Wednesday, February 12, 2020

I'm Wild About You

Welcome to Wednesday and our latest challenge at Little Red Wagon - Wild One! It's my turn to host. Yay! This week, we're looking for any sort of wild animal - from lions and tigers and bears (oh my!) to racoons, skunks, mice and more. We'll even accept feral cats! If it's an animal and you can imagine it out in the wild, then link up your project here!


I decided to make a little set of Valentine's Day cards using lions. I thought the sentiment went nicely with the challenge theme too! Inside, the cards read "Valentine hugs".

Please be sure to check out the DT projects over at Little Red Wagon and then create your own "Wild One" papercrafts to link up. I can't wait to see what you create!

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

You're Awesome


Brenda is hosting this week's challenge at Little Red Wagon and she's chosen the theme "Aquarius" - anything to do with water in its liquid form. I don't really follow signs of the Zodiak so was oblivious to the fact that Aquarius is this month's sign. When my daughter asked about the theme and I told her, she filled me in! Either way, I had an idea in mind for my card and decided to use it.


I used a few different products from Your Next Stamp for my water-themed card. The stamp and corresponding dies are from the Sea Friends set and the fun panel is a die called Wave Panel. I included part of the negative cut from the panel in order to have the sentiment stand out - and to break up the blue sea and the blue sky. I finished things off with some clear droplet gems.

Please head over to Little Red Wagon to see what the rest of the Girlfriends have created - and then create your own Aquarius project to join in the fun!

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

There's Nothing Foxier

"Ah man!" is this week's theme for our latest Little Red Wagon challenge. Jan is our hostess and it's not so much that she's upset that something unfortunate happened as she's asking to see our masculine projects.


For me, masculine projects mean clean and simple - so that's what I did. I decided to use the sentiment that I did as I remember always trying to get my husband to wear a nice sweater. He preferred shirts for work and t-shirts for home - but I told him he looked quite handsome when he would wear a sweater. He would have laughed at this card.

Please head over to Little Red Wagon to see what masculine projects the rest of the Girlfriends have created - and then make and link your own project for the challenge!

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

You Deserve a Break

It's Doni's turn to host our Little Red Wagon this week, and she's saying "Books!" Doni would like us to share projects that have anything to do with books or reading - so newspapers, magazines, comfy reading chairs, reading glasses, bookmarks, etc!


I made a little gift card holder card to hold a gift card for our local bookstore. I used images from Your Nest Stamp's "Me Time" for the little bookshelf and plant and a sentiment from My Favorite Things.

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

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Joy, Love, Peace

It's Imke's turn to host at Little Red Wagon and she's saying, "After Christmas is Before Christmas" - which is so true! I'm a firm believer in starting early. In fact, on Monday I placed an order for some family stocking stuffers. I typically start my Christmas shopping in January. Sometimes, I forget what I've purchased though. Last year, I ended up keeping some of the stocking stuffers aside and I'll give them next Christmas! Anyway, I'm typically not as good about getting a head start when it comes to Christmas cards so I'm thankful to Imke for this challenge as I have now created my first Christmas card of 2020!


I used a Joy, Love, Peace die that I had purchased prior to Christmas but never used. I wanted to add a bit more to the card and found some nativity buttons that I've had for years. I trimmed the backs so they'd lie a bit more flat and think the Holy Family goes quite well on my card.

Please head over to Little Red Wagon to see what the rest of the Girlfriends have created - and then start your own Christmas 2020 preparations and sharing what you've made!

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Cake Box

I'm hosting this week's challenge at Little Red Wagon and am using a project of mine from eight years ago - January 2012! Basically, I messed up my own chosen themes and created a card that does not fit the "Have Your Cake and Eat It Too" theme in which I'd like to see any and all sorts of baked goods! I must have looked back at the last challenge I hosted which was "Snow Much Fun" as I thought that was this week's challenge. Anyway, my apologies and I hope you enjoy my blast from the past!


And here's the project I did create!

Please head over to Little Red Wagon to see what the rest of the Girlfriends have created - and then link up your own baked goods themed projects! I can't wait to see what you create!

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Hippo 100th Birdie

Happy New Year and greetings from the Grand Cayman Islands! My daughter and I are taking a New Year's cruise to Grand Cayman and Jamaica. Although the temperatures were mild for Christmas, it's still a treat to get away to sun and sand!

Brenda is hosting our first Little Red Wagon challenge of 2020 and she's saying "In with the old" - which seems opposite to what we usually say as we welcome in a new year. However, what Brenda is actually saying is that she'd like us to create a project using something that we've never used before. Perhaps it's something you've had for ages or perhaps it's something that you've recently acquired. Whatever it is, this challenge is the perfect time to put it to use.


I used a My Favorite Things stripes die that I've had for a couple of months but haven't yet put to work. I used it to create a background on some "smooshed" inked watercolour paper. I did the smooshing ages ago and kept the paper although never used it. I then used s stamp set from Lawn Fawn (which I have used in the past) and added the age.

Please head over to Little Red Wagon to see what the rest of the Girlfriends have created with their Never Before Used Stuff (NBUS) and then take advantage of the challenge to work with your NBUS!

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Joy to the World!

It's our final Little Red Wagon challenge of 2019 and Jan is hosting. She's chosen the theme "Happy Winter Holidays!" which is incredibly fitting given that faiths and cultures of many kinds are preparing to celebrate. We celebrate Christmas at our house. This year, we plan to be home for Christmas Day but then my daughter and I are heading on a New Year's cruise to Grand Cayman and Jamaica. We can’t wait for sun, sand and heat!!


I used my new MFT Little Town of Bethlehem die to create my card, topped on a starry inked background. The sentiment is heat embossed and I used a stamp from My Craft Spot.

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

I wish you all a joyous holiday season and, in the tradition and spirit of my family, Merry Christmas to each and every one of you!

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Joy Hope Love Gift Bag

Doni is hosting at Little Red Wagon this week and she wants to see "Bells Gone Wild". Doni is looking for bells of any sort - whether images, stencilled, embellishments, etc. And those bells can be Christmas bells, wedding bells, bells ringing in the new year, cow bells, bells on cat collars - just bells!


I used a Your Next Stamp die to create my little gift bag (Cute Little Shopping Bag) and then a few of the stamps from Clearly Besotted's Nativity Play set. This is the first time I've used a product from Clearly Besotted. I bought the stamp set as my sister gave me a little mouse nativity set years ago (in the photo background, although blurred) and I thought it would be perfect to make her a little mouse nativity bag to wrap a little necklace I bought her. I finished everything off with an emBELLishment!! My little bell actually rings too!

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

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

To My Beastie

Our latest Little Red Wagon challenge is "Wrap It!". Imke is our Hostess and she'd like to see anything to do with gifts - from gift bags to gift card holders to homemade gift wrap to gift images. If there is any sort of present involved, we want to be inspired by it!


I made a fun card for my beastie (aka best friend or bestie). We have an ongoing joke between us in which we call each other yeti and I got this MFT Beast Friends stamp set a few years ago with her in mind. I coloured up a few of the gift images that come with the set.

Please head over to Little Red Wagon to see the rest of the "Wrap It" projects designed by the Girlfriends - and then link up your own gift-inspired creation!