Card Recognition

Saturday, August 31, 2013

WMS PJ party

I've got two cards to share this fine morning.. first I've to say kudos for it being the last day of August, I'm going to wear a smile across my face all day and pat myself on the back... why, my friends?  Because I have survived our busy summer season at the Outside Inn, and while September isn't exactly slow, there may be a few more moments to catch our breath.  So thank you...  to all those fabulous people who have come to the motel in the last 3 months...    Right, now back to the card challenges.  The top card is for Claire's WMS Pajama Party challenge to pull out your oldest stamp, with a bonus for your first WMS set.  My first WMS set was Big Blooms Chrysanthemus and I have to say it wasn't exactly a good thing to discover that I could go click, click, click while in New Zealand and then a week later have Claire's stamps arrive at my door step.  Big Blooms was the beginning of a love affair with the WMS stamps...  I'm still smitten. The sentiment is a Hero Arts wood stamp I've had for a very long time...  it went on a journey to New Zealand and then came back to California, so not only is it old, but it's been around the globe twice.

And this one is for the nautical challenge.  I'm teaching a card making class this coming week at my local Ben Franklin and it's all about mists, so I've got the misters out and have been playing with them...    I haven't used my Very Vintage Labels in awhile, good to dust 'em off.  The anchor is from a Pink Paiselee set I have and I must admit this is the first time its seen any ink.  

If I have time, I'll see if I can whip up something else for the PJ party....  off to work I go.


~amy~ said...

Love the fall inspired thank you card...awesome colors.

wahooo for inking up something new. Gotta love the nautical theme!

Congrats to a busy summer season!!!!

Julia Aston said...

Wonderful leaf stamping on the kraft Erin - so 'fall-ish'! and the spritzing on your nautical card is like the ocean spray! So glad you joined us at the WMS Pajama party this month!

and I LOVE your beautiful Outside Inn - if we EVER get out to Nevada - we'll be coming there!

Lynn said...

Two great are rocking the mists!

Julia Aston said...

So sorry! I got confused with your Inn being in Nevada City, California and thought you were in Nevada!

Rose said...

fab cards girl :)
i love the leaves :)

Claire Brennan said...

oh that's a neat technique, I have never used mists, feeling inspired, great entries Erin and yep, pat on the back to you for surviving summer, doing what you do!!Chuffed to see that you got a chance to play along with our pj party tho! best of luck in the challenges!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Fantastic cards, Erin! Congratulations on winning the Golden Oldie challenge!!