Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Dad, Make a Wish

Wow, I am really behind on my blogging! I have so much to share with you but not enough time. Isn't that a familiar story? ;) Do you remember the card I made in haste for my Mom's birthday last month? I ended up making another one in 30 minutes for my Dad's birthday last week right before they arrived at my house for his birthday lunch. I keep putting myself in these last-minute card making situations. I ought to stop that doing that. It's entirely too stressful, especially since I was the one who had to do the cooking this time! Since my Paper Smooches stamps were sitting out, I threw a bunch of stamps together based on the fact that my Dad loves bright, happy colours and he always asks for salmon steaks to be part of his birthday meal. The fish is from Birthday Buddies, the splash droplets are from Surf & Turf, the sentiment is made up of two sentiments from Word Up and Chit Chat, and the waves are the wind from this month's Eco Friendly release! Since it's a one-layer, I couldn't resist embellishing it with Stickles which I let dry while we enjoyed lunch. My Dad loved the card and said it was really beautiful. :)

Sources: Gina K Designs pure luxury white cardstock; Paper Smooches Birthday Buddies, Surf & Turf, Word Up, Chit Chat & Eco Friendly; Memories Tuxedo Black ink; SU Tempting Turquoise, Tangerine Tango, Real Red & Island Indigo; Copics; Ranger Stickles in Yellow & Turquoise; SU Basic Rhinestones; We R Memory Keepers corner chomper

29 comments:

Julie Hoffman said...

This is so adorable Emily! I'm sure your Dad LOVES it!! Love the bright colors and the fish swimming over the waves! Going to pin this to my Pinterest favorites :)

canadian_liner said...

it IS beautiful, Emily, love the stickles and the little gem on the salmon's birthday hat. Sometimes the stress of limited time leads to great creativity...but not recommended long-term if you want to avoid stomach ulcers!

Lindsey said...

Perfect birthday card, Em! I love the Stickles on the scales and waves. Of course your dad loved the card! :)

Barb said...

what a sweet happy card. it's gorgeous!

Jen W. said...

It kills me that this is a "thrown together in 30 minutes" card. It's awesome and I love the touches of Stickles! And the fishy looks pretty happy for someone who's about to be lunch...

Annette said...

your Dad is going to love it...That just goes to show you that you are just so talented...your ideas are always great no matter how much time you spend on them..... I think it is adorable...

Lisa said...

Such a sweet card- especially given the time crunch! Love that you stickled it up a bit- a girl after my own heart :) Hope your Dad had a nice birthday :)

Jay Gee said...

Such a fun card Emily... I love those little water drops. You mix the sets together so well :)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

WOOOOW! I love this card--super great use of glitter--and I LOVE the swirls as the waves/sea! FUN!

AnitaRex said...

So cute Emily! Your not the only one who puts yourself in the last minute card making situations! :> Last week I was tieing twine bows in the car on the way to skating lessons on a card set gift I needed that night! Glad your dad liked it! :>

Cornelie said...

What a great and nice card again. I love fishes, so this is great together with the waves!!

Helle said...

Love this card! great color combo.

Jenny said...

Love those waves, they sure imply motion in the ocean!!!
Jenny x

Vicky Hayes said...

It's clear that you work well under pressure though Emily but perhaps it's not great for the blood pressure! I love your card - especially the multi coloured sentiment and those fabulous waves with just the right amount of glitter.

April said...

Your creations are awesome.. Under pressure or not! This is so sweet and the colors are wonderful! Also, I love the sparkle! Great card!

Jingle said...

Adorable card! I LOVE the glitter!

Emily Keaton said...

Such a sweet one-layer card, Emily! So glad your dad loved it--it's a keeper ;). I'm always amazed by how well you can combine SOoooooo many PS sets for a single card. You are fantastic!!

onecraftymama said...

So now I'm picturing you eating this cheerful little goldfish for lunch....not much of a party for HIM! lol
I love the multicoloured sentiment, and the poor doomed little party fish ;) AND that your dad loved it - that's the best part!

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Brilliant, I love the little fish in his party hat, glad you had a good time :0) xxx

Glenda J said...

WOW! So cute! Love the CAS design and the bright colours.

Wendy ten Hove said...

Yep, it surely is very beautiful! Love the scenery you created here! Gorgeous that it is one layer, love that! The bright colors make it really fun!!
Hugs, Wendy

Cathy Fongjoyo said...

how how cutte and adorable CAS card you have here! love the colors!

Kary said...

Hi Emily! Well done, for making a such a fabulous 30min card!! So happy that your dad loved it too. It's a great card, and I love the bright colours for the sentiment and the waves & fish look wonderful. Have a happy weekend!!

donna mikasa said...

Emily, you are a whiz at last minute cards! I love your Dad's card--the waves, the bling, and the awesome sentiment. Oh, and the cute little "salmon", too! Too cute!

Scrapalajen aka Jen said...

Oh how I love this particular set! Just sweet and adorable! Love the waves!

Brenda said...

That is a beautiful and fun card Emily! So glad your Dad loved it!

dahlhouse-designs.com said...

Your 30 minute cards completely ROCK! Love the bright colorful wish and the fabulous multi-color sentiment.

Jennie C said...

I'm so glad I found your blog today! you are so talented and I love your style.

Jocelyn Olson said...

I'm so glad your dad liked his card! I hear you on the last minute cards--mine always turn out so sucky (especially if they need to be masculine). Your card turned out super cute, though! I love how you did the sentiment in different colors! Because of your card, I heard a monologue about the colors of salmon and how they change. Thanks, Em ;)