Wednesday, May 19, 2010


Hi!  I know I have been AWOL for a while. . .I was working on projects to enter in the California State Fair.  Today was judging day!  I won't know how I did for another week or two.  I was told they would send letters to all entrants. . .either a "Congratulations - here are your free tickets to see your project on display" or "thank you for your entry, please pick it up".   Obviously I am hoping for a "congratulations! letter.   I'd share pictures with you, but I forgot to take pictures before I dropped them off! 

I did take pictures of what I walked into when I got home from work tonight!  I should have known something was up when I had to unlock all the locks on the front door.
Yep, it's my birthday today!  To celebrate I am giving someone a present!  I don't know who the lucky person is yet and I don't know what the lucky person will get yet. (This is kind of a spur of the moment idea I had! lol)   I do know you have to leave a comment on this post before 6:00 p.m. PDT on Sunday, May 23, 2010, to have a chance to win.  I also know it will be an awesome prize package.  (I am going to the stamp show on Saturday and my FAVORITE store [Stampers' Corner] is having a huge moonlight sale from 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. on Saturday after the show.)  Who knows, I may even add stuff from my stash!    The more comments I get, the bigger the prize package!   If you are not a follower, become a follower and I will give you an extra chance to win!  If you are already a follower and leave a comment on this post, I will give you 2 extra chances to win!  I will ship internationally.  One last thing, make sure I have a way to contact you!  (You can e-mail your e-mail address to me if you don't want to post it in a comment, there's an "e-mail me" button on my side bar).
We are off to dinner!   Hope you leave a comment!

Edit -  10:36 p.m.
We went to Vince's for dinner and had a great meal!  Erinn & I shared a huge steak sandwich!  Dave & Joseph each had a steak.
Responding to X-needles' (Charlene's) comment - Dave gets credit for the card and the flowers. Erinn went shopping for the decorations. Erinn and Joseph put up the decorations. Erinn also made some awesome mini chocolate cupcakes with homemade cream cheese icing!! Yummy! Joseph washed the dishes Erinn used for the cupcakes and icing!  Rebecca (in Hawaii) and Kristine (in Texas) both called to wish me a happy birthday too!

Am I lucky or what? I love my family, they are AWESOME!!!

EDIT #2 - May 23, 2010 
Here's a picture of the prize pack so far. . . if you want details, go to my "Score" post dated 5/22/10. At the bottom of the post there are details as to what is in the picture. Good Luck!  


  1. WELL I was just dropping by to wish you the bestest birthday ever! Hope it continues to be absolutely fabulous and topped off by the Congrats letter you're hoping for. I know you've been working hard on those layouts and I'm sure they turned out gorgeous! HAPPY B-DAY! Paula A.

  2. Wow! look at Dave - just when you think he's just another guy he's goes & gets all great on you!! If I wasn't going to be out of town this weekend I'd go to the stamp show with you...may have you pick up some ink for me tho at the corner.

  3. Happy Birthday! I was just thinking of you yesterday, is that weird or what? I was wondering how you were doing as I hadn't seen anything from you in a while. And BAM, here you are! lol Hope you win big at the fair! Looks like an awesome birthday, and oh boy, I would be all over that moonlight sale! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity, I'll put it on my blog!

  4. Happy birthday, Linda! Sounds like you had a lovely day! Good luck with the fair projects!

  5. Happy Birthday Linda. It sounds like you had a great day and very well deserved. It was so nice meeting you on the cruise last year.

  6. Happy Birthday, Linda! Sounds like it was a great one.
    Lori sent me here, and I'll be seeing you in 129 days, 10 hours......

  7. Well, Happy birthday to you Linda! What fun to be celebrating not only a birthday but a stamp show & a sale at the store! I will be looking for you at the show!
    Pat Smith

  8. Well Happy Belated Birthday.!!!!!! I hope all your wishes came true!
    I'll be happy to post about your giveaway on my blog. Thanks for the chance!

  9. I just found your blog from ATT and what a nice birthday you had! Family all around to take good care of you :) You are loved!

    Thanks for giving us a chance for a present on your day too!

    And THANKS for announcing the Stampers Corner sale tomorrow!!! Just what my wallet needs after 8 hours at the stamp show!!! :)


  10. OMG!!! My son Hunter cooked for Vince's for years!! He is no longer there though!! Sounds like your birthday was GREAT!! Have great fun this weekend as well!!!

  11. Happy Birthday Linda! Wow, your pictures of the show set-up are great! Enjoyed looking at your blog. And yes, I save every paper scrap too...just never know when I can use it...LOL! Marsha

  12. Hey, Linda--missed this blog candy post!!! Hope you had a happy birthday--this seems to be the month for them!!!

  13. I hope you had a wonderful birthday Linda! I'm now a follower and thanks for the chance to win :) Hugs, Jessie

  14. Good luck on your State Fair entries & I hope you had a wonderful birthday! Thanks for a chance to win some goodies!!!

  15. Hope you had a great birthday!

  16. found you thru Linda. I hope you had a great birthday. Mine was today. I turned 55 and was born in 55. We went to church, had a light lunch and a special dinner.
    My husband and son gave me the dearest gift. It was s small onyx cross on a silver chain. So pretty and meaningful for me. Thanks for the chance to win some goodies

  17. Hi Linda!!! It was really nice to meet you at the Sacramento show ;}} I look forward to playing together on the cruise~~~~