Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Nacho Blog Hop: St. Patrick's Day & Easter Projects

Happy Nacho Day, folks!  That's right, it's time for another Nacho Average Blog Hop.  If you came here from Anne's blog, welcome!  And fear not, there are links for the entire hop at the bottom of the post.

This month's theme is all about two spring holidays:  St. Patrick's Day and Easter.  I had to put my thinking cap on for this one because a.) SU! doesn't do many St. Paddy's Day stamps and b.) I didn't get any of the specifically-for-Easter stamps this year.  But let's see what I came up with, shall we?

No clover stamps?  No problem!  Use hearts to make your own--the hearts and background swish are from Work of Art...I jumped on the bandwagon when everyone else bought it but I've never done much with it.  So imagine my surprise when it came to the rescue for a St. Paddy's Day card!  The sentiment is from Greatest Greetings and just seemed like the perfect thing for my heart-y clover.  The stem is from Apple of My Eye, which continues its streak in my house of not making anything apple-related.  I could have done a few more swishes and made a rainbow but I just thought of that and I kinda like the simplicity of the green-and-yellow combination.  More on that in a minute.

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Work of Art, Apple of My Eye, Greatest Greetings
Ink:  Garden Green, Crushed Curry
Paper:  Thick Whisper White
Accessories:  Rhinestone

I mentioned in last week's Friday Flashback post that I got Tag Time specifically for this wee little clover and I could NOT resist busting it out again when I got the idea for this bear card.  And it's a Baylor bear card thanks to a whole lot of Garden Green and some Crushed Curry OH HI MISSY!  Ha, I always think of her when I make anything bear-related.  And since Baylor's colors are green and gold, that Go Green sentiment is doing double duty.

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Thankful Forest Friends & Tag Time (both retired), Greatest Greetings
Ink:  Basic Black, Garden Green
Paper:  Garden Green, Crushed Curry, Thick Whisper White, Garden Green & Basic Black DSP
Accessories:  Dimensionals, Regals Candy Dots

And finally, here's something for Easter...I remembered that Barnyard Babies has a sweet little lamb in it and of course Teeny Tiny Wishes has sentiments for just about everything.  Confession time:  I totally stole this layout from Rita Wright, who uses it as a fall-back layout from time to time and I like it :D  Anyway, I wanted my little lamby-toes to stay white so I got to pick any pastels I wanted for Easter colors.

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Barnyard Babies, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink:  Basic Black, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz
Paper:  So Saffron, Pear Pizzazz, Thick Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder & Blushing Bride DSP
Accessories:  Chalk Talk Framelits, Hexagon & Petite Petals punch, Subtles Candy Dot

Happy St. Patrick's Day and also happy Easter from the Nachos!


Heather said...

Oh gosh - these are all so awesome! Love that swishy clover, and of course, the bear is perfect! Great combo of DSPs...

Thoughts by B and M said...

Again some of my favorite cards!! Go green! :-)

Tanya said...

I LOVE that shamrock!! I agree- I never use that stamp set and I should! :)