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

Friday, May 31, 2013

Purple Anniversary Wishes

Thank goodness it's Friday! I'm ready to relax this weekend--who's with me? I'm also looking forward to Unity's Friends With Flair, a linky hop that is the highlight of many a Unity Stamp Co. fan's Fridays. I've got a special anniversary card to share for FWF today. Here goes:


I made this card in tribute to my dear friend Colleen who was recently honored as Featured Stamper over on Splitcoast Stampers. I couldn't be more thrilled for her! Today I'm playing along with her SCS Featured Stamper challenge (for a second time! Here's the first time. I just couldn't easily narrow down my list of Colleen's cards that I wanted to CASE).

For today's entry, I was inspired by this beautiful hydrangea wedding card of hers. I loved her gorgeous purple color scheme, so I kept that but went with purple patterned papers instead of embossed ones and pulled out my Unity stamps (of course!) to recreate the look of her card. I also kept her awesome sketch! I know I couldn't surpass the beauty of her stunning punched hydrangea, but I thought I might be able to get a somewhat similar look with the beautiful solid flower from one of my favorite Unity sets, Now & Always. The anniversary sentiment comes from Unity's Just Wanted to Say kit.

Thanks for dropping by for today's Friends With Flair for a little Unity inspiration! I hope you'll try to come back next week when I'll be serving up some more Unity inspiration each day, Monday through Friday, as Unity's Growing in Unity gal!! I'm so excited to share some of my Unity creations next week that I can hardly stand it ;). Be sure to comment on any or all of my GIU posts next week to be entered for a chance to win two free Unity Itty Bitty stamps of your choice! Unity rocks!!

I've got a busy day ahead of me today, and then we all are heading out to an art exhibit tonight. And not just any art exhibit! Our 4th grader had a painting accepted to our school district's juried art show, and tonight is his night to shine. We have no idea what to expect of this K-12 exhibit, but we can't wait to see the creation that landed him this honor. Should be fun!

Thanks for dropping by to check out my little slice of bliss for today!
Emily

33 comments:

nwilliams6 said...

Beautiful case of our beautiful Colleen. How special that you cased her twice! This is GORGEOUS Emzi. Love the purple and that flower is definitely eye catching! Perfectly done.

I know that art exhibit will be wonderful. What is more fun that kid art - it is so free of pretensions, full of fun, and it typically shows a world we wish we could still see. How great your child is featured - I know you will be super proud! Wonderful stuff! Hugz!

Pam said...

So soft and pretty with the purples!! And love what you did with the flower(which I haven't used in ages!!) The art show sounds fun! Congrats to your little guy!!

Kary said...

Hi Emily! This is a lovely card!! Gorgeous purples and the bold flowers & touch of lace. Next week? Yupe I will definitely be back to be inspired. Hope you are well..I've been so busy and so sorry for not writing back. Will do soon... Have a lovely weekend!! {hugs}

Angeline said...

purple is my fav color too and this is GORGEOUS!!! I love the embossed flower.. wow.

Martha said...

Emily, what a PRETTY card! Love the colors & all the wonderful details!

Mary Marsh said...

this is so pretty Emily-love all the purple-a great tribute to your friend Colleen-and good luck to your son at the exhibit tonight

Marisa said...

Way to make purple shine, Emily. Lovely card :) Congrats to your daughter too!! I'm off to a writing contest reading as my daughter won first prize in the non-fiction section of her school's writing competition :)

NoraAnne said...

Beautiful card!!!

Lisa said...

How sweet of you to make this pretty purple card for Colleen! I like your bloom and she will too. HUGE congrats to your little guy, can't wait to hear how it went ;) ENJOY!!!

Kelly Foster said...

Simply beautiful!! Loving the purple!

Ruby said...

Emily This purple card is so pretty. TFS with us.

Gwen said...

What a beautiful card, Emily! I think I see some of my favorite BG paper! Have a great time at the art show...would love to see what he has entered!

Julie Odil said...

Beautiful! Love the color scheme. Looking forward to your GIU week. I'll visit everyday!

Sue Lelli said...

OMGosh All of your patterns and colors are so FABULOUS, love that big medallion, Emily!

Benzi said...

So beautiful in purples and I'm sure Colleen will be delighted with it. If time permitted, I would like to case several beauties in her gallery.

What an honor for your son to be showing his art. Congrats to him.

marilyn said...

Beautiful, beautiful card. Love how you used the pearls on your beautiful flower.

Linda said...

this card is too die for I love the purples and paper and flower. ho How I love this!

Kris B said...

Pretty card! Love the flower and the lace trim! Looking forward to your GIU week! TFS

Bonnie said...

I love this paper! Such a beautiful shade of purple! You've CASEd one of my favorites of Colleen's cards. Hope you have a great time at the art show! Wow, I know you're a proud Momma!

Gaylynn said...

OMG This is stunning. Beautiful flower and background. Love the pretty purple. :)

Paulina said...

This card is so pretty- love all the purple!

I love your new picture on your sidebar, Emily! It definitely showcases your sweet and beautiful personality! :)

libbym said...

Beautiful!! I am loving all of the purple here!

Julie Short said...

Lots of lush colour on your card Emily! I hope next week is really exciting for you.

Beejay said...

Lovely card-love that purple.

Corrie said...

Beautiful card that's one of my favorite paper collections

JPScraps said...

Beautiful card! Congrats to your young artist!

Greta said...

Love Colleen's card & your beautiful CASE, Emily! How wonderful for your kiddo--enjoy!

Miwa said...

What a beautiful card! That's so exciting about your child's art exhibit! And congrats on being next week's GIU gal!

Maria said...

Lovely anniversary card! Such pretty color with the purple and beautiful flower! Congrats to your son on being selected to be in the art exhibit...how fun for the whole family!:-)

Jessi Fogan said...

Oh, I love the purples! So pretty :)

~Tammy~ said...

Oh this is so beautiful! Love the purple goodness!

Auntie Em said...

A beautiful tribute to your fellow card maker Emily! I love the purples and the sweet lace.

Hope the little artist in your family had a good showing. Very exciting! :)

Colleen Dietrich said...

Tsk! I am so embarrassed that I never left a comment on this card before now! And it's a card to honor ME, too! I know when this was posted, I was in the thick of my busy times. :/

I remember seeing this in my inbox, though, and loved your swing on my hydrangea card. The mum flower is a show stopper, and love that you kept it purple for me. :) thank you SO much, my dear friend!