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Fields of Shamrocks

>> Saturday, February 24, 2018


I hope your Saturday is going well! For my St. Patrick's Day card, I sponged in a blue sky & green ground area. Then I stamped the Silhouette Shamrock field w/ dk green ink. The Irish Blessing sentiment was stamped in green w/ a little four leaf clover in the background. The edges were sponged & I added a narrow dk layer behind it.

Thanks for stopping by!


Bird Flock

>> Friday, February 23, 2018

Happy Friday!
I hope your week has gone well! Did this weird February warm up in the east have you digging out your short sleeve shirts a bit early? What is up w/ that? Seems like just a few minutes ago, we were freezing. I'm pretty sure winter will have a last hurrah, but spring is just around the corner. 

For my friendship card, I used the new Bird Feeder image (I love the little nuthatch!) & wonderful greeting. Since it mentions stormy weather, I wanted the background to reflect that so after stamping & coloring the bird feeder, I masked it then sponged in the bg. 
I stamped the greeting then added a few raindrops I drew & cut out. I used a birds on a wire punch across a piece of black c/s then added strips of gray & red for contrast to the black layer. A little red bird was added just because...

Here's a look at the inside & below it are the Copics I used.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

stamps: DRS Designs - Bird FeederBirds of a Feather  (inside: Life is Friendship )
paper: Staples 110# white, dk gray, black, red
ink: Memento tuxedo black, Distress inks stormy sky, London fog
accessories: unknown cross stitch pennant flag dies, birds on a wire border punch, Copic markers, Misti, bird punches


Feel Better Soon

>> Thursday, February 22, 2018

Good morning!

This first card is an easel card using DRS stamps:
I separated the sentiment into 2 parts to sort of go with each 
image (in my head anyway!)
I was also using a sketch for this card.

My next card is another St. Patrick's card using my favorite layout.
The frame is a die from Lawn Fawn, I used Liquid Applique for the beer foam and Stickles for the glitter on the shamrocks and gold.
I used some enamel dots for embellishments.

So, I hope I've inspired you to go make some cards!!
Have a great weekend and thanks for visiting!


Tons of Snow

>> Wednesday, February 21, 2018

In Central Alabama, we declare Winter over at the end of February (even if a cold snap hits us after that - this week it is in the 80s), so I am getting in a few more winter cards.

On the above card, I used aluminum foil swiped with ink and splashed with water to make my sky.  Then I stamped the Snow Tree with Fence image and added a bunch of snow with Snowtex and white acrylic paint.  I then die cut the frame piece and mounted it all together.  To add more interest and to show off these cute birds some more, I die cut a branch and tucked in the cute little birds fussy cut from the new Bird Feeder image and part of the sentiment from Birds of a Feather Friends greeting.

On my next card, I cut up some mountains and added a bit of interest with some modeling paste and an embossing folder.  I made a little ink smear on one of the peaks so I decided to add even more interest with some stripes.  For contrast I die cut a black snowflake and cut it up to to back my sentiment.  This sentiment is one of my favorites - Blizzard of Thanks.

Hope you are staying warm (or cool if you live where it is hot)!




Pot of Gold

>> Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Hi Everyone,

We've had a little break in the weather this week, it's warmer with rain... I'll take that over snow, since it was an icy cold winter here in Ohio.  And with warmer weather upon us, that's got me thinking about home improvement projects.  Which leads me to my card today.  Yes, I know St. Patrick's Day is the next holiday, but I really could use a windfall to complete my home improvement wish list!  :) :) :) 

I assembled a simple card with an embossed shamrock background, adding a rainbow inspired zig zag down the center.  I stamped and die cut the Rainbow Gold Greeting, stamping the new Shamrock Scroll on top.

I colored up the pot of gold from the Sean and the Rainbow stamp layered it up using some punches. The background layer was made using gold glitter and sticker paper, and I added a bit of glitter to the gold on the image too.  

Here's wishing all of us a pot of gold! Thanks for visiting!


Happy St. Patty's Day!

>> Monday, February 19, 2018

Hi Everyone. Hope you had a great weekend. I certainly did. Our daughter, son in law and youngest grandchild came to visit for the weekend. It was so very nice to have them here. They left this morning for the long drive back to VA. I miss them already. The weekend went by way too fast! To help keep my mind off their departure, I'll spend some time stamping and creating today.

The new St. Patrick's day greeting is a perfect match for the recently released paper coffee cup. I started by stamping the coffee cup onto white CS with Memento Black ink, added some shading with Copics and then stamped the Corner Shamrock image onto the cup with Memento Bamboo ink. The cup was stamped again onto kraft CS, fussy cut the band and shaded the edges with some TH Distress inks before attaching it to the coffee cup. A punched Shamrock was added to the band along with a yellowish gold rhinestone. The Better Irish greeting was stamped with Memento Bamboo ink onto white CS, die cut and layered onto kraft and green CS. The kraft layer was embossed with a Darice Shamrock EF.

Here's a peek at the inside of the card. The Happy St. Patty's day greeting was stamped with Memento Bamboo ink.

My second card features the new silhouette shamrock field along with a St. Patty's Day greeting that was released last year.  I started with some water color CS and sponged on some TH Distress Oxide inks for the sky and grassy areas on the card. Once the inks dried, the greeting was stamped with Versafine Onyx ink and the silhouette field of shamrocks was stamped with Memento Bamboo ink. This panel was layered onto black CS and then attached to the white card base. Some sheer green ribbon was added and then the lucky coin image was stamped, colored and die cut. A tiny black brad was added to the center of the coin image.

Here's a look at the inside. The small Happy St. Patrick's Day greeting was stamped; with Versafine Onyx ink, then the small cluster of shamrocks were added on both ends of the greeting with Memento Bamboo ink. The silhouette field of shamrocks was stamped along the bottom with the same Memento Bamboo ink.

Thanks for stopping by today!



Shamrock Scroll

>> Saturday, February 17, 2018


I love bouncing from holiday to holiday with my card making and switching from the red and pink of Valentines to the green and gold of St. Pat's day is just so satisfying!

I started my card today by cutting a 3" square piece of white card stock and stamping our new Shamrock Scroll in each corner, then trimming the square to 2 7/8" and lightly sponging some lime green along the edges.  I colored the shamrocks with green marker and stamped our Tiny St. Pat's Day in the center using green ink then layering it on black cs.

For the green background I started with a 4" green piece of card stock and positioned our Celtic Knot in my Misti so I could stamp all 4 corners in the exact same place.  I used a white gel pen to add the dots inside the knot and thinking it was still a bit bare, I added black dots around the edges and then added white dots on top of the black and then layered all on a folded black card.

Thanks so much for stopping by!!


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