Monday, October 28, 2013

Happy Candy


Well here we are on October 29th and it’s my Birthday!  My beloved friends on the Flourishes Teams totally surprised me yesterday with a fun Birthday Hop full of beautiful creations.   There’s a chance for you to win too, so be sure to check it out!  But today, just like last year at this time, besides me turning another year older, I’ve decided to give some blog candy of my own.  It’s my way to say thank you for always stopping by and all the kind words you’ve given me over the year.  I really do love blogging and the wonderful connections it’s given me with many great people.  I am incredibly grateful and blessed.  

So to say thank you I have a couple of things I’ll be giving away 2 things to one winner….



Just leave me a comment on this post to enter telling me:  “What’s something you’ve learned about your self since your last birthday?”  

One post per person.  Deadline - 10 pm MTN on Saturday November 2nd.  Please leave your email in the comment - it’s my only way to contact you if you’ve won.  

I’ll draw a name and post it on Sunday the 3rd!  

44 comments:

Marisa said...

Ooops, didn't realize your bday was the 29th so Happy Birthday again :)

One thing I've learned about myself since my last one is that a little discipline and recommitment to working out goes a long way to feeling great again. No more excuses and loving the results :)

Barbara said...
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Gail Binette said...

Happy Belated Christine. The one thing I've learned since last year at this time is to not be so trustworthy I've been burnt more times than I care to remember.

Madeleine Barnett said...

Happy, happy birthday to you.

One thing I have learned from my last Bday is that I now know when it is time to quit. Take quit as retire. Shortly I will have more time for my passion - stamping and colouring

Joce Turner said...

Happy birthday, mine is tomorrow.
The thing I learnt most is that I need to take care of me, nobody else is going to do it for me. I moved away from others so the disappointments are not there. You soon learn who you matter too!

frommycraftroom said...

Happy Birthday. The cards the DT made for you are absoulutely gorgeous (I think I used gorgeous and beatuiful a lot to describe them - but they are!). Trust you have received some fab happy mail and they look even better in real life.

Hope you had a terrific day. :)

I think I have learnt it is OK to make mistakes sometimes - that is how we learn and grow.
Vicki - frommycraftroom

Lynne said...

Happy Birthday. Sure hope it is a good one. Hugs n' Stuff, Lynne

Cheryl W. said...

Have a great birthday and a wonderful year. One thing I've learned since my last birthday is that I really don't need 3 meals a day, 2 is plenty and that helps me maintain a healthier weight.

Davi said...

Happy Birthday, wishing you a blessed day filled with lots of laughter and love ;)

ColleenF said...

Happy Birthday! My birthday was at the beginning of the month so it's not a lot of time to learn something new about myself. I'll say I learned that bad habits are easier to break than you would think.

Misti said...

Happy Birthday, Christine! Hope your day is super special!

One thing I've learned about myself since my last birthday is sometimes I just need to change my perspective a little!

Allison Cope said...

Happy Birthday sweet lady! Hoping you're feeling better today. Sending big (warm) hugs your way today!

Mickie said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
I've learned that I need to stop and REALLY listen when the Lord is directing me.

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Happy, happy birthday! It was so nice of the team to throw you a surprise party!

One thing I've noticed this past year is that for every lesson that God teaches me, I can see three or four other areas that need change as well. I would like to become more disciplined and grateful this year!

Blessings!

Phyllis Rodriguez said...

well i am a little older and have learned a lot of new things in the stamping world with help of you and other people that blog . so thank you for that .

Barbara said...

Well lets just put it this way...I've celebrated many decades of birthdays and have had lots of time to ponder life. I think the thing I take away is to remember what is truly important in your life, for me that's my family and friends, everything else is icing on the proverbial cake as they say. So I would say stay focused on what ever it is that grounds you. Sending you wishes for a very Happy Birthday! (PS...I'm a huge fan of your wonderful talent for card making and want to thank you for sharing your gift of creativity with us.

