Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Happy Birthday to Me!!!


Don't forget about my ATC Birthday Party 
with weekly ATC challenges!

Be sure to enter my Blog Badge giveaway HERE!!!
WEEK 1 Theme - "All Those Cats!!"  You can still enter HERE
WEEK 2 Theme - "And The Chickens." You can still enter HERE
WEEK 3 Theme - "Adorable Teapot Collection"  You can still enter HERE
WEEK 4 (FINAL) Theme - "And Then.....Chocolate!"  Enter HERE

The giveaways and challenges end 11:55 pm Pacific, March 3, 2018
So HURRY before the gates close!!!

Hi, Friends......

I meant to post this earlier today but have been too "busy" relaxing, opening gifts from crafty friends (more about that at bottom of this post!) and thoroughly enjoying my birthday!! :) I've had a wonderful easy-going day today....very enjoyable!!

I also finished up a gleaming gold and pink "scraps and strays" BD card for the occasion, using a background I made last year with distress inks on glossy photo paper. (It's another of my failed bubble-wrap backgrounds.... sooooooooo much fun to make and turned out pretty!)

Supplies used include:
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Audrey Cutaways die set (has scallops)
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Katharine Cutaways die set
Winnie & Walter - In a Word: Happy Cutaway die
DCWV Mercury Glass Stack scraps
Winnie & Walter - In a Word: Happy stamp set
Distress Ink in Walnut Stain and Picked Raspberry
Neat & Tangled Sequins
Core'dinations white cardstock scraps

Want to see the Happy Mail that arrived yesterday????????

From Karen Ladd  <3

Lovely card and also stamps, dies, a funny commercial card, a clever little box containing tea bags and 3 ATCs from Karen Ladd. Wow...I love everything!!! Thank you, Karen!!

From Fiki  <3

Beautiful card and assortment of surprises from Fiki in Croatia. Look at that adorable felt kitty mug holder she made.  Awwwwww.... so sweet!! She included stamps, a tag, stickers, and 6 ATCs!!! Thank you, Fiki!! I love it all!!!!

From Di Wray <3

Take a look at this wonderful card from Di Wray in England. Can you read the fabulous sentiment? "To stamp or not to stamp?......That is the not even a question." Bwahahahaha....so perfect!! Beautiful card, Di. Thank you so much!!!

I am behind on visiting all the ATC entries but I will be around to each of your blogs/Pinterest/Flickr galleries soon. Thank you all for making this such a fun and happy birthday for me!!! Hope you liked my bright pink and gold birthday card!!!!


Thank you for the honor of entering my card in the following challenges:
1. Winnie & Walter 4th Birthday Bash - Four Challenge with Shay (I used 4 different W&W sets.)
2. Winnie & Walter 4th BD Bash - Die Challenge with Lydia
3. Winnie & Walter 4th BD Bash - Use Your Scraps Challenge with Kelly
4. Winnie & Walter January Color Challenge
5. DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge #223 - Anything Goes
6. Winnie & Walter Rerun Challenge #27 - The Party (I drew inspiration from Crystal's gorgeous pink and white card with metallic accents HERE.)
7. Word Art Wednesday Weeks #322-#323 - Anything Goes
8. Power Poppy February Challenge - Love to Sparkle
9. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Make Your Own Background
10. Crafter's Castle - Anything Goes w/ opt Fave Distress Ink Technique


ike said...

Excellent prezzies :-D HAPPY BIRTHDAY xxxxxxxxxxx

ionabunny said...

Happy Birthday Janis. What lovely birthday gifts and so many ATC's!! Have a wonderful day. Great use of the bubble wrap background. Hugz

Tracy Freeman said...

Happy birthday !! What a fab lot of goodies and what an awesome card !
Thanks so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge x

katieo said...

Happy Birthday. WOW you got some awesome gifts I love the card you made The background is fabulous with the foil paper.thank you for joining the DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Yay, Janis! It sounds like you had a wonderful, fun, and relaxing day! Belated greetings to you! I love seeing the ATCs, cards, and goodies that you received! I hope you know you can stretch your birthday out even longer by receiving late packages (mine hehe) - it's ready to go and will be mailed tomorrow! Love your snazzy gold and pink card!

Teresa Doyle said...

Happy belated Birthday Janis, I am so happy it was special for you!
I would have loved to take part in the ATC event but have been sick with a cold for 6 weeks and STILL not over it...
I have not forgotten about the fruit cake recipe, it is lying on my counter in my craftroom, patiently waiting (like a lot of other things) to be finished up. I will try and get it off to you very soon.
Take care.

Fikreta said...

happy birthday!
best wishes!
when I was sending mail I thout I was late but it arrived just in time!

Sue D said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful birthday!