Sunday, March 8, 2009

Top Of The Morning..

This weekend was another busy one and I hardly had time to get a card made, but manage to get one assembled to give to a friend who is definitely Irish and loves the corn beef and cabbage and of course the all time favorite Green Beer! (Yuck!) LOL!!!!. I do not have many St. Patricks day stamps, but believe it or not I found this stamp at the dollar store when hubby and I were looking for vegetable markers to put in the ground in our garden! There was no name of the company printed on this stamp other than "Made in China". You know the dollar store has quite an array of crafty items, and I will definitely have to go back (without DH) and slowly walk the aisle in case I missed any "must haves to add to my stash"! I used my prismacolor markers and the solid green paper is made by WorldWin-Doublemates. I used the technique of diluting some of the ink and placing a toothbrush in it to give the lighter green paper a mixture of spots caused by me running my fingernail over the bristles and it landing on the paper. Very simple card, but I believe she will like it. The sun is finally shining in California and my DH and I took the time to give our yard some TLC. We weeded and raked and then went to the nursery to plan out what we anted to put in the vegetable garden. With the way prices are and everything seems to be continually going up in price, we planted some yummy vegetables.... tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, corn, peas, and squash and of course watermelon! I am fortunate enough that my husband literally has a green thumb and ask anyone who knows him and they will certainly verify it LOL! We also purchased three rose plants in yellow, white and magenta to be planted along the one side of our driveway with others already there. Hopefully Spring is just around the corner and we can enjoy the warmth of the sun for days to come. Have a great day!

9 comments:

xiumaiyuki said...

This card is fab! Your friend will love it, I'm sure. oh my, reading about your veg. garden makes me so jealous! I love to plant...but they never seem to grow.

Dawn said...

Your coloring is fantastic. I love the highlights on your hat. I want a garden. We just have no place for one. You lucky duck. It is definitely spring here in the southeast. 80 degrees for the last few days. Grow garden grow...

Amber said...

you did a amazing job on coloring this and the card is too cute.. I think were all hoping for the warmer weather to come into play now ! Have a Good Day and God Bless

JazzyH said...

Great coloring. Neat stamp.

Michelle Walpole said...

Wonderful purchase Deb. Your crd turned out really well!

I love corn meat too...yummmmmmy! Keep the beer (of any variety!)

Hope your vegie patch is a winner....especially the yummy watermelon...can't beat a nice watermelon!

Angela said...

Great job with this card, great colorineg, and what a great image...

stampin abi said...

great card!!

Elizabeth said...

Great card! Love the coloring and the shading around the hat!

Joanne Travis said...

Hope your St. Patty's Day was fun, love this card abd the top hat.