Celebrating the 2021 Cat Lovers Blog Hop with Poppystamps

Hello Friends!

It’s Day 2 of the 2021 Cat Lovers Blog Hop, and I am thrilled that you have joined us today! I have created a fun kitty card using all Poppystamps dies that you can find over on the Poppystamps blog right here https://poppystamps.typepad.com/poppystamps/

Poppystamps is proud to be a sponsor in this year’s blog hop, and is giving away TWO gorgeous prizes!

Winning is EASY BREEZY! Just head on over the the 2021 Cat Lovers Blog Hop and leave a comment for Day 2, and you might be randomly selected to win the Poppystamps prize. There is SO much happening over the blog Her Peaceful Garden that you won’t want to miss a thing! You can find more great inspiration and ideas, play fun kitty games, win prizes, and link up your own kitty card over at Her Peaceful garden right here https://herpeacefulgarden.blogspot.com

I have three kitties, and they LOVE to get into everything! When I speak to them, they actually will speak back, with their own little meows! It’s adorable. To me, it all says the same thing – -LOVE!

I’m headed back over to Her Peaceful Garden to see more cute and crazy cat ideas! I’ll see over there!

Thanks so much for joining me today!

Live your life in color!

MEOW WOW! The Cat Lovers Blog Hop Begins Today!

Hello Friends!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, when my wonderful friend, Janice in Idaho kicks off her Cat Lover Blog Hop over on her blog, Her Peaceful Garden! Today is Day 1, and if you LOVE cats, THIS is the place you want to be! There is so much going on over at Her Peaceful Garden this week, you won’t want to miss a thing! Games, prizes, giveaways, cartoons, sponsors, inspiration, and a chance to link up a cat creation every day! Check it out over at Her Peaceful Garden right here https://herpeacefulgarden.blogspot.com/2021/10/main-hop-page-2021-cat-lovers-hop.html

I have to join in on the fun too with my Cat Creation for Day 1! A few weeks ago, I saw one of those “must-have” dies that I just went and ahead and ordered THAT day! Today it makes its debut in the Cat Lovers Blog Hop! I used Cat Stained Glass from Tutti Designs to create this beautiful stained glass look. The die is a little small, so I paired it with one of our newest dies from Poppystamps, Stepped Deco Frame. I needed to do a little bit of trimming and placing, but eventually I achieved this pretty and “almost” seamless stained glass cat look.

Now I’m heading over to Her Peaceful Garden to play along with the fun! I’ll see you there!

Thanks so much for joining us today!

Live your life in color!

Fall Fun with The Card Concept

Hello Friends!

Let’s have a little Fall Fun this week with our newest inspiration challenge from The Card Concept, Fall Fun! All you need to do to play along is to create a card inspired by our photo in one of our styles! You can find more great inspiration and ideas, learn more about our styles, and link up your project over on The Card Concept blog right here https://thecardconcept.blogspot.com

This week’s photo looks like a great fall party just waiting to happen! I was inspired by that big bucket of fall flowers, the cozy blanket and the fall fruit! I threw all of these elements together into my Freestyle Collage card!

Show us your Fall Fun style and you might be selected as our next inspiration challenge winner!

Thanks so much for joining us today!

Live your life in color!

Are you Ready for some Kitties!?

Hello Friends!

October is here, and that means it’s the Season of the Cat! This year, the 2021 Cat Lovers Hop kitty-jogs its way in from October 25 – 30! Every year, an awesome Friend of the Kitties, and a very sweet lady, Janis in Idaho, hosts The Cat Lovers Hop on her blog, Her Peaceful Garden! You can get all the details of the upcoming hop, register to win some awesome prizes, and say hello to Janis and her awesome cat cartoons over at Her Peaceful garden, right here https://herpeacefulgarden.blogspot.com

I will be joining in on the hop and posting a few kitty creations! Be sure to stop back in at Crimson Owl Creations on Tuesday, October 26th, and on the Poppystamps Blog too for your chance to win some amazing Cat Blog Candy! What a purrrrrfect way to celebrate!

Thanks so much for joining us today!

Live your life in color!

Harvest Adventures with The Card Concept

Welcome to this week’s challenge at The Card Concept! Our new theme is Harvest Adventures, and we have got a wonderful inspiration photo to remind you of a country Autumn down on the farm! That’s certainly what it reminded ME of, old pickup trucks, pumpkins, and bales of hay. What Harvest Adventures will you discover?

