Saturday, July 25, 2009

Royal Blog Tour Featuring Natures’ Nest

I'm very excited to share the my showcase samples featuring the "Natures Nest" Stamp Set from the 2009-2010 Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalog (#113826/$22.95). This stamp set was on the top of my wish list when the catalog was released on July 1st, I'm sure 're going to love it too! These samples were designed JUST for this months' Royal Blog Tour, and feature all Stampin' Up! products. Be sure to read all the way through the post.. you wouldn't want to miss some terrific BLOG CANDY!! I know you won’t be disappointed!

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The nest on this card was stamped on watercolor paper and then colored with ink and an Aqua-painter from the lids of my Classic Stampin’ Pads, and cardstock edges were distressed with the Stampin' Up! Cutter Kit. I love how the new “Woodgrain” background stamp, too which made the perfect tree for the birds’ nest! Cardstock: Soft Suede, Old Olive, Confetti Cream, Watercolor Paper

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I fell in LOVE the turtle in this set.. he’s so realistic! I distressed the soft suede cardstock, and colored turtle, sand and sky with watercolor technique, and marker-thumped the bush in the background. Card Stock: Water Color Paper, Certainly Celery, Soft Suede, and Confetti White.

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This dazzling dragonfly has a sparkling personality and wings as well! This card was super simple to create. I used the dragonfly to stamp the background on the Not Quite Navy card stock too... add a few brads, a little hodgepodge, new polka dot soft suede grosgrain ribbon... and you have a quick and beautiful card for any occasion! Card Stock: Almost Amethyst, Water Color Paper, Garden Green and Not Quite Navy Cardstock, Water Color Paper

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This is a little gift card holder/purse I made just last week. I wanted to showcase the lovely feather in the Natures' Nest Stamp set.. .

Isn't it pretty? When I showed it to one of my down line, she wanted to prance away for a shopping trip! The twisted wire handle and hodgepodge accented pear are perfect accessories for the purse too! It opens to display a gift card.. isn't that fun? The flap is held securely closed with a powerful mini magnet (FREE Tutorial after the blog tour!). Cardstock: Almost Amethyst, Not Quite Navy, Whisper White. I'll have to show you the inside tomorrow.. only 4 samples per blog!

The Natures’ Nest set also features a lovely clam shell which I share with you in last Thursday's post. I hope you enjoyed the samples as much as I did making them!

And now...(drum roll... ) BIRTHDAY BLOG CANDY!! Like many of the tours I am offering blog candy!

  • Dasher Stampin' Up! Reindeer Stamp
  • Sizzix Originals Die Leaves #2
  • 1 Yard of each of the SIX NEW In-Color Ribbons..
  • AND A BONUS… Because it’s also my Birthday Weekend, I’m adding a package of Autumn Harvest Rub-Ons Too!!!

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BLOG CANDY DETAILS: To Win this FABULOUS blog candy, you must do at least one of the following THREE things…

  • Leave a comment on this post telling me about your happiest birthday memory ever (or simply say happy birthday to me).
  • Join as a follower, leave your email address in your post, or
  • Place an order (any amount) at my online stampin’ up store during the tour dates.




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    149 comments:

    Teressa Thompson said...

    My birthday greeting to you went in the mail box a couple of hours ago!

    My own happiest b-day was spent out riding horses with my friends for the day. It was great.

    Happy Birthday Sharon!'

    BTW I am totally in love with your projects.... as usual. I love your stamping style! That turtle card can come this way any time you get tired of him!

    Tee

    Carol said...

    WOW... I love your blog.. Happy Birthday, too!
    My most memorable birthday moment was my 29th birthday.. Oh to be 29 again!
    I love that purse tote! I'm looking forward to seeing a tutorial on that one!!
    thanks again!
    Carol

    www.kooglenotes.blogspot.com

    Julie Temple said...

    HAPPY Birthday! Love your creations! Thanks for the chance at your wonderful candy!

    Julie
    julie_temple61@yahoo.com

    Penny Hanuszak said...

    Many happy returns for your BD! I've had lots of happy birthdays but my most memorable was my 34th BD spent skiing at Sunshine Village in Banff, Alberta....... Oh did I celebrate! You have a wonderful blog and your Nature's nest cards are so beautiful. Thanks.

    Elaine M said...

    My happiest birthday with this one on July 10. My daughter took me out to a great restaurant, then to a craft store and filled my cart full, then back to her house for all sorts of goodies - it pays to turn 60!!!
    Elaine Moore
    mtn.moven.faith@comcast.net

    babyjsmom said...

