Thursday, August 13, 2009

Stamp Simply #100 - Happy Birthday!



It’s a Birthday Party! — Yes, today is Stamp Simply’s 100th Challenge, so that’s good enough reason to celebrate for me!!! Thank you ALL for coming to read our challenges, check out our projects and play along with us over the last 100 weeks — we’ve loved every minute of it!!! So, it only follows that today’s challenge is to make a birthday card — that’s it — how simple and how fun!!! Above you can see my gift chicken birthday card, that matches one of the projects I have to show you below! (My "gift chicken" stamp is from Whipper Snapper, and my card design was completely inspired by this card I saw on Kendra Wietstock's blog!)

And going beyond the challenge, we at Stamp Simply ARE having a Birthday Party, and YOU are invited!!! Today many of the designers who have worked with us in the past in any capacity — Retired Designer, Guest Designer, Party Participant — have been invited to join in our celebration to bring some fun projects and ideas to YOU!!! We have a wide variety of things going on. My post today is quite long, so instead of listing all the blogs that are participating today, I invite you to hop over to Sharon's blog for the complete list! Then I hope you can find some time to sit down with a nice cup of coffee or tea and start cruising to see what you can find — have fun everyone — and THANKS for coming!!!
For my project today, I decided to create a birthday reminder book using my Bind-It-All. For making as many cards as I do, I'm terrible at getting them sent out! So I thought maybe a little notebook that fits in my purse would be nice to have for reminders of not only birthdays, but thank you notes and other greetings. So many Sundays I sit in church and make notes in my bulletin to remind me to send cards to people who are in need, and then what happens to the bulletin when I get home? Yep... in the trash without another thought! So hopefully my new little notebook will help!
To start out, I chose some fabulous new paper that I just got from My Mind's Eye, and some chipboard coasters. In this picture there are 2 rectangular coasters, but I've also used some 4x4 coasters, too. (My coasters come from ecletic Paperie.) Here I have enough paper to cover both sides of 2 coasters, and a scalloped embellishment.
I used a foam brush and Modge Podge to adhere the paper to the coasters.
Once the Modge Podge is dry, I used a heavy-duty emery board to sand all the edges.

After sanding (and creating a LOT of dust!) my paper is nicely rounded to the edges of the coaster, and ready for a final coat of Modge Podge.
For extra layers and my scalloped border, I apply more Modge Podge to adhere, then another coat to seal it down.
Done, and dry! The coasters on the left are the 4x4's that will be in the next photos.
I line the coaster up in my Bind-It-All evenly, and cut my holes for the binding.

Ooooops... excuse me while I take a momentary break! Hubby brought me a fudge sundae from the Dari-ette!
OK, back to business! I cut some filler notebook paper to size for the inside of my notebook as well as 3 pieces of designer paper for dividers within the book. Here's everything with the binding holes cut.
I have some old white coil binding, shown here that I use to bind both of my notebooks. You'll see the finished product below.
A great alternative if you don't have a Bind-It-All is to just punch some holes in the chipboard coasters with your Crop-a-Dile, and use some binder rings instead!
And here's my finished product! I'm lovin' this new MME paper! My scalloped border is made using a Martha Stewart punch available at Hope Stamps Eternal. The crocheted flower is hand-made by my boss' Mom (and available at Toyrifix!)
I have the inside divided into 3 sections and figure I'll label them "birthday", "thank you" and "other" (for get well wishes, thinking of you, and other cards), and used my SU! round tab punch to make the dividers easier to find on the right side.
And here's the 4x4 version, also using some yummy new My Mind's Eye paper, and some Zva crystals and and a Zva flower for embellishment (also available at Hope Stamps Eternal)! The scalloped border punch used here is from EK Success.
Since this one is smaller, I alternated two tabs on the right and one on the left!
Would you find a little notebook like this handy? Well, guess what? To celebrate the 100th Stamp Simply challenge, I'm giving this 4x4 notebook away! Leave a comment here, and tell me your best birthday memory! I'll draw a winner on Sunday night at 9:00 p.m. EST! Only one comment per person, please and make sure your contact information is included with your comment (either by including your email address in the comment or make sure your Blogger profile has it... please make it easy to find!) so I can let you know that you won! (*Please note, the contest has ended!*)


Good luck, and thanks for stopping by today! Remember, you can find links to all the party girls projects and prizes by stopping at Sharon's blog to view the complete list!












