Shake it Up over at Poppystamps

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I am over on the Poppystamps blog today with this sweet surprise Spring shaker! Join our March Poppystamps challenge, see more great inspiration and ideas, and enter for a chance to win a fabulous prize over on the Poppystamps blog right here https://poppystamps.typepad.com/poppystamps/2021/03/psc78-shake-it-up.html

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Afternoon Sloths

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Have you ever had one of those weekends where you’ve just felt like hanging around your house? So many people have been quarantined for so long they are just busting to get out and about. But for a lot of other folks, essential workers, teachers, retail associates, grocery store workers, delivery drivers, first responders, health care workers, and so many others, a week of work means long, hard hours, physical and emotional exhaustion, and a week of hot, damp, ear-itching masks. This card is for all those folks that love a weekend at home, in a comfy cool place, catching up on a little rest and Netflix! Of course, perhaps making a card or two as well!

You can find all the details of this Afternoon Sloth card over at the Poppystamps blog right here https://poppystamps.typepad.com/poppystamps/2021/02/afternoon-sloths-by-michele-k-henderson.html

Thanks so much for dropping by my blog today, and for swinging by the Poppystamps blog too! We have loads of great inspiration and ideas from our amazing design team, along with challenges and prizes too! Come on in and take a look!

12 Days and 12 Tags with Ellen Hutson

Hello Crafty Christmas friends!

Today I am sharing my very last tag for The 12 Days of Christmas Tags, sponsored by Ellen Hutson! Today may be the very last day to link up your holiday tags over on Ellen Hutson, so I wouldn’t wait! I completed 12 Tags inspired by 12 holiday carols, and saw tons of great ideas and inspiration! You can get all the details right here https://blog.ellenhutson.com/2020/12/01/welcome-to-12-tags-of-christmas-2020-challenge/

It’s wildly and wonderfully brilliant that Day 12 is The 12 Days of Christmas! That very old yuletide carol is filled with great visual imagery. I love seeing designer’s very modern twists on the classic carol. My colorful little partridge is ready for Christmas!

Today’s tag is inspired by The 12 Days of Christmas, from Day 12.

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Live your life in color!

Deck the Halls with The 12 Tags of Christmas

Hello Crafty Christmas friends!

Today I am up to Day 11 of the 12 Tags of Christmas Tags, sponsored by Ellen Hutson! You can get all the details and link up your holiday tag over on EllenHitson’s blog right here https://blog.ellenhutson.com/2020/12/01/welcome-to-12-tags-of-christmas-2020-challenge/

Deck the Halls has always been a cheerful, happy song, with some unusual lyrics! It is a Welsh tune from the 16th century about welcoming Christmas with friends and family. It has a strong opener, and those FA LA LAs are quite memorable. But then I’m sort of at a loss at what to add to a tag. so I went with those memorable Fa LA Las! Everyone knows that FA LA LA song!

Today’s tag is inspired by Deck the Halls, from Day 11.

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Holly Jolly with The 12 Tags of Christmas

Hello Crafty Christmas Friends!

Today I am sharing a tag that I have created for The 12 Days of Christmas Tags, sponsored by Ellen Hutson. There are still a few more days to play and get your tag links in over on Ellen Hutson’s blog right here https://blog.ellenhutson.com/2020/12/01/welcome-to-12-tags-of-christmas-2020-challenge/

When I think of the song, Holly Jolly Christmas, I remember the story of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, one of my favorite stop motion Christmas shows! Holly jolly is about the happiest time of the year, and those colorful, wonderful elves!

Today’s tag is inspired by Holly Jolly Christmas, from Day 9.

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Merry Christmas with The 12 Tags of Christmas

Hello Crafty Christmas friends!

