Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Happy 75th Birthday Mama Minnie

I celebrate my mother today, affectionately known as Mama Minnie by me and many of the children she’s nurtured.  She has a heart of gold and children untold to have only birthed two (my brother Patrick and me) of her own and now the love of her life her grandson (PJ)!  Mama Minnie is indeed a blessing; a God fearing woman who not talks the talk, but walks the walk.   She has taught and shown me the values of good work ethics having worked 40 years at Cleo Wrap.  

Recipe ingredients for Mom's card:
My Minds Eye paper
TLC sentiment
Spectrum Noir markers
Stampin Up banner punch
Hancock Fabrics lace
Star fiber - Mama Minnie's stash

After their closing, Mama Minnie didn’t retire.  She loves to help others and inquired one day about being a greeter at Kroger. We got on the computer one Saturday and she was called for an interview the next week.  Kroger hired her as a florist. She had lots of experience with silk flowers (She still does wedding & Christmas decors) and now she is working with live flowers and has loyal customers.  Look at God!  You are never too old to learn.  Mama Minnie still finds time to visit the nursing home, assist in our church feeding ministry and take care of everyone else.  She tells me jokingly, I’m not made out of what she is made out of.  (I can't keep up with her lol)  It is my prayer that she makes it over 100.


I love to write poetry in my past time.  This poem is included in the inside of her card. I want to give her the roses while she lives. 

M other you are a blessing and I’m thankful to God for letting you see 75 in good health

A nd the abundance of joy from family, friends and faith in Him is the greatest wealth
M any memories are fond and dear to my heart growing up into the young lady that I am
A nd even when your answer was no I knew it was only because you care; you’re sweet as a lamb
M any talents I’ve inherited from you and I’m grateful for your gift of creativity
I  will always refer to one of your favorite scriptures I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me
N o one can replace you Mama Minnie and I cherish our quality time each week
N urturing, timeliness, and spirit-filled are just some of the qualities that make you unique
 I  just want you to continue to let your light so shine and stay active as you are
E mbrace the love within.  Know that I appreciate you and you will always be my Shining Star.
Entering in
Twist of Faith – Challenge #50 Women Proverbs 31
Word Art Wednesday – Challenge #92 Anything Goes Uplifting Sentiment
Creative Card Crew – Challenge #42 Banner/Pennant
Thank you for letting me share my blessing with you today.




  1. Wow your card is outstanding. From all the layering, to design and coloring of image. Your eye for detail is splendid and really makes this creation a show stopper. Thanks so much for playing along with the Clearly Digi stamp sponsored challenge over at Tuesday Morning Sketches. Your mother is beautiful and she sounds like an amazing woman. Any woman who can teach her children to walk in the ways of the Lord is a true blessing indeed. I am more than sure that she is gonna love this creation. It is truly beautiful. Thank you for sharing a little about her and this card today. Hugs.

  2. What a fantastic tribute to your mom. Your card is beautiful - I love all the layers and details. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday. I love to read tributes to moms. I would have really missed a blessing if I hadn't been able to read this one.

  3. This is just lovely! What a wonderful woman your mum is and you are so blessed to have her. Thank you for sharing this gorgeous card for your mum.
    xxx Asha
    Sunny Summer Crafts

  4. I absolutely LOVE this amazing card. WOW is it ever beautiful.

  5. What a stunning card! I love the details you have put into it! And the love you have put into it shows as well! A mom is certainly a woman worthy of celebrating...thanks for joining in with us and sharing your story as we "Celebrate Women" this week at Twist of Faith!
    Tracey F., DT Twist of Faith Card Challenges

  6. That is a beautiful card. Your mom is still a spring chicken and pretty too. God Bless her and Happy Birthday.

  7. Awe, I love your poem and your Mother's photo. Like that you inherited talents from her!

  8. This card is STUNNING...your pome brought tears to my eyes! I LOVE it...your mother is BEAUTIFUL!

  9. What a beautiful card for a beautiful lady! Your mom doesn't look 75! I know she will cherish it. Great job!

  10. This is gorgeous!!!!You are so talented!

  11. What a gorgeous birthday tribute to your mom. And she surely doesn't look 75. I love the card, the colors match you mom's uniform. Who makes the image that you used?

    Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Word Art Wednesday. I love seeing your beautiful art. Blessings!

    1. Gemiel the image was a freebie. I can't remember which site I got it from, but her name is Jeanne.

  12. Beautiful card for a beautiful lady from her beautiful daughter. You are blessed Ms. Princess!! Tell momma Minnie I said "Happy Birthday! May God blss her to see many, many more!"

  13. What a fabulous card for your mom - I felt so blessed to read about her & what a wonderful person she is!
    I'm going to share your post on the Tuesday Morning Sketches page on Facebook this morning:
    Thanks so much for coming to play at Tuesday Morning Sketches this week :)

  14. This is so pretty sweetie. Thank you for sharing your lovely creation with us at Creative Card Crew.

    Cathy DT

  15. What a gorgeous card and wonderful tribute!!! Happy birthday to your mother!!
    Thanks for playing along this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!

  16. Very lovely card. Wonderful use of our weekly sketch. Thank you for joining us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

  17. Princess, what a beautiful card and I like that you're giving your mother her flowers while she can smell and enjoy them! What a wonderful tribute, Happy Birthday to Mamma Minnie!

  18. Such a lovely card, and what a beautiful poem it contains. Happy birthday to your Mom! Best, CG

  19. Great post Princess, your mother sounds like a truly virtuous Woman!! Your card is so totally classy too and the poem is terrific! Thanks for sharing your beautiful art at Twist Of Faith!

  20. AMAZING card and poem! It brought tears to my eyes...such a loving tribute to Mama Minnie. Please wish her a very Happy Birthday for me - I don't know her but she sounds like an amazing woman.....and she raised an amazing daughter too. Thanks for joining us this week at Twist of Faith.

  21. Hi Princess...your card is gorgeous and overflowing with love. Your poem is beautiful and I know Mama Minnie is going to love and cherish it. Thank you for sharing your beautiful works with us at Twist of Faith. You are an Inspiration.

  22. Wow, look at all of those details..gorgeous! Thank you for using our sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches..your card is lovely!

  23. Your mother sounds like an amazing woman! The poem you wrote for her is beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

  24. Super pretty! Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

  25. What an awesome card! I love the banner! And such a sweet poem--that is wonderful.................

    Thanks for joining us at the Twist of Faith Challenge--good luck this week. We hope to see you join us in future challenges too. Barb--DT

  26. This gorgeous! Your mom sounds like a wonderful women! She will love this card too! Thanks for joining us at Twist of Faith!

  27. What an amazing card for your mom! Your design and that star fiber are great! I especially love the exceptional poem you wrote for your mom! Thanks for sharing an encouraging, "womanhood" card with us at Twist of Faith.

  28. OK... the woman in that picture is NOT 75!!! She looks absolutely ageless...beautiful skin and all. What a beautiful card and tribute to your mom!


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