Next Sunday is one of my favorite holidays of the year for just simple fun – St. Patrick’s Day! Sure and begorrah, my Irish ancestors (Martins of County Roscommon) would be pleased to know I’m keeping up with some of their antics!
They might not be so happy with my use of a lucky four-leaf clover as a shamrock for a card made in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. But this year that’s all I have. Besides you and I both know that lots of St. Paddy’s Day cards have clovers when they mean to show shamrocks. So it will be our little secret!
But luck WILL be a part of this in Robin’s Craft Room, as I’ve decided to put on a little contest for you in honor of the day. What’s more Irish in the lexicon of tales of Irishmen (and women, too!) than a mug of beer and a fun limerick to go with it! As you all surely know, Limerick is more than a town in Ireland. It’s also a form of poetry that usually evokes a bit of laughter and is always fun to hear.
Here’s the contest: share a craft-related limerick with me in a comment on this blog post or in an e-mail. I’ll send one of today’s greeting cards the person who posts the most original limerick AND I’ll share my favorite with yet another St. Paddy’s Day card on the day of the celebration of the green – March 17th!
To get you inspired (?), I’ve written my own little limerick, with a bit of liberty taken with the rhyming. But it was fun!
There once was a stamper named Robin
Who bought stamps every time that she’d log in
She tried and she tried
But she just couldn’t hide
All the Stampin’ Up! stuff she was hoggin’
OK, a bit forgettable! But fun nonetheless. Let’s see yours!
Here are the products I used to make this card. The central layer is a 3″ x 3″ piece of Whisper White Cardstock. I used the Stamparatus to place the clover, first in a corner and then in the center of a side. I turned the cardstock 90 degrees each time I stamped.