Friday, May 13, 2011

Unity FWF Blog Hop + CAS-ual Fridays Challenge #2 {May 13th}

Finally, Blogger is working again! I lost about 20 comments and some updates on my pages but I'm glad it's up again. Figures it was down when I actually had time to comment and I couldn't! It's amazing how many of us rely on it. I hope your week came to an end nicely the way mine did!! Yesterday, I had three cards picked up for Paper Crafts' Nov/Dec 2011 issue and, today, I found out that I won the first CAS-ual Fridays Challenge! WOW! Can I toot my own horn for a second? ;) Thank you so much for all your kind words and support. It means a lot to me!!

I had about an hour to play this afternoon so I used the time to make a birthday card for my neighbour's son who's turning two on Monday. I'm linking this card up to Unity's Friends With Flair Blog Hop and CAS-ual Fridays Challenge #2! I inked up the train from Boys Will Be Boys, fussy cut them and mounted them on foam tape. I placed Cappuccino baker's twine on the card base before adhering the trains to make it appear like they're all buffered up just like my son's wooden trains. I looped twine through the button holes before attaching it to the engine and then used a long piece of twine tied to the smokestack for pulling. The sentiment is from To the Moon & Back and the patterned paper is, of course, from Echo Park's coordinating set Little Boy.

My son got very upset with me when he saw this card and I wouldn't let him have it. Does that ever happen to you?! :) I hope you all have a lovely weekend!

Sources: Gina K Designs pure luxury kraft & 120lb pure luxury white cardstock; Echo Park Little Boy Collection; Unity+Echo Park Boys Will Be Boys & To the Moon & Back; SU Riding Hood Red, Night of Navy & Wild Wasabi inks; Tim Holtz Walnut Stain Distress Ink; The Twinery Cappuccino baker's twine; Forever in Time red button; Stampin' Dimensionals

67 comments:

Carol said...

So adorable! Love the colors.

Carol B
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Karen B. said...

So sweet Emily! Great colors for a boy and fun design. Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays and congrats for winning the first challenge!

lynn said...

a big congrats on your cas-ual win and the pubs, emily:) it was an awesome card! and your train is juat adorable! have a great weekend!

Dana said...

This is some beautiful fussy cutting. WOW. And of course you can toot your own horn...it's YOUR blog! LOL
This is a darling card. I love it when you play with us at CAS-ual Fridays.

Laurie said...

First off....Congrats! That card was amazing!! Now here we are in week 2 and you are doing it again! This is just adorable! I love that little train and the button is so cute! So glad you could play again at CAS-ual Fridays!

Linda said...

Can I going train ride Where is cute train heading lol! to fun!

BabyBokChoy said...

CONGRATS on winning!! and that is one adorable train card!!! And yes, thank goodness blogger is back! lol. One never knew one is THIS dependent on it, lol

Lynn said...

Big congrats to you! This card is absolutely adorable and I am not surprised at all that Damian wanted it! Collin used to walk around with a caed for days! Eventually he'd rip everything off!

Jay Gee said...

Another congrats on getting 3 cards published, fantastic! Love this card also, you are amazing :)

Rachel B said...

Congrats on getting your cards picked up. I love this card with the fabulous little train! So adorable!

Alice Wertz said...

too cute and fun! love that train! congrats on the pub again!! =) have a fabulous weekend!

Tenia Nelson said...

Super cute card and congrats on the publications and the CAS-ual win!! Girlie....you are simply on Fiyah!!!!

SeattleStamper said...

OMG...I didn't know it was possible to make a train look that CUTE! Love this :)

Laurel said...

Congrates to you and this is such a cute card!

Virginia L. said...

Hello, winner Emily! Congrats on the 3 upcoming pubs--so NOT surprised!! (I got gun shy and didn't submit!--LOL). I love the use of twines and colors. No wonder your boy can't part with it :) Thanks for playing with us at CAS-usual Fridays! Love it when you play!!

Karin (Peppermintpatty) said...

Oh My!! This is super sweet! LOVE it!

dahlhousedesigns said...

Too awesome! I can see why your son wouldn't want to give it away! Ha. Congrats on your win and your pubs! You rock!

lisa a.

AnitaRex said...

Oh is this ever adorable! I love that train and the twine pulling it!!! So so cute! :> I was delighted when I saw that you won the CASual Friday challenge!!! Whooo hooo what an adorable card! And I am so happy you got some cards picked up for publication! Go Emily! And oh yes I hear you on the kids wanting your card, remember my twine butterfly that I searched high and low for, in my daughter's purse! And she has taken other cards from me too! If I haven't made it for anyone and I've taken a photo of it I don't mind as much, but if I haven't taken a photo of it I am not that impressed!

Sylvia said...

Cute, cute card, Emily! I love the trains and the twine together. Have a fun weekend!

Gwen said...

Congrats on the 4 cards! Can I just say that I am not surprised?! You have such talent. And I LOVE this card and am totally going to case it cause I have the stamps and the paper.... :) Just need the twine!

Jennifer said...

What an ADORABLE Birthday card!! LOVE all the great colors!!! (=

Sunghee said...

awww~~~ so cute~~~ I would be upset, too. =)

Tejal said...

Congrats on your win...that card was way too fabulous..it needed to be in the limelight..
I love this cute train..and next time when you make such cute boy themed cards, make them in double..one for the intended recipient and one for your little one!! :)
p.s. I don't even know his name!! What is your little boy's name?

Tejal

Isha said...

Yay!! Congrats Emily. I will be able to see your cards in PC cos I will get the magazine too. So happy for your CAS win too. It was well deserved.

Love this boy card. Gorgeous. Yup! it happens all the time with my little one too:))

Heather said...