    Loved looking at your projects and a very Happy Birthday to you as well.

    mariah@oliveirafamily.com

    Nana2boys said...

    My favorite birthday was the birthday I had before my dad died. We knew it would be the last one we would celebrate together and we made it the best we could. He died of cancer.

    Janice
    jbrock1160@sbcglobal.net

    Janine said...

    Hi Sharon, I just love your blog and your work is so inspiring, thank you for sharing your talent. A very Happy Birthday to you, my happiest birthday was my 30th, we had a huge pool party, one I will never forget.
    I am a follower of your blog.
    Janine
    janine.verster@gmail.com

    Sharon Field / Created By You said...

    Such beautiful birthday memories!! You guys are the greatest! Keep 'em coming... I've got blog candy to give away!!!

    Jennifer Scull said...

    my happiest birthday memory is from the year my hubby proposed and gave me my engagement ring. that was over 20 years ago! :) have a happy one yourself!

    what wonderful cards you have created!

    jenscull@yahoo.com

    Carolyn said...

    Great projects, I have wanted this set since the catty came out, I love raalistic images. thanks for sharing your gorgeous artwork with us.
    Happy Birthday to you! My favorite birthday was 9 years ago when my niece was born on my birthday. Now THAT is a gift that keeps on giving! Such a sweet little girl, I love her dearly.

    I am now a follower.

    thanks again

    Oh, and I had a hard time with my old eyes, reading the clue, hope I
    deciphered it correctly

    carolyn s
    ceashark at aol dot com

    mamia said...

    Wonderful projects, my first visit to your blog but not my last. Happy birthday!!!!

    carpediem said...

    First off, great projects! Secondly, Happy Birthday Wishes! Third...what a great blog hop, I'm just starting out but have already seen so many wonderful cards! laura j

    Sue said...

    Hi Sharon. I love the cards you have made. The little purse gift card holder is so sweet. Love the stamps used in your projects too:) TFS. Good Luck with the tour, Enjoy!

    JustCrazy4Scrapen said...

    Happy Birthday
    Lisa

    robbysmommyga@aol.com

    MK said...

    Love all your fabulous cards. Happy birthday to you! My favorite childhood memory was a birthday slumber party at my house and being able to make our own pizzas.

    Lynda B said...

    Happy Birthday to you! Thank you for sharing such beautiful cards with us. I also can't wait to see the tutorial for the gift card holder.

    I am now a blog follower.
    barney595@yahoo.com

    Yvon7 said...

    Great job. Love the nature cards. Very well done.

    mary robinson said...

    happy happy birthday! My most memorable birthday was #21 ... my husband to be surprised me with 21, yep 21, long stem red roses.

    virginia said...

    Beautiful Samples! Can't wait to meet you!at convention!

    Anonymous said...

    Happy Birthday to a fellow Cancerian ! I love your work.

    Paula
    placeofpeace2285@aol.com

    for2nately said...

    Happy Birthday! I enjoy checking out your blog! My 19th b day was fun we hung out with friends and I got flowers! thanks for the chance to win!
    hugs,
    Elizabeth

    Carol P said...

    A very happy birthday to you! My best birthday was my 50th. My husband planned a surprise party for me.

    I check out your blog whenever I get email updates. Love it!

    EdieB said...

    Happy Birthday! I hope your day is filled with joy. I think my happiest birthday was when I turned 40 since my husband gave me a beautiful ring. Jewelry always makes things right.

    edie.bunting@yahoo.com

    EdieB

    StampinCathy said...

    Beautiful and inspiring cards. I just love your creative style.

    Happy Birthday to YOU! Hope your day is filled with love and relaxation and a touch of crafting.

    Thanks for a chance.

    Lola G. said...

    A very Happy Birthday to You, indeed! I see you're celebrating in true royal style -- and we thank you for it.

    Lola G.
    Lrerg@yahoo.com

    Elaine said...

    Happy Birthday hope you have a wonderful day. Love the projects you have made with this set.

    Kathy said...

    Happy Birthday! My happiest birthday memory was my wedding. We got married on my 24th birthday (and are still married almost 25 years later.)
    klarrivey@comcast.net

    Project Create said...

    I am unable to make out the clue on this post...it is all blurry..can you send it to me somehoe or repost it and let me know.
    v_gal33@yahoo.ca
    thanks

    Anonymous said...

    Sharon......super Happy B-day to you!!!!! Love the blog candy, since my B-day is next week I would love to win. But good luck to all!! All the birthdays are special as God gives them to us....I subscribe to your blog already because u are an awesome inspiration. Thanks for all you do.

