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

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

You stole my heart + a WINNER!


Happy Tuesday! I am sharing another Valentine card that I mailed out yesterday. This one is all about the stitching. The stamps are from Unity's Straight from the Heart set. To make this card, I used a twist on the regular stamp masking technique. I stamped a heart {mask} on a sticky note, trimmed it, and placed it on my design as a mask where I wanted to stitch around my "stolen" heart. After stitching, I simply removed {stole} my heart mask, resulting in an "empty" heart roughly the same size and shape as the two "filled" stitched hearts.

I am playing along with:
OK, so now on to some fun stuff! I had a little giveaway to celebrate my win in the Moxie Fab world last week. The comment period ended last night and I used random.org to draw a winner this morning.


Lucky #10 means our winner is ERIN!!


Congratulations, Erin!! I've emailed you. :)

Thank you to everyone who stopped by to offer her congratulations on my Moxie Fab win! I was tickled to read your comments and had so much fun seeing how creative you were in fitting the word "blizzard" into your responses. :-) You guys are always so much fun!

The kids are back in school today after an unscheduled four-day weekend. They had Friday off for the blizzard, and Monday off to allow time for snow removal at their schools. Even though they had a super time playing in all of our snow, it's nice to be back into our routine again.

Thanks for dropping by to share a little slice of bliss with me. :-)
Emily

27 comments:

Lisa said...

What a fun car Emily, your stitching always WOWS me!! Have a great day ;)

Pam said...

Very clever idea for the heart stitching Emily!! This card is really sweet!! Congrats to Erin on the win!! Glad you are all back to normal there from the snow!

Annette said...

your card is amazing..love your stitching...so AWESOME

Jessi Fogan said...

How cool is this! I love the stitching, and the red border stitching is SO perfectly echoing a heartbeat...love the aqua & red together :)

Melissa Shea said...

LOVE that stitching! So cute!

Lisa Kind said...

What a cool way to use the masking technique! Beautiful card! Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!

yyam said...

Just beautiful Emily. I love your amazing stitching! :)

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Great card and yeah for winning goodies :)

Marisa said...

That wavy stitching is just too fun and the zig zag reminds me of an EKG! Totally creative card :) Glad things are back to normal with school so you get your school hour mommy time back :)

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love stitching on cards- this is awesome- and I like that you used a variety of stitches : )

Lin said...

How clever, Emily! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge this week!

Benzi said...

Super cute card with the stitching and masking. You're being clever again.
Big congrats to Erin.

Mary Marsh said...

this is really a pretty Valentine card Emily-love the technique you used here as well-Great Impressions Stamps Blog is having a heart challenge this month as well

Glenda J said...

You rock the stitching! I am so jealous! Absolutely LOVE this card.

Stacy said...

Your cards really make me want to learn how to sew! This is card crafting at its finest.

Notes by Nina said...

Wonderful card, I love the stitching. Thank you for Playing in Paradise.

Sue Lelli said...

What FAB stitching, Emily! Super card!

~Tammy~ said...

I love all the fun stitching! Beautiful card from the heart!

fairyrocks said...

Third times the charm!! Thanks Ms Emily.

Dawn said...

So cute! Beautiful stitching and perfect design for the adorable sentiment. Thanks for Playing in Paradise.

Hugs, Dawn

Melinda Gleissner said...

Wow, another great one. What a terrific idea! I love your non-traditional Valentines blues.

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Congrats on your shout out at JUGS. Such a fun idea with the stitching.

Deborah Anton said...

Super fun card with all that stitching! Thanks for playing in the Timeless Tuesday challenge!

Barb said...

*sigh* so whimsical. i love the stitching.

StampendousGraphics said...

Such a terrific, fun, card! Thanks so much for playing in our challenge and making our day much brighter!

Marlena M. said...

Emily, I just saw your win at Stampendous~yayyyyy!!!! ;)

Greta said...

Congrats on your Stampendous! win, Emily! You've had quite the run of luck lately--enjoy!