Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Little Red Wagon #209

Tomorrow night we will be greeting all the neighborhood ghosts and goblins as they make their way door to door looking for treats!  Regan's challenge this week at Little Red Wagon is timely as she wants us to create something with a Halloween theme.

I decided to make up a card using traditional Halloween colors!

The bat was cut using my Silhouette and I embossed my card background using a Cuttlebug folder.

I hope you decide to celebrate Halloween with us by creating something fun!  Be sure to link up your design at Little Red Wagon - we love seeing what you make :)

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Little Red Wagon #208

Happy Thursday to everyone!  I am a day late with my Little Red Wagon post this week :(  Life has been just a bit busy these past few days, but I finally created something for this week's challenge. 

Tammy has challenged us to create something using brads or eyelets so I made this card.

I dug deep into my wagon and found this great paper-covered brad!  It made the perfect center for my pinwheel!

I used some fall themed papers I had laying around and I am pretty happy with how my late card turned out!

I hope you join in the fun this week.  Just pop over to Little Red Wagon, check out what the Girlfriends on the DT made, and then link up your own creation!  See you there :)

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Little Red Wagon #207

It's Wednesday again (funny how that happens each week at this time!) and time for another fun challenge at Little Red Wagon!

Jan is our challenger this week and she wants to see some mini's - nothing bigger than a 3 x 3 card or ATC will do.  I went with a 3 x 3 card :)

Once again I dug into my wagon of goodies and just started pulling out coordinated papers while trying to decide exactly what I was going to create.

Then I found this sweet little house button and the rest is history as they say!

I hope you join in the fun and show us your mini this week!  Just pop over to Little Red Wagon and play along.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Inspiration Elevator October 2013

Welcome to our October Inspiration Elevator challenge. Each month our group is challenged to take our scrapbooking to the next level, to stretch our creative process and to grow as artists by embracing challenges that make us think, work and grow. Be sure to check out our Inspiration Elevator Blog, to see all of our previous challenges.

We are pleased to welcome Denise Morrison and her stunning artistic style back to Inspiration Elevator. Our challenge this month comes from the very talented Lisa Spiegel. Here is her challenge:

"October is my favorite month of the year. Hands down. The temperatures here in Southern California finally start to drop, we wear a light sweater, maybe even a little boot. We pull out the scarves and the jeggings and put away the capris and tank tops. Leaves begin to change and we prepare for Halloween! My whole house is decorated, from top to bottom, and it is no small feat. I even swap out my dishes and serving ware in preparation for Fall and Halloween and I love to just keep the festivities going all the way through the Thanksgiving and then holiday season. My house will not return to "normal" until January. 

So, Lisa, tell us, how does this relate to a scrapbooking challenge? Well, what I've found over the years is my scrapping even changes over the holidays. I layer more. Reach for the bling and really dig deep to embellish with meaningful objects. Journal my thoughts and stories and feelings. Fall just makes me nostalgic. So here is the challenge. Create a layout that is nostalgic...the feeling should be evident from the title, the visible journaling and the embellishments you choose. Choose deliberately and with purpose to tell your nostalgic story. I can't wait to see how you interpret this challenge!"

Nothing makes me feel more nostalgic than seeing photos of my boys when they were little.  I so miss the days when I was a stay-at-home mom raising our two fun and energetic sons!  I loved taking care of them, teaching them about the world around them, re-discovering things through their eyes.  I miss bedtime stories, cuddle times, and heart-felt talks. I miss everything about those days.  With that in mind, I decided to scrapbook a photo of our oldest son, Tyler.

Tyler was an adorable little boy with a sweet smile and sparkling blue eyes.  I did not choose one specific title - instead I added some words that describe him:  full of smiles, sweet as sunshine and completely loved!

Tyler was 3 years old in this photo, so the patterned paper with 1, 2, 3 on it was perfect!

My lengthy journaling is something I don't do very often.  But Lisa's challenge really made me reflect on my feelings as I scrapbooked this photo.

The hearts and other embellishments I added to my page help to reinforce my journaling.

Thanks for a great challenge Lisa!

Do take the time to stop by and see what the rest of the incredible Inspiration Elevator designers have created:

Guest Designer Denise Morrison

If you feel inspired to play along with my challenge this month, please share it using the linky tool on our Inspiration Elevator Blog and/or our Inspiration Elevator Facebook Page . We'd LOVE to see what you create!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Little Red Wagon #206

It is Wednesday and less than a week away from celebrating Thanksgiving in Canada! My menu is organized, the fall decorations are out and I can already taste the pumpkin pie that I will be making on the weekend!

With all of that in mind, I thought it would be the perfect challenge this week at Little Red Wagon to make a Thanksgiving Day card! 

I pulled together lots of different leftover bits and pieces that I found in my wagon of goodies and created this colorful card.

I used a border punch, some stickers and a stamped sentiment that I received at a recent crop I attended.

Why not get into the spirit of Thanksgiving and join us over at Little Red Wagon this week?  I would love to see what you create :)

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Little Red Wagon #205

October is here and so is the beautiful fall weather that I just love!  Warm, sunny days with just a bit of a breeze and cool nights that are perfect for sleeping.  It was this gorgeous time of the year that inspired my card for this week's challenge at Little Red Wagon.

Jan has challenged us to create something with a fence on it.   When I saw this die-cut on the Silhouette store, I immediately thought of three sweet kitties enjoying a harvest moon. 

There they are, just sitting on a fence, enjoying a perfect fall evening, with not a care in the world. {sigh}  It made me happy just thinking about it!

To be honest, I don't send out too many fall cards, but the sentiment just seemed to fit the card. Who knows, maybe I will think of someone special to send it to!

I hope you decide to take up Jan's challenge this week and join us over at Little Red Wagon.  I would love to see what you do with a fence on your project!  Be sure to check out the Girlfriends from the DT to see their lovely creations.  I am sure they are awesome :)

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