Fusion Challenge: Sweet Citrus

Hello Everyone!

Today I am playing along with a brand new challenge over at Fusion, Sweet Citrus! Even though my card doesn’t actually have any citrus on it, I was very inspired by the big juicy citrus slices in the inspiration photo. There’s still a little time left to play along over at The Fusion blog right here: http://fusioncardchallenge.blogspot.com/2018/09/fusion-citrus.html

I loved the colors and the shape of the inspiration photo, including those juicy green leaves! I added pretty little flowers against a crisp, white background.

Thanks so much for joining me today!

Live your life in color!

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Altenew Inspiration Challenge

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It is such a beautiful morning today that I thought it would be a great time to share this  fancy floral card I created for this month’s Altenew Inspiration challenge! You can get all the details and link up your September inspiration card over at the Altenew blog right here: http://altenewblog.com/2018/09/02/september-2018-inspiration-challenge-video/

I love this photo, and the beautiful way the flowers seem to cascade off the page. I used a few of my favorite Altenew layered die sets to create this pretty combination. I hope you like it too

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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: https://thecatspajamasrs.com/TCP/archives/22159

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?

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Live your life in color!

Rustic Flowers with Fusion

 

Hi Everybody!

Today I am playing along with a new challenge from Fusion, Rustic Flowers! You can get all the details and link up your Rustic Flowers creation over at Fusion right here: http://fusioncardchallenge.blogspot.com/2018/08/fusion-rustic-flowers.html

This is such a pretty photo to draw inspiration from that I decided to just use the elements from the photo. I started with a rustic old fence that takes a back seat to the pretty collection of wildflowers in the front. I just got my crafty hands on a beautiful die set from Altenew, 3D Rose Flurries, and I have been busy! Today, these pastel flowers are blooming along an old country fence.

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Live your life in color!

Poppystamps Holiday Blog Blitz

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Today I am over on the Poppystamps Blog sharing my collection of holiday tags created with alcohol inks, YUPO paper, and the new Mod Poinsettias! Check it out, and enter to win during our Holiday Blog Blitz, from July 26 – August 4 at the Poppystamps blog right here: http://poppystamps.typepad.com/poppystamps/2018/07/mod-poinsettias-by-michele-k-henderson.html

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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!

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