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

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Flashback Friday 11.0

Happy Saturday, everyone! After a week of cloudiness and too much rain, we actually saw the sun yesterday. SHOCK!! It dried things off just in time for our 12-year-old to participate in our local Relay for Life yesterday afternoon through early this morning. It was her first time in the American Cancer Society's signature fundraising event. She relayed with a team from her youth advisory board at our public library, so she wasn't there on her own, but she was a little nervous because she didn't know what to expect--and none of the rest of us were involved. Turns out she had an awesome time! She walked nearly four miles, had a blast, and even got a few hours of sleep overnight at her team's campsite. And luckily, no rain. Whew! We'd been sweating that one. We are SO proud of her--for trying something new that was a bit outside of her comfort zone (or maybe it was just outside of Mom's comfort zone?) and for the awesome fundraising she did in preparation for the event. She ended up raising $220 for the fight against cancer, which we think is just fantastic. Go, go, my sweet daughter!!

This morning I want to share a "classic" project that I'm submitting for the Flashback Friday 11.0 Challenge. Our challenge this time out is to post our first wedding card. Now I have to admit that I don't have much of a need for wedding cards these days--all of our friends are already married and everyone's kids are still too young to start off down that path. But I did make this card in February 2010. It is my first white-on-white card. I intentionally made it with no sentiment to keep it versatile, but while making it I thought it would make a great wedding card and added it to my stash with that idea in mind. It's still there (see? I told you I don't have much need for wedding cards right now!), but I know that's how I'll use it at my first opportunity. My original post for this card (in my SCS gallery--it predates my blog) may be found HERE.

Thanks for dropping by today. May your day be filled with bliss!!
Emily

8 comments:

Glenda J said...

Absolutely lovely. White on white is perfect for a wedding!

Marisa said...

Absolutely LOVE this card, Emily!!!! It's GORGEOUS! I feel a case coming in my future :)

A HUGE congrats to your daughter too! I just love seeing young people learning to/giving back. You can wear a proud mama grin for as long as you like (((Hugs)))

~amy~ said...

Okay....yahoooooooooooo for your girl!!! That is simply spectacular!

What a gorgeous monochromatic card..Sooo very perfect for a wedding card! Lovely design!! Thanks so much fir joining in the Flashback Fun!!!

Crafty Math Chick said...

So elegant! Congrats to J on her participation in such a worth cause! Your kids are terrific!
~Meredith

Benzi said...

Very pretty, Emily! I don't think I've ever made a wedding card, although I have had to buy several. What??? I do make cards, don't I? I should try a few.

Good for your daughter doing something so worthy. Great that she raised the money...there can never be enough for this cause. I know you're so proud of her.

onecraftymama said...

That ribbon looks so neat - and I love the crimped leaves & popped petals. So much dimension :)

More importantly, how amazing that your daughter is already involved in such a huge event! Our Relay is on June 3rd, and it is a HUGE event for our small town - 33 teams, and our town has less than 10,000 people. It can be a lot of fun, and it means so much to people that others are helping them fight. I'm sending her a big high five & a fist bump - way to go, girlie!!!

Colleen Dietrich said...

I've never seen this! It is so elegant, pretty, and textural. And I love that it's all white.

Anita said...

Emily this is so stunning! I love white on white and you've done a fantastic job with this one. Very elegant.