Sunday, March 17, 2013

An Irish Blessing on St. Patrick’s Day

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Top o’ the mornin’ to you and a thousand welcomes! Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  We are whooping it up here on the blog with a couple of special treats :)  First up is my card for the Waltzingmouse Stamps Blog Hop.  It’s on the 17th of every month which eventually leads us to March 17th and St. Patty’s Day!  No complaint here!  It seems appropriate that and Irish company take centre stage for my birthday celebration :)  The challenge this month is to show some “Luck.”  Easy to do with the Irish Blessings set.  So that’s where I started.  Then I thought it would be fun to add a little rainbow to one of the shamrock’s leaves.

If you’ve been here before on St. Patrick’s Day, you know that I love to offer up some Birthday Blog Candy.  It’s not a party without  presents, right?  So here’s what’s up for this year… a collection of some of my favourite stamps, dies and embellishments.
birthdayblogcandy
1. Stronger Love stamp set by Verve Stamps
2. Lucky You stamp set by Verve Stamps
3.  Shamrock Die set by Verve Stamps (coordinates with the Lucky You set)
4.Thanks a Bunch stamp set by Clearly Besotted Stamps
5. Bakers Twine pack from We R Memory Keepers
6. Gemstones Ritz Collection in green
7. 1 meter of green organza mini roses trim by Maya Road

And it’s easy to enter!  Just leave me a comment on today’s post with your favourite type of cake! YUM! My mom always made me a cake with green icing :) 
I’ll pick a winner next Sunday at noon (March 24th).  Please make sure you leave an email in your comment if your name is not linked to an email address through Blogger.  The winner will have 3 days to contact me, otherwise I’ll randomly pick a new winner.

Thanks so much for visiting and have a glorious GREEN DAY!
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what’s in it?

stamps: wms irish blessings

ink: versafine onyx

paper: pti soft stone, white, su kiwi kiss, crate paper on trend

accessories: ek success heart punch, cuttlebug and stampin up embossing folders, pti button, bakers twine, organza ribbon, mft fishtail banner die, su tag edge and ribbon punches, corner rounder, paper doily

77 comments:

Moira said...

Happy Birthday! Love the card and how generous of you to offer all these goodies. My favorite cake is a yellow cake but close second is an angel food cake. My mom always made me angel food cake with strawberry frosting for my birthday!

Teresa Kline said...

no giftie for me....just wanted to stop by and wish you the happiest of birthdays Maureen! May your day be filled with lots of love, laughter, and {{{big ole mushy hugs!}}}.....sweet day to ya

hugs & enjoy *~*

Kristie Goulet said...

Happy Birthday to you! Love your card, especially how you added the rainbow to your shamrock!
My favorite kind of cake is white with chocolate frosting. YUMMO!!

Barb said...

Happy Birthday!! I always love your cards.
I would have to say my favourite cake is a "German Chocolate" cake. I love the icing!!!

Jean Martin said...

Happy birthday Moe!!! Wishing you all the best!!! :)

Alanna said...

Your card is darling. What a great quote.

My favorite cake would be an ice cream cake. Vanilla cake with vanilla ice cream in the middle.

Happy birthday!

Debra said...

Hope you have a wonderful birthday! Very generous of you to offer these blog gifties! My favorite cake has to be cheesecake with cherry topping. A very rare treat these days! I think its better to have a piece in a restaurant than have the whole thing in my kitchen! Thanks for the chance to win!

Mary Ann said...

Wishing you a very Happy Birthday,Beautiful card,My best cake is coconut,Happy St.Patty's...

Melisa Hunter said...

Happy happy birthday, Maureen! Love the rainbow on your card! My favourite cake is the chocolate pear cake from "Swiss Pastries"~ layer of chocolate cake, pear mousse and meringue. Yum! Have a great day!

Christine said...

Happy birthday! My favorite cake is angel food cake. My grandma used to make for my birthday each year and she always added the thinnest layer of yummy pink icing.

Love the rainbow in your shamrock!

Lynn said...

Happy, happy birthday Moe! I hope you and Tony have had a fabulous birthday get away! I love the touch of colored paper on the fabulous shamrock! My mum makes me an angel food cake with chocolate pudding and cool whip icing. Yummy!

Kim H. said...

Happy Birthday!!! Hope your day is fantastic! My favorite cake is crumb cake! My mom makes a fantastic crumb cake that is just like we bought it from the bakery! Thanks for the chance to win! Have a great day!

Aimes said...

Top o' the mornin' to ya, Birthday Diva! :D
I hope you're having a fabulous day and how fitting that the WMS blog hop is on your special day too!
We're celebrating St Paddy's and your special day in style over here too of course! :)
Hugs!
Duchess
x

Vicki Dutcher said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you and dh had a great week end. Thanks for sharing your bday with the rest of us~

Vicki Dutcher said...

Oh yeah - I like chocolate with chocolate frosting :)

Barb said...

First of all, Happy Birthday to you, Maureen! Hope you're having a very special day! Love your adorable shamrock - so clever! My answer is going to be quite boring, I'm afraid - I just love white cake with chocolate frosting! Thanks for the chance to win some fabulous goodies! :)

Betty said...

happy birthday and happy st. patrick's day - hope your weekend has been wonderful!! hugs

Alma Dirpaul said...

