Double Trouble #29

Happy Monday…it’s time for some more trouble!

This week Double Trouble #29 challenge Trouble Maker challenges us to use Kraft paper or even a paper bag for our project. Double Dare found a fun sketch at Try Stamping On Tuesday so if you need a little inspiration the sketch is over on our home page. For an added twist you’ll get an extra entry into our random draw if you include a strawberry on your project!

I used a pattern for a Center Step card and featured a basket full of strawberries. I hope you’ll come join the fun. Our challenges are open for two weeks. You’ll find all the details on our homepage at Double Trouble Challenge Blog.

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Double Double Trouble

Welcome to a Double Double Trouble – which I’m also in since we usually post on Monday’s and this week it was Friday!

Trouble Maker asked us to use a spring/summer thing and since I’m in hot water it reminded me that a nice beverage (hot or cold) would be a good twist!  Double Dare has a “double dare” for us this week to link with Three Amigos or the Spring Summer Coffee Lovers Blog (or both) the details are on our challenge post that you’ll find by clicking here!

I fell in love with this cute coffee set from Birdie Brown “Friends at First Sip” which I purchased from My Favorite Things Stamps.  I couldn’t resist adding the cute dog which I colored like my own Scuttlebutt!

My favorite drink is an Iced Vanilla Americano with a healthy splash of cream – year round!  When I worked full time I drank a mocha everyday until I started thinking about all those calories.  I’m also a huge fan of  Sweet Tea (thanks to my Texan sis-in-law for introducing me to it.)

I hope you’ll join the fun at Double Trouble, Three Amigos and the Coffee Blog Hop and while you’re at it leave me a comment with what your favorite drink is!

Double Trouble #27

It’s ALWAYS a free for all when Double Trouble finds a month with a fifth week! It doesn’t matter what you link up, it just has to be a new project so get busy and CREATE!!!

Trouble Maker & Double Dare accused me of babbling, but now I’m at a loss for words so my twist is to make a WORD the focus of your project. You can use stamps, pattern papers, one word or many – just have some fun!

Double Dare also challenges us to link up to one of our previous partners so run over to the homepage of our blog and take a look at what other challenges are going on.

I decided that I would play along with the Color My Heart Color Dare. I’m on a bit of a hiatus from the Design Team, but I wanted to make sure they didn’t forget that I existed – like that would ever happen, LOL! The colors this week are from the Love of Color (you have to pick at least 3) I chose Lagoon, Sapphire, Ballerina and Candy Apple and added some silver embellishments.

I can’t wait to see what you create for our Free For All Challenge…hopefully you’ll be indulging me with a bunch of words!

Double Trouble #26

It’s been a morning of hiccups here at the Craft-Coop! First I posted my Double Trouble Card with the wrong info then when I went to edit that post I deleted the entire thing. Trouble Maker might just trade me in for a new sister if I don’t get my act together!

So…here we go again! Happy Monday morning or whatever day & time you are tuning in! It’s time for Challenge #26 at Double Trouble – our theme this week is Splish Splash. I immediately thought of a rubber ducky or a nice warm shower, but Trouble Maker said “This challenge is a splash!”  Include some form of water to celebrate “Showers” (Spring, Wedding, Baby, Housewarming). Or, give us watercolor technique or paper background, splatter or rain drops using products that represent water (liquid glass, glossy accents).

Being from the Pacific Northwest I’ve always got raindrops falling on my head so my twist is for you to use a Bumbershoot in your project!

Double Dare found a fun Tic Tac Toe board at Joy of Sets so make sure you take a look for some inspiration.

I’ve been feeling a bit under the weather since returning from Disneyland, so I relied heavily on my Cricut Artfully Sent Cartridge to pull off this challenge. I chose the diagonal Wedding, Velum & Pearls! You might be able to see the printed vellum poking through the die cut on the front of the card. I thought this would make a perfect “shower” invite.

You’re invited to come play along with us at Double Trouble and the Joy of Sets…it’s sure to be a good time!

Double Trouble #25

Cupcakes? Did someone say cupcakes? Chocolate with chocolate frosting and sprinkles are my favorite…not just any sprinkles, but those flat pastel disc shaped sprinkles. Oh, that’s right, Trouble Maker told me to stay focused…ok, ok!

Welcome to Monday’s Double Trouble Challenge…I’ve been listening to the Trogg’s “Wild Thing” and I guess I just get all sidetracked. This week Trouble Maker is challenging us to get “groovy” and use woodgrain, something related to wood, wood embellishments, trees, etc on our project. When it came my turn to add a twist all I could think of was “wild things” and to keep myself out of trouble I suggested “woodland creatures”…isn’t that a good twist? Ha Ha…I bet Trouble Maker and Double Dare didn’t even catch on. Speaking of Double Dare she found the yummiest challenge – Cupcake Challenge #467.

They have the cutest inspiration photo that fit right with our challenge.

The first thing I thought about when I saw that photo was the cute little fox stamp that’s been sitting quietly in my bin. I grabbed some retired papers with leaves and embellished with a little cork leaf.

Won’t you come play along with us at Double Trouble and draw some inspiration from the Cupcake Inspirations?

Hello…Happy Thursday!

I stopped by the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge for a little inspiration today and found this fun sketch.

I love the simplicity of this sketch…I could imagine it with a plain background, an embossed background or as I finally decided a B&T paper.

The feels like home paper has such pretty florals and I thought I’d just keep things super simple to really highlight them. I layered Charcoal, Pebble & Sage with the Square Thin Cuts to form my box. I stamped a simple hello, added a mink twine bow and a couple of Sugarplum glitter gems to add a little sparkle.

I’m pretty sure this sketch is going to be added to my save file or maybe if I find some more time to play I’ll get another card entered.

Thanks for stopping by…I always enjoy reading your comments, let me know what you think of my card.

WOW Wednesday

Happy Wednesday! As promised on Monday I came back to talk a little more about the Card Workshop Kits and the wonderful instructions that come along with them, but that are also available online.

I love our card patterns – I’m the proud owner and avid user of the terrific tools that make card making (and scrapbooking) faster and simpler. The card kits include brand new patterns that Close to My Heart has designed.

I Heart Us Workshops Your Way® Cards

Since I focused on the Lucky Friendship Card Kit on Monday I wanted to continue talking about that particular kit and show you the versatility of using that pattern with other papers. I hope you’ll see how valuable our card workshops are in your card making.

Here I’ve used the So Much Happy Paper and the Paper Pal Pets & Wordfetti Stamp Sets with the same patterns.

Two more cards using the same pattern, but instead the Feels Like Home Paper Packets – you’ll notice I flipped one of the cards to a horizontal layout, but it’s still the same exact pattern.

I hope you realize how versatile the Workshops Your Way Cardmaking Kits actually are and I’ll let you in on a little secret…you can download the instructions for the kits right from my shopping page in the description of the products.

Let me know what you think about our card kits and if you’ve every used them before. I always enjoy your comments.