Saturday, August 19, 2017

From the Heart - Heartfelt Sympathy

Hi Everyone!
I want to share with you a card from a special designer, Faith Skrdla. I discovered From the Heart designs just over a year ago. I fell in love with Faith's creations and participated in a couple of her challenges.  The blog posts began to slow down, and it was the end of the summer that she shared with us her battle with brain cancer. Unfortunately,  she lost this battle the end of July. I am sad that she  has passed.  I know that God has a purpose for every thing.  It is not for us to understand why but for us to trust that this is part of his plan. Faith has touched so many lives with her God-given talent. Here's is my card to honor Faith's talent and her life. There has been a Gofundme account set up for her family at...https://www.gofundme.com/faith-skrdla039s-family-support


From the Heart Designs Whimsey Garden digital stamp 
Prismacolor pencils

Enjoy your day! 

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Little Red Wagon Challenge #407 Bow & Arrows

Hi Everyone!
It's my turn to host this week's challenge at Little Red Wagon.  This week's theme is Bow and Arrows, simple enough you just need to have a bow(s) or arrow(s) on your project. I found this adorable paper in my paper stash and had to use it. Head over to the Little Red Wagon blog to see what the girlfriends have created. 
My card recipe
Stamping Bella Uptown Girls Lucille sends her Love
Copic Markers
Circle dies
Twine & Heart charm for embellishments
EK Success border punch

Thanks for your sweet comments!
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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Little Red Wagon Challenge #406 Bugs & Slugs

Hi Everyone!
We have a new challenge at Little Red Wagon. Kate is our hostess and the theme she has selected is, "Bugs & Slugs." Meaning that she wants to see bugs, insects or butterflies.  This is one of my favorite butterflies from Bugaboo stamps, (Jodie has some adorable ladybugs, flu bugs and ants too!).  So get out your bug jar and let's see what you can come up with. Hop over to the Little Red Wagon blog, I'm sure the girlfriends have some adorable little creepy crawlies.
Here is my card recipe:
Bugaboo Chubby Butterfly digital stamp
Hero Arts Thanks stamp & cut
MFT Fishtail flags Stax
MFT Pierced Circles
Prismacolor pencils
Wink of Stella
twine, & wooden hearts for embellishments
Enjoy your week!

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Little Red Wagon Challenge #404 Favorite Products

Hi Everybody!
Wow! It's August! How did that happen? But it is also Wednesday which means its time for a new challenge.  Mandy is our hostess this week, and she wants to know what products are our favorite  to use.  Well, I have my favs that I always go to, MFT dies, Doodlebug patterned paper (one of many favs) and of course my embellies like sequins, twine and my glitter pen. But my newest fav is Pink & Main, I used their Tickled Pink stamp set.  That flamingo just cracks me up! I created this card pending my upcoming Hawaii trip!
 Please join us at Little Red Wagon and showcase your favorite products.  I can't wait to see what the other girlfriends favorites are.  Take a peek and leave them with a little comment love!

Have a great week and give someone a smile! 

P.S. Haha, the little green peeking out on the keft side is my post it note I use to list my notes and supplies - I'm feeling a little under the weather and I didn't catch it! Oh well, I just made you smile! 

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Little Red Wagon Challenge #404 Sing a Song

Hi Everyone!
We have a new challenge this week, Brenda is our hostess and she's wants us to Sing a Song! Not really sing but create a card that reflects a favorite song.  I picked up this stamp at the Mesa Rubber stamp convention this past spring and I love the chalkboard look. When I heard about this challenge I knew right away that I was going to use this stamp.  I love this old time favorite hymn!  So pick your favorite song and make a card or project that reflects that song, and join us at Little Red Wagon.   I'm sure the girlfriends are all in harmonywith this challenge!
My card recipe ~ 
Our Daily Bread Chalkboard Amazing Grace 
Authentique 6x6 patterned paper 
Martha Stewart Butterfly punch
Pearls

Have a wonderful day! Thank you for your kind comments! 

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Little Red Wagon Challenge #403 Christmas in July

Hi Everyone!
We have a new challenge this week at Little Red Wagon. Jan is hosting and our challenge theme is "Christmas in July". That's right! Christmas! Check out what the girlfriends have come up with for this week, it'll be like opening Christmas presents...in July! Here's my card for this week.
My card recipe ~
Stamping Bella Rudolph Skating Reindeer 
Prismacolor Pencils 
Concord & 9th Select a Size Border die
MFT Stitched Circle Stax (inside)
Patterned Paper from the craft stash
Embellishments- twine, glitter pen, 
Wink of Stella & Glossy Accents

Have a great week! 

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Little Red Wagon Challenge #402 Thanks Bunches!

