Thank You Card

Wednesday, October 26, 2022
Hello friends! It's Brenda's turn to host our Little Red Wagon this week and she's looking for us to use ribbons on our creations. I have more ribbon than I know what to do with - and don't use it on my creations as often as I should. So I'm thanking Brenda for encouraging me to stretch my creativity while using up some ribbon.

I made this card as a simple gesture of appreciation. I was recently gifted with an incredible dreamcatcher handmade by a colleague and friend. This gift was a complete and total surprise and it moved me to (happy) tears. I'm blown away by not only the dream catcher but also the personal touches that were added to make it all the more meaningful for me. I'm touched beyond words. I made my card especially for Sheri. 

And this is a photo of my beautiful dreamcatcher hanging on my office wall at work. 

Please pull out your ribbons and create something for this week's challenge. There's lots of inspiration from the Girlfriends over on the Little Red Wagon blog. 

What Makes You Different

Wednesday, October 19, 2022
It's the wonderful Janice's turn to host our latest Little Red Wagon challenge and she's seeing spots and stripes - or at least, that's what she wants to be seeing. 

As soon as I saw the challenge them, I knew exactly the stamps I'd use - the giraffe and zebra from MFT's Wild About You. I decided to use some striped and spotted designer paper too. 

Please head over to Little Red Wagon to see how the Girlfriends have used stripes and spots - and then join in the fun too! 

The Witch's Apothecary

Wednesday, October 12, 2022
Happy Wednesday! Unfortunately, Covid hit our home again late last week with my boys getting quite ill (as in needing to stay home in bed but nothing horribly concerning). My daughter had Covid almost two months ago and I was surprised that the rest of us avoided it. Our Thanksgiving plans were all cancelled and I used the time at home to get ahead on some of my crafting. I had lots of fun and it sure beat washing windows which should have been further up on the priority list!

This week, the wonderful Doni is hosting our Little Red Wagon challenge and she's telling us that she's bats about us! She let us know that she wants us to use bats on our projects. 

A few weeks ago, I saw a video posted by Deidre on her Our Upcycled Life YouTube channel. Deidre is one of my favourite YouTube crafters - and it turns out that she's not only Canadian but from my province of Ontario too! She repurposed a Crown Royal bottle and I thought it was so clever. Although not too horribly into Halloween, I decided to give things a go myself. I followed Deidre's steps for the most part although didn't bother with the dirt as this was my first time painting bottles with chalk paint. It was much easier than I'd thought! 

I started designing my own labels as I knew I needed something with a bat and decided to go with "bat saliva". While looking for ideas on what else a witch might store in her apothecary, I stumbled across some free printables at 17 Turtles and decided to go with them. I did a minor edit to the bat label, switching it from "bat wings" (which I figured the witch would struggle with to remove from the thin-necked bottle) to "bat saliva" which I'm presuming could be poured. Fortunately, I rewatched Deidre's video prior to adding the labels and was reminded that I needed to reverse the images. Phew!! 

Here's Deidre's video: 

Please head over to Little Red Wagon to see the rest of the bats - and then get batty and join our challenge!


So Glad I Met You on the Web

Wednesday, October 5, 2022
Happy October! It's certainly fall here with the crisp temperatures - although it's going up to 22C today. Woohoo! I much prefer summer and the warmer temperatures 

Chrissy is our fabulous hostess this week at Little Red Wagon and she's getting in the spirit of Halloween by calling for all things spooky. 

A few weeks ago, I saw a creation with the sentiment I've used here, "So glad I met you on the web" and thought it clever so put it in my back pocket. Chrissy's challenge is just perfect for spiders and webs (even though I actually quite like spiders). I used a variety of alphabet stamps and only one was harmed in the creation of this card. In fact, I think it was accidentally washed down the drain - the poor tiny "n". I'm hoping the "u" in the set will do in the future. The little die cut webs and spiders are from My Craft Spot (no longer in business). 

Feel free to head over to Little Red Wagon for some more spooks. We'd love to have you join us this week too! 

Happy Thanksgiving (Monday, October 10) to all my 🇨🇦 Canadian 🇨🇦 friends! May you have a wonderful holiday with lots of blessings, turkey and pumpkin treats! 
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