Yappy Birthday

Wednesday, July 26, 2023
It's our wonderful Doni's turn to host at Little Red Wagon this week and she's saying "Boys will be boys". Simply put, she wants to see masculine cards! Think the traditional blues and browns, fishing and cars, snails and puppy dog tails, etc. That said, any of these things are great for girls too! 

This card is for my middle guy who's celebrating a birthday next month. This year, for his birthday, he asked me to make a donation in his name to a charity of my choosing. When Jack was in Grade Six, he asked for donations to our local humane society instead of gifts for himself. I will donate to the same this year and thought it would be fun to make a dog-themed card. Plus, it includes puppy dog tails as per the old nursery rhyme of that which little boys are made. And when I saw the background paper, I knew it was perfect for when said son was in elementary school, he had lovely long hair. Once, on the playground, he whacked his head and needed to go for stitches. Despite the traditionally masculine name of John Richard on his hospital ID, the nurse called him "Princess" a couple of times - which is one of the names on the patterned paper of my card. We still call him Princess from time to time! 

We'd love to have you join our challenge at Little Red Wagon this week! Head over to the blog to see how the rest of the Girlfriends interpreted the "Boys will be boys" theme! 

Joy to the World

Wednesday, July 19, 2023
It's the lovely Chrissy's turn to host our Little Red Wagon challenge and she's saying, "It's cold over here!" As Chrissy lives in New Zealand, I thought that very well might be the case for her. Not exactly sure where she is, I checked the current temperature in Christchurch and, last night (Tuesday although already Wednesday morning for Chrissy), it was 14C. That doesn't sound cold to this Canadian but I'm sure it's all relative! Anyway, Chrissy isn't necessarily looking for cold things but cool colours - so blues and purples, etc. 

I decided to make another Christmas card. That makes two so far this year! The layout for this card is the almost same as last week although the products used are different. I actually used three distress inks for the blue background although difficult to see. And the silhouettes of the Holy Family and star are covered in Wink of Stella. I finished things off with a black gem in the middle of the star. 

Please head over to Little Red Wagon to see the rest of the "cool" creations! We'd love you to join the challenge too! 

Fall on Your Knees

Wednesday, July 12, 2023
It's the wonderful Imke's turn to host our Little Red Wagon challenge this week and, like Imke does every week she hosts, she's asking us to make a choice. This time, it's Christmas or New Year. As I don't give New Year cards, the choice was an easy one for me! I'm also very thankful for this week's challenge as I'm always so impressed with crafters who make Christmas cards through the year. Now I have one!!

I used products from a number of companies - including a NBUS sentiment from Sweet 'n Sassy. Quite honestly, I have no recollection of buying this set so am not sure where it came from! However, I thought it was just the right sentiment to go with my little nativity silhouette and scene. 

Please head over to Little Red Wagon to see the choices made by the rest of the Girlfriends - Christmas or New Year - and what they created. We'd love to have you join the challenge too! 

Have an Otterly Wonderful Birthday

Wednesday, July 5, 2023
Woohoo! It's my turn to host this week's Little Red Wagon which means I've had the Queen tunes cranked again. This time, it's Seven Seas of Rhye. As you may know, the song ends with a couple of lines from "I Do Like to be Beside the Seaside" which is a song I really enjoyed as a child. And I've always enjoyed being at the sea too. So, with Seven Seas of Rhye as my inspiration, I'm asking crafters to create something with a beach theme!

The uni where I work has several colleges in order to create community within the school. (Think the Harry Potter house system. Go Slytherin!) My college affiliation is Otonabee College and our mascot is an otter. The uni is spread across the banks of the Otonabee River so there are the occasional otters to see! When I saw Heffy Doodle's Otter Side stamp set, it seemed too good to be true, especially as we have the two sides of the river to our campus. I made this card for my youngest son's birthday in August. He attends the university where I work and also has a campus job - on the "otter side" of my office. Plus, he loves a good pun, just like his mother. 

Please head over to Little Red Wagon to see the rest of the Girlfriends' beach creations - and then join the fun by linking one of your own! 
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