    Kathy Brown
    kabstampup@yahoo.com

    Beth said...

    Happy Birthday! My first visit to your blog. Beautiful! Thanks for a chance to win! I signed up for your updates.
    Beth
    bethbeaty at earthlink dot net

    gocanucksgo said...

    Great work on the projects! Happy birthday as well!! I'll be waiting for the tutorial =) Keep up the fantastic work and I have added myself as a follower. Thanks =) canucks _ revelation at yahoo dot com

    kathypa said...

    I love your projects. My best birthday was my 50th because my husband and three children gave me a surprise party.

    I can't read the clue on your blog. It's blurry. Can you fix it? Has anyone else had that problem?

    Susan Hackney said...

    Happy Birthday!
    My fav. birthday memory was my sweet 16.
    susan.hackney at gmail dot com

    Anonymous said...

    Happy Birthday to you and what a wonderful way to spend it by being part of the blog tour!
    My memorable b-day was last year when a fellow teacher friend brought in a bunch of balloons and daisies to my classroom for my b-day. All day the students asked whose's b-day....it was great.
    Thank you for the inspirations...I have been eyeing this set.

    Katie B.
    katiejf@cox.net

    Rebecca said...

    Thank you for sharing your creative work! Happy Birthday to you! My bday is right around the corner & I'm looking forward to celebrating with my family! Becky K

    Lainee said...

    Loved your creations. Pity the clue was too small and blurry (especially line 3) so I couldn't read it!

    Jan said...

    I subscribed. My most memorable birthday was when my son was born two days before my birthday! I had trouble with line 3, too - but got out my catalog and think I have it!

    Kathy Hamann said...

    My happiest birthday was when I was a kid. Well I had many. I remember my mom making birthday cakes and they were always so yummy. HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you too!
    Kathy Hamann
    khamann@gmail.com

    Gramjak said...

    So many birthday wishes I send to you!!! and a Joyful year to come!

    Love, love, love "Natures Nest" Stamp Set. I will sign up as a follower as I MUST learn how to make the darling purse for my granddaughters.

    (we cannot read the clue --it's blurry...)

    kastenc at sbcglobal.net

    TABray said...

    Happy Birthday! Thanks for sharing with us. What a cute littlre purse tote and what great blog candy!

    mz.teri at sbcglobal dot net

    PunchDrunk said...

    Happy Birthday, Sharon!!!
    How sweet of you to give away blog candy on your birthday weekend :)

    I love your creations, especially that little purse! It is just adorable.

    Thanks for a chance to win some sweet blog candy!!!
    shady-lady at cox dot net

    Little GTO said...

    Happy Birthday to you! The best birthday was last birthday. I was alive to celebrate it! HA HA !
    Thank you for sharing your design ideas. I covet that purse!!
    Sharon L
    sharon.lemon@sbcglobal.net

    Brandy said...

    Happy birthday to you, Happy birthday to you, I'd like a present on your birthday too! :o)
    Thanks for sharing your projects.
    -Brandy

    brandyc at tampabay.rr.com

    Anonymous said...

    A Very Happy Birthday to you and my daughter who turns "8" today and is being baptized!!!
    I will be back after the tour for the tutorial. Thanks for sharing!!
    tracey_ecb@yahoo.com

    Julie A. said...

    Sharon-

    Your cards are beautiful! I hope you are having a great birthday weekend!

    I am now a follower of your blog. Thanks for sharing your beautiful creations:)

    Julie A.
    thearvins@verizon.net

    Lagene said...

    Happy Birthday Sharon! Love your cards & would love to win the reindeer stamp! Lagene
    lagene@sandscastle.com

    Diana said...

    Have a happy bless birthday, Sharon!
    Your projects are fabulous. Love that stamp set Nature's nest.
    Thanks for inspiration.

    Diana said...

    Sharon, I forgot to add my email. Here is papersmiles.diana@gmail.com
    Happy Birthday to you, Sharon!

    Lee said...

    I have seen these lovely projects in person and I have to say the pictures do not give them justice. They are GORGEOUS!!!!
    The coloring is just exqusite on them.
    Great job!!!

    Brenda said...

    Hi Sharon
    I loved your projects today especially the last one so I made sure I signed up for your posts so I wouldn't miss the tutorial.

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY SHARON!!

    mickeymouse42bj@aol.com

    myfairlady2511 said...

    Happy birthday, Sharon! Your samples are wonderful---love the woodgrain stamp with the bird's net--very clever!

    Melany

    melany at letmestamp.com

    Stampin_melissa said...

    Wow! I love all your projects! I am now following you!

