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

Monday, February 4, 2013

Warm & Fuzzy Wishes

Happy Monday! I hope you had a great weekend. Ours was pretty good, but went way too fast. My kids had an early release day on Friday, so at least we got to start the weekend early. They both brought friends home for lunch and to hang out for the afternoon. We squeezed in two family movie nights (so easy to do on these cold winter nights!)--Friday night we made more progress on our quest to see all of the Harry Potter movies in order, checking #3 (The Prisoner of Azkaban) off the list. Then on Saturday we rewarded ourselves with Journey 2: The Mysterious Island after a day of homework and chores.

It is a new week with a new to-do list. At the top of my list today is getting a birthday present and card ready to mail to my niece for her eighth birthday at the end of the week. This morning I worked on making her a birthday card. She is all about pink! I figured she would love this little furry creature.


And here is the message I stamped on the inside :-).


I used images and sentiments from the Party Posse stamp set by Paper Smooches and some pretty polka-dotted patterned papers from the Handmade collection from Lily Bee Design. Oh, and that polka dotty washi tape came from Target.

I am playing along with three challenges:

Well, it's time for me to grab some lunch, and then I must tackle some design team assignments. I hope you are having a terrific Monday! Thanks so much for dropping by for a visit today. I always love seeing you here :-).

Emily


34 comments:

Annette said...

what a cutie..great take on the challenge.. Loving all the pink..

Lisa said...

This is perfect for a pink loving 8 year old Emily! Love all of the sweet polka dots!

Lucy Abrams said...

Awesome colouring! What a cute card. I am sure she'll love it. Thanks for entering my challenge.

Nina Yang said...

This is such a sweet and cute card, Emily! Love every details and the overall design! So glad that you joined in the Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge this week! And I am happy that you had fun (according to your comment on the blog lol) have a wonderful week!

Darnell J Knauss said...

How adorable, Emily! You've made the perfect card for a sweet 8-year-old!!

Maria said...

Awww...darling bday card for your niece! That's one sweet little furry creature! Very cute sentiment for the inside! I'm sure your niece will appreciate this CUTE card!

Morag said...

very cute!!

Mel said...

Super sweet card:)

Pam said...

Sounds like you had a great family weekend Emily!! This card is sooo cute, and perfect for your niece!! Paper Smooches is my next stamp company to own! :) Thanks again for the washi tape! I can't believe you found some at Target!! Will have to keep my eye out for that! ;)

Tracey McNeely said...

I think you love pink just love pink. That little guy is sooo cute.

Marisa said...

Sooo cute!! A fabulous mix of challenges! Love that cute little critter :) Sounds like you had a great weekend too!

~Tammy~ said...

Super adorable!!!!

Melissa Shea said...

so cute, she will love it!

Barb said...

i love this lil creature...so cute!!! fab coloring, love the stitching and her polka dot coat :)

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

This is super darling, Em! :)

Charlene said...

Very cute! Love the black stitching, it reaqlly pops with the pink!

Donna said...

Super cute card!!
Thanks for playing along with the "Groundhog Day" challenge on Drunken Stampers this week.

Jessi Fogan said...

Pink makes this little hamster even CUTER! I love it! That set has got to be my most-used PS set, with all the fab puns.
I so loved watching all the HP movies with my boys :) Movie nights as a family are way more fun when everyone enjoys the movie.
And, btw,
**blushing***
Thanks so much for playing along with us at Drunken Stampers (squee! you're my first official DT comment there :P)

Chris D. said...

OMGee! What an adorable card! Your niece is gonna love it! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Drunken Stampers!

Shelly Schmidt said...

SO darling- and that image is so sweet! I love the sentiment- and the fun Washi tape- I have not purchased any yet......

yyam said...

Awwwww....what a cutie. Love the sweet colours too...:)

Barbara Godden said...

Cute image and lovely soft colours, thanks for joining us at Drunken Stampers for Groundhog Day

Auntie Em said...

Not sure if that is a ground hog or a hamster but it is so cute, who cares! :D
I am sure your niece will love it. Cute verse in it!
Sounds like it was a great weekend at your house. We are supposed to get a major snowstorm here so I am thinking it will be the perfect time to play with some paper and get my Valentine's finished!

Linda R said...

Sounds like you are enjoying family time.. Your card here is just as sweet as can be. That image is adorable.

Hugs~

nwilliams6 said...

Emzi, this is wonderfully cute! Target has washi tape? I have never seen it - I am going to have to look better next time I am in there. Love all the pink and the dots, and that critter is the cutest thing. Darling card.

I love Harry Potter - I could watch them all a hundred times more and never get bored! Hugz!!!!

Benzi said...

That is an adorable little creature, Emily. I love your card. Glad to know Target has Washi...and was thrilled when I found it in Michaels recently.

sue morris said...

This is SO adorable!!

MichelleZ said...

What a darling card! I love his little polka dots! :)

Lisa Petrella said...

This is ABSOLUTELY DARLING, Emily!!! LOVE all of the details---the stitching, the pearl embellie---and of course all of the polka dots! FABULOUS take on all three challenges!!!

Vicki Romaine said...

Such a simple card without all the embellishments making it an elegant card. Thanks for joining us at Drunken Stampers.

Monika Reeck said...

cuteeee card and lovely color combo you have choosen...really adorable... good luck with the challenge..

I am joining also the paper smooches SPARK challenge my card is number 47, would you mind to see it on my Blog..would be glad if you could leave me also some love...many thanks before...Monika

mypapercraftworld said...

Such a cute card, sweet image and perfect pink for an 8 year old's birthday ... she'll love it! Anita in France :)

Glenda J said...

This is so adorable! Love it! The stitching is fantastic! Hope you are staying warm and safe.

PetraB said...

so sweet and adorable, love the stitching