AHSC #361

I’ve been spending lots of time in the Craft-Coop, while I’m participating in the Stay Home, Stay Healthy order in Washington State. My hubby and I have been doing a good job of not venturing out except for grocery & pharmacy trips (which we’ve done via pick up).

Today I grabbed some retired papers and stamps from Close to My Heart along with the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge to make a cheery card for a friend.

You’ll notice that I mirrored my middle panel so that I could use the scallops as waves for my sailboats. As I was going through a box of retired embellishments (I’m gonna get this stash busted one day) I found some cute sparkly hearts and some sparkly blue dots to add a little happy.

Thanks for sharing some time with me today. I hope you’re “weathering the storm”.

Double Trouble – #52

There is no better way to start a Monday than with a little trouble – A Double Trouble Papercrafting Challenge that is…it’s a pretty good way to wrap up a Thursday of crafting too!

I’ve been missing in Double Trouble Land for quite some time…decided that I wanted to give up my seat on the DT and turn things over to my twin…I’m sure she’ll do a good job, I will hopefully find time along my journeys to play along.

The challenge this week is to include at least one spring item on your card, a twist of adding a bee and to link up with Bitten By the Bug. I grabbed a retired paper packet (I’m trying to bust my stash while I’m in Stay Healthy, Stay Home mode) and the multi-square die from Close to My Heart and the Share the Joy stamp set. I quickly colored all my images with the tri-blend markers and then layered on my banners. I decided to give things a light touch of clear Shimmer Pen, but it’s so hard to see in a picture.

Don’t forget to link up and join the fun…everyone needs a little Double Trouble in their life!

AHSC #360

Happy Tuesday! I spent a little time in the Craft-Coop today – although it’s closed to the public, it’s my place to control the anxiety this pandemic is causing.

I decided that on top of making some Easter Cards and organizing my space that I’d play along with the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #360.

I loved the sketch for these weeks challenge and thought that black & white with a pop of bright colors (Candy Apple, Lagoon & Sapphire) would be cheerful to find in a mailbox. The sentiment comes from a set in the March/April catalog Sentiments & Stitches.

I’m hoping to find lots of crafting time while things are closed so I hope you’ll stop back often to see what I’m up to. For now, instead of social distancing won’t you please leave me a comment or a virtual hug!

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Double Trouble #51

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 is to go green with the fun twist of adding Something gold! You can also get extra points in our prize draw by linking to our Challenge Partner Heart to Heart. You can find all the details and link up your creations by visiting our challenge http://doubletroublechallenge.blogspot.com/2020/03/challenge-51-go-green-and-partner-with.html?m=1

Don’t forget to link up and join the fun…everyone needs a little Double Trouble in their life!

Double Trouble – #50

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 (2/17-3/1) is a Tall Order with the fun twist of stacking things up, you can also get extra points in our prize draw by linking to our Challenge Partner Try Stamping On Tuesday and using their amazing sketch . You can find all the details and link up your creations by visiting our challenge blog.

This is one of the cards that I made in Trouble Maker’s craft room so I don’t have the details on anything I used (sorry). All I could think of stacking was icecream and who could pass up glittery icecream on top of that cute cone!

Don’t forget to link up and join the fun…everyone needs a little Double Trouble in their life!

Double Trouble #49

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 (2/3-2/16) is Again & Again with the fun twist of adding Critters, you can also get extra points in our prize draw by linking to our Challenge Partner Use Your Stuff . You can find all the details and link up your creations by visiting our challenge blog.

My card was made in Trouble Makers Craft Room which I messed up pretty good. I know this because I heard it again & again what a mess I’d made. I found a cute stitched rectangle window die in her stuff and grabbed this adorable Paper Smooches stamp set.

Speaking of Paper Smooches, I had the good luck to meet Kim in her adorable store while I was in Arizona.

She is just as sweet as she is adorable. I can hardly wait to go back.

Don’t forget to link up and join the fun…everyone needs a little Double Trouble in their life!

Double Trouble – #46

There is no better way to start a Monday than with a little trouble – A Double Trouble Papercrafting Challenge that is!

It’s time once again for my favorite Double Trouble Papercrafting Challenge – a one week anything goes challenge that only happens when there are five Mondays! You can find all the details and link up your creations by visiting our challenge blog

I recently purchased the Paper Pal Girl Set from Close to My Heart…they’ve been in the catalog for quite a while, but it wasn’t until recently that I decided I needed to add them to my stamp collection and after playing with them today, I might be hooked. I think I want the Paper Pal Sports Collection next!

My birthday girl is celebrating with a new dress stamped and cut using the Every Little Thing Paper Packet, she even found Wisteria shoes! I cut the girl using the new French Vanilla paper and gave her a bit more color using the Fair Skin TriBlend marker. I didn’t realize that paper dolls could be this much fun.

I’m linking up with our previous partner The Crafter’s Cafe Challenge Blog for the letter “C” – cute, clothing, card!

Don’t forget to link up and join the fun…everyone needs a little Double Trouble in their life!