Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Little Red Wagon Challenge #415 ~ Leftovers!!

Good morning!  Well, we have a fun challenge for you over at Little Red Wagon this week.  Since we in Canada have just celebrated Thanksgiving with huge dinners (Confession....I did not have any turkey or trimmings this year) and most of us are still eating leftovers, that is the theme of our challenge.....LEFTOVERS.  There are two ways to play: 1) Post any paper crafting project that you have made previously for another occasion that has NOT been posted before.  No back linking or 2) Use scraps from another project on your creation. 

Here is my card.  It was made previously in a class at a local scrapbooking store and all of the supplies have just sat in the bag.  I finally finished it up.  It features a stamp from Kraftin' Kimmie called Let Them Eat Cupcakes.  The lettering and embellishments are my favourite part.  You take red markers on Copic paper and scribble an ombre pattern.  You then die cut them out and punch circles with an ordinary punch.  The letters are mounted on foam also die cut.  The circles are topped with glossy accents.  Now you can make letters to match any card or layout.  What a fun idea!


Head on over to Little Red Wagon, check out what the other girlfriends have made and link up a leftover project of your own.

By the way, I had an incredible trip.  My grandchildren are growing like weeds and are a true joy to be with.  It was so nice to see them with their great grandparents.  My son and daughter-in-law are doing well too and are busy "doing life" as my son says.  Driving back to Calgary last Monday, there was at least 3 inches of snow on the trans Canada highway.  That was totally unexpected but fun to see as long as there was none when I got home.  LOL!!!

Thanks for dropping by.  Have a GREAT WEDNESDAY!!!!



Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Little Red Wagon Challenge #413 ~ Heart and Home

Hello there.  A new challenge begins today at Little Red Wagon and it couldn't be a better timed theme for me.  Sandy is our hostess and her challenge is HEART AND HOME ~ she wants to see us use both on our projects.  While you are reading this, I am probably in a car heading to visit my children and grandchildren for a week.  I see them once a year as they live 3,000 miles away.  They are my heart and being with family is always home. :) As an added bonus, I have my parents with me this trip.

Even though the timing of the challenge was perfect, I struggled with how to incorporate both these elements on my card.  This is the final result. I made a stencil of a heart and then used Brick Red Distress Ink to colour the heart onto watercolour paper.  I added the image from Your Next Stamp called Winter Home and the sentiment from Kraftin' Kimmie Christmas Cheer.  Patterned paper is Lawn Fawn Christmas Plaid. Button, twine, sequins and snow glitter are from my stash.


Glad you could drop by.  Head on over to Little Red Wagon, check out the amazing talent of the other girlfriends and link up a HEART AND HOME project of your own.

Until next time,



Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Little Red Wagon Challenge #412 ~ Leaf It to Me

Good morning.  As time flies, so does the seasons. It is the beginning of the Fall season here even though we are getting Summer temperatures that we did not get in the hot months.  Fall or autumn is my most favourite time of year as nature gives us such a show of her splendor with the changing of the colours of the leaves.  And that is Kate's challenge for you this week at Little Red Wagon ~ Leaf It To Me ~ she wants to see us use leaves on our projects.

My scene is made with Lawn Fawn products Jump for Joy stamp set and Stitched Hillside Border die.  Patterned paper and enamel dots are the ever popular Pumpkin Spice by Simple Stories.  This was a fun card to make.


So, as always, head on over to Little Red Wagon, check out the incredible inspiration form the other girlfriends and link up a leaf project of your own.

Thanks for dropping by. Have a wonderful Wednesday!



Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Little Red Wagon Challenge #411 ~ Distress It!

Hey there.  Wow, the weeks are just flying by and it is Wednesday again and time for a new challenge at Little Red Wagon.  Our hostess this week is Jan and her challenge is entitled DISTRESS IT! She wants to see distressing on your projects. It could be distress ink or distressed paper.  Lots of possibilities.

So my project this week may give you a sense of deja vu.  Remember the card from last week?  If you didn't see it you can click HERE.  I used the exact same supplies to make a matching tag.  Distress inks used were Broken China, Cracked Pistachio and Worn Lipstick.  The stencil is by Vicki Boutin.  Reindeer is Lawn Fawn coloured with my Copics.  Sentiments and gumdrops are Your Next Stamp.  I didn't do the Wink of Stella over this one and wish I had of because the card is so much more sparkly.  I may still add it later.


