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.



Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Little Red Wagon Challenge #400 ~ Three's Company

Good morning.  It is Wednesday again and time for a new challenge at Little Red Wagon.  Our theme is THREE'S COMPANY ~ we want to see three of something on your projects.  Easy, peasy one!!

Here's mine ~ a shaker card embellished with three enamel dots.  I tend to group things in three automatically as I like the way it looks :) Stamp and sentiment are from a retired Kraftin' Kimmie set called Monster Mash coloured with Copics.


A close up of the image:


As always, hop on over to Little Red Wagon and check out the girlfriend's projects and link up a project of your own using something x 3.

Thanks for dropping by.  As you read this, I am spending some time relaxing and enjoying our new weekend getaway....even if it is during the week. Here's my view this morning:


Have a wonderful day!!



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.


Inside:



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 nothing.....so 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!!!!
 


Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Little Red Wagon Challenge #392 ~ Time to Celebrate

Morning peeps!  It's a new Wednesday and a new challenge at Little Red Wagon.  Our hostess this week is Mandy and she wants us to celebrate ~ she wants to see any celebration themed project.  That encompasses a lot ~ birthdays, holidays, graduations, baby and wedding showers ~ well, you get my point.

I chose to make an anniversary celebration card as May is the month of anniversaries in our family ~ my son and daughter-in-law celebrate six years on May 8th and my parents are celebrating 60, yep, 60 years of marriage on May 11th.  I used a stamp set from Your Next Stamp called Sweet Humming Bird and coloured the hibiscus and humming bird with my Copic markers and fussy cut them (There is a matching die too but I don't own it.) Patterned paper is from My Favorite Things Sweet Celebration pack.  The sentiment is an older one from Michaels $1.50 bin embossed in white and added to a fish tale die from Your Next Stamp.  Your Next Stamp gumdrops add the finishing touch.


A close up of the image:


Glad you could drop in today.  Head on over to Little Red Wagon and check out the celebration projects of the other girlfriends.  While you are there why not link up a project of your own?

Have a great day!!


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!!!!!!


Inside:


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.


Inside:


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.


Inside:



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.


Inside:


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.


Inside:



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.