Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Erin's Birthday Blog Hop

Welcome to Erin Thiem's birthday party!! I'm thrilled that you're here. It's going to be fabulous! The wonderful Karen Baker organized a super fun blog hop for sweet Erin's birthday which is today! Nine of Erin's blogland friends are participating and, if you're already hopping, you should've arrived from Savannah O'Gwynn's blog. If this is your first stop, there's a great giveaway at the end from Erin herself so you'll want to start at Karen's blog and make your way to Erin's blog. Enjoy!!

Karen created a different sketch for each of us and I flipped mine horizontally so I could use it with one of my new Unity stamps, Spring Flower Chic. Isn't she gorgeous? She's my new favourite Suzi Blu stamp. I coloured her skin with Copic markers and paper pieced her clothes and flowers with Echo Park's Little Girl Collection. The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink's Garden Variety and the thick stitched border is from Sassafras' Stitchery.

So you're probably asking yourself, 'Why is everyone using red and kraft and Emily isn't?' Well, I sat down to make this card yesterday and was so pleased with myself until I re-read the details and then I had a big, "Doh!" moment when I realized I was supposed to use red and kraft. Oops!! Okay, I could blame it on having a rambunctious almost-three-year-old but I'm actually going to blame it on the fact that we're getting ready to list our condo next week. You'll all forgive me, right? I stayed up really late last night to make a new card for Erin that actually uses red and kraft but I didn't like my nighttime photography so I'll send the new card to Erin and post it at a later date. That way she gets a real surprise for her birthday! ;)

Happy Birthday, Erin! I love that so many of your blogland friends wanted to make this day special for you. I hope it's perfect! Now, please hop on over to Yvonne Yam's blog for more birthday fun!

Sources: Gina K Designs 120lb pure luxury white cardstock; Echo Park Little Girl Collection; Unity+Suzi Blu Spring Flower Chic; Sassafras Stitchery; Papertrey Ink Garden Variety; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; SU Pink Pirouette ink; Copics; Papertrey Ink Double-Ended Banners die; QuicKutz Epic Six; Stampin' Dimensionals; SU Basic Rhinestones; Signo Uniball white gel pen

48 comments:

~amy~ said...

Such a SWEET card Emily...the hop is so much fun..

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

It's precious, and your paper piercing and coloring are amazing... and really, guidelines and suggestions are just those, a birthday card is a birthday card! Thanks for hopping along, what a true treat from some fabulous friends.

Laurel said...

This is so sweet!

Karin (Peppermintpatty) said...

I LOVE this hop!!! Fabulous cards - your pp is amazing! - and such a sweet thing to do for a bloggie friend!

Isha said...

Your card is so cute Emily. Love each and every creation of yours.

Michele Gross said...

Oh its sooo cute! I love this stylish little lady you've created and her stockings make me swoon :) super cute card!

FLEUR de Lo said...

Having different colors simply means yours will stand out from the rest in a sea of kraft and read. I love that she's offering a bundle of flowers---such a perfect birthday gift. Nice to meet you!

Karen B. said...

Your card is perfect Emily! Love the patterns and the piecing and everything! I mixed up today too and scheduled too early, so we are all fine, its the thought that counts and you've got an amazing card! Thanks for joining and making Erin's day a bit special.

lynn said...

emily--how adorable! such a cute image and i love your sentiment banner:)

Christina said...

This is such an adorable stamp, and your paper piecing and coloring are fabulous! Love the sentiment strip with the hearts and gems, too!

Indy said...

What a great card!

Jenny said...

Awww she's so sweet Emily, just right for a girly birthdat card :)
Jenny x

Beth aka BR-T said...

Have you ever watched her you tube videos they are insainly inspiring in a crazy way! Suzi Blu rocks! PS I love you card!

Chari M. said...

Such a Sweet card. Love how you colored the image.

Virginia L. said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE your card for Erin, Emily! Even though it's not red and kraft..it is just perfect! I'm sure Erin will love this! What a fun blog hop!

Vanda Symon said...

Purple is made of red & blue, so the red is there, it's just incognito. Such a cute card!

BabyBokChoy said...

She is so cute and totally trendy, love it!

Lisa said...

