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

Monday, August 2, 2010

CAS Owl Birdday

Hey, everybody!! Welcome to Monday. I have a quick CAS (clean and simple) birthday card to share with you. I made it for today's SCS CAS challenge, CAS78, to use polka dots. I used a great CAS sketch from earlier this summer (CAS72), too.

This fab owl image is another sneak peek from the Mark's Finest Papers set, Owl Be There. Great news: this awesome set will be released next week!! I colored the owl image using the Poppin' Pastels technique, dabbing chalks over Versamark ink. This is also for this week's Stampin' B challenge, to make a birthday card, and for the Just For Fun Friday Color Challenge #22.
We had an awesome weekend. Not much time for stamping, though! We saw two movies with the kids (Harriet the Spy Friday night and Planet 51 Saturday night). Saturday my DH had all-day plans for working in the garage, so I took off early with the kids to explore the nearby super-quaint seaside village of Rockport, MA. I treated the kids to breakfast at a cute little diner (Flav's Red Skiff) a stone's throw from the town wharf. They both had mini pancakes and shared a side of bacon and were in heaven because breakfast out is a huge rarity for us. Then we checked out the views from the town wharf (including the ultra picturesque Motif #1), wandered out Bearskin Neck to the harbor break wall, peeked in windows of art galleries and fancy gift shops, watched the waves roll onto and seagulls soar above Front Beach, browsed in souvenir stores, shopped for saltwater taffy, and generally soaked up the salty atmosphere. What a wonderful, laid-back adventure! The kids want to know when we can go back again. Me, too!!

On Sunday, all four of us headed to the Larz Anderson Auto Museum in Brookline, MA, for its annual Italian car show, Tutto Italiano. We've been going to this show for 10 years now to satisfy my DH's need for speed and interest in exotic cars. This lawn event is on the beautiful grounds of the former Anderson estate and grows bigger and bigger each year. We all had fun looking at the collection of cool, exotic, historic, sometimes rare, and often red Italian cars including Lamborghini, Ferrari, Alfa Romeo, Fiat, De Tomaso, and Maserati models. And this show always offers fabulous people-watching opportunities! The weather was fabulous, and we all enjoyed ourselves.

Well, thanks for dropping by today!!

Stamps: MFP Owl Be There
Paper: MFP hazelnut tan CS, SU pumpkin pie CS, various SU DP scraps
Ink: Versamark, Palette burnt umber
Accessories: CM corner rounder punch, CM oval cutting system, paper piercer, dimensionals, Stampin' Pastels, sponge dauber
Techniques: Poppin' Pastels, paper piercing


Marisa said...

Great CAS card, Emily, and a great use of the colours.

I'd be all over that Italian car show LOL! The "hummm" of a Ferrari or Lamborghini just makes me swoon LOL! We have one of each in the area and see and/or hear them once in a while....oh be able to drive one of them would be SO much fun!! And yes, red is best LOL!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What a cute card Emily! The paper piercing adds a nice touch :)

Benzi said...

Love your CAS card, Emily, and I remember when Diane/Fionna51 did that sketch. Oh, I see Marisa is a swooner for those awesome cars.LOL Sounds as if you had a wonderful weekend.


Awesome card Emily. I just love the paper piercing you did. Thanks for joining in the Color Challenge at JFF this week!

Starla said...

Cute layout and I like the paper piercing (something that adds some "pop" and is so simple! I really need to remember to use it more!)
Glad you could play along with JFF this week!

Joanne (jojot) said...

sounds like you had a fab will have to let me know where in MA you are located...I am in eastern CT

anyhoo...glad to take a second look at this beauty...CAS and yet so unique in sketch and color...fabulous work

thanks for playing with the Stampin B's

Colleen Dietrich said...

What a nice, fun-packed weekend you all had! So glad you had time to stop and smell the roses.

And the card - it is a cutie! Love that sketch; it looks so CAS.