Happy 1st Birthday Power Poppy!

We’re celebrating the ONE YEAR Birthday of Power Poppy! Yup.. it’s been a whole year!

* If you have just happened upon my blog, make sure you start at the beginning of the hop today on the Power Poppy Blog its self.  You will need to know a little bit more about what’s happening today PLUS we're giving away a $100 gift certificate and YOU need to know how to win it!.  Trust me… you won’t regret it! *

I can’t believe it’s been a 12 months since Marcy opened and shared the news of Power Poppy for the very first time.  It’s been a quick year and she not only  has created some amazingly beautiful blooms, banners & baseballs and font-tastic quotes but she’s inspired so many along the way with her drawings, photographs and family funnies on the Power Poppy Blog too!!

A little personal note to Miss Marcy…

My dearest Marcy,
Today we’re all here to wish you an amazing 1 year anniversary of Power Poppy!  I hope this inky adventure continues for a long time my friend.  One day, and soon, we’ll meet in person and I’ll get to meet one of my heroines in real life.  Not only do you create wonderful works of art that you allow us to color but you bring great meaning to the word friendship and unconditional love of a true friend.  I wish you another amazing year of stampy success and beyond for Power Poppy and may it continue to enrich your life as you enrich each of ours!  Many ginormous hugs to you!  Congrats on your business success my friend!  It’s gunna take you places girl… 
Love & hugs, 
Ally.

Now on to a rather different kind of birthday greeting today…

I decided to go for a blue birdie kinda birthday!  Yup… I used a holiday themed stamp for a birthday card.  Well… don’t some people have winter birthdays?!?!  LOL!  I highlighted the blooms and birds by using colour and then leaving the holly to be more of a little textural back ground element; so I left it uncoloured.

If you look a little closer, I used the Paper Tole method of popping up my coloured elements like the birds and the blooms on my card front.

Don't forget that we have a $100 gift certificate on the line for today!  Yup... that's a LOT of stamps to ink up and play with isn't it?!?! Make sure you comment on all the blogs as you go!

Stay tuned because on SUNDAY we begin our new stamp release sneak peeks!  Yup.. we have more Power Poppy beauties to add to your stamping stash!

Now… off you go on a little adventure through the remainder of the lovely and talented Bloom Brigade designer blogs...

Power Poppy Blog
Allison Cope – you are here!
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Dawn Burnworth
Julie Koerber
Kathy Jones
Katie Sims
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you enjoy all the birthday cards and well wishes for our beloved Marcella Hawley today!!  Happy hopping!

~ Ally ~


Sponsored byPower Poppy


Supplies:
stamps: Power Poppy (Dynamic Duos: Peonies & Tulips, Heaven & Nature Sing
cardstock:
  Recollections 110lb White cardstock

clear sequins:  Pretty Pink Posh (Sparkling clear 4mm, 6mm)
ink: Versamark, Memento (Nautical Blue), Copic Markers, Gellyroll White Gel Pen
embossing powder:  Stampendous! (white detail)
other:  Glossy Accents.

57 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday PP. Your card is very pretty. Love that you used those colors with that stamp.

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  2. Wouldn't've known they were holiday stamps had you not said. LOVE the Tole and uncolored background which makes the birds and flowers pop!

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  3. Gorgeous card and so beautifully colored! Love your Winter birthday card!

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  4. Oh, Ally, happy birthday to Power Poppy! Wow, it's been a fun year for us all! I love your birthday card with these precious little birds and the flowers! Beautifully done using tole and the wonderful layout and colors! Stunning, as always, sweet friend! Hugs!

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  5. Such a beautiful card!

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  6. Gorgeous card, Ally!

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  7. So pretty!! And yes, some of us DO have winter birthdays. :)

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  8. Gorgeous card and I love the holiday idea

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  9. I LOVE the stamps you used for your birthday card....especially those sweet little birdies! They and the blooms are colored wonderfully!

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  10. Beautiful card! LOVE those birds!!! ♥

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  11. Hi Allison,

    What a wonderful card and give away! Happy Birthday!

    Cariños,
    María Alba

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  12. Very pretty card. Happy 1st birthday to Power Poppy and hopefully many many more to come.

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  13. Such a lovely card...and hoping Power Poppy has had an equally lovely birthday!

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  14. Beautiful card Ally!! Love how you used a holiday set for a birthday card - and why not!! :) Fabulously artistic!!!

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  15. This is so unusual and beautiful. Great inspiration.

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  16. This is so beautiful... Beautiful layering and depth with the frame you've created.

