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

Friday, March 22, 2013

Easter Lily Greetings

Howdy! It's been a busy week here. Can you believe it? My kids had another snow day this week--8 inches mixed with sleet on the last day of winter! That means we have used up all five built-in calamity days this year. Please, Spring, be kind!

I've got to say that Easter has really been sneaking up on me this year. I had to jump start my Easter card stash last week when I realized that it was coming far sooner than I'd thought. And today it hit me that I'll need to start mailing out said Easter card stash on Monday or so. Yikes! So I kicked it in high gear today (in between other tasks) to put together this card:


That beautifully scripted Easter sentiment is from Flourishes' He is Risen set, that lovely Easter lily images is a digital element from the Beautiful Moments digital collection by Carta Bella, the baker's twine is from The Twinery, and the patterned papers are from the Lost & Found: Market Street collection by My Mind's Eye, which I found buried deep in my paper stash. In real-life, the punched label panel on this card coordinates beautifully with the coral colors of the patterned papers, but for some reason it looks all peachy (and clash-y!) in my photo. I'm not sure how that happened!

Well, regardless, I was inspired by a number of terrific challenges in the making of this card, including:

I'm so glad you stopped by today! I hope you have great plans for the weekend. I can't wait to get mine started!

Oh, I have the March edition of my Ways With Washi feature going live on Monday. There will be another giveaway involved, so you just may want to plan to come back then ;).

Thanks for the visit!
Emily

28 comments:

Pam said...

I just love all the banners! And the papers are perfect for an Easter card, lovely sentiment too! Do hope you don't get anymore snow!!

Benzi said...

Very pretty and all about Spring with that pretty lily. I love coral and think your colors are just dandy. I know what you mean, though, about colors sometimes changing when you photograph.

Have a fabulous, fun weekend.

Jingle said...

This is SO pretty! I love it! So glad you joined in with us over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge blog, too!

Marisa said...

Loving all the banners and the wonderful bunch of lilies.

Notes by Nina said...

Beautiful card Emily, I love the soft colours and pretty flowers. Thank you for joining us for Playing in Paradise this week.

Lisa Carroll said...

Just gorgeous! Love that banner and the way you used the twine! :) Thanks for playing along in our "Easter/Spring" challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge blog! xx

Lisa said...

What a pretty card Emily, such soft dreamy colors! We got an inch or so last night. I think the only one happy with that was Max...crazy snowball chaser he is ;)

Charlene said...

This is so pretty! I loike how you added the twine in between the banner and the pretty paper!

Linda Pekrul said...

Yah, what's with all this snow??? It won't stop here either. I LOVE your card. You've done marvelous things with the banners and you've coordinated that beautiful image perfectly with your colours! Thanks so much for Playing with us in Paradise.

Tenia Nelson said...

So so pretty!!!

~Tammy~ said...

Oh my stars this is gorgeous! You really know how to combine challenges and make a masterful work of beauty! I hope you have a wonderful Easter!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Wonderful Easter card and layout.

Deborah Anton said...

Wonderful card- peachy and all! :) Thanks for joining us in the Timeless Tuesday challenge!

Tracey McNeely said...

Emily your card is really beautiful, the colours are so soft. Thanks for the heads up about Lawn Fawn! Have a great weekend.

Sue Lelli said...

So PRETTY, Emily! LOVE the Easter lilies and the wonderful banners!

Allison said...

A really lovely creation...the banners are a beautiful touch! Thanks for playing at Scrapbooker's Paradise!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Very pretty way to combine all those challenges, Em. I recall when doing multiple challenges was new to me, and I just stood back and learned from you, the multi-challenge queen!

fairyrocks said...

Thank you for Playing in Paradise with us Ms Emily. Beautiful little Easter card. Keep smiling and creating.

Kathy Skou said...

So pretty! Thanks for playing along with The Twinery!

Debbie said...

This is gorgeous!! Beautiful DPs and image!!
Thanks for joining us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!

Melissa Craig said...

Pretty card. Love the addition of the banners. Thanks for playing along with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Broni said...

Beautiful, Emily! I love the colors! Thanks so much for joining us for the Timeless Tuesday challenge!

yyam said...

So pretty! Love all the pink and the banners!

P/s: Hope you get spring weather soon. Snow at this time of the year sounds brrrrr.....

Dawn said...

Beautiful card, Emily. Love the pretty colours and how you've added the extra row of banners at the top with that big bow. Thanks so much for Playing in Paradise.

Hugs, Dawn

Kellie said...

Absolutely stunning! Thank you so much for joining us over at The Twinery!

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Very pretty card

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Challenge this week

Hugs

Jo x

Jessi Fogan said...

OK, wait, CALAMITY DAYS? That is the best name ever. It really is :) We have 11 built in - so far I think we used 6? Maybe 7? Two of them were last week - Spring is coming in rough this year!
What is it about Easter that sneaks up on us? The changeable date? It happens to me too. Love this GORGEOUS card (and playing with 3 of my teams? You rock, girlie!! WOOT!)

alicaz said...

Lovely Easter card! Love your combination of papers with the lilies image!
Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Hugs,
Alica ;)