Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge: April 2016

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Welcome to the Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge for April! Are you in the mood for spring? This fresh spring wreath photo and these bright earth tones feels fresh and green to me – -perfect for spring! You can link up your challenge card or project for a chance to win an amazing prize from Paper Sweeties! Get all the details right here: http://papersweeties.com/category/blog/

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I used some of my favorite Paper Sweeties dies to create my own fresh spring wreath! I created a curly grapevine wreath from Sweet Cuts – Merry and Bright, and added flowers and leaves from Sweet Cuts – Thinking of You! A few sparkly Paper Sweeties sequins in their pretty flower shapes are the perfect finishing touch!

You can find more great ideas and inspiration from our talented team at Paper Sweeties! Just look at what they have created for you this month!

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties

 Emily Frasier

Jeri Thomas 

Jinny Newlin – *April Guest Designer*

April Guest Designer: Marsha Drain

We can’t wait to see what YOU will create!

Thanks for joining me today!

Live your life in color!

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The Card Concept #52: 2nd Year Anniversary

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Happy 2nd Anniversary to The Card Concept! I am so thrilled to be a part of such an amazing design team and blog and to celebrate this big 2nd Anniversary! You can be a part of the celebration too! Take a look at all the details over at The Card Concept right here: http://thecardconcept.blogspot.com/

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An anniversary is a terrific time to celebrate! I wanted my Freestyle Collage style card to be full of glittery, party elements! I love the music notes, the touches of gold, silver, and diamond jewel tones, and the elegant feel of the inspiration photo. What inspires you?

You can celebrate our 2nd anniversary by creating a card in one of our seven amazing card styles: Clean and Simple, Clean and Layered, Shabby Chic and Vintage, Clean and Graphic, Freestyle Collage, Classy and Elegant, and Mixed Media. Link up your card over at The card Concept for your chance to win some amazing prizes!

Did I say prizes? What’s an anniversary without gifts? TWO lucky participants will win a $25 gift code to the Verve Stamps online store!

ONE lucky participant will win a $25 gift code to the Sugar Pea Designs online store!

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We can’t wait to see your beautiful creations! Head on over to The Card Concept for more great inspiration and ideas!

Thanks for joining me today!

Live your life in color!

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Poppystamps Bellina Butterflies

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Hi everyone! I’m over on the Poppystamps blog today with an easy breezy springtime tag! Head on over to the Poppystamps blog for more great inspiration and ideas every day, right here: http://poppystamps.typepad.com/poppystamps/2016/03/bellina-corner-tagby-michele-k-henderson.html

Thanks for joining me today!

Live your life in color!

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Paper Sweeties Hug in A Mug

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Have you been playing along with the Spring Coffee Lovers Bloghop? There’s still a little time left to be inspired and share your favorite coffee/tea/cocoa themed projects and win some fabulous prizes! You can get all the details and play along with the Spring Coffee Lovers Bloghop right here: http://coffeelovingcardmakers.com/2016/03/spring-coffee-lovers-blog-hop-2/
Paper Sweeties is one of the many Super Sponsors and is giving away a couple of amazing prizes!!!  One winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to the store at the conclusion of the hop!

 

I created a brand new card with some of my favorite Paper Sweeties stamps and dies from the new March release!
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The stamped images are from But First, Coffee, and Eat Cake! The flowers and leaves are from Sweet Cuts – Thinking of You.
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You can find more great inspiration from the entire Paper Sweeties Design Team over at the Paper Sweeties blog, and at the Spring Coffee Lovers Bloghop!
Thanks for joining me today!
Live your life in color!
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MHKDesigner Inspiration: Michele

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Hi everyone! I’m over on the MHKDesigns blog today with a fresh spring card! Would you like to see a little sneaky peek?

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You can see how this card turned out over at the MHKDesigns blog right here: http://mhkdesignsbymynn.blogspot.com/2016/03/mhkdesigner-inspiration-michele.html

You’ll find lots of creative inspiration, and our current March challenge too! All of these images are available over at the MHKDesigns Etsy shop right here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/MHKDesigns

Thanks for joining me today!

Live your life in color!

Michele

Spring Coffee Lovers Bloghop

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I love that glorious time of year when the Coffee Lovers Bloghop rolls our way! We have just returned from a fabulous week in Florida, and I didn’t think I would be able to participate in this hop! But in between post-vaca laundry, clean-up, and kitty cuddling, I put together a sweet spring card that celebrates Spring coffee! By the way, the Starbucks in Disney Springs has an AMAZING new drink called the Cherry Blossom Frappe!

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I think I still had cherry blossoms on my mind when I created this card made with a few of my favorite Poppystamps, Memory Box and Sugar Pea Designs dies. I can imagine drinking a rich dark blend with a hint of cherry as a warm spring breeze blows through the trees! Spring is my favorite season!

Thank you all so much for joining me today and leaving me a little blog love! There are so many great ideas and inspiration over on the Spring Coffee Lovers Blog, which runs from March 18 – 25, that you won’t want to miss a thing! You can link up your coffe inspired creation right here: http://coffeelovingcardmakers.com/2016/03/spring-coffee-lovers-blog-hop-2/

I’m going to pour myself a cup and meet you there!

Live your life in color!

michele-sig-new-1

 

MHKDesigns March Challenge

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Hi everyone! Welcome to the  MHKDesigns Challenge. Each month, MHKDesigns brings you a photo and a colour swatch inspiration. You can find your inspiration from the photo, the color palette, or both! You can create any paper project you like – a card, scrapbook layout, a tag, a box, art journal page… we love to see it all!

The Design Team will be showcasing products from MHKDesigns Etsy Shop and we would love to see you use them too. However, you are free to use any products and enter the challenge to win some fabulous goodies by MHKDesigns. If you use stamps or papers by MHKDesigns it’s completely up to you – -anything goes!

Here is this month’s challenge inspiration:
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I love the sentiments from the MHKDesigns set, Butterfly Wisdom, and used one in my springtime card.
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I just had to feature a bunny too!
IMG_2700-wmYou can find more great inspiration from the challenge team this month! One lucky challenge winner will receive some fabulous blog candy by MHKDesigns. You can find  the challenge rules and link up your creation over at MHKDesigns Challenge Blog.
Thanks for joining me today!
Live your life in color!
Michele