    Happy, happy birthday! "And many more. . . " ;D

    Thanks for sharing these lovely cards and for the opportunity to win such sweet blog candy!

    Melissa
    melissa.banian@gmail.com

    jengd said...

    Happy Birthday!! Honestly, this year's bday was great because it was quiet. We usually are on the road visiting family or friends who are at least 4hrs away because it's usually Memorial Day weekend. This year though, I took Friday off, stamped with friends and then we just laid low for the holiday weekend... it was great! :) Again, happy birthday!!
    jgerwigdively@hotmail.com

    Anonymous said...

    Happy Birthday!
    Love the nature cards! Very nice color combinations and embellishments!
    pertman@charter.net

    Elizabeth said...

    HOLY COW!! Love these cards!! So fabulous!!

    Elizabeth *^..^* said...

    I keep coming back and looking at the feather purse and the turtle card. So many fabulous elements you have in these projects!

    Anonymous said...

    Happy Birthday To You! My favorite birthday was my 50th. It was my first real suprise party. My husband did an excellent job! I really love the dragonfly card, it does look very realistic. Thank you for sharing. sue.armond@att.net

    rush8888 said...

    happy birthday to you! (i can remember two of my birthdays not working out as planned. one was on MY 14th birthday, my brother was born! not fun for a teen!) i am following your blog like a lost kitten. rush
    rush8888@att.net

    lisa808 said...

    Happy Birthday!

    My best birthday memory is when I turned eight and my parents got me a lavender bike with a white banana set (I guess I'm dating myself with that!).

    Your cards are so pretty and the little purse is absolutely darling. I am looking forward to the tutorial. I signed up for your E-mail updates.

    Thanks for the chance to win such a great blog candy. My E-mail is lisawhs808 at aol dot com.

    craftyM said...

    Happy Birthday to you!! Gosh, too many moments to remember.. I was a New Year's baby so I made the front page of the paper the day I was born...that was a memorable event (just not in my memory... my parents!)
    Love your color use AND this set! Also like seeing the tree trunk background stamp. Cool!
    Marita
    kmskfam@aol.com

    Sharon Field / Created By You said...

    Clue #6 -- for those who couldn't make out the blurry picture:
    Our craft scissors are high-quality multipurpose crafting scissors that have an ergonomic handle.

    Susan Timmerman said...

    That little purse is ADORABLE!!! I am signing up as a "follower" so that I can get the details on making that! CUTE way to give a gift card to a female this Christmas! I am a SU demo so I don't know if I'm eligable for your blog candy or not but my email address is stimmerman@embarqmail.com and...Happy Birthday Hon!!!!

    Sandra said...

    Happy Birthday - love your work!
    I am now a follower>
    Sandra
    slbt17 at yahoo dot com

    Bethany Keeney said...

    Love that little purse! I want that stamp set just for the turtle! Happy Birthday and great job on the blog. I am a sister demo, but I've had several memorable Bdays~ 18 I got a call for my 1st date, 19 I got married, 27 I was in labor all day and my daughter was born at 12:58 on the 11th.

    Linda:) said...

    Happy, happy birthday! Would love to win that great prize! I hope you get spoiled! I'm definitely subscribing to your blog!
    lgplettatgmaildotcom

    Anonymous said...

    All my favorite stamps (on my to buy list), great colors and layouts. I love it all thank you so much for sharing with us.
    MaggieDruydess@TheSeekerSeerAndSage.com

    Anonymous said...

    You're having a birthday...happy birthday to you!The treats which thou are offering are mighty tasty...your highness!
    Hi from Michigan
    chrisd
    cndomino@yahoo.com

    carolm said...

    i love this set and you have made some beautiful projects. thanx for sharing.

    have a lovely birthday. my favorite was a surprise party my mom threw for me when i was sixteen. i don't think i've been speechless since then. lol

    cheers ~ carol.
    wannabeagrits@msn.com

    Anonymous said...

    Happy Birthday!


    me.mcpherson@hotmail.com

    Project Create said...

    Happy Birthay to you...my best birthday memory was the year my sister planned a surprise party for me.
    v_gal33@yahoo.ca

    Doris said...

    Happy Birthday! Hope you have a fantastic day.

    Patti C said...

    At my age it gets harder to remember way back when. I do remember how excited I was to turn 20 -- no longer a "teenager". I enjoyed your blog (bookmarking it) & your creations. I hope you have a wonderful birthday.

    nym1fan@earthlink.net

    Kathy W said...

    Happy 29th birthday, if your like me I stopped counting after that, awesome projects, I love the purse can't wait for tutorial.

