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

Monday, January 23, 2012

Hi

Just a quick post to share a little something I made for the current Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge:

which was inspired by this inspiration photo:

I used the cute little face components from my new Paper Smooches set Wake Up (which I won as a prize in the last SPARKS challenge) and the HI sentiment from PS My Peeps. The green damask patterned paper came from an old Pink Paislee pad (365 Degrees, I think).

The black trim around those pretty pillows in the photo really caught my eye. I knew I had to try to pick that up in my design and hunted in my sewing trims until I found this fun and funky beaded trim. Perfect!

And there you have it: a clean and simple, quick and easy all-purpose card. Done!

I'm off to start some beef stew in the crockpot and to make sure my nine-year-old sweetie is on track to get out the door to school on time.

Thanks for stopping by!
Emily

30 comments:

Auntie Em said...

Your card is sooo cute! I love the comical happy faces against the sedate damask and the black trim. What a great contrast!
You definitely rock the challenges! :D

Thanks for sharing and hope you have a great week! :)

Bonnie said...

Super cute, Emily! I love those fun faces!

Jen W. said...

Love those happy faced polka dots and that awesome trim!

Pam said...

Those faces are really cute! Love the elegant and whimsy look of this card!

Lynn McAuley said...

Super cute card, Emily!! I love the beads and the funny faces!!

Dezinaworld said...

Great inspiration and fab card
hugs June x

Emily Leiphart said...

LOL, what a great way to use those faces, Emily! Your card is totally cute!

Kristy Smith said...

Emily this is ADORABLE! I love the way you matched that inspiration photo so much! Amazing CAS design and execution! =)

Colleen Dietrich said...

So cute! I like that paper and the trim....mmmm, yummy. ;)

Way to be inspired by that photo, and congrats on winning this PS set!

I think your color combo could be entered into a challenge....what was it? Color Throwdown? ColourQ? Sorry I don't recall which it was!

Benzi said...

Happy faces and fun trim. Super card and one to surely cheer the recipient.

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

LOL! I love this happy card! ;o)

Kary said...

What a fun, happy card, Emily!! Love your take on the inspiration pic. Have a marvellous week!! {hugs}

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Adorable card Emily!

Jay Gee said...

This is too cute Emily! Love how you used the faces on the polka dots and the bead trim is gorgeous. Thanks so much for joining us at Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge :)

One4Joy said...

such fun, Emily! And a super dottie take on the challenge..I love those immense polka dots. Congratulations on your wins with the PS. Those are some cute stamps.

onecraftymama said...

I love it! That trim is fabulous, definitely worth the hunt :) And those faces!

nwilliams6 said...

Emzi, this is so great! I love those cute faces, the polkadot paper, and that yummo black trim. What a super fun card destined to really bring a smile to someone's face. You know, I have saved that inspiration photo and I think I am going to do my craft room like this when I start redoing it (hopefully soon). I like the concept of having one really super fun wall with wild print. I just got to figure out where to get some large circle stickers at a reasonable price. One year I painted my DD's room lime green and we did multi-colored large dots which I painted. It was the most tedious job and then I learned I could have done it with stickers..... Hugz!!!

~amy~ said...

such a FUN card!!!!!!

~Tammy~ said...

Oh my gosh Emily this is too cute and adorable! What an absolute fun take on the Sparks Challenge! I am ga ga over that fancy little trim and what a good eye to bring that into the card from the pillow trim. Where on where did you find such fabulous pretties? Oh and your PP what a perfect match...You nailed this one for sure!

Linda R said...

So darn cute. Its perfect for that inspiration photo..

Hugs, Linda

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

This is super fabulous, Em! You should enter this in today's color challenge over on SCS, too! :)

Elisabet said...

Hi Emily,
Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment...I so love comments! :D
Your card is fabulous - one just has to smile looking at it! (I also love that inspriation bedroom, wow!)
Hugs,
Beth P

Anita said...

Very cute and happy card Emily.

Karen B. said...

Ok this is just adorable!

lisa arana said...

super fun! love how you were inspired by the photo.

yyam said...

Oh how cute! Just love the faces! And love the trim too! :)

Debbie Carriere said...

Cute, cute, cute!! Love the colors!!

Lori Barnett said...

THUD! Is this ever CUTE!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

LOL This made me giggle. Great take on the IC piece.

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Oh my gosh that is just so fun. Those faces would absolutely perk up your day!!! Oooo I just love that trim too. Very cool.