Card Recognition

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

hello, just thinking of you

Happy Tuesday!  It's time for another PTI Blog Hop, click here to see the inspirational photo, I incorporated lots of the elements (woodgrain, leaves, music notes, orange) but went for the CAS feel.  My card uses the Concord & Ninth wood ring and a cup of coffee from....(drawing a blank), plus MFT leaves and frame die, with a PTI sentiment and two frame stamps and half and half die with some PTI patterned paper.  It's a wet day here in California and I'm off to go conquer my to do pile here at work.

Monday, October 24, 2016


Coffee.craft.repeat... seriously this Altenew sentiment is so perfect for me since I make most of my cards in the early morning while drinking coffee.  This card was inspired by the CASEing DT Link Up over on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog.  I went for a more CAS version of the card, using Lil Inker coffee cup, Hero Arts background, MFT tag, circle and leaves dies.  Happy Monday!

Sunday, October 23, 2016

a small gang & happy camper

Happy Sunday!  I (cough cough) may have purchased a few new crafty goodies...  in addition to a recent order from Winnie & Walter and Ellen Hutson, I also went to the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo on Friday... trouble.  But then I came home and was overwhelmed by choices of new goodies... so we'll see if I can get over the too many choices problem.  The first card is another entry for the MFT sketch challenge, I used some MFT dies, but the stamps are from Winnie & Walter.  And the second card-- using inspiration from my Happy Camper Camp Brand Goods Sweatshirt.. made myself a happy camper wine card (Winnie & Walter script and PTI Uncorked wine glass) with my favorite colors.

Friday, October 21, 2016

celebrate leaves tag

Just a friendly reminder there's still time to play along with the Tag You're It Challenge, find inspiration from Leigh's fun tag and join us.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

#PSL Season

Happy Wednesday!  Inspired by the new MFT Sketch Challenge I used lots of MFT goodies (Wonky dies, the coffee cup and the MFT leaves), plus PTI banner die and Clear and Simple sentiment.  Wishing everyone a fabulous day, I'm off on an adventure with my boys for fall break...  

Monday, October 17, 2016

Thanksgiving Wine Tag

Happy Monday!  This week's PTI Make It Monday challenge is to use die cuts as stencils and I used a Lawn Fawn leaf die to create this wine tag... because we all know that we need more wine at Thanksgiving, right?  

Sunday, October 16, 2016

coffee & friends

The Reverse Confetti sketch... I went for CAS, love the white on white look.  It's wet here in California and I'm loving the weather (click here for a video).  Now if only I had another cup of coffee....

Friday, October 14, 2016

Let's get Toasty

So I made this card and liked it so much (and mailed it, bonus points for following through), that I made two more cards with the MFT sketch and a different sentiment.  Since we have these amazing marshmallows at the campground that come in different flavors I'm trying to figure out which ink color is the right option...  my latest favorite marshmallow is the Pumpkin Spice Latte and it does have a bit of a orange tint to it... but really trying to figure out how I stamp to look like a toasted marshmallow... oh the challenges...

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

life is s'more fun with friends

Happy Wednesday crafty peeps!  MFT new sketch is up and I finally found the Get Toasty stamps I got the other week (and then promptly misplaced, b/c a helper bee was working on creating a little more order in my life).  For those of you who missed the little detail that we just built and opened a campground-- I "need" all camping/s'mores crafting sets... feel free to send me your suggestions.  Yesterday I roped my friend Lenka into helping me with some photos at the campground and we started with photographing the new flavors of marshmallows (click here for a preview), can I tell you that the Pumpkin Spice Latte marshmallow is a-m-a-z-i-n-g (and I don't even drink pumpkin spice lattes!).   So I need to send this card to Lenka as a thanks....  And below... there's a new Hero Arts challenge-- holiday cards.  Is anyone at all surprised that I made coffee themed holiday cards? 

Monday, October 10, 2016

Happy Birthday and holiday tag

Happy Monday!  Playing along with the Mojo Monday sketch, these sketches scare me-- b/c I really do like CAS cards, but I find the to be good exercises.  And the tag below is for the PTI Create With Us challenge, I used Lizzie's card as my inspiration.