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

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Some veggies and a jar of hearts . . .

Here's a peek at a couple of things I was working on today.

First, some adorable veggies:

I've had my eye on this Vegtastic stamp set from Paper Smooches from the day it first came out! Today was my day to get inky with it, and I certainly had a blast :D. I went clean and simple for the card design, and paper-pieced the veggies. (Sponging on some charcoal gray ink gave them some dimension.) I was inspired by this inspiration photo from the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge :


I'll admit that I took some liberties with the coloring on that eggplant! I couldn't keep this silly rhyme from running through my head while working on my card:

(with apologies to Ogden Nash)
Have you ever seen a blue eggplant?
I think that I just made one.
But I will say--don't think I can't!
I'd rather see than eat one!

Goofy, I know; but it came unbidden!! Anyway, I'm also linking this up to the Clear It Out Challenge to make a thank you and Young Crafters Unite Challenge #5: Clean and Simple.

Now, on to card #2:

I love that jar of hearts! So perfect for a Valentine. It comes from {ippity}'s Quotes a'la Happy kit. My sketch is from Chick Challenges {with Ippity} #12:

and I took my colors from the {ippity} Challenge to use this card for color inspiration:

And it just so happens that these colors (brown, kraft, pink, and red) are my favorites right now--especially for Valentines! That, along with all that kraft cardstock I used, qualifies this for the new Make It Monday with Kraft Outlet challenge to use your favorite colors. :)

I hope you've been able to squeeze a little fun into your day, too! Thanks for stopping by to check out today's installment of My Little Slice of Bliss!!
Emily

15 comments:

Debbie Carriere said...

Oh, Emily, I have been eyeing that PS set, too!! LOVE it!! Your Valentines card is adorable!! Love the colors and the stitching is fantastic!! Thanks so much for playing at The Kraft Journal!!

Kelley Eubanks said...

Oh my.... all of your cards are great but that veggie card is AMAZING! Thanks (again) for playing along with the SPARKS challenge! :)

Auntie Em said...

Your cards are always so pretty and imaginative. Love your ideas. The veggies are so cute and colourful.(I think the blue eggplant works quite nicely) Your bottle of heart and your pink and kraft card are both pretty too. I had better get started on some Valentines! I am wayyyyy behind.
Thanks for sharing your pretty ideas! :)

~Tammy~ said...

So so cute! Your sparks challenge card really sticks out! Way to go and I love the blue eggplant!

Linda Beeson said...

These are all great but what a cute take on the SPARKS challenge.

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Both your cards are delightful, but I have to say the veggies made me smile. Could be cause I am on a diet and all I am seeing is veggies and not chocolate!!! hahaha Super cute cards.

Linda R. said...

Hi Emily, Your cards are always so cute.. All of these are wonderful..

Hugs, Linda

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Those veggies are so cute - I want that set, too! I love those triangles of patterned paper with the krafty jar on the 2nd card! Thanks for joining us at The Kraft Journal this week!

Benzi said...

What a fun card to receive with all the little veggies smiling back at you. Love your jar of hearts and all the cards are just a delight for the eyes.

shuggy said...

the veggies are so cute!! great cards!

Laura said...

what a great, fun card! Love the colours and CAS style! Thanks for joining us at http://clearitoutchallenge.blogspot.com/

andrea said...

love it! thanks for the tip, will have to try charcoal gray ink for dimension.

Marie / Legojenta said...

Wonderful cards, love the veggies! Thank you so much for joining our Young Crafters Unite challenge =)

JenMarie said...

Oh I LOVE that IPPITY jar in white!! Thanks for joining us at the IPPITY challenge!

Kathy W said...

Those veggies are the cutest!