Saturday, April 26, 2014

April Showers

You know the saying... April Showers Bring May Flowers...but, this challenge focuses on Umbrellas!  

I used my Cricut to make the umbrella and backed it with floral paper from my stash.  The background is embossed with a little sanding.  A stamped sentiment and some twine finshed the look.  
My Time To Craft has more inspiration for you.  Be sure to check it out.  
We look forward to seeing what you create!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Up, Up, and Away!

Spring is here!  I hope the weather is warming up in your part of the world - warmer here, we're even flirting with the 90s!!

This week at My Time To Craft, we challenge you to create something that is up in the air:  airplanes, helicopters, birds, butterflies, but they must be the main focus!

I chose the butterfly and gave a 3-D effect.  The embossed background is a new folder from Close To My Heart.  I just love the Quatrefoil!

Are you ready to get started?  Head over to My Time To Craft for some more inspiration and then create something of your own.  We can't wait to see it!    

Friday, April 18, 2014

Vixen Lacquers

Happy Friday, Readers!  Today I have a real treat for you - especially if you are a gal who loves manicures!  My daughter has just started her own line of Indie Polishes - Vixen Lacquers.  

These lacquers are "5 free".  That means no camphor, toluene, formaldehyde, dibutyl phthalate(DBP), or formaldehyde resins.  You know, all that "bad stuff".  She uses cosmetic grade pigments and has glitter!  You know how we crafters love glitter...;)


This one's called "Reckless".

Don't you just love those colors?  This polish reminds me of gel polish, but without all the hassles of needing a UV light to dry it.  It is also very easy to remove.  Just what I like, nothing complicated!  You can read a full review of her product here at Begin Nails.
I hope you'll visit her website:  Vixen Lacquers and use the free shipping code for this weekend:  OPENINGWKND.  I know you'll want to use that!

It's the weekend - time to shop for some new nail lacquer!  Enjoy!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

By the Sea...

Since Spring is finally here, Summer can't be far behind!  This week at My Time To Craft we'd like you to create something that is related to the sea.  I decided to picture myself by the sea:
I think the only thing missing is a nice iced drink!

I am on Spring Break and planning on a relaxing about you?

Saturday, April 5, 2014


As I thought about this challenge and began looking through my "stuff" in my craft room, I came to the realization that I don't have much for wildlfe.  Considering the amount of "stuff" I actually have, this was shocking!  So, I put on my thinking cap and got creative:
Last time I checked, frogs live in the wild, right? This card was created with a retired stamp set embellished with some Kraft border, Baker's Twine, and some metal studs Welcome to the pond!

I hope you'll head over to My Time To Craft to see the wonderful creations from the rest of the Design Team.  Even more, I hope you'll create something of your own to share with us!