Wednesday, March 16, 2011

St. Patrick's Day Card

Follow Up on Birthday Card:
Thanks so much for all your positive comments regarding the birthday card for Isaiah. The idea just came naturally and I made it late one night as the inspiration struck. Kevin said I could think outside the box, but I was surprised since I don't always feel original in my ideas. But then K said how many mustachioed spinning cards have you seen before? I guess that would be none. I realized I could be creative and original. It is just so much in scrapbooking is scraplifted that it is hard to realize what is truly your own idea and what is something you've seen before that is buried into your memory. 

New News:
Chiang Kai-sheck layout
Liz Qualman sketch
I've always had a secret dream to get published. In high school, we had a literary magazine and non of my stories made it. But one of my poems was chosen and I won the photography contest. My photo was on the inside cover even though I don't think of myself as much of a photographer. K takes much better photos than me, so you never know how things will work out unless you try. On a lark, I submitted my layout based on Liz Qualman's sketch since I saw a call on her blog. She chose mine to be published in the May issue of Scrapstreet Magazine. I'll post a link when it comes out. This will be my first publication! The layout I made is the Chiang Kai-shek from a previous post:

Happy St. Patrick's Day:
I was very surprised to receive my first ever St. Patrick's Day card in the mail. I did not know people sent actual store bought cards for that holiday.
St. Patrick's Day card from Kevin's

I decided my make one to send back to Kevin's grandmother in Ohio. I didn't have any bright green papers or shamrock embellishments on hand. I ended up choosing the new Twig collection from Little Yellow Bicycle. It had a little green in it, looked kind of earthy, and there was a chipboard gnome that could be a leprechaun. I used the current sketch from Cardabilities, the sister site to Sketchabilities that I'm on. Here is the card sketch from yesterday's reveal:
Cardabilities' Sketch
Here is my first ever St. Patrick's Day card:
My St. Patrick's Day response
I punched out 3 circles for each spot, plus three extra shamrock ones, totaling 30 circles. I had previously mentioned that I didn't have any shamrock materials, so the shamrocks are from the card I received, hence there are 3 white negative space circles on the original card. Reduce, reuse, recycle, right? I printed out an Irish blessing to use as the sentiment, since I didn't want to use the work Luck on the card, like "I'm so lucky to know you." K thought it sounded cheesy and I was thinking what if it was predestination vs. luck that she is our grandmother. But that is discussion for a Sunday School class. Anyways, I finished off the card by hand stitching the circles down with some metallic thread and adding the chipboard elements and a Prima sprig. 

I bought a St. Patrick's Day beer/flower hat for my Dad since he has this Wednesday night men's dinner/pub group. I took a photo of my 90 year old Chinese grandmother wearing it. She said I could post this, along with my mother and myself. Happy St. Patrick's Day!


Becky said...

Congrats! And I love that your mom and grandmother are wearing beer hats!

Yvonne said...

Great job on the card. Love your 3-d circles.

Rhonda Van Ginkel said...

What a super cute take on the sketch! LOVE that you recycled for it and those pics with the hats... PRICELESS!!! : )

Jacob said...

Congrats on being published!!!!

Unknown said...

congrats on your publication!! and love the card, it´s gorgeus!

Luz Maria Bruna said...

Very very pretty card!!

Karli said...

First: Congrats on the publication!!! Yay! That's very exciting :) Second, how super duper awesome is your card!!! The cleverness of you :) I love how unique, original, & interesting it is- Thanks for joining us at Cardabilities & hope you can come & play again next time. Yeah, gf---> you've got Cardabilities :) hugs~

KrissyClarkMcKee said...

Love your St. Patty's Day Card! It's so fun to look at, and I am sure it was even more fun to receive! And congrats on your publication!

Sasya said...

good pics and what a beautiful card!! i really love the idea with circles!!! thank you for playing with Cardabilities!!

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