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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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!!


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.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Little Red Wagon Challenge #378 ~ Happy Birthday!

Well good morning and welcome to a new week with a new challenge at Little Red Wagon.  Our hostess this week is Mandy and her theme is HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!  Pretty self explanatory but she wants to see your birthday cards.  Great addition to our stash of cards as we always need them.

I stamped up Stamping Bella Teeny Townie Bree Loves Buttercream, coloured her up with Copics and paired her with patterned paper from Simple Stories Let's Party.

A close up of the image:

So why not head over to Little Red Wagon, check out the inspiration from the other girlfriends and link up a birthday project of your own.


Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Little Red Wagon Challenge #377 ~ Thank You

Good Wednesday morning.  It's time for a new challenge at Little Red Wagon.  Our hostess is Donna and her theme is THANK YOU.  Pretty self explanatory and who doesn't need this kind of card in your stash?

My supplies were Lawn Fawn "Thanks" die, Perfectly Plaid Winter paper pad and Snow Cool stamp set.  I am trying something and changing up my cards to more plain and simple designs.

Please join the other girlfriends and I at the Little Red Wagon blog, see the other creations for more inspiration and link up a thank you project of your own.

Thanks for coming by.  Have a tremendous day!

Friday, January 13, 2017

Valentine's Fun ~ PDE Linky Party All Cards

I am back on track with design team commitments and today is a new challenge at PDE Linky Party. Below is the monthly schedule of the challenges for you to see.  There have been a few minor changes.

Since today is the second Friday our challenge/theme is Cards or Project Life Cards.  Took on the Project Life challenge side of this and made some filler cards for a Valentine's Day spread. These were all made with scraps of paper from Doodle Bug Lovebugs, stamps from Michaels $1.50 bin and embellishments from my stash.  A great way to use things up.

So why not join us at PDE Linky Party with a card or pocket scrapbook filler card of your own this week.  Check out all of the amazing projects from my design team sisters as well.  

Glad you dropped by.  Have a FABULOUS FRIDAY and a WICKED WEEKEND (just trying to keep up the alliteration there).

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Little Red Wagon Challenge #376 ~ Resolutions

Hello all!  Time for a new challenge at Little Red Wagon; our hostess is Brenda and her theme is RESOLUTIONS.  Now we have had Hello 2017, Something New and now RESOLUTIONS.  I see a coalition of the last few weeks with the start of the year :) Brenda wants to see our projects based on our new year's resolutions.  For example, if one of your resolutions is to exercise more, you make a project based on exercising.

I am not a real resolution kind of gal as I find they don't stick but I do have some goals I have set for myself in 2017.  One of them is to stay in touch with friends and send out a card to someone at least once a month.  I have a very good friend going through a hard time and this is on its way to her.

I wanted to try something different and this card has no colouring (gasp!) on it.  I searched Pinterest for some inspiration and combined a few different ideas to get to this.  The washi tape is what I received from my hubby for Christmas made by Recollections.  All other supplies were in my scraps.  What do you think of the clean and simple look of this card?

Come on over to Little Red Wagon to see the inspiration from the other girlfriends and then link up a project of your own based on your goals or resolutions for this year.

Thanks for coming by.  Have a WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY!!!!

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Little Red Wagon Challenge #375 ~ Something New!!!

Hello all!!  Welcome back to the first new challenge for 2017 at Little Red Wagon.  This post is up very late in the day instead of in the morning as I fell asleep so early last night it didn't happen.  I hope it is not foreshadowing of things to come this year.  Gotta get on top of design team commitments and posts scheduled :) Anyhow, Jan is our hostess this week and her theme is SOMETHING NEW! She has a very wide interpretation of this ~ it could be a new theme (new baby, new home) or a new technique for you to try or something new in your stash that you can use (Christmas gift or something you haven't used before).

I received scrapbooking/stamping goodies for Christmas from my wonderful hubby for the first time this year. He usually lets me do the purchasing as he always says he doesn't know what to get.  I did specifically ask for a MISTI (Most Incredible Stamp Tool Invented) But he added a few things of his own. Love my new supplies.

So I used my MISTI to stamp a new image from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps "Got Snow?" that I won before the holidays but had no time to play with.  I got a crisp image the first time even with all of the details.  So happy for that new tool.  I coloured him up with my Copics and made him into a filler card for my project life album.  Then I decided I needed some matching smaller filler cards as well.  These are going with pictures of my grandchildren playing in the snow my wonderful daughter-in-law sent to me.  

Why not head on over to Little Red Wagon and link up a project of your own using something new?  Check out what all of the other girlfriends have made for inspiration and leave us some love.  We all appreciate your comments.

Thanks for dropping by and listening to my ramblings.  Have a WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY!!!