Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Little Red Wagon #291 - Memorial Day

Welcome to our Wednesday challenge at Little Red Wagon.  This week Collette wants to see some Red, White and Blue on our project in honor of Memorial Day that our American friends celebrated on Monday.

I decided to create a fun patriotic project - a little basket, made entirely of paper, with a printable tag.

I started by creating a simple box out of white cardstock and then I used some wood grain paper to create little pickets that I added to each side.

I used a fabulous USA printable that I added to a tag and the tag was tied to the ribbon using twine.  A few stars completed the patriotic feel :)

I hope that you will decide to play along with us.  Just head over to Little Red Wagon and link up your Red, White and Blue project.  We will be sure to visit your blog :) 

Also, we are having a Design Team Call at Little Red Wagon, so if you enjoy making cards and would like a weekly challenge to keep you motivated, then be sure to apply.  Just click HERE for all the details.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Little Red Wagon #290 - To Die For!

This week's challenge at Little Red Wagon is 'To Die For'!  Susie wants to see a manual or electronic die-cut used on our project.

I immediately went to my trusty Silhouette Cameo for this challenge as there are just so many options to choose from.  With the end of the school year close upon us, I decided to make a teacher Thank You bookmark/gift card holder.

A pencil is the perfect go-to for a teacher theme and this one measures about 3 x 7 inches. I did not make this into a card as I thought it could be used as a bookmark.  You could even add a little gift card and hand written note to the back!

For more inspiration on using die-cuts on your projects be sure to visit the Girlfriends on the DT!  They will be sure to have lots of great ideas!  Then create your own fantastic project and link it up at Little Red Wagon.  We would love to see what you create :)

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Little Red Wagon #289 - Make An Impression

It's Wednesday and Carolyn has a fun challenge for us this week at Little Red Wagon.  She wants us to make an impression - i.e. use dry embossing on your project.

I used an embossing folder on the white cardstock for my card and I also ended up using heat embossing for my sentiment!  Does that make me a keener?

I used silver embossing powder on vellum for the first time and I really love how it looks.  My bow was made with some pretty tulle and I added some machine stitching to my card for interest.  I also used some silver glitter cardstock to coordinate with the silver embossing.

I hope you decide to make an impression with us this week.  Link up your card at Little Red Wagon and we will be sure to visit your blog!  See you there :)

Friday, May 8, 2015

Giving Thanks

Life is good.  So very good! When I stop and look around me at all the little wonders in my life, I often feel overwhelmed with gratitude.  Sometimes it is hard to direct our gaze upon the positive when the negative is shouting in our face throughout the day.  But deep inside of me, there is a spirit of thanksgiving that allows me to recognize the gifts in my life.  Here are a few from this past week...

- the smell of freshly mowed grass
- seeing the first goldfinch of the season at my feeder
- family reunions
- sisters who totally understand and love me
- little miracle babies

- warm sunshine after a cold winter
- flip flops and pretty painted toes
- trusting in a future that is unsure
- celebrating first birthdays


- strawberry smoothies
- delicious fresh salads

- the adventure that a good book provides
- the security of home
- the smell of homemade soup cooking on the stove
- sharing laughter with Wayne and Spencer after a long day at work

All is gift. I am blessed.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Little Red Wagon #288 - Distress It!

Tracy has us feeling very distressed this week at Little Red Wagon!  She wants to see ink, frayed edges, distress inks, and anything else distressing :) 

Here is my card.

I started with a stamped image that I embossed with black embossing powder.  Then I used some Distress Markers to color in the different areas.  After that I added Wink of Stella and clear embossing powder.  Finally, I used some Distress Ink to shade in the area around the image.

I also inked the edges of my tag and papers using more Distress Ink and I distressed the edges of the pink paper using a distressing tool.  I just feel so distressed!

I hope you visit the Girlfriends on the DT for Little Red Wagon to see their creations this week. You are sure to get lots of inspiration.  Then link up your own project.  We would love to see what you create!

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