11 January 2009

Here I am!

(Read to the end b/c there might be blog candy involved...hehehe!)

Emerging from the cage that has been work for about a month! LOL Ooh I'm soooo over going to work and working so many hours. It really puts a damper on what all I can do in my "spare time."

So, I'm cutting back on hours at work which gives me more time to play with things!!! And that is what I've done all day today. (Well, besides doing laundry..hehe!)

And what have I been busy doing???? Wellllllll, a few things that I can't quite share yet *wink* and this one that I can share! I got to use my new High Hopes stamps that I hadn't inked up (even after waiting a ginormous amount of time for them.) And woo hooo hooooo! They are soo much fun to color. I think that is what draws me to them so much. :)

What I used: DCWV notecard, Basic Grey PP, High Hopes stamp, Brilliance ink, Embossing powder, Copic markers, SU CS, Mellow moss ink for sponging, Cuttlebug, Cuttlebug embossing folder, Spellbinders dies, Shimmerz paints on the wings, some SU ribbon, and see those little plastic flowers? I don't know where I got them but they are just really fun! Oh and I used a brad.

OHHHHH....did I forget something? I mentioned a little something about some blog candy. Yes, yes. Well....my one year anniversary of stamping is coming up on the 16th January. That was the first day I stuck ink to stamp and made a card. Annnnnnnnd on 17 January (Saturday) is my birthday! Ooh I'll be 37. I mean, seriously. HOW did I get this old? HONESTLY.

ANYway, to celebrate my stamping anniversary and my birthday, I'm hosting a blog candy. What is included? Oh...you know, a $25 gift certificate to one of my favorite places to shop! Just enter a comment below to be entered in the blog candy drawing! Pass it on, because the more the merrier!

Hope you all have a great day!

45 comments:

Alanna said...

What a great card and a fun image. I can't believe you've only been stamping for 1 year. Way to go.

Allison said...

Oooo...sign me up...love that place! Great use of your die-cuts and that DP...sigh! I miss all my paper!

diane (cookiestamper) said...

Hey, Happy Birthday! Very sweet card!

Deb said...

I just love your blog. Can't believe that you have been stamping for just one year!

De said...

Beautiful card! Happy Blogiversary and Birthday!

Jan Scholl said...

I have a daughter older than you-by 11 days. HA!! So why is it I feel like I am the child all the time??

Happy Happy Joy Joy

Kristine B. said...

Happy Birthday/Anniversary!! How exciting to celebrate both of these so close together! Hope it's filled with joy, laughter, and stampy goodness.
Hugsxx

Kim said...

Jennifer congrats on your blogaversary and Happy Birthday! That is so sweet of you to give away some SWEET candy on your happy times!!!! I would love to win this! Thanks for the chance!
Hugs~ Kim

Kim Ross said...

Wow, birthday AND blogaversary?! Congratulations! Thanks so much for the chance to win! I love ATS! :)

Tori Wild said...

Glad to see you're back--I STILL don't have any High Hopes stamps-- What the heck am I waiting for... that's stinkin' cute!! ;) Congrats on the blog-a-versary and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

Jessica Smith said...

Oh I love your card and of course the high hope stamps. Congrats on your stamping anniversary and happy early birthday.

Mary Dawn said...

you're older than me again, muhahahaha

StampinCathy said...

This is one amazing card. Happy Birthday!! Wow I can't believe that you have only been stamping for a year. Your a natural with some fabulous talent and so inspiring. Thanks for a chance at this celebration candy.

Rachel said...

So glad you're getting to cut back your hours. It can wreak havoc on creative time, huh?

And WOW! I was just browsing over there tonight. Thanks for the chance to win.

Kelly said...

So glad you are back!! Happy early blogoversary and birthday!! How cute is that stamp...I love it too...well I love them all, but this card is fabulous!

Hugs, K

Bunny B said...

Wow! Double celebration! :)

Chris said...

Hip Hip Hurray two wonderful occasions to celebrate. Congrats to you.
That card is G-R-E-A-T!!!
Have a fun birthday. I know that our blog world will be glad you are back doing what you love.

Linda said...

Wow, I would have guessed you've been stamping for at least 10 years...seeing that your only 37..

Love the card and the adorable stamp set.

