Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Little Red Wagon Challenge #421 ~ A Sketch

Good morning.  The weeks just keep rolling by closer and closer to the most wonderful (and the busiest) time of the year. It's time for a brand new challenge at Little Red Wagon; our hostess this week is Jan and she has prepared a sketch for you to follow.  You can flip it, rotate it or change the shapes around as long as the basic sketch can be seen in your project.  Here it is:

I actually really enjoy sketches as a starting point.  It takes a lot of the thinking out of the design so you can focus on the image and paper you want to use.

I used a stamp from Kraftin Kimmie called Heavenly Holiday and coloured her up with my Copic markers.  Patterned paper is from Lawn Fawn Knit Picky.  Embellishments from my stash.  I like the traditional colours and feel of this card.


So, you know what you need to do.  Head on over to Little Red Wagon, check out the inspiration from my design team girlfriends, follow the sketch and link up a project of your own.  Looking forward to seeing them all.

Thanks for dropping by.  Keep coming by to see all of the creations I am making at this busy time. And, I have a few surprises and changes coming up in the new year. Can't wait to share!



Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Little Red Wagon Challenge #420 ~ Penguins and Polar Bears

Good morning.  It is my turn to hostess at Little Red Wagon and my challenge for you is PENGUINS AND POLAR BEARS ~ I want to see your projects with one or both of these winter cuties.

Here's what I did.  This card uses a number of Lawn Fawn products ~ Here We Go A~Waddling stamp set, Snow Cool stamp set, Stitched Hillside Border dies and Knit Picky 6 x 6 paper pad.  It was fun to make !!


Now it's your turn.  Head on over to Little Red Wagon, check out the amazing inspiration from the other girlfriends and then use In Links to link up a penguin/polar bear project of your own.  Remember, it doesn't always have to be a card.  Anything to do with paper crafting will qualify.

Have a great day!!



The Merry Christmas Challenge #42

This week at



our theme is always ANYTHING GOES CHRISTMAS with the optional twist of animals.  

I had planned to showcase a totally different card but this is what it evolved into.  No animals involved :) Patterned paper is Lawn Fawn Winter Plaid.  Stamp is Kraftin' Kimmie Christmas Blessings Sentiments embossed in white.  A very simple but pretty card.



So, head on over to The Merry Christmas Challenge blog, check out all of the inspiration by the Tinsel design team and link up a Christmas project of your own.  Tis the season to get crafty.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hope to see you all soon with another project.




Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Little Red Wagon Challenge #419 ~ Harvest Time

Good day!  It is time for a new challenge at Little Red Wagon.  Our hostess this week is Sandy and her theme is HARVEST TIME.  She wants to see anything having to do with Fall on your project ~ pumpkins, turkeys, etc.

I dug deep into my little red wagon and pulled out an older stamp by The Greeting Farm called Forest Friends that I had never used.  I coloured up this cute family of squirrels with their acorn because it reminded me of the Fall season when the animals prepare for Winter too.  Patterned paper and enamel dots are Simple Stories Pumpkin Spice.  Sentiment is Lawn Fawn.


Why not head over to Little Red Wagon and check out the inspiration from the other girlfriends and link up a harvest project of your own.

Have a great day!!!



Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Little Red Wagon Challenge #418 ~ Owl About Me!!

NOTE: If you are looking for The Merry Christmas Challenge post click HERE or scroll down.  But just an fyi, my projects today for both design team challenges co-ordinate so you might want to check them both out :)

Welcome to a new challenge today for Little Red Wagon.  Kate is our hostess this week and her challenge is OWL ABOUT ME ~ she wants to see owls (or other birds) on our projects.  Since I just purchased a new set of bird stamps this was a great challenge for me.

Birdie stamp and sentiment are from Merry and Bright Birdies by Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps coloured with my Copic markers.  Patterned paper is Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Chill.  Gumdrops are Your Next Stamp Holly Jolly Sparkly.


And here is the set of the card and the tag.   I like the use of the non-traditional colours for this Christmas set.


So, as always, head on over to Little Red Wagon, check out the inspiration for the girlfriends and link up an owl or bird project of your own.

Have a GREAT day!



