Until Further Notice

Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Doni is this week's Hostess at Little Red Wagon and she wants us to celebrate! Any project that celebrates anything meets the challenge requirements this week. Whether it's a new baby, a birthday, an early Christmas project, a retirement.. If you're celebrating it, we want to see your creation!


There are few things to celebrate next month in my neck of the woods. My son's girlfriend's birthday is one of them. She's been a big supporter of my cupcake creations since Covid began so I used a cupcake die from MFT Stamps as the focal point for my card. And I figured that the sentiment was just perfect for our Celebrate challenge - as well at Kaitlyn's birthday! 

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

Here's a photo of some of the cupcakes that I've created. Yum!!



Hello!

Wednesday, September 16, 2020
It's Wednesday! This means that it's time for a new challenge at Little Red Wagon. This week, Imke is our hostess and she's chosen the theme "Nature, Flora and Fauna". If your creation has to do with animals or plant life or nature of any kind, you're good to go!


I decided to go quite literal and used a stamp set from Flora & Fauna. Given the changing colours in my part of the world, I decided to go with a fall scene and used some distress oxide inks to create my background. 

Please get out your flora and/or fauna tools and create something for this week's challenge. If you're looking for inspiration, the rest of the Girlfriends have their takes on the theme over at Little Red Wagon


You Deserve Your Very Own Rainbow

Wednesday, September 9, 2020
It's time for our latest challenge at Little Red Wagon and I'm thrilled to be this week's hostess! I've chosen the theme, "Over the Rainbow" and am looking for projects using a minimum of three different colours.


I decided to use an actual rainbow on my card, using a rainbow die that I received free with an order from My Favorite Things a few months ago. I used my Zigs to colour the rainbow and little fairy. I haven't used them for a while! I added some iridescent stars to finish things off. This made taking a photo challenging!! The stars all look pink in the photo but that's okay. I like the pink!! 

Please head over to Little Red Wagon to check out the rest of the Girlfriends' projects and link up your own colourful project!

Joy Pen Jar

Wednesday, September 2, 2020
It's Brenda's turn to host at Little Red Wagon this week and she's looking for anything but a card! I'm sharing a project that I made a couple of months ago while attending Soul Full Camp - the virtual addition!

I'm not sure how I even first stumbled across the Soul Full Camp website. I know it was at least a year ago. I joined the mailing list and camps came and went. Each time, there was a longing in me to attend although I didn't know anybody else who was involved so found excuses. When the spring camps went virtual, I decided it was the perfect opportunity to connect and I am so thankful that I did! I've attended two virtual camps now and have come away blessed and strengthened each time. The women who lead the group (Jenny and Heather), as well as the rest of the campers, welcomed me with open hearts. We laughed, cried, shared and learned together. Believe or not, we even danced too! It was so much fun!


On one of the retreats, we had a scavenger hunt. It turns out that we were collecting the items within our homes to make a "JOY" jar. What a clever idea!! I started my jar with bits of paper tucked inside reminding me of the things I have in my life that bring me joy. However, I decided to turn my "JOY" jar into a JOY pen jar. It's on my work desk (as I'm still working from home) and I see it each and every day. It reminds me that I can choose to live a life of joy and reminds me to give thanks for my many blessings. As some of you know, I lost my husband to cancer a few years ago. I have made the conscious decision to live a life of joy as I move through my grief. Am I joyful he's gone? Absolutely not! Do I still weep? Oh boy, do I ever! However, I am so conscious of the gift of time - its unknowns and uncertainties. It's a gift with no promises and I choose to live with joy as much as I can.


Here's a photo taken of the women at the Soul Full Camp virtual retreat (taken from their Facebook page). I'm second from the left in the second row. I'm looking forward to the time we can meet in person! 

Please head over to Little Red Wagon to see what the rest of the Girlfriends have made this week - and then create anything but a card to enter our challenge!

Feel Better

Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Jan is hosting our latest Little Red Wagon challenge and she's calling out, "Digi Doo"! Jan is looking for us to use digital images (or sentiments, papers, etc.) on our creations. 


I don't typically use digital images or elements on my cards. However, back in March, My Favorite Things offered four of their Birdie Brown stamp sets in digital format and I was fortunate enough to see the posting and download (and save!) the images to my computer. I'd originally forgotten about having done this and was scouring the internet for digital images to use for this week's challenge.

Unfortunately, my son's girlfriend has been quite ill with a kidney infection. She had to undergo a test for Covid and we're all incredibly thankful that the results are negative. I decided to make a card for Kaitlyn and that's when I remembered the digital images and finally put them to use! I was texting with Kaitlyn earlier today and the antibiotics are starting to have a positive effect which is wonderful news!

Please head over to Little Red Wagon and see how the rest of the Girlfriends used digital stamps! And then try it out for yourself in order to join our challenge this week!
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