Wednesday, March 12, 2014

St. Patrick's Day No. 1

Well, it's almost that lucky time of year again!  I've got a few St. Patty's Day cards made and I need to get them in the mail.  This year we are going to be spending this Irish holiday (and also my son Kieran's 3rd birthday!!!) in Yakima with my parents.  This wasn't exactly how we envisioned it.  My husband is in his second quarter of grad school, getting his Masters in Aerospace Engineering, and his final for this quarter is ON the 17th!  What terrible timing!  Since the class is at night, he's still working full time at Boeing, it basically means that if we stayed home, he wouldn't see Kieran at all anyways and last quarter Kieran and I left town for a few days to give him some dedicated study time with no distractions.  Soooo...we might as well spend Kieran's birthday with people who we will actually see!

Anyways, I've made a lot more time for stamping lately (fairly easy since Nathan's doing schoolwork most nights).  So I have a fair number of cards to share for this spring's holidays!  Also, I am SOOO in love with my new lighting set up and the Camera+ app for my iPhone!  It's made such a difference!  I also purchased a cabinet from IKEA to have the tent and lights permanently set up.  It's so much faster just to pop a card in, take a pic, edit it on my phone, and BAM...DONE!  And done with a result I am happy with!
Stamps: A Muse Lucky day and essential sentiments set (inside)
Ink: VersaFine black onyx
Paper: A Muse sugar, sage petite dot, and sage petite gingham card stock
Misc.: Fiskars Fuse, A Muse clear twinkle sticker, Copic marker (to color twinkle sticker), foam mounting tape, Lifestyle Crafts banner die (from treat carrier set), and A Muse shamrock die (from candy box set)


  1. ooh love it I feel like I don't have any St. Patrick's Day stamp sets I will have to work on that. Happy Birthday to Kieran! Everytime I see him he gets more adorable, what a lucky kid to have his birthday on St. Patrick's Day :-)

  2. Thanks Nicole! I think St. Patrick's stuff is lower on the totem pole of stamp companies. Not every one makes cards for it, ya know? Unlike say...Christmas.