92 comments:

Carolyn said...

Tammy, that is an awesome little book, thanks so much for sharing.
carolyn s

ceashark at aol dot com

Shirley said...

Tammy, love your little book. Great idea to keep it handy in one's purse. Love your blog, too. Thanks for the chance to win one made by you! Please use the email below my name. Thanks.
Shirley L.
Roseville, CA
shirlee@surewest.net

Stephanie Hargis said...

That is so cute! I loved your little tutorial...especially the ice cream break! HAHAHAHAHA! You crack me up girl! I am really craving a hot fudge Sunday now. Thanks! ;)

Anyway, my favorite birthday memory would have to be the birthday I got engaged! :D That was a pretty special day!

windycindy said...

Happy Birthday in honor of your Stamp
Simply #100! I wish you many more.
Your birthday reminder books is the perfect size and I adore your choice of colors! Please count me in.
Many thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Anonymous said...

I love all the bind it all projects! Thanks for sharing your book. I don't have a best birthday, but the ones I love are the ones I spend with family.

Swedie

cindy ziliak said...

This is one of the cutest projects I've seen in a long time. I love the combination of paper patterns.

My best birthday was my 40Th. All the girls at work decorated the office and the boss even let me drive is corvette!

Wendy K. said...

I really don't have that great of a memory...not sure that this would be my best birthday but it's what comes to mind...my 21st birthday was celebrated in Las Vegas (except the trip was a week early!). I didn't get to play the machines but it was still fun!

Marsha said...

What a wonderful idea. I know what you mean about the notes in the bulletin and then not saving it. My favorite birthday memory is probably coming up this Sat. I am celebrating my 60th birthday with family and friends. I'm really looking forward to it. Hope to take lots of photos.

Rachel Hope said...

WOW, WOW, WOW....Great project! Love all the details!

Martha said...

WOW! What a terrific notebook tutorial. I've never made one and now I want that Bind-It-All. Thanks for sharing. My best BD remembrance is when I was in Australia for my BD with my DH, and visiting the Aboriginal Center and watching them play the digirido with circular breathing. They went on for what seemed like hours. I will never forget the three weeks there. It was a super BD trip.

Nena said...

This is just brilliant! I am not
much of a project person but this
is one I could get excited about.
Thank you so much for your creation!

Becky Y. said...

Adorable project, Tammy!
My best birthday memory just might be my 40th, believe it or not. Two surprise parties in two states and a wonderful hubby who helped orchestrate it all. The 40's ain't so bad!!

Joan Fricker said...

Tammy, thanks for the wonderful tutorial. Great litte book and what a great idea! I love it!

Joan

Janine said...

OMG!!! Tammy - honeymuffin - sweetcheeks!! I LOVE this!!!
Fabulous work...
Have a great weekend.

Nancy said...

What a awesome little note book and thanks for the tutorial.
My favorite birthday memory is when I got my diamond ring from my husband it was the best gift I have ever had.
Thanks so much
Nancy
neschultz@cox.net

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Super cute birthday card and wonderful birthday reminder notebooks! Fantastic projects! Thanks so much for the inspiration! One of my best birthday memories is getting my engagement ring from my husband on my birthday! It was a wonderful surprise!
Carla
cmsuto@aol.com

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Tammy, I LOVE this project - what a fabulous tutorial. I have considered a Bind-it-All, but never took the plunge, feeling it wouldn't get enough use to justify the price, but OOOHHH -- you are making me drool!!! LOVE this!!! And GREAT blog candy -- but I'm not entering for that -- just commenting -- LOL!!!

Juliana said...

Tammy, that card is just WAY too cute!! Way to use inspiration!!
And that notebook--absolutely adorable!

My favorite birthday memory is probably my 10th or 11th birthday (I honestly cannot remember which). I was having two friends over to spend the night for my birthday. My mom suggested that we go and get a frozen treat from the store (July birthday). So we went. I chose banana popsicles.

When we came back--our living room was decked out with streamers and balloons and posters and my two friends jumped up and said "Surprise!" (Mom had left the door unlocked for them to come in and do that while we were out.) It was a WONDERFUL surprise.

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Wow Tammy ... your tutorial is AWESOME!! LOVE the fudge sundae the best, LOL!!!
Your card and booklet are fantastic! See you shortly ...

Bev J. said...

Love your project. I have looked at the binder and think I would like one but have wondered how you put the coil in -by hand or the machine.