Congrats on your year anniversary..and a Happy, Happy, Birthday to you!!
Linda

maiahs_momma said...

Happy Anniversary and HAPPY BDAY :)! Love your blog, and visit it often....thank you so much for this chance to win a treat :)!

Hugs,
catherine
www.mystampinggrounds.blogspot.com
catlevy@eastlink.ca

Sena said...

Happy Blogiversary and Happy Birthday! Double the happiness :))
sena.sagani[at]gmail[dot]com

MelissaS said...

Happy Stamp-a-versary! And Happy Birthday to you, too :)

Your work is absolutely a joy to look at and I'm jealous that you are so talented after stamping for only one year! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us!

Mom said...

Mama said - - pretty cards, pretty girl. Just a mom's opinion! luv, mom

Sue said...

Happy Birthday and Happy Anniversary...Your work is awesome! But you don't know old...I just starting collecting social security..where did the years go to???? But I'm having fun being my own boss and crafting!
Sue

Anonymous said...

wow congrats and Happy BIrthday...great cards and great inspirtation...TFS...Liann M.

Anonymous said...

Hi Jennifer,

Happy Birthday and stamping anniversary. I can't believe it has only been one year. You are awesome. I just recently found your blog and subscribed. Congrats and thanks for the chance to win some candy ;)

Tammy M

m.vivian said...

that's one of my favorite places to shop, too! i'm glad you'll be working less, so we can see more of your beautiful creations! happy birthday and thanks for the chance to win!

Jessica said...

A double congrats to you! Happy birthday AND stamping anniversary. :)

Shannon Roberts said...

Happy Birthday (& Anniversary) to YOU! Happy Birthday (& Anniversary) to YOU! Happy Birthday (& Stamping Anniversary) Dear Jenn!!
Happy Birthday (& Anniversary) TO YOU!!!!!! YAY!! Thanks for thinkin of us on your Day!

Lisa said...

Congratulations! And thanks for the generous blog candy offer!

Bonnie (eggette) said...

Happy Blogaversary!! YOu must love it - your blog is fabulous! Have fun with your new TIME!!

Laraine R said...

Love your blog!! Thanks for all the inspiration!! Happy Birthday/Anniversary!!

Melissa Miller said...

I just got this set in the mail today! Love it and your artwork!!

Dawn Easton said...

Super cute card girl! I had to come by and let you gloat....yeah...my poor Oilers got shark bitten....big time eh?!
Hey...I just turned 37 last month...time flies now doesn't it?! LOL! Happy Early birthday!

Sara said...

Happy Birthday! I read your blog through Google reader. So fun. I like your cards a lot! =) Keep on blogging.
http://blog.papersandplums.com/archive/

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!!LOve your work and Thanks for the chance to win!! Judy
rozeview@sympatico.ca

Manetta said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Great Blog...and a big thank you for the blog candy! What Fun!

Kelley said...

Happy Happy Birthday and thanks for the chance to win! Love your work, as always!

kadie said...

Hi Jennifer! Happy Bday (in a couple days!!) and HAPPY HAPPY Blogaversary!! I am soooo thrilled that you blog. You provide me with daily inspiration and I don't know where I'd be without that!! You rock, girlfriend!!

Tamie said...

I really like your card, and congrat's on both your birthday, and stampin for a year. I just discovered today the spellbinders and some other cuttlebug embossing folders. You have used both that I like and now thanks too you I love. Now I need to save to buy some..LOL. Anyway, may both of your days be filled with laughter and tons of smiles. Love the card.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Happy Birthday! Hope you'll have a super fun day on Saturday! Love the cute card. Great coloring. TFS!

Laraine R said...

Hope you have a great Birthday!!

Tanya said...

Happy Birthday and happy Blogaversary!! What a darling card!!! I'm stunned that you have only been stamping for one year!! You're a natural!

Lainy's Little Blog said...

Happy birthday! Gorgeous card.

Jackie said...

Adorable card! Happy Birthday to you! And Happy Stamping Anniversary, too - how do you remember the exact date? Too cool!

Sharon said...

I've known you long enough to know YOU'll NEVER get O-L-D!!! I LOVE those Valentine's cards!
Congrats on another trip around the sun!