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

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Growing In Unity ~ Day 3: Enjoy

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Welcome to Day 3 of my Growing In Unity week! Today's the day I'm being highlighted on the Unity blog, so if you just can't get enough of my smiling face {roll eyes}, you can swing by over there to check it out. In any case, be sure to comment on all of my Growing In Unity posts, Monday through Friday this week, to maximize your chances of being drawn as the random winner of two free Itty Bitty stamps from Unity Stamp Co.

All righty, on to my Unity project of the day:

The star of the show is a wonderful Itty Bitty stamp from Unity: Tattered Roses by Iron Orchid Designs. I just love this stamp! I colored it with chalks, applied with foam applicators, to give this the look of a hand-tinted vintage photo and then sponged on distress ink around the edges for a more aged look. The sentiment is from the How YOU Doin' {ippity} kit. Anyway, I thought those tattered roses would be perfect for playing along with the current {ippity} challenge: Flowers. I'm also entering this in the Anything Goes Challenge over at Simon Says Stamp.

I challenged myself to use patterned paper on each GIU project this week--a different paper collection each day! Today I'm adding the My Mind's Eye Lost & Found--Market Street 6 x 6 paper pad to my list of utilized collections. It's a beauty! Those peachy/coral and heather green tones are so pretty for spring. I do believe that all of my patterned paper collections this week will be from My Mind's Eye. How did that happen? Well, it just may have something to do with the fact that A.C. Moore stores (the brick and mortar versions) carry MME 6 x 6 pads for the regular price of $3.99, which makes them pretty cheap. But when I can get hold of a 50% off coupon (which is often the case), I can get one of these pads for the bargain-basement price of $1.99!! I know, right?? Anyway, that may have something to do with the fact that I now own 10 different MME 6 x 6 pads now ;).

Well, thanks so much for stopping by to see what's making my happy today on Bliss Road! I'll see you back here--same time, same station--again tomorrow.

Have a great day!
Emily

45 comments:

Pam said...

This is so pretty Emily! The rose stamp looks very vintage with the chalking. Love the stitching and the pretty die cut! And what a bargain on the paper pads! I don't blame you for having so many!! :)

Julie Odil said...

I love how you chalked the rose. Beautiful!

onecraftymama said...

OK, that is an absolutely unbelievable price! I can't find MME in the brick & mortar stores here at all, and online Canadian costs are usually 7.50 or 6.99....and right now our dollars are pretty equal. Drooling.
Love that sheer ribbon, and that gorgeous fleur-de-lis! Such a lovely accent for this pretty card!

Marlena M. said...

Beautiful colors and design, Emily! So great to see your smiling face. ;)

Debbie Carriere said...

Gorgeous!!!! Love the colors and layout, Emily! Congrats on being featured at Unity!!! I just bought my first Unity set!! Love the bargains on the MME paper pads!!!

Houses Built of Cards said...

This is GORGEOUS!!! And I LOVE my MME papers! I don't think we have a A.C. Moore anywhere around here...too bad - or maybe it's a good thing because then I would have even MORE paper pads than I do already! :0)

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Kary said...

What a delightful card, Emily!! I really love the colours and the patterned papers you chose. The rose image is beautifully coloured and gorgeous embellishments. Fantastic job!!

Lisa said...

Very pretty Emily, love the peachy melon shades and all of those gorgeous layers! And who could get sick of your smiling face ;)

Anita said...

A beautiful card and I so love those pretty papers, the lovely pin, and that sheer ribbon ... it's perfect!

Marisa said...

This is fabulous, Emily! Love the DPs you used and the punched border around the focal image is fabulous! Lovely touch with the fleur de lis and sheer ribbon.

Jessica said...

your card is just gorgeous!!!! I absolutely LOVE it!!!! :)

jengd said...

Just beautiful! Love the vintage look of it but then the stitching to tone it down a bit! Wonderful!

Carol said...

Very lovely, I love all the details.

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NoraAnne said...

Emily, this is absolutely GORGEOUS!!! I love the way you colored and distressed the image, fabulous!

Miriam Prantner said...

This is just gorgeous! I love all the different styles/looks you've been sharing this week. The coloring on this is beautiful and I love that die cut!

JPScraps said...

The card is beautiful Emily. I wish there was an ACMoore by me.

B. Poteraj said...

This is very pretty and classsy

sharon g said...

Who doesn't love to save money these days. Hopefully it will get better after...oh well, I won't go on. I like your card--the colors and patterns are very pretty.

Colleen Dietrich said...

I've gotten those AC Moore bargains, too! Love it!

This tattered rose stamp is so bee-autiful, Em. I love the punched border around it, and that fleur de lis brad (my heart skipped a beat!). And you have such straight stitching! Boy, you're so good. :)

Natasha G.P. said...

Those are some yummy papers. They go with your background on your blog.

Gwen said...

Gorgeous card! love the colors in that rose is awesome!!

~amy~ said...

WOW...this is absolutely STUNNING!!!!

veronica said...

again, love the MME paper.
great mix of patterns.

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

Stunning card! Love the soft colors, and all those layers! ;o)

~Tammy~ said...

This is totally gorgeous! I wish my AC Moore was closer! I have to make my shopping list and plan when I go! $1.99 Umm yes please!!!!

Crystal said...

This is such a gorgeous card, I just ordered this stamp during the last sale and can't wait to get inky with it now! Thanks for the great inspiration!

nwilliams6 said...

Emzi, this is beautiful - what great papers and design. It is so elegant and warm! If we could put blog cards in a favorites gallery, I would put this in there! Hugz.

Benzi said...

Wow! Emily, this is gorgeous. First, I LOVE the coral colors and that image is awesome.

Great buy on the paper pads...I see why you have so many. :-)

Linda SS said...

This is very very nice.The stitching, coloring, and all put together.

Karen L said...

Wow, when I first looked at this card I thought the roses were a pre-printed item. Just amazing stamp...and a truly beautiful card!

yyam said...

Goodness! I thought that was patterned paper Emily! So beautifully coloured. *Swoon* And love the layers. What an awesome composition. :)

Greta said...

Wow--what a gorgeous card!

SHartl said...

This is so beautiful! I love all the colors and the absolutely amazing stamping! I love your work!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Gorgeous card Emily! Congrats on your latest honor! So well deserved! Great choice of patterned papers and love the sweet tag!

Linda R said...

Oh my gosh. your card is wonderful. I just love those colors and I love the stitching. And the image is wonderful. So pretty!!!

Hugs, Linda

Auntie Em said...

Your card is so lovely! I thought the rose was something that was cut from patterned paper. You do such amazing things with stamps! I will have to dig my MS punch set out and try matting an image like this. Loving everything about this one!!!! :)

Tan's Hobbies said...

OMG, this card is a absolutely gorgeous!!! The way you design the central flower is amazingly creative! Your coloring is too great, dear!! Love the background cards and the stitching are awesome!!

Ruby said...

This card is a stunner. Just gorgeous.

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Absolutely stunning. The punched border brings out the focal point to perfection. The color is just amazing.

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful card! I love the colors! The punched frame is a lovely touch to showcase the design.
DeniseB

Glenda J said...

It's a great challenge to use different patterned papers every day! I have so many right now. Fabulous card, love all the little details.

jennifer mitten said...

I love this stunning card!

Lisa Arana said...

gorgeous!!! love the soft colors and the fabulous stamp.

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Just gorgeous Emily! Such a beauty!!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

Hugs...
Melissa

Rona said...

very pretty - love the coloring!! so glad you entered the Ippity challenge :)