A Pinch to Grow an Inch

Wednesday, August 30, 2023
It's Imke's turn to host at Little Red Wagon and she's giving us another choice this week - Small or Large.

I decided to go small (and incredibly simple) with this little birthday card to tuck in with a gift. The wee crab is from Your Next Stamp and the die frame and sentiment are from My Favorite Things. 

Please head over to Little Red Wagon to see the other interpretations of this week's Small or Large challenge. What will you make?

Best Wishes

Wednesday, August 23, 2023
It's my turn to host this week's Little Red Wagon challenge and I've chosen another Queen hit as the theme. This time, it's "Bicycle Race". However, I felt that limiting crafters to bicycles alone would be rather restrictive so I'm opening things to include any sort of transportation - trains, planes, automobiles, scooters, prams, hot air balloons, canoes, etc. If it gets you from A to B, you are being transported! 

I had really wanted to include a bicycle on my card but things didn't work as planned so I'm thankful the theme is open to all transportation! I had a card design in mind and then my daughter asked me to make a wedding card with flowers. She showed me some photos she'd found online and I thought I could work them into something with a bicycle. However, I just didn't like the look of things with a stamped and cut bicycle though, and wasn't thrilled with the size of the bicycle either. I was happy when I remembered the little VW camper die in my stash as it seems a much better fit. Plus, Erin is really happy with the card and that's the main thing. 

I'd love for you to head over to Little Red Wagon to be inspired by the rest of the amazingly talented Girlfriends' creations - and then link up your own! 

Deck the Halls

Wednesday, August 16, 2023
The wonderful Brenda is hosting our Little Red Wagon Challenge this week and she has decided on the theme "Dog Days". She wants to see anything to do with dogs!

I have been having fun adding cards to my Christmas stash and this card makes Number 3! It's a simple card as many of my crafting supplies are in accessible as my son repairs a crack in our foundation. We didn't know there was a crack but, following a massive rain last week, we noticed a little bit of water came through. Fortunately, it's not a big deal and has only affected my craft room - and my son is incredibly handy so can do the repairs himself. However, I've had to move lots out given the dust and debris of the repair. My cards for the next few weeks will be simple ones as I need to create a few more before I leave for holidays. 

I used products from a variety of companies - a Mama Elephant frame, large sentiment from MFT (which is heat embossed in silver) and little pup from Your Next Stamp. I've had the pup for years and this is the first time I've inked him up! I also paper pieced the little scarf and gift to match the frame. I finished things off with some Wink of Stella on the antlers, a silvery bow and a few snowflake sequins. Christmas card #3 done!

We'd love to see your Dog Days interpretation. For inspiration, head to Little Red Wagon Challenge to see what the rest of the Girlfriends have created! 

You are Pretty Awesome

Wednesday, August 9, 2023
Jan is our wonderful host of this week's Little Red Wagon challenge and she wants us to "Craft with Kraft"! As long as you're using kraft paper, you're in!

My card is created with scraps. I used some washi tape dies to cut some scraps of pattered paper. It's actually just one bit of paper that had coordinating designs on both sides. The doily circle was cut during another crafting time but wasn't used and just collecting dust on my crafting desk. And the "awesome" was also cut using a few layers of scraps. The awesome die and sentiment stamps are NBUS that I received in a grab box of crafting goodies a couple of years ago. And everything is layered atop a kraft card base in order to keep Jan happy. 

Head over to Little Red Wagon to see the rest of the Girlfriends' creations - and then pull out your kraft paper to join the fun! 

You Rock!

Wednesday, August 2, 2023
It's time for our weekly Little Red Wagon challenge and the theme this week is "Multipurpose". We're looking for paper crafts with no specific purpose - so no birthdays, no weddings, no babies, etc. 

I made this "You Rock!" card for one of our office student staff. He has done amazing work for us this summer with our orientation events and we want to show him our appreciation. I had a very difficult time photographing the card to show all the sparkle - on the rainbow bursts, stars, hair, nails and microphone. The panel die and stamps are all from Your Next Stamp.

Please head over to Little Red Wagon to see the rest of the projects - and then create something for no reason at all to join the challenge!! 
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