Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Little Red Wagon Challenge #376

Hi Everyone!
I hope your 2017 is off to a great start.  This week's challenge is based on goals or resolutions. What goals or Nee Year's resolutions did you make? One of my resolutions is to get back to the gym.  I've had some health issues since mid September and I'm regaining my strength and endurance as I've been walking, building up my distance. As soon as I can shake this nasty cold I'll be back to the gym.
This card is for my sister, she broke her leg back in October and has been in a full cast from pelvis to ankle following her surgery. It was 8 weeks with no weight bearing on her leg! She has just started her therapy and right now they are trying to get her knee to bend again. I have know doubt that she'll rehab quickly but she'll have some frustrations along the way. I hope this card will cheer her up.
Head on over to the Little Red Wagon blog to see what the girlfriends goal are for 2017.  Make it your goal to join us for the challenge. Hope to see you there!

Supplies I used to create this card~
Bugaboo Digital Stamps - Stella Fitness Level
MFT Die-Namics Stitched Basic Edges
Avery Elle Double Pierced Circle die
Taylored Expressions Rainbow Brights patterned paper
Prismacolor Pencils
Glitter Pen
Glossy Accents & Enamel Dots

Give Encouragement!

Friday, January 6, 2017

Handmade Christmas 2016

Hi Everyone,
I wanted to share with you some things that I made for this Christmas.  I have made for every family member their own Christmas stocking.  I started about 15-16 years ago making stockings for  my immediate family.  Then as spouses joined the family they received a stocking, and 7 years ago when the twins arrived I had to make two.  Well, this year the baby girls arrived - our daughter and daughter in law each had their baby 2 months apart.  I had to make two more stockings!  Well good thing I had my Silhouette Cameo because this Grammy really fancied up and saved a lot of time on these stockings!  Yes, I cut the appliques out on my Silhouette - love, love, love it!  Here are pictures of their completed stockings. 

My husband got into the creative spirit as well.  As our family grew, the stockings were overtaking the entertainment center.  So I gave him some ideas/sketches of what I'd like for it to look like and he could go from there.  So this is my stocking pole.  It looks great and held all the "stuffed" stockings too!  It was such a hit that each of  our adult children asked for one for their homes. 

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Little Red Wagon Challenge #375

Hi Everyone,
Here's our first challenge for 2017 at Little Red Wagon! Jan is our hostess this week.  It's a new year and she wants us to try something new!  Maybe it's a new technique, a new theme or something new for your crafting!  Well, I can do that!  I have a lot of "new" in my crafty room that hasn't been loved and I think it's time to give them some attention - can't have favorites, right?
Well last November, Simon Says Stamp had a card kit that I couldn't resist. When it arrived I was not disappointed! However, going right into the holidays and having some medical issues, it was set aside.  So I pulled out my SSS box and went through all of my goodies again and it was a no-brainer I had to use this kit for this week's challenge.  I also used a new (to me) die from Simon Says Stamp.  I made my first card and then I was on a roll and made several more cards.  I still have supplies to make a couple more cards! Here are a few of my creations from the kit!

Supplies I used to create this card ~
Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Fall Leaves die
Simon Says Stamp Thanks Scalloped Border Die
Pattern Paper (I don't know the name of the paper line - it came in the kit)

Supplies I used to create this card
MFT Pierced oval stax
MFT Jumbo Fishtail Flags
Simon Says Stamp Thankful Heart stamp set
Patterned paper from Simon Says Stamp November kit
Copper Ink
 Clear embossing powder
Copper Ribbon

 Supplies I used to create this card~
Simon Says Stamps Thankful Heart stamp set
White pigment ink & embossing powder
MFT Fishtail Flags STAX
Patterned Paper from SSS November card kit
Button & Twine for embellishments

Have a Happy New Year and Share Kindness!

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Gerda Steiner Designs Monthly Challenge

Hi Everyone,
Here we are looking at 2017, it's only days away.  And with that it is nearing the end of the progressive monthly challenge at Gerda Steiner Designs.  The Wishlist Santa Claus is the digi stamp for this month.  He is so darn cute, and don't forget that if you play in this month's challenge you will receive next months digi for free!
Here is my take for the challenge. 

Supplies I used for this card ~
Gerda Steiner Designs Wish List Santa digi stamp
MFT Jingle All the Way sentiment stamp
MFT Pierced Squares die
MFT Die-Namics Fishtail Flags
Paper Smooches Holly die
Copic Markers
Wink of Stella
Embellies from my crafty stash

Thanks for looking, your comments make my day!

Share Kindness

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Little Red Wagon Challenge #374 Hello 2017!

Hi Everyone!
Well we are wrapping up another year - 2017, almost here!  Does anyone remember the Y2K?  Hard to believe that was 17 years ago!  We have a new challenge at Little Red Wagon, our hostess is Brenda and she wants  us to welcome in 2017.  Your creation doesn't have to be a card, maybe a scrapbook page layout or photo frame celebrating the New Year.  You decide!  Check out how the girlfriends are celebrating!

Supplies I used to create my card ~
Sassy Cheryl's Let's Party digi stamp
Amy R Frosty sentiments stamp
MFT Stitched Basic edges
MFT Fishtail Flags
Doodlebug Sugar Plums 6x6 patterned paper
Rhinestones and glitter pen

Happy New Year Everyone!
Wishing you all good health and Gods' peace!

