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

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

You Make My World Go Round

I've been having SO much fun playing with my new Lawn Fawn stamps! And I've also been playing with one of my Christmas gifts from my hubby: a Martha Stewart scoring board. Yay!! Combining these two new toys lead to another entry for the Lawn Fawn CHA Winter 2012 Challenge:


After giving the carousel from Lawn Fawn's Admit One set a whirl yesterday, I just had to try out the darling Ferris Wheel and that fabulous "you make my world go round" sentiment! Once again, I embossed the images on watercolor paper and watercolor painted them using dye inks. I used my new scoring board to make a medallion from medium blue cardstock, and decided it would make a very cool background for my card--and tie in with the "go round" theme perfectly!

My colors were inspired by the CR84FN45 Challenge:

I may have gotten a little carried away with accent colors on this one--I couldn't keep my eyes off all those extra (and very pretty!) colors in the inspiration photos!!

And finally, I'm entering this in
Paper Sundaes Challenge #101: Out with the Old, In with the New (I used my brand new Lawn Fawn stamp set and scoring board along with some in-my-stash-for-a-while baker's twine).

I'm thinking that this card has lots of possibilities--an "I love you" card for my husband, an "I think you're great" card for my kids, a friendship card for a girlfriend, a thank you note (especially for someone who's done me a favor!), and even a birthday card. Have I mentioned how much I love flexibility??

Thanks for dropping by!
Emily

28 comments:

~amy~ said...

Such a fun and colorful card Emily...love that cardbase!

Barb said...

emily this is genius! a winner for sure...the color pops, the gems, the medallion base...it's Lawn Fawn perfection :)

Marisa said...

Great scoring with your new toy :) A wonderfully fun circle card too!

~Tammy~ said...

Oh, you are having fun with your new goodies! This is so fun!!!

I love the bling you added and that fabulous twine bow! This card just ROCKS!

Debbie Carriere said...

Emily, this fantastic!! Such a happy card!! Have fun with your new scoring board!!

Auntie Em said...

Hi Emily! I am loving your pretty ferris wheel and your carousel cards! They are both so pretty and festive. I think you will probably be keeping your score board busy. I really like mine.
Sounds like you and your family made good use of your holiday time together. Lots of great movies!
Thank-you for taking the time to share your pretty cards! :)

Marlena M. said...

Emily, this is adorable! I am so happy for you and your new score board (when I broke down and finally asked for one for my anniversary gift (LOL), I wondered how I got by without it before)! ;)

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

This is absolutely ADORABLE, Em! You will love your new score board. I would be lost without mine! :)

Lisa Lara said...

Oh this is awesome Emily. Congratulations on being feautured on Moxi Fab!

Anita said...

Emily, this is such a fun and cute card. I love the medallion background.

Linda R. said...

What a great card. So colorful and cute.. Looks like your having fun with your new toy!!

Hugs, Linda

Colleen Dietrich said...

This is dynamic, Emily! I love the scored medallion card, thanks to DH. ;) It goes absolutely perfectly with the ferris wheel theme. And the bling is perfectly placed, too. Everything goes together just as it seemed it was meant to be!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What a fun card Emily! Love the big fanfold shape and the sweet ferris wheel! Happy New Year! Thanks for joining along with CR84FN :)

Meg said...

Oooh, what a card you made with your fun new goodies! I feel sad that all I've used my scoreboard for so far is to make a boring little card fold...I must try it out more this week!

Sue Lelli said...

OOOH! A new present from your DH and look at the FUN card you made! LOVE the ferris wheel theme! LOVE the bling! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

onecraftymama said...

I love the rainbow gems, the super-cute ferris wheel, that utterly brilliant way to use a medallion - so awesome, Emily! I also love that your hubby actually adds to your supplies (jealous!)

lisa arana said...

Adorbs! Love the fabulous colors.

Benzi said...

Adorable, Emily! I love your medallion and your card is so cheery. Aren't new craft gifts wonderful?

Emily Leiphart said...

Oohhh, the Martha Stewart scoreboard is on my wish list! I'm happy to see how well it works on this gorgeous card. And new Lawn Fawn, too! Sounds like you got some great gifts, Emily! Can't wait to see what else you do with them. :D

Tammy said...

Super fun card! Love the image and sentiment!

Deborah Frings said...

Wonderful!! Such a bright and cheeful card, love the rosette effect with the pretty gem accents. Thanks for playing along with CR84FN!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

I've really gotta learn how to make medallions, somehow my scoring board is not living up to its potential. Love these stamps and good luck with these challenges.

Chari Moss said...

This is so adorable! I love it!

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

Super CUTE card! Love the watercolor card also. Good Luck! ;o)

Lisa said...

How fun is this Emily! Super cute card ;)

ChristineCreations said...

Oh I dig this! Awesome creativity with the medallion, such a cool effect!

Suzanne Russell said...

I can see how much fun you had making this happy card! Great job reflecting the ferris wheel with the rosette background. Love it!

Larisa said...

It is very bright and positive! The idea with gems on the circle seems to be great!