Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Little Red Wagon Challenge #424 ~ Holiday Friends

Good Morning.  We are just getting closer and closer to the end of the year and the holidays so quickly.  We begin a new challenge today at Little Red Wagon.  Our hostess is Kate and she wants to see holiday friends or critters on your projects.

This card is fairly CAS and actually came to me in the middle of the night.  It did turn out better than the one in my head :))  Stamp and sentiment are from Your Next Stamp Merry Mouse Set One.  The mouse is coloured with Copics and the big turquoise bow is accented with Glossy Accents.  Plaid paper is Lawn Fawn.  Tag is cut from Your Next Stamp Fishtale and Banner Dies.  Ribbon is from my stash.


You know what to do if you want to join us.  Head to the Little Red Wagon blog, check out the other projects by the amazing girlfriends and link up a holiday critter project of your own.  Can't wait to see.

Have a great Wednesday!!!



Merry and Bright (MCC#47)

Hello there.  Welcome to a brand new challenge at


where the theme is ALWAYS CHRISTMAS, ALL THE TIME.  The option for this week is sparkle.

Stamp and sentiment are from Your Next Stamp Merry Mouse Set One. coloured with Copic markers.  Patterned paper is Lawn Fawn Knit Picky.  Gumdrops are also Your Next Stamp.


So head on over to The Merry Christmas Challenge blog and link up a Christmas project of your own.  There's not much time to get them finished for this year :)



Friday, December 8, 2017

Special Wedding Wishes

Welcome back.  Today I have a special card that I want to share with you.  It is a custom order for a co-worker whose son was married yesterday actually.  I was honoured to make it for her.  Her son's fiancee's heritage is Chinese and I know they are also having a traditional wedding in China next Spring.  I did a little research and found out that the Chinese wedding colours are red and gold.  I used them as the basis for my card.

Image is Tiddly Inks Forever Yours.  Gold paper is Kaiserkraft.  Mr. and Mrs. sentiment and tag are Stampin' Up Label Love.  Gold stickles and red gum drops are the embellishments.


Congratulations to the newlyweds.

Thanks for coming by once again..  Have a great weekend!!



Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Little Red Wagon Challenge #423 ~ Holiday tags/Gift Card Holders

Good morning.  Today starts a  brand new challenge at Little Red Wagon.  Our hostess today is Sandy and she wants to see holiday tags or gift card holders.  If you still have holiday creations to make, this should help get some done.

I made a set of gift card holders that are also tags.  They were made with the envelope maker by We Are Memory Keepers.  I made a 3" x 3" envelope and only scored three of the sides leaving the flap not scored and punching a hole in the top.  All four penguin images are from various sets of Lawn Fawn stamps.  Patterned paper is also Lawn Fawn.  Sentiments are from a couple of retired Kraftin' Kimmie sets.

Set of Gift Tags: 


With a gift card enclosed:


So you know what to do ~ head on over to Little Red Wagon, check out the inspiration from the other girlfriends and link up a holiday tag or gift card holder of your own.  And check one more project off of your list.

Thanks for dropping by.  See you soon!!



Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Little Red Wagon Challenge #422 ~ Foodie!

EDITED TO ADD: You know you are too busy when it takes 3 days to realize your post didn't go live so let's go back and pretend it is Wednesday, okay?  :)

Hello.  It's Wednesday and a new challenge begins at Little Red Wagon.  Our hostess this week is Brenda and her theme is FOODIE!  She wants to see anything having to do with food or beverage on your project.

Around the holidays I often give some of my baking as gifts and I made a tag to be attached to it.  Image is Kraftin' Kimmie Let Them Eat Cupcakes coloured with Copics and popped on the tag for some dimension.  Paper is Knit Picky by Lawn Fawn.  Sentiment is an oldie from Michael's $1.50 bins.


Head on over to Little Red Wagon, check out all the inspiration and link up a foodie project of your own.

Glad you could drop by.  Have a great day!



Bah Humbug ~ How to Deal with "Those" Friends (MCC #45)

Today starts a new challenge at:


The theme is always ANYTHING GOES CHRISTMAS with  twist and this week's twist is tags.  

