Monday, February 7, 2022

Inspiration Stations + Double Trouble


Hello Everyone and Welcome Back!

Today I have a card to share for the new challenge over on the Inspiration Station!
First I'd like to share our Inspiration Photo with you ...

 Please remember, to be eligible for the Prize, you will need to *Let us know on your blog or Social Media Post how the Photo Inspired You*.

 and secondly we're excited to let you know that we are partnering with the Double Trouble Sweet Color Challenge.  WHAT FUN!!

 "Sweet Color Challenge"  

Thing 1:  Trouble Maker 
says, "I'm ready to put the chocolates away.  I'm looking for something colorful, sweet and spicy.  As it happens I enjoy celebrating National Gumdrop Day on February 15th, the day after Valentine's.   In celebration, let's include in your project at least three closely matched colors from the background of my photo to the left, i.e., pink, yellow, lavender, white, orange, green." 

You can stop here... 
play along with Twisted Sister's optional twist below to earn another chance in our random draw.  

Thing 3:  Twisted Sister 
says, "Trouble Maker, I agree about chocolates but I'm not fond of gumdrops.  Let's step back one day to Valentine's Day and celebrate with my favorite Sweethearts candy hearts. I love this chalky/talky candy and can eat them to my heart's content. So, include at least one heart somewhere in your project." 

Here's a little something that's fun to know. Click HERE to read about when Sweethearts Candy Hearts went missing and then found their way back.
Optional Twist:  If you have included a Heart(s) on your project you will earn another chance in our Random Draw. 

Thing 2:  Double Trouble 
says, "It's a Toss Up!  If you have met Trouble Maker's Color Challenge and if your inspiration is also related to "I Heart You", you may enter HERE at the Inspiration Station Challenge In your post please make sure you include how the inspiration cue inspired you."

You will earn another chance in the DTC random draw if you have participated in Inspiration Station Challenge. 


I might be old fashioned, but these candy hearts bring back many wonderful memories from my growing up years.  We always did a Valentine exchange in grade school ( did you? ) and for those 'special' boys I always attached a candy heart!  LOL

 I took the liberty of actually printing our Inspiration Station photo and used it for the background of this adorable couple which an old Die Versions die called Lovely Kids (DV-660).  For my card base, I used white card stock then stenciled the hearts on using Tim Holtz oxide distress 'kitsch flamingo' ink & the 'Scattered Hearts' Stencil.  My sentiment is from the Pretty Pink Posh stamp set called 'Thoughtful Greetings'. - Stencils - Scattered Hearts - 6x8

 I do hope you will pop over to Inspiration Station
Come check out what the design team has created ... lots of fun inspiration from this team!  And then, join in the fun!  I look forward to seeing what YOU create. 

Other challenges to share in:
Get Creative February Challenge #108 - Hearts
Cupcake Inspiration Challenge #537 - Valentine Hearts

Incy Wincy Designs February Challenge - Red and/or Pink (50% and Valentines
613 Avenue Create February Challenge - ATG Twist-Whimsical Valentine
Dare 2B Artzy February Challenge - Love

Thanks so much for stopping by today and sharing in my excitement!

As always . . .



  1. This is such a sweet card and it matched the inspiration photo perfectly. I love these candy hearts and always try to have a candy dish filled with them at Valentine's Day. My dentist doesn't approve but I do! Thanks for another wonderful team project for The Inspiration Station Challenge. Donna

  2. Great idea to lift part of our inspiration picture for the background to this sweet little pair! Well done teamie xx

  3. aren't you clever using the background to the challenge, the two kids are too cute. yes I do remember exchanging out valentines, we made our boxes to have the valentines to put in too!

  4. Love the silhouette against the candy background - great idea! Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble :)

  5. Oh, wow, how fun! The most perfect background for your sweet couple. Oh, yes, those conversation hearts... cute Valentines always bring back some of the best memories for me.

  6. Gorgeous card, love your idea of using background. Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create. DT Vesna

  7. 💗 this, Darlene! Love your use of layers. Thanks for playing at Double Trouble. Good luck! Cheers, Crazy Cousin Makira

  8. Darlene, Love your stenciled background and that you used a print of the Inspiration photo for your background for the silhouette of the memories of that special boy you gave your candy heart to. Thanks for sharing your DT card with us at Double Trouble. Please come back for future fun challenges.

  9. Such a sweet silhouette, love the big and bold candy heart background. I remember very carefully selecting the right candy hearts to give to my "boyfriends" back in grade school! Glad you joined us at Double Trouble.

  10. Such a fine and unique card!
    So glad you have shared this with us at 613 Avenue Create.
    Please come back again!
    The best of luck with your entry.
    Jackie, DT member at 613 xx

  11. Fabulous use of the inspiration photo! Nicely done!

    Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create !
    Chana Malkah, Owner
    Redora Lee Designs , My Blog
    A Place to Start , Challenge Blog
    613 Avenue Create , Challenge Blog

  12. Clever to use thew inspiration photo on your card! So cute! Thanks for sharing your heart with us at Cupcake Inspirations!

  13. Oh I LOVE that you used the candy heart photo on your card!! That silhouette is fabulous! Thanks for playing with us this week at Cupcake Inspirations Challenge!!

    DT Member

  14. I like how you used the inspiration pic as your background. Lovely silhouette on the top too. Thank you for entering our Red/Pink and/or Valentines Challenge at Incy Wincy Designs.

  15. Yummy and so sweet, awesome card so glad you played our challenge, at Cupcake Inspirations. Happy Crafting, Leanne DT Member/CIC


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