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Wednesday, March 7, 2018

annual tradition adventures

I don't think I've ever sent anyone a card for St. Patrick's Day, but when Brenda Quintana posted hers (complete with video!), I immediately thought of the tradition I share with my BFF - going to McDonald's each year for a shamrock shake.  Then TGIF posted a color challenge, which corresponds to the current Die Cuttin' Diva's challenge, and I pretty much had to make one:
stamp sets - Marbled, Coffee Cafe, Teeny Tiny Wishes; ink - Sahara Sand, Emerald Envy, Lemon Lime Twist; card stock - Gold Foil, Lemon Lime Twist, Emerald Envy, Very Vanilla; Big Shot with Coffee Cups and Layering Ovals framelits

I forget how difficult it is to photograph shiny things - the gold foil shamrock does not look as shiny here as it actually is!

Although I haven't previously sent a St. Patrick's Day card, I have sent many, many Christmas cards, and I've been working quite diligently this year to make more, earlier, than I have previously.  I recently needed to add on to an order to increase the total, so I could earn one more Sale-A-Bration item. 

Speaking of Sale-A-Bration, make sure you don't miss out on this annual tradition of free merchandise with every $50 spent; it ends March 31! 

I added a Christmas set I've been thinking about for some time, and the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown March sketch seemed like a perfect place for the reindeer.  As you can see, something else entirely happened:

stamp set - Merry Mistletoe; ink - Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler; card stock - Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White; designer series paper - Be Merry; Big Shot with Layering Circles and Stars (retired) framelits

Don't worry, though, I'm sure the reindeer will appear on another card before I'm finished with Christmas cards this year. 


AlisonC said...

I love the big, bold star. It makes a fantastic CAS card. Thanks for joining in at 52CCT

fabiola jaques said...

classique mais très efficace cette carte Kathe, les étoiles me plaisent vraiment dans les créations de noël, merci de jouer avec nous chez 52CCT, biz

mum of two said...

Great card! Thanks so much for playing with us at Die Cuttin Divas. Hope to see you again soon :)

michelle (Die Cuttin Divas DT)
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