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

Monday, March 7, 2011

Keep Yer Buttons On!

Today's CAS challenge on Splitcoast is "Tickle Your Funny Bone." I just had to play along with this week's humor theme!
This sentiment--"A stitch in time . . . keeps the buttons from falling off!"-- *always* makes me chuckle. :D And what a fun card to make--I got to play with my button stash AND my baker's twine from The Twinery!!

I took my colors from Mona Pendleton's Create For Fun challenge, CR84FN18: orange, yellow, and kraft.
We had a super busy but extremely enjoyable weekend. I want to tell you about the fun we had on Saturday, but first a little back story. My 8YO son is an avid Cub Scout. Each fall his Pack holds its big fundraiser for the year: selling Boy Scout popcorn. This year his Pack added a new selling incentive: each cub would get Cub Cash, a credit equivalent to 20% of his popcorn sales, to use toward paying for various Pack activities (like camping, outings, etc.) during the program year. Saturday was Scout Day at a New Hampshire ski area (about 75 miles from us) and DS's Pack chose that as the March outing. We don't ski, but snow tubing is another option at this ski area, so we decided to give it a try. DS had enough Cub Cash to treat all four of us to four hours of snow tubing!! Wasn't that sweet of him? It was a blast. The weather was perfect: clear blue skies with an air temperature of almost 50F so we stayed toasty, but there was plenty of snow on the ground. Zipping down those nicely groomed lanes on our inner tubes was quite a thrill, and we all loved being towed up the hill in our tubes by the lift. It was our first snow tubing experience but definitely won't be our last. DS is already talking about selling enough popcorn next fall so we can do it again!

I hope you had a fabulous weekend as well!!

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

Card Recipe:
Paper: kraft cardstock
Ink: SU tangerine tango, Palette noir black, Ranger tea dye distress ink
Accessories: CM corner rounder punch, sponge dauber, buttons from my stash, needle, LemonDrop and Mandarin baker's twine from The Twinery


Marisa said...

Love your take on the insp. piece and challenge! This card is adorable :) Sounds like you had a totally fun weekend tubing too!! Big congrats to your son for selling so much popcorn!!

Pam said...

Cute card Emily, and love the sentiment!! I still have no bakers twine!! I need to go shopping, I just love it!!

Sue Lelli said...

First Emily, LOVE your story about the snow tubing. Personally I hate cold and snow but snow tubing is such a BLAST! And how sweet of your son! Second, LOVE your button card! That sentiment is so FUNNY and I LOVE the twine and added stitches! FAB card! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

Deb Hickman said...

Such a fun card, I love it. The orange bakers twine is fab and love the buttons and the sentiment is so funny. Thanks for playing along at

Anne said...

Such a fun card- love all the buttons in their assorted colors!

Colleen Dietrich said...

That sounds like so much fun, Emily! I'll bet you all made some terrific memories.

Your card is cute and perfect for that humor challenge. I could think of NOTHING when I saw what the challenge was. Now, you've got my thoughts moving a little! And I see you got to use lots of buttons from your mega-stash; good for you. :)

Mona Pendleton said...

Cute card Emily! Love all the colorful buttons! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN :)

Meg said...

Super fun card, Em! Love the orange and yellows you used.

Your son is such a sweetie to spend his cub cash on an outing for the fam! Sounds like a fun time, too!

(ps-it's definitely not corned beef!)

Andrea M said...

Wonderful card Emily!!!! This is my kind of CAS!!! I ADORE this!!! Put this in my "to CASE" bank for later use :) Beautiful take on the challenge colors! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN!

Benzi said...

This is such a great combo of colors, Emily. Super CAS card. Sounds like you had a rip-roaring fun time this past weekend. Great family fun!!!

Auntie Em said...

Love your yummy citrus card design! The twine and buttons go so perfectly together,especially on the kraft paper background.

Sounds like you have a very special son to think of his whole family when it came time for an outing! They have the tubing at the ski hill near us but I have never been quite brave enough to give it a try. Bravo for you!!! :D

Thanks for sharing! :)

Unknown said...

This is just darling, Emily! Love your use of twine and buttons! So glad you joined us at CR84FN!

Tammy said...

Fun card!! Love the button border!

Joanne (jojot) said...

another button beauty....LOVE it and that sentiment

Deborah Frings said...

I really like this - clean, simple and fun - the buttons and verse are just brilliant! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN this week!