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

Thursday, May 30, 2013

A Love-y Anniversary Card + a WINNER!

Good morning! Today is shaping up to be a fine early-summer day with temperatures predicted to hit 89F this afternoon. I think it's time for us to put in our window a/c units!

Wonder of wonders: I have a card to share with you this morning! My dear friend Colleen was recently honored as Featured Stamper over on Splitcoast Stampers. I'm SO happy for her!!!! I've had so very little time to stamp for fun recently, but I desperately wanted to play along with her Featured Stamper challenge. It's taken far too long to find time to do this, but I finally have a card I created in your honor, Colleen! After perusing Colleen's extensive and impressive Splitcoast gallery, I decided to CASE this beautiful card. Here's what I came up with:


I kept Colleen's elegant layout, including the fancy Martha Stewart punch-around-the page frame, but changed the color scheme. I also substituted a similar oval frame and love flourish sentiment from my collection of DeNami Design stamps. The patterned papers are from the New Beginnings collection by Webster's Pages. I always admire how artfully Colleen uses pearls in her creations, so I just had to follow her lead on pearl placement for this card! This card will make a perfect anniversary card for all of those June wedding anniversaries that I like to remember. :)

OK, thanks for indulging my need for card sharing. I know that you are eager to get on to the "winner" portion of this post! I owe you a winner for my washi tape giveaway from my May Ways With Washi feature. And here she is . . .


 Commenter #31, Amy McCue!

Amy, I couldn't find a way to contact you via email, so please drop me an email (you'll find my email address by clicking on the "View my Complete Profile" link just under the "About Me" section in the right-hand sidebar of my blog; look for the "Contact Me" section) with your mailing address so I can mail off your washi tape prize to you!! I can't wait to hear from you!! Congratulations!! :D

Thank you, THANK YOU to everyone who drops by for my Ways With Washi features and graciously comments! I always have the best time reading what you write.

Have an awesome day, everyone!
Emily

13 comments:

Pam said...

Just gorgeous Emily!! The punch around the page makes a beautiful frame!! A perfect Anniversay card with the sweet sentiment!! Have a great warm day!!

Silke Ledlow said...

Simply BEAUTIFUL!!! ~S~

Jessi Fogan said...

Oh, Emily, it's gorgeous! I can totally see Colleen's influence AND YET it is still all you - that is so cool :) That lace is so pretty!

Marlena M. said...

You CASEd Colleen's elegant style and created a gorgeous creation all your own Emily~beautiful work!

Charlene said...

Such a beauty!! And a wonderful tribue to Colleen :-)

Lisa said...

Ooooooh this is SO Colleen!!! Great job with this Emily right down to the pretty pearls. You've CASED her well my friend. We're HOT today too, 89 as well. Max and I had an earlier walk trying to avoid the rapid rise in temps this morning. Poor little fella is hot with that black fur. Stay cool and YES get your AC on ;)

Marisa said...

This is fabulous, Emily!!! Love the punched edge, lovely touch of lace and added pearls. A great tribute to Colleen :)

Greta said...

Absolutely beautiful CASE, Emily! Think I better check out her gallery, too!

Paulina said...

This card is gorgeous Emily! Love that unique color palette and the added pearls are so pretty!

You always create such amazing things, sweet friend!

Bonnie said...

Colleen is going to love this, Emily! It's beautiful! Love the pretty pink paper and the pop of green, and the pearls!

Benzi said...

With the lace, pearls, and pretty papers, it is definitely a Colleen card. I'm sure she will love it. It's beautiful!!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Emily, what a fantastic tribute to Colleen! So, so pretty!! Sorry I haven't been around to visit in a while, but I've sure enjoyed catching up with you!

(I ADORE your sweet new profile photo! Your bright and happy face is a slice of bliss for your readers!!)

Maria said...

Absolutely gorgeous card! Love the colors and die cut used! It is certainly a style like Colleen's...so pretty and elegant!