Sunday, March 3, 2013

Rainbow love

When I think of Spring and St. Patrick's Day
(soon approaching)
I think of Rainbows and Sunshine
(while I wish for Pots Full of Gold - lol)!
Thankfully I live in Southern California so that is exactly what I usually get... where my family in the Mid~West and East Coast are still buried in snow.... lol
(I love them but also love my mild weather.)
HERE is my nod to Spring, Sunshine and St. Patrick's Day... what do you think?
(leave me a comment and let me know)
My Celtic genes throw a party when we see a rainbow...
I am always tempted to follow it to see if it leads to a fun new adventure - or a pot of gold...
With Old Olive card stock as the base of this card, I then utilized the Extra-Large Oval punch to create these rolling hills (can't you just hear the bag pipes?!?)

The Small Heart punch and Tempting Turquoise, Rich Razzleberry, Real Red and Daffodil Delight (all from the Brights color family) with the Brushed Gold hearts for the gold at the end create this rainbow. 

Whisper White card stock Stamped with Daffodil Delight this Feel Goods (Spring Mini) sentiment stamp set is supposed to embody the 'sun'.  (Those who bring Sunshine to their lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.)
After stamping the sentiment I embossed these puffy clouds using the Big Shot and the Cloudy Day Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (Spring Mini) to add to the subtle outdoor feel of this rainbow card.
The Basic Jewels Rhinestones fit in the little gaps while also adding that shimmer that the rainbows often have.  Much like the rain drops that are the center of the rainbows!
Who knew that this little punch can create such a big impression of a card?!?!
May you bring Sunshine to the lives of others
while receiving it in return
How do YOU celebrate Spring and St. Patrick's day?
Leave me a comment and let me know.
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Brighten the lives of others, send a card (or a few) and see how you re-connect while enriching their lives.


  1. Such a cute take on St. Patrick's Day. Great card!

  2. Jamie what a great card! Thanks for sharing with us this week at LNS!


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