Thursday, March 17, 2011

PSA Essentials Luck of the Irish Blog Hop

Hello and Happy St. Patrick's Day!
I'm so excited to be participating in the PSA Essentials Luck of the Irish Blog Hop!!!
Do you have big plans for today?  Nothing big on my agenda... except for this amazing blog hop!  I'm only Irish on St. Patty's Day!   ;-)

You should be coming here from Linda's blog.  The entire list of designers in the hop are listed below if you hopped off-course!

All you have to do is hop to each of the blogs participating, comment at each, and are (or become) a follower of PSA Stamp Camp... and you will be entered to win the “Luck of the Irish” prize. This prize contains: 1 custom stamp, 2 ink colors, 1 alignment tool and these Peel & Stick packs (just in time for Spring!).  Seriously... I'd LOVE this prize!

 So, with those details out of the way, are you ready for my project?

I had a little fun with two of Paper Smooches latest free digi-stamps.  I printed Kim's darling clover several times and colored in a spectrum of Copic marker colors.  When I had all the clovers colored, I covered with glue and liberally sprinkled with fine glitter.  I allowed to dry before I carefully trimmed each with precision scissors.  These clovers positively SHINE!

To get the cloud shape, I traced the cloud die about a 0.5" larger than the die onto the back of the printed sentiment.  Once I had the sentiment cut out, I erased the pencil lines on the back, covered with glue and sprinkled with more glitter.

To add a bit more to the "sky" background, I put the cloud dies on my work table, layered the Core'dinations cardstock on top and gently sanded to get the white core cloud to come through on the cardstock.  It's subtle, but a really fun detail!

As an added bonus, I created a little treat holder too.  I die cut a Labels 8 Nestability die and scored to hold a couple candies.  I added a banner of gold (painted because I didn't have gold paper) and another glittered shamrock to embellish.  Simple and cute!  And a perfect vehicle to hold my rainbow of fruit flavors (mini Skittles).

Be sure to visit and comment along the way to have a chance to win that awesome PSA Essentials prize pack!  I know I'd love to win it!  I said that already, haven't I?  Shhh... we won't tell...

The next stop on the hop is Mara Campbell.

In case you landed here out of order and would like to participate, here's the list of all the designers:

PSA Stamp Camp -- First Stop on the Hop!
Gini Cagle
Jeanne Streiff
Jessica Morales
Kandi Phillips
Kim Moreno
Lisa Silver -- That's ME!
Mara Campbell
Marie Ramirez
Michelle Bertuzzi
Sharon, Prima
Stephanie Jones
Tracy Shultz

That's a whole lot of inspiration!!  Enjoy the hop and the luck of the Irish to you!

Thanks for visiting,
Finished Card Size: 3.75" x 9.25" (Business envelope size)
Digi-Stamps: Paper Smooches March free images
Paper: Solar White by Neenah, Blue by Core'dinations
Other: Fine glitter by EK Success / Martha Stewart line, glitter glue by EK Success, precision scissors, Nestabilities by Spellbinder, cloud dies by My Favorite Things (used under Core'dinations paper and sanded onto background paper), Gold Paint by Plaid, Banner die by Papertrey Ink, ribbon by May Arts, sanding block
Copic Markers: R24, R27, R29, YR04, YR09, Y15, Y19, G02, G05, G09, B24, B26, B29, V04, V09


  1. cute card! love the rainbow with the clovers and love the treat box.

  2. Love your rainbow you created with the shamrocks...great job.

  3. Oh this is so bright and fun!! Love the little rainbow you made. And the treat holder is adorable.

  4. Fabulous card. Love the way you turned the shamrocks into a rainbow. I am so impressed. Happy St. Paddy's Day to you all and Luck Be With You. Thanks for sharing and I am a new follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

  5. Ooh, I love it! The glitter makes such a perfect accent to these shamrocks.

  6. Oh my goodness how cute is that! Love your rainbow colored shamrocks, clever!

  7. I am a new follower, 50 followers whooo hoo. :) I love your card, how you used the clovers to make a rainbow, genious. :)
    Melissa D

  8. Love this card. Recognize the clover. Rainbows always make me smile. TFS

    Jess B.

  9. I more then love this card, its so original, love the glitter and how simple it is! the bag is perfect as well! Such a great job! Thank you so much for sharing!
    Angela R: or

  10. This is such a cute idea! I love that you put skittles in the treat bag too :) What an awesome combo.

  11. very cute idea TFS!!!


  12. Your card is so creative and so cute!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

  13. Love the glitter and how you did some very different things. Thanks for the tip on making the clouds. Great idea. Thank You for sharing in the hop.
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

  14. Very cute ideas!! Love the card and the treat holder!!

  15. I love how you did your card and I am very big on glitter

    teri dot barefoot at gmail dot com

  16. Bright cheerful card love the shamrock rainbow!
    The treat holder is cute also!

  17. so very cute.. I love the rainbow colors!

  18. love the rainbow idea! super cute!

  19. That treat holder is so cute. I love the colorful clovers too.

  20. My favorite card so far! Love the rainbow colored clover. Happy St. Patty's Day!

  21. Wonderful job, love the treat holder and the stamped sentiment!!
    miller896042 at bellsouth dot net

  22. Love the sparkly shamrocks! They're pretty & fun!

  23. Love it especially how you sanded the Coredinations paper! Love Paper Smooches sentiment also! Super cute!

    hollyshobbie at gmail dot com

  24. I love how the shamrocks ARE the rainbow!

  25. what a great card - thanx for the inspiration and blog candy opp! I don't have near enough St Pat's stamps and am lovin' these PSA samples!

  26. I love how you used the image! Pretty!

    nginerd at gmail dot com

  27. Such a great idea. And beautiful to boot.

  28. Your rainbow is adorable!! I love the extra sparkle too.

  29. Love the colors on your card!!!
    Thanks for sharing.

    Gina L.
    happymom2010learning at gmail dot com

  30. Awesome!!! It is very colorful!!!

  31. Looove it =) That is such a neat card =) I am now one of your newest followers =)

    Hugs from Lilli =)
    l.a.nikolaisen at gmail dot com

  32. Both projects are beautiful. Look so pretty and colorful.

  33. Great Card, I really love the rainbow!! TFS
    kimsheppard6 at hotmail dot com

  34. This is super cute. I love the treat holder too... great idea!

    Thanks for the chance to win.

    Dawn @

  35. is very beautiful i like the rainbow colors