Wednesday, March 22, 2017

You are "Plane" Amazing

Happy Wednesday! We're back safely from our holiday in the Dominican where we had an AMAZING time! It's time for another challenge at Little Red Wagon and I'm thrilled to be this week's hostess. I've chosen the theme "It's clear to me" and I'm asking that you pull out your transparency or acetate - or include a window - for your creation.

For my card, I went with some transparency for the front. I have to admit that Mandy (Happy Scrappin') taught this technique in a card class years ago - so the idea is all hers! The plane image is adhered to the front of the clouds whereas the sentiment is inside. However, because of the transparency, the sentiment can still be seen. I gave this card to our pilot once we landed safely. (Actually, I gave it to a flight attendant to pass along.) Whenever I fly, I like to give the pilot a thank you card as I can't imagine the task of being responsible for so many souls.

Please head over to Little Red Wagon to see what the rest of the Girlfriends have created - and then link up your own "clear" project! We can't wait to see what you create!

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The transparency is left-over from my teaching days when overhead machines were still used!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Bag with a Tag

Mandy is our hostess at Little Red Wagon this week and she wants us to "Tag It". You can either use a tag on your creation or simply create a tag or two for future use. I used a Tiny Tag die (retired from My Craft Spot) in order to meet the challenge requirements.

Please head over to Little Red Wagon to see the tags that the rest of the Girlfriends have created. We'd love for you to then link up your own "Tag It" project!

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The tag dies and twine are retired from My Craft Spot.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Pot of Gold

We'll be leaving for Toronto as soon as I get off work this afternoon. Our family of five has been very generously gifted a 10-day holiday to the Dominican Republic - flights and accommodation! We feel so incredibly blessed for this opportunity to spend time together and my husband has been cleared by his medical team to fly. Our flight leaves tomorrow morning so we decided to stay near the airport tonight. I'm looking forward to sun, sand and ocean waves!

Donna is our hostess at Little Red Wagon this week and she's got quite a challenge for us - use plaid AND polka-dots on our projects. I recently ordered some paper packs from Worldwide Scrapbooking Supplies and the Pot O' Gold paper came in very handy. In fact, I let the paper do the majority of the work for this card!!

The sweet image is actually part of the paper pack. The dies and stamp that I used are all retired products from My Craft Spot.

Please head over to Little Red Wagon to see how the rest of the Girlfriends have met the challenge - and then link up your own plaid and polka-dot creation.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Hello, Friend

I'm up too late, but that's because I took time in my craftroom after evening chores. I created this sweet little card to send to somebody I know who could use a pick-me-up.

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Saturday, March 4, 2017

HB2U Monkey

It's Day 4 and I'm still playing along in The Daily Marker 30 Day Colouring Challenge. So far, so good! I had a lot going on today but sneaked down to my craftroom for a quick bit after supper to create a little card. I'm trying to use stamps and supplies that I've been storing but have never used!

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Friday, March 3, 2017

I Dig You

Happy weekend! I can't believe it's Friday already. This week flew by! I absolutely LOVE my job but it was quite a busy week so I do look forward to some rest for a couple of days.

There's a new challenge at Your Next Stamp (Sketch Challenge #59). Given that I entered the last challenge in the final hours, I decided to be ahead of the game and enter the new challenge right away! The stamps I used are all from Your Next Stamp although I can't seem to find the "I Dig You" set that I used for the mole and sentiment. I'm thinking that it must be retired now.

I hope you all have a fabulous weekend!

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Thursday, March 2, 2017


This week has been far busier than I had anticipated but I am trying to carve a bit of time (when I can!) to participate in the 30-Day Color Challenge.

Today's colouring turned into an entire card which I am entering in Your Next Stamp's Sketch Challenge #58.

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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Thanks for Your Kindness

It's time for a new challenge at Little Red Wagon and Brenda is our hostess this week. She's inviting us to celebrate all those March birthdays out there by using aquamarine as the primary colour on our projects.

Please head over to Little Red Wagon to see what the rest of the Girlfriends have created - and then pull out your aquamarine to create and link your own project in this week's challenge!

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"for your kindness" is from My Craft Spot (no longer in business).

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Thank You (Raccoon)

My daughter was writing an online exam this evening so we were all banned from using the internet as she didn't want any issues with connectivity. That meant a bit of extra time in my craft room and I made a card for the two latest challenges at My Favorite Things. - Sketch 321 and Color Challenge 64

We continue to be incredibly blessed by the kindness of others as we deal with my husband's cancer. I'm constantly in need of thank you cards. I really wanted to use a raccoon on my card and added part of the "Thank you dairy much" sentiment from Farm Friends. I love to mix and match to get just what I need!

I hope you have a wonderful week! I'm behind in my blog visits but hope to carve out some time later this week to do some visiting.

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Friday, February 24, 2017

Hi There

Woo hoo! It's Friday! Other than my son's hockey practice and a few errands tomorrow morning, I'll be home most of the weekend. I've got a big clean planned as the dog keeps tracking in mud and dirt, despite our best attempts to wipe him off! I feel as though there is dust and dirt everywhere (even though there really isn't). Anyway, between sweeping and mopping, I also plan on some crafting. I hope you have a craft time planned somewhere in your weekend too!

 I recently started following Gerda Steiner on Instagram and ended up visiting the blog to find out the details on a card that had been posted. While there, I noticed that there are a couple of challenges going on so decided to play along using a sweet digital file (that's free!). I also placed an order for some cute koalas and dies so look forward to receiving those with my snail mail.

I'm linking my card up to the Gerda Steiner 30th Share Your Design Challenge.

Enjoy your weekend!

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The sentiment is from My Craft Spot (no longer in business).