It’s a Hoot with The Card Concept Challenge #95

Hello Everybody!

We are thrilled you could join us for a brand new challenge at The Card Concept! Our inspiration this week is “Owl Cherish Our Friendship,”  and the beautiful creations from our design team are quite a hoot! You can get all the details and link up your owl Inspired friendship card over at The Card Concept blog right here: http://thecardconcept.blogspot.com

Since I named my blog, Crimson Owl Creations, it’s clear that I LOVE owls! Cute and cuddly, or fierce and majestic, owls are magnificent hunters, and an important balance in our eco system. These wide-eyed owls inspired me to create a card featuring owls having fun!

I added a fun little surprise too! To create a raised look and feel to the word “hoot,” I cut out 4 letters each of white, and light, medium, and dark orange and carefully adhered them to the back of each letter before placing it onto my card. It gives it a fun spot of color!

Now it’s your turn! Show us your cutest friendship owls, and link it up over at The Card Concept!

Thanks so much for joining us today!

Live your life in color!

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Spring and Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop Winners!

Hello Everyone!

I am SO happy you could join me today, because I am about to announce the winners of my Blog Candy Surprise for the Spring and Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop! I received so many wonderful comments, it made my heart warm . . . like rich, creamy coffee! Thank you so much to everyone who visited my blog! Without any further ado, the winner of my Blog Candy Surprise was drawn from the June 1st, “Hot Love,” post,

BILLIE A!

Congratulations, Billie!  You are today’s first winner! Please send me an email at crimsonowl@comcast.net, and I will have your prize delivered to your hometown mailbox! In addition, please select your favorite coffee themed card and I will include it in your prize package!

Did any of you very smart readers catch that I am announcing today’s “winners,”, as in more than one? That’s right! I have one more prize to give away to our second winner,

LISA BZIBZIAK

Congratulations, Lisa! You have won your choice of any of the cards that I posted during the Spring and Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop! Let me know which card you would like!

 

Hot Love

Steeped in Flight

Helloooooooo Coffee

Sending You Coffee Love

Steamy Summer Coffee

Hot and Tropical

French Roast

Thank you all so much for joining me today!

Live your life in color!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hot Love

Hello Everybody!

I am SO glad you have joined me today, on the very last day of the Spring and Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop! All week long, I have been loving all the amazing coffee inspiration and ideas. There have really been some outstanding designs here in 2018! You can still link up your coffee themed projects, and be entered to win some amazing prizes over at the Coffee Loving carmakers blog right here: http://coffeelovingcardmakers.com/2018/05/2018-spring-summer-coffee-lovers-blog-hop/

The card I made today is for my hubbbie, Mr. Crimson Owl! Mr. Crimson Owl, also known as Aaron, and I have quite a few things in common. We are both graduates from the University of Alabama! He earned a BA and I earned my MA at the home of the Crimson Tide! Our official alma mater colors are crimson and white, along with the famous black and white houndstooth every Bama fan has in their closet somewhere! We share a love for Crimson Tide football, golf, our feline sons, coffee ice cream and m&m’s! Since we moved to Florida’s beautiful Treasure Coast recently, I have been teasing him that this is the perfect place to be, on those days when he is just a little bit crabby! He’s embraced his crabby self with joyful glee! So my card had to have a little blue crab on it, just for him!

I am so sad to see this amazing hop draw to a close, so let’s perk things up with some blog candy! Simply leave a comment on this post, or on any of my posts from this week’s Coffee Lovers Blog Hop, and you might be randomly selected to win a little blog candy, from me to you!

Thanks so much for joining us today!

Live your life in color!

 

House of Cards June Blog Hop

Hello Everybody!

Welcome to our House of Cards June Blog Hop! Today our entire Design team is sharing cards and projects inspired by our June Inspiration photo. Our June Blog Hop will run from June 1st through June 15th, and we can’t wait see what you will create! You can get all the details and link up your House of Cards project over on our blog right here: http://houseofcardschallenge.blogspot.com

I love the beautiful clean and bright simplicity of this month’s inspiration photo, and wanted to capture that in the cards I made for you, using an image from MHKdesigns. MHK is one of the sponsor’s of today’s blog hop, and is offering a beautiful prize for one of our winners, 3 products of their choice from the MHKDesigns Etsy shop!

 

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Prize: Any three products of your choice!

2 Prizes – 2 Digis Each

I created my cards from images from Caring Crocus, available from MHKDesigns. I printed the digital images and sentiment on watercolor paper, and used copic markers to feature simple crocuses in a few different spring pastel colors.

All you have to do to join in is to leave a comment on each design team member’s blog along the way, and you could be randomly selected to win even more prizes from the blogs where the prizes are hiding! Then join in and share your creation over at House of Cards for another chance to win!

 

House of Cards Challenge Blog

Now it’s time to get hopping! You can find more inspiration and ideas from our Design team, and comment for your chance to win along the way!

 

Thanks so much for joining us today!

Live your life in color!

 

Sailing with the Boys and Poppystamps

Hello Everybody!

I am so glad you could join us today for this month’s brand new challenge over at Poppystamps! Every month, Poppystamps hosts an amazing challenge that gives you an opportunity to win some fabulous new blog candy, all from Poppystamps!  Throughout the month of June, our theme is “For the Boys,” and we cannot wait to see how you will be inspired! You can find all the details, and link up your “For the Boys” card over at the Poppystamps blog right here: http://poppystamps.typepad.com

Today, I am sharing a colorful, interactive card, perfect for an adventurous little boy in your life! This is a slider card, and if you haven’t had an opportunity to make one yet, Memory Box has an amazing line of Slider Grooves to get you started! I used the  Straight Slider Grooves to make this little ship sail across the Seven Seas!

The Tall Ship moves back and forth across the card, but also tips back and forth as it bounces on the waves! Colorful Bubble Fish swim off the starboard side, on their way to an adventure!

You can find more great ideas and inspiration, and link up you “For the Boys” project over at the Poppystamps Blog! We can’t wait to see how you will be inspired!

Thanks so much for joining us today!

 

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Steeped in Flight

Hello Everybody,

Today I went full out summer color for the Spring and Summer Coffee Lover’s  Bloghop, with this colorful coffee and butterfly card. There’s still a little time left to play along over at the Coffee Loving Carmaker’s Blog right here: http://coffeelovingcardmakers.com/2018/05/2018-spring-summer-coffee-lovers-blog-hop/

But wait, there’s more! Simply leave a comment on this post, or on any of my coffee themed posts from the Spring and Summer Coffee Lover’s Bloghop, and you might be randomly selected to win a sweet little blog candy package!

Thanks so much for joining me today!

Live your life in color!

Helloooooo Coffee

Hello Everybody!

The Spring and Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop will be drawing to a close soon, but I am already thinking about coffee ideas for the fall and winter! All of the inspiration and ideas that I’ve seen so far this week have been amazing, and there will be so much more before the hop concludes tomorrow. You can get all the details and link up your own coffee themed card at the Coffee Loving Carmakers Blog right here: http://coffeelovingcardmakers.com/2018/05/2018-spring-summer-coffee-lovers-blog-hop/

Today, my card says Hellooooooo Coffee! I love those mornings when I am up early, and the entire day stretches out  ahead of me! I can take my time and read the paper, have a little cup from my Keurig, and slowly greet the world. But most mornings aren’t anything like that, really!

So today, and on every coffee themed blog post from the Coffee Lovers Bloghop, I am saying, thanks for dropping by! Let me get you a coffee! Simply leave a comment and you might be randomly selected to win a little coffee blog candy!

Thanks so much for joining me today!

Live your life in color!