Sunday, July 08, 2012

Birthday Gifts

Happy Happy Sunday My Blogger Friends!
Today I am planning a fun packed day of playing ....... cleaning ...... organizing ...... and just kicking back.  I need to prepare for my large Stampin' UP! order that is coming in tomorrow and after that order arrives it will be ALL HANDS ON DECK for me!  I will need to put my head down and get things prepared for my upcoming Stamp Camp and Clubs. 
My share today are several gifts I received for my birthday.  First up is the SUPER DUPER FUN birthday cake that Sue made me.  It was a home made Red Velvet cake. 
Because of all the HEAT we are experiencing here in Arizona - Sue thought it would be appropriate to add a TYPICAL Wisconsin "Beat the Heat" Treat to my cake and attached two bottles of beer to one side of my cake.  HOW FUN!  Needless to say - the cake was delicious and the KEY WORD here is "WAS".  Thank You Sue for making me such a special birthday cake.
Next up is the gift that my oldest and dearest friend Nancy gave to me.  Not only does Nancy find me the "PERFECT" gift - but her art of presentation is ALWAYS something to be admired.  This year she had my present all packaged up in the FABULOUSLY PLUSH American Flag Beach Towel.
And when I unwrapped it ........ I found this SUPER FUN Espresso set.  Now to know me like Nancy does is to understand why my espresso machine is so MAGICALLY to me.  She lived the experience of me DREAMING of my own Espresso Machine ...... and when the BIG DAY came and Jack gave me the RED LIGHT to go buy my Espresso Machine - Nancy helped me shop for my little magical machine.
The espresso cups and sauces are all FUN HAPPY COLORS - and the whole gift just makes me SMILE!  Thank you Nancy for my lovely lovely gift.
And my last gift share for today is this darling and charming bird cage that my dear friend Sandy made for me.  I was COMPLETELY BLOWN AWAY when it was handed to me - and I had to do a double take to see all the amazing work that Sandy put into this little gem.
When you pull off the top of the bird cage ........ Sandy tucked two paper birds inside along with a birds nest that had another SUPER DUPE FUN SURPRISE sitting in the middle of the nest.......
Sandy tucked three beautiful floating candles in the nest along with a fun little note that told me the candles float and would be perfect to drop in my pool for some late night swim lighting.   OKAY SANDY ..... SERIOUSLY GIRLFRIEND ..... You have OUTDONE YOURSELF this year with my fabulous gift!  I LOVE IT and have already found the perfect spot in my studio to display your darling gift.  Thank you Girlfriend!

Tomorrow I have the last of my birthday cards and gifts to share with you - Hope you can come back and join me for that share.  Then it's all systems back to "normal" and I will begin sharing some cards I've made with the new Stampin' UP! sets I have purchased.  Until tomorrow ........
Keep Living Your Dream!


  1. you were showered with birthday gifts and so much talent. red velvet cake sounds delicious and the colorful cups could be an inspiration for a card. the bird "cage" is a stunning way to package a gift! hugs, m

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