Happy St. Patrick's Day

I'm back again with my second post for the day. Tonight we're headed out with some friends for our 2nd annual St. Patrick's Day dinner at a local pub. Then we're going to do one of my most favorite things in the world... put a jigsaw puzzle together! What an exciting night! LOL I searched my wardrobe high and low last night and couldn't find one stitch of green clothing. I remember trying to buy a blouse earlier this year that was green and Mark telling me, "Honey, that's NOT a good color on you." LOL - who knew men could be so helpful? In his defense, it was a really good papercrafting color, but probably a little too yellow-green for my complexion. :) So, I'm going to cheat and bead myself a little green bracelet this afternoon to go with an aqua sweater (that's almost green, right?) and black shell.


Since I was thinking about aqua, green and black, those colors ended up as the basis for my card for the Waltzingmouse St. Patrick's Day Blog Hop. The hop list is located on this thread on the WMS forum. {I'm not sure, but you might have to register to see it, but Claire's such fun, you won't regret hanging out there!}

When I saw Claire's free St. Patrick's Day digital stamp set, I just couldn't wait to print it out and color all those shamrocks! Such a fun image. I combined it with a few stamps from the Celtic Heritage set, to tie it all together. And I added some really wonky stitching, a little gingham ribbon and those Fountain Fun corner punches I'm loving so much lately. Okay, that's all for now folks. If you're hopping, head back to the March Blog Hop Links thread for the next hop.

What's in it?
Stamps: Celtic Heritage, St. Patrick's Day Digital Freebie (Waltzingmouse Stamps)
Paper: Soft Sky, Black (SU!), White (Neenah), Lucky DP_ (Little Yellow Bicycle)
Ink: Onyx Black (Versafine), Soft Sky (SU!), Copic markers
Accessories: Fountain Fun Corner Punch (EK Success), Circle punches and modern label punch (SU!), Petite Ovals Nestabilities (Spellbinders), gingham ribbon, Janome sewing machine, mixture of diamond glaze and glitter for center of shamrocks

38 comments

  1. This is awesome, Julee! Your coloring is great! Have fun at your dinner!

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  2. I love your color combo, and what a punch the black adds! The stitching, the patterns on the paper, the layers - it's all wonderful!

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  3. Gorgeous card, love the color combo :)

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  4. Beautiful card Julee! That black really makes the shamrocks come to life!

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  5. JULEE! This is absolutely gorgeous - fabulous colours and of course your colouring is just so awesome!! Love the pop of black and your "wonky" stitching is fab!ase

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  6. Stunning. Wow. the wee glittery bits are just lovely, a truly beautiful card Julee, Happy St Patrick's Day and thank you so much for hopping with us!!

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  7. Just love these colors.... WOW. Hope you have an awesome evening... and manage to do the puzzle!!!!
    Hugs,
    Angela xxx.

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  8. Woops! I commented on this card on your card below!!! so go check out my comment there!!! LOL!!

    and I'll leave a comment here for your next post down!

    love that pointy purse and the great colors! a great project!!!

    thanks for participating in our blog hop today!!!

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  9. I love the black, blue, and green color scheme and the sparkly shamrocks. Very pretty!

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  10. Your combination of colours works so well making such a cheery bright card. (Must confess to getting a bit addicted to jigsaw puzzles myself...what wrong witrh that!!!!) Have a great evening:)
    Angela (aka Dolly Mixtures)

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  11. Your card is simply stunning Julie! The only thing green I had to wear today has long sleeves and it's supposed to be 88 degrees for a high temp here today. Have fun with your puzzle later, Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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  12. WOW! This is just gorgeous! I love the colors you used for the shamrocks, the centers just pop. Really awesome card!

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  13. So pretty, Julee! Great coloring, and I love the addition of the glitter.

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  14. color combo is very beautifull, great card.
    Carole

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  15. Beautiful, Julee!! Love the green and aqua together!!

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  16. Oooh, can I come and make the puzzle with you!! I just LOVE making puzzles :D Only get to at Christmas and spend many a late night up making them :D Have a great evening! Lovely card too.

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  17. Wonderful color combination.Love the shimmery shamrocks!

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  18. Julee this is fabulous! Love the punch that the black adds and the coloring is just fab! Stunning! Happy St Patrick's Day and hope you have a lovely dinner!

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  19. Those colors are just gorgeous together. Beautiful card!

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  20. Julie this is fantastic - love the green with the aqua added in - such a great color combo! The pop of black adds the perfect touch!

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  21. Fabulous card. The colors go so well together and I just love that bouquet of Shamrocks. Have fun tonight.

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  22. This color combo is stunning, so I can bet you look great for your dinner tonight too! :) Isn't it fun to get inspiration from different places? The coloring is great! Thanks for sharing.

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  23. Oh the blues on this are soothing and fresh...like an Irish Spring, hee! Love how the layout matches the swoopy of the bouquet wrap...does that make any sense? It does to me, hee! Gorgeous card!

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  24. Wow, Julie - this is one rockin' St. Patty's Day card. Love your awesome design and fantastic color choices. Drop dead gorgeous!

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  25. LOVE your color combo too -- everyone that used blue sure knew what they were doing!!!

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  26. Wonderful card!! Beautiful coloring!! I keep telling myself I am going to try that wonky stitching but, I used to sew and my mother ingrained in me straight stitches.... I know "get over it"!!

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  27. Beautiful choice of colors they look so awesome and the black really makes the card!!! Great stitching I love it!

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  28. OMGosh -- I love this! The colors are delish - and the layout...mmmmmmm WOW! That touch of sparkle is perfect too :)

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  29. Such a pretty card and a great color combo! Love the black on this, too. It adds such a touch of elegance.

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  30. Beautiful card and that color combo works together so well!

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  31. Your colors and coloring are beautiful! Love the sparkle!

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  32. great card and the blue is so pretty with that green

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  33. Julee!! Stunning card, love the color combo!

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  34. Gorgeous card! I love your color combo. The touch of black adds a nice touch.

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  35. I love this card, Julee! I love the swirly corners and you have a way with color and layers that is just amazing!! Great work!!

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  36. Beautiful card Julee - those colors together are just so fresh and pretty - great glitter too! :)

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