Friday, May 5, 2017

Our May Challenge: Frame It Up!

Hello all and welcome to another fun-filled Friday here on the Power Poppy blog. Listen up peeps, we have SO much going on that we actually have TWO posts for your viewing pleasure. Why, you say? Well because today is the 5th of the month, that means that we have a brand new 'sprout' in our Instant Garden. To take a peek at what’s in store, just click HERE to see one of Marcella’s remixed illustrations, perfect for springtime cards, which you can download and color right away.

But while you're here, it's time to get your flame stoked for cardmaking in the month of May. Our latest Power & Spark Challenge is hosted by the most fab Aussie we know - Ms. Kathy Jones


HOW TO PLAY: This challenge is just as it sounds — it's all about FRAMES. Just hear what Kathy has to say about her challenge to us all:
“This challenge is as easy as Framing It Up! Simply frame your image on a card, decorate a frame or frame your stamped piece as a bit of home decor!”
And if you would like a little eye candy to help inspire your own work, Kathy created some charming cards to start us off. Just check out her creation below using Power Poppy’s Artful Display.  I love the pretty-in-pink accents and how sweetly all the plates and platters are framed up "just so!" ;-)


Before we move on to Friday’s especially bloom-tastic link list featuring our beloved Bloom Brigade design team, take a second to check out all the official details below and... Power Poppy has UPPED THE ANTE when it comes to the winnings for this little challenge! Now, instead of winning a stamp set, one lucky random winner will take away a...

$50 SHOPPING SPREE
AT THE POWER POPPY SHOP! 

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THE OFFICIAL RULES:
  • Use Power Poppy stamps if you have them. If not, it is a great way to win some! 
  • Link your creation below using our Linky (please use the exact URL from your post instead of a generic blog address.)
  • Please mention Power Poppy in YOUR blog or gallery post with a link back to THIS challenge
  • Winner will receive a $50 SHOPPING SPREE TO THE POWER POPPY SHOP! 
  • Enter as many cards as you’d like, as long as they fit the theme of the challenge!
  • Deadline to enter is May 31 @ 8:00 PM EST. At that point, we’ll draw the winner randomly and make the announcement right here on the first Friday in June. 
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When we usher in a new challenge, we get to share who the lucky stamper was in our previous month’s challenge! SO MANY AWESOME ENTRIES!!! We loved seeing you all jump into April’s Pick-A-Sketch and blow your creativity to the next level.

Random.org worked its magic, spun all the numbers around in the number generating bucket and picked...


Which means our winner for April is...


*** JANINE BRAIN *** 

Check out Janine's jaunty card using Power Poppy's Easy Breezy Coneflowers digital stamp set. I love the muted colors and how she accented the background with stamped or stencilled accents plus a bit of bling as well.



Congrats Janine! Simply shoot us an email at bloom@powerpoppy.com and we'll send YOU a $50 gift code to the Power Poppy shop!  

Now, as promised, those ladies you love to visit.... THE BLOOMIES! Just click on through our linky list and see what kinds of wonderful they've been up to!

Kathy Jones >> stop by to see Kathy’s second card!


And that is it for now from us dear friends! On Monday, the fabulous Ally Cope will be in the house for another episode of Inspire Me Monday. Just to tease you, want a little sneaky peek of what she has in store?


She's got something super crafty up her sleeve this week -- playing with inks, and water and masks. That girl, I swear, she is just a creative genius.

Don’t forget to take a peek at the newest digital stamp set, debuting today, with more cards by our design team members.

Enjoy your weekend, and thank you for spending a bit of your day with us!
~Julie


11 comments:

  1. Oh I love a good frame card - great prompt! Congrats to Janine on such a fabulous card and worthy win! :) Can't wait to play along again. Hugs, Autumn

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  2. Oh, fabulous challenge, all of the Power Poppy images will look amazing framed up!!!
    and what an amazing incentive to participate, WOW!! I'm going to start working on my entries.
    Thank you Marcella, for your generosity.
    Big Hugs,
    Maria Rodriguez.

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  3. Oh, Congratulations to Janine for winning this past challenge, your card is beautiful.
    Thank you also Kathy, for such a gorgeous inspiration card, love the arrangement of this plates and platters on your frame.
    Hugs,
    Maria Rodriguez.

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  4. Fabulous challenge! Wow!! Great prize too!! Congrats Janine. Such a beautiful card.

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  5. Maybe it's me but I can't find Mr. Linky. Here's my entry ... http://darscraftycreations.blogspot.com/2017/05/a-day-filled-with-love-laughter.html

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  6. Gorgeous cards, Kathy....love the idea of using frames! Congrats, Janine!

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  7. I love the new challenge and I love the prize!!! What a generous and wonderful offer. I love to frame things! So inspired! Love the post ~ I need to get to stamping!!!

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  8. Wow, what inspiration! I love this new challenge, Kathy, and what beautiful cards by the Bloomies! And a big congratulations to sweet Janine! She's a real lover of Power Poppy stamps, and she's going to love her shopping spree! Hugs, all! xoxo

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  9. great challenge!
    all creations from team are so nice!

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