Card Recognition

Thursday, May 5, 2016

thanks for believing in me and more


Happy Thursday crafty friends... the top card truly says so much about my current in real life world, thanks to all the folks out there that believe in us and our project to build a campground.  My card below is what a gave my husband for our wedding anniversary yesterday, the dogwoods always remind me of our wedding (as we got married in my mom's yard and she has several beautiful dogwood trees).




And my final crafty share was inspired by the new Time Out Challenge to CASE Kay's beautiful card, I made a little gift card holder...   

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

coffee goodies





Great ideas start with coffee... I mean, of course, right!!  Inspired by the latest Reverse Confetti sketch I mixed and matched up things (MFT coffee die, Verve sentiment die, Reverse Confetti tag and smaller die and sentiment, burlap paper, patterned paper, May Arts silk ribbon, some water colors...), and it's hard to see but I used the Revese Confetti Geometric die cut as a stencil on the coffee bag with some white mist, it looks awesome.



And a coordinating card for the Mojo Monday sketch challenge with Verve stamps.  Now who wants to bring me a cup of coffee at work?

Monday, May 2, 2016

thank you card set


Have I mentioned once or twice before that I have this terrible habit of playing along with PTI's Make It Monday on Mondays (after the gym before work, which leaves me approximately 15 minutes max).  Why I add that to my agenda to get out the door is beyond me, but I've never been on to do things the easy way...  So with that in mind, here's my water color card set, at work with a lengthy to do list... over and out.



Sunday, May 1, 2016

hello dogwoods card




The new Fusion Challenge inspired me to play along (with a nod towards Karen's card), I forget that I have a variety of sizes of tags (well I know I have them, I just don't always pull out the small ones or the extra large ones very often), so this was a great opportunity.  Hero Arts dogwood stamp and the name of the die cut company escapes me (I can tell you who it's not by!), some dry emboss stitching by Sizzix, washi tape and some colored pencils and a piece of twine.  Happy Sunday!

Thursday, April 28, 2016

happy camper



Happy Thursday crafty friends.  My card above is for the MFT Sketch Challenge, it uses a MFT vintage trailer and a new sentiment I got from my friend Lindsay, who designed some new stamps for Impression Obsession, which should be out soon.  For those of you who missed the detail along the road, my husband and I are building a campground, click here for more info.    


And this card was just for fun, using Reverse Confetti sentiment and Lawn Fawn cups and some scraps of patterned paper.  I got my Coffee Lovers card swap card yesterday in the mail and I showed it to my husband and he shook his head b/c Kim wrote a comment on a post it note so that I could reuse the card and he said, "You guys are such dorks," to which I replied, "I know, I found my people and I love it."

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

life happens coffee helps



Playing along with this week's Mojo Monday sketch, b/c it's only been how many days since I made a coffee card?  16 (but who's counting?).  Love this Verve set...  I'm in the market for the best white embossing powder, I thought this one would be more white...  anyone have their suggestion on the best option?

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

birthday wishes



Playing along with the latest Muse Challenge, inspired by Jenni's card.  Her card has a bit of texture on the base, so I went for my fabulous pile of upcycled letterpress paper (don't tell the bride, but it's a wedding invitation my cousin-in-law gifted me from her place of employment).  I added a PTI flower and sentiment and kept it simple.

Monday, April 25, 2016

wine fixes everything



Happy Monday!!!  It's time for another PTI Blog Hop and this month Nichole has challenged us to use the art above by Chad Hagen for inspiration.  I think you can see how my brain worked.... colors, circles... and why not wine!  I loved getting a shout out to our campground beer-wine-coffee-whatever mug over on Instagram over the weekend, those are the fun things that make me smile, click here.  Wishing everyone a great week, can't wait to see folks' inspiration.      



Sunday, April 24, 2016

wishing you rainbows & sunshine




Playing along with the current Fusion Card Challenge, who can resist a fun rainbow umbrella?  I stamped the Unity stamp and then added a PTI sentiment.  I just shared my latest rainbow photo over on Instagram, but you can see more of my latest rainbow, sunshine and definitely umbrellas adventure over on the Outside Inn's blog.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

happy mother's day card



Inspired By All the Little Things, yeah for Lynn being their guestie, so I used the Little Tangles stamp, some water colors, a long neglected pad of Core'dinations and a little piece of May Arts ribbon for this card.  The card also works for the current Simon Says Stamps challenge, "Make it Girlie".  Below, a preview from the super fun (and very wet) Instagram meet up last night, thanks to my friend Lenka for snapping this picture of me.  I'll have photos up on the Outside Inn's blog later today.