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!

Friday, March 17, 2017

Lucky You - St. Patrick's Day!

Hi Stampers!
Today is March 17th, St. Patrick's Day!  It's a big deal holiday to some of you and in some parts of the world and sorta "meh" to the rest of you.  For instance, here in Montana, it's all relative.  In Bozeman, where I live, there are pockets of celebration at some of the bars and the "Run to the Pub". in Butte, about an hour west, it's CRAZY CELEBRATION time!  I'm guessing that is true all over the country.  I do notice the day and try to wear green. I'm old enough to remember you got pinched on this day if you didn't wear green.  I have 3 Norwegian grandparents and one Irish grandmother so I always think of her. In an interesting aside about her, she was fair, blue-eyed and let all around her assume she was Norwegian for most of her life. She told me once that her future in-laws would not have allowed/approved her marriage to my grandpa if they had known she was anything but Norwegian. Once they had passed away and my grandpa had passed away, she didn't care if anyone found out she was actually 100% Irish!  Anyway, it's fun for me to reminisce about her as we were very close.

In honor of her and this special day for the Irish, I have a card featuring squiggly, swirly 4-leaf clovers. This was  truly a brainstorm as I was scouring my room for anything that would work to make an appropriate St. Patrick's Day card. Here it is:

I hope you can see where I got my 4-leaf clovers!  These are from the Sunshine Wishes framelit set and are meant to be flowers I think, however, there are definitely 4 petals and with a little imagination, there's clover!  I added a touch of gold with the doily and cord because some how clover, leprechauns and  pots of gold are all part of the trappings of this day. My sentiment is from the retired stamp set "And Many More".

I don't think I have any green beer on the agenda today, but I hope you have a great day, no matter what your St. Paddy's day plans!  Here's to the Irish!

Happy Stampin'!

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