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

Friday, November 9, 2012

thanks*giving

Happy TGIF, friends! I'm slowly closing in on my Thanksgiving card quota. Woo-hoo! Just in time to start jotting notes and stuffing envelopes next week so the cards arrive in time. I can't believe that Thanksgiving is now less than two weeks away!

Because Friday is Friends With Flair day over on the Unity blog, I pulled out lots of Unity goodness to put together today's card. And, without further ado, here it is!



Want a Unity accounting? Let's see . . . I've got leaves and berries from two {ippity} sets:  Where You Should Be (which is on sale right now!!) and The Simple Things. Words from Thank You Words (kinda makes sense, right?). And the background is the supremely elegant Quatrefoil Background.

Challenges have been my m.o. this week, so here's what inspired me:

On Monday my kids will have the day off from school for Veterans Day, but sadly, my hubby does not. I'm sure we'll find something fun to occupy us on Monday. But in the meantime, the whole family needs to tackle the leaf raking. With the crazy weather and our crazy schedules, we haven't had any time to devote to this huge task yet!! Hurricane Sandy and Winter Storm Athena managed to knock down most of the leaves (all except the oak leaves, which will hang on for dear life until March and then drop once the grass starts turning green. What's up with that anyway?), so hopefully we'll only have to do this once. Fingers crossed!

Thanks for dropping by to check out my little slice of bliss! Have a great weekend!
Emily

44 comments:

Pam said...

Love your stamping on this sweet card!! Love the background stamp too! My husband actually helped rake the leaves here this year! Surprise!! We only have 2 maples and the rest are pine(16!) but the maples are large and the leaves get really deep! Fun for my son though!!

~amy~ said...

Lovely card...awesome stamping and wow, check out all of those challenges! Have a great weekend!

Angel said...

i love how that cute little leaf is floating down!

Denise said...

This is gorgeous - such a lovely design and great images.
Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week xx

Julie Odil said...

I love everything you did on this card. That quartrefoil background adds so much. The whole thing is terrific.

veronica said...

love your color combo! great mix of stamps!

Ava Gavloski said...

great work emily
nice showcasing of the stamps
ava g

Benzi said...

So pretty, Emily...love all those wonderful leaves and berries.
Have a great weekend.

Annette said...

wow your stamps is gorgeous..i love how you blended the stamps and great color combo...the added leaf falling is perfect..

~Tammy~ said...

Way to work with so many fabulous challenges! You really made it all come together to create a wonderful card! Love the beautiful fall colors!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

This is just as sweet as it can be Emzi. I am with you, can't believe Thanksgiving is just right around the corner. It's early this year-at least it gives us a little bit more time inbetween for Christmas!
Bear Hugs,
Carol

Ruby said...

Beautiful card.

Marisa said...

Wonderful fall card, Emily! Love the falling maple leaf (got lots of those in our yard right now too!) and the berries and leaf images below, not to mention the multi-looped bow. Great card.

Carol L said...

You've combined all those sets beautifully to come up with this card! I love that quatrefoil stamped background!

maryr917 said...

love this thanksgiving card Emily-especially the bg stamp you used-have fun raking leaves-we did it 2 weekends ago with one of my grandsons-we have 2 pinoak trees in our yard so we rake now and then in the spring as well

Lisa said...

Ooooooh now this one might be my favorite in your round of Thanksgiving cards! I love the pretty assortment of berries and leaves. The single falling leaf is darling!

Lindsey said...

Beautiful Thanksgiving card! I guess if those oak leaves of yours haven't fallen after those mega-storms, they're not falling for a while. :P

Chris D. said...

Wow! What a stunning card! Great job!

Crystal said...

Beautiful card, I love all of the layered stamping on the leaves!

WencheP said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.

-Wenche

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi Emily: I just LOVE this sweet card, and I'd also like to thank you for stopping by my blog today. Your comments are always such a blessing and encouragement to me. I love your sweet cards, and really hope that you will consider playing along with us at Word Art Wednesday when you can. We'd just LOVE to have you share your beautiful work with us. Have a great week, and thanks again for visiting me.
Blessings to you,
Karen L
Word Art Wednesday
www.karen-mycuprunnethover@gmail.com

Melissa Shea said...

A perfect Fall card! Love the stamping & how you did the twine!

Eva said...

Emily, I love your card, the colors are beautiful! Good luck with the raking this weekend!

Cheri said...

As usual, Emily, your card is beautiful! I love how you layer all those different stamps and colors!

Anita said...

Hi Emily! Your card is beautiful. I love the design and it's so perfect for fall.

FeistyCrafter said...

WOW!! Your card is beautiful! Great colors and great stamping from all the different sets.

Lucy said...

Really cute card! Love the colors!

Sam said...

Beautiful fall card, love the colours.

Laura Jane said...

I'm liking the solid stamps you used!

Tracey McNeely said...
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Tracey McNeely said...

Sorry for my oops above.

You created a fantastic garden Emily. Thank you so much for joining us this week at the colourQ!

Sylvia said...

What a fun card, Emily, love all the stamping in your garden! thanks for joining in the fun at the colourQ this week.

Jen said...

What a beautiful Thanksgiving card. I love the randomly stamped leaves and berries. Not to mention the rustic charm of the twine and button! Thanks for joining us at colourQ!

Reflections from the lake said...

So charming! I love your button!
:)

Linda R said...

What a cute card my friend.

I guess that is one thing I don't have to worry about here in the desert is raking leaves.. :)

Hugs~

BloomingPink said...

This is such a lovely card! Love the raised leaf and the drop-swirl behind it...adds such a nice touch!

Scrapper Myra said...

Nice take from the sketch and cool card.

Beejay said...

Love the colors, the falling leaf, the hemp, I love it all!

Michelle said...

Good luck raking!!! Beautiful card!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Beautiful autumn card, Emily! Love that one little popped leaf!

JPScraps said...

Beautiful card! I love the layered stamps.

jennifer mitten said...

This is lovely! I love that background stamp with all those great Ippity leaves, etc.

Jessi Fogan said...

Bee-YOU-tiful! I love the fabulous stamping on the panel - and that gently dropping leaf...love its little trail!
My kids have been leaf troopers this year - I've sent them out every day it's not raining, and they've nearly got it all done. I think (gasp) they're goofing around as much as picking up, but whatever. I'm not doing it, and for that, I'm grateful :)

Colleen Dietrich said...

Another Top Note! Just think, if you had a Big Shot....it's sooooo much easier to crank than to hand-trim. ;) Just sayin'! LOL

I thought these stamps were PTI at first...I really like those leaves and berries.