So why not get your distressing on and play along with us this week.  Don't forget to head on over to Little Red Wagon and check out what the other girlfriends have made for inspiration.

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



Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Little Red Wagon Challenge #410 ~ Give Us Your Background

Hello there.  It's time for a new challenge at Little Red Wagon.  Our hostess this week is Brenda and she wants to see your background ~ she wants you to make your own background paper for your project.

I used a Vicki Boutin stencil and three colours of Tim Holtz Distress Ink ~ Peacock Feathers, Cracked Pistachio and Worn Lipstick~ to create my background.  I then used my clear Wink Of Stella to give it some sparkle.  Reindeer stamp is Lawn Fawn and coloured with my Copic Markers.  Sentiment and gumdrops are Your Next Stamp.


So head on over to Little Red Wagon, check out the inspiration from the other girlfriends and then show us your background.

Thanks for dropping by.  See you again soon



Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Little Red Wagon Challenge #408 ~ Sip It!!

Good Morning.  Welcome back to another new challenge day at Little Red Wagon.  This week our hostess is yours truly (that's me, in case you didn't get it) and my theme is SIP IT!!  I want to see beverages on your project ~ whether it be coffee or some fruity exotic drink I want to see them all.

Here's what I did.  I actually was the overachiever and made two projects for today ~ a card and a tag. Not that this makes up by any means for days that I missed :)

First,  my card features a retired stamp from Your Next Stamp called Martini birds.  I just think these two birdies sitting on the drink make such a cute pair. Paper is Echo Park Here and Now.  Embellishments for both projects are Your Next Stamp Gumdrops.


Second is a tag featuring another stamp set from Your Next Stamp called Cup of Cheer.  The coffee die is also Your Next Stamp. Patterned paper is Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Winter.  I am going to add this tag to a gift of specialty coffee for a friend.


So now why not head on over to Little Red Wagon, check out the inspiration from the other girlfriends and link up a beverage project of your own.  Can't wait to see what you all come up with and I will visit y'all I promise.

Glad you could drop by.  Have a great day!



Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Little Red Wagon Challenge #407 ~ Bow(s) and Arrow(s)

Hello there.  It's that time of the week again... Wednesday and a new challenge at Little Red Wagon.  Our hostess this week is Sandy and her theme is BOW(S) AND ARROW(S).  She wants to see either bows, arrows or both on your projects.

I found this great paper from Echo Park The Story of Us with the arrows on it when I started to look at what to do for this challenge and when I coloured up the troll from Your Next Stamp Insanely Happy set I noticed she had a bow in her hair so I got them both covered :) Sentiment is from the same set.


Glad you could come by.  Don't forget to head on over to Little Red Wagon, check out what the girlfriends have done for inspiration and link up a Bow(s) and Arrow(s) project of your own.

Have a GREAT day as always!!!

Also for:
Your Next Stamp ~ Sketch and Colour challenge #70
Kraftin Kimmie Stamps ~ Wonderful Wednesday Challenge



Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Little Red Wagon Challenge #406 ~ Bugs and Slugs

Hello there.  Welcome to another new challenge at Little Red Wagon.  Kate is our hostess this week and her choice is BUGS AND SLUGS.  She wants to see bugs, insects, butterflies, etc. on your project.

Well I looked through my entire stash of stamps, both physical and digis looking for something that fit this theme.  That was a job in itself.  I came to one conclusion.....I am ABSOLUTELY NOT A FAN of bugs, insects, butterflies, etc.  :)  Truth be told (and for those of you that know me, this comes as no surprise) I despise all of the above mentioned critters, even to the extent of having panic attacks when certain ones come near me.  So just when I was about to give up, I found this tiny cartoon-y butterfly in a set of stamps from High Hopes that I won.  So I coloured it up with my Copics, put it on a Thank You card using the sentiment from the same set and called it done.  Sorry, Kate, that I had such a hard time with your challenge this week.


Head on over to Little Red Wagon, check out what the other girlfriends have made (and I am sure they did not have as hard a time as I did), and then join us with a SLUGS AND BUGS project of your own.

Have a wonderful Wednesday.



Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Little Red Wagon Challenge #405 ~ Favourite Products

Good morning. Well, after a week's break I am back at Little Red Wagon and ready to tackle a new challenge.  Mandy is our hostess and her theme is an easy one.  She wants to see your favourite products on your projects ~ they could be from a certain company or an actual product itself.

