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

Friday, February 3, 2012

Sweet Love for FWF

TGIF!!

Welcome to Friday and a post for Unity's Friends with Flair. Want some Unity/{ippity} inspiration? Just hop along with Unity fans for some fabulous projects and a chance to win some sweet Unity rubber! (You'll find a complete list of FWF hoppers on the Unity blog.)

Today I've got another Valentine for you--using all {ippity} stamps: the Dots for Sure background and the truly sweet "sweet love" sentiment from Moon Beam & Heart Strings.

I used the sketch from the new Chick Challenge {with Ippity} #16 for my design,and I chose my colors based on GoFish Challenge #10.
I'm also entering this in the {ippity} Love challenge (to use red, pink, hearts, etc.) and the Paper Sundaes Valentine challenge.

Finally, this is my entry for The Punches Challenge in the Moxie Fab World, in which Cath challenges us to use punches in an innovative way. No, no--stop looking at those heart punches. Nothing innovative there!! My "innovative" take on punches is that I made my little pennant banner using a large star punch to punch a star

and then snipped off one of the star's points: instant pennant!

Just string them up, and you have a sweetly sized banner. :)


I've got a busy day ahead--many errands and loose ends to wrap up! The whole family is going to a hockey game (Merrimack College v. Boston University) tonight; it's a Cub Scout family outing for my son's pack. He "paid" for all of our tickets using the Cub Cash he earned from selling Cub Scout popcorn last fall. We know next to nothing about hockey, but we're geared up to have a great time! Just need to do a little boning up on the rules before we head out tonight . . .

Have a SUPER weekend!! Thank you so much for checking out my little bit of paper bliss today!
Emily

41 comments:

~Tammy~ said...

What a nice young man you have!!! Have fun!

Emily, you are so darn clever!!!! I am now slapping my forehead and saying why didn't I think of that!!!

Love this card so much! Great use of the color challenge too! You ROCK!

Pam said...

So sweet Emily! Great job getting all those challenges in too! Now I wish I had a star punch, great idea!! Have fun tonight!(i love hockey!!)

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Thanks for the tip with the star points! Love your little banner!

Marisa said...

Darling card! Love how you created the banner you clever girl you! As for the hockey game - enjoy! Canada's sport all the way :) Can't stand the fights but the game is great and I am always surprised at the speed they skate out there!

Jennifer said...

LOVE the papers and adorable banner!!! So CUTE!!! Never thought to use a star that way!!! GREAT idea!!! (=

Benzi said...

You clever, creative girl, you. Love how you made the pennants. Makes me pause and think about different ways to use my punches.
Sweet and very pretty card.

What a sweet son and sounds like a fun packed family night. I'm almost jealous. :-)

Ruby said...

Another beautiful card.

Linsey said...

What a super sweet card Emily! I love this color combo and your very creative idea to make the star points a festive Valentine banner--genius!! Thanks for sharing and inspiring :)

BloomingPink said...

Too clever, using that star for the banner! And what a super nice card.

Jessica said...

Wonderful take on the challenges and a very creative way to incorporate the punched star into a banner!!!
:O)
Jessica

Crystal said...

Adorable card! Thanks for the great tip on banner making, I never would have thought of that!

Sarah said...

Oh Emily! I so wanna craft with you! Love this :) Have a wonderful time tonight-- hockey is addicting so be careful :)

Eva said...

Your card is adorable, great use of the star punch. I am sure you will have lots of fun at the hockey game.

Sherrie K. said...

Emily, your card is just adorable!! I love the colors and the cute, cute banner...thanks for the tip on that:)
Also, so happy that you joined us in the challenge at Go Fish!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Linda said...

very cute layout! and sweet hearts.

Sarah Mailloux said...

This reminds me of Alton Brown from the Food Network on Good Eats saying only to buy multi-taskers. Really useful, more cost efficient, and takes up less space!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

I am loving how you made the banner from the points of the star punch! Fabulous! :)

Amy said...

what a pretty card! love the cas look and how you made the banner! thanks for playing at Go Fish Challenges :)Amy

Marsha said...

Nice take on the layout. And how clever to use the star punch for the banner pieces.

sharon g said...

I never would have thought of using the star that way.

Tenia Nelson said...

Super cuteness!!!

Danie May said...

Such a gorgeous card, and a beautiful take on the sketch. Thanks also for sharing the clever and easy way to make your banner.

JPScraps said...

Great card! Very creative use of a star punch!

lisa arana said...

Genius! What a great idea with the star bunch. Such a pretty card!

Jen said...

Super cute card!

Tammy Ozuna said...

Smart banner technique. Love that color of blue with red - love!

Kary said...

Hi Emily! This is a cleverly designed card!! Love the colours and how you created the banners from the star punch. Awesome!!

Staying Crafty said...

This is SO cute! I love how you used the star punch for your banner :)

julieprice3 said...

Very sweet, clever use of the star punch. Thanks so much for joining in at Paper Sundaes this week
Hugs Julie P

shuggy said...

holy cuteness!!

yyam said...

Such a sweet card! Love the colour combo and the neat banner! Great use of that star punch! :)

Kate said...

Love your card so pretty and what a great tip for that pennant. Thank you so much for joining us over at GoFish! Challenge . Glad to see you again.

Hugs,
Kate

onecraftymama said...

You don't need to know too much about the rules to have fun watching hockey :) Something about being at the game just infects you with enthusiasm. Or maybe that's just a Canadian thing, eh? Hmmm.
I love the clever banner idea (you're so smart!) and I love that you used the same colours & patterns as the hearts!

C Stephens said...

Wonderful card Emily. I love the creativeness of the banner from the star punch! Thanks for playing along with us at GoFish!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Love your clever way to make pennants! I still don't have a star shaped punch (can you believe it?). The card turned out so bold and beautiful, with the brights against that fabulously bright white cardstock.

How was the hockey game? I know nothing about such things, either. ;)

Cheri said...

I am going to have to steal your pennant trick - what a great idea! Love the pop of color, and such a simple layout!

joetterer said...

Oh, aren't you smart?! Great trick!

Jen said...

Your creations are always amazing Emily! This card is fabulous and thanks for giving the 'tips' on the star...awesome! Thanks for playing with us at Chick Challenges!
Jen

Wendy said...

Oh man, sometimes it's the little things... seriously I love the way you created the banner with the star punch. You are SO smart! Great card, love the color combos.. very eye catching.

JenMarie said...

Sooo cute, I love this! Thanks for joining us at the Unity Opportunity Challenge!

Lindsey said...

What a totally sweet card... and I'm going to remember to use my star punch for little banners!