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:

Darlene:


Angie:


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

Kuni:


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.

Heather

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!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Challenge # 414 - Leftovers!

Happy Wednesday, all!  This week we've got a fun challenge for you.  Seeing as us Canadians celebrated Thanksgiving on Monday (with the big turkey dinner and all the trimmings) I thought it would be neat to do a "Leftovers" challenge....as a lot of us will still be eating just that!

So, there's too different ways to be eligible for this challenge:

1.  Had you made a card for a different occasion or holiday that you never got a chance to post?  Something that's now off season?  Well, now's the time to show it!  (Just to be clear.....while you made it in the past it has to be a previously not-posted creation.  No backlinking, please.)

2.  Got some scraps or leftovers from a different project?  Use 'em to make something new!  Just be sure to mention what it is in your post.

This is what I did.....


It's an Easter card - ha!  Yep, I made this back in the spring but never got the opportunity to post it.  And, see those circles of patterned paper?  Well, they aren't actually full circles.  I used some scraps of paper and cut what I could outta them, then hid their halfness behind the other paper.

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, October 10, 2017

Featured Classic Black & White Creations

Well, there wasn't too many of you that gave our challenge a go this week but I still saw some wonderful makes!  Here are my faves.....



Fantastic cards, ladies!  Feel free to grab our Featured badge.

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

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Challenge # 413 - Classic Black & White

Happy Wednesday, all!  This week the challenge is "Classic Black & White" which means that we want to see projects using black & white only.  (Skin tones are allowed but you'll get bonus points if you stick strictly to black & white!)  And remember, it's not just cards that count - tags, bookmarks, layouts, altered projects....any papercraft goes!

This is what I did.....


I went with just black & white so I could score those bonus points.  :)

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!





Heart & Home Top Picks

Hi Everyone!
I want to thank you all for sharing your creations this week.  Here are my top picks for this week’s challenge.  Stay tuned for our next challenge, Jan has a fun theme in store for us.
 #6 Esther
#5 Lisa Lynn

 Ladies don’t forget to grab your badge!

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Heart & Home Challenge #413

Hi Everyone!
We have a new challenge this week!  The theme is Heart & Home, simply put you need to have a heart and a home on your creation.  I love fall and living in Arizona we don't really have four seasons. I have to get creative and transform the inside of my home.  I add pumpkins, fall decorations, cinnamon spice candles and pinecones.  I love my house during the fall season! Here is my card creation, please join us this week with your Heart & Home creation.  Just add your link below.  Please visit the LRW girlfriend's blogs to see what they've created.  I'll be back next Tuesday to select my favorites.



Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Challenge #412 - Featured Projects

Thanks so much to all who joined last week's "Leaf it to me" challenge. It was fun to see lots of fall cards - but some other seasons included too! Here are a few projects that especially caught my eye.








Congratulations, ladies!! Please remember to grab your Featured badge from the sidebar of the blog!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Challenge #412 - "Leaf" It to Me

Happy Wednesday, friends! It's Kate here and I'm thrilled to be hosting this week's challenge. Our fall leaves are a bit behind schedule this year but colours are starting to come. I thought that I would name this challenge "Leaf" It to Me - and I'd like to see leaves on your projects this week!


This little mouse image is one of the very first clear stamps that I ever purchased. I just fell in love with the characters on the "Harvest Mouse" set from My Favorite Things and thought this little guy playing in his pile of leaves would be perfect for the challenge.

Please check out the projects created by the rest of the Girlfriends and then link up your own leafy project below! I can't wait to see what you create!


Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Featured Distress It Projects

My oh my, you all sure like your Distress Inks and distressing!  I saw so many wonderful makes that I had a really hard time narrowing down my favourites.  But here they are.....






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

Hope to see every back tomorrow for our next challenge!

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Challenge # 411 - Distress It!

Happy Wednesday, all! This week the challenge is "Distress It" which mean we want to see distressing on your project. It could be that you used Distress (or other) inks, you could distress you paper....lots of possibilities! And remember, it doesn't have to be a card, any paper project is welcome!

This is what I did...


As you can see I used some Distress ink as well as roughed up the edges of my papers. Went for a grungy colouring look too.

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!



Featured Backgrounds

Well, I am almost speechless...is it possible to have 38 featured designs (didn't count the Girlfriends, but they were beyond fabulous too)?  You all rocked this challenge!  I had so much fun visiting everyones blog and was so inspired to try new techniques as well as ones I haven't used for a while.  I am going to used a bit of restraint and limit my choices to...4...

(Autumn)




Ladies, please grab your "featured" badge for your blog. Thanks so much to everyone for joining us last week at LRW.  I hope you had as much fun making as I had looking.  Stay tuned for this weeks challenge, it's going to be another fun one.