Paper Sweeties Challenge – August 2017!

PAPER SWEETIES TURNS 5!

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Thank you all so much for joining us at Paper Sweeties! We are celebrating the Big 5 with some beautiful birthday inspiration! You can find even more birthday treasures all month long over at the Paper Sweeties blog right here:

Take a look at our inspiration photo for our August challenge,  Anything Goes!

To help Paper Sweeties celebrate the Big 5, I am sharing one of the very first cards that I created for Paper Sweeties, and one of my favorite! Here’s a blast from the Paper Sweeties past!

This is an old favorite, but the Paper Sweeties design team has some amazing new inspiration for you! Take a look at what the Design team has created for you this month!

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Live your life in color!

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The Heart Desires #14

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Today I am playing along with The Heart’s Desire Challenge #14, one of my favorite inspirational challenges! The Heart’s Desire is celebrating their 1 Year Anniversary, and I am so happy I had a little time to play along at the last minute with this artsy CAS summer beach card! You can get all the details and link up your card at The Heart’s Desire right here: http://theheartdesiresblog.blogspot.com/2017/07/the-heart-desires-challenge-14.html

I was really inspired by a few of the elements in this multi-photo inspiration board! Have you ever been to the beach, on a beautiful day, where all the beautiful colors of the sand, the water, the sky, and the horizon just seem to blend together in a dreamy look? I love days like that, calming and refreshing. So, I created something a little different, a little artsy, and very CAS with a few of my favorite beachy die cuts.

Thanks so much for joining us today!

Live your life in color!

Celebrating 5 Years with CASology!

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CASology is celebrating 5 fabulous years with an awesome Anniversary Blog Hop! You won’t want to miss this! There is amazing inspiration, and tons of great prizes you can win by playing along!  Get all the details over at the CASology blog right here: https://casology.blogspot.com/2017/07/5-year-anniversary-balloon-blog-hop.html

This week, the theme is BALLOON! I created a crisp CAS balloon card that features this happy kitty! I kept the design very CAS, and the more I work with CAS, the more I like it! What will you create?

Thanks so much for joining us today!

Live your life in color!

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

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Summer is in full swing,  and it’s time to enjoy the great outdoors! I made this cute little coffee loving kitty card for a friend of mine, and I think it would be a nice addition to the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge, Anything Goes! You can get all the details and link up your card over at Simon Says right here: http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/

This card was created with die cuts, lots and lots of tiny little paper gems, which were then inked around the edges to give them an fun dimension.  How cute is that kitty?

Thank you so much for joining me today!

Live your life in color!

House of Cards July Challenge

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Have you seen this month’s July challenge over at House of Cards? We’ve got some bright summer inspiration for you! You can get all the details, link up your bright and beachy card, and see more great inspiration and ideas from our Group 3 design team right here: http://houseofcardschallenge.blogspot.com/

This month,  you can add stripes, use the color palette,  be inspired by the photo, or combine all three! It’s up to you and we’d love to see what you create! Here’s my take on the challenge!

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Live your life in color!

Sending Good Things with Poppystamps!

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Today I’m over on the Poppystamps blog with this pretty CAS purple rose. You can see how I made it, and see more great inspiration and ideas over at Poppystamps right here: http://poppystamps.typepad.com/

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Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop Winner!

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I bet you all thought I forgot all about announcing the winner of my Mystery Package for the Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop, right? I didn’t forget; I was just unable to announce it until today! Mr. Crimson Owl and I have been on vacation, celebrating our 10 year anniversary! Our first stop was Atlanta to see an AMAZING Houston Astros team beat the Atlanta Braves in the brand new beautiful Sun Trust Park! Then it was off to Las Vegas, the glitter capitol of the world! Perfect for a crafty gal like me who loves the bling! Now I’m finally back in the craft room, and I DO have a winner to announce!

Drum roll, please . . .

tenianelson

Congratulations, Tenia! You have won the Mystery Package! Drop me an email at crimsonowl@charter.net with your contact info, and I will get that package off to you right away!

THANK YOU to all of you who left some amazing comments during last month’s Coffee Lovers Bloghop! You make my whole day, and I love hearing what works about my work!

Thank you so much for joining us today!

Live your life in color!