Today’s inspiration is a collection of St. Patrick’s Day greetings from bygone days. Most are old style postcards made for hand-written greetings and goodwill wishes, but they could also be used as decoration or crafting. If you plan to print any of the following images, please view its source and check the copyright.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!… read more
Here’s a cute and creative St. Patrick’s Day project that is inexpensive and easy to make thanks to the Yesterday on Tuesday blog . You will need some glass jars, puff paint and spray paint to make these cute little vases, but your color choices and flower contents are completely up to you.
For complete instructions, visit Yesterday on Tuesday, but quickly I can just pass along that you paint on your design with puff paint, let it dry, then spray on the color.… read more
So I just happened to venture upon this fun little challenge this morning and immediately thought, “Sign me up!” So, sign me up I did and I just had to share this great idea with all of you. . . because misery loves company and all of that.
Ann Marie at White House Black Shutters is hosting the 40 Bags in 40 Days 2014 Decluttering Challenge where she is asking folks to join her in pursuit of a simplified life during this Lenten season.… read more
Here’s your little bit o’ green idea for the day with a giftable anti-pinch present for family and friends. This fun little treat comes from the eighteen25 blog, and I think it’s one of the cutest gift giving ideas I’ve seen for St. Patrick’s Day.
Simply purchase bottles of green nail polish, print out tags supplied at eighteen25 or create your own, and tie a tag to each bottle with some festive twine or ribbon. Now how affordable and super easy is that?… read more
Welcome to Mail It Monday. I’m so glad you’re joining us once again for this week’s creative card challenge here at Small Talk Mama. This week we’re going green as we look for the cutest and most creative St. Patrick’s Day cards you have going. Think shamrocks, pots of gold, luck and leprechauns as you create your cards just in time to send to someone special for St. Patty’s day. I can’t wait to see your creative cards, but be sure to follow the guidelines and post them here by Saturday at 11:00 p.m.… read more
Hello March, I’m so happy to see you! In an effort to forget the next snow storm headed our way, I just had to share this cheery little St. Patrick’s Day wreath you today. The project is courtesy of Kristol at The Magic of Ordinary Things and although she doesn’t get really specific with her directions, it’s a pretty simple project to create .
To make this cute little thing you will need a wire hanger molded into a circle or 12″ pre-made wreath frame, several different fabrics in shades of green, coordinating ribbon and scissors.… read more
As February draws to a close and March is upon us, I have to tell you that I’m all about “going green.” I’m gearing up for St. Patrick’s Day here at Small Talk Mama and can’t wait to share several fun decorating and craft ideas and other little St. Patty tidbits as we head toward March 17.
While I’m not Catholic, or Irish, and as a child our celebration of this holiday was usually limited to a few construction paper cutouts of shamrocks and four-leaf clovers and the wearing of green to avoid a good pinching, I think it’s interesting to see where it all began and why we celebrate.… read more
So is it considered “work” on a Sunday if you get some sort of thrill from getting the job done? I tackled the front coat closet Sunday afternoon as my husband and son watched a bit of TV, wrestled around and, better yet, mostly stayed out of my way as I hauled out coats, games, toys and old clothes.
It seems that my donation bags stored in the closet had quite outdone themselves in the way of piling up and spilling over into a huge mound of unidentifiable “stuff.” I actually dug out four bags of children’s clothes and long-forgotten toys all stuffed (and I mean stuffed) into one little closet.… read more
Today we have a cute and easy sketch for the Mail It Monday challenge. With this design, you can use coordinating paper columns and a cute little tag to make your card fit any sentiment or season. You can also get creative with your ties — try ribbon, raffia, twine or anything else you might have on hand. I can’t wait to see your creative cards, but be sure to follow the guidelines and post them here by Saturday at 11:00 p.m.… read more
I loosely interpreted today’s Operation Write Home sketch challenge, but I think you can still see the original sketch in there somewhere. With the help of the My Mind’s Eye Indie Chic paper pack and some paper punches, I was able to crank out a cute little card in record time. I love the color combination and the simple elements incorporated into the sketch. I hope you enjoy!
Click on the image to enlarge.… read more