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

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Let It Snow!

Here's a quick card I made this morning to play along with Flourishes' release week challenge: Snowy Delights, to use glitter, Flower Soft, or any kind of bling that offers up a snowy feel.

I used white Fun Flock and a glue pen to add some fluffy snow at the base of my snowman. And then, by happy accident, I noticed that the flocking was stuck to the ink, too, so I ended up with a softly flocked snowman as well!
The stamps (snowman, snowflakes, and sentiment) are all from Flourishes' Warm Winter Wishes set. The patterned papers are all from The Merry Days of Christmas collection by My Mind's Eye.

Today was a big day in our house. My third-grade son was master of ceremonies at his school's Veteran's Day program. Parents were invited to today's performance (there will be an all-school performance tomorrow), so I got to see him in action. I am SO very, very proud of him. He did awesome!! Not at all bad for a kid who needed five years of speech therapy. It was a beautiful moment seeing him shine.

Thanks for checking out today's slice of happy in my little corner of the world!
Emily

22 comments:

Julie Koerber said...

Love this clean and classy design Emily! Don't you just love that little snow guy? He just warms my heart! Thanks for playing along with us gals! :-)

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

This is just beautiful, Em! I love it. :)
Congrats to your son. That is just fabulous! One of my twins is in speech therapy and is so very shy and backward about talking in front of others. The fact that your guy was master of ceremonies is just awesome. So proud of your son and of you for being a wonderful mom and helping him to shine!

Hugs!
Em

Marisa said...

I had to laugh when I saw the title of your post, especially after last winter's snowfall in your area LOL! Careful what you say on cards...it could come back to haunt you ;)

Lovely image and trips of DP.


Congrats to your son and to the proud mama :)

wearestampers said...

Your happy accident looks great all fuzzed up!:) Congrats on your son being the star, you must be proud!!!
Pam

Auntie Em said...

I don't think there is any snow in our forecast but we are supposed to be getting a lot of rain and wind. Not very festive or really nasty for the Remembrance Day services scheduled for Friday but not much we can do about it. 'Well done' to your little guy and his appointment as MC for the service. (They never fail to make us proud, especially when they have worked so hard to get there!)
Love your sweet little snowman card. The stamping on the kraft paper and the little white 'snowflakes' are so pretty. Your cards are always so nicely done!
Thanks for sharing! :)

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful, great idea with the kraft paper and oh so fun and simple. Thanks for playing in Flourishes Challenge.

Joanne (jojot) said...

how fabulous for your son....and a proud moment for his mom too...congrats to all

sweet snowman card...love it on kraft

Jen W. said...

Love the uncoloured image paired with the patterned paper! It looks awesome!

yyam said...

This is lovely Emily! Love the stamping and flocking on kraft...so cool! :)

Kary said...

Hi Emily! It's a beautiful card!! Love that cute snowman, all glittery too. Congrats to your son!! You must be so proud. It's a special day for him.

Linda R. said...

Your card is so cute. I just love that snowman image.. Congrats to your son.. You must be one proud MOM!!!

Hugs, Linda

~amy~ said...

perfect card...congrats to your boy! How exciting!

Beate said...

What an adorable card! Congratulations to your son. That's quite an honor!
Hugs and smiles

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

I should use strips of patterned paper like this... great idea.

Benzi said...

Emily, you know I'm am swooning over this snowman card. Love it to pieces.

Big congrats for your son...what a proud moment for parents.

Dawn B. said...

Aww I love your mom moment. That is so special. My son is terribly shy and it is hard for him to do things like that. Great card. I love this shimmer. Thanks for joining us at Flourishes.

onecraftymama said...

Your son must be just about ready to burst, just like his mama :) Veterans Day is an incredibly important occasion, and they wouldn't trust that kind of responsibility to just anyone. Watching our kids succeed at something like that...there's no other feeling like it. Congrats to him!
(OH, and yeah, nice card. lol)
Love that the flock had other ideas - sometimes it's a love/hate relationship with that stuff! I love the candy cane twine :)

Anita said...

This is so adorable. I love him stamped on kraft.

Heather Jensen said...

Super cute! What a darling snowman. :)
Hugs~

Colleen Dietrich said...

Way to go, DS! That must've made your eyes well up; I know it would have done that to me. :)

This snowman looks great with the soft snow under him. I have to get my set out and play soon!

Jocelyn Olson said...

Yeah for your son! You must be so proud :) Love your card...the stamping is so beautiful, and I love the patterned paper. The flocking is great!

lisa arana said...

Beautiful papers for such an amazing snowman stamp. Gorgeous.