House of Cards Holiday Blog Hop

Hello Everybody!

Thank you so much for joining us for the House of Cards Holiday Blog Hop! We have a beautiful challenge for you this month, with prizes, sponsors, and great inspiration and ideas! You can get all the details, and start at the beginning of the hop over at House of Cards right here: http://houseofcardschallenge.blogspot.com/

Our inspiration photo is all about the holiday! How will you be inspired? Create a holiday themed project and link it up at House of Cards for your chance to win some beautiful prizes from our amazing sponsors!

Take a look at what I have created for you this month!

I fell in love with the beautiful, natural Christmas tree in the inspiration photo. I loved it’s simplicity, and the minimalist decorations on the tree. This year, Mr. Crimson Owl and I are celebrating a very minimalist Christmas, focusing on our blessings from the past, the present and the future. So I selected a beautiful, elegant, vintage image from mhkdesigns, Christmas Frames. I love its Victorian vibe!

My second card was created with an image from Beccy’s Place, available from beccysplace@bigpond.com.  I looked at many beautiful Christmas images from Beccy’s Place, festive and cheerful. Then I came across Seasonal Window and felt it would be the perfect compliment to my Deck the Halls card. The simple candle burning in the window, a Christmas Eve welcome to the passersby on a cold night, really is what the idea of Christmas is all about. I even added a little snowy texture to the windows!

Take a look at what our design team has created for you this month!

House of Cards Challenge Blog

Mynn | Judy |  Chanya13 Cohenna 

Donna | Em | Heather | Jane

Michele | Paula | Rocky | Rosi 

Shawna | Shirley | Sue N. | Susan 

From all of us at House of Cards, to all of you, Have a very Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year!

Thanks so much for joining us today!

Live your life in color!

 

 

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Poppystamps Poinsettia Mini

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Today I am over on the Poppystamps Blog with this sparkling Christmas dazzler! Did you know we’re having a Blog Blitz too? You could win a brand new Poppystamps holiday release prize from November 20 -30 just by leaving a comment! You can get all the detail over on the Poppystamps blog right here:  http://poppystamps.typepad.com/

While you’re there, check out our current challenge, Faerie Kingdom! We can’t wait to see what you’ll create!

Thanks so much for joining us today!

25 Days of Tags

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Can you believe we’re down to the last week of the 25 Days of Christmas Tags? I’ve seen so many wonderful tags all month, and now have a boatload of inspiration and ideas for my own holiday presents and tags! You can get all the details and link up your holiday tag over at Tracey’s blog right here: https://inmycreativeopinion.blogspot.com/2017/11/the-25-days-of-christmas-tags-main-post.html

Today’s glittery tag is so sparkly and shiny, it just feels like Christmas! I used glittery paper and gold thread to capture the festive feel of a tag created on Day 19, by Daniela Dobson, from Technique Tuesday.

The scalloped edge of Daniela’s tag reminded me of a notebook page, and that little sprig of holly is so festive!

Thanks so much for joining us today!

Live your life in color!

25 Days of Christmas Tags

Hello Everybody!

Today, I am playing along with the 25 Days of Christmas Tags, and I have a fun one! Take a look!

You can get all the details and link up your holiday tag over at Tracey’s blog right here: https://inmycreativeopinion.blogspot.com/2017/11/the-25-days-of-christmas-tags-main-post.html

My tag was inspired by Brianna Loeffelbein, from Avery Elle, on Day 18. I love those big, bright Christmas flowers and the fun square shape. Even though I didn’t have poinsettia stamps, I had these bold striped flowers and leaves and thought I’d give them a try.

Thanks so much for joining us today!

Live your life in color!

25 Days of Christmas Tags

Have you been enjoying the 25 Days of Christmas Tags as much I have? I love seeing so many great ideas every single day. It’s harder and harder to choose a tag that inspires me, because they ALL do!  You can take a look at the growing collection of tags and link up your holiday tag over at Tracey’s Blog right here: https://inmycreativeopinion.blogspot.com/2017/11/the-25-days-of-christmas-tags-main-post.html

Today’s tag was inspired by Stephanie Klauk, from Muse, on Day 15. Stephanie made this adorable tag with the little raccoon at the mailbox on a snowy day! It reminds me of all the Christmas cards I’ll be sending to my family back in my home state of Wisconsin. There’s ALWAYS snow for the holidays!

I used a combination of stamps to create my little kitty in the mailbox on a snowy day! The kitty is from Newton’s Nook, the text from Poppystamps, and that gorgeous layered ink tree is from Birchpress Designs! I had so much creating this tag, and adding tiny little snowflakes with a white Signo uni-ball pen!

Thanks so much for joining me today!

Live your life in color!

The Card Concept #82: Retro Holiday

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Welcome to The Card Concept Challenge #82, Retro Holiday! We have got a beautiful inspirational photo for you this week, filled with shiny retro ornaments and glossy colors from our childhood! You can get all the details and link up your Retro Holiday project over at The Card Concept Blog right here: http://thecardconcept.blogspot.com/

I love the metallic shine and the pretty color palette of this retro wreath! I’d love to create one of these myself from old holiday ornaments. I found my inspiration in just one ornament, shiny and pink and very merry! I used shiny foil papers to create an elegant Clean and Layered card that will slip easily into an envelope with a nice gift card too!

Thanks so much for joining me today!

Live your life in color!

25 Days of Christmas Tags

Hello Everyone!

I had SO much fun making these teeny tiny tags today, to play along with the 25 Days of Christmas Tags! You can get all the details and link up your holiday tags over at Tracey McNeeley’s Blog right here: https://inmycreativeopinion.blogspot.com/2017/11/the-25-days-of-christmas-tags-main-post.html

Today’s tag was inspired by Christy, from Lawn Fawn, on Day 12. Christy created four tiny snowman tags, and they quite a cute quartet!

My little group of snow people are ready for colder weather, all dressed to face the elements! Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow! Together we’ll create a blizzard!

Thanks so much for joining me today!

Live your life in color!