Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Little Red Wagon #533 - Books!

 Wednesday has rolled around again and way to quickly to my way of thinking.  The good news is it's time for a new Little Red Wagon challenge.

  In many places, winter has a stronghold.  There's nothing better on a cold or rainy day than cuddling under your favorite blanket with your favorite cuppa and a good book.  So, Doni, has chosen Books! as her challenge.  She is looking for projects that have anything to do with books, reading, or make a bookmark.  Wouldn't it be great to see some altered books?

I hope you all are not sick of my junk creations.  This week I took some junk mail, collaged it, stamped it and fashioned it into a bookmark.  I even hung a fancied up Boho bead on it.  Here's what happened for me -


Why don't you give our challenge a go this week and head on over to Little Red Wagon to link up. While you're there, be sure to check out the wonderful projects the other Girlfriends have created.

Aloha,
Brenda

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Sneaky Peek Day 2

It's sneaky peek day 2 over at The Cat's Pajamas!  There are 7 new stamp sets and 4 new die sets in this release. I am so excited that the die sets coordinate with four of the stamp sets and will be available to purchase separately or as a bundle with special pricing. All the sets will be available for purchase on the day of their peek.   The full release will be available January 28 which is also when you can get even more discounts by purchasing the Kitty Kat or Poochie Pack.


Today we are featuring a set I peeked to you yesterday, Hello Spring.  This is one of the sets with matching dies which you can purchase at a special bundled price, the Hello Spring Bundle.  


For my card today I also used these products; Nature's Christmas Tree and Farm Duo.


This card began by picking out a watercolor background created with distress oxide inks (DOI).  A circle was cut in the center of a white card blank using the circle from the Farm Duo die and the sentiment was stamped below it using a stamp positioner.  The "branches" were stamped on the background using one of the evergreens from Nature's Christmas and then a little mowed lawn DOI was added to give it a tree limb look.  The images were stamped, die cut and colored with Copic markers on Neenah 110# paper.  I love the way the dies cut this heavier paper.  

I just had to find a way to add that darling little caterpillar, so he was placed climbing around the circle.  The other images were placed and glued as shown above once the watercolor panel had been glued into place.  To make the inside of the card look more finished, a white panel was glued over the watercolored panel.  Finally bit of Stickles was added to give the flowers a little shine. 


I want to invite you to visit the rest of The Cat Pack featuring today's peek. Be sure to comment on each of the blogs and you could win a $10 gift voucher. We’ll pick a winner each day from the comments on the blogs and post them on the TCP blog and on our Facebook page.

Thanks so much for peeking today. Come on back tomorrow for day 3 and what I think is my favorite set of this release!
Aloha,
Brenda

Monday, January 20, 2020

TCP Tuesday - Spring Forward

Hi, all!  First off, I want to be sure to let you know that today is sneaky peek day #1 of The Cat's Pajamas January release!  My card today features one of the 7 new stamp sets, 4 of which have matching dies.


I also want to remind you, you still have plenty of time to enter the current TCP Tuesday Challenge #364 - Spring Forward. We want to forget about winter and look ahead to spring. You have until the end of the month to complete a project and TCP products are not required. And an added bonus is the $50 gift voucher some lucky artist will win.  With all the new stamps and dies being released, who doesn't want a chance at that?

My card features a new release stamp and die set called Hello Spring.   Stamps and dies can be purchased individually or as a bundle.  This set is darling and absolutely perfect for this challenge.


This card was inspired by my paper scraps.  I sliced them into various widths and glued them on to a cardstock blank to create a very colorful background paper.  


The images and sentiment were stamped on Neenah cardstock. and colored with Copic markers.   The sentiment flag was hand cut and the other images were die cut with the matching dies. To create the little scene, I used County Fair CutUps and made room for the little guy by reattaching the pennants a little higher.  The scene was adhered to the base.  An eyelet was placed on the sentiment pennant and tied to the card with a piece of twine.

Now, I would highly suggest you check out the other DT makes using the stamp set being featured today, Spring Cleaning.  This set is too cute.  If my vacuum cleaner looked like the one in this set, I might use it more!



Hope we see you over at TCP Tuesday and don't sneaky peek 2 tomorrow!  Thanks for popping by.

Aloha,
Brenda

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

AYLI Challenge #174


It's time for another As You Like It Challenge.  This fortnight our challenge theme is one that is rare with us...Anything Goes.  This leaves it wide open for all that crafting you are just itching to do.


This week our sponsor is:


I'm sharing another junk journal I've made using packing paper.  The inspiration for this came straight from my favorite junk journal You-tuber, Artymaze.  Andrea (her real name) is such a generous soul and is so inspiring.  

This journal is going to be a gift for my sister whose favorite color is purple -





We would love for you to head back to the AYLI blog to link up your creation.  While you are there, check out the prize that's up for grabs and take a look at the gorgeous creations the DT made for you to see!  

Thanks for stopping by!  

Aloha,
Brenda

Little Red Wagon #532 - After Christmas...

 It's time for a new Little Red Wagon challenge.  This week Imke is our hostess and she is exactly right, "After Christmas is Before Christmas" so what better time to start your Christmas card/tag/etc stash?

I am going to be frank with you, this year has gotten off to a real start.  Lots of out of the ordinary stuff (some good, some not so good) topped off by taking a vaccine on Monday that really gave me a kick in the "you know what".  So here are some Christmas tags I made with Frantic Stamper dies awhile back but never blogged -



I certainly hope your week is going well and that you will give our challenge a go this week.  Head on over to Little Red Wagon and link up your Christmas project. While you're there, be sure to check out the wonderful projects the other Girlfriends have created.

Aloha,
Brenda

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

CRAFT Challenge #540


It's time for another CRAFT Challenge!  We would love for you to join us this week in an Any Thing Goes (ATG) challenge.  This challenge will go for 2 weeks.

Our Sponsors this week are -

Morgan's Artworld Digital Image Shop

AND



I had the pleasure of using an image provided by our generous sponsor, Bugaboo Stamps.  This Springy image is call 4 Block Tulip Square and I had fun making it into an appreciation card for one of my friends -

We would love to have you visit us at the CRAFT Challenge blog.  You can check out the prizes that are up for grabs and take a look at the wonderful DT creations!

Aloha,
Brenda

Little Red Wagon - Have Your Cake...

 It's Wednesday again and it's time for a new Little Red Wagon challenge.  This week Kate is our hostess and she is challenging us to Have Your Cake and Eat It Too.  As you might have guessed, she want to see our projects with baked treat on them...or maybe even use your baked treats as an entry we love all kinds of creations!

Here's what happened for me using Stamping Bella's Birthday Queen -

I am going to make a real effort to continue the NBUS challenge.  I did a massive purge of my room and have vowed to use more of the stuff that survived the purge.  All my Stamping Bella stamps survived the severing.  I love these stamps and especially this line of "Oddballs" and I had a bunch of fun coloring this up using a tutorial Stamping Bella shared.  

We would love to have you give our challenge a go this week.  Just head on over to Little Red Wagon and link up. While you're there, be sure to check out the wonderful projects the other Girlfriends have created.

Aloha,
Brenda