Monday, February 27, 2017

YOU are invited to my BIRTHDAY PARTY!!! Giveaway!!



Hi, Friends.....

Hey, it's my birthday today!!! 


 (Happy Birthday to me, Happy Birthday to me!!!)

I feel like having a party and you are invited!!!

I know that if you lived near me, you would each be bringing me a little gift because that's the kind of friends you are!! Right???? So here's your opportunity to imagine you are my neighbor and leave me a comment mentioning the birthday gift you would choose for me if you lived nearby. A link would be lovely (but not required) so I can actually see what I would be receiving. :)    


I hope I am making it clear that you are NOT REALLY giving me this item...it is a GAME.  You choose something you would LIKE to give me and tell me what it is in the comment section to be entered into the giveaway!   (I wouldn't want anyone to think I was expecting them to really send me a gift!!  EEK!) 

What's a party without a door prize?  

I have a little surprise party gift for a randomly drawn party guest who "brought" a "gift".  Here's how to be eligible for the giveaway:
1.  Your "gift" should be $15 or less (internationals are welcome, but you will have to do your own currency conversions! lol..)
2.  Your "gift" has to be something that hasn't already been previously "given" to me by another commenter.  If you see the same thing mentioned in a earlier comment, please choose something else.  (Really, how many packages of purple sequins can I actually USE???!!!  Ha.)
3.  The party doors will stay open through next Monday.  Please leave your comment with your "gift" on this post by 11:59 pm PST on Monday, March 6, 2017. That gives you a whole week to "shop" for me. :)
4.  My party is open world-wide!!

Looking forward to seeing you at my PARTY!!!
 

<3
Janis

PS......I like kitties and crafty stuff. :)

50 comments:

  1. Happy birthday :)
    I would gift you a versafine onyx black inkpad because I have recently bought one and love the blackness of the black I get when stamping, also its good for water coloring and heat embossing. Its a must have I think.
    Xoxo
    preeti

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    1. Thank you so much, Preeti!! I LOVE Versafine ink. I only have the mini ink pad of this, so I am thrilled to receive the full-sized one!!! I totally agree that this ink is a MUST-HAVE!! Thank you for this thoughtful gift and for coming to my party!!!

      <3
      Janis

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  2. Happy Birthday! I hope you have a wonderful day! I would buy you 'Kevin's Gang'. A quirky cat stamp set by IndigoBlu. I have it but haven't inked it yet, I really must! Here is the link http://www.indigoblu.com/rubber-stamps-c3/a6-rubber-stamps-c7/kevins-gang-a6-red-rubber-stamp-by-gem-p1768 - I hope you like it! xxx

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    1. Oh, my goodness, Chris, I ADORE THOSE CATS!!! I haven't ever seen them before. How awesome! I love the wonderful coat patterns and those great expressions on their faces!! THANK YOU for this fabulous gift and for coming to my party!!!

      <3
      Janis

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  3. Happy Birthday! I am bringing you a 4 pack set of ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers! I hope you like them!
    https://www.amazon.com/Zig-Clean-Color-Markers-4-Pack/dp/B004W91JGO

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    1. Oh, how exciting, Denise!!! I haven't ever tried the ZIGs, but have been admiring the beautiful things other crafters are doing with them!! THANK YOU for this amazing gift and for coming to my party!!

      <3
      Janis

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  4. Hi Janis, I would bring you a little packet of Paua shell pieces. This is a New Zealand shell in a beautiful range of colours, and they make great embellishments.

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    1. Glennis...What an absolutely enchanting gift!! I didn't know what they looked like, so I googled some images. Gorgeous!! What pretty embellishments they will make on my projects. Thank you so much for this beautifully unique gift and for coming to my party!!!

