Double Trouble #30

It’s another Double Trouble Monday…you’ve got two weeks to play with this fun challenge and if you include all the “twists” you’ll earn extra points in our prize draw.

Poor Trouble Maker lost her mind this week and doesn’t want your background to be blank so she’s challenging us to use a stencil on our project.

Double Dare found us a terrific partner challenge with 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge #27.

Here’s a little fact that if you’ve been following me for anytime you may already know. Twisted Sister has a farm E-I-E-I-O and on that farm she had some cows E-I-E-I-O! That’s right…my challenge this week is to include a Farm Animal on your project.

I grabbed my favorite stamp set from MFT Stamps – The Whole Herd. It has a set of matching die cuts – saves this girl with all that fussy cutting!!! I used a grass stencil on the bottom of my tag, prior to adding my sweet cow and stamped my sentiment on the top of the tag. Unfortunately, it’s never fun with cows get out and it’s a lot of work and no time for partying.

This is the inside of my card has a lone chick watching the feed trough and a great big birthday wish.

I hand delivered the card over the Memorial Day weekend and am happy to say that the recipient was just tickled. It ALWAYS makes me so happy to know that my cards are cherished.

I can’t wait to see what you create for the Double Trouble Challenge – come hang out and add a verse to Twisted Sister’s Farm.

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Double Double Trouble

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!

Double Trouble #18

It’s a Free For All over at the Double Trouble Challenge Blog.  That’s really nothing new, but we celebrate when the calendar has 5 Monday’s in a month.

Trouble Maker is trying to get us to “Shape Up” for the new year and has challenged us to use multiple shapes on our projects – I’ve included a tag  & banner (rectangle) along with a circle.

Did you know that it’s National Bird Week in the USA?  Twisted sister didn’t either, but to give a shout out to her feathered friends she’s asking that you add a bird, a nest, a birdhouse etc to your project.

Finally Double Dare is asking you to pair with one of our previous partners so pick your favorite – go check out their challenge and then combine our challenges for twice as much fun!

I had two choices for birds in my stamping stash – a penguin or a chicken, LOL!  Then when I was going through my die cuts I found a cute birdhouse die that I don’t think I’ve ever used.  My Penguin in Paradise comes from the My Favorite Things Stamp line and I colored with my Copic markers.  That bright blue background is a B&T from the new Something Fierce paper packet from Close to My Heart

I hope you’ll come play with us – Double Trouble is Double the fun!!!


Double Trouble #7

Summertime is my favorite season – it means sunshine, swimming pools, sweet tea and ice-cream and best of all August is my birthday month!!!

Our Double Trouble Challenge 7 is all about the Dog Days of Summer.  Trouble Maker would like to know how you deal with the hottest time of the year.  Twisted Sister (that’s me) wants you to stay cool and include your favorite summer beverage or food.  Double Dare wants you to link up to the Summer Challenge at HeARTful Stamping Challenge.

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I had this cute Penguin in Paradise stamp set from My Favorite Thing Stamps that I wanted to use.  I started by random stamping a panel of white cardstock with the drinks, hibiscus and beach balls and then colored them in with Copic Markers.  I stamped and colored the penguin, cut him with a Basics Circle Die Cut from Close to My Heart and then popped it up with a spring so it’s all bouncy!

Now it’s your turn…make sure you visit our challenge blog for the instructions on how to link up with us.

I’m just like you…I love to read your comments and I always love it when you answer my questions.  So, what is your favorite way to stay cool during the Dog Days of Summer?

Thanks so much for stopping by – I hope you’re having a good time with the Double Trouble Challenges.