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!

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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.

Cats & Bats Oh My!

I want you to follow this link to the clearance section of my shopping site https://papercraftingprincess.closetomyheart.com/Retail/Products.aspx?CatalogID=159 and then come back and look at this post!

Did you find the Halloween Clearance? Can you believe paper packets for just $5?

I love the Cats & Bats paper…I still had some in my stash so I got it out along with the matching stamps & thin cuts (I told one of my friends that it’s a good thing I hold onto everything!) to make this card. I like how the sentiment is stamped right on the B&T paper and doesn’t go in the typical direction. I just think it adds a little fun!!! Sparkly stuff is so hard to photograph, but if you zoom in that little strip of black is Shimmer Trim – because well Halloween needs a little sparkle!

Now, if you haven’t stopped over at the Clearance Section – you better head there now!

Charming Borders

Today I’m sharing some bright sunny cards using the Charming Borders stamp set.

Borders don’t just have to be borders…as you can see on my cards I’ve stamped the border stamp all over to get a custom B&T paper.

Have you added the Charming Borders to your shopping cart? What do you plan on using them for?