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 )

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Welcome to the St. Patrick's Day WMS Waltz!
I've been hoping for months that Claire would keep the St. Pat's theme and she did! Thanks, Claire! However, I never thought I would say this, but I miss Butte. A lot. St. Patrick's Day is a big deal in that little town and it turns out I can't write much more about St. Pat's without getting really sad. =( So, I'll leave you with my Waltz project, and hope to calm down, and elaborate a bit on the fact that I scraplifted this fabby project from Joan!