Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Happy Birthday

 St. Pat’s Fact: The first year St. Patrick's Day was celebrated in America in 1737 in Boston, Massachusetts. The first official St. Patrick's Day parade was held in New York City in 1766. As the saying goes, on this day "everybody is Irish!"


Good morning!  Hey! There’s a new sketch challenge on the block!! Arielle from the colourQ challenge blog has created a new challenge from old “retro” sketches on Retro Sketches.  I just love the graphics on the sketch and was inspired to jump in and play along!


Of course, I can’t always follow the rules so I rotated the sketch :)  I had lots of fun making those sweet kraft heart borders with some MME Fun Day paper.  The pink graph paper was a cast off from another card but now works perfectly on this one :)  Thanks for stopping by!   Hope you have a wonderful day :)


what’s in it?

stamps: happy birthday plain jane (verve)

paper: white (PTI), Kraft Fun Day (MME), Farmhouse (Crate Paper)

ink: onyx (versafine)

accessories: rectangle die (Spellbinders), heart border and edgers dies, buttons (PTI), thread


Suzanne said...

YAY! GO BOSTON! I am not Irish, but I've learned to appreciate this special day growing up here. Your card is so cute - love the buttons and the paper you used to diecut those hearts!

Marisa said...

Ooh, love that heart die - on my list for my next PTI order for user! Lovely use of the buttons too. Great card!

Aimes said...

Oooh I'm lovin' that trio of buttons on this beauty, Diva! Perfect placement on such a sweet, sweet card!

kasia c. said...

Fabulous! I love the colours, the heart border die trio, the scalloped edging, and those perfectly placed buttons. :)

So glad you could join us for the first Retrosketches challenge!

Lynn said...

I love your take on this sketch...and I'm drooling over the heart border. so beautiful.

How is the week going? You've been on my mind. Hope you are doing okay considering everything that is happening. Hugs my dear friend.

Arielle H Gordon said...

Maureen, your card is so sweet - I love it! The kraft hearts are awesome! Thank you so much for joining us for our first retrosketch challenge!

The Paper Parade said...

I love that you turned the sketch on its side and added the scallop. I also like how the button is under the sentiment, that looks really neat. And of course the heart borders are awesome!

Jackie Rockwell said...

Crisp and clean and so beautiful Maureen! The shaped background is fantastic! Thanks so much for playing along in our first Retrosketch challenge!

Tracey McNeely said...

Great card Maureen, I love your heart borders.

Tammy said...

Oh--I love this!! I have that heart border die, but haven't used it with patterned paper--love that!

Just heard on the news yesterday about the teacher's battle in BC--not fun! We'll likely have our own drama here in Ontario come fall. Province is proposing a wage freeze, and 2 year halt on moving up the pay grid, and drastic changes to our sick benefits. I'll be writing a letter to our MPP soon!!

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