Card Recognition

Monday, May 4, 2015


Hello Monday.  Today's PTI Make It Monday is to use gelatos, and I have to admit when I first glanced at the video I thought she was working with gesso.  Thankfully I was paying a bit more attention in my normal Monday craft dash challenge.  What's interesting is that I have a limited selections of gelatos, so I used the silver to go over the red flower... and while I didn't use linen card stock, I used water color paper, so it's got a rich texture to the paper that's hard to see in this photo. I used a Hero Arts stencil with embossing paste for the background, PTI In Bloom flowers, PTI sentiment, Unity background stamp and 3 May Arts ribbons, oh and a PTI tag die.  Right-o, it's off to work I go.  

Sunday, May 3, 2015

just a note thanks

I made these two cards last month for one of those card orders I was working on and just never got around to sharing.  Happy Sunday.    

Friday, May 1, 2015

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

power of being properly caffeinated

Happy Wednesday crafty peeps.  I've got a CAS coffee card to share today, using the CAS(E) this sketch challenge.  I am going to channel the power of coffee and use it to get things done today.

Monday, April 27, 2015

thankful for love and coffee card

Happy Monday crafty friends!  Playing along with a few challenges (I've got a can do attitude for today, so watch our world!).  The top tag is for this week's PTI Make it Monday vellum overlay challenge (something I do fairly often).  I've used the latest Tag You're It Challenge as my inspiration, as part of the DT for that challenge, I'd love to see some of you play along.  And below is a coffee card, based on the MFT Sketch challenge, because everyone needs a little coffee love to start their Monday, right?  I just posted a blog post on a new coffee shop in our community, for those of you who live nearby, there's a gift certificate up for grabs.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

hello there

Hello there... I started this tag yesterday and didn't like it, but had a chance this morning to change it up. No challenge, no card order, no particular purpose...
Just playing.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

love tag card

Happy Saturday crafty friends!  I'm joining the April PTI Blog hop, this month Nichole has challenged us to find inspiration in the above photo by Leah Marie Photography.  I loved the textured blue, the blooms and the pop of color.  I've used three different May Arts ribbon on this tag and took a note from my friend ~amy~'s card the other day and made my own water color stripes.  I'm off to the Farmers Market, a card show and a hike by the river...    Promise to share a photo on Instagram later today...

Friday, April 24, 2015

thanks cards

I finished and delivered a card order of 20 cards yesterday, so despite my normal non-mass producing agenda, I made a few thanks cards that were similar (girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do sometimes).  These cards used the PTI wet paint die for thanks, WPlus9 Folk Art Florals leaves, Nestabilities die cuts and some of them have Coredinations and woodgrain and the one at the bottom is recycling some packaging materials.  I will get around to sharing some of the other cards soon...   

Monday, April 20, 2015

Happy Birthday wine glasses card

Happy Monday morning my crafty pals!  I've made a card for the latest PTI Make It Monday "White on white die cuts with a pop of color", is anyone surprised I was thinking about wine first thing Monday morning?  I'm still working on a card order, so this one will work perfectly for that.  I used the Simon Says Stamps falling stars die as a stencil with some embossing paste and the PTI Uncorked dies and stamps for my card.  My other Monday news-- I wrote a fun travel blog post about our trip in New Zealand, click here to read it, for those of you who don't know we're building a campground and I've been having lots of fun on Instagram sharing my travel adventures.  But on that note, it's back to the curent day job- which happens to involve a fair share of laundry.  Have a great week!