Card Recognition

Friday, July 1, 2011

Young Crafters Unite Blog Hop- Birthday cheer




When Marie and Britta put out a blog hop for Young Crafters Unite my thought was that my son Ben (the young crafter in our household) would love to participate, he is seriously a card comment junkie, "Did I get any more comments?  Did I win?"   The blog hop is about a favorite thing, and while I love all the goodies I've used in my card (seriously think water color pencils are fabulous for an rookie coloring girl like myself), my favorite thing is really sharing my crafting love with my son.  Since it's Mr. Ben's 6th birthday on Saturday I made him a simple card with a colorful Unity cake.  He'd probably rather have a Ben 10 ultimate alien cupcake card, but oh well, don't have any of those stamps.  And since my birthday is next week (come visit my blog, there's a party in the works!) he made me a card.  I love that the bat punch got a hat and a smily face (guessing, he didn't want to miss out on the dinosaur's birthday party fun?  I'm going to also join in the Unity Friends With Flair fun, because I keep winning, seriously I've received 50 free Unity stamps in the last month, including this fun cake.  And since I love color challenges, I've chosen this week's Play Date Cafe colors for my inspiration.


You should've arrived from Jan's blog, if you get lost along the way, check back with the Young Crafters Unite blog.  Since you'll make a little guy grin ear to ear with every comment mentioning his card, I highly encourage you to leave some love here, but there are prizes in this blog hop for random commenters, who can turn down a Simon Says gift certificate, a Lawn Fawn set or a Paper Smooches set?  Not me!  Next step is Pryia's blog.

Materials: Unity birthday cake, Unity sentiment, PTI impression plate, Spellbinders Nestabilities Label 8, water color pencils, Fiskars corner rounder

88 comments:

Katie said...

I just love that little T rex! Oh so cute.

Marie / Legojenta said...

Love your colorful card, and your son's card is just fabulous =) Thank you so much for joining our bloghop!

dclouser said...

What a great card! So cute and clean.

Melissa Shea said...

Hi Ben! Your card is so cool! I take care of a little girl who loves to make cards too! Great job!

Angie said...

Both of your cards are great!

Isha said...

Love your card. I really enjoy when kids make cards with us. Both my daughters make cards and that I feel is such a wonderful gift in itself:)

Lauren said...

Hi Ben! I really love your card! Keep up the good work and Happy 6th Birthday!

Elizabeth said...

What a fun card! Love that you are sharing your craft with your son:) My oldest takes great pride in showing his scrapbooks to his friends. And he's 20! LOL http://visionsofpaper.blogspot.com/

lynn said...

happy bday to ben! unity is the best, isn't it?! love the cake card, but i think the t rex card is my fav, erin:)

Ruby said...

Great FUN card.

Crafterkhush said...

This is a super card.. Am sure your son's going to love it...

Hugs,
Khush

Anne said...

Love your CAS birthday card!! Your son's card is super cute, too!! It takes me back to times stamping with my son:) He's 19 now!!

Natasha said...

Aw, I love your 'favourite thing'!!! :)

Patrice said...

Love your use of the colors! Stopping by from Play Date Cafe!!

judy said...

Cute card! Happy Birthday to Ben.

Bunny Vance said...

Cute!! Happy Birthday Ben!
Thanks for sharing,
Blessings,
Bunny
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Tania A said...

Your son's card is sooo cute! I think it's adorable that you can share your love of crafting with him. Another Tim Holtz in the making perhaps? ;)

Chari M. said...

Great cards! Happy Birthday to you both! I think that the bat is perhaps the life of the party and it would just be boring without him! :)

yainea said...

Two amazing crafters! Thanks for sharing your creations :)

DianeG said...

Love the face on the bat!!! The birthday cake is pretty special too! TFS!

Donna B. said...

Love your card with that FAB Unity birthday cake!!

Kim Marie said...

T-remdous card there, Ben!!! :)
Happy Birthday, too! You are a ROCKIN' cardman :)
Kim Marie

Cathy P in AZ said...

Love your cute colorful card - and tell Ben he did a FABULOUS job with his dinosaur card! :)I love his fresh perspective on crafting and the blog hop!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Ben is going to love his card! This is a fun hobby/passion to share with our kids!

marilyn said...

LOVE the cake card and that dinosaur is just pretty cool!

Karen B. said...

Yay! 've made it to your blog on the hop! What a fabulous card, so clean with the white on white and pops of color on your cake. While your card is fantastic I think Mr. Ben's card is even better! Love the colors and the smiley face is adorable. Way to go Ben!

Roslyn said...

I love that cake stamp! And tell your son that his card is fabulous!

charli said...

Nice job, Ben!

jennifer mitten said...

Lucky girl! I love your son's card - how sweet.

Mubeena M. said...

Nice job Ben.

Leezer said...

Love the cards...The wee one is awesome...going to be an excellent artist when he grows up.

sharon g said...

I LOVE when kids love crafts! In fact, I teach crafts to kids...Great job!

Sew-Ink said...

Very cute, love the clean and simple layout! Thanks for sharing!

sharon g said...

This is my entry for the Young Crafters Unite hop: I love your cards. Be sure to tell your son!

Kary said...

Love your cake card, beautiful colours! Your son's card is sweet!! I love it, and I'm a big fan of Ben 10 too! LOL, my secret is out ;)

Aditya Gupta said...

lovely card.

Lynsey said...

