Double Trouble – #98

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.

This week the challenge is a Something, Anything, Everything challenge with Twisted Sisters unusual twist of choosing ANYTHING FROM MY CARD.

“This Twist is on you… choose at least one element from my card below and include it on your project!  You may repeat my colors, my images, my shapes, my layout, or my embellishments. Choose at least one element, i.e. dry embossing, snowflakes, twine, plaid, banner, cookies/sweets, dots, etc.  Don’t keep us guessing… tell us what element(s) you selected as YOUR TWIST and include in your post description! 
This is an OPTIONAL TWIST but you will be awarded an additional chance in Double Trouble’s random draw.   Additionally, I have some Blog Candy I want to give away… Leave a comment on my blog HERE and you will be eligible for another random draw prize.”  

I am in love with the Macaron stamp set…not such a big fan of the cookie themselves, but the fun colors that they come in led me to create a sweet Christmas themed card for a friend.

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 team up with one of our previous partners for an extra chance at our random draw.

Double Trouble – 97B

I’m pretty sure that Trouble Maker is going to choke me if I don’t get this post up, but good things come to those that wait and well now that I’m in Arizona (the same state as Trouble Maker) I decided I better get with it. She doesn’t scare me much two states away, but being an hour away that’s an entirely different scenario šŸ¤£

It’s past 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.

This week the challenge is a peek-a-boo card element and Twisted Sisters twist to use Twine.

Did you notice how that basket of apples changed to a pie when you opened the card. I will be teaching this card in an upcoming Make a Card with Me video so hop over to my Facebook page and give me a like to play along.

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 Try Stamping on Tuesday.

Thanks for being patient as I settle in to a new routine in our winter home.

Double Trouble #96

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.

This week the challenge is to create a tall & skinny card with at least one die cut and a twist to focus on the letter T. We also ask that you play along with Ellebelle’s Crafty Challenge.

First of all my tall & skinny card is a mere 3 1/8 x 6 1/4, but it’s taller and skinnier than my standard A2 card. I wasn’t sure what to do with the background so I grabbed a CTMH Originals Card Making How To Book and gained some inspiration from a 3.5 x 8.5 card with a little math I was on my way! I used scraps from a Pumpkin Spice paper pack and die cut a panel with the Stitched Rectangles to stamp on. Working with the colors from the papers I grabbed a retired stamp set and made a pretty fall almost leafless tree. A simple strip of Wild Berry Shimmer Trim peeks out from behind the stamped panel and a wooden heart is nestled in the leaves near the sentiment.

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 XXX.

Happy Fall, Happy Everything!

I am having fun with the Autumn Is Calling stamp & thin cuts. I combined some die cut leaves stamped in Papaya & Harbour with the Pumpkin Spice Papers. I then grabbed the retired Happy Everything stamp set and added a scripty greeting.

Have you had a chance to look at all the fall items on my website www.papercraftingprincess.ctmh.com? There are so many fun new products.

Inspiration is Everywhere

Last week I talked about getting inspiration from the Close to My Heart How To Books and this week I’m taking you down a different road of adventure. I’m not sure why, but I pay close attention to details and I file things away and use them later. For instance I have a friend that ALWAYS looks at the dessert menu for Key Lime Pie – if it’s not there she probably doesn’t order dessert…so I filed that information away and when we had a dinner party recently it was on my radar and I wanted her to feel special. This little quirk works really well for my card-making too. I can see something and think – “oh that might look good on a card”.

This dish towel is a prime example. I saw it online and decided to grab a screenshot. There were several things I liked about the towel (besides the pie) and knowing that I had the Pumpkin Treats stamp set sitting on my desk I started planning my card.

I started by stamping, coloring and die cutting three slices of pie, then I decided what I liked about the towel. The linen colored background and plaid edges really stood out along with the words…oh what would I do.

And there we have it…not an exact match, but close enough. It definitely has the elements that I liked in the dish towel. This Pumpkin Treat stamp set is definitely getting a lot of use in the Coop. You’ll see one more card using it on Friday and then probably a few more times through the season. I’m sure I’ll be using it on some scrapbook pages too!

Leave me a comment with what you use for inspiration and if you want to challenge me send me a message with an inspiration piece and I’ll see what I can come up with.

Thanks for stopping by…I’m off to find a piece of pie!

Double Trouble #93

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.

This Challenge is one of my favorites because Trouble Maker can’t tell me what to do…it’s a Something, Anything, Everything Challenge.

I took inspiration from the Close to My Heart Seasonal Catalog and joined used the sketch at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #438. I used Mulberry cardstock cut with the Stitched Lattice Background Thin Cut, added a tag from the Mix In collection and die cut and colored images from the Pumpkin Treats stamp set.

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.

Double Trouble #92

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.

This week the challenge is to use a fun fold – there’s a list of tutorials on our DT blog, but there’s lots of options out there so give it a try! The second part of our challenge is to chose a color from our Play Doh color palette.

I chose to use the CTMH Waterfall Thincut to create a fun interactive card. I had so many ideas running through my head for color combos that I finally just settled for this retired Craft On paper from CTMH that had a fun palette of Play Doh like colors!

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 The Creative Creases #14.

What’s on the Drink Menu

This week I grabbed a bunch of stamps centering on drinks, specifically coffee and tea…ok I tossed in a lemonade too!

I’m still working on busting my stash, so there’s retired stamp sets and retired papers in this post.

It really has been fun chosing a theme to concentrate on and spreading some kindness along the way.

Thanks for stopping by…I hope you’ll leave me a comment, I live hearing from you.

More Summer Vibes

I just love that little coconut drink…after cutting it and piecing it together I decided that it was time to ink up the stamp set and color it.

I grabbed a few cuts from the Cricut and layered up a fun little tropical card to pop in the mail to a friend.

Summer Vibesā€”Cardmaking Stamp + Thin Cuts

If you think you’d like to add this stamp & thin cut set to your collection of summer themed stamps I just happen to have one itching to be inked up.

Double Trouble #61

I decided I couldn’t let Stephanie have all the fun so I’m back with a little help from my friends, LOL!

This week Trouble Maker is providing a great Tic Tac Toe board, there’s just one problem that I can find…she left off the bling! Double Dare teamed us up with Cupcake Inspirations so if you choose to go through the middle with Flowers and add some sequins or pearls as your bling you are all set to earn those bonus points.

My challenge was just that…a real challenge. I’m still playing from Arizona with one block, a black ink pad, scissors and a couple of stamp sets that I recently ordered. I did make a run to Michael’s yesterday and picked up a paper trimmer. I was talking with Trouble Maker and told her if she’d send me some paper and embellishments I’d make my card.

My card follows the middle row, insect, flower & woodgrain. Trouble Maker sent me, Lemonade CS, Stitched Together B&T, Woodgrain B&T and I asked for some die cut tea cups in Candy Apple. When I got the pieces I went in search of a sketch and found one from My Favorite Things that I had pinned for future use. I used the July SOTM to stamp a sentiment on the teacup and popped it up with some foam dots.

I hope you’ll come and play along at Double Trouble. You can find all the details on how to link up at our blog.