February 28, 2008

PINCH PROOF!!

Howdy all! Okay, for the first time EVER I made a St. Patty's Day card! I actually bought the set Pinch Proof from the catty because I love that little leprechaun - teehee! And, I decided to use this set to do Jen del Muro's sketch from Saturday. I have always been a lurker on her blog - she is mad talented, but hey, I decided I could do the challenge so I did! I enjoy her blog because she has wonderful creations so if for some reason I am not the last person to find her blog, go and visit her, you will not be disappointed (but wait until you are done here - LOL!) So, this first one is for her sketch challenge. I really liked the sketch and I was happy with the end result! Yep, lot o' green, but that IS what it is all about right??!! Here is the recipe:
Card Recipe
Paper - Garden Green card stock, Gable Green card stock
Stamp Sets - PinchProof
Inks - Garden Green Classic Stampin' Pad
Accessories - Mat Stack and Paper Piercer, Corner Ticket Punch, 1 3/8 Circle Punch, Scallop Circle, Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Jumbo Pewter Eyelets, Wild Wasabi Double Striped Grosgrain Ribbon
This next card is also made using the Pinch Proof stamp set and is basically the same color scheme except I added some Naturals White card stock. I love this little guy and will be sending this card to my son at the Naval Academy in his next care package. I rounded the corners on this card for a softer look and sponged and distressed each piece of card stock. I also cut out and popped up that bottom four leaf clover although it is kind of hard to see in this picture. IRL it looks pretty cute! Here is the recipe for this one:
Card Recipe:
Paper - Garden Green card stock, Gable Green card stock, Naturals White card stock
Stamp Sets - Pinch Proof
Inks - Garden Green Classic Stampin' Pad
Accessories - Corner Rounder Punch, Paper Piercer, Key Tag Punch, Sponge, Gable Green brads, Wild Wasabi Double Stitched Ribbon, Stampin Dimensionals
FACT #28
My favorite type of clothing is pajamas! I love them - not gowns, pjs. I totally could wear them all day everyday if allowed - LOL! I probably have 20 pairs of all kinds of pjs and will sometimes take a day on the weekend (usually one where it is raining) when I know I don't have anywhere to be and nobody is coming over and I will stay in my pjs all day- or I shower and change right back into pjs! I have passed this trait to my daughter who has asked me on numerous occasions, "can I just stay in my jammies?" YIKES - I am breeding laziness, LOL!
Thanks for stopping by today!!

50 comments:

Debbie Yates said...

Your St. Pat's Day cards are just too cute! I am really intrigued by your personal facts - it really gives me a glimpse into your life - TFS!

Manna said...

Lovely cards, Alex! Love the greens on the first one.

Debbie/StudioBeeCreations said...

LOVE the FUN ST. Pat's cards.....and Alex...you are not condoning laziness.....just INSPIRING reativity in your PJ's!!....actually MY MOST favorite thing to wear also...tho, I certainly dont have the quantity of sets that you do!...lol!

corinnesomerville said...

The St. Patty's (hehehe) card is adorable !!!! Great layout too..love how you pulled this card together !

I'm with you about jammies !! Doesn't matter if I'm only going to be home for a few minutes before going out again, I'll always run upstairs and put either my jammies or sweats on. I don't have lots of jammies (actually 2 pairs) but I wear them constantly...in fact the other day I couldn't figure out why I was so cold...until I looked down and saw that I had finally wore the crotch right out of my favourite jammies...it was a very very sad day :(

Dawn Easton said...

Fabulous Alex! I don't think I have ever made a St. Patty's Day card either...thanks for the inspiration!

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Heck, we're a lazy lot in this house too! Great cards. I have never made a St. Patrick's Day card! I love them both. I'll go check out that blog!

Melissa said...

Fabulous Alex!

Deborah said...

I have not made a St. Patty's card before and yours just pinched me! Adore your card! I am with you and the the pj's! (wink)! Hugs, Deb

Maureen said...

wow girl - you have been busy - love the cards I just perused here and your daughter's are darling!! My baby (22) and I stamp/scrap almost every weekend and I love it! I told her to start saving her money so we can both go to convention again this year...

anyway - LOVE the st pat's cards - b'gosh and b'gora!! from a lil Irish lass! LOL

((()))Reen

scrapnnMO said...

OMG these two cards so super duper CUTE!

Amy G. said...

These cards turned out great Alex! I've never made a St.Pday card either. I'm right along with you on the PJ's! ;)

Wendy said...

