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

Friday, March 30, 2012

Growing In Unity ~ Day 5: A Birdie Happy Birthday

Well, this is it--the last day of my Growing In Unity week. Boo hoo. It went too quickly! I will leave comments open for the prize drawing (any two Unity Itty Bitty stamps of the winner's choosing) until Sunday night, April 1, at 11:59 p.m. EDT. Remember that you can comment on any (or all!) of my Growing In Unity posts this week for a chance to win. I'll be back on Monday morning with a little more Unity/{ippity} goodness for your inspiration and a winner announcement.

I'm also very pleased to be featured today as Guest Designer over at Get Hippity With {Ippity}, a challenge blog highlighting {ippity} and Unity stamps. If you haven't played along with GHWI before, you should definitely check it out. There's a generous {ippity} prize for each challenge! The current challenge theme is Things With Wings. What a fun one! And I'm just delighted to be able to share my wing-y guest designer creation with you as my last GIU project as well as my Unity Friends With Flair project. It's been far too long since I've been able to play along with FWF!!

Let's take a peek:

Squeal! I just love that the lineup of sweet birdies from {ippity}'s Quotes a'la Happy kit are so much like the birdies in the My Mind's Eye patterned paper, from the Quite Contrary--Jack & Jill collection, that I used. I just had to color them, using my Prismacolor pencils, to match the patterned paper! The striped paper is also from the Jack & Jill collection. For those keeping score on my personal patterned paper challenge this week, that's my sixth different collection! I also used {ippity}'s How YOU Doin' kit for the happy birthday sentiment.

I think I may have some difficulty sending out this birthday card when it comes time, and I don't mean just because that big, fluffy bow will make for a challenging fit into an envelope!! I always make my cards with the intention of sending them out to family and friends, but I just love the way this one turned out and I'm not sure I'm going to be able to part with it. We'll see!

Thanks so much for stopping by this week to check out my Unity/{ippity} creations. I've had a blast--a week full of bliss, for sure. I've treasured each and every visit!!

Don't forget to come back on Monday to see who is the winner!
Have a great weekend,
Emily
PS I'm entering this in the Anything Goes Challenge over at Simon Says Stamp.

57 comments:

yyam said...

Fabulous card! I love the mix of colours and patterns here. :)

Tan's Hobbies said...

Emily, you are fantastic. For this whole week you could create more than 4 AWESOME cards. You are so creative..

Your today's card is just AMAZING. Love the birdies' sweet colors, love the background card, AND I LOVE LOVE LOVE the black fluffy bow with the red button. Love the stitching and the border design too.

Glenda J said...

You've done a fabulous job this week! Congrats! Quite love this bright and cheerful card. Great work with the bold patterned papers!

onecraftymama said...

I am loving this paper collection to bits - it hasn't left the top of my desk since it arrived :) You sure know how to pick them! Love the rainbow stripe & of course that awesome birdie paper - and how perfect is your stitching??? Love how it turned out :)

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

I just love that big black bow and the black stitching. Just makes everything POP! Fantastic card, Em. :)

Pam said...

You're right, that paper matches the stamp perfectly!! Love the black stitching, it really shows everything off!! And there's nothing wrong with wanting to keep one of your cards!! Just put it where you can see it everyday!! :)

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Wow, what a great job stitching! Especially the oval. Love this!

BloomingPink said...

What a great card to end your week...so wonderful!

Linda SS said...

very nice card. Thanks for the inspirational week.

Bonnie said...

I love this lovely line of birds too, Emily! The papers are so perfect too. I think you should get a little easel and display this beauty for your own enjoyment.

Jen said...

Sweet card - I love your stitching!

Shilo said...

What a sweet little card...love all the stiching...LOVE it and pinned it!

Barb King said...

So cute, love how you colored the birds to match the paper!

~Tammy~ said...

You have displayed nothing but amazing cards all week which is of no surprise! Those little darlings are too cute and perfect with that fabulous paper! I love the pairing of the black ribbon! It just "ties" it all together nicely! :-)

Miriam Prantner said...

This is so sweet! Love that bow, and the STITCHING! I'm just starting to stitch on my projects, but I haven't graduated to anything beyond a straight line. HOW did you do that oval so perfectly? Great work!

Lisa said...

Wowzers miss Emily this one is outrageously CUTE!!! Love that fun red bird DP and those super sweet sweetie birds. GREAT card girl.

Also wanted to welcome you as my newest follower ~ hugs!!

NoraAnne said...

Emily, this is amazing, I don't blame you for not wanting to part with it ;) Unless you want to send it to me of course, I will take good care of it, LOL!
I really adore the black zig zag stitching, it really just pops against the soft colors of the adorable birdies :) Thanks for sharing this week, I loved all of your creations!

