Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Hello (Toucan)

It's good to be back home! My son and I had a fabulous time exploring some of Scotland's Castles and lochs - and also enjoyed our time with family in England. Our days were full of activities, laughter and love!

I have to admit that it was difficult to get this week's card together - not because of crafting itself but that I was enjoying the amazing summer-like weather that we had over the long weekend! I got lots of gardening done but also had time for a family breakfast out and an amazing walk on one of our local trails.


Heather is this week's hostess at Little Red Wagon and she's picked a fitting theme: Under the Sun (use a sun on your project). I pulled out a few supplies from Reverse Confetti (sun die, hello die and toucan stamp and die) to create my card. Please be sure to head over to Little Red Wagon to see what the rest of the Girlfriends have created!

Here are a just a few photos from my holiday with Jack.

Inverary Castle

Rest and Be Thankful

Afternoon Tea at National Museum of Scotland

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

You Rock!

Greetings from Edinburgh, Scotland! Before I left, I was able to create this project for our latest Little Red Wagon challenge. Brenda wants to see all forms of play - such as sports, instruments, games, etc. I decided to go with instruments to create my little rock scene.


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


Wednesday, April 25, 2018

First Birthday Bear

Our latest Little Red Wagon challenge is hosted by Heather who has chosen the theme "Riding Along". She wants to see projects showcasing transportation. A few months ago, I purchased some cute bear stamps (Town Bear from MFT stamps) that fit this challenge perfectly!


Please head over to Little Red Wagon to see what the rest of the Girlfriends have created - and then join in the "Riding Along" challenge!

This is my final week at work before holidays and then I'm off to the UK on Sunday. My middle and I are taking a trip to Scotland and England for a few weeks. Once I'm back, I'm looking forward to doing more blog visits as I'll have far more free time! It's been a blessing this year to have been busy with work but I'm ready for a bit of a break.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Happy Fishy Wishes

This week's Little Red Challenge is all about COUS - cards of unusual size. We're huge Princess Bride fans here so I especially like the name of this challenge (as Princess Bride has creatures called ROUS - rodents of unusual size). Basically, Jan, this week's hostess, is looking for any size or shape out of the ordinary.


I didn't stray too far from the norm, but I switched up my usual A2 rectangle by using chevron dies, inlaying the small one to create an acetate window. When I first started crafting, I embossed everything and it was so fun to pull out one of my original folders as I created my card! I also used the Aquarium Antics stamp and die sets from Your Next Stamp for all the little critters.

Please head over to Little Red Wagon to see what the rest of the team has created - and to link up your own COUS!

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Watt's Up?

Another week has flown by! I've got two and a half weeks left at work before my holidays begin. Right now, I'm proctoring exams and, because I work in Accessibility Services, this means that there is lots to do. It's incredibly busy. However, as I watch our students with disabilities writing with accommodations, I realize what an important and necessary service we provide and am so thankful to be part of it.


Imke is our hostess at Little Red Wagon this week and she's calling out, "Shine! It's Your Day!" She wants to see lights, glitter and sparkle on our creations. I went quite literal with mine and made a light bulb the focus of my card. The light bulb and sentiment are from Your Next Stamp's Perfect Chemistry set with Wink of Stella added to the light bulb for good measure (and glitter!). It's hard to tell in the photo but the blue cardstock that I used has quite a shine to it as well.

Please head over to Little Red Wagon to see what the rest of the Girlfriends have created - and then link up your own shiny projects!

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Howdy From the Herd

I can't believe it's already April! Time has been flying. Work is especially busy these days but I love what I do so keep going back!!

I'm delighted to be the hostess at Little Red Wagon this week and I've chosen the theme "Old McDonald". For those of you who are not native speakers of English, Old McDonald is a childhood song about a farmer with all sorts of animals. The theme "Old McDonald" is my way of asking you to feature farm animals on your creations.




For my card, I used a couple of stamp sets from My Favorite Things: Farm Friends (for most images and the sentiment) and Hog Heaven (for the fence).

Please head over to Little Red Wagon to see what the rest of the Girlfriends have created - and then link up your own "Old McDonald" creation. I'll be popping by to visit and comment on all the projects and can't wait to see what you create!

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Happy Easter

Brenda is our Little Red Wagon hostess this week and she's chosen the theme Hippity Hop. She wants to see creatures that hop on our projects. With Easter just around the corner, I thought a bunny card would fit both bills.


I used a sweet little bunny from Reverse Confetti for my card. In fact, the stamp set was one of the first image sets that I ever purchased. I'm in love with the little bunnies (even though I used only one of them).

Please head over to Little Red Wagon to see what the rest of the Girlfriends have created - and then hippity hop to your craftroom to create a project with something that hops!

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

I Love You, Mum

Heather is our hostess at Little Red Wagon this week and she's looking for us to "Focus on the Family". You can use family images or create something with a family member title/name in your sentiment.


In Canada, we celebrate Mother's Day in May. As I'll be away then, I thought this challenge would be the perfect opportunity to work ahead and create a special card for my mum. I used a few different supplies from My Favorite Things and Simon Says Stamp to create my card.

Please head over to Little Red Wagon to see what the rest of the Girlfriends have created - and then link up your own "Focus on the Family" project!

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

I Think You're Super

Imke is our hostess at Little Red Wagon this week and she wants us to "Say It in Speech Bubbles"! I have a few stamp sets and dies with speech bubbles but have been excited to ink up one of the sweet characters from Your Next Stamp's Little Darling Super Heroes so took advantage of the opportunity with this challenge.

Please head over to Little Red Wagon to see what the rest of the Girlfriends have created - and then get out your speech bubbles (or make some of your own) and join this week's fun!

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Let's Do Coffee

It's my turn to host at Little Red Wagon this week and I've chosen the theme "Thanks a Latte". I'd like to see hot beverages highlighted/featured on your projects. How you interpret this is up to you! Perhaps you'll create a pretty gift box with specialty teas. Perhaps a holder for a Starbucks gift card (which you could send my way with no complaints!). Or, perhaps you'll create a card featuring a hot beverage like I've done.


I used a stamp set (including the fun "ring") which I won from the wonderful Shirley of My Pinkie is Inkie in Boxertown. Although I'm not particularly fond of coffee myself, I do love to go to Starbucks with my friends. I typically get a latte as I think it's the cream and sugar that is what appeals to me!

Please head over to Little Red Wagon to see what the rest of the Girlfriends have created - and then link up your own creation. I look forward to seeing what you make!