Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Little Red Wagon Challenge #390 April Showers

Hi there!
There's a new challenge this week at Little Red Wagon. Brenda is our hostess and her challenge this week is April Showers.  You can include anything related to April showers like an umbrella, rain boots, rain or rainbows.  She's given us a lot of options.  Now I have that song in my head, "Raindrops are falling on my head, and just like the guy whose feet are too big for his bed, nothing seems to fit!"  ok, ok - enough! Here's my card for this fun little challenge!
Check out the girlfriend's blogs and see what they've come up with.  (Hopefully, not a song in their head!) You can join in the fun, you have until next Tuesday before this challenge closes.

Supplies I used for this card
Whipper Snapper Puddle Duck
Memory Box Cross Stitched Frame Border die
Prismacolor Pencil
Doodlebug patterned paper
Button & Twine from the crafty stash
Glitter pen
Memento ink used sponged around edge

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Little Red Wagon Challenge #389 Happy Easter!

Hi Everyone!
We have a new challenge this week.   Jan is our hostess and she wants us to come up with an Easter theme for our creations.  I have a busy week ahead, my 1st granddaughter is celebrating her 1st birthday, my daughter's birthday and Easter - all in one weekend!   Take a look at what the other girlfriends have created at Little Red Wagon
Supplies I used for this project
Morning Star Cross & Sentiment stamp
Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles die
Pierced Oval die
Patterned Paper & Flower from my crafty stash
Pearls for embellishment

Wishing you all a joyful Easter celebrating the risen King.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Little Red Wagon Challenge #388 Egg-cellent

Hi everyone!
We have a new challenge this week. Heather is our hostess and her challenge is Egg-cellent! She wants us to include an egg or two in our projects. Well, it is the Easter season so this should be an easy one! Please join us with your egg-citing creation at Little Red Wagon.  You can see what the other girlfriends have created there.  You have until next Tuesday to join in the fun.  Here is my creation for the challenge...
Here are the supplies I used for my card ~
DigiStamp Boutique Quacky Easter digi stamp
Doodle Bug 6x6 Hello Sunshine patterned paper
Prismacolor Pencils
MFT Jumbo Fishtail Banner
MFT Pierced Square Stax
Wink of Stella, Glitter pen and enamel dots
Inside sentiment created on my computer

Have a great week! Thank you for your comments!

Monday, April 3, 2017

Winner, Winner - Chicken Dinner!

I have a  little bit of housekeeping to do on my blog, so I thought I'd try to get caught up a little.  First of all we have a winner! Woo Hoo!  I entered a From the Heart sketch challenge back in late February and guess what? I was selected as a Top 3 pick chosen by the Design Team! That really made my day! Here is my card that did it for me!

and secondly I entered the Bugaboo March Color Challenge and low and behold I was selected as a top winner - I won 10 digi stamps! Woot Woot! 
Here is the crazy card that the Bugaboo team selected.
Really, it doesn't take much to excite me but it really made my day! 
Hope you all have a wonderful week!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Little Red Wagon Challenge #387

Hi there!
We have a new challenge this week and guess what? I'm the hostess! The theme for this challenge is Hippity Hoppity!  I know it's close to Easter, but this doesn't have to be an Easter card.  You can use a kangaroo, grasshopper, or a  bunny,  just something that hops! Please join me and the other girlfriends at Little Red Wagon.  You have until next Tuesday before this challenge hops away!  Here is my card ~
Supplies I used to create this card~
Lili of the Valley digi stamp Spring Bunny Eggs
MFT Blueprints dies #12, #13 & #20
Tonic Mini Scallop Rectangle die
Horizontal Stitched Strip die
Doodlebug 6x6 patterned paper Hello Sunshine
Prismacolor pencils
Wink of Stella
Embellie from the crafty stash
Sentiment on the inside "Happy Easter" my own design



















Monday, March 27, 2017

Bugaboo Challenge

Hi there! Bugaboo stamps is having a color challenge this week.  Here is the color palette that we have to use. 




And this is my card that I created! Looks like this guy really likes to party!
Here are the supplies I used to create this card~
Bugaboo digi stamp Charlie Birthday
Copic Markers
MFT Pierced Oval die
Paper from my scrap stash
Glitter pen
Sentiment is my creation!

Thanks for looking and take a look at the new Bugaboo website!












Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Little Red Wagon Challenge #386

Hi Everyone!
This month is going crazy fast! We are ready for another challenge here at Little Red Wagon.  This week our hostess is Kate and the theme of this challenge is 'It's clear to Me.'  She wants us to use a window or a transparency on our creation.  I was trying to kill 2 birds with one stone, because I just don't know where time goes!
This is my take that I made for my grandsons for St. Patrick's Day.  They loved the little prizes, but really they just loved the chocolate! And I love that I could use this little project for the challenge and their little St Pat's prize!
Here are the supplies I used for this project ~
Silhouette window box cut file
DigiStamp Boutique Jolly St Pat's digi stamp
Copic Markers
Round Circle & Horseshoe punch
Gold glitter paper & scrap of 12x12 patterned paper
Yellow ribbon & Gold Stickles
And Chocolate - of course!

Friday, March 17, 2017

Gerda Steiner Progressive Challenge

Hi Everyone!
Can you believe this, it's the middle on the month and I'm posting my card for the Gerda Steiner Progressive Challenge!  Haha! I'm usually getting my card posted on the last day and the last hour of the month! Woo Hoo!  I can say I'm ahead of the game, well for now! I loved this image when I saw it.  So dang cute!  The inside sentiment says, "You got this!"
 
Supplies I used to create my card~
Gerda Steiner Designs - Bee Strong digi stamp
Prismacolor Pencils
MFT Pierced Circle STAX
MFT Fishtail Flags
Tonic Mini Scalloped Circles
Honeycomb Embossing Folder
Wink of Stella
Queen & Co embellie
Sentiment Inside & Out created on my computer

Thanks for looking! I love your comments!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Little Red Wagon Challenge #385

Hi Everyone!
We have a new challenge this week.  Mandy is our hostess and she wants us to Tag It! Easy enough, she wants to see our creations with a tag on it.  I recently purchased this stamp, I thought it was so cute!.  Love the chicken with the fire extinguisher!  Head over to Little Red Wagon and check out the tags that the other girlfriends have come up with. You can join in with us, you have until next Tuesday to put your tag on it. 
Supplies I used to create this card~
Penny Black Best of Luck stamp
MFT Pierced Traditional Tags
Fiskars Scalloped Punch
Copic markers
Patterned paper is from the stash
MFT Birthday Greetings sentiment stamp set
Wink of Stella, Glitter Pen and Sequins

Thursday, March 9, 2017

The Paper Players Challenge #334

Hi Everyone!
I have been busy in my crafty room.  My hubby needed several cards for his coworkers.  Unfortunately he needed a sympathy card as well.  I had this pretty paper in my crafty stash and it happens to be double sided.   The patterned floral paper is on the one side and the inset with the solid yellow is on the flip side of that paper.  Paper coordination mission - accomplished!  I used a round scalloped die and a butterfly die with the black paper.  I dressed it up with some sequins as well.  The inside sentiment reads, With Sympathy.  I was pleased with the outcome of this card and made up several of them. 
I am entering this card into The Paper Players challenge Cut it Out! All you need to do for this challenge is to use an element that is either a die cut, punch, or scissors! 


Thanks for looking!  I love your comments!

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Little Red Wagon Challenge #384

Hi there Everyone!
We have a new challenge this week.  Donna is our hostess for and her challenge is Plaids & Polka Dots.  Donna wants us to incorporate a plaid & a polka pattern in our creation.  Here is my card using a Tiddly Inks digi stamp.  I just love this scruffy little guy!  I used a C.C. Design stamp on the inside that reads - Heartfelt Thanks.  Well I goofed and had 2 small ink spots on either side of the stamp.  I tried to erase or rub it off, but it didn't work.  So I fixed that!  I stamped red hearts on each side of the sentiment.  Ta Da!
Head over to Little Red Wagon to see what the other girlfriends have created.  I can't wait to see all those plaids & polka dots, cuz I love plaids & pokie dots!
 
Here are the supplies I used to create this card -
Tiddly Inks Set of Kitties digi stamp
Copic markers
Sissix Scalloped border and Scalloped Squares
Rhinestones from my crafty stash
Glitter pen

Thanks for looking!


Monday, March 6, 2017

Bugaboo Challenge Anything Goes

Hi Everyone!
I've been very busy in my crafty room.  My husband needed some cards for some co-workers. I grabbed one of the Gus Bugaboo stamps, they are always a hit. I came up with this one.  I am entering this into the Bugaboo challenge Anything Goes.
The inside reads "Hope you are on the Road to Recovery!"

Supplies I used to create this card
Bugaboo Gus Tidbits - New Truck
MFT Pinking Circle die
Prismacolor Pencils
Patterned Paper from my crafty stash


Sunday, March 5, 2017

From the Heart Sketch Challenge

HI Everyone!
Where did the weekend go?  I'm winding down another Sunday and getting ready to start a new week.  From the Heart has a new sketch challenge for the week and  I'm barely getting this card in for the challenge.  Here is my entry.


