Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Top Picks #424 That’s a Wrap!

Hi Everyone!
I hope you all had a wonderful holiday! We had a houseful of family and friends.  I can’t believe another year has wrapped up.  Where does the time go?  Ready or not 2018 is on its way! Well, we are wrapping up our final challenge for 2017. The girlfriends at Little Red Wagon are taking a week off so the next challenge will be on January 3rd. We have some new faces and of course some great challenges ahead.
I want to thank everyone who participated in this week’s challenge. Wow! You all came up with some amazing ideas.  I have picked my favs below.
#11 Paper Profusion

Kathy Schweinfurth


Tammy A

Karen C.
Wishing you all an amazing New Year - full of good health, love and joy! May it be the best year ever!

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Challenge #424 That's A Wrap!

Hi Everyone!
It's Sandy, and I am this week's hostess.  Our theme this week is "That's a Wrap!"  I want to see a gift, ribbon or a bow on your project.  I've used the ribbon from the tree.   I love this little Santa, I thought of how exhausted this little guy must be after Christmas.  I'm sure we can all relate!  If you can find a few minutes in your week, join us for this week's challenge.  You can use the link below.  Meanwhile, you can take a look at the girlfriends projects and see how they are wrapping up this holiday. 

I hope you all have a wonderful holiday.  I will be back next Tuesday to announce the top picks!

Challenge #423 - Featured Christmas Critters Projects

I had such fun looking at all the wonderful Christmas Critters creations last week! The variety was fabulous - from cute and adorable to mischievous to elegant - and I enjoyed each one!

Here are a few projects that really caught my eye.

Congratulations, friends!! Please remember to grab your badge from our sidebar! 

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Challenge #423 - Christmas Critters

Happy Wednesday, Friends! It's Kate here and I'm thrilled to be hosting this week's challenge: Christmas Critters. I'd like to see some Christmas Critters being showcased on your projects.

For my card, I chose to use Santa's favourite critters, his reindeer! You can use any sort of Christmas critter though. Perhaps a mouse peeking out of a Christmas stocking, or a cat wearing Santa's hat, or a pup wrapped in a string of Christmas lights. There are lots of fun images and die cuts out there so I hope you'll join along!

Please link up your project below. I look forward to seeing what you create!

#422 Top Picks for Holiday Tags & Gift Card Holders

Hi Everyone!
We had some wonderful entries for this week’s challenge.  I hope you are inspired by so many great projects, I know I am.  Thank you all for sharing your creations with us. Here are the top picks, please grab your badge on the sidebar.
#6 Carol L

#10 CimbaCreativeFun

# D’s Craft Connection
Stay tuned for the next challenge. You won't want to miss Kate's challenge.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Challenge #422 Holiday Tags & Gift Card Holders

Hi Everyone!
Are you ready for some holidays?! They are quickly approaching!  This challenge will hopefully help you in your preparation.  I want you to create either a gift card holder or a gift tag.  This is my creation.  You can check out what my girlfriends have come up with for this challenge, by going to their blogs. 
You have until next Tuesday to link up your creation below.  

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Top Picks for Foodie

Well, there weren't large numbers of people that joined us this week, but the entries we had were spectacular!  Here are three of my favorites -

Please grab the "featured" badge for your blogs.  Thanks to everyone for sharing all your wonderful creations!  Be sure to stay turned for our next challenge.  I think you are going to like what's in store!

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Challenge # 422 - Foodie

It's Brenda here and I'm am your challenge hostess this week. Since we just celebrated Thanksgiving here in the US, I thought it would be fun to have everyone show their "Foodie" side. Anything having to do with food or beverages is what I am looking for. Here's what I came up with -

I'm not sure why my New Year's cards alway feature champagne, I don't even really care much for champagne, but I do love this stamp!

I'm looking forward to seeing what you decide to do with this challenge. I most certainly hope you will join us. I know the Girlfriends are going to rock this challenge, so follow their links for a closer look at their creations. Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Featured Let's Get Sketchy Project

Well, not too many of you decided to get sketchy with us last week but I did see some fabulous makes.  Here is my fave.....

I'm loving the sparkle on this one!  Colinda, feel free to grab the Featured badge for your blog.

Hope to see everything back here tomorrow for our next challenge!

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Challenge # 421 - Let's Get Sketchy

Happy Wednesday, all!  We've got something a little different for you this week.  We've got a sketch!  And here it is....

Now, I'm gonna tell you a little secret.....I'm not the least bit upset when people take liberties with sketches.  I've always thought that sketches should be the jumping point for inspiration, not a map of exactly how a card should be made.  So, feel free to add embellishments and a sentiment, like the sketch says.  Not feeling circle-y? Use a different shape!  Want to be a rebel and put the rectangle ON TOP of the circle?  Got for it!  Turn it 90ยบ?  Yeppers!  Not the adventurous type and want to make your card EXACTLY like the sketch, of course that works too.  Just as long as we can see the original sketch somewhere in your creation, it's all good.

