Sweet Summer Succulents

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Today I am playing along with a brand new challenge over at Fusion! This week the theme is Cactus Door, and I was inspired to create a few succulents outside my window! You can get all the details and link up your cactus Door creation over at Fusion right here: http://fusioncardchallenge.blogspot.com/2018/07/fusion-cactus-door.html

I really love those thick squishy cacti near the door, and I used a fun group of bright green cacti, including the large round agave, to create my own cacti collection!

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Live your life in color!

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Stamping for Families Blog Hop

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Like so many of my crafty friends, I have been moved by the images we’ve been seeing on the news lately. I have shed more than a few tears for the children separated from their parents, and for the lasting impression that our land of freedom and opportunity has now given to the world. Separating young children from their parents is something that I simply cannot support.

 

But what can I do? I am just one person. As Robert Kennedy famously said, “Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.”

Senator Robert F. Kennedy, June 6, 1966, South Africa

Today, there is a small, committed group of crafty women that have come together to create a little ripple.  Today, we are Stamping for Families.

What can you do? You can join us, and create a card that you can link up to our growing group of committed friends who would like to see a change. Perhaps it will make a difference, to yourself, to someone special, or to someone who can make decisions, or make policy, or make a change.

What else can you do?

  1. Be kind. Be a friend. Know that it is Love that makes a family.
  2. Make a card and share it with someone you love, someone in your family, or someone in your tribe.
  3. Reach out and call your US Senators at (202) 224-3121 and ask them to support SB3036.  The “Keep Families Together Act” deals with stopping family separation, which is a good place to start.
  4. Pay your love forward and donate to one of the groups helping reunite the families! Here’s a good one!  RAICES, Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services. Together, we can make a difference for families!

 

The best place for you to link up your card is over on Sandy Allnock’s Blog right here: http://sandyallnock.com/stamping-for-families-bloghop-and-a-wee-dog-vlog/

Sandy has a special message and a special surprise for crafty folks who link up their “Stamping for Familes” creations!

Thank you so much for joining me today!

Live your life in color!

 

 

 

 

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”

Margaret Mead, 1964

Spring and Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop Winners!

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I am SO happy you could join me today, because I am about to announce the winners of my Blog Candy Surprise for the Spring and Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop! I received so many wonderful comments, it made my heart warm . . . like rich, creamy coffee! Thank you so much to everyone who visited my blog! Without any further ado, the winner of my Blog Candy Surprise was drawn from the June 1st, “Hot Love,” post,

BILLIE A!

Congratulations, Billie!  You are today’s first winner! Please send me an email at crimsonowl@comcast.net, and I will have your prize delivered to your hometown mailbox! In addition, please select your favorite coffee themed card and I will include it in your prize package!

Did any of you very smart readers catch that I am announcing today’s “winners,”, as in more than one? That’s right! I have one more prize to give away to our second winner,

LISA BZIBZIAK

Congratulations, Lisa! You have won your choice of any of the cards that I posted during the Spring and Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop! Let me know which card you would like!

 

Hot Love

Steeped in Flight

Helloooooooo Coffee

Sending You Coffee Love

Steamy Summer Coffee

Hot and Tropical

French Roast

Thank you all so much for joining me today!

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Hot Love

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I am SO glad you have joined me today, on the very last day of the Spring and Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop! All week long, I have been loving all the amazing coffee inspiration and ideas. There have really been some outstanding designs here in 2018! You can still link up your coffee themed projects, and be entered to win some amazing prizes over at the Coffee Loving carmakers blog right here: http://coffeelovingcardmakers.com/2018/05/2018-spring-summer-coffee-lovers-blog-hop/

The card I made today is for my hubbbie, Mr. Crimson Owl! Mr. Crimson Owl, also known as Aaron, and I have quite a few things in common. We are both graduates from the University of Alabama! He earned a BA and I earned my MA at the home of the Crimson Tide! Our official alma mater colors are crimson and white, along with the famous black and white houndstooth every Bama fan has in their closet somewhere! We share a love for Crimson Tide football, golf, our feline sons, coffee ice cream and m&m’s! Since we moved to Florida’s beautiful Treasure Coast recently, I have been teasing him that this is the perfect place to be, on those days when he is just a little bit crabby! He’s embraced his crabby self with joyful glee! So my card had to have a little blue crab on it, just for him!

I am so sad to see this amazing hop draw to a close, so let’s perk things up with some blog candy! Simply leave a comment on this post, or on any of my posts from this week’s Coffee Lovers Blog Hop, and you might be randomly selected to win a little blog candy, from me to you!

Thanks so much for joining us today!

Live your life in color!

 

Steamy Summer Coffee

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Are you playing along with the Spring and Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop over at the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog? You won’t believe the fabulous coffee themed ideas and inspiration going on all week! You can get all the details and link up your coffee themed cards right here: http://coffeelovingcardmakers.com/2018/05/2018-spring-summer-coffee-lovers-blog-hop/

Today I am sharing a card that reminds me of the desert, hot and steamy and beautiful!  Amidst the painted rocks and cacti, ranchers and cowboys are up early and drinking coffee, hot and steamy like the desert! Maybe even a few golfers or campers too are enjoying a mellow blend as well. I hope you enjoy this fun hot summer treat!

All you have to do is leave a comment on this post, or on any of my coffee themed posts during the Spring and Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop, and you might be randomly selected to win some special blog candy! It’s my way of saying, thanks for dropping by, let me get you a coffee!

Thanks so much for joining us today!

Live your life in color!

 

Bright Thanks for Inspired By All the Little Things

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I am so happy you could join us today! Today I am sharing a card that I created for Inspired By All the Little Things #86! When I saw the gorgeous inspiration photo, I knew I had to play along! I loved all the combinations of brightly colored feathers from the Design Team, and I did my own take on bright, beautiful feathers. You can get all the details and link up your fine feather creation over on the Inspired By All the Little Things Blog right here: http://inspiredbyallthelittlethings.blogspot.com/2018/05/inspired-by-all-little-things-86.html

I wanted to create something bright and colorful, but very simple. I knew I would add these tiny, bright feathers to a bright background, and I wanted them to stand out. Simply, thanks!

I have good news! I have recently joined Instagram, and will be sharing many of my photos for all of you. You can find me at  michele.k.henderson!

Thanks so much for joining me today!

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Summer Coffee Hot and Tropical

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The Coffee Lovers Bloghop is rolling along today, filled with amazing inspiration and ideas! Are you playing along yet? Today I am sharing a bright and perky Good Morning Coffee card, that really feels like summer, hot and tropical and full of color! You can get all the details, link up your own coffee inspired card, and see hundreds of amazing coffee cards over at the Coffee Loving carmakers Blog right here: http://coffeelovingcardmakers.com/2018/05/2018-spring-summer-coffee-lovers-blog-hop/

But that’s not all! All you have to do is leave a comment on this post, or on any of my posts this week for the Coffee Lovers Bloghop, and you might be randomly selected to win some blog candy! It’s my way of saying, thanks for reading my blog, let me get you a coffee!

I’m headed over for some more coffee inspiration right now!

Thanks so much for joining me today!

Live your life in color!