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Sunday, February 24, 2013

The Luck of The Irish

Good Morning, bloggers! Hope you are all having a wonderful morning! Can you believe its almost March, already?! Whoo Hoo Spring is just around the corner, now! I can't wait! Do You Feel Lucky?! (Remember that song - I feel Lucky? Definitely the inspiration for this card!)

Speaking of excitement, we have a new Stella Says Sketch challenge for you, starting today, at Catch The Bug! Remember, you have two weeks to play along with us,so be sure you come over and check out our sketch so you can get your crafting mojo on and join us!  As always, there are fabulous digi prize packs up for grabs, from Bugaboo Stamps.

I have this fun St. Patrick's Day card for you, to ignite that create spark! Want more creative inspiration?! Check out Catch The Bug to see creative genius from the rest of the team! It's well worth checking out!

For my St Patty's day card, today, I have used the current sketch for our latest Stella Says Sketch challenge.  I used two brand new images for this card.  My card features the images, Ava St Patrick's Day Sitter, and clover, from Bugaboo Stamps, colored with Promarkers. The green and white shamrock paper is from my stash.  I bought this new green and while polka dot paper because it just seemed to match so perfectly and added a touch of fun! I printed and colored Ava, and all the shamrocks, then fussy cut them.  The shamrocks and Ava are all attached using foam mounting tape, to allow them to pop for added dimension and 3D effect.  Ava is sittin on the larger shamrock, like a good little girl.  The sentiment is computer generated and punched with oval and scalloped oval punches.

I'm definitely out of my comfort zone this one, because I always make the standard sized card, unless it would be a fancy fold card.  For this one, I went with the tall, thinner oblong card.  A definite first for me! I'm pleasantly surprised, though, with how it turned out!

This card is designed to be masculine and is for a very good friend, who truly appreciates a handmade card. I think he's going to love it! Of course, just because its masculine, doesn't men we don't need some bling, right? I added three shiny green pearls, to add that extra touch.  The large shamrocks, as well as the shamrocks on Ava's clothing have had sparkle and glitter added, with a clearstar gelly roll pen.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Pop It Up at Incy Wincy
Out of Your Comfort Zone (Oblong Card) at Crafty Boots
Challenge #150 All That Glitters at Craft Your Passion
Challenge #159 Anything But A Square at Kaboodle Doodles
Challenge #84 Monochromatic at Lexi's Creations
Challenge #53 All That Glitters at Love To Create
Challenge #76 Anything Goes at Paper Make Up Stamps
Challenge #145 Anything Goes at MyGrafico
Challenge 378 Anything Goes at Daisy Doodles
Challenge #27 Inspired By A Song (I Feel Lucky) at Eureka Stamps
For Or With A Child at MelonHeadz
Something For A Man at The Craft Room
Challenge #45 Letter B (Bling) at Deep Ocean
Challenge #135 Monochromatic at Tuesday Throwdown
Anything Goes at Stamp-N-Doodle
IIC98 Favorite Color Combo (Green and White) at Inky Impressions
Challenge #100 Celebrations (St Patrick's Day) at The Paper Shelter
Challenge #115 Anything Goes at Penny's Paper Crafty
Challenge #35 Anything Goes at at Lia Stampz
Make It Cute at Milk Coffee Challenges


  1. Gorgeous card, loving all the sparkle.

    Thank you for coming out of your comfort zone for Crafty Boots Challenges.


  2. Such a fun image and fabulous card. Thank you for joining us this week at Love to Create Challenge.

  3. So fun card with all the green. Thank you for joining us at Incy Wincy Challenge!
    Kaia, DT

  4. Welcome to the "All that Glitters" Challenge at Craft Your Passion... I really appreciate an "out of the box" approach to Valentine's and St. Patrick's cards - you succeeded! Like the shape and the layout you used - and love the dimension with the fussy cut images! Good luck Sammi - see you next week??

    CYP Design Team
    Personal blog: RubberMAD

  5. Love the play on green, Sammi. Just perfect for St Paddy's day. Thanks for entering our Monochromatic challenge. It's been a pleasure to see your creation. Please come back next week and show us more! …x
    Asha - Tuesday Throwdown DT
    Sunny Summer Crafts

  6. Great card love the papers and image -thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown
    carol DT x

  7. What a fun card, help get me in the spirit for March....gotta love those Bugaboo characters!

  8. Such a sweet image. thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion this week fr our All That Glitters challenge.

  9. Love all the shades of green you used. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown for this challenge.
    Margaret, DT

  10. So pretty! Thank you for joining us over at The Paper Shelter for this weeks Celebrations challenge. See you again soon and good luck!


  11. Oh this looks fabolous. Love all the greens and the details with the bling pearls and layers too. Thanks for playing at Inky Impressions and good luck. Hope to see you back wednesday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

  12. Hi Sammi. I love your card....it definitely brought a big smile to my face. Thanks for joining us at Lia Stampz.

  13. Lovely card :) thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions.
    hugs Ria

  14. A lovely image and a great card. Love all that green. Jx