Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Little Red Wagon Challenge #391 ~ Happy Birthday Boys!

Hey there.  It's that day of the week again where we begin a new challenge at Little Red Wagon.  Donna is our hostess this week and on a sad note, this is her last challenge with the design team.  We will miss her and wish her much success in her future endeavors.  Her theme for us is HAPPY BIRTHDAY BOYS.  She wants to see birthday projects for guys ~ gift bags, tags, cards, decor ~ anything you make for a birthday.

I used an image from Kraftin' Kimmie called Sky's the Limit, coloured him with Copics and used patterned paper from Echo Park The Story of Our Family.  This is a custom order for a girl whose husband is turning 30.  Is anyone surprised I used another Kraftin' Kimmie image??? LOL!!!!!!


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So head on over to Little Red Wagon, check out what the other girlfriends have made and link up a male birthday project of your own.

Have a wonderful Wednesday!!


Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Little Red Wagon Challenge #390 ~ April Showers

Hello once again.  It's the middle of the week and a Wednesday so that means the start of a new challenge at Little Red Wagon.  Our hostess this week is Brenda and she has the theme of APRIL SHOWERS ~ perfect for the month of April.  I am looking forward to the May flowers those showers bring.  But Brenda wants to see us use umbrellas, rain boots, rain or even rainbows on our projects.

I used one of the brand new April releases from Kraftin' Kimmie called Rainy Day Lulu.  She is just so sweet in her raincoat and rain boots with her puppy by her side.  I paper pieced the umbrella and raincoat using My Favorite Things Sweet Celebration paper pad.  The image is coloured with Copic markers.  Sentiment is included with the image.  Fish tale die and gumdrop embellishments are from Your Next Stamp. Inside sentiment is by CARDZ TV Encouraging Thoughts set.


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Thanks for dropping by.  Head on over to Little Red Wagon, check out what the other girlfriends have made and link up an April showers project of your own.

Have a wonderful Wednesday.



Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Little Red Wagon Challenge #389 ~ Happy Easter!

Hello.  Well it is another Wednesday and time for a new challenge once again at Little Red Wagon.  Our hostess this week is Jan and her theme reflects the upcoming holiday this weekend and is entitled HAPPY EASTER.  She wants to see any type of Easter project. So grab your bunnies, your chicks, your lambs or any other Easter symbols and link it up to the challenge.  And while you are there, make sure you visit all of the girlfriends blogs to see their creations as well.

Easter is more than bunnies, chicks and chocolate to me and my card this week reflects that.  The cross is from His Love by Mama Elephant, 2 are stamped on kraft paper with brown ink and one is on watercolour paper, embossed with white and inked with 3 colours of Tim Holtz distress ink. Both sentiments are from a few years ago in Michaels $1.50 bin.  I used Lawn Fawn Small Stitched rectangles and Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside borders to make the background.  Sky is also Tim Holtz distress ink.


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Thanks for dropping by.  Have a great day!



Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Little Red Wagon Challenge #388 ~ EGG-cellent!!

Good morning!!  Today is my official comeback day and I am really looking forward to being here every Wednesday with a new challenge for Little Red Wagon.  Sometimes creativity just needs a break and then to come back refreshed and ready to go.  That's how I feel.  I am the hostess today at Little Red Wagon and my theme is entitled EGG-CELLENT!  I want to see eggs on your projects, not specifically Easter eggs but any eggs.

My card uses a stamp set from Lawn Fawn called Happy Easter.  I coloured the eggs and the bunny up with Copics and then fussy cut them out.  I used Small Stitched Rectangles and Stitched Hillside Borders, both by Lawn Fawn, to make the scene.  Cloud dies are Your Next Stamp.  The sky was inked on water colour paper with Broken China Distress Ink.  Patterned paper is Doodlebug Springtime and the last of the full sheets in the pad.  I made 3 of these card with different colour bunnies for my 3 grandchildren.


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And all 3 cards:


Head on over to Little Red Wagon, check out the amazing creations the other girlfriends have made and then link up a project using eggs of your own.  Looking forward to seeing them all and I will be back with my top picks Tuesday night.

Thanks for dropping by.  Have a wonderful Wednesday!!!




Saturday, March 25, 2017

"Unofficial" Crafty Comeback!!

Good day!!  It's a dreary Saturday here today and I actually felt like going into my craft room and using it :)  So although it is not April yet which is my "official" comeback date I made a card for the latest challenge at Little Red Wagon. The theme is "It's Clear to Me" with Kate as our hostess.

Here's my very simple shaker card for one of my hubby's co-workers who is changing stores. Masculine cards are hard but this all came together fairly quickly.  Uses papers from MME, a stamp from Michael's $1.50 bin and embellishments from my stash.


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Glad you could come by today.  If I don't see you before, remember April 5th is my "official" return to the team and the day I am hostess.



Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Taking A Break.....


Sometimes creativity needs a break.  And truthfully so do I.  I am taking the month of March off from all Design Team commitments to regroup and refocus so that crafting becomes fun again and not stressful or a chore.

See you back here APRIL 5th for my official come back to crafting and the team.

Have a great day!!



Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Little Red Wagon Challenge #381 ~ Season of Love

Good morning!!  Welcome to a new challenge starting today at Little Red Wagon.  I am the hostess this week and my theme is SEASON OF LOVE.  Now what I mean by that is I want to see products from manufacturers that you love to use on your projects.  I want to see your favourite stamp companies, paper lines and whatever else you love to use on your cards.

It was hard for me to decide on what to use for my card today but by far my favourite stamp manufacturer is Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps, a Canadian company that belongs to a friend of mine.  The set I used is called Sending All My Love which is retired now as she went from rubber stamps to clear stamps recently.  Patterned paper is MME. Banner die is Your Next Stamp, another company I use lots.  Most cards I make also include Tim Holtz distress inks and Copic markers and paper ~ all "go to" products for me.


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Close up of the coloured image:


Grab your craft supplies, pick something from your favourite manufacturer and link it up to Little Red Wagon this week.  You have until Tuesday evening and I will be featuring my top picks then.

Have a WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY!!!



Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Happy Valentine's Day!!!

Hello there and Happy Valentine's Day!  It's funny because I am not much into this "made up Hallmark holiday" and yet I have the most posts for it this month.  But love has lots of seasons and I guess this is just my season to produce cards...hee!hee!.....although you may see more for the next holiday that comes along too :)

This is the card that I made for my hubby and because I forgot to photograph it before I signed it you get to see that too.  I think that this stamp set called "Pizza my Love" by Lawn Fawn is just adorable and I love the way this card turned out.  It is my new go to of 4" x 4" on an ivory card base.  Patterned paper is from my scrap bin.  Note that the outside pizza slice is meat lovers and the inside is veggie.  We can never agree on toppings for pizza. LOL!!


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Hubby and I are off together today and we are going to a pizza place that serves heart shaped pizza for lunch so thought this card was most appropriate.

Have a great day!!