She Who Leaves a Trail of Glitter

Wednesday, July 28, 2021
I'm delighted to be hosting this week's challenge at Little Red Wagon. In keeping with my 80s classics themes this year, I've chosen "Bette Davis Eyes" and am looking for any sort of creation with a face. How you interpret this is quite open - an actual human or critter face, a clock or watch, and open-face sandwich, and so on!


A colleague of mine is retiring at the end of the week and I created this card for her - hence the fairy with grey hair! My colleague loves any and all things with glitter and sparkle and when I saw this sentiment, I knew it would be perfect so designed the same on my computer and printed it off. 

I'd actually ordered a goose with a crown stamp - as my colleague loves geese - but it didn't arrive in time for the retirement party and I'm actually glad as I prefer the fairy. It's hard to see in the photo, but there is a glittery flight path trailing the fairy and there is glitter on the wings and other parts of the image.

Inside reads:
We hope your retirement
brings you pleasure
Exciting new memories to treasure
And special moments
beyond all measure
Wishing you joy and sparkle always!

Please head over to Little Red Wagon to see how the Girlfriends have interpreted this week's challenge - and then hum or sing Bette Davis Eyes as you get crafting to join the fun! 

(I'm sorry I've fallen behind with my blog visits. This has been a challenging month. I was hit pretty hard with side-effects from my second dose of the Covid vaccine and our nine-month old kitten, Bishop, has gone missing. Although the dog is delighting in all the extra walks as we've gone searching, we're devastated that he's not yet turned up. I also went for vocal cord surgery yesterday - and am not permitted to speak for a week! That's torture for me... I'm hoping to visit some blogs during my recovery as I'm not permitted to work.)
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I Whale Love You Always

Wednesday, July 14, 2021
Our fearless Little Red Wagon leader, Jan, is hosting this week's challenge and she wants us to CASE someone. Although I knew the general idea of what this challenge meant and what I was to do (copy somebody else's fabulous ideas), I had to look up what CASE stands for: Copy Another Stamper's (or Scrappers) Efforts. 


I worked backwards a bit for this one. I decided that I wanted to use some of the products that I *had* to get when MFT had a fantastic sale last month - and yet still sat wrapped in their original, unopened packaging. I really wanted to use the Wavy Lines stencil so looked through the product inspiration photos and realized that Karolyn Loncon used the stencil as well as the "Best Catch Ever" stamp set which I also purchased (and also hadn't opened yet). I figured it was a win all round! I pretty much kept things the same with a few minor changes. I thought the card was fantastic and I suppose that CASEing is all about showing the original creator that their work is so good it needs to be recreated!


Please head over to Little Red Wagon to see the CASEd creations of the Girlfriends. And now's the perfect opportunity to try out an idea you've seen by somebody else!


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Warm and Fuzzy Wishes

Wednesday, July 7, 2021
Chrissy is hosting this week's challenge at Little Red Wagon and she's in the holiday spirit! It's mid-way to Christmas and Chrissy would like to see any and all things Christmas related! From cards and tags to home decor, we'd love to see your creations. Plus, December You will be so happy that July You got a head start on things!


I created a card. I thought the stamps were from a set I hadn't used before, but when I went to open the package, I could tell that a couple of the stamps had been inked up at some point. I have no memory of what I made so it must have been in the busyness of last Christmas!

My son and I had a great weekend camping, despite a day of lots of rain. The camper was fabulous! It was hard to come back to reality. Although I have another trip planned for the end of August, I'm hoping to get out again for a night or two before that.

Please head over to Little Red Wagon to be inspired by the Girlfriends' Christmas creations - and then start your own holiday projects to link up and join the fun!
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Good Times

Wednesday, June 30, 2021
Imke is hosting this week's Little Red Wagon challenge and she's looking for "Fruit Salad" - use any kind of fruit on your project or create something that has to do with fruit in some way.


One of my favourite fruits is pineapple so I decided to use some pineapple silhouettes nestled by a tropical drink. Our weather feels quite tropical these days with some record-breaking temperatures out west and some pretty hot and humid days here in Ontario as well. I love the summer so won't complain as I'll take this over the cold any day!

