Saturday, March 13, 2010

Nope I'm Not Irish........


There's Irish green all around these days! My husband has been a Callahan all of his life and has celebrated his St. Patrick's Day birthday with his twin sister for over 60 years! My daughter's name is Erin and my son is Michael O'Neil. Even my French poodle is sporting a shamrock bow these days in honor of the occasion. I have been a Callahan for 37 years so that should count for something. But I took it easy on the shamrocks and played up the greenery (using the tree top from Thoughts and Prayers) for PPA's and Stampin' Royalty's color challenges this week since I will be sending this card out to my mother - who is definitely not Irish! She was born with a Yorkshire brogue and raised across the Irish Sea on that other British Isle. Now I will break out the shamrocks for the rest of the family........

18 comments:

Debbie Henderson said...

Love the layering of the inks! Great card. Nice to see you back!!

Ann Schach said...

Wonderful job with the challenge colors, Linda! I love how you layered the tree top!

Marisa said...

LOVE how you used a partial of this tree image to frame the sentiment. Great card :D

Library Barb said...

Ahhhh....green, my favorite color. How pretty and uplifting.

Kim said...

Me Irish (mutt) eyes are tickled! Beautiful card Linda

Monique said...

I love this :) Wonderful job :)

Barb said...

Love the take on St. Patty's!! Very original and creative!!! Love it, almost as much as your delicious chocolate chip cookies!!

Scrappywonder said...

this is lovely!! tfs, R ;)

Angela McKay, Stampin' Up Demonstrator, #1 Rising Star Canada 2008/2009 said...

I love it! Gorgeous background! Thanks so much for playing with us at Stampin' Royalty!

Sandra Farrell said...

Wow -fabulous card. I know what you mean. I am Scandinavian to the bone, but my hubby is Irish. I have been a Farrell since we wed, and my children are Connor and Teagan. Thanks for joining us at SR this week.

Sabriena Satchwell An Independent Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator said...

This card is gorgeous!
Thanks so much for playing with us this week at Stampin' Royalty.

Michelle-Jersey Girl said...

Totally cute!

Carla Bazhenow said...

I love the edging!!! Gorgeous card. Hugs,

Sarah Newman said...

beautiful! I love the edging! Thanks for playing with us at Stampin Royalty this week!

Tara Bilbao said...

Love, love,love this.

Ann Schach said...

Congrats on being named a PPA Artist Pick this week, Linda! I loved this card! You are on such a roll!

Mary Fish said...

Smashing with a "wee bit" of whimsy. Congrats on being a PPA Pick. Very well deserved. Hugs, Mary

Debbie Henderson said...

Congrats Linda on your PPA Pick! Your card is beautiful!