Saturday, February 11, 2012

Snowy weekend

We are snowed in this weekend.  Finally, a small taste of winter has arrived.  Only three inches of white fluffy flakes blanket the ground, hardly enough to be "snowed in" I must admit, but it's fun to pretend.  We all have hunkered down in front of the fire...watching movies and eating popcorn...cozy and warm.

I was given a printed image some time ago from my SIL Shirley.  It shows three happy pipers playing and dancing.  They look adorable in their balloon shorts and tights.  I image them as wandering minstrels from the Middle Ages.  The background of green hills and trees made it perfect for my first St. Patrick's Day card.  A combination of different shades of green print with neutral patterns came together nicely behind my happy pipers.

Happy St. Patrick's Day is stamped in Old Olive Classic Ink.  Pleated Satin Ribbon is now available in our Occasions Catalog (there's a link on the left).  It's gorgeous and comes in wonderful colors ... this one is Pear Pizzazz.

I combined grosgrain ribbon with hand dyed seam binding to make my bow.  Two velvet leaves add texture while a button sits atop each pennant.

Green is my favorite color and it was fun creating this to share with you today.  I hope you enjoy it too.


  1. Oh what a pretty card Joanne! I was thinking of what to do if those ST. Patrick's challenges come up ~ thanks for the inspiration.

    3" of snow huh...we got 10" by the time it stopped today!!!

  2. Beautiful vibrant colors, gorgeous!

  3. The perfect St Patricks card ... beautifully done and I love the fresh greens and your image ... have a lovely day

  4. What an adorable card. That image is wonderful. Green is also my favorite color. So you know I just LOVE this card..

    Hugs, Linda

  5. Beautiful st patties the green u chose. I also loved loved loved hearing about your Mama! cherry

  6. JoAnne, I LOVE all of these greens together. So festive!

  7. Wow this is pretty, Joanne! Love your layers and the balance of your layout! I've been meaning to get over here way before busy...but that's no excuse--I've missed too many of your beautiful creations and they are always such a treat!! Your Pink Petals card is a gorgeous standout for me--I just love it! Everything is beautiful, though, as always!!