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

Monday, October 18, 2010

Just the Ticket for Thinking of You

Happy Monday!! I have a quick "thinking of you" card to share with you this morning.
I made this with these challenges in mind:
More tree drama on Bliss Road this weekend. We had a humdinger of a Nor'easter last Thursday night into Friday. We ended up getting 3 inches of rain along with high winds. On Friday afternoon, not 20 minutes after DD walked home from school, we heard a horrendous crashing sound outside. Upon investigation we found that a huge pine tree just five feet on the other side of our property line (on town-owned forest land) had been twisted off by the wind about halfway up and fell, quite luckily, away from our house. We are quite thankful that we sustained no damage.

However, there is a paved path through the woods, running parallel to our property line, that leads between our town's middle school and high school. It is traveled by students before and after school and is our own route to both middle school for DD and elementary school for DS, as well as the route we take to walk to our town center. Anyway, this huge pine tree came crashing down smack-dab across the path, effectively blocking it. Again, quite thankfully, there were no students on the path at the time that it fell. But when it was time to meet DS after school, there was no option but to climb through the tree, so we bushwhacked our way amongst the limbs and pine boughs. I left a message for the town department of public works that a tree had fallen across the public path and would need to be cleared away. The sounds of chainsaws buzzing away in the woods next to our house this morning warmed my heart as I worked on this card, and I'm happy to report that all the pine tree wreckage has all been carted off. Our paths are clear again!!

Thanks for dropping by to peek at my little slice of bliss for this Monday!!


Card Recipe:
Stamps: {ippity} Now and Always (blossom and sentiment), Unity Total Cuteness (bracket element)
Paper: SU pumpkin pie CS, various CS from The Paper Company
Ink: Palette noir black, Palette violette, Palette belle rose, SU pumpkin pie
Accessories: scissors, CM scallop corner punch, Stamp-a-Majig, green gem, raffle tickets (from Dollar Tree), paper piercer, hemp cord, needle
Techniques: paper piecing, stitching

18 comments:

de said...

Love your card Emily! Love the combo of challenges! And your use of tickets?! Adorable!

Thanks for playing EtsyInspired this week!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

I just adore this, EM! What a great layout and love how you used those tickets!

Lynn McAuley said...

Love this fun layered blossom with all these bright colors!! What a wonderful card, Emily!!

Kerry said...

Fun colors and fabulous flower! I love the little tickets too! Thanks for playing in the Etsy Inspired Challenge and for visiting my shop!

Marisa said...

Wow, those are some bright colours LOL! You have used them wonderfully, along with the sketch :)Love the flower and the tickets are too fun :)

SO glad the tree fell the "right" way and not on to your house, and what a joy to hear the tree was cleared off the path so quickly! I had a great visual of you guys crawling through the tree on your way home :D

maryr917 said...

such a cute card emily and hitting 3 challenges is always good-glad to hear your kids and home are safe-pine trees have such a shallow root system-a number of them came down here in sommunities when we had our bad storm

Tammy said...

Very pretty and you did great combining all the challenges! Thanks for playing with us at OTWC and good luck! :-)

Dawn B. said...

I love your tickets Emily.. Those are really neat.. Great card... I am so glad no one was hurt.. That is some scary wind.. We have hardly any wind here in NC.. Weird.. Great job on your card and your tree whacking..

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What a fun card Emily! Love those tickets too! Happy all is well & 3" of rain is way toooo much for me!!!

Benzi said...

Emily, your card is just great and love the use of those tickets. I sure wish you could have shared some of that rain with me. We are sooooo dry and I am watering constantly. I am so glad no one was injured with the tree came down..another thing to be thankful for.

ChristineCreations said...

A fun card Emily....and WOW what a story, I can just picture you having to bushwhack through!

Emily Branch said...

I used the same inspiration piece for my design too! Great minds think alike. I love your take on it and your fabulous use of colors. The flower is such a great embellie to the card as well! Great design! Thanks for playing EIC this week!

Virginia L. said...

How I love you use the ticket!! FABULOUS card, Emily! Thanks so much for playing EI challenge!

Mandy said...

Oh, look at those colors...and the tickets! :) Fabulous card! Congratulations on the win!!

Anita said...

Fantastic card, Emily. I love the tickets and the bright cheery colors made me smile. So glad no damage was done to your property or any of the students.

Colleen Dietrich said...

Thank goodness no one was hurt! Wow, that could've been really bad.

I see you managed to do two OTWC cards with that color palette! Very cool. ANd I always like to see your tickets...i think of it as one of your 'trademarks' (along with the cheap-o sandpaper - hey, where is that stuff??).

Tenia Nelson said...

This card is sooooo awesome Miss Emily!!! Thanks for playing at OTWC and good luck!!!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Congrats on winning with this card over at Limelight!!