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Friday, March 6, 2015

TGIF!!!

Woohoo, we have made it to another Friday! Some weeks feel so long that I am just not sure if Friday will ever come and then it sneaks up on me at times too. It does not even feel like March to me. I know the calendar can be pretty convincing but when it's still below 0 most mornings and the bitter cold wind blows I need the help of my BFF calling and trying to convince me her trees are budding already (they are not, she is also buried under a foot of snow still) to get my hopes up that spring really will come!

And with the promise of spring, I have a St. Patrick's Day(ish) card to share!


I made the background using the script from Unity's My Dear in an Antique Linen distress ink on cream cardstock. The sentiment and clover-like vines are from Unity's February 2013 KOTM and stamped in a bright grassy green. The trim is from Webster's Pages.

I also have a quick bonus card to share today because yesterday was my MIL's birthday and I didn't have a card made and we're celebrating with her this weekend!

I used the pretty Wish With Your Heart sentiment kit from Unity and clear embossed it onto watercolor paper. Originally I had an idea to use light pastel watercolors around it but you just couldn't see the sentiment or little dandelion puffs very well so I had to go BRIGHT to cover up the light colors and used my Dylusion ink sprays and then it showed up quite well! A bit more 'in your face' than I had imagined but thankfully she likes lots of color.

I am linking up with the wonderful and FUN Friends With Flair on the Unity blog today, check it out for some amazing inspiration!

Have a fun and crafty weekend!

Hugs,

Crystal

16 comments:

Donna K said...

Happy Friday! It sneaked right up on me this week. Your St. Patty's card is darling and so bright. Your bonus card is super too. I bet your MIL will love that as you celebrate her birthday this weekend!

Linda said...

your cards are neat looking

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Both cards look amazing, especially the shamrocks!

Sarah said...

Great cards-- love those adorable shamrocks!

Doreen said...

Two gorgeous cards.xxx

Brandi R said...

Beautiful cards! Love the first one. LOVE kraft and boy oh boy does that gorgeous green really pop on there ♥

Hilary Reynolds said...

Great cards!

Ruby said...

Lovely cards.

Kim Rippere said...

Gorgeous cards!

From FwF.

Kim
Craftisan Studios
Design Team Showcase

Dawn Louise said...

Brilliant cards, they look great, saying hi from FWF x

Janis said...

I am dazzled by that brilliant and vivid background of your second card. Pinned!!!
Saw you on Unity FWF.
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Dawn Fields said...

Lovely cards!

Carolyn Bounds said...

Happy Sunday, Crystal! I hope you have had a lovely weekend! I am loving both of the wonderful cards you created. The St. Patrick's Day card is fun and elegant...I love how the green pops off the page. The dandelion card is fabulous! It is the perfect birthday card, and I know your MIL will love it!! I recently purchased this set and will continue to stalk the postman until it arrives...especially after seeing this beauty. :)

Sue D said...

Very pretty colorful cards!

ionabunny said...

Love the in your face dandelion card. Gorgeous. Hugz

JPScraps said...

Both cards are wonderful!