Card Recognition

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

you can do this

Hello!  Playing along with the current Ellen Hutson Pin Sights Challenge.  The flower is from Ellen Hutson, the sentiment from Hero Arts, the stencil and dies from PTI and some silver Nuvo Mousse which has dried out when I opened it-- does that mean I should just throw the rest of it away?  And my card below is just me playing.... more camping themed cards for the Inn Town Campground's camp store.

Monday, February 19, 2018

words cannot espresso....

Yesterday I made a card for the MFT Crafty Olympics, but I obviously didn't read very well because it said you cannot use any other stamp companies... so I'm remaking my Speed Cardmaking card with all MFT goodies... and I added the MFT color challenge for fun.  And my second card is for this week's PTI Make It Monday- framing sentiments, I used a PTI die for my sentiment, but loved added a black window frame to the Ellen Huston flowers (I was going to make a card for her challenge, but got side tracked, so you may see the stamp again).  For the vellum overlay I used the PTI edger die.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

gone glamping

Happy Sunday!  I've got two cards today-- I have to admit that I started out with the intention of doing the MFT Speed Card Making, but because my normal crafty window is very early in the morning with coffee, I was just not awake enough to work on a deadline.  So I made the card above, using the current MFT Sketch and a combo of dies and stamps.  Our campground, the Inn Town Campground, has been so busy this holiday weekend, it's such a treat to see so many campers out enjoying themselves.  Then I made the card below, happy to report I clocked in at 13:17, loved the interview on the blog about the competitor.  

Thursday, February 15, 2018

cheers to you

Greetings crafty peeps!  I made a coffee card... laughing at myself... But I used the MFT sketch and combined 3 different MFT stamps to play along with the MFT Creative Olympics (2 background stamps and a sentiment set by MFT, we wont count the coffee cup steam from Avery Elle).  Hope everyone has a fabulous day, I'm going to need another cup of coffee soon.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Life happens after coffee

Today's challenge for the PTI Anniversary Challenge is stripes- so I pulled out this PTI gold foil stripe paper and after multiple different version (a travel card, a butterfly card) I settled on a coffee card (funny how that seems to happen).  My card uses a PTI tag die and banner die, plus the PTI coffee mug with the Concord & 9th stamp and SugarPea Designs sentiment and coffee die cut.  I've also used two different May Arts ribbon and a doily a stole from work.  Happy Valentine's Day.

Monday, February 12, 2018

happy place

Happy Monday!  I'm playing along with today's PTI Anniversary Challenge, pick a color challenge.  Since they used globes... I thought a die cut of the US fit along with that trend.  Super excited to be heading to San Francisco for the evening tonight with a friend.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

friends, u r cool

Friends....  today's PTI Anniversary Challenge is to make a card with all dies.  What's funny is that I made the card below for the MFT Sketch and Color Challenge before I saw the PTI challenge and the card is all dies... weird.  For the first card I combined two PTI tags with a PTI tiny tag, Lil Inker heart dies, PTI sentiment tag and embossed the background with a Lil Inker die cut.  The second card combines the MFT sketch and color challenge, I used a mix of MFT dies and a Lil Inker heart.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

on the road again and more....

Happy Saturday crafty peeps!  I've got a couple of projects to share... my first card was inspired by the CAS(E) this Sketch! challenge... it's amazing how beautiful it is in California at the moment, so while I think it's winter and I think our campground is going to be quiet, I should be prepared.. and therefore I should step up my camping themed card projects....  My second project was for yesterday's PTI Anniversary Challenge to use a retiring set in a new project, so I used Happy Trails (which is the bird and and the swirl).  My third card is for the current MFT Sketch Challenge.  And my last project is my card over on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog for today.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Coffee & Love

Greetings coffee lovers! I'm super excited to be joining a Coffee Loving Hop with Graciellie Design.  Check out her new coffee digi stamp.

Next up on the hop is Kathy.

Graciellie Design is offering two $10 gift cards to the shop (
Please invite readers to leave a comment for a chance to win. Each winner will be selected randomly. One winner can be picked by Graciellie Design and the other one by Coffee Loving Cardmakers. We will announce the winners on February 17th.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

thank you

Playing along with today's PTI Anniversary challenge, to make a card using florals.  I'm not sure I love this card...  but the reality is that one can always use a thank you card, so I'm going to post it, put it in my bin and not worry about it not being my favorite.