All you need to do to enter is to create a project inspired by our Harvest Adventures photo, and link it up over on The Card Concept blog. You can also find more great ideas and inspiration from our adventurous design team too! Take a look over at The Card Concept right here https://thecardconcept.blogspot.com

I found my inspiration in that old red pick-up truck, the rich Autumn colors, and the pumpkins! Our sweet little piggy is along for the ride, and the perfect addition for my Clean and Layered card. What will you create?

Thanks so much for joining us today!

Live your life in color!

Make it Magical with Poppystamps

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I am so thrilled that you have dropped by today! It’s time for a brand new challenge over on the Poppystamps blog today! Not only will you find a beautiful collection of projects from our Poppystamps design team, this month also offers us all a little Halloween treat! Meet our very special guest designer this month, Michele Ferguson, from I Card Everyone! You can see her darling designs, and enter this month’s challenge, Make it Magical, over on the Poppystamps blog right here https://poppystamps.typepad.com/poppystamps/2021/10/psc85-make-it-magical.html

You can get all the details and link up your BOOtiful design over on the Poppystamps blog!

Thanks so much for joining us today!

Sunny Sunflowers with The Card Concept

Hello Friends!

It’s time for a new challenge with The Card Concept! This week, we’re kicking off Autumn with a bright and sunny challenge, Sunny Sunflowers! Take a look at our stunning inspiration photo, see more great ideas and inspiration from our design team. and link up you Sunny Sunflowers creation over at The Card Concept, right here https://thecardconcept.blogspot.com

I love the bright color of the sunflowers, deep yellows and golds, and wanted to make them the star of my Freestyle Collage card. I assembled a group of Autumn elements, the sunflowers, a few botanical leaves and stems, and a dark brown and white houndstooth strip . Add a few sparkling Poppystamps Fairy Jewels, and a pretty Autumn look falls into place.

Now it’s your turn! We’d love to see how you’ll be inspired with Sunny Sunflowers. Be sure to link up your project over on The Card Concept blog, and include our inspiration photo prompt in your post too! You might be selected as our next winner!

Thanks for joining us today!

Live your life in color!

A Brand New Season with The Card Concept

Hello Friends!

Welcome back to our brand new season with The Card Concept, one of my very favorite design team blogs! This year, we have beautiful new challenge photos that will inspire you to create stunning cards and projects in one of our Card Concept styles. Pick from Clean & Simple, Clean & Layered, Shabby Chic & Vintage, Clean & Graphic, Freestyle Collage, Classy & Elegant, or Mixed Media! Every challenge, we will pick at least one winner and 3 honorable mentions. Join us by linking up your project to our design blog, The Card Concept, right here https://thecardconcept.blogspot.com

Our newest challenge is Colorful Fall, and who wouldn’t be inspired to use a collection of bright color in this week’s photo! Juicy purples, deep reds, bright yellows, and vibrant greens really make me think of Autumn! I used the bright colors and the leaves to create my Mixed Media card. I created swirly patterns with alcohol inks and YUPO paper, and cut out a flurry of fall leaves.

Now it’s your turn? How will you be inspired? Take a look at the bright and beautiful projects from our brand new design team over at The Card Concept blog, then link up your Colorful Fall creation!

Thanks so much for joining us today!

Live your life in color!

August Challenge with Poppystamps

Hello Crafty Friends!

Join us over on the Poppystamps Blog for our newest challenge, Anything Goes! With this hot, sticky weather all across the country, the summer is going to the dogs, and they couldn’t be happier! Head on over to the Poppystamps blog and play along with our August challenge, and your project might be selected as this month’s winner! That’s ALL good!

Join us over at Poppystamps where you’ll find more great inspiration and ideas, see what’s new, and enter for your chance to win amazing prizes! You can find us right here https://poppystamps.typepad.com/poppystamps/

Thanks so much for joining us today!

Long Summer Days with The Card Concept

Hello Crafty Friends!

I am so glad you have dropped in today to celebrate our last challenge of the season with The Card Concept! This week, the theme is Long Summer Days! What could be a better way to spend a long summer day than with a hot coffee on a cool summer beach early in the morning? That sounds like heaven to me! I used soft, pale beachy colors for my Freestyle Collage card. Perhaps this little collection of sea creatures have dropped by for a cuppa?

You can find more great inspiration and ideas, and link up your Long Summer Days card over at The Card Concept Blog right here https://thecardconcept.blogspot.com

What will inspire you? Show us your Long Summer Days creation then show yourself some summer fun! We’ll see you in September!

Thanks so much for joining us today!

Live your life in color!