      <3
      Janis

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  5. Happy Birthday Janis! I would bring you this Cat Lovers Tea Gift Set (http://www.notonthehighstreet.com/victoriamaedesigns/product/cat-lovers-tea-gift-set) which has fab individually wrapped teabags with pictures inspired by cats! (my personal favourite - "Cats don't have owners; they have staff!") and of course I would make you a lovely cat-inspired card - something sassy! In addition, I'd bake you a cake because every party needs cake! Lemon drizzle okay? Hope you have had a lovely birthday! xxx

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    1. Clare....what a purrrrrr-fect gift for me!!! I not only love cats, but I love tea, also. I am drinking a cup right now. What fun designs on these tea bags! I think my favorite is "Dogs come when they are called; cats take a message and get back to you later." lol... So true! Thank you so much for this great gift for a cat lover, for the yummy Lemon Drizzle cake, and the sassy kitty card!!...and thank you for coming to my party!!!

      <3
      Janis

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  6. Happy birthday Janis. I have brought you Lost Coast Designs Happy Cat stamp. http://www.lost-coast-designs.com/catsandbirdsandmonkeysandskulls.html I know he will fit right in to your cat friendly home and bring you many hours of joy. Look, he's smiling at you. Hope you had a wonderful day my friend and thanks for inviting me to your birthday party. Hugz

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    1. Gail.....I LOVE IT!! What a fabulous image of a kitty smiling contentedly.....maybe the best I have ever seen in the realistic genre!! Awwww....you are so right. He will fit right in at my house, smiling and squinting his happy eyes at me whenever I look at him. Thank you so much for this beautiful stamp and for coming to my party!!!

      <3
      Janis

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  7. Happy Birthday Janis! I've wrapped up some rolls of pretty washi tape and a pair of teflon coated scissors to help you cut through the stickiness without getting stuck. Hope your day was full of joy!

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    1. Lorraine..... Thank you so much!! I just adore pretty washi tape and how thoughtful to include the teflon-coated scissors!!! Yes, I always avoid cutting my washi into those festive banners that lots of people make because of the sticky scissors syndrome...lol... These scissors will make those a breeze!! Thank you so much for this wonderful gift and for coming to my party!!!

      <3
      Janis

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  8. Happy Birthday, Janis! I know you LOVE kitties, so I would bring you an awesome die set from Frantic Stamper, the Cat Icons! Here is a link: http://www.franticstamper.com/Frantic-Stamper-Precision-Die--Cat-Icons_p_123535.html
    I know all the kitties on your cards would love these cat accessories and necessities! I hope you don;t have one of these already! Have a great crafty year! Thanks for a very creative invite too!

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    1. Michele.....What super-fun dies for accessorizing my kitty cards!!! I esp like how the pawprint die is a tag with a little hole in it so it can be strung together in a banner or used as a pendant or layered with other tags. Love the details with the fishbone!! Thank you for such a playful and whimsical set of dies and for coming to my party!!

      <3
      Janis

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  9. HAPPY BIRTHDAY :-)
    I know you love cats like me so I would bring you the new Newton's Nook - Aloha stamp set. :-D I am sure you could make some lovely holiday pages or BBQ invites etc. with these little cuties :-)
    http://www.newtonsnookdesigns.com/aloha-newton/

    Huggies

    IKE xxx

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    1. Thank you, Ike!! I LOVE Newton and I don't have this set yet. It is soooooooooooooo cute!!! The tropical scenes will be a lot of fun to color. How perfect that Jen drew two of those scenes with Newton taking a nap....of course, in places he is not really supposed to be! Ha. Thank you so much for thinking of a NN set for me and for coming to my party!!!

      <3
      Janis

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  10. Hi Janis!
    Happy birthday! wooooohoo party!
    oh I would love to bring you somthing but my gift will arrive very late..
    I was thinkink about cat die and cat stamps?
    sorry dont have a link but I can mail you photos..
    what do you say?