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

LIttle Red Wagon Challenge #373 Follow the Star

Hi Everyone! 
This week it is my turn to be the hostess for the Little Red Wagon challenge.  The theme I have selected is "Follow the Star."  All you need to do is have a star or two on your project.  I chose this stamped image from Morning Star, I just love the simplicity of it.  Well, head over to our challenge to see what other star-stunning creations our girlfriends have come up with.  Merry Christmas everyone!

Supplies I used for this card ~
Morning Star stamps Manger & Star
Distress Ink - embossing ink
Silver embossing powder
Matte finished silver paper
MFT Stitched Oval Frame die
Crepe ribbon, Pearls & a Rhinestone

Let there be Peace on Earth!

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Little Red Wagon Challenge #372 Christmas Carols

Hi Everyone! 
It's pretty obvious the season is upon us, all the pretty lights, smells of baking cookies, and the sounds of Christmas carols!  Kate is our hostess this week and she wants us to use a line from a Christmas carol on our creations.  The song I chose is Jingle Bell Rock.  This is a gift card holder, I made for my bug man! He's a drummer in a band, but I know he'll like a rockin Santa too!  You can check out what songs the girlfriends are playing at Little Red Wagon.

Ok, so it wasn't until I'm posting this I see Kate wants us to use the lyrics of the song!  Oops!  
Bugman has the card - can't change it now! :)

Supplies I used to create this card~
Gerda Steiner Santa playing Guitar digital stamp
MFT Stitched Rounded Rectangles
 MFT Fishtail Flags Stax
Paper Smooches Sentiment Sampler and Christmas Sampler (inside)
Prismacolor Pencils
Wink of Stella

Share Kindness!

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Little Red Wagon Challenge #371 Santa's Coming to Town

Hi Everyone!
Yes, indeed Santa will be arriving at the homes of good little girls and boys!  This week's challenge is hosted by Brenda, she want's to see that jolly little fellow or his hard working elf/elves on your projects.  Let's see what the girlfriends have been up to in their workshops, join in on the fun at Little Red Wagon.  I made a gift card holder secured with a belly band for this week's challenge.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Gerda Steiner November Challenge

Hi Everyone!
Here I am the last day of November and wandering - "where did it go?"  I've been playing catch up since we returned from our Italy trip in October.  We were gone for 2 1/2 weeks and when we returned it was November! 
Well, this month's challenge at Gerda Steiner Designs features this Naught Puppy digital stamp.  If you join us this month, you'll get next months digi stamp for free!  I love her designs and love to play in her challenges.
Oh he is so cute! 
Here are my supplies I used to create this card ~
Gerda Steiner Naughty Puppy digital stamp
Prismacolor pencils
Tonic  Mini scalloped oval die set
Wink of Stella
Paper and ribbon were scraps I had in my crafty stash!

Thanks for looking and be kind!

Little Red Wagon Challenge #370 Chilly Friends

Hi Everyone!
We are getting into chilly temperatures here in the desert and our hostess Donna wants to see Chilly Friends.  She's looking for snowmen, penguins, or polar bears - those cutesy little guys on your paper creations. So let's see what chilly concoctions you can come up with.  Take a look at what the other girlfriends designed over at Little Red Wagon - I'm sure they'll warm your heart.

Supplies I used to create my card -
Sassy Cheryl Penguin Panache digi stamp
MFT Blueprint #1
Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid 6x6 patterned paper
Verve Birthday to You sentiment stamp
Simon Says Stamp Snowflake Banner
Family Treasures Circle Punch
White Signo Pen
Shimmer paper

Share Kindness

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Little Red Wagon Challenge #369 Sparkle & Shine

Hi Everyone!
We have a new challenge this week at Little Red Wagon, our hostess Brenda is getting her sparkle on!  She wants to see our creations that Sparkle and Shine (she must like diamonds!).  Join us this week and we'll look at all the pretties that the girlfriends have come up with.

Supplies I used to create this card:
Tiddly Inks Skater Wryn digi stamp
Prismacolor pencils
Wink of Stella
MFT Pierced Rectangle STAX
Martha Stewart Snowflake punch
Stampin Up! Tag punch
C.C. Designs Stamp Jolly Christmas sentiment stamp
Sparkly Rhinestone and Sequins and cording
All paper came out of my scrappy stash

Thanks for looking! I love your comments!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Little Red Wagon Challenge #368 It's Embossable!

Hi Everyone! 
 Here we go with a new challenge at Little Red Wagon - "It's Embossable!"  I am the hostess for this week and I want to see your paper crafts that are embossed.  It can be dry embossed or ink embossed - lots of options here! 
 I sorta simplified my card due to some medications that I am currently taking, my hands get very shaky! So I opted to bring out my Silhouette machine to help with that.   Can't wait to see what you create. Hop over to Little Red Wagon and see what the other girlfriends have come up with.  This challenge ends next Tuesday, November 22.  So let's do the "embossable!"
Supplies I used to create this card ~
Cuttlebug Swirl embossing folder
Matte finish silver cardstock
I used Colette Hall's design Circle Flourish Standing Reindeer Ornament cut file
from the Silhouette Design store
Clearly Besotted "Sweet Sentiment" stamp
Spellbinders Classic Circle die
MFT Fishtail Banner die
Silver cording & rhinestones

Hope you have a great week.  And remember share kindness with one another!