Friday, August 14, 2009

Birthday Christmas!

Imagine my surprise when I opened up a box yesterday and saw all of this:

A very sweet blogging friend probably had to sell one of her kidneys to put together these goodies for my birthday: Three sets of Nesties, a Sizzix label die, gems, flowers, alcohol ink applicator, a Hero Arts Friendship Message stamp, and R20 Copic pens! I'm most excited about the Copics because now my Greeting Farm images will have nice, rosy cheeks and not look so anemic. And the Nesties fit perfectly with what I already own. She's so sneaky smart!

But now, the pressure is ON! When I spoke to her and thanked her for all the wonderful goodies, she closed with, "I can't wait to see what you do with them!" {Gulp!} Me too!

Another sweet friend sent me some gifts which included this adorably cute pincushion! 'Bye bye generic tomato pincushion; hello cute little daisy pincushion! It's sooo cute that I want to keep it in its box and just admire it. I'm so blessed to have such sweet, generous friends...

I will post pics of some wonderful cards that were sent to me, too. So this year, turning 40 wasn't as bad as I thought it would be! {wink, wink}


  1. I am glad that you had a lovely birthday Donna. You look like you are going to have lots of fun with those goodies :). I too can't wait to see what you will come up with.

  2. That Pin cushion is ADORABLE!!!! Love it....
    I'm so glad you liked your sorry it was late but I was not done shopping!!LOL!
    Hope you get some time to PLAY......

  3. You lucky lady! What sweet friends you have. Happy Belated Birthday!

  4. wow!! looks like birthday fairy loves you Donna!!! now THAT is some birthday surprise!!! I too, can't wait to see what you did with all those yummy goodies!!!

  5. Wow Donna!! You have some generous friends!! Love this little pincushion! I know about that pressure! A wonderful generous lady sent me a whole package of alcohol inks and supplies, only because she wanted to see what I create with them!! She didn`t even know me! You do not want to disappoint such lovely persons :) I am still not satisfied with my results...But you`ll never fail!


  6. Hi, Donna! What a terrific goodie box! Wow! And a lovely pincushion, too! Such yummy, fun, fabulous birthday gifts! Enjoy! :-)

  7. I cant believe it with what you had. She willing to sent to you happily to see what you created..that is awesome. I have always wanted to have the nesties and try to create more choices of stuff.

    Thanks for dropping by at my blog though it is still not fully updated yet..

    Happy crafting everyone!

  8. What a lovely surprise. Can't wait to see what you come up with. Love that pretty pin cushion!

  9. hi Donna, what have you made with those goodies? i am waiting!! (just kidding! ;)

    I just gave you a blog award, please hop over and grab it if I have the honor!

  10. What a terrific BD presents! The pincushion is so lovely!
    Can't wait to see what you come up with, Donna! More pressure is on? ;)

  11. what a nice birthday for you!! and great friends too!


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