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

Friday, October 21, 2011

A Shabby HI for FWF

I'm so happy it's Friday and time again for Unity's Friends with Flair blog hop! Check the Unity Stamp Co. blog for hop details and a full list of today's participants.

I'm also happy because my sister is visiting me from Ohio! She arrived Wednesday night and is here until Sunday. Today we are working on making some note card sets that she can give as gifts this Christmas. I am just thrilled that she asked me to help her make these :). So today we are up to our elbows in paper while we do two of my favorite things: catching up and papercrafting!

I know the FWF hop list is long, so I won't keep you. Here is my Unity creation for today:


That FABULOUS frame is from the Love in Return kit from {ippity} by Unity.

I'm playing along in these challenges:
  • {ippity} Challenge: this time round the challenge is to choose and participate in a Hope You Can Cling To challenge over on SplitcoastStampers. I chose HYCCT1111, which is to create a card or project with some girlie embellishments on it. I used lace, a handmade pink ribbon rose, and a girlie hat pin.
  • Textured to Perfection Challenge in the Moxie Fab World, to incorporate texture in an innovative way. I've combined textured cardstock, stitching, lace trim, sparkly (and textured!) chipboard letters. But what I hope will really catch Cath's eye is my overflowing-with-texture handmade wilted ribbon rose!
  • All Things Unity: BINGO! 
      Play from this Bingo card
    I've got four in a row from lower left to upper right: Nesties (which I don't have, but substituted a stamped and hand-cut frame), use PINK, flower, and ribbon/bow.
  • Clear It Out Challenge: Trims (I used some vintage yellow lace trim)

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

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Love In Return from {ippity} by Unity 
Paper: DCWV textured cardstock, patterned paper from Sweetness Collection by Pink Paislee
Ink: SU Crumb Cake, Palette Burnt Umber

Accessories: hat pin, pink satin ribbon, vintage lace trim, DMC embroidery floss, glitter chipboard sticker letters from Pink Paislee, button, sewing machine
Techniques: handmade ribbon flower, machine stitching, shabby chic

52 comments:

wearestampers said...

Just gotgeous Emily! Love all the feminine touches, and have always liked that journal frame stamp! Awesome ribbon flower too! Great that you got in on so many challenges!!
Pam

~amy~ said...

have loads of fun with your sister!!!! Your card is absolutely beautiful...I love that pink paislee line!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

This is just gorgeous, Em! Love the pink and yellows. :)

Kary said...

Hi Emily! This is such a sweet card!! Love the paper, the fabulous stamp you used and the flower. The sentiment in blue is really cool. Have a great time with your sis!! Enjoy the weekend!! {{hugs}}

Rona said...

Beautiful - I love all things girlie!!! That flower just melts my heart!!

Rachel B said...

Absolutely fabulous card! I love your flower and how you did the frame. Thanks for playing along with Clear It Out!

Colleen Dietrich said...

You are SO busy crafting, my friend! You're playing in so many challenges, plus helping your sister. Are your fingers tired yet? ;) LOL

This is GORGEOUS, striking my heart with that floral paper, satin flower, and fabulous frame. You have quite a collection of Unity stuff now!

Glenda J said...

Beautiful! Love the flower! I can't do shabby but you totally rock it!
Have fun with your sister.

JPScraps said...

Gorgeous card. I love the flower.

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Look at all those challenges, you go... love the blue with the hi and I'd love to sit around with paper and catch up... now all I need are some real life friends.

Joni Kix said...

I LOVE the look of shabby, but can't seem to create the look myself. This is such a GREAT card! I love the lace and the stiching. TFS!

Ruby said...

Beautiful card. Love the flower.

Martha said...

wow its gorgeous!!!
Thanks so much for joining us at Clear It OUt

Marisa said...

Greta chipboard word and flower. Darling card. Have a great time with your sister :)

Jingle said...

Your card is beautiful! I hope you and your sister enjoy your time together!

Aleks said...

Very sweet..that flower is so pretty. Enjoy your time with your sister!

shuggy said...

so bright and cheery! have fun!

~Tammy~ said...

