Card Recognition

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

creative fuel

Happy Wednesday!  I know some people think they're half way through the week-- but as a girl who works weekends, I'm trying to work on taking a pause during the week (something that is proving to be more difficult then I thought).  So while some of you may look at my excessive crafting this week in awe, please note that it's actually keeping me sane.  Thanks to the crew at Coffee Lovers for providing such a colorful outlet.  So with that disclaimer in mind...  my first card is for the Reverse Confetti sketch, I actually used Reverse Confetti dies and stamps (I entered earlier in the hop and this morning I realized I used the "wrong" stamps).  

This tag is for the MFT Sketch Challenge using MFT dies, Amy Tangerine paper and a Butterfly Reflections sentiment.

Definitely inspired by the Curtain Call Challenge, my Reverse Confetti coffee cup didn't ink properly, so I used a Lil Inker die and some cork to cover the sentiment, which turned out better then I thought.  The sentiment is from Butterfly Reflections-- channeling my inner girl boss.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

life's too short for bad coffee

Greetings friends...  more coffee cards, anyone surprised?  Can't help myself and my slightly obsessive desire to make LOTS of cards/tags for the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.  This blog post brings the total for this hop up to 39 projects... yes, we can say I have a problem-- it's only Tuesday!  (My slightly crazy goal was 50, which is sounding less crazy at the moment).

This card uses SugarPea Design goodies and the colors from the current The Heart Desires Challenge.  (And yes ~amy~ I'm looking at you with a green card base).

This card... so I'm currently lusting over the Concord & 9th Simon Says set... and while digging for something else for this coffee-centric week of mine, found an old Hero Arts set... funny, I can make cards like the ones I've been seeing online- without buying the set! (I'm still not committing to not purchasing it, but...).  But I thought it'd be fun to make a all Hero Arts stamps card...  three different sets.

This card is for the current MFT Color Challenge, the sentiment is from Neat and Tangled, but everything else is MFT.

And even though I'm on the design team for Tag You're It, I found inspiration from the new challenge to play along.  The background of the tag uses the technique of inking an embossing plate (this one is from Papertrey Ink).

And finally a little Verve stamp love on this super simple one layer card.

Monday, September 18, 2017

You Warm my Heart

Happy Monday crafty peeps.... back with more coffee cards for the Fall Coffee Lovers Hop... I tried to get these up this morning, but my day has been full go... so finding a quick moment at work to finally post these (almost 12 hours after I made them).  The first card is for this week's PTI Make It Monday- mix your florals, anyone surprised that I put the flowers to work on a coffee cup?  (It's a Hero Arts die cut).  I used a PTI sentiment and some May Arts burlap to finish off the CAS card.  

This card uses a Cat's Pajamas sentiment and their September challenge is fall, so it works well for that.

This card is for the current CAS(E) this sketch, my vellum 3m tape wasn't as clear as I'd like, but otherwise love the mix and match of the papers.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Let's drink COFFEE and create stuff

Happy Sunday!  I'm back for Day 3 of the Coffee Lovers Blog hop and I've got more fun to share.  I love that by pulling out all my coffee themed supplies I get so much inspiration.  So, I'll be back with more :)  The first card uses two different Clear and Simple Stamps and some patterned paper from my stash.

This card works well for the Joy Clair One Layer/Texture Challenge.

This card is for the Little Tangles Challenge, decorate your envelope.  The coffee cups are from Neat and Tangled, the sentiment on the card is from Verve Stamps.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

let's venti! Coffee Understands

Greetings-- I'm back for day 2 of the Coffee Lovers Blog hop and yes, true to fashion, I've got totally overboard AGAIN.  I'm not sure I can keep this up, but I'm having fun trying.   The great thing about having so many coffee goodies is that I'm mixing and matching, so if you want to know which products are which, feel free to comment.


This card CASEd Michelle's card for the PTI release to play along with the Create with Us Challenge, love how I turned the christmas card into a coffee card using long neglected PTI stamps!

This week Simon Says Wednesday Challenge is CAS-- so I went for white on white with the Reverse Confetti die cut and the Simon Says stamp (with a MFT die).

Final card uses the new Echo Park sentiment and a Reverse Confetti cup.

Friday, September 15, 2017

hello coffee lovers blog hop

Hello!  Guess what time it is!  Two exciting things-- one it's the Coffee Lovers Fall blog hop, where I got just a tad nuts and make far too many coffee cards (and tags).... and it's the return of the Tag You're It Challenge (yeah!).  So with that in mind, I'd love to see you play along- bonus if you're like me and can combine the two challenges.  

And if you follow me along, I tend to go a bit overboard on this hop... it's not my fault I have so many amazing coffee stamps that I get such joy from playing with... so with that in mind, here are a few more coffee cards. I've also combined lots of coffee cards with current challengs: Altenew, Sugarpea Designs, Reverse Confetti, My Favorite Things)