Paper Sweeties Challenge – October 2017: Anything Goes

Hello Everybody!

Welcome to the Paper Sweeties Challenge for October 2017! This month, our theme is anything goes! We can’t wait to see your ideas this month! You can always find great inspiration over at the paper Sweeties Blog right here: https://papersweeties.com/

Take a look at what I have created for you this month!

The top photo is a little dark, due to the long shadows and fading afternoon light of Autumn.  I used a few of my favorite Paper Sweeties stamps to create an Autumn arrangement, then added a little bit of glittery color to imitate a little sparkly frost on an October morning.

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

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties

Jinny Newlin  * October Guest Designer *

Michele Henderson – that’s me!

Michelle Bala

Nancy Salkeld

October guest designer:  Tricia Ann

Paper Sweeties will be sharing amazing ideas all month long! Be sure to stop by and take a look!

Thanks so much for joining us today!

Live your life in color!


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Poppystamps and Buttons Galore Blog Hop and Giveaway!


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We have got something really exciting for you today! Poppystamps and Buttons Galore have teamed up to bring you an amazing end of September Blog Hop!  Our design teams are featuring beautiful projects made with Poppystamps dies and stamps, and sprinkled with Buttons Galore goodies, like sparkling sequins mixes and 3D buttons!  Be sure to hop along with us and leave comments along the way! Poppystamps is giving away TWO $20 gift certificates! You have until October 1st to leave a comment, and winners will be announced on the Poppystamps Blog Oct.2.

If you have arrived from the Poppystamps Blog, then you’re in the right place! You can always begin at the beginning over at the Poppystamps Blog right here: Poppystamps Blog   http://poppystamps.typepad.com/

For my first card, I used some of my favorite Poppystamps dies from our Fall and Holiday releases to create this woodland layered shaker.  The first layer is the card base, followed by a white glitter panel that has been cut with the Pine Cone Branch Collage, with glitter paper inserted behind the pine cone and needles. Then I added the clear acetate panel, with a glittery Swaying Birch on top. On top of that is the Pine Needle Clearing and the Pointed Rectangle Frame. The Curious Fawn, Stitched Maple Trio, and a few sequins finish off this frosty fall card.

Speaking of sequins, did you see this beautiful mix from Buttons Galore? It’s called Through the Woods, and it’s such a pretty mix of tiny woodgrain sequins, browns, and forest greens. I love the way large shakers sound when filled with sequins! When you shake the sequins all the way down to the bottom, the shimmery pine cone is revealed. Surprise!

For my second card, I brought out a little bling! I cut the Ball Wreath on crisp white card stock, adding red foil behind it, and added a shiny green bow and sparkle. Then I added the Buttons Galore Old Fashioned Lights on a piece of black cord, and a few sequins from Deck the Halls! I love that sparkle and shine!

You can find more great inspiration and ideas on every stop along the hop! Next up is May Flaum: http://mayflaum.com/

Here’s the complete hop list! Be sure to leave a comment on my blog, and on every stop along the way for your chance to win!

Poppystamps Blog   http://poppystamps.typepad.com/
Michele K. Henderson  https://crimsonowlcreations.wordpress.com/category/poppystamps/
May Flaum: http://mayflaum.com/
Jeanne Jachna  http://akeptlife.blogspot.com/search/label/Poppystamps
Lorrie McCullers: http://lorriemccullers.blogspot.com/
Marybeth Lopez  http://marybethstimeforpaper.blogspot.com/search/label/Poppystamps
Anaya Whye: http://yanadesigns.com/blog/
Nancy Penir  http://artful-notions.blogspot.com/search/label/Poppystamps/
Connie Mercer: http://www.craftygoodies.com/
Jennifer Svare  http://www.jenscraftroom.com/home?category=Poppystamps
Kelli Stradling: http://www.craftshackchronicles.com/
Robin Tharaldson  https://www.stamptress.com/
Rebecca Keppel  http://www.myclutteredcorner.com/search/label/Poppystamps
Buttons Galore and More Blog http://buttonsgaloreandmore.net/

Thanks so much for joining us today!