I just love these Suzi Blu stamps! Wonderful piecing on this Emily :) I'll have to go and check out the rest of the hop!
Good luck with your condo sale!

Meg said...

Aw, a perfect sweet card even if it's not red and kraft! You do make consider maybe possibly buying a Suzi Blu one of these days, which is saying quite a lot of your Suzi Blu skilz. I bet it's your fab use of EP paper that is winning me over. :)

Sylvia said...

Hi Emily, fun card that you made for Erin! I am sure she will love it. Hope your day is filled with fun as well.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

LOL! I love that you missed some details on the kraft and red! I almost did too!! Either way--I know that Erin will love this! And I love love love the way you paper pieced her together! FAB job!!! LOVE the papers and the stamping--just LOVE LOVE LOVE your stuff!

jen said...

This is sooo sweet! Your paper piecing is lovely & she makes an adorable birthday card! So glad you could play today & good luck with your listing!

Denise said...

Happy Birthday to Erin! What a sweet card you made for her! Very fun to hop and see all the fun cards!
DeniseB

Emily Keaton said...

This card is totally adorable, Emily! I love how you paper-pieced her clothes. Great pattern choices--and aren't you sweet to make up another card in red and kraft to mail to Erin?? That really will be a nice surprise for her. :) (And just so you know--I have those "Doh!" moments, too. All the time!! I think you handled this with perfect grace. I need to take a page from your book!)

Karin said...

Fantasic choice of papers to use for the piecing! Lovely card :)

Jen Carter said...

This is so cute! I love all the paper piecing you did for this card right down to those tiny flowers! I really like the bling on the sentiment strip too!

Scrapcollectr said...

Love this Suzi girl. I'm definitely behind on buying her girls.... Love how you paperpieced her clothes... She looks so sweet and it's a wonderful birthday card...
*smile*

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Emily, Fabulous card, love Suzi Blu and with your colouring and paper piecing it's just a brilliant card:0) Good luck with your sale, fingers crossed, hugs Gay xxx

Erin said...

You are a paper piecing goddess!!! Love the card Em!

Sunghee said...

I love when you use Suzi Blu images. Love this card with paper piecing even you didn't use red and kraft. Still fabulous!!! Good luck with condo listing! =)

Anne said...

Gorgeous card! Love your paper piecing and love that image:)

Jess-The Whimsical Butterfly said...

She is SO totally cute! Awesome paper piecing!

Lynn said...

love the paper-piecing on the clothes, so cute!

Brenda said...

Super card Emily! I love the paper piecing! (Sorry I have been scarce lately but I have family visiting for 2 weeks from South Africa and I don't have much blog time. Will catch up here and there!)

yyam said...

Such a sweet pretty card! Love all the paper piecing! :)

Chunyuan said...

It is such a sweet card. Great job of paper piecing.

Lindsey said...

You do work magic with those Suzi Blu images, Em! The paper-piecing looks awesome. She would have looked very different in red and kraft. :P Great card!

Vicky Hayes said...

Just stunning! Love the paper pieced outfit and the heart sentiment strip with the gems. Such a lovely way to celebrate Erin's day!

donna mikasa said...

I just inked up several of these images! Now I'm thinkin' I should try paper piecing her dress, too! Super cute card, Emily--love those stitches! ;)

Tiffany said...

Aw...isn't she sweet, so love this card!

onecraftymama said...

You are making me fall in love with Suzi Blu stamps, Emily! I should just give in & make a big shopping list after I visit you ;) I love the sentiment flag, and the perfect paper-piecing!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Hi Emily!

It's so sweet, this card! Love her cute dress! Very nice!!

Hugs, Wendy

dahlhousedesigns said...

Aw, this is so suzi-blu sweet!!!

lisa a.

Julie E said...

Darling card with a bit of bling. Gotta love all that paper piecing :>)

Crystal said...

What an adorable card, love your paper piecing on here!

Jennifer said...

LOVE those Unity stamps!!! Great paper piecing!!! (=

Kary said...

How did I miss this post..{grin} Love this card!! So pretty!! And, I should go wish Erin Happy Birthday..bit late huh.

Angela said...

Love the way you pieced it, lady. Fabulous colors, too ;)