Not Just for Holidays

Don’t think of your holiday themed papers and stamp sets just for the holidays! I needed several thank you cards for people that helped with our recent Pumpkin Carving Party so I reached for my Spooktacular Paper and Stamps.

You might be wondering where I got the cute little sentiments to go in the speech bubble – it’s from the Card Subscription Box. If you want quick cards on the go – this kit is for you. Close to My Heart has designed some really fun cards for this set and the stamp set is FULL of fun sentiments to use on other cards.

I still wanted my cards to have a bit of a Halloween theme so I used the stamps, however other than the middle card there is not much Halloween going on in the papers.

I challenge you to take a look at your holiday stash and see how it might be used for something that’s not holiday!

Thanks for stopping by.

Color Dare #368

Happy Friday I’m back with another Design Team card for  Color My Heart Color Dare.   This week our challenge is to choose any colors inspired by the Horn of Plenty.

I had so much fun picking the fall colors for this card…I settled for cardstock in Peacock and Ruby, some papers from the mix-in paper packet and an assortment of stamp sets.

The z-fold card is attached to a flat fold and when it extends you find a gift card pocket. It was quite easy to put together and still packed a little surprise. My hubby thought the coffee rings looked like they were from a shot glass – shhh, don’t tell him the Craft-Coop is where I keep my stash.

You can visit the Color My Heart Color Dare blog for all the information on how to play along as well as finding additional inspiration from the other Design Team members.

Perk Up

I was supposed to be cleaning my craft room yesterday, but we all know how that turns out right? Finding cute things to play with and then I remembered that the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop was happening and I should link up a couple of more cards.

Both of my cards utilize the same pattern from Make It From Your Heart 4, if you are a card maker you need this book! Just click on the link and it will take you right to my website.

Although the September/October catalog has retired the Perk Up Stamp Set & Thin Cuts and Hawthorn paper are still available online. I have a friend that is all about EVERYTHING pumpkin spice, so I couldn’t resist putting together this fall card to put some happy in her mailbox.

In my tidying up I organized all my paper packs so they would be easy to access for my upcoming card making and ran across a box that had all my Holly Jolly Supplies – can you so JOY!!! You are going to LOVE this paper, the patterns are just amazing. I’m seeing friends from other states start to post snow pictures so this might just find its way to one of them to warm up their mailbox with a little cheer.

Even though these are the same pattern each card has it’s own unique look because of the papers and colors that I used.

My favorite fall drink is a Salted Caramel Mocha and once December arrives I’ll switch to a Peppermint Mocha. Are you a sweater weather or a pumpkin spice coffee lover?

Thanks for stopping by!

Double Trouble – #42

You should know that all kinds of trouble can happen within the Double Trouble Papercrafting Challenge Design Team including starting a Monday Challenge on a Friday but that’s what you get at – A Double Trouble Papercrafting Challenge!

Our challenge for the next two weeks 11/1-11/17 has us in stitches with the fun twist of adding a hot beverage (coffee, tea, cocoa), we have no specific partner this challenge, however if you’d like you can link up the first week with the Coffee Lovers Fall/Winter Blog Hop for extra points. You’ll find all the details at the Double Trouble Papercrafting Challenge Blog.

My card features the multi square windows thin cuts…I love this for backgrounds. I chose a Christmas themed cup using stamps from the Share the Seasons stamp set and Perk Up Stamp & Thin Cut from Close to My Heart.

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

Color Dare #366

Happy Friday I’m back with another Design Team card for  Color My Heart Color Dare.   This week our challenge is a fan favorite Tic Tac Toe!

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I choose to use one of the papers from the Hawthorn paper packet and although I was going for the third column of Paprika, Pebble & Sapphire there’s a little Sage & Saffron thrown in with the leaves.

You can visit the Color My Heart Color Dare blog for all the information on how to play along as well as finding additional inspiration from the other Design Team members.

Double Trouble #41

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 (10/21-11/3) is a Halloween Color Challenge with the fun twist of adding something that flies, you can also get extra points in our prize draw by linking to our Challenge Partner Crafting Happiness . You can find all the details and link up your creations by visiting our challenge blog,

My card features a little old and a little new. I used the Seasonal Mix Ins selecting Julep (Green), Purple & Orange from Trouble Makers Rainbow of Bats. I decided that a bat would represent my flying object, but then I took it a step farther and my wiper card makes the sentiment “fly” as well.

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

A New Challenge

There’s a new kid on the block…Artsystamper Digital Challenge has started a brand new Challenge Blog. The artwork is gorgeous and since she’ll be partnering up with Double Trouble in the future I wanted to lend my support.

Challenge #1 is Autumn Colors – my husband and I recently traveled from Western to Eastern Washington and I commented that the leaves on the mountains reminded me of a patchwork quilt. I think my favorites were the deep red of the Vine Maple.

My card features the Close to My Heart Hawthorne paper packet and I wanted to incorporate the Saffron & Sangria both yummy warm colors. I am in love with the pumpkins from the Autumn Blessings stamp set and I chose to color them with the new Tri-Color Markers that Close to My Heart is carrying. I love that you can get three shades from one marker! The sentiment was stamped in Espresso ink – I use to stamp in browns and grays all the time and have kind of got out of the habit, but it’s so much softer than black ink.

I hope that you’ll take a minute and tell me what your favorite fall color is by leaving me a comment and if you get some time pop on over to the Artsystampers Challenge and let them know that “Twisted Sister” sent you.