When I think of St. Patrick's day I think of two things: First. Spring!! I love spring. Everything is just starting to bloom. The warmer temperatures are my favorite and just happiness. Second my father. My maiden name is O'Brien-(yep, now you know why I love St. Patrick's day--Irish!!!) and my father LOVED St. Patrick's day. My mom and dad would dress up. My dad had these awesome green pants with embroidered shamrocks on them. A green vest and a fantastic hat. He also had leprechaun ears and shoes. He looked awesome. I have been going through the family pictures trying to find a picture of him but so far I have not had much luck. My parents weren't really big on pictures, but I do have my memories.
So for my family I have made some St. Patrick's day cards. I made one for my mother and then I made a couple others for my family. For the cards I used Little Yellow Bicycle's Lucky line from last year. I bought this line last year and used every drop of it and then I won a contest from LYB and they sent me the entire line--oh yeah! So I now have tons to use for years to come. I will never tire of this line.
For my mother's card I added some of the epoxy stickers to it. I love the Celtic patterns in it! A lot of the time when I have large titles or large die cuts I use my krylon spray adhesive and I have never had a problem--until this card. For some reason this shamrock got too much adhesive and when I placed it on the cardstock the glue squished out--so it left some marks on it. I am glad this is going to my mother because she will understand and probably won't notice--thank goodness -- but the perfectionist in me wanted to redo it but I just didn't have the time--
The inside of the card I used the journaling strips. I love this saying. It is one of my favorites. For the greeting I used one of my Hero Arts greeting stamp sets.
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