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

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Thank U, Moxie Fab World, + a GIVEAWAY!

Yesterday I was floating around on cloud nine all day. Yup, totally filled with blissful helium ;). And why is that, you ask? Well, I got some great news concerning this card:

You can read all about it here in this post.

I posted it here on my blog last month as my entry for the Use 10 Embellishments Challenge in the Moxie Fab World, in honor of the release of the new Paper Crafts special issue, 75 Creative Card Challenges. Well, the winners were posted yesterday and I was over the moon to find out that Cath Edvalson, Trends Editor for Paper Crafts magazine and host of its Moxie Fab World blog, thinks I am Moxie Fab!!


Lil' ol' me!? Color me happy :-)! My juggling card was one of two named as winners in this category from out of 104 entries. You can read all about it here. But that's not all. Cath went on to say this about my card: "This is one of the most clever approaches to this [10 embellishments] challenge I could ever hope to have seen. Indeed, it's one of the most clever approaches to any card challenge I have ever seen, hands down, bar none, period." Aw, shucks!! I'm totally blushing over here.

Now, I am usually not one to toot my own horn. But I've got to say that this one just had me so excited, I just had to share. And what better way to share good news than to spread around some happiness? So, let's celebrate with a GIVEAWAY! I have a brand-new clear stamp set from Flourishes, called Tiny Flowers and Tags, to share with one of my readers. I've been saving it for a special occasion, and I think this just may be it ;-). 




It's such a fun little stamp set, right?

Here in Massachusetts we are under a BLIZZARD WATCH (can you believe that?) for Friday into Saturday. Our part of the state is expected to get between 18 inches and 24 inches of snow. That is a lot of snow at once, people! It could get pretty exciting around here. {Just how much excitement can one gal take?} So, here's how we'll do my little giveaway: If you would like to be in the running for this Flourishes stamp set, leave me a comment on this blog post using the word "BLIZZARD" before 11:59 p.m. EST on Monday,  February 11, 2013. You can tell me how you would feel if a blizzard were bearing down on you right now, if you'd like ;-). I'll draw one "blizzard"-using commenter at random to win Tiny Flowers and Tags, then post the winner here on my blog on February 12. If I can find the winner's email address, I'll email her as well!

Now, there's no need to be a follower of my blog to enter the giveaway, but if you are a follower (or become a new follower!), you can have a second entry in the drawing--just leave me a second comment telling me that you are a follower and how you follow.

Well, here's hoping that we don't lose power during this snowstorm! I'm off to do my regular weekly grocery shopping next. It's unfortunate timing--I'm sure the shelves will already be stripped bare of essentials like milk and bread. But that's OK. I already stocked up on milk yesterday, so we'll make do with whatever is left!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing a little slice of bliss with me today. It is always great to see you here!
Grinning from ear to ear,
Emily

44 comments:

Stacy said...

Emily!!! Congratulations! This card is fantastic. I am glad you shared your happiness about this achievement!! What a fab compliment too!

Lisa said...

Sending a blizzards worth of congrats your way for this awesome news Emily ~ whoot whoot!!! You go girl...course I ALWAYS knew you were fab ~ hee!!

Gosh I didn't know the snow totals expected were so high. Hope you don't lose power or have damage. I for one would not enjoy that kind of blizzardy weather at all ~ Yikes! Take care my sweet friend you'll be in my thoughts and prayers.

Benzi said...

Wow! I knew this card was a winner the first time I saw it. It's so downright creative.
I want a BLIZZARD...well, maybe not. I have been hearing about all the snow folks are getting up that way. WOW! Send me a lot of it. Please???

Big congrats again!!!!!!!!!

Benzi said...

Of course, I am a follower through Blogger. Always checking out your great work.

Bonnie said...

Oh, Emily, I'm doing a happy dance for you! Congratulations! I agree with Cath, it's an amazing card! If we had a BLIZZARD bearing down on us, I would have my lantern ready, the gas logs on and my craft table ready to go. Be safe. Hope you don't lose your power. And I'm still so excited for you.

