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

Thursday, February 28, 2013

An Alien + a WINNER!

Greetings, Earthlings--and a happy Thursday to you! I'm here with a quick post to share a card and a winner!

First, my card (I know--I'm prolonging the agony and anticipation!):


Yes, kind of goofy, I know. It's an alien wishing the birthday boy a happy birthday! I made this a while ago for the tweenaged son of a very dear friend. Goofy is good for a tween, don't you think? I patterned it after some little clay alien figurines that my kids made for fun last year, and then gave him a Sing-A-Majig kind of mouth made from punches (yes, that's a heart punch that I used for his tongue!). Nearly all of the stamps (including the flourish I used for his skin texture) come from various The Craft's Meow sets (Just Sayin', Season's Greetings, and Timeless Tags), except for the dotted circle around his eye, which comes from a Flourishes set, I believe. Just for kicks, I'm linking this up to the Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes challenge.

Now, I've promised you a winner for my washi tape giveaway earlier this week. I used Random.org to draw a winner from all the comments left on my giveaway post and came up with lucky number . . .

. . . 14--and that was Denise Bryant!!

Congratulations, Denise! I'm off to email you next so I can get your new roll of Green Graph Washi Tape from DeNami Design mailed out to you. :)

A huge thanks to everyone who played along in my giveaway! As always, I had a ton o' fun reading all of your comments :). Be sure to check out my next Ways With Washi feature in March--it will be on the 4th Monday of the month (that will be March 25). Giveaways are so much fun--let's do another one then!!

Thanks for checking out my little slice of bliss today!
Emily 

32 comments:

Benzi said...

Ha..I love your little alien..just the cutest thing. How clever to use that punch for the tongue.

Congrats to Denise on winning the Washi tape. I happen to know it is a lot of fun. :-)

Lisa said...

Well how FUN is this fella! SO creative Emily and what a great use of your punches. The pattern on his body looks super. I like his hair!!

Pam said...

This is so cute and fun!! Sure made me smile!! Perfect use of the punches too!

Anita said...

Such a fun card Emily and perfect for a boy!

Stacy said...

I love the happy birthday hair! Fabulous!

Marlena M. said...

This is SO CUTE Emily~very creative!

Marisa said...

Your little alien is too cute!!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Emily-- you'll be happy to know that Denise lives in my 'hood and I just saw her yesterday! So on your next crafty road trip you can see both us in one stop! Start planning.

Jingle said...

Holy GOODNESS! This is SUCH an adorable card! Total funness!!!!

Cath said...

Your alien is very, very cute! :)

Melissa Shea said...

Haha! Love the playful alien!

Jessi Fogan said...

Brilliant idea! I love it :) Especially using the heart punch for the tongue - it's all the teensy details that make it even better!

ChristineCreations said...

Oh that's SUCH a fun card Emily! I love his tongue in his mouth...hee hee cracked me up!

Shelly Schmidt said...

What a delightful monster B-day card! I love the fun Birthday strips, the google eye and the tongue- that is the best!!!

yyam said...

Hehe...such a super fun card Emily!
Congrats to your winner!

yyam said...

Hehe...such a super fun card Emily!
Congrats to your winner!

Dawny P said...

This is lovely :) What a fabulous design, I love it. Thank you for joining us over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge, hugs, Dawny x

nwilliams6 said...

Genious stuff here Emzi! Love how fun this - this shows your Punchkateer colors perfectly! I needed this cuteness this morning. Hugz!

Bonnie said...

This is really cute and fun, Emily! Love these colors!

Linda R said...

I do believe a tween would love this. Cute card my my friend.

Hugs~

Jennifer Grissom said...

Great card! We'd love for you to try out at our new design team: Sister Act Card Challenge

Greta said...

How clever to use a heart punch for the tongue, Emily! You're really a cool mom, I can tell!

Annette said...

hehe how totally cute...

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

This is super cute, Emily! :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is funtastic, Emily!! I agree, it's a perfect alien card for a tweenager! And congrats on reaching and flying past 200 followers!!

Sue Lelli said...

This is so PERFECT for a tween, Emily! I LOVE it!

Auntie Em said...

He is certainly very cute and funny! I like the way you created the pattern on him and the face. Kids always like cards that are different...a few adults do too! LOL
Thanks for sharing!
Hope you had a great weekend. It's March break here and we are enjoying the nice slow pace for the week. :)

Charlene said...

I think its absolutely adorable!!!!

Colleen Dietrich said...

This is totally AH-dorable, Emily! I love the TCM stamps you paired with this creature.

~Tammy~ said...

Oh my gosh, this is amazingly ca-ute!!! Love it! Congrats to Denise!

Lisa Arana said...

heehee... goofy is good. too cute!

Maria said...

What a CUTE/FUN bday card! Love the bright colors and great use of punches for this creative card!