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A Little Love

I know its been a while since I shared something from one of my favorite companies, Power Poppy.  Crazy how life gets in the way and then their always seem to be more important priorities or you just forget to get back in the groove.  Well here I am grooving' it.  (Sorry sweet Marci for being a slacker and depriving the world of your amazing images)

This is the newly released digital image "Cup of Columbine" that is now available.  This release has a couple different digital options.  One has a bird and egg and the other does not.  For this card I enjoyed coloring the image with the bird.  I wanted to keep this image very light and spring-like so I used brighter colors.  I added one of Zoe's Chipboard words.  I love how dainty they are and still leaving a strong statement.  Of course finishing off the whole project with some sweet little Bubblegum Nuvo drops.

Power Poppy - Cup of Columbine
Make it Crafty Chipboard words
Nuvo Crystal Drops - Bubblegum Blush 
Lawn Fawn - large Scalloped Rectangles Stackables

Flowers Y04
R000 R00 
R81 R83
RV34 RV19
Leaves YG03 YG17
G43 G46 G85
Cup YR14 YR18
Bird B000
B21 B24 B26
W1 W5 W10
Egg B21 B23
Shadow BV20 BV23


Nobody's Perfect

I just got a moment to play with this stamp set I received Heartfelt Creations Booth.  I saw it and knew exactly the creation I had in mind.  It was hard for me to step away as I kept wanting to add more.  I just love this You're a Hoot stamp set don't you?
I was super excited to get to look around the Heartfelt Creations booth at CHA in Phoenix this past January.  Talking to Emma Lou and the team just reconfirmed what a wonderful company this is.  So dedicated to their customer and products.   Very genuine in all that they do...real people!   You can see the love in the cards they display and the products they release.  If you haven't joined their facebook yet you really must.  It is so inspiring!  

I tried keeping the overall color choices simple created this fun card.  Check out all the layers!  Be sure and grab your stamp set while they are available.  Whooooo doesn't like sweet funny owls?

E40 E41 E42 E43 E44 E47
B32 B000 B0000
W00 W1 W3 W5
E30 E33 E35 E37
YG03 YG17 YG67
BV20 BV23
E31 E35 E37
YR12 YR18

Tonic Quatrefoil Die (discontinued)
Heartfelt Creations - You're a Hoot!
My favorite Things - Die-namics layered Leaves
Lawn Fawn - Large Stitched Ovals


Hop Hop Hop Shimmer

I have some super fun new products to show today.  I got a chance to color up the new Easter Bunny Chibi from Bloobel.  She is just the cutest chibi spreading Easter cheer dont you think?  I wanted to create my own background to match my project so I chose to give the NEW Nuvo Shimmer Powder a try.  Oh my gosh what a fun medium!!!

The Shimmer Powder is a very rich mica dust in an easy to use bottle.  I sprinkled it on a white background and then using the Tonic Light Misting Spray Bottle I spritzed water and watched the magic happen.  Its softens the mica and the shimmer explodes on the paper.

As you can see I used very little of the Shimmer Powder and it still gave it a fantastic coverage.  The paper did curl while wet but quickly flattened out.  If you ever have the page curl and want to make sure it curls back you can heat set it.  Heating the back of the paper causes it to curl the other way more quickly.

Once it was dry, I die cut the piece out with a small stitched rectangle and fussy cut my bunny to be the focal point of the card.  After assembling all the layers I added the Make It Crafty coolest chipboard sentiment colored in black.  I glued it to the front of the card on a popped up layer to add more dimension.  Finishing it off with the Nuvo Crystal drops in Carnation Pink and Ripened Pumpkin to bring it all together.

I wanted a very small dot pattern on the little girls shirt so I shaded it first with the markers and then used a .05 pink multiliner to do some simple dots.  I love the results...simple!

Bloobel - Easter Bunny Chibi
Nuvo Crystal Drops - Ripened Pumpkin
Nuvo Crystal Drops - Carnation Pink
Make It Crafty - Outline chipboard sentiment
Nuvo Shimmer Powder - Catherine Wheel
Nuvo Shimmer Powder - Solar Flare
Nuvo Shimmer Powder - Cherry Bomb
Nuvo Shimmer Powder - Storm Cloud
Nuvo Light Mist Spray Bottle
Pink Multiliner

Eyes B21 45 97
Shadows BV20 23
Basket E40 42 3 44 47
Pink Ears R11 E04 E93
Oranges YR02 04 07 09
Pinks R55 RV09 RV19
Shirt shading N0 1 3 5
Ruffle and shoes N5 7 10
Hair C5 7 9 100
.05 pink multiliner


Clean Kitty

Ever wash a cat?  For most this is not a pleasant job...including this little disgruntled cat.  I just love the look of annoyance on his face.  This stamp is from Whimsy Stamps "Bath Cat".

The Clipboard die is discontinued from Tailored Expressions - sorry.  

Bath Cat - Whimsy Stamps
Hand Stitched Nested Rectangles - Whimsy Die

YG03 YG17
E31 E33 E35 E49
Y15 YR68


With Love

Another cute Whimsy Stamp "Little Lion" all colored up with Copics.  For this card I used 3 different techniques, flicking, blending and texture rag and some dotting to complete this image.  Great practice for my students after we practice all three techniques in class.  This class is being taught in Phoenix, AZ in March and Oakhurst, CA in April.

Whimsy - Little Lion

Lawn Fawn Die - Small Stitched Square 

Copics Used:
YG03 YG17
BV20 BV23
YR23 YR27 E59 


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