Card Recognition

Sunday, July 17, 2016

you make me a happy camper

Playing with pieces on my craft desk...  inspired by the CAS(E) this sketch challenge.  I used the Hero Arts trailer and sentiment, PTI tree die cuts, Lil Inkers dotted line die cut and some pieces of paper from my stash.  I posted this photo on Instagram yesterday which was my source of inspiration.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

happy adventure and a good attitude

Happy Saturday craft friends!  I've had a bunch of unfinished projects on my desk this week and while I think it doesn't really bother me, I get such a sense of completion when I finish the card and post it on the blog, check.  So the top card is for the PTI Create with Us Challenge, I was inspired by Kay's travel journal cover.  I would love those die cuts from the new set, but I'm never going to make a book, so if anyone bought the set, let me know, we can do a die cut swap.  What I love about CASEing someone is that a) I realize what I already have and b) I realize that I can mix and match to get the same effect.  I used a Technique Tuesday tent (it's a planner set) and a Hero Arts sentiment (but didn't use the word city).  And my card below is yet another pep talk to myself.  I used the PTI stencil with embossing paste, PTI sentiment, Lil Inker coffee cup and some water colors.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016


Happy Tuesday crafty friends... finding inspiration from this week's Mojo Monday sketch.  I thought  I was going to make a coffee card and somehow that campground-centric brain of my made a travel card... so sorry no Verve stamps on this one.  Julee, want to make me some travel stamps?

Sunday, July 10, 2016

just breathe

Two cards that I made for fun, the bottom card was inspired by a photo my friend Kial took at the campground.  The top card uses some new Hero Arts goodies I bought myself for my birthday.  

Friday, July 8, 2016

thinking of you tag

Welcome to a new term of Tag You're It Challenge!  We're excited this term to welcome guest designers for our inspirational challenges and we're kicking it off with Donna's fun tag.  I'd love to see how you're inspired, please join us.  And for those of you who have been following along on my epic we built it, they will come campground project, thank you.  I finally took a day off yesterday and the new reality of our world is finally starting to sink in (in a good way).

Monday, July 4, 2016


Happy 4th of July!  I'm playing along with the PTI Make It Monday, string art challenge... and I have campground fever... it has been an amazing weekend with the grand opening of our campground, the Inn Town Campground.  I am not sure how to express seeing years worth of work become a reality...  For now I'm in awe, tomorrow I'll be tired....

Friday, July 1, 2016

i love s'more

Lawn Fawn goodies, prize from the Coffee Lovers Bloghop...  I gave this to my husband as we have a huge day today, grand opening of the Inn Town Campground.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

the adventures begins

Hello crafty peeps...  did you guys get the memo that my husband and I are building a campground and it opens tomorrow?  I make cards as part of my me time and currently it's been a life saver to tune out and tinker for 15 or 20 minutes...  these cards are channeling my campground-centric world...  maybe I should sell them in the camp store?  On that note, back to work....  

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

carpe diem

Happy Tuesday crafty peeps.  This top card is another one of those pep talks to myself (and my fabulous husband).  He studied Latin all through high school and college, so the sentiment (another #amymademebuyit) is perfect for the final push to the opening of the campground.

A tag for the June Altenew inspirational challenge.

And my PTI Make It Monday challenge.  I made it in my normal silly-too-many-things-to-do Monday morning window, and then my day got thrown off having to deal with a broken shower at the motel before my work day started and honestly and truly, I didn't stop till 11 hours later when I came home and forgot about posting the card.  I like the subtle addition of color on my stencil with embossing paste.  Okay, off to sieze the day, b/c there are not enough hours to get it all done.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

celebrate tag

 Happy Saturday!  It's time for another PTI blog hop and I love the colors on the inspiration Nichole chose this month, click here for more of Yellena James' work.  I honestly had a hard time breaking my coffee-centric train of thought (you should see all the coffee crafty goodies everywhere, they've taken over my entire room).  Can't wait to see what others create...