Birthday Party!, Stampin Up

My 50th Birthday Party!

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Yesterday was a very special day- my family and friends threw me a wonderful 50th birthday party! Although my birthday is not until April 22nd, with Spring Break, Easter, and people traveling, the girls decided to have the party in March… and what a way to say good-bye to winter. The party was at the Turf Tavern in Scotia, and it was so yummy and delicious. My sisters, SIL’s, nieces, and my BFF decorated, had a photo booth with props, made adorable favors, had huge balloons, yummy cake from Villa Italia, a very touching slide show (lots of baby pictures and fun times) set to amazing music- thanks to Kristen- what an awesome job (and I KNOW how hard and time-consuming those slide shows are- so THANKS A MILLION!)!!, a boa and tiara to wear (I think I should wear the tiara every day until my birthday- what a way to say good-bye to 49!) I was so humbled by the love and laughter, cards and gifts, and will treasure all these photos for years to come.

Here is the favor that my friend (and newest downline Amye) created and helped my sister Sue and niece Claire to make for the party, aren’t these elegant? (A nice use for the new Spiral Flower Die in our Occasions Catalog!!)



And look at this yummy cake! It was the Strawberry Cream from Villa Italia, one of my Favorites!



Many of my friends have asked that I not post them on facebook, so to respect their wishes (and because this blog is linked to my facebook page), I’m not going to share the group photos or individuals of them.

Here is one of my favorites, with my family:

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Sue and Claire (I’m not sure if they had help, if so THANKS!!) did an amazing job of making a photo booth, with dozens of props (I can’t imagine how long it took them to make them all, what a lot of cutting!!) Sue wanted themes from every decade I’ve been alive, so there were 60’s, 70’s, 80’s (well you get the idea)… so fun!



My brother-in-law dropped in with my nephews at the end of the party, and they had a ball dressing up for the photos too, I love this one:




Are they adorable, or what?




This is a great photo of my mother and I… true story I had the same blouse on and almost wore it to the party! Wouldn’t that have been funny?!?!?




I love this one of my niece Jordan and my mom, love their smiles!

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Sue, Claire and I- love this one too!!


I am the luckiest girl alive to have such awesome, generous, amazing family and friends!! You made me feel so loved and special and I am so grateful that you helped me celebrate the big 5-0!! I’ve been told there’s more to come, I don’t really know what that means, and I don’t really like surprises, but I have to say if I’ve got to turn 50, and hey- it’s just a number- then I’m all for having fun! Sue, Kristen, Kathy, Mom, Claire, Jordan, Jane, (Eric, Blake and Ethan too!) you are so wonderful and I can’t thank you enough!! Love You!

My deepest thanks to everyone who made my party such a fun and special day! LOVE YOU! smooooch!! xoxoxoxo


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Hi There Stamping Friends!
I just wanted to reach out to you and let you know that there are three amazing offers from Stampin’ Up! that are ending today – everything ends at midnight in my online store, or 8 pm if you need me to place the order in my last order of the month:

1. Sale-a-bration {the customer rewards once a year extravaganza}
The exclusive items that you can pick for each $50 order will disappear
after midnight… did you get your free gift? This year I have to say I
LOVED everything! Although if I had to pick a favorite- it would be the
Designer Series Paper Sweet Sorbet- the colors and possibilities are endless!
(I stocked up on this for some upcoming craft fairs- beautiful for Easter/Passover and Spring Cards!)

2. “Best of Stamp Sets”– did you start to collect any of the Best of Sets from 2013? Remember for every 6 sets you collected, save the “25” sticker and put it on your Collectors card- mail in to the address right on the collectors card to Stampin’ Up! You pick out any stamp set valued at $14.95 or less and SU mails it right to you FOR FREE, no tax/shipping! I picked out 2 sets from the annual catalog that I had been wanting, and when they arrived I was so happy!

3. Like Cinderella, at midnight tonight the Paper Pumpkin FREE Markers deal ends. The monthly craft kit in the mail is an awesome way to get started with stamping, OR a wonderful gift to give that special someone. You can go on “hold” or stop ordering at anytime, and it’s only $19.95 per month + tax, but it’s free shipping! Paper Pumpkin subscribers are now able to order past kits and REFILLS from past kits! And the free set of markers deal (that ends tonight) is a nice reward for joining PP.

In addition, I am throwing a Paper Pumpkin Party on Thursday April 17th from 6:30-9:30 pm. This is a drop in event- just come for any part of the evening… come for 5 minutes or stay the whole time- it’s up to you. I’m going to have card stock and Paper Pumpkin items you can make.I will have snacks, goodie bags, and prizes to ALL my subscribers! It’s just a way to say thanks to my faithful friends who have signed up. You don’t need to bring a thing! IF you are a subscriber and can’t make it that night, I will get your goodies to you somehow after the party.

*Also, if I get 1 more subscriber by midnight tonight, then I earn a new fun stamp set from Stampin’ Up! and to make the Paper Pumpkin Party even sweeter, I’m going to raffle off one of this month’s kits (the March kit has the wooden cut outs that say “Thank you” and “Congrats”. RSVP by 4/13 so I have enough snacks, and prep enough card stock for the party.

Whew, that’s a lot of news, I hope my computer worked- I set it to deliver this email to your inbox at 9:00 am, (I took an online marketing course and I learned that is when most people are just opening their Inbox… we’ll see if that works).

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Stampin’ Up!

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