Saturday, March 17, 2012

Waltzingmouse Blog Hop ~ Happy St. Patrick’s Day ~ Blog Candy!

St. Pat’s Fact: Much Irish folklore surrounds St. Patrick's Day. Not much of it is actually substantiated. Some of this lore includes the belief that Patrick raised people from the dead. He also is said to have given a sermon from a hilltop that drove all the snakes from Ireland. Of course, no snakes were ever native to Ireland, and some people think this is a metaphor for the conversion of the pagans. Though originally a Catholic holy day, St. Patrick's Day has evolved into more of a secular holiday.

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Good morning and Happy St. Patrick’s Day!1 There’s a lot going on today so let’s get right to it!  First up, this sweet vintage-y card is for the Waltzingmouse Stamps blog hop.  It happens every month on the 17th and as luck would have it, that’s St. Patrick’s Day this month!! I share their love for this day so it was easy to make the required green/St. Patrick’s Day/celtic card :) I found a sweet little vintage Irish girl card and then added an Irish blessing to her.  I love the little shamrock tag hanging from the ribbon :)

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As many of you know, it’s also my birthday!!  I feel so blessed having entered the world on this fabulous day!! Hence the Irish name, Maureen.  I am also 1/4 Irish on my Mom’s side :)  It’s not a party with out a goodie bag so I’m offering up a little treat to one lucky commenter on today’s post.  I’ve got 2 of my favourite Verve stamp sets (Feel the Sun, Better with You) and a bag of goodies…I’ll be going through the studio and filling a little bag with various embellishments (they’ll come in a plastic bag for shipping).

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All you have to do is leave a comment…a little birthday love, a great St. Patrick’s day story or maybe tell me what a good birthday wish might be as I blow out my candles today!  Also, leave an email address if your email is not turned on for comments, otherwise I cannot contact the winner.  I will post the winner’s name next Saturday morning, March 24th.  The winner will have 3 days to contact me if I cannot contact them or I’ll draw another name.  Thanks for stopping by and “May your blessings outnumber the shamrocks that grow.”

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what’s in it?

stamps: wms labels 14, irish blessings

ink: versafine onyx, kiwi kiss

paper: pti rustic cream, websters pages

accessories: spellbinders labels 14 die, vintage card, seam binding ribbon, gems, pti button, tag die

58 comments:

Aimes said...

Happy Birthday, Diva!!! Let's celebrate in style! Now I'm not sure if you'd fancy an apple Martini or a pint of Guiness for your special day so I have both :)
This card sums up exactly what I'd like to wish for you. Good health, good luck and happiness with a good dose of celebration too ;D
Have a fabulous day my friend!
Love ya!
Duchess
x

Helen Philippousis said...

Well... you should wish for a good life among good people who care for you...

Happy birthday...

Luanne said...

Happy Birthday Moe! May you have many BLESSINGS today, and through this year! I'm sure you'll find a pot of gold today. ((hugs))

KimCreate said...

Happy Birthday! Thanks for the opportunity to win some goodies. Wish for good health and happiness!
Kim
kjl571@yahoo.com

Lynn said...

Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, Happy birthday dear Moe...happy birthday to you! I think it is best that you are singing in your head versus hearing me :) May health, happiness and love surround you always! So thankful you are my dear, dear friend! Wish we were together to share a glass of wine to celebrate.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Happy birthday!! Enjoy your day to the fullest~

Beautiful card BTW

Natalie said...

Happy St. Patty's Birthday! :) I love your blog - your cards are always so beautiful and inspirational!

Natalie
lpstckgrl1@msn.com

Marisa said...

Enjoy your day, Moe :) A great way to start Spring Break! Trusting Tony will spoil you rotten too :)

Fun St. Patrick's Day party at a friend of mine who is 100% Irish and she had a little cap with a red hair fring and shamrock glasses we all had to wear and get our picture taken with. Was hilarious and loads of fun.

Meghan said...

Many happy returns! I hope today is filled with happy memories and good times!

Dagmar said...

Happy Birthday too. I love your blog und waltzingsmousse stamps.
So I will be happy if i win.
Dagmar

janmjax said...

