Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day from all of us here at Crimson Owl Creations! I created this card for my wonderful husband, Aaron, who also serves on the Crimson Owl Creations Board of Directors and is our chief CFO AND IT man! He wears many hats for a hubby, and he’s always acting all crabby about not getting paid enough for all he does! But since we’ve moved to Florida, we’ve embraced these happy little crabs doing a happy little crab dance because they are so much in love! I think he loved the card!

We are wishing that your days are filled with love and happy crabbies too!

Live your life in color!

Love Field with Poppystamps

Hello Crafty Friends!

Have you ever been in LOVE? It’s a beautiful feeling, all sunshine, flowers, blue skies, and bright flowers, a field of love and happiness! With the new Valentine’s Day collection from Poppystamps, you’ll be feeling all this love too! Take a look!

This card was so much fun to make. You can see all the details of how I created this card, and get even more inspiration and ideas over on the Poppystamps blog right here: https://poppystamps.typepad.com/poppystamps/2020/01/love-field-by-michele-k-henderson.html

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and Poppystamps has a wonderful collection of dies and stamps that are perfect for sharing your love!

Thanks so much for joining us today!

 

 

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!

Sunshine Love

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I had to add one last paper-pieced love note, in a warm sunshine yellow with bright blooms! It’s so easy to create a Valentine for everyone on your list using this wonderful La Rue Heart from Memory Box and the Small Hydrangea Blooms from Poppystamps! It’s the perfect combination for a sweet, warm love!

Live your life in color!

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My Heart, My Favorite

 

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I love the bright colorful look of this paper-pieced heart so much, I decided to try it in a few different color palettes! This blue, grey and yellow color combination has been a favorite of mine for some time! I hope you love it too!

Live your life in color!

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I Woke Up in Love This Morning

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Were you thinking about that catchy old Partridge Family song that gets stuck in your head? The other night my husband and I were watching some old Partridge Family reruns and we saw an episode where the bus was featured prominently. I LOVE the Partridge Family bus because it was done in the style of one of my favorite artists, Dutch painter Piet Mondrian. I used to spend a lot of time viewing his work in the modern art wing of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and I love anything at all made in his distinctive black and white grids with primary red, blue and yellow color blocks. Today’s Valentine is my own homage to an artist I love, Piet Mondrian, as well as my hubbie, who loves watching The Partridge Family! To create this card, I simply punched the heart out in black, then punched it again in the primary colors (including white) and fit everything together like a jigsaw puzzle. It’s bold and graphic, and certainly a lot of fun!

Live your life in color!

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Love is Blue

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I designed this Valentine for a very special friend of mine, who loves purples and blues! He’s a bit of a non-traditional guy, so I thought a Valentine made in something a little different than traditional colors would be fitting for him. Sometimes a new color palette can add new life to your favorite die cuts and cards. Over the next few days, we’ll take a look at how one die can be used to make a box full of Valentines for ALL your favorite sweethearts!

Live your life in color!

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Winter Love

 

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I love the color combination on this wintery Valentine’s Day card. The background paper is from Memory Box, and it has tiny white snowflakes against a grey field. It would have sat in my drawer for a while until I saw this same pattern paper used by another designer who made a white wreath with pink flowers on it. I knew this open heart would be a great die to use with this beautiful paper! It reminds us that love will keep us all warm in the chilly days of February!

Live your life in color!

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A Little Love

 

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Sometimes all it takes is a little love! A little love can pull you through the hard times and the bad days when the world just may not feel so colorful. But that little love, every day, can fill your heart until it overflows, like these little hearts in this little paper bag. I am grateful for the little love that is given to me every day, reminding me that together, we are one big deal!

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to be thy lips is a sweet thing and small

e.e. cummings (1894-1962)

American poet

Live your life in color!

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