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