Shamrockin’ Good Luck

Top ‘o the Friday to ya! Happy March 17th – Saint Patrick’s Day – Friday – whatever it is to you!

I did made little treats for my coworkers. I also decided to create a card to go with them. A dear coworker and friend is leaving and I wanted to wish her well.

Color Throwdown also had great colors that just fit my needs perfectly too! Here are there challenge colors –

Very festive I’d say.

And, from the looks of my card, their picture inspired me too!

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I like how fun my card is!

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These are the treats I made too!

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Fun and festive!

I followed a tutorial here for the shamrock/clovers. It was pretty easy once I got started.

The card, of course was my own design! I used two greens that really clash, Cucumber Crush and Emerald Envy. I liked how the gold and black offset them in this card.

What do you think? Fun? Festive? I’d love to hear from you!

Happy Stampin’
Libby
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Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Just the cutest little nugget holders today to show. I made these for my coworkers. Working retail means working on days like today, St. Patrick’s Day. Oh well, you make it the sweetest at least!

What do you think of my little green and golden gems?

Happy Stampin’
Libby

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Green for Sunshine

Green for Sunshine? That’s right! I made this adorable card for my daughter.

I call her my ‘sunshine’ – so, this single stamp was just perfect when it came out. I wanted to send her a little ‘snail mail’ to perk her day up. She is in the middle of finals and not quite on Spring Break yet. Although, being in California, aren’t you always having spring break like weather??

Anyway. I like the way this came together. Rather effortlessly. That is the way stampin’ is should to be! There is nothing more frustrating than making something and redoing it several times because it just isn’t right. Grrr!

Hard to tell in the photo, but, I went over the word sunshine in a glimmer sparkly gel pen! Adds a little something. And, a big deal for me, my ribbon goes all around the card and is actually, tied! That is not really my style. Steppin’ out of the old comfort box.

Hope you like this handmade creation my dear!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

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Good Luck

Need a little luck? This sweet little number was made to send to one of my daughters who could always use a ‘good luck’ wish during these college midterms and finals.

To get my creativity going, I combined two challenges this week. I used Nacho Average Challenge for the colors and Freshly Made Sketches for the layout. They both turned out pretty good I think.

I must say, I read the color combination wrong the first time and had a similar card all designed. It just looked, washed out to me. So I debated about even submitting it using both challenges and decided against it because I just didn’t like the results. For some reason I read the colors again. Whew, saved me. These are much better. So, back to work again. And, I’m happy with the results! Gumball Green, Whisper White and Certainly Celery.

I made a similar shamrock before using the (retired) Blossom Triple Layer Punch. I loved it then and I love it now! Although that punch was a bit cumbersome to use – I kept mine and still pull it out every once in a while.

Hope you like my combination of challenges for today. You are here, this far, so go ahead and leave a comment. Comments are always nice to read.

Happy Stampin
Libby

 

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Lucky

Feeling Lucky? I am, maybe a bit. I love how this card turned out.

This card was inspired by Freshly Made Sketches, Sketch #74 to be exact. And, because St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner….you see where I’m going with this.

I am really lovin’ this Print Poetry Paper Stack in the Spring Mini. There is SOO many prints to choose from. Yes, some are reprints in different colors from previous DSP patterns – but, these are smaller patterns which makes it perfect for adding it to card fronts. Not to mention the 4 1/2 x 6 1/2 size. Price is nice at $6.95 for 48 sheets too!

So, add an inexpensive Doily and your possibilities are endless for the amount of cards you can create. Mine started with a Naturals White Base. It adds a little color with the specks in it, and, the weight has such a nice feel to it. Make for a nice, crisp card.

So, I think I did pretty well with this weeks FMS Challenge. What do you think?

Happy Stampin’
Libby

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More Dallas SWAPS

What to see a few more swaps? These two are from my Stampin’ enablers, Carolyn Raines and Nancy Hewitt.

They each made a some super cute cards combining things unexpected.

Carolyn’s card is predominately shades of greens (can’t recall which ones) in her cute take on a St. Patrick’s Day card. She then added the nice pop of color with the Summer Starfruit 3/8 Stitched Satin Ribbon! And, the hanging tag – loved it!

Nancy used the nice combination of the Honeycomb Embossing Folder and the bees from the Spring Sampler Stamp set in the Spring Mini Catalog. But, what really makes this card, is the addition of the flattened Soda Pop Top and the placement of a bee in one! She also added the same ribbon which was a nice touch.

I’m in the midst of planning for my Card Buffet this weekend. These just might make it!

Happy Swappin’
Libby

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day, Card #5

Ah, yes, a little past the Card Buffet. But, this was one of the card choices. I really, really liked this card. And, of course, did not want to give it out. But, you know, that IS the reason we make cards isnt it?

This card –

I sent to my daughter who is studying overseas. Snail mail love is always best. I hope she got it in time – you never know how to judge our postal system – much less anyone else’s.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Libby