I would have thought in March it would be easy to find green candy – especially jelly beans since Easter is coming soon.  But no – it took some searching.  I guess I should have bought some of those green M&Ms they had at Valentine’s Day (not sure what those were about) but I wasn’t thinking about St. Patrick’s Day then.  I’ll have to remember that for next year.   So I finally found Key Lime Jelly Beans – there are green and white ones in the bags.

Here are the little treats I made – this idea came from Julie Grenier.  Aren’t they the cutest?  I made some Easter ones (and will be making lots more before Easter), but yesterday I made some for St. Patrick’s Day.  These are for my friends tonight that I’ll see at our St. Patrick’s Day themed Pokeeno night.

This project fits the Paper Pals challenge this week (at least I think it does) – it is a color challenge – to use Green – the color combo there is Garden Green, Certainly Celery and Kraft.  Mine is similar – I used Garden Green, Green Galore and Whisper White.

The little shamrocks are stamped with the Rock ‘n Roll technique – I inked it with Green Galore and then rolled the edges in Garden Green before stamping.  That gives it some variation in color which I like.

Stampin’ Up! Supplies are:

  • Garden Green card stock, ink and marker
  • Green Galore card stock and ink
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Holiday Blitz stamp set
  • Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set
  • Scallop Circle Punch
  • 1-1/4″ Circle Punch
  • 1″ Circle Punch
  • white gel pen
  • Modern Label punch
  • Big Shot die cut machine
  • Movers & Shapers Die and modern label shape die
  • 1/16″ punch
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Apple Green grosgrain ribbon (retired)

Non-SU supplies are the 1×8 clear bags, white crochet thread, and jelly beans.

I just wanted to give you a few other updates – one is a bird update – yesterday the Bluebirds started building a nest in House #3.  The female was bringing in pinestraw and was working it around inside the house – she only got a little done.  Today it is pouring (really pouring) rain so I don’t know if she’ll work on it today.  The other two houses in the yard are empty.

Second is a Tyler update – we picked up his tux for the prom yesterday – after we went to get x-rays of his finger.  Yep for the first time in forever the boys were outside throwing a football and Tyler jammed his finger.  Turns out his pinky finger on his left hand is broken.  We have an appointment with an orthopedic hand specialist today.  I don’t think it is bad but I guess I’ll know more after the appointment this afternoon.  Hopefully he can still play his horn because the band has a concert performance next week.

Thanks for stopping by today!  Maybe all this rain will help everything around here turn green – like the grass and the trees…..I’m ready for spring.  My daffodils are coming up they should be popping their blooms soon.