Monday, August 20, 2018

Challenge 8 - Summer Happy Birthday

Our introduction to our Challenge Rules and Concepts can be seen by clicking on the particular tab at the top of the Blog. Please take time to read and consider being a Follower and use our Participant Badge or any Photo from our Post in your Blog posting.


WELCOME to Challenge 8 - Let the Troubles Begin!



THING 3 Twisted Sister
says, "I'm a little troubled... (Pause)... THEY missed my BIRTHDAY!
To make it up... (Dream)...
I'll accept all things that glitter... (Enjoy)..."

Remember - this is an OPTIONAL TWIST but it's so easy to add some sparkle to your Thing 1 Challenge and we hope everyone will join in and show Twisted Sister some glitter and you will be given an extra chance in our random draw prize. 

THING 1 Trouble Maker 
challenges you to celebrate Twisted Sister's Birthday and create a cheerful, fun project.  In our defense we didn't forget, we just wanted to surprise her with a mile-high cake and many glitter cards with the help of our followers...please help us get back in good graces.  Wish her a Happy Birthday in Comments and another chance in our random draw prize.  


THING 2 Double Dare
dares you to link up your creation to PAUSE, DREAM, ENJOY for the "Summer Birthday Party" theme. You may use any products. Their challenge opens on Wednesday, Aug 22 through Sunday, Sep 4. LINK HERE

Back-linking will be accepted on any of your projects posted at Double Trouble on the 20th and 21st, so make sure you come back on the 22nd to link your projects at Pause, Dream, Enjoy Challenge.  


Let's Celebrate!... here are our Things 


Suzanne Reynolds
(Tri Fold Card) 


Melanie Richards
(Reveal Wheel Technique)

Reveal wheel changes the ice cream colors:








Thursday, August 9, 2018

Top 3 and Random Draw Winner - Challenge #6

Thank you so much for your support and the many awesome entries in our 6th Challenge "Some Thing, Any Thing and Every Thing" Loved all the fabulous designs and inspiration you shared with us and the many who included Twisted Sister's option to decorate the inside. Please follow us for future challenges.

Our Top 3, in no particular order, are: 

Jean Chaney
Sherry Gibson 








Congratulations! - Please grab your Top 3 Badge on the right sidebar

Random Draw Prize:  There were 33 entries and there were many additional chances for each card submitted to previous partnering challenges, decorating inside of card and Trouble Maker's Doggie Comment.  Our draw was selected by Random.org and the winner is #9 Kim Bower - Makerspace      

Congratulations! Kim Bower - Makerspace
Your Bag of Things is on the way

Please contact us at challengedoubletrouble@gmail.com with your mailing address.  


Hope everyone enjoyed the Challenge as much as we did 
and it’s time for more trouble - Double Trouble that is! 
Click HERE for the current challenge 
"The Dog Days of Summer"

Monday, August 6, 2018

Challenge 7 - The Dog Days of Summer

Our introduction to our Challenge Rules and Concepts can be seen by clicking on the particular tab at the top of the Blog. Please take time to read and consider being a Follower and use our Participant Badge or any Photo from our Post in your Blog posting. 


Did you know?
The Dog Days have to do with the ancient study of the stars. The Greeks determined the Dog Star looked to be "following" the constellation, Orion, during a certain period each year. This period coincided with the hottest, most uncomfortable part of summer in the Northern Hemisphere. In modern times, these days have been determined to be from about July 30 to September 7.  Post a comment about this paragraph and win an extra chance at the Random Winner's prize!


WELCOME to Challenge #7 - Bring on the Troubles!




THING 1 Trouble Maker 
is challenging you to take on "The Dog Days of Summer". Give us a glimpse into how you cope best with the hottest days of summer. Perhaps you enjoy the water or camping. Maybe sleeping in the backyard hammock is your thing. We'd love to see your take on this challenge!  You are NOT required to use a dog in your design.

THING 3 Twisted Sister
is challenging you to stay cool, so include your favorite summer beverage or food. Remember - this is an OPTIONAL TWIST but it's so easy that we hope everyone will join in.



If you link to HeARTful Stamping Challenge, you receive 
an additional chance at the Double Trouble Random Draw. 



THING 2 Double Dare 
dares you to link up to the HeARTful Stamping Challenge for the Dog Days of Summer theme. This challenge starts Monday, Aug 6, ending on Sunday, Aug 19. LINK HEREYou may use any products.








For inspiration...
this is what we thought about the Dog Days:


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Melanie Richards 

 

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Top 3 and Random Draw Winner - Challenge #5

Thank you so much for your support and the many awesome entries in our 5th Challenge "Christmas Only w/Sentiment" Loved all the fabulous designs and inspiration you shared with us and the many who included Twisted Sister's option of a fold card. Please follow us for future challenges.

Our Top 3, in no particular order, are: 

Debi B
Lisa Bzibziak









Congratulations! - Please grab your Top 3 Badge on the right sidebar.

Random Draw Prize:  There were 25 entries and most entrants were given an additional chance if the same card was submitted to Heart2Heart theme challenge.  Our draw was selected by Random.org and the winner is #19 Annette Clark.      

Congratulations! Annette - Little Crop Shop
Your Bag of Things is on the way

Please contact us at challengedoubletrouble@gmail.com with your mailing address.  


