Monday, July 21, 2008

                   
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Happy 5th Birthday!




Happy Monday! Remember when I mentioned awhile back that Paper Crafts picked up one of my cards for the Jan/Feb 2009 issue? Well, this is one card I submitted that they didn't pick up, so thought I would go ahead and share it. It was for their "5th Birthday Celebration" call, since they will be 5 years old.

It has lots of contraband, including the yummy Cupcake paper by Basic Grey. I thought it was so cute, bummer they didn't go for it! It's a pocket card, the piece with the "5" pulls out; it's a Sticky Cut letter from SU, covered in SU Chunky Glitter. The "happy birthday" is a rub-on from SU also.

Some personal blah, blah, blah...
Back in Dallas now, it's good to be home. On the way back from the airport, dh took me to get my birthday present, this little iphone! We have to preorder it, though, doesn't seem to be in stock anywhere. Oh well, worth the wait. Then when we got to the house, he had a vase of flowers with my birthday card waiting for me! I'm thinking he really missed me! lol!

I also have to share (finally!) what I alluded to last week, the gift my mom gave me...a new lap quilt! What's really so special about it, though, is that the little print blocks are made up of my outfits that she sewed for me when I was little. It's so cool, I've seen all the photos of me wearing them, now I have this. And here's the kicker: she started it 35 years ago! Who knew she would get a quilting machine and start a successful business and finish it at the age of 60! Here's her new blog I started, with one post so far, but she made a new post (edited and uploaded photos and everything!) that's scheduled to post tomorrow. I'm so proud of her!



Well, guess I better get busy today. I just got finished catching up on 327 google reader entries. Yikes! I freak out when it gets over 100! Still need to unpack and start the laundry, fun stuff, plus work on my Convention swaps. Hope you have a great Monday! Thanks for stopping by!

Have you stamped something today?!

17 comments:

Jess said...

Angie, what a special gift from your mom! How cool!

Tina said...

OK, a little unknown fact blog buddies don't know about me, I'm "soft hearted" ~ a tender touch if you will. (My preacher says we're all soft wired or hard wired and it helps to know what you are. ha!) I teared up a little when I read your comments about your mom and that quilt. It's beautiful, I know you'll love it forever, I bet it makes you feel like a princess!
Enjoy your iphone!

Alexandra said...

How fun - what great gifts you got, that quilt is REALLY special Angie, what a fabulous keepsake!! That card IS really cute (even with contraband, *wink*) not sure why they didn't pick it!!! I would have!!! Hey, 42 looks good on ya - HAHAHAHAHAH!!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Karen Kelly said...

I love that quilt! What a precious gift!! The card you made is adorable...can't believe they didn't pick it up!

Tara said...

cute...too bad it didn't get picked up. I LOVE your quilt...how cool is that?!! Your mom is a talented lady...love her blog! :)

~amy~ said...

I *love* the 5th birthday card Angie...it is stinkin' a-dorable! I can't wait to see the card that PaperCrafts did pick up!

Your quilt is absolutely wonderful. What a magnificent treasure...you are a lucky girl. Your mom is spectacular!

I totally understand the catching up on the google reader...LOL

vina said...

OHHHH I'm so JEALOUS - I want a quilt!!!!! The card is FABULOUS by the way....hope to see you very soon!!!!!!! We need to catch up and do some ANTIQUE-ING!!!

donnapiranha said...

Love the card....glitter AND pom-pom fringe. That's my kind of card.

The quilt is wonderful and I love that photo of you peeking out from under it. That's how I sleep. Totally tucked in.

I think it would be fun to see the photos of you in the clothes that make up that quilt!

chloe said...

I agree I'd love to see some lil Angie pics!! This is such a beautiful gift. And how crazy that that card wasnt picked up: it is fab-u-lous I love the pompom trim and of course the bling and cupcakes! Yum!

denise:) said...

Happy Birthday Angie! Lucky you with the iPhone and the wonderful quilt!! Can't believe she made it with all your old outfits- how precious!!

Have a great day- d;)

Lori said...

Angie,

I knew you were getting a new quilt!! I didn't know that it had been in the works for so long! The quilt is just awesome and you look good all snuggled up in it!
I love your posted card!

Lor

Mel M. M. M. said...

Gorgeous card. It's so fun & funky. Love the dingo balls! The quilt your Mom made for you is stunning! And how touching that it's made of your outfits. :0)

Beverly said...

Angie, I love that yellow trim on your card! Wherever did you find it? And the quilt your mom made you is amazing - what a treasure!

Linz said...

Darling card & what a sweet gift- something to cherish for generations!

Nancy Riley said...

Angie, that quilt is AMAZING!!! ... and your mother is an incredible woman to create this gift of love for you! WOW! I am in awe!

I'm behind in reading blogs too, and am trying to figure out what day was your birthday. Please email me with your snail mail address to I can send you a birthday card?! ... please!

nrileycm@cox.net

Donna said...

wow, that quilt is SO special! what a labor of love and something to cherish. I hope to learn to quilt some day. sounds like you had a great birthday! oh and I know what you mean about getting over 100 - mine was at 342 today, yikes!

kathleenh said...

I love your pocket card! What were they thinking when they didn't use this one?

Your quilt is beatiful! How special that your mom made it for you out of clothes you wore as a child. You can see the love sewn through the quilt.

I hope to meet you at convention! Will you be at the SCS dinner?