“Here’s Céad Míle Fáilte to friend and to rover” That’s a greeting that’s Irish as Irish can be, it means you are welcome a thousand times over wherever you come from, whosoever you be. I would like to welcome you all, my new friends to my day of Blog-a-Log with www.scrapbooknewsandreview.com. The wonderful people at SNR have allowed me to share a bit of myself with you during their Spring Fling. I had the luck of the Irish with me when they assigned me the 17th of March! I do have to admit though I am not Irish but I have always enjoyed the holiday.
Did you know?
In Ireland on St. Patrick’s Day, people traditionally wear a small bunch of shamrocks on their jackets or caps. Children wear orange, white and green badges, and women and girls wear green ribbons in their hair. (According to Kaboose.com)
So in honor of this tradition I would love to show you a little project for you to create yourself and add a little bit of Irish fun to your day. Even if you don’t think you are Irish, you never know, over 34 million Americans have Irish ancestry, according to the 2003 US Census. That’s almost nine times the population of Ireland, which has 4.1 million people. You just might have a bit of it in ya yet.
What you will need:
Green, White and Orange Ribbon or fibers
Green CS or PP
Heart Punch 1″ or larger
Circle Punch 1/2″
Scissors and paper trimmer
Green Glitter glue
Green covered floral wire
Your choice of adhesive
Piercing tool or needle and mat
Gold metallic marker or pen – Opt
Pin Backing – Opt
Hot glue Gun – Opt
MADE IN MINUTES! Here is a little step by step slide show with audio for you to view. I hope you have fun and enjoy!
OH DON’T FORGET… please turn off the music player. There is a pause button (the large circle) just under the artist… the player is the black box, located on the right column of this blog.
Facts about Clovers – (According to Kaboose.com)
- According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the highest number of leaves found on a clover is 14!
- One estimate suggests that there are about 10 000 regular three-leaf clovers for every lucky four-leaf clover.
- Legend says that each leaf of the clover means something: the first is for hope, the second for faith, the third for love and the fourth for luck.
- Clovers are associated with St. Patrick’s Day because St. Patrick himself used to use them in his sermons as a examples of the Holy Trinity. Three separate entities combined into one.
I want to thank you for spending a moment of your St. Patrick’s Day with me and I hope these ideas have inspired you to “create” a bit of your own luck. Please don’t leave me with an “Irish Goodbye” or I wont know you were here.
Please feel free to take a look around at some of my other work and feel free to let me know what you liked. I also am on the Design Team for The Scrappiest Blog, I suggest you take the time to go check out the sketches posted there and see the March “fallow the blog” monthly giveaway.
I post regularly so please come back and visit me again! You are always welcome at Grace’s Scrap Attic.
Thanks again SNR!!!