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Sunday, March 12, 2017

May Your Troubles Be Less. . .


I hope you are all having a nice and relaxing weekend. I'm feeling a little "under the weather" today as I'm coming down with a cold. I woke up during the night with a sore throat, stuffy head, a little achy, and everything else that goes along with. I'm a little sluggish because I did't sleep well. While I don't feel well enough to be out and about, I do feel well enough to do some stamping, so that's how I've spent my day. Also watching the Indian Wells Tennis matches on TV.

Jaydee is hostess for this week's Paper Players Challenge. It's a color challenge using green and white. Perfect for sending some good luck wishes for St. Patty's Day.

I started off with the great sketch at Sunday Stamps Weekly Challenge. The banner element is retired Green Galore paper that I stamped and heat embossed with a tiny shamrock in white, then colored it with a bright green Copic. The focal sentiment and 4-leaf clover are from a free digital panel from Julie at Verve called "Lucky Day." You can find it here. I cut out the sentiment with a Die-namics cross-stitched circle die. The shamrock is fussy cut. Per the sketch, I added some green Baker's Twine and a few sparkly enamel dots for embellishments.

I used a couple more of the sentiments from the digital panel on the inside.

Thanks for checking in this afternoon,

Stamps: Lucky Day Digital images from Verve and Holiday Party Animal set by Lawn Fawn
Paper: X-Press It Blending, SU Green Galore card stock and SU Rainbow Sherbet DSP (retired)
Ink: VersaMark and Copics
Other: SU white EP, heat tool, Doodlebug enamel dots, Die-namics Cross-stitched Circle dies, SU Scalloped Heart die, Baker's Twine, the Big Shot, dimensionals


  1. Sweet card for St. Patricks Day! Love the green and white colors and the awesome shamrocks. Thanks for joining us at Sunday Stamps, hope to see you again soon!

  2. Gorgeous card Colleen - love those teeny shamrocks on your banner. Great sentiment too! Sorry to hear you're feeling under the weather- hope you pick up soon! Thanks for joining us over at The Paper Players this week!

  3. Love both your cards, Colleen! I downloaded this set too but haven't used it yet so thanks for the inspiration. Thanks for joining us this week at The Paper Players, too!

  4. Colleen - now there's an Irish name for you! I just love many of the Irish proverbs, like the one used on this card. Feel better soon and thank you for joining us at The Paper Players this week! Crystal, DT

  5. I love the cross-stitch on the circle! I need to get one of those dies. Your banner is awesome and I really like how you added the shamrocks. Thank you for sharing! I would love to share my crafty projects with you, too! If you would like to take a look, they can be found at TheCraftyCritter.com

  6. Love your lucky card! Perfect St Patty's Day card and sure to have made a friend happy! Hope your feeling better. Thanks for joining us at Sunday Stamps!


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