It’s my Birthday & I’m Giving Stuff Away!


I love them so much. I feel like a little kid. It’s the one day that’s all yours. To feel special. To feel celebrated. I love that. It’s just awesome. I’m a bit of a dork, but so what?! :D

I decided today I’m going to share my birthday with all of YOU! Free Smiley Courtesy of WOOOOOOOO!!!! Instead of doing Blogaversary blog candy, I decided to give stuff away for my Birthday. How fun is that? I think it’s pretty darn fun.

I bought a few stamp sets at CHA. This really great one from Courtney Baker (which can also be purchased directly from her –> Practicing Creativity Designs:

Isn’t that great? Valentine’s, friendship, just an all-around fun set.

The other set that I purchased is a super cute set from the really talented folks over at Taylored Expressions. This is a set in which a portion of the profits from the sale of the set goes to charity (in this case the Eden Project).

(For more details on this set click HERE ).

I will be including a bag of GORGEOUS buttons from the fabulous DeNami Design with each stamp set! How cool is THAT?! Are you getting excited yet? I hope so.

Here’s a peek at some of their eye-popping buttons…. so pretty.

OK….now if both those pretty stamp sets and those yummy buttons weren’t enough I have one more thing up my sleeve. Are you ready?

This is an update from last night an earlier today, but the PHENOMENAL Heidi from Simon Say Stamp is sponsoring my Blog Candy and has generously offered this voucher!! So follow, comment & win! :) And check out their awesome store! Simon Says Stamp!

YAY!!! I hope you’re all on board with my birthday celebration NOW!! HAHHA!!!

*~*~*So here’s the nitty gritty details on what you need to do: *~*~*

One comment per person- unless you become/ or already are a blog follower.

1. Leave a comment ON THIS POST letting me know what you love about birthdays – especially your OWN! :D

2. Leave a link on your blog to my giveaway (link back to this post, please) you can even add my cute little blinkie if ya want! ;)

3. Leave a way for me to contact you. (ie: blog or email address – you can e-mail me privately if you don’t want to leave your addy on the blog. My e-mail addy can be accessed to the right…see the button?)

If you become a (public) follower, or already are one, you get to leave an additional comment! Just let me know you became/ or are a follower (extra chances to win…just sayin’)! (I know how many followers I have already and how many are checking my blog out through Reader, so it’s not hard to guess who’s new & who isn’t.)

The fine print:
Commenting will be open for through Feb. 7 at 11:59:59 PM PST On Feb. 8th I’ll start sorting & winners will be posted NLT than Feb. 10th. Plenty of time to comment & win some goodies. :) I vow to keep the awarding as random as I can, once sorted.

{*** I closed commenting at 10:16 PM PST. If you tried to comment and couldn’t between that time and 11:59 PM PST, please send me an e-mail (button on the right), in lieu of commenting***}.

*~*~So looking forward to reading your comments.*~*~*

There’s only one thing left for me to do —- Smiley from

All my best,

(I posted just a little early….I couldn’t stand it. But my b-day IS Feb. 1st!)

** You can follow from the VERY top of this page. It’s kind of transparent, but it does say follow. Let me know if you have any problems. Thanks! :) **

65 Responses to 'It’s my Birthday & I’m Giving Stuff Away!'

  1. Tara says:

    Woo Hoo!! I am FIRST to wish you a (little early) Happy Birthday, Miss Lisa! I am so glad you had a lovely day today and wish you nothing but fun tomorrow (and the rest of 'birthday month')!

    For my birthday, my husband makes me my favourite meal and a cake… he loves to cook and I don't so that's a HUGE treat for me. I like to have 'birthday month' as well so he does spoil me all month (a little more than usual!).

  2. email: [email protected] says:

    Not trying to win anything … just want to wish you a happy Day!!!!
    ENJOY Your special day!

  3. Leslie Hanna says:

    Happy Birthday to you!!!!! I no longer celebrate my birthday, but I am glad to see each one, as it sure beats the alternative! ;-)

    I've linked to your blog from mine:

    Thanks for the chance to win! xoxo

  4. Chelle says:

    Happy birthday!! What a great giveaway!! My birthday was actually on Saturday, so I'm just getting over the cake-fest myself. Hope you have a great day!

    what i love most about my birthday – getting to spend time with my hubby & friends & cake. Really, what else does one need in life? :) Ok, maybe some stamps & free stuff occassionally ;)

    I've linked you up right here!

  5. Chelle says:

    Oh and I'm now subscribed in Google reader – does that count as a follower?

