Big Sky Stampin' Papercrafting

I have been a crafter most of my life, starting in about 8th grade when I tried to embroider some frogs on a quilt, that I never finished! Although the list of what "I never finished" is long, and includes cross stitch, knitting, crocheting, quilting and more, my latest obsession is paper! I joined Stampin'Up! as an independent demonstrator in October 2011 and have been going like crazy ever since! I offer classes in my home, do catered card parties at your home and sell my cards locally in Bozeman, Montana and around the lovely Gallatin Valley. I would love to meet and talk to you if you are interested in the papercrafting hobby or just need some unique handmade cards for a special occasion!

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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