Thoughts and Prayers

Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Our latest Little Red Wagon is Flutter By and it's being hosted by the incredibly talented Chrissy. It's starting to get chilly here in Central Ontario (Canada) and I think we've seen the last of butterflies in this part of the world. However, Chrissy lives on the opposite side of the world and I'm wondering if the butterflies are starting to come out for her! 

I used a few products that I've had for years and years! The large butterfly and coordinating butterfly are Cuttlebug products and the little butterflies and sentiment are from My Craft Spot. I've still kept all my My Craft Spot products from when I was on Kimberly's design team and love to pull them out from time to time. They were perfect for this challenge! 

Please head over to Little Red Wagon to check out the rest of the butterflies showcased by the Girlfriends - and then flutter to the link up your own butterfly creations!

Geo Pro Makeover

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

It's the talented Imke's turn to host our latest Little Red Wagon challenge and she's chosen the theme "A Wreath for all Seasons". I have different wreaths that I hang on my front door for most seasons - although I have flowers in summer but no wreath. However, my project involves a summer wreath. 

As you may remember, I purchased a small new-to-me trailer (caravan) in June and spent hours and hours giving it a facelift. Most of the work included painting and papering, although I did make a few d├ęcor items. I was going for an English cottage look in order to walk inside and feel a sense of peace. Mission accomplished! I really do find the trailer a place where I can rest and recharge. One of the items I made to decorate the trailer is a little plaque with a wreath and I've chosen to share that today as an excuse to finally post my trailer pics!

To create the little plaque, I took an oval piece of pine and layered it with some of the wallpaper I'd used in a few spots in the trailer. I used some sandpaper to lightly distress the edges and then applied a small amount of antique wax to the edges as well. I took some floral vine and wove it into a little wreath before adding a final touch of twine and hydrangea petals. 

I've affectionately named my trailer "Barb". Apparently, she was previously owned by a couple of women who I believe to be a bit older than I am given the stories I heard about them. I was also told that they were an absolute hoot and that drew me to the trailer, knowing that it had been a place of love and laughter. I'm assuming that one of the women was named Barb as, when the keys were handed to me, the name "Barb" was on the keychain. The name stuck! I've since been gifted a new woven keychain with the name Barb as well as a "Barbara" notebook which I use as my travel log/journal when I go away camping. 

There was nothing wrong with the trailer when I purchased it although I found it rather dark and wanted my happy place to feel light, airy and happy! This is why I went for whites and soft florals. 

Here are some before and after pics to see Barb's transformation. 




Murphy Bed / Couch:


Another view:

And a few more after shots:

And finally, a view of the trailer itself. I was fortunate to spend time in my trailer for one last getaway over the past weekend. Here's my home-away-from-home surrounded by our gorgeous fallen autumn leaves!

Thanks for enjoying my project with me! Don't forget to head over to Little Red Wagon to check out the other wreaths and to link up your own projects! 

Happy Birdie Wishes

Wednesday, October 6, 2021
I'm hosting at Little Red Wagon this week and I'm continuing my theme of 80's hits, this time with Cyndi Lauper's "Girls Just Want to Have Fun". Basically, I'm looking for girl-themed projects of all kinds. I'm fine if you reject the gender binary too! 

My daughter loves frills and jewels, pinks and purples - as well as hummingbirds! I made this card for her back in the summer. It's one of a few cards I made well in advance for our Little Red Wagon challenges. Not because I was super organized but because I misread the challenge themes and ended up working way ahead! It all works out though as this has been a particularly busy start of term as our students transition back to in-person learning. 

Please head over to Little Red Wagon to see the rest of the Girlfriends' creations (which I'm sure they had fun making!). Then link up your own paper projects so I'll know to pop by your blogs to see what you've created. 

It's Your Day - Milk It!

Wednesday, September 29, 2021
The wonderful Brenda is hosting this week's Little Red Wagon challenge and she's singing Old McDonald's Farm - use a farm animal on your project. 

I knew right away that I wanted to use a cow although I'm not sure why! I had fun stencilling the background balloons and then coloured my black and white cow. 

Please head over to Little Red Wagon to see the rest of the Girlfriends' projects - and then link up your own farm animal creation! 

Best Fishes for a Very Happy Christmas

Wednesday, September 22, 2021
It's Janice's turn to host at Little Red Wagon and she's looking for us to use digi stamps - images, sentiments, backgrounds, etc. I don't typically use digi stamps and, although I do have a few, I decided I wanted to try something new. I was delighted to find some fun festive freebie fish images from Polkadoodles so downloaded the set and picked one of my favourites. 

Since it is a digistamp, I was able to do a bit of editing to add my own sentiment. I suppose that counts as a digi stamp too!

Please head over to Little Red Wagon to see what the rest of the Girlfriends have created - and then take this opportunity to browse online to check out the multitude of digistamps out there! 

Former Design Team Member at My Craft Spot (2011-2015)
My Craft Spot

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