Double Trouble – #63

It’s time for more trouble…Double Trouble Papercrafting Challenge that is.

Our challenge consists of three parts: Trouble Makers main challenge, Double Dares challenge to link with another blog which you may or may not decided to participate in and Twisted Sisters surprise challenge! You can find all the details on the rules page of the challenge blog.

Challenge #63 is celebrating the Dog Days of Summer requiring the use of embossing on your card. If you include a Critter (Twisted Sister is specifically asking for a DOG) you’ll also be able to link with our challenge blog partner. All the details are right here on the blog post!

Our granddaughter just talked her mom into a new puppy…after just telling my husband that we weren’t getting any more dogs after ours was gone I have to admit that “Lola” has my heart! I was inspired by a card I found on Pinterest and used two different embossing folders. I grabbed a stamp set in my MFT Stash and colored in just like the picture her mom sent me.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my card and will consider joining our challenge. If you’d like more inspiration visit my team members at Double Trouble and our partner team 2 Craft Critter Crazies.

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!

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. 

Hope – Atlantic Hearts #286

When I saw this weeks Atlantic Hearts Sketch I knew exactly what I was going to do.  I love it when an idea just pops into my head and I can run with it.

As I mentioned in my previous post the Ribbon Warrior campaign is hitting me close to home and I’m a firm believer that support from friends & family makes a huge difference.

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I chose a color palette from the Love of Color – Mint, Linen and Ballerina.  The mint background was embossed with the rose embossing folder and a stitched circle was added in Linen – I then stamped the ribbon and cut with the matching thin cut – I made a banner and stamped Hope as my sentiment.  I finished the card with some sparkles.

I have a dear friend in breast cancer treatment so this card is on it’s way to hopefully cheer her along her journey.

 

Double Trouble #4

Welcome back…it’s nice to see that I’m not the only one that follows the lead of Trouble Makers 🙂  Seriously, we’re so excited to see so much participation in our challenges.

This week Thing 1 has a 3,2,1 challenge – now I’ve been around the challenge arena (can you tell I’m a farm-girl at heart) a time or two, but this was something new to me.  I thought it was fun and hope you do, too!

Here’s a run-down of her challenge:

  • 3 Colors – use only three colors on your project
  • 2 Word Sentiment – choose something like Happy Birthday, Get Well, Thank You – y’all get the idea right?
  • 1 Stamped Image (your stamped sentiment doesn’t count)

After last weeks fiasco with my hair I’m back to blonde and can’t wait to get even with my Arizona Sisters, but it’s going to have to wait until after their HOT, DRY summer – which got me to thinking about embossing so my twist is to use either DRY or HEAT embossing on your project.  Of course this twist is completely optional, but I’d love to show those girls something and have EVERYONE use some sort of embossing on their project!!!

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My card features, Bashful, Juniper and Tangerine and a great sketch from the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Team who agreed to link up with us this week and next (I’ll be back next Monday with a Double Trouble 4.5).

Our Thing 3 challenge is to link up to the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #271 and or next weeks challenge #272.  For now here’s this weeks sketch and by clicking here it will take you right to their post to play along.  Don’t forget when entering there to come back and play with us at the Double Trouble as well.

Thanks for stopping by…I’m looking forward to seeing your 3,2,1 challenge entries at Double Trouble.

 

Double Trouble #3

Happy Monday are you ready for some trouble?  Double Trouble that is!  I hope you’ve enjoyed our first two challenges and are ready to play again.

Thing 1 and Thing 2 convinced me that we should take a trip to the Beauty Parlor, “trust us” they said.  We each got a new hair-do and challenge you to make a project using the hues.  I’m adding a twist challenging you to use a “string thing” – ribbon, hemp, twine, etc.

 

Thing 2 is daring you to link up to the Color My Heart Color Dare #297, using Glacier, Sorbet & Nutmeg.  Please let us know if you’ve linked up to all three challenges.  We’re looking forward to seeing what you create.

