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

Friday, January 27, 2012

You are Amazing for FWF

Top o' the Friday morning to you!

Here's a little something that I'm sharing for today's Unity Friends With Flair hop.

This card was made with all {ippity} by Unity stamps: the frame and sentiment are from Just Wanted to Say, the circle used for the flower petals is from Love in Return, and the chandelier is from Regal Greetings. I made the flower by stamping that "Original" circle on canvas six times and cutting out each one. Then I pinched one circle, stitched through both layers with needle and thread, and repeated with each circle, stringing the circles on the same thread. Then I simply pulled the thread tight to form a blossom and tied it off. Simple!

I'm so pleased to say that this little ol' card o' mine appeared in the October 2011 issue of CARDS Magazine, on page 111. I'd meant to share it earlier but kind of forgot about it until I received my complimentary copy of the issue from CARDS a couple of weeks ago. Anyway, it appeared in the Cards for Girls feature; I thought this card would be a perfect confidence-booster for a tween or young teenage girl, especially for affirming how unique and special she is!

I'm entering this card in the Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge, Make It Monday with Kraft Outlet: Tie It Up Challenge, and the current {ippity} challenge: Something Old (the Berry Sorbet baker's twine I used to outline my card), Something New (the brand new technique I used for making my canvas flower), Something Borrowed (the canvas I borrowed from my fabric stash), and Something Blue (the vintage button at the center of my flower).

My kids have an early release day today for teacher in-service. We planned a special lunch to share here at home: popcorn chicken, watermelon (for the girls and a peach cup for my non-melon-loving boy), and fruit and yogurt smoothies. We'll get crazy with frozen fruit in the blender while the chicken bakes, and then have a fun lunch together. My daughter has a Girl Scout rollerskating outing later this afternoon, so after we drop her off, I think I'll take my son to buy that stuffed animal he's been pining away for. Should be a fun day!

Thanks for stopping by for a little bit o' happy with me! Have a super day!
Emily

39 comments:

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Congrats on this card being published! I love how you did the flower!

Pam said...

Love the canvas flower! I like the twine all around, gives it a framed look! Congrats on getting in Cards!!

Kary said...

Hi Emily! Congratulations!!! So happy for you! This card is Awesome - LOVE the twine treatment, and fabulous stmaping. The flower looks so cool!

Lisa said...

Love the stamped canvas Emily, splendid card! Congrats on the publication~yay!1 Have a great day with the kiddos ;)

Bonnie said...

Very pretty, Emily and perfect for a teen or tween. Love how you put the twine all around in a frame! Have a fun afternoon with the kids.

Jen said...

This is sooo sweet and perfect for a young girl! Congrats on your publication!

Marisa said...

Whoot, whoot you published girl you :) A huge congrats! Darling card and perfect for your girl :) Enjoy your day with the kids - fruit smoothies are big in our house too :)

Marlena M. said...

Congratulations on being published! Such a great card with lots of substance in character and elements. LOVE! ;)

Ruby said...

This card is stunning my friend. Congratulations on being published.

Jingle said...

This is SUCH a cute and creative card!

Crystal said...

Your flower IS amazing, I just love the originality of it!!!

Linda said...

That flower is big and pretty.

Sarah said...

Gorgeous! Congratulations on the publication--that's so fabulous!

Pat said...

Emily, as always your cards are amazing! I just had a chance to take a look at all you have on this page, and you put s big smile on my face!

Thanks for the nice comments on my blog!

Congrats on being published!
Hugs, Pat

Sarah Mailloux said...

I like the twine frame- actually, all of your elements are so cleanly done that I will probably sit here and stare at it a while until I figure out how you did it.

onecraftymama said...

That flower is simply stunning, Emily! A perfect girly pick-me-up. I love the twine edge (genius? ithinkso) and the sentiment ticket. Love the mix of colours with the blue button too! Have fun with your afternoon off :)

JPScraps said...

I can see why this card got published. It's beautiful!

Eva said...

Your card is perfect in every way, so cute and creative.

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

What a fun use of twine.

Natasha G.P. said...

Well now aren't YOU creative. I LOVE IT!

Emily Leiphart said...

*thud*

Emily, YOU are amazing and this card is original! Talk about creativity. I'm in awe over that flower. I love it!

Erin said...

Love the twine border!

maryr917 said...

wow Emily that is so awesome to have a card published in a card making magazine-this one is beautiful its easy to see why it was selected

Anita said...

This is so cute Emily and congratulations on being published!

~Tammy~ said...

Darling! I can see why it was chosen for publication!!! Congrats! Hope you enjoyed your day having the children home early!

suzARTe said...

Lovely card Emily, the flower looks great. Congratulations on the cards publication,awesome stuff

Benzi said...

Now, that is one beautiful blossom you created, Emily. And, what a pretty tag to highlight your sentimet.
Congrats on your publication. Someday, when I have time, I want to create some entries.

Pryn said...

Gorgeous card!!! So unique and clever!!! Congrats on your pub!!!! That is sooooo exciting :D

Lindsey said...

I love how you made that flower -- brilliant! Wonderful card -- no wonder it was chosen for CARDS!

Danie May said...

Wow Emily, this card is wonderful, with so much beautiful detail. I especially love your canvas flower and your twine border.

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Oh I love it. How fun Emily. How exciting too that your card was publish-big congrats on that my friends. I am so excited for you!!!

Auntie Em said...

Oh Emily! I love your card! Those little fabric patches make such a cute flower and I love how you used the twine to 'tie up' the chandelier. You never fail to amaze me!
Hope you are having a great weekend. Popcorn chicken and fun with the kids. Sounds like a fun start to the weekend! :)

Sue Lelli said...

WOW, Emily! LOVE the stamped fabric flower petals and the twine around the edges! LOVE the chandelier in the background! GORGEOUS card!

Dawn B. said...

Congrats.This is fantastic Emily. I love the colors on this card. IT looks so cool. I really like early release days. My son and I try to do something special. Usually a movie. Great family times.

Jen Cuthbertson said...

I adore the canvas flower and the kraft with the bright pink is perfect! Thanks for joining us at The Kraft Journal this week!

Christine said...

Oh how cool!! What an amazing way to stamp!! Love how you twisted and stamped the canvas into a flower!! Awesome technique!!
Thank you for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog.
xoxo, Christine

Linda R said...

Adorable flower.. I just love it.. So cool that it was in Cards Magazine. I can see why!!

Hugs, Linda

lisa arana said...

Rockin! Congrats on the pub! :) Love that flower!

Rona said...

This is so stinking CUTE!!! Love the way you did the flower I am sooooooo CASEing that!!!