Monday, June 5, 2017

It's My Birthday: New Digis and Goodies

Girrrrrrrl, we have a lot going on over here, for a number of reasons, it’s kind of an exciting day... tee hee, it’s my birthday!


Yep, 46 years old, and in need of my son Finn’s hand to hold up my double chin for our selfie. Ain’t life grand? I sure think so! We have a few announcements for today... first of all, our May Instant Garden digi is finally ready — in June. We’ll still bring you an all-new illustration for coloring on June 15, but to keep you entertained and inspired until then, we have a pretty special one today.


Say hello to Luminous Bouquet — a rich and wild cluster comprised of so many dynamic flowers. At the very center is a Japanese-type Peony — as you can see in Cheryl’s wonderful card above, you can really have fun with coloring this one!! The center is comprised of “petaloids” — spikey, wispy, wild petals that radiate coolness! They come in all the regular Peony shades from white to yellow to pink to red and every mixture in between. Then we have several species Clematis, which Cheryl has done in brilliant blue. The tiny flowers flittering about are Hydrangea (in purple above). Several leaves of Oxalis (clover) peek from behind the Peony. These leaves are SO fun to color in two-tone — you’ll have to do some Googling for ideas. Lastly, sprigs of Periwinkle (Vinca minor) curl around the perimeter of the bouquet. Doesn’t this look fun? I cannot wait to get my paints out to take on this one!! But wait, there’s more....


Seeing as how it’s the 5th of the month, it’s also time to introduce a few “Digis on the 5s” for our wonderful coloring and cardmaking community. One is a very detailed country scene with Hollyhock flowers called Old Time Hollyhocks. I’ve gotten a lot of requests for this one, and am thrilled to share it with you as a digital stamp set — it comes with a neat sentiment by Emily Dickinson, as well! 

We are also sharing a remixed set called Bubbles & Fizz — do any of my dear Aussies see a resemblance to the Australian native tree Golden Wattle? This stylized version of Acacia pycnantha is as bubbly and fanciful as they come, and Nancy has done this one up in pink, which I just LOVE! This image is just a breeze to color, and would be fun done in any manner of fun flower/leaf combinations. Stretch your imagination with Bubbles & Fizz, and be sure to check out the upbeat sentiment that comes with it.

So, in total, we have THREE new digital stamp sets for you to play with — all landing in the shop on the same day! Want to know how you can get a BIG discount on these stamp sets? You’ll have to come with me on a little trip over to Facebook....


Come visit Passionate Paper Creations and Friends, the Facebook community run by our very own hilariously wonderful, insanely talented friends, (and an Instant Gardener!), Rhea Weigand. Power Poppy is the sponsor of the week, and if you go over to THIS PAGE on Facebook, you can join in on the fun and get a discount code to use in our store all week. PLUS, we’re having a coloring contest where you can win a $30 shopping code at powerpoppy.com — get on over there and join the group!

A recap of the images we are releasing today for your creative enjoyment.... all three of them! Which one will you dive into first?







ALL WEEK LONG we’ll be revealing cards made with these fun new downloadable sets. Today we have a few to share from these amazing Instant Gardeners. Pop by their blogs and read all about their lively cards, always made with passion and an abundance of creativity:



Thank you so much for spending part of my birthday with me! I’m just happy to be here to celebrate another sunshiney morning. As the visionary man Thich Nhat Hanh loves to say, “BREATHE! You are alive!!” 

I hope you’ll come join the party over at Passionate Paper Creations on Facebook... more excitement to come. Take care, my dear ones!

24 comments:

  1. Happy Happy Birthday! These new illustrations are very beautiful!

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  2. Oh, sweet Marcy! HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I love the photo of you and Finn and giggled at his holding up your chin! You are beautiful and don't need to worry about that yet! I wish you a beautiful day and week, and know that you are dearly loved by us all! Big ole birthday hugs to you! xoxo

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  3. Happy Birthday Marcella. Lovely new digis.

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  4. 46???....you're just a young'un! Happy Birthday Marcella! I love my Japanese peony "Bowl of Beauty"... so I MUST have the Luminous Bouquet digi. :) Thank you so much for the discount at Passionate Paper Creations!

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  5. Happy Birthday Marcella ! The digis are beautiful :)

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  6. Gorgeous new images. A very happy birthday to you! πŸŽ‚

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  7. Happy Birthday! You are beautiful! And so are your latest stamp images!

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  8. Happy Birthday! Your new stamps are lovely!

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  9. Happy birthday, Marcy! Gorgeous new digis! Love and hugs on your special day!

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  10. Happy Birthday. Best wishes for many more.
    I haven't seen hollihocks in years. We used
    to have them in the yard when I was a kid
    but you seldom see them any more. they are
    a pretty flower.
    thanks for a reminder of a time from the past.

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  11. Happy Birthday!! I am in LOVE with these new digis! I hope you had a fabulous day!!

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  12. Happy Birthday!!! You look terrific and you don't need anyone holding up your chin :)
    Beautiful sets and wonderful coloring from the girls!!

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  13. Happy Birthday!! What lovely new digis! Hope you had a beautiful day celebrating you!

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  14. Happy Birthday πŸŽ‰ the world is an a more amazing place because of you!! Thanks for sharing that with all of us ❤️🌷

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  15. Wishing you the happiest of birthdays - to someone who brings such joy to others!

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  16. Happy birthday Marcella 😊 Wish you many more happy returns of the day. Such beautiful new images!! Love them all.

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  17. Happy Birthday - love the Luminous Bouquet and what Cheryl has done with it.

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  18. Wow happy birthday and wishes for many, many more!!

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  19. Happy Happy Birthday Marcella! Hope that you have a wonderful day!!
    XOXOXOXO

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  20. Happy Birthday Marcella! I hope that your day was beyond wonderful!!!

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  21. WOO HOO!! HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARCELLA AND MANY, MANY MORE!!!!!
    All the best for someone like you, my dear girl, who makes our lives beautiful through your amazing art, thank you for the gift that is your creativity, which you share with all of us daily.
    Big hugs, Marcella.
    Maria Rodriguez.

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  22. i love all the new digis!! WooHoo! Happy Happy Birthday! Sending best wishes for good health & happiness always! i celebrated my 49th birthday a day ahead of you on the 4th- what ever would i do without my 12 year old daughter & your gorgeous stamps to keep me young!? :) ((GIANT HUGS))

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~marcella