Saturday, March 13, 2010

Lucky Day *SFYTT*

I woke up this morning after a night of blessed sleep; Rowan let me sleep until 4 a.m. Then I fed the baby, unloaded the dishwasher, made breakfast, had Emma read to me, ate breakfast, did the breakfast dishes and then....REMEMBERED that I hadn't gotten my SFYTT card photographed or anything! Eeeek!!!! Here I am, late, but here! Maybe too much sleep isn't such a good thing for my brain...a little too relaxed apparantely. LOL!

I really wanted to create a "ST. Patrick's Day" card, but I don't have any stamps or anything remotely related, so I decided to create my own things. I started out by picking my papers; they are from a really old slab of My Mind's Eye paper, but I still love it. I punched out the hearts that I used for the four-leaf clover and then stamped them using Background Basics:Text Style. It is one of my favorites and I end up by using it on a lot of my designs. If you look closely you will notice that I stamped them all upside down, so you won't want to do that if you try this at home! LOL! I folded each heart in half and them applied them to the cirlce using a thin line of crystal effects. I cut out my own stem and added a button to the middle for some extra detail. I used some *really* old alphabet stamps from PSX that I love and have been well used over the years. I mixed using the upper and lower case together for a whimsical feel.

I really struggled with what I should use as the side embellishment, so I just decided to die-cut a ribbon slide, added some paper and a button. This is an a-typical card for me, but I had fun creating the four leaf clover and such.
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Marisa said...

This is darling :D

Amy Rohl said...

I adore the subtle mix of greens and patterns, and your spelled out message is wonky adorable!

LOL about your made me ready for a nap reading all that you'd already accomplished this morning!


Diane Jaquay said...

Beautiful card Kelly, and I love your creative shamrock!

Amber said...

Oh Kelly this is one FUN card! Love the mix of patterns!

Lisa H. said...

wonderful card! love the colors and how you did up your shamrock! cute!

Angie Tieman said...

Oooh, fabulous card! Love the muted greens for St. Patrick's day, so nice!

Creative Momma said...

Beautiful colors..this card is awesome
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Allison said...

The clover looks fabulous and I love the softer green!

Jenn Diercks said...

I love the heart clover. The colors are fantastic. I love muted colors for St. Patrick's Day cards. This one is stunning!

diane mcvey said...

Your card is GREAT! I love all the elements you combined, to make a wonderful St. Patty's Day card! AWESOME!!! (glad you got some sleep, too!) Have a GREAT week!

Missy said...

You did an amazing job. I love using the hearts to make a 4-leaf clover.
Yeah, for a good nights sleep. My little one has let me sleep "through the night" only once so far and I was so grateful for it.

Danisha said...

Love the look and feel of this card!!!!