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

Monday, September 27, 2010

Fall Leaves and My Last Blog Award

Happy Monday to you! I feel like I have things reasonably under control this morning, so I wanted to take a moment to share a card that I made yesterday. I just LOVE how this one turned out!!
I won this beautiful Stampin' Up Branch Out set as blog candy from Shelly Schmidt at My Creative Rumblings over the summer. I have always drooled over it and was thrilled to finally own it!! But my crazy summer didn't allow time to play with it, so I finally treated myself yesterday and took time to assemble it and do some stamping. :)

The felt curlicue is a pre-cut self-adhesive Felt Fusion border from Queen & Co. It comes in a 12" strip (which I found on sale for $0.74 at A.C. Moore) and is easy to cut. I love how it dressed up my card!! The buttons are from my stash, and I tied a bow of brown burlap string through the big button.

These cute leaves are from a pack of autumn harvest felt stickers that I just picked up last week at Target's Dollar Spot. The pack of 75 stickers includes these deep maroon maple leaves, green oak leaves, orange pumpkins, and brown "FALL" words (you can just see the part of one of these on the inside of my card.) I think I'm going to get a lot of mileage out of these!!

This card is for these challenges:
I know I mentioned last week that I had one more blog award to accept and then award to fellow bloggers. Unfortunately, blogging time has been rather elusive the past several days, so I wasn't able to fit it in. However, it makes me very happy to finally get the chance to accept this One Lovely Blog Award from two fellow bloggers, Sally of Cards for All Reasons and Susan of Imagine.Create.Express. Thank you so very much, ladies!! I am touched and honored by your awards. :)

And now I get to pass on this award to seven more bloggers with lovely blogs. My picks are:

I think that ALL of these ladies do beautiful work and have friendly and inviting blogs that are a joy to visit!! (If you haven't checked out these lovely blogs, it would be worth your while to do so.) Congratulations to all of you, you are truly deserving. Have fun spreading the love!! :)

And with that, fair readers, I bid you adieu. My To-Do list beckons. Thanks so much for dropping by for a visit!!

Card Recipe:
Stamps: SU Branch Out
Paper: SU pumpkin pie CS, SU whisper white CS, DCWV Indian Summer Stack DP
Ink: Palette burnt umber, SU so saffron, SU pumpkin pie, SU old olive
Accessories: CM oval cutting system, sponge, sewing machine, buttons from my stash, brown burlap string, Queen & Co Felt Fusion scroll border, leaf felt stickers from Target's Dollar Spot
Techniques: sponging, machine stitching


Marisa said...

What a great card, Emily!! That is such a fun tree and I love the felt leaves and "grass" you made! The three buttons are great as is all the stitching around the edges. Great card! Congrats on the award too :)

Tamie said...

That is tree is awesome and you make using felt so easy! Love the buttons, stitching bows..well everything. Thanks for sharing your inspiration with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

Benzi said...

What a great Fall card and I think your tree looks so much like your afghan inspiration. I can't wait for the trees to turn gorgeous! I am loving your felt stickers and scroll as they gave your card such wonderful color and they're such nice embellies. Oh, those stitches..I just have to get out my sewing machine. I think I've forgotten how to use it. LOL Love your card!

Emily, congrats on getting your award and how sweet to pass it on to me. It sure makes one have a happier Monday. Can' wait to post it on my blog and send it on. Thanks so much.

Leanne said...

Too cool, love the card you did. The felt leaves awesome. Thanks for playing with us!

Leanne DT 4 Crafty Chicks

Saskia said...

Beautiful card, so elegant!!
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenge and... good luck!!

Sweet greetings, Saskia
(guest designer)

Elizabeth (Beth) Moore said...

Such a great project! Thanks for sharing! Also, just a note to say that Papercraft Star will be holding a DT call soon and right now you can sign up to win a $25.00 gift certificate too! We'd love for you to join for our challenges!

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Emily - your card is way too cool! I love all of the texture and the colours - gorgeous! Your leaves are perfect - no wonder you are excited to win this set - it is divine! Love it! Thanks for joining us this week at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge, we appreciate you support and would love to see you join us again next week! {{{hugs}}}
Linda MMSC Design Team!

Carol said...

Emily this is beyond gorgeous. I just love those felt die cuts....they are awesome!!! What a beautifully stamped and colored image. What an exceptional piece of work so beautifully crafted. Great job with the sketch this week. Thank you so much for playing along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :O}
Midnight Madness Design Team

Meg said...

Wow, gorgeous card! I love all your fall felt finds...I may have to check out the dollar spot soon! That fall plaid goes great with your image, too.

And thanks SO much for the One Lovely Blog award!! Aw, I love some warm fuzzy blog love, especially from someone whose taste in crafting I truly admire! You're the bestest, thanks! :)

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

Such a beautiful card! I love the felt leaves and diec ut swirls. The tree image is lovely! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations. Your work is fabulous!

Lynn McAuley said...

Emily, you are the sweetest thing!! Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful blog award with me!!

Your autumn card is absolutely divine!! I love this beautiful tree and your sensational felt embellishments!! Loving' that stitching, too!!

mforquer said...

Emily - this is beautiful! So glad you took the time to treat yourself - b/c in the end it was a treat for us!! Thanks for playing at Crafty Creations this week!

Holly Moore said...

Wow! Your card did turn out so well. I love fall and this one just makes me feel good Emily. Thank you so much for playing the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week. Your work is always so great. Hope to see you again next week.

Holly R. Moore

ChristineCreations said...

Such a lovely card! Love the embellishments to accent the pretty tree!

Bonnie said...

I love your beautiful Autumn tree and the felt leaves! Are you seeing any color in MA yet?

Sprytebyrd said...

Oh, Emily! This is just gorgeous!! Love all the fabulous felt, adds such luscious texture!
Thanks so much for playing along this week at Stamptacular Sunday ♥ Good luck on our Season's Change challenge!
Dee (Spryte)
Sprytebyrds Spot

Colleen Dietrich said...

Terrific card, Em! I love it too. All the little details are just so right, and congrats on finding 75 felt leaves for so little money! Gotta love Target. I have that stamp set too, and haven't played with it enough. You have inspired me to get it back out soon!

Anita said...

Emily, this is truly a beautiful fall card. I love the buttons with the string and the felt leaves are the perfect embellishment.

Lori said...

Love all the textures and embellies you used on your fall card! WTG!

Lori - 4 Crafty Chicks DT

Kristy Smith said...

Emily -

What a great card and a great honor! Thank you so much for the award... I'm so flattered! =) I'm also so excited for the chance to give the award to 7 more lucky ladies! =) Thanks again, I can't wait to see what you have up next! =)

maryr917 said...

this is such a great fall card emily-love the colors and particularly the plaid dp-those leaves were a great buy-have to run by my local target and see if they have any

Annette said...

What a totally fabulous fall card - I love the tree image, it's stunning! Thanks for joining us at SSC this week.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful autumn card. I really like the felt leaves and your button use.

Anonymous said...

Emily this is beautiful!! Thanks so much for joining in the Crafty Creations challenge this week!

Cath said...

Hey Emily! What a sweet approach to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! Thanks so much for playing along! :)