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My card started using my wood-grain embossing folder inked with Nutmeg ink on a piece of Glacier cardstock – then layering the elk which was stamped in Nutmeg onto a piece of Sorbet Cardstock.  I tied a piece of burlap ribbon and added a couple of bronze sequins to finish it off.  A masculine birthday card all ready to go in the mail!

I hope you’ll take some time to come play along with us at Double Trouble – remember our Twist and Thing 2 challenges are always optional.  Thanks for taking some time out of your day to visit my blog.  Let me know what you think of the new challenges, by leaving a comment on this post.

Double Trouble #2

Happy Monday – it’s time for more trouble – Double Trouble that is!  You’ll be seeing regular challenges the first and third Monday of each month and I hope you’ll be joining us…on the off chance there’s five Mondays in a month – it’s going to be a Free For All (stay tuned).

Melanie, Sue & I are having fun brainstorming these challenges and I hope you’re having fun following AND playing along.

This week our challenge is to NOT USE patterned paper on your project.  I’m popping in with a TWIST (or an additional challenge which is always optional) to use a die cut, the Double Dare this week is to link to the ever popular Three Amigo’s Blog Hop.

It wasn’t much of a challenge for me not to reach for patterned paper…I tend to like the Clean & Simple Style.  I embossed my white panel with the Woodgrain embossing folder to add texture and then die cut the banners from the Close to My Heart Basic Banners Thin Cuts, the 1 inch squares were also die cut with the Documented-Cardmaking Thin Cuts and then stamped with the coordinating flowers a pearl adorns the center of each flower.

I hope you’ll decide to play along with the Double Trouble Blog Challenge you can find the rules here.

Thanks for stopping by…I hope you liked my card and will leave me some love.  I read each and every comment that’s left.

Oh Baby I Miss You

Sometimes when a friend is clear across the country it’s like you lost your balloon.  This 3.5 X 8 card size is not one that I make frequently, but I wanted the balloon to be floating away and just the size of the elephant made that impossible on a smaller card.

Are you in love with this baby elephant stamp from the Sweet Baby stamp set as much as I am?  I can see it being used for lots of cards and since it has a matching thin cuts die it makes it that much more special.

I hope you’ll take a minute and leave a comment on my blog.  I love reading your messages, they really encourage me to keep creating!

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Punny Pals Steal the Spotlight

I didn’t think the Punny Pals stamp set could get any cuter, but with the new matching thin cuts in the October Share A Smile card they are 13 times cuter!  That’s one thin cut for each cute little critter!

     

My card is 4X4 and I first cut a circle before running it through the Alphabet Embossing folder.  I added a piece of B&T behind the circle cut out and then popped up the front panel with 3D Foam tape.  I added my die cut and colored animals with some Thin 3D Foam tape.  I think this would make a perfect baby card, birthday card or just a happy hello to share a smile.

Don’t miss out on the Share a Smile card kit…it’s just $39.95 while supplies last.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Stronger Together

One of my favorite things about Close to My Heart is their response to disasters.  The Stronger Together stamp set was released in response to the recent hurricanes in the United States and the wildfires in both the United States and Canada.  All proceeds from the sale of this $13.95 stamp set will be donated to the Red Cross.

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I love the mixed fonts of these sentiments – they can be used for so many situations and as the name states we truly are Stronger Together!

My card has a panel that has been embossed with the Rose Embossing folder on white daisy cardstock cut just 1/4 inch smaller than the base card, a layer of Black, Bashful and White are layered and then popped up with Thin 3D foam tape.  The ribbon from the Flower Market Cricut Cartridge was cut from Bashful Glitter paper and also popped up, the sentiment was stamped directly on the white panel with black ink.

I hope you’ll consider purchasing the Stronger Together stamp set.  You can order it from my website by clicking on stamps and then charity or by clicking here.

Thanks for stopping by!  I love reading your comments so I hope you’ll take an extra minute and leave me a little love.

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