Card Recognition

Saturday, October 25, 2014


Welcome to another PTI Blog Hop, this month is to use non traditional holiday cards and create a project.  I've used the PTI hexagon cover plate and some paper scraps, plus PTI tags, sentiment and snowflake dies.  It's not often that I make a card without any stamping!  I have yet to find the right answer for the question I posted on last month's PTI hop and it's effecting my opinion of one of my favorite companies.  Today's hop photo source is a bad link.  When I spent extra time digging for the right image I wasn't successful.  Have a fabulous Saturday.

Friday, October 24, 2014

happy happy birthday

Happy happy birthday, inspired by the Altenew October Challenge and the Retro Sketches.  Lots going on in my little world, forget that maybe some of my crafty peeps would like an update…  Last week the  campground we've been in the process of working on was approved for its use permit, read more about it here.  My next card making class is Wednesday, November 5th, details here, but if you want to join please let me know by the 3rd.  And my photo taking fun has been going a bit over board on my Instagram account, click here.  TGIF!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

pink coffee card and happy birthday card

Do you have those days where you blink and 12 hours have gone by?  Hello, that was my day today.  All those things on my to do list?  Some got done, but most didn't.  Anyhoo, above is my card for the Verve Diva Dare to use pink (I went with a stylish Verve coffee stamp on Authentique paper with a bit of May Arts ribbon).  I forget to use my stash of paper....  And below is my CAS card for the CAS(E) this sketch, to be honest I started it with the past Runway Inspired colors, but the project got lost in my desk and I only got back to it this morning, oops.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Perk up your day tag

So I had a day last week that required a little retail therapy, we all have those right?  Thankfully ~amy~ was sharing her My Favorite Things order on Facebook, so I took a cue from my coffee addict crafty friends and ordered some new goodies.  So, she challenged me to play along with their current sketch challenge.  Something to perk you up your day!  Using MFT stamps and tag die, plus Hero Arts newspaper print background and more May Arts ribbon goodies.  Happy new week.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

life is good gift tag holder

So one more entry for the Waltzingmouse Stamps PJ party, I went with the snowflake idea and decorated this SRM glassine bag (love the look when you emboss them).  I added some pattered paper, a PTI snowflake and tiny tags and the WMS sentiment embossed in gold and some May Arts ribbon.  Life is good... gotta repeat that, having one of those mornings....

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

WMS PJ party

Hello-- welcome to the Waltzingmouse Stamps PJ party… It's been a long day and I started my projects  before the sun came up this morning… thankfully had a bit of time this evening to finish what I could.  I'm playing alone with the "Old Pajamas" (the Vintage Labels is one on of my first WMS sets), the Storytime Sketch, another Old Pajamas project and finally snowflakes.  I've used the PTI Make It Monday gold dipped die cuts on the first and last project too.  Thanks for checking them out.

Monday, October 13, 2014

thanks so much wine bottle tag

Today's PTI Make it Monday is for gold dipped die cuts, swoon.  This tag was inspired by a project I made last month for one of my card classes, but this time I just added some gold embossing powder and turned it into a wine tag.  I'll come back and share the names and links to my May Arts fun, can you guess how many different ribbons I've used in one project?  The leaves are the Lawn Fawn leaves, PTI frame, tag and sentiment.  Here's a link to my Pinterest board with other wine tags… there's a trend in them...

Saturday, October 11, 2014

sending you a latte thanks

When stuck in a rut, what do I do?  Make coffee cards :)  Tonight's project is based on the current Tag You're It Challenge, using Lawnscaping "Patterned Paper" too.  Love that the tag challenge reminded me to take out some of my smaller tags…  I added a piece of Pebbles Lakeside wood paper to the background and die cut out a piece of Lawn Fawn Daphne's Closet for the tag.  My sentiment is from the Simon Says October card kit and I added 2 pieces of May Arts ribbon (denim and burlap string), plus a doily), plus the new Lawn Fawn cup and smile sentiment.

Friday, October 10, 2014


hello Friday.  Playing with my Altenew goodies… I feel like the painted flowers are a puzzle, trying to figure out which stamp goes which way in what order…   I added the Super Script sentiment on vellum  and tied the notebook die cuts together with a piece of May Arts burlap string.  I wanted to keep the card simple, but needed something else… so I embossed the rustic white card stock with the PTI impression plate and used a green base.  I can't think of any challenges that it works for, but it's what I was inspired to make today.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

love at first sip

I took the Viva La Verve sketch and turned it for this coffee card.  ~amy~ I was going through withdrawal :)  Actually my desk is such a mess that I had all these pieces layering there and they decided they all wanted to hang out together.  I started reading the latest issue of Artful Blogging yesterday and I'm loving it.  The articles about community, inspiration, friendships… all if it rang so true for me.  I love that my crafting blog feeds the inner artist in me, I love that usually the only window I have to create is 5:30am and yet that and my cup of coffee are what motivate me out of bed, I love that if I found myself stranded in many parts of the country that I could probably find some like minded crafty pal to come help me.  (On that note, my son is doing a project for school and needs postcards from different states, so feel free to leave a comment here letting me know what state you are in and I'll reply and let you know our address if you are motivated to send him a postcard).  Anyhoo, love at first sip… some more Verve Stamp goodies, a piece of May Arts ribbon, a doily from work, some washi tape, some patterned paper, PTI half and half die, some Tattered Angels mist…  love all of it….