Joy is in the Air

IMG_3353-wm

Hello Everyone!

Joy is in the air and it’s time for a celebration! We have recently been blessed with good fortune and it’s time to celebrate and give thanks for the many blessings that we have received.

IMG_3351-wm

I created this card using some of my very favorite Poppystamps and Birch Press Design dies! Did you know that there is an amazing Blog Hop going on over at Poppystamps right now? Get all the details right here: http://poppystamps.typepad.com/poppystamps/2016/08/birch-press-poppystamps-blog-hop.html

This card isn’t part of the hop, so if you’d like an opportunity to win some amazing blog candy, be sure to join the hop over at the Poppystamps blog for August 23rd.

I used the new Honeybee layered die set from Birch Press Design to create this dimensional background. Each of the three full cover plate dies makes a beautiful pattern on its own, and you cam mix and match them for some spectacular results!

IMG_3352-wm

I added the Swirled Joy, Bellina Corner, and Gingko Branch, all from Poppystamps!

Thanks for joining me today!

Live your life in color!

michele-sig-new-1

 

 

 

 

 

Poppystamps and Birch Press Design Blog Hop

Poppy & Birch Press Blog Hop Aug 23

Hello Everyone!

Welcome to the Poppystamps and Birch Press Design Blog Hop! Today our designers are sharing their creations made with gorgeous Poppystamps and Birch Press Design products!

IMG_3349-wm

Today, I’m using the amazing die set from Birch Press Design to create this brilliant honeycomb pattern. Each full set contains three dies that you can mix and match to create amazing textured patterns, or you can use them individually for a completely new look!

IMG_3344-wm

To create this colorful elephant card, I started with the Birch Press Design Honey Bee Layer A, B, and C in shades of baby blue and turquoise. They three cut panels were adhered to a limey green card base. It looks gorgeous and it feeeeeels amazing!

I added the Stitched Elephant, Pinpoint Balloons, and Water Spouts, all from Poppystamps.

We want you to know we think you’re all winners – so we’re offering FREE SHIPPING (USA only) on all die orders from Birch Press Design. What a great time to try out these new dies! You can see all the layered dies here.

Poppystamps.com is having a special sale for you too! You can also enter the code “FRESH” at Poppystamps for an additional 20% items already on sale (go to the SUMMER SALE page to see the great deals)! Click here to go shopping! As a bonus, free shipping on Poppystamps orders from August 23 through Aug 28!

What’s a blog hop without a little blog candy? All you need to do is comment for your chance to win a $25 gift certificate! You have until midnight, Aug. 27th US EST to leave a comment, and the winner will be announced August 29th!

Take a look at what the design team has created for you today!

Poppystamps Blog

Ilona Zbieg

Irena Kowalczyk

Jeanne Jachna

Jinny Newlin

JJ Bolton

Lezlye Lauterbach

Marybeth Lopez

Michele Henderson – that’s me!

Olga Direktorenko

Pam Simpson

Patty Tanuz

Sue McRae

Yoonsun Hur

IMG_3347-wm

There’s so much going on over at Poppystamps you won’t want to miss a thing! I can’t wait to be inspired by our creative team, so I better get hopping too! Your next stop on the hop is the amazing Olga Direktorenko!

Thank you for joining me today!

Live your life in color!

michele-signature-copy-1 copy

https://static.inlinkz.com/ppr.js

House of Cards

DT+Badge

Hello Everyone!

Today I’m over at House of Cards with the talented designers from Group 3! We’ve got some great inspiration and ideas for this month’s challenge!

Create a card using twine and/or the color palette.

0816+TwineColors

I used some silky embroidery floss to create this swinging spider!

IMG_3288-wm

There’s still plenty of time to play along over at House of Cards right here: http://houseofcardschallenge.blogspot.com/

We’d love to see what you create!

Thanks for joining me today!

Live your life in color!

michele-sig-new-1

Paper Sweeties August 2016 New Release Rewind

1908108_721109008015243_1643949064516038399_n

Hello Everyone!

I’m so glad you could join us today for the Paper Sweeties August 2016 New Release Rewind! Today our team is sharing beautiful designs made with our new release! You can always find great inspiration and ideas over on the Paper Sweeties blog right here: http://papersweeties.com/category/blog/

papersweeties-michele-8:16:16

I loved the stitched panel squares and thought they would make a cute “quilted” card! I used the Window Elements Sweet Cuts, along I Love Summer Sweet Cuts and the Snow Time Add-On – Sweet Treats! Of course the sequins are Paper Sweeties too!

