Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Little Red Wagon Challenge #361 Bear With Me

Hi Everyone!
It's Wednesday and time for another challenge!  This week Jan is our hostess and the theme is "Bear With Me!"  She wants us to use a bear in our creation.  I have a couple baby showers coming up in the near future so I created a card using C.C. Designs Fluffy Bear.  I thought this would be perfect for a baby card!
I love teddy bears and can't wait to see what the other girlfriends have come up with for this week. Head over to Little Red Wagon for a little bear hug!

Supplies I used to create this card~
C.C. Designs Fluffy Bear stamp
We R Memories Circles
Tonic Mini Scallop Circles
Stacy Yacula Sweet Occasions Sentiments
Carta Bella It's a Girl 6x6 patterned paper
MFT Fishtail Flags
Dew Drops

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Little Red Wagon Challenge #360 School Rules

Hi Everyone!
Boy these weeks are just a flyin' by!  It's time for another challenge and Heather is our hostess this week.  The topic for this week's challenge is "School Rules."  Heather wants to see our creations with a school related theme.  Here's my card, and it's for all of you who teach or work with children - "Thanks, because you make a difference every day in the lives of our children."  So line up and go over to the Little Red Wagon and show us your creations.  You can check out the other girlfriends A+ projects too. 

Supplies I used to create this card -
Sassy Cheryl's Teacher's Pet digi stamp
Doodlebug Back to School 6x6 patterned paper
Copic markers
Spellbinders Lacy Circles die
Spellbinders Small Nesting Circles
Fiskars border punch
Paper Smooches Many Thanks stamp set
Glossy Accents

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Little Red Wagon Challenge #359 Be a Good Sport!

Hi Everyone! 
It is my turn to host the challenge this week.  I have selected the theme, "Be a Good Sport!" My grandson's are back into their busy sport schedule.  One of them is doing karate and the other is waiting for baseball to start up.  And our team, the Arizona Cardinals - their season has just begun! This week I want to see your creations with a sports theme!  So come on and join in on the fun! You can see what the other girlfriends (and teammates) have created at Little Red Wagon.

Supplies I used to create my card -
Digistamp Boutique Funtime Dan digi stamp
MFT Stacking Stars
Copic markers
Doodlebug Touchdown 6x6 patterned paper
Fiskars border edge punch
MFT Wonky Stitched Oval die
MFT Blueprint #12
Paper Smooches Sentiment stamp

Monday, September 12, 2016

Gerda Steiner September Progressive Challenge

Hi Everyone! 
There's a new digi over at Gerda Steiner Designs.  If you played along with us last month you have received this month's digi in your email.  All you have to do is submit your creation using this adorable little piggy stamp - Parachute Piggy.  He is a cutie and when Pigs Fly - you better watch out, because anything can happen!

Supplies I used to create this card -
Gerda Steiner Parachute Piggy digi stamp
The Paper Studios The Basics 4x6 patterned paper
The Paper Studios Eat Cake 4x6 patterned paper
We R Memory Keepers Circle dies
Spellbinders Petite Scalloped Circles
Copic Markers
Lawn Fawn Puffy Clouds die
Glossy Accents

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Little Red Wagon Challenge #358 Fur-ever Friend

Hi Everyone! 

This week our challenge theme is Fur-ever Friends hosted by Kate.  She wants us to create a card with a house pet on it.  We have an adorable Jack Russell dog.  Jaxson is about 13 years old so he is our geriatric dog!  We've had him since he was 8 weeks old - I love that puppy!  We've gone through some good times together and when I've had my various health issues he has been right there with me through it all.  He's the best dog ever!

Supplies I used to create my card ~
Penny Black Buddy & Duck stamp set
Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid 6x6 patterned paper
MFT Pierce Rectangles
Distress Ink - Tumbled Glass
Copic markers

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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Little Red Wagon Challenge #357 Let's Get Inky


Hi Everyone!
Another week has rolled around and it's time for another challenge.  Mandy is our hostess and she has picked, "Let's Get Inky!"  She wants us to be creative with our ink pads - but sentiments don't count for this challenge!  Here is my card creation.  I used my inkpad to create my own background.  My focal point is a cat stamp from MFT I Knead You stamp set.  I took the smaller fishy stamps in the set and stamped my own background.

Head over to the Little Red Wagon and see what the other girlfriends have created.  You can join in - you have until next when Mandy will select her top picks.

Supplies I used to create this card ~
MFT I Knead You stamp set
MFT Blueprints #1 (scallop die inside card)
MFT Jumbo Peek A Boo die
MFT Dots & Stripes Neutral (used inside)
Copic Markers
Momento Ink Rich Cocoa

Monday, August 29, 2016

Gerda Steiner's August Challenge

Hi Everyone!
I want to share with you my card I made for this month's challenge at Gerda Steiner Designs.  This is a progressive challenge, meaning if you create a card with this month's image you'll receive next month's image just for participating!  Gerda's images are so dang cute - they just make me smile! Here is my card!