I remember my mom always making me a orange cake with coconut frosting as she and I loved coconut. Even after I left home she would bring a cake to the doctor's office where I worked so I could share with the staff. I am 70 and mom has been gone a few years but I fondly remember "my cakes".

Thanks for a chance to win. tfs

Teri said...

Wow! What a lot of work you did, but it was well worth it. The notebook is so cute!

Thanks for a chance to win the blog candy!

Debra said...

Loved these books you made - I always love bia projects! Best birthday - when I was a teenager I got a new camera lens - that I never thought I would get! Thanks for the chance to win!

StampinCathy said...

Wow this coaster book is awesome and so inspiring. Thanks for a wonderful tutorial. Wow I would love to be the lucky stamper to win one of your handmade books. My favorite B-Day was when my Dad plan a bowling party for my friends and family. He was going to be out-of-town and for a guy to plan something like that meant the world to me. Thanks so much for a chance.

Velta said...

Very Inspiring and cute as all get out!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

I LOVE your little books! I am ahamed to say I have the Zutter and haven't take the time to figure out how to use it. Now I think I will! I love the colors and papers you used and your card is adorable!

My favorite bd memory is from 2 years ago. I was given the gift of spending the whole day stamping or doing whatever I wanted...no cleaning, cooking etc. The boys (then 12&14) made me a scavenger hunt and had sweet little gifts everywhere. I will treasure this forever.

PS: yummy dessert!

Basement Stamper said...

I love your card!!! Your little book tutorial is awesome and makes me wish I had that Bind it all!!

My favorite birthday memory is my 30th. My husband & sister-in-law plotted to have a surprise party and it was definitely a SURPRISE. We had fun!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

OMGosh, Tammy, I love that fun Birthday card you've made. But I think those Birthday reminder books are way, way, way amazing!!!! :D:D. What a cool idea. I think I'll have to be real good to my hubby to get me one of those Bind-it-All's ;P. Speaking of husband, isn't yours the BESTEST to bring you home a little pick me up in all of this stress? He's a keeper :D:D. Hugs, Sabrina

Deborah Saaranen said...

Wow-- what a fantastic bday book Tammy! I love all of your color/paper choices...everything!

AShu93 said...

Mmm, the Dari-ette! Guess it's getting close to lunhtime now. Thanks for a chance to win your awesome little book. I just love those colors.

Sandee said...

Adorable!!! Love this idea AND the papers. I think I need to buy the Bind it all.

Sandee Q.
snappyscraps@sbcglobal.net

Rona said...

Great book!! Thanks for such awesome insturctions as well!! I have a bind it all and haven't used it much! This may be weird but my best birthday memory is my most recent... my 40th birthday (maybe it's 'cause I'm old now and can't remember the others!!) But anyway my kids and my hubby made it very special AND I got to go to a scrapbook retreat at a wonderful lodge with my friends for the weekend so it was just a really great birthday! stamps_scrapbooksbyrona at hotmail dot com HAVE A SUPER DAY!

Darlene said...

Tammy, what a great book and thank you for the tutorial for it. I'm always looking for new ideas to try with my Bind it All. Hope you enjoyed your treat from your DH.
It's hard to think of just one favourite birthday. One would be the surprise birthday party my sister put together for me. Thanks for the chance to win the cute notebook - what a handy item that would be to slip into a purse.

Kay said...

Love your little book, and I'm sure it would be very helpful as the senior moments come more and more frequently for me! My favorite birthday memory was at 55. Hadn't spent my birthday with my sister since I was married, and she made it a memorable one, with a white stretch limo, champagne and dinner at Ruth's Chris restaurant. I prefer quiet family dinners, but this surprise was special, a once-in-a-lifetime event.

jaymack said...

One birthday we went out for dinner with a large bunch of our friend (every body was acting a little off but I put it off to a full moon) and after dinner my future husband tossed a little bag at me and in it was my engagement ring. I must have yelled really loud because practicly the whole restaurant came up to see my ring. And we got married on his birthday. That would be one date I don't have to write down.

Our Little Inspirations said...

Tammy, you make some of the cutest things with these coasters! I LOVE this little book with the crocheted flower, and I especially love the tabs on the side! Awesome!
My best birthday I can recall is when I was 10 and I got my first bike - a shiny blue Schwinn, complete with the newest feature - a horn button! LOL! I know I'm giving away my age, but that was my most memorable birthday ever!

