Happy 2nd Birthday Power Poppy!

Power Poppy is turning 2.... I know!?!?!  TWO!?!? Congrats Marcella!!!  Marcy and the Power Poppy design teams want to THANK YOU, our sweet and encouraging peeps around the world, for helping us spread the botanical abundance and zest for life. Your creativity, love, and generosity of spirit is SO STRONG! We are thrilled to kick off another year of flowering and empowering together.

From Friday through Monday, we're offering 20% OFF all Stamps, Digital and Clear. Use discount code: MARCELLA at checkout to receive the special savings. PLUS, for four days only we have a special birthday digi for only TWO BUCKS... our little Layer Cake Digital Stamp & Sentiment set. Visit Power Poppy to learn more.   Happy shopping!!!

Plus with this being the first Friday of the month, the Bloom Brigade is ushering in a new Power & Spark Challenge for the month of April and it’s a doozey!!!
Power & Spark - 3 Marker Challenge - only use 3 markers to colour! 

1.  Pick three markers from the same colour family to create a monochromatic design… OR…

2.  Pick three markers from complementary colour families  - easier to blend…OR… 

3.  For the courageous or expert....pick three random markers and colour away!

For all the challenge rules and specifics, please visit this post.

So join me in my creative space today, to see how I picked and coloured up the sweet birdie wreath from the fun “Folk Heart” stamp collection…

To see it in HD, visit YouTube here.

And here’s another quick look at my final birthday card celebrating Power Poppy’s 2nd Birthday today featuring a sentiment from the “Short Stacks” stamp set…

And as you can see, I added some bling to make it sparkle…

Along with a new challenge, some of the Bloom Brigade will also be sharing some sketchy creations today.  A few of the designers have joined Becky Fleck over on the PageMaps site to flaunt some new cards using Becky’s latest card sketches… me included!  Today I’m only going to sneak peek my card but you can see it in it’s full “Glory” over in the April CardMaps right here.
I used the super fun-tastic “Play Ball!” stamp set to create a whimsical masculine birthday card.

Wishing Marcy and Power Poppy another fabulous year ahead!  Check out what the Bloom Brigade has in store for you…

Allison Cope – you are here!
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Julie Koerber
Katie Sims
Kathy Jones
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker
Cheryl Scrivens
Marcy on the Power Poppy Blog

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you enjoy the creative journey today!

~ Ally ~

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Supplies:
stamps: Power Poppy (Folk Heart, Short Stacks)
cardstock:  Neenah (Solar White)

patterned papers: Penny Black (Painted Blooms 6x6), Lili of the Valley (Promises – Solids 8x8)
ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black), Ranger Distress (Barn Door), Copic Markers (R17, YG17, V93)
die: Spellbinders (A2 Bracket Borders)

sequinsPretty Pink Posh (Sparkling Clear).

10 comments:

  1. It is so enjoyable watching you color. I need to get more Power Poppy stamps. Maybe I will.

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  2. Oh, Ally, what a fabulous card, and I love how you've used only THREE Copic markers! This is definitely the challenge for me - hehe! I am known to use far too many markers, so I will definitely have to try this one! I love how you've colored up this sweetness of an image from Folk Heart, and I love the layout with the pretty border die! Stunning, sweet friend, and woohoo as we celebrate Power Poppy's second birthday! Hugs! xoxo

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  3. This is so pretty, Allison, and I can't believe you've used only three markers. Great job!

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  4. SQUEEE!!! This is DARLING Ally!!!! Love your 3 Marker Challenge card - awesome use of colour and love the decorative edge!!

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  5. Very pretty, I really like the 3 color combo you chose and the pretty edging :)

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  6. So cute and sweet Ally.

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  7. Love the framing on this one with the borders...great work with those 3 markers! It’s awesome Ally!

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  8. Oh, my gosh, three colors? Amazing! You really showed us how it could be done. Really love the pretty edge on this, too.

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