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    1. Remember, Fiki....this is a VIRTUAL party GAME. Just post a link to a gift you are PRETENDING to give me. :) I can't wait to see what link you choose for me to look at!! Or if you don't have a link, email me the photo of the stamp. That will count as your virtual party gift entry. :)

      <3
      Janis

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    2. haha Im so silly :D
      english is not my languge!
      I will bring for your party cake that is cat shaped and this gifts :Newton loves cake stamp
      http://www.newtonsnookdesigns.com/newton-loves-cake/
      and Cat and Moon - Craft Die by Wild Rose Studio
      http://www.123stitch.com/item/Wild-Rose-Studio-Cat-and-Moon-Craft-Die/WRS-SD070!
      hope your party will be amazing!
      hugs

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    3. THANK YOU, Fiki! Newton Loves Cake is the PERFECT stamp set to give me for my birthday!! Newton is so adorable....and I just know that cake is going to end up on the floor!! lol...
      What a LOVELY cat and moon die!!! I haven't ever seen anything like that. It will be a wonderful addition to my cat die collection. THANK YOU so much for these fantastic gifts and for coming to my party!!!

      <3
      Janis

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  11. Hi Janis and Happy belated Birthday!
    Well, IF I lived near you I would bring you a real LIVE kitty that needs a good home! (Sorry, I don't know how to link a pic but I think you have been around enough kitties to know what one looks like! LOL They are ALL cute with their little pointy tails....Right?)
    I hope your day was as wonderful as YOU are and Thank you for inviting me!

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    1. Awwwww, Teresa.....What a sweet gift!!! You have such a compassionate heart to think of giving me a real kitty that is in need of a home.

      Only one time did anyone ever surprise me with a kitty...actually two kitties. Right after my hubby and I were first married, his sister gave us 2 Siamese-X kittens that were going to be disposed of. Cindy and Amy were our babies before our kids were born. We lost Amy when she was 8, but we had Cindy nearly 20 years.

      Right now, my oldest cat, Chaienne, is almost 16. She was born a few months after Cindy died. I just realized recently that our nearly 36 years of marriage are encompassed by the lifetimes of just two cats.....my Sweet Cindy and my Shy-Baby. Kind of mind-blowing to think abt that!

      Thank you so much, Teresa, for this super-sweet gift of a kitty in need and thank you for coming to my party!!

      <3
      Janis

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  12. Janis,

    I am going to splurge on you! I thought this stamp set was adorable and it comes with a die! https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product/Taylored-Expressions-IF-CATS-COULD-TALK-Cling-Stamp-and-Die-Set-TEMD43-TEMD43?gclid=CJjohKWptdICFdgTgQodHuUEgA I hope you like it! I can see these expressions used independently on so many other projects...I think it is worth the extra money! Happy Birthday!

    Alicia

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    1. Alicia, what a fabulous stamp AND die set!!! The faces that can be added are just great! .... everything from happy to sad to scared to mad! Ha. (I have a cat or two that can switch moods nearly that fast, too!!) Wonderful selection of sentiments, too. Purr more, Hiss less. lol... Even one from Grumpy Cat: I purred once...it was awful. Hahahaha. Such a versatile set.

      Thank you SO much for this fun gift and thank you for coming to my party!!!

      <3
      Janis

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  13. What a fun party, Janis! I hope your day was a happy one! So sorry I'm late but I would still like to celebrate with you! I think you will like the stamp set I just used the other day - Your Next Stamp Jessica's Kitten. Here's a link:
    http://yournextstamp.com/shop/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=1433

    I went a bit over (by 95 cents) but you're worth it!

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    1. Thank you, Kitty...I love it!! The kittens in this set have just the sweetest little faces and such great detail on the fur! My favorite is the kitty with his paw in the goldfish bowl!! lol!!

      Thank you so much for this sweet stamp set and for coming to my party!!!

      <3
      Janis

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  14. Janis, HB to thee! What a fun party this is. I'm enjoying you check out all your new presents. I would buy you this tank top because it makes me laugh so hard!
    https://www.amazon.com/RAISEVERN-Womens-Galaxy-Printed-Sleeveless/dp/B01HBATX72/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1488388414&sr=8-2&keywords=cat+tank

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    1. Bwahahahahahha.....THAT'S FABULOUS!! I love it!!! All my favorite things wrapped up in one wonderful tank top!! Cats, Night Skies, and FOOD!! :D

      Thank you, Your Highness, for this imaginative gift and for coming to my party!!!

