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

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Happy

Yes, yesterday was a happy kind of day at our house. It was cold and snowy--we got about 2.5" of snow, which made the kids happy. They played outside in it all afternoon. Meanwhile, it was nice and cozy inside the house. Supper was a pot of homemade chicken and wild rice soup (perfect for a nippy winter evening!), sliced fresh strawberries, and a warm chocolate cake for dessert. We tried this Dr. Oetker cake mix for the first time, and found it to be delicious! Baking it in the oven made the entire house smell so good, and a warm dessert on a cold night? Well, just like the soup--perfect. :) After supper we watched a family movie while tucked under blankets, all warm and snug. A little popcorn midway through the movie made everything complete!

And I got a little happy me time in, too, creating a little something for the January Paint the Town Color Challenge at Market Street Stamps. Here's the palette to be used:

Love these colors! I interpreted these as Stampin' Up's Pretty in Pink, Pumpkin Pie, Baja Breeze, and Melon Mambo. My Market Street Stamps? The Sweet Lace background (a RAK from Jessi when I was feeling blue!!! Thanks, Jess!) and sentiment from Happy Pumpkin. And since it was a happy kind of day, I made this a "happy" card. I can stamp "birthday" or "anniversary" inside for whichever occasion I need this for. :)
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you've had a little bit of happy in your day, too. :)
Emily

21 comments:

onecraftymama said...

I *knew* you'd blow this stamp out of the water, Emily - I absolutely adore how bright & happy this is! The stitching is gorgeous as always, and I love the touch of twine :)

Pam said...

Such pretty patterned paper, and love the diagonal design! Sounds like you had a nice winter Sat. evening!

Debbie Carriere said...

Beautiful, Emily!!! The stitching is Gorgeous!!! Love the colors. So glad you had a fantastic snowy day :)

~amy~ said...

Your card makes me happy:)

Sudha - Art Admirer said...

Wow pretty awesome. Love the colors too.

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Marisa said...

Great card. Love the stitching!

Lisa said...

Sounds like a WONDERFUL day Emily! Very sweet card you made time for too. Love the diagonal pattern and stitching.

Auntie Em said...

Your happy lacy card is so adorable. It would be sure to make someone's day a lot more cheerful. The dark stitching on it really stands out.

Sounds like a perfectly lovely day at your house. There is something so cozy about the snow falling and coming inside to something baking. Home made chicken soup and baked chocolate anything would make any day special!!!

Hope you are enjoying the rest of your weekend! :)

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

This is really cool Emily. I like the pieces of paper on the angle and the pretty stitching. Just as comforting as being under a quilt on a cold winters night. Loved your snow stories. I remember doing that when I lived in CT.

Samantha Casey said...

WOW! I can't stop staring at your card! It is so clean and well executed ! It's a brilliant idea to have the diagonal stripes! Good luck with the Market Street Color Challenge!
-Sam

Tenia Nelson said...

So so cool!!!

Linda R. said...

Well sounds like you had a perfect weekend. And your card is gorgeous. I love that stitching..

Hugs, Linda

Bonnie said...

Sounds like a fun day! I love your diagonal strips! What a great card!

Suzanne said...

I love the contrast of the dark stitching against the diagonal strips. Perfect!

Jen W. said...

Awesome! Love how the stitching looks with that lace pattern.

Benzi said...

This card is just too, too cute, Emily. I love it to bits. Great stitching, too. 'Happy' sentiment fits this card perfectly.

Soup, dessert, snow, and warm blankets...perfect day!

Kary said...

Oh Emily, this card is SO pretty!! I love the colours and the stitching on the panels is awesome. The sentiment is so cute!!

One4Joy said...

Great take on those yummy colors, Emily. I like how you popped them with the stitching.

nwilliams6 said...

I am still crazy about this one. You know, your cards have the happiest look to them - your sweet approach to life just shines through every one of them! Hugz.

~Tammy~ said...

What a fantastic and wonderful day you had! I have never heard of that cake and I must be on the look out!

Oh Em, your card is everything the sentiment reads "Happy" I am always wowed by your creations and this is just fantastic and the interpretation of the colors = perfect. Yay for RAK!

lisa arana said...

Oooooooo, love the zig zag! Just makes the whole card pop!