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

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Flourished Birthday Cake

Wow! What a whirlwind week it's been here at the Keaton household: my husband celebrated a birthday (his 25th~*wink*); our kids headed back to school (with our DD starting middle school--eek!); both kids started up a new season of gymnastics; DH was on work-related travel for a couple of days; I've been busy getting projects ready and posted for the Mark's Finest Papers September release blog hop which ran from Tuesday through Friday; and DD left after school yesterday for an all-weekend Girl Scout camping trip. Busy, busy, busy, but it's all good. :)

With the blog hop going on this week, I didn't get a chance to post my Stampin' B's DT challenge card from this week!! So here it is now:

This week for the Stampin' B's DT challenge, Lois challenged us to use GREEN, BLUE, and PINK on our cards.

I thought those colors would be perfect for a birthday card! I used Flourishes' Let Them Eat Cake set to build up my birthday layer cake on a filigree stand. I found the perfect DP to fit the challenge colors in a pad of designer paper from The Angel Company (Whimsy Blossoms) that I've had for years. I just love the bright colors in this collection. I added a little zigzag stitching, Martha Stewart deco fan corner punches, rhinestones, buttons, and ribbon for a bit of pizzazz and called it a day. This is a rather large card, 5" x 7". Along with the sentiment, "Birthdays are nature's way of telling us to eat more cake," there's plenty of room inside for LOTS of birthday wishes!!

This card was also for Flourishes' Look Who's 3 Challenge FLLCSEP10, which was to make a birthday card honoring Flourishes' THIRD birthday. I got a bonus entry in the prize drawing for using Flourishes stamps.

I also played along with the EtsyInspired Challenge #104 this week, which was to be inspired by something from the Glamasaurus Etsy Shop. I was inspired by this cute Heart-Shaped Pink Cuppycake Ring:
Thanks for taking a peek at my green, blue, and pink birthday card today!! We're going to try to go apple-picking tomorrow. Mmmm . . . freshly picked apples. Now there's a little slice of bliss for you!! See you again soon!

Stamps: Flourishes Let Them Eat Cake
Paper: TAC Whimsy Blossoms DP, SU whisper white CS, DCWV blue textured CS
Ink: SU bashful blue, Palette chartreuse, Rubber Stampede fuchsia, Palette noir black
Accessories: MS deco fan corner punch, CM corner rounder punch, sewing machine, fuchsia satin ribbon, vintage buttons, foam tape, rhinestones
Techniques: machine stitching


Marisa said...

Gotta love when you become a full time taxi driver again LOL! Loving this card all over again. Those corners are fabulous as is the multicoloured cake.

Tenia Nelson said...

Super cuteness!!!!!

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful Birthday Cake, Emily! I love the filigree stand and all those pretty layers. What a bright and happy card!

Silke Ledlow said...

Super beautiful birthday card Emily!!! Love how you used this Flourishes Set :)!!! Hugs ~S~

Amy said...

Such a pretty card!!

Joan Ervin said...

Ooooh, such pretty colors and I love the Flourishes cake....the fancy corners look awesome, too, and what beautiful sewing!!!!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

LOVE this, Emily! That cake is super yummy! Thanks for playing in the EIC! :)

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Fun and festive. I like these colors. Sounds like you had a busy week. Hope it settles down now that the kids are in school. :0)

Joanne (jojot) said...

I was wonderfing if I had missed this post.....such a bright, festive, HAPPY fab to have you on our team....hugs, joanne

Anonymous said...

Ooo, this is absolutely gorgeous, Emily! I love the colours - I always think 'pastel' with that colour combination but your brighter colours look fantastic!

Colleen Dietrich said...

What happy shades of pink/blue/green you've picked! And don't you just love those oh-so-versatile cake layers from that Flourishes set? I sure do. Great choice to make each layer a different color. And your designer papers are so pretty!