As most of you know I’m a DT Member at Double Trouble Papercrafting challenge. We have the most amazing participants that have introduced me to many fun challenges and stamp companies and digital images. It’s a crazy happy world that I live in!
One of our entrants in Challenge #14, Mary Marsh of The Charmed Life, posted an adorable card and information on Sketch 718 at Split Coast Stampers. She also mentioned how she had struggled a bit with the sketch due to it’s Clean and Simple look.
I love a good sketch – I use pattern books all the time, but it’s always a challenge wondering what the creator is really looking for and if I can put my touch on it, but still have the basic details of the sketch.
I was in card class mode surrounded by Christmas papers when I decided I needed a break from making card kits and had the printout of the sketch on my desk. I decided to skip the stamping and added a die cut snowflake instead of the second circle. I also added some twine and wish I’d got it under my circle, but that circle wouldn’t even think about budging.
I am quite excited that Mary shared this sketch and introduced me to an entire gallery of inspiration. Go check out her blog…she shares some really cute cards.
Happy Friday! It’s another Tic Tac Toe week at the Color My Heart Color Dare – Challenge #318 brings us the beautiful fall colors of the Grateful Heart paper packet. Although we refer to the Close to My Heart Papers and Colors they are not required to play in our challenge – just grab what’s close and start creating!
I was all over the place with this board…the bottom row had me thinking coffee, the middle row had me thinking fall leaves and somehow I just couldn’t make up my mind – so I grabbed the pretty floral from the Grateful Heart pack and played with them all!
Not only did I use all the colors of the board, but there is absolutely no stamping on this card. I cut apart a PML card for my banner added some mink twine, grateful heart complements and clear sparkles and that’s a wrap!
If you’d like to play along you can find the rules under a tab at the top of the Color Dare. While you’re visiting our home page make sure to hop through the projects the other design team members have created and leave them a little love (comments make our days).
Heart 2 Heart Challenges asks what it looks like outside where you are? My Craft Coop windows are flanked with trees that are bit by bit losing their leaves.
My card was inspired by those leaves falling in the breeze and a card that I had seen on Pinterest here. I love perusing Pinterest for card ideas there are so many wonderful artists to gain inspiration from, however I always put my own twist on the card.
I have always loved (until recently) sending happy mail so I seem to be getting a lot of use out of this Hello Friend Sentiment from the Grateful Heart Cardmaking Stamp set.
I hope you’ll consider checking out the Heart 2 Heart Challenges – their challenges are posted weekly but open for the entire month so it gives you lots of time to participate.
Thanks for stopping by…happy fall y’all!
I don’t know how Christmas Sweaters got such a bad wrap…personally I think this Ugly Sweater stamp set is pretty darn cute!
Do you have a friend that ‘Don’s an ugly Christmas sweater”? This card might be perfect for them. The stamp set would also be fun to use on a scrapbook page about ugly sweaters.
Leave me a comment and let me know if you’ve got any ugly sweaters hanging in your closet.
Well, looks like we all survived our lucky number week and it’s time for more fun!!!
I just found out that I made the Naughty List…seems that November rolls around and I’m always trying to explain to Santa! I’m sure it’s who I hang out with so if you include something that “hangs” – Christmas Lights, Ornament, Stocking, etc in your design your sure to get an extra entry into our drawing for a bag of things and might just make the nice list too!
Double Trouble Challenge #14 has us pairing up with Try Stamping on Tuesday – they have a fun Tic Tac Tuesday challenge that Double Dare has asked us to link up to! Trouble Maker had already asked us to do a holiday card so I killed two birds with one stone.
I chose the diagonal row starting in the upper left hand corner: Green, Trees & Plaid. I liked the combination of black & white plaid with the bright willow green. It had a bit of a modern Christmas twist. I kept my stamping simple using a retired CTMH Stamp of the Month from 2012 a tree branch with an ornament for my “hanging option”
Here’s the Tic Tac Tuesday board…I can’t wait to see what row you choose.
Make sure you pop on over to Double Trouble to see what the heck is going on – we had a Crazy Cousin (Guest Designer) stop by for the month of November and she’s bringing all kinds of goodies with her.
Happy Friday! This week the Color My Heart Color Dare is featuring the colors: Pomegranate, Sapphire, Saffron and Gold.
Recently we took a Sunday drive with friends along Chuckanut drive in Northwest Washington to see the fall colors which inspired me to recreate the memories on a card.
I used papers from the Grateful Heart paper packet and the November Stamp of the Month Seasonal Trees. I love the trees with the accents of leaves, branches, bird nests, bird houses and ornaments…you just have to check it out!
OK, now it’s YOUR turn! The full details on how to join the fun is in the sidebar of our homepage. Each color dare is open until 9:00 CDT on Thursday!
While at the homepage – check out what the other design team members have created and leave them a little love (comments make our day)!