Saturday, February 21, 2015

Lace

It's still cold around here and when it warms up a bit, it snows!  Today, we have snow. Great time for crafting and this week at My Time To Craft the challenge is "Lace".  I decided to channel Spring with this card:
My lace is in the form of a doily.  I also added Kraft and background paper.  Surely, the sunflower will chase away Winter, right??

Be sure to visit the My Time To Craft blog to see what the rest of the Design Team has created, then, find some lace and join us for this challenge!

Off to help clear the driveway - have a great weekend!

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Oriental

Happy Valentine's Day Everyone! Today's challenge at My Time To Craft is...Oriental!   

I decided to make a Kimono Card.  This was something new for me, but it's always nice to 'stretch' yourself!
There are tutorials all over the internet.  I made the basic shape and then added my own touches with rounding corners, adding a strip of cardstock around the middle, and tying it up with a ribbon.  The cardstock was in my 'extra' pile, but I think it fits the theme quite well!

The weather here is still pretty cold...and we're expecting more snow.  I guess it's a great time to get some crafting done!

Be sure to visit the My Time To Craft site to see what the rest of the Design Team has created for you.  We sure hope you'll join us in this challenge!  

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Banners or Bunting

The word of the week is SNOW!  We've had about 14 inches this week - and more is on the way!!  The worst part?  Just when we think we have everything cleared, the snowplow comes along and dumps a huge pile of snow in the driveway.   Grrrr!!!
Yesterday I bought seeds to start in  the house.  I'm channeling Spring!  

Banners or Bunting is the challenge at My Time To Craft this week.  I went with some bright colors - trying to encourage Spring!

This card is going to a friend that I haven't heard from in a while.  I'm hoping it will brighten her day!

I hope you'll stop by My Time To Craft and join us in this challenge - and you don't want to miss out on the gorgeous creations of the rest of the Design Team!

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Bugs and Insects!

Yes, that includes butterflies, too!  
Welcome back!  The weather here is COLD - below zero today - BRRRR!!!  That's why I love this card so much:
It reminds me that Spring is coming - and it was perfect for a friend who recently had a birthday.  I really like how the white core of the cardstock shows through from the embossing.  
Be sure to stop by My Time To Craft to see what the rest of the Design Team has created. We hope you'll join us in this challenge!

Stay warm everyone!

Saturday, January 24, 2015

A Winter Scene

It's been a chilly week with a little snow and ice.  Personally, I'll take the snow over the ice anyday!  My poor hubby spent hours salting and chopping the ice off the driveway and sidewalk this week - no fun!  

In honor of the weather and My Time To Craft's Challenge this week, I created this card:
The challenge is 2 or More People.

This image reminds me of sleigh riding as a child.  Our dog always ran along with us as we slid down the hill.

Please join us in this challenge and visit My Time To Craft for more inspiration from the rest of the Design Team!

Stay warm, everyone!

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Love Is In The Air...

... since, at least, the day after Christmas!  Valentine's Day will be here before you know it, so, how about a little inspiration for that special card?
A Heart Tree is the next best thing to a Money Tree, don't you think?  I distressed and inked the edges of this card after stamping a tree and adding the hearts. A simple, "I Love You" sentiment was the finishing touch.

Now head over to My Time To Craft for this challenge and to see what the rest of the Design Team has created.  Join us!

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Stripes - a Great Way to Use Scraps!

Hello again!  I hope you are staying warm in your part of the world.  Here in the U.S. it seems that no place is safe from the cold.  As far as I'm concerned, this is "curl-up with a good book and a blanket" weather...unless, you're in your Craft Room!

This week, the My Time To Craft challenge is Stripes.  I interpreted this as a great way to use some of those scraps that are laying around!

I added a couple of die-cuts, a sentiment, and a sweet resin flower to finish it off.  Done - and I now have less scraps, which is always a good thing!

Be sure to visit My Time To Craft to see what the rest of the team has created, then, join us, won't you?

Have a great weekend - and stay warm!

Saturday, January 3, 2015

All Things New

Happy New Year!  I hope you had a wonderful holiday season and are ready to get started with some new challenges for the new year. 
 My Time To Craft is starting off the year with All Things New - anything new, house, car, baby, and, of course, new stash!  I chose a new stamp set:
I just love the sentiment.  Isn't that what life is all about?  I used bright colors to brighten up these winter days!  Now head over to My Time To Craft to see what the rest of the Design Team has created for you and then, join us, won't you?

Saturday, December 20, 2014

O, Christmas Tree, O, Christmas Tree...

I can't believe Christmas is almost here.  We've been sick around here with a nasty headcold that really put me behind with all the holiday preparation.  Fortunately, we are feeling better and I have a great little gift idea for you!

My friend, Brenda, from Qbee's Quest, gave me permission to share this creation with you.  She developed it and I think it is awesome!
Adorable, right?  Perfect little gift for a co-worker, neighbor, stocking-stuffer...I could go on!  I made several and they took no time at all to finish.  I'm not posting the tutorial here, since Brenda has it on her blog.  Visit her here for directions to make your own.

You also need to visit the rest of the Design Team at My Time To Craft to see their beautiful Christmas Tree Creations.  This will be our last challenge for 2014.  We'll be back on January 3rd with something new!

Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Make a Scene!

Welcome back, Everyone.  I hope all is well in your part of the world.  I am STILL trying to get healthy.  I thought I had it beat at the beginning of the week, and then I just felt rotten all over again.  Hopefully, this is the end of it!
It's a good thing I "worked ahead" on my DT projects, otherwise, I'm not sure I would be ready for this week's challenge.  
Here is my scene:

I made the background by inking my acrylic block with 2 stamp pads, then I sprayed the block with water, stamped it on cardstock and I had an instant background!  I decided to go for more of a silhouette look using black ink.  The flowers were stamped in first and second generation.
Please stop over to My Time To Craft to see what the rest of the DT has created - they are such a talented group.  Then create something for us - we love visiting blogs!

Have a great weekend!


Saturday, December 6, 2014

Christmas ATC

It's December and I've finally started papercrafting again!  We made the big move and the Craft Room is finally unpacked!  I'm still working on finding where I put everything, but, at least everything is out of the boxes!

The DT at My Time To Craft is challenging you to make a Christmas ATC.  Here's mine:
 After distressing the edges, I put the cardstock under the faucet to get it good and wet.  Then I crumpled it up, crumpled it a few more times, smoothed it out, and set it aside to dry.  The background was stamped and the edges inked.  "Merry Christmas" was stamped, two holly leaves were cut out and inked, then a red sparkle waas added. Done!

If you don't know what an ATC is, let me help you out.  Artist Trading Cards are 2.5" X 3.5" in size and you choose the medium to express yourself.  Show your style and don't forget to put your information on the back.   ATC are made to be shared/traded, so people usually make lots.  Give it a try and share your ATC with us at My Time To Craft!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Wednesday Wisdom #65


I'm so glad I was able to leave so much negativity behind!  
Life is good!


On a sidenote, I am still craft-deprived.  We had to have some work done on our house that prevented me from setting up my Craft Space.  That work is done, so, with any luck, I get started on those boxes and start posting some new creations!

In the meantime, I have also created a new blog dedicated to our new home.  Please follow me at:  http://theapplestreetcottage.blogspot.com/.  It is filled with stories of the adventures of bringing this house back to life.  Join me, won't you?

Two blogs...I'm going to be busy! 

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Wednesday, October 1, 2014