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!

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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.

Make It Monday!

I just returned from an amazing week in Kauai where I did everything from sit by the pool to ride in a helicopter, but to be honest with you I’m so excited that the laundry is caught up and I found some time to make it to the Craft-Coop today!

I’ve been pondering a conversation that I recently had with someone about our card kits – one of my favorite products. They are priced reasonably, you get enough supplies to make 12 cards (including an exclusive stamp set) with plenty of leftovers to make additional projects. She said “I don’t care for them because I don’t want to make 12 of the same cards”. The great thing is you don’t have too…our instructions are just there to give you some guidance, but you can do whatever you want with your kit.

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Today I decided that I’d focus on the Lucky Friendship Card Making Kit – Heart to Heart has a challenge about our favorite tools and Three Amigos is challenging us to use rainbows so this seemed like the perfect choice.

The top photo shows my card along with my favorite tool – my tweezers! These went missing a few months ago and I thought my crafting days were over! I use them all the time from placing small accessories to layering things. I LOVE my tweezers and was so sad when Close to My Heart retired them.

They next photos are a few of the cards I made with the leftover pieces of my card kit and that exclusive stamp set. Not even close to what the card kit cards are, but plenty of creativity!

I Heart Us Workshops Your Way® Cards

There’s one more important thing you need to know about our card kits. All of the instructions are available to download for free online! When you visit my online website at the end of the “product description” you will find a link to download the guide. These guides are great to print and keep with your stamping supplies because you can use them with any of our other products as well.

Product Description

Kit contents:
1 – exclusive workshop stamp set (B-size)
2 – I Heart Us sheets
2 – cardstock sheets (1 Sapphire, 1 White Daisy)
1 – Black Glitter Paper sheet
12 – white card bases & envelopes
printed instructions

Create 12 cards using the materials in this kit and easy-to-follow instructions (also found below). Complete your cards using the exclusive stamp images designed to give you ultimate control over the creative process, so you can always make your cards your way.

Additional supplies needed:
Intense Black Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad (Z4189)
Lagoon Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad (Z2895)
Raspberry Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad (Z2812)
Thistle Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad (Z2840)
Round Sponge (Z697)
Thin 3-D Foam Tape (Z2060)

 Download Guide

I’ll be back Wednesday to share some more information about these guides.

Thanks for joining me and if you get a chance stop by Heart to Heart and Three Amigos for some challenge fun!

Double Trouble #24

It’s time for more mischief with Double Trouble. This week, Trouble Maker is reminding us to “make new friends, but keep the old (here’s a good place to let you know I’m the youngest of the three!) because one is silver and one is gold. She’d like us to include a metallic object on our project.

Since I found the Pot of Gold on the last challenge I decided it was time to get out of town. I chose the word ADVENTURE for my 2019 word of the year and as I type this I’m sitting in our new trailer in a campground, so I’d like you to show me what mode of transportation you enjoy while on vacation.

Double Dare hopped right on board and found the Brown Sugar Challenge #288 with a transportation theme to link to.

Although I love all forms of transportation to take me away…my favorite way to vacation is on a cruise ship (although I also get seasick). I couldn’t pass up playing with the new Cruisin’ to Adventure stamp set & thin cuts from Close to My Heart. This stamp set is sure to be a favorite of all parents (grandparents) of little boys from – from land, sea to air this set has you covered. I also used my Thin Cuts – Decorative Border to make some waves and finished off my card with a sprinkle of silver sequins.

I look forward to seeing your creation with Double Trouble so “cruise by to say hi before this challenge passes you by!”

Thanks for stopping by.

Love of Color – Color Dare #334

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

Won’t you join the fun in our Love of Color Challenge.  We are using the Close to My Heart How To Book Love of Color as our inspiration.  This week our challenge features the color Lilac.  We provide a board in which you can pick a minimum of three colors from to create your project.  We use CTMH color names for reference; however, you are welcome to use any products as long as they are the closest match. Please don’t add any additional colors unless it is noted on the board.

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My card inspiration came directly from the Love of Color Lilac page – I chose to use the combination of Lilac, Sweetleaf, Peach, Lagoon & Gold. This color combination just seems fresh like a spring day and will make a great birthday card for my stash.

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 Thursday, March 28th to enter Challenge #334 

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)!