Friday, November 21, 2014

Joy to the World

Happy Friday!  Are you ready for Thanksgiving?  I am hosting 11 this year and working on my menu and shopping list.  I feel pretty organized so far…keeping my fingers crossed doesn’t hurt though!   

Today I am sharing an image from Joyful Arrangements from Power Poppy.  Another beautiful Christmas stamp set from Marcella Hawley.


After stamping the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink I colored it with Copic markers.  I cut out the image with Spellbinders dies, Labels One.  With the die still in place I sponged the image with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink.   I added sparkle to the topiary and bells with a Stardust Gelly Roll pen.   I then cut a Spellbinders Shapeability Ribbon Banner in half and attached to each side of the main image panel.  The original banner was not long enough and I wanted more of the banner to show from under the panel.   Then I added some branches I created with a Martha Stewart punch and added Diamond Dust Stickles.    All of this is mounted on patterned paper from Authentique: Wonder.

Well, this is my last post with Power Poppy.  I have made the difficult decision to step down from this amazing design team.  It has been an honor to work for this wonderful new company and the amazing and talented Marcella Hawley!   I know I won’t stray far from these beautiful images though!

Now, check out all of the gorgeous creations from the Bloom Brigade today!

Allison Cope
Danielle Kennedy (that’s me)
Julie Koerber
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan

Thanks for visiting today and have a great weekend and a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Hello Dolly!

Good morning!  Today we have fun new images to show you from A Day For Daisies.  These ladies are real dolls!

Below is Doll Mask 5.  Isn’t she pretty?!   And today she is only $2!!


I colored this beauty up with Copic Markers.  I went over her eyes with Crystal Effects to make them shine and added ultra fine glitter on the feathers of the mask to make them sparkle!

I used Prismacolor pencils and oms to shade around the doll and matted it with a shimmery silver paper.   I added a couple of doilies behind the image and mounted it on patterned paper from the Kaiser pad Bon Jour.   The die cut tag is also from the pad and I stamped the sentiment on it from a stamp set in my stash. 

Wait until you see the beauties the design team has to show you today!  Check out each one below!


Then make sure you head on over to A Day For Daisies to pick up your dolls!   Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Dog Kisses

TGIF!  Another week almost over…I hope I get to relax just a little bit this weekend!  This week is another sampling from the November Club Kit from A Day For Daisies.   It’s also a challenge week and today the challenge is to use houndstooth. 

And one more thing…Let’s welcome Christine Okken to the ADFD Design Team!  If you are not familiar with Christine, prepare yourself for some gorgeous stuff!  We are so happy to have her join us!

Guess who doesn’t have any houndstooth paper?  This girl!  I found one online and printed on cardstock to paper piece with.

I had so much fun working with this adorable image, Scotty Mistletoe A!


First I based the image with Copic markers, then I went back over Scotty with Prismacolor pencils and oms.  I used the same to shade around the image.  I paper pieced his cape and adding shading to that with a Copic marker.   The sentiment, from a stamp set from another company, was cut out with a Long Rectangle Spellbinders die.  I used a houndstooth embossing folder from Cuttlebug for the background panel.  All of the patterned paper is from the Authentique Festive paper pad. 

Come and get an eyeful of beauties from the other ladies below!


Bundle up and have a wonderful weekend! 

Friday, November 7, 2014

Heaven and Nature

Good morning and thanks for stopping by to see my Power Poppy sample from the beautiful set Let Heaven and Nature Sing.


I colored up the beautiful image from Marcella Hawley with Copic markers.  I shaded around the image then with Prismacolor pencils and oms, and sponged the edges of the image with Antique Linen Distress Ink.   I finished by adding a drop of Glossy Accents to each holly berry.    The patterned paper is from Authentique Festive paper pad.

There will be lots of beautiful creations to see today, so head on over to each of these Bloom Brigade ladies!

Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan
Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Holiday Shopping

It’s upon us already!  There was Christmas music playing in the stores while I shopped on Monday.  So not ready!  Maybe when I get my hands on my new Erin Condren planner I can get more organized, lol!

This weeks images, part of Novembers Club kit  from A Day for Daisies are so cute!  I love terriers, and what better canine to represent the upcoming season!

This is Shopping with Scotty.


I love this image and I just adore these new Scotties!  I colored this image with Copic markers and flocked the trim on her coat.   I sponged the edges of the panel with Antique Linen Distress Ink.   I used Copics and fine point Sharpie markers to create the plaid on the Scotty’s jacket to mimic the patterned paper.    All of the patterned paper is from the MME Darling Dear paper pad.  

Check out the cute creations from our talented DT ladies below!

Check out all of the adorable new images in the shop!  Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Power Poppy November Hop

Welcome to the weekend!  Today is the day when you hop around all of the Bloom Brigade ladies blogs and see more creations using the new November release stamps from Power Poppy.  The new sets are all available today and you can find them here!

Today I am using the Merry Littles stamp set.


Super sweet little images that you can use alone or together to create fun and unique projects!  I stamped the mittens on white card stock and colored with Copic markers and trimmed them out.

I then stamped the pine branch with pine cones several times on a white panel, then embossed it with a Swiss Dots embossing folder.   Then I popped up the mittens, with a piece of twine as a hanger, with a brad to secure it.  I stamped the be Merry sentiment multiple times across a white strip and used a Stardust Gelly Roll pen on the branches.

Hop along and see all of the beautiful creations from the Bloom Brigade today!

Allison Cope
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Danielle Kennedy (you are here!)
Dawn Burnworth
Dina Kowal
Julie Koerber
Kathy Jones
Katie Sims
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker

Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!

Friday, October 31, 2014

Tree Top Dreams

Happy Friday and Happy Halloween!  Are you trick or treating today?  Just gonna go through the kiddos candy when they get home?  Yeah, me too!

Today A Day For Daisies is revisiting some fall images.  This weeks review is full of sweet autumn images of native girls and squirrels.  They are all so adorable!   I am showcasing Tree Top Dreams today.


I printed this little beauty on kraft card stock and colored her with Prismacolor pencils and oms.   I sponged lightly around the panel with Pumpkin Spice from a VersaMagic Dew Drop.

I cut two tags from patterned paper using a punch and stamped the sentiment, an older wood mounted stamp from my stash, on one of the tags.

Amazing creations await you with the ladies below!

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!  Boo!