Tuesday, March 17, 2009


Lee and I arrived home from our Southwest vacation late yesterday afternoon, just in time to rescue Harley from the "doggie hotel" before it closed at 6 p.m.!

So now we're all home. . .happy, safe and sound, and ready to celebrate St. Patrick's Day!

I think I might have mentioned before that St. Patrick's Day is one of my favorite "holidays" for cardmaking.

Unfortunately, due to our travel plans this year, I didn't have as much time as I would have liked to make a lot of St. Patrick's Day cards, but I was able to make a few before we left.

Over the years, I've collected a number of Irish Blessings from a variety of sources, and I often use these on my cards. I love the wonderful lilt of the old traditional Irish Blessings, as well as the beautiful thoughts they convey.

In honor of St. Patrick's Day, I'd like to share a few card designs that I've developed over the past few years, several of which incorporate some favorite Irish blessings from my rather eclectic collection.

I think I found this Irish Blessing on a purchased (birthday) card that was given to my mother-in-law one year.

This Irish Blessing is probably my all time favorite, and one that I'm sure you'll recognize too!

I can't remember where I found this one, but it's another of my favorites.

I actually found the above saying on a coffee cup that I gave one of my Irish friends a number of years ago for St. Patrick's Day. You may have to double click on this photo to enlarge it in order to read the words on this "blessing" It's quite tongue-in-cheek, but it's always given me a chuckle!

And I'm including this last featured card, just for fun! No Irish blessing on this one, just a rather cute (if I do say so myself) whimsical paper pieced cat. It was a hit on eBay a couple of years ago!

Here's Wishing You All a Wonderful St. Patrick's Day! (And don't forget to wear GREEN today.)

Until we meet again . . . .May the luck of the Irish be with you.


Cindy said...

Happy St. Patty's Day to you Jan! They are all wonderful cards! The cat one is really adorable.

Life With Dogs said...

Great collection! Cheers from an Irish fan :)