Wednesday, February 1, 2012

May Your Blessings Outnumber the Shamrocks that Grow (MOJO226)

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! :)

xoxox, Noelle

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! 


Lynn said...

Noelle, I love that your hubby calls it "carding". Too funny. I hope you are feeling better quickly. I'm having a definite week of the blahs. Head cold and overall blah. Need to get out this funk. I ADORE your card. I am always intimidated by stamping on kraft but this is a beauty. Reminds me I must do it more often. And..I have this gorgeous stamp set too!

Patrice said...

Awww, I love that sentiment! Please link up with me at 52 Card Pickup!!