Conniecrafter said...

Wishing you a Happy Birthday and God's Blessings in the coming year. My hubby and I are celebrating our 30 year anniversary today, I didn't realize it was the same day as your birthday. I think I have learned in the last year that my age is creeping up to me in my body, I turned 49 and although I feel younger mentally, my body is telling me otherwise :)
Hope you enjoy a great day today!

Kris B said...

Happy Happy Birthday! Thanks for the generous birthday giveaway! One thing I've learned, or am starting to learn, is not to let fear stop me. To trust God more, especially when he says "be not afraid". So I am slowly overcoming my fear of failure and rejection and starting to step out of my comfort zone a little more.

Sue D said...

Happy birthday on the actual day! I learned that I am strong enough to handle what life gives me only with God's help.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

KarinsArtScrap said...

Congratulations on your birthday Christine.
Well since my last birthday I know I most learn to relax.
I'ts a very beautiful giveawy and thans for this change.

karinerikvaneijk@hotmail.com

Hope you have a wonderful day Christine with your family.

greetings karin













TLady said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHRISTINE!!!!!;)HOPE your day is turning out FABULOUSLY!!!!!!!:) LOTS OF CAKE & ICE CREAM AND LOADS OF LOVE!!!!!!!!!! :)

Well, your question is one I had to THINK ON!!! :) It REALLY IS a DEEP QUESTION! :) So, after thinking on it, I think the lesson I've learned over the past year (something I've been thinking on for several years now...) & still am, is JUST HOW DEPENDENT we are on God!!! Growing up, I wasn't taken to the doctor much. Then when I had Health Care, I went. NOW, WHO KNOWS what will happen with the Health Care of our country. We are REMINDED JUST HOW DEPENDENT we are ON GOD FOR EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!!I am reminded everyday just HOW MUCH I/WE NEED HIM!!! AND how we NEED TO GROW CLOSER TO HIM!!!!!!!! :)He is ALWAYS THERE when men let us down! He is ALWAYS THERE to pick up the pieces! HE is "THE GREAT PHYSICIAN!!!!!!":)

JoanneO said...

Happy Birthday! You asked what I learned about myself since my last birthday. Well, I learned that although according to the calendar, I might be older in years (72 to be exact) I really don't feel older! In my mind I feel much younger until I look in the mirror, then I scare myself because it isn't me staring back but my mother, God rest her soul)! I think the volunteer work I do for our church and crafting keeps me feeling young and energetic.
cjobrien@newnorth.net

JoAnn said...

Happy, Happy Birthday. Hope your day is blessed.
Since my last birthday, I have learned to trust God more each day. He is always there for us.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading everyone's comments.

D- said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Christine!!!
Hope your day is the BEST DAY EVER!
Something that I've learned about myself since my last birthday hmm well let's see...
I found that I CAN create a blog and share my crafts with others.
My birthday is in 11 days. I started my blog Feb. 23rd and 305 posts later I'm still having fun and have learned sooo much along the way.
Crafty hugs,
D~
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot
dmcardmaker at AOL dot com

Ravengirl said...

Happy Birthday Christine! I just finished the Flourishes Hop and what a nice showing the other ladies put on for you. It hasn't been so long since my last birthday. I started a new job on my birthday and what I have learned is that I am not too old to learn new things. My job is quite a bit different from my last and I am truly loving it. I guess that confirms my thoughts about myself as a lifelong learner.

I hope your day was truly fabulous!

Diane said...

Happy birthday!!!!! My birthday was Oct 13th, and I learned that even though I say as I get older, birthdays are just another day, I really don't mean it...lol...I was upset when my sister left me a Happy Birthday on facebook and couldn't even take the time to call me....I'll get over it...but a lesson learned is :make it personal"....thanks and have a super happy birthday!! dianegreghov@att.net

loulou said...

Happy Birthday Christine. What I've learned since my last birthday is that I really need to take control of my own happiness (oh and I need to drink more water)

Heather said...