My choice is absolutely NOT what you think it is going to be.  Although Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps is my ALL-TIME BAR NONE favourite I use them almost every week so went in a different direction today. I made a page of a quote in my bullet journal using my favourite colours, inks, flowers and birds.  The distress inks from Tim Holtz in Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick, Broken China and Mowed Lawn were placed on a plastic sandwich bag, misted with water and then added to my journal page for the background.  The hummingbird and hibiscus stamp are from another of my favourite Canadian companies, Your Next Stamp.  I printed a quote I found about hummingbirds and if there is anything I wish I had done differently it is the lettering.  Not a big fan of my handwriting but am working on it.  The photo mat is for a picture of a hummingbird at the feeder at the trailer.  They are hard to capture so it may be a while :)


Bullet journalling has become a creative outlet for me as it incorporates planning and creativity and art journalling too.  I haven't been as consistent at it lately as I would like to be.  But another thing I am working on.

Thanks for dropping by.  Head on over to Little Red Wagon, once again check out what all of the other girlfriends have created and show us your favourites, whether they be products, companies or things.

Have a great Wednesday!!!


Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Guest Designer for Craftaholics R Us


Good Morning.  Today I am guest designing for Craftaholics R Us where the theme for this week is ANYTHING GOES.  Here's my card:



I used a digital stamp from Tiddly Inks called Sunshine Annabelle coloured up with my Copics.  Patterned paper is My Favorite Things Sweet Celebration 6 x 6 pack.  Sentiment stamp is from Your Next Stamp.  Doily and flowers are from my stash.  Enamel dots are made with Nuvo drops in Aquatic Mist.  These are one of my recent finds and I really like them.

Thanks for dropping by.  Please head on over to Craftaholics R Us and join myself, Janis and her design team for the ANYTHING GOES challenge this week.  Looking forward to seeing every one's creations. And thanks Janis for giving me the chance to guest design for you.



Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Little Red Wagon Challenge #403 ~ Christmas in July

Hey.  Welcome to a new challenge at Little Red Wagon.  Our hostess this week is Jan and since we are about halfway there her challenge is CHRISTMAS IN JULY.....never too early to start.  She wants to see our Christmas projects this week.  It is actually Christmas in July weekend at our trailer park this weekend and we get to decorate for Christmas along with fun activities for the kids.  I am looking forward to it.

Here is the card I made.  It uses two sets from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps, Christmas Blessings and Christmas Blessing Sentiments.  There are so many ways to mix and match these stamps for a variety of cards.  Patterned paper is from my huge stash of Christmas.  Wooden stars are the only added embellishment.


Head on over to Little Red Wagon and check out the amazing work and inspiration by the other girlfriends and come back and link up a Christmas project of your own.  Since it is my favourite time of the year I can not wait to see all of your makes.  :)

Thanks for dropping by.  Hope to see you again soon.  Have a wonderful Wednesday.



Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Little Red Wagon Challenge #402 ~ Thanks Bunches!!

Good morning.  Welcome to the start of a new challenge at Little Red Wagon.  I am the hostess this week and my challenge is called THANKS BUNCHES! I want to see your makes featuring thank you's.  I remember growing up we wrote lots of thank you notes to people who gave us presents and I still enjoy doing it to this day so I can always use thank you cards in my stash.

The background is made with a stencil from Vicki Boutin and Tim Holtz distress inks in Worn Lipstick, Victorian Velvet and Tattered Rose.  I splattered it with water to add effect.  Stamps and sentiment are from Your Next Stamp coloured with Copic markers.  The cookie jar is covered with glossy accents.  (This didn't turn out quite how I pictured....it looks a little too "Valentine's Day" to me; maybe it would look different if I used other colours.)


Anyhow, head on over to Little Red Wagon, check out what the other talented girlfriends have made and link up a THANK YOU project of your own.  You have until Tuesday evening when I will pick my faves.

Thanks for dropping by.  Hope everyone has a great day!



Thursday, July 6, 2017

Little Red Wagon Challenge #401 ~ Wet and Wild!!

Good Wednesday morning.....oh wait...it's Thursday!  Somehow back from vacation I lost a whole day and so this post is a day late.  But isn't there a saying that goes "Better late than never"....let me just apply that.

This week our challenge theme at Little Red Wagon is Wet and Wild.  Our hostess is Sandy and she wants to see our water themed projects; a perfect challenge for Summer.

