Card Recognition

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Tuesday's Projects

Good morning... do any of you crafty friends have projects you need to do and then sit down and make a bunch of non-related items?  Today's projects fall into that catagory, I'm suppose to be making a 50th birthday card and a dozen book themed cards, funny how none of these projects have anything to do with those commissions.


This any occasion card uses this week's Play Date Cafe colors and the current Make It Monday challenge (use leaf dies to make a flower).  This card is out of my normal box, a) no stamping, b) lots of patterend paper and b) a non-white or kraft card base.  Who knew!



My blog pal Lynn is the guest over at Retro Sketches and I sat down in my messy room with her card for the challenge (which you can spy on my desk-- thanks Lynn for sending it to me) and somehow, despite having all the pieces for a CASEd card, I made a coffee card.  Does that happen to you guys?  Many thanks to Maureen for the blog candy with the fun Verve Better With You set.  And don't you love how my mess is taking over the entire room, ha ha!!!  (And I'm going to add this to the fun WOYWD fun, haven't played along in a long time... not that I've ever been clean, and yes, I'm slightly cheating since I took these photos Tuesday morning, but....).  And one more challenge, there's a new blog called "A Blog Named Hero" and their challenge is to use one of your favorite Hero Arts stamps, seriously if anyone needs any enabling to buy the Classic Fabric background-- do it!  It's great, so versatile and useful.


 

Waltzingmouse Sketch challenge this week was the perfect sketch to test out my new Die-namics "Let's Toast" set.   I love the bright party scene in this month's Jay Gee's Nook challenge, while I'm switched ballons for banners, I'm sure my wine label and bottle of wine will be well received at this party.  There are more fun goodies in the MFT set that I'm sure will get some love in my crafty room, maybe after I finish the other cards?  Thanks for looking...  

Materials: Flower Card, PTI Rosie Posie dies, My Mind's Eye Six by Six patterned paper, PTI simply chartreuse card stock, vellum, PTI linen impression plate, Tim Holtz Distress stain antique linen, October Afternoon Farmhouse buttons

Coffee card: Verve Better With You, Lifestyle Letterpress flourish, Hero Arts classic fabric background cling, white and black card stock, vellum, blue patterend paper from stash, water color pencil, Stampendous clear embossing powder, Versafine black ink, Letterpress black ink, PTI kraft ink, PTI 1 3/4th inch limitless layers dies

Birthday Wine Label: Waltzingmouse Stamps Frame It sentiment, Paper Smooches chevron stamp, Lily Bee design banner stickers, PTI Tag It sale die, Twine, PTI kraft card stock, vellum, My Favorite Things die-namics wine label and wine glass die, water color pencils, PTI kraft ink, Versafine black ink, Stampendous clear embossing powder, Tatttered Angels black mist

30 comments:

~amy~ said...

Wowza, you've been busy...you nailed those lovely pdcc colors...gorgeous and so very springy....wahoooo on that spectacular coffee card...I have one to post for tomorrow...you'll chuckle....Love the banner and the twine....awesome work!

victoria h said...

Fabulous flower- looking great on the Rosie posie stem. Completely understand the messy room!

Julia Aston said...

So glad to see that someone else can trip over stuff in their craft room!!! I thought I was the only one! LOL!!! love your pretty wine tag with the banners - a clever project using the WMS sketch! thanks for playing this week Erin!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

I love your banner tag and those dies are too cute!

Karin (PeppermintPatty) said...

WOW!! You've been busy - amazing cards and tags - I just love your take on the sketch - fabulous!!!
Hope your Easter was wonderful, hugs, Karin

Jinny Newlin said...

Great projects, Erin! LOVE those "leafy" petals! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

Kelly S. said...

It's a little party on a tag! Will be perfect for a wine bottle :) Your coffee card is so elegant with the blacks and whites and the bold steamy flourish!!

Lynn said...

I love seeing your work space...and I'm with you...I do that too..have must create cards and then I sit down and do something completely different. All your cards are gorgeous!

Stacy said...

Great projects and that flower ROCKS!! Thanks for playing along with us at The Play Date Cafe!

Jay Gee said...

LOL, I am so glad someone else's room is as messy as mine! Love all your projects - the flower on the first card is gorgeous. Your wine label is perfect - thanks so much for joining us at Jay Gee's :)

Maureen said...

oh!! I love it!! Thanks for the link!! Have you used Verve stamps before? The coffee set has a cute little story to go with it...when I first saw the set for the Anniversary release last summer, I actually thought Julee was inspired by me and that the coffee rings were meant to be like wedding rings because my husband and I first met at Starbucks!! Of course, she hadn't, but that's what I thought when I saw those rings and read the sentiments!! LOL AND you are blog buddies with Lynn?!! She's one of my besties!! I met her IRL last summer when I stayed with her for Stampafaire!! Small world!! I love it!!

Rose said...

super busy girl you are!!!
love the tag with the banner :)

yyam said...

Wow! I really love the PDC card. Just beautiful! :)

P/s: I get that messy when I'm crafting too! ;)

NEEDLEWINGS said...

What gorgeous colors and cards! Awesome work. needlewings#52

Julia Dunnit said...

I rarely, if ever, manage top produce the card that I sit down with intent to create. And like you, rarely produce what I'm MEANT to be doing...it's the internet's fault. Too many good ideas. Am really liking the shot of your floor..it's like a craft junky's paper chase...follow the trail to the main prize!

Karen B. said...

Holy cats, that first card is a departure from your norm, but it is so very beautiful! Great post with lots of lovely eye candy.

Lynn Holland said...

You make some beautiful things and your colourways are just so lovely.
Lynn
One I Made Earlier Today
#16

CraftygasheadZo said...

O yes, I often sit down to make one thing and end up doing something else! Fab pics. Take care, enjoy WOYWW snooping! Love Zo xx 75

Alicia said...

That flower is just lovly. :) Thanks for playing along with us at The Play Date Cafe!

Miriam said...

Lovely work - thanks for sharing.

#148

May said...

Beautiful work, adore your colour choice's... Have a great week, Hugs May x x x No15

Teresa Kline said...

this is adorable!

enjoy *~*

jen said...

you're busy as a bee!!! Love all these creations! The flower looks fab in pattern paper! LOVE the coffee card (of course!), and such a fun tag!!!

Chari Moss said...

Great work! Love your coffee card, and how you kept the colors simple so the image stands out. Thanks for playing with us at A Blog Named Hero!

SophieNewton said...

Gorgeous, love the cards
Sophie
No.79

Emily Leiphart said...

These are beautiful, Erin! You do seem to have a lot of coffee stamps. LOL And I can't believe you already got your MFT dies. I love your tag!

Arielle ~ SnappyStamper said...

Erin, all your cards are spectacular! My craft area is so messy I'm soon not going to have any space at all to create anything! Thank you so much for playing along with us at RetroSketches this week!

Jackie Rockwell said...

LOVE the splash of steam coming out from the coffee cup! So glad you joined us at RetroSketches this week! I can relate to your craft space. When I'm creating I have supplies all over the place! LOL

Savitri said...

Wow, all are GORGEOUS!!! Love seeing each and every piece you did here!

A Blog Named Hero said...

Beautiful cards! You did a great job wtih them (even if it wasn't the one you intended to make!)


Thank you so much for playing along with our challenge.

Good luck!

Linda
A Blog Named Hero