Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Four-Legged Word

Brenda is the hostess at Little Red Wagon and she's challenging us to "Go Green" - not in the literal sense, but in the reduce, reuse and recycle way!


Two of my colleagues have recently added four-legged friends to their families so I decided to make cards to celebrate the new arrivals! Given the sentiment, I thought that some pages from an old dictionary would work perfectly in the background - so that's what I used!

Please head over to Little Red Wagon to see what the rest of the Girlfriends have created - and then link up your own "green"/recycled project.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

I Love You This Much

Happy Valentine's Day! Our latest Little Red Wagon challenge is hosted by Jan and it's all about "Luuurve". Luuurve is Jan-ian for love and she's looking for either Valentine's Day projects or any projects that showcase love.


I used a variety of My Favorite Things products for my card. I just love this little hedgehog with his arms opened wide and ready for a big hug. It would be a prickly one though!

Please check out the rest of the projects at Little Red Wagon and then link up your own "Luuurve" creation!

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Love Ewe

Heather is this week's Hostess at Little Red Wagon and she's seeing red. Fortunately, she's not upset or angry - she just wants us to use reds and pinks (with neutrals) on our creations.



What with it being February, reds and pinks made me think immediately of Valentine's Day and so I decided to create a card for the occasion. This one is for my mum and I let the papers do most of the work for me!

Please head over to Little Red Wagon to see what the rest of the girlfriends have created - and then link up your own Shades of Red creation. We look forward to seeing what you make!

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Happy Birthday

It's Imke's first time hosting at Little Red Wagon this week and she's chosen a theme that never gets old - Birthday Balloons! Given that I always know somebody who's having a birthday, I had no problem thinking of a recipient and had fun putting my card together for my little nephew who will be celebrating his special day in February.


Please head over to Little Red Wagon to see what the rest of the Girlfriends have created - and then create a birthday balloons project of your own!

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Let's Cuddle

I was working with a student yesterday who told me that she couldn't believe that it was only Wednesday. I felt bad letting her know that it was actually only Tuesday. It's Wednesday now though - which means it's time for a new challenge at Little Red Wagon. I'm the hostess this week and I've chosen the theme "Bundle Up!". I'm not a fan of winter but I do love hats, scarves and mittens so that's what I'd like to see on your creations!


I used some cute critters sporting lovely pink scarves on my card. The stamps I used are all from My Favorite Things and I did some masking to create my little scene. It looks a bit as though the ice is half floating in the air, but with the freezing rain that we've had here in Ontario, that just might be the case in some places!!

Please head over to Little Red Wagon to see what the rest of the Girlfriends have created - and then link up your own "Bundle Up!" projects. I look forward to checking them out this week!

I'm also linking up my card at The House That Stamps Built - Repeat Impressions Anything Goes Challenge ~ J2418.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Thank Ewe

It's another Wednesday which means it's time for a new Little Red Wagon challenge. Brenda is hosting this week and she wants us to "Round Up". She wants to see round themes on our cards, layouts or other projects.


For my card, I used pattern paper with lots of round circles. I also cut a round circle out of my white mat to create a window. The little lamb, fence and sentiment are from Reverse Confetti.

Please make your way 'round to Little Red Wagon to see what the rest of the Girlfriends have created - and then link up your own "Round Up" project.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Hello

I'm thrilled that the weather is less harsh this week. In fact, temperatures might even rise above the freezing mark tomorrow!


Jan is our hostess at Little Red Wagon this week, and she's chosen the theme "Boy, oh boy!" She'd like to see masculine projects. I'm not sure that my card screams "masculine" but there is nothing particularly feminine about it so I hope it works! I created it with inlaid die cuts and tried to keep the look quite simple.

Please head over to Little Red Wagon to see what the rest of the Girlfriends have created - and then create something for one of the males in your life so you can join our challenge too!


Wednesday, January 3, 2018

You're Snow Easy to Love

Happy 2018!! I do hope that you all had a lovely holiday. We enjoyed our cruise to the Bahamas - but returned home to a deep freeze with advisories due to the frigid temperatures. I think I'm made for sun and palm trees - not Canadian winters!!


We took time off for the holidays at Little Red Wagon but are back today with the first challenge of the year - Winter Wonderland! Heather is our hostess and she'd like to see snow on our projects. Although I'm not a fan of the real stuff, I do like snowy card creations and enjoyed putting my card together.

Please head over to Little Red Wagon to see the what the rest of the Girlfriends have created - and to give a warm welcome to Imke, our newest Girlfriend!! We'd love for you to join in the challenge too!

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Joyful Reindeer Gift Bag

Five days!! I can't believe that it's December 20 already! The days have been flying by.

As most of you know, this year has been an incredibly difficult one with the passing of my beloved husband. I am one who celebrates and thrives on tradition so was dreading the holidays and couldn't imagine how I'd get through Christmas. As a result, we've decided to do something totally different this year and we're heading off today for a cruise to the Bahamas! It will be a Christmas like no other but I think that's a good thing right now. I've still been baking (although scaled down this year) and have stockings and gifts that we'll exchange when we get back. I'm also looking forward to sun and heat!


This week's Little Red Wagon challenge is hosted by Sandy and it's called "It's a Wrap!" Sandy wants us to either create something with wrapping paper or a gift. I've created a little gift bag. After I took the photo, I realized that my paper is upside-down - and I'm pretty sure it was upside-down the last time I used it! Perhaps I was standing on my head the first time I ever saw a candy cane...

This will be my last post before Christmas and I wish you all a very happy holiday filled with love, peace and blessings.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Deck the Halls

Only 12 days until Christmas!! I can't believe that we're pretty much halfway through December already. With the exception of some baking, I feel all set at this point.


I'm excited to be hosting at Little Red Wagon this week - although I messed up on my schedule and didn't realize until Monday night when I went to create this week's post. It was then that I realized I missed my own challenge so spent last night in my craft room!!! Unfortunately, it was dark by the time I took the photo. In fact, it was dark by the time I even started creating my card!! It was fun to have an extra night colouring though!!

My challenge is "Christmas Critters" and I'm challenging everybody to create a project with some Christmas critters. I used Gerda Steiner's Reindeer and a Tree stamp set to create my little Christmas scene with Santa and a few of his favourite critters.

Please head over to Little Red Wagon to see what the rest of the Girlfriends have created this week. And please link up your own Christmas Critters creations. I can't wait to see what you make!

I'm linking up my card at Gerda Steiner's monthly Share Your Designs challenge. In fact, I purchased the Deck the Halls stamp set from my winning the challenge at Gerda Steiner a few months ago!