Friday, October 21, 2016

Oh Deer ~ PDE Linky Party

Good morning.  Anyone who has been anywhere in my universe the past few weeks knows that I am madly scrambling to get inventory for a Christmas craft show ready.  (Note to self: Start much earlier next may get accepted to the show you thought you wouldn't.  No mad scrambling!) But today is ALL TAG day at PDE Linky Party and that is a help to me.

I have a number of small tags featuring deer to show you. These deer are from sets of Kraftin' Kimmie Shake It Up and Lawn Fawn Cheery Christmas.  Paper is also Lawn Fawn Winter and Christmas Plaids.  Merry Christmas stamp is from the $1 bin at Michaels a couple of years ago.  And the sparkles are being used up from my stash.

I know some of you have seen these pictures on my Facebook feed but I wanted to share them here as I am so excited about them and basically, we are now "making it real".

This is my new banner for my table at the craft sale:

and here is my business card:

Thanks for coming by.  Don't forget to head on over to PDE Linky Party with your tags this week.  Check out what the other ladies have done for inspiration.

See you soon.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Little Red Wagon Challenge #364 ~ Let's Party!!

Hello once again.  If these weeks were any shorter, I am not sure if I would accomplish anything.  I hope I can say time flies when you are having fun as I try to get organized for this craft show.  I have 4 more weeks.....and hopefully things will go back to "normal".  What that really means is not stressing about how little I got done in a week for the show.

Well, it is another challenge day at Little Red Wagon and today our fearless leader Jan is in charge.  Her theme is LET'S PARTY ~ now as fun as that sounds she does have a certain kind of party in mind ~ birthday parties.  We want to see your birthday party celebration projects this week.  October in our family is full of birthdays so this was great timing for me.

Stamp used is Stamping Bella Game On and matching paper is from Simple Stores So Rad.  Coloured up with my Copics and the addition of a few matching enamel dots and a masculine birthday card ready to go.


A close up of the image:

Why not head on over to the Little Red Wagon blog and link up a birthday project of your own.  Make sure you check out all the inspiration from the other girlfriends as well.

Thanks for dropping by.  See you again soon.  And have a WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY!!!

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Little Red Wagon Challenge #363 ~ Best Witches

Hello.  Well, Wednesday has rolled around once again (and it seems like it comes faster each week) and that means it is time for a new challenge at Little Red Wagon.  Our hostess this week is Donna and her theme is BEST WITCHES~ she wants to see witches on your projects.

 Any one who knows me well or who has been following my blog for more than a year knows that Halloween is my least.....and I mean my very least.....favourite time of the year.  So when the Halloween themed challenges come up I have a super hard time.  Truthfully I was going to ask to skip this one.  I have no Halloween witches (or anything else for that matter) in my stash at all.  But hubby convinced me otherwise and so I went on a search for a "cute" witch and came up with this adorable owl that is actually a colouring page.  She is cute, is wearing a witch's hat and has a broom so she qualifies for the challenge.  I coloured her up with my Copics and paired her with Simple Stories Pumpkin Spice.

A close up of the image:

Head on over to the Little Red Wagon website and check out the inspiration by the other girlfriends.  And then why not link up a witch (cute or otherwise) of your own this week.


Friday, October 7, 2016

Merry & Bright ~ PDE Linky Party

Hello there. It's time for a new challenge today at PDE Linky Party and there's just a wee change that has been made.  We now go live at noon EST so you will be seeing my posts a little later.  Today is the first Friday of the month of October and the theme for the week is ANYTHING GOES ~ a real easy one and you can all join in.

I am continuing the Christmas theme on the cards I have to share.  Images, sentiments and paper are all Lawn Fawn.  I like the way these turned out and they were pretty quick and easy so you may see a few more of the same design.

As always, thanks for dropping by.  And, if there are ever any cards you see that you would like to purchase just leave me a comment and I will get back to you. Why not join us at PDE Linky Party with a project of your own?!

On a personal note, a big shout out and a HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my Dad today. Thanks for all you do for your family.  We love you!!