  6. Lynnette says:

    Happy Birthday! Thanks for the chance at your awesome giveaway

  7. Nicole Maki says:

    Happy Birthday, Lisa.

    I love that you are so excited about birthdays.

    I really loathe them so it's a great example to see someone who gets giddy.

    Sad, but my favorite part of birthdays (ask my kids or DH) is midnight if I can say, "Whew, nothing bad happened. We made it through."

  8. Nicole Maki says:

    P.S. I already follow your blog (as you know). Now I'll scamper off and post about your lovely giveaway on my blog.

    Have a wonderful day. You deserve it.

  9. Rachelle says:

    Happy Birthday Lisa!! I know how much you LOVE birthdays, not only your own but others as well.
    What I love about my birthday is that I get that little extra special attention that I don't get every day. Also, I usually hear from a friend or two that I haven't heard from in awhile.
    Have a great Day!!

  10. ~kelly marie~ says:

    Happy Birthday, Lisa!! What an amazing giveaway!! I think I am a public follower, but I can't find the widget on your page!

    I hope you have an amazing day!! Big Birthday Hugs to you!!!

  11. ~kelly marie~ says:

    I just added the blinkie to a post! Woo!

  12. Sharon says:


    I love birthdays but because mine are making me . . eh emm (older) I prefer celebrating my 2 son's b-days. I love that they are only 1 month apart. My 10 yr old= March 4 and my 5 yr olds= April 2nd. They are exactly 5yr's apart. I had thought early on that perhaps I'd hold their b-days togehter but actually I do hold them seperate and I LOVE it because then there's no real "jealousy" going on between them when one is getting all sorts of gifts. They both get their gifts so close together that they can go play and play and play. Not that they are jealous brothers – they really arent, but there's always the "awww your getting gifts and im not" feeling at their ages. So it's nice.

    Hope you have a GREAT day today hon! and thanks for the chance at the great blog candy.

  13. Sharon says:

    I am now a very happy subscriber to your blog via google reader.

    : )

  14. Libby Hickson says:

    Happy happy birthday to sweet Lisa!!! Enjoy every bit of your day! How fun that you are giving US stuff for YOUR birthday!! Hmm let's see, my favorite thing about my birthday? Well, I don't love that I keep having them, but now that I think about it, the alternative wouldn't be very good at all. So – hooray for birthdays!!! Cake ain't bad, either!

    I'll try to do a blog post later tonight – which shows just how special you are, considering I did 2 posts in all of January!!! :-)


  15. Rosie & Cheeto says:

    HAPPIE HAPPIE BURTHDAY! What we luv abowt burthday are the treats and the catnip and the toyz and the snuggles and the TOONA JYOOSE!

    If yer grate giveaways inkluded nip and LOTSA STRINGS we wuld want to rig it so we wuld win rite away…but it duzzent. Maybe next year!


  16. tanya904 says:

    I hope that you have an Amazing Birthday and Thanks so much for the great giveaway :) My favorite thing about my birthdays are that my hubby always takes me out for a romantic dinner at one of my favorite restaurants. Oh yeah and I also love birthday cake :) I have your blinkie on my sidebar

  17. Courtney Baker says:

    Pick me! Ha ha! Happy Birthday girl. and my favorite thing is the presents. Well, come on it's the truth ;). And I do like the cake too!

    Thanks so much for giving away my set! I'll post about it tomorrow!

  18. Ashley Nguyen Newell says:

    Happy birthday sweet Lisa! I hope it's fantastic! You are such a sweetie and I'm soooooo glad that I got to meet you, know you, and have the honor of being your friend! Here's the link to my post on your candy:

  19. Ashley Nguyen Newell says:

    Ohh, and I already follow you! :)

  20. ..::Paulina::.. says:

    Happy Birthday, sweet Lisa! These are such yummy "treats"…the winners are going to have so much fun!

    My favorite part about birthday has the be the presents. :) Not necessarily receiving them (though I love that too), but I love to give presents. There's something about choosing that perfect gift that is so fun for me.

    You know how to contact me. ;)

  21. ..::Paulina::.. says:

    Weird, I thought I was a public follower! I follow you on Twitter, Blogger, Facebook….geez, I sound like a stalker! ;) Going to tweet and post about this later today!

  22. Sara says:

    woot!!!!!!!!!!! happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear lisa, happy birthday to you!

    here is my blog link where i shouted ya out:

    i added your blinkie to my blog and i also tweeted the good word my friend :)

    i'm already a follower!

    happy day!

