101 posts categorized "Michele K. Henderson"

04/17/2019

Wed 17

Blooming Garden Challenge Reminder
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Friends!

We are so glad you could stop by today, and take a look at this fun card I created for our April Challenge, Blooming Garden! 

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I have a little kitty who LOVES to help me with everything I do, especially with my tiny garden that I have out on our apartment lanai. My kitty and my small space garden inspired me to create this card for our April Challenge. These "Whittle" animals that all came out this year are some of my very favorites, and today's Whittle Cat is sweetly checking out the Folk Watering Can filled with tiny flowers from the Spring Pot Shelves.

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To create this card, I started with some watercolor paper and sponged on Distress Oxide inks in shades of blues and greens, gently giving them a soft blend to look like an outdoor horizon. Then I splattered the paper with water and a paintbrush, which gives the inks these beautiful layers of color. Once the paper was completely dry, I then cut out the Pointed Rectangle Frame and the other cuts, and estimated where I wanted the horizon line to appear, then cut it out and adhered it to my white frame.

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I adhered that to my card base, then added all my die cuts, arranging the flowers and leaves from the Spring Pot Shelves into the Folk Watering Can, and adding the Stitched Fluttering Butterflies and a few sequins. It's the perfect design for my small space inspired Blooming Garden card!

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Now it's your turn! We can't wait to see what you will create for our April Challenge, Blooming Garden! Just use at least one Poppystamps die or stamp, then link up your creation to our  current challenge page on the right! What are you growing in your garden?

 

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Thanks so much for joining us today! We'll see you in the garden!

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04/12/2019

Fri 12

Spring Garden
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Everyone!

Welcome to the Poppystamps blog today, and welcome to the warm spring weather! Today, I am sharing a card I created that our gardening friends are going to love! I only used TWO dies, but with a little fussy cutting and trimming, these two dies can create a lush, detailed design!

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I started out by cutting out the Spring Pots Frame three times, in three shades of green, then I cut off the bottom row of pots and plants. Carefully layering my three cuts, so that little patches of green peek through, I then glues each layer down one at a time, creating a fresh spring green little arbor shape. Then I cut the tiny flower pots in different colors, and added the plants and leaves in different shades of green and purple. The cute Whittle Birds are resting on top! This tiny arbor scene is ready for Spring!

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Thanks so much for joining us today! We'll see you in the garden!

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04/01/2019

Mon 01

PSC#55 - Blooming Garden

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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 Spring Cleaning is Mac Mable

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

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 on line 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 side bar!

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PSC#55 Blooming Garden - There's nothing like a walk in the garden to to bring you peace of mind and renew your love of life.  There's so much to discover as you take a turn about the park... beautiful flowers and foliage, sunshine to warm your face and a cool place to rest in the shade by the pond when you get tired.  You're not alone as butterflies flutter, bunnies scamper, and crickets chirp.  Show us what makes you happy, 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 April 28 to link up your design here!  We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on  May 1.   

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

03/25/2019

Mon 25

Folk Art Easter
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Friends!

This little Peek a Boo bunny is rolling ALL the eggs your way in this Easter card with the folksy feel! I used bright colors against a black background, inspired by some of my favorite Old World folk art. Take a look!

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By using a few layered pieces, you can create a colorful, intricate background that pairs with the detailed Folk Decorated Eggs perfectly. Working from the top down, lay the Double Stitch Square Frame face down, then the piece with the Pierced Finnegan Circle on top, and the background color square on top. Glue them all together and adhere it to your card base.

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Your layered stack does not need to be pretty or perfect, as long as it all fits together with no layers peeking through.

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To give the card a little dimension, I added tiny bits of pop dots to the Peek a Boo Bunny and the eggs, and arranged them on the card. Adorable!

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Thanks so much for joining us today!

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03/09/2019

Sat 09

Peek A Boo Bunny
by Michele K. Henderson

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Peek A Boo! I see Spring peeking around the corner, and with it, all the wonderful little animals and birds that love all the new shoots and sprouts in the garden! This little bunny has made his way into the greenhouse and he couldn't be cuter!

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Now he is ready to hop on over to your craft room! All you have to do is leave a comment on this post, or on any post that features a prize that you'd like to win, and you might be randomly selected to win a prize during our Spring Blog Blitz!

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The Blog Blitz runs from March 2-14, with giveaways every day! The winners will be announced on this blog March 19!

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 by 12:00 midnight US EST March 17

 

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Thank you so much for playing along today! Good luck and keep those comments coming!

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02/27/2019

Wed 27

Hello Peeps
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Peeps!

Are you ready for spring? I sure am ready to say hello to one of my favorite spring peeps with a bright and breezy greeting card! take a look!

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I just love the happy face on this sweet little Chick and Egg die cut! It pairs beautifully with the row of tulips from the Easter Chicks Clear Stamp and Die Set! Add a Big Luxe Hello and you are ready to welcome spring!

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I kept this card very CAS by starting with a card base and the Pointed Rectangle Frame. I stamped the sentiment on the bottom, then stamped the tulips with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, and colored the tulips and leaves with copic markers. When they were completely dry, I cut out the tulip row with the matching die cut, which worked like a dream! I may not have mentioned this before, but I became a member of the Poppystamps design team because I honestly believe that Poppystamps are the best stamps and dies in the world! I am never disappointed with their amazing quality! 

