Card Recognition

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Birthday Blog Hop



Welcome to my birthday blog hop, hopefully you've been to visit some of the other fabulous birthday cards.  If not, please go back and leave some love on some of these super talents ladies' blogs.  My favorite color combination is kraft and red, so with a little help from Karen, we've put together a virtual birthday party to help celebrate my birthday, aren't blogging pals the best??  And since no party is complete without some presents, I thought I'd offer up a few fun crafty goodies for our celebration.  I've got the PTI Think Big #5 sentiments, a Hero Arts Write Your Message set, Stampendous Mega Merry clear stamps, a couple of Unity stamps and 10 party favors envelopes full of scraps and die cuts.  I will draw the winners at random from comments throughout the blog hop and post the winners on Saturday, July 9th.  You do not need to be a follower to win, but please check back here to see if you've won.  Many thanks again to all the amazing birthday love...  

Karen    The Bald Dragonfly
Jen         Jen Shears Designs
Sav         Savannaland2
Emily     Art from the Heart
Yvonne  Do More With Less
Michele  Studio MSG
Lora       Fleur de lo
Lynn       Miller's Ink
Emily      My Little Slice of Bliss    

*Edited to say that Karen has gone above and beyond and created sketches for all the gals, to see an album with all of them together and inspire you to create your own fun birthday cards (with any color, but I'd love it if you left a comment if you were inspired by kraft and red).

Materials: Wplus9 Spring Post sentiment, PTI In Bloom impression plate, Tim Holtz ornamental die, vellum, PTI kraft, Tim Holtz distress ink antique linen & fired brick, Versafine black ink, May Arts natural fiber, Cuttlebug Just My Type embossing folder

42 comments:

~amy~ said...

**happy birthday**
Such a fun idea...I adore your card...

Cristina said...

Hey, hey, hey! It's your birthday! Just stopping by to wish one of my favorite followers all the cake and balloons and happiness that one day can bring! Lots of love!

Karin (Peppermintpatty) said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ERIN!!! What a fabulous thing to do! Have a wonderful day!
Hugs, Karin

Isha said...

Happy Birthday Erin. Wish you have a good one:)

lynn said...

happy birthday, erin!! hope you liked the hop! you are such a sweetie giving out goodies on your bday:) enjoy your bday--eat some cake for me! love your sweet card!

Michele Gross said...

Happy Happy Birthday Erin! I hope you enjoy the hop-such a fun way to spend your birthday :) Thanks for letting us all in on the fun! :D

Karen B. said...

So glad that you grabbed your very own surprise badge (something had to be a surprise!) Your card is lovely, the inked embossed plate is soooo pretty! Very feminine indeed. Hope today brings you all the fun and happiness that you deserve.

Christina said...

Happy birthday to you, Erin! I can see why you love kraft and red, as the ladies on the hop have shown just how fabulous this combo is. Your card is amazing--I love the soft look of the vellum and that gorgeous impression plate. Hope your day is wonderful!

Indy said...

Happy Birthday! What a fun blog hop!

yyam said...

Happy happy birthday Erin! :)
Have the most fabulous day!!!

Sudha - Art Admirer said...

Happy Birthday dear.

Sudha
sudha-kalra.blogspot.com

Jenny said...

Happy Birthday Erin, I've so enjoyed hopping round your pals blogs. You're a girl after my own heart loving Kraft....I think it goes with any colour:)
Love your card, the stitched vellum looks fab as an overlay:)
Enjoy your day.
Jenny x

Virginia L. said...

Hello birthday girl!! Happy happy birthday to you! What a FABULOUS idea to have a blog hop to celebrate your birthday! I also love red and kraft...Love your card--just beautiful! I'm sending my virtual apple pie over now.....hope you like it!

Chari M. said...

Birthday Blog Hop is a Fabulous idea! I hope it made your birthday that much sweeter. Enjoyed hopping along and seeing the lovely creations, including your own. I like the torn vellum, will have to try that sometime. Hope you have a super happy birthday Erin!

Vanda Symon said...

Happy Birthday, Erin. I've enjoyed my little hop around your fellow paper obsessives! What a fun way to celebrate your day. There is something paper in the post...

Sylvia said...

