Thursday, March 3, 2011

St. Patty's Day Card

I hadn't intended on spending anytime in my craft area today.  I've got the flu but Mommy's do not get sick days.  I can only lay in bed or on the couch for so long before complete chaos takes over the house and I can only play "who can keep their eyes closed the longest" so many times before they lose interest in the competition.  Plus, I have a 1 year old, which means when she is not napping, I have to be somewhat cognitive.  Thank goodness she still loves to nap!!  I've found that I can keep the two older E's interest for quite some time by showing them all your fabulous projects out in bloggerland (and it is minimal energy exerted by me)!  They especially love the blogs with a Playlist.  They always break out in a dance!  The older girls begged all day to "scrap" so here I am with a post for today.  Since my creative powers are at a minimum, I had to combine one card for several challenges.

After making this, my oldest E kept joking around saying "Mommy, are you feeling lucky?  NOOOOO...You're feeling YUCKY...hehehe"  Thanks for the sympathy sweetie!

One of the things I love to do with my dimensionals is use different brands to get different depths.  I used the Stampin' Up! ones on the POT OF GOLD and ones from ACMoore on the sentiment.  I tried to get a good picture so you could see the difference but it didn't show as well as I would like.  I also love these BUTTON brads!  They are from ACMoore and I love to add them when I want a little button!

Products Used:
  • Stampin' Up! CS, Dimensionals and Oval Punch
  • K & Company Sleepy Tree Pad for the GREEN CLOVER and striped paper
  • Recollections Gold Paper
  • Paper Dolls Dress Up Cricut Cartridge
  • My Creative Time I Believe in Leprechauns Stamp Set
  • ACMoore for the Button Brads, Dimensionals and Ribbon (they are all from the stash...I don't remember the brands)
  • Signo Gel Pen
  • Gold Stickles
Throwback Thursday St. Patrick's Day Theme, Use any Older Cart
Cooking with Cricut Challenge-19 Double Take (Use at least 2 PP, 2 CS, 2 Embellishments)
Creative Cutter Room Lucky to Have You Challenge, Use the 4 Elements (You must go hop through the DT projects to find them)
Die Cuttin Divas Challenge #5 Sketch Challenge
Paper Variety Color Challenge, Use 50% Green

Wow,  I can't believe I got that all into one post!  My bed is calling!  Thanks for stopping by today!  

Top Chef at Cooking with Cricut


Jean said...

Great card. Thanks for playing along with us at Cooking with Cricut.

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great card! Love that super paper! Thank you for joining us at Creative Cutter Room! Good Luck in the challenge! DT Member Carri

Hope you are feeling better soon!

Glora said...

Aw, this is ADORABLE. I love the patterned paper. So cute! Thanks for joining us for Emma's Throwback Thursday Challenge! Hugs- Glora

Creative Cutter Room said...

So cute-love the pattern paper that you chose. So glad you stopped by the Creative Cutter Room. Hugs Cathie

Jennifer said...

Hope you are feeling better, Amber! Very cute card! Thanks for joining us this week at Cooking With Cricut.

~ Jen, CWC Design Team

~jan said...

Sorry to hear you arent feeling good. :( It sure hasnt hampered your creativity though! What a cool card! Great pattern combinations and the gold looks all too real! :) Thanks for sharing it with us at The Paper Variety!

Cathryn said...

Your card is awesome, love it!!! Feel better soon, I know how hard it is when your sick with little ones!!! TFS, Cathryn67 :)

Maria Elena said...

Great great card ! Love all details!
Thanks for playing this week at CWC
Have a great Friday ;-)
Maria Elena.- CWC DT

patti west said...

hi Amber!! LOVE your pot of gold card! :) Your pp choices, stitching, sentiment - all fab!! Sorry you're not feeling well - but you sure whipped up a beautiful card despite having the flu. Take care and thanks for playing w/us at The Paper Variety.

Staying Crafty said...

This is adorable!

Anonymous said...

SOoo cute! I love *popping* things up too!! Thanks for playing with DCD! :)

Sonya said...

Hope you feel better soon...your card is adorable!

Gina said...

Hope you feel better soon! I know how ya feel, just got over mine, and my kids! Super cute card!!!! I am a new follower :)

Teri! said...

Such an adorable card, awesome job!!

Christine said...

Great card. I hope you feel better. Your 2 E's are adorable. I have 1 E.
I see you are from PA so am I.
I am a new follower, maybe you will hop over to my blog and follow me.

Mad Crafter said...

Really cute card. I like your stitching:) It looks really good. TFS and thanks for joining us this week at Cooking With Cricut:) Welcome back!
~Madison CWCDT

Nicole said...

Really cute card. Hope that you are feeling better! Thanks for playing along with us at Cooking with Cricut this week.
~Nicole CWC DT

Abby said...

So cute! Great paper choices, too :) Thanks for joining us at The Paper Variety!

CraftyJAR said...

I feel you! I was sick all last week too but as you said 'Mommy don't get time off.' I hope you are feeling better. Cute card I love the stitching detail.

Anita said...

Great card!! Love the stitching!!Thanks for hanging out with us this week at Cricut Cardz Challenge! Anita

Abby said...

Love you color choice and paper and all!!!! Thank you for entering Throwback Thursdays with My Creative Time!!

DT member, Abby

MARILYN said...

Great Card!! Thanks for playing at The Paper Variety!

DIANA L. said...

What a cute card!
I have a give away over on my blog you might be interested

Sweet Magnolia Rose said...

What a wonderful card!!! I just love the bolder colors. I am not even to ST. Patty's Yet LOL but I need to catch up. Thanks for sharing your project with the Diva's