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


  1. Excellent prezzies :-D HAPPY BIRTHDAY xxxxxxxxxxx

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

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. 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!

  6. 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.

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

  8. Sounds like you had a wonderful birthday!


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