Oh how fun! Enjoy the sister time! Your card is bright and beautiful and would cheer anyone up who receives this! Thanks Emily for sharing!!! :-)

Bonnie said...

Love that patterned paper and the ribbon flower! Have fun with your sister.

Linda said...

thank you your card make me smile!

Karen L said...

Oooh, love this one with its vintage look! So beautiful!

Anne Tussing said...

Such a pretty card! I love the flower:)

Jennifer Roach said...

This is sooo pretty. I never noticed that stamp set before. I'll have to take a closer look.

Anita said...

Gorgeous Emily and I really like the pink and yellow combo. Have fun creating with your sister.

sharon g said...

Now that's a cool flower!

Sarah said...

This turned out great--the ribbon flower is lovely! And the paper you used--sooo fun! Have a wonderful time with your sister :)

Gwen said...

Absolutely lovely!! Oh, just gorgeous, Emily!!

lisa arana said...

oooh, pretty! that flower is gorgeous!

Danie May said...

This is just beautiful I just love that flower. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful card and I hope you enjoy the time with your sister.

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Emily has gone Shabby Chic....looky looky!!!! lol I love this Emily-is there not a style you can't do girl? this is just beautiful. That flower just commands attention. This is awesome!

Bear Hugs,
Carol

Angela Fehr said...

Hi Emily! I love the way you've taken a soft Victorian paper and pepped it up with bright colour. It's my favourite look right now!

Roslyn said...

This is so beautiful! I love the colours, love the stitching and love that flower!!!

Lindsey said...

What a beautiful, feminine card! I love that ribbon flower.

Pryn said...

This is STUNNING!!! The colors....the amazing flower...love EVERYTHING about it!!!

StampinCathy said...

WOW! This is one GORGEOUS and inspiring card. I just love how you combined all the challenges. Thanks for playing along with us at ATU!

yyam said...

Ooh...just beautiful Emily! :)

Have fun with your sister! :)

onecraftymama said...

That ribbon rose is fabulous, Emily! Totally jealous of your time with your sister - crafting & catching up? Awesome :)

Auntie Em said...

No doubt you are sitting there missing your sister this evening. I hope you had a great visit. They are always too short for all we want to accomplish and talk about and see while they are there, aren't they. I always feel like that when my nieces come to visit.
Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with the big pink ribbon rose. I love the button in the middle and the gorgeous paper you used for the background. The stitching looks so even. Awesome!

Tameko said...

Beautiful card. Love your papers & flower.

Crystal said...

That frame is beautiful and the colors you used are stunning!

Linda R. said...

What a gorgeous card.. And that pretty pink flower look wonderful..

Hugs, Linda

Benzi said...

Eek...what a beautiful creation, Emily. I loved your wilted ribbon rose...just divine. I know you and your sis had a very special time together...crafting and gabbing.

Benzi said...

Eek...what a beautiful creation, Emily. I loved your wilted ribbon rose...just divine. I know you and your sis had a very special time together...crafting and gabbing.

Meg said...

I hope you and your sis had a great weekend together, Emily! Sounds like a fun time.

Love your hand-wilted rose (surprising I have that effect on real roses, too) and how it coordinates so fabulously with the background paper!

JenMarie said...

This is so beautiful!!

nwilliams6 said...

What a fun challenge and your card is absolutely wonderful. So cheerful and with so many great details. This is great!!!

Joanne (jojot) said...

a beauty in the shabby chic genre....luscious in color too

Marcie S. said...

SO pretty Emily! I'm so glad you keep playing along with us because your creations are wonderful to look at! Thanks for playing with us at All Things Unity!

Crafty Math Chick said...

Nice! The shabby chic style is SO not in my repetoire! You have mastered it nicely!
~Meredith

lynn said...

emily, this is the sweetest card, -i just love it:)

Cath said...

Hey Emily! Thanks again for linking up to the Textured to Perfection challenge in the Moxie Fab World! :)

Emily Leiphart said...

Stunning cards, Emily! I hope you have (had) a fabulous time crafting and catching up with your sister. Mine is visiting later this month and I can't wait!