My work on the trailer continues. I've been burning the candle at both ends in the process! Although the work isn't finished yet, the trailer is still fully functional. In fact, I'm heading out today with my youngest for the long weekend. It's the first time we'll be using the trailer and I'm looking forward to it! Here's a before/after photo of the little bathroom which is finished. I've been going for a country cottage theme. 


Please head over to Little Red Wagon to see what the rest of the Girlfriends have created - and then link up your own fruity creation to help us make fruit salad!!
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Wishing You Sunnier Days Ahead

Wednesday, June 23, 2021
I'm so pleased to be hosting this week's Little Red Wagon challenge! I've got another 80s hit - Walking on Sunshine - to inspire you. We're looking for anything sun or summer related.


I recently purchased the MFT "Weather With You" card kit. Although I wasn't going to buy any more paper crafting supplies for a bit (as I'm doing some decor crafting for my trailer makeover), I couldn't resist the 50% off sale on the kit, as well as savings on a few other items. I tried to be good! I used the new kit to create my card. I got the idea for the partially-stencilled circle from the card kit inspiration page. It worked as I was inspired!!

I've been burning the candle at both ends as it's quite busy at work as we intake our new students for the fall. And then I've been spending my evenings and weekends on the trailer makeover. It's starting to come together although it certainly is quite an undertaking! I'm excited to post pictures when I've finished.

Please head over to Little Red Wagon to see what the rest of the Girlfriends have created - and then link up your own "Walking on Sunshine" projects to join the fun!
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Hi! Hello!

Wednesday, June 16, 2021
It's time for another challenge at Little Red Wagon and Brenda's chosen the theme "Bits". She's looking for us to use leftovers. I'm not particularly good at saving leftovers and don't typically colour images if I'm not going to use them - unless I'd wanted to use them and then wasn't happy with them, but then they end up in recycling!! I did have a few items left over for a kit I made a few years ago when my daughter was doing a uni placement in a home for marginalized expectant mothers. Erin was organizing a craft afternoon so I cut up a number of card kits for her. Apparently, the afternoon was a hit! I did have some items left over and really spent no time on this week's creation. I'm not particularly fond of  my colouring job but Brenda wanted leftover bits and so here I go!


The background greeting is from The Greeting Farm. It's one of the first stamps I ever owned. I think I actually won it! And the little hedgehog is from My Favorite Things. 

Please head over to Little Red Wagon to see what the rest of the Girlfriends have created and then use up your scrap bits to put something together for this week's challenge! 
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CAS Thanks

Wednesday, June 9, 2021
Jan is hosting this week's Little Red Wagon challenge and she's keeping things CAS - clean and simple. Any project that is not too fancy, has limited details and/or embellishments would fit the bill here.


I pulled out a stamp that I've had stored in the bin on my top craftroom bookshelf for ages. I found a lot of neat treasures in there! The stamp says "Studio G" which I believe is a Michael's brand. I inked it up, stamped it three times and then smooshed some water inks using a small stamp block. I then added a few splatters and a die-cut sentiment from Your Next Stamp. I thought I was done but decided that the splatters took the card from CAS to non-CAS. As the card was simple to create, I decided to make a second - this time with no splatters and a slightly higher sentiment. It's great to have two extra thank you cards in my stash.

Please head over to Little Red Wagon to see what the rest of the Girlfriends have created - and then link up your own CAS projects!
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Fifty - 14 in Scrabble

Wednesday, June 2, 2021
Wherever you are, I hope your weather is as nice as ours!! As I'm still working from home, I'm blessed to have the opportunity to head to the back garden for breaks and lunches each day. I'm loving it! That said, our uni (where I work) is spread over the banks of a river and I typically went for daily walks along the river during my lunches. I love being outdoors with the warmth of the sun shining down.


