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

Friday, November 2, 2012

It doesn't suck to be Friday

(This is my second post for today.
Be sure to scroll down to check out my 
Bazzill Basics Paper GIVEAWAY in this post.)

Hello, friends, and Happy Friday! I needed to make a few birthday cards and got stuck on what direction to take. What's a gal to do? Dive into some challenges for direction, of course! This is what I ended up with, making two copies of this same design.


I used the {ippity} Itty Bitty Sucks to Get Old and a rick-rack stamp from Unity's Homemade 6-Bean Soup kit. I stamped and heat embossed the lollipop head on watercolor paper so I could paint the image in just the right colors. Then I paper-pieced that portion, as well as the bow.

These are the challenges that helped my card take shape:
  • I took my layout from one of the two sketches featured over at Chick Challenges with Ippity this week, taking a CAS tack with it by doing all the layers in white.
  • I took my color scheme from this week's ColourQ challenge: Basic Black, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, So Saffron, and White.
  • I took the theme of my creation from this week's CASology challenge cue.

And finally, because it's FRIDAY and I'm showing off my {ippity}/Unity stamps, I'm linking up with Friends With Flair over on the Unity blog.

Well, it's been a busy morning, but it's time to take stock and move on. Can't wait to be inspired when I make my rounds on the Friends With Flair lineup. I hope that all of you have a fabulous weekend!!
Emily

46 comments:

Melissa said...

Emily, this is just too cute! That sentiment is too funny paired with the lollipop! :) Love how you embossed the card base and that little orange squiggly line is such a perfect added touch!! Great job combining all those challenges!
I have so many things on my project list right now too and should take your advice and start visiting the challenges out there for inspiration!
Thanks so much for joining us at CASology this week! :)

Jingle said...

This is so super cute!

Ruby said...

Emily I love this card. So simple but it has impact. Great design. I haven't seen these stamps. Cute.

Lisa H. said...

I love this. such a great card with those embossed stripes in the background. CUTE!!!

Benzi said...

Too, too cute! Also, it's a lot of fun and looks like a winner to me.

Ardyth said...

LOL! I hope that the inside says "But it's better than the alternative!" Thanks for playing along with CASology this week, Emily!

Laura Jane said...

FUN!..not if you have a lolly.

Lisa said...

HA! What a fun card Emily and great way to combine all of the challenges!!

Annette said...

pretty card..love the embossed background...

Verna Angerhofer said...

Awesome use of that set of images. And, I like the little squiggly line and all the paper piecing you did.

Marisa said...

The sentiment made me laugh :) Cute card.

Angel said...

wow. i love how clean this card is, and the colored lollipop is so so cute!!

Pam said...

Really cute Emily! Love your embossing!! That's so cool that your parents, and in-laws live in Ohio! I think I remember you posting once before that you were coming here to visit them a year or so ago!! We didn't get much from the storm at all where we live, but some of Ohio did, bad winds mostly. Have a fun weekend!!

Ava Gavloski said...

yikees, make sure a really good friend gets this card. embossing is perfect.
ava g

Carol L said...

This is my kind of card, and it really does suck to get old! LOL I just love that diagonal embossing!

Julie Odil said...

This is great! Love all the white, the diagonal embossing, the colorful lollipop.

Melissa Shea said...

Ha, what a fun card!!!

Gwen said...

Great job on this, perfectly CAS!!

Thienly Azim said...

So cute! I love the colors that you chose for this! So simple but so fun!

Meadie said...

I just love your fun card and the design is fab x x

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Everything just pops, Emily! This is such a super card!

~amy~ said...

LOVE it...such a fun sentiment paired up with the lollypop!

Silke Ledlow said...

Fabbo card Emily! Love how you used the CQC colors! Thanks for joining us :) !!! Hugs ~S~

JPScraps said...

Really awesome card!

Mary said...

hahaha

Love your card and your CAS style!

Tracey McNeely said...

Emily your card is just darling, I love the image--clean and crisp. Thank you so much for joining us this week at CASology!

Tracey McNeely said...

...and thank you for joining us at the colourQ as well! :)

Auntie Em said...

Love your card! The sentiment paired with the lolly is so cute and the embossing on the background makes such a nice design to go with the curves and circles. :)

Crystal said...

Such a cute and funny card! I love the embossing on the card too!

Lucy said...

Very cute card-I love the sentiment!

Noelle said...

This is hilarious! So glad you joined us at CQC this week! :)

BloomingPink said...

This is just so true! And I love it. The clean lines and so pretty and bright! It almost makes getting old a little easier to handle!

Lindsey said...

Love this! I really like how you were able to combine all these challenges into one great CAS design. Can I say... SWEET!!!

Emily Leiphart said...

LOL, this is so fun, Emily! Love the layers and colours!

Ruza Rebel said...

LOL!!! Love the embossed background, and the image and sentiment are perfect together! Sweet card! ;o)

Darnell J Knauss said...

I am so glad I have had the time to go through a lot of the CASology thumbnails and that I saw this one! Such a winner, it's just ridiculous. Sooo my kind of card!!

Jen W. said...

Love this fabulous card, Emily! The embossed background and the layers are perfect! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

Linda R said...

What a cute card. I love the sentiment. Made me smile.

Hugs~

Jen said...

LOVE this card and those bright colors!

Chunyuan said...

love the sentiment paired with lollipop.

Cheri said...

Oh, so cute Emily! I love how the scoring goes so well with all the curvy lines.

Jessi Fogan said...

LOVE that sentiment, lol! Just my idea of a fun birthday card :) Snort! The scored lines make an awesome background, and I love the white layering - takes a busy sketch and makes it CAS in no time :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

Popping back to say I told you so! Congratulations for the HM win at CASology for your uber fun card!!

Colleen Dietrich said...

I love this, and the sentiment made me laugh! Superb layout and coloring and placement. All that white keeps the focus on the cute lollipop and funny line. :)

Sylvia said...

Fabulous card, Emily and the sentiment is so true! thanks for sharing your card with us this week at the colourQ.

Reflections from the lake said...

Great card! I'm having my 48th soon, so I know! :) Beats the alternative, though!