Love your monochromatic card at the top! Very pretty! I don't know anyone who is Irish, so I haven't made St. Patrick's Day cards either, but you are an inspiration!

Did I just catch the word "crotch" out of the corner of my eye in someone's comment?!? I need a nap!

Have a great day!
Wendy
SBS9

jen del muro said...

these are so cute! love all the green!!

Amber Porter said...

These are absolutely adorable! I love them! I have absolutely no St. Pat's Day stamps!!
Amber
P.S. I love my pj's too!! I love the weekends when I occasionally have a Saturday with nothing to do and I can stay in my pj's all day long!

Shannon McGann said...

I love these cards! I never make St. Patrick's Day cards either, but I may have to now! You did a great job!

Erin... said...

love these st. patty's day cards!!!!

my daughter(3) refuses to be in the house in anything but "loungewear" it's caught on so that we all come home and immediately change into jammies now!

Nikki Bond said...

WOW Alex! Totally love these! I don't think i've ever made a ST Pattys day card either! They look GREAT! {SMILES}

pescbrico said...

Great card! it's really a cute set I have to agree.

beate said...

Great St. Patrick's Day cards.
Hugs and smiles

Mistylynn said...

I love these ST. Patty's day cards. They're so charming.
Misty

kathleenh said...

Alex, I love your pinch proof cards! I especially like the first one in River Rock.

Lesli said...

Great St. Pat's Cards - I love those stamps! Another wonderful creation!!!

Flossie's Follies said...

these cards are adorable, love that cute little leprechaun

Tracy.H said...

These are so cute, Alex!

I am with ya on the jammies. Actually most weekends, when we have nowhere to be? We are in our jammies all day long...sometimes all weekend long! Sad...I know...but we are homebodies here. :0)

Savor the Journey * TexasGrammy said...

Woooooooohoooooooooooooo!! It's looking mighty Irish here today!!
Fabulously fun St. Patrick's day cards, Alex!!

~Bev

joslyn said...

very cute cards. love all the green.

Diane said...

Cool cards Alex!! That little guy is cute,lol!!

Ana Baird said...

Fabulous cards!

Lauren said...

These are so fun. TFS!

Erin... said...

Alex....I tagged you check out my blog for details!! Erin

Erin... said...

yet another post, you won my blog candy so can you email me your snail addy?? thanks!

suzann said...

I love this card, very festive!

I love pj's, too! They are the most comfortable thing in the world!!!!

Denise ~ said...

Fab cards! Love that first one with all the details. Makes me want that set! Cute images too. :)

dasimonds said...

WOW..Beautiful cards!
Pretty papers..nice stamping..
Perfect for St. Patricks Day!!
Thanks for sharing!

lyzzydee said...

Great Cards!!!!

Deb said...

they are both gorgeous, the first one very classy but still with a hint of fun and the second very cute! I love my PJs too! I get into them as early as possible!

Jen Glover said...

Oh my goodness! So many people LOVE your work! That is so flattering! :)

I'm all about pj's. In fact, when it was my turn to host my Bunco group, I had everyone wear their fave pj's and bring their favorite comfy food!

Beautiful cards! You are soooo talented. Thank you for sharing!

My Paper World said...

They are both gorgeous Alex! I'm loving the greens and your cute stamps!
Nicola xx

CAKVD said...

This is great!! I thought I was the only one that loved this stamp set!!! St. Patty's day is bigger than Christmas for my family. It's our favorite day of the year!!
Cheryl

Beth Norman said...

Wonderful set of cards, Alex.

Claudia said...

holy both of your cards are great.
love the sponging. i usually skip that cause it is so much work :-)

Nancy Riley said...

GREAT St. Pat's Day cards, Alex! You nailed Jen's sketch with the first card! Way to go!!!

(I like my pj's too!)

NattyK said...

Great St Patrick's Day Cards. I have to agree about the PJ's, I have about 30 different pairs and I love them all. x

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

LOVE them, Alex! What fun cards!

Chris said...

Very cute cards!! I need to get my creative mojo going again. I have been on a break this week with my new grand daughter arriving and all of the excitement. Maybe next week...

andrea murdock said...

I LOVE these St. Paddy's day cards- I smell a case tee hee

angie said...

wow, awesome cards girl!!!

angie said...

oops, forgot to comment about the pj's.....I create the best cards in my pjs....I love pj days!!! (I scare my family when I do that, but I swear I am so much more productive in them!!)

Tabitha said...

ph, my gosh love these!! grrenis my favorite color!

LuLu said...

Love these cards and am a little biased as I have a large amount of "Irish" in me ! ! !