I used the following for my card
From the Heart Birthday Candle digi set
MFT Stitched Oval Fram
Copic Markers
Elizabeth Crafts Birthday Candle die
Patterned Paper and Rhinestones from my stash

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Little Red Wagon Weekly Challenge

Hi Everyone!
It's a new month and it's time for another challenge!  Brenda is our hostess and she has a color challenge this week.  I did not know that Aquamarine is the birthstone for March.  Ha! I learn something new everyday! Any whoo, all you need to participate in this week's challenge is to use the color, aquamarine!  Hope to see you over at the Little Red Wagon challenge, while you are there, check out what the girlfriends have come up with. 
 
Supplies I used to create my card~
Stamping Bella Edna Needs a Martini
Copic markers
Pebbles - Cottage Living patterned 6x6 paper
Wink of Stella
MFT Vertical Stitched Stripes
Glitter pen & Pearls from my stash

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

From the Heart Monthly Stamp Challenge

Hi Everyone!
I have one more monthly challenge to get in before the end of the month, which is TODAY! My goodness, where does the time go? This cute little guy is a digi stamp from a company named From the Heart  stamps.  This is an incredible little company that has some big ideas!  Love this little PigWit!
Here are the supplies I used to create my card~
From the Heart digi stamp Hogs and Kisses PigWit
Prismacolor Pencils
Misc scrap patterned paper
Rhinestones
MFT Fishtail Flags
SSS white pigment ink
Wow! white embossing powder
Wink of Stella

Thank you for visiting my blog!

Monday, February 27, 2017

Gerda Steiner Monthly Progressive Challenge

Hi Everyone!
Here I am, down to the wire with the monthly challenge for Gerda Sterner stamps.  I don't know about you but this month has really gone fast!  This is my take on this month's digi stamp - Chocolate Piggy.  I made a chocolate candy bar wrapper for Valentine's Day. 
Supplies I used to create my project~
Gerda Steiner Chocolate Piggy digi stamp
Stampin Up! patterned paper (I don't know the name of it!)
Spellbinders Scalloped Oval dies
Copic Markers
Ribbon from my stash
Oh and don't forget the chocolate!!

Thanks for taking a few minutes to look at my blog!

Sunday, February 26, 2017

From the Heart Challenge Sketch

Hi Everyone!

 I know I'm coming in at the last minute! One of my favorite digi stamp companies From the Heart is having a sketch challenge. Here is my entry -
Here are the supplies I used to create my card ~
From the Heart Spectacular Birdbrain 
Inktense Pencils & Gamsol
MFT Fishtail flags dies
MFT Farm Fresh Gingham 6x6 patterned paper
MFT Wonky Stitched Ovals 
Ribbon from my stash
Sentiment created from my computer



Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Little Red Wagon Challenge #382

Hi Everyone!
We have a new challenge this week at Little Red Wagon. Jan is our hostess and the theme she picked is Down on the Farm.  To join in with us you need to use something that is farm related; maybe animals, or tractors, a barn. You get the idea.  I picked this cute little stamp from My Favorite Things, its called the "The Whole Herd." I just love the cute little animals.  Anyways, you can play along with us, you have until next Tuesday, just go to the Little Red Wagon blog and join us,  I can't wait to see what you come up with and while you're there check out the other girlfriend's blogs, I know they would love a little comment love!
Here are the supplies I used to create this card~
MFT The Whole Herd stamp set
Simple Stories 6x6 patterned paper Hello Fall
Spellbinders Petite Scallop Circles
Prismacolor Pencils
Sentiment is from my computer
Button & Twine

I'm entering this into The Paper Players Challenge #332
use a sentiment as a focal point

Hope you enjoy your day!



Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Little Red Wagon Challenge #381

Hi Everyone!
We have a new challenge this week, a Season of Love!  Heather is our hostess and she wants us to use a product we love.  Um, well, only one?  If I have to pick only one, it would be My Favorite Things.  I love Birdie Brown stamps, but I have lots of dies from MFT too.  I use the dies for so many of my cards.  Here is my take using My Favorite Things.

Supplies I used for my card ~
MFT Recipe for Happiness
Copic markers
MFT Blueprints #218
Stampin UP! border punch
Spellbinders Classic Scallop Ovals
MFT Pierced Ovals
Paper Studios Holiday Cheer 6x6 Patterned Paper

Share Happiness!