      <3
      Janis

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  15. I would give you a $15 gift card to our stamp shop! In fact, the gift card is yours! Congratulations, you won our Valentine's Blog Hop giveaway. Please email me to claim your prize. Yay! Crafty hugs.

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    1. Oh, my goodness, Gracie....Is this a REAL party gift???? I LOVE your Graciellie Digis and am totally thrilled to be your lucky winner!! What a fun way to contact me by playing along with my game! :)

      Thank you so much for this awesome gift and thank you for coming to my party!! I am emailing you through your online contact form right now. :)

      <3
      Janis

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  16. Well, I am bringing up the rear here because I just could NOT decide on the perfect party gift for you Janis. Even a virtual gift for a virtual party should be useful as well as fun...so I found these cute post-it flags to help you stay organized, and this set of Kliban cat stickers that you can sprinkle everywhere you go. Yes, yes, I know that stickers aren't technically "useful" but wouldn't they look great on envelopes that you send through the mail?!
    https://www.amazon.com/Sheets-Kitten-Sticker-Bookmark-Memo/dp/B00WLO64GW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1488438397&sr=8-1&keywords=cat+markers
    and
    http://www.pomegranate.com/bs003.html

    Oh, and then I saw THESE...and you know I have to get them for you too! https://www.amazon.com/Buytra-Roller-Stationery-Supplies-Birthday/dp/B01NBEB80I/ref=wl_mb_wl_huc_mrai_1_dp

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    1. Karen....what fabulous and USEFUL gifts! I LOVE everything!!! I keep trying to figure out which one is my favorite, but I cat! I mean...can't!! (LOL...that was a real typo!! Even my keyboard knows I love cats!!) Those Post-it flags are the cutest things ever. I LOVE the Klibans. So much fun. How adorable are those pens??!! How lucky I am to have so many crafty friends that know just what I would love for my BD!!

      Thanks so much for these fantastic gifts and for coming to my party!!!

      <3
      Janis

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  17. Many happies Janis, do hope you had a ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽˆwonderful birthday ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽˆand cake!!! ๐ŸŽ‚
    I'm a February girl too, and was delightfully spoilt on the 19th and a week after that it just kept coming. ๐Ÿ˜Š
    Mm what would I buy you??? I'd get you two embossing folders, my favourites, Cuttlebug Swiss dots, and Sizzix by Stampin up Lattice folder. They're my go to folders I think.
    Thanks for sharing your birthday fun!
    Shaz in Oz.x

    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

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    1. Belated Happy Birthday wishes to you, Shaz!! How nice of you to come over and join my party bringing these beautiful embossing folders. I LOVE dry embossing and so these are great choices for me.

      Since you did not include links, I am posting them so the other guests can see your lovely gifts.
      https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/94/f7/1f/94f71f77ffb4815911761107f6a6a6df.jpg
      and
      http://www.joann.com/cuttlebug-emboss-5x7-swiss-dots/14242259.html
      (I hope these are the right ones!)

      Thank you so much for these wonderful embossing folders and for coming to my party!!!

      <3
      Janis

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  18. Sorry I missed your real Birthday Janis! HAPPY HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY!! Hope you had a great day!!
    I think I would bring you some bottles of Tim Holtz Inks as you always are doing the coolest backgrounds :)

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    1. Thank you so much, Davi!!! Yes, you know me and backgrounds. :) I would LOVE some bottles of TH ink. There are some of the DI reinkers that I do not have, so a few of those would make a fabulous gift for me!!! Yay!!!

      Thank you so much for this wonderful gift and for coming to my party!!!!