Happy St. Patricks Day and a very Happy Birthday to you Moe! How sweet of you to do this on your special day!

Vickie Z said...

Wanted to stop by and wish you a Happy Birthday!!! Hope it's a wonderful one!!! May you have a long and happy life!! Love your card BTW!!

PS don't put me in the drawing (have those sets so, spread the Verve)- I just wanted to send you well wishes!!!

Jean Martin said...

Happy Birthday Moe!!! :)

Ravengirl said...

Happy Birthday Moe! Love the beautiful card! Don't let today's snow slow you down! Enjoy your day!

Hayley Glauser said...

How cool to have your birthday on such a fun day! Happy Birthday to you. I wish you a year of wonderful crafting moments and wonderful times with your family and friends.
Cheers,
Hayley

Christine said...

Happy Birthday, Maureen! We celebrate our 22nd anniversary today and are rejoicing with a young couple who will marry this evening.

An Irish blessing for your birthday:

A world of wishes at your command.
God and his angels close to hand.
Friends and family their love impart,
and Irish blessings in your heart!

Thanks for all the great St. Patrick's Day cards and facts. I've enjoyed them. May blessings return to you!

Moira said...

Celebrate your birthday by lifting your glass (of your favorite beverage!) to another year of blessings-health, wealth and happiness!!

Pauline said...

Happy birthday to you! Gorgeous card, love that vintage image, and the label looks wonderful stamped in green.
Happy partying!

Helen said...

Sweet card - love the Vintage feel to this & Happy Birthday!!

Susan (susiestampalot) said...

Hey Maureen! Just wanted to pop over here and tell you Happy Birthday!! :)

Cassie_lu said...

a beautiful card with a sweet image and a very happy birthday to you

rudlis said...

Gorgeous vintage card!!!
Happy partying! And Happy birthday to you!

Heidi said...

Happy Birthday to you... Happy Birthday to you...... hope it is a wonderful weekend for you!

OF course your card is gorgeous!

Heidi

Cheryl said...

Happy Birthday to you! I hope you have a fabulous day!

Slainte!

Stacey Schafer said...

happy, happy day, Maureen! hope it was as fabulous as you are:)

Dee in N.H. said...

Wishing you a super Happy Birthday! I hope it was really spectacular!!!

Julia Aston said...

Top o'the mornin' to you Maureen, and the rest of the day to yourself!! Wishing you a very happy birthday today - I love the pretty vintage image on your card with the lovely label stamping with your Irish Blessing!

Kelly S. said...

Oh HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! What a fun day to be born :) And how nice of you to offer a present to your readers! That vintage image is absolutely precious and so perfect for the hop today. Love the way she's peeking around the Irish Blessing. A gorgeous and sweet card!

Jan Garber said...

How fun would it be to have your birthday today?!! Cool! Well, girl, here's to you and many blessings in the days to come! That card is just too precious!

JJ Bolton said...

Happy Birthday Maureen! How great is it to have a birthday on such a lucky day? I hope you have a super birthday weekend:) Cheers!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Happy Birthday!!! I'm not one to normally celebrate St. Patrick's Day, but today I went to a winery where they were having Irish celebrations, so I drank some wine and ate a green cookie and listened to some nice music.

Kary said...

Happy Birthday, Maureen!! What a wonderful day to be born!
I Love your card - it's so pretty! Love the sweet image and the beautifully stamped sentiment. Have a lovely celebration!!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Hope you had a fabulous birthday!!!!!!
And your card is precious!

Marybeth said...

Happy birthday ,may you have continued blessings . Your vintage card is beautiful!
My son is in engineering also.

Renee said...

First...
Happy (belated) Birthday!!
I hope it was wonderful!
Second...
love this beauty!
That vintage image...
so adorable!
The sentiment is perfect...
and I too love that little shamrock tag! :)

Tammy said...

Happy Birthday Moe!! Hope you had a fabulous day doing everything you enjoy the most!! What a way to kick of the Spring break!!

I got to spend my day at a full-day scrapbooking event, and then topped off the night with my niece to celebrate her St. Patty's day birthday!!

Super Jen said...

