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

Monday, May 5, 2014

A Happy Hello

Sending out a Happy Hello to all my blog friends this sunny May morning!

I hope you had a great weekend. It was a busy, busy one here at our house. On my personal agenda for the weekend was making a card to send to my aunt for Aunts' Week. She doesn't have any kids of her own, so when my sister and I were growing up, she and some of her fellow teachers declared the week before Mothers' Day as "Aunt's Week." All their nieces and nephews (which included my big sis and me!) were encouraged to send letters and cards that all the aunties could pin up and share on a bulletin board in the teachers' lounge. We still mark Aunt's Week each year! I wanted to make something really special for her, and I think I succeeded. But I'll tell ya, I kept getting interrupted by one or the other of my kids with questions and help requests in regards to special school projects they are both working on, so it took me all weekend just to make this card! But I guess the wait was worth it--I really like how it turned out. Plus, I'm so proud of myself for digging deep into my stash and finally using some trims and papers I bought from Webster's Pages a few years ago. Gotta stop hoarding all that and use it to spread some sunshine to the folks I love!! Anyway, here it is:


I love the fresh look of that red, bright blue, and chartreuse color combo! So cheery, don't you think? The sentiment and dotted circle are both stamps from the Medallion Motif stamp set by Flourishes. The papers and trims are from Webster's Pages All About Me collection.

I've got to run off now and tackle my monster to-do list, so I'll catch you later. Thanks for stopping by for a little slice of bliss with me today!
Emily

16 comments:

Benzi said...

What a wonderful idea for your Aunt...having her own special week. I'm sure she loves this idea, too.
Gorgeous card, Emily. Love the color combo.

cm said...

What a sweet post, and the story of how Aunt's Day came to be is so heart-warming! I am an "aunt only", as well (no kiddos for this 'oldster', although I did get married at the ripe age of 50!!), and it's my best, most important 'job' in the entire world! I love, love, love being Aunty C to my niece and nephew!! My sister-in-law, who's an absolute gem, always gives my sister (no kids either, but married nearly 26 years...wow, time flies) and I Aunty cards on Mother's Day, created by the kids! Treasures, indeed! Your card here will be warmly received, and well loved by your Aunt! Gorgeous and above all, crafted and infused with love!
c

Lisa said...

Ohhhhh Emily she is going to LOVE this gorgeous card!! Good for you to be digging deep into your stash and sending some of your treasures to your aunt. And what a great idea she and her teacher friends came up with!!

Silke Ledlow said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! I know your aunt is gonna love this card and your sweet thought of her :) !!! Hugs ~S~

Greta said...

Cheery & beautiful, Emily! I know your aunt was thrilled to receive this & I agree that us Aunties need a day--LOL!

Carol Hartery said...

Oh, Emily....what a pretty card! I absolutely love the color combinations and the trims. Your aunt will probably keep the card forever.
I love your story too. It's so nice that you still celebrate Aunt's Day.
Hope you were able to tackle some of the things on your to-do list.
Carol

Pam said...

Just gorgeous and special Emily!! I'm sure you're Aunt will love and treasure it!!

Marisa said...

Such a fabulous concept!! She will love this :) I hear you re: the to do list growing and never seeming to shrink LOL!

Brenda in IN said...

That is the sweetest idea for aunts. I'm sure your aunt loved the cards and this one is so pretty. I'm into hoarding myself so I need to cut loose with some products too!

Charlene said...

What a wonderful idea for your Aunt! I'm sure she loved the card!

Auntie Em said...

Your card is soooo pretty Emily! I am sure your aunt will be thrilled with it. The papers and trims are beautiful. I know what you mean about hoarding though. I have been digging out some of my pretties and starting to use them. It's still hard sometimes though, unless I know it's going to someone who will appreciate it.
What a cute idea to have Aunt's week. I had an amazing aunt that I always sent a card to on Mother's Day. Never thought about making up a new holiday just for her!
Hope you had a great week and are all set for the weekend. :)

Jessi Fogan said...

What an awesome tradition to have started - and I LOVE that you still do it! This card is so bright & cheerful & full of all those hoardy items we all adore :)

Shirley said...

I know she loved it! I wish I could say hoard....I forget!! LOL Your card is beautiful! I really like the DPs, that pretty flower, and that gorgeous lace trim! How unique!

Maria said...

Your Aunt will truly appreciate this card for it is so lovely! Great design and beautiful colors!

~Tammy~ said...

Oh, this is a Happy Hello card! That crochet trim is just GORGEOUS!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Oh, my goodness, what's not to love on here?! The colors, the layout, the Webster's goodies...it's delicious, my friend. :)