Thursday, March 17, 2011

Thursday Trigger for Saint Patrick's Day or Green Challenge with Kraft Outlet

Happy Saint Patrick's Day to all of you and with that said...I'll have you know that along with my Thursday Trigger post for this week's "Saint Patrick's Day or Green" challenge at The Kraft Journal, condolences (grin) are in order for me... BECAUSE...  fifty (yes... the BIG 5-0) years ago today I was born on Saint Patrick's Day. 

I'm told that the nurse (who happened to be of Irish heritage) wasn't too happy about the fact that my parents planned to name me Elizabeth (and not the nice Irish name of "Patricia").  I gotta admit however that not unlike how I am about a lot of things these days, I don't remember a thing about that day so many years ago... but I do remember that we've got a GREAT challenge going on this week at The Kraft Journal and I hope you play along with us! 

In fact, you have until Sunday March 20, at 6:00 p.m., (Eastern Time) to enter your challenge project for a chance to win a beautiful Top Three Award button for your blog, a chance for your project to be showcased on our Feature Me Friday post and/or a chance to win a $15.00 gift voucher to Kraft Outlet.

Being Saint Patty's day and all, I decided I should create a card celebrating this particular "Wearin' of the Green" occasion, but alas, I'm a wee bit low on products for this day (believe it or not), so I grabbed up my one and only stamp set and created this card.


I paired by favorite Brown Kraft Cover Weight cardstock with Ripe Avocado (Papertrey Ink) cardstock that I stamped with that one and only stamp set I was telling you about (also PTI by the way).  I then cut another piece of Kraft paper, embossed with a Collage (Tim Holtz) embossing folder and added ribbon, pins, green crystals and an appropriate image (from The Graphics Fairy) to create today's card in celebration of this day! 

While I can't say that I am sure I am 100 percent excited about this milestone birthday I'm having today... I can say that I am TOTALLY excited about the fact that my gal pal Kristina Harmon (and fellow Designer here at The Kraft Journal and Papercraft Star too) will be landing at an airport not far from my one-cow town today to spend the next 10 days at my home.  Kristina is like the "baby" sister (I say baby because the girl hasn't even hit 40 yet!) that I never had and I'm over the moon excited about all the time we'll have together to talk, laugh, craft, eat, drink and be merry! I sincerely hope you'll all be enjoying your day today as much as I will be ... after I pick Kristina up from the airport that is!

Happy Krafting and Happy Green Day too!

2 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday... I hope you have a wonderful day
    Sabrina

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  2. Woot! Happy, happy birthday my friend! Congrats on this milestone year! :)
    Love your fun card. That vintage image makes me swoon. Love it mixed with the stamped background and the embossed kraft. Totally adorable!
    Hope you and Kristina have a wonderful time. How fun that she arrives today on your birthday.

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