Chrissy is our talented hostess at Little Red Wagon and she's looking for "Masculine Makes". I have to admit that I totally got the idea for my card and sentiment from Mandy through one of her recent LRW entries. I'd been gifted a bag of all sorts of goodies - including Scrabble tiles - from my daughter for Mother's Day last month so was thrilled to have an idea to put them to good use! I used my computer to generate the printed sentiment. The simplicity of the card with a touch of humour seems perfect to me for a masculine make!

Please head over to Little Red Wagon to see what the rest of the Girlfriends have created for the males in their lives - and then create and link up your own masculine make for this week's challenge!
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Be True to Who You Are

Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Our wonderful hostess at Little Red Wagon this week is Imke and she wants us to "Say it with flowers". The gardens are springing to life here and it's a delight to behold the beauty of this time of year. Your project can have anything to do with flowers.


I pulled out my NBUS Brush Petal 2 stamp set from Flora & Fauna. I love the look of the floral background I created and wish I'd used these stamps sooner! I finished things off with a sentiment strip from my stash and a couple of dew drops. This card was so quick and easy to put together with the stamps doing all the hard work. It was perfect for me to get back outside to enjoy the great outdoors!

Please head over to Little Red Wagon to see the rest of the Girlfriends' floral creations - and know you're very welcome to join the fun as well!
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Beary Best Birthday

Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Happy Wednesday! I'm delighted to be hosting at Little Red Wagon this week. In keeping with my 80s hits themes, I'm going with Whitesnake's "Here I Go Again" and am looking for anything related to travel. Years ago, I used my Silhouette to create a decal for my car which read, "I don't know where I'm going but I sure know where I've been" - which are the first two lines of "Here I Go Again". Whenever the song came on, my husband and I used to sing the song at the top of our lungs together as we drove along. Happy memories. 

This coming weekend is a holiday one in Canada. I was supposed to go camping and booked my site months ago. Unfortunately, our lockdown has been extended until at least June 2 so "here I stay again"! The pool has been opened though so I'll spend the time working on getting that ready for swimming. In addtion to holiday Monday, I've actually taken Friday and Tuesday off as vacation days and am looking forward to a long-overdue break!


I used My Favorite Things' Town Bear stamp set for my little bear, tree, stop sign and sentiment. The background was stamped using MFT's City Block Background. I bought the stamp when it first came out thinking I'd do all sorts of things with it... and finally inked it up for this project!

Please head over to Little Red Wagon to see the projects created by the rest of the talented design team - and then make your own travel-themed creation to join the fun. I can't wait to see what you make!
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Flippin' Fabulous

Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Brenda is hosting this week's challenge at Little Red Wagon and she's chosen the theme "Sand and Sea". She's looking for anything to do with the ocean or beach. I absolutely love the ocean and can't wait for things to open up so I can sail and travel again. 


I decided to go with the "sand" part of "Sand and Sea" and coloured up this fun little crab from Your Next Stamp. Even if I can't get to the sea anytime soon, I can - and will - wear flip flops!! 

Please head over to Little Red Wagon to see what the rest of the Girlfriends have created - and then make and link up your "Sand and Sea" projects!

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MUM love you

Wednesday, May 5, 2021
How is it already May?! Time seems to be flying by even though it's pretty much the same thing day in and day out. I still feel blessed to be working from home and as safe as possible from all that's going on around me. The temperatures have been cold and wet - and I've got the pool opening booked in two weeks and a camping weekend in three!! (I've learned that my camping trailer/caravan will be delayed another month or two at a minimum so I'll still be tenting!) Hopefully, the temperatures start to rise soon.

Jan is our hostess at Little Red Wagon this week and she's simply calling "Hers!" Any feminine-type project will fit the bill. 


With Mother's Day coming up this Sunday in Canada, I decided to create a card for my beautiful Mum. I've been so fortunate to have been raised by such a wonderful woman who lives kindness and grace in all she does. Sometimes, I hear people say that I remind them of my mum and I can't think of a higher compliment! I strive to be like her and give thanks for the example she has been to me and for me. 

Please head over to Little Red Wagon to see the rest of the projects made by the Girlfriends - and then create your own "Hers!" craft to join in this week's challenge!

