Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Life is Better in Flip Flops

Imke is hosting our newest challenge at Little Red Wagon and she's asking us to "Stitch it"! This means that she'd like to see any sort of stitching on your projects - from needle and thread to stitched dies to faux stitching with pens.


I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to use a cross-stitch die that I purchased two Christmases ago and never quite got around to using. It's an MFT die and the site has a number of patterns available for download. I mixed the stitched palm tree with some die cuts and a sentiment from Your Next Stamp.

Please head over to Little Red Wagon to see what the rest of the Girlfriends have created - and then join in the "Stitch it!" fun!

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Merry Christmas!

We arrived home safely from our Baltic Sea cruise and I am so, so tired!! We had an absolutely amazing time. I was able to purchase a few new nativity sets - which seems strange in July, but I collect nativity sets and am thrilled that I was able to get some unique ones from different countries, including a Russian nesting doll nativity which I love!


I'm the hostess at Little Red Wagon this week and have chosen the theme "It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas". I made my card using a never-before-used-but-purchased-a-few-years-ago stamp set. I heat embossed the tree and added some red gemstones to it as well.

Please head over to Little Red Wagon to like up your own Christmas creation. I can't wait to see what you create!

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Graduation Card

Greetings from the Baltic Sea! We’re cruising today as we journey from Stockholm to Copenhagen. This is another pre-scheduled post.


It’s time for another Little Red Wagon challenge! This time, Brenda is our hostess and she’s wishing us all a Happy Repeat Day. Brenda would like us to use repeated elements on our creations. I repeated the circle elements - adding round sequins to complement the circles on my paper.

Please head over to Little Red Wagon to see what the rest of the Girlfriends have created - and then link up your own projects with repeated elements. 

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

I Ruff You

Greetings from Skagen, Denmark! I had a busy time crafting and pre-scheduling my posts prior to departure so hope that all is working as it should!


Jan is our hostess this week at Little Red Wagon and she’s looking for “Much ado about nothing”. We all have fun preparing our cards and projects for special occasions. Jan is looking for projects meant for no special occasion. I created my “Ruff you” card for any day!

Please head over to Little Red Wagon to see what the rest of the Girlfriends have created - and then link up your own for-no-special-occasion creation!

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Wishing You all the Best

Argh! I'm so sorry that my post is late. I was a bit late taking the photo of my card and then not happy so waited until this morning - but my day was too full of other fun festivities (as it's my birthday!) so it wasn't until my guests left that I've been able to finish things up.


Doni is our hostess at Little Red Wagon this week and she's looking for summer fun projects! We love to go camping. Although we used to have a trailer, we tent it now. Still, I loved the look of the little camper trailer and opted to put it to use for my summer fun card! The stamps used for my card are all part of a free stamp set that came with a papercrafting magazine.

Please head over to Little Red Wagon to see the rest of the Girlfriends' creations - and then link up your own "Summer Fun" project!


I'm also linking up my card for this week's Simon Says Stamp's Travel/Vacation challenge.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

I Would Cross an Ocean for You

It's time for our latest Little Red Wagon challenge. Imke is hosting and she's asking us to "Sea It!" - meaning that she'd like us to create anything to do with the sea or ocean!


I created my card using stamps from My Favorite Things. I especially like this fun sentiment as I'll be crossing the ocean in a couple of weeks. My children and I will be heading out on a Baltic Sea cruise. We're quite excited!

Please head over to Little Red Wagon to see what the rest of the Girlfriends have created - and then "sea" what you can come up with for this week's challenge!

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Welcome Little One

I'm happy to be hosting this week's challenge at Little Red Wagon and I've chosen the theme "Welcome to the World!" I'm looking for projects that celebrate a birth of any kind.


I decided to make a card to celebrate the birth of a baby girl - even though I have nobody specific in mind! By the time we got to the challenge, I had no recollection of why I chose the theme. Oh well! It's always nice to have extra cards in my stash to give when there's no time to create!

Please head over to Little Red Wagon to see what the rest of the Girlfriends have created - and then link up your own "Welcome to the World" project.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Wired 4 U

Happy Learn About Composting Day and Red T-Shirt Day!!

First of all, beginning in 2017, National AccessAbility Week was established to promote diversity, inclusion and accessibility in Canada. Red T-Shirt Day is part of the week. As many of you know, my youngest son has autism. His favourite colour is red and he typically wears a red t-shirt every day anyway! On the other hand, I have a limited supply of red t-shirts but am sporting one today. I also work in Student Accessibility Services at Trent University and our team is all wearing red t-shirts today as well.


As for Learn About Composting, that's the inspiration for our Little Red Wagon challenge of the week. I didn't even know that such a day existed! Brenda is our hostess, and she is challenging us to recycle or upcycle on our projects. I recently had a new ceiling fan installed in our family room and used some of the extra wire for my project.

Please head over to Little Red Wagon to see the rest of the Girlfriends' creations - and then recycle or upcycle something around your own house as you make something new!


I'm also linking up my card in this week's Simon Says Stamp's Anything Goes challenge. 

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

How Kind of You

I recently purchased Simply Cards and Papercraft magazine which came with some Altenew daffodil dies. They're perfect for this week's Little Red Wagon challenge. Jan's our hostess and she's organizing a "Flower Frenzy". This means that she'd like to see flowers of any kind on our creations - from one flower to a huge bouquet!


A colleague knows how much I love daffodils and she recently picked a bunch from her garden for me to have in my office. I made this card to thank her for thinking of me and for sharing her daffs with me.

Please head over to Little Red Wagon to see the rest of the Girlfriends' "Flower Frenzy" creations - and then link up your own flower-themed project!

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Birthday Tweetings

Doni is this week's hostess at Little Red Wagon and she's saying "Happy Bird-day". This is Doni's way of asking us to create birthday projects with birds!


I pulled out a stamp set from Reverse Confetti to create my bright card. And, after success with last week's sketch, I went online to find a sketch to use which sped things up during the creation process.

Please head over to Little Red Wagon to see the rest of the bird-day projects - and then create and link up one of your own!


I'm entering my card in Simon Says Stamp's Stitches challenge.