Once your have all your cuts, adhere them onto your card base and pop them in the mail! Don't forget the envelope too! These cheerful spring tulips will brighten up any plain white envelope in just a few minutes!

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Thanks so much for dropping by today! We have more great inspiration and ideas to share, as well as this brand new release you have been seeing sneak peeks from all week! Come back for more!

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02/18/2019

Mon 18

A Frame for a friend
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Friends,

Spring is right around the corner, and with it, a brand new release from Poppystamps! You are going to LOVE our brand new set of springtime stamps and dies. Today, I am sharing a little sneak peek of a beautiful stamp set from our brand new release, Butterfly Wings!

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Butterfly Wings is a full set of stamps and sentiments, with an extra large clear stamp of this gorgeous field of butterflies! I used the large stamp in my MISTI, and gave it a good inking with black ink that won't run with copic markers.

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Once my image was inked, I let it dry, trimmed the edges, and then colored all the butterflies with a handful of bright copic markers! It was so relaxing! Once the copics were dry, I then cut out the center square with the Deco Cecil Frame, then adhered the stamped sentiment from Love & Friendship on the back. 

Instead of making a card that opened, I made an "art card" style design that can be reinserted into a small frame, or be written on the back to send a cheerful word to a good friend! A few Stitched Fluttering Butterflies was the finishing touch!

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We are so glad you could join us today! Be sure to check back again and again for more great inspiration and ideas from our newest release. We have a big surprise right around the corner too! See you soon!

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01/30/2019

Wed 30

I Otter Love Ya
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Everyone!

We are so glad you could join us today! These sweet little otters are swimming by to wish us all a very Happy Valentine's Day! I think this Whittle Otter  is my very favorite from our entire new release! I started out with a blended ink background made from distressed oxide inks, then splattered with water to create these swirling droplets of color. You can either imagine the otters floating by on their backs, or swimming to to the surface with goodies in their paws. If you are a fan the sea otters of the West Coast, or the sleek River Otters that we have here in Florida, then you are going to love these cuties!

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One otter is holding the small Whittle Heart, and one otter is holding the tops from the Dandelion Stem, which look like tiny, artsy sea urchins! Perhaps it is a gift for his sweet Valentine?

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Thank you all so much for dropping by today!

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01/17/2019

Thu 17

Little Donut Love
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Friends!

Welcome to our amazing Poppystamps Blog Blitz! We are so happy you could join us today for a little love and a little inspiration! Today I am sharing a card I created with the adorable Little Donut! Take a look!

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I started with a simple watercolor splash and splatter on my card base, then stamped "Sprinkled With Love," from the Donut What I'd Do clear stamp set. Of course, what is a donut without sprinkles?

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To top off my sweet little donuts, I added teeny tiny little pink seed bead "sprinkles." They are super cute but a little challenging to work with! The tiny beads add a fun texture to the little donuts too!

You could win this this darling Little Donut die just by leaving a comment!

The blog blitz runs from January 9-21. Poppystamps will be giving away a prize on every blog blitz post during this time. To enter to win you need to leave a comment on ONLY the posts that you wish to enter ON THE POPPYSTAMPS BLOG. To enter ALL the posts during the blog blitz you need to leave a comment on EACH ONE. One person will be chosen at random from each of the posts during the blog blitz. Only one prize per person per blog blitz. We use random number generator to select winners from comments. You have until midnight US EST January 26 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will announced on the Poppystamps Blog on January 28.

For a SECOND chance to win this die AND ONE FOR A FRIEND...
1. ) Visit the POPPYSTAMPS Instagram account and FOLLOW US!
2.) Like each post you want to enter
3.) LEAVE A COMMENT and TAG A FRIEND by 12am US EST January 26

One comment per post will be selected by random number generator. The winners will be posted on each Instagram post on January 28. The COMMENTER and the FRIEND THEY TAGGED on the post will BOTH receive the prize for that post!

Good Luck! And LEAVE A COMMENT ON THE POPPYSTAMPS BLOG AND INSTAGRAM !! :)

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Thanks so much for joining us today! Stop back tomorrow for another chance to win something sweet!

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01/09/2019

Wed 09

Starry Night with Poppystamps
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Everyone!

We are so happy you could join us today! We have got SO MUCH going on at Poppystamps this month, you won't want to miss a thing! But first, are you playing along with our January challenge, Starry Night? All you have to do is create a card or project using at least one Poppystamps die or stamp, and link it up over on our challenge blog! You might be selected as this month's winner!

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Take a look at how I was inspired by a Starry Night!

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I created a cozy home, right after Christmas, nestled in the snowy north woods! I even created a background using a brand new technique (at least for me)!

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I have been creating cards using alcohol inks for a while, which is so much fun, and would work nicely with this Starry Night card too. The background panel on the left was created with alcohol inks dripped and then blended on YUPO paper. The panel on the right was created with copic markers! Just select your favorite shades and scribble them across the YUPO, then blend with a little alcohol blending solution and a sponge in a swirly motion. I used the darker blue panel as the night sky for my Starry Night card.

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We'd love to see what you'll create, and how you will be inspired by a Starry Night!

Thanks so much for dropping by today, and be sure to come back again tomorrow! 

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