Well Happy Birthday to you! Aren't you sweet to give presents to some one else on your very own special day. I love your vintage card. I struggle with the style but love it, especially when it is done well (as this one is). Eat cake! Cheers, Jen (jenlance at xmission dot come)

Michelle said...

Wishing you a happy belated b'day! Hope that you enjoy your spring break and share lots of creative inspirations with all of us. Many thanks for the generou giveaway..... love Verve!

Mary-Anne V said...

Happy belated birthday...sorry I missed it but I do remember it whenever I visit your awesome blog. I hope that you are blessed with a lot of inspiration because when you create you are inspiring others like me who are new to cardmaking. Thanks for sharing all your wonderful creations. jeandonny2000 at hotmail dot com

Colorado Crafter said...

Happy Birthday to you!!! I think a good b-day wish is to never look as old as I really am! LOL!!! But in reality good health is the best gift one can have because nothing else is worth much if you can't enjoy it. That vintage Irish girl is so cute... may I ask where you find vintage cards like that? (Not sure what you mean by the email being "turned on" It's included in my Google ID so I know it is available to you that way as other blogs I comment on have contacted me that way when I ask a question in a comment. I don't have a blog so don't know how it all works, but I know it's there for you.)

LILIANA said...

Happy Birthday! Many birthday wishes & blessing to you. I really enjoyed all the fun facts you posted this week, very interesting. Thanks for the chance to win some goodies. = )

Lilianastamps at gmail dot com

Betty said...

hope you had a wonderful birthday and many more. altho there's not a spec of irish in me i married into a totally irish family and have an irish last name so celebrating st. patrick's day has been a part of my life for a long time. love to read all your irish lore every year. thanks for a chance to win.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So pretty Maureen! Love the Vintage image paired with the WM label and sentiment! Happy Birthday and many more to come! Thanks for joining along with the WM party :)

Cassi said...

Happy Birthday - hope it was wonderful!

love your use of the vintage image paired with the blessing, a lovely card!

Annheidel said...

I hope you had a wonderful birthday! I've thoroughly enjoyed all the St. Patrick's Day trivia you've been posting. (and the cards too, of course!)

Jayne said...

Nice card and I love the blog candy. Thanks for the chance to win.

Maureen (Moe) Buck said...

hEY Maureen... I know I just "found" you on SCS (if you saw my comment)... and today linked to your blog from another. I hope you had a great birthday yesterday. Last ngiht, We went to hear a friends band play at a St.Patrick's "party" and they pulled me up on stage to join on vocals for a song... HEAVEN!!

Jen W. said...

Happy belated, Maureen! I hope you went easy on the green beer and birthday cake and that the leprechauns spoiled you rotten. :)

The image and sentiment on your card were made for each other and I love that tiny little tag!

Jeanne J said...

Oh my gosh Maureen your card is beautiful! I love the vintage feel and that pretty framed sentiment. Your bow is perfection with the little shamrock charm. GORGEOUS!

Carla said...

very nice card.

Deborah Frings said...

Belated birthday greetings - I do hope you had the most wonderful day!!

I love your vintage card - the image is just lovely and the sentiment is perfect for St Patrick's Day!

TannyP said...

Ahhhhhh....I hope you had the best birthday!!

Deirdre said...

Maureen - belated birthday greetings. What a wonderful day to be born. We celebrated with great gusto here in Ireland. Adore your card.

I shared some photos of Ireland in my first post on St Patrick's Day - here's the link http://colourandink.blogspot.com/2012/03/happy-st-patricks-day-photos-from.html - hopefully you will enjoy the greenery!

Kathy V. said...

What a wonderfully "Irish" card! Love the sentiment.

Happy belated birthday! Hope you had a great day.

selina.mcginn said...

As always, I love your card.

Tonje said...

Happy birthday! Great candy, thanks for the chance to win :) Birthday hugs from Tonje

tonjegb(a)hotmail.com

Charmaine Stack said...

Belated birthday wishes. I am still making my way through the WMS March blog party posts. I adore your card and that sweet vintage image.

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

Sorry this is so late, trying to catch up! Just wanted to say what a great card for the WMS blog party!

Chris L.

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