February 7, 2008

GO ALEX, IT'S MY BIRTHDAY!!!!!

Good morning all!! Yep, today is my birthday - 41 years ago, my mom brought me into this world and I am blessed enough to still be in it!! I love birthdays - all birthdays, in fact! I love the cake, the candles, the presents, the special dinner, all of it! And yes, I still like my birthday - I mean, hey, it's better than the alternative right???!!! So, today I am doing things for me - not quite sure what those are yet, but I am working on it! So, I have quite a lengthy post today but please hang with me because I have some great things to share - okay?? First off, the card - nope I did not use Happy Heart, I did not use Berry Bliss, and there are no jumbo eyelets....*sigh* but I love it anyway. Here it is!! Well, what do you think? I used the Boatloads of Love set which I totally love and do not use nearly enough! It appeals to the Navy part of me - LOL! Anyway, I used totally different colors for this card because I was ready to try something new and I really liked the way it turned out. The base of this card is Nearly Navy and is layered with Bravo Burgundy. The DP is from the new series Western Sky and I adore it!! I forsee me playing with this series a lot! I then layered with Bashful Blue and stamped the image in Black Stazon onto Naturals White Card Stock. I did use my corner ticket punch on all the layers, I just like the way it looks. The image I colored in with my stampin' pastels and blender pen. For some balance, I added the picture corners using my punch and then added Nearly Navy brads to each. The sentiment is also from this set as is the cloud, which is actually a separate stamp. I used my small oval punch for the sentiment and popped it up on dimensionals, adding a small piece of Bravo Burgundy Ribbon. Voila - done! Pretty simple, but I like it!!! And now, for the fact of the day!
FACT #11(holy moly, still 89 to go!!!)
In keeping with my birthday, I was born 41 years ago at 10:23pm on 7 February in Bremerhaven, Germany, to the most amazing mom in the world!!! Yep, my mom is THE BOMB!!! I love this woman, I mean she is incredible!! Anyways, I am not sure how much I weighed, but I know it was less than I weigh now - LOL! I had brown hair, brown eyes, and apparently I was a cranky baby who did not take to nursing very well but fell in love with the bottle at first sight! So, there you have it!
Please stay tuned - I am posting blog candy today in honor of my birthday! What do you think of that - MY birthday, and YOU get presents!!! Whoo Hoo!! I had said I would post at 10,000 posts but you all are so wonderful that we blew by that number in a matter of days since my last blog candy so I decided to wait until today - so check back later!!!!!!

24 comments:

Wendy said...

A very Happy Birthday to you, Alex!! Hope you have a fun day!

Hugs ~ Wendy

Flossie's Follies said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Love your card, this is such a great stamp, you had asked about my Hippo it is a Whipper Snapper Stamps, love their whimsical stamps. Have a great day.

Marlou said...

a very happy birthday to you!!! crafty hugzzz, enjoy your special day xx

Marlou said...

ps, forgot to say, love your card, so sweet xx

ScrapMomOf2 said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU ALEX! I HOPE TODAY IS YOUR BEST BIRTHDAY EVER!

(I'm going to be 42 in March . . . I'm a year OLDER than you!!)

I love your card! I just did that boat in similar colors a few weeks ago. I LOVE the Western paper! Woohoo, that bandanna paper is FANTASTIC! Love it!

Lisa's Blessed A Latte said...

Happy Birthday...41 years young!!

suzann said...

Happy Birthday, kiddo!

Hugs!!!

NattyK said...

Love the card. Enjoy your birthday!

Natalie x

Beth Norman said...

Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday dear Alex
Happy Birthday to you....
and many more.

Your card is so cute. I love the layout. Hey, my dad was stationed in Germany and my 41 year old sister was born in Germany too. Small world.

Amy G. said...

Happy Birthday Alex!!! Sending some big *stampin hugs* your way!!! Hope you have a wonderful day! ;)

Suzanne said...

Hope you are having a good one!!! Great card Sue :o)

Amber Porter said...

Super cute card! I love the set and I love the layout on your card! AAAADorableeeee!!

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

AWWWWWW, Happy Birthday, Alex! I'm so behind that I missed it! I hope you had a great day!

Rose Ann said...

Happy, happy birthday to you...Alex!! I hope you have a fantastic birthday, girl!

Love your adorable boat card too! ;)

Hugs!!

Deborah said...

HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY AlEX! One of my favorite sets! Disregard my post above with regard to your birthday, I hadn't sen this post! Hugs, Deb

My Paper World said...

A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU ALEX!
hope you have a wonderful day!
Nicola xx

Manna said...

What a great card, Alex! Love the colours!

Kim Marie said...

Your post is great and so is the card!!

My DH was in the Navy too long ago...went to Nuclear Power School in Orlando...we went down to Fla two years ago and the base is GONE! He was in shock...Now there are $300K condos...so odd to be sitting there where our on base apt. used to be surrounded by lots for sale!!

Happy b'day again!!
Kim Marie

corinnesomerville said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ALEX !!!!!! You'll soon catch up to me (I'm 44 in the Spring :) !!! Have a fantastic day...do whatever you want....buy whatever you want....and sleep however long you'd like and oh yeah....EAT WHATEVER YOU WANT !!!! Great card too, sweetie...love it !!!

Nikki Bond said...

Happy Birthday ALEX!!!!!! Hope you hav a great one girl! (and I hope you weighed less as a baby than you do now..or I'd really pity your poor mom!) LOL CAN you IMAGINE???

Great card Alex!!!! I love that color combo too...it looks GREAT! {SMILES}

Heather P. said...

Happy Birthday, Alex! Hope it was a great one!!! :)

kathleenh said...

Woohoo Alex! Happy birthday! I don't visit your blog for a day or two and look what I missed! It sounds like your day was fabulous!

Katie said...

Belated happy birthday Alex, hope you had the best day ever, well until your next birthday!!

Katie

Angie said...

Happy Belated Birthday!! hope it was great!