Sunshine and Laughter

Happy Friday!!
I hope your week has been fabulous and you are ready for the weekend!  We had a crazy day here yesterday.  Apparently a large wind storm blew through Washington Wednesday night.  We weren't aware of it...until Thursday morning around 6:30 when our neighbors giant tree cracked out of the ground and knocked over the power lines!  I'm not sure I've ever jumped out of bed that quick...ok maybe one other time because of a super large spider...

Needless to say, we were without power for about 15 hours...which made for a pretty boring day yesterday since it rained most of the day too so I couldn't work outside.  I'm so happy and thankful for our electric crews that I'm sure had an insanely busy day yesterday.  So very glad to have power back :)

With that, I wanted to share a card I created with an image from our most recent release with Sami Stamps!
I started my card by creating my background.  I had originally created this background on black paper with soft colored embossing paste.  It turned out okay, but the colors were much more muted than I wanted so I switched to a white background and sponged the colors on.

I've used Broken China, Squeezed Lemonade, and Spun Sugar to get that fabulous spring colored background.  It turned out so super cute, I just adore it!

After printing off my Easter Pile image, I sent it through my die cut machine to cut it into a tag shape.  Then colored it up with my markers.  I used chalk to get the blue sky since my super light blue ShinHan markers have dried up and I haven't had the chance to replace them.  I framed the tag with a scallop cut piece of vellum and then tied a few ribbons through the top.  I white heat embossed a fun sentiment on some black cardstock and added a die cut stitch along the top and bottom with the Lawn Fawn Stitched Borders dies.

A few Sparkling Clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh and the card was done!  So super sweet!  I hope you will check out this release from Sami Stamps!  It just makes me smile :)

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
    A Gem of a Challenge #164-Spring
    Artistic Inspirations #151-Anything Goes
    Caseology #188-Laugh

Thanks so much for visiting!  I hope you have a wonderful weekend!! <3


  1. Adorable Easter pile, Emily! Thanks so much for linking up to the CASology challenge this week!

  2. Very nice card.
    Thank you for joining us at Artistic Inspirations!
    Good Luck and hope to see you again.
    xx Valentina DT team xx

  3. Emily, I LOVE that background! I'll have to remember to use those three colors for Spring or Easter cards. LOVE this card!

  4. Simply adorable!! Stunning coloring!


  5. What a gorgeous, tumbling little image, Emily! You have coloured it so beautifully too! That scalloped vellum is a lovely touch! Lovely to have you join us this week at CASology!

  6. Oh this is just fabulous! Love the cute image and your gorgeous inked background, thanks for joining us at A gem of a Challenge xx