I used a retired set from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps called Rainy Day Fun and coloured up this little boy playing with the frogs in the puddles with my Copic markers.  All little ones like to do this don't they? Indulge me for a moment while I tell you a story.....Last week while on vacation it rained...A LOT.  During one of the downpours I was at a friend's trailer and when the rain stopped decided to walk the 10 minutes back to our trailer.  I had on flip flops.  The roadway was muddy with lots of puddles.  By the time I got back to our trailer I had mud all up the back of me and even in between my toes were wet and muddy.  I don't think I have ever been so muddy even as a child.   Needless to say I was never the child on my card :) And our shower worked great to clean me off. Here's my card:


Head on over to Little Red Wagon, check out the makes from the other girlfriends and link up something Wet and Wild of your own.

Thanks for dropping by.  Hope to see you soon.



Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Little Red Wagon Challenge #400 ~ Three's Company

Good morning.  It is Wednesday again and time for a new challenge at Little Red Wagon.  Our theme is THREE'S COMPANY ~ we want to see three of something on your projects.  Easy, peasy one!!

Here's mine ~ a shaker card embellished with three enamel dots.  I tend to group things in three automatically as I like the way it looks :) Stamp and sentiment are from a retired Kraftin' Kimmie set called Monster Mash coloured with Copics.


A close up of the image:


As always, hop on over to Little Red Wagon and check out the girlfriend's projects and link up a project of your own using something x 3.

Thanks for dropping by.  As you read this, I am spending some time relaxing and enjoying our new weekend getaway....even if it is during the week. Here's my view this morning:


Have a wonderful day!!



Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Little Red Wagon Challenge #399 ~ Love You to the Moon and Back

Hello all and happy Wednesday.  Today marks a new challenge at Little Red Wagon and our hostess this week is Mandy.  Her theme is called LOVE YOU TO THE MOON AND BACK and while that is one of my favorite sayings and I say it to my grandchildren all the time Mandy's definition for our projects is a little different and broader ~ she wants to see the moon, stars and sky on your projects.

Here's mine.  Truth be told this is a make and take I did with a local scrap book store at Scrapfest, a local scrap booking festival in April.  But it fits the theme perfectly  It uses a set from My Favorite Things called Space Explorer.  I really wanted this set but it keeps selling out as fast as it comes in. Background is distress inks.


Head on over to Little Red Wagon, check out the amazing projects the other girlfriends have made and link up a galaxy (sun, moon, stars) project of your own.

Have a great day!!



Sunday, June 18, 2017

Happy Father's Day!!!

Happy Father's Day to all Dads, step-Dads, Grandpas, etc.  Enjoy your special day ~ you deserve it!!
This is my Dad and I together at a garden center (with Santa, not me), a hockey game and a baseball game.  Good job I like sports...LOL!! I am grateful for him in my life and all that he does for my family.


I had a few custom orders for Father's Day and wanted to showcase them here.  I used a retired set from Kraftin' Kimmie called Wild and Crazy Guys!  It is a great set for masculine cards and I have used it many times before.  Images are coloured with Copics, patterned paper is from Your Next Stamp For the Boys and enamel dots are from my stash.  I am grateful for both of these wonderful Canadian companies (Kraftin' Kimmie and Your Next Stamp) and they make up the majority of my stamps and craft supplies.



Thanks for dropping in on a weekend.  Hope to "see" you again soon.



Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Little Red Wagon Challenge #398 ~ Dogs or Cats???

Good morning and welcome back for another new challenge at Little Red Wagon.  Our theme this week is CATS OR DOGS? Pretty self explanatory ~ we want to see either a cat or dog on your project, maybe even both :)

I am a cat person.  I don't mind dogs that I know but am not too fond of all dogs, probably because I have never owned one.  My card features a cat from the A Purr-fect Day set by Kraftin' Kimmie.  I tired to colour her like a Siamese cat but I thinks she just looks more like a grey spotted one in the end.  The sentiment is on water colour paper, heat embossed in white and then I used distress ink over it.  Patterned paper is Simple Stories Enchanted.


So, why not head over to the Little Red Wagon blog and check out the fantastic inspiration from all of the other girlfriends.  While you are there, how about linking a cat or dog project of your own?

Thanks for dropping by.  Come back on the weekend to see all of the custom orders I have been working on for Father's Day.

Enjoy your Wednesday.



Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Little Red Wagon Challenge #397 ~ Move It!

Hello.  Another Wednesday is upon us and it is time for a new challenge at Little Red Wagon.  This week's challenge is hosted by Brenda and she has called it MOVE IT! She wants to see some movement on your projects ~ wobblers, shakers, spinners, sliders, maybe even googly eyes ~ as long as there is some sort of movement.

