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!!

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Just A Sentiment ~ Little Red Wagon Challenge #471

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Welcome to a new challenge at Little Red Wagon.  Our hostess today is Imke and she's saying JUST A SENTIMENT ~ she wants to see your makes featuring a sentiment front and centre.

And this was a challenge for me ~ not that I don't have some amazing sentiments but it is unusual for me to make them the focus as I am so used to colouring an image for that.  Thanks, Imke, for getting me out of my comfort zone.  After all, that's what challenges are supposed to do.  Here's what I came up with ~

I took a sentiment from the Shake It Up set from Kraftin' Kimmie and embossed it on multi media paper in clear embossing powder (Next time I think I would use white as it would stand out better.) I then took two colours of Kraftin' Kimmie hybrid ink, Ruby Red and Enchanting Emerald, and inked them in stripes onto the paper.  I mounted this onto white card stock cut out with a Lawn Fawn Stitched rectangle die.  Flower and leaf die cuts are Your Next Stamp and Spellbinders.  Twine and dots from my stash. 

Head on over to Little Red Wagon and check out some inspiration from the other girlfriends.  They are a super talented bunch.  Leave them some love on their blogs and come back and link up a SENTIMENT project of your own so we can leave you some love (ie. a comment on your blog ~ everyone likes to see some of those).

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

Thanks Snow Much ~ Special Sneak Peek for Kraftin' Kimmie

Good morning.  I am super excited to be sharing a sneak peek of a new product that will be available Saturday at Kraftin' Kimmie.


Here's what Miss Kimmie herself had to say about the new products:

We are doing something a little special today!
I have a few of our Krafty Kard Kit peeps helping us to
If you've had a good eye, you may have seen some peekies on the Krafty Friends facebook page this weekend from our Krafty Retreat!!! I know some of you already spotted them!
We are adding KRAFTY STENCILS to our line of KKS products!!! And they are AMAZING! You can combine them with our Krafty Kolours Inks...with texture pastes, modeling paste, glitter paste...and make so many fun backgrounds and patterned papers!!
And speaking of INKS......we are also bringing you THREE brand NEW Krafty Kolours INKS this month!!!
We have two fabulous colours for winter....
PLUS a fabulous new kolour for your no-lines colouring techniques!!!
It's called TOTALLY TAUPE!
And you'll get to see ALL of our new goodies in action over the next few days of November Krafty Peeks and they'll all be released at our LIVE Online Release Party on Saturday, November 10th at 1pm EST in the Krafty Friends group!
For now, hop around and check out some samples from our Krafty Kustomers!!

For my card I stamped one of the images from Super Cool Snow Pals with the new Granite Grey ink and coloured her up with my Copics.  I also used the new Sparkling Snowflakes stencil with Bo Bunny Glitter Paste in Sugar.  Sentiment is stamped with Kraftin' Kimmie Ruby Red and is part of the stamp set.  Patterned paper is Lawn Fawn Rainbow Christmas and enamel dots are Doodlebug.

Check out the list below of all of the krafty kustomers using the new products.

Thanks for dropping by and have a great day.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Regal and Royal ~ Little Red Wagon Challenge #470

Hello all!  Welcome back to my blog and to the start of a new challenge at 

This week our hostess is Kate and her theme is REGAL AND ROYAL ~  she wants to see our makes with kings and queens, princes and princesses, castles, etc.  Anything royal will do.

Now this finished project I am about to show you was not how it started out.  It was going to be a birthday card for my grand daughter using the princess from the retired Kraftin' Kimmie set called Believe in Fairy Tales.  But I had a really rough day at work and remembered I had this very sarcastic sentiment from C.C. Designs so I put it to good use :)  Patterned paper is Echo Park Imagine That. Flowers are Your Next Stamp Groovy Flower die. Sequins from my stash.

Your turn ~ head to Little Red Wagon, check out the inspiration there and link up a royal project of your own.  It will be great to see what you make.

Have a great Wednesday!!! (and even though I am not into it at all....Happy Halloween.)

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Damsel in Distress ~ Little Red Wagon Challenge #469

Hello all!  It's challenge time again at 

Our hostess this week is Brenda and sh'[e saying "DAMSEL IN DISTRESS" meaning she wants to see distressing on our makes.  This could be distress ink or distressed edges or both ~ it's up to you.

This is my make.  It is a customer order for a husband who like antique cars.  I found the image of the 1957 Chevy on a colouring page, printed it and coloured it with my Copics.  Patterned paper is Simple Stories Pumpkin Spice.  Edges of all paper were distressed with my distressing tool.  I enjoy doing that on masculine cards as it gives them an edgier look.  Sentiment is High Hopes embossed with white.

Head on over to Little Red Wagon and link up a distressed project of your own.  Can't wait to see.

Have a good day!

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!!