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

Monday, October 3, 2011

Thanks a Bunch!

I can't believe it's Monday already! Where did the weekend go? I suppose ours flew by so quickly because we were having so much fun ;) . I celebrated World Card Making Day on Saturday with some blog hopping and some card making. (Have you played in my WCMD Giveaway yet? It's going on through Thursday, October 6, at 5 p.m. EDT. You can find all the details HERE!) But the highlight of our weekend was a family trip to the nearby Topsfield Fair, America's oldest agricultural fair, founded in 1818. Our kids earned free admission tickets, a voucher for a free hot dog and drink, and tickets for two free carnival rides as part of our public library's summer reading program. Fabulous prizes, we thought!! We had a great time visiting the cattle, sheep, goat, horse, rabbit, and poultry barns; browsing the beekeeping, fruits, vegetables, and flower displays; taking in the baked goods, wood crafts, needle arts, fine arts, and photography exhibits; touring the fairground's permanent Grange Museum; watching the Great American Duck Race; and cheering on Robinson's Racing Pigs! And Mom and Dad had just as much fun watching the kids take their free rides on the Freak Out as they did riding it. Twice. :) We were exhausted but happy by the end of the afternoon.

I have another quick post to share another quick card, another result of some of my WCMD inky time.
I made this card for Flourishes' Wacky World Card Making Day Challenge, which was to be inspired by the colors of a favorite animated character. I've always been fascinated by the Disney Princesses, so when I found this picture of Sleeping Beauty (or Princess Aurora to all you royalty fans out there) in some online instructions on how to draw her, I latched on quickly. I picked up the rich razzleberry, melon mambo, pumpkin pie, and daffodil delight for my card creation.
I inked up and heat embossed the beautiful medallion from Flourishes' new Medallion Motif set, another one that I won last month. I sponged on pumpkin pie and melon mambo ink as part of the emboss resist technique to really make the patterns of the medallion stand out.

I'm also entering this in the Anything Goes Challenge over at Simon Says Stamp and the Bring Back Beautiful Challenge over at Flourishes to use a stamping technique (I used the emboss resist technique).

Thanks so much for sharing my little slice of bliss today!
Emily

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Flourishes: Medallion Motif and Peaches & Cherries (sentiment)
Cardstock: SU whisper white, SU pumpkin pie, SU textured rich razzleberry, yellow from The Paper Company
Ink: ColorBox frost white,
SU pumpkin pie, SU rich razzleberry, SU melon mambo
Accessories: sponge, SU 1.25" circle punch, SU photo corners punch, foam tape, white EP, heat tool, Kaisercraft pearls
Techniques: embossing, sponging, emboss resist

21 comments:

Emily Leiphart said...

Wow, this is incredible, Emily! Your embossing is so lovely and the colours are perfect for this design. Very regal! I'll be mailing your twine candy today. Have a great day!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

This is just stunning, Emily! Sleeping Beauty was always my favorite princess movie when I was growing up. It was always such a treat when it would be on TV (before VCR's)!

lisa arana said...

Beautiful! I love the yellow and pink together.

Kary said...

Hi Emily! This card is really pretty!! I love the colours and the embossing looks awesome! Well done!!

Marisa said...

You rocked using the insp. piece, Emily!! Fabulous bright colour and the white medallion is gorgeous! Great card.

Anita said...

This is so pretty Emily. The colors are brilliant!

wearestampers said...

Very pretty Emily! Love those SU colors together, and that stamp image is just beautiful with the emboss resist! Sounds like you had a great weekend, I love going to the carnivals too!
Pam

Alice Wertz said...

beautiful colors and wonderful design! lovely card!

onecraftymama said...

Gorgeousness! I really love the colours you used on the medallion - just when I think I've found my favourite design, someone has to come out with a new one.
The Freak Out? Yikes. That looks like the kind of thing that turns me green, and not with envy!
What a great prize for summer reading club - our kids love going to the county fairs, and there's 3 we visit every year. I feel left out that we don't have any animal races, though...

Bonnie said...

Beautiful flourishes and colors! Definitely fit for a princess.

Sue Lelli said...

OMGosh, I LOVE that medallion and those colors! What a great inspiration and super pretty card that resulted!

Dezinaworld said...

Ohh thats so pretty. Love the colours and the beautiful swirls. a gorgeous card
Hugs June x

Colleen Dietrich said...

I LOVE that you were inspired by a Disney Princess! My Haley looooved Jasmin as a young girl. When she met 'Jasmin' face-to-face at Disney World, Haley presented her with a crayon drawing of herself with the princess. 'Jasmin' was truly touched, or at least did a great job acting that way!

I'm glad you are getting to use one of your new Flourishes sets. Lucky duck! It's beautiful!

Benzi said...

Oh, this is a gorgeous medallion, Emily! Super job on that inspiration.

Sounds like you all had a fun day at the Ag Fair. Good family entertainment.

Linda R. said...

Your embossed resist look amazing. And that pink and yellow go so well together.. I am Loving it..

Hugs, Linda

Debbie Carriere said...

Emily, this is fantastic!!!!!! Love how you were inspired!

yyam said...

Wow! This is gorgeous Emily! Love the rich colors! :)

~Tammy~ said...

Emily, this is truly stunning! You have captured the beautiful colors so well! Fantastic job!

Meg said...

Oh, sounds like a fun day at the fair!

Your card is so stunning...how in the world did you get orange and pink to look so darn good together!?! Love the octagon framed by the photo corners-look at you being all geometry-y.

Kathy Jones said...

Absolutely Gorgeous!! Love the colours and the technique you used!!! Thanks for playing the Bring Back Beautiful Challenge!!!

Julie Koerber said...

Hey Emily! Just making the rounds, finally, to see everyone's WCMD entries and this is a beauty! Love the Medallion with that beautiful burst of color! Fab creation girlie!