Double Trouble #35

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 (8/5 -8/18 ) is a 3-2-1 Recipe with the fun twist of adding something nautical, you can also get extra points in our prize draw by linking to our Challenge Partner Try Stamping At Tuesday . You can find all the details and link up your creations by visiting our challenge blog.

My card was made using the retired Tommy Paper Packet and the Epic Birthday stamp set. I have been going through my older paper packets and trying to use them up. I’m also trying to restore my birthday card stash for the 2nd half of the year. I really love the sketch from Try Stamping on Tuesday and hope that you will play along too.

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

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Double Trouble #34

Happy Monday!!! It’s Free For All Monday on Double Trouble so grab your your stuff and create whatever your heart desires! This is a one week special challenge so you have to be quick, won’t you join the fun?

Thing 1 says this is easier than folding a fitted sheet and I have to agree. Twisted Sister has a fun twist to include sunshine or a sunburst on your card. Double Dare is asking us to link up with a previous challenge partner.

My card started with equal sized rectangles cut in half corner to opposite corner and then laid down to create a fun sunburst shape. I stamped the sentiment on the bottom of the white CS and then layered everything on a Sweet Leaf panel that was cut with the Charming Borders die cut, tied up with some Sweet Leaf Ribbon and layered on a white card base.

I hope you’ll choose to come play along – Double Trouble is such a fun way to fill your day!

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 #31

It’s time for a little trouble again…

The card I had for this week’s challenge hit a bit of a snag on Friday night when the Double Trouble Team discovered I had no embossing…I should have fixed it right then, but with a busy weekend it was a trek to the Craft Coop at 6AM!

Trouble Maker asked us to include Dry or Heat Embossing on our card so this morning I added a panel of arrows behind my VW van that’s headed to the beach for holiday/vacation. My optional twist was to include a sign that you’d see on your vacation travels. If I was on vacation today I’d be on Happy Street!!! Double Dare led us down the path to Pile It On and their Transportation/Vacation theme. Their theory is to create projects for more than one challenge so if you’re entering ours you already qualify to enter theirs!

I hope you’ll forgive me for being tardy…I’ll work on making sure my challenges are on time and completed correctly in the future!

Double Trouble #30

It’s another Double Trouble Monday…you’ve got two weeks to play with this fun challenge and if you include all the “twists” you’ll earn extra points in our prize draw.

Poor Trouble Maker lost her mind this week and doesn’t want your background to be blank so she’s challenging us to use a stencil on our project.

Double Dare found us a terrific partner challenge with 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge #27.

Here’s a little fact that if you’ve been following me for anytime you may already know. Twisted Sister has a farm E-I-E-I-O and on that farm she had some cows E-I-E-I-O! That’s right…my challenge this week is to include a Farm Animal on your project.

I grabbed my favorite stamp set from MFT Stamps – The Whole Herd. It has a set of matching die cuts – saves this girl with all that fussy cutting!!! I used a grass stencil on the bottom of my tag, prior to adding my sweet cow and stamped my sentiment on the top of the tag. Unfortunately, it’s never fun with cows get out and it’s a lot of work and no time for partying.

This is the inside of my card has a lone chick watching the feed trough and a great big birthday wish.

I hand delivered the card over the Memorial Day weekend and am happy to say that the recipient was just tickled. It ALWAYS makes me so happy to know that my cards are cherished.

I can’t wait to see what you create for the Double Trouble Challenge – come hang out and add a verse to Twisted Sister’s Farm.

Double Trouble #29

Happy Monday…it’s time for some more trouble!

This week Double Trouble #29 challenge Trouble Maker challenges us to use Kraft paper or even a paper bag for our project. Double Dare found a fun sketch at Try Stamping On Tuesday so if you need a little inspiration the sketch is over on our home page. For an added twist you’ll get an extra entry into our random draw if you include a strawberry on your project!

I used a pattern for a Center Step card and featured a basket full of strawberries. I hope you’ll come join the fun. Our challenges are open for two weeks. You’ll find all the details on our homepage at Double Trouble Challenge Blog.

Double Double Trouble

Welcome to a Double Double Trouble – which I’m also in since we usually post on Monday’s and this week it was Friday!

Trouble Maker asked us to use a spring/summer thing and since I’m in hot water it reminded me that a nice beverage (hot or cold) would be a good twist!  Double Dare has a “double dare” for us this week to link with Three Amigos or the Spring Summer Coffee Lovers Blog (or both) the details are on our challenge post that you’ll find by clicking here!

I fell in love with this cute coffee set from Birdie Brown “Friends at First Sip” which I purchased from My Favorite Things Stamps.  I couldn’t resist adding the cute dog which I colored like my own Scuttlebutt!

My favorite drink is an Iced Vanilla Americano with a healthy splash of cream – year round!  When I worked full time I drank a mocha everyday until I started thinking about all those calories.  I’m also a huge fan of  Sweet Tea (thanks to my Texan sis-in-law for introducing me to it.)

I hope you’ll join the fun at Double Trouble, Three Amigos and the Coffee Blog Hop and while you’re at it leave me a comment with what your favorite drink is!