Thursday, February 19, 2009

WoJ #41 GD Call and getting a headstart on St. Paddy's day...Hey, I'm Irish!




At least PART Irish, anyway...you CAN'T be named Shannon Cay Neal and not be somewhat Irish! hehehe So, I had two more of these cute little guys left *sigh* and thought I would use them for the WoJ #14. It also just happens to be a Guest Designer Call! At first, I was going to color the cupcake green, but I thought to myself, "Self, why not make the mousie green?" I mean, they don't call it the Wearing 'O the Green for nothing!

When I finished coloring him, my DD told me..."He looks like he is gonna puke!" Thanks a lot! So much for asking a preteen's opinion! I wanted him to be kind of 3-D, so I colored a second one and cut it out to make the top of the cupcake and side of his body pop out. Then came the problem of DP...what to use...I did not have any Shamrock DP or Celtic knots or anything vaguely Irish, so I had to put on the old thinking cap and come up with my own.
Prepare to be amazed.....
I made my OWN DP!!!! The paper with the shamrocks on it? the really cute one? yep, I made that, just me, all by myself. (and a little help from Inkscape! hehehe) The diamond pattern DP is from a DCWV stack. The whole thing looked to me like it NEEDED something, so I took out my Bronze Sakura Gelly Roll Metallic pen and did some doodling on the edges. Then I had the issue of sentiments, so again, I rummaged around in my brain and came up with this sentiment. The brown and green cardstock is DCWV, the ribbon is Martha Stewart, the buttons came from a pack of coordinating buttons I got at Joann's and the brads are Basic Grey, Urban Prairie. The inside looked kind of plain, so I followed along with the same theme inside. I printed the sentiment on my computer, doodled on the edges, used more of my OWN DP (I'm not PROUD or anything, I am just sayin'...) This card will likely go to my brother and sis-in-law who married on St. Paddy's Day when I was a teenager...which is a WHOLE nother story! (check in later, I might feel compelled to tell the whole TRAUMATIC story).

15 comments:

Janice said...

Very cute! Love the teens comment!! So typcial. I use my 6 yr old for my sounding board and he barely looks up and says "yep that's great." Everytime! LOL. You did a great job with your own dp line too! Very creative...I would never be able to keep em going in a straight line.

Anonymous said...

What an adorable card! I love it! I know Mike & Sivi will too.
mom

kisatrtle said...

LOVE IT! That cupcake looks amazing! I feel lost. I have been so bogged down with work in the evenings that I haven't been able to craft anything in two weeks. I have high hopes for the weekend. That is if I survive the slumber party...thankfully I wasn't as crazy as you. We are only have four girls here...plus my DD and of course my other children who will be whining all night about the unfairness of their lives. LOL My daughter is turning 10 on Tuesday.

my word is cophessn-which is the cough syrup I'm going to slip in everyones butter beer tomorrow night. LOL

Marianne said...

Great card Shannon

tracie said...

Oh Shannon I love your card, so much fun ~ Henry looks fab green, gorgeous !!
Good luck with GDT call
Hugs
Tracie :)x

L.Nielsen (Lynda) said...

What a great idea making a St. Patricks day card. Your card is gorgeous!
Hugs
Lynda =)

Cindy E said...

Clever girl, making your own DP! And that sentiment made me LOL. I love it. You are so creative!!!

cats whiskers said...

What a gteat fun card and so perfect for St Pats Day such a good idea
best wishes for the GDT
Hugs Jacqui x

Jenners said...

Cute! And never too early for St. Paddy's Day for an Irish lassie, right?

Annita said...

who would have thought a green mouse could be this cute ? adorable card !

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

How very sweet!! This is so cute!! I love this image!! TFS!!

Kim Dellow said...

Oh gorgeous card, I love it. Kim

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

Fab card! I love the cute mouse....very clever creating your won DP!! Hope you sis loves it! I fely your pain reading the above post on your 'bump in the night'...ouch!! hope your feeling better today!
Judy xx

Cardmaking Galore said...

Stunning card - love the colours you used!

Naoual said...

Fabulous! What a fun card, I love it. Good luck with the call!!

xx Naoual