Double Trouble Challenge #22

Do you believe in magic?  Not just the magic that makes a rabbit pop from a hat, a unicorn frolicking in a field under a rainbow or a mermaid splashing along the seashore.  Double Trouble has paired up with Use Your Stuff  to bring you a little magic in Challenge #22.


Trouble Maker has come up with a fun Tic-Tac-Toe Board to get you started.  Make sure you identify which row, column or diagonal you’re playing along with.




I decided to use the diagonal from Top Left to Bottom Right for my card.  My magical image is a Mermaid from the retired Make Waves paper packet from Close to My Heart.


I hope you’ll come and join the fun with Double Trouble & Use Your Stuff you can find the details to link up at our blog challenge page.



Tic – Tac – Click – Color Dare #308

It’s my favorite time of the month – Tic-Tac- Color My Heart Color Dare.  This week you pick the colors from our Tic Tac Toe Board for the win!  No automatic alt text available.

I chose the middle vertical column of Heather, Eggplant & Bashful and used the argyle stamp set from the Magical special to create a tone on tone background paper.  The camera from the stamp of the month was fussy cut and I added Bashful Glitter Paper to make a sparkly camera.

OK, now it’s YOUR turn!  The full details on how to join the fun is in the sidebar of our homepage.  Each color dare is open for two weeks so I hope you can find the time to come and join us!

While at the homepage – check out what the other design team members have created and leave them a little love (comments make our day)!


More Magical

Every good tourist should have a camera and the Magical paper pack gives you a B&T paper that is filled with choices!  My friend Debi G and I had a productive day in the Coop Monday and we put together this cute camera that we saw on Instagram by Aaron Brown (another CTMH Consultant).


What’s special about this card?  It’s got a sneak peak of a brand new color Candy Apple!  I love that we finally have a true red in our color palette, the fact that it works so well with Lagoon is just an added bonus.

I thought I had a pretty colorful little Instax camera – since mine is just white it was fun to dream a little.

I’m linking up with the Three Amigo’s Blast From the Past – using their Challenge #10 Anything Goes!  They are a fun group of ladies…not quite as fun as Double Trouble, but close!

I hope you’ll consider purchasing the Magical paper packet while it’s on special thru September 30th.  It is such a fun, colorful paper good for so much more than just amusement park scrapbooking.


One More Chance

I wanted to give you one last chance for a look at the July SOTM – From the Notebook!

This card was part of my monthly card class…I encouraged each person to come up with their own insert for the “Hello” tag.  Can you imagine the excitement of a child getting a card with their own name stamped in this spot.

You can add the July Stamp of the Month to your cart by visiting my webpage and while you’re there make sure you take a look around.  It’s been given a new look to make it a little easier to find what you’re looking for.  The address has changed as well…you can now find it at

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope July’s been a fun month for you…see you tomorrow!

A Magical Memory 

I haven’t been so good at posting to my blog this month – a little holiday and a BIG family reunion kind of threw my schedule into a tizzy!  But I’m back today and sharing a layout I created for some Magical Memories.  I found a new Challenge Blog (Between the Folds) and the challenge this week is to use Magical papers.

As you know I’m a self proclaimed princess and a Disney fanatic!  My wildest dreams are to live in Cinderella’s castle at Disneyland, but since that’s probably not going to happen anytime soon I am going to settle by celebrating my 50th birthday next year at the Happiest Place on Earth and I’m getting a jump start on my scrapbook!  I have two packages of the Close to My Heart Magical Papers that should help me record all my Disney memories.  I LOVE these papers…I’ve used it for cards and scrapbook layouts!

The papers are so much more than just Disney – the bright colors are perfect for birthday celebrations along with a cheery hello to you card!  If you need a little inspiration pop over to Between the Folds their design team has done an amazing job!

Thanks for stopping by…I always appreciate and read every comment so if you like what you see…leave me some love!



It’s Magical – Color Dare 201

Hi and welcome to another week of the Color My Heart Color Dare.  This week we are featuring colors from the Magical Papers – Black, Cranberry, Crystal Blue, Honey, Sapphire, Whisper and White Daisy.

If you know me well, or maybe even a little bit, you know that I am a Disney fanatic.  I don’t think he’ll ever admit it, but I think a little bit of the bug may have bitten my Wrangler wearing sweetheart!  Playing with these colors was not hard for me…deciding what I wanted to feature on my blog was!

I finally settled on this Thank You card that we’re creating at my Card Class this month.  The Magical Papers are so much fun to play with.  If I had to pick a favorite it would be a three way tie between the multi-colored hearts, the bold cranberry polka dots (it’s so Minnie) and the black camera’s which I didn’t use on this card.

OK, now it’s YOUR turn!  The full details on how to join the fun is in the sidebar of our homepage.  Each color dare is open until 9:00 CDT on Thursday!

While at the homepage – check out what the other design team members have created and leave them a little love (comments make our day)!

Inspiration Abounds

When I got my copy of Seasonal Expressions 2 the first thing I did was ooh and aah over the new papers, then I looked at the stamps, then I made my list of must haves and then I sat back and admired the artwork.  I feel that Close to My Heart really hit it out of the ballpark with this catalog supplement.

I was recently told “there is nothing in this catalog for a card maker”.  Seriously?  I am a card maker first and a scrapbooker second.  It really made me go back and look at the papers, accessories and stamps.  When I was first introduced to D.O.T.S  back in 1992 it was a card makers paradise and then memory keeping came along, but the one thing I have always appreciated is there really is an equal balance.

Today I’m bringing you a card that I was inspired to make from SE2 – mine is not an exact match, but the first person who comments with the correct page number and the set used in the catalog will win a package of Magical sequins!

Ready, set, here’s my card!


I loved the simplicity of this card.  I used our scallop border punch and a simple gold sequin along with some twine (like the kind you used to fly a kite with) that was sitting on my desk.

Before you make a quick judgment on a catalog or what a company offers take a couple of looks at the catalog.  Now can you find which card inspired me!

Thanks for stopping by…I hope you’ll come back and visit soon!