    [email protected]

  23. Lisa says:

    Have a wonderful BIRTHDAY!!!! Thank you for the chance at goodies on your special day!

    [email protected]

  24. Lisa says:

    I also became a follower! Happy Birthday AGAIN!

    [email protected]

  25. HazelQ says:

    Happy Birthday Lisa!!! May you have a lot of fun and receive lots of hugs an gifts. Thank you for the chance to win! I've linked the candy on my sidebar.

  26. Tiff says:

    YAYYYYY!!!! Happy Birthday!!!! #3 And You're in my reader #1 And I'll retweet for ya! #2

  27. Susan T says:

    Happy Birthday. What I love about birthday's is that it is all about you. Celebrate you day…make it the whole month. Hope you have the best birthday yet. Here is to many more birthdays!!

  28. Heidi says:

    Happy Birthday Lisa! I love birthdays cuz I like truly being the center of the Universe "Officially" for one day of the year! AND it's usually HOT outside!

    I love making others feel that way about them for their special day of the year!

    Im already a follower of your blog. I posted a special message for you on my blog!

  29. In My Head Studios says:

    Happy Birthday! The thing I like best about my birthday is that I get to share it with my bestest friend -my twin sister! We get to celebrate each other! It rocks!

  30. In My Head Studios says:

    I'm following your blog now!

  31. Dana Keith says:

    Happy Birthday Lisa!!! I'm so glad to know you…at least on Twitter and hopefully a real-life tweet up in the nottodistance future.

    Thanks for making me laugh you sweet cherry crumble muffin!!! :)

  32. Dana Keith says:

    Hi again sweetie muffin! You'd think I could follow directions but I obviously CAN NOT!!!
    HA!!! So the thing I like MOST about birfdays is CAKE!!! Melt in your mouth, hot out of the oven with icing drizzling down WARM CHOCOLATE CAKE with vanilla ice cream. That is the bomb, baby!!

    Getting pressies is always fun–I wuv that part too!!

    How to reach me? My blog where I have your linky already posted!!!
    Of course you can reach me on twitter too :) hehe.
    I heart you!!!

  33. Michelle (mla1111) says:

    Happy Happy Birthday to you!!! I hope you had a fabulous fun filled day :) I love birthdays because you get to relax & do whatever you would like which in my case usually winds up going to a nice lunch or dinner & topping it off with a fabulous yummy dessert! Its also so much fun to open cards & presents. mach713 at…. gmail dot….com

  34. Michelle (mla1111) says:

    I just became a follower through your feed on my google reader!!! Happy Birthday! mach713 at….. gmail….dot com

  35. byulgzr says:

    Happy Birthday~ Now that I've found you, I'm hope you don't mind if I link you on my blog. :) Great stuff~

    Birthdays are the best because of cake (Kings Hawaiian cake!) and cupcakes! What else is there?

  36. byulgzr says:

    I'm following now~ :)

  37. Caroline says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Hope you are enjoying your special day! You're very generous to offer candy…. it is absolutely over the top! What I like about birthdays is reflecting on what has happened over the past year and also so thankful I made it another year. lol Also I do like feeling a little extra special that day as my friends and family help me celebrate. Sometimes we travel for our birthdays and that is always fun. Ive added your candy pic of the huge Simon voucher in my sidebar candy box and linked it back here. Thanks!

  38. Sarah Martina says:

    Look at you! How did I miss this???? HAPPY {belated} BIRTHDAY!!!

    I sure hope you smiled all day long, b/c nobody deserves it more than you!

    Sending the warmest, tightest, sweetest hugs I got! xoxo!

  39. Donna Little says:

    Well, make this the best birthday evah!! I love that a birthday, unlike instant everything these days, is ONCE a year, no re-runs, no Tivo, no Fast Pass, no BOGO, and now fast forward! You actually must WAIT an entire year to experience another one. That keeps it special, for sure. :o)

  40. Craftypagan says:

    Happy Birthday for yesterday! Hope you had a wonderful day! What amazing prizes! My fave thing about birthdays is birthday cake and pressies! It's a chance to get a bit spoilt right?! I've added your candy to my candybar:) Thanks for giving us a chance to win these amazing prizes! Hugs, Rowena

  41. Craftypagan says:

    Ooo I've also become a follower through your subscription thingy!

  42. StampinCathy says:

    Happy Birthday to YOU! This is some sweet celebration candy here. What I LOVE about birthdays….it's all about ME! for one whole day. Thanks for a chance.

  43. StampinCathy says:

    Happy Birthday to YOU and hope your day is the best one YET!
    Thanks for another chance for being a follower.

