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

Sunday, November 14, 2010


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How was your weekend? Ours was fabulous!! It started on Friday when our DD brought home her very first report card of her middle-school career. It was outstanding!! We are so very proud of her. To celebrate, we let her pick a pay-per-view on-demand movie for us to watch for our family movie night. So after our Friday homemade pizza, we all watched her pick, The Karate Kid (2010), and loved it!!

Saturday morning started off with, of all things, a power outage!! Thankfully, it lasted only 45 minutes or so, but it reminded us--yet again--of how much we rely on our electricity. DH and the kids started out in the yard on the leaf raking. Meanwhile, I was busy in the kitchen making homemade bread, baking a pan of apple crisp, and starting beef stew in the crockpot. Once that was all wrapped up, I joined the leaf crew outside. By midafternoon, we were all rewarded with a fantastic-looking yard and a fantastic homemade supper. But we were all completely wiped out!! All that raking and fresh air got to us and everybody turned in early.

We capped off our terrific weekend with a wonderful session of geocaching this afternoon. It was cool out and a bit cloudy, but the conditions were perfect--no bugs! And with most foliage off the trees and brush, it was much easier to get around. We found both caches we were seeking, and the kids were able to swap out some treasures at each cache. We even explored the area around the site of a former (and historic) mill and mill pond. Such fun!

OK, so onto my card for today. This is for one of the margarita-loving gals in my book group whose birthday is coming up in a few weeks. You can see in the closeup photo how I added "salt" to my margarita glass with some lime-green glitter glue!
Thanks for dropping by to check out my little slice of bliss for today!! See you again soon. :)

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Unity Margarita Moments
MFP limeade CS, SU pretty in pink CS, The Paper Company white CS, Basic Grey Nook & Pantry DP
Ink: Palette noir black
Accessories: CM oval cutting system, SU photo corners punch, SU modern label punch, colored pencils, Studio G Glitter Writer, pink buttons from my stash, pink rhinestones, dimensionals


Sue Lelli said...

Your card looks like a PARTY waiting to happen! LOVE the salt on the rim and the fruity paper you used! FAB birthday card!

Marisa said...

Loving the salt on the margarita LOL! Great card and a wonderful use of the colours. I raked leaves this weekend, not once but three times! Wind would come and go so the leaves would keep falling LOL! Part of me wishes they would all fall at once, but then it would be too bare too soon.

I want to see the Karate Kid. Saw the original and loved it - how's t hat for dating myself! Will have to pick it up and watch it.

Susan said...

Yummo on all fronts, the colors, the theme, the paper...a light hearted card sure to please the birthday girl.

We had a family leaf raking day yesterday oh and gutter clearing. It's the first round with the battle of the leaves...

Saskia said...

Great, yummy card!

Lovely to see your work at Crafty Creations Challenge! Thanks for joining us and good luck!

Greetings, Saskia :)

~Tammy~ said...

Beautiful card and layout! Great way to work both challenges! Thanks for joining in the fun with us at OTWC and Good Luck! :-)

Benzi said...

Great job on your card, Emily. Look at that of my favorite tastes. Ugh! Too bad. Of course, sweet tastes are my other downfall. Your card is sporting such awesome colors.

Sounds as if you had a big weekend. Good for your daughter. Hey, if you run out of leaves to rake, head south. I have gazillions piling up. DH usually gets them during the two weeks he takes off work at Christmas. Huge chore.

Jaclyn Miller said...

Your family sounds so fun, can I join? I spent all day Friday cleaning up my front yard of leaves and guess what? The wind blew a whole bunch more down on Saturday. :( But, it felt good to be on top of it. Anyway, I love your card and now I want a margarita too! Thanks for playing at OTWC.

Joan V said...

Emily, what a happy card. I hope your friend in your book club doesn't read your blog or she will see her cute card. LOL. She may be expecting a real margarita to go with it. Hmmm, margaritas at 10am. Like they say, it is 5 o'clock somewhere.
I enjoyed reading of your busy weekend with the family. Yum, comfort food for supper. I can just smell the bread and the stew. And apple crisp. Oh my, it is only 8:30 am. and I am hungry now. I may just have to make an apple pie today. Thanks for sharing. Have a great day.

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

Looks DELISH! That paper is PERFECT with those stamps! :)

Terry said...

HIya thanks for joining us at Sketch Saturday with this weeks challenge....and I might say that your card is georgous Hugs Terry xxxx

Silke Ledlow said...

Yummy and so delicious looking!!! Awesome card Emily!!! Hugs ~S~

Amy Kolling said...

Your weekend sounds much better than mine even if you had to rake leaves! I am in LOVE with your card as I LOVE fact I plan to make some tomorrow night after my long weekend of work! Thanks for sharing this fun and yummy card with us at OTWC!!

craftyb said...

super cute! Your pp matches the image perfectly - great colour mix! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Creations! bx

Colleen Dietrich said...

Great salt on the marg glass!! And I love how you did this sketch. Those buttons were the perfect thing for the little circles at the bottom.

SO glad you did some geocaching. I was thinking about that lately, how I hadn't heard anything about camping or geocaching.

Hey, why didn't I get a call for that dinner you made?! Oh, that's right - I was in CHarleston, anyway!

Annie said...

thank you for joining in with our anything goes challenge on CCT!
hugs, annie x

Pat said...

What a great card you made! I love the colors and layout.

Some of my kids & great grandchild # 7 are into geocaching, and it brings so many happy hours outside! CA weather helps make it year round fun!

Sounds like a lovely family weekend, Emily!
Hugs, Pat

Paula said...

Amazing card!!
so fun!
Thanks for joining us at sketch saturday! I love the way you've used the sketch!
Paula xx

Anita said...

This is so cute Emily. I love the colors and the salt on the glass lol! Mmm, dinner at your house this past weekend sounds divine.

Julie said...

Super cute card! Thank you for joining us at Cute Card Thursday!


Jo said...

Fabulous card, thank you for joining us this week at sketch saturday
Jo xx

Rachel said...

Awesome card!! love the sparkly salt on the glass. Thanks for joining us this week at Delightful Challenges.

cardmaking bird said...

Great card. I love how you've reflected the image in the papers - it's flows! Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges. Marie x

SemSee said...

Such a lovely card! Thanks so much for joining sketch #129 at Sketch Saturday! Hugs, Sem x