The Merry Christmas Challenge #41

Hello there.  This is my first of two posts today.  I have some exciting news to share.  I am now a design team member for The Merry Christmas Challenge moderated by my good friend Janis.  It is Always Anything Goes Christmas.  I will be posting every second Wednesday for this challenge


So let me get on with it.  My card uses the stamp set Merry and Bright Birdies from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.  I coloured the birdie with my Copics and fussy cut around it.  Patterned paper is from Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Chill.  Gumdrops are Your Next Stamp Holly Jolly Sparkly.


Head on over to The Merry Christmas Challenge, take a look at the awesome inspiration for the rest of the design team and link up a Christmas project of your own.

Thanks for dropping by.  Please check out my other post for today as my project co-ordinates with this one :)  Have a good day!!

Also for:
Your Next Stamp Sketch and Color Challenge #76 ~ I used the sketch
Kraftin' Kimmie Wonderful Wednesday ~ Always Anything Goes
The Holly and the Ivy Christmas Challenge #18 ~ Anything Christmas
Through the Craft Room Door ~ Always Anything Goes



Friday, October 27, 2017

Autumn Greetings

Hello.  I have a very special card to show you today for more than one reason.  It was a card I made at a card class at a scrapbooking store. If you are local to the Kitchener area or if it is within driving distance, you must come visit Two Scrapbook Friends and take a class with Stephen Kropf.  It is special to me because 1) I LOVE Autumn/Fall and 2) Stephen's father drew the image and Stephen was able to walk us through colouring it.  Supplies were all provided in a kit. 


See, wasn't I right?  It is a gorgeous Fall scene.  I actually bought one more and am going to design a card of my own with it and maybe change up the colours a bit too.

Thanks for dropping by.  Have a great Friday and a good weekend.



Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Little Red Wagon Challenge #417 ~ What's Red All Over?

Good morning.  My, how the week's fly by and I will have that card I promised last week up sometime this week (hint, hint...Friday) in case you were wondering.  Life seems to get away as it does for all of us sometimes.  Welcome to another Wednesday and a new challenge for Little Red Wagon.  Jan is our hostess and she has called her challenge "What's Red All Over?"  Can you guess what she wants to see on your project....that's correct, red.  While you don't have to use all red the majority of your project needs to be red, not just a tiny embellishment :)

Like the good girlfriend that I am, I stuck to the rules and my card is a definite monochromatic of red.  Since the photograph I added a few clear sequins for a bit of sparkle.  Image and sentiment are from Kraftin' Kimmie Merry and Bright Birdies and Christmas Blessings.  Paper is Lawn Fawn Knit Picky. 


Head on over to Little Red Wagon, check out the inspiration from the other girlfriends and link up a red project of your own this week.

Thanks for coming by.  Have a great day!!!!



Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Little Red Wagon Challenge #416 ~ Shape Up!

Hey there and welcome to a new challenge at Little Red Wagon.  Our hostess is Brenda and she wants us to SHAPE UP~ now I am thinking it is not in the form of exercise and sweat but in the form of shaped projects.  Anything but a rectangle or square.

Truthfully I am not a huge fan of shaped cards or even of how to make them so I went with another shape that is pretty common and made a circular shaker tag for a Christmas gift.  Stamp set is Lawn Fawn Here We Go A-Waddlin' and paper is Lawn Fawn Perfect Plaid Christmas. 


Well that's it for today.  Short and sweet, but you head over to Little Red Wagon, check out the inspiration from the other girlfriends and link up a shaped project of your own. 

Thanks for dropping in.  I hope to be back later this week with another card to share.  Until then, have a great day!!



Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Little Red Wagon Challenge #415 ~ Leftovers!!

Good morning!  Well, we have a fun challenge for you over at Little Red Wagon this week.  Since we in Canada have just celebrated Thanksgiving with huge dinners (Confession....I did not have any turkey or trimmings this year) and most of us are still eating leftovers, that is the theme of our challenge.....LEFTOVERS.  There are two ways to play: 1) Post any paper crafting project that you have made previously for another occasion that has NOT been posted before.  No back linking or 2) Use scraps from another project on your creation. 

Here is my card.  It was made previously in a class at a local scrapbooking store and all of the supplies have just sat in the bag.  I finally finished it up.  It features a stamp from Kraftin' Kimmie called Let Them Eat Cupcakes.  The lettering and embellishments are my favourite part.  You take red markers on Copic paper and scribble an ombre pattern.  You then die cut them out and punch circles with an ordinary punch.  The letters are mounted on foam also die cut.  The circles are topped with glossy accents.  Now you can make letters to match any card or layout.  What a fun idea!


