Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Little Red Wagon Challenge #399 ~ Love You to the Moon and Back

Hello all and happy Wednesday.  Today marks a new challenge at Little Red Wagon and our hostess this week is Mandy.  Her theme is called LOVE YOU TO THE MOON AND BACK and while that is one of my favorite sayings and I say it to my grandchildren all the time Mandy's definition for our projects is a little different and broader ~ she wants to see the moon, stars and sky on your projects.

Here's mine.  Truth be told this is a make and take I did with a local scrap book store at Scrapfest, a local scrap booking festival in April.  But it fits the theme perfectly  It uses a set from My Favorite Things called Space Explorer.  I really wanted this set but it keeps selling out as fast as it comes in. Background is distress inks.

Head on over to Little Red Wagon, check out the amazing projects the other girlfriends have made and link up a galaxy (sun, moon, stars) project of your own.

Have a great day!!

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Happy Father's Day!!!

Happy Father's Day to all Dads, step-Dads, Grandpas, etc.  Enjoy your special day ~ you deserve it!!
This is my Dad and I together at a garden center (with Santa, not me), a hockey game and a baseball game.  Good job I like sports...LOL!! I am grateful for him in my life and all that he does for my family.

I had a few custom orders for Father's Day and wanted to showcase them here.  I used a retired set from Kraftin' Kimmie called Wild and Crazy Guys!  It is a great set for masculine cards and I have used it many times before.  Images are coloured with Copics, patterned paper is from Your Next Stamp For the Boys and enamel dots are from my stash.  I am grateful for both of these wonderful Canadian companies (Kraftin' Kimmie and Your Next Stamp) and they make up the majority of my stamps and craft supplies.

Thanks for dropping in on a weekend.  Hope to "see" you again soon.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Little Red Wagon Challenge #398 ~ Dogs or Cats???

Good morning and welcome back for another new challenge at Little Red Wagon.  Our theme this week is CATS OR DOGS? Pretty self explanatory ~ we want to see either a cat or dog on your project, maybe even both :)

I am a cat person.  I don't mind dogs that I know but am not too fond of all dogs, probably because I have never owned one.  My card features a cat from the A Purr-fect Day set by Kraftin' Kimmie.  I tired to colour her like a Siamese cat but I thinks she just looks more like a grey spotted one in the end.  The sentiment is on water colour paper, heat embossed in white and then I used distress ink over it.  Patterned paper is Simple Stories Enchanted.

So, why not head over to the Little Red Wagon blog and check out the fantastic inspiration from all of the other girlfriends.  While you are there, how about linking a cat or dog project of your own?

Thanks for dropping by.  Come back on the weekend to see all of the custom orders I have been working on for Father's Day.

Enjoy your Wednesday.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Little Red Wagon Challenge #397 ~ Move It!

Hello.  Another Wednesday is upon us and it is time for a new challenge at Little Red Wagon.  This week's challenge is hosted by Brenda and she has called it MOVE IT! She wants to see some movement on your projects ~ wobblers, shakers, spinners, sliders, maybe even googly eyes ~ as long as there is some sort of movement.

The card I have to show you is one I made at a class a couple of weeks ago at a local scrapbook store.  However, it has been taken apart and put together again and looks a little different as I did not have all the relevant supplies.  The image is from Your Next Stamp Happy Days Mermaids coloured with Copic markers.  It was the first time I had coloured hair with the R20's and I like how it turned out.

I am taking another class next Monday and can not wait to show that one to you.  It also moves :)

Thanks for dropping by today.  Head on over to Little Red Wagon, check out the inspiration from the other girlfriends and link up a project of your own with some movement.

Have a wonderful day!!

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Little Red Wagon Challenge #396 ~ Monster Mash

It's Wednesday again.  I think the weeks are speeding up because it rolls around faster than ever.  But it is time for a new challenge at Little Red Wagon.  Jan is our hostess this week and her challenge is called MONSTER MASH. She wants to see us use a monster on our projects.

Here's mine.  I used a stamp set, yes, once again, from Kraftin Kimmie called Darling Dragons.  I hope a dragon qualifies as a monster but I gotta tell you these are the cutest dragons or monsters I have ever seen.  Images are coloured with Copics. Patterned paper is My Favorite Things.  Gumdrops are Your Next Stamp.  Ribbon and fiber from my stash.  A cute tag to add to a gift.

Grab the monsters in your wagon, whether scary or cute, and link up a project of your own at Little Red Wagon.  Looking forward to your entries.

Have a great Wednesday.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Little Red Wagon Challenge #395 ~ Unicorns and Rainbows

Hey there.  It's a new Wednesday and a new challenge at Little Red Wagon.  I am your hostess this week and my theme is "Unicorns and Rainbows" ~ I want to see one or the other or both on your projects.  When I hear this phrase it always makes me think happy thoughts and smile and I hope it does the same to you.

My card features the stamp set actually called Unicorns and Rainbows by Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.  The images are coloured with Copic markers.  Background is distress inks.  Patterned paper is Echo Park Fine and Dandy.

So why not dig into your little red wagon of supplies and join me with a project featuring unicorns and rainbows?  You have until next Tuesday evening where I will be posting my top picks at the Little Red Wagon blog.  Can't wait to see what you create.

Thanks for coming by.  Have a wonderful Wednesday!!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Little Red Wagon Challenge #394 ~ You Are My Sunshine!

Good morning.  Welcome to a new challenge at Little Red Wagon.  Our hostess this week is Sandy and her challenge is entitled YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE ~ she wants to see suns on your projects.

Truthfully I have had "one of those weeks" where I feel like a hamster on a wheel and would like some time to get off.  Needless to say, crafting has not been part of this wheel so this is a "recycled" card from a sunshine challenge.  Stamp set is from Stampin' Up called Hello.  Patterned paper is Doodlebug Springtime.  Perfect card to send a little note to brighten some one's day.


So why not grab your craft supplies and link up your sun projects this week at Little Red Wagon? You have until next Tuesday.

Thanks for dropping by today.  There is a long weekend coming up and I am hoping to find some time to get off the hamster wheel and spend in my craft room.  We will see you back here soon.

Have a great day!!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Little Red Wagon Challenge #393 ~ Punny Projects

Hello. Another week has gone by and it's another Wednesday.  Time for a new challenge at Little Red Wagon.  Kate is our hostess and she wants us to use a pun on our projects.  This was a tough one for me and I wasn't even sure if I knew what a pun was let alone having a stamp or something I could use to make a project.  So first thing I did was look up the definition of a pun ~

            a joke exploiting the different possible meanings of a word or the fact that there
            are words that sound alike but have different meanings

Not really helpful.  So I looked up some examples...

            A horse is a very stable animal.
            Time flies like an arrow.  Fruit flies like a banana.
            What is the difference between a conductor and a teacher? The conductor minds the
            train and a teacher trains the mind.

Still whether it is an actual pun or not it is a play on words about animals and this is what I did.  Stamp is from Kraftin' Kimmie (what a surprise...LOL!) called A Purr-fect Day,  She is coloured with Copic markers and uses paper from My Favorite Things Sweet Celebration.  Embellishments are gumdrops from Your Next Stamp.

A close up of the cat:

Thanks, as always, for dropping by.  I hope to see your Puny Projects at Little Red Wagon this week.  Have a great day!!!!