Rose Ann said...

Your card is soooo cute, Tammy...and I just LOVE your book too!! Great tutorial, and I love how you shared your break-time treat with us! ☺

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Thanks for offering blog candy, and I love the full explanation on how you did this! Always fun to come check out your blog!

Spicey Cat Chick said...

Wahoo! Thanks for sharing the detail of your project. I looked at it and thought, "No way I can do that!" But after seeing the step by step, "Hmm, maybe I can do it!" FABULOUS!

My fav bday memory is decorating my birthday cakes. My mom would let me pick a cake from her cookbook. She'd have it baked and cut into whatever shape; then my friends and I got busy with the frosting. It's one of those things were the process was the important piece, since some of the cakes were more than a bit wonky!

Robin said...

LOVE the little books. SO cute.
My best memory is waking up at my grandparent's home in KY (we lived in Florida) to see a foot of snow on the ground. Now that is how Christmas Day (which is my birthday) should look!

Barb said...

Tammy this is super cute!...and the sundae looked yummy! My best birthday was when I was about 10 and all I wanted was a pink dress and a pink birthday cake! I'm way older than that now and still love pink!

LeAnne said...

Oh Tammy, these are wonderful---and I know EXACTLY what you mean about sitting in church and writing stuff down and then.....it's gone! You don't have to give me a prize, but my favorite BD memory was when I was thirteen, my cousins and I all dressed up like The Association and sang "Windy"--that was one of my first-ever albums--using flashlights as "microphones"!! Yes, and I am giving away my age too! :D
LeAnne

Susan G said...

Love the notebook ideas. And thanks for showing it done without the BIA. Winning one would be super! Sure hope I'm the lucky name drawn.
I lived in the country without any close playmates, so any party I got to have with my friends was extra special.

Marge said...

What a sweet little book! My best birthday was the one when I found out I was having my 1st child -- also right around Mother's Day!!!

GAZ said...

What a fantastic idea. It was a lot of work and is really pretty. Thanks for sharing your project and then for giving us a chance to win it too! Glenda

Anonymous said...

Love those notebooks!! Perfect for church notes: sermon, wednesday night, bible study... My favorite birthday memory... hmmm... my oldest son's first birthday when he cried when we brought out his cake with a candle... The look was priceless! Guess I'll have to scrapbook that one soon... he's almost 29 now.... boy am I behind!! Thanks for the chance to win!

Anita Holden
aholden@va.metrocast.net

Ravengirl said...

Adorable! I would love to have it! My e-mail address is in my blogger profile! Thanks for the chance to win!

Ida P. Krause said...

What a fantastic project. Love how cheerful it looks.
Oh and that Sundae...Yum!

Well one of my best birthday memories I have was when I invited one of my friends to eat out with me and my family and my little brother complained about her coming along and then married her six months later!

Kim Burmeister said...

Tammy, your card is so cute and your project totally rocks! Yummy! I am glad I had some ice cream with chocolate just before I read your post. MMMM! MMMM! Good!

Connie said...

This card is just so very fun and playful, Tammy! Thanks for the great tutorial too...oh and now I want ice cream...you are sooo mean! LOL!!

Cherie said...

Tammy, Cute card with bright colors. Love the chicken! I really like the birthday reminder book! That is totally awesome! My most memorable birthday was actually my dh's birthday! I secretly had his kids flown in from Miami, Lakeland and Forth Worth for a surprise for his 65th birthday! It was wonderful and he will never forget it!

TFS your wonderful talent with all of us!

Cherie

Little GTO said...

Tammy
What a great project. And send your hubby my way. LOL!!!
sharon l
sharon.lemon@sbcglobal.net

Little GTO said...

I forgot the favorite birthday thing. I'm getting so old and forgetful. LOL! Good grief! So many to choose from. Probably my 5th. I got cowboy boots and all the extras and a party with my friends. Mom said she would never give me a bday party again! Hummmm
And she didn't!!
Sharon L
sharon.lemon@sbcglobal.net

Jenny Gropp said...

The card, the birthday book, the tempting picture of that fudge sundae.... YUM,YUM to all of it!
My best bday -- 29... a blast of events transpired then! Oh... my twenties.... where is that fudge sundae, I think I need one.

Michele Boyer said...

Your chicken card (lol) is adorable, and the book...WOW!!! I LOVE that!!! I'm wondering if I would use one of those machines...I love everything everyone does with them. Thanks for sharing the process, Tammy!

isoscia said...

