Friday, April 01, 2016

Happy Birthday, Power Poppy!

Hello, sweet friends, and happy Friday! I am excited to help kick off the "party" to celebrate Power Poppy. Yes, Power Poppy is two years old today, and what a weekend Marcy has planned for everyone! After reading her words and seeing her adorable face, can you tell Marcy is excited?
"Power Poppy is turning 2. WOOHOO! We 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 in-stock clear stamps and all digital sets. Use the discount code at checkout to receive the special savings. PLUS, for four days only we have a special birthday digi Layer Cake for only TWO BUCKS! Visit Power Poppy to learn more." 
Power Poppy, Marcella Hawley, 2nd Birthday Celebration Sale, April 1-4, 2016

As part of the celebration, some members of the Power Poppy team had fun using one of Becky Fleck's CardMaps sketches at While I'm not a big fan of sketch challenges, I must say that it was good for me to get out of my "comfort zone." I think we all need to do that from time to time, right? I have wanted to use one of the images from the new Folk Heart clear set, and worked that into the sketch, together with a sentiment from the Cozy Cupfuls clear set.

I stamped the adorable vase of folk art flowers and colored away (once I found a piece of patterned paper - oh, the challenge that can be, as I hunted through many paper pads!). Guided by the sketch, I used various dies and shapes - and finally added a sweet little double-layered button die to fasten my sentiment and added some embroidery floss around the focal image. So here is my finished card:

Power Poppy, Marcella Hawley, Folk Heart, Cozy Cupfuls, PageMaps, CardMaps, CherylQuilts, Designed by Cheryl Scrivens, April 2016

And below is the CardMaps sketch. So if you need a little help with your mojo or just want to try a new layout, head over HERE and see all the card-making fun you could have.

PageMaps, CardMaps, April 2016

What a blessing it has been to be part of such a vibrant, creative, and fun group of stampers and to work with some of the most beautiful botanical images hand-drawn by Marcella Hawley. I love her enthusiasm and spontaneity, along with her love for the beauty of all that God has created for us to enjoy! I thank God for gifting her in so many ways and wish Marcy and Power Poppy a very happy birthday with many years to come. Thinking about celebrating made me think of this verse from the book of Psalms:

Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad;
let the sea resound, and all that is in it.
Let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them; 

let all the trees of the forest sing for joy.
Psalm 96:11-12

Now it's time to "run" over to the Poppy Poppy blog for the latest news from Marcella Hawley as she kicks off the birthday party celebration - together with a brand new Power & Spark challenge by Christine Okken! I'm sure you stampers will definitely enjoy this fun weekend! Wait till you see this adorable Layer Cake Digital Stamp and Sentiment set!

Cheryl Scrivens < that's me >

As always, thank you for visiting and sharing a comment, thought, or question. You know I love hearing from you and am always happy to answer questions, so don't hesitate to email me. (I am entering my card in this week's Word Art Wednesday challenge and this week's Simon Says: Anything Goes Challenge.) 

May you have a wonderful weekend, sweet friends! You are loved!


Stamps:  Folk Heart, Cozy Cupfuls (Power Poppy) 
Paper: Solar White 80-pound and 110-pound (Neenah), Certainly Celery (SU), America Crafts designer paper
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Tools/Accessories: Copic markers, Pierced Square STAX dies (MFT), Brackets dies (SSS), Double-ended Banners dies (PTI), Matting Circles dies (ODBD), Scallop border punch (SU), DMC floss 350, Perfect Ruler, Perfect Layers tool, Thin 3D Foam Squares (Scrapbook Adhesives), red tape
Card Size:  A-6


Kathy Jones said...

Cheryl, you need to do more sketches because you ROCKED this one!! WOW!! Love the bold colours and funky borders and touch of thread make this one fabby card!!! Totally stunning all round!! :)

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

This is a beautiful card! I like how you worked with the sketch and the pretty colors you were able to use in your coloring and the patterned paper. The button is really cute! I had not heard of this sketch site, so I will have to check it out, in addition to considering a Power Poppy purchase with the sale! Thanks for sharing!

SewPaperPaint said...

This card is fabulous, love the color mix and great patterns. What a great blend! You are a digi star, sweet friend! Hugs, Autumn

Leslie Miller said...

Such a fun image this is and so beautifully combined with the paper! You did a fabulous job with this sketch. I think all the sketches this quarter are great and I hope to make a point of using all of them. I love how your colors are bright, yet warm. This is just so pretty, Cheryl!

Patti J said...

Cheryl, this card is just perfect! Love the image, the coloring, and most of all, I love that you flipped the sketch :) I'm a rebel that way, too!!! What a great showcasing of this fun image! Thanks for sharing and for always inspiring me with your work, and your words! Beautifully written, as always!

Conniecrafter said...

