Friday, November 27, 2015

Let's Chill...and Then Shop!

Hello, sweet friends! Well, today is the day, and I'm sure many of you will be out shopping in malls and shopping online. It's the big day that many stores hope to make it into the "black" in profits, hence Black Friday.

But today is a big day at Power Poppy. Not only is the new 25th digital remix available, but there is a 20% off storewide sale! The new digital image from Power Poppy by Marcella Hawley is called Let's Chill, and just wait until you see the entire set - a sweet "snowdude," a snowy background, and a sentiment.

Power Poppy by Marcella Hawley Storewide Sale Black Friday through Cyber Monday 2015

But before you run off to shop, here's my card using this adorable "snowdude" that I just love from Let's Chill. I used only the snowman and used a sentiment from Wreaths Plain and Fancy. It's been a busy week, and I decided to keep it simple.

Power Poppy, Let’s Chill, Digital Image, CherylQuilts, Designed by Cheryl Scrivens, November 2015

After opening Microsoft Word, I dragged this little fella in and resized him (and as you know, I always print two at a time). I colored up this cutie and used a new stitched banner die that my little "snowdude" fit into perfectly and still allowed for a sentiment. I had planned on using the snowy background but chose a simpler card. I used a sentiment from Wreaths Plain and Fancy that fit just perfectly and also fits for someone sending a card from South Florida - ha! I fussy cut a "mat" for the banner by tracing the outside of the die and fussy cutting it, and then I matted the designer paper with red as well using my Perfect Layers tool. I added a ribbon, and then adhered it all to the card base.

We had a quiet and lovely Thanksgiving yesterday, and I praise God for the many blessings He has given my husband and me over the years. During this busy season, I trust that we will all take some time to reflect on the many blessings from God...even when times are hard.

Look to the Lord and His strength;
seek His face always.
Remember the wonders He has done.
Psalm 105:4-5

Now it's time to visit the Power Poppy blog and see what Marcella has to share with us, and then blog hop to see the other beautiful cards my friends have designed.

Be sure to visit Power Poppy to get this new digital release to use today. While you are there, don't forget to check out the entire digital collection! Remember, it's all on sale!

Thanks so much for visiting and sharing a comment, thought, or question. I love hearing from you and am always happy to answer questions, so don't hesitate to email me. (I am entering this in this week's Word Art Wednesday challenge and also this week's Anything Goes Simon Says Stamps challenge.)


Stamps:  Let's Chill, Wreaths Plain and Fancy (Power Poppy) 
Paper: Classic White (Neenah), White and Pure Poppy (PTI), Merry (My Mind's Eye)
Ink: Black (Versafine)
Tools/Accessories: Copic markers, Stitched Jumbo Fishtail Banner STAX dies (My Favorite Stamps), Red Riding Hood taffeta ribbon (SU), Perfect Layers tool
Techniques: Digital images using Microsoft Word, fussy cutting
Card Size:  A-6


Gunilla/Nilla said...

I LOVE snowmen Cheryl and this card is sooo cute! Stunning coloring and the layout is just perfect with the bow and that beautiful pattern paper!

Have a lovely weekend and big hugs for you/Gunilla

Leslie Miller said...

Your coloring is absolutely wonderful, Cheryl! Fabulous shading, and so cute with the layout and bow and pretty paper in the background. Love how you used a warm sentiment for your chilly guy, too. This is just cute and fun and perfect!

Stacy Morgan said...

ACK... Cheryl he is so stinkin cute. I like the crisp and clean feeling, wonderful coloring. Hope you had a very blessed and family filled Thanksgiving! Hugs sweet friend...

Kelly-Anne said...

Dearest Cheryl! Oh, I am simply in love with your adorable ''snowdude'' card...I really like how simple the design draws more attention the the sweet stamp!
I am so glad you had a blessed Thanksgiving...I am sure it would be lovely to celebrate such a wonderful day!
Sending much love to you, dear Cheryl and big hugs!

Pretty Paper Junkie said...

Let me start off by saying I have a weakness for snowmen. This fella just stole my heart from his pretty green scarf to those bit of snow and cardinal perched on him. Of course I bought him!!!

ChristineCreations said...

Such perfect layering Cheryl. He’s so adorable and so well coloured. I see we both have a thing for calling him a snowdude :) Beautiful design lady. Hope you’re having a lovely warm and cozy Florida Thanksgiving :) Soak in that sunshine for me!

Karen Letchworth said...

Your cards are always SO beauiful, Cheryl. I'm so thankful to have you share your amazing art with us, and I hope you know how very grateful I am. Hope you had a blessed Thanksgiving. Thanks for playing along with us.
Word Art Wednesday

Pauline said...

Oh Cheryl, your snowdude is so adorable! I have a real soft spot for anything snowman related. Love your design, your snowman is coloured beauitfully. Great choice of papers, and love that your kept this simple, it really shows off your snowman. Your cards are always so professionally done. Thanks for always inspiring me! Wishing you a blessed Thanksgiving. Hugs,

Anonymous said...