Supplies I used to create my card~
Gerda Steiner Little Fox digital stamp
Simple Stories So Rad 6x6 patterned paper
MFT Pierced Circle STAX
MFT Jumbo Fishtail STAX
MFT Fishtail Flags
Primacolor Pencils
Jute string

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Little Red Wagon Challenge #356 Happy Birthday

Hi Everyone! 
Our hostess for this week's challenge is Donna and her theme is Happy Birthday!  The cards I create are mostly birthday cards with thank you cards coming in a close second.  I love to make birthday cards!  And I love this adorable little pig from Hambo Stamps!  Join us over at Little Red Wagon with your Birthday card for this week's challenge.  I can't wait to see all those cards!

Materials I used to create this card ~
Hambo Stamps Pig Inmate digi stamp
MFT Blueprints #1 (white insert on inside)
Taylored Expression Postage Stamp Stacklets die
Pebbles Cottage Living 6x6 patterned paper
Prismacolor Pencils

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Little Red Wagon Challenge #355 Surf's Up!

Hi Everyone! 
This week Brenda is our host and the theme is "Surf's Up! So think tropical - palm trees, beach, umbrella, warm sunshine,  a cold little fruity adult drink - SNAP OUT OF IT!  Haha!  Sorry about that - we didn't get away this summer and that whole tropical thing sounds so good right now!
Here's my card for this week - Johnny Surf boy from Bugaboo Stamps.

Supplies I used to create my card ~
Bugaboo Stamps Johnny surf digi stamp
Doodlebug Hello Sunshine 6x6 patterned paper
Copic Markers
Silhouette Design - Palm trees & Sun
Lawn Fawn Ocean Wave Border dies
Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Little Red Wagon Challenge #354 In Sympathy

Hi Everyone! 
This week our hostess is Brenda and our challenge is "In Sympathy".  Sympathy cards are never easy to make but I know that the recipient truly appreciates receiving such a thoughtful card.  I have found it to be easier to make sympathy cards and to have a few on hand before the need arises.  I really struggle to create a card after hearing of a loss. 

Materials I used to create this card ~
Stampin Up! Thoughts & Prayers stamp set
Memory Box Pinpoint Scallop Circle die
Stampin Up Prints 6x6 patterned paper
Cuttlebug embossing folder
Distress Ink Markers
Momento Ink

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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Little Red Wagon Challenge #353 - Case a Card

Hi Everyone! 
This week Heather is our hostess for our challenge.  Her topic is to CASE one of our favorite people who inspires you.  I wasn't sure where I wanted to go with this one.  I am inspired by so many others - do I case a favorite teacher or a dear friend?  I decided that I would CASE a fellow artist in the paper crafting industry - Faye Wynn-Jones.  She is a Copic instructor and is on several design teams like Stamping Bella, and Tiddly Inks to name a few.  I follow her blog stampinfluffnstuff.  I love her style of artistry, she's designs a clean & simple card.  She states, "I like to give the image space to be the image."  I love that!  She will post the Copic colors that she used for a project (which is super helpful to a newbie!)  She also post helpful tutorials and she has a great sense of humor!  I truly admire this gal and her artwork!

Materials I used to create this card ~
Stamping Bella Uptown Girl Eve Under the Mistletoe
Martha Stewart Snowflake punch
Eyelet Outlet Bumpy brad
Copic Markers - this is where Faye has a cute picture of the markers she used!
Wink of Stella
Paper was in my scraps

My card is similar to her but by no means anything of what she creates.  I am learning everyday - I've only had my Copics for about 2 months.  Love them but have to practice - practice - practice! 

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Little Red Wagon Challenge #352 Christmas in July

Hi Everyone! 
Here we are again for another weekly challenge.  This week, I am the host for the challenge and I have selected "Christmas in July" as the theme.  It'll be here before we know it and I thought just maybe this year I would start to make some cards now rather than in December. I have found myself to be giving more gift cards. Last year we were able to bless (no really we received the blessing!) several families with gift cards for food & gas.  So I though I'd start to make some cards that I could put those gift cards into.   So here is my take for the challenge.
That little scalloped circle is actually keeping the card closed!
This is what it looks like with the top flap folded up.

And when you fold the other flap down - ta da! There's the prize!

I hope that you can join us this week - I'd love to see your creations.  Check out with the other girlfriends have made for the challenge over at Little Red Wagon!

Here are the materials I used to create this card ~
MFT Jingle All the Way stamp set
Paper Studio Holiday Cheer 6x6 patterned paper
MFT Circle die
Fiskars Scalloped punch Large & Small
MFT Gift Card Grooves die
Prismacolor Pencils
Pop Up tape

Thanks for looking - I love your comments! 

Be Joyful - It's Contagious!