An Oops and a Fix

This post is all about honesty…even seasoned stampers make mistakes! I’ve done it all, from attaching my card panel so the card opens the wrong way, using the unintended side of B&T paper and my most recent dropping my marker while putting the finishing touches on a card.


See that pretty Wisteria swipe just under the sentiment? It was my oops! I was totally disgusted with myself – I was touching up the ribbon under the bunnies neck and I dropped my marker when putting the lid on. My initial thought was “it’s homemade” and my second thought was “this will never leave my Craft-Coop”. Although a simple card, it was intended to be the last one I’d stamped before making my way to the house to make dinner and I had two choices – toss it or fix it. I chose the later.

Enter my Stitched Circle and Circle Dies from Close to My Heart. I stamped my sentiment in Wisteria Ink and die cut it using the stitched circle, but since my card had such a large amount of white it felt like it was going to get lost on the card, so with a quick turn of the Big Shot, I die cut a circle from Wisteria to mount it on. I popped up that sentiment piece right over the oops and it looked like that’s where it was meant to be all along.

Next time you have an oops…think of a fix and if you put that card front on backwards you can either fix it, by cutting it apart and remounting it on a new card base or save it to send next April 1st!

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you’re Staying Home, Staying Healthy and Staying Creative!

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!

This or That

My co-worker has a birthday tomorrow and I decided to stamp her a set of monogrammed cards. The flourishing frame and an assortment of the letters are still available in the online only section of my webpage here. This section includes items that are not pictured in a current catalog or special, but that are still available at retail price. Many of the products in this section will be items left over from a recently retired catalog or special, and they may only be available in limited quantities. Other items will be kept available for a longer time to support specific product or program needs. Look for the “Low Quantity” flag to identify items that will be running out soon.

I had fun playing with the color combinations from the Every Little Thing Paper Packet. I love the soft wash watercolor look that is featured in this paper. I also love that our paper is two sided and you can get such a different look just by flipping it over. I also flipped the letter and frame colors. Do you have a preference? You can leave me a comment with Wisteria C or Julep C and we’ll see which one wins. I wonder if you’ll like the one that I like.