Camping Cats

Hello Crafty Cat Loving Friends!

Today is the LAST DAY of the 2022 Cat Lovers Hop! It’s been a wonderful week, and I’ve had so much fun playing along. You can still link up your cat card today over on the blog, Her Peaceful Garden, and see fabulous ideas and inspiration! I’ve got a few new ideas for next year too! Check it out on Her peaceful Garden right here https://herpeacefulgarden.blogspot.com/2022/10/day-6-2022-cat-lovers-hop.html

I had a little time off before I started my new job, so I did a little cat crafting, cutting out all kinds of kittens, cats, fish, and fun little die cuts. This Camping Cats card was created from some of the extra tiny die cuts I hadn’t used for anything else. It’s a fun little card with a little R&R time for kitties!

This year the 2022 Cat Lovers Hop was a lot of fun, and I was very honored to be asked by our dear friend Janis in Idaho to join in, and be a guest designer for an amazing craft company that I love, Poppystamps! If you haven’t had a chance, check out the special post from Poppystamps on Day 2 of the Cat Lovers Hop, for an extra chance too win the AMAZING Whittle Adorable Kitty Kit! The kitties I used for Camping Cats are from the Whittle Adorable Kitty Kit die set! https://poppystamps.typepad.com/poppystamps/2022/10/peek-a-boo-kitty-with-the-2022-cat-lovers-blog-hop-by-michele-k-henderson.html

Thank you so much for all of your sweet, positive, and joy-filled comments that all of you cat loving visitors have left on my blog this week! I would love it if you would become a blog follower and find inspiration in my projects all year round! I specialize in hand-crafted card design with layers of paper and color!

Of course, there are a lot of cats, too!

Thank you Janis for another great Cat Lovers Hop, and for all of the hard work and preparation you do all year round to give us an October filled with cats! Everybody loves THAT!

Thank you so much for joining us today!

Live your life in color!

Meow!

Max helps me get ready for work every morning!

Omar helps me with my art projects!

Fuzzy is our sweet little cuddly kitty!

Magic Meows

Hello Crafty Cat Friends!

Have you been enjoying the 2022 Cat Lovers Hop as much as I have? It gets better and better every year! Today I am sharing my card that features this adorable little spell casting kitty meowing up a little magic spell. You can play along with all the cat fun over on the blog, Her Peaceful Garden, right herehttps://herpeacefulgarden.blogspot.com/2022/09/2022-cat-lovers-hop-main-hop-page.html

I used sparkling shades of purple for the background of this sleek slimline card, and added the kitty, books, and a few swirling goodies. Perfect for anyone who loves kitties and a little bit of magic!

Thanks so much for joining us today!

Live your life in color!

Birthday Kitty

Hello Crafty Cat Friends!

It’s Day 3 of the 2022 Cat Lovers Hop, and I have an awesome kitty card for you all today! I created this unique free standing pop-up easel card kitty card with another great Poppystamps die set, the Floral Cake Pop-Up Easel Set. Check it out where all Poppystamps products are sold, or over on the Poppystamps blog!

I hope you all have been playing along with the 2022 Cat Lovers Hop so far! The Hop began on Monday, and ends on Friday, October 29, with a few extra days thrown in for comments. You can see a boxful of great inspiration and ideas. play cat-themed games, win fabulous cat-themed prizes, and link up your cat creation all over on the blog, Her Peaceful Garden right here https://herpeacefulgarden.blogspot.com/2022/10/day-3-2022-cat-lovers-hop.html

Everything you need to create a beautiful Floral Cake Pop-Up Easel Card comes in the Poppystamps die set, but of course, I had to add a kitty! This little kitty is popping out of the cake with big birthday hugs!

This card can lay flat for mailing, and then your recipient can pop it up like an easel on display. It’s a purrrfectly adorable idea!

Thanks so much for joining us today!

Live your life in color!

Witchy Kitty

Hello Crafty Kitty Friends!

Thanks for dropping by today! I am playing along with the 2022 Cat Lovers Hop! Have you heard about it? It’s purrrrfectly wonderful cat inspiration and ideas, tons of great prizes, and cat themed fun and games! You can join along with all the fun over on the blog Her Peaceful Garden right here https://herpeacefulgarden.blogspot.com/2022/09/2022-cat-lovers-hop-main-hop-page.html

This Clean and Layered card was so much fun to make! I used the new Witches Shoe die from the Poppystamps fall collection to make this kitty extra stylish. Be sure to check out the Poppystamps blog for a special Cat Lovers Hop post today right here https://poppystamps.typepad.com/poppystamps/2022/10/peek-a-boo-kitty-with-the-2022-cat-lovers-blog-hop-by-michele-k-henderson.html

Thanks so much for joining us today!