Marisa said...

Love this, Emily! Great papers and love the bow - even though it is a bit of a nuisance when it comes to mailing :)

Marlena M. said...

I don't blame you for not wanting to part with this gorgeous card. The black bow really pops against the colorful background. AWESOME DP to go with the stamps Emily.

Carol said...

Adorable card! Thanks for sharing your talent with us this week.

Carol B
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maryr917 said...

beautifully done Emily-you used a perfect combo of dp -sewing and stamp set

Kary said...

What an Awesome card to close your GIU week, Emily!! I LOVE everything about it. The cute birdies, your beautiful sewing, the awesome matching patterned paper and that lovely bow. It's been a Wonderful week of inspiration and you did such a Great job!! So proud of you!
Have a great weekend!! {hugs}
(was hvg a hard time trying to get comment through blogger ;))

Benzi said...

Oh, little birdies everywhere. You know I love this one. Just go ahead and keep it and give it a frame, Emily.

JPScraps said...

All your cards this week have been wonderful! I have no favorite. I loved them all!

Ruby said...

Emily this card is stunning. Love the bow and the colours that you used.

Crystal said...

This is such an adorable card! I love how you colored those birds and that PP is fantastic!

Jessica said...

this is so cute! that paper goes perfectly with the sweet stamp! :)

Houses Built of Cards said...

Once again - ADORABLE!!! LOVE the pattern paper, stitching, kraft base, image and colors, and the ribbon is the perfect final touch!

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Gwen said...

OH Emily! This is a keeper! I have a few of those, too! LOVE how you made the birds to match the paper. Super cute!

Linda said...

wow how cute I love it very much!

B. Poteraj said...

Oh how cute. Such innocent little birds.

Natasha G.P. said...

The papers look great--they coordinate really well.

sharon g said...

The black ribbon and stitching look good with the other colors on the card. They ground them.

Lisa Petrella said...

This card is ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!!! Your patterned paper choices are perfect, and the stitching and loopy border are AWESOME details!!!! If I were you I'd keep this on a shelf on display in my craft room!!! It totally ROCKS!!!!!

Denise Bryant said...

Darling card! This is my favorite of the week, although I loved them all! I have a fondness for bird designs, since I have some pet birds. :)
DeniseB

Heather said...

Fabulus card, love the papers

jengd said...

LOVE the punch of black in this card and your stitching is amazing! So glad you joined us at Get Hippity with Ippity!

Laurel said...

Love it!

Jay Gee said...

Fabulous card Emily and I love how the DP matches so nicely with the stamped image. Perfect bow too :)

melissac said...

Wonderful card! The black ribbon is the perfect touch and love the colors you used on the birds!! Thanks for joining us at Get Hippity with Ippity!

~amy~ said...

super TWEET:)

veronica said...

love your zigzag stitching.

Colleen Dietrich said...

Those birds on the paper and the stamped version match each other perfectly! Annnnddd....you got to use up some more dp; good for you!

Shauna K said...

such a fabulous card- amazing how well that stamp and the paper go together!!! :D

shuggy said...

another great one!! what a great week!!

Susan B. said...

Emily, this is so pretty! I love all the elements you used from the stamp that coordinates with the paper, the black stitching, the decorative border punch and your beautiful bow....such a lovely card!

jennifer mitten said...

This is gorgeous! You can't go wrong with Ippity!

Linda R said...

So darn cute.. Love your design..

Lisa Arana said...

oh golly... this is a real winner of a card. amazing.

Pryn said...

This is GORGEOUS!!! I am flipping over the ENTIRE design!!! The paper you chose is perfect!!

Dawny P said...

Wow this is lovely chick - the colours are fabulous. Thank you for joining us over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge. Hugs, Dawny x

Kristina said...

Emily,
This is a beautiful card, love the stitching, and that ribbon/bow! Your birdies are so cute! Thank you for playing with us at Get Hippity w/ {ippity} things w/ wings challenge!
Peace,
Kristy
(GHWI DT)

nwilliams6 said...

Love that black ribbon with the pastel and sweet birds - totally works! You always do the most amazing things. Hugz.

SHartl said...

I just chuckled when I saw that you aren't sure you're going to be able to part with this card because I do the same thing! If I make a card that I'm really happy with, I want to keep it for inspiration! The solution, make two!!! LOVE that sweet little birds and all the stitching.

Karen L said...

Love this card! All that stitching looks wonderful and I'm sure took a lot of time! Super cute stamped image, those birds are adorable!

Joanne (jojot) said...

fab stitching....sweet tweeters

Barb said...

i love this! so pretty!