Saturday, March 17, 2012

St. Patty's Day

Happy St. Patty's Day!  I always feel a special connection to this day since I am half Irish and it is my name (female version).  I had the wonderful fortune of visiting Ireland a couple of years ago and long to go back someday!  It truly is as green as the photos you see.  We saw five different rainbows in a short span of time one day and I swear one ended in the river we were driving past!  Maybe the pot of gold was there? 

Anyway, in honor of the holiday, I have a card to share.  I used green and yellow Core'dinations cardstock for the base.  I was given a set of Studio G St. Patty's Day stamps last year that I used here.  I lightly stamped shamrocks on the yellow cardstock and used a sentiment from the set at the top of the card.  Another sentiment was stamped on the tag using VersaFine black ink.  Green and yellow ribbon was tied around the card into a bow.  I layered a cluster of flowers together and attached it with a Crate Paper brad.  The butterfly is Prima and the rhinestones are a combination of Recollections and Queen & Co.

I found this sweet little Boyds Bear while lunching at my favorite smorgasbord, Shady Maple (they also have a huge gift shop).  When I saw that we shared the same last name that was on his tag, Shamrock O'Malley, I had to bring him home with me! 

I am going to sit back now with a cup of Irish Breakfast Tea, some delicious Irish soda bread, and watch "The Quiet Man."  Wishing everyone a wonderful St. Patty's Day!  Be safe!


  1. very pretty, pat! love the colors combination.

  2. Pretty card, Patty! So perfect for St. Patty's. I am so addicted to butterflies lately, so of course I just adore this. Love the green tag and your layered flower and bow are so adorable, too. Your new Shamrock O'Malley bear is SO cute!

  3. I love love that card and want to give teddy a big hug. I would love to visit Ireland someday. I always think of the saying "top of the morning to ya like my ole grannie use to say when she picked potatoes when I think of the IRish. ONe of my fave fave movies is " the quiet man". cherry

  4. Oh Oh Happy Belated St Patty's Day to you!!!!! Sorry I missed it especially being an O'Connor. lol
    That bear is so darn cute and a perfect gift to yourself.Lovely card to celebrate.

  5. I love your bear its a sweety and a cool card you have made to.