The Retiring List

Seasonal Expression 2

The Seasonal Expression 2 Catalog is nearing it’s career end with a big retirement party set for August 31st! There are many fabulous items in this catalog and I’ll admit I’m sad to see some of them go. I’ve done a mighty fine job getting what I can’t live without, but after another look at the retiring list I’ll be sure to pick up those few things I can’t live without.

Speaking of the retirement list. I’ve attached it here…make sure you take a look and either e-mail me or place an order at my webpage.

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Double Trouble #26

It’s been a morning of hiccups here at the Craft-Coop! First I posted my Double Trouble Card with the wrong info then when I went to edit that post I deleted the entire thing. Trouble Maker might just trade me in for a new sister if I don’t get my act together!

So…here we go again! Happy Monday morning or whatever day & time you are tuning in! It’s time for Challenge #26 at Double Trouble – our theme this week is Splish Splash. I immediately thought of a rubber ducky or a nice warm shower, but Trouble Maker said “This challenge is a splash!”  Include some form of water to celebrate “Showers” (Spring, Wedding, Baby, Housewarming). Or, give us watercolor technique or paper background, splatter or rain drops using products that represent water (liquid glass, glossy accents).

Being from the Pacific Northwest I’ve always got raindrops falling on my head so my twist is for you to use a Bumbershoot in your project!

Double Dare found a fun Tic Tac Toe board at Joy of Sets so make sure you take a look for some inspiration.

I’ve been feeling a bit under the weather since returning from Disneyland, so I relied heavily on my Cricut Artfully Sent Cartridge to pull off this challenge. I chose the diagonal Wedding, Velum & Pearls! You might be able to see the printed vellum poking through the die cut on the front of the card. I thought this would make a perfect “shower” invite.

You’re invited to come play along with us at Double Trouble and the Joy of Sets…it’s sure to be a good time!

Double Trouble #24

It’s time for more mischief with Double Trouble. This week, Trouble Maker is reminding us to “make new friends, but keep the old (here’s a good place to let you know I’m the youngest of the three!) because one is silver and one is gold. She’d like us to include a metallic object on our project.

Since I found the Pot of Gold on the last challenge I decided it was time to get out of town. I chose the word ADVENTURE for my 2019 word of the year and as I type this I’m sitting in our new trailer in a campground, so I’d like you to show me what mode of transportation you enjoy while on vacation.

Double Dare hopped right on board and found the Brown Sugar Challenge #288 with a transportation theme to link to.

Although I love all forms of transportation to take me away…my favorite way to vacation is on a cruise ship (although I also get seasick). I couldn’t pass up playing with the new Cruisin’ to Adventure stamp set & thin cuts from Close to My Heart. This stamp set is sure to be a favorite of all parents (grandparents) of little boys from – from land, sea to air this set has you covered. I also used my Thin Cuts – Decorative Border to make some waves and finished off my card with a sprinkle of silver sequins.

I look forward to seeing your creation with Double Trouble so “cruise by to say hi before this challenge passes you by!”

Thanks for stopping by.

This or That Tuesday

Welcome to another week of This or That Tuesday!  Are you having fun yet?  I am finding that sometimes it is really hard to pick which item I like and then I look again and maybe my mind has changed.

This week I chose the Something Fierce (Dinosaurs) and I Heart Us (Floral) complements.

Complements are high quality stickers and chipboard items that coordinate with our paper packets.  They are perfect for scrapbooking and cardmaking and I feel are often overlooked in our catalog.

Which collection would you choose?

It’s Your Day Baby – Color Dare #312

Happy Friday!  It’s everyone’s favorite week at the Color My Heart Color Dare!  What colors will you create with from the Color Dare Tic Tac Toe Board?

We are having a little competition amongst the Design Team to recruit players. Please mention me if you decide to come play!!!

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I chose the middle horizontal line for a Baby Girl Birthday card in Ballerina, White Daisy & Charcoal.  I used this sweet card from Becca Whitham.  The Sweet Baby Stamp Set and Dies are retired, but still available in the Going Soon! section on my website, it’s listed as limited quantities so if you want it click here and get it before it’s gone!

I picked the Polka Dot paper from the Seasonal Mix-ins Paper Packet as the base of my card – like Becca I then die cut my wonky piece from a My Favorite Things Blueprint and ran the Ballerina Piece with my Alphabet Embossing Folder (you’ll also find it in the Going Soon section)  All of my stamping (other than the striped balloon) was done in Charcoal Ink.  I really like using a dark gray instead of black with the softer color of Ballerina.  I couldn’t resist coloring in the cheek and toe nails with my Sugarplum Shimmer Pen.

Now it’s your turn to create something using the Tic Tac Toe Board…you can find all the guidelines for joining on our home page and there you’ll find the other projects from our talented Design Team.  As a reminder if you use three or more colors you can link up at the Double Trouble Challenge and if using a Critter (of any kind) you can also link up at the Brown Sugar Challenge.

September SOTM meets Color Dare #311

It’s Color Dare Friday and here’s the 3-1-1 actually it’s challenge #311, but I’m feeling a tad giddy after struggling with these colors to get a card that I’m really in love with.

If you’d like to create with us this week, reach for all things Saffron, Peacock & Ballerina with an option of adding Gold.

If you haven’t added the September Stamp of the Month to your order yet this month, don’t wait a minute longer – if this is the only stamp set you buy this fall you will still be set to create all the way up to Christmas!

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Now it’s your turn to create…all the information on how to join is located on The Color My Heart Color Dare Blog Post that you’ll find here.   When you visit the home page, make sure you are leaving comments for each of the Design Team members – we work hard each week to bring you lots of different inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by!