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

By the way, I had an incredible trip.  My grandchildren are growing like weeds and are a true joy to be with.  It was so nice to see them with their great grandparents.  My son and daughter-in-law are doing well too and are busy "doing life" as my son says.  Driving back to Calgary last Monday, there was at least 3 inches of snow on the trans Canada highway.  That was totally unexpected but fun to see as long as there was none when I got home.  LOL!!!

Thanks for dropping by.  Have a GREAT WEDNESDAY!!!!



Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Little Red Wagon Challenge #413 ~ Heart and Home

Hello there.  A new challenge begins today at Little Red Wagon and it couldn't be a better timed theme for me.  Sandy is our hostess and her challenge is HEART AND HOME ~ she wants to see us use both on our projects.  While you are reading this, I am probably in a car heading to visit my children and grandchildren for a week.  I see them once a year as they live 3,000 miles away.  They are my heart and being with family is always home. :) As an added bonus, I have my parents with me this trip.

Even though the timing of the challenge was perfect, I struggled with how to incorporate both these elements on my card.  This is the final result. I made a stencil of a heart and then used Brick Red Distress Ink to colour the heart onto watercolour paper.  I added the image from Your Next Stamp called Winter Home and the sentiment from Kraftin' Kimmie Christmas Cheer.  Patterned paper is Lawn Fawn Christmas Plaid. Button, twine, sequins and snow glitter are from my stash.


Glad you could drop by.  Head on over to Little Red Wagon, check out the amazing talent of the other girlfriends and link up a HEART AND HOME project of your own.

Until next time,



Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Little Red Wagon Challenge #412 ~ Leaf It to Me

Good morning.  As time flies, so does the seasons. It is the beginning of the Fall season here even though we are getting Summer temperatures that we did not get in the hot months.  Fall or autumn is my most favourite time of year as nature gives us such a show of her splendor with the changing of the colours of the leaves.  And that is Kate's challenge for you this week at Little Red Wagon ~ Leaf It To Me ~ she wants to see us use leaves on our projects.

My scene is made with Lawn Fawn products Jump for Joy stamp set and Stitched Hillside Border die.  Patterned paper and enamel dots are the ever popular Pumpkin Spice by Simple Stories.  This was a fun card to make.


So, as always, head on over to Little Red Wagon, check out the incredible inspiration form the other girlfriends and link up a leaf project of your own.

Thanks for dropping by. Have a wonderful Wednesday!



Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Little Red Wagon Challenge #411 ~ Distress It!

Hey there.  Wow, the weeks are just flying by and it is Wednesday again and time for a new challenge at Little Red Wagon.  Our hostess this week is Jan and her challenge is entitled DISTRESS IT! She wants to see distressing on your projects. It could be distress ink or distressed paper.  Lots of possibilities.

So my project this week may give you a sense of deja vu.  Remember the card from last week?  If you didn't see it you can click HERE.  I used the exact same supplies to make a matching tag.  Distress inks used were Broken China, Cracked Pistachio and Worn Lipstick.  The stencil is by Vicki Boutin.  Reindeer is Lawn Fawn coloured with my Copics.  Sentiments and gumdrops are Your Next Stamp.  I didn't do the Wink of Stella over this one and wish I had of because the card is so much more sparkly.  I may still add it later.


So why not get your distressing on and play along with us this week.  Don't forget to head on over to Little Red Wagon and check out what the other girlfriends have made for inspiration.

Thanks for dropping by. Have a great day and I hope to see you soon.



Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Little Red Wagon Challenge #410 ~ Give Us Your Background

Hello there.  It's time for a new challenge at Little Red Wagon.  Our hostess this week is Brenda and she wants to see your background ~ she wants you to make your own background paper for your project.

I used a Vicki Boutin stencil and three colours of Tim Holtz Distress Ink ~ Peacock Feathers, Cracked Pistachio and Worn Lipstick~ to create my background.  I then used my clear Wink Of Stella to give it some sparkle.  Reindeer stamp is Lawn Fawn and coloured with my Copic Markers.  Sentiment and gumdrops are Your Next Stamp.


So head on over to Little Red Wagon, check out the inspiration from the other girlfriends and then show us your background.

Thanks for dropping by.  See you again soon



Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Little Red Wagon Challenge #408 ~ Sip It!!

