Something Special - Just for You

Wednesday, January 31, 2024
I can't believe that it's the last day of January. I usually find that January and February drag but time has been flying. 

It's my first time hosting at Little Red Wagon for 2024. This year, I'm using Def Leppard as inspiration for my challenges and this week, it's "Pour Some Sugar on Me", one of my favourites that always takes me back to my uni days. I recently learned that Def Leppard will be playing with Journey in Toronto this summer - but I'll be across the ocean at the time. At least I have my Def Leppard-themed Little Red Wagon challenges!

For this challenge, I'm looking for anything sweet - whether that's sweet like candy or something that you would just think, "Well, isn't that sweet" such as a cute animal or tiny little something. I made treat bags to hold some Valentine's Day sweets. The bag die is from an online discount store. I didn't have much luck with another set I purchased there but this one is fabulous! The bows, doilies, hearts and sentiments are all created with supplies from My Craft Spot. 

Please head over to Little Red Wagon to see how the rest of the Girlfriends interpreted the challenge. We'd love for you to join in as well! 

Mum - You are So Loved

Wednesday, January 24, 2024
Brenda is encouraging us to put our NBUS items to good use this week with our latest Little Red Wagon challenge. Look through your stash and find something you've not yet used!

About a year ago, I purchased the "Everything Wonderful" card kit from My Favorite Things. I'm embarrassed to say that the box - along with the other items I purchased in that order - remained intact in my craft room. I'm thankful to Brenda for this challenge as it gave me the opportunity to put some wonderful supplies to use as I created a Mother's Day card for my beautiful mum. The stitched flowers are from the card kit and the little "Blooming with Love" sentiment is also from the same unused order. 

Please head over to Little Red Wagon and admire how the other Girlfriends used unused items from their stash. Then use this wonderful opportunity to put your neglected items to work! 


Wednesday, January 17, 2024
Our wonderful Janice is hosting the challenge at Little Red Wagon this week and she's saying, "Sentimental You". This means that Janice is looking for projects with the sentiment as the main focus (or a large sentiment).

I pulled out a My Favorite Things die that I used on my project two weeks ago. I also used a largish stencil which I placed in the middle of an 8.5x11 piece of watercolour cardstock and then cut the cardstock in four. This gave me four panels on which to place four "thanks" cuts in order to make four thank you cards. I think I should have used my heat gun to dry the panels a bit more before layering the sentiments. Some strategically placed black gumdrops helped with that!

Please head over to Little Red Wagon to see the projects created by the rest of the Girlfriends - and then pull out your large sentiments in order to join the fun!


For My Sweet Friend

Wednesday, January 10, 2024
Hello from a very snowy Ontario, Canada! Chrissy is our fabulous hostess at Little Red Wagon and, most fittingly for me, she's chosen the theme "Still Snowing - Show Some Snow" for this week's challenge. 

Before Christmas, I saw a beautiful pillow box created by a fellow crafter. I used to make pillow boxes years ago and had, quite honestly, forgotten all about them. I decided to look for a die and found one on a discount site. I ordered the die and five others for about the same price I would typically pay for a single die. Needless to say, after eight cuts, I finally got two boxes that I am happy with. The issue was that the folds also cut so there were gaping holes instead of creases. I tried thicker cardstock, thinner cardstock, paper, spritzing the cardstock with a bit of water and, finally, using Scotch tape along all folds on the inside of the pillow box. That worked! The boxes are embossed with a snowflake folder and have been created especially for sharing hot chocolate - perfect for cold, snowy days! I also used supplies from My Craft Spot to adorn my little boxes. 

We'll see how things go with my other discount dies!!

Please head over to Little Red Wagon to see all the snowy projects there! We'd love to have you join in too!


Wednesday, January 3, 2024
Happy New Year! I hope you've all had a lovely holiday and break. I've had two weeks off, with today being my final day of holidays. It's been so nice to have the time to relax - although there really wasn't much relaxing the first week! It was enjoyable but in an incredibly busy sort of way. 

Imke is hosting our first Little Red Wagon challenge of 2024 and she's chosen the theme "What's New?" There can be many ways to interpret this - such as the new year, a new beginning, new crafting supplies, etc. 

I'm using new supplies (Santa gave me some little wooden floral embellishments) to create a thank you card for a new goat. I didn't actually receive a goat under the tree though. A goat was gifted to a family in need in my honour. What an AWESOME gift!! 

Please head over to Little Red Wagon to see the fabulous projects created by the talented design team - and then link up a "What's new?" project of your own! 
Former Design Team Member at My Craft Spot (2011-2015)
My Craft Spot

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