Card Recognition

Monday, February 27, 2017

You've got this....

Happy Monday!  I got some new Concord & 9th goodies... so CASEing the DT with the top card.  The second card is for the new PTI Make It Monday, coloring on kraft, something I have done, but should definitely do more often.  I'm super excited to say that I am organized for this week's card class....  yee haw!

Sunday, February 26, 2017

coffee & friends

So I pulled out the Altenew flowers the other day and since I have a hard time putting things away, they've been getting some inky love (here, here and here), but since there's still time to play along in the Feb Inspirational Challenge I decided to make a coffee card, getting inspiration from ~amy~'s stamping on the coffee cup card from today.  I always gravitate towards cards with lots of white...  and fun to pair the cups with watercoloring on one and stamped on the other.  Now who's ready for a coffee date?

Saturday, February 25, 2017

sending hugs

Welcome to another PTI Blog hop... this month Nichole used this inspirational photo to challenge us to think beyond white.  I've used Altenew flowers, PTI sentiment and cover plate die to create my card today.  I used black distress inks and a piece of grey card stock for the background.  This is definitely not my go to style... but fun to try something different....  Can't wait to see what everyone else creates.

Friday, February 24, 2017

you are loved

I love CAS cards....  playing along with some new goodies from Concord & Ninth and the Where Creativity Meets C9 challange.  Wishing everyone a fabulous weekend.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

creative fuel and time for wine

I think I have mentioned that I make these cards most of the time as words of encouragement for myself, or expressions of my thoughts... and today's projects are so true to that.  Creative fuel with coffee... and always time for wine!  I was inspired by the Reverse Confetti sketch and the Curtain Call inspiration challenge for these two projects.  The first card uses mainly Reverse Confetti goodies (the embossing folder is from Sizzix and the stitched frame die is from MFT).  The second card uses all MFT dies and stamps and a piece of burlap ribbon from May Arts and water colors on an upcycled wedding invitation.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

but first, coffee.

Happy Wednesday!  Seriously, my days never start without coffee...  even that 3:30am departure to the airport last month (started with coffee).  Today's card is inspired by the new MFT Sketch Challenge, I've been playing with some ucpcyled letterpress scraps, which are fabulous paper stock, so I added some distress inks and water and water colors to this wedding invitation and added a layer of thin vellum to cover up the details.  The dies are all MFT and the coffee cup is a sample letterpress that I cut into the coffee cup.  The "coffee first" sentiment is from Ellen Hutson.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

hello gorgeous

Inspired by The Heart Desires challenge, the colors (of which I used some, but not all...forgive me for my loose interpretation on the challenge).  Couldn't find the elephant stamps (they're in there somewhere)....  I used Altenew stamps, MFT die and I used distress inks, water and watercolors on an upcycled letterpress wedding invite (the joys of getting the clean out from the local high end letterpress company!).

thank you flower card

Happy Tuesday crafty peeps.  I have a few card making anxieties, I'm terrible at tying bows (despite watching a number of tutorials) and I'm not always great at coloring... so using a three step stamp makes me look like a pro!  Thanks Altenew for the inspiration this month with your challenge.

Monday, February 20, 2017

feel better, friend

Happy Monday!  Today's PTI Past, Present, Future Challenge is featuring stamps from 2016 and I don't have any of the sets they featured, but I drew inspiration from Heather's card using a different PTI flower set (Bold Blossoms).  Another card to send to the friend going through chemo.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

you're pretty darn amazing

Happy Sunday!  I've got a couple of cards this morning.  This first card is for the Ellen Hutson Pin Inspired Challenge (the theme is Aqua), so I combined an Ellen Hutson coffee cup with some MFT amazing goodies (which I have to return to their rightful owner this morning) and a Reverse Confetti die, to get the gradient aqua background I used a marker and then covered it with a PTI printed vellum.  My second card is for the MFT color challenge, I've got to tell you I don't like these color together at all.  I kept thinking I could make it (and another project) work and truth be known I'm not a fan.  And my final project is for the PTI Past, Present, Future Challenge, one of the stamps featured today is the You've Been Framed Hexagon set, which I have and I think I may have used, but it's not in the normal circulation of goodies and I don't have the coordinating cover plate (but I do for one of the other sets).  So to get around that I made one with MFT dies and PTI Kraft patterned paper.  Wishing everyone a lovely day, there's a parade in our town today if anyone's looking for something to do.