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Simon Says Stamp Poppystamps Exclusive!

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I am so excited to be taking part in the Simon Says Stamp Stamptember month long stamp party! Today on the Simon Says Stamp Blog, you will find a very special exclusive release from Poppystamps, Magical Wishes! While supplies last, you can get the adorable little faeries from the Magical Wishes set over at Simon Says Stamp, and find more great inspiration and ideas on the Simon Says Stamp Blog right here: http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/

I made a very sweet and simple CAS card for my hubbie! He has a big day today, so I’m sending him off with my love! I stamped the images onto white card stock and colored with my copics.

Who could resist this faerie, over the moon for you?

Thanks so much for joining us today!

 

Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Sweet Goodbye!

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Today is the final day of the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop, and today, I am sharing my final card! I have had an amazing week seeing so much coffee inspiration and ideas, trying a few new things with free digi downloads from a few super sponsors, sharing some of my coffee cards created with my favorite products from Paper Sweeties and Poppystamps which I am proud to be a part of their design teams, and finally, sharing cards that I have created that reflect my own unusual, bright and colorful style! There’s still time for you to play along and link up your final cards right here at the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog: http://coffeelovingcardmakers.com/2017/09/final-day-of-the-fall-hop/

This is one of those cards! I have used dies from Poppystamps, Memory Box, Paper Smooches, Lawn Fawn, and Taylored Expressions, some of my favorites! I love pooling dies together to create something adorable!

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This is my final entry for the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. As a thank you to all of you who have taken the time to visit my blog and leave a comment, I am offering an opportunity to win some beautiful mystery blog candy! I hope you have enjoyed the visit, and I would love if you continued to stop by, or became a follower! Thanks for all of your amazing support! Big thanks also go out to Amy Tsuruta and all the folks at the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog for sponsoring another amazing coffee lovers blog hop!

Thanks so much for joining us today!

Live your life in color!

Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

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Today is the last day of the mega-watt Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! Would you believe there are over 1000 fabulous coffee themed cards to inspire you right now? It’s exciting to think about how many more we’ll have when the hop closes later today. You can get all the details and link up your coffee themed creation at the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog right here: http://coffeelovingcardmakers.com/2017/09/2017-fall-coffee-lovers-blog-hop/

Today I am sharing two cards I created using free digi downloads from two super sponsors of the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! The adorable little owl in the pumpkin is from Craftin’ Desert Divas.

This sleepy owl is from Jessica Lynn Originals. This is me in the morning!

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Today I have a special gift for you! Simply leave a comment on this post, and a way to reach you if you are a winner, or on any of my coffee themed posts for the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop this week, and you could be randomly selected to win a mystery coffee lovers prize!

Thanks so much for joining me today!

Live your life in color!

Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop: Cats in the Pumpkin Patch

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It’s hard to believe the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop is almost over! There is SO much more to look at and so little time! Today I am sharing a card featuring Five Cats in a Pumpkin Patch. Do you think it’s a little spooky? There’s still a little time left for you to link up your coffee themed card over at the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog right here: http://coffeelovingcardmakers.com/2017/09/2017-fall-coffee-lovers-blog-hop/

These spooky kitties are ready to bring a people treatie,

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All you have to do is leave a comment on this post, (and how to contact you), or any of my coffee themed posts during the Blog Hop,  and you might be randomly selected to win a mystery Fall Coffee Lovers prize!

Thanks so much for joining me today!

Live your life in color!

The Season of the Witch

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Today I am over on the Poppystamps blog, with this very spooky CAS shaker to celebrate our Poppystamps Halloween Blog Hop! You can get all the details and leave a comment for a chance to win over at the Poppystamps blog right here: http://poppystamps.typepad.com/

Thanks so much for joining us today!