Card Recognition

Friday, July 3, 2015

Tag You're It Challenge

Happy Friday, we're starting a new term over at Tag You're It Challenge and I'm excited to be back for another round of more tags.  For our new challenge my tag above is the inspiration, I'd love to see how it inspires you-- the heat embossing?  The chevron background?  A flower?  Some burlap twine lasso and a few sequins?  Go wild, my friends!  Make sure to hop over to the challenge and check out the rest of the DT projects.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

thanks and happy birthday july card class

So last month when Claire had a WMS clean out I went shopping... Have I mentioned before that I don't like shopping? I am one of those weird people who gets no satisification out of buying things.  I do buy crafting supplies (I know, I know, I have a cough cough small collection), but it's funny how my shopping averse syndrome even effects my hobby that brings me so much joy.  But loving the WMS thanks sentiment (and the other goodies, which I'll get around to sharing one of these days).  

This card...  you know how I love to play the PTI Make It Monday Challenge on Mondays (Jen, I'm looking at you), well sometimes the reality of what I actually have to do to get out the door gets in the way of playing in the craft room in my small window of time (our boys are taking a Circus Camp this week and it was all systems go to get them organized and out the door on time).  So here's a "late" addition to the coloring your cover plates challenge.  I used watercolors on the cover plate and then added a few extra splatters of the watercolor to the patterned paper below.  And if the card looks familiar, here's my inspiration source.

And visual proof that I didn't wait till the very last minute to prep this month's crafty gathering.  I had 4 projects organized and we managed to make 3 of them... so the smart thing to do would be to make sure I put the extra pieces somewhere I can find them... humm, we'll see how I go on that one.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

enjoy the journey

Happy PTI Blog hop time!  This month Nichole has challenge us to use this pretty photo from Joyfolie (thank you PTI for improving your sourcing of images).    I used the colors to create yet another scene with the new PTI Petite Places Happy Camper set, I'll go back to coffee and wine cards next month.  Camping... so love camping.  I've been having a lot of fun with my Inn Town Campground Instagram feed, so if you want to see some behind the scenes of us building our campground or past camping adventures... come check it out.

Monday, June 22, 2015

heard you needed a lift

Happy Monday crafty friends!  Playing along with this week's PTI Make It Monday challenge to bring in the inside out (which is totally ironic since I own a motel called the Outside Inn).  Still playing with my new goodies: Petite Places: Happy Camper.  I added a WMS sentiment, b/c don't we all just want to hop in and head for the hills?  

Sunday, June 21, 2015

caravan tags

Have I mentioned, recently, over here that my husband and I are building a campground?  The Inn Town Campground will open in the summer of 2016 right in heart of our sweet little town.  We own a vintage trailer and therefore I have a weak spot for all things camping when it comes to the crafting world.  So I knew I was in trouble when PTI put out their new set "Petite Places: Happy Camper."  My first tag I was inspired by the new Tag You're It Challenge to use a pop of aqua, we'd love to have you join us.  I love that my inspiration is not literal.... sometimes our creativity works that way.  Both of these tags use May Arts ribbon.  Happy Father's Day, there's a big bike race in our town, I'll spend my afternoon at work watching cyclists wizz past me.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

happy birthday butterfly tag

Happy Thursday!  I got inspired by the latest Fusion Card Challenge this morning (we'll just call it procrastinating).  Loved the pop of blue with the butterfly (I've used a Unity butterfly on my tag).  I watercolored the tag then used a PTI impression plate to give it a sunburst, added PTI die cut and sentiment and added 3 different May Arts ribbons.  I have the day off today and my goal of the day is to go to the river.  The to do list is going to have to wait....

Monday, June 15, 2015

pinwheel cards

Happy Monday, I'm playing along with the WMS PJ party, I've got two entries, one is for a jar (~amy~ I must confess that I upcycled part of a card you sent me ages ago) and the other one is Old Pjs (I used 3 different WMS sets).  It's all systems go over here at work, so over and out.  Thanks Claire for another excuse to play with your beautiful stamps.  

Sunday, June 14, 2015


Cheers, it's my sister-in-law's birthday today and she just might like wine...  I'm a little "late" to the PTI Make It Monday challenge (stamping with neutrals) this week, but for a good reason as I spent last week in Alaska.  Highlights included taking the train from Anchorage to Seward, hiking to Exit Glacier, taking a scenic boat ride out to see more glaciers and getting an opportunity to see whales.  And my card works for the Hero Arts challenge-- my only die cut is the tag, but the background stamp is stamped with the Hero Arts chevron stamp and ombre ink (background-birthday-die cut).

Friday, June 5, 2015

thanks coffee tags

TGIF friends!  Super excited to be pairing the new Tag You're It Challenge with the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!  I've used SRM glassine bags with MFT tags, Lawn Fawn coffee cups and sentiment, a Hero Arts circle and May Arts ribbon.  Who's ready to play along with us at Tag You're It?  Bonus points for being a coffee lover :)   

Monday, June 1, 2015

thanks for having us wine tag

Happy Monday!  Let's toast :)  Playing along with the new PTI Make It Monday challenge, I've got room for improvement on my glossy accent drops... but loved the rock 'n roll ink idea.  I've done the tag two ways (it's the same tag, just couldn't decide which way I liked it best).  What's your vote?