3.14.2012

I love being IRISH!! :)


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I really am Irish and have always, always loved that!   My grandpa was actually a descendant from Ireland and my dad picked the most Irish name he could for me! :)  And my favorite color is GREEN!!  So naturally, when it was time for another Dueling Darling duel, I was sooo excited to see how much Irish fun and green goodness just bursted out of our kit this month!  Thank you, Barb, our hostess!  She sent us a smorgasboard of items in our card kit from this adorable Whipper Snapper image to papers, ribbons, embellies galore!  For my new blog readers, the duel is two hostesses sent kits to the 2 teams - the Divas -vs- the Dazzlers with a same theme, different kit!  


For my card, I did a Twisted Easel card which was a blast!  I've seen these on many blogs but never got around to one until now - and it was perfect to showcase all the different papers that Barb sent.  I let the image be the focal point on the top portion and added the included sentiment to the bottom.  There is so much left over, I will be able to make 2 more cards!   Woohoo!  






Our hostesses Barb and Michelle also asked us to share any St. Patrick's Day traditions.  We did the green eggs and ham when the girls were little (and now my son who wants NO part of green food!) and really, it's pretty gross, lol!  But faithfully, we make our traditional Irish Brown Soda bread, which is a traditional bread baked in Ireland using rolled oats and sweet buttermilk - DIVINE!!  I'll post my recipe is anyone wants it and I definitely recommend getting your hands dirty with this one - not a bread mixer ;)  I also make a yummy Irish stew which is similiar to my stew in a pumpkin you all might remember from Harvest time.   We also used to run around dropping small coins for them to collect, and tithe, saying that the leprechaun left them behind when he was looking for the pot of gold ;)  And, excitedly, my dd15 found a real life 4 leaf clover when she was a little girl - she spent over 2 hours looking through a clover patch and popped up, one in hand! Oh the excitement!!  We still have it today, sealed in laminate and behind a frame in her room :)  


Be sure to see what the rest of Team Diva have created with this identical card kit, and then head over to Michelle's Team Dazzlers to see what they made with their kit!  You can find them in my sidebar over there ----->  :) 


Big hugs, 
Bigger Blessings!
~Kelly


33 comments:

  1. Kelly what a wonderful St Patrick's Day Card, it looks like you got some wonderful Irish and Green inspired items to use in your Kit, those papers are fabulous. I just love the twisted easel design, I haven't seen this type of Easel Card. Will have to give it a go sometime as I love Easel Cards!

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  2. What a super cute St Patrick's Day card! Not only is the image adorable but the papers you used are fabulous. I love the twisted easel card too. I too am Irish but then everyone is just a wee bit Irish on St. Patrick's day! Have a happy St. Patrick's Day!

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  3. Super fun St. Patrick's Day card! Love the image!! Sounds like the day is very special at your house.

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  4. This is totally adorable and the papers, image and design are fabulous! Awesome design!

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  5. what a fantastic image, this is gorgeous!!!

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  6. Fabulous St. Patrick Day card and i really love the matching DP and all the green !!!

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  7. Great card, all those greens look great. It was interesting reading about your traditions. When I taught preschool I always had fun with the holiday and would hid gold coins throughout the classroom.

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  8. Kelly, are you kidding me? This can't be your first twisted easel card? You did such a superb job with it. WOW! I love the placement of every element (there was plenty of playing room, wasn't there). I think that image Barb sent is just too cute and you colored him to perfection, of course!

    I hope you enjoy this special holiday with your family - but I think I agree with your DS... no green eggs for me, please!

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  9. Your posts are always so full of sunshine and positive conversation! LOve it! Your card is totally awesome!

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  10. I think I will break out the directions to make one of these....DH will love the little twist!

    You made awesome work of the kit! I sure do love how you mix and match your dp! Wish we lived closer do you could teach me how!!

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  11. Oh My--what an awesome creation Kelly!

    I love this design and I too will need to check out the details on how to make one. I really like that is does showcase the DSP and you rocked the colors on this cutie!

