Wednesday, March 31, 2021


Hello friends, and happy Wednesday!  WOW, what happened to those first 3 months of the year already?  For me, they seemed to just whiz on by, although there were some days and weeks that felt never-ending!  LOL!  Anyway, it's Wednesday, which means it's Humor Me Wednesday at Bugaboo's Catch the Bug blog.  Here is what I created for Little Red Wagon Day, which happens to be today!

For my card, I chose to use this adorable Brat - Girl and Kitty Wagon image; how could I not?  They look like they have been having lots of fun in their red wagon, don't they?  I was inspired to keep this card layout pretty simple by one of the handmade birthday cards I was sent this month.  I colored the image with alcohol markers to match the Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Remix 6x6 patterned paper I had chosen.  White gel pen highlights were also added. I found some red and blue cardstock in my massive stash of Recollections cardstock that matched pretty well, and used a Martha Stewart border punch to create the edges on the blue that borders the patterned paper strip.  I cut the Tim Holtz Celebration Words:  Script "happy birthday" sentiment 3 times from the same blue cardstock, but it didn't stand out enough from the background, so I added a black offset shadow layer as well.  You can't see it in the picture, but I added clear Wink of Stella to the words.  Here's a close up of the image:


A Place to Start:  Pick a Shape (rectangles, hearts) (2/8)
Double Trouble #80:  Something, Anything, Everything AND the optional twist of coloring (I used alcohol markers to color my image)
Aud Sentiments #271:  Animals + Sentiment
Digi Choosday #13:  ATG (1/2)
Lil Red Wagon #595:  Happy Birthday
Passion for Markers #585:  Something Beginning with "B" (birthday word, color blue)

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!  Today is my 50th birthday, and I can hardly believe it!  I never imagined what my life would be like at this age, but it turned out to be pretty darn good.  Hubby took me to Texas Roadhouse for dinner on Sunday, and this evening we will celebrate with some ice cream cake.  Doesn't get much better than that!

Anyway, until next time,

Stay Healthy, Take Care, and God Bless!



  1. Cute Bugaboo image and love your coloring. Stunning. So glad you shared your awesome card over at Aud Sentiments.

  2. Happy birthday, dear Marie!
    Great card, I love it and great digi.

  3. Fab colouring of that cute Bugaboo image, Marie and I love your choice of paper and CAS design!
    Thanks for playing along with my challenge this week at Passion for Markers, Lisa x

    PS Hope you had a wonderful 50th Birthday and wishing you many happy returns for the year ahead! x

  4. Love these bold & eye-catching colours!
    So glad you have shared this with us at 613 Avenue Create.
    Please come back again!
    The best of luck with your entry.
    Stay safe and well.
    Jackie, DT member at 613 xx

  5. Happy Birthday, Marie! Your fabulous coloring with those bright colors adds to the festive vibe. Thank you for playing along with us at Double Trouble #80. -- Melanie R. (DT)

  6. Great match of colors from the plaid background paper for your adorable girl with her kitten and red wagon...the scallop on your plaid is perfect... adorable card. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble, Paper Funday and Crafting Happiness.

  7. Just adorable. Thanks for joining Passion for Markers. Elaine

  8. Cute and playful Marie! Love the scallops and plaid together. Thank you for sharing your sweet card with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge. Good Luck! Stay safe, stay healthy and happy crafting!
    (Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

  9. Adorable card Marie. The plaid paper is a lovely background for the image. Thank you for entering the Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.

  10. Many thanks for sharing this sweet card in our challenge at Passion for Markers this week.
    Happy 50th Birthday!
    Lorraine DT

  11. Bugaboo images are just too cute and your card is adorable. Thanks for entering your project in the Paper Funday Challenges and we hope to see you again next month! Donna, DT

  12. Such a lovely cute card! Thanks for sharing with Polkadoodles this week, Nelly dt x

  13. Fab card! Such a cute stamp. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

  14. What a great card, Marie! Love the little girl and her wagon. Your coloring job is fantastic!! Thank you for sharing your card and creative talents with us at Double Trouble for our "anything goes" challenge!!! -Donna

  15. So sweet, love the paper and the way you colored to match, thank you for joining us at the Paper Funday Challenge this month!

  16. So stinkin cute! Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge.  Please join us again real soon!
    Hugs, Joy
    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Owner and Coordinator

  17. Adorable! That image is beyond sweet! Thanks for playing along with us at A Place To Start!
    Chana Malkah, Owner/Designer

  18. Gorgeous card, Marie - love the design and colour combo! Thanks for joining us at Passion for Markers this week, good luck! Julie

  19. Love the colour combo of this card. Thank you for joining in the Aud Sentiments animal challenge.

  20. Beautiful card! Thank you for joining us at Penny's Challenges.

  21. Too cute!

    Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday Challenges this week.

    Happy Crafting
    DT Sam

  22. 1st off, Happy BIG 50! I love your Happy Birthday card. I always think people are so creative in picking colors to work with. Very well done, Marie! Thanks for sharing at Penny's Challenge. Best of luck, Jana DT@ Penny's

  23. Great card. So cute. Thanks for entering Polkadoodles Digichoosday Challenge. Madison



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