Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Challenge #412 - "Leaf" It to Me

Happy Wednesday, friends! It's Kate here and I'm thrilled to be hosting this week's challenge. Our fall leaves are a bit behind schedule this year but colours are starting to come. I thought that I would name this challenge "Leaf" It to Me - and I'd like to see leaves on your projects this week!

This little mouse image is one of the very first clear stamps that I ever purchased. I just fell in love with the characters on the "Harvest Mouse" set from My Favorite Things and thought this little guy playing in his pile of leaves would be perfect for the challenge.

Please check out the projects created by the rest of the Girlfriends and then link up your own leafy project below! I can't wait to see what you create!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Featured Distress It Projects

My oh my, you all sure like your Distress Inks and distressing!  I saw so many wonderful makes that I had a really hard time narrowing down my favourites.  But here they are.....

So fabulous!  Feel free to grab the Featured badge for your blog.  

Hope to see every back tomorrow for our next challenge!

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Challenge # 411 - Distress It!

Happy Wednesday, all! This week the challenge is "Distress It" which mean we want to see distressing on your project. It could be that you used Distress (or other) inks, you could distress you paper....lots of possibilities! And remember, it doesn't have to be a card, any paper project is welcome!

This is what I did...

As you can see I used some Distress ink as well as roughed up the edges of my papers. Went for a grungy colouring look too.

If you'd like more inspiration be sure to check out the wonderful projects the Girlfriends have created. Then, head back here and link up.

Can't wait to see what you create!

Featured Backgrounds

Well, I am almost it possible to have 38 featured designs (didn't count the Girlfriends, but they were beyond fabulous too)?  You all rocked this challenge!  I had so much fun visiting everyones blog and was so inspired to try new techniques as well as ones I haven't used for a while.  I am going to used a bit of restraint and limit my choices to...4...


Ladies, please grab your "featured" badge for your blog. Thanks so much to everyone for joining us last week at LRW.  I hope you had as much fun making as I had looking.  Stay tuned for this weeks challenge, it's going to be another fun one.  

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Challenge 410 - Give Us Your Background

Well, another week has flown by and it's my turn to challenge you.  This time around we want you to give us your background.  Translated, we are asking you to make your own background paper.  You could do this with stamps, a gelli plate or watercolor for example.

I decided to use a technique from an online class I recently did -

For this background I used a stencil,  some transparent matte gel and glitter and this added the rainbow colors with distress oxide inks.

I really can't wait to see how you create your backgrounds.  If it's inspiration you need, the Girlfriends will be here to inspire you for sure!

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Featured Hybrid Makes

Whoops, I'm a little late with my Featured post.  But I did see lots of great makes for our challenge last week!  Here are my faves....


Such wonderful cards!  Congrats, ladies. Feel free to grab our Featured badge for your blog.  Hope everyone joins us for this week's challenge!

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Challenge 409 - Go Hybrid!

Happy Wednesday, all!  The challenge this week is "Go Hybrid" which means we want to see projects that have both digital AND clear and/or rubber stamping.  (Word processing computer generated sentiments count as digi stamping, or if you want to use digital papers as your digi part that's a-okay too.)

This is what I did....

The flower was a freebie digi stamp (I got some time ago) from A.J.'s Digi Shop and the sentiment is a clear stamp from MFT. 

If you'd like more inspiration be sure to check out the wonderful projects the Girlfriends have created. Then, head back here and link up.

Can't wait to see what you create!

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Sip It Top Picks

Good evening all!  Thanks for your wonderful entries in our beverage challenge last week.  Here are a couple that I really liked:

If you were featured, please remember to take your badge for your blog from the sidebar.

Come on back tomorrow for a brand new challenge you won't want to miss.


Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Challenge # 408 ~ SIP IT!!

Hello all!  It's Heather and I am your hostess this week for our newest challenge entitled SIP IT!  I want to see beverages on your project, anything from coffee and tea to exotic fruity drinks.

Here's my two (yes, I was the overachiever this week):

Check the girlfriend's links below for more inspiration and link up a beverage project of your own. I look forward to visiting you all.  I will be back on Tuesday with my top picks.

Have a great day!

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Top Picks Challenge #407 Bow & Arrows

Hi Everyone!
Well you were all right on target for this week's challenge . Thank you for joining us and stay tuned for our next challenge. Heather has a great topic, you're going to want to drink up! Here are my top picks for this week's challenge.
#8 Gaylynn

#12 Sharla
Good job ladies! Don't forget to grab your badges! 

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Challenge #407 Bow & Arrows

Hi Everyone!
Sandy here, and I'm this week's hostess for the challenge.  Boy, the days, the weeks, and the months are going by so fast!  My theme that I have picked for this week is Bow(s) & Arrow(s).  It's quite simple, all you need to do is include a bow or arrow on your creation.  I happen to have some adorable paper with arrows on it and I included a twine bow.  You get the idea! Take a look at the girlfriends blogs, and leave them a little comment love! You can join in with us, all you have to do is, link your project below.  I'll be back next Tuesday to select the top picks.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Challenge #406 Top Picks

Thanks to all who played along in this past week's Bugs and Slugs challenge! It was so fun to see the different ways the theme was interpreted.