    My favorite birthday memories are the sleepover parties back when I was 12!

    Mary Davis said...

    Happy Birthday to you. My favorite birthday was at summer camp when I went into the 9th grade. I just had my 15th anniversary of my 39th birthday. Ouch. Love your cards. I was wearing a shirt at our upline the other night that had a turtle on it just like the one in this set. I'll have to get this set now. Thanks for sharing your talent. Loved all your projects.
    mdavis74@rochester.rr.com

    Kate Cecil said...

    Your cards are beautiful!! I loved them and have added you to my blog reader so I can follow you daily!!

    Bev said...

    Sharon, Your work is beautiful. I have this set and can't wait to get started - you have set the bar high - don't know if I can match it, but will try. The turtle is the one I love the most, but all are just beautiful. By the way Happy Birthday - hope it was a good one.

    Anonymous said...

    Happy Birthday! Hope it was great! Enjoyed your projects--thanks for sharing.
    -kt
    ktyoung1@gmail.com

    Michele said...

    Happy Birthday to You! My happiest birthday memory was when my husband and dughters took me to dinner and there was a surprise party waiting for me at the restaurant. I love all your posts and have really enjoyed the tour.

    michele.l.turner@dom.com

    I have bookmarked your blog for many future visits.

    Anonymous said...

    Happy Birthday! My happiest birthday memories have to be when my kids make a card for me or get their aunt to make a cake for me. Also, one year my husband made me a cake. Thanks for the chance to win. Joyce L. @ alloy4@pa.net

    Anonymous said...

    I hope you have a wonderful Birthday! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

    My bd is the end of Dec., right after Christmas, but I was born on my Mom's bd, so it was always special to celebrate it with her.Beth
    Bethluvs2kraft@aol.com

    Connie Fouts said...

    Love your blog, love your color combos, Happy Birthday to you, my favorite B'day was my 60th because Dad was alive to celebrate with us.
    I can still picture him telling me I'm getting old! Ihave boolmarked your blog so I can check on you everyday! cmfouts431@sbcglobal.net

    Jenny said...

    Awesome candy and awesome cards! Hope you have a fabulous birthday! Thanks for the chance to win :)
    I'm a follower now.
    jlaszlo4@gmail.com

    kksb said...

    Happy Birthday.
    My happiest birthday occured when I turned 33. Four days earlier I had given birth to my youngest daughter.

    Enjoyed your cards and the blog candy looks yummy.
    My email address is jb523@charter.net.

    Anonymous said...

    Happy Happy Birthday! I loved your cards and purse. They are all so realistic looking. I am new to your blog and have become a follower. Gee, all my birthdays have been special. My 3 layer homemade coconut cake, ruby ring, pearls, a surprise party. I can't pick. Maybe tomorrow because the 28 is my birthday.
    Diane tdharris1@cox.net

    Victoria S. said...

    Best Birthday Wishes to You!
    Loveyour cardnad purse -very very retty - love your color choices!
    Great giveaway! I have you bookmarked!
    vschnorr at go-concepts dot com

    Dacia Smith said...

    Thanks for the tour. Your projects were great.

    Desirée Spenst said...

    Happy birthday! This stamp set is one a few of my customers have admired - I will be directing them to your blog to check out your awesome samples! Thanks for sharing:)

    Anonymous said...

    happy b-day!!!

    macy.wong@sbcglobal.net

    Ronnie said...

    Happy Birthday! my favourite birthday memory is a surprise party where all the family showed up - from another country - and no one let the cat out of the bag! gotta love birthday surprises! Hope you have a fabulous birthday!

    Alex said...

    Happy Birthday! Love the turtle! Awesome blog candy too!! I am definitely going to follow your blog! Thanks, Alex
    alexwpg@hotmail.com

    cmmartindale said...

    Sharon,

    Happy Birthday to you! Are you a fellow Leo? My Birthday was the 26 of July, my friends surprised me tonight with balloons cake and flowers....so that made my day!


    Subscribing now, love your style!

    Christine

    cmmartindale2005@yahoo.com

    MJ richins said...

    Love your blog. Happy birthday. I will be checking back often.
    MJ
    richinsmj@yahoo.com

    Jackie Kenny said...

    Very nice card great layouts. Jackie Kenny

    Blythe Klipple said...

    Love your gentle but fun cards Sharon.

    And happy birthday to you! You're my 6 month cousin--I'm on January 26th! Hmmmm. my favorite birthday? I think it would be a surprise party on my 40th---so many special people in my life were there.

