March 17, 2013

March Waltzingmouse Blog Party - Lucky



Happy St. Patrick's Day!
It's time for the March Waltzingmouse Blog Party.  The theme this month is Lucky!

By marriage is am part Irish, hence the McNeely.  Therefore my husband and children are part Irish.  My husband's great grandfather came to Canada in the late 1800's and settled in an area just outside of Ottawa, Ontario which was later named Carlton Place.  There is now a street there near the original homestead named after the family called McNeely Avenue.  Just a bit of trivia!

Here is my card for this month.  Have a great day and happy hopping!




All supplies are from Waltzingmouse unless otherwise noted.

Cardstock:  White, New Leaf (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: New Leaf atterned Paper Pack (Papertrey Ink)
Stamps: My Heart, Woodenheart Alphabet
Ink:  New Leaf, Smokey Shadow (Papertrey Ink)
Dies: My Heart Cute Files (Waltzingmouse) Heart Border. Heart Prints (Papertrey Ink)
other: green twine (The Twinery)

29 comments :

Marybeth said...

Love the trivia! Love the card too! The shamrock looks great on top of the heart . Looks like we both love the polka dot background! Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Cassie_lu said...

such a sweet card and great use of the heart woodgrain frame.

Pauline said...

Beautiful bright greens here Tracy, I lovwe the bakers twine, and the fab wood grain hearts shamrock!

Alanna said...

This is so fun and festive.

Deborah Frings said...

Fabulous! Love the woodgrain finish to your shamrock and the pretty heart background. Really enjoyed the family history bit too - so nice to have a street named after you!

Deirdre said...

Lovely card Tracey, love all your creations as a matter of fact.

Happy St. Patrick's Day :-)

Teresa Kline said...

this is adorable, cute card...so glad you joined us for the WM party...have a wonderful week!

enjoy *~*

Renee said...

I love it!!
Those hearts make the perfect country shamrock...
I never thought to use them...
duh!! :)
And Patrick's grandparents came over from Ireland and settled in Canada to...Quebec! :)
In fact a little story...
my daddy once asked me after we were engaged if Patrick was Canadian...because his dad immigrated to the States when he was grown and he wondered if it was after Patrick was born...
never missing a beat I said "No...
he's Catholic". :)

Joyce said...

Of course, given all the Irish running through your house--you would come up with a fabulous card for today. That shamrock is awesome on top of that die cut. Every time I see you use those sets you won, it makes me want to go shopping again.

~Tammy~ said...

Neat to get the family history lesson! Gorgeous card! Love love the letters! A real Irish Beauty!

Sharron said...

Similar story for me--my first husband was Irish and so my kids are part Irish. Their last names are Kelly so can't be more Irish than that! Love your card! The bright green looks fabulous and the woodgrain hearts make a great shamrock!

Cammie said...

I am Irish by marriage too. My husband's family immigrated to the US in the 1700's and changed Murphy to Murphree. This is such a great design! Now, I'm adding a couple of sets to my wish list.

Kara said...

beautiful card! love the hearts! love the story...a street named after you..pretty cool!

Kelly S. said...

Oh LOVE your sweet shamrock layered over the heart, Tracey! Such an adorable layout with the scalloped edge, too. Love how you made the sentiment with the Woodenheart Alpha to match! And OH that New Leafy Green is the perfect St. Patrick's Day color ;)!

Tenia Nelson said...

LOVE this!!!

Bonnie said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day, Tracey! Fantastic card!

Julia Aston said...

Love your creative design with the shamrocks inside the heart all in green Tracey!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

This is adorable, Tracey! I love the little heart shamrock in the center of that large heart (one of my favorite sets of all time!) Great job!!

Janet Zeppa said...

Love your heart shamrock!

Lynn Mercurio said...

This is really fantastic, The Woodgrain heart makes a wonderful background for your creative shamrocks. Awesome job.

Laura Jane said...

GREAT shamrock!

Kim Heggins said...

Simply fabulous card Tracey! Your shamrock is so sweet and I love the way it looks on that beautiful heart, I am with Joyce, every time I see you use it I want it! I wish you and your family a very festive St. Patrick's Day.

Lisa said...

Polka dots and a pretty shamrock add up to a delightful card Tracey!! Love the history of your hubby's family too ;)

Kelly Griglione said...

Love all the different forms of green on this one! My maternal grandfather's side of the family has a street named after them, but I think they're the only ones who live on it!! hahaha ... not too famous there : )

Claire said...

Love your monochromatic card Tracey - so difficult to pull off but it looks fantastic. Great idea to use the heart die cut for your shamrock!

Jean Martin said...

Tracey this is pure genius! Great idea with the die cut hearts! :)

LaurieJ said...

Very cool to have a street named after your family! I adore your card. All of that lovely green. And those little woodgrain hearts from My Heart make the perfect shamrock!

Vickie Z said...

Ah....you're famous, with your own street and all-fun!! Love the felt shamrock and it looks wonderful with the woodgrain heart!! Love your card!!

Suzanne said...

Tracey, I looooove this!