Here are a few cards that especially caught my eye.

Congratulations, ladies! Please remember to grab the badge from the sidebar to post on your blog!

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Challenge #406 - Bugs and Slugs

Happy Wednesday!! I've been able to spend some extra time outdoors and love this time of year for that! My son has found a number of interesting insects in the garden and we've been trying to figure out what they are. This has made me think that "Bugs and Slugs" would be a fun idea for a challenge: use bugs, insects, slugs, etc. on your creation.

I was initially going to create a cutesy-type insect card with ladybirds and bees. I'm not sure what happened, but I ended up going with distress ink and butterflies!! I'm happy with the result though. You're welcome to create any sort of project with bugs or slugs!

Please link up your project below and I'll pop by your blog/IG this week to check out the details!

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Featured 'Favourites'

Hello Everyone! Thank you all for playing along with this week's 'Favourites' challenge. We had so many awesome talented people who played along with us. All your projects were wonderful! :) Here are some of my favourites for this challenge! 

Thank you all again for playing along with the challenge this week! For those who have their projects showcased here in this post please grab your badge from the side bar for your blog!  

Please join us and play along for our next challenge!

Mandy :) 

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Challenge #405 - Favourite Products

Hello Everyone

I'm happy to be hosting this week's Little Red Wagon Challenge #405.  The challenge I picked for the girlfriends and you all is "Favourite Product(s)/Company currently"! I want to see what your favourite product(s) are that you are using on your projects!!! 

Haha! I didn't use Lawn Fawn as I'm sure you all thought I would use :)  I used my Tim Holtz Distress Inks to create this background.  

Thanks and Happy Scrappin'! :)

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Featured Sing, Sing a Song

Thanks for singing along with us last week, as always, you shared such wonderful creations.  Here were a few that stood out for me -

Check out her blog for shots of the gorgeous inside design.

Please grab your Featured Button from the side bar for your blog.  Stay tuned for the next LRW challenge due up soon!

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Challenge #404 - Sing, Sing a Song

It's time for another Little Red Wagon Challenge and it's my turn (Brenda) to come up with the challenge topic. I thought it might be fun to learn one of your favorite songs and see how it might inspire your project for this week. I even think if your creation has music paper or musical notes on it, that would work too.

One of my favorite songs is Amazing grace. There are many beautiful renditions of this song, but I came across this amazing version by Chris Tomlin and was so moved by it. Listening to it can make a challenging day much easier to handle.  Here is the card it inspired -

Just link up your card below and you will have a chance to wave the LRW featured banner. If it's inspiration you need, stop in and see what the Girlfriends have created by clicking on the sidebar.

Looking forward to your creations!

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Featured Christmas In July

Well, you all had no problem getting an early start on those Christmas projects.  I saw so many wonderful makes!  There are my faves...

Delightful cards, all of them!  Feel free to take the Featured Button for your blog.

And I hope to see you all back for tomorrow's new challenge!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Challenge # 403 - Christmas In July

Happy Wednesday, all!  Our challenge this week is "Christmas In July" which means that we want to see those Christmas projects.  We're about half way there...might as well get started!  And remember, you don't have to make a card.  It could be a layout, altered project, tag or bookmark...any papercraft goes!

This is what I did...

Such a happy snowman...hope he doesn't melt in this summer weather!

If you'd like more inspiration be sure to check out the wonderful projects the Girlfriends have created. Then, head back here and link up.

Can't wait to see what you create!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Thanks Bunches Top Picks

A big THANKS BUNCHES for all of you who joined me this week for my thank you challenge.  I enjoyed visiting and commenting on each of your makes.  Here are a few that stood out to me:



Cynthia O:

 If your card is featured here, please grab your badge from our sidebar for your blog.  And I hope to see you all back here tomorrow for a new challenge


Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Challenge # 402 Thanks Bunches!

Hello.  Welcome to a new challenge starting today.  My theme for this week is THANKS BUNCHES~ I would like to see your thank you themed projects.  And remember, it doesn't always have to be a card ~ a tag, an altered item, mixed media, a scrapbook or pocket page ~ just to name a few.

Here's mine:

Check out what the other girlfriends have made in the link below and share a Thank You of your own.  I am looking forward to seeing all of your creations.

Have a wonderful Wednesday!!!


Challenge #401 Wet 'n Wild Top Picks

Hi Everyone!
I want to thank everyone who participated in this week's challenge.  You all did some amazing creations, making it difficult to select.  Here are my picks:

#12 Cynthia O.

#11 Sherri Thacker

 #19 Create.365 Kathy K

I didn't even realized the penguin theme here, I must be wishing for cooler weather! Congrats ladies, don't forget to pick up your badge!  Come back and join us for another challenge to begin, Heather has an awesome challenge in store for us!