Saturday, February 16, 2008

I am so Lucky!!!

...and I am so grateful!

Recently, I mentioned to the awesomely talented Julie Brooks that I loved her blog banner...and guess what? The new blog banner you see above was created by her--the digi Queen! Isn't it fantastic?!?!? Thank you soo much Julie....it is exactly as I envisioned it would look (and just a little bit better...lol!) Check out her online store for great deals on ribbon, embellishments and very cool items to alter!

Today marks 3 months blogging!!! Woohooo....seems like only yesterday.
My blog candy will be posted in a few days. I am waiting for something that is coming in the mail.....but it will be a good one so I hope you stop back and celebrate with me!

I have a cute little St. Patrick's day card to share with you today. The images (the leprechan, the three clovers and the sentiment) are all by Stampendous and can be found at Stamper's Dream. I love this sentiment--"So Lucky to have you!"...now who wouldn't want to get a card that said that?

The image was stamped and colored with Prismacolor pencils. I cut the oval shapes using my Creative Memories Cutting system. The sentiment was stamped and cut out. I attached ribbon slider die cuts to the sides to attach the ribbon. I outlined the sentiment with my stardust pen to give it some sparkle.
The shamrock frame was created using the Stampendous three shamrock stamp...I just stamped it twice on each side to create the little frame for this image. After the card was assembled, I added some green stickles to the four-leaf clover in his hand!




Here is the image close up!







Materials used: Stamps--all by Stampendous (available at Stamper's Dream); cardstock- olive, orange, white, Stampin' Up! designer paper; ink-black, olive, pumpkin pie; Prismacolor pencils; Odorless mineral spirits; ribbon (Stampin' Up!); hemp (SU!); Cuttlebug and slider dies; stickles (green); Sakura stardust jellyroll pen; dimensionals (SU!).
Hope you have a lucky day!
Thanks for stopping by!

31 comments:

Julie Koerber said...

To stinkin' cute! Love the new blog banner too! Isn't it great when friends can surprise ya like that! :-)

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Fabulous makeover, Carolyn, and that gnome is way too cute! I think I may have him... Will have to get him out to play. Maybe a C&C challenge is in our future?! HUGS!

Lee said...

Oh wow!!! That banner is absolutely AMAZING!!! I've only done a tiny bit of digiscrapping, but it sure is fun!! And what a cute card!! That little guy is just too adorable! And that clover stamp making the frame is so pretty!! Have a wonderful Sunday!!! :)

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Awesome banner Cam!! It totally fits you!! And that Gnome card is precious! I love the clover border!!!

twinks said...

Love the new bnner - so you. The card is a real cutie!

Amy said...

I love the new look Cammie! Julie did a great job! The little lepruchan card is adorable...I'm not a big St. Paddy's Day girl (you would think I would love the day, I'm part Irish and a former true redhead), but I might have to make a card or two now that I see this cute card! Have a great day!

Hugs,
Amy

Cathy M said...

Your banner is AWESOME! Julie did a great job. Congrats on your 3 months of blogging. I just love your cards.

Christina Fischer said...

Adorable card -- love the layout! Your new banner is fantastic -- love the new blog colors, too! :)

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

Adorable card, Carolyn. . .and your blog banner is fantastic! Yay for Julie! :)

Anonymous said...

what a cute and thoughtful card to give someone! I absolutely LOVE how you created a frame with that border stamp! Very creative!
And your banner is so modern and chic - love it!
Only 3 months of blogging? I feel like I've known you much longer by coming here!!

Rae said...

Your banner and blog redesign look AWESOME!! Love your St. Patty's Day card... too, too cute!

RaeAnne said...

haha. next holiday coming up ,already stamping ah?

Judi said...

Congratulations on 3 months blogging and on your new banner. It looks great! Love the card and all the extra details you always add to cards. So cute!

Anonymous said...

Cammie, your new banner is super cool and I love that little lepruchan and the border is cool...

Pinky

Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said...

Fantastic blog banner! What a great friend you have!!!
Love the card! That leprechaun is just too cute!
Congrats on your three month blogaversary! I'm so glad you started blogging. I certainly enjoy visiting your site!

liannallama said...

Love your banner and the card is as cute as can be!

Angie Z. ~ Duckwaddlequack said...

Great new banner - Woo Hoo! Love the St. Patty's card! Totally darling! I've been in the mood to make them as well!
Hugs!
~Angie

Michelle said...

Love your new blog banner! It's fun getting a new look from time to time, kind of like getting a new "do"!

The gnome card is just adorable. Love the way you used the stamps, and your design and coloring is oh so perfect! The green Stickles is a nice touch, too! :-)

Christi said...

I LOVE your new banner and this card is adorable!!!

Julie Masse said...

What a great new banner Cammie!! So fun! and your card is very fun too! :)

Susan (rainy) said...

Fabulous new banner, Carolyn! The St. Paddy's Day card is darling!

Tammy said...

GREAT BANNER! And that is the CUTEST little St. patty's day card ever! I haven't been around for a few days, as I had surgery. So it's good to be back and checking in with my favorite girl!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Love the new banner, and I love this card!!! Just fabulous!!!

leenda said...

LOVE IT! LOVE IT!

Kellys Art Journaling/ Sharing The Journey said...

Carolyn;
I love the new look to your blog! Very nice. Cute card too.

Angie said...

That is an adorable stamp. And I love your new banner, so pretty!

Rose Ann said...

Your card is so cute!! I love the little leprechaun and fun layout!! Adorable!!

dpkennedy said...

Just adorable! I love all your layering!

Debbie Olson said...

Love the blog banner, Cammie, and this is the cutest gnome-ie card I've ever seen!

Samantha said...

I am quite sure this is the cutest St. Patty's Day card I have ever seen!! It's just amazing.

Michele Zwart said...

I love the new blog banner. I noticed it right away. :)