Happy Birthday, Erin! Love your idea and your fun card! Hope your day is wonderful!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

HAPPPPPPY birthday, Erin!!! So glad that you asked me to join in the fun! I love love love your friendship and wish you the best day ever!!!!

Your card is super fab--love that vellum on top of your inked flowers! FABULOUS job:)

ps...LOVE that Karen surprised you with sketches!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Sylvia said...

OK, Erin! Happy Happy birthday to you. I have made it through all your cards and you are one inspiring and lucky lady to have such wonderful friends! Hope it is a good one!

Denise said...

Happy birthday! I love your fun hop! And I love kraft and red together too....
DeniseB

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Emily Leiphart said...

Happy Birthday, Erin! I hope your day is as sweet as you are!! I love the card you made for yourself. ;D I love how the vellum looks like a basket for the flowers. Great design! And not to worry, you are going to have a red and kraft card land on your doorstep in the not-too-distant future. :)

Emily Keaton said...

Happy Birthday, Erin!! I hope you are having a FANTASTIC day today, and that you had fun hopping along your birthday blog hop today. I had so much fun participating!! I'd like to say that my card is on its way to you right now, but I haven't *quite* managed to get it to the post office yet. But it WILL arrive, better late than never, right? And besides, it just wouldn't "do" for it to arrive before all the surprises of the hop, eh? HAVE A TERRIFIC DAY!!

jen said...

Happy, HAPPY Birthday, dear friend!!! So glad to have been a part of the fun!! Hope your day is AMAZING!!!
Your card is SO pretty- you are making me NEED that plate! ack!

Erin said...

Happy Birthday ERIN!!! Hope your day is fabby and that you enjoyed your hop, I sure did! Love your red and kraft combo

Donelda said...

Happy birthday - I had a blast "hopping" through your birthday :-) What a great group of talented friends!!

Trinh said...

Happy, happy birthday, Erin! I love your pretty card. Hope your day is overflowing with happiness!

Lynn said...

Happy Birthday! fun hop!

Jen Carter said...

Happy, happy birthday!! I hope you had a wonderfully blessed day! Your card is beautiful!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Happy Belated Birthday Erin! Your card is GORGEOUS!

Karen said...

Happy Birthday! What a fun way to celebrate. Kraft and red is one of my favorite color combinations.

Elaine said...

Happy Birthday!! I hop you had a spectacular day. :) Awesome blog hop! I love all things kraft; these cards have been an inspiration!

Chunyuan said...

Happy Birthday. Hope you have a great celebration. It is a great blog hop. Thanks for the inspiration.

Cath said...

Happy birthday, Erin! Love your card--and yes, blogging pals are the absolute best! :)

Aimes said...

Happy Birthday, Erin!!! I hope you've had a fabulous day! I adore your idea to celebrate here in blogland - you have some super talented bloggy friends and your own creation is fabulous!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

FLEUR de Lo said...

How is it possible that I made it through all of the blogs EXCEPT FOR YOURS??!! I'm so sorry to be a day late and a dollar short. I hope you know I was thinking of you and wishing you all the best on your big day. Your hop was so fun & I was thrilled to be included!! Here's hoping you have the best year yet.

Love your card, btw. Great use of the vellum and I really dig that big flower!!

Agata said...

Happy blogoversaey, Erin! Here I am two days late... Whatever, your card is still sooooooo gorgeous! Love it tons!

Kerrianne said...

This is such a GREAT idea!!! Happy belated birthday sweetie & love that card! :)

Amber said...

Happy Birthday!!! What a great way to celebrate! Here's to another wonderful year of happiness...and of course lots of beautiful handcrafted creations!

Crystal said...

Happy birthday, I LOVE the birthday blog hop idea!!! Great card too!

Jinny Newlin said...

LOVIN' that delicious, torn vellum, girl! What a great way to add such scrumptious texture, without too much bulk, to a design! You're rockin'!

Kary said...

Hi Erin, Happy Belated Birthday!! Sorry, I missed this post. Hope it was happy and SO much fun! Take care!

Andrea M said...

Happy birthday Erin!!!! I'm just a wee bit late (ugh!) but I still hope it was the most fantastic birthday week ever!!! Your card is A-MAZING!!! Way to work the vellum - love it!!!