10/8/09

It's My Birthday and You Get the Present!




















Yep today is my Birthday - not a monumental one but one with a double digit high enough that I wish not to reveal it. (Oh ok, I'm 49). Anyhow, I am celebrating the day by going to work, dragging my butt home and taking a nap and then a free birthday burger at Red Robin for dinner. Do I walk on the wild side or what? Actually, I do get to have a family "party" this weekend that will include brunch out, gifts and cupcakes! Yes, I am excited about the cupcakes. Especially the spice ones :)

So in honor of my birthday today, I have a present that I want to share with you! But first, I have to reminisce (hmmm...is that spelled right?) about that birthday me in the picture above. I was maybe 3 or 4 in that photo and that crown? That was something we all took turns wearing whenever it was our birthday. An idea my mom thought up. Why, I have no idea but we all enjoyed getting to wear the crown. You can just see my mom in the mirror standing up toward the right side and my dad (Miss you, Dad!!!) is sitting in the room behind me, right behind my head. His birthday was just a week or so before mine so we always celebrated together but I guess I got to wear the crown cause we only had one of them.

Here's a birthday card I created (not for myself, silly!) to share with you:



















Stamps are from Unity Stamp Co. Not sure where the paper is from - these were leftovers from another project. A few Dew Drops trim up the card.

Ok so as I mentioned, I have a prize package to give away in honor of my birthday. In order to be eligible, there are a few ways to enter. Here's what you have to do:
1. Leave me a comment on this post.
2. Create a birthday card, post it to your blog or other online gallery and mention in your post about the prize package I am giving away with a link to my blog. Then come back here and leave a comment so I check out your card.
3. Tell a friend to visit this post and leave a comment. They must leave me your name also in the comment so you get an extra chance in the drawing.
If you do all three things, you will be entered three or more times (depends on how many friends you send my way).

I will keep the contest open for one week, until Oct. 14th at midnight. I will announce the winner on Saturday, Oct. 17th. Here's what you can win:
























A set of acrylic stamps from Close To My Heart (In My Heart), chipboard alphabet letters from Queen & Co., self-inking stamps from Just Rite Stampers, some ribbon and Prima flowers....a value of approx. $49 in honor of my 49th Birthday.

Thanks for visiting and have a creative day!

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23 comments:

Melody said...

Happy Birthday Mary. Love the picture - hope you have a great day. Thanks for the chance to win some great candy. Melody

sandyh50 said...

Happy Birthday Mary! I will have to get busy on my card after work!

Superjaxster said...

Oooh I'll take any excuse to whip up a card. Hope your day is fabulous! Happy Birthday!

Anastasia said...

Happy Birthday Mary!!! Enjoy your day! Oh, and after 29, the number no longer really matters. Well, I guess when you become eligible for senior discount, it is okay again! ;)

Lisa 2 said...

Happy Birthday Mary...Enjoy your cupcakes!

Terri Davenport said...

Happy Birthday, Mary!!! Hope you have a fantastic day!

Candy M said...

Happy Birthday, Mary! :)

The Madaks said...

Happy Birthday to you! Cute card, BTW!

Bama Bella said...

What a super birthday card! And happy birthday to you. I wish you a wonderful day full of joy and happiness.
-Ozziepuddles

Sandra said...

Happy Birthday! Here's to many wonderful more!
Sandra Strickler

Martha said...

happy happy Bday Mary :)

Haley D. said...

Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday dear Mary! Happy birthday to you!

I haven't gotten a birthday card made (yet) but I do have a little something for you on my blog. Be sure to go check it out! ;)

http://inkyscrapper.blogspot.com

Kim said...

Happy Birthday Mary!!!

Sandy B said...

Haley D. sent me here. Very cute card!

Lauren said...

Happy Birthday!! Eat a piece of cake for me!

peggysue said...

That photo is precious! And priceless! Glad you have nice birthday memories, hope that this year is the same. And I'm very close to your number, very close.

Pam Hissong said...

Happy Birthday, and many more! Love your card. Thanks for your blog! I love to visit.

Debora Quigley said...

Haley sent me here...Happy birthday!

Laura Burger said...

Happy HAPPY Birthday!!!
;)

Dell said...

Mary, hope your birthday was nice. What is Red Robin? Sounds like a neat place. Love the pic of you and the story behind the crown. What a great idea your mom had to wear it on your big day!

I will have to come back and enter your blog candy contest. There are so many October birthdays; myself included.

Stephanie said...

Happy Happy Birthday!!!!

* said...

Happy Birthday Mary - Hope you have a fabulous year! Thanks for the awesome candy offering - and love your new blog makeover!

Ramona

The Mama Monkey said...

Happy Birthday Mary! Hope it was a good one!