Holiday Baubles with The Card Concept

Hello Crafty Friends!

Welcome to our newest challenge from The Card Concept, Holiday Baubles! Have you seen the beautiful ornament-inspired ideas from our amazing design team? They all inspire me every month! Our challenge photo features shiny, vintage ornaments in shades of pretty teal, turquoise, blue, and white. You can see the design team’s projects, and enter your inspired Holiday Baubles card over at The Card Concept right here: https://thecardconcept.blogspot.com

I was so inspired by these lovely vintage ornaments that feature the etched snow-white details, and fell in love with the pretty snowflake star on the top ornament.  I used the amazing new die from Poppystamps, Leafy Snowflake Frame, to create these two little square cards that are the perfect size for a quick thank you note or even a holiday tag. I almost used foil paper, but instead selected a yardstick with a pretty sheen to it for a subtle shine for my Clean and Layered card..

Now it’s your turn! What will you create, shiny foil ornaments, or vintage charm? Shabby chic or Classy and Elegant? Use one of our style ideas or create something all your own, it’s up to you. Link it up over on The Card Concept.

Thanks so much for joining us today.

Live your life in color.

Thanksgiving Table with The card Concept #123

Hello Crafty Friends!

Thank you so much for popping in today and taking a look at what I have for you  with our newest challenge from The Card Concept, Thanksgiving Table!  You can find more great inspiration and beautiful ideas from our Design Team, and link up your Thanksgiving Table project over at The Card Concept right here: https://thecardconcept.blogspot.com/2019/10/the-card-concept-122-bountiful.html

Our inspiration photo has everything to do with a beautiful Thanksgiving Table, but what about my Clean and Layered old pick-up truck filled with pumpkins? Years ago, right before Thanksgiving, we were driving across the state of Alabama right after the sun had risen. It was a beautiful, warm, November morning, and we had just pulled into a gas station somewhere in the middle of cotton country. I was about to go inside and grab some coffee when I saw an old, blue, pick-up truck pull into the station. In the back was a GIANT pumpkin! Not just a big pumpkin, but a GIANT pumpkin, like one of those record-setting contest winners you see on TV. The gas station was surprisingly busy, and people had begun to gather around the truck and ask about the pumpkin. Ever since then, whenever I think about Thanksgiving, I think about that old pumpkin truck, about the rich, bountiful harvest fortunate Americans are able to celebrate every year, and the many blessings we all give thanks for in November. So I used the bright autumn colors and the pumpkin from the inspiration photo in my Clean and Layered “Thanksgiving Table.”

Now it’s your turn! Show us your favorite Thanksgiving memory, or start a new tradition with your version of a Thanksgiving Table, created in one of our styles or your favorite combination!

Thanks so much for joining us today!

Live your life in color!

Cat Lovers Hop! Hooray!

Hello Crafty Friends and Cat Lovers!

These Whittle Jumping Kitties from Poppystamps have something to cheer about! Today is the very first day of the Cat Lovers Hop, sponsored by Her Peaceful Garden! You can check out all the details, link up your Cat Lovers Project, see great inspiration and ideas, and win fabulous prizes all week long over at  Her Peaceful Garden

I was thrilled to design a very special card as part of the Poppystamps Design team! Poppystamps has joined The 2019 Cat Lovers Hop as an awesome sponsor of some purrrrrfectly wonderful blog candy prizes! You can get all the details over on the Poppystamps Blog right here: https://poppystamps.typepad.com/poppystamps/2019/10/cat-lovers-hop-with-poppystamps-by-michele-k-henderson.html

Thank you so much to both Poppystamps and Janis from Her Peaceful Garden for making this  PAWsome Hop rock!

Thanks so much to all of you too for joining us all today!

 

 

Pumpkin Moon with Poppystamps

Hello Crafty Friends!

I’m so glad you dropped by today! I created this spooky Halloween card for Poppystamps that I hope you’ll love! You can see all of my step-by-step directions over on the Poppystamps blog right here: https://poppystamps.typepad.com/poppystamps/2019/10/pumpkin-moon-by-michele-k-henderson.html

Thanks so much for joining me today!

 

Adventure Awaits with The Card Concept #121

Hello Crafty Friends!

I am THRILLED that you have decided to drop by today and take a look at the latest challenge from the Card Concept, Adventure Awaits! The inspiration photo this week takes us back to a grand old time, where people traveled by train with a stack of steamer trunks!  I wanted to capture those vintage suitcases in my Freestyle Collage salute to adventure!

You can find more great inspiration and ideas, and link up your Adventure Awaits card over on The Card Concept blog right here: https://thecardconcept.blogspot.com

Now it’s your turn! We would love to see how your Adventure Awaits! Create a card in one our great styles, and link it up over on The Card Concept blog!

Thanks so much for joining us today!

Live your life in color!

Enchanted with Poppystamps

Hello Crafty Friends!

Are you looking for some Enchanted inspiration? We’ve got the perfect October inspiration challenge over at Poppystamps this month. The theme is “Enchanted,” and we’d love to see what you’ve got.

All you have to do is create a card that features at least one Poppystamps die or stamp, and you could be randomly selected to win some amazing prizes! You can get all the details, link up your Enchanted card, and see more inspiration from our design team over on the Poppystamps blog right here: https://poppystamps.typepad.com/poppystamps/

Thanks so much for joining us today!

The Card Concept #120, Cozy Cottage

Hello Crafty Friends!

I am so glad you dropped by to take a look at the newest challenge from The Card Concept, Cozy Cottage! There are so many beautiful ideas in this week’s inspiration photo that it was hard to narrow it down to just a few! I really fell in love with this pretty color palette, crisp blues and a little buttery yellow. I created a Clean and Layered card filled with some of the little gems in a cozy cottage! You can find more great inspiration and ideas from our Card Concept team over at The Card Concept blog right here https://thecardconcept.blogspot.com

Now it’s your turn! Create a card in any of the styles mentioned in The Card Concept , and link it up over at The Card Concept blog! We’d love to see what you’ll create!

Thanks so much for joining us today!

Live your life in color!