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I'm also linking up my card at this week's Simon Says Stamp challenge: Feminine
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Thinking of You

Wednesday, April 28, 2021
It's Chrissy's turn to host our latest Little Red Wagon challenge and she's chosen the theme "Smell the Roses"- or any sort of flower. We were actually supposed to use spring flowers or use flowers to celebrate spring in some way but, unfortunately, I did not read carefully enough until I went to post my card. Fortunately, the Little Red Wagon Girlfriends are amazing people as when I explained the situation and indicated that I would make a card tomorrow (which is now today by the time this post is published!), I was encouraged to post my creation. In fact, Brenda, who hails from Hawaii, let me know that all kinds of flowers bloom all year round in Hawaii - so I'll just say this is a Hawaiian spring card! I'm actually not even sure what sort of flowers these are on my card. Perhaps they are also blooming in other parts of the world this spring!!


The stamp used to create my flowers is called "Fine-Lined Floral". I heat embossed the stamped image and then sponged shades of blue over top. I then took some of the darkest blue and went over parts of the flowers and also stamped the "you" before splashing drops of the same colour over the inked portion of the mat. I used navy cardstock for the back mat as well as the sentiment strip. 

Please head over to Little Red Wagon to "Smell the Roses" and all the other flowers there. We'd love to have you join our challenge too!

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I will be linking up my card in this week's Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes.
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Sending You a Bunch of Good Wishes

Wednesday, April 21, 2021
The past few weeks have been incredibly busy here. Work has been stressful with end-of-term and our department has been especially busy as we support students with disabilities as they try to navigate online learning during a trying time. It's exhausting yet fulfilling. I've not had much time for myself (and for you with my blog visits!) but am hoping that will start to change soon. Exams will be done by the end of the week and that should make a difference.

It's Imke's turn to host our challenge at Little Red Wagon this week and she's looking for mystical creatures. Think gnomes and fairies, yeti and unicorns. 


I decided to go with a fairy for my card and I'm glad I did as this card works well for a birthday and I have need of a birthday card to give later this week!

Please head over to Little Red Wagon to see what the rest of of the Girlfriends have created and then link up your own mystical project to join the fun!
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Together is a Beautiful Place to Be

Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Happy Wednesday! It's finally starting to feel like spring around here. We had some beautiful weather last week and our spring flowers are popping up. Some of my daffodils have already bloomed. Daffs are my favourite so I'm always thrilled to see their yellow heads dancing in my gardens! 

I'm happy to be hosting this week's Little Red Wagon Challenge. Moving along with my Classic 80s challenge themes this year, I've chosen "In the Air Tonight". I'm looking for anything airborne - from kites to birds to planes to balloons - and more!


I opted to use a couple of hot air balloons from MFTs In Paris stamp set. I did some masking to layer the balloons and to ink a stencilled cloud background (although it's difficult to see the clouds). I used my Zig watercoloured markers too. I haven't used those in a bit. 

Please head over to Little Red Wagon to see what the rest of the Girlfriends have created - and then link up your own "In the Air Tonight" projects. I'm looking forward to seeing what you make! 
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You Rock

Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Brenda is our hostess at Little Red Wagon this week and she's calling out "Monsters!". She'd like us to either use monsters on our project or monstrous images, etc. (e.g., large flowers, huge sentiment, big die cuts, etc.).


I went with an actual monster. I'm not overly impressed with this card - but I think it's the monster I don't really like. Perhaps that's actually a good thing!!

Please head over to Little Red Wagon to see what the rest of the Girlfriends have created and then link up your own monster creation!
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I Remembered Your Birthday

Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Jan is hosting this week's Little Red Wagon challenge and she's calling out "Happy Birthday!". 


I decided to use My Favorite Things' Old Friends stamp set to create a birthday card for one of my closest friends. We met in high school and we still get together regularly! The sentiment on this card is especially funny as Michelle and I share the same birthday so I'd have to be really forgetful to miss her special day! We have been using the same card for each other, passing it back and forth, for about 20 years now. This year, Michelle has the card so it's my turn to give a fresh one! I'll keep the one we pass back and forth and give it back next year. It's fun to read through all the messages we have left for each other over the years. They're getting smaller and smaller as we run out of space using front, inside and back of the card!!

