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

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Tuesday Throwdown Blog Hop

Welcome to the final day of the Tuesday Throwdown Anniversary Blog Hop! You can find details on the hop at the Tuesday Throwdown blog.

We've had some amazing sponsors so far this week, and today is no different. Please welcome Whimsie Doodles!
Whimsie Doodles is so excited to be sponsoring the TT Anniversary Blog Hop! In March of 2009 Melyssa Connolly, artist and owner, began turning her whimsical hand-drawn images into digital files for sale online. Whimsie Doodles' digital stamp line features images that range from cute little boys and girls, to punny stuff, and everything in-between. We enjoy sharing lots of samples on our company blog, where we also post weekly challenges and tutorials.

Special Offer:
A special offer for Tuesday Throwdown Fans - use the discount code Throdown10 at the Whimsie Doodles online store and receive 10% off your next order! Code expires July 14, 2011.

Whimsie Doodles generously supplied the TT DT with two fun digital stamp sets, Shell-a-bration and Have a Seat. (Both sets may be viewed here.) I was completely taken with the comfy armchair in Have a Seat and used it to make a pair of CAS cards:

These images are perfect for paper piecing! I loved the thick lines, so forgiving for cutting. And my job of paper piecing was made even easier by using some fun dotted digital papers from the Springtime Hybrids collection by Echo Park Paper Co.

These cards are pretty versatile. I can complete the sentiment "just sittin' here" on the inside with "thinkin' of you," OR "thankin' you," OR "wishin' you a Happy Birthday," OR any number of other wishes perfect for the occasion at hand! This would also make a super quick and fun set of note cards to give as a gift. :)

In keeping with this week's anniversary Tuesday Throwdown challenge to combine any three or more past TT challenges into your project, I incorporated:
#9 Paper Piecing
#15 Ribbon with a Twist
#28 CAS (clean and simple)
#45 Polka Dots

OK, enough of the chit-chat. Let's talk prizes, shall we? How would you like to win some Whimsie Doodles goodness of your very own? For your chance to win a $10 Whimsie Doodles gift certificate, please be sure to leave a comment for me here on this post. To increase your chances of winning, be sure to also visit the blog of DeeDee Anderson, the other TT blog hop poster for today. You have until 6 pm EDT on June 20, 2011, to comment. Winners will be announced on the Tuesday Throwdown blog on June 21.

Thanks for dropping in to see what's making me happy today!

PS This card is also for this week's Clear It Out Challenge: Paper Piecing.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Have a Seat digital stamps by Whimsie Doodles
Paper: Mark's Finest Papers 100 lb and 80 lb white CS, patterned digital paper from Echo Park's hybrid Springtime collection
Ink: none
Accessories: scissors, Prismacolor pencils, ribbon, brads
Techniques: paper piecing


Mona Pendleton said...

Cute card Emily! Great job paperpiecing the chairs and love the fancy ribbon treatments!

Anda said...

Love the cards - the digi papers really complement them :)

Boryana said...

Great paper piercing! Good job! :)

Auntie Em said...

Oh, Emily, I love your paper pieced chairs! The little ribbons along the bottom make sweet accents.
Thanks for sharing! :)

Gram's Treasures said...

What lovely CAS cards! I do like what you did with the ribbons!
Joyce xx

Carol Hurlock said...

Emily your paper piece chairs are adorable. These make such cute cards. Love them!

Bear Hugs,
Carol :O}

Unknown said...

Oh my goodness! These are so adorable! I love the CAS style.

Crafty Math Chick said...

These are adorable Emily! I love the paper piecing and the CAS style - been a fan of Whimsie Doodles for a while too, Melyssa has the cutest images. Thanks for the chance to win!

Sandra DeFalco said...

Emily - I love your CAS cards as part of the Blog Hop for TT.
♥ Sandi's Blog!

Angel said...

Adorable cards! Love how versatile they are!

NanaConnie said...

Emily, I love the paper piecing and your ribbon treatments are fabulous! What a great "comfy chair" image. Your inspiration is wonderful and I have to get that one!

pocketofsun said...

Newbie to the blog but now a follower, thanks for the great inspirational artwork & chance to win fun goodies!

sammi said...

These cards are too cute! Love the paper piecing!

Anonymous said...

These are both adorable, Emily! Love the way you did the ribbon doodle along the bottoms, and how versatile these cards are, like you said! I'm tickled that we both homed in on that same image -- LOL! GREAT cards!

Kim. said...

Oh wow I never thought a chair could look so good on a card lol. The paper piercing really suits them and they make great cards.
Kim xXx

Davi said...

GREAT C&S cards Emily~~ Love that pieced comfy chair with the fun ribbons :)

darling Ho said...

Cute CAS card.:)
Thanks for sharing it.
~darling Ho~

Unknown said...

Such a fun and cute little card.. Your paper piecing looks wonderful..

Hugs, Linda

Benzi said...

Wonderful paper piecing and loving the ribbon treatments. I know what you mean about the thick lines...easy peasy when you have them. Wonderful cards, Emily.

Emily Leiphart said...

Your clean and simple layout is perfect for these darling paper pieced chairs, Emily! I love the ribbon treatment on both!

suzARTe said...

these cards are just great. I love the image and this card makes me want to own a spotted arm chair, just so funky

Unknown said...

wow both cards are sooo amazing, thanks for joining us at Clear It Out

Anita said...

Emily, these cards are fabulous. I love the paper-pieced chairs and the ribbons look fantastic. Very pretty CAS!

suzARTe said...

hi Emily,
visit my blog when you get the chance, there is a little something for you.

You don't have to post this, its just my way of thanking you for your regular support which I really appreciate.

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

I love your pieced chairs, Em! Perfectly CAS and adorable! :)

Unknown said...

Lovely CAS cards! ;D

Colleen Dietrich said...

I love furniture stamps, in that you can decide upon their "upholstering" however you choose! You've done well picking out your 'fabrics' on these two chairs. :)