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

Men!

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!

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Zoo Animals

I looked though all my stuff - not a single zoo animal to be found!  So, what's a girl to do?  Head to the Cricut!  This little guy was on my Artiste cartridge:
I thought this would be a cute card for a child.

What zoo animals do you have in your craft space?  I hope you'll get one out to use for our challenge.  Be sure to visit My Time To Craft to see all the creations from the Design Team.
Happy Memorial Day Weekend!


Saturday, May 16, 2015

It's a Sketch!

Here it is:

When I first saw it, it said, "Scrapbook Page" to me.  So, that's what I did - especially since I'm busy with that Rubbermaid container full of photos to be scrapbooked!



Yes, it's another baby boy page.  This time, though, it's his first visit with Santa.

Now, it's time for you to go over to My Time To Craft to see what the rest of the Design Team created.  They really outdid themselves!  

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Sympathy

We always hope we don't need them, but, unfortunately, there is a need for sympathy cards.  We challenge you at My Time To Craft to create one.
I chose neutral colors and a simple design to create this card.  I hope you'll join us in this challenge.  Be sure to stop by My Time To Craft for some inspiration!

Have a wonderful weekend.......and Happy Mother's Day to all the Moms out there!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Saturday, May 2, 2015

New Baby

No, I do not have a new baby, but it is the challenge at My Time To Craft this week.  I decided to go back in time...

Here is my new baby - 21 years ago:
Isn't he a cutie?  Just 5 weeks old in this picture!  It's hard to believe he's all grown up.

So, what new baby idea do you have?  We'd love to see it at My Time To Craft.  If you need a little inspiration, stop over to see us!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Spring Flowers

With any luck, the spring flowers are coming up in your neighborhood.  Unfortunately, I don't have any in my yard - didn't get bulbs planted last fall, but the neighbors have them...You can bet I'll get them planted this fall!

My Time To Craft wants to see those spring flowers - tulips, daffodils, crocuses - you decide.  I went with a whimsical pot of tulips:
The tulips and leaves were cut with my Cricut and glued to a piece of cardstock that slides in the pot.  
This pic shows how the card pulls out of the pot.

So, what is your favorite Spring flower?  I hope you'll let us know by creating something and sharing it with us at My Time To Craft.

Have a great weekend!


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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!


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Shopping Our Stash

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!


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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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