Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Monday!

I just wanted to share a quick card I created for the ribbon challenge over at Create With Bubbe. Today is the last day for the challenge and I can't let my buddy Olga get the best of me!

My card uses stamps I have had for years that came from The Stamping Studio. I just love these shamrocks and irish blessing. The shamrocks are so much fun to layer in different colors! I used soft sand and grass green, Pure Luxury card stock from GKD. My inks are Memento black, and SU! olive green and soft suede. The ribbon is from Michael's 1$ bin and I added a green Prima flower to my ribbon knot. I tend to go for theses stamps every St Patrick's Day. I just love their rustic look.

As some of you know, I had the pleasure of shopping for my DD's wedding gown this past weekend. Let me just say that it was one of the best experiences we have shared together! It only took 5 gowns until she found "The Gown"! I will never forget the look on her face when she stepped in front of the 3-way mirror. I knew the look because it was the same one I saw when she found the venue for the reception. Oh, to see your children happy, is a wonderful feeling!

Happy Valentine's Day my friends. Hope you get to spend it with the one you love!

16 comments:

Betty Benton said...

Well, you tale of "the gown" brought a mist to my eyes! So glad you were able to share that lovely time together! And as for you card, I love the blessing and the way you have have stamped the shamrocks!!

The Other Patti Sue said...

What a totally awesome card... love the little poem! So happy for you and Dee to share such a special moment! It's truly a blessing to share such beautiful moments together.

Theresa said...

Love your Irish card and that is a great Irish blessing...may have to copy that. I know Dee will be a beautiful bride.....grand to hear about your special moment with your daughter.

Olga said...

I love the card, and good luck ole buddy with the challenge, I am so happy for you to be beside of Dee at this time in her life. I'm sure the dress is as beautiful as she is!!!!

Patti P. said...

What a pretty card...love those shamrocks. So glad you had a special weekend and I can't wait to see pictures of the wedding, I know it will be beautiful.

Carol L said...

I love this card with that great Irish blessing and beautiful shamrocks!
I'm so happy for you that your daughter found that perfect gown she'll wear when she marries! That's a moment you'll always treasure and I'm glad you could be there for each other :)

Patti J said...

Love your card! That poem is too much fun :) Oh my, what wonderful memories you and your daughter are making! Hope you are taking photos to scrapbook! Hugs, and Happy Valentine's Day!

Sue W said...

It's a fabulous card Mary Anne - good luck with the challenge!

Patty said...

What a lovely memory to have. I am sure you were touched by seeing your daughter in her special dress. Love you card and the sentiment. I hope you have many more memories to make with your daughter!

Kerrie said...

Great card... you can lever let GF down! (LOL)

Wendy said...

Beautiful sentiment on your St Patty's Day card, Mary Anne! Those shamorock flowers are just so cool!! Love it!

Colleen said...

Mary Anne,
I love this card and the poem is just so special!
I'm so happy for you, that is an awesome moment to share with Dee. I still remember that look from shopping for Senior Prom dress.

redwasher1 said...

Mary Anne, your card is just stunning!! I love how you layered the shamrocks in different colors!! I'm happy for you to be able spend time with your daughter and know you will treasure all of these precious moments with her!!

Becky said...

This is stunning Mary Anne!

Payne Holler Cards said...

love that sentiment
I also got misty with you talking about Dee's expression -I remember that feeling so well (followed by saying to myself...oh please dont let it cost a fortune LOL) of course if either of them had been - I would have sold whatever it took ,,if needed to get them their dresses. Fortunately both daughters "loved" ones in the budget (-:
big hug to you!!

Janice M said...

Great card Mary Anne! Love the way you did the shamrocks down the side and in different colors. Glad you had a good time shopping. Can't wait to see you on the 5th and to get to meet Dee!