Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Digi Do ~ Little Red Wagon Challenge #468

Welcome back to my blog.  It's that day of the week again where we begin a new challenge at


                                                        I Design for

Jan is our hostess this week and her challenge is DIGI DO ~ she wants to see us use a digital stamp on your project.  

True confession time...I knew this challenge was approaching and I also knew my printer was out of black ink.  I had purchased the stamp from a new to me company Power Poppy by Marcella Hawley but hadn't printed it yet.  I bought the Bring Home the Sunflowers set to make a couple of birthday cards for my Mom.  She is giving them to 2 ladies who are over 90 so I had to use something other than my usual cutesy style.  And, like a teenager who leaves their project to the last minute, I rushed out after supper last night to purchase ink for my printer.  And now I have a card made with a digital stamp to share :)

Printed paper is from Simple Stories Pumpkin Spice.  Image is Power Poppy coloured with my Copic markers.   Fishtail banner is Your Next Stamp and Happy Birthday sentiment is High Hopes stamped in Lawn Fawn Yeti.  Bling is from my stash.


Your turn...head on over to Little Red Wagon, check out the inspiration from the other girlfriends and link up a project using a digital stamp of your own.

Have a great day!!



Sunday, October 14, 2018

Snowman Fun! ~ The Merry Christmas Challenge October 15 to November 14

Hello!  I am so glad to announce that I am back designing for: 


Challenges are once a month beginning on the 15th of the month and running through to the 14th of the following month.  So this post is from October 15th to November 14th.  The challenge is always ANYTHING GOES CHRISTMAS ~ cards, scrap book layouts, tags, wreaths, etc.  You may link up three projects during the month.

So, here's mine for this month:


Snowmen are from Hampton Arts coloured with my Copics.  Sentiment is from the same set embossed in white on the sky made with Tim Holtz Broken China and Sea Glass distress inks.  Snowflakes in the sky are splattered white paint.  Hills are Lawn Fawn border dies.  Patterned paper is Lawn Fawn Rainbow Christmas.

Why not join us at The Merry Christmas Challenge and get some of your Christmas projects done before it gets too busy?

As always, thanks for dropping by.  Enjoy your day!



Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Thankful for You ~ Little Red Wagon Challenge #467

Hello all!  I am your hostess this week at 


and my theme is THANKFUL FOR YOU ~ I want to see your thank you cards and projects.  Since we, in Canada, have just celebrated Thanksgiving I thought this theme appropriate and who doesn't need thank you cards to send out on occasion.  

Because it's still Autumn (although the weather has warmed up here once again...sigh) my card has an Autumn theme as well as a thank you one.  I took the Scripty Thanks die by Lawn Fawn and used it as a stencil where I inked over it with three colours of Kraftin' Kimmie Hybrid inks ~ Pumpkin Patch, Mossy Meadow and Marvelous Mocha.  I added splotches of white paint and some clear sequins.  The pumpkin is from Kraftin' Kimmie Grateful Pumpkins set stamped with Pumpkin Patch and Mossy Meadow and fussy cut.  Patterned paper is Simple Stories Pumpkin Spice.


Your turn.  Head on over to Little Red Wagon, check out the inspiration by the other girlfriends and link up a THANK YOU project of your own,  

Thanks for coming by.  Like the title of this post says, I am thankful for you and appreciate the time you take to visit my corner of the crafting world.  Have a great day!!



Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Stencil It! ~ Little Red Wagon Challenge #466

Good day!  Another new Wednesday and another new challenge at Little Red Wagon.  Imke is our hostess and her challenge is entitled STENCIL IT ~ she wants to see a stencil on your projects. 

Here's my take:


I was in a little bit of a mojo slump so decided a couple of new supplies might help (along with LOTS of surfing Pinterest, YouTube and Facebook for inspiration.)  Headed off to my local scrapbook store and here's the result.  Stencil used is Sleigh Ride by Carta Bella.  I used 3 colours of Tim Holtz distress ink ~ black soot, faded jeans and blueprint sketch (not new ~ LOL!) to create my night time sky and then added the snow falling with the stencil using Lawn Fawn Yeti stamp pad.  I stamped and embossed Santa and his sleigh in the sky .  Santa, polar bears, trees and sentiment are from the new Lawn Fawn Winter Skies set.  Scarves paper piecing and background patterned paper are from the new Lawn Fawn Really Rainbow Christmas paper pad.  I like the result of my new supplies ~ not so sure my wallet does though!   

Well, your turn....check out the inspiration at Little Red Wagon, pick out some supplies, or like me, buy new ones, and link up a STENCIL project of your own.  Looking forward to seeing all of your creations.

