Monday, October 4, 2021

#433 A Double Trouble Collaboration


Hey everyone!  As you can see we are a week early with our next challenge!  That's because we are happy to be collaborating once again with Double Trouble Challenges!

Our theme for this challenge which will run from October 4th (a  week early) until October AUTUMN/FALL~!

The Double Trouble Challenge is below!

If you are playing along with our challenge, be sure to play along with the one over on the Double Trouble blog as well!  

Here are some great projects from the DT :





I do LOVE Fall...
As is evident by the Jack-O-Lantern scarf I'm wearing in my 6x8 Traditional Paper Layout- and nope I couldn't wait until October to start wearing it; Sept 27th, so close!


For my project, I decided to feature one of my favorite Halloween pictures of my daughter posing with her carved pumpkins.  As an added bonus, I used a spider web as my "fall garland."

For this challenge, I used my monthly overview page to do a fall spread with all things orange, pumpkin spice and warm fuzzies.

We can't wait to see what you create for your own project!  Thanks for stopping by everyone and happy crafting! 

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Monday, September 27, 2021

#432 Retro


Hey everyone!  We are taking a walk through the past for this new challenge.  Our theme is Retro.  Now if you are unfamiliar, retro means imitative of a style, fashion, or design from the recent past.  Maybe for you, retro is out of the 60s or maybe its the 80s. It could be a pattern, it could be a theme etc.   This is a pretty broad challenge and we can't wait to see what you do with it!

Check out these cool projects from the DT!


So technically my layout isn't retro...yet!
But it will be someday! LOL
I was inspired by the music themed art to create this 
12x12 Traditional Paper layout about my current character obsession:
Ned from the Twenty-One Pilots "Chlorine" video.
Isn't he cute?!
I used a really old 12x12 PP, a really old sticker border and a few other old-ish 
items from my stash

Read more about my layout and my process on my blog. 
You can also watch the "Chlorine" video and see Ned in action! :)

We visited a retro store while on holidays.


For me retro means going back to the 1980s when I was a teenager.  Cassette tapes were seen as really modern then and the ultimate tape was a mix tape.  I've used a stamp from Visible Image plus some retro style backing paper to make my card - I still love listening to the songs from 1982!

Monday, September 13, 2021

#431 Back To School/Primary Colors


Well I'm sure school in whatever form that may be is up and running for most of us.  We are using that as our theme this week!  Show us back to school projects or ones that focus on the primary colors of red, yellow, blue and let's throw in green too  as the focal point!  

Let's see what the DT has created to inspire you this week!

(School reunion)

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Monday, August 30, 2021

#430 Anything Goes

 It's a free week for the DT this month and so as always our challenge is Anything Goes!  Show us what you are working on this week!

Here's some of the latest projects from the DT!


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Wednesday, August 25, 2021

# 428 Highlights

 Thanks everyone for playing along with this challenge. We weren't sure how it would go over!

Here are the top 3 in no particular order!

#1 Donna W

#31 Repolainen

#14 Betta Scrap

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Thanks again to everyone who played along and we hope that you will join us for our current water/beach theme challenge.

Monday, August 16, 2021

#429 Water/Beach


Happy Summer everyone!  We are happy to bring you this week's challenge!  Let's see all those BEACH OR WATER projects.... could be a trip to a beach, an ocean cruise, maybe its a beachy card...whatever you create we want to see it!

Look at what the DT has for you!


For a closer look at each card, check out my blog.  


Hamlet bobbing for raisins in his pool.
My way of helping him cool off.
I also sprayed him w/ the hose, which is not something he would let
me do if he wasn't otherwise occupied w/ food.

6x8 Traditional Paper Layout

I have used a topper from Making Cards magazine to make my card.  It reminds me of a village in Cornwall and childhood holidays spent with my grandparents.


My husband and kids checking out the water at the North Shore - from our trip to Hawaii in 2019.

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Monday, August 2, 2021

#428 Inspired by Real Life


So today's challenge is a bit of a challenge!  Our theme is INSPIRED BY REAL LIFE.    We want you create a project that is inspired by something in your life...maybe a person, a place, a thing, an event, a hobby ...something that's important to your life!

Here's what the DT has created to get you started!

I was inspired by my daughter's current "real life" situation as an intern in Washington DC.  She is living her best life in this picture, and I wanted to capture it for this project.

I am inspired to try to capture as many LOVE signs 
as we possibly can with our Granddaughters.
Let the adventures begin 

I was inspired by when we built out house.Much of it was done by my husband and his boss so we could save money.This layout shows them working.

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