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

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Party Time Wreath and More Blog Awards

First, I wanted to share a card that I made for a Splitcoast CAS challenge last week and then never got around to posting here. The challenge was to be inspired by this photo of a balloon wreath found at How Does She? Isn't that fantastic? I thought my SU Circle Circus set would be just the thing to capture that balloon wreath!! This was a lot of fun. After making a bunch of intricate creations for the Mark's Finest Papers blog hop the previous week, it was a breath of fresh air to go CAS for this.

On my post yesterday, I promised to share more blog awards later in the week. Guess what? It's later!!! So without further ado, I'd first like to accept this lovely Beautiful Blogger award which was bestowed on me by Meg of Corgi Creations. Thanks so very much, Meg!! That was so sweet of you. :)

As a recipient of this award, I need to tell you seven facts about myself and then pass the award on to seven other bloggers. Here goes:
  1. I was born and raised in Ohio, but have lived in Massachusetts since just after we were first married.
  2. I've been to 48 of the 50 states. (I'm missing Hawaii and Nebraska--not what you were expecting, is it??)
  3. I love cooking or baking anything that makes the house smell good. (Made our first batch of apple crisp of the season last night for dinner. Talk about a good-smelling house . . . )
  4. I am a firm believer in walking to/from school and taking a packed lunch.
  5. I hate packing lunches. (I know . . . you just read item #4. Just because I believe in it, doesn't mean I have to like doing it!! I pack lunches every school day for DS and DD. DH packs his own--I have to draw the line somewhere!)
  6. My current guilty pleasure is a free subscription I got to People magazine. It helps make my daily six miles on a stationary cycle oh so much more bearable.
  7. I try to say "thank you" as much as possible. It's just the right thing to do.
And now the seven bloggers who so richly deserve this Beautiful Blogger award:
  1. Colleen of Dietrich Designs
  2. Sally of Cards for All Reasons
  3. Bonnie of Stamping with Klass
  4. Mary of the charmed life
  5. Joanne G. of The Inky Ocean Gazer
  6. Joanne T. of Sleepy in Seattle
  7. Susan of Imagine. Create. Express
Congratulations, ladies!! Have fun spreading around the love!! :)

One more blog award to go, but it will have to wait until tomorrow. It's late and I'm about to turn into a pumpkin. Thanks for tuning in--see you next time for another little slice of bliss!!

Card Recipe:
Stamps: SU Circle Circus, SU Party Punch
Paper: MFP CS, various CS scraps
Ink: Color Box Frost White pigment ink
Accessories: CM 1.25" circle punch, SU designer label punch, CM corner rounder punch, heat tool, black pen, circle template, dimensionals, white brad, white photo turn


Colleen Dietrich said...

Gee, thanks, Em! I'm feelin' the love, I am, I am! And it was nice reading those 7 things about you. (I hate making lunches, too)

Have a great day!

Bonnie said...

What an honor Emily! Thank you so much! Wow! I'm smiling from ear to ear!

Marisa said...

Loved learning a bit more about you :) Good for you on the 48 states! How many provinces have you been too LOL?! I'm with you on the packed lunches! Have a great day :)

maryr917 said...

thanks emily for this award-how sweet of you to think of me!! I enjoyed reading the 7 facts about you-now it's my turn

Dawn B. said...

This is so clever.. I love it.. What a great idea..

Anonymous said...

Oh Emily, thank you so much for the award - I'm truly honoured! I'll be posting it on my blog in the next day or two! Wow - you've only got 2 more states to visit, hope you manage it so you can say you've visited them all!

Joanne Travis said...

Thanks Emily for thinking of me with this award! You really made my day with your kindness. I enjoyed reading your fun facts :)

suzARTe said...

hi Emily,
have tried to leave this comment a few times before but not going through, good old blogger and me are not the best of friends. I just wanted to thankyou you for the award and I promise that I will put it on my blog soon. I was going to do it yesterday but had some bad news to deal with so will do it soon. THANKS AGAIN :) :)

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Too fun and a clever idea.