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)!

A Love of Color Birthday

If you haven’t added the Love of Color How To Book to your collection of stamping must haves rush right over to my website and add it to an order NOW! Each color has been dedicated a two page spread which includes breathtaking artwork and multiple color combinations it also fits perfectly in the Every Day Life album.

I have always used our paper packets as a reference guide for making cards and scrapbook layouts, but the Love of Color has become a new go-to. I notice that I am now using colors that I never would have thought to use.

It’s easy to know that Pixie and Raspberry go together and I had a feeling that Mint would blend perfectly, but I never would have thought to add a touch of Sweet Leaf and although the recommendation was to use Charcoal; I grabbed my other favorite neutral – Black. Using the Washi Tape from the Hello Pumpkin cut down to 1/4 inch strip and some black dots really gave my card the perfect pop.

If you’d like to shop for the Love of Color How to Book or any of the other products available please visit my webpage at http://www.papercraftingprincess.ctmh.com I always have a Mystery Hostess party available to shop from and when you place your order that way you might just end up with the some free CTMH products too!

Years of Sweetness

On Friday I shared a card I made for the Color My Heart Color Dare with the new Years of Sweetness stamp set and promised to come back and share some additional artwork with this stamp set so here I am.

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My first card is once again “pretty in pink” I stamped with Raspberry Ink onto the B&T paper from the Something Fierce paper packet – layered on some hearts from the Something Fierce Complements and a white bow.

One of my favorite things about this stamp set is that it coordinates with the Artbooking Cricut Cartridge and the cupcake has separate images so you can have different colors! These papers are also from the Something Fierce paper packet, but you achieve a totally different look! Don’t ever hesitate to stamp directly on your B&T paper.

This was a really fun card…and very little stamping and NO B&T paper! The Complements included with the Something Fierce Suite include Stickers and printed Die Cuts. I started at the bottom with 3 strips of stickers, stamped my Happy Birthday and then added 3 additional stickers.

My final card is a mixture of stamping, papers & stickers – I love that the Something Fierce dinosaur paper is just as good for a little girl as it is for a little boy!

I’d love to know what you think of this assortment of cards. Leave me a comment…it just takes a minute and I always appreciate and read each one.

Double Trouble #19

Oh Mother Dear, I sadly fear that I have lost my mittens…will you help me find them? Are you ready for some more trouble with Double Trouble Challenge #19.

Trouble Maker is challenging us to be Warm & Cozy in this cold month of January! When I think Warm & Cozy I think fuzzy & cuddly like a scarf & mittens or a sweet little kitten. When you include mittens or a kitten on your project Twisted Sister will give you an additional chance in our randow draw.

I created this cute Snowgirl all Warm & Cozy in her mittens, scarf & earmuffs that I colored with my Shin Han markers to match the Background Papers. I added some sparkles to the snow flurry at the bottom of the card and a simple white bow to finish it off!

Double Dare has asked us to link up to Creative With Stamps Challenge “Mittens” Challenge. You get an extra entry in our bag of things if you add this optional challenge.

I hope you’ll come have some fun and join up with our bi-weekly challenges at Double Trouble Papercrafting Challenge.

Think Pink – Color Dare #324

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

Join our fun Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge using colors from “Oh What Fun” paper pack … first choose a row, column or diagonal and include choice in your post … and then feel free to use “only” additional Colors in the Board below. We use CTMH color names for reference; however, you are welcome to use any products as long as they are the closest match

Neutrals: White, Cream, Black, Gray, Kraft and Brown(s) are free to use unless otherwise specified in our board.

I chose the bottom row of White Daisy, Raspberry & Pixie and my favorite new birthday stamp set from the Seasonal Expressions 1 CTMH Catalog – Years of Sweetness. I’ve used this stamp set a lot and will feature it next week here on my blog I hope you’ll come back and see the versatility.

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 17th to enter Challenge #324. 

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)!

Double Trouble #18

It’s a Free For All over at the Double Trouble Challenge Blog.  That’s really nothing new, but we celebrate when the calendar has 5 Monday’s in a month.

Trouble Maker is trying to get us to “Shape Up” for the new year and has challenged us to use multiple shapes on our projects – I’ve included a tag  & banner (rectangle) along with a circle.

Did you know that it’s National Bird Week in the USA?  Twisted sister didn’t either, but to give a shout out to her feathered friends she’s asking that you add a bird, a nest, a birdhouse etc to your project.

Finally Double Dare is asking you to pair with one of our previous partners so pick your favorite – go check out their challenge and then combine our challenges for twice as much fun!

I had two choices for birds in my stamping stash – a penguin or a chicken, LOL!  Then when I was going through my die cuts I found a cute birdhouse die that I don’t think I’ve ever used.  My Penguin in Paradise comes from the My Favorite Things Stamp line and I colored with my Copic markers.  That bright blue background is a B&T from the new Something Fierce paper packet from Close to My Heart

I hope you’ll come play with us – Double Trouble is Double the fun!!!