Good Morning.  Welcome back to another new challenge day at Little Red Wagon.  This week our hostess is yours truly (that's me, in case you didn't get it) and my theme is SIP IT!!  I want to see beverages on your project ~ whether it be coffee or some fruity exotic drink I want to see them all.

Here's what I did.  I actually was the overachiever and made two projects for today ~ a card and a tag. Not that this makes up by any means for days that I missed :)

First,  my card features a retired stamp from Your Next Stamp called Martini birds.  I just think these two birdies sitting on the drink make such a cute pair. Paper is Echo Park Here and Now.  Embellishments for both projects are Your Next Stamp Gumdrops.


Second is a tag featuring another stamp set from Your Next Stamp called Cup of Cheer.  The coffee die is also Your Next Stamp. Patterned paper is Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Winter.  I am going to add this tag to a gift of specialty coffee for a friend.


So now why not head on over to Little Red Wagon, check out the inspiration from the other girlfriends and link up a beverage project of your own.  Can't wait to see what you all come up with and I will visit y'all I promise.

Glad you could drop by.  Have a great day!



Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Little Red Wagon Challenge #407 ~ Bow(s) and Arrow(s)

Hello there.  It's that time of the week again... Wednesday and a new challenge at Little Red Wagon.  Our hostess this week is Sandy and her theme is BOW(S) AND ARROW(S).  She wants to see either bows, arrows or both on your projects.

I found this great paper from Echo Park The Story of Us with the arrows on it when I started to look at what to do for this challenge and when I coloured up the troll from Your Next Stamp Insanely Happy set I noticed she had a bow in her hair so I got them both covered :) Sentiment is from the same set.


Glad you could come by.  Don't forget to head on over to Little Red Wagon, check out what the girlfriends have done for inspiration and link up a Bow(s) and Arrow(s) project of your own.

Have a GREAT day as always!!!

Also for:
Your Next Stamp ~ Sketch and Colour challenge #70
Kraftin Kimmie Stamps ~ Wonderful Wednesday Challenge



Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Little Red Wagon Challenge #406 ~ Bugs and Slugs

Hello there.  Welcome to another new challenge at Little Red Wagon.  Kate is our hostess this week and her choice is BUGS AND SLUGS.  She wants to see bugs, insects, butterflies, etc. on your project.

Well I looked through my entire stash of stamps, both physical and digis looking for something that fit this theme.  That was a job in itself.  I came to one conclusion.....I am ABSOLUTELY NOT A FAN of bugs, insects, butterflies, etc.  :)  Truth be told (and for those of you that know me, this comes as no surprise) I despise all of the above mentioned critters, even to the extent of having panic attacks when certain ones come near me.  So just when I was about to give up, I found this tiny cartoon-y butterfly in a set of stamps from High Hopes that I won.  So I coloured it up with my Copics, put it on a Thank You card using the sentiment from the same set and called it done.  Sorry, Kate, that I had such a hard time with your challenge this week.


Head on over to Little Red Wagon, check out what the other girlfriends have made (and I am sure they did not have as hard a time as I did), and then join us with a SLUGS AND BUGS project of your own.

Have a wonderful Wednesday.



Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Little Red Wagon Challenge #405 ~ Favourite Products

Good morning. Well, after a week's break I am back at Little Red Wagon and ready to tackle a new challenge.  Mandy is our hostess and her theme is an easy one.  She wants to see your favourite products on your projects ~ they could be from a certain company or an actual product itself.

My choice is absolutely NOT what you think it is going to be.  Although Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps is my ALL-TIME BAR NONE favourite I use them almost every week so went in a different direction today. I made a page of a quote in my bullet journal using my favourite colours, inks, flowers and birds.  The distress inks from Tim Holtz in Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick, Broken China and Mowed Lawn were placed on a plastic sandwich bag, misted with water and then added to my journal page for the background.  The hummingbird and hibiscus stamp are from another of my favourite Canadian companies, Your Next Stamp.  I printed a quote I found about hummingbirds and if there is anything I wish I had done differently it is the lettering.  Not a big fan of my handwriting but am working on it.  The photo mat is for a picture of a hummingbird at the feeder at the trailer.  They are hard to capture so it may be a while :)


Bullet journalling has become a creative outlet for me as it incorporates planning and creativity and art journalling too.  I haven't been as consistent at it lately as I would like to be.  But another thing I am working on.

