Saturday, May 18, 2013

10 Minute Craft Dash - Thinking of You!


{If you're looking for my Waltzingmouse Blog Hop post click here}

It's been awhile since I have participated in a challenge let alone the 10 Minute Craft Dash. I have not had a lot of crafty time lately. I intended to do some sorting and cleaning in my crafty space, but whenever I walk in I would rather...well...craft then sort or clean, so that is what I did. 

I love to layer, use multiple stamps, piece my backgrounds with patterned paper, but I have to let all that go when I take this challenge. I have not yet found the quick grove to add all those things under 10.  So, I started with a basic layout in my head and pulled my supplies for that. It's the only way I can remotely pull this challenge off each time. I am a slow crafter. 

So here are the supplies I started with:
Here is the finished work space: 
So here's the funny thing...I got a little cocky this time. I was so excited that I nearly finished my card in  7 minutes I just had to add "more", so I had to dig out my flowers and heat up the ol' glue gun.  The hysterical part was I had to cut the flowers off the wire, so wouldn't you know that it went flying behind the desk, and there I was on my hands and knees looking for this lost rosebud (which I am sure would not be a pretty sight anyone walking in my room about that time) and do you think I could find I cut another and darn if the same thing doesn't happen would think I learned my lesson from the first time. When it comes to my embellishments, I do not like any unaccounted for little pretties. :-)))) So that pushed my time with less than 1 minute to spare! Silly me! Another reason to have all possible supplies pulled!! :-))
I started with a lavender card base onto which I added my patterned paper. Next the doily was added to the center followed by adhering a strip of patterned paper to the center.  I then die-cut my label and stamped the frame and sentiment and added to the center.  After examining the buttons I pulled, I tried to find two as close in color and size as possible, but most crafters know that is nearly impossible. Since I was really good on time at this point, I decided to add some button twine before adhering them in place. 
Lastly, as I have explained enters the flowers. The stamps I used on this card is Waltzingmouse Stamps: Compact Sentiments and Vintage Labels 10.
Final time to completion was: 9:23
Here is the color graphic for the challenge.

Something else that I have been up to is making snack bags for baseball. Here is a close-up. It's not in me to handover a plain brown bag! :-)  
I used DeNami Designs: All Star Chickie Stamp Set, Sports Balls Stamp Set, and All Star Greeting Stamp Set.  The Glove was cut using my cricut. 

Thanks for letting me share my quick make with you. 


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Go you girl!! LOVING this!! LOVE the colors and the flowers!!

Maria Matter said...

gorgeous 10 min card Tammy!!!
adorable bag too!

Jeanne J said...

10 minutes - it would take me that long to decide what colors and to dig out everything!!! Beautiful card! I love the lavender and yellow and the pop of green is gorgeous! I hear you with the treat bags - can't leave them plain myself! Love all the little images you stamped - they are so fun - that little chickie is adorable! I bet you're a hit with the moms too!

Connie Mercer said...

wow you're good. awesome card!!!

Lisa said...

Hee hee I love your 10 minute search adventure Tammy!! Your card is fabulous. I love the pretty stamped die cut and those "flying" blooms!

Your baseball snack bag is adorable! I remember those days, miss them too. I wasn't a stamper then, but holy cow I would have LOVED making the snack bags ;)

Pauline said...

Absolutely gorgeous Tammy! Love that lavender card and peachy paper, what fab colours!

Benzi said...

What a great 10 minute card. Lucky you to make it after having to look for that flying flower. Ha

Fun bags for the team, too. Really cute!!!

Maria said...

What a great 10 min. card, Tammy! It takes me at least 10 min. to choose! Anyways, I love the eye catching label, so pretty! Fab design with doily and flowers, too! And, your baseball snack bags are sure to be a hit, so CUTE!

Dawn said...

A gorgeous card! There is nothing like a timer to give your embellishments wings :) My heart was racing just reading about it. A beautiful design - pretty colours and details. And that snack bag is adorable!

Hugs, Dawn

Barb Murphy said...

gorgeous card! the rosebuds are the perfect embelliw. i love this!

Sherrie K. said...

FABULOUS 10 minute card! Wow girl, you totally rocked this! Love the colors and the pretty flowers:)
Your baseball snack bags are awesome and so fun! TFS!
I hope your having a wonderful Saturday my friend!
Sherrie K

Mary Ann said...

Great 10 minute card,Very pretty love the color and the flowers are awesome!

Melissa Shea said...

wow! in 10 min?? she has a DT call open you know :)

Lisa said...

What a gorgeous card, Tammy!! I don't know how you can create something so amazing in 10 minutes!! I love the colors and design!! And the baseball snack bags are too cute!! The stamps you used are adorable!! Happy Saturday my friend :)

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Sue Lelli said...

You are amazing to make that pretty card so FAST! LOVE it! And your snack bags are a treat all by themselves!

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

You did make me smile Tammy that is just the type of thing that would happen to me! However you managed to pull it off big style - lovely card! Susan x

jessica said...

WOW!!! this card is gorgeous Tammy and you completed it in under 10 minutes.....amazing!!!!!

Paulina said...

This is so pretty, Tammy! Great use of the colors and I love all of those rosettes!

Thanks for playing in the 10 Minute Craft Dash- I know you've been busy, so it was a pleasant surprise to see your name pop up. :) Hope you can join again soon!

Lynn said...

Such a pretty detailed card for a 10 minute Craft Dash! Those treat bags are so cute with the baseball chickies!

Kate (Small Bits of Paper) said...

Your post made me laugh! Your story sounds very much like something that could happen to me.

I'm a slow crafter too so understand how impressive it is to put something together so quickly! Your card is fabulous and those flowers are just perfect.

Your little baseball treat bag is so fun too!

VanessaB said...

such pretty card! and the snack bag is adorable!

Meredith MacRitchie said...

You did aweseome in the time you had!! I think your card is beautiful, and your flower story is too funny! Thanks so much for joining us at the Craft Dash this week!

Martha Herrera said...

Your card made me smile..I love those pretty spring colors you chose and I also love your box of flowers!! You have so many!!

Jessi Fogan said...

Me too! I keep saying that I have to clean up my corner, and then I end up making something instead :) Oh well! I have to laugh at your flower going walkabout because I swear I'm going to find a treasure trove once I *do* finally clean up under my desk ;) Darn things!
All that said, I LOVE how your card came out - it may have taken a year off your life searching for those flowers, but it makes wonderful eye candy :)
And the soccer snack bags - you crazy. You one crazy lady ;) Those are too much fun!

Poorvi said...

Tammy, your card is very pretty! I love all the different textures.. :)
Thanks for playing along in the 10 Minute Craft Dash! I hope you'll join us again soon :)

Sindhu said...

Gorgeous card Tammy! Lovely take on the challenge!

Thanks for playing along in the 10 Minute Craft Dash!