Saturday, October 10, 2015

Autumnal Colors

Fall has arrived around here.  My maple tree is turning a beautiful red and the mums are all in bloom.  Plenty of inspiration for the new challenge at My Time To Craft - Autumnal Colors:
I'm so glad I finally got to use this stamp.  The colors are Barn Red, Autumn Terracotta, and Honey.  The leaves were stamped and fussy-cut.  A few layers were added and the pewter button is self-adhesive.  I had a friend in mind when I made this card, so it's going in the mail pretty quick. I hope she likes it.

Be sure to stop by My Time To Craft to see what the rest of the Design Team has in-store for you...then, I hope you'll join us!

Have a wonderful weekend...

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Wednesday Wisdom #110

This is so true.  We spent the afternoon at the orchard this weekend.  It was such a beautiful day...

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Alice Inspired

Welcome Back to a new challenge from My Time To Craft.  For the next 2 weeks we want to see your 'Alice Inspired' Creations.

I went with the 'Tea Party' side of the theme and created this:
The colors remind me of Fall.  Something tells me I will be drinking hot tea in the afternoon very soon!
I hope you'll join us with this challenge.  Be sure to drop by My Time To Craft for more inspiration from the rest of the Design Team.

I hope you're enjoying some lovely Fall weather in your part of the world!

Saturday, September 12, 2015


September already - I hope you are enjoying the last days of summer!  We had some really hot weather the past week and now, it is starting to cool off.  The trees are starting to change colors and I even have some leaves scattered on the lawn.  It's almost time to make an apple pie!

This week at My Time To Craft we challenge you to create something with owls.  
I used 2 owls, since one looked a little lonely on that branch.  

Do you have any owls in your craft space?  We hope you'll get them out and get creative. Be sure to stop by My Time To Craft for some inspiration from our Design Team.  

Our challenges will remain on the 2 week schedule through December, so you have plenty of time to join us!  

Enjoy your weekend!

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Flowers & a Recycle

Welcome back!  This week at My Time To Craft the challenge is 'Flowers'.  I must admit, this is one of my favorites and I decided to recycle one of those shopping bags that are collecting in my closet.  Here's how it turned out:
I stamped the sentiment on a doily and glued it on the bag to cover brand.  The flowers were made with my Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge.  The pink ones were dressed up with a little 'bling'.  

Here's the before:
From shopping bag to gift bag!
Now it's your turn - you don't have to recycle something, but you do need to have flowers on your project and share it with us at My Time to Craft.  You have 2 weeks  and we can't wait to see what you create!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Wednesday Wisdom #105

I always said this at Open House.  It took a minute to sink in and then I saw little smiles on the faces of parents!

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Easel Card

Welcome back!  Summer is just flying by...soon, the kids will be back in school and the weather will be turning cooler.  In the meantime, I am savoring every bit of summer - including the warm weather and the veggies coming from my garden!  We even managed to get to the track this week to see the horses run - such fun!

I've also been busy in my Craft Room and this week, I bring you an easel card:
I combined a few elements and mad mine an Easel/Step card.  There are instructions all over the internet and this one just added a couple of extra steps!

Please be sure to stop by My Time To Craft to see the rest of the DT creations and join us for this challenge.  We love to see what you create!

Enjoy your weekend!

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Saturday, August 1, 2015

A Recipe

Welcome back, everyone!  I can't believe it's August already...summer always goes by so quickly.  I'm spending a lot of time itn my gardens and it's paying off.  My flowers are all blooming and the vegetables are SOOOO delicious! 

I have managed to spend some time in my Craft Room and I'd like to share this week's challenge with you:
The Recipe
One diecut
Two images
Three flowers

One diecut - oval
Two images - bird and hat
Three flowers

Be sure to visit My Time To Craft for some more inspiration from the rest of the Design Team.  We look forward to seeing your creations!

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Christmas in July

It's July - hot and humid - time to think about Christmas!!  Come on now, think "outside the box"!!  That's what we want you to do at My Time To Craft.  It's Christmas in July and I decided to make an ornament after I found a great tutorial HERE.  
I used my Art Philosophy Cartridge to cut the 18 pieces and the folding and gluing was a breeze.  The paper was pretty lightweight and then I started opening up the pieces to form the ornament. That's where I ran into trouble.   It didn't want to stretch all the way and some of the sections got a little 'wonky'.  Take a look:

I ended up cutting extra pieces.

I really like this ornament, but I will do a coupleof things differently the next time I make one. First, I will use very lightweight paper - think copy paper weight.  Second, I will cut at least 24 pieces so the paper doesn't need to stretch as much.  I used red tape as my adhesive and some of it came loose, that's why I think very lightweight paper is the key!

It's been a busy week and I didn't have the opportunity to make another ornament, but when I do, I'll give you an update.

Please be sure to visit My Time To Craft to see what the rest of the DT has created.  I hope you'll get in the holiday spirit and join us!

Have a great weekend.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Paper Piecing

It's July 4th, so Happy Independence Day!!!!!  I hope you are enjoying your holiday weekend.

My Time To Craft has a new challenge for you - Paper-Piecing.  Since it's strawberry season around here and I LOVE chocolate, I came up with this:
Gotta love chocolate-covered strawberries!

I hope you'll find some craft time this week and join us in this challenge.  If you need a little more inspiration, hop on over to My Time To Craft to see what the rest of the Design Team has created.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Sketch Time!

We have a new challenge for you at My Time To Craft and, this time, it's a sketch.

I haven't made a round card in ages, so I was happy to see this challenge.  I cut the base on my Cricut and covered it with a circle that was just a bit larger.  The rest is all paper and ink.  

Be sure to stop by My Time To Craft to have a look at the rest of the DT work.  I hope you'll join us for this challenge.

Enjoy the weekend!

Saturday, June 13, 2015

All White - Except the Image

Welcome back!  I can't believe another week has gone by!  I've been busy cleaning out the attic for a yard sale, but I managed to spend some time in my craft room to create a card for the new challenge.

Here we go....all white, except the image:
I wanted to add some Baker's Twine, but, I refrained!  I did run the white cardstock through my Cuttlebug for some texture, though.

Be sure to stop by My Time To Craft to see what the Design Team has created for you.  I hope you'll join us - we LOVE to see what you create!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Wednesday Wisdom #95

From a dog:
I sent this to my son this week - this reminds me of his dog, Chevy!

Saturday, June 6, 2015


Another week has flown by and it's time for a new challenge at My Time To Craft.  This week it's one for the guys and since Father's Day is just around the corner, it's a great opportunity to get that card made!
I pulled out my Father's Day stamp set, along with cardstock, baker's twine, and a few other embellishments, and, voila!  The card is done!  I can cross that one off my list and get started on my daughter's birthday card - busy, busy!!

I hope you'll join us in this challenge.  Be sure to stop by at My Time To Craft to see what the rest of the Team has created for you - they are a talented bunch!

Enjoy your weekend!

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Domestic Animals

This week, at My Time To Craft, we'd like to see those animals that can be pets.  You know...cats, dogs, goldfish.....

I decided to get a headstart on Halloween:
The background is Kraft and the green cardstock was run under water, crumpled, and dried.  Once it was dry, it was stamped and some black ink was sponged on it.  The spider webs and cat were stamped, the rest...embellishments.  

So, what domestic animal will you choose?  I can't wait to see - please join us in this challenge!