Friday, February 19, 2010

Irish Eyes


Stamps: Irish Eyes by Elisabeth Bell for SCACD; front senitment is retired SU; inside sentiment by drs designs
Paper: totally forget! I have had it for a few years though--if you really want to know let me when you leave a comment and I will get back to you. :)
Other: All flowers from Prima; Swirl from Sizzlet; Nestabilities; gold rhinestones
Card Measures 6x6


Hello! Thanks so much for stopping by today
!

I am very excited to be part of the blog hog for Susana's Custom Art and Card Design!!! When my friend, Suzanne Dean invited me to join in I could not say no...after all, this sweet image is called Irish Eyes. She is part of the Sampler Edition 3 that is now being released over at SCACD. There are 7 stamps in this collection. Each one of them are ADORABLE!

If you are blog hopping along with us today, hopefully you arrived here via my wonderful BF, Kristen's blog. If this is the first you have heard of this hop, you can start at the begining HERE. You will have lots of eye candy long the way.

I always have to laugh that everyone associates me with St. Patrick's Day and Irish stuff---hmmmmm, I wonder why?! If this is your first time here, let me share with you that both my mom and my husband are Irish born and bred. The name of my blog "Three Clovers" represents my 3 cutest lucky charms: my kids. :)

My Irish culture has always been predominant in my life. I grew up going to Ireland for regular trips to visit family and friends of my moms. My parent's and sisters were/are fantastic Irish dancers ( I apparently got jipped on the dancing gene!!) So we use to spend many a Sundays at Ceili's. (pronounced: KAY-LEE)
Ceili's are gatherings celebrating Irish music and dance. Kind of like dances with a feel for family. Although, I confess as a nondancer, I spent most of the time sulking. :P
Then I met my husband, Patrick. The first day we met he invited me to his brother's wedding--in Ireland. 5 weeks later I was in Ireland with him. Most of his family is still there so we try to go as a family every other year or so. Not sure if we all will get there this year, as DH has been laid off from work for several months now.
I do enjoy our trips there. It is a beautiful place. Especially where my husband is from: Kerry!!! :) hee hee heeee
Below are a few pics from our last trip there in April of 2008. Just a few faves--I love to take photos and could show at least 100 of my faves. Note: these are all unedited photos.

Pat and Orla:


Pat's family's land. Much of this land belong to Pat's family's farm. Many of the houses belong to his brothers! They are almost their own village-lol:



Some friends we met in the road:


Behind the family house (Orla and Maeve):


Shoreline view:
Well, that's all the sharing I have for now. I have been up for almost 20 hours and I am falling asleep as I try to type this. I hope that you enjoyed the SCACD Blog hop!

Have a Fantastic Friday!!

38 comments:

Elaine aka Quixotic said...

Gorgeous! Fab colouring. :)

Love your photos too!

Anki said...

Just stunning! Love your colouring. So happy that you could help us with this release! Great job! Kram - Anki

pezadoodle said...

hiya!!!

LOVE LOVE LOVE your card! love the clovers on it too!

how lucky to go to ireland so much!! it is number one on my list of places i am dieing to visit. a fascination i have had since i was a kid...
big hugs
M

Sheri said...

Love the St. Patty's Day card and also the info and pictures about Ireland. I am just a teeny bit Irish, but would love to see Ireland and also Scotland where my maternal grandparents are from. So sorry about your hubby. Hope things turn around soon. My dh was laid off last year but he was fortunate to find work within a month.

Jeri said...

Simply stupendous!. Love all the different greens you added to this card. It's definitely perfect for St. Paddy's day. Love the photos you've shared.

Heather said...

GORGEOUS pictures. I just got sucked right in and wished I were there! I can almost smell the beautiful crisp air. Thank you so much for sharing!

Your card is darling! I love the colors and those sweet flourishes. Your shamrock flowers are just beautiful and give your card the perfect touch of softness.

Have a beautiful day.

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Absolutely beautiful Kerry! What a delightful image and you've colored her perfectly! Love your photographs and story too! Hope you get some rest my friend! :D

Lauretta See ( LadyPou) said...

gorgeous card, love the colors and the red head beautiful :) LOVE your irish history.. ;)

Hugs, x

charlene aka scrappygma said...

OMG Kerry it is good to see you hun ! Hang in there sweetie you know if "God brings you to it He will bring you through it." I love the pictures of Ireland thanks for sharing with us. Your card is adoarable too !
Hugs

Aud said...

