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!
Brenda is this week's hostess over at Little Red Wagon and she wants us to Sparkle and Shine! You can interpret that in lots of different ways - from stars and candles, to glitter, to metallic papers and more!
I decided to use some different metallic papers to put together a couple of Christmas cards. I heat embossed my sentiments in gold and silver for some added shine too!
Please head over to Little Red Wagon to see what the rest of the Girlfriends have created. Don't forget to link up your own projects. We want to see you Sparkle and Shine!
Thanks for your kind comments on the diagnosis of my husband last week. It was a difficult week with the start of chemo but this week is a bit better. We appreciate your thoughts and prayers.
It's time for another challenge at Little Red Wagon and Sandy has picked this week's challenge: It's Emboss-able! You can use wet or dry embossing - or both, like I did.
I used some sweet little hedgehogs from My Favorite Things to create my card. I stamped the back window panel with a woodgrain stamp and then dry embossed the two windows behind the hedgehogs. On the top right window panel, I heat embossed the sentiment. Unfortunately, some of the embossing powder stuck to the ink used for the woodgrain, so I salvaged things by splattering white and black paint!
Please head over to Little Red Wagon to see what the rest of the Girlfriends have created. Don't forget to link up your own embossed project too!
It's Wednesday already! This week, Heather is our hostess at Little Red Wagon and she is challenging us to use her fabulous sketch.
I used some pretty papers from a pack I've had for ages to create my card. The oval is from a My Favourite Things die and the sentiment and flowers were created with retired products from My Craft Spot. I still love all my My Craft Spot goodies!
Please head over to Little Red Wagon to check out the rest of the Girlfriends' takes on this week's sketch. Then, be sure to join in the fun by linking up your own project!
We recently learned that my husband has Stage 4 adenocarcinoma of the gastro-esophageal junction. This has come as such a shock as he is otherwise incredibly healthy and fit. We are devastated. For those of you who say prayers, please pray for our family as we adjust to our situation. My husband is my very best friend and my heart is broken to know our time together is limited.
I'm delighted to be this week's guest designer at Die Cuttin' Divas! This week's theme is Fall Harvest, and anything fall-related goes. I have been needing lots of thank you cards lately and used some of my favourite dies from My Craft Spot (no longer in business) with some distress inks to create my card.
The sentiments are also from My Craft Spot.
Please head over to Die Cuttin' Divas to link your own fall-themed project! As long as you use a die-cut of some sort, you're good to join the fun! Check out the other projects created by the fabulously talented team too!
Happy Wednesday! Here in Canada, it's Take Our Kids to Work Day. Each November, students in Grade 9 go to work with their parents, relatives, friends or neighbours. I'm delighted that my 14-year old will be spending the day at my office. (I work as an Accessibility Advisor at our local university.) He'll be with me for part of the time, but I've got a variety of other activities planned for him with my colleagues - including Whisper, our department's support dog, who comes in every Wednesday.
Over at Little Red Wagon, Jan is our hostess again! She's wishing a "Happy Fall, Y'all!" and wants to see those fall-themed projects. There are leaves everywhere around here - including in the house, despite my constant sweeping. As soon as the door opens, the leaves fly in! I decided to create a shaker card for this challenge, with leaves flying all around my sweet little mouse.
Please head over to Little Red Wagon to see what the rest of the Girlfriends have created, and to link up your own "Happy Fall, Y'all!" project. We can't wait to see what you create!
Another week has flown by and it's time for another Little Red Wagon challenge. This week, I'm the hostess and I'm challenging you to "Stencil It!" - use a stencil to create your project.
I recently received an order from My Favorite Things and had fun putting them to work over the weekend to create my card for this challenge. I thought that the Snowfall stencil would look great if used with texture paste, so that's what I did. I first inked my background paper and then laid the stencil on top, covering it with texture paste. The last time I used texture paste, I left it overnight to dry. This time, I only waited about half an hour and it was fine.
Please head over to Little Red Wagon to see what the rest of the Girlfriends have created - and to link up your own "Stencil It!" project. I can't wait to see what you make!
It's Wednesday! Wednesday means a new challenge at Little Red Wagon. Jan is our hostess this week and she's ready to party! She'd like to see all of your birthday/celebration creations.
For my project, I created a birthday card. I recently learned that a group of squirrels is a scurry (or a dray). Perhaps I should have added another squirrel to my card to make a scurry. Regardless, the two I've got seem to be scurrying to collect their acorns!
Please head over to Little Red Wagon to see the rest of the Girlfriends' creations - and then link up your own project. We've all got something to celebrate!
It's time for another challenge at Little Red Wagon. This week, our Hostess is Donna and she's sending out "Best Witches" to everybody. In other words, create a project with a witch on it.
I decided to create a gift bag for my project. The fun little die cuts on the bag itself are from Your Next Stamp. The tag is cut from a Mama Elephant set and the sentiment stamps and bats are retired products from My Craft Spot. I added some gems to the witch's and cat's eyes for a few pops of sparkling green.
Please had over to Little Red Wagon to join the rest of the Girlfriends in this week's "Best Witches" challenge! We'd love to see what you create!
I can't believe it's October - let alone a few weeks in to the month already! It's looking more and more like fall each day with the beautiful rainbows of colours on our trees. This week at Little Red Wagon, Brenda is our hostess and she's chosen a colour combo theme for us - purple, orange and green.
My zombie looks more green in real life but seems quite pale in the photo. Perhaps he ate something he shouldn't have... In addition to the products listed below, I also used some retired stamps from My Craft Spot (spider's web and "Happy Haunting!" sentiment.
Please head over to Little Red Wagon to check out the rest of the Girlfriends' purple, orange and green projects. We'd love for you to link up your own project too!