Please head over to Little Red Wagon to see what the rest of the Girlfriends have created - and then make a birthday card for somebody you know! We'd love to have you link up and join us! 
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Dogs Leave Paw Prints on Your Heart

Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Happy Wednesday - I think!! For some reason (likely being home again and again from one day to the next!), I've been completely muddled on the days this week. I'm also mixed up with the weeks. I attend a virtual book club the last Tuesday of each month and planned my evening yesterday around book club, only to learn that next Tuesday is the last Tuesday of the month. Oh dear!

Chrissy is our hostess at Little Red Wagon this week and she's looking for "A heart or two... or three". Include at least one heart on your project and you're good to join us!


My colleague recently had to say goodbye to his dog so I made this card for him and his family. Our team also made a donation to our local animal shelter in honour of Eudora. 

Please head over to Little Red Wagon to see what the rest of the Girlfriends have created - and then add a heart or two (or three or more!) to your next project in order to join our challenge too!
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I am Really Missing You

Wednesday, March 17, 2021
It's time for a new challenge at Little Red Wagon and Imke is our talented hostess this week. Imke is challenging us to create one layered cards. This was a challenge for me as I usually have at least two layers so was wondering what I could do beyond simply stamping a sentiment on a piece of cardstock. However, I decided to use a stencil, some ink splatters and a heat embossed sentiment for the illusion of depth while keeping things to one layer. This card was fairly quick and easy to put together and I might have to create more one-layered cards in the future!


The stencil I used is from Reverse Confetti and the sentiment from My Favorite Things. The wonky die is Lil Inker Designs. After cutting my front panel, I kept the die on the cardstock in order to create a frame when stencilling. I made this card to send to a dearly loved friend who is going through a tough time right now. 

Please head over to Little Red Wagon to see what the rest of the Girlfriends have created - and then try your hand at a one-layered card to join the fun!
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Congratulations

Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Happy Wednesday! I'm thrilled to be hosting this week's Little Red Wagon challenge. In keeping with my 80s rock-themed challenges this year, the challenge for this week is "You Spin Me Round". Basically, I'm looking for circles of any kind - from circle-shaped cards, circled patterned paper, circle embellishments, circular frames, etc. 


One of my colleagues recently gave birth to a baby girl so I made this card to offer my congratulations. I used a layered stencil set to ink all the circles. I also used a NBUS round "Congratulations" die that I received free with a MFT purchase a couple of years ago. And the sweet little donkey is from a Your Next Stamp set.

Please head over to Little Red Wagon to see what the rest of the Girlfriends have created - and then link up your own "You Spin Me Round" project! 
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With Sympathy and Love

Wednesday, March 3, 2021
It's Brenda's turn to host this week's Little Red Wagon challenge and she wants to see "Fun Feathered Friend". I have to admit that, when I wrote down this week's challenge, I simply wrote "birds". As a result, my card is not a particularly fun one. However, the birds are sent to bring comfort and love to a dear friend.


The birds I used are from Flora & Fauna's Woodgrain Bird stamp set. "With sympathy" was cut with an Avery Elle die set and "and love" is from a Hero Arts stamp set. The birds don't look quite as bright in real life but do have some Wink of Stella on them for a bit of shine.

Please head over to Little Red Wagon to see what the rest of the Girlfriends have created - and then link up your own "Fun Feathered Friends" projects. We're always happy to see your cards, layouts, home decor projects, tags, etc.!
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Birthday Blessings

Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Jan is this week's Little Red Wagon and she's looking for anything and everything "Totally Teddies"! She's let us know that bears of any sort will do so that's the direction I went.


I used some stamps from Flora and Fauna's Mushroom Forest set and water-coloured the background and images. The little sentiment tag was created using dies, a stamp and jute from My Craft Spot (no longer in business). I added a few vellum die-cut flowers to finish things off. 