WOW! Your card is fantastic! So beautiful, a great finale for our blog hop! :o)

Have a nice weekend!

Hugs,
Aud

Francie G. said...

Your coloring is amazing! Just beautiful! TFS!

Susana M said...

Hi Kerry
Now I understand why Suzanne told me make sure you get Irish Eyes :o)
Thanks for your wonderful contribution to the release Hop!!!
Hearts and Hugs
Susana

Mima said...

Hola Kerry
Gorgeous card and great pictures. Talking about the luck of the Irish. How lucky can you be to experience such a lovely country. TFS, MIma

Bobbi said...

Your card is gorgeous and so are your photos. I am 1/2 irish but have not been to Ireland yet. That is on my wishlist as my dream vacation. I am hoping to get there someday soon. TFS

Catherine said...

OMGosh, those clovers (?) and flowers! This is obviously the perfect image for you! Totally fab!

Love the photos - TFS!

Cassie_lu said...

what a perfect image for you. how fun it must be to have gone/go to Ireland. the card looks wonderful too.

Alex said...

This is wonderful! I love the clovers, how very, very cleaver and they card is just perfect!!! Love what you created, love it!

Suzanne J Dean said...

Clever girl making the hydrangeas into clovers :o) Love them and she looks beautiful! Thanks so much for joining us for the release--I appreciate it!

hugz,
Suzanne

Basement Stamper said...

Very pretty, I definitely associate you with St. Patrick's Day and the Irish...I mean how could I not??

Kristen said...

Great card Kerry, Your coloring is amazing.

Jenny said...

Gorgeous!! We spent our honeymoon in Ireland (Dublin to be precise) & I want to go back to see more!

Elise said...

GORGEOUS card! love the colors and coloring!!! Yes, this new release is yet another lovely edition by EB!!! Loooove it!
hugs,
elise

Linda S. said...

Hi Kerry, Just wanted to say thanks for sharing your family photos. I for one would love to see the other hundred or so. Sooo pretty!! Linda S. in NE

Kathi said...

Wow... it´so nice to read your story and the card is really pretty.
XX Kathi :)

Sonya said...

OMG! Your card is fabulous, your pics are great and I'm loving the blog hop. Your St Pat. card is so lovely, love that it doesn't have those tacky shamrock's all over it! The New Stamps are so incredible I have no idea how I'm going to keep my budget. Guess I will be saving money and placing my order in a month or two unfortunately.

Danni said...

Gorgeous card!! I was so happy to see you on our hop today!!

Sue from Oregon said...

Great card Kerry...and I oh so loved reading about your trip and enjoyed the pics. I have always wanted to travel there...maybe one trip I can hide in your suitcase!

dannette said...

You did a great job on your coloring in this adorable image! Love her red hair! Hugs, Dannette

Lori said...

Beautiful work, Kerry! Great job coloring and I love all the embellies you've used : )

Love and hugs ~ Lori

Carolyn Bounds said...

Your card is awesome!!! I love the splash of red, and you are such a creative genius in transforming the hydrangeas into clovers:o) Wish my brain worked like that!!

I also love the photos of Ireland. I am hoping to be able to visit there one day:o)

Have a lovely weekend!!!

Hugs!
Carolyn

Anne H. said...

Such a lovely card!
An adorable image, lovely details and a beautiful colorcombo.
Take care xx
Anne :)

Tracey said...

Such a beautiful card Kerry!! xx

Ida P. Krause said...

Gorgeous card and perfect for your Irish heritage. Love, Love, Loved the pictures from Ireland. I still dream of visiting Ireland someday.

CarolineO said...

Hi there, found your name on someone else's blog and had to hop over for a look with you having such an irish name, and then I see your dh's family are from just down the road, ok well almost! I live in Kerry, TRALEE, to be exact! Fantastic pics and your cards are superb!!!

A Cards Delight said...

Thank you for the wonderful photo's. I love your cards!!

Georgie said...

Hi Kerry,

I found your blog after you were featured on Divine Influence. I just love your work - what a talent - just beautiful.

I live in Devon in the UK and our countryside looks very similar to that in your photos of Ireland. I haven't visited Ireland but would love to, and your photos make it very appealing.

Hugs
Georgie x

Emily Leiphart said...

Your photos of Ireland are GORGEOUS! Ireland has always been on my list of places to see. :)

debbies said...

Your pictures are beautiful! Ireland is on my wish list to visit.

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