Hi Stamping Friends!!
Doesn't all that chocolate just look delish?!!! If St. Patrick's Day includes this much sweet stuff, I think I want to be Irish!!! Candace put together a yummy combination of greens and browns for us at the Stampin' Celebration Inspiration Challenge... my two favorite colors!! I hope you can join us and play along!
STAMPS: Season Of Friendship, Punch Bunch, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Woodgrain BG, So Happy For You (SAB)
PAPER: Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Wild Wasabi, Garden Green, Very Vanilla, So Saffron
ACCESSORIES: Owl Punch, Bird Punch, Top Note die, Elegant Lines EF, Tab Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Modern Label Punch, Glimmer Brad, Chocolate Grosgrain (retired)
Sketch Challenge: TECHNO STAMPER #164
Theme Challenge: HAND STAMPED SENTIMENTS #58
I just couldn't resist making one of those cute little owl leprechauns that I've seen all over the web this week. I created his hat using the Tab punch, but I had to punch it a few times to make it smaller. I also cut the "brim" of it to shorten it. I really should have had him holding a little cupcake in his wing. That would have been perfect!! As usual, all my great ideas come a day late. :)
I have a fun "shamrock" story to share. On Saturdays, when I was much younger and we would visit my grandparents, my grandpa would mow the lawn and he would intentionally mow around the clover patches. In the afternonn we would go outside with my grandma and sit around the patches and look for 4 leaf clovers. They were really hard to find!! If we found one, grandma always made a really big deal about it. We would take it inside and press it between the pages of a book. I never thought much about those "lucky" clovers until many years later when we were packing up grandma and grandpa's house. I was told to look through all the old books on their bookshelf, in case they had stashed any money in them. I found no cash, but I found something even better... lots and lots of 4 leaf clovers that had been lovingly searched for on sunny afternoons with my dear sweet grandma.
I hope you have a chance to stop by the Stampin' Celebration Inspiration Challenge and see what our fabulous desing team has created. Those girls just rock my socks every week!! It's so exciting to be a part of such a talented group of stampers. And I hope you are inspired to create something yummy to share with us. We look forward to seeing all your scrumptious creations!
Well tomorrow I'm starting a new little adventure here on the blog. And I have to admit, I'm really nervous about it!! Don't ask me why. It's just silly. Each Friday I will be posting "For Real Friday". It's going to be a day where I share all kinds of real randomness from my everyday life. Stamping randomness. Mom randomness. House randomness. I have no idea what it's going to look like, but it should be fun. You will probably find out more about me than you care to know. :) And yes, there will be pictures. So stay tuned!!
Thanks for stopping by!