Every one has either that friend or family member who is the bah humbug kinda person about the holidays.  So every year I colour up this stamp, Gruffy Little Gnome, from Whimsy Stamps and put it in my store. It sells well.  I even added hair one year and coloured her with pinks as the customer wanted the stamp for a girlfriend.  Not sure the manufacturer of the patterned paper as it came from one of the many Christmas pads I have, I used it all and forgot to write it down.  Wooden stars from my stash.  Enjoy!!!


Since you are making holiday things anyhow (yep, I know you are), why not head over to The Merry Christmas Challenge Blog and link up one of them.  Can't wait to see!!

Have a great day!!




Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Little Red Wagon Challenge #421 ~ A Sketch

Good morning.  The weeks just keep rolling by closer and closer to the most wonderful (and the busiest) time of the year. It's time for a brand new challenge at Little Red Wagon; our hostess this week is Jan and she has prepared a sketch for you to follow.  You can flip it, rotate it or change the shapes around as long as the basic sketch can be seen in your project.  Here it is:

I actually really enjoy sketches as a starting point.  It takes a lot of the thinking out of the design so you can focus on the image and paper you want to use.

I used a stamp from Kraftin Kimmie called Heavenly Holiday and coloured her up with my Copic markers.  Patterned paper is from Lawn Fawn Knit Picky.  Embellishments from my stash.  I like the traditional colours and feel of this card.


So, you know what you need to do.  Head on over to Little Red Wagon, check out the inspiration from my design team girlfriends, follow the sketch and link up a project of your own.  Looking forward to seeing them all.

Thanks for dropping by.  Keep coming by to see all of the creations I am making at this busy time. And, I have a few surprises and changes coming up in the new year. Can't wait to share!



Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Little Red Wagon Challenge #420 ~ Penguins and Polar Bears

Good morning.  It is my turn to hostess at Little Red Wagon and my challenge for you is PENGUINS AND POLAR BEARS ~ I want to see your projects with one or both of these winter cuties.

Here's what I did.  This card uses a number of Lawn Fawn products ~ Here We Go A~Waddling stamp set, Snow Cool stamp set, Stitched Hillside Border dies and Knit Picky 6 x 6 paper pad.  It was fun to make !!


Now it's your turn.  Head on over to Little Red Wagon, check out the amazing inspiration from the other girlfriends and then use In Links to link up a penguin/polar bear project of your own.  Remember, it doesn't always have to be a card.  Anything to do with paper crafting will qualify.

Have a great day!!



The Merry Christmas Challenge #43

This week at



our theme is always ANYTHING GOES CHRISTMAS with the optional twist of animals.  

I had planned to showcase a totally different card but this is what it evolved into.  No animals involved :) Patterned paper is Lawn Fawn Winter Plaid.  Stamp is Kraftin' Kimmie Christmas Blessings Sentiments embossed in white.  A very simple but pretty card.



So, head on over to The Merry Christmas Challenge blog, check out all of the inspiration by the Tinsel design team and link up a Christmas project of your own.  Tis the season to get crafty.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hope to see you all soon with another project.




Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Little Red Wagon Challenge #419 ~ Harvest Time

Good day!  It is time for a new challenge at Little Red Wagon.  Our hostess this week is Sandy and her theme is HARVEST TIME.  She wants to see anything having to do with Fall on your project ~ pumpkins, turkeys, etc.

I dug deep into my little red wagon and pulled out an older stamp by The Greeting Farm called Forest Friends that I had never used.  I coloured up this cute family of squirrels with their acorn because it reminded me of the Fall season when the animals prepare for Winter too.  Patterned paper and enamel dots are Simple Stories Pumpkin Spice.  Sentiment is Lawn Fawn.


Why not head over to Little Red Wagon and check out the inspiration from the other girlfriends and link up a harvest project of your own.

Have a great day!!!



Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Little Red Wagon Challenge #418 ~ Owl About Me!!

NOTE: If you are looking for The Merry Christmas Challenge post click HERE or scroll down.  But just an fyi, my projects today for both design team challenges co-ordinate so you might want to check them both out :)

Welcome to a new challenge today for Little Red Wagon.  Kate is our hostess this week and her challenge is OWL ABOUT ME ~ she wants to see owls (or other birds) on our projects.  Since I just purchased a new set of bird stamps this was a great challenge for me.

