Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Little Red Wagon ("B"elieve) & The Paper Nest Dolls (Guest)

Hello crafty friends. I hope you are all have a wonderful week so far. Today it's time for new challenge at Little Red Wagon.

I am also sharing my project as a Guest Designer at The Paper Nest Dolls.

This week at Little Red Wagon JAN is in charge and she would like you to "B"ELIEVE!!! You "B"etter "B"believe this is a "B"eautiful challenge and Jan would like to see you using things starting guessed it................the letter B!

Now Jan is only asking for ONE B item on your project, but I decided to challenge myself and see how many B's I can fit into one project.

I am happy to share my birthday box, featuring a little boy stamp from The Paper Nest Dolls called Birthday Party Owen. If you haven't noticed there are  also balloons, birthday cake, bows and lots of brown and blue.

I hope you are going to play along with this week's "B"ELIEVE challenge at Little Red Wagon. Link up your projects over on the blog and don't forget to check out the "B"eautiful creations from the other Girlfriends.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful Wednesday.

Friday, 24 April 2015

Your Next Stamp - Sketch/Colour Challenge # 12

Welcome sketch and colour challenge #12 at Your Next Stamp. Twice each month there will be a new sketch or colour inspiration for you to play along with.

I played along with the sketch, although looking at my card now, I do see a couple of the fun colours for that side of the challenge too. I used a number of stamps and dies on my card this month. Can you spot them all?

I used the following on my card:

The paper is from Kaiser Craft Spring Bloom collection.

For our sketch and colour challenge # 12 you have until April 30th (midnight) to play along. You can see more inspiration and link up your projects over at Your Next Stamp.

One random participant will WIN a $15 gift card to the YNS store. However, if you feature a YNS stamp or die (must be the main focal point) you will receive and additional $5. Oh yeah! When you use a YNS image there is also a chance of being selected as a YNS Top Pick. That's right, bragging rights for you and a fabulous badge to show off on your blog! Sounds exciting right? Ink up your stamps and show us your crafty stuff!

Have a fabulous and crafty Friday friends!

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Little Red Wagon # 286 - Spots, Dots and Blots

It's another busy posting day for me with my second of the day. Today we have a great new challenge over at Little Red Wagon. Joanne is our fab hostess and she is seeing DOTS, SPOTS AND BLOTS this week.

With a fun challenge like this, there are so many options and one could go overboard. I managed kept my dots and spots in check, with the few touches of my Doodlebug Sprinkles (Bright Glitter) enamel dots and the pretty Doodlebug paper (Sun Kissed). The sweet image is a clear stamp from Tiddly inks called HOPPING BY.

Now it's time for you to hop over to the Little Red Wagon blog and play along with our SPOTS, DOTS AND BLOTS challenge. Take a look at the inspiration from the LRW Girlfriends this week. Amazing work!

Check back to the LRW blog next week on Tuesday to see Joanne's features for this week's theme.

Happy crafting friends.

Your Next Stamp April Special Feature

Welcome to the April YOUR NEXT STAMP feature post. Each month the design team posts creations to inspire you, using specific themes or stamps. This month, we are showing off project created on anything other than an A2 (4.25 x 5.5") size card. You can see all of the feature projects over at the YNS blog.

One of my "Go To" shape projects is the fun easel style note holder. I used the THANKS A LATTE Stamp creating a paper pieces coffee cup with the fun paper from Lawn Fawn called Beachside.

I picked up the metal embellishment recently and thought the sentiment was a perfect complement for this stamp set.

To highlight the coffee cup I used the STITCHING MARKS CIRCLES and CIRCLE DIE set. I also added a few delicious GUMDROPS.

Here is a look at the closed note holder.


Head over to to the YNS blog to see all of the DT members sharing projects for today's feature. Leave a comment on the blog post for the APRIL feature and you will have a chance to win a prize.  One lucky stamper will win a YNS stamp set of their choice!

Thanks for stopping by today and have a super crafty day!

Tutorial: for a tutorial on creating this style note holder check out this prior blog post here.

Saturday, 18 April 2015

Your Next Stamp April DT Dare

This month has been one of my busiest for crafty things. Last week I was helping Karen in the Your Next Stamp booth at Scrapfest. This weekend, I am off with some friends for a much needed crafty retreat weekend. 

This week we have been sharing projects for our April release for Your Next Stamp. Did you enjoy all the fun new stamps and dies? I just love the new Jessica with Happy Mail stamp, the Bookworms Rule! stamp and the new Large Bookmark Dies.