On a completely different note, I have a new man in my life!! He's the sweetest little guy and I am completely smitten with him. He's quite cuddly and such a happy soul. We've named him Bishop after Bishop Myriel from Les Mis as he has a bit of a white collar. He is rather a rascal though and part of me thinks that he would have been more appropriately named Mungojerrie!! It's a good thing he's so cute!

Please head over to Little Red Wagon to see what the rest of the Girlfriends have created for this week's "Totally Teddies" challenge. We'd love for you to join the fun as well!
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Hello Tag

Wednesday, February 17, 2021
It's time for our newest challenge at Little Red Wagon and this week, our newest Girlfriend is calling out, "Tag! You're It!" Chrissy has just joined Little Red Wagon and we're so excited that she is sharing her talent and friendship with us! Chrissy is challenging us to make tags of all kinds! Your tags can be part of a gift box or card or they can stand on their own. 


I created two little springtime tags using a variety of dies from different companies. My brain is heading to summer mode even though we are still in the middle of winter here. I recently ordered a small travel trailer/RV and am just itching for it to get here (in a few months!) and then enjoy some weekends out of the house. It's been so long since we've been able to travel at all and it looks like things will still be local this year. I'm really excited to have a little home on wheels for camping resorts and boondocking during my summer holidays. 

Please head over to Little Red Wagon to see what the rest of the Girlfriends have created for our tag challenge - and then make a tag or two of your own to join in the fun!
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Everything Stops for Tea

Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Imke is hosting this week's Little Red Wagon challenge and she's chosen the theme "Hot Drinks". I've been enjoying lots of teas lately and have even had a few mugs of hot chocolate. It's been quite cold here in Central Ontario (Canada)! I much prefer warm weather so do enjoy hot drinks when I'm feeling chilled.


I feel as though I cheated a bit with this project. This past two weeks been especially busy ones with little time for anything extra. Although I did end up doing some crafting on the weekend, those creations were needed for unexpected reasons and will be used in future challenges. For this gift card holder, I simply cut some patterned paper (from a set of papers that came free with a magazine) using a gift card holder die which I've had since my early crafting days. I then cut a couple of pieces from the coordinating paper and affixed them to the holder. In order to seem as though I was putting a bit more effort into things, I added a gumdrop to the holder flap! It was fun to be in my craftroom even though it wasn't for very long. I'm looking forward to things settling a bit next week as Monday is a holiday here and I've decided to take Tuesday off as well. Four day weekend!

Please head over to Little Red Wagon to see what the rest of the Girlfriends have created for the "Hot Drinks" challenge. We'd love to have you link up your own projects as well!
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Valentine's Card

Wednesday, February 3, 2021
Happy Wednesday from chilly central Ontario! We haven't had much more snow the past few days but we have had some very cold temperatures. I've been spending my days looking at little travel trailers and dreaming of summer. Given that we won't be able to go on holidays again this summer, I decided to invest in a little trailer in order to at least get away to some local campgrounds. In fact, I've already booked our first camping trip!

I'm delighted to be hosting this week's Little Red Wagon challenge. The theme this week is "Total Eclipse of the Heart". For each of my challenges this year, I've chosen a theme based on an eighties hit! I'm actually looking for projects with hearts which seems quite fitting given that Valentine's Day is just around the corner. 

I recently purchased some slimline dies through Amazon and used a couple of them on my card. The hearts flourish border was cut four times from a die from My Craft Spot (no longer in business) and then layered together for a bit of thickness. The top layer has a few black paint splashes on it. I used a few different shades of reds to smoosh my background and then splattered some red and black. The black panel is also embossed with some tiny hearts. I was going to leave things like that and add a Happy Valentine's Day sentiment but the card just seemed too bland. I added a little boa and some red heart gems. The sentiment can go inside. 

I do hope you'll head over to Little Red Wagon to see what the rest of the Girlfriends have created and then link up your own heart-themed project!
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You Are Made of Wonderful

Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Happy snowy Wednesday! We got quite a lot of snow here yesterday. One of the advantages of being on lock-down is that I don't have to worry about winter driving! I would have had a nasty drive home yesterday - but instead, I was indoors enjoying hot chocolate!!