Thanks for coming by.  Enjoy your day!!



Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Falling Leaves ~ Little Red Wagon Challenge #465

Hello. Welcome to another Wednesday and a new challenge at Little Red Wagon.  Kate is our hostess this week and her theme is FALLING LEAVES which is just her way of saying that she wants to see Fall/Autumn projects.

If you've come to visit my blog in the last few weeks you will have seen Fall/Autumn projects for the last three challenges.  And I know I have mentioned that it is my favourite season so this challenge was a fantastic one for myself.

I used a stamp set from Lawn Fawn called Jump for Joy and coloured some of the images with my Copics and fussy cut them out.  Patterned paper is Simple Stories Pumpkin Spice and Lawn Fawn Rainbow.  Brown card stock is cut with Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle dies.  Banner is Your Next Stamp and sentiment is stamped with Kraftin' Kimmie Marvelous Mocha ink.  I kept the dimension to a minimum as this card is to be sent in the mail.


Guess what?  It's your turn.  Head on over to Little Red Wagon, check out the inspiration from the girlfriends and link up a Fall themed project of your own.  As always, I can't wait to see what you create.

Thanks for dropping by.  Have a great day!!



Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Tag You're It! ~ Little Red Wagon Challenge #464

Good morning!!!  It's a lovely Fall day today and I am off work and starting to pack up our trailer for the season.  Fall is my favourite of the seasons but it is a bittersweet time as well when we have to pack up the seasonal home and leave it for 7 months.  Anyhow, enough about my life.

I am sure you dropped in for the new challenge at Little Red Wagon this week.  Brenda is our hostess and her challenge is TAG YOU'RE IT!  She wants to see you make tags ~ tags for any occasion or use.  I hope to make up some goodies to give away for Thanksgiving (Canadian Thanksgiving is in three weeks) and decided these tags would be great to put on them.  I used a premade tag from Recollections in kraft. Stamp set is Grateful Pumpkins by Kraftin' Kimmie and stamped with Kraftin' Kimmie Pumpkin Patch, Mossy Meadow and Marvelous Mocha Hybrid Inks.  A few leaves were coloured with my Wink of Stella to add a subtle bit of sparkle. Edges were inked with Marvelous Mocha.  Ribbon, twin and leaf buttons were in my stash.


As always, it's your turn.  Head on over to Little Red Wagon, check out all of the inspirations and link up a tag of your own.  It's going to be great to see all of your projects  as I love tags.

Thanks for coming by.  Enjoy the rest of your day!



Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Bling It On ~ Little Red Wagon Challenge #463

Hey there.  Jan is our hostess this week at Little Red Wagon and the challenge is BLING IT ON.  From BACK TO BASICS (last week) to BLING IT ON (this week) ~ one extreme to the other.  She wants to see bling, glitter, sequins, etc. on your project.

Here's my take.  Stamp is a retired High Hopes called Laura's Pumpkin Patch coloured with Copic markers.  Paper is Simple Stories Pumpkin Spice.  Spooky Cute Sparkly Gumdrops from Your Next Stamp add some sparkle and bling.  Pumpkin button is from my stash.  I outlined the words Pumpkin Patch with my Wink of Stella for more sparkle.  So, in real life, this card is much more sparkly than the picture shows.



Your turn,  Check out Little Red Wagon and the projects from the other girlfriends.  Link up a sparkly project of your own.  :)

Have a great day!!!



Saturday, September 8, 2018

Especially for You! ~ Gaining Confidence in Your Ability

Good day!  I have a card to share today that was made for my first card swap ever with a group of stampers on Facebook.  The group is Stamp Anniething Stampers and we were given an exclusive digital stamp to use for the swap if we wanted or we could also use any Stamp Anniething stamp. 

For some unknown reason I could not get the digi to print at all so I used a clear stamp called Holly ~ Especially for You.  I coloured her with Autumn colours and used paper and enamel dots from Simple Stories Pumpkin Spice collection.  I added a few goodies and off she went to the recipient.


 And here is the picture of the card and goodies posted by the recipient and what she had to say:


Thank you so much for the beautiful card and goodies I received today! The card is so pretty and I will treasure it always!

I think it was a hit.  So, one of the points of this post is that we are our own worst critics.  You will never know the agonizing that was behind this card.  Was it good enough?  Will she like it?  Is the colouring okay? Etc.  And, truthfully, this was my second attempt because I, not anyone else, didn't think the first one was good enough to send.  Next time someone compliments one of your projects just say a big THANK YOU and believe them.  And please never be afraid to share whether on a blog, a Facebook page or any social media sharing platform.  It will help you gain confidence I am sure.  I know it did for me.

Thanks for dropping by.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend.