Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Right at Home + The Moving Challenge

Happy Wednesday! This will be my last post until I'm in my new house. Hubby is picking up the keys as I type this. I couldn't be more excited! The next couple of days will be a flurry of packing and cleaning the new house from top to bottom. Plus, we've both gotten colds over the last day so it's another thing we have to deal with on top of everything else. Fingers crossed that our little man will stay healthy. I decided to really break in my Hero Arts Whimsical Houses set for one last entry in the Hero Arts August Contest in the Technique Category: Making a Scene.

I kept things fairly simple with this card. My cold is making my head kind of foggy so I was in no mood to colour or paper piece. Instead, I stamped the different elements in various ink colours and fussy cut and X-acto'd them for a fun little scene which is, of course, inspired by my new house!

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The Moving Challenge is taking place right here on my blog. I would like to see projects inspired by the little photo of my new house! Isn't it cute? :D

The Twinery sent me an extra little pack of twine that I don't need so I'm going to share it with three lucky winners which will be drawn randomly from all entries for this challenge. I haven't decided how to award the different colours but it'll probably involve asking my son, "Who do you think should get the individual Blossom... Honeydew... and Charcoal bundles?" LOL

InLinkz for this challenge will officially open at 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, September 1st and run 'til 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, September 22nd EST so you will have three whole weeks to participate in this challenge. You can enter as many times as you like but you must use a separate blog link for each entry. I'm not requiring that you use any specific products but it would be great if you linked to my blog or this post so your own followers can play along if they're interested. :)



I will be around via email and catching up on comments but this blog will be quiet for a few days. Big hugs to you all!

Sources: Japanese Linen Avocado cardstock; SU Naturals Ivory cardstock; Hero Arts Whimsical Houses; Memento Tuxedo Black & Rich Cocoa inks; SU Riding Hood Red, Tangerine Tango, Old Olive & Garden Green inks; Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels One; QuicKutz Epix Six; Stampin' Dimensionals

54 comments:

Pia said...

I love your card Emily and your new house is gorgeous! Happy moving and I hope you both feel better soon!
I hope I will be able to play along....

Jen Carter said...

KEYS!! YEA!! So happy and excited for you!! This is a cute card too!! Love the picture of your house!!

Stephanie said...

Congrats on the new house Emily! It looks gorgeous! I can't wait to play along :) I hope the move goes smooth & y'all get well soon!

Jennifer said...

This is SUPER CUTE Emily!!! LOVE that sweet little scene!!! (= Looks like a lovely home!!! Congrats!!!

Lynn said...

Yahoo! So happy for you. Your house looks fabulous! Can't wait for you to share more pics with us once you get all settled!

Amy said...

Wow!!! Your home looks amazing! Please post pics of it when you get all moved in! Congrats to you!!

Your card is just adorable and all that cutting? Wow! I love what this technique does for your stamps....gives them some new life! (other than coloring or paper piecing)

Scrappin Rabbit Designs said...

Your card is so cute. Good luck with your move to your new house. :)

Lindsey said...

What an inspired idea for a challenge! If I win, I'm sure Damian will tell you I should et the charcoal. :D Love the card! I'm a little worried for the little bird with that big cat stalking him...

Monika Wright said...

Adore your new house and your card is pretty cute, too!

Annette said...

how fun to use a picture of your new home as a challenge... It is adorable.. Good luck on the move and can't wait create a cute card for your challenge...

Cheryl said...

I love your card! Such a cute little scene!

Good luck on your move! I hope it all goes really smooth for you.

Trinh said...

Your new home is beautiful, Emily! I love the little card you created - so clever of you to use different inks instead of coloring.

Brenda said...

Hi Emily! Good luck with the move! Be back soon, we'll miss you! Love your cute card today, so appropriate!

dahlhouse-designs.com said...

Yay, so excited it is moving time!!! Your house is too sweet and perfect. Hope it all goes well and you both feel better soon.

As for the card, OMGOSH, this is A.MaZing!!! LOVE the little scene.

ferrellgraph-x said...

Hi Emily,
Thanks for the lovely comment! :)
Congrats on the new home!
Kindest regards,
Jennifer

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

What a gorgeous card! I loooooove all the layers and the colored inked images!! And I LOVE the pic of your new house--so exciting! Congrats!!!!!!!

Marie-Pierre said...

I love your card Emily! :) It is so full of joy! I wish you a good move and I hope to find you here soon again.

Helle said...

This card is so cool!! Love the clean lines! Good luck with the moving:)

Jenny said...

oooo I'm so excited for you Emily your new house looks swell :)
Great challenge idea...I'll see what I can come up with :)
Hope all goes well with the move and you feel better soon :)
Jenny x

Vicky Hayes said...

Moving is such a stressful time I'm not surprised you have colds! Your new house looks charming and I wish you and your family every happiness there. I love your card too - those single colour, fussy cut elements are really effective and I love that you used textured card stock. Happy moving Emily - see you back in Blogland soon!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Hi Emily!

Oeh, loooove the little photo of your new house, that looks gorgeous!! And your card is truly awesome! Perfect timing here! I wish you all the best in the moving, hope all goes well and most of all, hope you all will stay helathy, so that won't bother you!!

Hugs from Holland!
Wendy

Jen W. said...

Ooooh! Fun idea! Although I'll miss you in blogland. :(
Your card is supercute and I like the simplicity of each thing stamped in one colour. Fingers crossed the cold move on quickly and the move goes smoothly. Big hugs!

walchowDesign said...

Love your new house, Emily! Do send more pictures of your new house when you settled down! As usual, you always make beautiful cards! Wishing you all the best of luck with the moving and take care of yourself!

onecraftymama said...

What a sweet house! I love it!
I love the whimsy of the card you made - scenes are totally your thing :)
I hope the move goes super-smoothly, that your colds hit the road before you do & that Damian stays healthy.

Karin said...

Your house is beautiful! I love all the brickwork and the yard is so cute! Cool looking card too...Love the window cut outs and the little scene you created! Good luck with everything!

btenn said...

What a beautiful house! Definitely worth waiting for over 2 years :).

I love the card you've made, the scene is really fun but the placement of every detail makes it genius! Great work!

Jocelyn Olson said...

Yeah for closing! It will be worth all of the hassle when you get your stuff moved in and get settled. I love your card! Sometimes I forget to just stamp (no paper piecing, no coloring)--it looks so cool. Great idea for a challenge! Hope you feel better soon and Damian doesn't get sick. *hugs*

Tenia Nelson said...

This card is way too cool!!! tfs!!

*Alison* said...

Emily,
This looks like a fun contest.. :) your house is beautiful.. :) Congrats again.. :)
Oh I love the prize.. :) I could really use some more twine.. my wheels are turning.. HUGS

lynn said...

oh, emily, your card is cute and your new home is adorable! hope the move goes well!

Annette said...

I just linked up Emily... I hope you enjoy. I would love to send you this card is you are interested. If so please email me with your new address. I hope your move is going well and you are having lots of fun..

Tiffany said...

This is such a charming little card, Emily, I sooo love it! Every little detail is perfect! You're making me want to do a 'cute' card for myself.

Meg said...

Such a cute little scene! Hope you are reading this in your cute new home! Going to have to get my brain going on your challenge!

Virginia L. said...

Congrats, Emily, on moving to your new home! It is super SWEET and LOVELY house! I'm excited for you!Love your fun card and challenge!

Julie Hoffman said...

Super cute card! Congratulations on your exciting move to your new home! Hope everything goes perfectly!

Emily Keaton said...

CONGRATULATIONS, Emily, on finally being able to move into your new home!! I love your cute little scene you made for your cute little card. The cutting out looked fussy--but you certainly aced it! Your challenge looks like a ton of fun. I hope to be able to play along with it!! Best of luck with your move. :)

Julie E said...

What a sweet little scene on your card-it is perfect just with stamping, it did not need any extras!!! Sooooo exciting that you are moving. I know it has taken forever, but I feel like everything has moved fast one you found "the" house :>) Fun challenge too!!!

donna mikasa said...

So excited for you and your family! Your new home is gorgeous, and I love your card! Hope I can play along with the challenge. Take care, and good luck with the move! ♥

Chunyuan said...

congrats on your new home. Your home looks great. Hope I can play along soon. Best!

Jane said...

Brilliant!!!!

Angela said...

Hope you guys are feeling better -- I bet the new house is helping, though!
Love your scene! You're the cutting queen ;)

Jingle said...

Have fun moving into your new home! That is always exciting! I love your card!

littlebitoftoto said...

What a nice new home....congratulations..the moving part is not fun but the moving in, is..Have fun..by the way, I LOVE honeydew..lol

Pam said...

The house had me intrigued and then I clicked on it and saw your darling card and then...wait...that isn't a dream home? That is the house you are moving in to??? Is that top floor for crafting? It is amazing. Well done. It's gonna be hard to give up when you move to Italy ;) Hope by now you are feeling better.

Angie Blom said...

Contests on the new house!! It is fabulous!! I love your scene card so inspiring I might have to play along ... Happy moving and feel better soon!! One day I am going to meet you! Xx

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Emily, Fab card, love it, sorry to hear that you've both got colds:{ Feel better soon. Your new home looks absolutely wonderful and what a great idea to have a challenge, I would love to have a go and will do my best to try later this week, Hugs Gay xxx

BabyBokChoy said...

Happy moving and what a gorgeous card!

Beth aka BR-T said...

This cold driven card is darling Emily
and congrats on your new home!

Kelly Massman said...

This is adorable! So whimsical and fun!

Kary said...

What a sweet card, Emily! So excited for you - Hope the move goes smoothly, and Congrats!

Lisa Lara said...

Oh my gosh....cute cute cute. I love the non colored in images against your solid bg to make this fab scene Emily!

Lisa Petrella said...

Such a cute little scene you've created in this card, Emily!! And all that fussy cutting is AMAZING, girl!! Super sweet photo of your new house!! Best of luck as you get settled in!!! Hope to have a chance to play along in your fun challenge!!

Jen said...

I certainly can't top your card Emily, but I will have to play along too! What a fun idea...be back this weekend to hopefully post mine! *smile*

Sue Lelli said...

Emily, LOVE this card and how you cut all of the elements out and popped them! GREAT challenge idea, too!