Thursday, December 27, 2018

Happy Anniversary to Me!!

Good morning.  Today is my 15th Wedding Anniversary.  I am spending it far away from my hubby who is at home working while I am on vacation visiting my son, daughter-in-law and grandchildren.  So tucked under his pillow was the following card.  (I am sure he found it before today but hopefully didn't open it as the instructions on the envelope said.)

Background is done with a watercolour wash.  I am not totally happy about the way it turned out so I will need more practice as this was the first time trying it. Image is from Lawn Fawn Winter Skies coloured with Copics and a paper pieced scarf.  Sentiment is from Kraftin. Kimmie Sparkle and Shine.


Thanks for dropping by.  Hope you are havng a great week.



Tuesday, December 25, 2018

My Wish for You


I hope you are all having a wonderful holiday with family and friends.  Thanks to each of you for being a part of my life in a small way through my blog this year.  I have some ideas and changes that may be coming soon.  Stay tuned!!

One last Christmas card to share.  The snow globe is a combination of two sets from Kraftin' Kimmie ~ Shake It Up and Holiday Village.  The background is Kraftin' Kimmie Sweater weather stencil in Ruby Red and  Enchanting Emerald inks.  Gems from my stash.



Remember the reason for the season as we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Saviour today.  May you rest in His peace.




Friday, December 21, 2018

Something New ~ Custom Wine Tags

Hello and welcome back to my blog.  I have something new and different to show you today that was a commissioned order.  I have a good friend who has just purchased a condo in South Carolina that she will be renting out. She wanted something to leave for her guests when they arrived.  After searching the Internet for what we really wanted, between the two of us this is what we designed.

The tag itself is computer generated.  I rounded the corners, scored the top and punched the hole for the wine bottle.  I added stamps of leaves and berries in the same coastal blues of the decor of the condo and finished them off by inking the edges in a soft turquoise.  And viola, personalized wine bottle tags.



I will be adding these to my custom orders so if you are interested, please message me on my Facebook business page HERE.  They make great hostess gifts or something special for a wedding table.

Have a great weekend.  It's the last one before Christmas.  Are you all ready???



Wednesday, December 19, 2018

All Things Christmas ~ Little Red Wagon Challenge #477

Hey there.  Welcome to the last challenge of the year at Little Red Wagon.  I am your hostess this week and the theme is ALL THINGS CHRISTMAS! Anything and everything for the holidays will count. 

In late October I bought a copy of Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine.  It came with a bonus set of embossing folders, dies, paper and stamps.  All supplies on this card except for the twine were included.  And there is so much more too.


Head on over to Little Red Wagon, check out the inspiration from all of the other girlfriends and link up a Christmas project of your own.  Can't wait to see.

Have a great day!!!



Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Not Just Black and White ~ Little Red Wagon Challenge #476

Hey there.  Welcome back to a new challenge at Little Red Wagon.  This week our hostess is Imke and her challenge is entitled NOT JUST BLACK AND WHITE ~ she wants to see your projects using black, white and one other colour.  A fun challenge.

Once again in keeping with the season (I still need more cards and can not believe Christmas is less than 2 weeks away), I used black, white and red to create this Christmas card.  Stamp is from Kraftin' Kimmie called Merry and Bright Birdies.  Sentiment is also from Kraftin' Kimmie's Holly Jolly Ornaments set stamped with Kraftin' Kimmie Ruby Red ink.  Patterned paper is Carta Bella Christmas Delivery.  Gems from my stash.


Your turn...you know what to do.  Head on over to Little Red Wagon, check out the amazing inspiration and link up a black, white plus one project of your own. 

Thanks for dropping by.  See you next week for the last challenge of the year for Little Red Wagon.  Have a great day!!



Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Purrs and Wags ~ Little Red Wagon Challenge #475

Today at


we begin a new challenge with Kate as our hostess.  Her theme is PURRS AND WAGS ~ she wants to see your makes using house pets such as dogs, cats, mice, bunnies....whatever animals you would have in a house.  

Keeping in the spirit of the season, my card uses a stamp from Kraftin' Kimmie called Santa Paws.  I chose to use the girl with the puppy even though I myself am more of a cat person.  I coloured her up in my Copics in very traditional colours.  Patterned paper is from Lawn Fawn Knit Picky.  All the rest is from my stash.


Now it's your turn.  Head on over to Little Red Wagon, check out the amazing inspiration from the other girlfriends and link up a project using a house pet.  Looking forward to seeing your makes.

Have a great day!



Wednesday, November 21, 2018

No Cards Allowed ~ Little Red Wagon Challenge #473

Hi there.  Today at 


our hostess is Jan and her challenge is NO CARDS ALLOWED ~ so, for this week, we have a no card policy.  That means you can showcase anything else in paper crafting such as a scrapbook page, a pocket page or an altered item.  But that's not all ~ you can also showcase any other craft or do-it-yourself project that you do, for example, knitting or furniture upholstering.

Now I only wish I could have knitted super fast and showcased the throw I have been working on for the past two years....LOL! Or the wreath I am supposed to be making for the door this Christmas.  But alas, I resorted back to my ever faithful paper crafting and made a couple of tags for presents (and I know how much Jan appreciates tags....hee!hee!)

I came across the window tag idea while watching tag videos on YouTube.  I used a window die from Memory Box.  I cut out one and then traced it to make a solid piece for the back and cut that one out by hand.  The images are from Kraftin' Kimmie's  Holiday Village coloured with my Copics.  I added lots of snow with my UniBall signo white pen.  I added an acetate layer for the window, a sentiment and a ribbon.  




As always, head on over to Little Red Wagon and check out the inspiration from the other girlfriends.  Link up something other than a card to show us.  I'm sure you have lots of ideas.

Thanks for dropping in.  Have a great day!!



Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Remember When ~ Little Red Wagon Challenge #472

Good day, peeps!!  Today at


It's my turn to hostess and my theme is REMEMBER WHEN ~ but that''s just my way of saying remember when you bought something for your crafting stash and never used it.  You know as crafters we all do this for sure.  My big thing to collect is stamp sets.  So I picked out one and used it on this card.

I used none other than Kraftin' Kimmie (now there's a surprise).  This set is Holly Jolly Ornaments stamped with Kraftin Kimmie inks in Mermaid Melody, Lovely Lagoon, Raspberry Rose and Granite Grey.  Boughs were die cut using a retired Your Next Stamp branch.  Sparkly gems are also from my stash of embellishments.


So head on over to Little Red Wagon, check out the inspiration from the other girlfriends and link up a project using something in your stash you have never used.  I am looking forward to seeing them all.

Have a great Wednesday!!