Thursday, February 16, 2012

Shamrock Wishes

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Decided to get this month's SFYTT done before the month slips away on me.  Plus, I have a few Irish friends and two friends with birthdays on St. Patrick's Day so it was shamrocks all the way :)

Jen's sketches are usually a bit tough for me as I don't colour images with Copis to pop up and I find her layouts gravitate towards that style of stamping, and so they should as she does a fabulous job at it!!

However, this time the cold/flu meds I'm taking may have come to my rescue LOL!  The three circles immediately brought shamrocks to mind.  I inked up Verve's Lucky You set again and this card card was born :)  Bonus: love the colour combo, hearts, polka dots and lacy nesties so I felt a whole lot better after making this card LOL!

Only glitch along the way was the fact I wanted to use the St. Patrick's Day sentiment from the set but it was too long to work well on the card so went with a birthday sentiment instead.

Good news is I feel like I am back in the land of the living again - yeah!!!  Not all the way there, but at least two thirds of the way - a far cry from Sunday, that's for sure.

Have a fabulous day and thanks for popping by today :)  

 

What's In It?
Stamps: Lucky You, Love Notes and  Birthday Phrases (Verve) 
Paper: Kraft, Wild Wasabi, Certainly Celery, Happy Go Lucky (Pebbles) 
Ink: Green Galore, Black 
Accessories:  Lacy Circle Nesties, Jotted Heart and Shamrock Dies (Verve), 1 1/4 and 1 3/8 Circle Punches, Seeing Spots Embossing Folder, Button, Twine, Glue Dot, Dimesionals

17 comments:

Andrea Ewen said...

Delightful, my dear! Those shamrocks look marvelous in three's! Gorgeous green color (our fave) and lovely kraft heart!
I hope you had a wonderful Valentine's day...and thanks for your sweet wishes!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Glad u r feeling better! Great card -- love the colors~

Maureen said...

i'm kinda glad you used a birthday sentiment 'cause then I think you HAVE to send it to me :) I'm calling it anyways!! Love those little shamrocks :) AND my beloved jotted heart :) Yes, this has Marisa and Moe all over it! After all our sunshine, we are getting snow!! ACK!! I hope it doesn't stay!

Emily Keaton said...

Those shamrocks are just adorable, Marisa! I think you handled this sketch quite nicely. So glad to hear that you are on the road back to normal now. Yay!

TannyP said...

Well this certainly looks like it's made just for a certain shamrock baby we know ;)
Gorgeous take on the sketch and I adore all that green!

nwilliams6 said...

Lovely birthday card for March or for an Irish friend. Love the green and the texture. Wonderful job. Hugz.

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

VERY darling! I bet I know the lucky lady who will be receiving this card for her birthday!! Hugs to you Marisa!

Shelley Germann said...

Even when you're sick, you're on top of things. So cute. Nice idea for those March birthdays. I usually make one St. Patrick's Day card for my SIL and that's it. I haven't even begun to think of one!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

SO fun Marisa! LOVE this bit o' the Irish!!!

Vickie Z said...

Love the colors here, I'm sure the green perked you up a little too!!! Love those shamrocks and fab use of the sketch!!!

Susan (rainy) said...

This is such a bright and happy card. And it's good to read that you have (almost) mended. :)

Benzi said...

Oh, I love this Irish card and the shamrocks are just so cute. Where is the pot of gold?? Yes, I'm looking for it. :-)

Glad you improving, Marisa.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Glad you are feeling better! This is cute, the shamrocks are great and the heart with the button sentiment is perfect.

Katina said...

Glad you're feeling a bit better now Marisa.

Another lovely card today; great colours and layout.
xx

Amy Sheffer said...

Fantastic card, Marisa! I love the mix of greens with the white and kraft. Very eye-catching!! Great take on the February SFYTT - so glad you've played along!

Dawn B. said...

I am loving this layout. I need to make a card and may just use it. This is the perfect images for the circles. Great job.

Betty Wright said...

Love the lucky card, Marisa! Great shades of greens and the kraft just makes it all pop! Love it!