Blog Updated!! and Love :)

Happy Wednesday!!
Today has been a fabulous (while incredibly busy) day!  I have finally managed to get my new blog design that I have been working on all month completely implemented and set up!  It feels so good!!

It did have a few hiccups...and probably still does.  But nothing major :)
I have to say that without the help of my dear husband, I would not have been able to do this.  He helped me work through so much HTML code, viewing and fixing and going cross-eyed looking at all the funny little symbols.  But now, I just might be better at HTML coding than him :)  (sshhh...don't tell him)

Look around and let me know what you think!!  I always love reading your comments, and appreciate them so much!  I'm hoping with this new makeover to start trying new things here on my blog.  Not just posting cards, but food and favorites and other fun stuff like that.  Of course, today it's still just a card :)

I'm also happy to say that my Etsy shop is finally back open!  Not much is listed right now because my camera was throwing a fit today...but more will be coming, and I'm in love with everything I have to list!  I honestly think it's my best group of cards yet!

Anyhow, onto today's card!!
I've been playing around with images from this fabulous company-Some Odd Girl!  Just love them!  They are so easy to color, whether it's simple coloring or all out shading with depth and such (which I don't know how to do...but have seen lots of other people rock it!).
I only have a few of their images, and am dying to get more!  But decided for now to play with what I have.
I made a criss-cross pocket card using the sweet image Forest Friend Fairy.  And!  I used my markers again!!  The more I practice, the more comfortable they feel.  But of course, I only have pinks and I'm kind of limited on what they can be used on.  But they were perfect for this card :)

I used these fun papers again because I just love them!  They are so wild and bright.  And they sparkle!  Now who wouldn't love that?

Some Odd Girl has a sketch challenge going on right now, so I decided to try and play along.  Here's the sketch:
Now just imagine it on its side with the sentiment running horizontal and not vertical :)
I used my Silhouette and cut out the bright pink scallop circle behind my image.  Then used my scallop scissors on the light pink circle, which was then embossed with my Swiss Dots folder.

I pulled a few of my handmade roses out of my stash and colored in the centers with some of my copics.  Once everything was put together, I spritzed the roses with some shimmer mist so they also had a sparkle to them :)
 Love the way this card turned out!  The fun and crazy papers get mellowed out just a bit with the soft colors in the image and the elegant lace.  So girly and sweet :)

Thanks for stopping by!  I love having you visit :)
I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
    Catered Crop-Polka Dots
    Creative Inspirations #200-Sent with Love
    Deep Ocean #44-Love and Lace
    Ruby's Rainbow #47-Roses
    Some Odd Girl-Sketch
    Totally Gorjuss #169-Anything Goes with Lace
    V's Sweet Ideas #8-Love Theme


  1. I love your new blog design. I don't know how you did it but I love th social media buttons and the categories look so clean and fresh. I could use some sprucing up on my blog😉

    1. I'm so glad you like it Kim! It was a blast playing around with everything, and really making it what I wanted it to be. It's peaked my interest into web design :)
      <3 Em

  2. Absolutely gorgeous. I love making thes crisscross cards I have only made two, but you have inspired me to want to make another one.

  3. Having you share your beautiful art in various challenges is awesome, and I thank you for participating at Catered Crop. I just love seeing your art and thank you for linkinbg up. Super sweet and I thank you!
    For another super fun challenge, please check out
    We'd LOVE to have you join us!

  4. This is gorgeous! I love your pretty! Thank you so much for joining us at Creative Inspirations this week! Good luck and I hope to see you back again!
    Rene :D

  5. Pretty card and love the zap of that spotty paper too! Great you could join us at Totally Gorjuss this week, hugs Samantha :0)

  6. such a pretty card Emily - I love your palette and that image is so sweet - thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations this time and good luck xx

  7. how adorable and cute!

    thanks so much for playing along with us at Ruby’s Rainbow Challenges!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  8. Your coloring skills are amazing!!! What a sweet card!! Thanks for playing along with us at V's Sweet Challenge! (:

  9. Hi there!
    This is such an amazing creation :) Love the gorge image and your inking is very beautiful :)
    Stunning work :)

    Thanks for joining us at DOC this fortnight, welcome back!
    Hugs, Louise

  10. Darling, Emily! Thanks for sharing this in our challenge this month. It's just adorable.
    V's Sweet Ideas

  11. I'd LOVE to have you share your sweet cards and projects in our challenges at Word Art Wednesday. We're a Christian Challenge Blog, and our theme is always Anything Goes. I'd just love having you share your art with us. Hope you will stop by!
    Karen L, Blog Owner
    Word Art Wednesday

  12. what a gorgeous card! I love the image and sweet coloring! Thanks so much for joining us at V's Sweet Ideas Challenge!

  13. It is so sweet! The image and colouring is so cute..

  14. This is really sweet. Thank you for sharing with us at Ruby's Rainbow.

    Hugs Ellie Wee xx