Friday, November 6, 2009

Birthday Giveaway!!!!

So today was my birthday and although I turned 31 ( you have to admit 31 is not one of those years that you expect to be big) you would have thought it was momentous occasion considering the day I had.

It started with the sweet chorus of my family singing Happy Birthday CHA CHA CHA to me. The more CHA's the better!

I was only suppose to work for three hours today, but as any job goes the hours were just not enough so James offered to take off early and pick up the kids so I could finish up. Although I didn't leave there till after 5:30, I was so blessed to have that time to catch up. What a great feeling knowing that monday I can start fresh and not feel the burden of lingering items.

The creme de la creme was my cupcake celebration!

Here are some shots of the sweet cupcake bash that Tattered Angels threw for me.

I had to run and grab my camera for this nice little shot.

Wendy took this pic of me blowing out the candle.

And of course digging into my cupcake.
Me and Michelle trading frostings, we had the most amazing cupcakes!
And the after math leftovers. We had chocolate with butter creme frosting, vanilla with chocolate fudge frosting and my favorite red velvet with cream cheese frosting!

After all of this I came home to a warm house with my kids screaming for me. It's doesn't get any better :)

So of course in honorary tradition... There must be a birthday giveaway!

I am thinking that I am going to dig into my Prima stash and find a nice little assortment of product to give ( I still have a TON of Winter CHA 2009 product that I have yet to open!) also some great adhesive from SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L and also your choice of 3 bottles of Glimmer Mist.

So here is the deal:

Post a comment to this blog post about what you have liked about my blog and what you would like to see in my blogs future. I am swirling with ideas on directions to take my blog and would love to hear feedback from all of you. Also with 31 being one of those non descript years, I really want to make this year count and what better way than to do so with my friends along side with me!

I will then pick a winner on Monday randomly from all of those who post a remark to this thread. If you post more than once it is ok, I am looking for ideas so the more the merrier!

Thank you all for your continual support and friendship and here is to making 31 COUNT!


  1. Well I am glad you had just a great birthday even though you had to work all day. I've always enjoyed all the photos you post. Some Tattered Angels how-to posts would be a fun. Demonstrate different ways of using the product to create gift tags or layout backgrounds. Enjoy the rest of your birthday & have a great weekend! :)

  2. I love the cupcake pictures and how you shared your birthday with us. I also love red velvet cupcakes! You write from your heart and we girls are relational. I would also love to see simple "how to" blogs. I need all the help I can get. :)

  3. Happy birthday, you young pup, you! :D I love all your posts and I agree with the above poster...I'd love to see more how-to's. Especially since my mom came home from Cali with all that Tattered Angels yumminess! :D

  4. Happy Birthday, Liz! These cupcake photos are making me hungry . . . I LOOOOOOOOOOVE cupcakes! My favorite thing about your past blog posts (and something I would love to see more of) are the posts where you share a layout and give all the details on what you did and all the cool techniques you used. I hope all is going well in your new home!!

  5. Happy Birthday again, Liz! I really mean it when I say that I hope you and I can meet someday!

    What do I love about your blog? EVERYTHING! I love the fact you keep me up to date in the world of scrapbooking, you keep me up to speed on CHA happenings (being in alberta, while it is the only place I'd ever live, I have a hard time finding the money to travel to the US for events like CHA). You keep me posted on new happenings with Tattered Angels, as well as new products from other lines, like Funky Pickle (one fave of mine) and Tim Holtz.
    You give me SO MUCH inspiration to just go out there and SCRAP. I'm personally not too much into cardmaking or other paper crafts (yet), but my OCD on having to scrapbook everysinglepicture is slowly dissipating after having watched your ideas.
    One thing I would have to say I would LOVE to see on your blog is more recipes for the layouts you do, as well as step by step recipes on using Tattered Angels (specifically screens and stamps). The reason I say that is, is after having watched your youtube videos, I am inspired, but then sit down and go, "where do I start again?" and would like some starting points if you will, as to where to start and where to go. More of a road map almost, that I can use and manipulate how I see fit for my project.
    Sorry to hear you had to work all day, but I sure hope you had a FANTASTIC birthday!!!

  6. Glad to hear that you enjoyed your birthday! :) I love coming to your blog to get inspiration. Your work often has so many layers (and lovely glimmery things!) that I love to stare at. :)

  7. We get the gifts on YOUR b-day - what a great deal! First, your blog is great, you share and we learn. Your techniques are so creative and you are generous with your ideas. Secondly, cupcakes, Red Velvet w/Cream Cheese frosting - the BEST ever! Thirdly, turning 31, you are JUST beginning - you have your whole wonderful life ahead of you. Have a great birthday weekend!

