4 posts categorized "Meghan Kennihan"

PSC#99 Gift It!

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Welcome to the Poppystamps Challenge! We're so happy you've stopped by, and we sure hope you'll join us! On the first of the month, we announce a new Poppystamps Challenge with a central theme. The design team will provide samples for inspiration, and you can play along through the end of the month for your chance to win.

The winner of our blog badge for the Poppystamps Challenge Challenge #98 Fabulous Fall is Pat J. 

20221112_144902_by_johnsopaThe lucky winner of the draw (chosen by random number generator) for the monthly prize is  ionabunny!

Please contact me (Jeanne) at poppychallenge@gmail.com to claim your prize.

Want to play? 

The rules are simple - just create a project following the theme, use at least one Poppystamps image or die, and link it up here. The design we love best will receive our winner badge to proudly display on their blog, and one lucky random winner will receive a prize. You don't have to have a blog to play.  You can link to any online gallery. In fairness to other players, we reserve the right to remove entries that do not use at least one Poppystamps image. We ask that you link a maximum of  3 entries to each challenge. You are welcome to link your design to other challenges. Grab our badge to post on your blog post or sidebar!

PSC#99 Gift It!   This time of year it's all about giving!  It's a great way to show appreciation for others and to share with those who might be in need.  This time we're looking for ways that you might dress up a gift, baked good, or treat.  That means tags, gift wraps, treat bags and more.  Your gift it project isn't limited to the winter holidays - birthday, school and other occasions are welcome.  It's your choice, just be sure to use at least one Poppystamps image (stamp or die) on your project! 

Need a little inspiration?  Here are some samples from our design team.  Want a closer look?   No worries.. we'll be featuring these projects on Wednesdays throughout the month, so you can see how each project was created.

Meet our December Guest Nancy Salked who is introduced by Design Team member Michele...

Nancy and I got to know each other a little through this wonderful crafting community we are all a part of. One day she sent me a card and I fell in love with her beautiful, bright, colorful, and very clean style! He projects always feel so bright and positive. I knew Nance would create something joyful and cheerful using a few Poppystamps products. Thanks for joining the Poppystamps family for our December challenge!
Nancy Salked
Nancy Salked

Instagram:  @tarheelsoulmom

Hello there! My name is Nancy Salkeld. I've been card making for about 15 years. I have always been artsy and crafty since a little girl. I was always drawing or gluing something. I took painting lessons as a teen and dabbled in various artsy things. I live in Cary, North Carolina, married to college sweetheart, ER RN hubs, Dave, for 32 years and counting.  I have two grown children, Arrow and Ben and "furmom" to lab, Ellie and cats Bella and Crystabelle.

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Nancy Salked


Meghan Kennihan


Janet Katz


Michele K.  Henderson

Now it's your turn! Need a little more motivation? How about a prize? The winner (chosen at random) of this challenge will receive a $20 Gift Certificate to spend on their favorites from the store!

You have until 12 am US EST on  December 29 to link up your design here! We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on January 1!!    

Thanks for joining us! We can't wait to see what you make!



Adorable Kitty Kit
by Meghan Kennihan

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Hi Crafty Friends,
I am a #dogmom but I love this Whittle Adorable Kitty Kit! It makes it so easy to create darling kitten scenes for the Cat Lovers in your life!
I started out by cutting the cats out of gray, pale orange, and cream colored paper then I used a slightly darker shade Copic marker to color the fur patterns.

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I used the stamps in the kit to make my paw print background then framed my kitty scene with the Poppy Stamps Scalloped Stitched Frame Dies.

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I finished my two cards by adding the darling pun sentiments to each. Thank you for stopping by! Head to my Instagram @madebymeghank or blog (www.madebymeghank.com) for more!

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Purple Winter Trees
by Meghan Kennihan


Hi Crafty Friends,
I love making unique colored Christmas cards. I chose many shades of purple for this winter Christmas tree scene using Poppy Stamps Iced Pine Trees. Poppy Stamps & Birch Press Designs are having an AMAZING Black Friday Sale! Don't Miss Out! See graphics below!


Make Crafty Friends Q & A:
Q: What is your favorite non-traditional Christmas color combo?
A: Me? Pink and Teal

I started with a Distress Oxide blended background using Shaded Lilac and Wilted Violet, splattered with water, white paint, and purple ink. Next, I die cut the trees from Poppy Stamps 6x6 Twilight Purple Papers and added the white snow to their branches.

Final_5I framed the tree scene with the Poppy Stamps Double Stitched Scalloped Frame dies and for some extra sparkle I used Christmas Fairy Jewels for the stars on top.


Thank you for stopping by! Head to my Instagram @madebymeghank or blog (www.madebymeghank.com) for more!


Meghan Floral Signature






You Guac My World
by Meghan Kennihan


Hi Crafty Friends,
I know many of you are in Holiday card making mode but that doesn't mean there aren't other events you need cards for during the Holiday season. I wanted to inspire you to keep up on your everyday card stash with these two avocado cuties.

Make Crafty Friends Q & A:
Q: Do you like avocados?
A: Me? YES! I eat one everyday!

Final_1These cards were very easy to make. I simple die cut 10 Whittle Avocados out of striped green paper and plain green paper from the Lush Green 6x6 Paper pad. Then I die cut 10 avocado "skins" and seeds out of brown paper and glued them together to make my avocados.

Final_2I framed the quintet of avocados with the Poppy Stamps Scalloped Stitched Frames and added the puns in the right corner. Thank you for stopping by! Head to my Instagram @madebymeghank or blog (www.madebymeghank.com) for more!

Meghan Floral Signature