Have a Good Day

Wednesday, June 28, 2023
Brenda is our fabulous host at Little Red Wagon this week and she's asking us to "Let the Sun Shine"! You've likely guessed that this means she's looking for us to use a sun on our project. 

I used an MFT sunbeam stencil on my card. This is one of the first stencils I ever purchased and I think this is now the second time I've used it... Oh dear! I decided to create a rainbow sun as an added pick me up and also in celebration of Pride Month. The sentiment is also from MFT and I finished things off with a few Your Next Stamp gumdrops. By the way, I learned that Your Next Stamp will be closing its doors so there are some great deals over there! A few years back, I did some guest designing with Your Next Stamp - plus they are a Canadian company - so I'm especially sad to see them go. 

Please head over to Little Red Wagon to see all the Girlfriends' sunshiny creations - and then link up one of your own to join our fun! 


Wednesday, June 21, 2023
It's Jan's turn to host our Little Red Wagon challenge this week and she wants us to "Bow for Bows"! Essentially, she's looking for any sort of bow - such as a ribbon tied in a bow, the bow of a ship, somebody leaning over in a bow in the midst of rousing applause. There are lots of possibilities! 

This cruiser was originally going to go along the ship route but decided to head in another direction. One of my best friends shares my birthday so I made this card for her. She LOVES yellow and LOVES anything to do with snow so I combined the two. As she lives just a few blocks away, I was able to hand deliver the card on our special day to ensure the paper bow (created with a die from My Craft Spot, no longer in business) did not get bowed out of its well-wishing duties.  

Please head over to Little Red Wagon to see how the rest of the Girlfriends interpreted this challenge - and then find a way to incorporate a bow (pronounced as you wish!) on a project of your own! 

I Turtley Love You

Wednesday, June 14, 2023
Hello Friends! How are we halfway through June already?! 

The fabulous Shani is our hostess at Little Red Wagon this week and she's saying "The Power of Love". Now, I have to admit that I've been singing this all week (and perhaps Shani is too!). My husband's favourite movie was Back to the Future (the trilogy, in fact) and, if you don't know this movie, "The Power of Love" by Huey Lewis is a big part of it. The song always makes me think of Ralph and that's a good thing. In fact, tomorrow marks six years from his passing and the kids (all in their 20s!) and I will be gathering and spending the day together. I think I'll blast The Power of Love.

I've always loved a good pun so decided to put one to use on my card. The sentiment is from an old stamp set and the little turtle is one of my favourite stamps. He's tiny but sweet!! He's from Your Next Stamp's Aquarium Antics set. The rest of the card was made with scraps. Well, one scrap piece of patterned paper with several different dies used to cut the border and hearts. I liked the leftovers from the paper die so used them as little banners. 

Please head over to Little Red Wagon to see the rest of the Girlfriends' creations - and then use the Power of Love to create something of your own to link up! 

With My Deepest Sympathy

Wednesday, June 7, 2023
Happy Wednesday from hazy Ontario. We've got a record number of forest fires here in Canada and, although I'm nowhere near any of the fires or danger, our area is under an air quality advisory due to all the smoke that's blown our way. I'm thankful that my camping vacation was last week as I had beautiful weather and clear air (other than the mosquitos and blackflies that were occupying too much airspace for my liking). My thoughts are with all those affected by the fires. It's simply devastating.

Doni is our hostess for this week's Little Red Wagon challenge and she wants to see "Things that fly". A colleague of mine recently lost his mother-in-law and I made this card to send to him and his husband. I used a Stampin' Up bird punch, a Flora & Fauna background stamp, a Mama Elephant frame die and a sentiment stamp from My Favorite Things. I was blessed to win a gift card from My Favorite Things with their June card kit release (Everything Wonderful card kit) so I purchased the new kit with this sentiment stamp being part of the set. Huge thanks to My Favorite Things! The stamping is done on a layer of vellum for a softer touch - and then three little pearls were added to the centre of flowers to finish things off. 

Please head over to Little Red Wagon to see how the Girlfriends used "things that fly" as inspiration for their projects. We'd love to have you join our challenge this week too! 
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