Monday, November 24, 2014

Little Red Wagon DT Call!!

Little Red Wagon is currently looking for a couple of new members to join the team! If you love to make cards and would like a weekly challenge to keep you motivated, then this could be the team for you.

Little Red Wagon issues a new challenge each Wednesday and then highlights favorite cards/projects on the following Tuesday. As part of the team you would be required to:

  • have your own blog where you can post your designs 
  • participate in the challenge each week 
  • comment on fellow DT members blogs 
  • be part of the rotation in hosting the challenges 
  • complete hosting duties when it is your turn, including preparing the challenge post to go live on Wednesday morning, commenting on each linked up item, choosing favorites and creating Featured post 
If you are interested in applying to be a part of our friendly team, and can commit to a 6-month term, please visit the Little Red Wagon blog to link up your blog. You have until December 15, 2014, to apply and will begin as part of our team starting in January 2015.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

LRW - Layer It Up

Tracy is the hostess for this weeks challenge over at Little Red Wagon and she wants us to 'layer it up'!! We are in the middle of a bad winter storm (and it isn't even winter yet), so it seems fitting to layer things blankets!!!!

I didn't layer up blankets, but I did layer up a poinsettia for this card.  I used a die and my Big Shot to cut out all the pieces and then, between layers, I used some foam dots to create dimension.

I also embossed my background and then added some colour using a Copic marker and the new Tim Holtz Distress Spritzer.  This amazing tool added a fine misting of colour, which I just love.

I added a sequin to the center of the flower and found a sticker for my sentiment.  It was pretty easy to put together and I had fun trying some new techniques.

If you would like some more inspiration, be sure to visit the other girlfriends (by clicking their names on my sidebar) over on their blogs, and see what they have created.  If you play along, link up your creation over on the Little Red Wagon Blog.  

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

LRW - Monochromatic

This weeks challenge for Little Red Wagon is being hosted by Jayne!! She want to see 50 Shades of ??? In other words, she wants monochromatic.

This one was a bit of a challenge for me, although I am really pleased with the results.  After lots of research (.....spending hours on Pinterest for inspiration, lol) I decided I really liked the crisp, clean look of white.  This is what I came up with.....

I used sheer white ribbon with white polka dots and clear bling.  The only colour I added was a think mat and my tag.

I haven't embossed in a very long time either, so I was happy to dust off my machine and pull out my embossing folders (thank you Jayne).

I am excited to see what the other LRW girlfriends have created.  Be sure to check out their blogs and if you are playing along, link up your creation on the Little Red Wagon blog.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

LRW - Home Is Where Your Heart Is

Well, it is my turn to host the challenge this week at Little Red Wagon.  I love being the get to go around to all the entries and comment and then choose your top picks!!!  Fun, huh??

My challenge is called 'Home is Where Your Heart Is'.  You can interpret this any way you like.  Here is what I created.

Obviously, I don't live in a mushroom, but I have to say I am very curious as to what the inside of a mushroom house might look like :)

I found this file on my Silhouette and thought it would be a perfect fit for this challenge.  I distressed my cardstock with ink and sanding, added an enamel dot for the doorknob and made my own sentiment on my Silhouette (love that machine)!!!

I hope you will join in with my challenge.  Visit the Little Red Wagon blog and link up your creation.  Also visit the other 'girlfriends' blogs to see what they created.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

LRW - Krafty

Hey there!!  I have been dying to post this for quite some time.....actually I have had it ready since the beginning of September.  If you know me, you know it is not easy for me to keep secrets, so this was very had for me not to share.

Jan is hosting this weeks challenge for Little Red Wagon.  She wants us to use Kraft cardstock.....a little, or a doesn't matter.

I created this 3D suitcase for a very special friend who moved to British Columbia to become an Aupair.  It is a gift card holder in the shape of a suitcase!!!!

I created the suitcase using Kraft cardstock......therefore, perfect for this challenge.  Can you believe how realistic is looks?  I love the handle and the buckles.

It opens up to reveal a pocket that holds a gift visa that I sent her off with.

I added some travel themed die-cuts and stickers that I had in my 'wagon' to tie it all together.

She has been gone for almost 2 months and she is doing great.  I miss her terribly, but I am happy that she is enjoying her adventure.

Hopefully you will join us in this weeks challenge.   If you need some more inspiration, check out what the other 'girlfriends' have created.  Don't forget to link up your creation over at the Little Red Wagon blog.