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

Friday, April 8, 2011

Flashback Friday 10.0

I have been having so much fun playing along with Amy Tsuruta's Flashback Friday Challenges! I was thrilled to learn last weekend that I was selected as the winner of Flashback Friday 9.0, and part of my prize (in addition to some fantastic sewing-themed Stampin' Up goodies) was to be the Flashback Friday 10.0 Guest Designer AND pick the 10.0 challenge!!

Just in case you aren't familiar with Flashback Friday, here's the scoop: in this challenge
Amy encourages players to re-post a papercrafting "first" and take ownership of the project in the present day. No newly made project required! It's fun to see where we started in our papercrafting journeys and how far we've come, even if it provides some cringeworthy viewing moments. Amy picks each Flashback Friday winner randomly, and she always has some awesome prizes to award to those brave enough to play along!

So, on to my pick for the Flashback Friday 10.0 Challenge:

re-post your
**first project with STITCHING
on it (real or faux)**

I love to sew and play with fabric almost as much as I like to play with paper, so this was an easy choice for me.

Oh, and you'd probably like to see my first stitching project. I made this in June 2009, well before I started my blog, so this came from my Splitcoaststampers gallery. Not only is it the first time I used stitching on a card, I used both machine stitching and faux ("pen") stitching here. Fancy me, right? You can see my original SCS upload for this card HERE.

I was rather proud of this creation back when I first made it and still feel pretty good about it today. And look at me--getting all impressive by making a full-front tri-shutter card. Of course, I can think of hundreds of ways I could improve this thing if I were to make it today, but it was definitely a start. :)

If you'd like to play along with Flashback Friday 10.0, head on over to the Flashback Friday blog to play along. For version 10.0, Amy has lined up a fantastic sponsor:

Jane's Doodles

Jane is being so kind as to give out Mr. Smiles and Party the Penguin . . . along with some of her signature buttons.

Please come join us for some Flashback fun! Flashback Friday 10.0 runs from today until Friday, April 29th @ 11:59 pm PST. Just re-post your first project that incorporated stitching on your blog and add it the inlinkz linky at Flashback Friday. I can't wait to see all of your stitching firsts!!

See you around!


Jessi Fogan said...

You should still feel proud of it! It's adorable :) I have that dog stamp kicking around somewhere...I should go pull him out again!
And congratulations for your win - and for setting a great challenge!

Unknown said...

This is such a fun challenge.. It is so fun to go back and see what you made awhile ago.. I have to say I think this is wonderful.. Hope you have a great Friday!!

Hugs, Linda

~amy~ said...

yahooooooo Emily!!!!!!!!

You should be doubly proud of your incredible project...I can't get over all the folds, cuts and scores on your beauty...not to mention all the delish stamping and the FABULOUS colors...

Thanks so much for playing along with me in Flashback Friday 10.0...your choice of the challenge is perfection!!!!

Marisa said...

This card is fabulous, Emily. Think I even recall seeing it in the gallery :) I have yet to try one of these. Great colour choices and details. Always good to see how we started and be able to celebrate how we have grown too :)

Anne said...

this is too cute.. i love this type of folded card.. and your images are adorable...and your stitching is prrr-fect...

Crafty Math Chick said...

LOVE this Emily!! Not only does it have my favorite color combination - sky blue and chocolate brown, but it has DOGS! WOO HOO!!

Emily Leiphart said...

Emily, this is adorable! I haven't even attempted one of these cards in all the time I've been blogging. I love light blue and brown together and those animals are the cutest. I love the little mice running back and forth across those panels!

Kristin said...

This is really adorable, even if it's an oldie. Thanks for your sweet comments on my project at PC's 350 Cards and Gifts blog hop!

Benzi said...

Congrats on your new Guest Designer position. This is funny because I only have one stitched project and it was BAD, BAD. Maybe I'll post it if I can get up the nerve. Your first project was super.

Debzi333 said...

Hi Emily! A new designer postion! Wow! Congragulations! What a complex and lovely creation you have here! Great going!


Colleen Dietrich said...

Emily, that's so cool that you get to be a Guest Designer! Yay for you! That shutter card looks way complicated to make, don't think I'd ever do one 'cause it looks intimidating. Enjoy your new goodies from Amy T, too!

Mona Pendleton said...

So cute Emily! Love the little furry friends :)

Auntie Em said...

I think your card is precious! Love the images and the colours. I always think of things I could have different as soon as I stick a card in an envelope! :D

Thanks for sharing! :)

Mary Marsh said...

this is a great card emily-and congrats on winning this challenge-I will have to look back to see wht I might have to play along with flashback fridays

Sue Lelli said...

Not FAIR! Even your first is FANTASTIC, Emily! Very fancy! LOVE it!