Happy Birthday. My favorite is angel food cake with strawberries and whipped cream

Marisa said...

Happy, Happy Birthday!! Wishing you a fabulous day of celebrating you :) Not a huge cake lover, but my mom makes two I love: First is a blitz torte with almonds on top and a lemon filling between the layers and the second is a layered chocolate and almond cake.

Jamie said...

I love this card! My favorite cake is Angel food and I want to wish you a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

Paige Dolecki said...

Happy Birthday! My favorite cake is Black Forest cherry torte - I used to make it for my Dad when I was a teenager!

Paige

Luanne said...

Happy Birthday Moe! I hope you're having a wonderful, fabulous time celebrating today. You're the sweetest Irish woman I know. Cyber birthday hugs to you...!

Luanne said...


Oops! My favorite cake is Cheesecake. ;) hope that counts!!

Meghan said...

Happy Birthday Maureen! My favourite cake is cheese cake! Hope your day is amazing!

Tracy said...

Happy Birthday! Thanks for all the lovely inspiration you provide all year long. My fav cake is pineapple upside down.

Jenny Armstrong said...

Happy Birthday. I absolutely love almonds and marzipan, so my favourite cake has to be Battenburg. A very pretty cake too!

Karen Day said...

Top 'o the morning to you, Maureen! Hope your day is awesome :o) I go for anything chocolate where cakes are concerned!

Colorado Crafter said...

Happy, happy birthday to you!!! My favorite kind of cake is chocolate. There are so many kinds of great chocolate cakes I won't narrow it down. I'd happy with pretty much any of them. Thanks for the chance to win your wonderful blog candy!!

Jenny said...

Happy birthday!!!! Love seeing the excitement you show for St Paddy's! My fave cake- probably chocolate, but I am really not picky when it comes to cake ;) I love cheesecake as well, if that counts!

Peg said...

Birthday wishes! My favorite is Chocolate with Chocolate frosting!!!! Love your clean card.
Thanks for the chance to win!

Pauline said...

Gorgeous card, and a very happy birthday to you!

Annie said...

Happy Day!! My favourite cake is lemon drizzle, yum.

Marianne said...
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Deborah Frings said...

Absolutely beautiful card - I do like the chevron paper on the shamrock! Just fab.

Wishing you a Happy Birthday too - have a fun day. As for my favourite cake - it's got to be chocolate cake - pretty much any way you care to make it :)

Marianne said...

Happy Birthday Maureen. May your day be filled with cake and laughter. My favourite cake is chocolate cake. I have a (South Beach) recipe for low carb chocolate cake made with yoghurt and no flour and it is so yummie that it's hard to stick to one piece.
Thanks for your giveaway. I would love to expand my (very small) collection of Verve stamps.
Happy St. Patrick's day!
mcv.029 at gmail dot com

Tracey McNeely said...

Lynn a fantastic card for the WM Blog Party and that perfect Irish blessing.

A very Happy Birthday to you, I hope you have a wonderful birthday and St. Patrick's Day!

Petra Swart said...

Hi, Maureen and Happy Birthday!!
My favourite cake, hmm.. has to be my very special carrot cake with pecan nuts and cream cheese icing!! Have you ever tried that - I'll send you the recipe if you like! Best cake ever!! Thanks for offering the prize - so kind of you.
... and for your card, lovely; as always!
Have a lovely week!

Cassie_lu said...

How clever to use the rainbow for one of the leaves. Great job.

Rhonda said...

Happy Happy Birthday Maureen! My favorite is a big o' chocolate sheet cake.

Jess Willison said...

Happy Happy Birthday! First and foremost of course!

My favourite cake....well it would be Applesauce cake with Caramel Frosting.

Vera said...

Happy Birthday, Maureen! My favorite cake is vegan carrot cake with vanilla frosting. I really love your original shamrock. It rocks! ;-)

~Tammy~ said...

Happiest of Birthday's to you! Your card is gorgeous! I love the rainbow leaf! Clever! I am a red velvet but with Vanilla Icing kind of girl! I was born on St. Valentine's Day, so I think that must be why! :-)

Have a Happy St. Patrick's Day too!

Vicki said...

German chocolate cake is my favorite. Who doesn't like chocolate combined with ANYTHING? In fact, I'm eating a piece of it now!

Vickie Z said...

Happy Birthday...hope you had a fabulous WE!! Love your card!!

Cheryl said...

Happy Birthday! Thank you for the chance to win these goodies! I love German Chocolate cake. Yummy!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Oh Maurine, how clever to create your shamrock in the variety of patterns and colors you used. Love it!

Joyce said...

Happy birthday! How fun to have a birthday on a holiday. I love your shamrock, and your Irish blessing. And, thanks for the chance to win that awesome prize.

joycemc57 said...

Birthday wishes! My favorite cake is lemon raspberry cheesecake. Thanks for sharing your card and the chance to win.

