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!

It’s A Girl Mini Album

It’s not very often that I put on my scrapbooking hat, but when I do it’s with passion!

My boss & his wife recently had a baby girl and I thought it would be fun to make him a mini-album (brag book) that he could leave on the corner of his desk.

This book was made using the Cricut Artiste catridge and Ballerina, Black & Charcoal Cardstock, Seasonal 2 Mix-In papers and assorted stamp sets and yes, I added a second ring & ribbons to complete it.

I’d like to throw a shout out to my customer Barbara who had the chipboard album and didn’t know what she’d use it for. I think I put it to good use – Thank You!!!

More than Card Captions

I’m not sure where January went, but it seems like I didn’t write nearly enough good things about the January SOTM – even though I spent lots of time creating not everything made it to the blog. It seems as though Facebook and Instagram get the most attention from me – they are fast and easy!

I wanted to pop in today – the last day of January with a quick reminder that if you didn’t get the January Stamp of the Month Card Captions – you still have today to get it purchased!

Even though the title is Card Captions – it’s definitely more than that! I found these cute Valentine pens at the Dollar Store (I think there is 8 or 12 in the package) and I knew I had to figure out something cute to make with them.

This little post it note holder was so much fun to make and it comes with a place to hold that pen too! It’s really quite easy to make and even funner to decorate! I kept everything flat in case the recipient wants to carry it in her purse, but it would look totally great on a desk too! The papers are from the Heart Happy Special that will make all your Valentine making easy!

I hope you’ll consider popping over to my webpage to place an order…it would sure make my heart happy!

Products Revealed

Yesterday I showed you this picture of products I’m donating to an upcoming school auction and asked if you could identify all the products. Today I’m going to reveal those products here.

Everything can be purchased from my webpage – if you have any questions or need help finding the products please feel free to reach out to me in the comment section.

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I Heart Us Paper Packet
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I Heart Us Complements
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I Heart Us Coordinating Cardstock
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Make It From Your Heart Vol 1
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Black Exclusive Ink Pad
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Story By Stacy Story Started Workshop Kit – Stripes
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Simply Said – My Acrylix Stamp Set
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Card Captions – January Stamp of the Month
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1X1 My Acrylix Block
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1 X 3 1/2 My Acrylix Block

The retail total of these items was just under $90…this would be a great starter gift. I love putting together product bundles…let me know your budget and I’ll help you get started. It certainly doesn’t cost a lot to get started with this hobby and you’ll have years of fun!

Can you identify all the products?

I am donating a basket of Close to My Heart Products to a school auction. The total was just under $90 before shipping and tax – on paper it didn’t look like enough, but yesterday when the box arrived I was pleasantly surprised.

The items I picked are all from the Seasonal Expressions 1 catalog which you can get for free when you place an order from my webpage. I thought it might be fun to play a little game and see if you can name everything that you see.

I will give you the first item, because it’s hard to identify in the photo – you can leave a comment below if you think you have everything figured out.

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I Heart Us Coordinating Cardstock
12 sheets of 12 X 12 Double Sided Cardstock: 2 each of Black, Bluebird, Canary, Lagoon, Mint, and Raspberry

In Love with Silver & Gold

There shouldn’t be any doubt that I love playing with Black, White & Gold.  It’s such an elegant color combination.  I had some fun playing with the Silver & Gold Paper packet today and since I wanted to update my Display Tray (long retired) I took a few minutes to do that as well.



On the bottom left corner I added a piece of Zip Strip & Gold Shimmer Trim cut into banners and a Gold Foil die cut heart.  The “love” in the upper right hand corner was cut with the Flower Market Cricut cartridge.

Even though a lot of the papers in this kit are theme specific there are still plenty to use without feeling Christmas.

Thanks for stopping by.  Make sure you come by later this week to see what else I’ve been up too!


Supply List On Sale


I know you’re used to seeing a stack of stamp pads appear on my Friday morning Color Dare blog posts, but it’s not Friday and this stamp pad stack is special.  It’s part of the supply list that traveled to convention with me.

When you place a $50 order through my webpage (click here) and include at least 5 items from my supply list you will receive an extra gift from me – a sample pack of Seasonal Expressions Papers.  Just send me a quick e-mail after you place your order and I will get your gift sent to you.

Here are the items you can choose from:

Z2844                       Pixie Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad
Z2812                       Raspberry Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad
Z2895                       Lagoon Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad
Z2805                       Black Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad
Z2851                       Saffron Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad
Z2854                       Pomegranate Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad
Y1009                       2″ x 3½” My Acrylix® Block
Y1006                       3″ x 3″ My Acrylix® Block
1778                         My Acrylix® Spritz Cleaner
Z1782                       My Acrylix® Stamp Scrubber
Z3132                       Watercolor Paints
Z3224                       Waterbrush—Small Round
Z2060                       Thin 3-D Foam Tape
Z534                         Micro-tip Scissors
Various                     Ruler
Various                     Paper Trimmer
Various                     Adhesive
Various                     Black Journaling Pen

Of course you can order whatever you wish from my webpage, but if you include at least 5 items from my supply list you’ll get a free gift from me.  Orders need to be placed no later than July 2nd to qualify for this special offer.  Offer is not affiliated with Close to My Heart or any other independent consultant.  If you have any questions please e-mail or give me a call.