116 posts categorized "Michele K. Henderson"

10/17/2019

Thu 17

Pumpkin Moon
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Friends!

We are thrilled you have dropped by today! Today, I am sharing a delightfully spooky little card perfect for Halloween! I love the brand new Village Houses, and I thought they would look a little bit spooky under a big, bright, pumpkin moon, created with the Smiling Jack o Lantern. Take a look!

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I used a few of my favorite tips and tricks to create this colorful card. I love the idea of the great pumpkin visible in the glitzy moon, rising above the tiny village. To create this card, you will need the Double Stitch Square Frames, Smiling Jack o Lantern, Autumn Leaf Set, and Village Houses. You will also need your favorite Halloween yardstick, and your alcohol inks. I used shades of green, blue, yellow, red, and a touch of purple.

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I'm not sure what I was thinking when I made this background panel out of alcohol inks and YUPO paper. This large scrap was actually tucked away in a little box where I keep the YUPO paper and pieces, and when I saw that shiny blend of greens and blues, I thought it would make a weirdly wonderful Halloween sky. I cut a piece large enough to fit behind a black cardstock Double Stitch Square Frame.

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On a project with a lot of tiny cuts, I usually cut everything out before I start gluing. Sometimes, I may even cut two or three versions in different colors, just to make sure I have the right color combination. If you look closely, you'll see I originally planned on a shiny Bazzil cardstock for the Smiling Jack o Lantern, then changed it to orange glitter paper for the finished look.

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To create the look of lights in the Village Houses, I cut tiny squares of yellow big enough to cover the window openings, yet small enough not to extend beyond the edges of the houses. Be careful not to get any glue in the window!

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The Smiling Jack o Lantern is a unique die. It cuts out the moon and the facial features from the pumpkin, but the pumpkin is still attached in two points, creating a cool effect. So I made the cut directly onto my YUPO paper background panel. Then I cut the Jack o Lantern again in glitter yellow paper, then a third time in glitter orange paper. I adhered the YUPO paper onto my card base, then added the yellow moon. Once they were in place, I added the glitter orange pumpkin directly on top of the alcohol inked pumpkin with tiny pieces of foam pop dots. The result is a shiny Jack o Lantern face floating in front of a glittery moon.

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Add your tiny village underneath the moon, along with a few leaves from the Autumn leaf Set, cut in shades of purple and maroon. A few purple sequins and Hocus Pocus! Let the spooky fun begin!

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 Thanks so much for joining us today! Keep it spooky!

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10/01/2019

Tue 01

PSC#61 Enchanted

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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 last month's challenge PSC#60 Anything Goes is Joyce M

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The lucky winner of the draw (chosen by random number generator) for the monthly prize is Heidi H

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!

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PSC#61 Enchanted - Do you love Halloween?  This month we're bewitched with the delight of this spooktacular holiday. Whether your Halloween is filled with the glamour of the Gothic or spooky sweet with tricks and treats for your little devils, we hope you play along with us.   Just be sure to include at least one Poppystamps image (die cut, stencil, or stamp) 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.

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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 October 29 to link up your design here!  We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on  November 1.   

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

 

09/22/2019

Sun 22

Shiny Noel
by Michele K. Henderson

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Happy Holidays! Our amazing double holiday blog blitz is sparkling along, and today, I am sharing a beautiful, easy breezy card with a traditional holiday feel. Our Holiday Blog Blitz began September 19, and just like our Fall/Halloween Blog Blitz, we are offering amazing blog candy and giveaways every day! All you need to do is leave a comment and you could win the die or stamp set featured that day! That's MY idea of a Holiday treat!

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I love all the colors of the winter holidays, but this Festive Noel die has a traditional holiday vibe for me, so I decided to use traditional holiday colors, red and green foil paper! I cut the Festive Noel twice, once in red and once in silver. I then cut the Holly Vine Sidekick Frame out of green foil, then carefully pieced everything together against a light silvery white glitter background. I must have tried a dozen different background papers until I found the one that was just right for this project. This color combination works for me, and all that shiny foil reminds me of vintage holiday ornaments and decorations. The Festive Noel fits perfectly in the frame of the Holly Vine.

