House of Cards July Challenge

Hello Everyone!

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!

Thanks so much for joining me today!

Live your life in color!

House of Cards July Challenge

Hello Everyone!

Welcome to the House of Cards July Challenge! We have got a summery inspiration photo for you this month! You can get all the details, and see the gorgeous ideas from our Design Team over at the House of Cards blog right here:  http://houseofcardschallenge.blogspot.com/

Add stripes, use the color palette, be inspired by the photo, or mix and match! You decide!

I love this bright and beachy inspiration, so I created an easy breezy summer tag! This will be perfect to attach to the gifts I’ll be sending from our upcoming Florida vacation! I can’t wait to feel the soft sugary sands of the Gulf under my feet!

Take a look at all the terrific inspiration and ideas from our brand new House of Cards Design Team!

 Chanya13 | Cohenna | Donna | Em | Heather | Jane | Judy 

Michele | Mynn | Paula | Rocky | Rosi 

Shawna | Shirley | Sue N. | Susan 

 

Thanks so much for joining us today!

Live your life in color!

 

 

 

 

House of Cards June Blog Hop

 

Hello Everyone!

Thank you so much for joining us for the House of Cards June Blog Hop! This month, we are celebrating the end of another term at House at Cards, and saying goodbye to a few of our favorite designers. You can get all the details and link up your June project over at the House of cards blog right here: http://houseofcardschallenge.blogspot.com/

Our June challenge will run from June 1st at 6:00am through June 15th at noon CST. Any and every card style is welcome too! Take a look at our gorgeous inspiration photo this month!

We can’t wait to see what you will create! Prize winners from the blog hop will be announced on June 20th! Card winners will be announced next month on July 15th!

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

I started with a pretty CAS card using Meirenyu, from Digistamps4Joy, and combined it with Serene Seaside from MHKDesigns. It turned out so cute I thought I’d make one more in a different color palette.

To make the pretty mermaid in green, I enlarged the image just a little, and omitted the seashell sentiment. The images for both cards were printed onto white card stock and colored with copic markers. Originally, I was going to do one mermaid in a CAS style, and the other in a mixed media. I had all sorts of little doo dads and nautical images I cut and ready to go. But this image is really striking and a little haunting too, and I like the CAS look to showcase the design.

Take a look at the sponsors for this month’s hop!

Prize: Any three products of your choice!

All Dressed Up

Prize: 2 Images

Prize: $10 to use in store

Prize $10 Gift Certificate to use in store

So, are you ready to get hopping?!

You can always find more great inspiration and ideas from our fabulous design team!

 Em | Heather | Jane Karen | Katarina | Maria 

Mereth| Michele |Nancy |  Paula | Rocky | Rosi 

Shawna | Shirley | Sue N. | Susan

Make sure you leave a comment at each person’s blog along the way because the prizes are hidden and we’ll be doing random drawings from the blogs where they are hiding! 🙂 After you’re done, make a creation to share with us for another chance to win!

But before you go, here’s one more card I created for our special hop! I was thinking outside the box for this!

This darling bird in the round cage is from Birdcage Silhouettes from MHKDesigns! The digital black silhouette of the bird in the cage was manipulated to capture the grey and blue of the glass sea floats. It’s something a little different!

Thanks so much for joining us today!

Live your life in color!

 

House of Cards May Challenge

Hello Everybody!

Today, the lovely ladies of Group 3 are sharing their creations for this month’s House of Cards May Challenge, Sequins Surprise!You can find tons of great inspiration and link up your Sequins Surprise over at the House of Cards Blog right here: https://crimsonowlcreations.wordpress.com/2017/05/01/house-of-cards-may-challenge-sequins-surprise/

Add sequins and/or use the color palette!

There’s still time to play along! I used sequins to create a bright and cheerful shaker tag!

Check out House of Cards to learn more!

Thanks so much for joining us today!

Live your life in color!

 

House of Cards May Challenge: Sequins Surprise

Hello Everyone!

Welcome to the House of Cards May Challenge! This month, we have a fun challenge inspiration for you, Sequins Surprise! You can get all the details and link up your Sequins Surprise card over at House of cards right here: http://houseofcardschallenge.blogspot.com/

Use sequins and/or the color palette

I love these colorful sequins, and thought they would make a great shaker tag!

To create this tag, I tried something new. I stamped the pretty flower from Altenew’s Beautiful Day clear stamp set on a round piece of vellum paper, then gently heat embossed a light layer of sparkling embossing powder. You can see the sparkle a little bit in these two photos, but it looks amazing when you hold it in your hand!

The front of this tag really picks up the sun shine coming through the trees outside my craft room window. That’s because the front of the tag is not vellum, it’s regular shaker card acetate. Acetate on the front, vellum on the back, and the stamped flower and sequins, along with circle of foam, create a pretty shaker tag sandwich. This is what it looks like from the back.

Since the stamped flower is on the inside of the shaker, it’s protected from smudging and smearing. It looks so pretty hanging in a window too!

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

Chanya13 | Christi | Cohenna | Donna | Em | Heather | Jane | Judy 

Karen | Katarina | Leslie | Maria | Merethe

Michele | Mynn | Nancy |  Paula | Rocky | Rosi 

Shawna | Shirley | Sue N. | Susan 

 

Thanks so much for joining me today!

Live your life in color!

House of Cards April Challenge: Group 3

Hello Everybody!

The lovely ladies of Group 3 are sharing their amazing creations for the House of Cards April challenge! Take a look over at the House of cards blog right here: http://houseofcardschallenge.blogspot.com/

Add a feather or use the color palette

There’s still time to play along with our April challenge and add a fine feather to your cards this month! We’d love to see what you create!

Thanks so much for joining us today!

Live your life in color!

House of Cards April Challenge

Hello Everyone!

It’s time for our April Challenge at House of Cards! This month, it’s all about feathers! Take a look at our gorgeous inspiration photo!

Add a Feather/Use the Color Palette

You can get all the details and link up your fine feathered creation over at House of Cards right here: http://houseofcardschallenge.blogspot.com/

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

Chanya13 | Christi Cohenna | Donna | Em | Heather | Jane | Judy 

Karen | Katarina | Leslie | Maria | Merethe

Michele | Mynn | Nancy |  Paula | Rocky | Rosi 

Shawna | Shirley | Sue N. | Susan 

We can’t wait to see what you will create!

Thanks so much for joining us today!

Live your life in color!