Double Trouble #21

Have you heard the buzz? The Double Trouble Team has paired up with the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge for the next two weeks. Trouble Maker is tip-toeing thru the Tulip Bulbs…demanding that we give her flowers after this long cold winter. Twisted Sister is all a flutter after signing up for a Birds & Bees Class on Valentines Day and would like you to use something with wings or something “B”-related or the word Buzz or Bzzz on your project.

The Atlantic Hearts Team gave us permission to share both of their upcoming sketches a little early so make sure that you are visiting their page and linking to the correct sketch

 

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For my first card I chose to use a soft color combination of Sugar Plum, Ballerina and Peach for my flowers and Sage leaves all on a Mink Background which I cut using the Thin Cut Decorative Border Die. I added a tiny little bee which I cut from the Cricut Flower Market Cartridge.

My second card is my least favorite to make…a sympathy card! I used a Wreath Builder template and stamped flowers in a circular pattern to form my wreath…I didn’t leave quite enough room to include my sentiment at the bottom, but I actually liked it better layered across the flowers. The Willow layer was embossed with a honeycomb embossing folder for my “BEE” requirement.

Don’t forget that Double Dare has provided you the links to Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenges over on our home page with the complete challenge information.

I hope you’ll take some time and join in the fun!

Get Moody – Color Dare # 328

Happy Friday and welcome to another week of the Color My Heart Color Dare.  

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As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago the Color My Heart Color Dare is adding some fun new challenges including this week’s Valentine’s Mood Board. What inspiration can you pull from the above photo?

When I looked at the picture the first thing that I noticed was it wasn’t all pink & red. The main color I saw was Lagoon with touches of pink, red and if you look really close it looks like there is a little cup of blue berries and that is where I got the inspiration to use Sapphire.

Don’t you just love that Lagoon cross hatch pattern? It’s from the Seasonal Mix-in Paper Packet…I tell you – YOU have to add it to your next order! The stitched scallop and stitched heart are both cut from Ballerina and there’s a little pop of Candy Apple in the banner and sentiment. I think this will make a perfect Valentine for my Wrangler Wearing Sweetheart!

OK, now it’s YOUR turn!  The full details on how to join the fun is in the sidebar of our homepage.   Our Weekly Challenges are open for two weeks and you have until February 14th to enter Challenge #328 

Make sure you check out what the other design team members have created and leave them a little love (just as you love comments on your artwork – we love yours too)!

More than Card Captions

I’m not sure where January went, but it seems like I didn’t write nearly enough good things about the January SOTM – even though I spent lots of time creating not everything made it to the blog. It seems as though Facebook and Instagram get the most attention from me – they are fast and easy!

I wanted to pop in today – the last day of January with a quick reminder that if you didn’t get the January Stamp of the Month Card Captions – you still have today to get it purchased!

Even though the title is Card Captions – it’s definitely more than that! I found these cute Valentine pens at the Dollar Store (I think there is 8 or 12 in the package) and I knew I had to figure out something cute to make with them.

This little post it note holder was so much fun to make and it comes with a place to hold that pen too! It’s really quite easy to make and even funner to decorate! I kept everything flat in case the recipient wants to carry it in her purse, but it would look totally great on a desk too! The papers are from the Heart Happy Special that will make all your Valentine making easy!

I hope you’ll consider popping over to my webpage to place an order…it would sure make my heart happy!

Double Trouble #20

It’s time for more trouble…but this challenge we are reminding you to spread some peace, love and kindness as you create! It’s National Hugging Week – now that’s one that I can get after!

Trouble Maker says Love Is in the Air – create a project using something you’d find in the air – balloons, banners, sunshine, clouds, birds, etc.

Twisted sister says you can’t have love without a little sparkle – her optional challenge is to use some glitter, Nuvo drops, something metalic or anything sparkly & shiny!

My card features a Hot Air Balloon cut from the Cricut that I’ve touched with some Shimmer Brush for a little sparkle. I just happened to have the Hugs For You cardmaking kit stamp set sitting on my desk so guess what sentiment I used, LOL!

Don’t forget that Double Dare says if you meet the Sparkle & Shine elements that you can link your card to the Paper Girls here.

I hope you’ll come and play along…it’s a lot of work to coordinate these challenges and we love seeing your entries!

Black & White +1 – Color Dare #326

Happy Friday and welcome to another week of the Color My Heart Color Dare.  The Color My Heart Color Dare Design Team took our extended December Challenge time to rework our challenges for 2019. I for one am truly excited. You can expect some innovative and interesting Color Challenges with more choice & flexibility. We’ll still be offering our ever popular Tic Tac Toe and Monochromatic Challenges, but have added Love of Color Challenges based on the new How To Book from Close to My Heart along with Inspirational Mood Boards.

This week our challenge is to use Black & White and only one other splash of color.

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As I looked out my Craft Coop Windows into a dreary, cold day I decided that I needed to add a pop of Lemon to my Black & White Card.

The Black & White B&T papers came from the Seasonal Mix Ins. I’m quite excited about this new paper offering from Close to My Heart. It’s a smaller pack that coordinates well with all of the current paper packets – they replaced our paper fundamentals line and have become a quick favorite.

OK, now it’s YOUR turn!  The full details on how to join the fun is in the sidebar of our homepage.   Our Weekly Challenges are open for two weeks and you have until January 31st to enter Challenge #326. While you are visiting our home page make sure you check out what the other design team members have created and leave them a little love (just as you love comments on your artwork – we love yours too)!

Products Revealed

Yesterday I showed you this picture of products I’m donating to an upcoming school auction and asked if you could identify all the products. Today I’m going to reveal those products here.

Everything can be purchased from my webpage – if you have any questions or need help finding the products please feel free to reach out to me in the comment section.

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I Heart Us Paper Packet
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I Heart Us Complements
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I Heart Us Coordinating Cardstock
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Make It From Your Heart Vol 1
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Black Exclusive Ink Pad
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Story By Stacy Story Started Workshop Kit – Stripes
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Simply Said – My Acrylix Stamp Set
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Card Captions – January Stamp of the Month
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1X1 My Acrylix Block
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1 X 3 1/2 My Acrylix Block

The retail total of these items was just under $90…this would be a great starter gift. I love putting together product bundles…let me know your budget and I’ll help you get started. It certainly doesn’t cost a lot to get started with this hobby and you’ll have years of fun!

Can you identify all the products?

I am donating a basket of Close to My Heart Products to a school auction. The total was just under $90 before shipping and tax – on paper it didn’t look like enough, but yesterday when the box arrived I was pleasantly surprised.

The items I picked are all from the Seasonal Expressions 1 catalog which you can get for free when you place an order from my webpage. I thought it might be fun to play a little game and see if you can name everything that you see.

I will give you the first item, because it’s hard to identify in the photo – you can leave a comment below if you think you have everything figured out.

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I Heart Us Coordinating Cardstock
12 sheets of 12 X 12 Double Sided Cardstock: 2 each of Black, Bluebird, Canary, Lagoon, Mint, and Raspberry