The little things that make me happy here on Bliss Road~~Emily Keaton

Friday, July 30, 2010

Christmas Kitty in July

Happy Friday, everybody! The weather is going to be perfect here this weekend, and I'm so psyched. I wanted to share my little bit of happy with you today to get a fun weekend rolling!

The stamps I used on this card are another sneak peek of the Mark's Finest Papers set Tweet Blessings, to be released in August. This set is not a holiday set, but the little flower elements remind me of poinsettias, so this was perfect for a couple of Christmas in July challenges I wanted to enter! Here's the scoop on challenges for this card:

  • Color Throwdown #103: These just screamed Christmas to me! I had to sub from my collection of generic card stock for the red and river rock, but I think I got pretty close.
  • Stamptacular Sunday #69: Christmas in July
  • Tuesday Throwdown #10: Christmas in July
  • Free for All #23 on SCS: Side-Swiped! To give some special attention or treatment along an entire side. I used a scallop edge border punch along the bottom and then dolled it up with lots of buttons :)
  • EBTKS Challenge #20: to use buttons (preferrably buttons you found around the house!). The 14 buttons I used came from my rather extensive button collection. About half the buttons are vintage buttons that came from the button tin I inherited from my Gramma.
  • Jazzy Paper Designs Challenge #11: card sketch based on this awesome jazz album cover.
Well, it's just about time to get our Friday pizza night started! My DH makes the most awesome hand-tossed homemade pizza. Yum! And afterward we'll have a movie night with the kids. Thanks for stopping to visit me on Bliss Road today!

SUPPLIES:
Stamps: MFP Tweet Blessings
Paper: SU certainly celery CS, SU whisper white CS, various Paper Company CS, DCWV Christmas Mat Stack
Ink: Palette moulin rouge, SU certainly celery
Accessories: CM 1.25" square punch, SU curly label punch, SU scallop border punch, sewing machine, dimensionals, chipboard alphas from the Target Dollar Spot, assorted buttons from my stash
Techniques: machine stitching

19 comments:

Marisa said...

Great Christmas card, Emily! Love the buttons along the bottom and the kitty with the poinsettia is too cute! Enjoy your pizza/movie night :D

We are done with swimming lessons for two weeks now. My son passed his level and my daughter didn't. She was soooo close but I appreciate the level and quality of instruction where we go and they want consistency in the stokes and her whip kick needs a bit more work. Look forward to not smelling like chlorine for a few weeks LOL!

Tenia Nelson said...

So love this card Miss Emily!!!! Thanks for playing at Jazzy Paper Designs!!!

Scrapaddict said...

Love it! All the buttons are perfect! Thanks for playing Jazzy Paper Designs!

GLENDA BROOKS said...

I really love your Christmas card! Lovely, just lovely!

Susan (peebsmama) said...

I'm not sure I've ever seen so many challenges combined on one card. This will be a great holiday card for a cat lover. I like the row of buttons.

Benzi said...

Good job, Emzi! I like seeing where you get your inspiration from the jazz album. Love the Christmas card.

Meg said...

Such a great card, Emily! I love how you interpreted the album cover and that row of buttons--L*O*V*E!!! Very cool to use the cat stamp for Christmas, too.

Can't wait to read what fun activity your family is doing this weekend!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Cute cat, Em! And I love these colors too. THey also say "Christmas" to me. Good job on those challenges!

Kim said...

Very cute! The buttons and stitchings look awesome. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown.

Courtney Baker said...

Very pretty! Thanks for playing along with EBTKS!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Cute Christmas card Emily! Love all the buttons!

Betty aka ZacksNana said...

very pretty Christmas in July card! TFP Jazzy's Paper Designs.

Broni said...

What a great idea to use these colors for a Christmas card! I love your little kitty! Thanks so much for playing along in the Color Throwdown with us!

Adria the Copic-less said...

great color combo. I love what you did with NOEL and the cat is charming! a lovely card :) Thank you for sharing the love over at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Very sweet Christmas card! LOVE the row of buttons! Thanks for joining us for the Color Throwdown!

Sally Atkins said...

Fantastic card Emily! I really love that row of buttons and the way you used the album cover as the layout inspiration. Hope you had a wonderful weekend! x

Ann said...

SO cute! Love the row of buttons! Thanks for playing the EBTKS challenge!

Tameko said...

Lovely card. Like the colors, and buttons. Gives me some ideas for some of these papers that I have not used yet.

Winter said...

So cute! I love all the colored buttons! Thanks for playing with us in the EBTKS challenge! :)