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 (8/19-9/1) is round with the fun twist of adding anything to do with school, you can also get extra points in our prize draw by linking to our Challenge Partner The Joy of Sets. You can find all the details and link up your creations by visiting our challenge blog
I chose the vertical first row in the Joy of Sets Tic Tac Toe board – Yellow, Square & Plaid. My card is a 4.25 square – I layered a stitched square with a yellow & white checked B&T. I have had the Crafting Shapes thin cuts for some time, but not had the chance to use them until now. I had fun layering the shapes that I thought you’d find on a teachers desk on a large circle. I used the ruler where I would normally use some ribbon. I thought my sentiment would be perfect, because who hasn’t asked “is it the weekend yet?”
Don’t forget to link up and join the fun…everyone needs a little Double Trouble in their life!
Today I’m sharing some bright sunny cards using the Charming Borders stamp set.
Borders don’t just have to be borders…as you can see on my cards I’ve stamped the border stamp all over to get a custom B&T paper.
Have you added the Charming Borders to your shopping cart? What do you plan on using them for?
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.