Saturday, April 18, 2015

April Showers Bring...

UMBRELLAS!!!!  
How appropriate, since, as I am writing this, we are getting some rain.  We planted some grass seed the other day, so the rain is welcome!  Yesterday was a sunny day and I was able to get some painting projects done.  Stop by The Apple Street Cottage later this week to see what I've been up to - that's my other blog where I share renovations at the cottage, as well as, all of my DIY projects.

On to the challenge from My Time To Craft...
I decided to make my umbrella 'front and center', but it can be anywhere on your creation.  As you can see, my Cuttlebug got a workout with the backgrounds.  The umbrella was made with circle punches and the handle?  A candy cane from one of my Cricut cartridges.

Please stop by My Time To Craft to see what the rest of the Design Team has created, then, join us, won't you?

Have a great weekend!


Linking to:
Bitten By The Bug 2

Saturday, April 11, 2015

It's a Sketch!

It's been a rainy week here, April Showers, I guess, but I'm ready for some sun and warmer temperatures!  How about you?

This week at My Time To Craft there is sketch to guide you:

Here's what I did with it:


The sentiment is one of the first stamps I ever purchased and I've always loved it.  I surrounded it with some beautiful paper, buttons, and some bling.  Please stop by My Time To Craft to see what the rest of the Design Team has created.  You will be inspired!

Have a great weekend - hope it's warm and sunny!


Linking to :
Shopping Our Stash - I knew I had this stamp, I just had to find it!!!

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Get Krafty!

Welcome back!  The temperature is (finally) starting to rise, the snow is melting, and my seeds are growing like crazy!!  This week at My Time To Craft, we want to see your Kraft projects.  That's right, use Kraft paper somewhere on your project.

I had this Kraft container just waiting for me to do something with it:

I used a background stamp to add some interest to the container and added some Kraft trim to the bottom edge.  I actually rolled the container across the inked stamp.  A lace flower was attached with a sparkle flourish, along with the lace trim around the top edge.  
To dress up the top, I cut a flower on my Cricut (Art Philosophy) along with a few leaves.  After attaching the flower, I sponged some ink on the leaves and attached them.  Here's a closer look:

The only thing left to do is fill it with some treats and give it as a gift!

Please stop by My Time To Craft for some inspiration from the rest of the Design Team. We hope you'll join us in this challenge.  Have a wonderful weekend!


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Saturday, March 28, 2015

Easter Animals

Easter is a week away - hard to believe, huh?  I hope the Easter Bunny is getting ready - making chocolate, coloring eggs...so much to do!!!  In the meantime, My Time To Craft challenges you to create something with Easter Animals...

I decided to go with the Peeps.  They're an Easter classic.  After stamping and cutting them out, I added some dry-embossed paper, Easter Egg ribbon, and a sentiment.

What will you create?  Stop by My Time To Craft for some inspiration.  We look forward to seeing your creation!


Saturday, March 21, 2015

Silhouette

Happy Spring!  The calendar says so - even if we did get a dusting of snow!  No worries though, my seeds are sprouting and I was able to spend some time on our (unheated) side porch this week!

The challenge this week at My Time To Craft is Silhouette Image:

The image was cut on my Cricut.  I framed it with cardstock cut with spellbinder dies, add lace/pearls, and a sentiment - the card is done!

Be sure to stop by My Time To Craft to see what the rest of the Design Team has created for you!

Enjoy the weekend!

Saturday, March 14, 2015

For a Special Lady

That's right, make something for a mother, special friend, or just something girly!  I decided to make a card with flowers for a special friend:
I sponged some light blue ink on white cardstock for the background, stamped the flowers, added a sentiment & gold ribbon to finish this card.  Now head on over to My Time To Craft to see what the rest of the Design Team has created for your inspiration.  We hope you'll join us in this challenge!

Have a wonderful weekend - it's finally starting to warm-up around here, so I started my seeds!  I can't wait to get my gardens started!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Wednesday Wisdom #83

In honor of the 30-year anniversary of 
The Breakfast Club.

One of my all-time favorite movies!

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Zentangle

Before this challenge, I had never heard of Zentangle.  Fortunately, the internet is a wealth of information!  Zentangle is all about creating a pattern.  There is no right or wrong and...it's just fun!  You can find more information HERE.

I created my Zentangle and mounted it on this beautiful hand-made paper that has been sitting in my stash.  Some sparkles and a sentiment added, and the card was done!

I hope you'll try your hand at this form of art.  Be sure to visit My Time To Craft to see what the rest of the Design Team created.  We can't wait to see what you create!

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?