    I'm looking forward to checking your blog out more often in the future. ~Blythe

    Anonymous said...

    Hi...and Happy Birthday to you! Luv your blog...I subscribe...and ty for a chance...Best memory...would have to be my 30th ...it was a surprise party and a REAL surprise! Cant wait to visit all the sites..ty for sharing...Cher
    hilly77@comcast.net

    jeannen2 said...

    Happy Birthday! I think my happiest birthday memory was when I got a bright red bike with a banana seat (yep ... many many years ago!) and then had my first slumber party with my girl friends! What a blast that was!! TFS!

    Anonymous said...

    Happy birthday to you! My favorite BD was my last on (52) when my children arranged for family photos (including my gradson)...Pics turned out wonderful and great memories with the family together! Thanks for sharing and a chance to win. Mary Jo mdmjtaylor@msn.com

    Sharon Field / Created By You said...

    Just wanted to add a little "thanks" to all of you who have offered me birthday wishes!! To answer your questions, I am a Leo... and my actual birthday is Thursday... but why not celebrate the whole week??? So many of you have birthdays this week too.. so Happy Birthday to YOU!

    Keep those comments coming.. I'm looking forward to giving away this blog candy! Gather the clues, and make sure you enter the Big Shot Give away too!

    scraphappy908 said...

    I love your work and the Natures' Nest set. I have definitely added you to my favorite blogs!
    My most memorable birthday was my 16th when my parents bought me a beautiful ring with my birthstone in it. I felt so grown up! Happy Birthday to you! May it be a memorable one.

    fam4farm said...

    Your creations are works of art. I am a customer. My favorite birthday was my husband surprising me by flying me to Florida where he was on business travel. It fell on my birthday weekend. What a nice gift. Thank you for sharing your talent. Cheryl...fam4farm@yahoo.com

    Wanda M in NC said...

    Beuatiful projects - especially love the shells card. Great giveway candy too. My favorite birthday was my 16th surprise party (though I was having thoughts there was going to be one) - it was still a great party! Happy Birthday girl! wamcglamery@gmail.com

    Jasmina said...

    Wishing you a very happy birthday !!

    Can't wait to see how you made that beautiful bag.
    Also thanks for such a generous giveaway.

    Jasmina

    tvoja.pikica@gmail.com

    cinmfoster said...

    Happy Birthday, Sharon! I subscribed, cinmfoster at aol dot com. Thanks for sharing, love the cards.

    Deb said...

    Thanks for sharing your wonderful cards!

    Debbie

    Mélyane said...

    Happy Birthday to you!!!
    My most memorable birthday was my 8th yo birthday party . It was a total surprise, and all of my friends where there...My mother had planed so many activities.. Memorable!!
    That was 29 years ago!
    melyane@live.com

    Rosie said...

    Happy Happy Birthday Baby! Add some notes to that one! Lovely cards Sharon, now I want that stamp set too!

    Anne said...

    WOW! What awesome blog candy! My bestest birthday memory was when my daughter was born. She was born 11 days before my 21st b-day! Can't ask for a better present - even if it was a wee bit early :-)

    Sharon said...

    Happy Birthday! Last year was a great birthday for me - #60. My daughter and husband planned a great party for me and I had friends and family from all over fly in to celebrate with me.

    Love your cards & projects!

    Sharon
    http://inkiefinger.blogspot.com/

    Linda said...

    Happy Birthday! My happiest Birthday was spending the day at McDonalds with my grandchildren. Love your cards. Linda in PA duff79@aol.com

    Karen said...

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful projects! (love, love the purse!) and happy birthday!
    Karen K at kmk24@cornell.edu

    Janet Swofford said...

    What beautiful samples! And Happy Birthday! I have a BIG one coming up so I think I''m going to skip it this year:-)Thanks for the chance to win the great blog candy and for sharing your talents! I'm a new follower now...
    janet@swofford.com

    mjjjjtw said...

    Happy Birthday! I Love your cards and I'm going to put you on my favorite list so I can follow you, I Love you little purse and want to see how you make it -- I Love how you made every card seem special and so pretty. Thanks for the blog tour and the neat ideas for stampin up. Thanks Jayne
    mjjjjtw@yahoo.com

    MaGoooo said...

    Happy birthday! I hope it's a GREAT day for you!

    My favorite birthday had to be my 30th, when my family and friends threw me a surprise party and surprise me they did!

    LOVE your blog and have enjoyed the "Royal Blog tour"!

    I have signed up to be a follower of your blog!

    Jackie said...

