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

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Sparkly Springtime

Happy sunny Saturday to you! It's cold here today, but at least it isn't gloomy. We had a fun family night last night (homemade pizza and a movie with the kids here at home. We finally saw Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Funny!) and we are enjoying a leisurely Saturday for once.

Last month I won a $20 gift certificate to DeNami Design Rubber Stamps. They have a plethora of precious products, so it took me a while to decide what to get. But I finally placed my order earlier this week, and my new DeNami stamps arrived a few days ago. I couldn't wait to try them out, and today was my day to play. So this is my very first DeNami card!
I fell in love with this adorable Rosebud Trio as soon as I laid eyes on it! Unfortunately, my rhinestone centers kind of obscure the sweetly swirled centers. But that gives me an excuse to try again with this stamp sometime soon. :)

This card is playing along with these challenges:
Before I go, I want to share a photo of a little project my 12YO daughter has been having fun with. She had a friend over after school yesterday and they spent a blissful afternoon at our kitchen island crafting a flock of these fluffy little Easter chicks. It looked like a chicken coop here afterward--you should have seen the little feather bits swirling around everywhere--but I'd have to say the mess was oh-so-worth-it. These little guys make me smile!!

Thanks for stopping by to check out my little slice of bliss today! Have a super weekend.
Emily

Card Recipe:
Stamps: DeNami Designs Rosebud Trio, SU Tiny Tags, The Angel Company (sentiment)
Paper: MFP white storm CS, SU old olive CS, SU pumpkin pie CS, K&Co Marmelade DP

Ink:
SU old olive, SU pumpkin pie
Accessories:
MS french scroll corner and border PATP punches, SU jewelry tag punch, yellow embroidery floss, needle, colored pencils, foam tape, brad, rhinestones, rhinestone butterfly sticker
Techniques: hand stitching

33 comments:

Kristy Smith said...

Emily, what a GREAT choice for a first DeNami stamp! And I LOVE what you did with this card, just perfect! =) As always, fabulous job!

Lisa Petrella said...

Gorgeous card, Emily! LOVE those rhinestones in the centers of the rosebuds! So glad you have some DeNami stamps now and were able to play along with this challenge!! And those little chicks that your daughter and her friend made are ADORABLE!! I see craftiness runs in your family!!

~jan said...

Your blog is such a happy place, Emily! Love your card-that image is so sweet! Love the stitched "rays"! :) Please let your DD know those chicks are adorable! Thanks for sharing your card with us at The Paper Variety!

Keva said...

What a great layout and the colors really pop together. The images are totally cute! The little chickies your daughter made are too sweet! Thanks for joining us at Color Throwdown this week!

Marisa said...

Great card! Love teh touches of bling and your bling butterfly!! The little chicks are amazing!! Love them :) What a fun project and I have a great mental picture of the feathers everywhere LOL!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

Your card is fab, Emily! Your chickie project looks like fun! I can imagine the feather mess! LOL! :)

...:::Paulina:::... said...

This is so cute, Emily! I love the little scene with the sun, butterfly and flowers! LOVE that you got your first DeNami stamps- we are excited to see what you create in the future.

Thanks for joining us in the DeNami challenge!

Tenia Nelson said...

Love your card and that flower stamp is one of my favs!!! Your daughter did a super awesome job on her project!!!!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Super cute card Emily! Love the ornate frame and the sweet flowers!

patti west said...

hi Emily! Love this adorable card so much! Your stamped flowers and stitching on the sun totally caught my eye. So sweet!! :) Thanks for sharing at the Paper Variety!!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Hi Emily, I'm glad you got some DeNami stamps at long last; aren't they wonderful? I love the flower trio you picked out. It's the cutest. And looks like your daughter really enjoyed herself with this "cheep" creation!

Crafty Math Chick said...

You did great with all of those challenges Emily - congratulations winning some Denami Design stamps - they have such cute images. I love all the bling you added, and your daughter's chicks made me smile too!
~Meredith

Michele Gross said...

Oh Emily! Its soo pretty! Love the colors and love that stamp!! The gems are darling!

Joanne (jojot) said...

your DeNami stamp is fabulous and will be very versatile...Congrats on your win....

those chicks are adorable

Emily Leiphart said...

Emily, your card is beautiful! I love your colours, the bits of bling, especially that butterfly, and also the stitching for the sun's rays!

Your daughter's Easter chicks are the cutest! Thanks for sharing her sweet project, too.

Anita said...

A beautiful and cheery card Emily. I love the punch and the rhinestones in the flowers look so pretty.

Benzi said...

OMG, a chicken coop..that gave me a big smile. I could just picture all those colorful feathers flying everywhere. What fun they must have had.
I love your rosebuds and it is such a pretty card. I am really eyeing that rhinestone butterfly. Love it.

~Tammy~ said...

Your daughter's project is adorable! Your card is very cheerful!

Sue Lelli said...

Emily, what a FAB DeNami freebie choice! LOVE your card and the rhinestones on the flowers are a sweet touch! LOVE how you cut them out and popped them! Also LOVE the chickies! I miss those days of kid's crafts!

Linda R. said...

I just love the image you won.. What a good choice you made.. This is such a cute card.. And your little chicks your daughter made are soooo cute. You sound like the best MOM ever..

Hugs, Linda

Auntie Em said...

Your card is so sweet! I love the bling and stitching on it. Great image and really like the way you popped the blossoms.
Those little chickens are so precious and so are the lovely memories the girls will have of making them. Feather pieces can be swept away...we are so lucky that happy memories can't!
Thanks for sharing! :)

Andrea M said...

Emily, this card is FABULOUS!!! WOW!!! Love the bling on the flowers and the fabby butterfly! The twine is perfect too! So lovely!!! You picked a beautiful stamp with your gift certificate! Thanks so much for playing along with DeNami Design!

Wendy said...

Looks like you put your new DeNami stamps to a great use. Lovely card, and your use of rhinestones is perfect for the challenge!

suzARTe said...

such a lovely card Emily, have tried to leave this comment a few times.

dpkennedy said...

Your card is so sweet! I love the stitched rays of the sun!! The chicks are adorable too-who wouldn't love a flock of these?
Thanks for playing the Color Throwdown!

Laurel said...

Lovely card and love your colors! The rhinestones in the flowers are perfect! Thanks for playing along with us at Wee Memories this week!!!!

April said...

Beautiful card!! I love how you stitched the rays of the sun. :) Thanks for playing along with us at The Paper Variety!!
- April

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, sweet! I do love the little rosebud trio, too! And those chicks -- too cute! Got to point this out to a friend who's always doing crafts with her kids. She'll love this! Thank you!

Marisa said...

Congrats on your CTD win this week, Emily!!!! Go Punchies go :)

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Such a sweet card love the pretty square frame!!!!Thanks so much for playing along with us at Wee Memories!!!!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Congrats on winning over at Color Throwdown.

Ayana Posadas said...

Oh, this is SO cute! I love the little scene you created. The sun rays are my favorite!
I'm so glad you played along in the DeNami challenge.

Emily Leiphart said...

Emily, I'm back to say way to go on being Color Throwdown's Featured Stamper for this awesome card! Woot!! Have an awesome week! :D