Sunday, March 4, 2007

Birthday Details!! first off...I'm a little late posting the 2 new products and the 2 challenges for the first 2 days of Slammin' 30th Birthday Bash week...sorry! Once you read the big birthday details below, you'll understand why! ;) Challenge Day #1 was coming to my chat at ES on Friday, March 2nd. :)

Challenge Day #2 & Challenge Day #3

So, there will be perks to completing the challenges I post this week. I'll give you more details on that tomorrow, so tune in! Also, this is posted at Elemental Scraps and you MUST put a link in the corresponding thread for it to "count" as being done.

~ Challenge Day #2 : Use one of the following quotes in a scrapbook page.

"Kindness can become its own motive. We are made kind by being kind." -- Eric Hoffer

Everytime you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing. Author: Mother Teresa

~ Challenge Day #3 : Use the following font in a scrapbook page. The King & Queen font can be found by clicking here.

New Products

I'm going to release one new product each day of birthday week. Here are the new releases for Saturday & Sunday. Don't forget that my whole store is 30% off all week! (through Friday, March 9th)

Leave a Trail (2 page template)

Layers & Layers - 2 Page Template

Birthday Weekend...

So. I had the BEST birthday weekend ever!! Friday night was my very first chat ever and let me tell ya...I was nervous! I was so scared that nobody was going to show up and that I'd be in that big 'ole room all by myself! many of you came! There were over 30 people in the room and we had a flippin' blast! Everyone had fun, enjoyed their brownies and margharitas, learned more about me, and won some prizes. Good times.... :) Thank you all SO much for coming! And don't forget that there is going to be a chat THIS Friday, March 9th with me at DigiShopTalk. 10:00 pm EST. This will be the end to my birthday week celebration!

Yesterday was my actual birthday. Got to sleep in a little bit and then got a call from my sister telling me to be ready in 1/2 hour because she was coming to pick me up. Not telling me where we were going or anything! We ended up going out to lunch and then going to the zoo. I absolutely, postively LOVE the zoo!! We have a membership there and go all the time. I have to admit it was kinda nice going without the kids for once. We got to set our own pace and do what we wanted. It was a little chilly, but it wasn't crowded at all either. Perfection!

When we came back to my house, my parents were there and Jarrett was almost done cooking dinner. heard right...Jarrett cooked dinner for all of us! Chicken & biscuits, which is one of my favorite meals!! :) was delicious! There were tons of balloons everywhere and we were just sitting around talking. To be honest, it was a little boring. THEN...the doorbell rang. 3 of our friends and their kids were there!! Talk about a surprise!! Then, for the next hour, the doorbell kept ringing and people kept showing up. My BIL, 2 of my very good friends from college that I don't get to see very often, and then...kicker of all of my VERY best friends that lives in Buffalo, NY. 3 and a half hours away!!! He is like a brother to me and we have been friends for almost 15 years. We don't get to see each other very much either, but every time him & his wife come to Pittsburgh, they call us and we do something. I seriously had tears in my eyes over the whole thing.

My sweet, sweet Jarrett planned all of this as a huge surprise just for me! I guess all kinds of secret phone calls went on between him, my sister, & my mom and dad to plan all of this. Sneaky bastards!!! ;) I seriously was SO surprised and SO flattered that he would even think to do this for me. Man...he's a keeper, isn't he!??!?


Oh! And listen to the presents I got!!! Seriously...unbelievable!! Jarrett & the kids got me a laptop (yay!!!!), PSE 5.0 ('cause my 3.0 won't work with Vista), and a Wacom tablet!!! was a digi scrappin' girls' dream!! :) I CAN NOT wait to play with them all! From everyone else, I got a DigiShopTalk t-shirt, a beautiful silver locket necklace, a gorgeous jewelry box, tickets to a show in April with me, my sister, my mom, and a friend of ours, gift certificate for Kohls, gift certificate for Bath & Body Works, a beautiful wooden girl/plant holder for my porch, candle....hmmm...I think that's it. SPOILED, aren't I?!!? :) I couldn't have asked for a better birthday. What a way to remember my 30th!!!

And thanks to all of you wonderful girls who made cards for me!! They are all so, so gorgeous! :)

Come back tomorrow!!

I'm off to bed for the night now, but I'll see you all tomorrow!!! {{HUGS}}


OrianaVianey said...

This is great sweetie... I'm glad you had a nice weekend

Marisa said...

Wow! That is so awesome. Im glad you had a great day weekend. have fun playing with your new toys!

Carin said...

Wow your so spoiled!!! happy belated birthday!

Yen said...

WOW! What a great weekend and such an awesome gifts!:) Glad you had the best birthday,Mel!

Btw,please update my bloggy:) I have a new one.

Jennilyn said...

That is awesome girl! You are so lucky! No one in my family would even think to go and order something from Cafe Press for me (although I'd love one of their travel mugs) and to get a laptop, Wacom & PSE without picking it out yourself and knowing about it? Unheard of! Seriously! Lucky lucky girl! Glad you had a wonderful birthday! See you on Friday :) I still have to PM you...I'll do it soon!

Kathy said...

Oh wow, what a great bday!!! My dh would never think of something that nice or be that creative (my bday is this week)! Lucky you!!! Happy belated bday & enjoy playing with your new toys.

Angel said...

WOW, what a great bday!! Your DH is such a sweetie to have planned all that without you knowing!! Happy Birthday said...

Wow, you lucky, spoiled girl! I am so glad to her you had a great day. You deserve it sweetie.

MandaKay said...

That sounds like a GREAT birthday!!! Glad you enjoyed your birthday weekend! Thanks for the font enabling!

jheri said...

wow such wonderful gifts...Guess you only turn 30 once

Glad you had a great day.

Melissa Ives said...

Sounds like you had a great birthday!!! You spoiled digi girl! ;)

Kirsty Blinston said...

Happy Belated Birthday sweetie!!! I hope you had a fantastic weekend! I got a laptop for my birthday too! Cant wait to see some piccys girl!
Congrats on your CT team too, I was away otherwise I so would have applied!

I finally updated my blog too!
Have a great day