Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Little Red Wagon #274 - Winter Blues

Do you have the Winter blues?  Well, we do at Little Red Wagon this week!  Tracy wants to see mostly blue on our cards.

I have had a Martha Steward Pine Branch Punch for forever and I have used it very little, so being true to our Little Red Wagon mandate to use our stash, I pulled it out along with a scrap of blue paper.  After punching about 30 branches, I created a wreath on an embossed card.

Then I added a blue bow, some blue gems and a white dove that I cut with my Silhouette.  Simple, but so sweet!

Why not join in our Winter Blues challenge this week by creating something blue.  Then link it up at Little Red Wagon and I guarantee you will chase the blues away! 

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Little Red Wagon #273 - Shhhh!

Shhhhh! That is Jan's challenge at Little Red Wagon this week.  She wants us to create a card with no words at all, no letters at all, no text of any kind.  How fun!

I decided to try something totally different for this challenge.  I went vintage!

Vintage is not necessarily my style, but I really think that some vintage cards are quite pretty.  I started with a bird print that I found on the internet and printed out using my computer.

Then I decided to just have fun with layers and embellishments.  I added some machine stitching, a pretty die-cut doily, lots of flowers, cheesecloth, lace, twine, buttons, a wooden butterfly and some embossing powder that was randomly sprinkled on. And not a word to be found!

We hope you give this challenge a try.  Create a card with no words on it and then link it up at Little Red Wagon.  Your design might be picked as our feature next Tuesday!  See you there :)

Friday, January 16, 2015

My 2014 Book List

I love to read! It is such an awesome way to wind down after a long day and to escape my surroundings for a while. Not that I need to escape - I live quite a happy life - but it is fun to visit another place and time.  I also find that I learn quite a bit when reading, especially when indulging in my favorite genre, historical fiction.

This is the list of books that I read in 2014.  It was a most enjoyable list that took me around the world and back! Some made me laugh, some cry, some question, some wonder, some take a second look at the people around me!  It has been a great journey.

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
Damaged by Cathy Glass
The Forgiven by Marta Perry
Motorcycles and Sweetgrass by Drew Hayden Taylor (BC)
Where Are You Now? by Mary Higgins Clark
The Seventh Mother by Sherri Wood Emmons
What The Psychic Told The Pilgrim by Jane Christmas (BC)
The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards
The Promise by Robyn Carr
The Summer Girls by Mary Alice Monroe
Secret Daughter by Shilpi Somaya Gowda (BC)
The Midwife's Confession by Diane Chamberlain
Me Before You by JoJo Moyes
Good Grief by Lolly Winston
The Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
Four Friends by Robyn Carr
The Opposite of Me by Sarah Pekkanen
Ragged Company by Richard Wagamese
The Blue Bistro by Elin Hilderbrand
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover
Message from an Unknown Chinese Mother by Xinran
Crow Lake by Mary Lawson (BC)
The Last Bride by Beverly Lewis
Salem Falls by Jodi Picoult
Allegiant by Veronica Roth
The Bishop's Man by Linden MacIntyre (BC)
Insurgent by Veronica Roth
Selected Stories by Alice Munro (BC)
Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight
The Guardian by Beverly Lewis
The Lies We Told by Diane Chamberlain
Book Club Pick = (BC)

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Little Red Wagon #272 - Frosty

I don't know what it is like in your part of the world, but here in Ontario it is really frosty!  With that in mind, my challenge this week at Little Red Wagon is to create a card with a snow theme!

I colored up this adorable image from Mo's Digital Pencil called Valerie in Winter.

I haven't done an easel card in a while, so after I made up the card front, I attached it to an easel base.

The snowman was frosted using a combination of fine glitter and Sparkly Fluff. 

I do hope you will join in my challenge this week.  Create a frosty-themed card and then link it up at Little Red Wagon.  For more inspiration, stop by the DT Girlfriend's blogs which I have listed on my side-bar.

I am also linking up my challenge at Love to Create, Stamp and Create and Deep Ocean Challenge!

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Little Red Wagon #271 - Sparkle & Shine

This week's challenge at Little Red Wagon is brought to us by Heather and it is Sparkle & Shine. Hmmm... this one stumped me a bit.  I think I was thinking about it way too much and I couldn't think of how to interpret the challenge. Then it came to me - a star! Stars sparkle and shine, right?

This image from Mo's Digital Pencil, called Hanging the Star, was just perfect!

The image was just so sweet and I couldn't wait to get my Copics on it!

After I colored the image I added some microfine glitter to the star - ooh, so sparkly! And the brads and gems add just the right amount of shine :)

I cut out a star border using my Silhouette and I used my Copics to lightly color the edges.  I even colored the ribbon, which was originally white, to match the blue on the card using my Copics, which then gave me the idea to color a few gray hairs on my head with my Copic Markers!  Seriously! And it worked!!!! LOL But that will remain our little secret. (hahaha)  

Anyhoo, if you feel so inclined to create something that sparkles and shines, please link up your project at Little Red Wagon.  We will be sure to visit your blog.  Also, don't forget to visit the DT Girlfriends blogs, which you can find on my sidebar. We have added two new Girlfriends to the team and I am sure they will give you lots of awesome inspiration.

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