  8. We get the gifts on YOUR b-day - what a great deal! First, your blog is great, you share and we learn. Your techniques are so creative and you are generous with your ideas. Secondly, cupcakes, Red Velvet w/Cream Cheese frosting - the BEST ever! Thirdly, turning 31, you are JUST beginning - you have your whole wonderful life ahead of you. Have a great birthday weekend!

  9. Hey girlie...glad you had a a fun birthday at work...those cupcakes look good!

    As for your blog...tutorials are always good. I always love to learn new ways to use glimmer mist.

  10. Your cupcakes looked yummy! Glad you enjoyed your day. I've always enjoyed seeing the projects you're working on..the process..the finished piece.

  11. hummmm I like to see how u r doing :) and of course scrappy projects and I'd like to see more updates and more scrappy projects :)........Miss seeing your work......

  12. Happy Birthday! I also enjoy all the photos, especially layout or mini book projects. I agree with the tutorial idea, and it would also be cool to have a reader spotlight maybe once a month, where you show off your readers projects?

  13. Well Liz, where to start? Your blog is amazing and I love to track all your wonderful projects. I always want to see layouts and altered items, so guess that's my vote! Thanks for the RAK! Very sweet of you!

  14. Happy Birthday! Love the Cupcake pictures Too! I love the blog and all your great gallery pics, suggestions and more... I am on a Glimmermist fest this month! I did a Glimmermist Queen weekend last month... I am working on a wreath and Christmas decorations for my store... I am trying to Practice what I preach.. as a store owner you have to use it , if you demo it sells so easy and they want more... I have a basket of chips and colors and offer a demo to everyone... I have been trying all kinds of things the little wood cut outs are great I colored them with markers , and spray oh so cute.. bought a few ceramic ornaments ad a rub on quote Glimmermist.. wow... Did I tell you I love glimmermist!

  15. I love your updates on the blog... I love to see demos and any projects showing Tattered Angels products being used.
    Happy B=day!

  16. Your cupcakes looked super yummy! I love how you share your real life,your faith and your craft life and how they are all connected. I'd love to see some more how-to's on your blog. Hope the rest of your birthday weekend is fabulous! :)

  17. Happy Birthday Liz!! Many,many happy returs of the day. I love your blog. I have always come here to gain a lot of inspiration from your art work and the different techniques that you have use. Big fan of everything Prima and glimmer mist. You have showed many ways to use them. thank you. Just keep those coming. I know you will. Have a great weekend and thank you for the awesome giveaway!

  18. So glad to hear that you had a great birthday. I really like the pictures you post and how you write from your heart. How about how to's for different ways to use the products.


  19. Happy Birthday, Liz!I love everything!!! The techniques, the how-tos, your writing...
    I would like more ideas on using the products on different surfaces.

  20. What a wonderful day you had. You deserve a wonderful year.

  21. What a wonderful birthday you had. Have a great year. You deserved it.

  22. I am blog illiterate. This could be the third try and I am still not sure if I did this right. Anyways, your birthday bash looked very special. Have a great year with lots of good things to come.....Karen Larson

  23. Happy b-day a few days late!
    The cupcakes looks delicious! Mmmmm
    Love ball your technique used and what you shre on your blog. Was great meeting you a few months ago in Canada and you are a fabu instructor! What about little video's? That would be great!

  24. Belated Birthday wishes to you Liz, It was fun being apart of your birthday celebrations.

    This is gonna be the only time in your life that your gonna be 31, you have no knowledge of what the future may bring. So get out there and celebrate each and every moment of every day. Make each day the very best it can be........

    Sharing your spirit and joy of life,and your talents with those of us that pop into your blog is great so keep up the good work.

  25. So glad you had a great birthday..which is as it should be whether a milestone birthday or an "off" year!

    I love when you show new ways of 'playing' with the products and I enjoy reading about your everyday family adventures, as it makes me feel like we can stay in touch even tho you are all the way in CO!

  26. You're so sweet! I think you have been giving great glimmer mist tips and sharing amazing projects. I would love to see more embellishing techniques. Or more photos of you and your fmaily. You have the cutest kiddies! Keep up the hard work.
    Happy Birthday again.

  27. Thank you ladies for the kind words and direction, it is always nice to hear that from your friends! Sounds like you all enjoy the how-to's and techniques. I have our winner and will be posting it shortly!