Hi Everyone!
We have a new challenge this week at Little Red Wagon.  Heather is our hostess, and she wants us to create a project with a Thank You theme.  This month is cruising right along, so I thought I'd use Gerda Steiner's monthly digital stamp for this week's challenge and Gerda's monthly challenge. Pretty good, eh?!  so here is my card -
My card recipe ~
Gerda Steiner's digi stamp Strawberry Mouse
Prismacolor Pencils
Sentiment - my own creation
MFT Fishtail Stax
MFT Stitched Rounded Rectangles
enamel dots
patterned paper from my stash

Thank you for your kind comments -you make my day!

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Little Red Wagon Challenge #401 Wet & Wild!

Hi Everyone!
It's another hot day here and we are all tolerating the  hot temperatures. I'm this week's hostess for the Little Red Wagon challenge, and the theme I picked for this week is Wet & Wild!  Your creation needs to be water related.  Yep, that's how we survive the heat! Head over to the Little Red Wagon challenge and you can see what ideas the girlfriends have come up with.  You can join in too, you have until next Tuesday, before this challenge is over. Here is my card ~
Recipe for my card
Whipper Snappers Pool Shark stamp
Paper Smooches Little Fella
Paper Smooches Sentiment Sampler
MFT Blueprint #18
MFT Stitched Circle frames dies
paper from the stash
Copic markers
Enamel dots and glitter pen

Have a great week! 

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Little Red Wagon Challenge #400 Three's Company

Hi Everyone!
It is another Wednesday, which means it is time for another challenge!  Our theme for this week's challenge is Three's Company, which is simply having 3 like images or items on your projects.  Head over to Little Red Wagon to see what the girlfriends have created, easy as One-Two-Three!  Please join us, this challenge will end next Tuesday.
My card was originally going to have 3 dogs on it, but then I needed a card for my Mom's birthday.  She loves to sew and while going through de-stashing and reorganizing my crafty cave I found this set that needed some ink.  Here's my creation!
Recipe for my card ~
Tonic Mini Scalloped die
MFT Pierced Circle Stax
MFT Blueprints #1
CC Designs Scalloped die (inside)
TPC Sewing stamp set
Prismacolor pencils
Glitter pen
Patterned paper from the paper stash
Sentiment created on my computer

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Gerda Steiner Monthly Challenge - Hello Friend Turtle

Hi Everyone!
Someone please tell me where the month of June went!  We were so busy and it's like, where did it go?? We had birthdays (5), an anniversary, Father's Day, 2 out of town weekends and POOF! It's over!
That would be why I'm down to the wire getting in my card for this month's challenge.  This little turtle is so adorable and look at that cute butterfly on his nose! Love it! Well, I was getting lost in Pinterest and came across this card design that I though would be perfect for this card.  You can find the directions and a video at www.stampinbj.com dated May 20, 2017.  Obviously, I did not use Stampin Up! products but I adapted using my own supplies.


Here is my card recipe~
Gerda Steiner Hello Friend Turtle digi stamp
Inkadinkadoo stamp set - sentiment
Spellbinders Blossom die
Spellbinders Nesting Circles
MFT Pierced Circle Stax dies
Prismacolor pencils
Fiskars 3way corner punch


Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Little Red Wagon Challenge #399 Love You to the Moon & Back!

Hi Everyone!
We have a new challenge. Mandy is our hostess and she wants our creations to have a moon, stars or a sky themed card. I used a Stampin Up stamp set I've had forever! Well, we are expecting a little granddaughter in November. We are so happy for our son and daughter in law!
Head over to the Little Red Wagon blog and see what the girlfriends have created. I'm sure they'll be out of this world! You can join in too, but hurry, you only have until next Tuesday to play!



Recipe card
Stampin Up Cuddles & Tickles Rubber Stamp Set
Stamps of Life Minitags2cut
Fiskars border punch
MFT Tag builder #3
Stickles
Prismacolor pencils
Echo Park Bundle of Joy patterned paper
Rhinestones

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Little Red Wagon #398 Dogs or Cats?

Hi Everyone!
We have a new challenge this week at Little Red Wagon - Dogs or Cats? Unfortunately we lost our little Jack Russell, Jaxson this past February.  I laugh and say he was my 3rd child!   My husband got him for me for Valentine's day 14 years ago. He said I needed something to nurture since the kiddos were leaving home!  I still miss him greatly.  We've decided not to get another puppy for now, I don't think we'd find another pup like Jax.  We have a gray tabby - Fitz, and we are now officially a cat family! He amuses us - when he wants to!
So for this week's challenge Jan wants us to use a dog or a cat, (or both) on your creation! Join us in the challenge, you can link up your entry at Little Red Wagon. I can't wait to see if there are more dogs or more cats! You have until next Tuesday to participate!
Here's my card ~

Card Recipe
Whipper Snappers Relax to the Max stamp
CC Designs Shapers #2 die
MFT Fishtail Flags banner
Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Fall 6x6 patterned paper
Martha Stewart Button punch
Copic Markers 

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