Card Recognition

Friday, October 7, 2011

Smile Friend and FWF cards



Smile friend... obviously I've been a hopping along for Operation Julie Smile!  What an amazing hop/community support :)  Since I'm not a part of the hop I wanted to play along with some of the challenges.  CAS-ual Fridays has a challenge to make a card based on the statement "Everyday you spend without a smile, is a lost day", so I've used the fun PTI Tiny tags to remind you to "smile friend".  And since Julie is also on the DT for the Play Date Cafe I decided to make the card in their current colors.  I also used the technique of inking up the impression plate, this PTI In Bloom plate is the prize for a random participant over on Yvonne's Do More With Less challenge, as the guest blogger over there I'd love to see what you do with the challenge.


Now back to the scheduled Friends With Flair Unity fun.  I wanted to play along with the All Things Unity to be inspired by a magazine challenge, so while flipping through an old issue of Real Simple I saw this fashion page that said pair green with pale blue. 





And last, but not least, when looking through my Unity stash I found this background stamp in the Key To Joy set and knew it was perfect for the current CASE Study Challenge.

Materials: Smile Friend, PTI Tiny Tags stamps and die, PTI In Bloom Impression Plate, Twinery twine, Tim Holtz distress inks dusty concord and seedless preserves, Versafine black ink, black card stock

Coffee Cup: Unity stamp, Spellbinders Circle and large scallop die, Little Yellow Bicycle ribbon, Tim Holtz tumbled glass and shabby shutters distress ink with a water color pen, Versafine black ink

Butterfly card: Unity Key to Joy background and butterfly, Tim Holtz distress ink antique linen and tumbled glass, Versafine black ink, May Arts ribbon, EK Success and Fiskars circle punches

31 comments:

Michele Gross said...

Just gorgeous! I love your smile card :) All your cards are fabulous! Thanks for playing with us this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

~amy~ said...

Excellent cards girlie! happy friday!

jackie 4124 said...

Great cards. I see the inspiration for the tea cup card. Very nice

lynn said...

love the tea cups and the bfly with the keys, erin! they are all so pretty! happy weekend!

Ruby said...

You've been busy!!! Love all of your cards, but especially your smile one! So glad you could join in the fun!

Karen B. said...

You changed back your blog header...Cool. Like this one too. Love your cards, so glad that you decided to play along. The tags are super fun.

Ruby said...

Very beautiful cards.

jennifer mitten said...

Gorgeous cards, especially love that last one!

Emily Keaton said...

That's my pal, Erin: always, always doing an awesome job incorporating the coolest, greatest challenges! I love all three of these terrific CAS creations. :)

Sudha - Art Admirer said...

Beautiful creations dear.

Sudha
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jen said...

Look at you! I'm impressed with the completely NON-Halloween way you've used the PDCC colors- and you know how I love that technique! Your flair card is fab- I like the way you used the colors & lo from the CASE challenge too!!!

Virginia L. said...

Beautiful cards, Erin! Love the colors and design! The sentiment for the first card can not be more perfect! Thanks for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Sylvia said...

I don't know how I missed these lovely cards, Erin! I really like the cup of coffee card. Have a beautiful Saturday!

sharon g said...

Ohhhh, I like the colors around the edge!

Julia Aston said...

What a wonderful set of cards - each different and lovely! the tags on the twine look great on the first card

Alice Wertz said...

these are so pretty! lovely cards!

Roslyn said...

Your cards are all so pretty! I love the ones with butterflies!

Jocelyn Olson said...

You've been busy--so many pretty cards! The CASE card is gorgeous...I love how the keys look. I love the coffee cup colors, too. They are *all* awesome!

StampinCathy said...

Amazing cards! I just love each one of them! Thanks for the inspiration and playing with us at ATU!

Jen said...

Your key to joy cards are gorgeous!

Inkyfingers said...

Great cards Erin and the key card is stunning.

Pryn said...

Fabulous cards! Love them all!

Pryn said...

Fabulous cards! Love them all!

Pryn said...

Fabulous cards! Love them all!

Jinny Newlin said...

Oooo! LOVE that inky background, Erin! And your taggie, little sentiment is just darling!

Colleen Dietrich said...

I lov ethe flowery backround of you first image! And the little tags are darling! Thanks for playing with the Play Date CAfe! :)

Andrea Ewen said...

Ah, simply beautiful cards...you can never go wrong with flowers! So glad to have you joining us at both the Play Date Cafe and CASE Study!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

You have been super busy in that craft room! LOVE each card--love that butterfly and your cuppa card! LOVE how you were inspired! That green shirt is AMAZING--must try to find it and get it! Your PDCC card is GORGEOUS! LOVE that distressing on the edges and the beautiful tags with the lime green twine--CLEVER use of our colors:) Thanks so much for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the PDCC:) And thanks for playing along with us over at ATU!!! <3

Emily Leiphart said...

Suuuuper gorgeous cards, Erin, especially that Unity one!

Laura Davis said...

Wow, lovely work!
Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!
Laura

Kryssi said...

Stunning cards! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!