Hope everyone enjoyed the Challenge as much as we did 
and it’s time for more trouble - Double Trouble that is! 
Click HERE for the current challenge 
"Something, Anything and Everything"

Monday, July 30, 2018

Challenge 6 - Some Thing, Any Thing and Every Thing

Our introduction to our Challenge Rules and Concepts can be seen from our Home Page by clicking on the particular tab at the top of the Blog. Please take time to read, consider being a Follower for future Challenges and use our Participant Badge or any of the photos from our Post in your Blog.

Before we get into the challenge, Trouble Maker wants to share a little story
"The day the real Trouble Maker came for a visit
accompanied by Twisted Sister and Double Dare"


  

My husband was on his way to visit his two Grand-Doggies when he stumbled over three dogs outside our front door, panting with heat exhaustion.  We filled a couple of buckets with water and as he was opening the front door to put water out for them...one by one they entered our air-conditioned home...apparently needing more than Arizona fresh lukewarm tap water.  

Luckily they all had collars, so my search began.  On one of the tags there was a smiley face and the words "Trouble Maker".  He was the smallest and most needy so I pampered him a little more than the others.  Needy - or was it because we shared the same name?  What do you think?  Include a comment about my story when you post your project and you will get an additional chance at our random draw. 

End of Story:  The Doggies had escaped through an open door of the owner and I'm told they love our community golf course as a playground.  So they must have been going back home, played too hard and too long in the heat, and decided to stop at our front door in hopes of cooling down in our home.  The owner picked them up after she got out of work and Trouble Maker (owner says he's the leader of the pack) will now know where to stop if this should ever happen again.  


WELCOME to Challenge #6 - Let Our Troubles Begin!

The time has come,
The time is now,
To join our "trouble",
We'll show you how.


Once in a while there are five Mondays in a month. This throws a monkey wrench in our idea to post two challenges a month so we've decided to post a special
ONE WEEK ONLY CHALLENGE





THING 1 Trouble Maker
would like you to have a little fun this week. "Some Thing", "Any Thing" and "Every Thing" are all welcome in this challenge. 

THING 3 Twisted Sister 
challenges you to decorate the inside of your card. Don't leave that sentiment in there all alone. Add something special to keep it company!  Remember - this is an OPTIONAL TWIST but it's so easy that we hope everyone will join in.  If you do the twist, Double Trouble will give you an extra chance in our random draw.  

THING 2 Double Dare has more than doubled the fun. Link up your project with any of our previous partners for an additional chance for the Double Trouble random draw

Your project for Double Trouble could meet the requirements of the challenges below providing you meet their requirements.  So make sure you read their instructions carefully and dates that they are open .... we don't want you to get in Trouble with them.  Please include in the comment section below or in your Blog what other challenges you had partnered with.






For inspiration... here are our things


Shared with ColorMyHeart Color Dare
and 
Heart2Heart "Fresh Air Fun"


Pop Up Window Card also shared with Heart To Heart 
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CAS with Embossing
Linked to The Three Amigos #16


Challenge (1) Week Only - Closes on Sunday, August 5, EST 7 pm MST 10 pm                                                                                                              


Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Top 3 and Random Draw Winner - Challenge #4

Thank you so much for your support and the many awesome entries in our 4th Challenge "Sketch and 3,2,1 Recipe" Loved all the fabulous designs and inspiration you shared with us and please follow us for future challenges.  

Our Top 3, in no particular order, are:  

PJ's Projects
Annette Clark
Betsy Steff 











Congratulations - Please grab your Top 3 Badge on the right sidebar.

Random Draw Prize:  There were 23 entries and all but one were given an additional chance if the same card was submitted to Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.  Our draw was selected by Random.org and the winner is #4  Tangle Street.    

Congratulations, Jean - Tangle Street!
Your Bag of Things is on the way

Please contact us at challengedoubletrouble@gmail.com with your mailing address.  


Hope everyone enjoyed the Challenge as much as we did 
and it’s time for more trouble - Double Trouble that is! 
Click HERE for the current challenge.

Monday, July 16, 2018

Challenge 5 - Christmas Only with Sentiment

Our introduction to our Challenge Rules and Concepts can be seen by clicking on the particular tab at the top of the Blog. Please take time to read and consider being a Follower for future Challenges and use our Participant Badge or any Photo from our Post in your Blog posting. 


WELCOME to Challenge #5 - Let the Troubles Begin!



THING 1  Trouble Maker
is making her list, checking it twice, gonna find out who's naughty or nice.  Won't you play along as Christmas comes early? Join us for our challenge "Christmas Only" with a sentiment or journaling and get on Santa's Nice List.  

THING 3 Twisted Sister
says don't get your tinsel in a tangle. Add the optional twist of a fancy fun fold.  Look to Pinterest, You Tube, Splitcoast Stampers and even Google for lots of ideas.  We have provided tutorial links to our different fold cards … feel free to scrap-lift and put your own spin on it … your choice.




THING 2 Double Dare dares you to link up your creation to Heart2Heart for their "Christmas in July" theme. This theme opens on Monday, July 16th through Sunday, July 31st.  LINK HERE 

For this challenge only, Heart2Heart has granted permission for all entries, meaning, if you don't have any CTMH products, you're still OK. You may use any products.

If you link to Heart2Heart, you receive an additional chance at the Double Trouble Random Draw. 



For inspiration... here are our things

Double Flip Fun Fold
Tutorial: Dawn's Stamping Thoughts


Double Pleated Fold
 


Impossible Card (... but it's really easy!)

Tri-fold Shutter Card Base 
Tutorial:  The Mad Stamper