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

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Christmas Car Thank You Note

So today we finally got to celebrate DS's 8th birthday in earnest!! I got up early to bake bread and start on some cards I needed to make, while the kids worked on homework. Then all four of us headed out to lunch at Fuddruckers, chosen by DS for his birthday celebration meal. Yum, yum!! We stuffed ourselves on mammoth burgers and hot dogs, french fries, and milk shakes (for the other three in my family; I stuck with light lemonade. Gotta fit into my dress pants for church tomorrow morning somehow!!). Oh, and the kids got freshly baked cookies with their kids' meals. I don't think any of us will need to eat again until Monday!!!

After our lunch out, there was a pile of birthday presents waiting here at home for the birthday boy. He has been waiting very patiently since his actual birthday on Thursday for the presents part of his celebration!! And he was just thrilled with everything he received from us and his extended family. He and his sister are having a ball right now playing with some of his new stuff. He will have thank you notes to write tomorrow, so I had fun making this one to add to his stack: He will just love that there is a car on it! I was inspired by this adorable Santa car ornament that I found on the Bronner's Christmas Wonderland website as part of today's Inspiration Challenge IC261 on Splitcoast Stampers.
I incorporated these challenges into this thank you note:

Thanks for checking out my little slice of bliss for today!!

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers Thankful Mums and Pumpkins (sentiments), Studio G
Paper: SU old olive CS, Little Yellow Bicycle Christmas Delight DP collection, various scraps
Ink: Palette noir black, SU old olive, SU bashful blue
Accessories: MS nordic snowflake punch, SU modern label punch, sponge, Prismacolor pencils, OMS, paper blending stump, foam tape, red brads, SU blender pen
Techniques: sponging, Gamsol Magic


Marisa said...

Too cute, Emily. We've seen about 5 cars with Christmas trees on them today. Love the snowflakes you added.

Joanne (jojot) said...

this is the sweetest....and reminds each of our own treasured memories of picking out and bringing home the tree......some fabulous....some a little!!!

Becky said...

This is so cute Emily. Thank you for joining us at Speedy's Friends.

Joanne Travis said...

This is a wonderful holiday card, Emily. It always makes me smile when I see someone driving home with a tree on the roof. I know that they are in for a special afternoon filled with holiday memories and fun.
Thanks for sharing and for joining Speedy's Friends this week!

Lorraine A said...

Beautiful card :-) the image is adorable and the papers and snowflakes are fab :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

Virgo5 said...

Perfect Thank You card for the season!

Tenia Nelson said...

Very nice!!

Susan said...

Could I tell you, Emily, I used to go to the original Fudds in San Antonio where the only seating was in a small 'tent' enclosure. It was the burger, awesome potatoes that you dipped in queso with jalapenos. Nothing more, no dogs! I see they have been bought out by another good food chain. oh, the memories!

Your birthday boy shows remarkable restraint to be 8 and wait! I really like the car card...perfect for the IC and a guy thank you!

Have a blessed week

Stacy Morgan said...

This is fun! Great job with all the challenges lately. I am trying to catch up on blogs today as you can see. :0)

Anonymous said...

this is so cute! i love the papers and snowflakes.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Love this! To cute~ Thanks for playing with Speedy's friends!

Unknown said...

This is sooooo cute, I love it - thank you so much for joining us at Stamp Something this week :) x

Benzi said...

Great card and sounds as if fun was had by all. Too bad about the light lemonade for you. LOL I love to see people hauling Christmas trees on top of their cars...really puts you in the Christmas spirit.

Colleen Dietrich said...

That is so cute! With the papers, colors and image you've chosen, it all reminds me of the 1970s somehow, or maybe the 50s. I'm not sure, but I'm picturing plaid wool blankets on people's laps in the car, as they sing Christmas songs and head out to pick up a tree.

Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Editor said...

Hey Emily! Thanks for entering the Card Creations: Favorite Occasions Week Thank You Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)