Double Trouble #53

It’s a Something, Anything, Everything Challenge at Double Trouble so I couldn’t help but play along. Twisted Sister 2 is finding Trouble Maker as difficult as I did…claiming “what do I need a background check?” Seriously, Trouble Maker and Double Dare were a pleasure to have on my family tree. We had lots of fun on our Zoom calls (we were doing it before it was mandatory)! I think you probably stopped by to see some artwork so without further chat, here it is.


This is a really old packet of paper from Close to My Heart – I actually have the coordinating embellishments, PML Cards and stamp set (which I didn’t use here). All that I have left are scraps so I cut what them into strips and made this fun background. I’m also linking up to the Use Your Stuff challenge, because I’m using spring colors and working at busting my stash!

I hope you’re finding some time to Stay Creative during this Stay at Home Stay Creative time.

Spreading Love

Washington State is under a Stay Home Stay Healthy mandate from our governor so I’m finding extra time in the Craft-Coop to Stay Creative!

I’ve grabbed some retired papers and stamps to spread a little love. I reached out to my sister-in-law last week who told me that her kiddo’s could use a little extra love so these cards were made specifically for several nieces and nephews that have been affected by the current mandate for school closures.

All of the card patterns were taken from the Make It From Your Heart Vol 4 How To Book. It has 24 different card patterns with measurements and a full color example. It is one of my favorite things in my Craft Coop.

Leave me a comment with how you’re staying creative during this pandemic.

Stay Home, Stay Healthy, Stay Creative!

Color My Heart Color Dare – Red

What things can you think of that are red? My first thought when I saw Color My Heart Color Dare challenge #387 was a firetruck.

You can only use Red with accents of Black & White – no other colors no other neutrals. I grabbed a Candy Apple B&T from a retired Christmas packet and cut a strip of black that I ran through the big shot to get stitched X’s. The firetruck is mounted with thin 3D foam tape on a white stitched circle that is matted with a black circle. Two black dots finish off my card.

It’s been lots of fun being able to spend uninterrupted time in the Craft-Coop during the Stay Home, Stay Healthy order. What have you been doing with your extra time at home?

AHSC #361

I’ve been spending lots of time in the Craft-Coop, while I’m participating in the Stay Home, Stay Healthy order in Washington State. My hubby and I have been doing a good job of not venturing out except for grocery & pharmacy trips (which we’ve done via pick up).

Today I grabbed some retired papers and stamps from Close to My Heart along with the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge to make a cheery card for a friend.

You’ll notice that I mirrored my middle panel so that I could use the scallops as waves for my sailboats. As I was going through a box of retired embellishments (I’m gonna get this stash busted one day) I found some cute sparkly hearts and some sparkly blue dots to add a little happy.

Thanks for sharing some time with me today. I hope you’re “weathering the storm”.

Double Trouble – #52

There is no better way to start a Monday than with a little trouble – A Double Trouble Papercrafting Challenge that is…it’s a pretty good way to wrap up a Thursday of crafting too!

I’ve been missing in Double Trouble Land for quite some time…decided that I wanted to give up my seat on the DT and turn things over to my twin…I’m sure she’ll do a good job, I will hopefully find time along my journeys to play along.

The challenge this week is to include at least one spring item on your card, a twist of adding a bee and to link up with Bitten By the Bug. I grabbed a retired paper packet (I’m trying to bust my stash while I’m in Stay Healthy, Stay Home mode) and the multi-square die from Close to My Heart and the Share the Joy stamp set. I quickly colored all my images with the tri-blend markers and then layered on my banners. I decided to give things a light touch of clear Shimmer Pen, but it’s so hard to see in a picture.

Don’t forget to link up and join the fun…everyone needs a little Double Trouble in their life!

AHSC #360

Happy Tuesday! I spent a little time in the Craft-Coop today – although it’s closed to the public, it’s my place to control the anxiety this pandemic is causing.

I decided that on top of making some Easter Cards and organizing my space that I’d play along with the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #360.

I loved the sketch for these weeks challenge and thought that black & white with a pop of bright colors (Candy Apple, Lagoon & Sapphire) would be cheerful to find in a mailbox. The sentiment comes from a set in the March/April catalog Sentiments & Stitches.

I’m hoping to find lots of crafting time while things are closed so I hope you’ll stop back often to see what I’m up to. For now, instead of social distancing won’t you please leave me a comment or a virtual hug!

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Double Trouble #51

There is no better way to start a Monday than with a little trouble – A Double Trouble Papercrafting Challenge that is!

Our challenge for the next two weeks is to go green with the fun twist of adding Something gold! You can also get extra points in our prize draw by linking to our Challenge Partner Heart to Heart. You can find all the details and link up your creations by visiting our challenge http://doubletroublechallenge.blogspot.com/2020/03/challenge-51-go-green-and-partner-with.html?m=1

Don’t forget to link up and join the fun…everyone needs a little Double Trouble in their life!