City on a Hill

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I met a wonderful person who lives near the beautiful city of San Francisco! It was a pleasure to create this card for another creative soul like myself. He is a very talented photographer and author, and I created this card for him after being inspired by some of his beautiful shots of the Golden Gate bridge and the colorful California hills.

Inspiration is all around us, especially in the environment we live in. I love creating urban scenes as much as I love creating a little slice of nature too. What inspires you?

Live your life in color!

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Burst of Spring

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Hello friends and crafting fans!

If you follow the Poppystamps blog, you would have seen this colorful Burst of Spring on the Poppystamps blog a few days ago. I am so proud of the way it turned out that I wanted to feature it on my own blog at Crimson Owl Creations. If you’re not following the Poppystamps blog, it’s time to sign up! It’s a great source for Poppystamps inspiration, blog blitzes, and Poppystamps prizes and giveaways. You never know, a new one might be just around the corner!

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With Memorial Day weekend the official “start” of summer fun and school vacations, these colorful flowers pop in for one big burst of spring! I think I’m going to use this mosaic technique again with some bright hues, or maybe even Christmas colors – -but that’s some time away! Today, we’ll enjoy this beautiful warm weather and spring blooms!

Live your life in color!

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One Last Blast

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With our unusually long winter, it seemed as if the warm spring days would take forever to arrive! I’ve been expecting “one last blast” of cold air to come our way! It’s time for the blue skies of summer! This smart little bunny is taking a peek at our curious kitty on a chilly day.  Let’s hope it’s our last cold one for a while!

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Happy Mother’s Day!

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Swirly Spring

 

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We’ve had so much rain here lately, the little orange and green diamonds in this Memory Box Paper  remind me of raindrops! But today, it’s only misting, so I opened up my windows and was greeted with the overwhelming aroma of honeysuckle floating through my windows!  It’s a perfect day for a colorful blooming card! Enjoy!

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Butterfly Breeze

 

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I had so much fun designing this card recently for the Poppystamps Blog that I thought I would share it with all of you here today! The background is made with one of the fabulous Memory Box stencils and thick embossing powder, to give it a textured feel. All the dies used were from the Poppystamps collection, and came together to create this beautiful spring scene. Enjoy the warm days ahead!

Live your life in color!

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