Independent Stampin'Up! Demonstrator!

Hey friends!
I've been a demonstrator with Stampin'Up! since 2011. I'm located in Bozeman, Montana, but have customers all over the country. I have a very fun and active downline called "Big Sky Stampers" and we get together in person and online to share what we love. My blog posts feature what I'm up to recently and I try to share new product information, tips and tricks and creative inspiration. You can shop from this site or find out more information about our products and becoming a demonstrator! Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Are you a little bit Irish?

I consider myself to be one of the lucky... I'm one-quarter Irish with a maternal grandmother who was 100% Irish. All the rest of my grandparents were 100% Norwegian so I'm a little more partial to that part of my ancestry!  My grandmother spent the majority of her adult life in Big Timber, a strong Norwegian/Scandinavian community. She was fortunate to have beautiful blue eyes and be somewhat fair, so she easily passed for the "correct" nationality.  Her in-laws were soooooooooooo Norwegian that she never told them she wasn't. I don't think she told many people at all and through the years learned to cook like a true Scandinavian. I'm pretty sure she went to her grave at age 96-1/2 with most people thinking she was a proud Norwegian. It never was a big deal to her, but I think of her every year on this day. I have an antique picture of her Irish grandmother and 3 great aunts taken way back when, in the old country ;)  Check it out at the bottom of this post!

Here are some cards to honor the day. These are cards I have made in the past as I didn't make any this year -- my bad!  To celebrate the day and the Irish, I'm wearing a green shirt, I'm going to scrounge up some corned beef for supper (tip of the day:  Arby's serves Ruebens) and I'm not going to Butte, America for the festivities. I don't think I can celebrate that much!

From these four gals and me, have a fun (and safe!) St. Patrick's Day!

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