March 17, 2012

{cQc #128 & SSSC154} Top o' the Morning!

Happy St. Patrick's Day, my Friends!   

The title of this post should read Top o' the Evening, instead of morning.  I had intended to post this much earlier today and just kept getting sidetracked!  It's almost comical how I can move flit from one thing to another.   I needed to dust our bedroom and bath, especially the blinds, when I noticed how dirty the bathroom mirrors were and the next thing I knew, I was cleaning out the bathroom drawers and cupboards too.   And it was a great day to wash bedding so got that done as well.   :)   Not what I had planned to do, but so glad to have it done.

Well, the "Queen of Green" is at it again!  How could I resist this GREEN Colour Q Challenge, especially on St. Patty's day?!   Check out this unlikely color combination Arielle has challenged us with this week .  Oh. my. goodness!   I don't remember the last time I used Glorious Green!  And then she added Going GRAY to the mix.  Yikes!

.. . . all I can say is, it's a darn good thing I like green...
and it's St. Patty's Day today!  

The shamrock made with punched out hearts is an idea that I cased from someone on Pinterest.  If I find the original, I will share it with you!  I stitched down the middle of each one so it could be folded up a bit to bring it to life. ;)  The stamps I've used are from Studio G...the fun little $1 clear sets at Michaels. 

As you can see, the inspiration for the layout came from Karen Giron's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #154. 

always want to show you the inside...
finished like the front with a mini heart shamrock!

It's been a couple weeks since I stamped a card and posted to my blog and it sure feels good to be back at it.  : )   One of the highlights of the last month was another *wonderful* trip to visit my *precious* granddaughter Emery Jude in Nevada.  She turned 8 months old the day I got there so we had a little photo session.  Here is one of my favorites . . .  

The monthly sticker on her onesie was purchased as a 1-12 mo set on Etsy, along with the matching headband.  It's been so fun to look back at each month's photo and see how much she's grown.  Now, I have every intention of scrapbooking these photos and I'll be sure to share it with you when I do!  

Emery is such a sweetie pie and totally adorable in every way!   My daughter had to work more than she had planned while I was there, so I got to "babysit" and loved every minute of it!  ♥   Here I am giving her a bath and trying to keep her from drinking soapy water . . .

  Now, I leave you with an Irish blessing
 because you all mean so much to me.

May your day be touched
by a bit of Irish luck,
brightened by a song in your heart,
and warmed by the smiles
of the people you love.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!


Sylvia said...

Beautiful card, Pam, I love all the texture you created on your card! But I must say, I think your granddaughter is more beautiful so glad you got to visit her! thanks for joining us this week at the ColourQ and sharing your card.

Kara said...

adorable!! thanks so much for joining us at the ColourQ!!

CreativeMish said...

I love your shamrock card. What a great idea to use the heart punch. Emery is getting so big and what a cutie!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

Love the patterns in your shamrock card.
Emery is getting so big! I can tell she loved having grandma visity. Ü

Lu Holt said...

Love your Shamrock card! I love how you sewed down the middle to make it stand up. I love the button too!

The pic of you giving Emery a bath is my favorite. You're both loving every min. of it! :o)

Gail S. said...

Happy St, Pat's Day.....a day late!! Love the card and the Emery pics! Can't wait until MY grandbaby gets here in July!! It's a girl so I need to check out the ETSY 1-12 stickers!!!!!

Tracey McNeely said...

fantastic patterns and textures.

Arielle H Gordon said...

Pam, your card is FABULOUS!!! And that grandbaby is GORGEOUS! Thanks so much for playing with the colourQ this week!