Craft On

On Tuesday I issued a little challenge to my Thursday Morning Cards in the Coop class to create a card using the pattern I provided. I wanted them to see how easy it is to create with one of the Close to My Heart pattern books when all there is to decide is what colors and stamps to use.

I played along with the challenge too and timed my card from start to finish. I went in a totally different direction that I had initially planned, but I was looking for a bright sunny “hello card” to add to my collection. It took me less than 5 minutes including two trips across the room to the Big Shot to die cut the spool and the tiny heart!

Don’t you just love the bright bold flowers on the Craft On paper? And that spool of thread? Swoon!!!

I can’t wait to see if my Card Class ladies played along.

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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!

Double Trouble #27

It’s ALWAYS a free for all when Double Trouble finds a month with a fifth week! It doesn’t matter what you link up, it just has to be a new project so get busy and CREATE!!!

Trouble Maker & Double Dare accused me of babbling, but now I’m at a loss for words so my twist is to make a WORD the focus of your project. You can use stamps, pattern papers, one word or many – just have some fun!

Double Dare also challenges us to link up to one of our previous partners so run over to the homepage of our blog and take a look at what other challenges are going on.

I decided that I would play along with the Color My Heart Color Dare. I’m on a bit of a hiatus from the Design Team, but I wanted to make sure they didn’t forget that I existed – like that would ever happen, LOL! The colors this week are from the Love of Color (you have to pick at least 3) I chose Lagoon, Sapphire, Ballerina and Candy Apple and added some silver embellishments.

I can’t wait to see what you create for our Free For All Challenge…hopefully you’ll be indulging me with a bunch of words!

Hello…Happy Thursday!

I stopped by the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge for a little inspiration today and found this fun sketch.

I love the simplicity of this sketch…I could imagine it with a plain background, an embossed background or as I finally decided a B&T paper.

The feels like home paper has such pretty florals and I thought I’d just keep things super simple to really highlight them. I layered Charcoal, Pebble & Sage with the Square Thin Cuts to form my box. I stamped a simple hello, added a mink twine bow and a couple of Sugarplum glitter gems to add a little sparkle.

I’m pretty sure this sketch is going to be added to my save file or maybe if I find some more time to play I’ll get another card entered.

Thanks for stopping by…I always enjoy reading your comments, let me know what you think of my card.

A Beautiful Friendship

One of my favorite papers from the Seasonal Expressions 1 is the I Heart Us Collection.  The bright bold rainbow stripe and the multi colored polka dot make my heart swoon!

I couldn’t wait to put together this fun card to celebrate a beautiful friendship.  Sometimes I think we spend time chatting and talking with our friends, but don’t really let them know how much we appreciate them.

Leave me a comment with who you’d send this card to and why!

Double Trouble #19

Oh Mother Dear, I sadly fear that I have lost my mittens…will you help me find them? Are you ready for some more trouble with Double Trouble Challenge #19.

Trouble Maker is challenging us to be Warm & Cozy in this cold month of January! When I think Warm & Cozy I think fuzzy & cuddly like a scarf & mittens or a sweet little kitten. When you include mittens or a kitten on your project Twisted Sister will give you an additional chance in our randow draw.

I created this cute Snowgirl all Warm & Cozy in her mittens, scarf & earmuffs that I colored with my Shin Han markers to match the Background Papers. I added some sparkles to the snow flurry at the bottom of the card and a simple white bow to finish it off!

Double Dare has asked us to link up to Creative With Stamps Challenge “Mittens” Challenge. You get an extra entry in our bag of things if you add this optional challenge.

I hope you’ll come have some fun and join up with our bi-weekly challenges at Double Trouble Papercrafting Challenge.