Birdie stamp and sentiment are from Merry and Bright Birdies by Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps coloured with my Copic markers.  Patterned paper is Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Chill.  Gumdrops are Your Next Stamp Holly Jolly Sparkly.


And here is the set of the card and the tag.   I like the use of the non-traditional colours for this Christmas set.


So, as always, head on over to Little Red Wagon, check out the inspiration for the girlfriends and link up an owl or bird project of your own.

Have a GREAT day!



The Merry Christmas Challenge #41

Hello there.  This is my first of two posts today.  I have some exciting news to share.  I am now a design team member for The Merry Christmas Challenge moderated by my good friend Janis.  It is Always Anything Goes Christmas.  I will be posting every second Wednesday for this challenge


So let me get on with it.  My card uses the stamp set Merry and Bright Birdies from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.  I coloured the birdie with my Copics and fussy cut around it.  Patterned paper is from Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Chill.  Gumdrops are Your Next Stamp Holly Jolly Sparkly.


Head on over to The Merry Christmas Challenge, take a look at the awesome inspiration for the rest of the design team and link up a Christmas project of your own.

Thanks for dropping by.  Please check out my other post for today as my project co-ordinates with this one :)  Have a good day!!

Also for:
Your Next Stamp Sketch and Color Challenge #76 ~ I used the sketch
Kraftin' Kimmie Wonderful Wednesday ~ Always Anything Goes
The Holly and the Ivy Christmas Challenge #18 ~ Anything Christmas
Through the Craft Room Door ~ Always Anything Goes



Friday, October 27, 2017

Autumn Greetings

Hello.  I have a very special card to show you today for more than one reason.  It was a card I made at a card class at a scrapbooking store. If you are local to the Kitchener area or if it is within driving distance, you must come visit Two Scrapbook Friends and take a class with Stephen Kropf.  It is special to me because 1) I LOVE Autumn/Fall and 2) Stephen's father drew the image and Stephen was able to walk us through colouring it.  Supplies were all provided in a kit. 


See, wasn't I right?  It is a gorgeous Fall scene.  I actually bought one more and am going to design a card of my own with it and maybe change up the colours a bit too.

Thanks for dropping by.  Have a great Friday and a good weekend.



Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Little Red Wagon Challenge #417 ~ What's Red All Over?

Good morning.  My, how the week's fly by and I will have that card I promised last week up sometime this week (hint, hint...Friday) in case you were wondering.  Life seems to get away as it does for all of us sometimes.  Welcome to another Wednesday and a new challenge for Little Red Wagon.  Jan is our hostess and she has called her challenge "What's Red All Over?"  Can you guess what she wants to see on your project....that's correct, red.  While you don't have to use all red the majority of your project needs to be red, not just a tiny embellishment :)

Like the good girlfriend that I am, I stuck to the rules and my card is a definite monochromatic of red.  Since the photograph I added a few clear sequins for a bit of sparkle.  Image and sentiment are from Kraftin' Kimmie Merry and Bright Birdies and Christmas Blessings.  Paper is Lawn Fawn Knit Picky. 


Head on over to Little Red Wagon, check out the inspiration from the other girlfriends and link up a red project of your own this week.

Thanks for coming by.  Have a great day!!!!



Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Little Red Wagon Challenge #416 ~ Shape Up!

Hey there and welcome to a new challenge at Little Red Wagon.  Our hostess is Brenda and she wants us to SHAPE UP~ now I am thinking it is not in the form of exercise and sweat but in the form of shaped projects.  Anything but a rectangle or square.

Truthfully I am not a huge fan of shaped cards or even of how to make them so I went with another shape that is pretty common and made a circular shaker tag for a Christmas gift.  Stamp set is Lawn Fawn Here We Go A-Waddlin' and paper is Lawn Fawn Perfect Plaid Christmas. 


Well that's it for today.  Short and sweet, but you head over to Little Red Wagon, check out the inspiration from the other girlfriends and link up a shaped project of your own. 

Thanks for dropping in.  I hope to be back later this week with another card to share.  Until then, have a great day!!



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!