This or That

My co-worker has a birthday tomorrow and I decided to stamp her a set of monogrammed cards. The flourishing frame and an assortment of the letters are still available in the online only section of my webpage here. This section includes items that are not pictured in a current catalog or special, but that are still available at retail price. Many of the products in this section will be items left over from a recently retired catalog or special, and they may only be available in limited quantities. Other items will be kept available for a longer time to support specific product or program needs. Look for the “Low Quantity” flag to identify items that will be running out soon.

I had fun playing with the color combinations from the Every Little Thing Paper Packet. I love the soft wash watercolor look that is featured in this paper. I also love that our paper is two sided and you can get such a different look just by flipping it over. I also flipped the letter and frame colors. Do you have a preference? You can leave me a comment with Wisteria C or Julep C and we’ll see which one wins. I wonder if you’ll like the one that I like.

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Double Trouble #38

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 (9/16-9/29) is Mad for Plaid with the fun twist of adding a tag or frame, you can also get extra points in our prize draw by linking to our Challenge Partner Use Your Stuff . You can find all the details and link up your creations by visiting our challenge blog (insert link)

I needed an anniversary card for my sister-in-law & brother-in-law so I reached for the Say It In Style stamp set and paired it with a plaid from the Hawthorn paper packet. My tag was cut using the Fancy Frames Thin Cuts and a small strip of Hawthorn plaid was added to the bottom then a stitched heart was cut from Sangria and layered. To finish things I added a bow and bitty sparkles.

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

Color Dare #360

Happy Friday I’m excited to be back on the Design Team for the  Color My Heart Color Dare.   This week our challenge is to pick a row and play Tic Tac Toe!

I chose the Top Row Pansy, Heather and Sugarplum – although these three colors retired from the CTMH lineup on August 31 – I couldn’t resist playing with them one last time.

I used the Dandelion Wishes stamp set and chose to have some seeds floating across the light side of the Sugarplum cardstock. I loved blowing dandelions as a kid, but not so much as an adult when there is a field of yellow in my grass.

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 #37

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 (9/2 -9/15) is to create a colorful fall themed card with the fun twist of adding a sweet treat, you can also get extra points in our prize draw by linking to our Challenge Partner The Paper Girls. You can find all the details and link up your creations by visiting our challenge blog !

My card uses some retired Close to My Heart fall papers and a S’more and some stitched hearts. I completed embellishing it with some Gold Sparkle Gems.

My favorite treat when we are camping is a S’more! What’s your favorite fall treat – leave me a comment with that answer for a chance to receive a chance at an extra random draw.

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

There is just one more week for you to purchase items from the Seasonal Expressions 2. This catalog was packed full of fun items including the One Year Older Stamp Set.

One Year Older

This stamp set coordinates with the Thin Cuts – Shaker Window & Confetti and was how I used it for my first card – a birthday card for a special friend turning 74!

Since the stamp set was on my desk I decided to use it to put together a few additional cards for my upcoming Card Palooza.

All the cards were made with the retired I Heart Us paper packet yet they all seem so different. Each of the cards features the color Lagoon, but combined with other colors it can go from masculine to feminine or even a neutral.

I challenge you to look at the SE2 one more time and make sure that you haven’t missed something that you really need to have. Thanks for stopping by.

It’s Getting Spooky!

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays to decorate for. I think it’s because my mom was so into it. She would dress up as a witch and greet the trick or treaters…she even scared my little brother one year.

I spent about an hour on Sunday afternoon in my Craft Coop playing with some scraps of Cats & Bats. Those papers aren’t going to use themselves afterall!

Both of these patterns come from the latest Make It From Your Heart Volume. I wanted the one on the left to look like a big moon was behind the cat. I actually stamped the cat in Pebble Ink on the Light Side of Pebble CS.

The card on the right was made in honor of my friend Debi G. (rumor has it she saves all my cards) and this is her favorite card pattern. I thought all the spiderwebs looked lonely without a little spider hanging amidst the banners.

I’m going to defer from cards for a minute and tell you about my friend…Debi and I met through Close to My Heart and she is probably the one that knows my soul inside and out. Whether I’m feeling blue, crazy with anger or just need someone to share a laugh with, Debi is my go-to-gal! The funny thing is when I met Debi (at convention in Dallas) I did not think that she liked me – I was an outsider to her circle…little did she know I would work my way right in that little bitty crack on the stitch line.

I wanted to tell you about Debi because I wanted to share a bit about how CTMH has brought so many amazing people into my life. During the month of August you can join my Close to My Heart team for just $35 AND get $35 in YOUR CHOICE of product. I’d love to chat with you a little more about this fantastic opportunity. Please message me if you are interested.

Double Trouble #36

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 (8/19-9/1) is round with the fun twist of adding anything to do with school, you can also get extra points in our prize draw by linking to our Challenge Partner The Joy of Sets. You can find all the details and link up your creations by visiting our challenge blog

I chose the vertical first row in the Joy of Sets Tic Tac Toe board – Yellow, Square & Plaid. My card is a 4.25 square – I layered a stitched square with a yellow & white checked B&T. I have had the Crafting Shapes thin cuts for some time, but not had the chance to use them until now. I had fun layering the shapes that I thought you’d find on a teachers desk on a large circle. I used the ruler where I would normally use some ribbon. I thought my sentiment would be perfect, because who hasn’t asked “is it the weekend yet?”

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