Thursday, March 12, 2015

CKC Challenge #2 - Everyone's a Wee Bit Irish!

I'm not Irish at fact I am 100% Polish and proud of it.  Sometimes I get a little bit annoyed that only the Irish get a special day with such widespread attention for their heritage!  Ahhh...but I digress!  My husband IS Irish, which of course makes my children Irish (but more Polish percentage-wise!).  He is mostly Irish and each year, in attempt to embrace the holiday, I ask him if he'd like me to cook Corned Beef and Cabbage.  His response is always, "Oh no...that food is awful!"  Note:  He LOVES kielbasa, pierogies and stuffed cabbage!  Oh well, don't say I didn't ask!  However, an "Irish" food we have no problem eating is Shamrock Shakes!  Each March, McDonald's comes out with these delicious slightly minty green milkshakes to honor St. Pat's.  Now THAT is an Irish tradition I can embrace!  LOL!

Here is my take on Challenge #2:  Get inspired by something from Ireland.
( Shamrock Shakes aren't actually from Ireland, but I think I'm allowed to twist the challenge a bit!  You can too, if needed!)

My son's expression (or smolder, as I like to call it) totally reminds me of the Dos Equis ad campaign, "The Most Interesting Man in the World".   I just changed it up a bit to work with the theme.  He is such a ham (or would that be a Corned Beef?)

The colors of Ireland come shining through on this layout.

I structured my journaling in the same format as in the ads.  So silly!  So fun!

Well, even though I sound a wee bit cranky about St. Patrick's Day, I really am ok with it.  Just don't make me eat Corned Beef!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Great take on the challenge! Love the orange and green. So many things to love about this page, from the mist and cascading bits, cute little shamrocks to the wonderful title work.

  2. I like this layout and your photo is delightful.Your comments made me laugh.

  3. Great layout! I love the diagonal design, the woodgrain zigzag behind the photo, the color combination and those little shamrocks. Wonderful job with this prompt! (I'm half Irish and have never eaten corned beef and cabbage. My daughter Sarah was born on St. Patrick's Day so we always celebrate with cake, a much better option!)

  4. Awww so cute and the layout is cute too :)

  5. Super cute page, and it reminds me to see what Dairy Queen's Blizzard of the Month is for March - no doubt it would be green as well.

  6. T is the quintessential Most Interesting Irish Man in the World! Love how the warm browns from the cork & wood anchor everything on your white background. The washi border top & bottom look great, and I like that you included both green & orange.

  7. I never realised that you're Polish! Doh! Have just been to Poland (Gdansk) for the very first time and LOVED it - and the food. Loving your layout too - bright, clean and lovely!

  8. what a great page with the diagonal swoop from top left to bottom right - really lovely design. The photo is a good one and you've made a fabulous little capture with the journalling. Everything on this page supports the fun feeling and it's just super!

  9. I love the white space on this one - it works really really well with your layout