Double Trouble #17

Did you hear the news?  Twisted Sister made the nice list…thank you all for helping.  Now it’s time to bake some cookies for Santa!

Trouble Maker has the perfect recipe to get us started!

Recipe.” This time the recipe can be used for any occasion – birthday, thank you, get well, wedding and even Christmas if you still need that last minute card or tag.

From: The Kitchen of Double Trouble Challenge Blog
Servings: Unlimited fun
Ingredients:
3 – Embellishments
2 – Colors 
1 – Sentiment or image (stamped or digital OK)
Directions: You may use more than the recipe ingredients stipulate, but you need to include a required minimum of each ingredient. The ingredients may be included in the image or an add-on. But don’t stop here…you might want to consider special topping ingredients using “Bright and Bold” or “Soft and Pastel
“.

Double Dare is asking you to link up with Color My Heart Color Dare.  Make sure that you are following their rules and using either a Bright & Bold or Soft & Pastel palette!

Twisted Sister is asking you to include something that you’d find or make in the kitchen – remember this is just an optional twist, but it makes Twisted Sister so happy to see you participate that she’s going to pick her favorite card and send you a treat too!

I decided to do a side step card.  I included images from 2 different stamp sets and thought including a rolling pin & measuring cup were a good mix with my Gingerbread cookies.  For embellishments I used silver sequins which I colored with my Shin Han marker, sparkles and tassels that I made from clover and pixie CS and the new Fancy Borders thin cuts.

I hope you’ll want to join the fun at Double Trouble so hopefully you’ll make the nice list too!

Soft & Pastel – Color Dare #323

What happens when the Color My Heart Color Dare pairs up with the team at Double Trouble Papercrafting Challenge?  Things run amok – posts get changed from Friday to Monday – rules get broken and in general design team members behave wildly!

The Color My Heart Color Dare challenge #323 is asking you to link your Soft & Pastel or Bold & Bright delights to the proper gallery and Double Trouble has a special recipe for fun that you can find here.

I was a bit confused and overly busy (did you see those Seahawks beat the Vikings last week at Monday night football? I was there!) so my card doesn’t follow the rules of Double Trouble’s challenge (what did I tell you about running amok?)

This was a super fun card to make I’m not sure if it was because I pulled out my HedgeHugs stamp, that I added a fun little zip feature that hides something good or perhaps it’s just who it’s going too!  Last week I participated in the Bright & Bold challenge so this week I thought I’d give the soft & pastel a twist – hedgehogs are soft right?  I used the lighter papers from the Oh What Fun paper packet and layered it on Kraft cardstock with just a hint of silver.

I hope you’ll join the fun at the Color My Heart Color Dare and Double Trouble Papercrafting Challenge and that your Christmas is Merry & Bright!

 

 

Oh So Different

Card stashes seem to be depleted by the time the end of the year rolls around so I grabbed a couple of stamp sets along with what was left of my Boutique paper packet and went to work.

Once my cards were finished and I lined them up I thought how different each of them looked.  Although they are all from the same paper packet the combination of colors that you use can really change how they look.

What do you keep in your card stash?  I hope you’ll take the time to leave me a comment.

Nothing About Christmas

One of my favorite things I love about Close to My Heart is that our papers are so versatile.  Even though the Oh What Fun papers are definitely a Christmas themed paper – only one paper in the packet is actually a Christmas paper (and only one side) all the rest are just beautiful patterns in bright cheery colors.



I paired my card with some black paper and embellishments and even stamped the Candy Cane alphabet in Black which gave this card a totally non-Christmas feel.

The December Stamp of the Month can be added to your qualifying order for just $5, but you need to act fast – once the calendar turns it will be like so many other amazing products in the Holiday Expression and will be gone for good.

Thanks for stopping by…I hope you’ll consider adding the Oh What Fun papers to your collection and use them all year long.

It’s the Busiest Time of Year!

Wait…it’s supposed to be the Merriest Time of Year, right?  Then why am I still feeling like Christmas needs to come in about 2 months instead of two weeks?

These are just a few of the Christmas Cards that I’ve been working on.  I combined some retired products with brand new ones and declared that non-traditional colors could be used too!

Even though it’s just two weeks to Christmas it’s never too soon to start planning for next year and most of the products I used will be retiring at the end of December.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my cards…do you have a favorite?

Be Merry – Color Dare #322

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

This week the Color Dare is mixing things up with you picking the colors as long as they are BRIGHT & BOLD.

 

I chose to use a PML card from the Tis the Season paper packet and a few of the B&T papers.  I then layered a snowflake from the Winter Flurries Thin Cuts in Silver & Red Glitter paper.

Now it’s YOUR turn!  The rules on how to join are located here.  While you are visiting the home page take a peek at what the other Design Team members have created…they are a talented bunch for sure!

Double Trouble #16

It’s time for more trouble over on the Double Trouble Papercrafting Blog.  This time Trouble Maker is requesting we use some form of embossing – heat, dry, embossing paste use one or use them all.  Twisted Sister is getting in the spirit and singing “Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow” and is requesting you add a snowflake on your project.  Double Dare is asking you to link up to the winter/holiday themed challenge at Three Amigos Blog Hop Challenge.

I selected a soft Christmas palette of Ballerina, Mint, Charcoal & Linen with touches of Gold and a White Glitter Paper Snowflake.  I heat embossed my white snowflakes along the Ballerina cardstock and then added a die cut Snowflake from the Winter Flurries Thin Cuts. 

I hope you’ll come join in the fun at Double Trouble for a chance to win one of our bags of things.  I also hope you’ll take a minute to leave me a comment on your favorite Christmas palette.