Sunday, March 11, 2012

Yeah...the sun is finally shining!

Well it's finally looking and feeling, like spring. I have the windows open and it's even sounding like spring, love to hear the birds....makes me happy.

What a lovely day for the St. Patrick's Day parade, that's where most of my family is today. I decided not to go as I still have some prep work to do for my WOW Wednesday class. It was so nice to have my "green" mojo kick in and I finished that St. Patrick's Day card and got them mailed away, I used the new lovely Everyday Elegance paper and some of the Lucky Limeade ribbon from Stampin' Up. (both of which you can still get free from the Sale-A-Bration catalogue click on the catalogues tab to see details)  To make the shamrock I punched 3 hearts, using the small heart punch, out of some of the silver glimmer paper which I first coloured green, and then hand cut the little stem. I mounted it on some ovals in Whisper white and Lucky Limeade then popped that up on a layer of Whisper white I ran through the dotted embossing folder. 

It seems so simple now, but this was my 4th design for this card.

While I had that mojo captive I whipped up a belated Birthday card for my sister (her birthday was in January, bad me, but she still loves me anyway). Maybe I should start working on her next birthday card now! LOL. I used a base of Perfect Plum and this was a stretch for me I almost always start with a white base, ran a layer of Whisper White through the dotted embossing folder, sponged the edges lightly with Wisteria Wonder. Using the Greenhouse Garden set (which is a two-step stamp) I stamped the large flower twice using Perfect Plum and Concord Crush, ran some Old Olive through the Little Leaves sizzlet and some scraps were used in the Beautiful Wings sizzlet for the butterfly. Some pearls for bling and some ribbon from my stash and Voila!! done. 

Now what took me so long? 

Thanks for stopping by and check back in a few days to see what we did on WOW Wednesday.