215 posts categorized "Michele K. Henderson"

Happy Halloween Cat
by Michele K. Henderson


Hello Friends!

What goes together  better than a black cat and a pumpkin? A Whittle Purring Cat from the Poppystamps newest release, and a warm, glowing jack o lantern!


I started out with a bright green Autumn Leaves Sidekick Frame, and a collection of leaves from Maple Symphony, Leafy Vine Corner, and Fanciful Fall Leaves. There's no right or wrong way to arrange the leaves, just play around until you find what you love then glue it down. My "pro tip" is try to avoid putting two leaves of the same color next to each other. I then cut the Jack O Lantern Frame in orange and green, then put it all together.


I used purple cardstock for the panel behind the cat, and the cool woodgrain design paper for the base of the card. Once all the leaves, the pumpkin, and the cat were all assembled, I added a few Treasure Chest Fairy Gemstones for a tiny sparkly finish.



There's nothing scary about this sweet little kitty!


Thanks so much for joining us today!






Fall Sneaks In
by Michele K. Henderson


Hello Friends,

Fall is starting to sneak in. Are you ready? These sweet little ghosts from our latest release are delivering cheerful greetings in bright colors to welcome in Autumn. Take a look!


I started with our woodgrain paper card base, and added an orange stitched border. I used a light beige for the Large Stitched Envelope from the Large Stitched Envelope and Postage set. Then I created a bouquet of Fall flowers using the Potpourri Flower Set, Delightful Daisy, Dandelion Stem, Layered Lovely Flowers. and Layered Fringe Flowers, all in shades of orange, yellow, and ivory.


The little "HI" in the corner was made with the Marzipan Alphabet. Tiny white ghosts from Little Scary Guys peek out from around the envelope to say hello.


A few sparkling Fairy Gemstones in Fall colors add the finishing touch!


It's easy to start getting ready for Fall with this new release!

Thanks for joining us today!








Windy Ride
by Michele K. Henderson


Hello Friends,

It's a very windy day and our Whittle Dachshund is going for a ride! Take a look!


This was a fun little card to create. I started with a light blue card base and added the Flowing Curves in the same shade. It makes a great look for "wind." I then cut the Leafy Branch Oval in black, and a group of colorful fall leaves with Maple Symphony and Fanciful Fall Leaves.


I added the Whittle Dachshund to the upside down umbrella from the Raining Frame, and then arranged the leaves and branches. A little grey Busy Squirrel dashes out of the way up a tree.


A few sparkling Fairy Jewels add the finishing touch!


Thanks so much for joining us today!








Rainbow Challenge
by Michele K. Henderson


Hello Poppystamps Friends!

Are you playing along with this month's beautiful challenge, Rainbows? There's still time to join us and create a Rainbow project of your own, featuring at least one Poppystamps die or stamp. Your card might be randomly selected to win some very sweet blog candy too!


All you have to do is link up your colorful Rainbow to our blog, and your project might be selected to win a $20.00 gift certificate prize from Poppystamps! How's that for lucky little fortune at the end of the rainbow?


I used the Rainbow Arch die to create this bold and bright Rainbow card. I started with a light grey card background, and added the tiny ribbons of rainbow color in the usual pattern. Then I cut a handful of Whittle Clouds in shades of white, light grey, and black grey. I added the little black umbrella for the Raining Frame.


I assembled everything together to create a colorful Rainbow scene, and finished it off with a little raindrops sparkle of Fairy Jewels!


Now it's your turn to play along and join us for a wet and wild Rainbow July!

Thanks for joining us today!







PSC#106 - Rainbow

Challenge Badge

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 #105 Just Add Foil is Pat J. 

20230626_111556_by_johnsopaThe lucky winner of the draw (chosen by random number generator) for the monthly prize is Inknami!

Please contact me (Jeanne) at [email protected] 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#106 Rainbows!  Sometimes it's hard to choose your favorite color - so why not use them all!  This month we're asking you to add ALL your favorite colors.  Designs can include rainbows and or rainbow colors in your favorite media (card stock, alchohol ink, Distress, glitter etc). little foil bling to your designs.   Projects can be for any occasion, and you're not limited to making cards.  We welcome home décor, page layouts, tags and everything in between!  It's your choice, just be sure to use at least one Poppystamps die on your project!  You must use a Poppystamps product to be eligible to win! 

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 July guest selected by design team member Patty Tanuz! 

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Blog: iraLamija

Instagram: @iralamija

You Tube: iraLamija

My name is Beatriz Jennings, I fell in love with scrapbooking when I was looking through a magazine and saw all of the beautiful things that you can do with paper. Right now I'm in love with card making, mini albums, digital images and altered art. I have been scrapbooking for more than 17 years. I love to use ribbon, buttons, and flowers on most of my creations. I don't know how to describe my style, but some people say that is a little bit romantic, feminine, and shabby Chic.


Beatriz Jennings


Beatriz Jennings


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Patty Tanuz

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 July 28  to link up your design here! We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on August 1!!    

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

Lush Thanks
by Michele K. Henderson


Hello Crafty Friends!

Today I am sharing a card inspired by all this lush, green floral goodness we've got here in South Florida right now. All this rain we've had lately and these steamy temperatures are turning everything a brilliant, verdant green! I was inspired to create a big lush THANK YOU using a combination of some of my favorite leafy Poppystamps dies.


I started with a bright white card stock base, and stamped a big bold sentiment from a new release from Memory Box, Gracious Floral Stamp Set! The set is beautiful, and had the perfect sentiment for all of my lush leaves,


I then cut out lots of beautiful leaves in shades of deep green, lime, aqua, olive, and white out Leafy Vine Corner, Fanciful Fall Leaves, and brilliant Geraniums Flower.


I added leaves until my sentiment was centered (mostly), and the design looked lush and full. As usual, I finish all my cards with three Bright Jewels!



Thanks so much for joining us today!