This month for our Design Team (DT) Dare our challenge was to create a project with a  feminine theme. That is definitely something I can manage, especially with the super cute Bookworms Rule! stamp. I love the Dr. Seuss sentiment with this set. Oh The Places You'll Go, is my favourite of his stories. It was a book I received from one of my managers (as an adult) when I started out as a team leader.  

I used the Large Bookmark/tag die and created a removable bookmark for the front of the card. The Simple Stories Enchanted paper is perfect to help showcase this sentiment.

Inside the card I used the large Tear Away Tab die and the new Tear Away Tab Sentiment Two stamp set to create an interactive place for a special surprise!

A fun place for a gift card.

Head over to the Your Next Stamp blog and check out the DT DARE post for this month. Comment on the post for a chance to WIN a prize. You will also see more amazing creations from my fellow YNS DT girls.

Thanks for stopping by today. Have a wonderful and crafty day!


Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps/Little Red Wagon (Travelogue)

Welcome friends. Today I have a dual post for Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps and Little Red Wagon.

Did you know the Wonderful Wednesday challenges at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps are ANYTHING GOES? We love when you use a KKS (and it doubles you chance for winning), however all stamps are welcome for these challenges. Just create a NEW card, layout or altered item and share with us over at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps blog or in our Facebook group (here).

The challenge runs for the month and there is a new chance to enter each Wednesday. At the end of the month a random winner will be chosen from the submissions and received a $20 gift card to the shop. Definitely worth playing for right?

This week at Little Red Wagon,

Heather is our fab hostess and her challenge this week is called TRAVELOGUE. Now this one stumped me for a bit. Heather is looking for us to create a project inspired by another country. It seems like such a long time since I have travelled or had a vacation, so my travel mojo was lacking just a bit.

I have had this beautiful paper from MME (On the Bright Side) in my stash for a while. It has such a elegant and exotic feel that I knew I wanted to use it for this challenge. Of course when I got my hands on the amazing NATSUKO stamp, I knew I discovered my inspiration for this challenge.

Inside the card, I used the HELLO FRIEND sentiment stamp set from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.

I hope that you find time to join our TRAVELOGUE challenge over at Little Red Wagon. While you are there stop over to the other Girlfriends blogs to see all of the inspiration they are sharing. Check out our Little Red Wagon Facebook group (here).


As the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Wonderful Wednesday challenge is anything goes, you really don't have an excuse not to play along. Check out the blog for details.

If you want to stay up on the Krafty happenings, chat and share your Krafty Kreations, join our Facebook group (here). If you are a local peep for Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps (Southwestern Ontario) check out the up coming Selfie Krop day. It will be a lot of fun spending the day with Kimmie and some of the Krafty Girls.

Thanks for stopping by today and have a fabulous day!

Your Next Stamp April Release Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the Your Next Stamp April new release blog hop.

We are at the half way point of the month and I feel like this month is flying by me. It has been a busy month and I have been wearing a number of hats as mom, wife, boss, taxi driver, event planner, nurse, house keeper..........I really can go on. Today I am excited to be wearing my crafty hat and showing of a couple of projects for this months YNS release.

I am super excited about this first project. It's very clean and simple, but since it features another of my favourite things, I wanted the image to be centre stage. My first project is a bookmark created using the new BOOKWORMS RULE and the LARGE BOOKMARK die.

That pile of books is a common mess to be found in my house. Definitely one mess I don't mind having. I don't have a lot of time these days to read, however I am happy to see that my kids share the same love of reading.

Here is a look at the back of the bookmark. The paper is from Simple Stories Enchanted collection.

Stamps and Dies used:

For my second creation, I play around with a few dies and the TEAR AWAY SENTIMENTS TWO stamp set. I used the NOTEBOOK EDGE die and the TEAR AWAY SMALL die to create this fun interactive pull tab panel for a birthday card.

Under each of the pull tabs I added sentiments from the TEAR AWAY SENTIMENTS TWO stamp set.

Since I like to decorate the inside, I thought it was a great place for another tab using the TEAR AWAY TAB (MEDIUM) die.

Stamps and Dies used:

To celebrate the April release, Karen is offering a super sweet deal!

Thanks for hopping along with us today. Remember to leave a comment on each of the blogs as you go. All of the blogs are listed below. The hop continues until April 17th at midnight. Come back and join us on April 18 to see winners from the blog hop comments and the latest challenge is the fun DESIGN TEAM DARE!

Have a great day, happy hopping!