Fall Coffee Lovers Bloghop Day 7

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Hello Everyone!

The Fall Coffee Lovers Bloghop will be drawing to a close tomorrow, September 30th, and what an amazing week it’s been! Were you one of the lucky winners in last night’s Sponsor Flash Prize Drawing? I fortunately was, and I would like to thank Amy Tsuruta for hosting this growing event 4 times a year, all of the sponsors who donate so generously to the giveaways, and all of the crafters and bloggers who create such beautiful inspiration every season.

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Let’s celebrate today in special way! Today is National Coffee Day, and I made a special card. This is one of my favorite ways to spend a chilly autumn afternoon, a crossword puzzle and a tall glass of something rich and creamy!

In honor of National Coffee Day, I will be giving away a Starbucks gift card to ONE lucky winner who leaves a comment on TODAY’s post! This prize is in addition to the Blog Candy candy and Starbucks gift card prize package that I have been offering all week long, until the hop closes tomorrow. One winner will be selected from all the comments left during the entire Coffee Lovers Blog Hop run. Winners will be announced October 2nd.

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With SOOOOO many coffee themed cards and inspiration going on, I cannot comment on every blog, but I have been sneaking peeks at as many blogs as I can! So I am going to pour myself a tall cup ‘o joe and enjoy National Coffee Day over at the Cofee Lovers Bloghop right here: http://coffeelovingcardmakers.com/2016/09/2016-fall-coffee-lovers-blog-hop/

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Thanks for joining me today!

Live your life in color!

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Coffee Lovers Bloghop Day 6

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Hello Everyone!

What an amazing week it’s been so far, filled with great inspiration and ideas for coffee themed cards! Today I’m sharing a card I created with the free digi download from Stamplorations!

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You can get this free download, along with other coffee themed downloads, and link up your project over at the Coffee Lovers Bloghop right here:  http://coffeelovingcardmakers.com/2016/09/2016-fall-coffee-lovers-blog-hop/

BLOG CANDY ALERT!!!!

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You can win this delicious blog candy CANDY and Starbucks gift card simply by being, or becoming a follower of my blog, Crimson Owl Creations, and leaving a little blog love. Make sure to leave your email too if you need to so I can contact you if you win! One random winner will be selected from all the comments left on my blog during the Coffee Lovers Bloghop this week. Winner will be announced October 2.

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Thanks for joining me today!

Live your life in color!

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The Heart Desires Challenge #4

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Hello Everyone!

Today I’m playing along with a new challenge blog for me, The Heart Desires! You can check it out over at The Heart Desires Blog right here: http://theheartdesiresblog.blogspot.com/2016/09/the-heart-desires-challenge-4.html

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The challenge is to use one, two, or three elements from the inspiration photo. I used a few colors, added a sunflower and a few other elements from the photo, and only used the sketch in a very small way, just angling the pencil to the same degree.

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Thanks for joining me today!

Live your life in color!

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Hello Tag You’re It #56

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Hello Everyone!

Today I am sharing a card I created for the Tag You’re It Challenge #56. I fell in love with the inspiration photo from Taheerah Achita, and drew my inspiration from some of her elements, like the pretty shades of pink, the swirled roses, the pen, the glasses, and I included them in my tag. I like the idea of sending a sweet little love note to someone special. You can get all the details and play along right here: http://tagyoureitchallenge.blogspot.ca/2016/09/tag-youre-it-56-taheerah-a.html

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The patterned paper I used is double sided, so i added an extra little element to the back too.

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I have a special friend that I am going to send this tag too, and include a sweet encouraging note too.

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Thanks for joining me today!

Live your life in color!

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Coffee Lovers Bloghop Day 3: Roll Tide!

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Hello Everyone,

Today’s Coffee card is a salute to what we love best about the fall – – college football! Who doesn’t need a big cup o’ joe to get to started on an early morning tailgate party, and yesterday’s early game was an early morning wake-up call! Our alma mater, the University of Alabama, soundly defeated Kent State 48-0! Roll Tide!

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Here’s my salute to Bama football, fall, and hot coffee on a crispy morning! Our elephant mascot even brought the cream for your coffee!

BLOG CANDY ALERT!!!!

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But that’s not all! Today I’ve got some real blog candy for your blog candy! All you need to do to win this big bag of Coffee Nut m&m’s and a Starbucks gift card is to be a follower of my blog, Crimson Owl Creations, and leave me a little blog love! One lucky winner will be chosen from all the comments received on my posts during the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. You can get more info about the hop, and link up your own coffee themed card right here: http://coffeelovingcardmakers.com/2016/09/2016-fall-coffee-lovers-blog-hop/

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Thanks for joining me today!

Live your life in color!

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Scribble Square over at Poppystamps

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Hello Everyone!

Today I’m over on the Poppystamps Blog with this colorful Christmas splash of color! All you need to do is leave a comment over on the Poppystamps Blog and you might be the winner of this fabulous new die, Scribble Square!

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But that’s not all! You can get great inspiration and ideas, and leave comments to win brand new Poppystamps stamps and dies during our September Blog Blitz! You won’t want to miss a thing! Get all the details over at Poppystamps right here: http://www.poppystamps.com/

Thanks for joining me today!

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Coffe Lovers Blog Hop Day 2

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Hello Everyone!

Today is a great day for more coffee themed crafty goodness! Have you heard about the Fall Coffee Lovers Bloghop? Inspiration, ideas, prizes, blog candy – -you won’t want to miss a thing! Get all the details and link up your card right here: http://coffeelovingcardmakers.com/2016/09/2016-fall-coffee-lovers-blog-hop/

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Today’s card is all about the pumpkin spice! I created the background by making “tiles” out of rich, coffee earth tones water color squares I painted myself. These colors remind me of coffee, cream, and the fabulous colors of a painted desert or farm fields in the fall. Then I used a few of my favorite dies from Poppystamps, MFT, and Impression Obsession to make this old pickup with a BIG cup of coffee!

BLOG CANDY ALERT!

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That’s right, I’ve got BLOG CANDY, and I mean REAL candy! To win this highly addictive bag of Coffee Nut m&m’s, and a Starbucks gift card, all you need to do is become a blog follower of Crimson Owl Creations, and leave a little blog love! One random winner will be selected from all the comments I receive during my multiple posts during the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. Winners will be announced October 2nd!

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Thanks so much for joining me today!

Live your life in color!

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