Card Recognition

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

....because adulting is hard

Playing along with the SugarPea Designs Mix It Up Challenge, I went by the inspirational photo.  Love this sentiment.... and while it's a coffee set (which we all know I love), it's fun to mix it up and use it without the coffee cups. Hope everyone is ready for Valentine's Day!

Sunday, February 10, 2019

heart cards and more...

Happy Sunday.  I've got a couple of cards to share today... my first card is for the CAS(E) this sketch.  We used alcohol inks at this week's card class and I was inspired from the blues to for the boys' Valentine's Day cards (which they made).  So I had a couple of left over hearts...

This card uses the current MFT sketch and inspiration from The Inspired By Challenge.

And this is a second attempt at inspiration from the Inspired By Challenge, the funny thing is that I don't like this card at all...  not sure why... but I found a sheet of Penny Black stickers that were perfect, so I die cut the sticker, added some water color background and used some MFT dies.  I promise to mail the card.

And this one I already linked up via Instagram, but it's for this week's CASology "bouquet" challenge.

Thursday, February 7, 2019


Sometimes I make cards as one of those things I can feel accomplished by-- you know when your to dos are long, your house is a mess and the laundry never seems to get put away.... so I make a card and feel accomplished.  I don't actually love either of these cards, but I'm getting much better at accepting that--and get this, MAILING them.  The first card is another take on the Mojo Monday sketch (all the pieces were floating around my desk) and the card below is a take on the MFT sketch, it's hard to tell in this photo but I used the heart die 6 times on the card to give the pattern of the sketch.  I'll try to share a photo later, but I'm super excited to share that for my monthly card class last night I managed to get my boys to join and they made, wrote and FINISHED all of their school Valentine's Day card, a full week in advance, this is amazing.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

life is what...

Happy Tuesday crafty peeps!  It's a winter wonderland outside my door... can't wait till I can see all the snow covered trees.  In the mean time, I'm playing in my craft rom.  The first card is for the Inky Paws challenge (shout out to ~amy~ or this nudge).  My second card is for the Mojo Monday sketch, there's a theme going here....

Sunday, February 3, 2019

when in doubt....

Playing along with CAS(E) this sketch, not common for me to make a card with zero stamping... but sometimes when digging through the stash of patterned paper you find the most perfect little sentiment.

Friday, February 1, 2019

Made with Love Tag You're It!

I'm super excited to say after a year off, Tracey has decided to re-boot the Tag You're It Challenge blog and I'm honored to be back for more fun.  My (not so small) tag stash will be happy to get some more love.  So to kick off the new challenge the theme is "love is in the air" and I've got a fun tag using the Reverse Confetti tag dies, Lil Inker hearts, a Hero Arts sentiment, a MFT circle die and some May Arts silk ribbon.  So, please join us!  The challenge is going to be bi-monthly.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

let's make an adventure

Happy Thursday!  What I love about card challenges is that often they spark a thought process that I wouldn't necessarily have (I mean we all know I could probably make coffee cards day in and day out).  So today's inspiration came from the Inspired By Challenge, as you can tell I took the literal take on the tandem bicycle.  I paired the Unity bicycle stamp with a Flora & Fauna sentiment and some MFT dies.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Monday, January 28, 2019

Monday cards

Happy Monday.  My first card is for this week's PTI Make It Monday, negative dies, I used one of the pieces from the Mix and Mat set for the rectangles.  The tag is PTI but stamped with some WPlus9 stamps and finished with a piece of May Arts ribbon.   My second card is for CAS(E) this sketch.  And my final card was suppose to be for the PTI blog hop, but I forgot to finish the card and left town...but I used the MFT sketch Challenge.

Sunday, January 27, 2019

coffee & love

I forgot to share this yesterday, a CAS coffee-centric Valentine's Day card that's up on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog.  Thinking of other fun Valentine's Day goodies in my world (should prep for my Feb card class, make my son's Valentine's Day cards, finish my work giveaway post... oh, and just to give you a teaser of the fun at the campground, check out this fabulous photo by my friend Lenkaland Photography).