Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Taking A Break

You may have noticed I haven't posted here in a while.  I've decided to take a break and focus on my personal scrapbooking.  I always said that once I retired I'd get all of the pictures of my children scrapbooked.  So far, I've completed over 100 pages, but I've got LOTS more to do!

I WILL be back, but for now, I'm enjoying the summer weather, working on some DIY projects, and scrapbooking.

Until I return, you can find me here:

The Apple Street Cottage

Enjoy your summer and I'll see you soon!
Ann

Saturday, May 7, 2016

It's a Sketch!

It's a been a rainy week around here.  I keep telling myself it's good for my gardens, but, man, I'm getting tired of the gloomy days!  Good thing there's a new challenge at My Time To Craft - and it's a sketch:
I tried to use some bright, Springtime colors:
The cupcake was cut on my Cricut, but everything else was just "hangin' around the craft room"!
Be sure to visit My Time To Craft for some more inspiration on this sketch and join us, won't you?  You have 2 weeks!
Have a great weekend and Happy Mother's Day to all you Moms out there!


Saturday, March 26, 2016

Make It Girlie!

As long as it's 'Girlie', it qualifies for the new challenge at My Time To Craft.  I decided to make a tag:



An embossing folder, some paper flowers, and some bling all add up to a Girlie Tag!  Don't forget to visit the My Time To Craft blog for more inspiration.  Remember, you have 2 weeks to get crafty and join us!


Saturday, March 12, 2016

Flowers

We've been having some very mild weather for March, so mild, that I'm starting to see some buds on the trees!  Certainly, that means the flowers can't be far behind, which leads me to the new challenge at My Time To Craft:  Flowers!



Roses are my favorite, so they were my inspiration for this card.  I hope this inspires you to join the challenge.  Be sure to see what the rest of the DesignTeam has created for you at My Time To Craft.  You have 2 weeks to join in the fun!



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Saturday, February 27, 2016

One Layer Only

It's the end of February already - where does the time go?  It's been 2 weeks since our last challenge and we're back with a new one for you.

This time, we, at My Time To Craft, want you to create something with only one layer, no background papers, just your image.  Here's what I did:
Since only one layer is allowed, I decided to "jazz it up" a bit by embossing it and sanding to bring out the sentiments.  The cupcake was cut on my Cricut, stamped, and colored with chalks.

Please stop by My Time To Craft for more inspiration from the Design Team.  I hope you'll join us...you have 2 weeks to join in the fun!

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Check It Out

That's the new challenge at My Time To Craft.  Create anything you like, just make sure it has checked papers.
This was one of those projects that came to me and was done it about 15 minutes.  Don't you love it when that happens?  I used a stencil to sponge the stripes on the cardstock. The checked paper was added and the roses and leaves stamped.  I fussy-cut them all, attached them, added a ribbon and the card was done.

As usual, our challenge lasts for 2 weeks.  Be sure to stop by My Time To Craft to see what the rest of the Design Team has created.  I hope you'll join in!

Have a great week!


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Saturday, January 30, 2016

Love Is All Around

It's almost February, so it's time to spread some love around.  Please join the challenge at My Time To Craft, even if you're not a fan of Valentine's Day.  You can create something to celebrate a wedding, anniversary, or just to say 'I love you'!
I started with some Kraft paper, added a couple of layers, some ribbon, a heart, and some stamping to finish it off.

Be sure to stop by My Time To Craft for some more inspiration - our DT never disappoints!
You have 2 weeks to link up.




Saturday, January 16, 2016

Tag It!

Another two weeks has gone by and it's time for another challenge at My Time To Craft.  It's time to break out those tags and get to work.  Make your tag the entire project, or add it to something else.  Here's what I did:
For once, I'll be ready for the next birthday that comes along!

I hope you'll join us for this challenge.  Stop by My Time To Craft for some more inspiration from the rest of the Design Team.  Try to stop by their blogs and leave them a little love too! 
We can't wait to see what you create!



Saturday, January 2, 2016

Friends

Happy New Year!  I hope you had a wonderful holiday season and are ready for the new year.  Did you make any resolutions?  I'm still working on it!

The Design Team at My Time To Craft has a new challenge for you, though...Friends/Friendship.  Here's what I created:
Once again, this card was made entirely from materials that I already had in my craft room.  There's nothing like a little bling to dress up a card, don't you think?  

Be sure to stop by My Time To Craft to see what the rest of the Design Team has created to inspire you.  You won't be disappointed!

Join us, won't you?



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Saturday, December 19, 2015

Christmas - Last Minute!

Christmas is officially less than a week away and i hope you are all ready.  Keeping in mind there are always lots of things to do and there is always "something" you need at the last minute, I bring you.......
TAGS!!

I grabbed my stamps, ink, and my Cricut and made a bunch of these, because, let's be honest, no one likes their name written on a package with a Sharpie!  LOL

This is the last challenge of 2015 at My Time To Craft.  Be sure to stop by for some inspiration from the rest of the Design Team.

Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas, and, I'll see you in 2016!

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Christmas Animals

It's December already and Christmas will be here before we know it.  My Time To Craft challenges you to create something with Christmas Animals.
This image is from a stamp set called "Waiting For Santa".  I used colored pencils on it, trying to match the colors of the papers.  
Be sure to visit us at My Time To Craft for more inspiration from the Design Team.  You have two weeks to complete your project - I hope you'll join is!