112 posts categorized "Michele K. Henderson"


Thu 22

Hello Friends!
by Michele K. Henderson


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.


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!


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

Thanks so much for joining us today!





Sun 18

Wonderful Whittle Gator
by Michele K. Henderson


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.


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.


Thank you so much for joining us today!







Sun 28

Sweet Summer Thoughts
by Michele K. Henderson


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!


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!


Thanks so much for joining us today!







Thu 18

by Michele K. Henderson


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!


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!


Thanks so much for joining us today!









Wed 10

Poppystamps July Challenge: Animal Kingdom
by Michele K. Henderson


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!


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!


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!


Thanks so much for joining us today! 








Mon 01

PSC#58 - Animal Kingdom


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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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! 


Mon 24

Quack Attack
by Michele K. Henderson


Hello Friends!

It's a summertime Quack Attack, with these darling little ducks swimming toward shore! I used bright, cheerful colors for a layered CAS look that is sure to bring you a summer smile!


I started with the Seaside Dock, and added a few Tall Sketch Daisies and Whittle Maple Leaves for a little color around the pond. Then I added these sweet swimming ducks, looking so peaceful on a warm summer day.


Thank you so much for dropping by today and taking a peek at our Quack Attack! 







Thu 20

Patriotic Otters
by Michele K. Henderson


Hello Friends!

Today I am sharing an adorable summer CAS card with the Patriotic Otters! Aren't they sweet? Take a look!


This is an easy breezy paper piecing card using the Whittle Otter and Heart Trio Showcase. Just cut out the otters and the squares and piece it all together, finishing with the Pointed Rectangle Frames. It's a fun way to add in a little patriotic color for the Fourth!


Thanks so much for dropping by today! Come back tomorrow for even more great inspiration and ideas. 








Mon 27

Whittle Mouse Thank You
by Michele K. Henderson


Hello Everyone!

Thanks so much for joining us today! Today I am sharing a sweet little Thank You card I put together with the cute little Whittle Mouse and the Dandelion Stem! Take a look!


I started out by creating a card panel background with a few shades of blue and green Distress Oxide Inks sponged onto cardstock and splashed with water from a paintbrush. Then I cut a white Dandelion Stem, a white Simple Thank You, and two of the Whittle Mouse, one grey and one white. To add a pink nose, I just glued a tiny piece of pink paper to the back, then glued the mice and the Dandelion Stem onto my dry panel, framed with the Pointed Rectangle Frame.


I love the sweet, simple message and the colorful imagery. It's perfect for a little note to a special friend too!


We're thrilled you could drop by today and take a peek at the Whittle Mouse Thank You!

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Thu 16

Art Deco Peacock
by Michele K. Henderson


Hello Friends!

I am so happy that you have joined us here today! I have a project that I am really proud of, this beautiful Plumed Peacock and Deco Victor Square, all done in shiny foil paper. I love the crisp Art Deco look that emerged after I framed the Plumed Peacock inside the Deco Victor Square. Take a look!


Arranging the Peacock in the frame is really quite easy, but the intricate paper piecing of the peacock and the details in the plumage is not for the faint of heart. Here's a little peek at this work in progress.


I cut the peacock in multiple shades of foil paper in emerald green, teal, and royal blue, and then went to work fitting together the feathers and eyes with craft tweezers. Then I added the pieces of the frame that I wanted to shine, and finished it all with the Pointed Rectangle Frame. I hadn't realized how sleek and elegant the peacock looked until I saw it finished in the frame in the perfect Art Deco combination!


Thanks so much for joining us today!

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