Monday, March 5, 2012

Crafty Gals March Challenge ~ Not Luck.......... Blessings Card

It is the 5th of the month, so I am back with the fourth Challenge of the Crafty Gals!  We are a group of bloggers who have monthly challenges, caring comments & fun chit chat on SCS—our favorite stamping site to visit.

This month, the challenge was posted by Melina, who also organized this blog group.  Here are the details:

"NOT LUCK......BLESSINGS!"  Okay, so this month we celebrate St. Patty's Day. Well, some of us do. I never have gotten into it that much even though I have some Irish blood in me. I guess my thing is I don't believe in luck. I believe in blessings. So, I love saying "Have a blessed day" when I'm out and about on St. Patty's Day! LOL!  So, my challenge for you is to create a project whatever you'd like, a card, scrap page, 3D item, etc....using these things:

1. 2 different shades of green.
2. Make the sentiment a "blessings" or "thankfulness" theme.
3. A Nature element somewhere on your creation. Examples: plant, sun, flower, grass, etc image and/or use patterned paper with plants, grass etc.....Any Natural element you can think of on your project.
I want you to really go "green" on this challenge!

Green is one of my favorite colors to work with and I got this stamp last November at a stamp show  in Madison that I attended.  I did a make and take in the Seaside Stampin Ink booth and the owner mentioned he had not sold one item yet—and we were about an hour into the show.  I felt bad, so I “needed” to make a purchase……………  The embossing folder I used was also a purchase that night from a company I had not heard of before-Lifestyle Crafts

Image/Sentiment—Seaside Stampin Ink--Gratitude

Cardstock—Gina K White, Grass Green, All Spruced Up and Crème de Menthe; Stampin’ Up Welcome Neighbor DSP

Ink— SU Handsome Hunter

Accessories— Lifestyle Crafts Classic Diamonds Embossing Folder; Green Button & Bakers Twine; Cloud and Green Leaf Brads; Green Ribbon;

Please check out the blogs of all of the Crafty Gals.   All of the blogs are listed on my left sidebar and I hope you will enjoy all of our creations. Thanks for joining us!!!!!!!



I love the little cloud and leaves Barb! Great touches. I really like that stamp too. Thanks for being a part of the Crafty Gals! :)

Carolina Little

Very nice card Barb!!!. Love that tree paper and your embossing on the green one!!!.


Very nice Barb! I love your card & that texture is just right! Excellent, excellent work my friend & TFS!!!


very cute! The embellishments really make the card stand out. Great job!


Barb, what a lovely card! Those adorable brads and that scruptous ribbon really show off that great stamp! Nicely done.

Heather B

Ooooh! Love that sentiment! Perfect choice.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065

Barb, your card is gorgeous! I love that Gratitude sentiment and how it shows up so nicely on your card! I also love the way you used the embellishments, and of course your green choices are awesome, too!

I am not sure when you changed your blog, but I like it!


Ohh Barb, I really like the sentiment stamp you chose. What a sweet lady you are to make a purchase. So pretty


That's a fabulous sentiment stamp! Great card :)


Wonderful card, Barb! Love that sentiment stamp too!


Lovely card, Barb!


Lovely card, Barb!

Diane Clark-Sutton

I like your lau=yout. That gratitude stamp really makes the card.