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

Friday, March 25, 2011

You Take the Cake

(This is my second post for today. Please scroll down for more.)

After several days filled with errands, work, and those must-be-attended-to life tasks, I finally have some time for creating. Yay!

All week I've been wanting to play along with the new EtsyInspired challenge, which is to be inspired by the wares of the Etsy shop Dollbirdies. I just love the fantastic variety of fabrics used in the purses, wallets, and passport covers found here. I was particularly taken with this adorable passport cover. I found a decent match for it with some papers from my BasicGrey Green at Heart pad.

The sentiment is a computer-printable "Simple Sentiments" from Paper Crafts magazine. You can find it, along with nine more from the March/April 2011 issue, HERE. The "You take the Cake" sentiment I used is actually a bright, pretty fuchsia color in the file, but there must be something wrong with my new ink cartridge, because when I printed it out (unaltered by me!), it came out much darker. Which turned out to be just fine--looks kinda razzleberry to me and suits my color palette for this card just perfectly! I'm entering this card in the Paper Crafts Simple Sentiments Gallery Challenge.

I'm also playing in these two challenges:
  • All Things Unity #27: Bling, which I used to turn the sentiment into a thought bubble. (My Unity stamps are from the Total Cuteness kit.)
  • 4 Crafty Chicks: eyelets. I used some green eyelets from my stash to anchor the corners of my DP panel.
  • Crafty Creations: in stitches
And that wraps up my first card {of probably several} today. Just wanted to leave you with this thought, something I spied on a bumper sticker earlier this week:

Nothing is foolproof
to a sufficiently talented fool.

Now, isn't that the truth??? I had a good chuckle in the car after spotting that one.

I'll probably be back later. See you!

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Unity Total Cuteness
Paper: SU rich razzleberry CS, white CS from The Paper Company, SU pumpkin pie CS, BasicGrey Green at Heart DP

Ink: Palette bourdeaux
Accessories: EK circle and scalloped circle punches, foam tape, scissors, computer printer, sewing machine, googly eyes, Crop-A-Dile, eyelets, Peapod baker's twine from The Twinery, rhinestones
Techniques: machine stitching, paper piecing


StampinCathy said...

OMGosh! This is so cute. I just love how you combined all the challenges and the details and embellishments are fabulous. Thanks for playing along with us at ATU!

Auntie Em said...

What a cute card!!! Sometimes it's just perfect how something that could have been a boo-boo turns out to be serendipity!!! The colour of the sentiment matches perfectly with your paper...awesome!
Hope you have a great weekend and thanks for sharing and inspiring me today! :)

Marisa said...

Love the thought bubble LOL :) Darling card using the passport cover as inspiration!

Leanne said...

Cute little owl, makes me smile. Love the card, great job. So cool! Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks!

Benzi said...

Em, this is surely a winner. I love your adorable owl and the paper you printed. For sure, I see Razzleberry.
Don't you just love reading bumper stickers and tags?

Benzi said...

I meant the sentiment you printed. Oops.

Jessi Fogan said...

Must-be-attended-to life tasks...pah! I hate those, they get in the way. I mean, really, the kids ate yesterday, right??
I think I know some "sufficiently talented fools"...that's an awesome bumper sticker!
And, finally, d'oh, I love this card - owls just make me happy!

Pam said...

Cute Emily! Love the design paper! And cute owl! Great idea to use the rhinestones up to the bubble!!

Emily Leiphart said...

Hello, cuteness!! I love everything about this owl card! I love the dp (which looks like fabric) and the way you paired it with an orange owl and green twine. WOW!!

Ruby said...

That owl is so cute and funny, he makes you smile! Lovely card, great design and colours. Love it! Thanks for playing along with us at EIC this week!

Lori Turner said...

Love, love, love the owl! :) Very cute card Emily! Thanks for playing with our "eyelets" challenge this week at 4 Crafty Chicks.

mfc.melissamade2 said...

Adorable! Great stitching! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations!

Joanne (jojot) said...

you are one busy stamper....trying to catch up with your posts and they seem to never end...not complaining, though, cuz you are doing some fabulous work....and this one was a cutie 'hootie' patootie

Tamie said...

Emily your owl just rocks! I love the stitching and the eyelets too it all goes so perfect with your layout and color combo! Thanks for playing along with our eyelet challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks. Wishing you an amazing day.

Basement Stamper said...

the colors on this are wonderful-love the owl!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

LOOOOVE that the little owl is thinking! SO cute! Great use of papers and the bling and twine....OH! Just fab all around:) Thanks for playing with EIC and ATU!