Happy Mother’s Day with The Card Concept

Hello Friends,

It’s time to celebrate MOMS of all shapes and sizes with this month’s challenge from The Card Concept, Happy Mother’s Day! Take a look at our beautiful inspiration photo today!

There are so many beautiful elements to choose from in this photo, I didn’t know where to start. I do know, however, that any mom would love this bright and cheerful springtime bouquet. I chose to focus on the color palette from a few bright blooms, and the pretty blue and white tableware. So many of us are unable to celebrate with our moms with year, so instead, we must think about them every day, and send them our love from a distance.

Now it’s your turn to create a card or project in any style and link it up over at The card Concept. This design is Clean and Layered, but you may be inspired by mixed media, or Shabby Chic and Vintage, or Classy and Elegant. Show us what you can do, and include our link over to The Card Concept https://thecardconcept.blogspot.com

Thanks so much for joining us today!

Live your life in color!

Spring into Spring with Poppystamps

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I am over on the Poppystamps blog today with this bright spring card! head on over and take a look, find more great inspiration and ideas, and enter our newest challenge, all on our Poppystamps blog right here https://poppystamps.typepad.com/poppystamps/

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Loads of Lavender with The Card Concept #153

Hello Crafty Friends!

I am so glad you stopped by today to take a look at the pretty card I created for this week’s challenge from The Card Concept. Our theme this week is Loads of Lavender, and you will LOVE all the beautiful inspiration from our design team over at The Card Concept blog right here https://thecardconcept.blogspot.com

I was really inspired by the beautiful lavender blooms in this galvanized pitcher. I started with an embossed background design, a brand new addition to my stash! Then I added pretty lavender stems and a little greenery, overflowing my garden cart, creating a Clean and Layered look.

Now it’s your turn to create loads of lavender and link it up to our challenge over at The Card Concept. We can’t wait to see what you’ll create.

Thanks so much for joining us today!

Live your life in color!

Celebrate Easter with The Card Concept

Hello Friends,

The Easter Bunny is hopping down the bunny trail bringing us a brand new inspiration from The Card Concept! This week, our theme is Celebrate Easter, and we have some fresh spring projects and a cozy photo to shake your tail about. You can get all the info over on The Card Concept blog right here https://thecardconcept.blogspot.com

I love the sweet display in these soft earth tones, and brought them into my Clean and Layered card. This reminds me of a country kitchen, with lots of sugar, faith, and love, and that ALL connects me to Easter.

I created an outside country scene with tiny bunnies, and old country fence, and a few bright spring flowers. In my neck of the woods, the young bunnies are everywhere, munching grass in the yard when I come home from work right around sunset. They are so adorable! I’m sure your Celebrate Easter cards will be bunnylicious too. Just create a card featuring one of our styles, and link it up over on The Card Concept blog.

Thanks so much for joining us today!

Live your life in color!

Shake it Up with Poppystamps

Hello Friends!

Have you heard about this month’s challenge over at Poppystamps? The theme is Shake it Up, and we cannot wait to see to see your twist on shaker card fun! I created this Easter sparkler from dies and paper from the newest Poppystamps release. Check it out over on the Poppystamps blog right here https://poppystamps.typepad.com/poppystamps/2021/03/shake-it-up-challenge-with-poppystamps-by-michele-k-henderson.html

Simply create a card using at least one Poppystamps product, link it up over on the Poppystamps blog, and you might be randomly selected to win an amazing prize from Poppystamps, just in time for your crafty Easter basket!

We’ll see you over on the Poppystamps blog!

Thanks so much for joining us today!

Butterfly Brilliance with The Card Concept

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Thanks for dropping by! It’s time for a brand new challenge over at The Cad Concept! Our challenges are SO easy to join in. Simply create a card in one of out unique styles, and link it up over on our blog, The Card Concept, right here https://thecardconcept.blogspot.com

I just love this bold and bright butterfly! A few days ago, I was outside in my Florida garden, and the biggest monarch butterfly I have ever seen fluttered around and then landed right on my finger! I think she was saying “thanks” because I spent the afternoon pruning dead wood from a bed full of milkweed that had been absolutely covered in monarch caterpillars about two weeks earlier. Then a black racer snake curled around my foot. What can I say, kids and animals love me!

You will love creating brilliant butterflies, inspired by these great jewel-tone colors. I used the color palette, the butterfly, and the tiny purple buds to create my Clean and Layered card. What will you create?

Take a look at more great inspiration and ideas over on our blog, The Card Concept!

Thanks so much for joining us today!

Live your life in color!

Luck of the Irish with The Card Concept #150

Hello Friends!

Top O’ the Morning to you all as we celebrate the latest challenge from The Card Concept, Luck of the Irish! We have a darling inspiration photo for you this week too! Take a look!

You can get all the details on how to play along with the challenge, see more great inspiration and ideas from our design team, and link up your Luck of the Irish inspired card over on The Card Concept right here https://thecardconcept.blogspot.com

I fell in love with the fresh color palette of this Irish bouquet, and brought those fresh flowers into my Freestyle Collage card. If we are talking Luck of the Irish, we have to add a black kitty! In Ireland, black cats are lucky!

Thanks so much for joining us today!

Live your life in color!

Shake it Up over at Poppystamps

Hello Friends!

I am over on the Poppystamps blog today with this sweet surprise Spring shaker! Join our March Poppystamps challenge, see more great inspiration and ideas, and enter for a chance to win a fabulous prize over on the Poppystamps blog right here https://poppystamps.typepad.com/poppystamps/2021/03/psc78-shake-it-up.html

Thanks so much for joining us today!

Afternoon Sloths

Hello Friends!

Have you ever had one of those weekends where you’ve just felt like hanging around your house? So many people have been quarantined for so long they are just busting to get out and about. But for a lot of other folks, essential workers, teachers, retail associates, grocery store workers, delivery drivers, first responders, health care workers, and so many others, a week of work means long, hard hours, physical and emotional exhaustion, and a week of hot, damp, ear-itching masks. This card is for all those folks that love a weekend at home, in a comfy cool place, catching up on a little rest and Netflix! Of course, perhaps making a card or two as well!

You can find all the details of this Afternoon Sloth card over at the Poppystamps blog right here https://poppystamps.typepad.com/poppystamps/2021/02/afternoon-sloths-by-michele-k-henderson.html

Thanks so much for dropping by my blog today, and for swinging by the Poppystamps blog too! We have loads of great inspiration and ideas from our amazing design team, along with challenges and prizes too! Come on in and take a look!

Welcome Wee One with The Card Concept #149

Hello Friends!

I am so glad you dropped by today to take a look at our newest challenge from The Card Concept, Welcome Wee One! Our challenge this week features beautiful hues of corals and blues, and a welcome to the newest wee ones in our family! You can get all the details, link up YOUR inspired Welcome Wee One project, and see more great inspiration and ideas over at The card Concept right here https://thecardconcept.blogspot.com

I was inspired by the beautiful color palette, the flowers in the curtain, and the friendly owls on the wall for my Clean and Layered card. This little chick is ready to meet the world!

Now it’s your turn to design something new and fresh, link it up, and feature our card Concept challenge photo and you might be selected as our newest challenge winner!

Thanks so much for joining us today!

Live your life in color!