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!

Double Trouble #43

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 (11/18-12/1) is Bring On the Glitz with the fun twist of adding a snow person, you can also get extra points in our prize draw by linking to our Challenge Partner Cupcake Inspirations. You can find all the details and link up your creations by visiting our challenge blog.

My card is actually a fun treat holding a packet of Hot Chocolate, because afterall if you’re gonna play with snowmen you need to warm up when you’re finished. I embossed my background with the Snowflakes embossing folder – it’s got all sizes and shapes of snowflakes and might be my favorite embossing folder ever! I didn’t want to cover up all the snowflake B&T from the Holly Jolly paper packet so I kept my sentiment simple and to the right of the snowman instead of all the way across the band. It’s difficult to see, but delightful in person, I used the shimmer brush on the snowman and then lots of silver glitter gems to keep my card glistening.

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

Cheery Gingerbread Post It Holder – Color Dare #268

Happy Friday and welcome to another week of the Color My Heart Color Dare.  This week we are featuring  the colors: Almond, Cranberry, Fern, New England Ivy, White Daisy & Optional Gold.

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It seemed like the perfect combination of Christmas Colors to me.  I’d also seen this fun Post-It holder on Pinterest – watched the video, jotted some notes, but apparently forgot to pin the post – I’ll keep looking and hopefully find it again so I can share the directions for making it.

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!

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

Thanks for stopping by…leave me a comment including your favorite kind of holiday cookie!  Until later…

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3 Ways From the Heart

Last Monday I told you’d I’d share some samples I’ve made from the September Close to My Heart Special and then the week got away from me. So today I have those cards for you.

My first card is the traditional use of the stamp set from the card kit. Layering the flowers with different inks makes a beautiful card.

My next card was stamped in Memento black ink and colored in. I really like the large sentiment on the front of the card. Inside I layered the flower in the more traditional way.

My third card is a completely different use of the card base, taking a pattern from the Beary Christmas card kit and turning it into a fun fold card.

It is lots of fun playing with this fun fold card kit. One of the tricks is really folding those score lines. Grab your bone folder and you’ll have success.

Thanks for being patient I hope you enjoy these cards.

Tag Your It

I finally made it to the tag stage!  The Perfect Presents stamp set made cute gift tags so easy with a little help from my Art Philosophy cartridge.

Not sure if I will get more craft time this week, but next week I hope to be bringing you some sneak peeks!


Don’t forget you only have until December 31 to order from this catalog which includes the Perfect Presents stamp set!

Thanks for stopping by!  Merry Christmas!

A Merry Christmas – Color Dare #218

Happy Friday and welcome to another week of the Color My Heart Color Dare.  This week we are featuring  the colors: New England Ivy, Ruby, Whisper and White Daisy.

My head is swimming with Christmas card ideas so this challenge couldn’t have come at a better time!

If I’m short on time the first place I start is by pulling one of my card sketch books from my shelf,  Wishes with it’s 100 card patterns just happens to be my favorite.  You’ll find this 8 X 3.5 card between it’s pages.  I don’t always follow the sketch exactly, but it’s a good jumping off point.  I embossed the white base with the Snowflake embossing folder (watch for it to come back in stock – it’s temporarily unavailable) and the Woodland Wishes stamp set.  The pattern papers are both from the  Enchantment Fundamentals.  I’m really finding the new Fundamentals line and their multiple patterns per package a versatile addition to my paper collection.

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

If you need to purchase any of the supplies I used you can contact your Close to My Heart consultant or click on the items listed above and it will take you to a link to my business page.  During the month of November I will be donating the commission from my sales to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.