Happy Birthday

Wednesday, January 25, 2023
This week's Little Red Wagon challenge is hosted by Jan and she's picked the theme, "Happy, happy birthday"! As each and every person we know has a birthday to celebrate, this is the perfect opportunity to add to your card stash, make a tag, scrap a special day or create anything with paper that celebrates a birthday!

I'm working on adding to my birthday card stash so here's another one! I used another one of my new Altenew sets - stamps, dies and stencils - to create this card. It would have been fairly simple to put together but I seemed to be rather stencil challenged! Anyway, I eventually figured things out after multiple flips and turns and this is the result.

Please head to Little Red Wagon to see all the other birthday creations - and then link up your own birthday papercraft! 

I Sea It's Your Birthday

Wednesday, January 18, 2023
It's the Little Red Wagon's newest Girlfriend's turn to host our challenge this week. The wonderful Shani has chosen the theme, "Sea You Then". Shani is looking for any sort of papercraft with any sort of sea theme.

When the stamp set, "You Keep Me Afloat" from MFT was released, I purchased it right away, along with a background sea stamp ("Scallop Stripe"), and never used them... until now! I started by stamping a background using the sea stamp with Versamark and then heat embossing with a glittery embossing powder (although it's hard to see the sparkle in the photo). I then blended some ink in three different blues. I cut the mat and frame from different MFT dies and finally stamped, coloured and cut the fun little sea friends. 

Why not head over to Little Red Wagon to "sea" the DT inspiration and then link up your own project. We'd love to "sea" it! 

Super Fun Birthday

Wednesday, January 11, 2023
It's the wonderful Doni's turn to host our latest Little Red Wagon challenge and she's saying, "Baby It's Cold Outside". She's looking for any creation that is winter themed or related. 

We've been fortunate so far (at least from my non-winter appreciating perspective) with above seasonal temperatures here in my slice of Canada. We had quite a blizzard a couple of days before Christmas but things have been much milder since then. In fact, quite a bit of our snow has melted. I'm okay with that! However, despite my dislike of winter, I DO like certain winter-themed stamp sets that I own so pulled one (MFT's Pile on the Hugs) out to make a card for my nephew's birthday next month. I also pulled out an old Sizzix embossing folder for my snow-covered background. 

Please head over to Little Red Wagon to see the rest of the wintery creations from the Design Team - and then join the fun by making and linking up your own project! 

Thank You So Much

Wednesday, January 4, 2023

Happy New Year! I hope you all had a fabulous and restful holiday. 

The talented Chrissy is our hostess for Little Red Wagon's first challenge of 2023 and she's chosen the theme "New Beginnings" - new job, new baby, new home, etc. I am sorry to say that I did not read the description until yesterday when I was posting my project. I thought we were to use new crafty goodies on our projects and that is what I did. These thank you cards were made to send out to givers of some of the lovely items I received for Christmas - so items having new beginnings with me. Now I'm just stretching things, I know. I apologize for being a bit off the mark with this challenge. The good news is that I've got 50 more LRW challenges on which to improve this year!!

In December, I learned about Altenew from Brenda (my LRW DT Girlfriend) and checked them out. They were having a countdown to Christmas sale and I purchased more items than necessary. Rennie Roses was one of the items on mega discount when bundled (with coordinating dies and stencil). I created these cards using the stamps and stencils - as well as new inking brushes and new square dies (from Ecstasy Crafts).

Please head over to Little Red Wagon and check out the inspiration linked by the design team - and then link up your own New Beginnings projects (hopefully reading the instructions more carefully than I did)! 

Update: I got up early this morning to create something to better meet this week's challenge theme. I used some of the "didn't make the cut" pieces from my previous cards to make this one.

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