Monday, June 24, 2013

Mary Ann's Surprise Blog Hop

Welcome to "Mary Ann's Surprise Birthday" Blog Hop!  

Today is my Mom, Mary Ann's 65th Birthday and to honor her, we are putting on a surprise birthday blog hop!!!!  

I am the first stop on the hop!  Let me tell you a little about my wonderful Mom!  She is first, a Mother, then a Wife, Grandmother, Care Giver, Friend and all around awesome person.  My Mom is my very best friend!  We talk every day and try to see each other as much as possible.  She is AWESOME!  

Some of her favorite things are......gardening, crafting, vacationing and spending time with family.  She is a florist by trade but doesn't do much of that anymore, mostly for family in her backyard shop.  

A few years back, she had a TIA which put things in perspective for me.  You think your parents are going to be here forever or at least you hope so, right.  But after her health scare, which by the way she made a full recovery, our bond just got stronger.  I make it a point to see her as much as possible and we vacation together.  You know a little mother/daughter time!  I LOVE MY MOMMY!!!!!!  And that is the reason I am doing this for her!  Mom, I hope you enjoy your special day!!!!
In addition to seeing a lot of awesome creations, there is some blog candy available too.  Mary from  Cardz TV with Mary is our sponsor for this hop!  She will be giving away TWO stamp sets!  Be sure to stop by her blog and give her some bloggie love!  And head over to  facebook and become a Cardz TV Stamps follower! 

In addition, I will be giving away a Michael or JoAnn's gift card, winner's choice.  To be eligible for the blog candy, you are required to visit each stop in the hop and leave a comment!  The winner will be announced Friday on my blog! 

Don't forget to leave a birthday message for the birthday girl!!!!! 

My Mommy loves ladybugs so when i saw this sweet little ladybug in the Kate's ABCs handbook, I knew I had to use it.  

 To create the frame for the inside of my card, I used a Martha Stewart Punch.
The sentiments are from Cardz TV "Good Times" stamp set!

I made this wreath as a birthday gift for my Mommy!  Hope she likes it!

Next on the hop is my super sweet friend VANESSA!

Should you get lost along the way, here is the entire line up: 


  1. What a lovely thing to do for your Mom!! My Dad will be 90 next month and we are having a little party for him at the care center where he lives. Parents are more special the older we get, aren't they?

    Love the projects you made for your Mom, but I think the ladybug in your first one is actually supposed to be a turtle!! tehee... I could be wrong!

    Happy Birthday to Mary Ann. You are blessed to have such a daughter and she is blessed to have such a mom!!! Joy to you!

  2. Happy birthday to you. Happy birthday to you. Happy birthday dear Mary Ann. Happy birthday to you. May your day be filled with love and happiness!
    Your card is beautiful inside and out. Love that sweet wreath. TFS.

  3. Happy Birthday to your mommy!!! This is awesome! I lost my mom when she was 46, just 13 years ago. I miss her every day. I'm proud of you for doing something so special for her! You card is darling and that wreath is too cute! Thanks for sharing and for offering fab blog candy too!

  4. Happy Birthday Mary Ann! Lovely card and wreath. I like the cute scene on the outside and the frame on the inside.

  5. Your card is so adorable and your wreath is gorgeous! Your mom will love it!

  6. A beautiful card and a Gorgeous wreath. She will love it! I do!
    Happy birthday to your mom.
    Have a wonderful day,
    ♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
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  7. Happy Birthday to your sweet Mom - she will absolutely adore the lady bug card and the stunning wreath - wowser!!
    Cyberhugs.............Mama LoveBug (Pam)

  8. Love the Wreath! Happy Birthday to you mom! (It's my mom's birthday too)

    1. Tash, did grandma get her presents from the girls yet?

  9. Happy 65th Birthday to your Mommy! The wreath is beautiful, she'll love it! The cards go perfectly as well! Who doesn't love ladybugs? They are so sweet! Thanks for the chance to win on your Mommys special day!!

  10. Miranda the wreath is beautiful! Thank-you for allowing me to be part of your Moms birthday celebration!!

  11. Dear Mary Ann!
    It's plain to see
    that your little apple
    fell close to the tree.
    Best wishes to you;
    What fun is in store!
    Happy Birthday to you
    and many, many, many more!

    She is going to love her pretty card and wreath!

  12. I love the wreath!! cards are adorable and Happy Birthday Mom! Wonderful way to celebrate!
    Janet Royer

  13. Miranda, I LOVE that you did a Hop for your Mom for her Birthday, and from reading in our group and this post, I can tell how much you love your mommy! ;) I am sooo glad that you two are so close!! I was thrilled to participate in this hop with you! You made it totally easy and super fun!!



  14. Wow! I love all the bautiful cards! Great inspiration!! Thank You...and a Big Happy Birthday to your sweet mommy!! May she have a blessed day today and always!

  15. Happy Birthday Mary Ann!
    I must say all of these project's came out fantastic! I love the wreath!

  16. Lucky Mom!! She already has the best present...YOU! Your cards and wreath are lovely and will be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks for inviting us to join the party!
    Creative wishes
    Claire S

  17. WOW! all your projects are beautiful, my favorite is the wreath so awesome and full of color! Love it

  18. beautiful cards and wreath. Mom is going to love them! That's so wonderful that you have gotten closer to your Mom. Mine had a stroke but also made a full recovery but eventually got Alzheimers. We spent every moment we could with her (unlike the rest of the family). I will never regret the times we had and I know many of them were special to my sons too. She will be gone 10 years this October and I still miss her everyday.

    Wish your Mom a happy birthday and give her a great big hug!

  19. I just realized it is only her 65th birthday. You better take good care of that Momma of yours! She's still so young! My Mom made it to 87 even after the stroke and the Alzheimers and a variety of heart issues that started around 80.

  20. Thanks for having the hop...I love your card and your wreath is adorable! Be extra loving to your mom....there is nothing better than a strong mom/daughter bond. Thanks so much!

  21. Miranda, you are such a sweet daughter for hosting this hop for your Mom! It's wonderful to read about your love for her! I LOVE your wreath and the pretty, pretty card you made for her!
    Happy 65th Mary Ann and thanks, Miranda!

  22. You really did it this time,Miranda Lynn,This was a great surprise!The pictures we could have did without,lol,God sent me a very special lil girl,Love you with all my heart,All your friends are very sweet,Thank you and all,Very much,Love you all!!!My computer is going nuts again!lol!

  23. The wreath is just beautiful. Have a wonderfully fun & Happy B-Day.

    marg0006 at Verizon dot net

  24. I also love the wreath and the little detail in there. Happy birthday!!!!


Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment! I appreciate them! Have a great day!!! Miranda :-)