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

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Dear Friend

Thank goodness the current Tuesday Trigger (Beads & Baubles) over at Moxie Fab World is a two-week challenge this time around! I fell in love with the Trigger photo as soon as I saw it, but it's been a struggle finding time to play along. Finally, with the deadline fast approaching, find the time I did!
Here's the inspiration photo that I fell in love with. Isn't it dreamy and romantic?
I was definitely inspired by the colors in this photo, but also the bead shapes. I stamped four different images from the Stampin' Up! set Circle Circus in metallic gold ink, and I really love how they turned out. I need to remember to pull out this stamp set more often! My card measures 4" x 7", so there's plenty of room inside for a nice long note to a dear friend.

Making this card truly made me happy. I had such a good time putting this together!! If only I could find some more time, I'd love to make a bunch more!!

Thanks so much for checking out what's making me happy today!
Emily

30 comments:

wearestampers said...

What a great sized card! And your circles do look like a bracelet running down the card!
Pam

Auntie Em said...

Your card is so pretty! I love how your stitched all the pretty little baubles together like the bracelet chain. Wouldn't it be fun to wear something like it? Totally impractical but sooo pretty!
Hope you are having a great weekend! :)

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

That is awesome Emily. I love the inspiration piece. WOW, I would love to have that bracelet. Your card is so cute with the arrangement of the circles. Love it.

Debbie Carriere said...

Emily, this is stunning!!!! That meandering stitch is brilliant!! Love this card :)

lisa arana said...

Adorable, I love it.

Marisa said...

Fabulous take on the insp. picture! You arranged the colours and the layout wonderfully :)

Anita said...

What a fabulously fun card Emily and a perfect take on the inspiration photo.

Colleen Dietrich said...

This is so cool! It's very much like the inspiration photo, Emily. Even the stitching, which resembles the chain links. Well done!

KarenC Inspired said...

I like your take on the inspiration photo. I've become a new follower. Looking forward to seeing your creations!
Hope you'll join my blog too!

onecraftymama said...

I love your card, and this Trigger too - I had so many ideas & ended up just making one card as well. Good thing we can hang onto the pics for inspiration anyhow :)
I love the subtlety of using the metallic ink- it gives just enough shimmer without overpowering the motifs. Awesome :)

Fuzzy Slippers said...

What a cool take on the trigger! I may have to lift your idea. :)

Emily Leiphart said...

Oohhh, I LOVE this, Emily! Such a great design.

Linda said...

Love your card! TFS!!!

Benzi said...

I agree, this is such a fun card, Emily. You've used some nice, cheerful colors and ended up wih a fab card.

Annette said...

awesome view of the trigger picture...

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Oh I love that I can definitely see your source of inspiration and friend cards are so perfect for any occasion.

Cath said...

Hey Emily! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Glenda J said...

Woo hoo! Congrats on being a Trigger Target!

One4Joy said...

Wowsers Emily!!!!! Congrats on being a Target Trigger fab moxie world...jumble intended!!!! What a very cool card. love your take

Chunyuan said...

Gorgeous CAS design. congrats on being a Tigger Target.

cheiron said...

Very Pretty...love the stitching down the card. Congrats on the TT!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Congrats on your Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger win, woo hoo!

Sarah said...

I just adore the way you pulled the colors and patterns together for this card. What a fresh take on the trigger!

Jen W. said...

Awesome take on the Trigger! I love that stamp set and it looks great in gold. Big congrats on your win!

Kary said...

Hi Emily! Love the card you made. The stamps and colours are perfect. So happy for you - Congrats!!

~Tammy~ said...

I can totally see why making this card made you happy! This is a FANTASTIC take on the trigger! These would make perfect Christmas gifts!!

Sue Lelli said...

CONGRATS, Emily! This card is GORGEOUS! LOVE the baubles and the stitching!!!

Laura B. said...

this is fantastic!!! I love it so much!! congrats!

Helen F. said...

Oh how perfect, Emily! Love your card...congrats on the TT win!

Kalyn said...

I love your take on the challenge, Emily! So much fun! Congrats on the TT!