Saturday, October 18, 2008

Some Birthday Rak's

Here are some fabulous cards I recieved in the mail for my birthday!! The first one is from Vera Schoeters. Vera and I are on the Great Swaps Girls together. Thanks so much Vera! My next card came from Jessica Diedrich, our newest Prettie Girl. Isn't it AWESOME!! Look at all the bling!! Finally, this last card came from Denise Marzec(peanutbee). Her coloring on here is GORGEOUS!! She also sent this to me to congratulate me on my DH and I's 4th anniversary and my joining the Dirty Dozen. Thanks Denise, you rock!!

And the WINNERS are....

SO are you ready for the winners!!!
I used to pick my winners..the first number listed will get the GRAND prize then the next two will get my other two prizes!! SO here we go!!
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Timestamp: 2008-10-18 05:29:19 UTC

So, the first prize goes to

Debbie/Phx AZ
Jessie my dear, dear girl. I have never and I mean never dreaded a birthday. I believe every year should be a wonderful celebration of our birth. I turned 50 two years ago and literally celebrated the whole month. I have learned with age the wisdom to know that it is better to be grateful for what we have as opposed to looking at what we do not. May you have many more birthdays (dreaded or not) and may God bless you always.Debbie/Phx AZ

Second Prize goes to:
Nina said...
I turned 58 on Oct 9 and my dear sister (7 years younger) commented that I'm almost 60!! So I pouted for a few minutes then decided there's nothing I can do about it -- plus it's still 2 years away!! Actually I've never worried about any birthdays. I've enjoyed every different phase of my life so far and expect (and hope) to continue enjoying. Don't dread birthdays --just have fun and look forward to what each new year brings. I'm pretty new to stamping -- took me a long time to find this joy!! So you never know what's around the corner. Happy Birthday and have a piece of cake for me!!
October 12, 2008 10:28 PM
And last, but not least, third prize goes to:

Karen B said...
Well, I remember when I was 39 and I was dreading my 40th birthday. I just wasn't ready to call myself forty and I kept telling everyone I wouldn't be 40. Well, my friends had a party for me and when it came time to celebrate, the person who put on the party thought I was turning 41!! (not 40). All my cards said "Happy 41st Birthday!!". I didn't even have to get used to being 40-- I was already 41!! It was funny though.Enjoy your days. Karen
October 17, 2008 10:22 PM

Congrats Debbie, Nina and Karen!! Email me as soon as you can so that I can get your goodies out to you!! Thank you so much girls for your comments, and to all of you out there that commented too!! I really appreciate hearing that I was not alone!! I promise, no more worrying about the whole birthday thing...atleast until next year!!

I am going to post pictures of what they won here at the bottom of the post. Not pictured with the Grand Prize is a BUNCH of ribbon from American Crafts!!

Inspiration Challenge

I really should be in bed, but when I saw today's Inspiration Challenge, I knew exactly what I wanted to do, and who I needed to send it to. This card is going out to a friend of mine who recently lost someone very close to her. I really dislike having to make sympathy cards, but they are a part of life, so I am slowly adjusting. This set by There She Goes really helps to make it easy. It is full of beautiful images and peaceful sentiments. I used this pillow as my inspiration, but used Kiwi Kiss instead of olive. I would lie to you and tell you I like Kiwi better, but it was already out, so I used it. Since this card is pretty self explanatory, I will leave the major details out. Thanks for stopping by again, and I am getting ready to pick the winners of my candy and head to bed!! Have a great day!!