Double Trouble #49

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 (2/3-2/16) is Again & Again with the fun twist of adding Critters, 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.

My card was made in Trouble Makers Craft Room which I messed up pretty good. I know this because I heard it again & again what a mess I’d made. I found a cute stitched rectangle window die in her stuff and grabbed this adorable Paper Smooches stamp set.

Speaking of Paper Smooches, I had the good luck to meet Kim in her adorable store while I was in Arizona.

She is just as sweet as she is adorable. I can hardly wait to go back.

Don’t forget to link up and join the fun…everyone needs a little Double Trouble in their life!

Double Trouble #45

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 (12/13-12-29) is include stripes – you’ll get an extra draw entry if you use black & white stripes with the fun twist of adding at least three additional colors., you can also get extra points in our prize draw by linking to our Challenge Partner Color My Heart Color Dare . You can find all the details and link up your creations by visiting our challenge blog.

My card is one of my favorite patterns from the Make It From Your Heart Vol. 4. I supported Trouble Maker with my Black & White and added the additional colors of Candy Apple, Glacier & Green Apple. My stripes are in the dotted B&T papers from the Holly Jolly paper packet and the white trees on the black background.

Don’t forget to link up and join the fun…everyone needs a little Double Trouble in their life!

Double Trouble #44

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 (12/2-12/13) is to wrap it up with the fun twist of tying it up, you can also get extra points in our prize draw by linking to our Challenge Partner ArtsyStamper Digitals Challenge . You can find all the details and link up your creations by visiting our challenge blog.

My card features the traditional colors of Christmas that you’ll find in the Holly Jolly Paper Packet from Close to My Heart. All those pretty packages tied up with ribbons reminds me that I’d better get my shopping done with only a couple of weeks left before Christmas.

Don’t forget to link up and join the fun…everyone needs a little Double Trouble in their life!

Eat, Play, Love, Stamp!

Several months ago I joined a Facebook Group that features amazing projects that are easy to create and put your own spin on AND I’ll be teaching this fun folio in January, but you have to order the products now!

Although I’m a dog mom, this paper is two sided and could easily be made for a cat lover.

Your workshop is free with the following purchase from my webpage. (your choice of stamp set, Best Friends Furever Coordinating Cardstock, Best Friends Furever Paper Packet with Sticker Sheet.

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Best Friends Furever Coordinating Cardstock
Best Friends Furever Paper Packet + Sticker Sheet

This special is only available thru the end of December or while supplies last so get yours orders today. When I get notification that you have placed your order you will receive an invitation to come to this exclusive workshop.

Dog Days of Winter

My Close to My Heart order was delivered yesterday and it contained the Best Friends Furever Paper Packet & Eat Love Play Stamp Set. I couldn’t wait to get to playing.

I headed over to the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge to see what the challenge was this week. Image my delight when it looked exactly like a Polaroid.

My card is a tribute to my dog Scuttlebutt. He’s a Border Collie-Aussie mix that although he lives on a farm is not much of a working dog 🙂

Thanks for stopping by.

Color Dare #370

Happy Friday I’m back with another Design Team card for  Color My Heart Color Dare.   This week our challenge is Browns & only 1 Splash of Color

After some clarification on the browns in the Close to My Heart Color Palette, I made a fall card featuring the colors, Toffee, Espresso & Glacier. I’ve seen so many of the plaid pumpkins and decided that a pretty plaid of Glacier & Toffee reminded me of a flannel shirt that I would buy for my dad.

I first stamped the Build a Plaid on a piece of white c/s then stamped and die cut the pumpkin. I layered it on a circle that I stamped with the Thankful, Grateful, Blessed Sentiment repeatedly in Espresso Ink. I added a few retired embellishments in Espresso and Glacier to finish off the card.

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.

A True Classic

I’m a little late to the car show, but I noticed that this stamp set is still available in a limited quantity and it makes a fabulous masculine card.

Don’t adjust your computer this card is done in all tones of gray. I used the mix-in paper packet from the fall (it’s also still available and such great colors). I stamped the ink blot stamp set in Pewter second generation and then stamped the truck in Charcoal over the top.

If you struggle with masculine cards, I’d suggest working with a monochromatic color scheme and avoid the floral B&T!!

Thanks for stopping by won’t you take a minute to leave me your favorite masculine color combo in the comment section.

Not Just for Holidays

Don’t think of your holiday themed papers and stamp sets just for the holidays! I needed several thank you cards for people that helped with our recent Pumpkin Carving Party so I reached for my Spooktacular Paper and Stamps.

You might be wondering where I got the cute little sentiments to go in the speech bubble – it’s from the Card Subscription Box. If you want quick cards on the go – this kit is for you. Close to My Heart has designed some really fun cards for this set and the stamp set is FULL of fun sentiments to use on other cards.

I still wanted my cards to have a bit of a Halloween theme so I used the stamps, however other than the middle card there is not much Halloween going on in the papers.

I challenge you to take a look at your holiday stash and see how it might be used for something that’s not holiday!

Thanks for stopping by.

Color Dare #368

Happy Friday I’m back with another Design Team card for  Color My Heart Color Dare.   This week our challenge is to choose any colors inspired by the Horn of Plenty.

I had so much fun picking the fall colors for this card…I settled for cardstock in Peacock and Ruby, some papers from the mix-in paper packet and an assortment of stamp sets.

The z-fold card is attached to a flat fold and when it extends you find a gift card pocket. It was quite easy to put together and still packed a little surprise. My hubby thought the coffee rings looked like they were from a shot glass – shhh, don’t tell him the Craft-Coop is where I keep my stash.

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.

Perk Up

I was supposed to be cleaning my craft room yesterday, but we all know how that turns out right? Finding cute things to play with and then I remembered that the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop was happening and I should link up a couple of more cards.

Both of my cards utilize the same pattern from Make It From Your Heart 4, if you are a card maker you need this book! Just click on the link and it will take you right to my website.

Although the September/October catalog has retired the Perk Up Stamp Set & Thin Cuts and Hawthorn paper are still available online. I have a friend that is all about EVERYTHING pumpkin spice, so I couldn’t resist putting together this fall card to put some happy in her mailbox.

In my tidying up I organized all my paper packs so they would be easy to access for my upcoming card making and ran across a box that had all my Holly Jolly Supplies – can you so JOY!!! You are going to LOVE this paper, the patterns are just amazing. I’m seeing friends from other states start to post snow pictures so this might just find its way to one of them to warm up their mailbox with a little cheer.

Even though these are the same pattern each card has it’s own unique look because of the papers and colors that I used.

My favorite fall drink is a Salted Caramel Mocha and once December arrives I’ll switch to a Peppermint Mocha. Are you a sweater weather or a pumpkin spice coffee lover?

Thanks for stopping by!