Bonnie said...

I'm glad I'm a follower or I wouldn't have seen your post!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Oh, Ems, I am so grinning from ear-to-ear, too!! In fact, if you remember right, I totally called this one and knew you were going to be a winner!! My faith in the whole of the universe has been restored; it would have been so wrong if you had NOT won!

Don't put me in the drawing, hon, I have so much stuff already! That is sweet of you to do a giveaway.

I'm crossing my fingers that the big blizzard is a lot of hype and that you aren't too terribly inconvenienced by it all, losing power and such.

You rock!! xxoo Darnell

Denise Bryant said...

Huge congrats on the high praise from Cath and on the fabulous Flourishes stamp set! So springy and fun, it's be a great diversion to use it in the middle of a blizzard... stay safe!
DeniseB

Denise Bryant said...

I am already a follower through Google reader!
DeniseB

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

I already gave you my kudos, but since I'm also sitting in a blizzard I should say wooo hoooo once again. (I lasted 3 runs at the ski resort and decided that flu earlier this week got the better of me and bailed...).

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

I'm already a follower.

Pam said...

I was SO excited myself for you over at the Moxie Fab World!! Left you a big congrats comment! :) Your card for this challenge was just perfect, and like I said 'so true'!! I would be swimming too if I got a comment like that from Cath! Or should I say a blizzard of happiness!! :) Your so sweet to have a giveaway too!!

Tenia Nelson said...

Congrats Miss Lady!!! I saw your name and I was SOOOOOOOO EXCITED for ya!!! Yayness!!!

Lin said...

Big congrats on the win at MFW, Emily - it was a genius idea! So pleased for you!! Hope you enjoy that big storm coming your way - being a snowbird I feel kind of left out :)) (love snows like that when I don't have to be outside navigating in them)

~amy~ said...

I squealed when I saw your card!!!! Super ginormous congrats!!!!!

Lisa Petrella said...

CONGRATS, Emily!!! So well-deserved! This card ROCKS!! When you're done with that BLIZZARD, please send it to Colorado!!! We desperately need multiple blizzards before this winter is over!!! Hope the grocery shopping went smoothly! Stay safe and warm!!!!

Jessi Fogan said...

Emily, that card is amazing & is so beyond deserving of Cath's words - it was truly THE most thoughtful & innovative! Plus YOU made it, so naturally that makes it even better :)
We have that same blizzard bearing down on us - and yep, grocery store shelves should be bare shortly. It could very well be a weekend of using the BBQ to cook everything. Fingers crossed that your power (and ours!) stays on!!

~Tammy~ said...

For the sake of sounding rude in a sweet way well DUH! I knew it! It wouldn't have mattered if there were 1500 entries you would have taken the mention on this one. It is truly amazing. Your thought behind it goes beyond a shout out and a win! I am so stinkin' happy for you I am doing a happy dance right with you!

Kary said...

Oh Emily, I'm SO happy for you!! I thought that was the BEST card design ever!! There you go, Awesome job!! Have a wonderful, wonderful weekend, and keep warm!! {hugs}

Marlena M. said...

I just knew your card was a winner when I saw it Emily~congrats!!!!

Marisa said...

Hey, hey you Moxie fab girl you :) A huge congrats!! I was blown away last year when I won and it is such an amazing feeling isn't it :) Huge congrats to you!! Follower all the way here :)

Marisa said...

I have heard about the blizzard warnings - hang in there!! My favorite memory was when we got 1.5 feet of snow over Christmas about five years ago! I just LOVED the quiet it brought. The entire area shut down (we don't get a lot of snow out here so not a lot of snow removal equipment at the best of times) and the beauty was stunning. Could use another blizzard out here - kids would love it! Stay safe and post pictures LOL!

Lynn Noe said...