Julia Aston said...

wishing you a very happy birthday today Maureen! Love the way you fit the rainbow into your shamrock and the sweet ribbon tab!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Happy Birthday, and Happy St. Patty's too! My favorite cake is a Mock Black Forrest Cake - Devil's food chocolate cake, then cherry pie filling between the layers, then "ice" the cake with Cool Whip (don't use low fat, it slides off!) and then some Chocolate Curls on top!! YUM

Kelly S. said...

Uh oh...thought I posted a comment but don't see one. Having trouble with that lately! Happy Birthday, Maureen! So nice that we always get to celebrate with you at the WMS blog party :) I LOVE your design with the rainbow leaf, soooo clever Maureen! And perfect with the sentiment. Love the whole layout actually! And the dotted leaves should not be left out ;) Since we are talking cakes...my fave is yellow cake with chocolate frosting!

Sabrina said...

Happy Birthday!! Your card is Great!!
MY favorite cake is German chocolate with pecan icing!

LILIANA said...

Happy Birthday - hope it was a blessed day! Super cute card. My favorite is white cake w/vanilla frosting. Thanks for the chance to win.

Nancy L. said...

Happy Birthday Maureen!
I love just the plain ol' chocolate!!

Linda Carson said...

Happy Birthday! Hope you had cake and ice cream for breakfast!! It keeps you young! I love carrot cake! Fabulous and creative card! Love it! leenda1 at cox dot net

Helen F. said...

Happy Birthday, Maureen
Hope you are having a wonderful fun filled week!
As a kid growing up in Boston, there were neighborhood Bakeries that made my all time favorite
only-on-your-birthday-cake:
Italian Rum Cake :)

KimCreate said...

Happy Birthday! I thought of you last Sunday!
My favorite cake is pna colada cake with coconut icing! ummmm.
Thanks for the chance to win!
Kim
kjl571atyahoodotcom

Kara said...

Happy Birthday!! I love anything CHOCOLATE!!!

Suzanne said...

Happy Belated Birthday, my beautiful friend! I hope you had a most wonderful day!!!

Cake? I love most kinds...and chocolate pudding pie too! ;)

Dee in N.H. said...

Happy Birthday! I was away so I'm late! Hope it was awesome. Love your shamrock and the great sentiment! My favorite cake is chocolate with peanutbutter frosting.

angel1990 said...

Happy birthday!! I love banana& coconut cake!!

Debbie said...

Happy Belated Birthday! Love your card! My fav cake is carrot cake with cream cheese icing. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win this great blog candy!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Happy belated, Moe! I love this card with the fun, rainbow petal! My favoite cake is the Chocolate Eruption from Whole Foods. Pure evil but very yummy!

dj said...

Happy Birthday!! Awesome blog candy!! You should be the one getting gifts not having to give them!! :-)

dj said...

Another Happy Birthday wish from me...not a second entry...I just forgot to tell my favorite cake...I always ask for Shoo-fly Pie instead of cake but if I had to pick a cake it would be coconut!! Birthday blessings!!

scrappingnana said...

Happy Belated Birthday. My grandson & great-grandson (his son) were born on March 17th also.

Oma said...

Happy Belated Birthday Lori! My favourite cake is a Mocha Cake. What's not to love about it? It has my 2 favourite ingredients - chocolate and coffee - YUM! Thanks for the chance to win your blog candy! It's even better than a Mocha Cake!

gardener said...

Favorite cake would have to be my mother's scratch chocolate cake. It's the moistest one on the planet, bar none. And brings along with it the nicest thoughts of my 96 year old mother who still walks over a mile a day. It's her favorite cake also.

Colleen said...

Happy Birthday!
your card is darling and such a wonderful sentiment.
I like cheesecake of Any kind.
Thank you for this opportunity.
ColleenB.

Barb said...

Another great looking card! Such a creative designer! This is my second comment..different card! I have another cake I like....the white cake with the rainbow pieces in it!

Cheryl said...

What an adorable card, and Happy Birthday! My fave cake is Pineapple Upside Down cake...but as a child, my Mom always made me a German Choc. cake with the Choc./Pecan Frosting...yum!

calkero45@yahoo.com

Katie said...

Mt favorite cake is actually pie at this point. For my birthday this year my daughter made me the BEST Chocolate Meringue Pie.
Love your card and hope your break has been wonderful.

Sonia Y said...

Happy Birthday Maureen!!
My favourite cake has to be coconut cake! I love everything coconut!!
Thanks for the opportunity to win some lovely stamps and goodies : )

lainey said...

oooo it has to be chocolate cake all the way!! the gooey kind :) thanks for a chance to win some fab candy Maureen!! lainey x

Tracy MacLoughlin said...

Happy belated birthday! I absolutely love your card, especially the pop of color with one of the 3 leaves on the clover! Thanks for the chance to win!

Heidi said...

Favorite Cake? Well it most definately my mother's Chocolate Cherry Cake with thick icing on it. Oh my gosh, she makes it for my birthday every year. She makes it into these HUGE cupcakes so I can take them home and eat them for a week!(or less if I eat em fast!).

Stacey Schafer said...

favorite cake...red velvet with cream cheese icing:) happy belated, my friend!

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