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

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

A Single Layer for My Hubby

OK, so I don't think I've been running on all of my cylinders since returning from our vacation last week. First I completely forgot how to run our clothes washer. Then I totally forgot my daughter's orthodontist appointment. And until yesterday, it hadn't dawned on me that the fact that my hubby's birthday is coming up this week meant that I needed to make him a birthday card!!

I scrambled to make something today, but my mojo needed a shot in the arm. I spent waaaaaaaaay too much time sifting through challenges that might help give me a direction for his card. I finally came up with this one-layer CAS card for him:
If you've read about our camping adventure this summer (which you can find more about here), you'll understand why I chose this Unity Destination: Happiness stamp! I have to admit that while on our extended journey, I was the happiest and most at peace as I've been in quite a while. It was definitely all about the journey!!

I found direction for this card in these challenges:
Here's hoping that my mojo soon returns! Our kids start back to school tomorrow, so perhaps that will help--having some time to myself again. Time will tell. :)

Thanks for dropping by for my little slice of bliss today!
Emily

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Unity Destination: Happiness
Paper: heavyweight white cardstock from Mark's Finest Papers

Ink: Versafine onyx
Accessories: baker's twine, heart sticker, red Prismacolor pencil, red rhinestone from Queen & Co.

31 comments:

Sue Lelli said...

Emily, I just LOVE this card, especially after your camping adventure! He will LOVE this! The camper and the sentiment and the pops of red and the twine all just WORK so WELL together!

Jinny Newlin said...

I LOVE this, Emily! We, too, are getting ready to head out on a camping adventure soon. I hope that it is as peaceful and relaxing as yours. Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

StampinCathy said...

OMGosh!!! I just love this manly man card. Love how you combined all the challenges. Thanks for playing along with us at ATU!

Erin said...

I can't beleive you crammed so many challenges in this sweet simple card-WHAT TALENT Emily!!!

Marisa said...

Love it! How totally perfect for your hubby after your summer trip.

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love this, but I'm sure that comes to no surprise to you... and what a great way to combine all those challenges!

Lisa A. said...

Hi long lost friend!!! I went all the way back to June and looked at your cards and pictures(all amazing)...cool to see your trip and your hubby...you have been one very, very busy lady!!!!!! It seems the only blogs I get to these days are the ones doing the same challenges...I LOVED looking at all your lovely cards...this one for your husband is sweet and wonderful!! I LOVE the sentiment with your trailer...love that set...and one layer...PERFECT:)!! Hugs to you, Emily!!!!

Glenda J said...

Absolutely terrific! Great work!

Virginia L. said...

Gorgeous one layer card, Emily! It is so sweet and perfect for your hubby! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays! Hope to see more of your fabulous work!

Carol said...

Fabulous OLC, love the sentiment. I'm glad I'm not the only person who forgets things. Thanks for your comment on my card. Carol x

Pauline said...

This is brilliant, a fab card for your hubby! I love the wrapped twine, and the fun caravan image, the sentiment is fab too.

wearestampers said...

This is a perfect card for your DH! Love the camper, a great reminder of your wonderful travels!!
Pam

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

LOOOOOOVe this! I love that camper--one of my fav images! I love the simple design! And I love that I'm not the only one where I forget to do things and just have a crazy week in general! Hope your hubby has a wonderful bday:)


Thanks so much for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the PDCC!
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Thanks so much for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the RCC!
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Thanks so much for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at ATU! LOL! I love that you combined so many challenges:)

Auntie Em said...

Great card! I am sure DH will love it, especially after such a long trip!(I was just reading the post about it. What a vacation!) Glad you are all back and getting settled. I got a chuckle at the forgetting how to run the washing machine. Hope things are running smoother for you now.
Thanks for sharing! :)

Colleen Dietrich said...

Look at you, back rolling many challenges into one card! Now *that's* my friend Emily! ;) I think this card is SOOOOO special for your DH. Wow! He is sure to love it, it has so much meaning wrapped up into it. As far as forgetting stuff, I forgot my mome's birthday is this weekend. Have to dig through my box o' cards instead of making one special just for her. :( Bad daughter! THanks for playing with us at The Play Date Cafe. :)

Linda R. said...

Oh my stars.. He is just going to love this card.. I love that image. And I know that my hubby would love a single layer card.. He is always telling me I put way to much stuff on my card.. I beg to differ..

Hugs, Linda

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

This is a FABULOUS OLC, Em! Your hubby will LOVE it. :)

Jess said...

This stamp is one of my favs!! I love it and I love your card. The twine is the perfect finishing touch.

Benzi said...

This is what I call the perfect birthday card for hubby..just returning from your travelling adventure. I do love that image and those hearts scattered about.

Debbie Carriere said...

What a great card and perfect for your husband after your MOAV :) Thanks for playing along at The RIbbon Carousel!!

Lisa Petrella said...

Super cute card!! LOOOOVVVEEE that sweet little camper image!!

Anita said...

This is fabulous Emily and I'm sure the perfect card for hubby after the wonderful vacation you all had this summer.

Danielle Daws said...

I love this! The layout and colours are perfect. Thanks for joining us at The Ribbon Carousel Challenge!

Laura Davis said...

This is so sweet!
Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!
Laura

Laurie said...

So totally cute! I love the little camper with the pops of red! Thanks for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays!

lisa arana said...

Oh my, this is simply wonderful! What a PERFECT card for your hubby's birthday!!!! Love the cas look with the little pop of red.

onecraftymama said...

I must say I'm really curious to know exactly how you forgot how to run the washer...so that I can forget too :) Too bad that it didn't make the laundry fairy show up!
I really love this card for your husband - I'm not sure you could have made a more appropriate or meaningful one! It's really perfect.

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Awesome Emzi!!! I love the sentiment. How touching for you fantastic journey. And just how could you forget about the laundry??? Aurghhhh-laundry keeps me away from what I love doing best.lol
Bear Hugs,
Carol

Meg said...

Oh this IS just perfect for you hubs after your fabulous adventure! The little red accents on the trailer are just perfect!

Rebecca said...

LOVE it! Thanks for showing us how magnificent a simple one layer card can be! And thanks for playing along with All Things Unity!

Marcie S. said...

Such a FABULOUS card! I love simple, one layer creations because it really makes you think creatively. That rhinestone taillight is a great touch! Thanks for playing along with us at All Things Unity!