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

Monday, January 20, 2014

Polar Bear Love

I spent soooooooo much time in my crafting space over the weekend--it was awesome! I have a lot of cards to add to my collection of Valentines to send out to family and friends in a few weeks, which has given me a real sense of accomplishment. Yay!

Anyway, the card I have to share this morning is for my friend Pam's very awesome Just Punch It challenge. Her latest challenge is to create a punch art project with a SNOW theme. What a fun one!

The obvious choice for a snowy punch art challenge would be a snowman, but I already entered a snowman card like that in one of Pam's Just Punch It challenges back in December. Sure, I could have come up with a different snowman design and that would have been just fine, but I've really been having fun learning about and playing around with punch art, thanks to Pam's challenge. So I figured that this would be a great opportunity to push myself to try something new, and I ended up cruising the internet for inspiration. I was ultimately inspired by this creation made by Cindy Lawrence to make this polar bear card, which I think will be so much fun to give for Valentine's Day!


I used the beautiful Love Flourish stamp for my sentiment and a Snowflake Swirl embossing folder  for my background. Both are from the DeNami Design store. The polar bear faces were constructed with round punches (1 3/4" for mama and 1 1/8" for baby + 3/4" and 1/2" for the ears) and ovals cut in half for the snouts. Easy and super cute! Both of my kids sent up choruses of "Awwwwww!" when I showed them what I'd made :). I'd have to say that I'm inclined to agree!

Both of my kids are home from school today for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, but hubby had to head in to work this morning (boo hoo). My daughter (HS freshman) has a week of mid-year exams to take starting tomorrow, so it's been a busy weekend of studying for her. But we are going to leave (hopefully in just a few minutes!) for a few errands and a bit of fun before lunch: we're heading to the arcade to use up the 100+ tokens we've had sitting around the house for over a year and a half now. It's time to clear those babies out! Then it will be back to the ol' grindstone (well, at least for some of us).

So, that's it for now. I hope you'll take a minute to check out Pam's Just Punch It challenge--it's really a lot of fun! She has some great prizes to offer! It's a relatively young challenge, so she doesn't have many players yet and I know she would welcome more folks to join in the fun :). I know, for one, that I'm having a blast!

Just Punch It challenge

Thanks for sharing my little slice of bliss for today!
Emily


14 comments:

Brenda in IN said...

These sweet little faces! You did a great job with punching. Love the pink and craft.

Maria said...

Absolutely darling...love it!!!

Benzi said...

Those polar bears are just the cutest things ever, Emily. Yes, it is a great valentine card. I love the embossing and the color paper you used. It's awesome.

Colleen Dietrich said...

Your kids are right: awwww! It's SO cute, Emily. I love it!

Glad you had lots of time in your crafty space this weekend. I have, too, but it's a bit much. Needed to come down amongst the living and take a walk with my daughter. Stretching my legs was good!

Tenia Nelson said...

Totes Adorbs!!!

Lisa said...

Emily this card OOOZES with cutness!! What cute polar bear faces, love this!

Pam said...

Awwwww!!! I ditto that! Thank you SO much for the kind words about my challenge blog! I am so happy that you are playing along! These bears are so so cute!!! And what a sweet Valentine card it made!!! Thanks again my friend!!

cm said...

Emily, your polar bear card is absolutely darling, and the flourished sentiment...swooon!! Perfect for Valentine's; it's sure to light up a smile! Thank you, again, for visiting my blog and leaving such warm comments! I've been having blogger issues (seems to be 'going around'), so hopefully this comment will stick!! Adding you to my Feedly; don't want to miss any more of your wonderful creations!
c

Greta said...

So adorable & creative--LOVE this sweet card, Emily! I really "need" that embossing folder!

Marisa said...

It's the Coca Cola polar bears :) Darling card. Just love the EF you used too. My daughteris heading into 3 big provincial exams next week so she is quite stressed - will be a very busy few weeks! Wishing your daughter the best on hers :)

Jessi Fogan said...

This is definitely a big ol' AWWWW! Adorable!!
Connor's school has exams next week too, but he doesn't have a single one. He gets the full week off (heaven help us all, lol)

nwilliams6 said...

Emily, this is so great! A true Punchkateer card! We all need to be in that challenge! This is one of the cutest punch art cards I have ever seen. Adorable in every way! I wish I could stay home today and play! Hugz!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Oh, my heaven's, Emily, this is so SWEET!! How clever, how very clever! Hugs, Darnell

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a sweet card Emily. Love the punched bears, the touch of sparkle... and the dry embossed background. The soft colors look great.