The card I have to show you is one I made at a class a couple of weeks ago at a local scrapbook store.  However, it has been taken apart and put together again and looks a little different as I did not have all the relevant supplies.  The image is from Your Next Stamp Happy Days Mermaids coloured with Copic markers.  It was the first time I had coloured hair with the R20's and I like how it turned out.


I am taking another class next Monday and can not wait to show that one to you.  It also moves :)

Thanks for dropping by today.  Head on over to Little Red Wagon, check out the inspiration from the other girlfriends and link up a project of your own with some movement.

Have a wonderful day!!



Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Little Red Wagon Challenge #396 ~ Monster Mash

It's Wednesday again.  I think the weeks are speeding up because it rolls around faster than ever.  But it is time for a new challenge at Little Red Wagon.  Jan is our hostess this week and her challenge is called MONSTER MASH. She wants to see us use a monster on our projects.

Here's mine.  I used a stamp set, yes, once again, from Kraftin Kimmie called Darling Dragons.  I hope a dragon qualifies as a monster but I gotta tell you these are the cutest dragons or monsters I have ever seen.  Images are coloured with Copics. Patterned paper is My Favorite Things.  Gumdrops are Your Next Stamp.  Ribbon and fiber from my stash.  A cute tag to add to a gift.


Grab the monsters in your wagon, whether scary or cute, and link up a project of your own at Little Red Wagon.  Looking forward to your entries.

Have a great Wednesday.



Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Little Red Wagon Challenge #395 ~ Unicorns and Rainbows

Hey there.  It's a new Wednesday and a new challenge at Little Red Wagon.  I am your hostess this week and my theme is "Unicorns and Rainbows" ~ I want to see one or the other or both on your projects.  When I hear this phrase it always makes me think happy thoughts and smile and I hope it does the same to you.

My card features the stamp set actually called Unicorns and Rainbows by Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.  The images are coloured with Copic markers.  Background is distress inks.  Patterned paper is Echo Park Fine and Dandy.


So why not dig into your little red wagon of supplies and join me with a project featuring unicorns and rainbows?  You have until next Tuesday evening where I will be posting my top picks at the Little Red Wagon blog.  Can't wait to see what you create.

Thanks for coming by.  Have a wonderful Wednesday!!



Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Little Red Wagon Challenge #394 ~ You Are My Sunshine!

Good morning.  Welcome to a new challenge at Little Red Wagon.  Our hostess this week is Sandy and her challenge is entitled YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE ~ she wants to see suns on your projects.

Truthfully I have had "one of those weeks" where I feel like a hamster on a wheel and would like some time to get off.  Needless to say, crafting has not been part of this wheel so this is a "recycled" card from a sunshine challenge.  Stamp set is from Stampin' Up called Hello.  Patterned paper is Doodlebug Springtime.  Perfect card to send a little note to brighten some one's day.


Inside:



So why not grab your craft supplies and link up your sun projects this week at Little Red Wagon? You have until next Tuesday.

Thanks for dropping by today.  There is a long weekend coming up and I am hoping to find some time to get off the hamster wheel and spend in my craft room.  We will see you back here soon.

Have a great day!!



Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Little Red Wagon Challenge #393 ~ Punny Projects

Hello. Another week has gone by and it's another Wednesday.  Time for a new challenge at Little Red Wagon.  Kate is our hostess and she wants us to use a pun on our projects.  This was a tough one for me and I wasn't even sure if I knew what a pun was let alone having a stamp or something I could use to make a project.  So first thing I did was look up the definition of a pun ~

            a joke exploiting the different possible meanings of a word or the fact that there
            are words that sound alike but have different meanings

Not really helpful.  So I looked up some examples...

            A horse is a very stable animal.
            Time flies like an arrow.  Fruit flies like a banana.
            What is the difference between a conductor and a teacher? The conductor minds the
            train and a teacher trains the mind.

Still nothing.....so whether it is an actual pun or not it is a play on words about animals and this is what I did.  Stamp is from Kraftin' Kimmie (what a surprise...LOL!) called A Purr-fect Day,  She is coloured with Copic markers and uses paper from My Favorite Things Sweet Celebration.  Embellishments are gumdrops from Your Next Stamp.


A close up of the cat:


Thanks, as always, for dropping by.  I hope to see your Puny Projects at Little Red Wagon this week.  Have a great day!!!!