Brenda is our hostess at Little Red Wagon this week and she wants us to "Build a snowperson". That's exactly what I did for my card! In fact, I used the snowperson to build my sentiment too! I made this card for a dear friend who loves snow and the colour yellow so I did my best to incorporate both. We were chatting over FaceTime this weekend and I was joking with her about yellow snow but decided not to go that direction! (For those of you who do not live in a snowy climate, yellow snow typically means that a dog has peed in that spot. We have a saying, "Never eat yellow snow" for that reason.) Despite the fact that I am counting down the days until summer and my friend is hoping that winter lasts forever, we get along wonderfully well and have remained fast friends since our teenage years.

Please head over to Little Red Wagon to see what the rest of the Girlfriends have created - and then "Build a Snowperson" and link up your project!

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Long Distance Hug

Wednesday, January 20, 2021
It's time for a new challenge at Little Red Wagon. Jan is our hostess and she is "Die-ing to Craft"! We'd like you to use die cuts on your projects.

I've been using a Cuttlebug for about 15 years now in order to cut all my wafer dies. For the past year or so, I've been using a shim and still not getting very good results. In fact, last week's project took multiple attempts to cut my die. Although my Cuttlebug has been a close and dear craftroom friend over the years, it was time to retire it. I did some research and asked some questions, eventually narrowing things down to a Vagabond 2 and Gemini Junior. When I found an awesome sale price for the Vagabond 2 last week, my decision was made. The timing was perfect with this week's challenge! And what a difference the new machine makes!


My card is a fairly simply one. I used the Happy Rainbows die set from My Favorite Things, cutting the largest set twice in each of five colours. I have a number of cards I'd like to send to friends who I'm currently not able to see, so thought that I could use an "assembly line" process to create a mass set of cards. The sentiment is from the I Miss Your Hugs stamp set, also MFT, and the little heart that I popped on each card to finish things off is from the inside cut of one of the MFT Love Speech Bubbles dies. The frame is a Silly Stitched die from Lil' Inker Designs (no longer in business). 

Please head over to Little Red Wagon to see what the rest of the Girlfriends have created - and then link up your own project created with a die cut. 

I'm also linking up my card(s) in CASology's UNITE challenge



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You Make The World Beautiful

Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Our latest Little Red Wagon challenge is all about friendship! As long as your creation does something to celebrate friendship in some way, you are welcome to join us!


I made this card for a dear friend. She is such an incredible support to me and I love her dearly. Given Covid, I have not been able to spend time with her so made this card to send her, just so she remembers how special she is to me and how she makes this world a beautiful one.

Please head over to Little Red Wagon to see how the rest of the Girlfriends are celebrating friendship - and then use this opportunity to create something to celebrate a friend in your life! 
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3x3 Daffodil Cards

Wednesday, January 6, 2021
Happy New Year! I do hope that you all had a safe and happy holiday. My first day back to work is today and I was spoiled with two weeks off. That said, I think I was busier with my time off than I was when I work! Originally, we had planned to take a cruise but that was nixed given the current health situation. However, we had a fabulous family time with lots of games and puzzles. Each year, we get the Christmas Wasgij (a reverse perspective puzzle - hence the name is jigsaw spelled backwards). We had great fun putting that together and then did a couple of Magic Puzzles. If you're a puzzler, I highly recommend these puzzles! We had a blast and are looking forward to putting the third one together too. 


It was nice to return to my craft room for Little Red Wagon's first challenge of 2021. Imke is hosting and she has chosen the theme 3x3 cards. I used a Simon Says Stamp daffodil die for my little set of cards. They would have been quick and easy to put together although I had a challenging time trying to remove the die cut daffodils from the die itself. I think there is some sort of crafting tool for this sort of thing so I think I will have to investigate!

Please head over to Little Red Wagon to see what the rest of the Girlfriends have made - and then create your own 3x3 card(s) to join our challenge this week!
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Former Design Team Member at My Craft Spot (2011-2015)
My Craft Spot


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