Wednesday, July 10, 2013

It's my Birthday!


Today is my birthday!  This morning I am planning to finish some paperwork and projects around the house to get ready for some family visitors.  Then it will be time to do whatever strikes my fancy.  Later on, the plan is to have lobster rolls at a local restaurant for dinner (and maybe some cake too!)

I found a few photos to share...


The happy little girl with a cake half her size is me on my fourth birthday.


Here I am at 21 - and yes, it is the same cake pedestal.  Our family tradition was that all birthday cakes were served from this cake stand.   The special serving piece made the cakes taste just a little bit better.  The candles are lined up to make a "21" on the cake.


This photo is from 2010 and the cake is on a flat plate but it still tasted delicious!


I've added photos of several of the birthday cards I've made over the past few years - click any of the images to see the original posts.






What kinds of cards do you make the most often?  Birthday, Thank You, Congratulations, Just Because...  What is your favorite type of card to make?

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84 comments:

  1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR DIANE
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU

    Don't even try to imagine me actually singing! LOL! Have a great day!

    Jackie

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    1. Thanks Jackie - it sounded pretty good to me!

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  2. Wishing you the Happiest of Birthdays!

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    1. Thanks you Annette - it was a nice day and I have family here visiting for a few days so the celebration is extended!.

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  3. Happy Birthday, Diane, from Diane!!

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  4. Happy Birthday! Hope you have an absolutely wonderful day!
    Jill

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    1. Hi Jill - it was a nice day and I don't feel that much older!

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  5. Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday dear Diane, Happy Birthday to you!

    Hope your day is especially happy!

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    1. Hi Wendy - thanks for the song - I could hear you very well! It was a nice day (but hot!)

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  6. Happy birthday! Hope it's a great one! And thanks for sharing all the great birthday cards you've made. It seems I'm always making a birthday card for someone! (Today is my nieces birthday, too.)

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    1. Hi Vanessa - Happy Birthday to your niece. I think that birthday cards are probably the most commonly made (if you don't count holiday cards). It's good to have some made ahead of time!

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  7. Happy Birthday! Hope you have a wonderful day...and thanks for all your creative inspiration!

    carolyn in nebraska

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    1. Hi Carolyn, Thanks for the birthday wishes. I am happy to hear that you find inspiration on my blog!

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  8. I hope this is a wonderful year for you! I have really appreciated your blog oer the year since I found you and I am so grateful for your presence on the internet (and in real life too!) Have a wonderful day!

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    1. Hi Lara, Thanks for the birthday wishes and the nice compliment. I did have a nice day and we have some fun things planned for the weekend too!

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  9. Birthday wishes from Texas. Have a fabulous day.

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    1. Thank you for sending the wishes all of the way from Texas! It was a nice day.

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  10. Happy and wonderful birthday wishes! I had that same 4 year old haircut!

    Karen L 1020 at gmail dot com

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    1. Happy birthday to you Diane, you have a beautiful smile. I hope your day is fabulous.
      Hugs
      Claire

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    2. Hi Claire - thanks for the nice compliment. It's easy to smile when people are serving you cake! I did have a nice day.

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    3. Thanks Karen - we all had that haircut - I think it was called the "pixie" Sometimes my Mom would slip in cutting the bangs and we'd end up with a very short fringe across the front!

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  11. You are so beautiful. Hope you have a wonderful blessed birthday.

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    1. Thank you Kimberly - for the birthday wishes and the compliment!

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  12. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DIANE! I hope you have an awesome day! Thank you for all the teaching time you give as I appreciate you so very much. Blessings to you, Pat

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    1. Hi Pat, It was an awesome day - thanks for the birthday wishes! I enjoy learning how to do things and sharing what I learn with others. Just let me know if there is something you'd like me to write about...

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  13. ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸☆ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday to you ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸☆ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday to you ♪♫•*¨*.¸¸☆ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday dear Diane!! ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸☆¸¸.•*¨*• ♫♪♪♫ •*¨*•.¸¸☆ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫ Happy Birthday to you! ♪♫•*¨*•.¸☆Hope you have a wonderful day !

    What a great way to celebrate your birthday by sharing all of the great cards that you've made!!!

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    1. Hi Donna - that is very fancy! I always have to find a cheat sheet to get those special symbols. I am glad you enjoyed the cards - there are lots more if you search for the label for birthday cards.

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  14. Happiest of days -- and a wonderful year to you, Diane! You bring all of us sooooo much joy with your blog!

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    1. Thank you so much - it makes me happy to hear the people enjoy the things that I post.

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  15. Best wishes for a wonderful birthday. Enjoy your evening out to dinner. I mostly make birthday cards. It's a tie between StampinUp cards and my Cricut. I love them both. I just won a Silhouette Portrait, but haven't opened the box yet.

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    1. I won a Portrait, too, Mary Ann, and I have only tried it once. This dog may be too old for new tricks.

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    2. MaryAnn - thank you for the birthday wishes. I have been thinking about you. Making cards is a good way to keep busy. I'll have to convince you to get that Portrait out and start using it - I am happy that you won it since you do so much for others with your crafting.

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    3. Bobby - you really do need to spend a little time with it but once you get going I am sure you will love it! Just let me know if you have questions.

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  16. Happy Birthday Diane. May all your wishes come true for the coming year.

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    1. Hi Marilyn Mae, Thanks for the birthday wishes - I hope I get to see you sometime soon (maybe when you come to MA for that class...)

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  17. Happy Birthday Diane! Enjoy the day and thank you so very much for all you share with us!

