Card Recognition

Thursday, May 21, 2015

70 birthday

Greetings crafty peeps.  Sometimes I accept card commissions when I really do not have time-- this card being a great example.  But I work well under pressure...  I'm thinking the card should have happy on there somethere... but I think the birthday person will get the message, right?

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

sending hugs

Sending hugs...  so this card served two purposes... a in-real-life card for a custom card order and a virtual card to someone in need of a hug.  I think I should just accept that I send virtual cards more often then I send actual cards, is that bad for a girl who loves paper and ribbons?  So Wplus9 has started a sketch challenge...  I am such a sucker for challenges, but many of you already knew that.  I loved Dawn's former Mood Boards... so I'm on board to play with a sketch challenge.  I decided it was time to dust off some oldie but goodie WPlus9 stamps.  I added some May Arts ribbon to the tag, I probably would've liked to do something to the background, but I ran out of time.

Monday, May 18, 2015

thinking of you

Super speedy tag this fine Monday morning for you.  It started out as a thought for the CASology "music" challenge, with a Unity background stamp, and then morphed into a tag for the new PTI Make It Monday (fussy cutting).  I've used the PTI vellum, which I love... plus some wood stars, sequins, May Arts ribbon and washi tape.  Right, no time to chat, over and out.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

congratulations and take heart

I couldn't resist...  and bought the new Neat and Tangled Gardenia Blooms set...  so playing along with the Little Tangles "Clean and Simple" challenge.  Happy Sunday.

Friday, May 15, 2015

gift card holder set- WMS pj party

It's a PJ Party over at Waltzingmouse Stamps and I had grand plans to play along with all the fun, and then who knows what I've been up to (lots, but we'll skip those details). So here's a fun little gift card holder set for the sketch challenge.  I used glassine bags (and dry embossed them) and then added MFT tags stamped with two WMS stamp sets and added May Arts ribbon to the tags.  TGIF.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

need to venti?

Happy Tuesday crafty friends.  I was inspired by ~amy~'s card this morning, she's was playing along with the Paper Smooches SPARKS inspiration challenge.  Coffee cards are my go to when I'm looking to play in my craft room.  I used the Paper Smooches Hot Concotions take out mug and sentiment and the Paper Smooches polka dot background.  I used a PTI tag and background and some May Arts silk ribbon.

Not related... yesterday the Amgen Tour of California started in our cute little town-- it was so much fun to see this huge amazing event set up shop and the speed out of town.  Click here to see some great photos of the action.  

Sunday, May 10, 2015

happy mother's day

Happy Mother's Day!  The top card I made for a friend to give to her mother, love the collage/water color feel to the card.  The pieces include: PTI sentiment, Lawn Fawn die cut, PTI leaves die, My Favorite Things tag die, May Arts silk ribbon and burlap string, doily from work, PTI vellum, SRM sticker, patterned paper from stash, water colors.  The bottom project I made for my mom, mostly PTI goodies, but I dry embossed the SRM glassine bag with a Stampin Up/Sizzix embossing folder, May Arts ribbon and a Lawn Fawn sentiment die.  I added a mini flat card inside, now all I need to do is write on it before I see my mom later today.  And did you know that this month is my card blog's 5th birthday.  Amazing to think of the amount of time, projects, crafty friends, money spent on card making supplies, classes and a whole lot of crafty fun that has happened over the last 5 years.  Perhaps I'll work on a virtual party post... or if not, I'm just acknowledging that I'm having fun and that's really the point, right?

Saturday, May 9, 2015

thank you teacher

A couple of thank you cards for teachers for a card order.  The top card was a redo of this card and the bottom card uses the CAS(E) this sketch challenge.  Happy Saturday!

Friday, May 8, 2015

coffee tag

Welcome to another round of Tag You're It Challenge, I'm super excited because it's my turn to be the designer and we've got a fun coffee gift tag (it was either that or a wine tag!).   I'd love to see how my tag inspires you, please come play along. 

Thursday, May 7, 2015


Congratulations... I made the top card yesterday for my crafty card making class.  I had all these grand ideas on what we could do this month and then I procrastinated... till like the last minute and then I was grumpy trying to get all the pieces together (b/c really I like creating, not organizing things- which is extremely obvious in my craft room).  So to fix that I made a new card-- and broke out my letterpress kit.  That'll fix any attitude problem, right?  I used a piece of the PTI vellum on top of it, giving hte card a lovely sophisticated feel.  The card below uses some of the same pieces left over, but I added some May Arts satin pleats and a Hero Arts bloom.  I was inspired by the latest Fusion Card Challenge (a bit of both the sketch and inspiration).

And here's a photo of my work station this morning as I was listening to a podcast while crafting.

And a photo from last night's class...