Now it's your chance to win this amazing Festive Noel die to add to your holiday collection. Simply leave a comment on THIS post before midnight on October 2, and you might be selected to receive a special gift from your Poppystamps Secret Santa! Winners will be announced October 4th.

For a SECOND chance to win this die AND ONE FOR A FRIEND . . .

1) Visit our Instagram account and FOLLOW US!

2) Like each post you want to enter

3) LEAVE A COMMENT and TAG A FRIEND on each post you wish to enter. Comments are open through October 2nd.

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Please leave a comment for your chance to win, and our chance to get into the holiday spirit with your kind words! Let's spread a little holiday cheer and happy crafty glitter along the way!

Thanks so much for dropping by today!

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09/09/2019

Mon 09

Bright and Beautiful Halloween
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Crafty Friends!

I am so glad that you have stopped by today to participate in our Fall/Halloween Poppystamps Blog Blitz! Today, my card features the brand new Friendly Cat! I love her adorable feline face and the soft, closed eyes. Isn't she darling?

You might win the Friendly Cat simply by leaving a comment on today's blog post! One winner will be randomly selected from every blog post to win the featured die, so be sure to leave a comment on every blog post with a prize that you'd like to win! Take a look at Friendly Cat!

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I cut Friendly Cat out of black cardstock, and cut the Magical Cauldron out of shiny black foil paper, which gives it a great look and feel, like a shiny new cauldron. I wanted the Cat and the Cauldron to stand out against my bright, saturated background. Can you take a magical guess on how it was created? Alcohol Ink on YUPO paper!

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I used shades of orange, purple, and green to create a dizzying, bubbling look, and inserted bright lime green paper behind the bubble holes from Magical Cauldron. I inserted black paper behind the Cauldron, then added the shiny cauldron on top with a round pop dot, and placed Friendly Cat right where I wanted her, adhered with foam pop dots as well. I finished the look with clear "sprinkles," which are acrylic beads with flat bottoms that are perfect for card making. Easy Breezy and unique! No two cards will ever look exactly alike!

The fun doesn't stop with just ONE chance at a giveaway! For a SECOND chance to win Friendly Cat AND ONE FOR A FRIEND . . .

1) Visit our instagram account and FOLLOW US!

2) Like each post you want to enter

3) LEAVE A COMMENT and TAG A FRIEND on each post you wish to enter. Comments open through September 23!

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Thanks so much for joining us today, and don't forget to leave a comment!

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08/22/2019

Thu 22

Hello Friends!
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Friends!

Welcome to all of our old and new Poppystamps friends and family! We are right in the middle of our Summer Release Blog Blitz, and I have another fun-in-the-sun summertime card to share with you today and another awesome giveaway! You could be a winner of today's prize too, Whittle Starfish!

Your cards will certainly be winners with these unique Whittle animal dies from Poppystamps! Today, I am sharing this happy beach scene featuring the Whittle Crabs and the Whittle Starfish, and that great big bold Hello Outline! Take a look.

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The little Whittle faces are all adorable! You can mix and match them to create whimsical seasonal scenes for a bright CAS punch using colorful cardstock, or you can ink them up or paint them for a different effect. I used colorful cardstock, and even added extra palm fronds to the Whittle Pam Tree for a fuller tree top. Stock up on your stash and compete in our monthly challenges  too!

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Be sure to leave a comment for your chance to win the Whittle Starfish! 

Thanks so much for joining us today!

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08/18/2019

Sun 18

Wonderful Whittle Gator
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Friends!

We are so glad you are joining us today! Our Summer Release Blog Blitz is in full swing and we have some amazing projects to share with you for the next two weeks! As a new Floridian, I absolutely fell in LOVE with our adorable Whittle animals collection! I used the new Whittle Gator hanging out beneath the Whittle Palm Tree to create a fun, tropical scene.

