Double Trouble #32

Won’t you come get in some trouble with us at Double Trouble. This week Trouble Maker is challenging us to make a Christmas in July (yep, flip that calendar people it’s July 1st already!) with a square design. And who better to make an appearance at Christmas than Santa on vacation at the North Shore. Double Dare is asking us to link up to Retro Rubber Challenge #114.

I knew exactly which stamp sets I was going to use as soon as we decided on our challenge. There’s a little old (the beach chair and santa hat) mixed with a little new (the palm tree, sand, shells & sentiment). My paper is some that I had left from last Christmas – I knew I wanted to mix in that strip of “tropical” colors.

My card is square 4.5 X 4.5 – I cut the front cover a little short so the B&T would show.

I thought it was so clever that Santa left his hat while running off to catch a wave. After all the hard work he does, I’m sure Santa deserves an extended vacation in the sun!

Thanks for stopping by…leave me a comment and let me know what you think about this fun challenge, then run over to the Double Trouble Challenge and get the rules and play along.

Double Trouble Challenge #23

It’s time for some more trouble…Double Trouble that is!  This week the team at Double Trouble is pairing up with Heart to Heart to bring you lots of Irish fun as we get ready for St. Patrick’s Day!  Won’t you come check out our challenge by clicking here!

Now for what you’ve been waiting for…

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It seems as though I’ve caught the bottom half of a leprechaun on my fun St. Patrick’s themed card.  I’ve been wanting to use this cute elf image from the retired Season of Joy CTMH Cricut Cartridge and I thought it would work perfectly for this card.  I cut the image from several shades of green cardstock and gold foil and added gold sparkles to the toes of his boots.

I hope you’ll come join the fun at Double Trouble – it’s the most trouble you can get into without going to jail!

It’s OK to be Blue – Color Dare #319

Blue is the color of the sky and sea. It is often associated with depth and stability. It symbolizes trust, loyalty, wisdom, confidence, intelligence, faith, truth, and heaven. Blue is considered beneficial to the mind and body.

Welcome to Color My Heart Color Dare #319 where you get to choose your blue.  Will your card be one color like mine or a mix of different blues?

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I chose to play with the new Close to My Heart color Carolina.  It’s a beautiful blue perfect for baby boy cards, birthday cards and just about any other card you might want to make.

My card is a small 4.5 X 4.5 square.  I embossed the Carolina panel with the star confetti to tie it into the sentiment.  I added a few bitty sparkles for a little sparkle, but keeping things very simple.

Now it’s your turn to come and play…the full list of rules is located at the top of the Color My Heart Color Dare page and while you are there take a look at the other design team members cards.  We all work very hard to bring you inspiration each week.

 

Yappy Birthday!

Have you purchased the Punny Pals stamp set yet?

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Not only is it one of the cutest, most versatile stamp sets with your purchase Close to My Heart donates $7 to Operation Smile.

This stamp set would be perfect for making Valentines…order yours today!

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This Little Piggy – Color Dare #269

Happy Friday and welcome to another week of the Color My Heart Color Dare.  This week we are featuring  the colors:  Bashful, Black, Glacier, Toffee and White Daisy.

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This little piggy was stamped on Bashful Cardstock and layered on Glacier CS and a piece of Bashful Glitter Paper all on top of a piece of Black & White striped B&T from the Cats & Bats Kit.

OK, now it’s YOUR turn!  The full details on how to join the fun is in the sidebar of our homepage.  Each color dare is open until 9:00 CDT on Thursday!

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While at the homepage – check out what the other design team members have created and leave them a little love (comments make our day)!

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Owl Always Love You

Did you pick up the Share A Smile Card Kit?  I loved the Punny Pals stamp set when it was released, but adding Thin Cuts took my love over the top.

I’m trying to share some new techniques in my Just the Basics card class and this background was a fun one.  I inked an acrylic block directly with my Glacier Ink pad and then spritzed it with water from my Spray Pen and applied it directly to my square of paper.  The fun thing about this technique is you won’t get the same results twice.  I then stamped my sentiment in Memento Black Ink and popped up the owl which I water-colored.

This is such an easy technique and you can also use multiple colors on your block just make sure to use your lightest color first.  You can also use your die-based markers for an additional look.

Thanks for stopping by I hope you’ll give this fun technique a try.

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Together is the Best Place to Be

This month’s stamp of the month seems to touch my heart with memories of my grandparents feeding the quail on their small farm in Eastern Washington.  It also reminds me of their togetherness – they were married for 65 years.

I was inspired by the card in the Annual Expressions and decided to give welding images a bit of a spin with my new Cricut Explore Air.

The Hello Lovely papers paired with Desert Sand, Fern and Sea Glass for an elegant look.  The sentiment was stamped in Versa Mark and then embossed with Gold Embossing powder.  I used a sentiment from the Cricut Flower Market collection to recognize an upcoming anniversary.

Don’t forget that the stamp of the month Flock Together is only available through the end of April so get your’s before they are gone.

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