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

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Calls for a Toast

It's been waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too long since I've been able to play with my Paper Smooches stamps. I needed to make a congratulations card (for our pastor, who has just become a published author! The book he co-authored came out in May, so I'm a bit late. Oops!), and I knew I wanted to use the "this calls for a toast" sentiment from Wake Up. So I peeked at this week's Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge for some inspiration, and found it in spades.



I was inspired by that pretty piano to feature a turquoise toaster on my card. I went with lots of blank space in my design to honor the blank wall in the photo. I tied the color of my toast to the color of the floor in the photo, and the patterned paper strip under the toaster was selected because its polka dots reminded me of that wall of plates in the photo!

All of my patterned papers in this card are digital papers. The cork pattern for the toast comes from the Note to Self collection by Echo Park, the turquoise chevron print for the toaster comes from the Splash collection by Echo Park, and the dotted pattern comes from the Chit Chat collection by Betsy Tuma (a part of the free October 2010 Crop Collab available at Two Peas).

I hope you are having a good weekend! It's rainy here, so we're trying to get caught up on indoor stuff. 

Thanks for swinging by!
Emily

Stamps: Paper Smooches Wake Up
Cardstock: Rustic Cream by PTI
Patterned Paper: (all digital) Note to Self collection by Echo Park, Splash collection by Echo Park, Chit Chat collection by Betsy Tuma
Ink: Onyx Black Versafine
Accessories: Corner Chomper, sewing machine

21 comments:

Lisa said...

Love the way you've interpreted the photo Emily.! Congrats to the author, he'll love this!

Marisa said...

This is too cute, Emily!! Love the paper pieced toaster and popped up toast :)

Barb said...

this is so cute! awesome design!

Colleen Dietrich said...

This is too, too cute! Love the way the toast looks, all textural and stuff. I also like seeing what inspired you in that photo. Very cool!

Ardyth said...

This is fun! I love the dp the scene is grounded on!

nwilliams6 said...

Emzi - this is just the most darling card!!!! I want that set - it makes me smile! Seriously, this is just the funnest card I have seen in a long time - TFS! Hugz!

Auntie Em said...

What a great card and a fun way to congratulate such a great achievement. I am sure he will still appreciate the card no matter when he gets it. :)
Hope you had a fun weekend and are all set for the week ahead. Spring is flying by so fast!!! :)

~amy~ said...

CUTE!!! I adore this Emily:)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Cute card Emily! Surely your pastor loved it!

Glenda J said...

This is so fun! I LOVE your toaster! Great work.

Sue Lelli said...

OMGosh, Emily! I just LOVE this card! It is so FUNNY and I LOVE your stitching, too!

yyam said...

Ooooohhhh...this is soooooo cute! *big smile*

onecraftymama said...

We're scheduled to get your rain tonight :) Blech. More mosquito feed!
I love the stitching, and I would LOVE a turquoise toaster in my kitchen!

Pam said...

Very cute Emily!! And a perfect sentiment!!

Benzi said...

Oh, this is so fun and what a fabulous job you did with your inspiration. Your pastor will surely smile really big when he receives this card.

~Tammy~ said...

Gorgeous card! I would interpret that as cream too, and it sure makes an elegant color combination doing so! I love your gorgeous embellishments too!

Bonnie said...

What a perfect take on this sketch! I love the turquoise toaster and the toast popping out. I've missed visiting you.

Lisa Arana said...

oh gosh, this is perfect!

Jocelyn Olson said...

Oh my goodness. I LOVE the card!! The stamping, the paper piecing, the papers you used. I think you have a winner! ;)

Linda R said...

Such a cute card.. Makes me smile!

Emily Leiphart said...

This is so cute, Emily, and perfect for the occasion! I love seeing you use Paper Smooches.