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.


Inside:


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!!


Inside:


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!!



Friday, February 10, 2017

You Make me so Hoppy ~ PDE Linky Party All Cards (Card #3 of 3)

Hello once again.  Three posts in three days ~ a record for me this year :)  Today starts a new challenge at

It is the second Friday of the month so the challenge is ALL CARDS.

I have the third card in my series of three to share today.  Scroll back or click on the day to see the other two from Wednesday and Thursday.  Today's card is for my granddaughter.  It once again uses Love and Smiles from Your Next Stamp for the image and sentiment.  It is coloured with Copics.  Patterned paper is from Doodlebug Lovebugs.


Head on over to PDE Linky Party to link up a card of your own.  You have until Thursday evening to share.

And, thanks to each of you who have visited over the last three days.  It has been a pleasure to showcase the Valentine's cards I made for my grandchildren with you.

Have a wonderful weekend.



Thursday, February 9, 2017

I Like you "beary" much ~ Card #2 of 3

Hello there.  Today, as promised yesterday, I have the second of three cards to show you.  If you want to see the first one either scroll back or click HERE.  I have three grandchildren and made three cards, one each, for Valentine's Day.  This one is for my youngest grandson.

Stamp and sentiment is from Your Next Stamp Love and Smiles, coloured with Copics and paired with patterned paper from Doodlebug Lovebugs.


Thanks for dropping by.  Don't forget to come by again tomorrow for the third installment of the Valentine's series.



Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Little Red Wagon Challenge #380 ~ Colour Combo (Card #1 of 3)

Good morning.  Welcome back to another new challenge day for Little Red Wagon.  Our hostess this week is Sandy and she has a colour combo for us ~ use pink and/or red and black on your project.  Yes, they are perfect for Valentine's Day but you don't have to make a project related to that.  Check out Sandy's birthday card HERE along with all the makes from all of the other amazingly talented girlfriends.

For my project today I did go with the Valentine's Day theme and used all three colours on my card.  I have been on a 4" x 4" card kick lately.  Stamp and sentiment are from Your Next Stamp Love and Smiles set.  Paper is Doodlebug Love Bug from a few years ago.


This card is for my oldest grandson.  I have 3 grandchildren and have made each of them a card.  You'll have to come visit tomorrow and Friday to see the other two as I thought each child deserved their own blog entry.  :)

So why not head over to Little Red Wagon and link up a project of your own this week.  You have until next Tuesday.

Thanks for dropping by.  Hope to see you soon.



Friday, February 3, 2017

Read to Me ~ PDE Linky Party Anything Goes

Hello all!  Today is our ANYTHING GOES challenge week at PDE Linky Party.  So create whatever you want and be sure to join us.

My card is a very special one to me.  It was made for a dear friend of mine whose first book is being published this month.  She wanted a few blank cards to send as thank yous to people who have supported her along the way.  Paper and embellishments are from Recollections.  Stamps are from My Favorite Things Our Story.  Can I just say that the MISTI rocks?  I used it to stamp all of the book stacks and then followed up with the vase on top.  And perfect positioning every single time.  Coloured the image with my Copics.  Her comment: "You captured my personality in these cards."  That made me smile.


Plain and simple inside:


A close up of the image:


And her entire order:


Thanks for dropping by.  Have an incredible weekend.  And make some time for you!!!



Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Little Red Wagon Challenge #379 ~ How Tweet It Is!

I can not believe how fast the time is flying in 2017.  A month has gone already and it is February 1st which happens to also be a Wednesday and the start of a new challenge at Little Red Wagon.  Kate's our hostess and her theme ~ HOW TWEET IT IS!  She wants to see your projects with birds on them.

I pulled out a very old retired stamp set from The Greeting Farm to find my bird.  Owls are birds, correct?  I made a small note card that I will use to send to a friend as my card for this month.  She is a colourful owl coloured with my Copic markers and paired up with paper from Echo Park I Love Sunshine.  I wanted it to be something that would brighten the day for someone.


and inside:



Why not head on over to Little Red Wagon, check out all of the amazing inspiration from my design team sisters and link up a project with a bird theme of your own?

As usual, thanks for dropping by.  It makes my day and if you leave me a comment then I know you were here.  Have a remarkable day!!!



Friday, January 27, 2017

Books of 2017 ~ PDE Linky Party

Hello there!!!!  It's Friday and we are one day away from the weekend.  I actually have this one off so am hoping to find time to do some crafting once I finish the chores that need caught up on :)

Today is the fourth Friday of the month and the challenge theme at PDE Linky Party is ANYTHING BUT A CARD.  There are so many things to do for this but if you are stuck check out the list on the PDE Linky Party blog.

Last year in September I began a bullet journal.  Truth be told, it fell by the wayside in the months of November and December but I have kept it up in January.  I have added a few collections or trackers as well.  This is the page where I keep track of the books I am going to read in 2017.  So far, it totals 3 and by the time this is published should be at 5.

 
Head on over to PDE Linky Party and link up a non-card project of your own.  Looking forward to seeing what everyone creates.

Thanks for dropping by. Have a fantastic weekend and I will see you back here soon.