    I love your Irish stories and hope your bread turns out great--if I ask you to send me a slice, it will be a science project before it arrives...............

    So glad you liked the kit and enjoyed making your Green Irish Card!

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  12. Wonderful card; I love that twisted easel design! What a fun image to work with, and your card showcases him perfectly. Your house sounds like a fun place to be on St. Patrick's Day. I may have to step things up for my family and our very diluted Irish bloodlines. :)

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  13. OMGoodness! KELLY, Sweet IRISH girl, you have rocked this challenge! Wow! This twisted easel card is the perfect format too display all those delicious papers from Barb's kit. Just love them...Could pet them all day. Silly, I know! Love how you used the green ribbon to frame the clover leaf panel. Everything is so pretty!

    Sounds like you have had some fun St. Paddy's day traditions. I would love to have your Irish Brown Soda bread recipe. My Irish DH would enjoy!
    How fun for your DD to find a four leaf clover!
    Irish you many blessings with your family on their spring break!

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  14. What a great St. Patrick's Day card Kelly. You did an awesome job of colouring and putting all the different papers together.

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  15. Kelly, this is the cutest! I love that fold! Great card :)

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  16. Oh my goodness! Look at your fancy fold! I can't even get my paper trimmer to work properly!!! LOL

    I so love how you did the layout on the front of the card. Isn't that ribbon that Barb sent 'da bomb?!

    My Lep is old and has a grey beard! LOL

    Have a great SPD my fellow Irish girl. I'm gonna get my O'Toole on!

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  17. Holy stars a shakin' girlfriend...what an awesome card. You have showcased the kit and image to perfection...You are such an awesome paper crafter and this is just one of your truly magnicifent creations. I love everything about it...I love your memories as well...sounds truly wonderful...great job....♥♥♥

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  18. Looks like you were sent a great kit, and you've done some awesome work with it. Great card! I would never have known it was your first twisted easel.

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  19. Super cute card Kelly! I will have to try this "special" card it looks like a lot of fun, this image was perfect for the image Barb sent!

    Happy St. Patty's Day! Go Badgers :)

    Laura Jean // LJ

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  20. Kelly, Your card is adorable. Love the twisted easel, and such cute St. Patty's day designer paper. And of course, your image is darling too! Too cute!

    Happy St. patty's Day!

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  21. woww to another superb card creation Kells! Love this layout anf the twisted easel...definetly must try it s'times...txs for the inspiration and your creative genius!♥

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  22. This is so fun! Love the great design and all the fun paper! I had such a hard time finding good St.Patrick's day paper this year!

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  23. GREAT card!! The twisted easel is so much fun, and you are right, it certainly showcases the different elements well! Have a happy St. Patrick's Day!

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  24. Fun card! I like the shamrock papers & that image is cute. I'm (part)Irish(Kelly Clan) but we never really had any traditions although my dad can find 4 leaf clovers astoundingly fast! He'll just stoop down & pick one up! I can find them as well, but not quite that easily.
    Sláinte!

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  25. Your card is adorable! I have never seen a twisted easel card. You did a great job!!

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  26. CUTE!! I love every inch of green goodness on this card! The glittery shamrock and that awesome ribbon are to die for! Enjoy your St. Paddy's celebrations!

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  27. This little leprachaun is darling. Hope you have a happy St. Patrick's Day!!

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  28. Well, Kelly, you certainly raised the bar here! LOL, a Twisted Easel Card???!!! Holy smokes girl, I am IMPRESSED! Love, love love the card! What a great kit!
    Fun family memories here too!
    Hugs!

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  29. Kelly, that is some bright bold jewel toned card, which just makes the stamp pop!!!
    ava

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  30. I love the bright and cheery feel of your card! The image you all received is sooooo cute! Your coloring job is perfect and love the twisted easel layout too!!

    Great Job Kelly!!!!

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  31. Love the card, truly a St. Pat's card! What great family traditions you have!

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  32. Cute card! Like the layout of dp and ribbon. Great kit you received.

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