Take a look at what the design team has created for you today!

Nancy Salkeld

There’s so much going on over at paper Sweeties this month as we celebrate our 4th Birthday bash! We’ve got challenges and prizes and a chance to win a Paper Sweeties gift certificate for $100!

Window

Window Sweet Cuts

Window Elements

Window Elements Sweet Cuts

papersweeties-michele2-8_16_16-wm

Thanks for joining us today!

Live your life in color!

michele-sig-new-1

 

 


Paper Sweeties August 2016 New Release Party!

1908108_721109008015243_1643949064516038399_n

Hello Everyone!

We are so happy you could join us today for the Paper Sweeties August 2016 New Release Party! Today our design team is bringing you colorful creations from our newest release! You can see more great inspiration and ideas at the Paper Sweeties blog right here: http://papersweeties.com/

papersweeties-michele-8:15:16

Today, I created a super crisp CAS inspired card, with this romantic pocket! I wanted all the focus to go right to the little row of hearts, made with the Sweet Borders Sweet Cuts! It reminds me of long walks in the park on sunny days with someone special!

Take a look at what the design team has created for you today!

Nancy Salkeld

papersweeties-michele2-8:15:16

Window

Window Sweet Cuts

Window Elements

Window Elements Sweet Cuts

There’s so much going on at Paper Sweeties, you won’t want to miss a thing! All during the month of August, we’ve got prizes, challenges, and a giveaway for $100 to celebrate our big 4th birthday bash!

Thanks for joining us today!

Live your life in color!

michele-sig-new-1

 


Paper Sweeties August 2016 New Release Sneak Peeks!

1908108_721109008015243_1643949064516038399_n

Hello Everyone!

Welcome to Paper Sweeties August 2016 Sneak Peeks! Today, the Paper Sweeties Design team is sharing cards we’ve created with stamps and dies from our newest release!

papersweeties-michele-8:14:16

What a beautiful way to see the world! I used the brand new Paper Sweeties Window Sweet Cuts, along with I Love Summer Sweet Cuts, Sweet Borders Sweet Cuts, and Thinking of You Sweet Cuts!

There’s a lot going on over at Paper Sweeties as we celebrate our 4th Birthday with a big bash! There are prizes, challenges, and a big givewaway valued at $100! You can get all the details over at the Paper Sweeties Blog right here: http://papersweeties.com/

Take a look at what the design team has created for you this month!

Nancy Salkeld

What’s New

papersweeties-michele2-8:14:16

We’d love to see you help us celebrate another great year!

Thanks for joining us today!

Live your life in color!

michele-sig-new-1


Paper Sweeties Plan Your Life Series – August 2016

web-banner2

Hello Everyone!

Welcome to the Paper Sweeties Plan Your Life Series – August 2016! August is our birthday month and we are celebrating all month long!

IMG_3312-wm

We’ve got challenges, prizes, giveaways and so much fun at Paper Sweeties you won’t want to miss a thing! Take a look right here: http://papersweeties.com/category/blog/

IMG_3305-wm-2

This month, I created another BIG monthly planner for August! I think I’ve become addicted to keeping organized! August is both my and my hubbie’s birthday month too, so I came up with a color coded flag and banner system for keeping track of the REALLY important days!

IMG_3314-wm

I made tiny flags, coded by color, using the label from the Sweet Cuts Mason Jar! Different color flags mark posting dates for different design teams, travel, and appointments. The Sweet Cut Stitched Border is for those big days – -BIRTHDAYS!

IMG_3313-wm

For my birthday, I added a pink elephant — my favorite color! I collect lucky elephants with their truck up! An elephant is also the mascot of both of our alma maters, the University of Alabama, ROLL TIDE! Hubbie’s birthday is marked with the traditional houndstooth Stitched Banner!

Take a look at what the Planner Team has created for you today!

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties

Nancy Salkeld

We’d love to see what you create! Join us for our August challenge for a chance to WIN A $100 SHOPPING SPREE from Paper Sweeties!

100-prize

Thanks for joining me today!

Live your life in color!

michele-sig-new-1