Big congrats on your wins, you deserve them. Love the card. Did you really cut out all the train and carriages, wow!! that's amazing cutting. Love the papers, they work so well with the train. :)

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Brenda said...

So thrilled to see you won CAS-ual Fridays and congrats on your Papercrafts selections! Another stunning card from you today, any young boy would love it so I don't blame your son or wanting it! My daughter does the same!

Janna Werner said...

GRATS on winning that challenge ... well deserved :D
That is def. one of your cuteswt cards!
Have a nice weekend :)
Janna

lostinpaper said...

Your cards are always amazing and this one is no exception, LOVE it!

Jenny said...

Congratulations on being the first challenge winner Emily and another fab card this week. The little train is so cute, love the twine as a pull along string :)
Jenny x

Jen W. said...

Congrats on your CAS-ual Friday win!! Not only a win but the first winner ever of that challenge. Pretty cool. Successful sublicating, challenge winner and 2 naps - not a bad week huh? :)

Love this train card. The colours are so bright and fun and I love the layered patterned papers along the bottom. And I guess you have to make another one for the little guy! Have a great weekend!

Kary said...

Hi Emily! Congrats!! Well deserved cos your cards are amazing. I love this card - it's absolutely adorable and perfect for a little boy. Have a wonderful weekend!!

Erin said...

CONGRATULATIONS Emily! You deserve every win and publication!!! This card is cute and I love that your son always wants to keep your 'boy' cards ;) He sounds awesome...

Angela said...

Congrats, superstar! Love today's train card -- the twine and pull cord are so adorable! And fab cutting skills, as always.

Julie Day said...

Oh Emily, I love your cards and what a sweet boy card. Love the train and how you made it a pull toy with your twine :) Thanks for playing this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

This is just the sweetest! I love everything about it. The twine as the pull is genius!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this card--you are so creative! Literally! I Love that you used twine to make this train a toy!! You are soooooo amaZING!!!

Wendy ten Hove said...

This colorful train is sooo much fun! Love it, Emily!! The papers with it are just the best and the twine to make it a cute pulling train, oeh, love it!!!
Hugs, Wendy

Emily Keaton said...

Congrats on your win and your happy news from PC, Emily!!! Can't wait to see what you surprise is in store for the Nov/Dec issue. I'm sure your cards are awesome!

This train card is completely adorable--no wonder your son didn't want to part with it!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Congrats all the way around, woo hoo!!!

jennifer mitten said...

I love this adorable card!

sharon g said...

No WONDER he wanted it. It's really cute for a little boy. Great job.

btenn said...

Adorable card! Love your colour selection and designer paper use!

Congratulations on your fabulous win!

Michele Gross said...

Wow! You had a really great week! So glad CAS-ual Fridays was part of it :) You've wow'd me again! Your little train pull toy is just darling and I LOVE that big button wheel! Super cute and so glad you played with us again at CAS-ual Fridays!!

Lindsey said...

How sweet that your son wanted to keep this card for himself! Did you have to promise to make him his own? This is such a cute card -- absolutely perfect for a boy. Way to go with the CAS-ual Friday win and your publication pickups!

Jan Larson said...

Congratulations, Emily! Your cards are always adorable!

mustavcoffee said...

Fantastic news, congrats, love your card too, big hugs:0) xxx

Michelle said...

Congrats on your CAS win! This card is so adorable! My children get upset when the cards they like are not for them too! :)

Linda said...

This is absoultely fab! I'd love to CASE it!

Helle said...

LOVE this card! its CLEAN and makes a statement. you are my favourite cardmaker!!:) love how you always state what you have used to make your cards,- i often go right on ebay after visiting your blog:)

Julie E said...

So so cute!!!

Meg said...

Woohoo!! Congrats on your furthering your plans for world domination!

I could see why Lil' Leiphart was upset about not being able to keep that card!! So adorable! I am in the middle of remaking a card for my FIL because DH wanted to keep the original for himself, so I know how that goes!

Anette said...

Cute, cute, cute!! Congrats on your win too!!!

Scrapcollectr said...

You'll just have to make one for your son as well! Congrats on your cards getting picked up....looking forward to seeing them!
*smile*

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

Aaackkkk! Again with a darling card!! How do you do what you do time and time again? - it's amazing, really . . . I adore everything you do, and this is no exception! Thanks for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays! Hope to see more of your beautiful work again!

kasia c. said...

I hear ya! I had those two days off and was all ready to plop myself down and surf for a while!
:( Oh well!

This card is awesome Emily! I love that little train, and all the little details to make it real.

Hope you had a great weekend! :)

Pauline said...

Fabulous card, love the little choo choo! Congrats on last weeks win too, so well deserved :-)

Vicky Hayes said...

A very well-deserved toot of the horn Emily! Of course your son was upset - who else would you make this card for?!! I love the way you used the twine to join the carriages and the way you left a pull-along string. Vx

Tiffany said...

Perfectly cute with that twine! So love the yummy papers!

Laura Davis said...

Awwwww this is precious! I love how you used your buttons and twine, very creative!
Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!
Laura

Basement Stamper said...

Fantastic card! Congrats on the all pub pick ups and for the CAS-ual Friday win-love the colors on this card, such a great masculine card.

Natasha said...

Absolutely lovely card.... I want this set now!!

Lisa said...

Crazy-cute card! Perfect for little-boy-birthdays!

~Tammy~ said...

This is a-dorable! Congrats on your submissions and your win! This card is perfect for boys especially mine as he is TRAIN CRAZY! This is perfection! Love it!

Beth aka BR-T said...

Emily I am loving this card, using the twine to create a toy pull train is ingenious!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

This is just adorable my little man would love this!!!!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Emily, this is too stinkin' cute, these trains and the dp's you used! No wonder you had so many comments. :) Oh, and congrats on winning CAS-ual Fridays too!