My favorite birthday memory is of going downtown with my Dad to pick out a toy for my birthday. In those days (early 1950's) going downtown (on the bus) was a big deal. If I remember correctly, the toy I picked was a liitle cabinet with a sink in the top of it. Your little note book is awesome. Makes me want to do something with all the little coasters I've collected from various restaurants. Once I mentioned to the waiter that I was taking my coaster home to use in my cardmaking/scrapbooking and he handed me a big stack of coasters to add to my stash. What a nice young man. I won't mention the name of the restaurant! Thanks for the chance to win. Iris Soscia
isoscia@aol.com

Hilda said...

I was reading your tutorial and thinking I should make myself a birthday reminder book. Better yet, I have a chance to win it! How cool.

My best birthday memory is my sister's 50th - I flew down to Florida to surprise her.

h rye rse at light house dot net

Raquel said...

What a great little creation!! I love it!! My best memory was this birthday which was 3 weeks ago my boyfriend took me to Petaluma for the day, then he bought me a quad and a helmet as my bday gift and then we went quading in pismo the following weekend with a big group of people. I couldn't have asked for a better 22nd bday!!!

sandyford77 said...

What a great idea. It is so cute and the colors are wonderful. You did a great job.

Sandy Ford

Jerri Kay said...

What fabulous books Tammy, thank you so much for sharing, they're so adorable. I've been debating on whether or not to purchase a Zutter, this seals it!

scrappingnana said...

What a great project. TFS and for the tutorial. My favorite BD memory is from my recent 65th BD when my family through me a surprise party for the memorable occation.:) Thanks for the chance to win.

AJ said...

love this Tammy- and yes I could use it! thanks for the tut, i will try and recreate it!! :)

leenda said...

Aren't you creative!! Your book is a fantastic idea for reminders. Well done Tammy!
leenda1 at cox dot net



Linda

Lavonne (tweetygirl) said...

Tammy, what fun little projects! My favorite birthday memory? I actually have 2. The first one was when my boyfriend (who is now my husband!) planned a very special dinner for the 2 of us. He set up a table for 2 with pizza and red roses. Then he had a treasure hunt for my present. I'd been burned pretty badly by a previous boyfriend, so wasn't all that trusting. But I eventually found the present in the microwave! It was a precious moment's figurine. That was definitely memorable!
The second favorite birthday memory was on my 25th. My oldest daughter was born on that day. She's now 14. So I guess this coming birthday will be very memorable also!
Thanks for the chance to win.
tweetyluvspuddytat@shaw.ca

Joann said...

What an amazing little book!! I guess my most memorable b'day was the one when I rec'd my engagement ring

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, Tammy! You made me laugh out loud! I was reading along when I came to that sundae...too funny!! This is such a great post. Your book is awesome! Sorry I don't have a best birthday memory. Maybe if I thought longer... but it's 5:00 and I'm heading home on Friday night... I'm beat!

Heather T said...

Very cute card, Tammy and gorgeous notebooks.

Sue D said...

These are so cute! My best birthday memory is the small surprise 50th birthday party my church stamping group put on for me including stamping goodies from their stash.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Love your projects! That ice cream sundae looks pretty tasty too. Thanks for listing where you bught the coasters too.

Best memory - the little bracelet my dad bought me for my birthday when I was like 5-7 years old. I still have it and wear it on my birthday. For my dad, who hated shopping, to find this really means a lot to me especially now that he is gone. I am a St. Paddy's girl and the bracelet has little shamrocks and little green fake gems on it. It is really delicate and fun to wear.

Again, love your projects and thanks for sharing.

Chris R. from Iowa

ckrobinson01@hotmail.com

readinglinda said...

Great tutorial! These will make great gifts for stockings. My favorite birthday memory is when my teenage daughter threw me a surprise party... and it was a surprise! So sweet of her. God bless.

Nancy said...

OMG - How I would love, love, love to win this blog!!

This birthday memory probably sounds a bit morbid but it really is wonderful.

My dad was in palliative care and we were told on the Friday that he wouldn't make it through the weekend. My birthday just happened to be the Saturday.

I am positive that my Dad's final gift for me was to allow my siblings and myself to spend an awesome and funfilled evening at the hospital on my birthday. My siblings all stayed with me until midnight ....... Dad held on until Sunday night, a day after my birthday before he passed on.