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We have had SO MUCH rain in Florida this week, it feels like we are under water! So this little Whittle Gator has found a nice Whittle Mound to catch a few rays before the rains begin again. Aren't the little closed eyes too cute? I added an extra set of palm leaves on the Whittle Palm Tree, and added a few Whittle Clouds up in the sky to finish off this bright and bold CAS scene.

But you don't have to live in Florida to add this little Whittle Gator to your die collection! He is available in our new Summer release! But that's not all! Simply leave a comment on this blog post for a chance to win this Whittle gator die!

The Blog Blitz runs from August 13-23, and we are giving away a prize every day! To enter to win, leave a comment on the blog posts that feature the prizes you would like to win. You have until midnight US EST August 26 to leave comments on all the posts that you want to enter.

For a SECOND chance to win this die AND ONE FOR A FRIEND . . .

1) Visit our Instagram account and follow us!

2) Like each post you wish to enter

3) LEAVE A COMMENT and TAG A FRIEND on each post you wish to enter. Comments are open until August 26th.

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Thank you so much for joining us today!

GOOD LUCK and LEAVE A COMMENT! :)

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07/28/2019

Sun 28

Sweet Summer Thoughts
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Friends!

We are so happy you could drop by! Today I am sharing a card that reminds me of the rich colors of a long, hot summer! This sweet little Whittle Mouse is keeping cool under the petals of the Delightful Daisies. It just feels like a warm, summer day!

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This summer card is easy breezy to make too! Just cut out a few Delightful Daisies in a deep orange, add rusty brown centers, a Stitched Fluttering Butterfly, and out friend, the Whittle Mouse. It makes an adorable summer scene!

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Thanks so much for joining us today!

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07/18/2019

Thu 18

SQUIRREL!
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Friends!

With all this sticky, hot weather we've been having lately, it's hard to imagine the kiddos headed off to school in less than a month! Soon we'll be watching out the windows as they head off to catch the bus. Yes, my friends, Autumn is right around the corner!

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I created a fresh and fun CAS card with a few new friends and an old favorite. These sweet little Whittle Squirrels sit at the Grand Madison Window, surrounded by Stitched Oak Trio Leaves and a Whittle Maple Leaf. It's as easy breezy to make as the Stitched Fluttering Butterflies floating by!

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Thanks so much for joining us today!

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07/10/2019

Wed 10

Poppystamps July Challenge: Animal Kingdom
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Friends!

Things are heating up with our newest Poppystamps Challenge for July, Animal Kingdom! Today I am featuring a card that's prefect for some-bunny to love, this sweet little hug bunny! Take a look!

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This was an easy breezy card to make! I I started by framing the Pointed Rectangle Frame in white against a pale gray background color. I added the Peek a Boo Bunny in pale pink, popping out of the Luscious Script Hugs in black and white. Finish off with a few sequins and a wonderful Animal Kingdom card is ready to send to your special some-bunny!

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Now it's your turn! We'd love to see what you'll create, using at least one Poppystamps die or stamp set. The theme is Animal Kingdom, and you have until the end of July to link up your Animal Kingdom creation. One lucky winner will be randomly selected to win some fabulous Poppystamps blog candy!

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Thanks so much for joining us today! 

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07/01/2019

Mon 01

PSC#58 - Animal Kingdom

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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 last month's challenge Summer Holiday is Gail Scott!

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The lucky winner of the draw (chosen by random number generator) for the monthly prize is Joyce M.

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!

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PSC#58 Animal Kingdom!   Our challenge this month is for all the animal fanciers out there!  We love all kinds of critters..... big and small, hairy, smooth or feathered!   There's so many to choose from,  reptiles and feathered friends at the local pond,  cows and horses down on the farm,  elephants, giraffes and lions  you can find on a wild safari,  penguins, polar bears in the arctic.. and how about your household friends?  .. dogs and cats!    This month we're looking for projects that include animals!   Just be sure to include at least one Poppystamps image (die cut, stencil, or stamp) 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.

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Michele K.  Henderson

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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 29 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!