A big congrats to you and well deserved too! Your creations are always so interesting, downright unique and creative too! Stay safe out there in the blizzard. I'm here in North Grafton MA and have NO plans to leave the house today! Don't think I've ever seen snow fall so fast before!

Lynn Noe said...

Forgot to mention I am a follower too, always love seeing your updated blog posts notices in my email!

Amy McCue said...

You are Moxie Fab! I loath blizzards. Being from Michigan originally, we got our share. I think we are only getting rain for this one.

Amy McCue said...

Since I follow your blog, I a entering again because it is a really cute set of stamps. Hope your electricity stays on for the blizzard!

Colleen Dietrich said...

I KNOW, I saw your card was featured up front at MFW and I was SO happy for you, my friend! (Am happy, not was;)
Congrats on the wonderful words Cath used to describe your card, too. I would be floating too! Good luck with your BLIZZARD. We may get 2-4 inches here in my area. Not too bad. Have a great weekend burrowing inside!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Of COURSE I am a follower!

Moira said...

I have family on the Cape and around Boston who are also under a 'Blizzard' watch! Congratulations on being Moxie Fab and sharing your good fortune with one lucky follower!

Moira said...

I follow your blog with email updates too!

Linda said...

How exciting for...your card, not the coming blizzard! Hope you have a warm comfy weekend at home!

Greta said...

Oh my goodness--how will you possible do grocery shopping?! My feet wouldn't touch the ground for at least a wk--BIG congrats, Emily! Hoping the storm turns out not to be as bad as predicted for you. Stay safe & warm.

Linda R said...

Congrats to you my friend. That is some exciting news.. Say safe during the storm.

Hugs~

Geri said...

A huge congrats Emily! Your card pretty much jumped off of the page when I read the Moxie Fab post! Fabulously clever, perfectly executed, colors that rock and the sweetest melding of embellies that I have ever seen! Your humbleness is heartwarming, but girl....this is really one of those times that you have just got to toot that horn! Well done :)

Auntie Em said...

Emily, I am so excited for you! I knew this card was very special when I saw it on your blog. It's so creative. Congratulations!!!!!!!!

Hope you and all your family and friends came through the blizzard OK. We are still getting hit here in NB but it could be worse. A good day to curl up with a cup of hot chocolate and catch up on some blogs. :)

Wendy said...

Congratulations!! I'll send some sun your way girl, so at least it'll be sunny and snowy for you!

Barb said...

Emily, Cath's description of your card didn't surprise me at all! I felt the same way about it...pure genius!!! I respect my Mom so much for all of the juggling she's done in her life...all for others. She never put herself first. When we forced her to, she did it uncomfortably like she felt she didn't deserve it! Heartbreaking... That said, I'm so happy to see a busy Mom and gifted artist get her due rewards. You be Moxie FAB baby!!! :)
I'm watching my landlord dig me out of yesterday's blizzard. 25" of snow over two days...ooof!

Barb said...

I follow you, happily, via Google Follower :)

Glenda J said...

Big congrats to you on the win! Was thrilled to see your card there! Hope you stay safe with all the snow.

Sue D said...

I was so excited for you when I saw your card on the Moxie Fab blog--congratulations! Hope you are surviving the BLIZZARD and were able to get some groceries before it hit.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Sue D said...

I am already a follower.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

2fune said...

CONGRATS Emily! You had that coming! = ) I just love your cards and creations! Wish you were enjoying a BLIZZARD at Dairy Queen instead of the real thing, but I know you've made the best of it on Bliss Road, your blissful spirit is infectious! Thanks for all you share with us and sharing your awesome bliss with a giveaway! lilbit2fun@aol.com

Karenladd said...

Whew, your adorable card shows a BLIZZARD of creativity for sure!!! I always love your projects, but I agree with Cath that this one is out of this world!! Hoping you sailed right through that darn BLIZZARD and stayed warm and safe. I have to say that I'll pass on experiencing a blizzard, thank you very much...because I hate to be cold and/or lose my electricity!

Karenladd said...

I am already a follower and always love your posts!!