Double Trouble #10

Welcome to Double Trouble‘s first Double Digit Challenge – that would be challenge #10!!!  This week Trouble Maker is challenging you to use at least three colors with a stamped or digital image.  Twisted Sister is asking you to use a critter and add a punny saying with your image, finally Double Dare is asking us to link with the Brown Sugar Challenge #282 using a critter.

The entire time I was creating I was humming this verse from a song I grew up singing in the United Methodist Church.  It’s been a number of years since I’ve been in church, but I guess some things just stick.

“All things bright and beautiful, 
all creatures great and small, 
all things wise and wonderful: 
the Lord God made them all.” 


My first inclination was to reach for the retired Operation Smile Punny Pals stamp set and then I thought no that would be to easy, so instead I reached for the long ago retired Safari Ballet stamp set.  Ballet and roses just seem to go together so I grabbed some of my last scraps of the retired fundamentals paper and the new Love of Color Book for a combination – Lagoon, Sapphire and Canary.  I dressed my ballerina head to toe in Canary yellow (or as close as I could get with my Copic Markers).  I want to let you in on a little secret – that skinny yellow strip of cardstock was cut with the Ribbon Thin Cut from CTMH and I just layered my circle of the bow part.  To finish off my card I stamped my “punny saying” with Sapphire Ink onto the Lagoon B&T and added a few sparkles.

Now won’t you head over to our Double Trouble Design Page and see what Thing 1 and Thing 2 have created.  While you are there you’ll find all the rules to link up to our challenge.  If you find you still need a little help – we can get you started, Thing 1 although a Trouble Maker is a real whiz with the computer!


You Might Have Missed Me

Life is busy!  I failed miserably for this weeks Color My Heart Color Dare.  As of yesterday I still had all my Gold and Yellow embellishments spread all over the table in the Craft Coop.  Perhaps it was too messy to be creative…I fixed that!

Color Dare #207 is to use Saffron, Canary, White Daisy & Gold.  As I sifted through my piles I discovered an entire pack of this special paper just begging to be used.  I pulled out a sheet of the yellow floral and I wondered what I could pair with it and then it hit me…it was like flowers being thrown to a ballerina which brought out my Safari Ballet stamp set once again.  I’m pretty sure this is my most used stamp set.

It’s hard to see in the picture, but the ballerina’s tutu is cut from a piece of vellum embossed with gold dots and the bow on the tail is gold glitter paper.  I’m in need of some thank you cards so this one is already heading off in the mail.

Have you made time to create your Color My Heart Color Dare card this week?  I hope you have because it just makes life all better when you get to spend some time crafting.

Thanks for stopping by…see you Friday!


Think Outside the Box

Sometimes I think we box ourselves in to how a paper packet should be used.  For instance the Calypso Paper Packet is paired so nicely in the catalog with flamingos and fruit.  Who hasn’t fallen in love with the Tickled Pink stamp set?  But what about your other favorite stamps?


I LOVE the Safari Ballet stamp set.  I think that little hippo is just like me all round, fluffy and pretty in pink and wanting to be a ballerina.  There is nothing about this card that says flamingo or fruit.  It is just some fun summery colors mixed in a confetti paper.

How about a wedding card?


Would you have guessed that this striking mix of Canary & Black was from the Calypso Paper Packet.  The Mr & Mrs Stamp set (C1621) is filled with fun mix & match words to pair up with a couple of ampersands and some hearts and arrows.

Even though I don’t like to have to send them, every once in a while there is a need for a get well card.


This one is also made with the Calypso papers – I topped off the lagoon stripe with a zip strip.  I really loved the soft feel of the colors so I stamped the band-aid in second generation lagoon.  Now don’t you think that this would make someone feel better?

Of course I couldn’t pass up another chance to make a card with the May Stamp of the Month.


My cake slice is topped with a single candle which I colored with my Shin Han markers.  You can’t tell real well in the photo, but I used my colorless blender to lift some ink and make it more ombre.

So next time you look at one of our paper packets and think that you don’t need it because it has a “certain feel” take another look and think what you might be able to do with it in another way.

Thanks for stopping by!