Card Recognition

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Celebrate the Day


Lawnscaping is having a party on their challenge this week, and I'm going to bring the drinks.  I'm still celebrating my blog birthday for a few more days (and probably another card or two), if you're already a follower just make a comment on any (or all) of the cards this week and I'll be drawing a few lucky winners on Sunday, if not please become a follower to go into the draw.  Hero Arts Featured Technique this month is colored pencils, and I've been playing with water color pencils a bit lately.   There's a great video here if you're looking for some tips.  I've also added a subtle layer of embossing in the background, complete with some faux stitching for Yvonne's Do More With Less Challenge.  The Off the Wall Craftiness colors are for Kim, who's challenges I've been doing consistently for the last year.  



And since we're celebrating the day, with drinks, I thought I'd share a couple of photos I took earlier of the flowers in my mom's yard.  Since many of you were so sweet to wish me happy anniversary yesterday, it makes sense that the dogwoods blooming always make me think of my wedding (which took place in my mom's yard).



Materials: Hero Arts Clear Design Scallop Border, Hero Arts Clear Design sentiment, Lawn Fawn Swim Suit Season beverage, water color pencils, Versafine ink, Cuttlebug Just My Type embossing folder borders

19 comments:

Emily Keaton said...

These drinks look like such fun! I want to come to *your* party. :)

Emily Leiphart said...

I just got my invite! ;) What a way to combine all those challenges. Your card couldn't be more perfect!

jen said...

Always fun to bring the drinks- and yours are UBER cute! ;)
Those dogwood are lovely!! Still a bit out for them to be blooming here- I'll have to enjoy your pics for now!

~Tammy~ said...

This is one seriously fun card! Love the embossing! Great way to celebrate ! So happy to have this card in the OTWC color challenge! :-)

Alice Wertz said...

this is so cute! the white background makes it so fresh! fabulous card! thanks for playing along! =)

yyam said...

This is so cute!!! Love how festive this is!

Thanks for playing along with my guest Alice's stitching challenge! :)

lynn said...

your garden wedding sounds beautiful, erin:) hope your anniversary was a great one! cute card!

Karen B. said...

Hmmm, methinks you might be up for another blog header? You take theee most beautiful images. Ok, I really came to say that your card made me instantly smile. I'd love to come to a party of yours, I think they would just be all out fun.

Christiana said...

Such a fun card! It really makes me want to celebrate... with drinks! Lol. Great job. Thanks so much for playing with us at Lawnscaping!

Laurel said...

I love your card. Is is so fun and perky!!! Love the colors! Thanks for playing with us again Erin!!!!

Lynnette said...

This card is so fun! Your coloring is amazing! Love it!

Heidi said...

Thanks for the directions on the embossing, this is a sweet little number- fun for summer. The flowers give me hope. LOL>

Kelly said...

such a cute card. Love it!

Britta Swiderski said...

If you're going to bring the drinks, you're invited over to my house for a party any time! Hehe. Adorable card. I especially love the cute scalloped border with the colored dots. It's the perfect touch. Thank you for joining us at Lawnscaping!

Marie / Legojenta said...

Such fun and colorful drinks! TFS =)

Amy said...

Love the colorful drinks! I could so use one of those today....a hot day in Kansas here! Great use of the OTWC colors!

Crafty Math Chick said...

What fun & festive little beverages!

Tenia Nelson said...

So love this card.....I only wish that I can go party...lol!!! Thanks for playing at OTWC!!!!

Winter said...

Too cute! I love it! Thanks for joining us in the Lawnscaping Challenge! :)