  44. Nancy L. says:

    Happy Birthday!!
    I don't see your follow button, but I'm trying to find it :)
    thanks for the chance to win your blog candy!

  45. Nancy L. says:

    Happy Birthday!
    I became your follower!
    fellsmeresun at bellsouth dot net

  46. Laurel says:

    Hmm.. What I like about birthdays? Being spoiled for a day? What I don't like? Getting old! LOL!!!!

  47. Laurel says:

    And of course I have just become a follower! I stalk you on twitter so why not stalk you here as well, LOL!

  48. Lisa Petrella says:

    Happy {belated} Birthday, Lisa!! (You have the same birthday as my husband!!!) Thanks for sharing your special day with us and for this amazing giveaway!!!!

    Since my birthday and my husband's birthday are only one month apart, we do a combo birthday celebration by going to a B&B in the mountains! We ski, snowshoe, relax in the hot tub, and enjoy some gourmet meals!!! TONS of fun!!!

  49. Lisa Petrella says:

    I'm now a follower!!!

  50. Anonymous says:

    Sorry I missed your birthday but I am sure you are still celebrating. My computer was ill and just got it back and was on Lydia's blog and of course I had to see who she thought was so special :o)
    I love birthday's for all the special b'day wishes and cards I get, especially the hand crafted ones. Hope you birthday was great and that you are still celebrating. All the very best from CANADA ( WHERE THE OLYMPICS ARE IN 10 DAYS) Hug's n' Stuff, Lynne ( [email protected] )

  51. gocanucksgo says:

    Happy belated birthday!!! The thing I enjoy about birthdays are the gathering of friends and family…and the presents ;) Keep up the amazing work and thanks for doing this great giveaway!! Off to post this in my side bar =)

  52. gocanucksgo says:

    Now following you through my reader =) Thanks again!
    canucks _ revelation at yahoo dot com

  53. craft_princess says:

    Happy Birthday!!!

    I have become a follower!

  54. craft_princess says:

    Posted on my sidebar.
    You can contact me on my blog.

    And what I love about birthdays is getting spoiled! :)


  55. Dreena Guptill says:

    UM….I love a reason to eat cake, BIG CAKE and it's guilt free (and calorie free) on my birthday.

    MMM. Soon.



  56. janelle says:

    Birthdays & blog candy… too much fun! I like the little thoughtful things that your friends & family do on your birthday. (cards, phone calls, etc) All the little things add up to a big happy day. Enjoy, Happy Birthday, & thank you.

  57. Dreena Guptill says:

    So I became a follower of your blog, no easy task as you already know…and I love your blog, I love your creations, and of course I love you my twitter friend…naturally I'd want to follow you :)


    @prairiepaperie (twitter)

  58. Sharon says:

    Ooooh, I'd love to win stuff! That would be a great birthday present for ME, since my birthday is TODAY (Feb 5).
    What I love about birthdays is being princess for a day! :) Spa treatments (at home if I can't afford to go out), special dinner, cake, presents, no housework (and not feeling guilty about not doing it for one day)! And now that I have a little girl, I will make sure she feels like a princess for a day on her birthdays too. Fun! :)

  59. KarenB says:

    What a fun way to celebrate your birthday… hope it's a fabulous one this year!! For me the best part of my birthday is the anticipation that maybe this year I will be pampered a little bit :) This year I turn 40 (eek) and I'm hoping to celebrate with a weekend away with my scrappy-girlfriends. My family will wish me a happy birthday, but it's my good friends who know how to make me feel special.
    I linked you up on my sidebar at ~ that's a cool blinkie!!

  60. KarenB says:

    I'm a new subscriber to your blog via Google Reader, not sure if that's the same as becoming a follower??

  61. maiahs_momma says:

    HAPPY BDAY :)! I would have to say my favorite part about Bdays is getting surprises and also being with the people who matter most to me.

    Inky Hugs,
    [email protected]

  62. maiahs_momma says:

    I posted about your blog candy giveaway on my blog:

    Inky Hugs,
    [email protected]

  63. maiahs_momma says:

    I became a public follower of your blog :)!

    Inky Hugs,
    [email protected]

  64. terriavidreader (IN-USA) says:

    Well, I just found your blog, and I love it. I love blog candy too, an this is great. I love birthdays because, most of the time, you don't have to SHARE it with anyone else (at least I don't) and, you can eat Cupcakes!! I'll list this on my blog and I subscribe.

  65. KarenB says:

    Hi again, I finally found the 'follow' link button at the top of the page… so I'm now following too :)

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