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

Friday, October 14, 2011

Ooooooooo, I'm a Celebrity!

OK, well, probably not really, but maybe just a teensy famous. How, you may ask, did I claim my bit o' fame? Well, I just found out that I'm in the DeNami Design InTouch Spotlight! Here's the back story: on World Card Making Day, DeNami ran a fun WCMD challenge asking DeNami fans to create and submit a card inspired by this beautiful photo.
The prize? The chance to be featured in the October DeNami InTouch newsletter, which, as Paulina at DeNami describes, "is sent to thousands and thousands of people worldwide, so you have the opportunity to be famous!" Oh, and a $25 gift certificate to DeNami Design, too. {grin}

Um, I think I spoiled the punch line--you already know that one of my creations was chosen. (But if you want to pretend that you didn't already know, you can go check out the announcement of the winners HERE!) Anyway, here is the card that earned me a place in the spotlight:
A few details for inquiring minds:
For my pumpkin focal point, I stamped the Small Jack O' Lantern and masked out the face. I used the Gamsol Magic technique to color in the pumpkin (using colored pencils blended with odorless mineral spirits and a paper blending stump) and matted it on a circle of DeNami's Desert Orange cardstock. The design on the rest of my card was made using the recently released Wheat Stalks stamp. Using my Stamp-A-Majig, I stamped the wheat stalks in a fan shape around a white scalloped circle. Dots of Gold Lame Smooch alternate with the wheat in each scallop. And I did a little tone-on-tone stamping to create a wheat-stalk background on my DeNami Chocolate Brown card base. A little tag (created with the "Thanks" sentiment from the Everyday Greetings set), some twine, and a bit o' stitching round out this little card. Done!

Wouldn't this be the perfect note for thanking your Thanksgiving dinner hostess? (if, that is, you are lucky enough to snag an invitation elsewhere so that *you* aren't the one stuck with all of the cooking ;). )

I've listed all of my supplies below. But feel free to drop me a line if you have any other questions about making this!

Thanks for sharing a little slice of bliss with me today!
Emily

Card Recipe:
Stamps: from DeNami Design: Wheat Stalks, Small Jack O' Lantern, Everyday Greetings set
Paper: Chocolate Brown and Desert Orange cardstock from DeNami, white cardstock
Ink: Versafine vintage sepia, Stampin' Up! so saffron
Accessories: EK Success 1 1/4" and 1 1/2" circle punches, EK Success 3" scalloped circle punch, Stampin' Up! jewelry tag punch, Crayola colored pencils, odorless mineral spirits, paper blending stumps, foam tape, Gold Lame Smooch, Stamp-A-Majig, hemp twine, sewing maching, thread
Techniques: machine stitching, Gamsol Magic, background stamping

16 comments:

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Congrats, soak up the spotlight :) What are you going to get with your gift certificate?

Marisa said...

Whoo Hoo!! You go Ms. Denami :) A huge congrats on your win. Punchies fame continues :)

Glenda J said...

Sweet! Congrats! Love your card...

Auntie Em said...

Congratulations!!! Your card is sooo lovely and you definitely deserve the acknowledgement. I love the look of the pumpkin coloured in with the pencil technique and the wreath of wheat behind.
Now you just have to go shopping with your gift certificate. That's always fun! :)

wearestampers said...

Super big congrats on your spotlight Emily!! Yay to you! Your card is lovely, and desrves to be 'shown off'!! You go girl, and happy shopping!!
Pam

lisa arana said...

Very cool, congratulations!!!

Linda R. said...

That is so cool.. Congrats to you my friend.. and I just love this sweet little card..

Hugs, Linda

Dawn B. said...

Wooohooo congrats. That is awesome. I could only wish to be invited or to be cooking for Thanksgiving. Just a quiet holiday for us this year. :( Your card is beautiful. Great job Emily and way to go.

Bonnie said...

Whoo hoo! Congratulations Emily! I see why this card is a winner. Beautiful!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Ace of a card, Em! And congrats on being featured for it, too. I like the subtle background stamping you did, and your centerpiece is just perfect. Hooray for you!

Benzi said...

Marisa is right...punchies fame continues. Ha This is awesome, Emily. And, the card is super. Go, Em!!!

Emily Leiphart said...

Yay, congrats on being spotlighted, Emily! I love your little pumpkin with the tag on the string.

Anita said...

Beautiful card and congratulations on being chosen for the spotlight - it is well-deserved my friend.

maryr917 said...

a big congrats to you my blogger friend-winning is always fun-I just won on the may arts ribbon blog-a big surprise and really nice stuff

Meg said...

Fabulous card-no wonder you're famous now! Am I allowed to say "I knew her when..."? :)

onecraftymama said...

{monkey clapping} yay! Totally well-deserved win, Emily! This is a great thank you card - since our Thanksgiving is past, I can dream about not cooking it next year ;)