By the Sea, By the Sea! By the Beautiful Sea!


Hello all my artsy friends and card makers!

I need your help! I have a great new space in my place, and I need to add a little By the Sea decor! Take a look!

A while ago, I received this awesome clip frame from my Mother-in-Law, and I have always loved it! I used to have some photos and postcards on it, but now, I would like to fill it with beautiful images from the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea! And I need your help!

I would love to fill this frame with original art from the most talented people I know, all of YOU! Create a 4 x 4 inch square card and mail it to my new space! That’s it! In return, I will send you a lovely piece of my art in exchange!

But that’s not all! I will randomly select one winner to receive a beautiful By the Sea prize package that you are going to love!

Anything goes, as long as it fits our By The Sea Theme! When I think of By the Sea, I think blues & greens, mermaids, old world krakens, white sandy beaches, old Florida nautical maps, watchful eyes, palm trees, boats, manatees, pineapples, and colorful crabs!

What will YOU create, and how will you be inspired?

I will display all of my beautiful By the Sea art cards on this blog too!

Where can you send your By the Sea art card? Right here!

Michele K. Henderson

7452 Pine Lakes Blvd

Port Saint Lucie, FL 34952

Thank you all so much for joining me today,  and taking part in my By the Sea art card call!

Live your life in color!




Love Me Do with Fusion

Hello Everybody!

I’m so glad you could join me today! Today I am sharing this pretty little daisy card I made for this week’s Fusion Challenge, Daisies! I love the beauty and simplicity of a daisy! Daisies always remind me of English poets and long summer days. You can get all the details and link up your favorite daisy creation over on the Fusion Blog right here:

To create my sweet daisy card, I combined the round shapes from the sketch with the colors and flowers in the photo. It turned out so nice that I think I will make a few more and create a set of notecards for a friend of mine. I will let you know how they turn out!

Thanks so much for joining me today!

Live your life in color!

Welcome Home with The Card Concept #97

Hello Everyone!

Welcome Home and Welcome Back to a band new season at The Card Concept! We are kicking it off with a colorful new challenge, Colorful Basics! You can get all the details and link up your Colorful Basics card lover at The Card Concept Blog right here:

I created a colorful Clean and Layered card, inspired by that rainbow stripe on the wall. I added a white chair and an eclipsed “home” to say, Welcome Home!

Now it’s your turn! We’d love to see what you’ll create, inspired by the Colorful Basics theme. Pick one of our styles, come up with a combination of your own, or try something you haven’t created before. Take a look at what our fabulous design team has created for you this week! Welcome Home, and Welcome Back!

Thanks so much for joining us today!

Live your life in color!

Big Bright Birthdays with House of Cards

Hello Everyone!

It’s time for another fun challenge at House of Cards, and we have a great inspiration for you this month! We are celebrating birthdays all month long, and would love to see your spin on your favorite birthday treat! I LOVE doughnuts, and my big, bright birthday party would have doughnuts and sprinkles for everybody!

We’d like to see your ideas featuring a birthday theme, and/or this bright birthday color palette!

Birthday Theme and/or Colors

You can link up and join in on the challenge over on The House of Cards blog right here:

Take a look at what our design team has created for you this month!

 Cohenna | Donna | Em 
 Jane | Judy | Karen 
Michele | Rocky | Rosi 
 Sue N. | Susan 
You can see beautiful projects from our design team all month long! Please check out our House Rules HERE before linking up! 
Thanks so much for joining us today!
Live your life in color!





Happy 6th Anniversary Paper Sweeties



Happy Anniversary, Paper Sweeties! This month, Paper Sweeties is celebrating six great years and we all want YOU to be a part! All month long, you will find inspiration, giveaways, sales, and guest designers!

During this month, Paper Sweeties is having a birthday challenge, based on this inspiration!

The winner will receive a $100 shopping spree to the Paper Sweeties website. Voting is turned on for viewers to ‘like’ their favorites so the public can choose who wins! It also includes a coupon for 20% off any full-price products at Paper Sweeties!


I loved being a part of the Paper Sweeties family, and using Debbie’s whimsical stamps to create bright and colorful CAS cards, perfect for copic markers or watercolor pens. Other designers worked with ribbons and fabric, or  layers of embellishments and textures, to create beautiful cards, projects, and planner pages, all reflecting Debbie’s unique designs. All through August, you can see a collection of cards and styles from current and past design team members who all wanted to wish Debbie and Paper Sweeties a very Happy 6th Anniversary! Join in on the fun and show us your creations, and you might be a winner!

This adorable pup is sending all his love to someone special, and he was made with my all-time favorite Paper Sweeties stamp set, Sent From My Heart. I also added a little surprise from Home is Where Your Story Begins.

Congratulations Paper Sweeties on the Big 6!

Thanks so much for joining us today! Join us at the Paper Sweeties Party all month long!

Live your life in color!

Merry and Bright with Poppystamps

Hello Everybody!

I am over on the Poppystamps blog today with this colorful holiday tag created with alcohol inks and YUPO! You can see how it came together over at the Poppystamps blog right here:

Thats so much for joining us today!

Live your life in color!

Happy Birthday Summer!


Hello Everybody!

I just heard about this new (to me) monthly challenge at The Cat’s Pajamas (TCP) and I had to play along! First of all, The Cat’s Pajamas?! That is totally for me! Secondly, the theme for August is Birthday, and not only is it MY birthday, but it’s also Hubbie’s birthday, and about a dozen other friends and family! I have been making birthday cards all month long! This color combination is one of my favorites, and feels so fresh and summery! You can get all the details and link up your Birthday card over at The Cat’s Pajamas right here:

I love having a late summer August birthday! That makes me an early Virgo with a touch of Leo, which gives me FIERCE organizational skills! What special superpowers does your astrological sign give you?

Thanks so much for joining me today!

Live your life in color!