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Friday, March 17, 2017

Happy St Patrick's Day and a new car!

Happy St Patrick's Day everyone! Hope you're all enjoying the day!! I'm sharing a card I sent to my friend Heather and her family in Ireland.

Irish heart
Supplies: Paper - Authentique Charmed 12x12 pack and 6x6 pad, Pop-tone Black, Core'dinations Ivory card
Dies - My Favorite Things Die-Namics Blueprints 20
Other - Hero Arts Foliage Mixed Accents (retired), corner rounder

I loved the sticker I used from the Authentique 12x12 x set. To me it perfectly described my Irish "family" who opened their home to me when I visited Ireland in 2014. It was fun to add a Celtic Flourish die cut that Heather had sent me earlier this year, along with the gems and pearls. Inside I stamped Happy St Patrick's Day. You can see Heather's beautiful card she sent me (with more Celtic Flourishes) in this post. Thanks again, Heather!! And thanks for taking this photo since I neglected to take one before I popped the card in the mail - sorry for the dent in the upper left - in transit damage, truly!

No green beer for me today, nor did I go to the parade in St Paul. For the past 20 years I've watched the parade from my workplace in downtown St Paul. Now that I'm retired, I didn't have that option. Instead, my friends Connie & Doug and I went to Minneapolis to donate my old car. Yes, after driving a 2000 Buick Century since I bought it new in 2000, I finally bought a new car!!! I started looking about 3 years ago but couldn't let go of my Buick. Finally decided yesterday to "go for it". I went to the dealership Connie & Doug visited with me in January and told the salesman I was ready to buy - he tried to conceal his shock - LOL!

My  new Nissan Rogue
With my new Nissan Rogue

Yikes, so many bells and whistles that a 2000 model didn't have!! Right away I used the Nav system to find my way from the dealership to my friend Linda's RN pinning ceremony. Linda loved the congrats card I made her! The ceremony was lovely and a bunch of us went out for dinner afterwards - I used the Nav system again since I was in an unfamiliar suburb. I have leftover spaghetti & chicken parm for tonight so I won't be eating corned beef and cabbage with my Irish friends - sorry!

Hope you're having a wonderful St Patrick's Day and a have great weekend!! Thanks for stopping!


Cindy C. said...

Sweet post Linda, congrats on your new car!!

Jean said...

Congrats on your new car! Looks fantastic. We're having Italian tonight as well. :-) Fun St. Paddy's Day card!

Betty Keefe said...

i'm sure Heather loved your wonderful irish card - and congrats on the new car - my friend has a rogue and loves it - similar to my rav4 and i love it. have fun with all the bells and whistles - sometimes i feel mine are bit overwhelming!!

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Rosemary said...

I know Heather absolutely loved the card you sent her, Linda!! It is beautiful!!! Look at you with your new car... have fun learning about all the new "bells and whistles" in your car!!

Karen L K said...

Aw nice card & congrats on your new car!

JD/ Jill said...

Great card...I'm sure your friend loved it. And Congrats on the new car!

Greta said...

Congrats on the new car, Linda--enjoy! Sounds like you're already having fun with it! I know Heather loved the beautiful card you made!