Sweet Cheryl, so glad you had a lovely and quite Thanksgiving. Sometimes, they can be the best. With the season of mercy and love coming up, I pray you will be blessed with good health. Now on to your card: Your snow dude is a cute as can be by anyone's standards. I suspect PP's sales will skyrocket once everyone sees has the opportunity to see what you've done with this adorable snowman. Blessings to you and your family. Hugs and love, Anne Ryan

Shari Winterstein said...

This card is so adorable! I love snowmen! Hope you had a very blessed Thanksgiving! Thank you for blessing my day with your work of heart!

Debbie Harris said...

Hello Dear Cheryl~~ You always amaze me with the beauty of your cards. You say you kept this card "simple" and yet I think it is amazing. He is the cutest little snowman, that's for sure.

How wonderful that you were able to spend Thanksgiving in a quiet manor.
On Thanksgiving day my husband and I were alone, quite nice. It was today that we traveled to our oldest daughters (2 hours away) and had our family together for Thanksgiving, it was lovely.
The city she lives near had quite a snow storm the day before and oooh the beauty of the snow on the trees was breath taking. I have lived her all my life and I have never seen it as beautiful as it was today.
God's glory and hand work was certainly seen in nature today, my heart was blessed.

It's so nice to visit with you and return to our wonderful blogging community.

Much love to you, dear friend.

Kathy Jones said...

WOW Cheryl this is just GORGEOUS!!! Love the stitched framing and awesome colouring, but it's your colouring of this awesome snowdude that really shines - absolutely stunning!!

Helen Gullett said...

The snowman guy is so adorable, Cheryl! Love your coloring :)
Happy Thanksgiving!

Conniecrafter said...

Cheryl, he is just adorable, love him on the banner and I love the tree paper for the background with the ribbon to top it all off!!

Robin Clendenning said...

This is so cute Cheryl! I love snowmen!! Your stitched pennant die is really cool too!!
Blessings sweet friend!

Debbie Olson said...

He's perfect with his blue-green shadows, Cheryl, and I really like your layout too!

Susan (rainy) said...

Such a lovely Christmas card, Cheryl. I love the sweet and simple design, and of course your beautiful coloring. Glad that you had a good Thanksgiving. Hugs to you.

Cheryl said...

How pretty! I found your blog today by seeing a comment you left at Stephanie's blog (Enchanting Rose). It touched my heart so much, I just had to click on your name and come over here to visit. I am so sorry you are missing your dear Dad. Oh, can I relate!! God called my sweet Daddy home to Heaven in 2000, and my precious mother home in 2012. The grief never stops, as losing them leaves a void that no one else can fill...I especially hurts on the anniversary of their death, and all of those long-buried memories seem to find their way to the surface once again. My heart goes out to you so much! How blessed we are to know that our parents are in Heaven with Jesus, rejoicing around His throne! And one day we will meet them there, my friend, and what a day that will be!! I see that live in South Florida. I have relatives in Naples, FL, and my little family and I used to live in Port St. Lucie, FL. It's a small world after all! God bless you always and keep you in His care. You have a lovely blog, and I will now be following you. :)

Monika/Buzsy said...

Such a sweet card Cheryl. Love the cute snowman and the soft coloring. The DP is so pretty. Glad to hear you had a nice Thanksgiving... love the verse!

Tracy said...

I had to break down and buy the wreath set. It's SOOOO beautiful. Now let's see how long it takes me to stamp it. LOL Your frosty man is shining brightly Cheryl. Great work! Hugs!

Marisa said...

Fabulously coloured and love the bg paper.

SewPaperPaint said...

Cheryl, you are the digi stampin' queen, my friend! This simple card is power packed with gorgeous color, pattern, and dimension! Love this layout and the gorgeous BG tree paper in the background! The stitched die is so pretty to make him a focal point. Beautiful!

Christina Hor said...

Oh this Snowdude is just TOO CUTE Cheryl! I always love the clean and simple look of your cards. It brings out the beauty of the image and of your magnificent coloring. I'm so glad to hear you are doing well and had a very nice Thanksgiving Cheryl. Wishing you a blessed week!


Melissa Bove said...

Adorable card! Such a sweet snowman!! Wonderful coloring!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


Lisa Lara said...

Oh Darn, I missed the sale, I would have picked him up. I absolutely love your card Cheryl. So elegant and classic. Just the cutest paper with the trees.

Stephanie said...

Good afternoon, sweet friend. Another darling little card, sweet Cheryl. I must say the cute bird caught my eye and brought a smile to my face :)

You are such a joy to me and I just love seeing your creations. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your evening. Much love to you!

Irish Cherokee said...

Plain and simple are my favorite yule tide thing. The card you created is a wonder for the season. Clean and thoughtful, a smile producer for sure.

Love, Hugs and Blessings

Barb said...

Hi Cheryl! I love your card! It's just precious...nice and simple and beautifully showcasing your little "snowdude"!

Donna Ellis said...

Such a pretty, encouraging quote from Psalms, Cheryl! Lovely card, and fabulous colors! I especially enjoy the banner die cut used to frame your darling little cold guy! I wanted to thank you for following my blog recently! hugs, de