Poppystamps Blog Blitz New Release

Hello Everyone!

Today I am over on the Poppystamps Blog with this glittery Valentine’s Day beauty made with the brand new Ribbon Heart! You can see my card, find more great inspiration and ideas, and leave a comment to win over at the Poppystamps blog right here: http://poppystamps.typepad.com/poppystamps/

Thanks so much for joining us today!


Inspired By All the Little Things #77

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When I saw the adorable inspiration photo from Inspired By All the little Things, I just had to play along! This was a fresh and fun challenge to get back to after the excitement of traveling over the holidays and the post-Christmas flu bug that came to our house too! It felt great getting back into my craft room with a very CAS nature card that features this sly little fox! You can get all the details and play along with Inspired By All the Little Things right here: http://inspiredbyallthelittlethings.blogspot.com/2018/01/inspired-by-all-little-things-77.html

I love all of these little woodland creatures, especially the faces on the little red fox!

Thanks so much for joining me today!

Live your life in color!

Fond Farewell to Tag You’re It Challenge!

One of my very favorite challenges has recently closed the craft room door, and wrapped up their last challenge. Tag You’re It Challenge , known as TYIC, has said goodbye after nearly 4 years, and I am wishing them a fond farewell. Thanks for all the wonderful memories! You can read their final post over at the Tag You’re It Challenge blog right here: http://tagyoureitchallenge.blogspot.ca/

I had the amazing good fortune to have won a Tag You’re It challenge, which meant I had the honor of being asked to become a guest designer. Yes, it was a HUGE honor for me!

I tried to enter the Tag You’re It challenge as often as I could, always trying to grab another elusive win! The bar was set very high, which is why I enjoyed the challenge so much! I love creating tags, and as a die cut queen, trying to arrange tiny cuts of paper into pretty tags was another way to push my creativity a little more every month. What can I do with THAT inspiration, I would ask myself again and again.

As a result, I was chosen as a Tag You’re It Challenge Favorite again and again, so many times that I lost count! I loved being inspired by my favorite TYIC designers, like Miriam, Donna, Tracey, Jeanne, Nancy, Marybeth, Karin, Anja, Leigh, Joyce, Marion, Kelly, Lynn, Erin, Carol, Kara Lynne, Bobby, Jen, Susan, and many more guest designers and winners along the way! I had always hoped that I could join the TYIC team as a designer one day!

Thank you to all of the TYIC designers that have inspired me these past few years! Today, in honor of TYIC, I am sharing some of my very favorite TYIC designs along the way. Some of these are winners, some are challenge favorites, and some are just MY favorites! I hope you have enjoyed taking part in TYIC challenges as much as I have over the years.

Best wishes to everyone at TYIC!

Thanks for joining me today!

Live your life in color!


Poppystamps January Challenge: Snow Day!

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Welcome to the Poppystamps January Challenge! This month, our theme is Snow Day! Create a card or project using at least one Poppystamps die or stamp, link it up on the Poppystamps blog, and you might be the winner of some amazing new Poppystamps blog candy! You can find all the details and link up your project over at the Poppystamps blog right here: http://poppystamps.typepad.com/

After just returning from a family Christmas in the great white frozen tundra of central Wisconsin, I am truly inspired by Snow Days! We can’t wait to see how you will be too!

I created a colorful blizzard of shaker fun with a three window shaker card! Inspired by snowy winter days and the Northern Lights, using the Snowflake Triptych and a few tiny stars from the All Star Collage.

If you’ve never made a shaker card before, let 2018 be the year! This shaker is like most simple shakers, except that it needed three separate wells for three different colors of sequins. Instead of using foam tape, I cut tiny strips from some scrap foam sheets. Let 2018 be the year for finally using up old materials with my brand new ideas and dies!

Take a look on the Poppystamps blog for more great ideas and inspiration from the Design Team for our January Snow Day Challenge!

Thanks so much for joining us today!





Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Winner!

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Today I am happy to announce the winner of my mystery blog candy from the Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! Thank you so much to all of you amazing friends and supporters who follow my blog, or visit every once in a while and leave such heartfelt comments!

Without any further delay, congratulations


Lisa, I hope you enjoy this sweet little prize! Please email me at crimsonowl@charter.net with your snail mail address and I’ll get that right out!

Thank you all so much for joining me today, and every day! We’ll see you all at the next Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers blog hop in 2018!

Live your life in color!


Winter Coffee Lovers Bloghop

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Today is the last day of the Winter Coffee Lovers Bloghop! It’s been an exciting week! You can take one more look over at the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog right here: http://coffeelovingcardmakers.com/2017/12/2017-winter-coffee-lovers-blog-hop-2/

Today I made sort of a quirky, fun card usingĀ  two dies from Avery Elle, Petal Plate Die and Petal Plate Additions die! They remind me of artsy coffee drips and Christmas ornaments. I cut them, and the Poppystamps Ornate Tea Set die out of shiny foil paper for Christmas Coffee greeting!

Just leave a comment on this or any of my posts during the Coffee Lovers Bloghop, and you might be randomly selected to win a fabulous coffee themed mystery prize!

Thanks so much for joining me today!

Live your life in color!

Winter Coffee Lovers Bloghop

Hello Everyone!

Today I am sharing a very special card I created for National Hot Cocoa Day that I am linking up for the Winter Coffee Lovers Bloghop! You can get all the details and link up your winter coffee inspired card over at the Coffee Loving Papercrafters Blog right here: http://coffeelovingcardmakers.com/2017/12/2017-winter-coffee-lovers-blog-hop-2/

I just LOVE hot chocolate, so when I saw this stamp set from Newton’s Nook, I just HAD to have it! It features two of my very favorite things in all the world, hot chocolate and kitties!

But that’s not all! Simply leave a comment and you might be randomly selected as a winner of my very special blog candy!

I try to prepare a coffee themed card or two so I will be ready to celebrate the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop from the very first day, and then post every day! So, as you can see, I have missed a few days. Sadly, I had a very sick little kitty that kept me very busy about a week or so before the hop. On early Friday morning, my sweet 17 year old Felix slipped away and crossed over the rainbow bridge. This is the first card I’ve made since Friday, and of course, I knew it needed to feature a kitty.

Felix spent all his time with me, especially when I was at my computer. He would flop down on top of my keyboard, and I would keep moving it around and working around him, and he would curl up and soak up the sun. usually we could find a nice compromise. He would sleep on my right arm, allowing me to still click the mouse with my right hand, and type with my left. Goodbye sweet Felix, I will never forget you!

Thank you all so much for joining me today, and allowing me to share a little bit about my feline fur baby who meant the world to me.

Live your life in color! Meow!