Monday, February 28, 2011

Irish Blessing Printable

2012 UPDATE: I have additional Versions of The Irish Blessings HERE!

May the road rise up to meet you,
May the wind be ever at your back
May the sun shine warm upon your face
And the rain fall softly on your fields,
and until we meet again,
May God hold you in the hollow of His hand
~Traditional Irish Blessing

So I have been telling myself, don't get caught up in all of the cute Saint Patrick's Day crafts, you have never decorated for the holiday in the past, you will be fine.... Well, this past weekend, I heard for the first time the Traditional Irish Blessing at church. The words are so sweet they really touched me, so I decided it would be a great way for me to decorate for Saint Patrick's Day.

I decided to make my first printable. I am so excited to share it with you! I used Photoshop to create them, and I found an awesome brush set by Obsidian Down on Brusheezy, and the font at Dafont.com. I hope you enjoy them, I made them both 8x10 so you can shrink them down if you need!
I made this one more traditional, here is the link.
I was going more for a modern clean look on this one! Here is the link.
I have more of a vintage style, so for my house I choose to use the the first Printable. I bought an inexpensive frame.
I painted the frame off-white with craft paint.
I then glazed the frame with a dark brown color. If you would like to learn more about glazing, go over to Brook's blog, All Things Thrifty, she is amazing! She taught me all I know about glazing! I then sprayed a clear finish on the frame to give it a little bit of a shine, and to conceal it good.
Of course I had to add some bling, I made a simple shamrock out of ribbon, and put a rhinestone in the middle.
And here is the final product, I really love how it turned out. My Irish ancestors would be proud!
It is a great addition to the top of my piano.
I think the ribbon shamrocks turned out sweet. I might have to make my girls some shamrock hair things.
I hope you enjoy this little poem as much as I do! This is my first time sharing a printable, so if you have any trouble please let me know.

2012 UPDATE: I have additional Versions of The Irish Blessings HERE!
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33 comments:

  1. I love this and have featured it at Extreme Personal Measures. Love the ribbon shamrock!

    Denise
    Extreme Personal Measures

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  2. Thanks so much for sharing your work! I love it!

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  3. Oh, this is wonderful! You did an awesome job!

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  4. Your shamrock bows are adorable.

    PS. I love your blog header!

    megan
    craftycpa.blogspot.com

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  5. What a fun project! LOVE the shamrock ribbons. And you're right, that is a beautiful saying.

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  6. What a wonderful project and I love that saying.

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  7. This is darling. I used your printable for my display at home. It is my fav. irish saying. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  8. Fabulous printable! And love your little Shamrock! Thanks so much for linking this up as well.

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  9. Thanks so much for sharing...what a sweet project!

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  10. Great idea to embellish the frame like that. Beautiful!

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  11. Thank you for sharing this! I love it! It is so elegant looking!!!

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  12. May I share your printable on my blog? I would only use a small image and link to your post so people would still be going to your site to get the printable.

    It would be as part of a post on St. Patricks Day printables on suchfuntogive.blogspot.com and possibly on either scribbleprints.blogspot.com or texifornia.blogspot.com in a post I'm thinking about doing about the historical St. Patrick including more religious themed crafts and activities for St. Patrick's Day (I would love to share your ribbon clover there also if I go ahead with that).

    ecarian at yahoo dot com

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  13. I serioulsy love the glazing on this frame, gorgeous! And love the printable too. :-) Thanks for sharing your projects this weekend!

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  14. Wonderful! Thank you so very much. I am featuring your printable tomorrow on my blog {hope that is okay!}.

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  15. that is so neat! I love the irish blessing. Thanks for joining the newbie party.
    Debbiedoos blogging and blabbing

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  16. What a great transformation, I just love how it turned out and what a cute way to finish it off with the green ribbon shaped like a shamrock. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and becoming a follower I really appreciate it!! Following you back. Martina

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  17. Beautiful!! Love the ribbon shamrock!
    xxDaniella

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  18. So pretty!!! And thanks for sharing the printable!

    Also, thanks for linking to Fancy This Fridays!!! Hope to see you again this week! :)

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  19. Such a beautiful, timeless blessing. Thank you for the printables too! I love the way you framed yours, and the little ribbon shamrock is absolutely priceless!!

    Always a pleasure to have you be a part of "A Little Birdie Told Me..." Tuesday at Rook No. 17!!

    Jenn

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  20. This is gorgeous! Thanks so much!

    I am having an antique auction on my blog. All sorts of lovely and romantic finds looking for a new home. I hope you'll stop by.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

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  21. Hello! Thanks so much for joining the St. Patrick's Day Blessing linky! :-) Glad to see you as one of the first!

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  22. Thank you for sharing your great project by linking up to my blog bash K.I.S.S. @ The Tattered Tag. Please remember tomorrow is another fun blog bash, so drop by and link up more of your creativity! :)

    Drop by The Tattered Tag

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  23. Great project. I loved them both. Had to print off both of them to use. Now must run to town for a coulple more frames. And the ribbon shamrock are just so adorable and add a very special touch to the frame and picture. Great job and thanks for sharing.

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  24. As you already know, I love these! Thanks for adding them to the St. Patrick's party!

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  25. And thank you for linking up to my ♣ Blog Crawl. Love the print!

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  26. What a wonderful idea! Thank you so much for sharing this with us.

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  27. Very clever, I like this a lot!!!

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    Best Saint Patricks Day Blessing Quotes.

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  30. Hi! I just came across your printable on pinterest and shared it on my blog! I plan on printing it and putting it on my piano too! :) Thanks so much for sharing!
    http://casa-de-castel.blogspot.com/2014/03/love-and-luck.html

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