Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge – June 2016


Hello Everyone!

Welcome to the Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge for June 2016! Aren’t these cupcakes adorable? You can find great inspiration and ideas, and get all the details on how to play along from the Paper Sweeties blog right here: http://papersweeties.com/category/blog/

papersweeties-michele-06:01:2016

I used a little bit of inspiration from the color palette, and a little bit from the cupcakes. I created a fun treat for someone special – – maybe dad or a special grad? I like how the Sweet Cuts – Sweet Borders mimic a row of ties. The stamped cake is from Eat Cake. This reminds me a little bit of a carnival or state fair, with the winning cake under the glass.

papersweeties-michele2-06:01:2016

Take a look at what our team of designers have created for you this month!

 Beth Luetschwager —> WELCOME TO THE TEAM!

Taylored Expressions Share Joy #37

SJC37

Hello Everyone!

Today I’m playing along with the Taylored Expressions Share Joy Challenge #37! There’s still a little time left to play along right here: http://sharejoychallenge.blogspot.com/2016/05/share-joy-challenge-37-sketch-color.html

IMG_3042-wm

I decided to take advantage of the dark shades in the inspiration color palette to create something special for Dad! I think he’ll like this one. It feels masculine, and it does have a round element in it from the sketch, so I did combine them just a little. I used two deep shades of dark blue and chocolate brown cardstock, but they both look very dark in the photo. It looks good in “real life” though!

IMG_3041-wm

I used some of my favorite dies from Poppystamps and Papertrey Inks.

Thanks for joining me today!

Live your life in color!

michele-sig-new-1

Thank You for Being a Friend

wednesdayblog-logo

wed-newchallenge-header

Hello Everyone!

It’s time for a new challenge over at Simon Says Stamps, and the theme is Anything Goes! You can link up your project and play along right here: http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-anything-goes-27/

IMG_3026-wm

I made this card or a special friend of mine, and thought it wold be perfect for an Anything Goes challenge! I used a few different techniques too – -watercolor background, die cuts, shadowing, and finished it all off with some shiny sequins! I hope she likes it!

IMG_3032-wm

Thanks for joining me today!

Live your life in color!

michele-sig-new-1

Sweet Home

SSCB%2355%2Bcopy

Hello Everyone,

Serendipity Stamps has a challenge this month that is perfect for me, Die Cuts! I had to play along! There’s still a little time to link up your project right here: http://serendipitystampschallengeblog.blogspot.com/2016/05/sscb55-die-cutting.html

IMG_3027-wm

I used one of my favorite Serendipity Dies, Pear, to create a fresh, bright card with a sweet sentiment.

Thanks for joining me today!

Live your life in color!

michele-sig-new-1

Into the Woods

SPARKS+BADGE

Hello Everyone!

There is still a little time left to play along with the Paper Smooches May Challenge! This month, the challenge is rainbows! You can get all the details and play along right here: http://papersmooches.blogspot.com/2016/05/may-challenge-rainbow.html

IMG_3030-wm

I used one of my favorite Paper Smooches Wise Dies, Birds. It comes with this adorable branch that I just love to use! I thought it would work to create an artsy rainbow woodland scene.

May16GraphicMed

I love this inspiration photo too! Visit the Paper Smooches website for even more fun! http://www.papersmoochesstamps.com/

IMG_3031-wm

Thanks for joining me today!

Live your life in color!

michele-sig-new-1

Poppystamps Mini Blog Blitz

IMG_3023-wm

Hello Everyone!

Today I’m over on the Poppystamps Blog celebrating our mini blog blitz! Poppystamps has released a new line of clear photopolymer stamps and they are gorgeous! You can find great inspiration and ideas, and enter to win prizes all week long! Get all the details over at the Poppystamps blog right here: http://poppystamps.typepad.com/poppystamps/2016/05/flower-patchby-michele-k-henderson.html

6a01157003623c970c01b8d1d6b228970c-320wi

You might get some great ideas to play along with our current challenge, Pretty in Pink! Get all the details right here: http://poppystamps.typepad.com/poppystamps/2016/05/poppystamps-challenge-20-pretty-in-pink.html

There’s so much going on, you won’t want to miss a thing! See you at Poppystamps!

Thanks for joining me today!

Live your life in color!

Michele Signature copy 1

The Card Concept #56

IMG_2892-wm

We’ve got a great inspiration challenge this week over at The Card Concept that all you tea and coffee drinkers are going to love! Take a look at all the amazing ideas from our design team over at the Card Concept Blog right here: http://thecardconcept.blogspot.com/

56

I love that pretty little flower inside the teacup! It’s so beautiful and delicate, with a charming feminine touch! I wanted to capture a few feminine details and colors in my freestyle collage card.

IMG_2891-wm

We would love to see how this photo inspires YOU! Create a card in any style and link it up over at The Card Concept!

Thanks for joining me today!

Live your life in color!

michele-sig-new-1