Spooky Boo

Hello Crafty Friends!

Today I am over on the Poppystamps Blog with this fun Fall card! See all the good stuff over on the Poppystamps blog right here https://poppystamps.typepad.com/poppystamps/

Thanks so much for joining us today!

Glamor Ghouls with Poppystamps

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Today I am over on the Poppystamps blog with this cheerful card for the glamor gals of Halloween! Pop on over and take a look over on the Poppystamps Blog right here https://poppystamps.typepad.com/poppystamps/

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Welcome back to The Card Concept #179 Change of Seasons

Hello Crafty Friends and Family!

I am so happy to be back to work (and back to the fun too) at The Card Concept as we kick off our new season with our latest challenge, #179, Change of Seasons! Playing along with The Card Concept is easy! All you do is pick a style, create a card based on the inspiration, the color palette, or the combination, and enter it with a link to your blog over at The Card Concept right here https://thecardconcept.blogspot.com

I just love the sharp picture of this pretty swallowtail butterfly, and the contrast of the yellow and black. I created a very easy breezy super CAS card to highlight the paper butterflies floating through the air.

I love the theme of this week’s challenge too, which is Change of Seasons. Near the end of June, I left my old job, and spent the summer rediscovering my joy, learning to breathe again, and looking for a new job. I found a really great one just two weeks ago, a little bit of a career change too. I’m trying something new, and so far, I really love that, and the new people I’m working with too. Something better WAS waiting out there for me, and I am so glad I took a chance and found it! Let’s celebrate with a new season at The Card Concept and a new season in my life too! I am grateful for all the folks who believed I could do it too!

Now it’s your turn! We’d love to see what you’ll create. Use any of the styles we have defined or create your own with a combination of styles.  We want you to have fun with our inspiration!

Thank you so much for joining us today!

Live your life in color!

Sweet Circle

Hello Crafty Friends!

Today I am playing along with a beautiful challenge from The Flower Challenge! This week’s theme is Circle/Circles, and I have created a bright card with a double circle look. You can join in with The Flower Challenge Circle/Circles challenge right here https://theflowerchallenge.blogspot.com

I started by creating a round card with a solid, crisp white background and an open circle design on the front. When the card is closed, you have a flower circle design that looks a little different from the flower circle design when the card is open.

I used a few of my favorite layered flower dies from Altenew, and this sweet little bird from Papertrey Ink. These bright oranges and yellows remind me of the hot steamy summer we’ve got here in Florida right now.

Thank you so much for joining us today!

Live your life in color!

Pumpkin Spice Night with Poppystamps

Hello Crafty Friends,

Today I am over on the Poppystamps blog with a bright Halloween card to put you in a pumpkin mood! You can see how I made this card, get more great ideas and inspiration, and enter our August challenge too, Word Art, all on the Poppystamps blog right here https://poppystamps.typepad.com/poppystamps/2022/08/pumpkin-spice-nightby-michele-k-henderson.html

Thanks so much for joining me today!

By the Sea with The Card Concept

Hello Crafty Friends!

Summer has slowly crept to our doors, bringing all the warm and magical memories of everything we love about summer vacation. For me, summers are always about being By the Sea. This week’s inspiration photo, with it’s pale beach pastels and soft seafoam hues reminded me of collecting shells in jars and long days of endless warm sunshine. That was my inspiration for my Clean and Simple Freestyle Collage card this week. You can find more great ideas and inspiration, and link up your By the Sea creation over on The Card Concept blog right here: https://thecardconcept.blogspot.com

I am looking forward to a long-deserved summer vacation. How about you? Mix and match one of our creative styles to show us your favorite By the Sea creation!

Thanks so much for joining us today!

Live your life in color!

Red, White, and Blue with The Card Concept

Hello Friends!

It’s time to stay true to the red, white, and blue challenge over at The Card Concept this week! We have a patriotic picture and palette to inspire you, along with ideas from our true blue design team too! You can find it all over at TheCard Concept right here https://thecardconcept.blogspot.com

In addition to the red, white, and blue colors, I also found inspiration in a few elements from the photo. Flowers in blue bell jars, a little love, and an underlying outdoorsy porch vibe all came together for my Clean and Layered Freestyle Collage card.

Now it’s your turn! Create a red, white, and blue themed card and link it up over on The Card Concept. You might be selected as this week’s winner!

Thanks so much for joining us today!

Live your life in color!

May Flowers with The Card Concept

Hello Friends!

We have a beautiful challenge to kick off the beautiful month of May, May Flowers! Join us for this week’s inspiration challenge, find more great ideas and designs, and link up your May Flowers creation over at The Card Concept blog right here https://thecardconcept.blogspot.com

This is such a beautiful picture, and I was really inspired by this cheerful, pastel color palette. A challenge like this makes me wish I had more bright pastels in my paper stash, but I made it work. I used a favorite layering floral die of mine to create a tumbling floral effect. The embossed lemon yellow background was inspired by the lemons in the vase. It all came together for a charming Clean and Layered spring card.

Now it’s your turn to create something fabulous, and link it up over at The Card Concept. Choose one of our styles or mix and match, and be sure to include the link back to The Card Concept!

Thanks so much for joining us today!

Live your life in color!

Join Our May Challenge at Poppystamps!

Hello Friends!

It’s time for a brand new challenge over on the Poppystamps blog! May is here, and with it comes a fresh Floral Fantasy challenge! You can get all the details, discover more great ideas and inspiration, and link up your Floral Fantasy creation over on the Poppystamps blog right here https://poppystamps.typepad.com/poppystamps/

Thanks so much for joining us today!

How Does Your Garden Grow with the Card Concept

Hello Friends!

I’m so glad you could join me today to help me celebrate Earth Day, with this week’s beautiful inspiration photo, How Does Your Garden Grow? You can find great inspiration and ideas and link up your colorful creation over at the CARD CONCEPT!

I felt so inspired by this pretty combination of spring colors and abundance of bright blooms! I used them to create a Clean and Layered look that is all about protecting our most precious treasure, the Earth!

Now it’s your turn! We’d love to see what you will create and how you will be inspired!

Here’s how you can join us:

~ Choose a design style (or combine styles) and create a card.

~ Please feel free to use any of the styles we have defined or create your own with a combination of styles. The styles are explained HERE

~ In your blog post, let us know what inspired you from the photo, what style and/or styles you chose 

 ~ Display our Inspiration Photo and LINK back to our challenge!!

At the end of the challenge, the Design Team will choose one Main Winner and at least three Honorable Mentions.  We will announce the winners here on our challenge blog, as well as our Facebook page and our new Pinterest board.  

Thanks so much for joining us today!

Live your life in color!