Happy Birthday to Me + a giveaway! :)

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Happy Birthday to me, happy birthday to me!!! Yup, I turn 27 today (oh my....) 3 years till the big 3. As usual around this time of the year I'm stressed out that i'm getting older, and as per usual my dear mother always says "everyone is growing older with you, if everyone is getting younger & you're the only one getting older THEN you should worry". *lol*
She never fails to provide me with a good chuckle, i love that woman! :)

So on this special day of the year for me, I would just like to say that I feel so blessed & so grateful for God and all the wonderful friends & family that surrounds me. Here's a random quote that i came across; so true!

Which brings me back to my favourite quote 'Contentment is the greatest wealth'! Cupcakes make me feel contented, what about you? *grinz*
Here's a Birthday card share that I've been storing up especially for today!

I had great fun making this card!! (isn't it mostly the reason why we create?) I stamped the bottom of the cupcakes on cardstock vellum & then the top of the cupcakes onto patterned paper. Then I cut the cake parts out & paper pieced them on the vellum. I hope you likey! :)

And here's the close up:

Ah, so how about a giveaway !?? I'll be giving away this brand new Melissa Frances stampset to 1 of you. Just leave me a comment on this post, tell me what you're grateful for & I'll randomly pick a winner :) and to make it cup cakey sweetyer, i'm throwing in some of my cards!
It's so nice to share some goodness on my birthday!
I'm heading off for dinner with family tonight at one of my favourite restaurants @ Robertson Quay, looking forward to that!!
Ah , and yes Foie gras makes me feel contented too *lol*

Have a great day!!
ps: the stamp set would not come in its original packaging, i somehow threw out the plastic it came in, but i still have the original insert sheet :)

card supplies:cardstock: papertreyink. patterned paper: basic grey. stamps: papertreyink & kim hughes. ribbon: papertreyink & ek success. others: eyelets, white gel pen, millenium zig marker, cuttlebug embossing folder, fiskars punch



chelemom said...

I'm first? Ok, I'll be the first to wish you a very happy 27th birthday! Hope you had a great day! I am so thankful for my family, a job I love (I teach), and this wonderful hobby!

Susan said...

Happy Birthday Fiona! I have to agree with you, I'm so thankful for God's love and having loving friends and family around me. Your blog is great - lots of inspiration!

~amy~ said...

**happy birthday** I'm super grateful and thankful for my 2 healthy kids...they make me laugh, keep me on my toes and I just love them tons.

Jen said...

Happy Birthday! I'm thankful for each day the Lord gives me to spend with family, friends, paper and ink!
Have a great day!

Diane said...

A very happy birthday to you! I am so thankful to God for my wonderful family, hubby and all 5 kids!

Christy said...

Happy Birthday!! I hope you have a wonderful dinner this evening!!

I actually just turned 27 myself a couple weeks ago. :)

I am grateful for family. I am currently having a "girls" weekend with my mom, my aunt, my cousin and my cousin's daughter. We all live too far apart - so we really relish the chance to get together and spend some time with each other!

ivwhy said...

hapyy birthday! hope you have a great dinner! my birthday is 3/28 so i am looking forward it it!

i am grateful for my wonderful hubby & my 2 boys, having a roof over our heads (economic crisis) and having a job.

Fiona Y said...

i'm posting on behalf of virginia L who had trouble leaving a comment.
-What a great blog you have here, Fiona! So very lovely!! I am especially thankful after watching the movie "The Slum Dog Millionaire" last night with my 14-year old son during his spring break here (in Canada). I'm thankful to live in such a beautiful country and am able to do what I love-stamping and cooking for the love of it.
Enjoy the froi gras for me, will you!? Happy birthday!!!

NaDiA said...

hahas yesterday was my sister birthday ..(:
i'm greatful for haveing a wonderful family... cause my close neighobur just lost her 1st son and make me think that family is closer than anything so i am very greatful to have a family & love from them (:
xx nadia

Judy S said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, FIONA! So grateful for my family ... they are close by and always fun to get together! Your cupcake card is darling! Enjoy your day!

Chok Keun said...

Fiona, happy birthday to ya! I've always enjoyed visiting ur blog, the lovely cards and techniques that you shared. Hope ya have a great day!

Susan said...

Happy, happy birthday! I hope you have a great day with your family ... looking forward to seeing pictures of your day. :)

donna mikasa said...

Hi Fiona! Just stopping by to wish you a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY....omg, you're the same age as my daughter!!! I could be your MOM!!! Have a great day!

Sue Pardue said...

Happy Birthday Fiona! I hope you have a great day. I'm grateful for my wonderful family and the fact that we're all happy and healthy!

Raechelle said...

Happy Birthday Fiona! It sounds like you have a fabulous day planned, enjoy it! :) Love the card... neat idea with the vellum.

Vera Rhuhay said...

Selamat Ulang Tahun Fiona!
Hope you have a wonderful birthday!
I'm so grateful for God's blessed and have wonderful family ,friends and stamp in my heart.

Verda said...

Well Happy Birthday to You!!!! Love your card.

I am so grateful for so many things but mostly for my wonderful family and my darling grandchildren.

Thanks for this opportunity.

Tinkerbell said...

Happy Birthday ! Wish you a wonderful day with your family !

I am just grateful for every single day. To be alive, to be able to scrap, to have my family !

Maria said...

Happy Happy Birthday, Fiona! I just found your blog from your post on PTI. Belated congrats on being the GSS for March, btw. Your card was awesome.

I'm so grateful for so many wonderful things in my life - my boys, my husband and great health to take advantage to all the things I am grateful for in life. :) Have a great day.

June said...


I'm grateful for each peaceful day spent with my family.