Sunday, January 22, 2017


We had quite an icy week here. In fact, my son had two days off school because of all the freezing rain. I still went to work but had a few cancelled appointments. Despite the mild temperatures, I'm ready for spring and obviously had spring on the mind when I created my card for the latest Your Next Stamp challenge (Sketch Challenge #56).

I did some masking on my card base to create the colourful strip behind the fence and I layered the fence so that some of the colour could be seen through the heart detailing.

I finished things off by popping the sweet little girl on the front of my card and stamping a simple "Hello".

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When I first saw Reverse Confetti's Mouse Mail stamps, it was love at first sight! Unfortunately, I wasn't quick enough off the draw to pick them up when they were first released so had to wait until they came back in stock. Even though I completed the "notify when back in stock" process, I still checked as I was obsessed with getting the sweet little mice and postbox! It seems we were meant to be together as I've finally got the stamps in my craft room!

I made this card for this month's Reverse Confetti challenge (SFYTT #44). And because I had to wait so long to get the stamps, I got to work and made a set of four!!

I masked my card mat to create the strip down the middle and then layered the sentiment, postbox and mouse on top.

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Happy Purr-thday

Happy Sunday! It's been awhile since I've posted on a day other than Wednesday (for my Little Red Wagon posts). We had a quiet weekend at home and I took advantage of some time in my craft room. I made cards for THREE different challenges. I was going to schedule posts but I doubt I'll have time in the week (or will forget!) to actually add the links to the challenges so I'll have a few posts this evening.

I created this card for the sketch challenge at My Favorite Things using the Cat-itude stamp and die set. The little fish and flowers on the right are from the same set as the cat. I finished things off with a few sequins from My Craft Spot (no longer in business).

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Thanks a Latte

Happy icy Wednesday! We've been having a fair bit of freezing rain around here, which is NOT my favourite kind of weather! I did have fun in the parking lot after work yesterday as there were a lot of us scraping our vehicles.

Donna is our hostess at Little Red Wagon this week and she wants to see our thank you themed cards. With my husband's illness, we've had so many acts of kindness demonstrated for us that thank you cards are in high demand! I thought this one was cute so made a set of eight!

Please head over to Little Red Wagon to see what the rest of the Girlfriends have created - and please link up your own thank you themed project while you're there.

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

A Little "Me" Time

Brenda is our lovely hostess at Little Red Wagon this week, and she'd like to see projects inspired by New Year's resolutions.

I used to read a LOT. When I returned to graduate school in 2010, I still read a lot, but most of it was for school and because I had to. I enjoyed my research, but I got to the point that reading wasn't as fun and I slowed down on reading for pleasure. This year, I plan to take time to read books for fun, entertainment, and escape into other worlds! I have bought a number of books so am all set - although I'd be happy to hear of any recommendations from you too!

I used Your Next Stamp's "Me Time" to create my little scene, which includes a comfy chair for reading and a bookshelf with lots of selection!

Please head over to Little Red Wagon to see how the rest of the Girlfriends have been inspired by their resolutions and then link up a project of your own! We always love to see what you create!

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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Sending Hedgehugs

Happy 2017! I hope that you all had a wonderful holiday. I'm back to work today. Unfortunately, my husband had a stroke on Christmas Eve so we ended up postponing Christmas for a bit. He's doing much better now and we're hoping that he'll be discharged from the hospital soon.

Jan is our hostess at Little Red Wagon this week and she wants us to celebrate the NEW! She's pretty easygoing about your interpretation of the word NEW. It could be a project to celebrate something NEW (i.e., new home, new pet), you could try something NEW (i.e., a technique) or you could use something NEW (i.e., Christmas crafting supplies that you're trying for the first time). I received a few new goodies (included in the photo) so put them to use for this project, combining them with some items that I already had.

Please head over to Little Red Wagon and link up your own NEW project. We'd love to see what you create!

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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

It's the Moose Wonderful Time

A new challenge starts today over at Little Red Wagon. Our hostess is Sandy and she is seeing stars! At least, she wants to see stars. Please use a star on your Little Red Wagon project this week.

I have spent the past couple of weeks proctoring final exams at our university's Centre for Academic Testing. I'm exhausted!! I was fortunate enough to have a few minutes here and there to do a bit of colouring while waiting for students to finish writing and made these fun cards. On the top of each tree, I added a shiny star created with a little star die (retired from My Craft Spot) and gold foil cardstock.

Please head over to Little Red Wagon to see what the rest of the Girlfriends have created. We'd also love for you to link up your own creations with stars too!

I'll also be linking up my cards in this week's Simon Says Stamp "Make it Sparkle" challenge.

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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Joy to the World!

I'm delighted to be hosting this week's challenge at Little Red Wagon!

I admit to singing Christmas carols since November this year. I love the old, traditional ones that my Gran used to sing and I love the contemporary ones that I'm just learning. I thought it would be fun to incorporate Christmas carols and songs into this week's challenge and am asking that you use a line from one of your favourite Christmas carols in your sentiment (or somehow incorporate a line into your project).

For my card, I let some graphic paper do most of the work but added a little angel (although I think she might be a fairy-turned-angel with her wand!) to announce the joyful news of the first Christmas. My Christmas carol is "Joy to the World". How perfect that I had a sentiment with just those words!!

Please check out what the rest of the Little Red Wagon Girlfriends have created for this challenge and then link up your own Christmas carol/song project! We can't wait to see what you create (and know that I'll be singing your songs up here in Canada)!!

I'm also delighted that Paper Garden sent me a box full of envelopes to use for my cards! Paper Garden has an amazing variety of colours and shapes available. The envelope I used for this card is a standard A-2 Natural Kraft with a pointed flap.

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The sentiment is retired from My Craft Spot.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Santa Snow Globe

Santa Claus is coming to town! That's what Brenda has us singing this week at Little Red Wagon. She's challenging us to create projects with Santa (and/or Santa's elves).

I enjoyed colouring my little Santa for this challenge. It's hard to believe that Christmas is less than three weeks away! I have a few more stocking stuffers to get and some baking to do and then we're set. It snowed on Monday so it's even beginning to look a bit more like Christmas too!

Please head over to Little Red Wagon to check out all the Santas! While you're there, link up your own project in this week's Santa Claus is Coming to Town challenge!

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The sentiment and banner are retired from My Craft Spot and the candy cane paper is from my stash. The candy striped side bar was supposed to be red and white but I smudged some ink so blended everything... I don't like it quite as much but the recipient will never know!

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Yeti for Christmas

It's Donna's turn to host at Little Red Wagon this week, and she has chosen the theme Chilly Friends for us. Chilly friends are friends who typically live in cold climates, such as penguins and polar bears. I'm hoping that yeti are considered friends too, as that's what I've used on my card.

Given how cute this yeti is, I'd say he's a friend!

Please head to Little Red Wagon to see what Donna and the rest of the Girlfriends have created. Then, link up your own Chilly Friends creation. We'd love to see what you make!

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