“May your troubles be less and your blessings be more and nothing but happiness come through your door.”
~An Irish Blessing
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Hope everyone has some fun planned. We had some fun sending out a few St. Patrick’s Day Cards and some more fun finding out my brothers DNA results this morning…we are 32% Irish! A little history…Patrick wasn’t even Irish. He lived in Britain, on the Irish Sea, and at age 16 was captured, was sailed to Ireland and was sold as a slave. He worked six years as a sheep herder and then escaped and made his way back to Britain. After two years of travel he was reunited with his family and in a dream he heard “the voice of the Irish calling him to come and walk among them again.” He studied, became a priest and then a Bishop, sold all his worldly goods and sailed back to Ireland. And the rest is history! And this beautiful card has some history too, it’s the Irish flag, designed by Whitney, our friend and neighbor, for our last stamping class. We made the four leaf clover with Stampin’ Up’s Flower Punch. Thanks Whitney! Have a great day, stamping friends!
“May the road rise up to meet you, May the wind be always at your back, May the sunshine warm your face, The rain fall soft upon your fields, And until we meet again, May God hold you in the palm of His hand.”
~An Irish Blessing
Happy St. Patrick’s Day with this cute card made by my friend and neighbor, Whitney. She used the Owl Punch for the black pot of gold, and the Cupcake Builder Punch for the heap of gold. Very clever Whitney! Wishing us all the luck of the Irish today! : )
“May love and laughter light your days, and warm your heart and home. May good and faithful friends be yours, wherever you may roam. May peace and plenty bless your world with joy that long endures, May all life’s passing seasons bring the best to you and yours!”
~An Irish Blessing
Top of the Mornin’ to you! : ) We have a sketch challenge over at the Global Design Project this week at http://global-design-project.com/. I used the challenge to design a St. Patrick’s Day card, and it was my very first date with Cucumber Crush. : ) The base is Cucumber Crush Cardstock, then it is in the in-color polka-dotted Designer Series Paper from the In-Color Paper Stack. The “shamrock”, made from a flower from the Flower Shop stamp set, is inked with Cucumber Crush and has two petals cut off. A sparkly Iced Rhinestone Embellishment shines in the center. The frame around the sentiment is from the Hello, Lovely stamp set (with the original sentiment masked off) and a little heart at the top of the frame is covered up by the cute little bow from the From the Garden stamp set. The sentiment, stamped in black, is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set. The White background is embossed with the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder. Thanks for the inspiration Global Design Project! Happy St. Patrick’s Day on the 17th! ❤ Dawn
“May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face; the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again; may God hold you in the palm of His hand.”
~Traditional Gaelic Blessing
Good Morning! We have a pretty card to see today that our friend Mimi sent to my family this week. She sponged the blue sky and then used a white gel pen to add snow. She masked the bottom for the hill of snow. Although some more beautiful snow is expected tonight and tomorrow, we’re walking in sunshine this morning! Thank you Mimi!
Yesterday we learned how to make a shamrock with a heart punch, thanks to Nancy in New York, and today here are some shamrocks made with the Pansy Punch (green) and the flower punch from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack (gold). We could also use the little heart punch from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack to make little shamrocks too! Happy St. Patrick’s Day as we remember the story of Patrick… At age 16 he was taken from his home in Britain and was sold as a slave in Ireland. After six years working as a shepherd, he heard God tell him in a dream that a ship was ready for him. So, he stole away and found the ship, ready and waiting. He made his way home, became a priest and then a bishop, and then dreamed that he was wanted back in Ireland. So back he went, converted the druids and established churches all over Ireland. He taught Three Persons in One God (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) by using a shamrock as a visual aide. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!!
These great cards were made by our stamping friend Nancy Farrell in New York. Thank you for sending us a photo, Nancy! My friend Sue had told me to use a heart punch to make shamrocks and now I see that the hearts make a perfect shamrock. I like how Nancy added the extra hearts to make the shamrocks three dimensional. I’m not sure if this was a heart punch or the smallest heart in the heart dies. Nancy?