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.  

Monday, October 27, 2014

Fall Blessings - Julianna Michaels

Hey Everyone! I am very excited to share a new design that I created using some awesome new cut files created by Julianna Michaels!! I have done some designing for her in the past and was very honoured that she asked me contribute again. I also have another date booked in January!!!!

If you haven't had a chance to visit Julianna's blog, you can click here!  She also has an Etsy store that is full of amazng cut files including this one.......

Here is a little sneak peek of my layout.  If you want to see all the details, visit 17 Turtles blog and check it out there.

I am very thankful to Julianna for allowing me to 'play' with her files.  It was great fun and I have a great page to add to my album.  Be sure to visit her blog and Etsy store.  It is totally worth it.