And remember, you can do a layout or tag or bookmark or altered project - any paper craft is in!

So, this is what I did.....

I did stick fairly close to the sketch, but it was my sketch, after all, might have seemed weird if I didn't.  ;-)

If you'd like more inspiration be sure to check out the wonderful projects the Girlfriends have created. Then, head back here and link up.

Can't wait to see what you create!

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Top Picks Challenge #420 ~ Penguins and Polar Bears

Hi there.  Wow....it was a hard choice this week.  Your penguin and polar bear creations were all amazing and I enjoyed visiting each and every one of you.  So I chose one penguin card and one polar bear card that really stood out to me:



And I couldn't help but add this as one of my top picks because we obviously have the same taste in stamps :)


Ladies, if you are featured here grab your button for your blog and enjoy.  Don't forget to join us again tomorrow where we will begin a brand new challenge.


Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Challenge #420 ~ Penguins and Polar Bears

Hello.  It's Heather and it's my turn to hostess the challenge this week.  My theme is PENGUINS AND POLAR BEARS ~ I want to see one or the other or both on your projects. And remember, it doesn't always have to be a card.  All paper crafting projects qualify.

Here's mine:

Check out the inspiration from the other girlfriends and link up a project of your own in the linky below.  Can't wait to see what you all create. 

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Top Picks Challenge #419

Hi Everyone!
Well, this week has flown by!  Thank you everyone for joining us in this week's challenge.  Here are my top picks. Don't forget to grab your "Featured" badge on the sidebar.  Stay tuned, Heather has a chilly challenge ahead.

#19 Repolainen

#4 Julie Gearinger

#7 Sherri Thacker 

 I want to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Challenge #419 Harvest Time

Hi there!
We have a new challenge this week - Harvest Time! We are finally getting some chilly weather around here.  We will be traveling to Indiana to share Thanksgiving with my family. I am so excited but I'm seeing the weather and it's going to be COLD!  I love the autumn season, and so for this week, I want to see items related to fall.  You can use a turkey, pumpkin, leaves, etc.  You get the idea!  Here's my creation.

The girlfriends have come up with some great inspiration.  You can link up your project below.

Featured "Owl About Me" Projects (Challenge #418)

Thanks so much to all who joined in for last week's "Owl About Me" challenge. It was fun to see all the owl and bird stamps and supplies - although I must admit I ended up with a bit of stamp envy!

Here are a few projects that caught my eye.

Congratulations, ladies!! Please grab your badge from the sidebar and join us again this week for another challenge!

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Challenge #418 - Owl About Me

Hello friends! It's Kate here and it's my turn to host this week's challenge. I've chosen the theme "Owl about me" - use owls (or birds) on your projects.

Earlier this year (or perhaps even last year!) I received a free owl die in a carding magazine. One of the reasons I chose the theme for this challenge is so I would get out the die and actually use it!

Now it's your turn! Pull out your owl/bird stamps, dies, sentiments, decals and join us for this week's challenge. I can't wait to see what you create!

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Featured What's Red All Over Projects

Happy Halloween, all!  I'm just hanging out waiting for my daughter to get home from trick-or-treating so I can make her share some of her haul with me - ha! 

I saw some delightful makes this week, it was very hard to narrow down my faves but here they are...

Absolutely gorgeous makes!  Feel free to grab the Featured badge for your blog.

I hope to see everyone back tomorrow for our next challenge!

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Challenge # 417 - What's Red All Over?

Happy Wednesday, all!  The challenge this week is "What's Red All Over?" which means that we want to see projects that use red.  Now, while you don't have to use all red, or even mostly red, we need to see a fair amount of red on your projects - not just one little red heart in the corner.

This is what I did....

I did end up using mostly red, but I wanted to set a good example.  :-)

If you'd like more inspiration be sure to check out the wonderful projects the Girlfriends have created. Then, head back here and link up.

Can't wait to see what you create!

Favorites for Shape Up

Wow, you all really know how to Shape Up!  Here are the cards that especially stood out for me -

Ladies, please grab your button from the side bar.  Thanks so much to everyone who played along with us!  Your creations were all amazing and inspiring. Sure do hope you join us again next week!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Challenge 416 - Shape Up!

Gosh, here we are mid October...I'm finding that almost unbelievable.  None the less, it's time for a new challenge at Little Red Wagon and I'm asking you to Shape Up.  Don't worry, I don't like to sweat and exercise is not on the agenda.  What this does mean is we want to see your cards in any shape but a square or a rectangle.  Here's my card -

I can't wait to see what you come up with, there are so many wonderful shapes to create.  If it's inspiration you need, visit the Girlfriends for there take on this challenge.  Be sure to check back next week, I'll share my stand out picks!  

Keep Mr. Linky busy this week!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Featured Leftover Projects

Looks like you all like leftovers too!  I saw lots of wonderful makes.  Here are my faves....

So fantastic!  Feel free to grab the Featured badge for your blog.

Hope to see everyone back here tomorrow for our next challenge!