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    1. Thank you Sharon for the birthday wishes! I am happy to share and it is nice to hear that people appreciate what I do!

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  18. Happy Birthday Diane, and many many more!!

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  19. Happy happy Birthday Diane, and I wish you many many more!!

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  20. A Very Happy Birthday!!!Love your pictures and of course your cards...always an inspiration. May you have many, many more wonderful, creative birthdays!!
    Alla S
    seven016ataoldotcom

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    1. Thank you so much for the birthday wishes. It is fun to go through old photos - I wish I was still that thin! I am glad to know that you find inspiration from my cards and projects.

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  21. Happy birthday from New York Diane! Have a lovely evening....and go got the cake!!
    All the best and many many more!
    Sue Brailey

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    1. Thank you for the birthday wishes - all the way from New York! We did have a nice evening and I have family visiting for the weekend too - so it is an extended celebration!

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  22. And my birthday also! Thanks so much for the birthday card review. What pretty card ideas. I love your blog--have been following for several years.
    Janet H.

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    1. Happy Happy birthday to you Janet! I hope you had a great day and I am glad you liked the cards. Thanks for the nice compliment on my blog!

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  23. Happy Birthday. Today is my son's birthday also.
    Love your cards and photos.

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    1. Thanks for the birthday wishes - it is fun to see how many other people share my birthday. I hope you had a nice celebration with your son.

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  24. Happy Birthday, Diane. I hope you get cards as wonderful as the ones you make.

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    1. Thanks Bobby - I did get some fun cards, including a very large handmade one from my little neighbors. I wonder how they chose the florescent orange card base?!

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  25. Happy Birthday Diane!! Hope you had a wonderful birthday and many many more!! I normally don't post, just read your emails each and every day and thought I would send you some birthday wishes today! I love reading all your emails and enjoy all the fun projects you do and follow you in all your travels!

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    1. Hi Carla, Thanks for the birthday wishes. I am glad to know that you enjoy my blog and it is fine to "lurk" but nice to see you pop in from time to time! No travel plans in the immediate future but I am sure we'll be on the road again soon.

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  26. Happy Birthday Diane. Hope your day and your lobster rolls were great!

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    1. Thanks di - the day was great and the lobster sliders were delicious!

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  27. Happy Birthday Diane! Hope your day is as special as you! Yum, lobster rolls, enjoy!

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    1. Thanks Nadine for the birthday wishes. The lobster rolls were a great birthday treat!

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  28. Happy Birthday to you and I hope all your wishes come true. This month I have 10 birthday/anniversary cards to make and your ideas are helping me to get them done. Thank you and I wish you a year of good health, happiness and all the things you need.

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  29. This is so like you to give us all several gifts of creativity on your day. Thank you for all the inspiration, talent and detailed instructions so we can grow in our paper crafting hobby. Wishing you a wonderful year. Happy Birthday Diane!

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    1. Hi Carolee, Thank you for the birthday wishes and all of your kind words about my blog and the projects I share. I am looking forward to a great year!

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  30. Happy Birthday and hope you have many, many more

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    1. Hi Kay - thank you very much. I am hoping for many many more too!!!

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  31. Happy birthday, Diane! Hope it's a wonderful one and as always. My fave cards to make and personalize are birthday cards.

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  32. Happy birthday, Diane! Hope it's a wonderful one and as always. My fave cards to make and personalize are birthday cards.

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  33. Oh - I am so sorry that I am late wishing you the happiest of birthdays! I do do hope that your day was wonderful and that your upcoming year will be even better!

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    1. Hi Sandy - Late wishes are great - they extend the celebration! I had a nice day and will have a nice weekend with family visiting.

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  34. Happy Birthday. It's your day do what you love most but enjoy.

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    1. Thanks Mary, I had a nice day but didn't get to do much crafting...planning to have some time on Sunday for that!

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  35. Happy Birthday. Have a wonderful day

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  36. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Enjoy your special day!

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    1. Thank you very much - it was a nice day!

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  37. Hope you had a fun birthday! I make more birthday cards throughout the year, but probably more Christmas cards all at one time! Love your ideas, and your blog. BethAnn M.

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    1. Hi Beth Ann - thanks for the birthday wishes. I am happy to hear that you enjoy my blog. Christmas cards are more of a production line type of cardmaking - sometimes fun but if you have a long list it can be a daunting task!

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  38. Hi Diane, and belated very Happy Birthday wishes. Hope you've enjoyed extended birthday celebrations with friends and family. Thanks for the beautiful birthday card ideas, love all your ideas and your blog. My birthday was end of July, so we're both cancers. Happy to see more followers with Silhouette machines, hope to see more project ideas using this great machine! Take care, Jan

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    1. Thank you Jan. Happy Birthday to you (at the end of July). I will be showing a lot more with the Silhouette machines and software very soon - I really enjoy that machine!

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  39. Happy Birthday Diane!! I hope your day brought as much enjoyment to you, as you bring to all of us, as your share your talents. I wish you many many more! (Birthdays AND projects!) I started out primarily as a scrapbooker, but have recently begun to make more cards. However, I am so picky that even simple cards take lots of time---hopefully I learn to let go of some of that! Happy Day!
    Shellee (In CO)

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    1. Hi Shellee - Thanks for the birthday wishes! I know what you mean about being picky - sometimes things come together quickly and sometimes nothing seems to "work" - just allow yourself to make some cards that aren't "masterpieces" and move on! (easier said than done)

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