Sparkle of the Season



Something sparkly is in the air! Today, I am the featured designer over at Poppystamps. You can see this card shine in all it’s glittery glow, along with more inspiration over at:

Have a wonderful holiday weekend, and I’ll see you all again in December!

Live your life in color!



Happy Thanksgiving


Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day!

Live your life in color!


Peace Bird


I am in love with this new little bird die cut, and I expect he’ll be popping up all over the Crimson Owl Creations Blog all year! I hope you enjoy this little fellow as much as I do!


Live your life in color!



Christmas in the City


Today I am a guest designer over at Unique laser Designs (ULD), where they feature beautiful projects created with wooden and cork laser cut embellishments. It’s exciting to work with another dimension of card making and paper layering that wooden embellishments provide. You can see all the details over at Unique Laser Designs (ULD) here:


See you over at ULD!

Live your life in color!





ULD Guest Designer

Colour Q Challenge #268


Imagine my surprise when the inspiration photo for this week’s Colour Q Challenge is a Vera Bradley Bag! I LOVE Vera, and I love feeling inspired by the rich autumn palette this week. When I think Vera, I think of super lush, full designs loaded with color and design. But this week, I focused on the colors in a clean and simple, delicate little sunflower, capturing the last few touches of color before the winter snows arrive.


Play along with Colour Q Challenge!

Live your life in color!


Addicted to CAS Challenge #52: Sketch


Addicted to CAS is having a fun sketch challenge this week, and I thought it would be a great time to bring out my new fancy little bird die! The Chickadee Dimensional is from Dee’s Distinctively, sitting inside the Massa Leaf Frame from Poppystamps. The sentiment , a shiny golden 1 from Typewriter Numbers from Memory Box, and the Peace, Love, Joy Tags from Poppystamps, reveal a secret surprise from a true love on the first day of Christmas! Add a few pears, berries and holly details and you have a wonderful holiday card.


Play along with our friends over at Addicted to CAS!

Live your life in color!



Pretty Little Studio: Sketch Challenge

Pretty Little Studio has a beautiful Sketch Challenge for November! I think I was influenced more by the shapes than the colors, using a softer coral and yellow palette.



I wanted to create a card that reflected bright thoughts of home – -a theme I have been greatly inspired by since the end of the summer. My thoughts always return to home. You can play along with Pretty Little Studios right here:


Thanks to Pretty Little Studio for a warm, inspiring Sketch Challenge this month!


Live your life in color!