Monday, March 17, 2014

We're All Irish on St. Patrick's Day!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone! My mother used to tell us that we could celebrate March 17th because everyone was Irish on St. Patrick’s Day and I’ve stuck with that. I have a mixed heritage so not sure exactly what to say I am for sure as my ancestors seemed to be without prejudice. I've had a couple of people say that with my eyes I must be Irish but if they saw me on another day they wouldn’t think so – my eyes change colour and go from blue, to green to grey to almost hazel. Weird, yes, but it is a family trait. My father’s eyes changed colour with his mood and we learned to check out his eyes before asking questions or favours. They were normally on the greenish side – his usual mood. If they were blue we would be very inclined to ask for a nickel to go the store (as opposed to a penny on green eyed days) and if they were going grey, just turn around and leave and the darker the grey, the faster we went! Mine are not affected by my moods because quite honestly, I’m pretty much the same every day (I get this from my mother). From the time my feet hit the floor in the morning until I lay down at night I'm pretty mellow and happy (and smart-alecky according to my husband and daughters and siblings). So I’m not sure why my eyes change colour.

Old Man Winter came again over the weekend. Brrrrr. It was only 19F at noon today so the walk was very, very short! There is a church in a small town near here that had this on their outside bulletin board. “Whoever is praying for snow can stop now!” Some ministers and spiritual leaders are pretty funny. I know ours is. This lingering cold weather is not so funny though. It is suppose to get up into the 40’sF tomorrow but more snow on Wednesday….ugh!

Today’s card is to show you how I used a 12x12 piece of paper with a design in each corner to create mirror image cards.


The paper had this lovely white and ghost white image in each bottom corner. So I made two 5 ½” cards by covering a square card base with the paper. The poppies were coloured with Prismacolor pencils and then a Spellbinder’s square frame was die cut and the coloured image placed behind it. Then I added the small white cloth butterfly (Dollarama). I decided to go with a gold sympathy sticker. Once the colouring was done the card itself was pretty quick to put together.

Thanks for stopping by.





jinxxxygirl said...

I'am partial to poppies!!!Just love that pop of color! What a clever way to use that 12x12....Hugs!deb

JD/ Jill said...

Very pretty card!

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