Happy Birthday, Christine! So glad you had a birthday so we could go on that fabulous Flourishes' hop! : ) I hope you had a great day. Hmmm . . . since my last birthday (mine was last month, so I'll speak for the year before) . . .having a perfectly clean house is NOT the most important thing in the world, and you can still have people over without cleaning EVERYTHING! Maybe I'll be able to loosen up a bit more this coming year.

Rebecca Ednie said...

Since my last birthday, I've learned two of my children are autistic. A difficult lesson to be sure.

Nancee Purdum said...

Happy belated birthday! I have learned so much this past year from visiting so many crafty bloggers! I can't just pick one! Probably the most important is that if you don't try something you will never know if you can! :) Nancee

Linda Carson said...

I might not be able to make a card for your birthday contest but wanted to come by and wish you a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! I know it was extra special w/a personal blog hop!! Since my last b-day I've learned some disappointments can actually turn out to be a blessing!

Alshandra said...

Happy Birthday - hope you had a great day!

I've really only been card making seriously this past year and struggled a lot with prioritising - wanting to do the fun stuff but putting off the things I really should be doing. Over the year with prayer (and help from my loving husband and two beautiful girls) I've learnt (again) to keep God first and then family is most important. I still find time to make cards but am careful to not let it "eat" into "family time" :-) Makes for a much happier family :-)

Janis said...

Happy, happy birthday to you!!! Hope your day and entire year is filled with balloons and rainbows.

What have I learned abt myself since last BD.....I am no longer heat-tolerant!!! I roasted this last summer. :o

How lovely of you to let us celebrate with you by offering a party prize!! You did not require us to be followers in order to be eligible (which I GREATLY appreciate!) but I am a brand-new follower of yours by Google Friend, nonetheless. Yippee!!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

Betsye Rose said...

Happy belated birthday!
This year I've learned that even though I'd gained back the hundred pounds I lost 7 years ago plus another 10, I can make another lifestyle change and lose it again. There is always hope, and I'm down 65 of those pounds now.

Renee Collier said...

Happy Birthday! One thing that I've learned about myself since my last birthday is that I can't please everybody at the expense of making myself unhappy or stressed. I deserve to be happy too! And I'm learning to come up with ways that pleases me and others too. Compromise is a strong tool!

Renee Collier said...

Silly me; forgot to leave email address: domestikdiva1@hotmail.com Thanks much!

Cathy said...

Happy Birthday Christine,
Hope you have a fabulous day.
I have learned that you need to take time and listen to what others are telling you. It will make you day go better a lot of times.

Cathy
Cdoty1@aol.com

scrappymo! said...

Thanks for the chance to win this great candy.
Since my last birthday I learned that our health and well being must be a daily priority in our lives.
My DH had a heart attack at 58 and I had back surgery a year ago.

We are both still learning and have learnt that we must make plans and carry through with them to ensure good health.

scrappymo! said...

Sorry forgot my email
scrappymo1@gmail.com

zub momi said...

Happy Belated Birthday! One thing I've learned about myself since my last birthday is that my family is most important for my happiness.
colorpaperscissors@gmail.com

Judy Sander said...

Christine. I love your art work and these Chrismas Cards are just beautiful. All explanations are so clear too. I have to keep buying things because I'm so obsessed with using Flourishes beautiful products. Thanks so much for your quality work and such meaningful cards.

Judy Sander said...

And how could I forget.............

A Happy Birthday Wish! Mine was October 4th.

Joan V said...

Happy Birthday, Christine. Time sure does fly by. LOL... Something that I have focused more on, since my last birthday, is volunteering at my local Senior Center. I found that I love sharing my time and talent with our aging seniors. In January, I am starting a free stamping classes, for those who want to play. lol. Time is a gift not to be wasted, so I am thankful for each birthday I am blessed with and the wisdom that comes my way. Happy Birthday.

Joan V said...

Oops, forgot to leave my email. joanvanc@gmail.com