Today I am sharing a tag that I have created for The 12 Tags of Christmas 2020! I have really enjoyed this new twist of holiday tags this year, sponsored by Ellen Hutson. You can get all the details and link up your holiday tag, inspired by a classic Christmas song, over on Ellen Hutson’s blog right here https://blog.ellenhutson.com/2020/12/01/welcome-to-12-tags-of-christmas-2020-challenge/

Today’s challenge is We Wish You a Merry Christmas! Whenever I hear this song, I immediately think of a group of people singing this classic tune, like Christmas carolers, TV sit-coms, the office work party! The idea of a herd of cats singing this song under the tree is so jolly to me! I just had to add it on my own tag too!

My tag is inspired by We Wish You a Merry Christmas, from Day 8.

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Marshmallow World with The 12 Tags of Christmas

Hello Crafty Christmas friends!

Today I am playing along with The 12 Tags of Christmas, sponsored by Ellen Hutson! The challenge is easy! All you have to do is create a tag inspired by the day’s Christmas carol! You can get all the details and link up your holiday tag over on Ellen Hutson’s blog right here https://blog.ellenhutson.com/2020/12/01/welcome-to-12-tags-of-christmas-2020-challenge/

Have you ever really listened to the words of It’s A Marshmallow World, famously recorded by Dean Martin? It’s a fun, snappy, tune, but beyond the first line I never really paid attention to the lyrics. I checked it out to discover this gem:

“Those are marshmallow clouds being friendly, in the arms of the evergreen trees.

And the sun is red, like a pumpkin head. It’s shining so your nose don’t freeze.”

What a great visual image! In fact, the entire song is about marshmallows, whipped cream, and a happy day with your favorite gal. I just had to create a happy, marshmallow world with the clouds in the arms of the evergreen green. I will never look at clouds the same way again!

My card is inspired by It’s A Marshmallow World, Day 7.

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Santa’s Garden with Poppystamps

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Today I am over on the Poppystamps blog with this cute little reindeer right from Santa’s garden! I would LOVE if you could swing by and give Poppystamps a little holiday love! While you are there, check out our December challenge, and discover tons of great inspiration and ideas too! Check us out on Poppystamps right here https://poppystamps.typepad.com/poppystamps/2020/12/santas-garden-by-michele-k-henderson.html

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Home For the Holidays with The 12 Tags of Christmas

Hello Crafty Christmas friends!

Today I am sharing a tag that I have created for The 12 Tags of Christmas, sponsored by Ellen Hutson. You can get all the details and link up your Christmas carol inspired tag over at Ellen Hutson’s blog right here https://blog.ellenhutson.com/2020/12/01/welcome-to-12-tags-of-christmas-2020-challenge/

Today’s tag was inspired by Home for the Holidays, from Day 6.

Most of my family lives in Wisconsin, so going “home” for the holidays always meant traveling to a wintery Christmas. I have spent many, many Christmas seasons traveling by planes, trains, and automobiles, to and from some very exotic places. But my Christmas home and our family traditions have mostly remained unchanged over the years. The family home on the hill, the white snow, the tall snowy pines, the favorite holiday light in my small hometown, all remind me that there truly is no place like Home for the Holidays.

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White Christmas with The 12 Tags of Christmas

Hello Crafty Christmas friends!

Today, I am sharing a tag that I have created for Ellen Hutson’s 12 Days of Christmas Tags! You can get all the details and link up your Christmas Carol tag over on Ellen Hutson’s blog right here https://blog.ellenhutson.com/2020/12/01/welcome-to-12-tags-of-christmas-2020-challenge/

Today’s tag is inspired by White Christmas, Day 5.

Today’s challenge is White Christmas! I grew up in Wisconsin, so a white Christmas was pretty white! I love the line, “I’m dreaming of a white Christmas, just like the ones I used to know.” The ones I used to know meant miles and miles of snow-white forests, with tiny pops of color here and there. We would get a TON of snow every years Christmas always meant snow!

I created a snowy winter forest scene that could have come right out of my back yard! Wherever you are, have a wonderful Christmas this year!

Thanks so much for joining me today!

Live your life in color!