Monday, February 25, 2013

It's not easy being green

Spring is knocking at our door...
Are YOU ready for it?!?!
When I think of Spring, I think of St. Patrick's Day!
Here is my nod to the flowers budding, leaves growing on my fruit trees and Oranges growing ripe...
It's coming up green, baby!
This FUN card was created using the
Hearts A Flutter Bundle...
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This cute Stamp set and coordinating Framelits Dies makes it Easier than EVER to create a fun four-leaf clover.
My Color Coach
(a FAVORITE tool of mine in the Idea Book & Catalog) suggested Old Olive and Certainly Celery as
Monochromatic siblings...
Using the Polka Dot Parade Designer Series Paper in Old Olive and the Simply Scored Board and Scoring tool created this cute lolly/rosette as the base for my Good Luck/Love Clover.  I needed a 'break' from the two so using the Medium Doily in the Delicate Doilies Sizzlits L and Big Shot in Whisper White creates a white doily to break them up.
Button UP this card (lol) with our Brights Designer Buttons in Old Olive - awww the flower even looks a little like a clover on a clover!

I love the shimmer and elegance from the Pearl...
our Basic Jewels adhesive backed Pearls
fit perfectly in the middle of the buttons. 
 The Distressed Dots background stamp (Idea Book and Catalog)  with Old Olive ink on the Certainly Celery cardstock mimics the polka dots on the paper and the heart-polka dots on this Lucky In Love Clover...

Now, Green may NOT be my favorite color.. but a certain friend in green was a favorite charector of my childhood.
Introducing Kermit the Frog to my kids is a great way to bring sweet memories back to life! 
My oldest daughter, Gloria, named this card...
 she's 25 this year but still a kid at heart.
(Me, too!!)

The Hearts a Flutter stamp set and coordinating framelits has the CUTEST collection of Flags!  Sooo Trendy!!
Inking this cute Teeny Tiny Wishes in Old Olive I stamped the sentiment 'Happy St. Patrick's Day'. 

Thennn I inked Certainly Celery ink on this cute striped flag but then I Stamped OFF - this means you stamp the ink and have an even lighter inked image... it's a perfect background to the sentiment but didn't overwhelm it...

The Basic Pearls Jewels page has long stips of connected adhesive backed pearls - here they frame each side of the flag!  Too the pearls continue the dots of the card...
 Are YOU Lucky In Love??
Do You Feel 'It's Tough Being Green' some days...
(I Love Kermit - lol!)
Have FUN with Hearts - they make a lovely clover!
(Who wouldn't want to be lucky in love - lol.)
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  1. You put a lot of different elements together on this one - they work great. I just love that background stamp, it is my favorite I think!

  2. I really like how the dots all seem to go together. Great take on the challenge.


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