Thanks for dropping by.  Head on over to Little Red Wagon, once again check out what all of the other girlfriends have created and show us your favourites, whether they be products, companies or things.

Have a great Wednesday!!!


Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Guest Designer for Craftaholics R Us


Good Morning.  Today I am guest designing for Craftaholics R Us where the theme for this week is ANYTHING GOES.  Here's my card:



I used a digital stamp from Tiddly Inks called Sunshine Annabelle coloured up with my Copics.  Patterned paper is My Favorite Things Sweet Celebration 6 x 6 pack.  Sentiment stamp is from Your Next Stamp.  Doily and flowers are from my stash.  Enamel dots are made with Nuvo drops in Aquatic Mist.  These are one of my recent finds and I really like them.

Thanks for dropping by.  Please head on over to Craftaholics R Us and join myself, Janis and her design team for the ANYTHING GOES challenge this week.  Looking forward to seeing every one's creations. And thanks Janis for giving me the chance to guest design for you.



Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Little Red Wagon Challenge #403 ~ Christmas in July

Hey.  Welcome to a new challenge at Little Red Wagon.  Our hostess this week is Jan and since we are about halfway there her challenge is CHRISTMAS IN JULY.....never too early to start.  She wants to see our Christmas projects this week.  It is actually Christmas in July weekend at our trailer park this weekend and we get to decorate for Christmas along with fun activities for the kids.  I am looking forward to it.

Here is the card I made.  It uses two sets from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps, Christmas Blessings and Christmas Blessing Sentiments.  There are so many ways to mix and match these stamps for a variety of cards.  Patterned paper is from my huge stash of Christmas.  Wooden stars are the only added embellishment.


Head on over to Little Red Wagon and check out the amazing work and inspiration by the other girlfriends and come back and link up a Christmas project of your own.  Since it is my favourite time of the year I can not wait to see all of your makes.  :)

Thanks for dropping by.  Hope to see you again soon.  Have a wonderful Wednesday.



Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Little Red Wagon Challenge #402 ~ Thanks Bunches!!

Good morning.  Welcome to the start of a new challenge at Little Red Wagon.  I am the hostess this week and my challenge is called THANKS BUNCHES! I want to see your makes featuring thank you's.  I remember growing up we wrote lots of thank you notes to people who gave us presents and I still enjoy doing it to this day so I can always use thank you cards in my stash.

The background is made with a stencil from Vicki Boutin and Tim Holtz distress inks in Worn Lipstick, Victorian Velvet and Tattered Rose.  I splattered it with water to add effect.  Stamps and sentiment are from Your Next Stamp coloured with Copic markers.  The cookie jar is covered with glossy accents.  (This didn't turn out quite how I pictured....it looks a little too "Valentine's Day" to me; maybe it would look different if I used other colours.)


Anyhow, head on over to Little Red Wagon, check out what the other talented girlfriends have made and link up a THANK YOU project of your own.  You have until Tuesday evening when I will pick my faves.

Thanks for dropping by.  Hope everyone has a great day!



Thursday, July 6, 2017

Little Red Wagon Challenge #401 ~ Wet and Wild!!

Good Wednesday morning.....oh wait...it's Thursday!  Somehow back from vacation I lost a whole day and so this post is a day late.  But isn't there a saying that goes "Better late than never"....let me just apply that.

This week our challenge theme at Little Red Wagon is Wet and Wild.  Our hostess is Sandy and she wants to see our water themed projects; a perfect challenge for Summer.

I used a retired set from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps called Rainy Day Fun and coloured up this little boy playing with the frogs in the puddles with my Copic markers.  All little ones like to do this don't they? Indulge me for a moment while I tell you a story.....Last week while on vacation it rained...A LOT.  During one of the downpours I was at a friend's trailer and when the rain stopped decided to walk the 10 minutes back to our trailer.  I had on flip flops.  The roadway was muddy with lots of puddles.  By the time I got back to our trailer I had mud all up the back of me and even in between my toes were wet and muddy.  I don't think I have ever been so muddy even as a child.   Needless to say I was never the child on my card :) And our shower worked great to clean me off. Here's my card:


Head on over to Little Red Wagon, check out the makes from the other girlfriends and link up something Wet and Wild of your own.

Thanks for dropping by.  Hope to see you soon.