Live your life in color!

Coffee Loving Kitty with The 2022 Cat Lovers Hop

Hello Crafty Friends!

I am so happy to be playing along with the 2022 Cat Lovers Hop! This is my 8th year playing along, and my 8th year making cute kitty cards for this fun hop, and watching it grow over the years. Today I am sharing an easy breezy coffee loving kitty!

The hop runs from October 24 – 29, 2022, so look for a fun kitty card every day this week! You can get all the details, find great inspiration and ideas, play games, get fun cat ideas, and WIN over on the blog Her Peaceful Garden, right here https://herpeacefulgarden.blogspot.com/p/2022-cat-lovers-hop-guidelines-and-faqs.html

Thanks so much for joining us today!

Live your life in color!

It’s here! It’s here!

Hello Crafty Friends!

The big day has finally arrived! Tomorrow is the big kickoff for the 2022 Cat Lovers Hop! There will be great inspiration and ideas, cat games, lots of purrrrfectly amazing prizes, and an entire collective of folks who love kitties and crafting! What can be more fun ?!

The hop runs from October 24-29, over on the blog Her Peaceful Garden, from a wonderful lady named Janis in Idaho. Every year, she puts together this amazing hop. You can check it all out right here! https://herpeacefulgarden.blogspot.com/p/2022-cat-lovers-hop-guidelines-and-faqs.html

This week, I will introduce you to my kitties, max, Omar, and Fuzzy! Today, we meet Max, who LOVES watching nature shows on TV! I love this picture of him because he looks like the butterfly he is SO interested in!

Thanks so much for joining us today! We’ll see you tomorrow at the hop!

Live your life in color!

Harvest Bounty with The Card Concept

Hello Crafty Friends,

It’s time for our new and next exciting challenge from The Card Concept! This week, we have TWO different inspiration photos to try. Challenge 182a Harvest Bounty, and Challenge 182b Christmas Joy both offer beautiful inspiration and ideas. You can see what our Design Team has created, and learn about our different styles over at The Card Concept right here: https://thecardconcept.blogspot.com

I was inspired by Challenge 182a, Harvest Bounty. I love the bright Autumn colors, and the imagery of abundance in the apples and the flowers. I created a Clean and Layered design of a harvest bounty apple cart, complete with a little kitty! That was a lot of apples and little leaves to cut too, but it turned out great!

Now it’s your turn! Create a design inspired by 182a Harvest Bounty, or 182b Christmas Joy (see it over on The Card Concept), and link it up over on The Card Concept for your chance to win!

Thanks so much for joining us today!

Live your life in color!

Colors of Fall with The Card Concept

Hello Crafty Friends,

Welcome to our newest challenge on The Card Concept, Colors of Fall! I love this week’s photo inspiration, and the resemblance to my hometown built on the banks of the Wisconsin River. The viid Fall colors, the little rowboat in the water, and the wooden dock all inspired me to create this Mixed Media card.

You can see my card, along with other beautiful Colors of Fall cards from our new design team, over on The Card Concept blog right here https://thecardconcept.blogspot.com

Playing along with The Card Concept is SO easy! Just pick a style, find your inspiration in our challenge photo, and create a card. You can link up your card over on The Card Concept blog.

Our design team LOVES making these beautiful cards for you, but we also love seeing you all join in! Give our challenge a try!

Thanks so much for joining us today!

Live your life in color!

Spooky Boo

Hello Crafty Friends!

Today I am over on the Poppystamps Blog with this fun Fall card! See all the good stuff over on the Poppystamps blog right here https://poppystamps.typepad.com/poppystamps/

Thanks so much for joining us today!

Glamor Ghouls with Poppystamps

Hello Crafty Friends and Family!

Today I am over on the Poppystamps blog with this cheerful card for the glamor gals of Halloween! Pop on over and take a look over on the Poppystamps Blog right here https://poppystamps.typepad.com/poppystamps/

Thanks so much for joining us today!