I have a weak spot for layered cake cards. :)

It's darling that you included Ben's card, too!

Bunnyfreak said...

Love that the dinosaurs hang out with the bat on Ben's card.

Disp6194 said...

Love your CAS birthday card, wonderful layers! Ben's card is way too cute :) Happy Birthday to both of you!!

jen said...

those yummy white layers look great with your super happy cake! and Ben's card is fab- love the punched bat with the smile & party hat! and one can never have enough t-rexs at a party- they are Had's fave!!! :D

kathynakata said...

I LOVE your card! And I think it is so neat that your son shares your craft love.

Mad Crafter said...

What a cute card. I love using white card stock. This looks so clean and simple. I like it:) Love the dinosaurs! TFS! I am on the hop too. You can check out my project if you want. I am # 58:)
~Madison funkycards.blogspot.com

Dawn said...

Lovely birthday card Erin. And Ben's is great too

Danielle said...

I love both cards! Great job, Ben!

Anastasia (Νατάσα) said...

Both cards are so cute... but Ben's is something else... Bravo Ben!

Handcrafted Simply by Us said...

Nice work.

Ruby
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Lillian Child said...

Crafting with our children is SUCH fun! Both cards are fabulous!

Neha Jain said...

lovely...

Christiana said...

What a great birthday card! Love all the white space.

victoria h said...

great dino card - definately better than a shop bought one and nobody else will have one like it. My children always tell me their cards are the most important part of their birthday- they know they are made with love.

pcm said...

your card is cute but I LOVE ben's card! :)

Wendy said...

Love both cards, my kids love making cards to and I always love seeing how proud they are of their little creations. Way to go ben, great Dino card.

AmyJRockstar said...

Absolutely adorable!


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Jingle said...

This is really cute!

Emily Keaton said...

Great cake card, Erin, and your son's card is so cute!! You are truly a lucky ducky, aren't you?? GO, ERIN!!! Thanks for sharing. :)

narutopenguingirl said...

Love colors on the cake card...Tell Ben his card was very cute :)

Bonnie said...

Tell Ben he did a good job!

Jessica said...

these are so fun! that is awesome that you can share your love of crafting with your son!

Emily Leiphart said...

Erin, I love your card for Ben and Ben's card for you!! Both are so much fun! I, too, am looking forward to your birthday. ;)

Kelley said...

I love Ben's cake and his card. My granddaughter is 2.5 years and I can't wait until we can craft together.

The Constant Scrapper said...

Your card is lovely, Erin. And Ben's just rocks.

Leanne said...

Lovely card. Thanks for sharing.

lonely rubber stamp. said...

What gorgeous cards! And gorgeous colouring!

Amy McVey said...

Darling card! Tfs

Monika/Buzsy said...

Cute cards Erin. It's nice that you can share your passion with your son!

Heather Innusa said...

Very cute!! My son's 6 too & we love crafting together too. Good quality time!

Amystarz said...

Love your color choices for the cake tiers...cute card!

cards by cara said...

What fun!!

Lynne in NI said...

Fab birthday card, and Ben's dinosaurs are wonderful too!

Ophelia Paine said...

Love the crazy cake stamp!

Carla said...

Great card & I love that your son shares your crafty passion - his card was sooo sweet!

CuteCuteWorld said...

Aw happy birthday Ben! And you too Erin :) cute cards too!!

luvhymns said...

Love the cake and actually saw a friend's wedding cake that was made that style this past June. Your son will be passing us all with his cards in a few years. :)

Andrea Ewen said...

Gorgeous CAS card...you've used our colors splendidly! Love Ben's card, too...that T. Rex is awesome! Grrrr!

Noelle Reese said...

I love your card! Ben's is super cute :)

Britta Swiderski said...

I love your funky birthday cake card. It's super cute, and I love the multiple layers of white. I'm also a big fan of the card your son made. I love it when parents share their creativity with their children. He has some art is his future. :) Thank you so much for joining us on the Young Crafters Unite blog hop!

Larissa Heskett said...

LOVE the cards!! THANKS for sharing!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Sue D said...

Great cards! I like all the colors on the birthday cake and the bat with a hat is fantastic!

Elaine said...

I love that you two craft together! Your coloring is fab. Tell Ben that I love his card too!! The party hats on the dinos are perfect! :D
-Elaine Uhl
http://createNstamp.blogspot.com/

7319721c-3843-11e0-9169-000bcdcb8a73 said...

love the way you are taking from real life!! that dino is adorable!!


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Stephanie Y. said...

These cards are so cute! I love the topsy turvy cake stamp

Nancy L. said...

soooo cute!!
my little one (he's 4) also loves making cards with me!!

Rebecca T. said...

I love that cake stamp, I'm going to have to get myself one of those.

Glory said...

Love the cake and the Dino so cute.

Sylvia said...

Great card, Ben! I know how much you love to stamp and make cards! Love your cake, Erin! What a great team you two make! Have a fun Tuesday!

Lucy Newton said...

Way to go Ben!!! Congrats to your mom also!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

SUPER cute, Ben!!! You did a great job at combining stamps and colors! DINO-MITE!!!!

Love your topsy turvy cake!!! Great white space-my fav;) YOU ROCK! THANKS for playing along and joining in the fun over at the PDCC:)

Jinny Newlin said...

LOVE the party hats, Ben!

Super, cute, birthday cake, too! LOVE the white on white panels! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!