Sunday, March 16, 2014

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Well, this card isn't exactly in keeping with the feel of St. Patrick's Day, but it IS my birthday on St. Patrick's Day, and this IS a birthday card!


All of the papers are SU.  I played with some My Favorite Things dies for this beautiful focal point.  I do love those sweet little flowers from a retired SU paper collection, and decided they needed framing.


The sentiment is from Elements of Style, trimmed, set on a scalloped circle patterned paper, and topped with Liquid Pearls.  The ribbon is vintage, from my beloved Mom-mom.

(good grief, looks like I needed to change the blade on my paper trimmer!)
I'm entering this in Simon Says Stamp's challenge:  Mother's Day or Special Girl.  This decidedly-feminine card is going to someone very special, for her birthday.

Hope you liked today's birthday card!  It's really got a lot of my heart in it.  I should give it to myself. ;-)

Would you like to see a St. Patrick's Day card I made years ago?  You can view the original post HERE.


I've also got other St. Patty's Day cards from years past here:

and finally one more, a reeeaaallly old one...(I cringe when I look at the oldies)


Happy St. Patrick's Day to my Irish sisters, but as I like to think, everyone's Irish just for a little while on St. Patrick's Day!



Stamps: Elements of Style - SU Paper: Pretty In Pink, Crumb Cake, patterns - SU Ink: Close to Cocoa - SU; Frayed Burlap, Walnut Stain - Ranger Fibers: vintage ivory picot trim satin ribbon Accessories & Tools: scalloped circle, circle dies - Spellbinders; Decorative Doily Duo, Simply Scallops Large dies - MFT; doily - Wilton; White Opal Liquid Pearls - Ranger

28 comments:

Darnell J Knauss said...

Happy Birthday, Colleen! Your card is just wonderful and I'm loving the oldie-but-goodie St. Pat's cards, too!! Hugs, Darnell

nwilliams6 said...

Happy Birthday Colleen! Hope it was super special!! Got your comment about working now - it does steal a lot of time away from crafting! Between work and other things, I have to sneak time to craft. Love your pretty birthday card and your fun St. Pats cards. Birthday hugz!!!

Tenia Nelson said...

Happy Bornday, Miss Lady and what wonderful cards!! ;)

Annette Allen said...

Happy Birthday Colleen.. Your cards are awesome.. I LOVE that first one.. so pretty

Lin said...

Happy Birthday, Colleen, hope your day was a very special one!

LOVE this first card, you're so right, those little flowers are so worthy of being framed - love the way you did it!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Happy happy happy happppppppppyyyyyyyyyyy BIRTHDAY!!!! I love love love love these cards!! So gorgeous!! LOVING the layered doilies on the first one!!!

Sindhu said...

Happy Birthday Colleen! Have a fabulous day!
Your first card is so pretty! Love those frames! Going to check all those links now... :)

Marisa said...

Beautifully layered doilies and love those googly eyes on your Irishman :)

Linda R said...

Happy Birthday my friend! I do hope you had an awesome day! I know your cards are awesome!

Hugs~

Karin Ã…kesdotter said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Colleen! Hope your day was wonderful!
Your cards are Amazing - as Always!
Hugs, Karin

Benzi said...

Beautiful cards and I'm wishing you a wonderful birthday. Have a super day!!

Lisa said...

LOVE the pretty layered doilies Colleen, this is a wonderful birthday card!! Your oldies but goodies are cute too! The happiest of birthday wishes and blessings to you!!! HUGS

Maria said...

Happy Birthday to you, Colleen! A lovely soft card with gorgeous die cuts! And, wonderful St. Pat's cards!

Reusing with Quilling said...

Wishing you a very Happy B'day..first card is gorgeous n second is fun !

Teresa Kline said...

stunning Colleen...I adore those sweet flowers...hope you had a great day! So glad you played along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

sparkle & shine *~*

Shani Thomas said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, COLLEEN!!! And what a lovely card it is too.

Rebecca Deeprose said...

Quite a collection!!! The birthday card is fabulous and the St. Paddies day cards are sooo creative and fun! Happy Birthday Dear Friend! ((hugs)) Rebecca

Vicki Dutcher said...

Pretty card - like the dual layering -- again, Happy Birthday. Hope it was fabulous~

Patti said...

Happy Birthday!! I'm so happy I came to visit your blog (for the first time!) today. : )

Love your style! and your photography: )

Patti

Sue Lelli said...

Happy Birthday, Colleen! Love the b-day card with all the doilies and PRETTY papers! Beautiful!

~Tammy~ said...

Happy Happy Birthday!

I am glad to see I am not the only one that still has this paper...I have so much retired SU paper it's not funny. I actually have hoarded this set because I just think it's so pretty.

I love your cards you shared. I cringe when I look at my cards. The funny thing is friends and family love that we just made a handmade card...it's funny how we evolve in this industry though.

Hope you have had such a WONDERFUL day!

lisa808 said...

Happy, Happy Birthday and Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Pretty card. Love the colors and layered MFT dies.

Janny said...

I little to late but also Happy Birthday Colleen. You have a special day. I have also a special day my birthday is on 29 february ones in the four year. You have made beautiful card the birthday card is lovely. Greetings Janny

Janny said...

I little to late but also Happy Birthday Colleen. You have a special day. I have also a special day my birthday is on 29 february ones in the four year. You have made beautiful card the birthday card is lovely. Greetings Janny

Bonnie said...

I hope you had a very happy birthday, Colleen! What a beautiful birthday card! Love the St. Patrick's Day cards too.

Emily Keaton said...

Happy Birthday (a day late), Colleen! All three of your cards made me smile :). I adore how you framed that gorgeous snippet of SU patterned paper on the first card. So lovely! I hope your day was an awesome one (even if you *did* have to work!)
Thinking of you!

Jennifer said...

Oh my happy birthday-a day late! Such a beautiful card. Hope your birthday was awesome and amazing!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, I missed your birthday! So sorry. I've been just a tad preoccupied lately. Well, I hope it was a good day, even if you had to spend it at work. That's where most of mine are spent, too. Actually, it's a pretty fun place to spend my BDay, since my coworkers are so awesome. Sooooo, gorgeous card in the pink! It makes me think of the garden. Love it! Thanks for sharing your two St. Patrick's Day cards, too. Such a cute idea with the shamrocks! I cringe at my early cards, too. You have nooooo idea. The very earliest were not photographed, thank goodness, but it is fun to look back. I think your leprechaun is cute!

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