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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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Joy to the World

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! 


I'm linking this up for this week's Simon Says Stamp challenge too!

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Lean on Me

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!

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Your Thoughtfulness



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.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Thanks So Much! Die Cuttin' Divas Guest

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!

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Harvest of Blessings

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!

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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

The Best is Yeti to Come

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!


I'm also linking my card up in Simon Says Stamp's Work It Wednesday challenge and this week's Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes as well as My Favorite Things' Sketch Challenge #304.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Go Nuts!

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!

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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Open if You Dare!

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!