Happy Birthday

 

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Happy Birthday wishes to all the spring babies! I used the Whimsy Circle and the Large Mariana Leaf Outline against the Happy Birthday Background from Poppystamps to create this open and airy birthday card. It feels like spring!

Live your life in color!

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Chilly Kitty

 

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It’s warming up outside . . . for some of us! Down here in the deep South, our cherry and plum trees are bending with colorful pastel blooms, and the hostas are poking their heads up out of the soil. But farther north the yards are still blanketed in white! This black cat, made with the Poppystamps Large Curious Cat, sneaks a peak at the Memory Box bluebirds waiting for warmer weather.

Live your life in color!

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Spring Has Sprung!

 

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Spring has sprung! I LOVE this sweet little spring card because all the components were sent to me by a Poppystamps designer from Mexico, Ms. Patty Tanuz! You can find her beautiful blog at Cards by Patty Tanuz. The birdcage and little pink bird are my favorites, and I wish I knew who makes them. One thing I love about the crafting community is how supportive we all are of each other and of beginning crafters and future artists. The world would be a better place if we all made cards with kitties (my husband’s favorite subject)!

Most of our group of Poppystamps designers have beautiful blogs you can visit, in addition to the Poppystamps blog and the Memory Box blog as well, my two favorite blogs, of course! You can see Chunyuan’s pretty pastel designs at Dahlia Memories. Diane is over at Charmingly Creative. Ira is crafting all the way from Europe at Ira’s Crea Corner. Jean M. has some of my favorite cards over at Right As Rain, and Jeanne J. has even more of my my favorites at A Kept Life. Kimberly is designing at Card making in the Mountains. Lezlye’s colorful projects are at Lezlye’s Ink and Paper Creations. Mary has fun and colorful projects at Glitter Grammy Plays with Paper. Rudlis/Irena has unique patterns and textures over at Love, Life and Crafts. And our two Sherry’s, Sherry E. at Button Junkie and Sherry H. at Le Cardon Bleu, feature beautiful designs and cards you’ll love to try at home. Rounding out the group is Yvonne at My Paper Station. All of these designers have beautiful, special cards featured on their own blogs, along with the work they do for Poppystamps. You can see their latest creations over at Poppystamps.typepad.com during our Spring Release Blog Blitz happening right now!

Thank you all so much for reading and contributing to all our blogs and giveaways! It’s the wonderful fans like you who enjoy paper crafting and designing that really make our days!

Live your life in color!

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Top O’ the Morning!

 

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Top O’ the Morning to all ye lovely lassies and lads! St. Patrick’s Day has arrived, and with it, pretty green blooms, and one lucky four leaf clover! Thanks to a combination of Memory Box and Poppystamps, all these delicate blooms are easy! It’s perfect for the wearing o’ the green!

Live your life in color!

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Carnival Color

 

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Don’t let those winter blues get you down! After a recent trip to the beautiful state of Florida, the Crimson Owl is ready for flip flops and bright carnival color here at home! This bright card uses a combination of Memory Box and Poppystamps dies to create a tropical scene featuring bright blue grand chalet doors that open and close. Tropical leaves, flowers and delicate ferns make the scene feel lush and vibrant. With so many terrific botanical dies from both Memory Box and Poppystamps, it’s easy to create your own colorful carnival without leaving home!

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Warm in Love

 

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After a wonderful warm vacation in sunny Florida, right after Valentine’s Day, we returned to what still remains as our chilly Southern winter! Brrr! But the rest of the country is still covered in snow! Here’s one last wintry reminder that love will always keep us warm!

Next week, Crimson Owl will be back with fresh spring designs in bright colors and vacation-inspired ideas! Live your life in color!

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