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

Monday, November 1, 2010

Grassland Sympathy


A quick and easy card for this morning! Challenges incorporated into today's card creation:
We took our kids out trick-or-treating last night and had a fabulous time, despite the brisk temperatures and biting wind. DH and I wore our winter coats and gloves (and I should have taken my earmuffs!!) and were just barely comfortable. However, the thought of limitless sugary candy must have warmed our kids' hearts because they never once complained about being cold--and this is without the benefit of coats. Neither one wanted to ruin the look of their costume with extra bulk so they let an extra sweater layer underneath their costumes suffice. And the gloves we took along for them just in case? Too much bother!! They just got in the way of handling the candy and treats.

By the time we returned home, my fingers (in my gloves!) were numb but their bare hands were toasty warm. DH and I sipped hot cocoa while the kids sorted, tallied, and traded their candy. And first thing this morning before school, DS had to make both a bar graph and a pie chart of all the different kinds of candy he received. That's my boy!! He's all about the data. Of course, he had me print out his graphs (in color) so he could take them to school to show his second-grade teacher and class. Too cute :)

Thanks for stopping by to visit today!!

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers Bold & Free, Mark's Finest Papers A Walk in the Woods (sentiment)
Paper: PTI kraft CS, MFP hazelnut tan CS, MFP Snow Storm ultra smooth finish CS , SU baja breeze CS, DCWV textured teal CS
Ink: Palette charcoal, SU baja breeze
Accessories: CM circle cutting system, sponge, hemp cord, dimensionals
Techniques: sponging

19 comments:

Marisa said...

You did a bang up job with the sketch, Emily! Love the image and how you used the colour combo.

You had me LOL when I read about your household statistician :) Too cute! Glad the kids had a great time and you didn't freeze too badly.

Lea L. said...

This is so serene and comforting...perfect for the sentiment. The stamped circle is really beautiful! Great job with the CPS sketch!! ♥♥♥

Bonnie said...

I love the colors you used for your Sympathy card and the placement and layers of the circles! It looks like it was complicated to make.

ChristineCreations said...

What a neat sketch Emily...and those clouds are just beautiful, serene feeling!

Silke Ledlow said...

What a perfect Sympathy card Emily!!! Love this Sketch!!! Hugs ~S~

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful card Emily! So soft and serene looking. Love the sponged clouds! Thank you so much for playing along with the CR84FN challenge :)

Anita said...

Emily, this is beautiful. A perfect, soothing sympathy card.

Benzi said...

Love this sketch, Emily! What a great job on those clouds. And, your story about your son gave me a huge smile....so cute!

Dawn B. said...

LOL at the bar graph.. That is a boy for you.. It was so warm here for Halloween.. A nice day to treat. Your card is beautiful. I love the layout.

Sue Lelli said...

Your story was GREAT and so is your card! LOVE the image in the center and the sketch! I never use circles like that but might have to give it a try!

Linda Beeson said...

I love your card, what a really great way to use that CPS sketch.

Meg said...

Teehee, I love the image of your son making a bar graph of his candy!! A future math nerd in the making!! :)

Beautiful card...I love how you made the circle layout work for this sympathy card. What a peaceful image.

Colleen Dietrich said...

So cute about Joel and his data! Was that because he had to do it for school, or he just wanted to? Well, either way, he was eager to do it and that is so neat.

I like the sky and wheat field you've created on your CAS sympathy card. Very soft and pretty.

Carol said...

Emily that is too fun about your son graphing his haul of trick or treat candy. So cute. Your card is one fantastic creation. I can't get over that beautiful layout. It really compliments your composition. Lovely work. Have a great day.

Bear Hugs,
Carol

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

This is a beautiful sympathy card, Em!

Karen B. said...

Ooh so soft and pretty and serene, perfect for a sympathy.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful! A sympathy doesn't have to be full of stuff, I love this.

Catherine Pooler said...

Great interpretation of the sketch! Just lovely!

Kristii said...

Such a pretty card!!! Love the stamped image and the colors and the stitching.