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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!!


Shamrock Wreath Shenanigans

>> Friday, February 16, 2018

Happy Friday!
I hope your week has gone well! Now that Valentine's Day is over are you ready for St. Patrick's Day? All the green just makes me happy! For my Shenanigan Wreath, after stamping & coloring the Shamrock Circle, I stamped the Good Luck Circle inside, colored it & die cut it w/ a circle die. I didn't want all the white space left on the inside of the wreath, so I fussy cut it & added a marigold layer behind it.  
The lower edge was die cut & more of marigold added under it. On the cut off part, I stamped the Silhouette Shamrock Field  w/ the lt green ink & added just bit more darker green inside the petals. I added some wink of Stella on the wreath & it's nice & sparkly in real life!

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

ink: Memento tuxedo black, new sprout
paper: Staples 110# white, marigold
accessories: Copic markers,  Misti, Wink of Stella, Spellbinders circles dies,  Gina Marie wonky stitched rectangles dies, Lawn Fawn stitched hillside dies


Green Clover and Irish Blessings To You!

>> Thursday, February 15, 2018

Good morning!

Valentine's Day is over, time to move over for the green!
St Patrick's Day is coming soon.
This first card is using DRS stamps: Better Irish Blessing 555G
I shrunk the cup with the shamrock scroll on it using shrink plastic with StazOn ink.  I colored in some of it with Tombow markers.
I used a die from I.O. to make the shamrocks under the cups.
The embossing folder is Taylored Expressions.

This next card uses DRS stamps: Shamrock Circle 619L, Irish On 1005D 
The frame die is from Lawn Fawn and the embossing folder is from 
Cuttlebug.  The stitched circle is from MFT.
I colored the dancer separately and fussy cut her then foam tape to the shamrock circle.

Ok, your turn to get your green on!!
Go get crafty!
Thanks for visiting today!!


Irish Coffee With Cream

>> Wednesday, February 14, 2018

I know you are probably expecting a Valentine's Day card full of hearts and love today, but I have moved on to St. Patrick's Day and some Irish Whiskey topped off with plenty of whipped cream and a bit of cinnamon.

I made this card on my stove top - seriously.  The light is better there and my counter was covered with crafting supplies, mail, and a cookie cake.  

To make my background, I swiped ink on crumbled up aluminum foil, splashed on some water and dipped in my paper.  I did this a few times changing the ink up.  After it dried, I stamped on some shamrocks using the Small Shamrock Group and added the new Better Irish Blessings greeting.  It still needed something so I mixed up some leftover coffee, the ink left on my foil, and some cinnamon.  I dipped a container lid in it and stamped some coffee rings.  

Next I stamped the Paper Coffee Cup.  I cut it out and then stamped on the new Silhouette Shamrock Field and the Whiskey part of the Better Irish Blessings.  I sponged around the edges with some Distress Ink in Walnut Stain and realized I should have popped up the middle.  I didn't want to redo the cup so I masked off the edges around the middle sleeve and sponged on a shadow.  I added the middle of paper doily and one of the shamrocks off the shamrock group to make it look a bit more festive.

Now for the fun part.  I wanted to have some realistic whipped cream so I mixed up some gel medium and some white acrylic paint.  I fluffed it up and added it to a little piece of acetate.  I heated it up with my heat gun and made sure the fan over my oven was on full blast.  The "creme" bubbled up and looked awesome.  I sprinkled on some cinnamon and heated a bit to make it stick.  I then added it to my cup and cut off the excess.  It looks so realistic and smells awesome.

Happy Valentine's Day!  




Birds and Shamrocks

>> Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Hi Everyone,

One of my favorite things to do in summer, is to fill up my feeders and sit on the deck and watch the birds. However, in the midst of winter, I feel like that time will never come.  So while I'm waiting, I've colored up the new Birdfeeder stamp and made a friendship card :) 

After my image was colored, I then chose my papers to match.  I created the patterned paper using the Splatter background stamp by stamping in both blue and brown ink.  I thought that it might look like specks of birdseed.  In the end, I don't really think that's the case, but I like it just the same.  

The Birds of a Feather Greeting is also new.  I die cut and matted them both the same way, and used a scrap of the gold cardstock behind them.  I went searching through my stash for some embellishments in the form of brads or bling, when I came across these felt bird stickers.  I've had them forever and I've no idea where they came from, but it felt like destiny since their color matched the card! 

This was a simple little card that I made using the new Silhouette Shamrock Field.
I stamped and embossed the clovers in black ink and sparkling embossing powder.  Doing that gave me the option to sponge green inks onto the background.  While I was searching for embellishments for the above card, I came across this clover charm, so I added it with some baker's twine to the top of the card.  That was after I stamped the Lucky to Have You Greeting.

And here is a close up of the sparkle in the embossed shamrocks.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


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