Wednesday, March 28, 2012

LRW #126--Up In the Clouds

My turn this week to host the challenge over at Little Red Wagon!

Your challenge: incorporates clouds on your card or layout in any way 
(die cut, patterned paper, painted, etc).

Here's what I came up with:

Head on over to Little Red Wagon for all the details. Hope you can play along with us gals!
Be sure to check out their creations too and leave them some love (links in my sidebar)

Thanks 4 your time!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

LRW #125 -- CAS

Another Wednesday is here, and Jan is up this week for the Little Red Wagon challenge.
CAS--that's it--just Clean and Simple cards; which means you shouldn't have to do much digging into your wagon to play along.

I used one image stamp and a sentiment stamp, some inks and my sewing machine (oh yeah, and some simple masking) to create this one layered CAS card.
Hope you can find some time this week to play along with the challenge.  Be sure to check out the other LRW gals' creations (link in my side bar or on the LRW site).

Thanks 4 your time!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Coffee Filter Wreath for Spring {and tutorial}!

The wonderful part of being home for the Spring Break is having the chance to work on some projects around the house that I never have time for.  One of those projects was something I found online a while ago here.  I originally saw it on Pinterest!!  Gawd, I love that site and spend WAY TOO many hours on it!!

Any way, the project seemed so simple (and cheap), that I thought I'd give it a try.  I decided to take photos as I went along (be kind; it's my first tutorial).

You will need:
1 foam wreath
1 package of coffee filters
Hot glue gun and glue sticks

Start of with a foam wreath.  You can buy a pre-made one, or make a cheap alternative.  I bought this 3' foam pipe insulator at Canadian Tire for 69cents!!  ThenI just  taped it up.
Wrap your thumb and pointer finger around your coffee filter like this:
Then, smush (I know, a very technical term) the top part to flatten and apply hot glue like this:
Attach flatten portion to the wreath:
Stagger the placement of the filters.  The closer you place them, the more filter you'll need to use. 
 I used approx. 100 filters in total.
 Here's the finished wreath.  I added some green and gold ribbon and some brown tassels for St. Patty's day, but I'll be buying some nice big ribbon in spring colours to dress it up for Easter.
 I hung it up on my mirror in our dining room.

Well, off to finish another project to add to the redecorating of our ensuite bath!!

Thanks 4 your time!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

LRW #124 - Lucky You!

SO enjoying this weather we're having here in SW Ontario!! Lovin' even more that I'm off this week for March Break!!! 

It's Wednesday already; which means it's time for another challenge from Little Red Wagon!
This week, Joanne has challenged us with Lucky You -- in the spirit of St. Patrick's Day this weekend, create a project with a good luck symbol on it.

I'm "lucky" (pun intended), to have a niece born on St. Patrick's day, so in making her card, this challenged worked perfectly.  I used a heart stamp to create my shamrock.  It looked too plain, so I glittered it up!
 The card base has some texture with a delicate floral impression plate--but you can't see it in the photo

Got the card; now the only problem is figuring out what to get my 12 year old niece!!  eeshh!

Hope you can play along this week!  Check out the blog to see the lovely projects the other LRW DT gals have created!!

Thanks 4 your time!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

LRW#123 -- Weaving

Happy Wednesday!  This week's challenge at Little Red Wagon is from Dee:

Do some weaving--paper, ribbon, or whatever else you can think of weaving for your project.

I have to admit, I cursed Dee a few times in my attempt at a project.  I won't torture you with my "rejects"--gawd, they were awful!!  Eventually, after many failed attempts, I ended up with one that I wouldn't be too embarrassed to post. In fact, I'm pretty pleased with it--although it took me way too long to make.  The challenge definitely put me outside of my comfort zone--but that's what challenges are all about, right?!

So here's my card with some ribbon "weaving"

Be sure to check out the fabulous weaving projects from the other LRW Girlfriends (links in my sidebar).  They obviously weren't as stumped as I was.  In fact, I'm sure all of you could create some fantastic weaving projects--so be sure to play along with us!!

Thanks 4 your time!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

LRW #122 -- Vintage Item

Wow--it's March already!!!  Winter is almost over!!!!!!!
I meant to get this posted yesterday, but this head cold I've been battling makes me so tired in the evening, that I just didn't make it. I opted for my bed instead

This week at Little Red Wagon, Rosanne has challenged us to use a vintage item

I typically don't go for the vintage look in my paper-crafting, so I had to do a little digging and found this old button.  Looks like something that would have come off one of my grandma's sweaters.

So I kept the design fairly simple.  I've been wanting to create one of these cards--with the die cut on the edge of a panel--for a while.  I love the look, and will likely create more!

Be sure to check out the other LRW girlfriends' blogs to see what vintage creations they came up with.  They're stunning!  Then, dig into your stash and play along with us!!

Thanks 4 your time!