Card Recognition

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

this girl runs on coffee

So I often craft in the early early hours of the day, and perhaps my obsession with coffee crafting items is that more often then not I've got a cup of coffee with me.  So I saw ~amy~'s card this morning and knew I had use my new Verve goodies.  I'm using the Viva La Verve Sketch and some patterned for Virginia's View.  But, funny, I didn't have any coffee while making this card :)  But my day was definitely fueled by coffee.  And my decorated coffee bag below is for the CASE Study Challenge, I up cycled a piece of letterpress for the coffee cup, added some May Arts ribbon to the tag, Lawn Fawn sentiment and wrapped the bag of Fable Coffee with some May Arts burlap.  And now… I'm tired.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Halloween treat bag

Is Halloween really right around the corner?  I'm making a quick project this Monday morning for the Waltzingmouse Pajama Party and the PTI Make it Monday weaving challenge.  And my second card is also for the WMS PJ party, Claire challenged us to pull out our older WMS sets and the Big Blooms was the very first set I had.  Seriously, why don't I use it more often?

Sunday, September 14, 2014

MM card

So I saw Wida's card over on the Hero Arts blog the other day and loved it… and it got me thinking about the alphabet sets I had…  this week's PTI Make it Monday challenge was to use your cover plates as stencils for emboss resisting and I decided to use the PTI Headline Alphabet dies as my stencils.  I used white embossing paste and then added some distress inks to the card stock.  For my tags I used DCWV burlap paper, vellum and a smaller Spellbinders die with a faint Hero Arts chevron background stamp and a PTI frame.  For my MM letters I stamped the dies in gold ink and tied the whole card together with two colors of May Arts burlap string.  Going to give this card to my writer sister since these are her initials.  

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Happy Fall Boquet of flowers

Happy Fall, I don't know about you, but I love fall.  Maybe it's because I love taking photos and there's so much color everywhere I turn?  Or maybe it's that the days start to cool down before getting cold.  Today's project was inspired by the uber talented Debby Hughes' project for CASE Study Challenge.  I love burlap, I love tags...  I love red...  all of the elements where there.  So I made the tag this morning and decorated a mason jar and then walked to our local Farmers Market and bought the bunch of flowers.  Love it when crafty inspiration leads to fresh flowers in my kitchen.  Happy Saturday.

Supplies: Lawn Fawn sentiment, PTI pumpkin, PTI tag, May Arts silk, chevron twil and burlap ribbons, PTI inks, Distress inks

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

hello butterfly card

The Muse Club challenge is Therese's very cool card, and I experimented with this week's PTI Make It Monday challenge (instead of embossing ink I used clear embossing paste and the hexagon coverplate).  I stamped the Unity butterfly in white embossing powder first thinking it would show through, but it was too light (maybe I should've used something other then white?).  So I added a vellum buttefly and added some distress ink for the coloring.  I love the idea of this card, but there is a part of me that thinks if I redid it it would be better.  But that's not going to make today's agenda, so here's attempt #1 (and there may never be a redo!).  But I love tinkering away in my craft room...  so it served that purpose.  

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

thanks fall tag

Thanks fall tag for the Tag You're It challenge.  I was inspired by Nancy's tag to pull out my Lawn Fawn leaves die, so I up cycled some letterpress paper I have (which has directions to a wedding on it) and added some distress inks.  I'm not sure how I managed to get 4 different May Arts ribbon on one tag, but I did…  I also used the new Lawn Fawn sentiment.  I'm also entering this in the Curtain Call "Love Leaves" challenge.

Monday, September 8, 2014

hello coffee

hello coffee, happy Monday morning, playing along with the new PTI Make It Monday challenge, using emboss resist with die cuts.  I've got several PTI cover plates, so this should be fun.  Because I already had the Verve coffee cup die cut and colored on my desk that was my inspiration (okay, perhaps coffee is on my brain a lot when I'm crafting in the early hours of the day, but...).  Have you guys seen the National Coffee day blog hop that's happening later this month?  Okay, over and out, another Monday morning where I need to work on my time management skills.  

Sunday, September 7, 2014

just a note

Good morning, just a note today to share with the Runway Inspired and CAS(E) this sketch challenges.  I love CAS cards, on this one I've used the WMS herringbone and PTI flowers and sentiment.  Have a fabulous Sunday, off for a walk in the dark before I go and tackle another day of Mount Laundry.  But check out the fun I had yesterday at the wine tasting event.  

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Happy Fall

Happy Fall!  My next card making class at Ben Franklin is Wednesday, October 1st and we're going to make some fall cards, so I made these two cards with some of the new Lawn Fawn goodies.  The top card was inspired by Heather's card and the current Curtain Call inspiration challenge., but I added a piece of May Arts ribbon to the background.  And my second card uses a bunch of DCWV Halloween paper, Ghosts & Goblins, trying to break out and do something different, partially inspired by Virginia's View challenge.  I've used the Lawn Fawn monster and tag dies, plus more May Arts ribbon :)  Happy Saturday, I'm off to a wine tasting event, photos will be up on my work blog a bit later.

Friday, September 5, 2014

keep calm and drink coffee

Happy Friday crafty friends…  I'm not sure what I've been up to this week, I taught a card class on Wednesday night, saw the opening of the local film festival last night and today-- I finished the closet redo project in my craft room.  So I barely had time to play with my new Verve coffee goodies (and yes ~amy~ is 100% to blame for the enabling).  I'm playing along with Via la Verve sketches, but I opted just for the colors for this pillow box, you know me and my May Arts ribbon collection!  I've got some errands to run before the local art walk and more film festival fun tonight.  I'm off to drop off my bag of items I no longer to need at the second hand craft store in town.