Hello! I am back! Happy St. Patrick's Day to everyone even if you aren't Irish. I am a wee bit Irish, and my husband is approximately 75% Irish, so we decorate for this occasion around our house and I make shamrock shaped cookies. Beyond that.....no matter what ethnic background you carry in your genes, be proud of it, celebrate it, and don't let anyone tell you there is something wrong with it! I have a handful of different ethnic genes, and I like each and every one of them. Beyond the Irish genes, I am also part English, Czech, Swiss, and Italian (Venice). I guess you could say that I am a very European combination kind of girl. What brave ancestors I must have had to leave their homelands to come to America! I am very fascinated with every ones ethnic backgrounds, so if you feel like it, drop me a line and tell me your ethnic background(s), and if you are visiting me from another country, tell me a little bit about your homeland as I will probably never get to travel abroad in my lifetime.
Ok, on with the reason for this blog, paper crafting! I have three cards to share with you today! Yep, three! Elizabeth, the owner of my favorite digi company, Soft Pencil Designs, was sweet enough to grant my wish and ideas for a couple of St. Patrick's Day images and send them to me, so I made a couple of cards with them, and I also made a card with some Stampin Up supplies. So, Is the first one:
So, is this image cute or what? Michu the kitty is very excited as you can see to have found that big pot of Gold at the end of the rainbow (can you blame him?), and I think Ratiny is just happy to have found a mouse Girlfriend. Look at her cute little bow on her head, which I couldn't help myself but to color it purple. The Daisy DSP is from Provo Craft, ands the rest of the card stock is from Stampin Up. The sentiment is also from Stampin Up from their "Teeny Tiny Words" stamp set. The border at the bottom was made with the daisy border punch from Martha Stewart. Of course I couldn't resist embellishing it with some Sticky gems from Michael's craft store. The two shamrocks up in the right hand corner were made with a shamrock paper punch from EK Success. I colored the image with Stampin Up markers, and some Smooch shimmer paint.
The next image above is Michu and Ratiny dressed up as Leprechauns! Oh my gosh when I saw this one, I squealed with delight out loud, literally! It is is absolutely priceless! I used a sketch similar to one that I used on a previous post, except that I mounted the image on a scalloped square instead of a scalloped circle (scroll down and see the card with the Soft Pencil Mermaid on it). I made the scalloped square with my Sizzix/Stampin Up BigZ scalloped square die-cut, love that die-cut! The DSP was leftover from last year and it is from Provo Craft, I couldn't help myself again and added some Gold fake Pearls to embellish the scallops. The image was colored with a combination of Stampin Up's markers and their Watercolor wonder crayons and blender pens.
This last card above used the negative or left over piece from cutting out the scallop square, and I popped it up with some foam dimensionals. The shamrock was made by cutting out 3 hearts from Stampin Ups Sizzix Embosslit called Scalloped Heart of Hearts. I hand cut the stem. I am in a bit of a rush, so I didn't post the colors that I used. However, if you want to know what they are, just leave me a comment letting me know, and I can add them tomorrow. Thanks for visiting.
Until Next Time..................Blessings, Lisa