(taken on our 5 km run in June)

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Little Red Wagon Challenge #362 ~ Colour Combo of Green, Orange and Purple

Hey there.  It's Wednesday and the beginning of a new challenge at Little Red Wagon.  Brenda is our hostess and her theme is a Colour Combo of Green, Orange and Purple.  I don't usually find colour combos challenging but since this particular one contains none of my "go-to" colours it was a hard one for me.

I finally decided to use the combo in a vase of flowers and since it is Canadian Thanksgiving this weekend to make it into a Thanksgiving card.  Digital stamp is from a free colouring page and coloured with my Copics.  All card stock and patterned paper were in my stash.  Can't say I am totally thrilled with the result but meh, that's the way it is sometimes.

A close up of the flowers:

So why not drop by Little Red Wagon and see the inspiration from the other girlfriends and try out something with this colour combination.  Can't wait to see what you create.


Friday, September 30, 2016

Tags, Tags, Everywhere....and Not Enough Time in the Day!! (PDE Linky Party)

Hello and HAPPY FRIDAY!!!  Glad you could come by. It is the fifth Friday of the month and the theme at PDE Linky Party is ANYTHING GOES this week.  So, show us something you have created whether it be a paper craft, knitted or crocheted, painted, mixed media, furniture finishing, etc.~ if you made it or crafted it it counts.

As I have mentioned before, I am trying to build inventory for a craft show I am participating in.  My goal this week was to finish 20 small tags.  Well, I went from this page of images to colour.....

to this pile of coloured images and tags.....

But only have one totally finished to share with you today.  Images are from three sets: Kraftin' Kimmie Shake It UpKraftin' Kimmie Unicorns and Rainbows and Lawn Fawn Cheery Christmas.  Paper is Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaids Christmas and Winter.  Tag punch is Creative Memories.  Sentiment stamp is Hero Arts.  Bling and ribbon from my stash.

Think you can guess what I will be doing in my free time this weekend.  Too bad I have to work both days.

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

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Little Red Wagon Challenge #361 ~ Bear With Me!!

Hello my friends.  It has come once again to the time of the week where we begin a new challenge at Little Red Wagon.  Thanks to all who joined me last week when I was hostess for the SCHOOL RULES challenge.  This week Jan is our hostess and her theme is BEAR WITH ME.  Now, knowing Jan the way I have come to, she will have some witty comment for her theme, but I am just going to say that she wants to see a bear on your projects.

I am in Christmas mode as I was accepted into a local craft show and need to make lots of inventory for it so you may be seeing as many Christmas cards and projects as I can fit in that follow the weekly theme :)

This little bear was in my stash of digital stamps without a name attached so I really don't know where I got it from but I do believe it is Christmasy, cute and fit the theme.  I coloured him up with my Copics, added some Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Christmas paper, a half doily, a small punch from Stampin Up with the sentiment and a bit of bling.  Another card for the show.

A close up of the bear:

Thanks for coming by.  Please head over to Little Red Wagon and check out all the inspiration from the other girlfriends and join us with a bear project of your own.


Friday, September 23, 2016

PDE Linky Party Week #4 ~ Anything But A Card

Good day!  Happy Friday!!!  Today starts a new challenge at PDE Linky Party and seeing as it is the fourth Friday of the month this week's theme is ANYTHING BUT A CARD. So you could do a scrapbook page, an altered item, a treat box, mini album....lots and lots of ideas....

For my project this week, I have a page to show you in my Bullet Journal.  And I am sure many of you are asking what in the world a bullet journal is.  My amazing daughter-in-law introduced me to the concept of a bullet journal in August.  I looked at my first YouTube video HERE and was hooked.  I call it a mash up between a planner, journal and my many, many lists that I have everywhere all the time.  I bought a Leuchturm1917 in pink, a couple of pens and I was off.  It takes some effort and time but I am enjoying the journal.  This is my first real collection in it that is not a weekly "to do" list.  There are lots of ideas rolling around in my head that need to get onto paper so you may see more and more of this type of page from me in the future.  And if you want to know more, just google Bullet Journalling.  Just don't let it all overwhelm you and just start.

P.S. I can check off my first one tonight as I am at a friend's trailer with a bonfire. :)

So why not grab your craft supplies and join us at PDE Linky Party with anything but a card.  You'll be glad you did.

Have a FABULOUS FRIDAY and a great weekend.