Card Recognition

Monday, September 1, 2014

thank you teacher easel card

Today's PTI Make It Monday project is to make a back to school easel card.  I love learning new things to do with supplies I already have.  While I can't say this is my favorite card I've ever made, I'm confident any teacher would appreciate it!  I used a piece of Coredinations for the base and embossed with the woodgrain folder and gave it a little sanding for the distressed look.  And below I've got another fun CASE Study Challenge inspired card, loved Torico's watercolor card.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Merry Christmas card

Happy last day of August!  Why am I making a Christmas card?  The train of thought went like this, "Oh doesn't the WPlus9 stamp image work well for the CASology challenge and the CAS(E) this sketch challenge" and then I accidentally used the Happy Holidays stamp from PTI Postmarked and it had to go holiday…. so thanks to Lynn's Festive Friday reminder I decided to pull out a piece of Coredinations and sand away (the amazing thing about cleaning your craft space is you find tools like your sand it set and put it somewhere where you might find it again).  And since my ribbon stash is also super organized I had to add a little May Arts love to the card (even if it meant I was straying away from the sketch).

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Happy Birthday and tag

I started this card the other day, having fun with watercolor splatters and embossing paste and then I got super side tracked… get this…cleaning my craft room.  If any of you marveled at the mess from last week's PTI Stamp-a-Faire welcome party, check out my after photo.  But thankfully got a bit of time to work on it tonight, so hard to find things when you bother to put them away!  I was inspired by Aimes' CASE Study 4th Anniversary card.  I used a Unity stamp, PTI sentiment, washi tape, stencil, embossing paste, vellum, embossing powder and some gold ink to dye the wood veneer stars.

And Lynn is forever inspiring me with her projects, so when I saw the new Time Out Challenge
if music be the food of love, play on
I thought it would be fun to use the Unity music stamp and Wplus9 food goodies.  I added the PTI die and 3 types of May Arts ribbon and used the Lawn Fawn tag die.  And Simon Says Stamps is having an anything goes challenge this week, so I'll add these projects to that challenge too.  Hope everyone is having a lovely Labor Day weekend, I spent the day on the shores of Lake Tahoe today, always a great outing.  But, my weekend is about to be over, as I head back to work tomorrow.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

smile coffee card

there's a trend going on over here….  this card looks a lot like Monday's card and I'm a-okay with that! Today's card uses the new Lawn Fawn "love you a latte" cups and sentiment, plus Lawn Fawn tag dies.  I've added some May Arts rilk ribbon, DCWV burlap paper, a doily, dry embossed the kraft card stock with a PTI cover plate and it's hard to tell but added the Hero Arts newsprint background stamp to the base layer.  The chevron paper is from my stash…  Happy Thursday, perhaps next week I'll make something other then coffee cards?  (I'm blaming ~amy~ for the continued coffee theme, she keeps enabling me with great new products).  And because Simon Says Stamp is having an anything goes challenge, I'm going to add this to that new challenge.

Monday, August 25, 2014

coffee card

Happy Monday morning, I have no idea how it's already time for another PTI Blog Hop, but here's a little perk me up for all those post-stamp-a-faire hang over crafters….   You know me and coffee anything…and tags…and May Arts ribbon.   

Sunday, August 24, 2014

More Stamp-a-Faire cards

Happy Sunday friends... okay, so I've been playing in my craft room again.... I don't think I'm going to be able to play along with every PTI Stamp-a-Faire challenge (I'm currently at work), but here are a few more cards inspired by the fun.  The top card uses the morning timer challenge.  My first go around it took me 14:44, but I wanted another layer, so I chopped the original card in pieces and added it to the PTI cover plate that was floating around my desk from earlier this week, so I think I made it under 20 minutes, but I kept tinkering with the card after I "finished."    CASology is having a "Java" challenge this week, not sure if my card has one too many layers for a CAS challenge, but....

This card is for the 80's retro rainbow challenge, I went for a rainbow pinwheel and the fun Trapper Keeper idea.

And my final project today is the Time after Time challenge.  I started my greeting card Facebook page (before my blog) in January 2010 and the card on the left is one of the first cards I posted.  I like the new version of the card better.  I'll probably sneak in another project before the fun ends, but better get back to work now.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

bride tag

One more PTI Stamp-a-Faire, love the idea of glitter and rhinestones....

life is a journey

Another card for the Stamp-a-Faire fun, this one is antique embossing, check out Melissa's video on how to age gold embossing.  I've used all sorts of PTI goodies on here, fun to dig through multiple sets for the right images.

celebrate today and always

Happy Saturday!  So I'm still just as disorganized as yesterday (click here for proof), but I'm going to see if I can make a dent in that mess....  I'm playing along with the PTI Stamp-a-Faire "Faux Frescoes" and the CAS(E) this sketch!  I've used a stencil and some black embossing paste for my faux fresco and added the PTI double sided banner die and a Mat Stack sentiment.  I used the PTI In Bloom flowers heat embossed on vellum and trimmed a piece of May Arts ribbon.  I distressed the edges of the PTI kraft card stock with antique linen distress ink and presto.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Organized? Who me?

So I'm excited to play along with the PTI Stamp-a-Faire fun tomorrow, I have a wedding to attend, so who knows how many of the challenges I'll get to participate in... and I didn't buy the kit, but I'll give it a shot, right?  So, tonight Nichole has asked to post a photo of where you are and how organized you are-- so I'm in Nevada City, California and I'm not at all organized (see photos for proof).