Wednesday, September 18, 2019

I Pick You

I'm so happy to be hosting this week's Little Red Wagon challenge. I've chosen the theme "Apples and Bananas" which basically means that I'm looking for fruit of any kind on your projects.


I pulled out my Harvest Mouse stamp set (which is one of the first stamp sets I ever purchased) to create my little scene. The little mouse is one of my all-time favourite images. He's just so sweet! I didn't realize until I looked at my photo that I seem to have used two different shades of red for the oval frame and mat. Oh well!

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

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Prayers and Love

Brenda is hosting this week's challenge at Little Red Wagon and she has chosen the theme "In Memorium". Brenda is looking for creations of all types that remember lost loved ones in some way - from sympathy cards to memorial journals to scrapbook memory pages.


I decided to create sympathy cards - two! Unfortunately, a friend's father is quite ill and not expected to live much longer. The family has been in my thoughts and prayers and will continue to be. I created these cards for my friend and his mother using stamps from Hero Arts and from Studio Katia. The stamped flowers are all covered with Wink of Stella too - although it's difficult to see that in the photos.

Please head over to Little Red Wagon to see the creations made by the rest of the design team. We'd love to have you link up your own "In Memorium" projects too!

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Feel Better

Jan is hosting this week's challenge at Little Red Wagon and she's looking for "Nice and Clean" projects.


Jan doesn't necessarily mean that our cards/projects need to be simple, although I decided to go ultra simple on my card. In fact, I think that this is the fastest card I've ever made! This gave me more time for all the back to school prep that went on over the weekend - and that included simply having fun with my family!!

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

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

We're a Perfect Pair

Happy Wednesday! The days are starting to get a bit cooler here. It's been quite nice for being outside and getting things done without working up a total sweat!


Wednesday means a new challenge at Little Red Wagon. Before her injury, Doni chose the challenge "Foodie!" She'd like to see creations with food highlighted in some way, shape or form. I used an image that I've had for quite some time as the focal point of my card.

Please head over to Little Red Wagon to see what the rest of the team has make - and then create your own food-themed project!

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Cat Tags

Imke is our hostess at Little Red Wagon and she's saying "Tag it!" - which is her way of asking us to create tags.


My baby is turning 17 on Friday - and is 6'6" so not really a baby anymore! He loves his cat, Skimble, and I created a few tags to attach to some of his gifts. The cats are coloured to look like Skimble.

Please head over to Little Red Wagon to check out the Girlfriends' incredible tags - and then create and link up your own. We can't wait to see what you make!

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

The Time You Enjoy Wasting

I'm so excited to be this week's hostess at Little Red Wagon. I've chosen the theme "I'd like to teach the world to sing" - which basically means I'd like you to be inspired by music/songs as you create. 

I almost always have music playing, and especially love 80s music. I used Whitesnake's Here I Go Again as inspiration for my card. The first verse sings:


I don't know where I'm going
But I sure know where I've been
Hanging on the promises in songs of yesterday
And I've made up my mind
I ain't wasting no more time

This song was a favourite that my husband and I always cranked up and sang to when it came on the radio (or when we just played it ourselves). My former vehicle had a decal with the song's first two lines that I designed and cut with my Silhouette.


It's difficult to read the gold-embossed sentiment. It says, "The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time."

Here's the song for you! Gotta love that hair!!


Please head over to Little Red Wagon to see what the rest of the Girlfriends have created. And then turn on the radio or YouTube or get out your old vinyls and let a song inspire you to create!

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Look Who's Having a Birthday

We're having a new challenge at Little Red Wagon and Brenda is leading the way this week. Apparently, it's National Book Lovers' Day (who knew?!) so Brenda is looking for a focus on words.


I just purchased a Kobo in order to purchase and read the story of E.B. White and how he was inspired to write Charlotte's Web, which was one of (and still is one of) my favourite childhood stories. I read the book so many times when I was young - and then read it to my own children! I thought the take on the book would be a fitting take on words, given that Charlotte was able to spin words into her webs. For my card though, Wilbur and Charlotte are focusing on the newspaper - a source of a great many words!

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

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

You're Fantastic!

Jan is hosting this week's challenge at Little Red Wagon and she's looking for us to use digital stamps. While I have used digital stamps in the past, they've been few and far between so I was initially at a bit of a loss as to where to begin my search. My dear friend, Google, helped me out immensely and I ended up at Bugaboo stamps purchasing Doodle Dogs Collage.


Our student staff member will be leaving us at the end of the summer so I made this card for her. I coloured each of the six dogs in the collage to correspond with the hair and eye colours of the rest of the team. Our student staff member loves pink, so she's the super dog dressed in a sparkly pink cape! The super dog is from a MFT's stamp set, appropriately named Super Dog. (I used another one of the Super Dog stamps for last week's project.) The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamps Amazing stamp set.

Please hunt the internet for your own digistamps to create a project for this week's Little Red Wagon challenge. Although I ended up purchasing mine (for a great price!), I noticed lots of freebies out there too! 


PS In case any of you are wondering, I'm the dog in the top middle frame, hanging upside down with a green collar! 

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Super Dog

It's Doni's turn to host our latest Little Red Wagon challenge and she's all about these "Dog Days of Summer". Doni is looking for dogs of any kind on our projects. This was a great opportunity for me to use my Super Dog stamp set. I have to admit that I totally and completely stole the design idea for my card from the MFT store website. I loved the look of the card inspiration when I purchased the Super Dog stamp set and City Block die so decided to mimic things for myself!!


Please head over to Little Red Wagon to check out the rest of the Girlfriends' dog projects - and then create one of your own to link up!

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!