Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Pinch me....♥

...Because I'm not wearing green!  Tee hee!  I don't actually own much green....just a sweater.  Which I don't really feel like wearing.  It's just not really my color, I guess.

But, I do have some fabulous green cards to share with you today!  I decided I needed to get a couple St. Patty's Day cards done to share with you today!  The first one uses Kazan's Sketch 48 from 2 Sketches 4 U this week.  And I used the sewing machine again...two days in a row!
"Blessings" supplies: 
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics
Paper: My Mind's Eye
Vintage Image: Crafty Secrets
Rub-on: Creative Imaginations
Ribbon: Renaissance by Design
Button: craft supply
Twine/Foam Sticker: Darice Inc. 
Jewels: Westrim Crafts
Corner Rounder: EK Success
Pinking Shears: Fiskars

Instructions: Fold green cardstock in half to make card base, and round the bottom corners.  Round the bottom corners of a green dot paper block, and adhere to the front.  Tie ribbon around the middle, and accent the bow with a foam shamrock and green jewel.  Zig zig stitch the vintage image to the front.  Add the rub-on to a strip of cream cardstock, and cut a banner end to it.  Stitch to the front of the card, and accent with a button & twine.

And this one uses the bonus sketch at 2 Sketches 4 U this week by Sarah Martina.  Funny....I think I flipped both of the sketches this week to work with how I wanted them.  I was going through my entire stash the other week...pulling out things that I have not used in a VERY long time...and I found this rub-on.  It is from a company that I don't think is in business any longer, and I would imagine I have had it in my stash for at least 3 years.  If not longer.  Figured it was time to try it out...tee hee! 
"Lucky" supplies: 
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics
Paper: Bo Bunny & My Mind's Eye
Rub-on: Lil Davis
Jewels: Doodlebug Designs & Westrim Crafts
Ribbon: JoAnn's Fabric
Foam Sticker: Darice Inc. 
Glitter: DecoArt
Corner Rounder: EK Success

Instructions: Fold green dotted paper in half to make card base, and round the bottom corners.  Round the bottom corners of a white cardstock block, and adhere to the right side of the card.  Add a white scallop to a strip of green paper and adhere to the top.  Tie ribbon around the left side of the card.  Glitter a foam shamrock, and adhere to the bow.  Top the shamrock with a green jewel.  Apply the rub-on to the white cardstock block, and accent the bottom with rainbow colored jewels. 

Alex Lambert was on the Ellen show today!  He is such a cutie...very funny and charming.  Very shy too...you can just tell.  He sang a song we didn't hear on idol, and it was awesome! I just know a label is going to pick him up, and I can't wait to hear an album by him.  What a good kid!  Here is his portion of the show. 
Well, I am going to get going for now!  You can send me an internet pinch of you like...since I will not be putting on a piece of green clothing today!  ♥♥♥

Until later,
~Lea

27 comments:

  1. Aww... Alex is so so cute.. I have a wee bit of a crush on him ;)
    Love the cards! Do you have like massive stocks of doodlebug jewels??? hehe

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  2. Amazing cards, but I really like the second one, and the reference to rainbows. You and rainbows = amazing work.

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  3. Stunning green cards today! That's such a fun rub-on, its so great to find treasures in your stash!

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  4. Awwww...these cards are awesome and perfect for today! :)

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  5. These are great! I especially love the first card.
    I can't belive I forgot to watch Ellen today. Thanks for putting that up. :)

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  6. Happy St. Patrick's Day to you Lea! Perfect cards to celebrate the day! I love the lucky always-the colored rub-on is really cool! I like your use of the rainbow rhinestones. Fun fun fun!

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  7. Nice! Love that vintage image on the first one, what a great look!

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  8. These are sweet, love the vintage one! They also fit the Cupcake Craft challenge - green!

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  9. I love these cards...you rocked everything green:)

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  10. Beautiful cards, green is not my color too !!!

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  11. Cute, cute, cute, Lea!!! Great job with your sewing machine. It's addictive if you ask me! ;o) Gosh, I love that polka dot ribbon!!!

    I saw Alex on Ellen, too. What a sweet kid!!! Talk about your life changing in an instant! ♥♥ Kay

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  12. So glad I'm not the only one lacking green. Actually my closet really lacks basically anything with color! I love both cards, and it's too bad Lil' Davis isn't still in business I liked several of their products!

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  13. Fun!! I love these cards :)
    hugs
    Laura

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  14. I love your cards and thoughts. Where did you get all your artistic talent my little girl!
    Love Mom

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  15. love your take on Kazan's sketch! great st. paddy's day colours!

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  16. Such a lovely cards! Especialy the 'lucky' one because green is my color!

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  17. Thanks for the comment on my card! I lve the card you made for the challenge!

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  18. love your cards! love the vintage image on the first!

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  19. These are just gorgeous Lea! Beautiful image and stitching on the first, and you know how I love some rainbow bling!

    (-: Heidi

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  20. your card is beautiful Lea - I adore the vintage image. I also did not wear green on St. Patties day - not my color either I guess but the girls were dressed in green from head to toe AND they were with me 24/7 - does that count for me having green? :)
    Hugs
    K

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