Hey there, I'm still not feeling so hot, but have realized that sitting and "carding" as my hubby calls it, really doesn't make me feel any worse! Plus, I think it lifts my spirits. Lately I have not felt like doing much at all. I talked to my doc yesterday & she thought the side effects of the new meds I'm on should start to even out within the next 2-3 weeks. I'm functioning, but sort of just saving my energy for the "important" stuff! I did get the house cleaned up last weekend, actually I should say mostly the boys cleaned up. They have been so good about mama not feeling her best! I love my boys! :)
I got these gorgeous new Lucky You/Shamrock stamps/dies from Verve! I had not placed an order there in awhile, now they offer matching dies! I am such a sucker for stamps with dies or punches that match, LOL ;) Plus, I LOVE St. Patty's Day! My great-grandfather was an immigrant from Ireland. When I was growing up my Papa used to sing me all these little songs and limericks.
I don't have any St. Pats Day sets. I have a few that have a shamrock in them or can be made to look "Irish," but I really liked this set. Plus I really feel like this is so versatile. You could make a birthday card, or a good luck card at any time of year with these sentiments. Anyway, enough about me raving about my new stamps, onto the card! I decided to use the latest Mojo Monday 226 sketch.
I did flip the sketch vertically. I just felt it added a certain dynamic that I wanted, particularly since the sentiment was rectangular instead of square. I used 3 different shades of green on this card. That's a trick I recommend if you are using only one real color on your project. I used Stampin' Up! Garden Green, Wild Wasabi, and Pear Pizzaz. I really felt this card NEEDED stitching, like it was sort of non-negotiable! LOL.
The Verve dies come with these little clear positioning tools, so you can get a perfect cut around your stamp every time! They really were easy to use. :) All this Wild Wasabi DSP is really old SU! from a 6" prints pack. I used solid cardstock in Neenah Solar White, Garden Green, Black, and Kraft.
Well, that is it for me today! I am hoping to get some more projects done today. "See" you soon! :)
supply list: stamps and dies: Verve; inkpads, solid cardstock, and DSP: Stampin' Up!; green adhesive button: Pebbles; sewing machine with black thread.
DUST IT OFF!: My gosh that DSP is so old. OOOOOOOLD! ;) Use it up!