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

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Ticket to Summer

Today my DD and DS were so helpful on our trip to the grocery store. They were fabulous about taking turns pushing the grocery cart; they were helpful with adding necessities to our cart; they were polite to one another; they were invaluable when it came time to unload the cart at the checkout counter; and most of all, they were pleasant the entire time! During the school year, I do our grocery shopping while they are both at gymnastics, so they have been out of practice for shopping. After having some issues last week, I was just thrilled with today's improvements. As a treat, I let them pick out a special dessert for just the two of them to share at supper. They chose a tiny (4-inch diameter) decorated cake at the bakery. It was on the day-old rack and rang up at just $1.90. I think they were a little surprised that I agreed! They decided to make it last for two days with half of it for tonight and half of it for tomorrow. It was my turn to be surprised in the car on the way home when they both remembered, out of the blue, to thank me profusely for letting them get the cake. That made my heart sing!!

Later, as I was checking today's daily SCS challenge (Yellow Sunshine), my DD peeked over my shoulder and asked if she could make a card for the challenge, too. She said she knew JUST what she would do with it. Of course, I said sure. Then she asked if she could start her own account on SCS so she could upload it. DS immediately got in on the act, too! So, long story, short: both of my crafting kiddos now have their very own SCS accounts. We spent the afternoon making cards together, and they both posted their very first challenge cards. Consequently, it took me way longer to finish my card and post it, and longer still to get around to my blog post, but we had fun. They were over-the-moon excited to get their first comments! It was the sweetest ever to watch. I'm not sure how they managed to fall asleep tonight. If you want to take a peek at their first SCS uploads, you can click here for DD's card and here for DS's card.

OK, now on to my little slice of happy for the day! I was inspired by the colors in this photo, and used a heavy dose of yellow for the SCS Yellow Sunshine challenge.
I used a Taylored Expressions sketch (#107) from several months ago. I had used it once before, loved it, and saved a copy of the sketch in my stack of "keeper" layouts.

As you can see, I couldn't resist adding another pennant banner to my card! Making these is so fun, and they have a lot of impact. My DD helped me cut out the pennants this time while I was assembling the rest of the card. I'm also having a blast playing around with the raffle tickets I picked up in five different colors at our local Dollar Tree. What a cool addition!

For the supplies used in this card project, please click here. Thanks for sharing in my bliss today!


Tenia Nelson said...

Love this!!!!!!!

Benzi said...
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Benzi said...

Oops! Emzi, I had to delete my earlier comment so here we go again: I'm checking out the new blogs tonight...yours and Colleen's. I love your bright, cheerful card and that wonderful pennant banner. I am heading to your DD and DS's SCS account. I know they are super excited!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

LOVE this, Em!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Another gorgeous pennant card! So bright and cheerful, it reminds me of a carnival (all the good parts of a carnival!). Checked out DD and DS cards and left comments for them. Wow, how did they get so many comments already?? Must be their "connections" thru Mom!

Anonymous said...

Love your card, Emily! So bright and happy! I love your children's cards too - have been to leave them comments! It's so great to see kids being creative. Mine are a bit old to be crafting with Mum (in their 20s!) but maybe if grandchildren come along I can do some with them!

Julie Ranae said...

Really love what you did with the challenge colors for The Play Date Cafe Challenge...can't wait to see what you do with us next : )

Joel said...

Your card is SOOOOOOO CUTE!
Great card for the play date cafe'! :D