Friday, December 12, 2014


Sorry for my long absence away from my blog.  Our children were  home for Thanksgiving and what a wonderful time we had with them.

I took a break from the last Power Poppy release and enjoyed our time together.  Just knowing I won't see them for Christmas...well we won't go there. 
This beautiful newly released digital image from Power Poppy is called Winter Pick Me Up.  I realize that the Galanthus ‘Ophelia’ that Marcy illustrated are not usually orange and yellow.  I have a sweet friend that had us over for dinner and her favorite color is orange so I wanted to give her a little thank you.  (she doesn't know I stamp so it will be an extra surprise).  I just love the pussy willows that Marcy included.  The lady that took care of my sisters and I had pussy willows and we would pick them and rub them on our cheeks.  They were soft and fuzzy.  Great memories. 
This set is available for immediate gratification over at the Power Poppy store:  Winter Pick Me Up.
Now check out what the Bloom Bridage has for you this week:

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Power Poppy Black Friday

Happy Thanksgiving everyone...I hope your week is filled with friends, family and lots of good food.  We have so much to be thankful for.  Now head on over to Power Poppy and check out the Black Friday Sale.
20% Off for 24 Hours with Power Poppy's first ever sale! It will run from midnight on the 28th through 11:59 PM. 

Also if you are like me and love to give gift certificates Power Poppy now has them.  Here is a link in the store:  Gift Cards

Friday, November 14, 2014

Power Poppy Friday

Happy Friday to you all. It is time for another Power Poppy Peep of the Week Challenge.

I am having major computer issues today so this will be short and sweet.  I created this card using Power Poppy's newly released set called O Holy Night.  It is available here:  O HOLY NIGHT

Hopefully you can see that I added a little stain glassed coloring to my front window.  Our church has the most incredible stain glassed windows and as I sit and listen to our Pastor I am surrounded by them.  When the sun shines in they are so beautiful.  I kept this card simple as I was going for a masculine card.  I pray for Peace the most at Christmas time.
Now check out what the Bloom Brigade has for you today: 

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Power Poppy Blog Hop

Welcome to the big day...Power Poppy's latest release is now available for sale.  Marcella has really created some spectacular holiday sets.  Today I chose the Merry Littles set to create some holiday gift tags. 

For Christmas every year I give my daughters a little gift for each of the 12 days before Christmas.  It is so much fun to come up with different ideas.  I spend the entire year planning and crafting for it.  This year I decided to make a gift tag to go along with my little daily write up.  

Power Poppy's Merry Littles is the perfect set for that.  I cut out my tags with an old die I had and then stamped and colored with Copics.  Each one is sponged with Tim Holtz ink for a vintage look.  This is such a fun set and perfect for tag making.  

Now check out what the rest of the Bloom Brigade has for the blog hop:

Friday, October 31, 2014

Power Poppy's Heaven and Nature Sing

Welcome to day 4 of the Power Poppy Release.  Today features some of my favorite things to color. BIRDS and FLOWERS.  This set is so beautiful.

I stamped out my images twice and watercolored them on hot pressed watercolor paper.  I cut out each bird and popped them up.  Watercoloring the sets this week was so much fun.  I gave my little birds some red.  I thought it was perfect for a festive holiday card.  This set along with all the other sets will be available for sale tomorrow over on the Power Poppy Blog. This specific set will be HERE.

Dina Kowal