Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St. Patrick's Day! (Take Two!)

Happy St. Patrick's Day...again!

I chose to do another card for St. Patrick's Day to give to a new friend who is absolutely nuts about St. Patrick's Day! I used the 2010 St. Patrick's Day shamrock freebie. I printed it on cardstock and did something I haven't done in a long time - Gamsol and colored pencils! (In doing this, I did something I've never done before -- used my Prismacolor pencils.) I followed the Tuesday Morning Sketch for this week, and did something that I don't normally do -- decorated the inside! I really hope she likes it, especially since I'm not like Belinda and give cards for non-standard card giving holidays.
My dear husband and parents are out right now, celebrating St. Patrick's Day the only way Butte, America knows how! ;) They are chilling at home now, pigging out on corned beef and cabbage like it's an Irish Thanksgiving! I'm glad they are having fun, but I'm not the wee bit jealous...ok, maybe a wee bit! 

Here's a little taste of what it's like in Butte, my adopted hometown:
If you'd like to support this local artist, you can buy this song here:

I'll leave you with one of my favorite Irish blessings (maybe Claire can tell me if I'm wrong and it's not Irish):

May you have the hindsight to know where you've been
the foresight to know where you're going
and the insight to know when you're going too far.

(Note - I rounded the corners after I took my photos, somehow it created a lot more unity. =D )


  1. I really like this card. Great job!

  2. Gorgeous St Pat's day projects Stephanie!!! and yup it sure 'sounds' Irish!! ans as we are the font of all wisdom...(lol) sure we'll just adopt it!!! Thank you so much for waltzing along with us!

  3. Very pretty St. Patty's day card. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

  4. Beautiful card!! Great take on the sketch challenge, thanks for joining us at TMS!

  5. Love the image on kraft and the pink and green is the perfect addition! Love the fun border!

  6. Such a pretty card! Welcome to the Mami Doodles DT!