Friday, March 3, 2017

March Challenge: Let's Go Green

Hello folks! What a flurry of activity here on the ole Power Poppy Blog. And, guess what? It's not even close to being over! Today we have a virtual candy shop of creativity -- with so much sweetness in design, you just might get a cavity from looking. ;-)

Being the first Friday of the month, we have a brand spankin' new challenge to help you rock that design power & get that creative spark!

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HOW TO PLAY: In honor of Pantone’s 2017 Color of the Year choice, “Greenery”, let’s create projects featuring green! Ms. Katie Sims will be your "creative tour guide" for this challenge and here's what she had to say to encourage you all to "Let's Go Green!"

“Greenery is a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature’s greens revive, restore and renew. Illustrative of flourishing foliage and the lushness of the great outdoors, the fortifying attributes of Greenery signals consumers to take a deep breath, oxygenate and reinvigorate.”
That’s how Pantone describes this vibrant shade of spring. Now, doesn’t that sound like a color highlighting the Power Poppy vibe? I think so! So, let’s go wild with green! But, you don’t have to limit yourself to just using the color green. You can also “Go Green” by using a recycled element on your project. However you choose to play along, just make sure you show us your green.

Just to help you see a little green, Katie shares her take on this challenge...


Ahhhh... what a breath of fresh air! Katie always has this way of putting all the elements together with perfection. Look at those gilded edges and all that texture surrounding those finely colored shamrocks -- waiting to dole out a dose of good luck! Katie used Power Poppy's digital stamp set aptly called Wish You LuckWe hope you're inspired to Go Green. We can't wait for you to play along and get your fingers inky with this challenge!


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 free clear or three digital stamp sets of their choice from 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 March 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 April. 
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With the beginning of one challenge comes the end of another and a chance to find out who that lucky stamper is from February's Power & Spark Challenge: No Line Coloring. Random.org threw all the entries into a virtual pot and drew the number....


And our winner is.... IRENE RHODES! 


Irene created a stunning example of the no-line coloring technique, and using just a portion of our own Cuppa Buttercups digital stamp set. Absolute WOW! I love how the flowers begin on the frame and drape over into the main card panel -- so fun and creative! And what an awesome way to frame up that fun sentiment from the digital stamp set Everything's Rosy! LOVE IT. Irene, please send us an email at bloom@powerpoppy.com and let us know which stamp set you would like to receive and give us your snail mail address, too. Congratulations!

MOVING ON TO OTHER EXCITING NEWS...

Yesterday, we helped our dear friend Kathy Racoosin jump start her SEVENTH 30 Day Coloring Challenge! #thedailymarker30day And, if you missed the hop, click HERE to go back and capture the color that took over the web yesterday. At the very least, you'll have to click on this photo below to watch Kathy speed color Power Poppy's soon-to-be-released stamp set Tiger Lily XL. Did you know this big and lush flower is available for pre-order RIGHT NOW?


You might have to cue up that video a few times just to take it all in! This is where I tell you that she used Sharpies ---yes, Sharpies, to color up this mondo blossom!

As a part of Kathy's super duper 30 Day Coloring Challenge, Power Poppy has a whole HOST of goodies to share!


You'll have to click HERE to read up on the ways you could win this huge haul of Blog Candy!

Plus: 25% OFF ALL Digital Stamps ALL MONTH 

Power Poppy is offering 25% off all digital stamps for folks all month long to stock up and color. Just enter the code COLORMEHAPPY at checkout. This is good only on digis to help you enjoy this vivid and verdant month.


Goodness gracious, as if that wasn't enough to make you burst at the seams with joy, a few of our Bloomies are on standby to continue to share a little eye candy. Be sure and pay these fine ladies a visit, will you?




And then... swing back to the Power Poppy Blog on Sunday for a brand new addition to the Instant Garden!

And -- WAIT -- one  more announcement: On Monday, the fabulous Tosha Leyendekker will be in the house for another episode of Inspire Me Monday. For her tutorial, she is truly thinking out of the box so prepare to be amazed.

Thanks for stopping by and spending a bit of your day with us. We love your visits!
~Julie


18 comments:

  1. Congratulations, Irene! Will there be a linky for this month's challenge? :)

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  2. 25%off on digitales? Wow! On my way to the shop. Thanks

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  3. Do our cards have to have stamps on them or can we use all dies?

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  4. Congratulations Irene!! Beautiful card! Love this new challenge!!

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  5. Congratulations, Irene! Well deserved! And what a fun challenge and beautiful Bloomies cards! Hugs! xoxo

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  6. I love this green challenge! I used my skills that I learned over at Kit and Clowder to colour up the Camellia image. Your flowers are SO pretty! I'm heading back over to the digital sale for about the THIRD time! LOL. Thank you for the sale it is awesome! Congratulations Irene! Your card is very stunning and unique as well!

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  7. WOW!! Came to your blog through Kathy's Blog...love your card and awesome challenge..Thank you for the chance to win...Can't find the linky...here is my card for the challenge.Link is..
    http://deeps-creativity.blogspot.co.uk/2017/03/one-layer-card.html

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    1. Awesome, Deepti! We are SO happy to have you here with us, I think you'll enjoy the creative, encouraging peeps around here. I added your card to the challenge, best of luck! ~m

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    2. Thank you Marcella..Hugs xx Deepti

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  8. I still cant get the InLinkz to show! Here is my Blog with my entry. Please add it for me. Many thanks
    http://creativecardsbylindsaye.blogspot.com.au/2017/03/lets-go-green.html

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    1. I managed to enter it via the original challenge blog email! :)

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    2. YESSSSS!!! That is encouraging to hear, Lindsay - we finally broke through!

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  9. I hope I have enough green on my card! But, I dearly loved coloring the Tulips in hobnail jug! Tulips are my favorite spring flower!

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  10. Lovely card Katie, congrats to Irene and what a super fun Green challenge.

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  11. Hi Marcella, here is my blog link for my card for this months Power and Spark. Haven't a clue why I can't link and see all the other entries... :(
    http://waterlilycardsbyrobyn.blogspot.com.au/2017/03/peace-love-hope.html
    Lot so lovely inspiration and loving the new stamp sets.

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  12. Thank you for this lovely challenge. I went all out on the green on this one... :-)

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  13. Hi I can't get linky to work when I click on his link it just redirects me to your reminder post .Please could you enter my entry for me ,I have added my post link below.
    http://julyebs.blogspot.co.uk/2017/03/a-21st-card-for-male.html
    many thanks Julye

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