You did a wonderful job with this sketch Cheryl! I love sketches when I am in a rut and can't think of what to do, great jumping off point to use! Your coloring is just fantastic and such fun paper that matches it perfectly!! Have a wonderful weekend!

Robin Clendenning said...

Amazing my friend!! I love your layout and papers and your lovely design so beautifully colored!! Sweet colors, love it sweet friend!!
Hope you are doing well and
PS, thank you for your sweet comments!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

And you say that you had difficulty with the sketch....this is awesome my friend!! I just love the image, your coloring and the matching of the paper with image!! Stunning as always!! I would love to try that sketch!!

So glad we could chat yesterday!! Continuing to pray for you!!! HUGS!!

Davi said...

Awesome card Cheryl, you did a perfect job with the sketch!! I love how your image coloring and the dp match so beautifully!! Love the colors. Hope you are feeling okay and that you have a super weekend :)

Stacy Morgan said...

Cheryl you did a great job with the sketch. I like the paper to match the image flow. Very pretty.

ChristineCreations said...

Love the patterned paper you paired with this one Cheryl, it suits the sketch so well! Such a lovely folksy feel to this design! Fun and vibrant! Sending those happy weekend wishes right back to you!

Tracy said...

Fantastic job with the sketch Cheryl. I have used a couple of theirs before. They're very detailed. Your image is colored perfectly. I have a button die in my basket at SSS. I love buttons but am trying to make my cards less bulky for mailing. I don't see in your supply list which die you've used for it??? Fantastic work as always. Hugs!

CherylQuilts said...

Tracy, I used two of the circles in the Matting Circles dies by Our Daily Bread Designs. I should have mentioned that in my description. I like this one because the are small.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Wonderful work Cheryl lovely use of this stamp!! Thanks for sharing, Shaz in Oz.x

Karen Letchworth said...

Such a pretty card, Cheryl. Your love for the Lord shines through your art work every time, and brings Him glory. Thanks so much for stopping by to share your talents with us. I'm so grateful to have you play along in our challenge, and I wish you the best of luck in the random draw for the prize. Please stop by to join us again soon. I look forward to it.
Karen Letchworth
Word Art Wednesday

P.S. I'd love to have you stop by my personal blog to say hello when you have time.

Marisa said...

Beautifully coloured and love the different top and bottom on the image panel.

Anonymous said...

Sweet Cheryl, I've come to expect nothing less than extraordinary when I see your cards. Each one is just gorgeous and it's your coloring and design that makes each into a beautiful one-of-a-kind artistic wonder. So glad to hear you've had a few good days. I'm stretching it, but I'm asking God for a lot more good days moving forward. God does answer prayers. This much I love. Love you sweet child of God, Anne Ryan

C said...

Beautifully colored! What great digis...will definitely have to add some to my stash!

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Cheryl, the whole design of this is stunning! LOVE it :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Lols x x x

Jerri Jimenez said...

Oh my , this card is absolutely gorgeous Cheryl! I love your colors and the "fab" designer paper you've selected perfectly sets off the design. It's stunning!

Lisa Lara said...

Happy Birthday Power Poppy. I just love how you used this set and your color choices Cheryl girl. Just makes me smile.

Vicki Burdick said...

Cheryl this card is so pretty! I love that sweet folk art image of flowers in the vase. Your attention to detail and amazing coloring is second to none. Also, thank you so much for your sweet comments you leave me on your blog they mean the world to me!! Hugs to you!

Karen Dunbrook said...

You are also loved mf...
What a great the style and the colours work so well together. Great pairing of the bkg paper and the image too.

Donna Ellis said...

Whoa! Cheryl! I LOVE LOVE LOVE your card design! The action packed background is brought to life even more exquisitely with your amazing colors and shading in the gorgeous PP image! I need to take a tip from you - choose the background papers BEFORE coloring! DUH! Why oh why have I not done that in the past? Thank you for visiting my blog recently and leaving such a sweet comment! So glad you did so that I discovered your blog! hugs, de

SewPaperPaint said...

Just wanted to say how happy I am to know that you won the Gracielle hop prize! I'm curious to know which set you'll pick. :) Big hugs, Autumn

Unknown said...

What a GORGEOUS card! Beautifully designed and crafted! LOVE your Designer Papers and your fabulous coloring. WOW....this is STUNNING!

Angelica Schmidt said...

Beautiful card and awesome coloring! Love the pattern paper you chose! Great job on the sketch challenge! I have a hard time with sketches you would think they would be easier but not for me! Hope all is well with you! Hugs

JD/ Jill said...

So pretty!

Irish Cherokee said...

Your card just bubbles over with spring joy Cheryl. Love the background with the splash of color. It is perfect for the Amish style flowers with those bright colors. Love the card.

Love, Hugs and Blessings,


stampingbowd said...

Cheryl, this is gorgeous!!! I love the paper you coordinated with your beautifully colored flowers!!! Happy Birthday to Power Poppy!