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Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Brenda is this week's Hostess at Little Red Wagon and she's calling out, "Give us your background!" From paper piecing to inking to smooshing and stamping, create a background for your project!

Unfortunately, the sister of a dear friend just passed away unexpectedly so I needed a card for her. I used Barn Door distress ink with spritzes of water and smooshed the colour onto watercolour cardstock before stamping some flowers from MFT. The sentiment is from Hero Arts and then a few Pretty Pink Posh embellishments finished things off - or so I thought. I decided the card needed just a little something more so added Wink of Stella to the flowers. This card was easy to put together and I'm pleased with the results.

Please head over to Little Red Wagon to see what backgrounds the rest of the Girlfriends have created and then whip up your own background to join our challenge this week.

I'm also entering my card into this week's Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes.

Congrats to the Grad

Wednesday, July 22, 2020
It's Jan's turn to host at Little Red Wagon and she's seeing spots - and dots, stripes, lines, plaids, etc. Jan is looking for lines and dots of all kinds on our projects.

Back in April, when Simon Says Stamp released some new products for grads, I made an immediate purchase. With three grads this year (my daughter finished her second undergrad, my son's girlfriend completed her undergrad and my youngest finished high school), I was so excited for the new release! Despite ordering in April and having the items shipped out within a week, they just arrived last week!! It seems my package was in lockdown somewhere along the way. Anyway, I've finally made a card using the new products.

Please head over to Little Red Wagon to see the rest of the Girlfriends' "Spots and Stripes" projects - and then create something to link up. We'd love to have you join us!

Hi, Sweet Girl

Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Doni is our hostess at Little Red Wagon this week and she's chosen "Fantasy" as our theme. She's looking for anything from fairies to gnomes, unicorns and dragons. If it's fantastical, it's game!

Last month, I ordered the new Flower Fairies stamp set from MFT. When I was little, I collected the Flower Fairy books so fell in love with the set as soon as I saw it. I had fun creating this card with an abundance of glitter, including some heat embossed glitter hearts on the cloudy background and glitter on the wee fairy's wings, belt and shoes. I even added glitter to the background mat (pink) and the sentiment banner. There's probably glitter on other parts of the card given the amount that ended up on my fingers!

Please head over to Little Red Wagon to see what the rest of the Girlfriends have created. We'd love to have you join this week's "Fantasy" challenge too!

I'm linking up my card in this week's Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday Challenge: For a Child.

Sending Sunny Vibes

Wednesday, July 8, 2020
This week has been an incredibly busy one for me so far so I'm glad it's Wednesday and halfway to the weekend! Last week, I was off on Wednesday due to Canada Day and our uni's president closed the school for Thursday and Friday, giving all staff and faculty two days paid holiday in recognition of our work and efforts over the past few months as we shifted to remote work. It was so nice to have the time off! I do absolutely love my job but admit to preferring time in the sun, especially in or near water!

Imke is our hostess at Little Red Wagon and she's calling out, "Embossing!" She's happy to see either heat or dry embossing on our projects. I decided to continue the summertime theme from last week and created my sunny background with some heat embossing made with sparkly embossing powder.

Please head over to Little Red Wagon to see what the rest of the Girlfriends have created and then get out your embossing tools to join the fun!

Warmest Birthday Wishes

Wednesday, July 1, 2020
Happy Canada Day!! I do hope that all my Canadian friends have a wonderful day! It will be a very different day of celebrations given our physical distancing. In my area, we are now permitted to gather in groups of no more than 10 so the kids and I are headed to my sister's place. Even though she lives nearby, we have not seen each other since pre-lockdown!

I'm thrilled to be hosting this week's challenge at Little Red Wagon - Summertime Fun! I love summer - and lazy days at the beach with a book and sand between my toes are like heaven on earth! I had a super fun time colouring up all the My Favourite Things "Sunny Vibes" images for my card. I had to substitute the sun from the set as my Scan'NCut didn't want to cut it as one image!

I'd like to point out that the cups are all reusable and that's definitely a stainless steel straw. Anybody who knows me well knows that I am a HUGE advocate of lugging mugs and stainless steel straws. I carry these things around with me. Anyway, I didn't want anybody to think that I was supporting single-use cups or plastic straws here!

Please head over to Little Red Wagon to see what other Summertime Fun creations the Girlfriends have made - and then create and link up your own project!

I'm also entering this card at Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday Challenge - Bright and Cheerful!
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