The little things that make me happy here on Bliss Road~~Emily Keaton

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Another for St. Patrick's Day

Yesterday's Splitcoast Free for All Challenge to use your good luck charms, greens, and leprechauns was perfectly timed for adding to my {small} collection of St. Patrick's Day cards. Here's another one that I put together.
A blogging and SCS friend, Bonnie Klass of Stamping with Klass, has what she calls a "UFO box," her term for her collection of UnFinished Objects, and she often describes part of a card she's made as having been rescued from her UFO box. What a great idea!! After I read about that for the first time, I started my own UFO, well, . . . pile . . . on my stamping table. And sometimes I add images that, for whatever reason, just aren't quite right for the project I'm working on. But there really isn't anything wrong with them, so into the UFO . . . pile . . . they go. This bouquet of shamrocks image was rescued from my UFO pile (added a few weeks ago while working on this card). I thought it would work well with CPS Sketch #207.

Here are a few more challenges I piled on for this card:
OK, so that wraps things up for now. Thanks for dropping by!
Emily

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Flourishes Irish Blessing
Paper: MFP snow storm CS, MFP lily pad CS, The Paper Company
Ink: Versamark, Palette virdian leaf
Accessories: MS modern garland border punch, SU 0.5" and 0.75" circle punches, Stampin' Pastels, sponge applicator, buttons from my stash, gingham ribbon, rhinestones, safety pin
Techniques: Poppin' Pastels

17 comments:

Carol said...

Emily this is just fabulous. I love this layout and your cute little buttons and clover embellishment. It's really sweet and the punched borders are perfect!

Hands On said...

Wow, so many fun little details to look at. Great card. Thanks for joining us at the SCIC this week.

Cindy Haffner said...

Emily this is just PERFECT!!!

Bonnie said...

I love your rescued UFO! I started with a pile too and it grew, and grew, and grew until it was out of contol on my table and had to be contained. Hence the box! I made a card today with a UFO that hadn't made it to the box yet. Using these babies up always give me a sense of completion or is it closure?

Cori said...

lol - love the UFO idea - I guess I kind of have one myself! Great card - so many fun elements!! Thanks for joining us at SCIC!

Tenia Nelson said...

What a wonderful card!!

Betty Wright said...

This is wonderful, Emily! Thanks so much for playing Flourishes FTTC Challenge!

Krystal (skdeleeuw) said...

Fun card!!! Love that green gingham ribbon. And the green safety pin... how perfect! Thanks so much for playing with us at the SCIC!!!

Linda R. said...

I am just Luv'n all your st. patty's day cards.. This one look wonderful..

Hope you are enjoying your weekend..

Hugs, Linda

Benzi said...

I love that bunch of shamrocks and the sketch is just awesome. The gingham ribbon is yummy. Great idea with the UFO box....but,I'm thinking aliens. ha

Sara I. said...

Saw your card entry on Flourishes and wanted to tell you how beautiful your card is! Love the buttons at the bottoms with the shamrock in the center - fabulous idea! Such gorgeous gingham green ribbon and punchwork!

Sue Lelli said...

Emily, LOVE the UFO idea! Your bouquet of shamrocks is so FAB on this card! LOVE the bling! FAB border and buttons on the bottom!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Super pretty, Emily! I LOVE the bit of gingham with the safety pin! Thanks for joining us for Timeless Tuesday!

Allison said...

Another great card! I love the details. Thanks for the UFO idea too. :-) Thanks so much for playing along at Stampin' Celebration!

Dee Jackson said...

Emily, I love the layout on this. the buttons and paper are with that punched edge are wonderful! Thanks for playing in the FTTC this week:)

leslierahye said...

Great Shamrock card! Thank you for participating in Delightful Challenges this week!

Joanne (jojot) said...

love this green and fabulous creation....esp. love your image and the shamrock 'button'