Card Recognition

Friday, March 24, 2017

I heart coffee



Welcome to the Spring Coffee Lovers Bloghop... I might...cough cough... have a small addiction problem to coffee themed coffee stamps, so I love this hop.  It inspires me, encourages me and usually ends up costing me money.  So... last round I made over 40 cards, while ~amy~ says I don't have to beat my record... we'll see...  So with that in mind, here are some cards to start this hop off.



Inspired by the current Mojo Monday sketch.



Tag inspired by the current Ellen Huston Pin-Inspired challenge.



Monday, March 20, 2017

let it snow




Today's PTI Make it Monday challenge is to make a chipboard window card.  So I made a snowy card to celebrate the amazing spring weather we're having...  So I made a card with foam instead of chipboard...  Truth be known I don't really love the card... so I made another card below for no particular challenge.  Okay, off to conquer my Monday to dos.


Friday, March 17, 2017

infinitely grateful



Happy St. Patrick's Day!  Not that this card really has anything to do with St. Patrick's Day... but... playing along with the MFT Sketch Challenge (truth be known I'm over here making coffee cards and tags when I get a chance....).

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

happy birthday



A CAS birthday card inspired by the CAS(E) this sketch with some stamps I had never used... and somehow I keep justifying buying more stamps....

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

dreamer tag



For today's PTI anniversary fun they asked to redo a project we'd already done, or improve one...  so I went back to the inspirational photo from Day #1 and made a new tag.  Here's a link to my first project.  I used some PTI map parterned paper, PTI tag dies, doily, Butterfly Reflections sentiment and some May Arts burlap string with a Reverse Confetti clear pillowbox.  Super simple... totally my style.

Monday, March 13, 2017

I heart coffee tag


The other day Nichole challenge people to think in multiples and I pulled out a MFT heart die that I have to create this fun background (I cased Nichole's card).  To get a bit of sparkle I added washi tape to a piece of card stock and then cut out the hearts.  The cup, sentiment and tag die are all PTI.  Happy Monday!

Sunday, March 12, 2017

happy camper....and coffee



Happy Sunday!  Anyone else sluggishly starting their day?  Two cards... the first one for the MFT Sketch Challenge, I used MFT dies, Hero Arts tent, Technique Tuesday sentiment and some new Oxide Distress Inks.  My second card is for the PTI Anniversary fun, the challenge is to pull out your favorite flower stamp-- so I'm definitely trying to embody this PTI sentiment, "A good day starts with a positive attitude and a great of coffee."  Or today is might be 2 or 3 great cups of coffee.  While it was snowing here less then a week ago, it's so great to feel spring finally arrive... and loved seeing campers at the campground last night enjoying the warmer temperatures.

Friday, March 10, 2017

happy birthday flower tag



Welcome back to another Tag You're It Challenge, for the new challenge we have inspiration from Marion Vagg, loved the embossing paste detail.  I found this flower (most likely from Jen) when I cleaned my craft room over the weekend, so I decided to put it to use for today's project.  I can't wait to see how the tag inspires you.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

explore Nevada City card


Today's PTI Anniversary fun is showcasing the Traveler's Journal series and while I'm realistically never going to make a travel journal, I do have some of the pieces (b/c we can celebrate travel in cards and tags, right?).  The paper is from the July Moments pad and the We Were Here is from the stamp set.  The challenge is to incorporate a photo into a project and way back when my sister printed some of my Instagram photos, so I have a stick of these small prints hiding in my stash.  As a person who takes a lot of photos, I don't usually mesh my two worlds of paper crafting and photography together.  If you want to see my love affair with our small town (Nevada City, CA) check out my work blog or follow along my work Instagram.  

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

thank you card



Playing along with today's PTI Anniversary fun.  Lexi challenges us to create a matching envelope and mail the card (seriously that's the part I struggle with).  So I've gone for CAS and create a thank you card with the PTI paper I picked up during the pre-anniversary sale (what a score!).  And yesterday's post I said I was off to play in the snow... go check out my two work Instagram feeds to see the beautiful dusting of snow we had....  Inn Town Campground and Outside Inn.