      <3
      Janis

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  19. OMG, how did I miss your birthday AND you're a February baby like me (the 17th). I hope you had a fabulous day, my friend!! I would bring you Neat & Tangled's "Meowwwww" stamp set because it reminds me of all the funny cat antics that happen on your blog. :-) And you can never have too many cat stamp sets, right?! http://www.neatandtangled.com/collections/all-stamps/products/meowwwww

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    1. Becca, I am so glad you came to my party!! I LOVE that adorable Neat & Tangled set. It's sooooooooo cute and one that I do not have!! You are so right that you can never have too many cat sets. :) Each set captures slightly different nuances of the many facets of kitty personalities. I esp adore the big eyes and wide faces of the kitties in this particular set.

      Thank you so much for this awesome gift and for coming to my party!!!

      <3
      Janis

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  20. I am reading through the gifts already chosen for you. I also am a huge fan of Newton from Newton's Nook Designs. I see someone is going to get you Aloha Newton and the latest Newton Loves Cake. I have bad hands and so always, always want dies to go with my stamps and I see that if I get you the Newton's Happy Mail stamps and dies, it would not be too much over and then you'd not have to fussy cut:) I am an avid cat stamp collector myself. I know I missed your birthday so I hope it was a great one!

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    1. Oh, Tracy....what a wonderful stamp and die choice for me!! I have been admiring that one over on the NND site and wishing I had it. Thank you for selecting the dies to go with the stamps, too. I am not very good at fussy cutting...(too many dismemberments!!! EEEK!) so I LOVE matching dies. :)

      Thank you so much for this lovely set and for coming to my party!!!

      <3
      Janis

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  21. I would custom order this crochet kitty from my friend for you: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10155101842858910&set=a.10152788444698910.1073741851.678533909&type=3&theater

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    1. I was unable to see the photo of the sweet crochet kitty you chose for me. I think the photo is perhaps only be visible to "friends" on FB. But I know it must be totally adorable!!!

      Thank you so much for this sweet gift and for coming to my party!!

      <3
      Janis

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  22. I hope you had a beautiful birthday celebration. I'm from Asia, I would bring you this candy cakes made of Hello Kitty since you love cats and we could have Tea too.

    http://rebloggy.com/post/cute-kawaii-candy-cake-sweet-yummy-hello-kitty-sanrio-japanese-food-asian-food/56049800273

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    1. My network wouldn't allow me to see this link, but if it is Hello Kitty then I know I will LOVE it. So nice of you to choose something for my sweet tooth and to have a Birthday Tea, also!!! Great idea!!

      Thank you for this wonderful way to celebrate my Birthday and for coming to my party!!!

      <3
      Janis

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  23. Happy Birthday Janis! Sorry I haven't been commenting lately. Life gets in the way of me doing everything I want to do. I would give you Lawn Fawn's new cat set called "meow you doin'"
    https://www.lawnfawn.com/collections/spring-2018/products/meow-you-doin

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    1. Sue....I am IN LOVE with that new LF "Meow You Doin'" set!!!! No one does cute critters quite like LF!! Wouldn't they would make a lovely sponsor for the Cat Lovers Hop in October with that as a prize? Maybe this year they will!!

      Thank you so much for this adorable cat stamp set and for coming to my party!!!

      <3
      Janis

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  24. Happy Bday! I am afraid I've arrived last to your party and I guess the last to come is to stay and help clean up the mess, huh?? lol I wish you were close enough to come a craft. I've not got many friends close by that love to paper craft sadly. I would have to bring the Tim Holtz Kitty stamp set with dies. I don't own it myself, but have decided it'd be so cute to create with! Happy belated - my bday is the 17th this month, we should've done a month long party!!

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    1. Peggy Sue, very glad you made it. Oh, yes...it would be sooooo fun to have you nearby to craft with! Belated Happy Birthday to you!! Looks like you and Becca share the 17th! The TH Kitty stamps and dies you chose for me are a fabulous gift!! I don't have them, either, but I love the crazy expressions on their faces!!! They just make me laugh.

      Thank you so much for this awesome gift and for coming to my party!!!

      <3
      Janis

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THANK YOU so much for taking the time to leave a comment. Your kind words encourage me so very much!!!

Have a lovely day!
<3
Janis