Card Recognition

Saturday, September 20, 2014

coffee and more coffee

Have you noticed a coffee trend on my card blog lately?  (Click here, here, here or here).  Well I didn't exercise any self restraint when Simon Says put out their October card kit, and now I have more coffee goodies...  (since I've just shown that I was completely lacking in other coffee themed crafting goodies, right?).  So, I'm playing along with the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge for tags.  In addition to the SSS card kit I used the Verve coffee die cut, Simon Says Stamp falling star die on the vellum (die cut out with the Lawn Fawn tag die), PTI tag die and three May Arts ribbons and a doily from work.  And below was the card I was working on yesterday, inspired by the latest CAS(E) this Sketch.  I must admit that I really wanted to use black embossing powder on the vellum sentiment, and in that early am, not thinking clearly, I grabbed the midnight blue embossing powder... and I'm too lazy to redo the card.  For the bottom card I used Verve sentiment and coffee die with a Hero Arts frame, Lawn Fawn coffee cup, May Arts ribbon, embossing paste and Tattered Angels mist.  So, is that enough coffee crafty fun for this Saturday morning?

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Moose tag

Happy Thursday crafty peeps!  I was inspired to play along with the Lawnscaping challenge after I saw ~amy~'s cute card, I'm honestly not much of a critter girl, but who can resist this moose?  I used the Simon Says falling star die on a PTI Tag so I could play along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge (Tags).  I've used some more May Arts ribbon (I know, I know), this is the wired burlap, burlap string and a piece of 4 inch burlap to decorate the bag.  The to is from the Lawn Fawn set and the border is from a PTI Mat Stack stamp I had never used (imagine that!).

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Happy Birthday wine tag

Birthday cheer with a wine bottle tag.  I was inspired by the Marion's Muse Club Challenge card.  I used the PTI Bigger Blooms flowers and sentiment, PTI tag it die, Hero Arts background stamp embossed in white.  I made the tag using a circle punch, PTI edgers die and corner rounder punch.  And since my wine tags are often a great way to display my May Arts ribbon addiction problem, this one uses May Arts burlap around the bottle and twisted burlap and striped ribbon.  Cheers, now all I need is an invite to a birthday party and I'm good to go.  Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge this week is "Tag it".

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

this girl runs on coffee

So I often craft in the early early hours of the day, and perhaps my obsession with coffee crafting items is that more often then not I've got a cup of coffee with me.  So I saw ~amy~'s card this morning and knew I had use my new Verve goodies.  I'm using the Viva La Verve Sketch and some patterned for Virginia's View.  But, funny, I didn't have any coffee while making this card :)  But my day was definitely fueled by coffee.  And my decorated coffee bag below is for the CASE Study Challenge, I up cycled a piece of letterpress for the coffee cup, added some May Arts ribbon to the tag, Lawn Fawn sentiment and wrapped the bag of Fable Coffee with some May Arts burlap.  And now… I'm tired.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Halloween treat bag

Is Halloween really right around the corner?  I'm making a quick project this Monday morning for the Waltzingmouse Pajama Party and the PTI Make it Monday weaving challenge.  And my second card is also for the WMS PJ party, Claire challenged us to pull out our older WMS sets and the Big Blooms was the very first set I had.  Seriously, why don't I use it more often?

Sunday, September 14, 2014

MM card

So I saw Wida's card over on the Hero Arts blog the other day and loved it… and it got me thinking about the alphabet sets I had…  this week's PTI Make it Monday challenge was to use your cover plates as stencils for emboss resisting and I decided to use the PTI Headline Alphabet dies as my stencils.  I used white embossing paste and then added some distress inks to the card stock.  For my tags I used DCWV burlap paper, vellum and a smaller Spellbinders die with a faint Hero Arts chevron background stamp and a PTI frame.  For my MM letters I stamped the dies in gold ink and tied the whole card together with two colors of May Arts burlap string.  Going to give this card to my writer sister since these are her initials.  

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Happy Fall Boquet of flowers

Happy Fall, I don't know about you, but I love fall.  Maybe it's because I love taking photos and there's so much color everywhere I turn?  Or maybe it's that the days start to cool down before getting cold.  Today's project was inspired by the uber talented Debby Hughes' project for CASE Study Challenge.  I love burlap, I love tags...  I love red...  all of the elements where there.  So I made the tag this morning and decorated a mason jar and then walked to our local Farmers Market and bought the bunch of flowers.  Love it when crafty inspiration leads to fresh flowers in my kitchen.  Happy Saturday.

Supplies: Lawn Fawn sentiment, PTI pumpkin, PTI tag, May Arts silk, chevron twil and burlap ribbons, PTI inks, Distress inks

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

hello butterfly card

The Muse Club challenge is Therese's very cool card, and I experimented with this week's PTI Make It Monday challenge (instead of embossing ink I used clear embossing paste and the hexagon coverplate).  I stamped the Unity butterfly in white embossing powder first thinking it would show through, but it was too light (maybe I should've used something other then white?).  So I added a vellum buttefly and added some distress ink for the coloring.  I love the idea of this card, but there is a part of me that thinks if I redid it it would be better.  But that's not going to make today's agenda, so here's attempt #1 (and there may never be a redo!).  But I love tinkering away in my craft room...  so it served that purpose.  

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

thanks fall tag

Thanks fall tag for the Tag You're It challenge.  I was inspired by Nancy's tag to pull out my Lawn Fawn leaves die, so I up cycled some letterpress paper I have (which has directions to a wedding on it) and added some distress inks.  I'm not sure how I managed to get 4 different May Arts ribbon on one tag, but I did…  I also used the new Lawn Fawn sentiment.  I'm also entering this in the Curtain Call "Love Leaves" challenge.

Monday, September 8, 2014

hello coffee

hello coffee, happy Monday morning, playing along with the new PTI Make It Monday challenge, using emboss resist with die cuts.  I've got several PTI cover plates, so this should be fun.  Because I already had the Verve coffee cup die cut and colored on my desk that was my inspiration (okay, perhaps coffee is on my brain a lot when I'm crafting in the early hours of the day, but...).  Have you guys seen the National Coffee day blog hop that's happening later this month?  Okay, over and out, another Monday morning where I need to work on my time management skills.