Monday, February 13, 2017

Happy Valentine's Day

Hi Everyone!
Just a quick post to share with you the card I made for the love of my life! I'm also entering this in the Stamping Bella challenge.
Supplies I used to create this card~ 
Stamping Bella Smoochie Squidgy
Copic markers
Doodlebug Sweetheart patterned paper
Die is from Simon Says Stamp
Tonic Mini Scallop Rectangle die

Thanks for looking and share a little love! 


Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Little Red Wagon Challenge #380 Red, Pink & Black Color Challenge

Hi Everyone! 
I am the hostess this week for the Little Red Wagon challenge.  I have selected a color theme of Red, Pink & Black.  Now I know it's close to Valentine's day, but your creation does not need to be a Valentine theme! As you can see I went with a birthday card.  Hop over to the Little Red Wagon to see what the girlfriends have come up with.  I'd LOVE for you to join in the challenge, remember you have until next Tuesday to play!
Supplies I used to create this card ~
Stamping Bella Audrey loves Makeup
Penny Black Coco Style patterned paper
Prismacolor Pencils
Wink of Stella
Black Ribbon & Embellies from the crafty stash

Share a little love!

Monday, February 6, 2017

Paper Play Sketch #33


Hi Everyone!
I just want to share my most recent card creation.  I was going through and cleaning up some emails and came across this challenge.  It's with Paper Play Sketches, and here is the challenge for this week.

Here is my creation, following the sketch. 

Here are the supplies I used to create this card~
Whipper Stampers Easter Bunny Trio
Copic Markers
EK Success punch
Lawn Fawn Polka Mon Amie 6x6 patterned paper
We R Memory Keepers Simply Spring 6x6 patterned paper
Ribbon

Love your comments!

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Litle Red Wagon Challenge #379

Hi Everyone!
It's a new month and a new challenge.  Kate is our hostess this week and the theme is  "How Tweet It Is."  You just need to include a bird or birds in your creation. This should be fun!   The girlfriends have been busy in their nests coming up with some adorable creations. You can join us at Little Red Wagon for this week's challenge, remember you have until next Tuesday to play.

Supplies I used to create my card ~
Bugaboo Winter Birds Friend
Amy R Frosty Sentiment Stamp set
MFT Mix & Match Banner die
Circle die
MFT Snowflake die
Copic markers
Nuvo Glitter drops
Stickles
Twine & Button from my crafty stash

Share Kindness!

Friday, January 27, 2017

Gerda Steiner Monthly Progressive Challenge

Hi Everyone!
It's a new month and Gerda has her first progressive challenge for the year!  Check out these smooching hedgehogs - aren't they adorable?! Just by playing in this month's challenge I will receive February's digi for free!
My goal is to get my card created early in the month so I can actually have it posted by the end of the month!  I kinda missed the last one and had to purchase this little guy.  But I'm back in the running!
Here are the supplies I used for my card~
Prismacolor Pencils
MFT Blueprints #13
MFT Tag Builder #3
Enamel Dots& Glitter Pen

Thanks for looking and I LOVE your comments!

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Little Red Wagon Challenge #378 Happy Birthday!

Hi Everyone,
We are rolling right through another month; it's hard to believe just a month ago we were celebrating Christmas!  Mandy is back after taking a little time off and she's our hostess - welcome back Mandy! This week is a birthday theme and that gives you all kinds of possibilities - maybe a card, or gift bag or tag.
I've been digging through some of my stamps and rekindling my love affair with them! Here is one of my favorite Stamping Bella cards.


 Let's see what the girlfriends have come up with at Little Red Wagon.  You can play with us, you have until next Tuesday!  Hope to see you there!

Supplies I used to create this card ~
Stamping Bella Uptown Girl Posh has a Present
Stamping Bella Tiny Townies Birthday Party Sentiment
Penny Black Coco Patterned Paper 6x6
MFT Jumbo Fishtail Flags
McGill leaf punch
SSS White Pigment Ink
Prismacolor  Pencils
sequins & flower from my crafty stash
glitter pen





Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Little Red Wagon Challenge #377

Hi Everyone,
It's another week which means it's time for another challenge.  Our hostess is Donna and she wants to see Thank You cards. Perfect timing, because I need to send some out. Here is my take for this week's challenge. Take a peek at what the girlfriends have come up with for this week's challenge at Little Red Wagon. You can join us with your Thank You card too!

Supplies I used to create this card~
Tiddly Ink Grow a Little Love digi stamp
CC Designs Thanks a Bunch sentiment stamp set
Authentique Classic Essentials patterned paper
MFT Wonky Stitched Oval die
Stampin Up Tag punch
Dew drops, twine, flower & embellies
Prismacolor Pencils

Show Gratitude & Thank someone today!

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
Twine
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!