Card Recognition

Monday, August 31, 2015

celebrate love

celebrate love, another card for the PTI Stamp-a-Faire fun, the bridal challenge. I would love to play along more, but there are only so many hours in the day...    I used a Sizzix embossing folder, PTI sentiment, PTI printed vellum, 2 different May Arts ribbons and a studio calico heart I colored with picket fence distress stain.  Hope everyone else had a good Monday, I'm excited to say we got our building permit for the future Inn Town Campground, woo hoo!!!!

Sunday, August 30, 2015

friends like you are a blessing

Happy Sunday crafty friends... I'm playing along with more PTI Craft-A-Faire fun, I'm going to have to cut myself off and go to work, but in the mean time here's one that combines the Patterns Challenge and Heather's fun Batik on paper tutorial.  I used a piece of recycled packaging paper on the left (from PTI!), a piece of May Arts burlap string, printed vellum, distress inks, leaf stamp and PTI sentiment.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

3 more Stamp-a-faire projects

Okay, one more post for this evening... I've made 3 more projects for the PTI Stamp-a-Faire Paper Fashion Extravaganza, what fun!  The first card is for the Threads Challenge, I love using May Arts burlap string on my projects.  I created the water color backgrounds on the PTI tag.

The second project is a holiday tag for the Mix + Max Challenge, I had promised my crafty class that we'd do a holiday project in our next class (which is this week, so better get organized!).  The sentiment on this tag is PTI.

 And finally this project is for the Pins 'n Needles challenge.

sending hugs

Sending hugs... Okay, I'm a bit "late" to the Stamp-a-Faire fun, but I went camping, which was so fabulous.  So, here we go... let's see how many of the challenges I can do before the deadline?  This one is the Runway Inspired Challenge, oh I should watch the latest Project Runway....  Okay, enough talking, I've got more crafting to do.  Be back soon :)

Friday, August 28, 2015

thanks wine tag

Welcome back to another Tag You're It Challenge, who's surprised that I made a wine tag?  Not me.  I bought some fun printed burlap paper at JoAnn's earlier this month and had been waiting for a project to use it-- it gives a nice texture to the tag.  In addition I used the PTI Uncorked stamp set and Thanks die, a My Favorite Things tag, DCWV vellum, May Arts ribbon and some Studio Calico stars.  I'd love to see you how you're inspired by Carol's tag.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

love at first sip coffee bag

This month's PTI Blog Hop has an inspiration photo (which definitely stumped me for awhile), but I used the PTI Ombre Builders for the background tag to use inspiration from the photo.  But life is all about coffee, right?  My sentiment is Verve stamps, PTI coffee mug, My Favorite Things tag dies, May Arts ribbon, PTI coverplate for the misted chevron...  Okay, off and running, can't wait to see what everyone created, but my blog hopping might have to wait till after I tackle Mount Laundry at the motel.

Monday, August 24, 2015

follow your dreams tag

Follow your dreams.... happy Monday crafty friends.  This week's PTI Make It Monday is a cool technique of using your die cuts with your stamps.  I used a Simon Says hexagon banner die cut and my PTI Ombre Builder stamp to create this fun background on the PTI tag.  I used two different PTI stamps to channel my vintage camper love and 3 different May Arts ribbons.  Have I mentioned before that we're building a campground?  Follow me along on Instagram.  Okay, back to my regularly schedule Monday agenda.  

Friday, August 21, 2015

love butterfly tag

A CAS tag inspired from an old Tag You're It Challenge, I love finding inspiration out in blogland, helps get me through these dry spells where I'm "too busy" to make the time to create (which is silly, I enjoy the crafting time, I need to make the time, even in 10 minute intervals).   And this card is for last week's CAS(E) This Sketch, but oops, missed the deadline.  But since the only stamp on the card is Paper Smooches sentiment, I'll play along with the Paper Smooches SPARKS anything goes challenge this week (the flowers are a piece of paper).  You can find what I've been doing to fill my time on my various Instagram accounts (motel and campground) or my work blog, promise all is well....

Saturday, August 15, 2015


Hello crafty friends!  Not sure what I've been up to the last 2 weeks, but obviously slacking on sharing crafty fun.  I've been to Lake Tahoe, the County Fair, the river, the campground and lots of works...  I made these three cards for my card making class on Wednesday.

This card was inspired by Lizzie's card for the PTI release Create with Us Challenge.

Set up and ready to go....  

Monday, August 3, 2015

just a note notepad

Happy Monday crafty friends, a super quick mini notebook for this week's PTI Make It Monday.  I used a DCWV notepad, a few PTI stamps, Twinery twine, PTI chevron and hello die cuts.   And then handed the notepad to my hubby and said, "Here's a present."  Below is a wine bottle tag I made for a dinner date last night.  Love that a simple tag can use 4 different May Arts ribbons!  Okay, off to tackle the day... I did wake up dreaming of camping, but the reality is really just going to be a lot of laundry at the motel.