    Happy Birthday Sharon! Thanks for sharing your ideas for this set - didn't think too much of it until I saw your ideas! Jackie

    jackiestamps9@yahoo.com

    Anonymous said...

    Happy Birthday!! My happiest birthday is every NEW one! Means 1 more year of health and happiness and time with my family!!
    Erin M.
    themileurs@msn.com

    Tiffany Carra said...

    Happy Birthday! I think my happiest birthday memory ever was when my boyfriend, now husband, wasn't able to do anything for my birthday because he was out of job. So 3 months later when I least expected it, he and one of my friends planned a surprise birthday party for me.

    They went and got a cake. My friend invited me over for a party, and half way through they started singing happy birthday. I was so confused that I started singing to, until they put the cake down in front of me. It was hilarious, and totally unexpected.

    Tiffany Carra
    twolf84@digitex.net

    Creative Art By Barb said...

    First - HAPPY Birthday.... Second - I already follow UR blog & absolutely love it... 3rd - my fav memory of one of my b-days was when I was 5 yrs old and my dad gave me my bike beofre my actual b-day. I got to ride it all the home from the store (we didn't own a car - oh, wait maybe they didn't have cars back then - LOL - I'm old as dirt...)
    TFS your work as it gives me so many ideas..
    Barb S
    stamper0910@yahoo.com

    Denise Pitzen said...

    First Happy Birthday to you, & thanks for the opporturnity for blog candy! I have added your page as a fav so I can come back for new inspiration & the promised tutorials.
    Thanks,
    Denise
    denisepitzen@hotmail.com

    Robin said...

    Happy Birthday to you! My fondest birthday memory...I finally had a birthday party thrown for me for my 40th birthday! It was a small affair with a few friends and my family but we had a great time!

    I love seeing the woodgrain stamp in action. Now i need to order me one!

    Thanks, Robin

    Anonymous said...

    Happy Birthday, Sharon, and thank you for sharing your wonderful ideas with us! My birthday is pretty special, since I was born on Leap Year Day (Feb 29), so I only get a "real" birthday every 4 years. Those birthdays are extra special, and I keep thinking "when forty hits, it'll be my tenth real birthday, so it won't count!"

    mary.schultz@nexxpost.com

    Aimee said...

    Hi Sharon,

    Your blog just keeps getting better and cuter!

    Happy Birthday!

    :) Aimee
    AimeeG18@aol.com

    Tamarra said...

    Great Samples!! Happy Birthday! I have had so many great birthdays it is hard to choose just 1.
    Happy Birthday again! Hope it is a great one.
    Tamarra
    Tnkerbele@aol.com

    Karen said...

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! I am going to subscribe to your daily feed. I love the set you chose and all your creations with it!! Thanks for sharing.

    Karen Moyer
    karenmoyer1@aol.com
    I am also using a different email for the daily feed.

    Alicia said...

    Happy Birthday! My happiest birthday memory is the surprise Disney weekend trip my husband planned for me.
    Thanks for sharing your creations! Kept it up
    arcrr(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

    kchristensen said...

    My happiest birthday moment was a surprise birthday party thrown by my hubby. My mom asked me to come over that morning to color her hair for an afternoon party at her "friend's house". While I while being beautician, hubby and family were busy decorating and fixing food for the party. Five minutes after I got home, my parents showed up smiling.

    Boo said...

    I LOVE this stamp set!! Thanks from Mississippi for your GREAT ideas. My email: sls1219@aol.com

    Happy Birthday to you!! My fondest birthday memory is a surprise birthday party my husband threw for me. He had guests arrive after I had left to go pick up kids from lessons and should return in about 30 min. However, I decided to run some errands and go by the grocery store and arrived an hour or so later. Everyone waited and we had a great party - even though I was terribly late for my surprise birthday party!!

    Tenny Kusuma said...

    Sharon, Happy Bday! May the good Lord richly bless you with many more creativity. Love your artwork. Just signed up to follow your blog. Cant wait to see more.

    Well, the happiest Bday ever...It was last year (2008). I spent my evening in a labor and delivery room. Hoping and wondering if the baby want to share bday together with me. Well, she decided to have her own bday :) She was born early the next day. Cant forget that Bday ever in my life!

    Tenny Kusuma
    santoso10ny@gmail.com
    Lincoln, NE
    SU customer

    Kimber said...

    LOVE the turtle card you feature!

    My favorite birthday memory is from my 18th when my mom got me and my friends a hotel room. I still remember so much of that event, 20 years later.

