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

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Summery Hi

How did it get to be the first day of August already?!?!? I am completely blown away by how fast this year is going. Back-to-school, then Halloween, then Thanksgiving, then {gasp!} Christmas are all just around the corner!!

But I'm getting ahead of myself! It's so important to enjoy summer, and all the things that go with it (like popsicles, swimming, and bright, bright colors), while we still can. So today I'm sharing a bright, summery card that's also being featured over on the DeNami blog today.


Perfect for spreading the bright joy of summer to just about anybody, right? I used the DeNami Solid Decorative Crest for my focal point and jazzed it up with lots of sparkle, supplied by a few peach-toned rhinestones and some sparkly green glitter glue. This image can make a card look quite formal (which somehow just didn't seem right with my bright and happy colors), so I toned down the overall formality by distressing the edges of the patterned papers (some ancient ones by Echo Park that I found in my stash).

Thanks so much for dropping by today. I hope you have a fabulous day! :D
Emily

13 comments:

Pam said...

Very delightful Emily! Love the sentiment treatment!

Tracey McNeely said...

No kidding summer is flying by, love the bright summery colours Emily!

Benzi said...

Love the colors and wonderful sketch. I really like that 'HI', too. Super card!

~Tammy~ said...

I don't know how it became August 1st already! (enter sad face)

I love your colors and the design! I love the sentiment! Have a terrific Thursday!

Colleen Dietrich said...

I do love that crest. You have made me a birthday card with that, tucked in my Emily box. :)

Not sure if I ever said so, but I really like your new b/w bio pic. It's wonderful! Who took it?

Stacy said...

Great summer colors! I love the bling on the decorative crest!!

Lisa said...

This is bright summery and pretty! Great job Emily ;)

Auntie Em said...

Emily, your summer greeting is so cheerful and fun! Perfect for summer.
I hope you are enjoying your vacation time with your family. You are always so busy and find such amazing things to do! I bet there is never a dull moment around your place.
Cheers my blogging friend! :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

Love your summery and bright "hi" card, Emily! It makes me want to have a popsicle!!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wow this card is so cool- love the image- love your colors- and love that sentiment!!! You can say that again- the time is flying by so fast- Hope you enjoy what is left of summer before school starts!

Jessi Fogan said...

Now that's incredible, Emily! I couldn't have looked at that elegant stamp & made it super summery & festive - and you ROCKED it! and that's why I love ya. Genius :D

Linda R said...

I always say the older I get the faster time goes by.. LOVE your card my friend.

Hugs~

nwilliams6 said...

This is beautiful Emzi! Love the colors and that fabulous paper and stitching - they really set off that great image. The bling and that fun way you did "Hi" are perfect. This is really stunning! Hugz!