Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Power Poppy's Quiet Christmas Continues with Forest Fellas

 Hello, dear friends! Well, I jumped the gun and tomorrow (November 12) is the start of the second half of the release for Power Poppy's "Quiet Christmas" clear and digital sets. This one is so adorable, and it is sure to delight many. (I apologize for the mistake.)

Power Poppy, Marcella Hawley, Quiet Christmas

After seeing this sweet stamp set, I knew which "fella" I had to color. Anyone who knows me well, knows my love for teddy bears that I inherited from my dear mom. I started with this piece of designer paper and colored this adorable bear, but then I always get stuck with layouts and actually making cards. So this is what I ended up with. Not my favorite card or colors, but it was still fun to make. I always relax when coloring (so I guess I need to do more of that -- especially since I am still rusty and a bit shaky). 

Power Poppy, Marcella Hawley, Forest Fellas, CherylQuilts, Designed by Cheryl Scrivens, November 2020

For my stamping friends, you will find this new stamp (clear and digital) at Power Poppy

Power Poppy, Marcella Hawley, Forest Fellas

Check out the adorable and sweet creations my dear Bloom Brigade teammates have shared along with what Marcella has to share about the "Quiet Christmas" Release on the Power Poppy blog. You are in for a delight! (Back later for the Bloom Brigade list.)

I'm not sure about you, but I definitely miss hugging. My dear dad was a hugger, and I inherited that gift and truly miss giving and receiving hugs. Even greeting others with our hands is something we miss today. However, I am comforted by the constant love of God my Father. There are times at night when I cannot sleep that I imagine being held in the arms of my Father. This is a precious verse from Isaiah.

He will tend His flock like a shepherd;
He will gather the lambs in His arms....
Isaiah 40:11a

No matter what we are experiencing, our Father in Heaven is always available. Just call to Him. That's what prayer is -- speaking to God, Who is infinitely powerful and always wants to help us -- especially during these difficult times.

Your friendship, love, and prayers are cherished. May God continue to give great peace, comfort, and strength to you. And may God always be glorified and praised!

Blessings, love, and big hugs, sweet friends,

Stamps: Forest Fellas (Power Poppy)
Paper: X-Press It Blending Card, Harvest Gold (PTI), Twelve Days of Christmas (Graphic 45), Scenic Route Paper Co. designer sheet
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Onyx Black (Versafine), Mustard Seed Distress Ink (Tim Holtz/Ranger)
Tools/Accessories: Copic markers, Stitched Rectangle STAX dies (MFT), Mini MISTI tool, Mini Perfect Layers tool, Blueberry Sky button (PTI), Perle Cotton #725, X-Press It adhesive tape, Tombow Mono Glue, Gemini Junior die-cutting machine
Techniques: Copic coloring, sponging
Card Size: 5"
Copic Markers: Bear – E30, E31, E35; Coveralls – B91, B95; Scarf – R27, R29, G07, G19; Mug – Y15, Y19, B91; Watch Band – Y15; Shoes – N8, N9; Grounding – N4, N1; Shading – BV20