    Kimber Dunn Kindle
    KraftyK_here2play@yahoo.com

    Kathy Salameda said...

    thumbs up on your style

    one of my best birthdays was three years ago - we moved into our new home over Halloween weekend - I stayed home during trick or treat with our new baby and got to meet all my new neighbors when they came to the door

    Happy Birthday - nice way to celebrate

    Kathy Salameda
    kathyangel@comcast.net

    Stephanie Gaines said...

    Happy, happy birthday!!

    Susan said...

    Happy Birthday to you!
    My favorite birthday memory was the first time my two daughters sang and played (on piano) Happy Birthday to me.

    Love the turtle!

    susancolgan@comcast.net

    Sharon Steinwand said...

    Happy Birthday to you, Sharon!
    A memorable birthday for me was my 5th- went to Storyland Valley Zoo and unfortunately got sick! I've had a few memorable birthdays- was born on Labour Day (my poor Mom!) so sometimes my birthday is a stat holiday!
    I'll be a follower of yours- and certainly come back for the purse holder tutorial and a leisurely snoop through your blog. Thanks for sharing such beautiful work!

    Sharon Steinwand
    sharons@digitalweb.net

    Deborah said...

    Happy Birthday to another Leo! I just turned 50 this past weekend & must say this is my best birthday ever. Like a typical leo I loved being the center of attention at my surprise b'day party.

    Love your ideas for the all the stamps..

    Deborah Meggison
    dmeggison@comcast.net

    Jessica said...

    Oh happy birthday!!! My favorite memory happens every couple years when my bday falls on Friday the 13th! it's always so fun! :)

    joanne said...

    Happy happy happy birthday to you!!! Love your cards. thank you. joanne jdgilch@msn.com

    Anonymous said...

    Happy Birthday to You!!! & Me!!! I celebrated my 50th. on the 25th! So far, not too bad!!! :-) Jackie Pritchett jaclynnmarie@yahoo.com

    Anonymous said...

    Happy Birthday! I have bookmarked your site, as I love your use of color and your designs.
    My family has collected turtles for years, so that card was a big hit!
    rshute@twcny.rr.com

    Killam Creative said...

    Very Happy Birthday wishes to you!

    ArtisticInkspirations said...

    SO glad you made those cards with that new set.. I have been debating about getting it. I Have a neighbor who comes and helps me every so often.. and she collects turtles, so I try to find turtle stamps to make her cards. Happy, happy Birthday Sharon!!! I am already a follower of your blog.. :) Connie in NM

    magzz said...

    Happy Birthday! How fun to spend it hearing from fellow stampers.

    I don't remember having an UNhappy birthday. But, the best yet was 2004. My husband and I got married on my birthday that year. :)

    My e-mail is magzz@charter.net.

    Happy Stamping!
    Margie

    Rosemary said...

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I hope you had a wonderful day! I'm glad I found your blog. I love your creations. I also signed up to follow the blog. Thanks for a chance to win. Rosemary (rosemarypike@aol.com)

    Hope said...

    Happy Birthday Sharon...

    And thanks for sharing your great ideas.

    Hope Cottrell
    hopecottrell@gmail.com

    Teri said...

    A very Happy Birthday to You! I hope your day is full of love and memories!

    Aahh, my favorite birthday! I was 6 y/o and had a party with most of the neihborhood kids in attendance. Linda L gave me a Huckleberry Hound Bank to save my money in. After all of these years, I still have ole' Huckleberry! LOL

    Thanks for the stroll down memory lane!

    Teri
    nanastamper@msn.com

    Kristy said...

    Happy Birthday - my favorite birthday memory has to be when I got my 10 speed bike!! LOL - my mom told me my dad need me in the back yard - there she was shining in the sun. Thanks for the trip down memory lane!
    Kristy
    mrsworm@hotmail.com

    adh said...

    My favorite birthday was my 27th birthday. For years I didn't celebrate and you weren't even allowed to say the 'b' word in my presence. When I finally said ok to my husband that we could do something, he planned a wonderful surprise trip to Key West. It was such a surprise that when he woke me up at 4am with my bag packed for me and said get in the car I was actually nervous that I wasn't coming home again LOL. It turned out to be a wonderful birthday and my favorite memory.
    Amy H
    amyhaskedakes@gmail.com

    Anonymous said...

    happy Birthday. Loved the colors and ideas.Thank you. gogallegos@comcast.net

    melinda said...

    Happy birthday!! What a fun blog.
    Thanks for the chance to win blog candy. I signed up to follow your blog.
    Melinda
    hamiltondm@hotmail.com

    Anonymous said...

    Great projects!! Love it. Have a wonderful Birthday!!

    Margaux-Ashley
    saucie_@hotmail.com