Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Sisterhood of Crafter's Challenge

Happy Wednesday Everyone!
WOW!  Can you believe it's the middle of MARCH already!  
YEAH! ... that means Spring is right around the corner!!  (I HOPE!)

March is a very busy month for me this year!  
St. Patty's Day on the 17th (hubby's family is of Irish decent).
Granddaughter's 21st birthday is on the 30th.
And of course, Easter is on the 31st!
Going to be a FUN month with LOTS to CELEBRATE!

Today's challenge at The Sisterhood of Crafters is based on St. Patty's Day ...

Cards or projects using

Now I must admit, I went a little crazy with this challenge, but I hope you find inspiration along the way in this 'photo heavy' post ... {sorry!}  Here's what I'm talking about . . .

First is this fun St. Patty's Day card that I'm sending along to hubby's brother & family.
Stamps:  Shamrocks - Hampton Arts, Leprechaun - Inkadinkado, Irish Blessing - My Sentiments Exactly

A few challenges:
Cuttin' and Stampin Challenge - St. Patrick's Day
Loves Rubberstamps Challenge - St. Patrick's Day or Shades of Green
Party Time Tuesday - Luck of the Irish
Sweet Stamps #108 - St. Patrick's Day
Twist of Faith Card Challenge #28 - Irish Blessings (see inside sentiment)
Melonheadz Friends - Going Green
Tammy's Scrapin Corner #53 - Include a Shamrock
The Pink Elephant - St. Patrick's Day/Use Green
Creative Inspirations Paint - Go Green
Gingerloft Challenge - The color Green
Glitter n Sparkle - St. Patrick's Day/use green
Scrappy Frog - Luck 'o the Irish

I love putting purple and green together on a creation so this was my chance!
Papers:  SU Old Olive cs, SU Sage cs, K&Co. 'Madeline' dp,
Stamps:  JustRite 'Botanical Butterflies
Ink:  Momento 'Bamboo Leaves'
Accessories:  Cheery Lynn Designs 'Build a Flower 1', Cheery Lynn Designs 'DL102 French Pastry' doily die,  Cheery Lynn Designs 'DL112 Exotic Butterflies' Small,  Memory Box 'Chesapeake Scrollwork' die, Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, purple Stickles

Yes ... I needed a 'belated birthday' card so again ... this was my opportunity. 
Papers:  Basic Grey 'Origins' dp, SU old olive cs
Stamps:  Just For Fun (front), Rubber Cottage (inside)
Ink:  Versafine Onyx 
Accessories:  Offray olive satin ribbon, Spellbinder Labels 1, Provocraft vine die

Even though this card looks brown, it is actually an olive green shade.  The design paper is from the Basic Grey 'Sugared' paper pack.  I decided to create a gate fold card this time ... they are so easy and so much fun to create.
Stamps:  Verve stamps 'Kind Words', Endless Creations
Accessories:  Spellbinder Labels 2, SU Photo Corner punch, Prima flower (bunched 3 small flowers together to make 1 larger/fuller flower)

Are you still with me?  Hope so!
Thanks so much for stopping by today and please come join in our challenge fun at The Sisterhood of Crafters.  I'll be looking for your creation!  I promise to come take a peek and leave you a comment!

Till next time and as always . . .


  1. These cards are gorgeous! I really love the butterfly. Hugs, Robin

    PS My sister has some candy if you are interested at

  2. Beautiful group of cards have been that little Irish guy...and also love the fact that you have stuck with finishing the insides of your are putting me to ya later!!

  3. These a super...just love your leprechaun!!

  4. Hiya Dar! Just wanted to stop by and say "hi" and to let you know that I'm BACK! It's been TOO LONG, but I've got my craft-room back (Allen is now 3 years cancer-free...yah!), and I've got a new card-blog and can't wait to get back into the swing of things! Hope you stop by for a visit and follow me! xoxo~Cheryl (CherCroppin)

  5. Love that cheeky Leprechaun!! all your makes are wonderful. Thank you for joining us this week at Sweet Stamps! good luck in the draw.
    Hugs Tamara
    PS I have blog candy to give away on my blog Posh Cat Crafts!

  6. These are all just wonderful! Thanks for playing with us at Loves Rubberstamps!

  7. Love the leprechaun, made me giggle, thank you for joining us over at Glitter n Sparkle, good luck

  8. These are all so beautiful
    I love the designs

    we hope to see you back next week.
    Hugs Tammy Ortiz - Owner of Tammy Scrappin Corner

  9. Such beautiful creations. Loving the colours and embellishments. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    {Tammy’s Scrapin Corner Senior DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  10. OMGosh all of these are so fabulous, Love them. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  11. Your cards are absolutely beautiful. I love the Irish image, it is so cute. Thanks for joining us this week at Loves Ruberstamps! Hugs, Ivonne

  12. Awesome cards, looks like you had fun with green! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stamps.

  13. Fantastic cards!!! I love all the details in each one! Just wonderful!! Thanks for playing along with us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner!! Good luck! :) I look forward to seeing you for our next challenge!

    - Susan, DT @ Tammy's Scrapin Corner

  14. OOOh these are fabulous . Love them all. Thanks for sharing with us at glitternsparkle hugs trisha x

  15. Wow those are all fabulous creations. Totally love the shamrock borders in the 1st card.

    Thanks for joining us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

  16. Hey Darlene! Hope all is well in Akron, Dayton is still cold, grey and icky! I love your cards, all are wonderful. So glad to see you playing at Melonheadz Friends this time:)

  17. Such beautiful work!
    Thanks for playing along with Cuttin & Stampin Challenges!
    <3 Pam, C&S DT

  18. Your cards are fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Tammy's Scrapin' Corner. Good luck!

  19. Wonderful creation....I love the shamrock border you've repeated around the card.... fabulous! Thanks for sharing at Twist of Faith!

  20. How adorable! Thank you so much for playing along at Loves Rubberstamps! I hope you will play along with us again soon!


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