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  17. love the blue in the card. Beautiful card.

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  18. what a gorgeous card, and perfect for a winter birthday...but really unless you really looked..who would notice it was holly..could also even use it for a older masculine card!

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  19. Beautiful embossing on that dark background and I love how you colored the birds and flowers.

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  20. Beautiful embossing on that dark background and I love how you colored the birds and flowers.

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  21. Beautiful Ally! I like the dark colors with the lightness of the embossing. The birdies popped up is a wonderful touch.

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  22. This card is absolutely stunning! I love all of the cards you do, but this one takes the birthday cake!

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  23. love this card the 3-D elements make all the difference...

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  24. The depth you created on your card is stunning! Love everything about it...especially those birds!

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  25. Hmm posted a comment but it's not there. So here goes again...Happy Birthday And Congratulations!! I love how you used a Christmas stamp for a birthday card. It's beautiful and I love the "tole" look of the card. Happy Birthday!!

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  26. Hmm posted a comment but it's not there. So here goes again...Happy Birthday And Congratulations!! I love how you used a Christmas stamp for a birthday card. It's beautiful and I love the "tole" look of the card. Happy Birthday!!

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  27. Stunning! You clever girl, you hid those candles well. Thanks for the great inspiration, and happy birthday, Power Poppy!

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  28. Happy Birthday PP! Love your card and the adorable birds.

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  29. Love the Birthday card and how the birds and the flowers stand out.

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  30. Wow fabulous birthday card

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  31. Beautiful card, and I really do love Power Poppy!

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  32. Happy 1st Birthday Power poppy!
    Love how your flowers look like lace and really pop on the blue.

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  33. Happy 1st Birthday to Power Poppy. Beautiful card...

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  34. I love that you did something different and used this set, the layering and white embossing against the dark navy is so beautiful Ally!

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  35. Oh, Ally, you made this amazing! Why do we always think of holly only for Christmas? It grows wild in our woods year round and there's a big tree which the birds just love right outside my kitchen window. This is soooooo pretty!

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  36. Lovely and Happy Birthday !

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  37. Beautiful card...love all the birds and pretty details!!

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  38. Lovely card Ally, love the white embossed Holly and the dimension the popped up birds give to your layout. Happy Birthday Power Poppy, thank you Marcella for sharing your incredible talent with us.

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  39. Love your card and the birdies! Great colors.

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  40. I love the blues and the birds in this card Allison.

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  41. I love the lacy look of the holly and the nontraditional Christmas colors make this a perfect bday card.

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  42. I love the detail on your pretty card! Happy Birthday, PP!

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  43. TRULY BREATHTAKING ALLY! Man, you never cease to amaze me with your creativity! The spin you put on each and every creation is 100% unique and beautiful! Love the denim shades and the pop of white -- stunning girl!

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  44. What a wonderful year it has been, getting to see all the lovely creations of the DT for all the amazing releases!! You are so talented, Ally, and what a beauty this card is.

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  45. Lovely coloring and like how the white pops against that deep blue

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  46. This is one of my favorite Power Poppy Stamps...love the blue and white; very unique use of this stamp and gives it a more sophisticated look. Thanks for sharing!!

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  47. This is one of my favorite Power Poppy Stamps...love the blue and white; very unique use of this stamp and gives it a more sophisticated look. Thanks for sharing!!

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  48. Love the dark blue background and the white embossed holly is just stunning.

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  49. great card, happy first!

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  50. Love the use of tole and the holiday theme! Clever!

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  51. Yes, they do! Lovely paper tole, Allison. I quite like that you did not color the leaves and berries. Thanks, Paulette S.
    craftqueen417 at yahoo dot com
    http://paulettesprettypapercrafts dot wordpress dot com

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  52. Wow Ally this is gorgeous big fan of bluebirds and yours are so pretty loving the tole.

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  53. Very stunning card!

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  54. OH my gosh, oh my gosh.....I just love the colors you used for this card Ally! You are just a walking, talking, stamping, card making wonder....do you know that?! Seriously girl....I never cease to be amazed!

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  55. OH my gosh, oh my gosh.....I just love the colors you used for this card Ally! You are just a walking, talking, stamping, card making wonder....do you know that?! Seriously girl....I never cease to be amazed!

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  56. Oh well done and congratulation dear for your birthday!! You really amazed me through these creative wishing cards which you made and I’m always ready to buy these lovely cards for my events at SF event venues. So, please tell me these cards prices.

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Thanks for brightening my day. I read each and every comment.
Hugs,
Ally.