Card Recognition

Saturday, August 1, 2015


Happy Saturday friends!  Thanks ~amy~ for the shout out to the new Pinterest Inspired Challenged, I used the Lab Partners graphic to make a simple thank you card (WMS sentiment, PTI flowers).

And this tag was a procrastinating project the other day inspired by Jocelyn's tag over at Altenew using a Hero Arts flower, Paper Smooches sentiment, Lawn Fawn cherons and May Arts ribbon.

Friday, July 31, 2015

hello coffee tag you're it

Welcome to another Tag You're It Challenge, who's surprised I made a coffee card?  I'd love to see how Anja's fun card inspires you.  TGIF.  And if you're "local" and want to win a cup of coffee, check out my latest work blog.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

stay cool tag

My friend Tracey is the Muse over at Muse Club and so I made a tag, I cannot remember the last time I inked up this PTI penguin... thanks for the inspiration.  My penguin would like to come over for a drink, he didn't have any to scale...  It of course is hot here in California...  sending cool vibes to you guys this fine Wednesday.  My other news is that I managed to find the surface of my craft desk, amazing, it was there the whole time!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

tags and more tags

I have a few projects to share, there's a train of thought between them all, but I'll spare you the non-linear agenda.  The first project is for Jen's Blogiversary, prompted by ~amy~'s project at the beginning of the month (can you believe I've been such a slacker that I made this tag and then forgot to post it?).  Here is a link to the original tag that Jen made that I CASEd.    

And since Jen's project was based on last month's Tim Holtz 12 Tags challenge, I got inspired to play along with the July tag.

And for my final project (the non-linear train of thought has to do with ~amy~ and tags) is a card for the latest Paper Smooches SPARKS sketch challenge.  Sending this off to my college roommate who just had surgery for breast cancer-- look, no pink!  There is a lot of fabulous May Arts ribbon on this post, can I tell you that every time I look at my ribbon collection I smile....  (and it's a bit of a mess and it still makes me happy).  So there you go, many projects that have been waiting in the wings, my sense of completion that I actually posted these before the challenge deadlines, woo hooo!

Monday, July 27, 2015

coffee & friends

Happy Monday!  Back in the grove of things over here, so here's a card to play along with the new PTI Make It Monday Challenge, texture kissing stamping.  On the smaller cup I used a small PTI woodgrain stamp and on the larger cup I used the Hero Arts chevron background stamp.  Fun to think that my already nice sized coffee stamp collection could mix it up a bit with this technique.  Okay, off to do all those other things I'm suppose to do on Monday mornings...      

Sunday, July 26, 2015

happy happy birthday

So another "late" entry to the PTI fun, this week's Make It Monday was water color with die cut stencils.  So tired over here... over and out, I'll get back on track with the ol crafty blogging this week...  

Saturday, July 25, 2015

hello butterfly tag

I'm sneaking in at the last minute to play along with this month's PTI Blog Hop, says the girl who usually likes to be first!  But I spent 12 hours traveling today home from a vacation in Canada and can barely keep my eyes open.  So while this mini tag isn't my favourite project, it's a great distraction as I try to stay awake till it's a reasonable time to go to bed in California.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

but first coffee

Hello crafty peeps, "it's July" is one of my favorite sayings in the motel business.  Seriously crazy...  I've got a few projects I've done and just not gotten around to posting... so here's one, but first, coffee....

Monday, July 6, 2015


Happy Monday!  There's a new PTI Make It Monday, to make your own border dies... and because I need a few birthday thank you cards (aren't my friends great to give me wine!!!), I added the PTI medalian stamp onto some circle punches.  Hope everyone had a fun 4th of July.  

Friday, July 3, 2015

Tag You're It Challenge

Happy Friday, we're starting a new term over at Tag You're It Challenge and I'm excited to be back for another round of more tags.  For our new challenge my tag above is the inspiration, I'd love to see how it inspires you-- the heat embossing?  The chevron background?  A flower?  Some burlap twine lasso and a few sequins?  Go wild, my friends!  Make sure to hop over to the challenge and check out the rest of the DT projects.