I know, not your normal memorable birthday but we had so much fun and laughter while playing cards at the hospital while our Dad surely was so happy seeing all his kids together having a wonderful time together.

Thanks for making me think of these memories.......Nancy

Betz61 said...

Love your little note book now I need a bind-it-all. You made it look so simple. My best birthday memory was when my siblings all pitched in and sent me to see my older sister in Denver CO. who I hadn't seen in 8 years we had such a blast. Thank you for the great tutorial and a chance to win.

Barbara said...

Totally awesome books, Tammy!!! I'm going to have to get my Bind It All out and use it now!!!

(Don't count me for your blog candy, but I wanted to comment on your fabulous books!)

Lisa Brown said...

These books are precious, Tammy! Thanks for the opportunity to win one!

Charlene said...

Tammy...another wonderful project! How could you put that ice cream in there?!! My favorite birthday memory was my 16th. My friend's parents gave me 16 beautiful roses.

Congrats to all of you!!

Linda said...

What darling little books and so practical too! My favorite birthday memory is my 8th, I finally got my very own big bike so I didn't have to ride my brothers any more.

Sue from Oregon said...

oh I am going to have to get my BIA moving! great creation. My fave birthday was a surprise party for my 5oth!

lisa808 said...

Thank you for the great tutorial and chance to win your pretty book. My best birthday memory is from when I was eight and got a lavender (my favorite color) bike.

Barb(GrandmaUpNorth) said...

Loved your project - such a great idea. My faovite birthday memory is when my dad was out of town, but came home early to be there for my birthday - and brought a beautiful doll home for me (I was 7).

Bonita said...

Tammy, I have a Bind It All and haven't used it, so your book is great inspiration. Hope to win and thanks for offer.
bmarkillie@msn.com

Anonymous said...

Best birthday memory is the party my husband threw for me on my 60th. (gulp!) People attended that I would not have expected to have been there.
Goggle would not accept my password so I guess I am anonymous.
Donna H.
2realtors@cox.net

thestampinglady said...

I am so in need of that birthday reminder book--I seem to have lost my memory most days--LOL. It is darling and thanks for the pictorial including the chocolate sundae! Have a great weekend. Dar

Marie B. said...

Tammy, my favorite birthday memory was when I was 9. Back then in the late 70's, roller skating was pretty big, and so were roller skating jackets. Well, I already had one, but it was just plain blue. The one I got for my birthday was awesome! The body was white, the sleeves were lavender, and the back had a gorgeous rollerskate COVERED in glitter!! I was so proud to wear it to school that day! :)

dclouser said...

Happy 100th to Stamp Simply! Love the book you made - I'm inspired! My favorite birthday memory is a fun cut-out butterfly cake my mom made for my 5th birthday. So many years ago, but I've never forgotten how thrilled I was.

Cathy said...

Tammy, what a great idea! And I never think to use Mod Podge for projects like this! TFS, and for sharing your handiwork as blog candy!

Tracey said...

Love your card Tammy and that little mini is incredible!! Coming a close second to your projects is that sundae - it looks yummy!!

My favourite birthday memory is my 30th - the day I found out I was pregnant with my baby girl who just yesterday had her 3rd birthday!! :) xx

Debbie Corbari said...

Oh my WORD Tammy!! Brilliant! Love these little books...what a great idea!

KarenB said...

Your book is devine!! I love the coaster size, I really must try that.

My favourite birthday memory, ummm... I think I'm still waiting for my hubby to remember my birthday, LOL!! I loved my mother's 60th birthday party - we went out to a Mexican restaurant, my daughter wore a sombrero and rode a donkey, and we came home for birthday cake - it was fabulous night!

Cathy Indelicato said...

Great projects - love those colors!! My b-day memory is from last year when dh and I went into NYC for dinner and saw Mamma Mia!

Charmaine said...

Very cute notebooks...great for gift giving.
Favorite memory was fairly recently when my honey bought me a long coveted pot rack...love it!

Charmaine

Tammy Murphy said...

what a great name.... Tammy~ yes I share that name with you! YOu do beautiful work... I am happy that I found your blog. I love your tutorial.. so easy to follow. Your colors are amazing too. My best birthday.... maybe this one on Wed. the 19th! Maybe I will be the lucky one!

dpkennedy said...

Fantastic books Tammy! And a great idea to keep in your purse!

Barbara said...

That card is too cute and I love your little notebook!!!