3/10/09

Happy Birthday to me! & Blog candy

Yup! today is my Birthday and I am celebrating!  Coffee and a big donut for Lunch!! YUMMY.  You don't have to count calories on your birthday, right?

How about some Blog candy??
YES!  Blog candy in Honor of My Birthday!  Leave a comment here about what you do to celebrate your birthday for a chance to win my March card kit featuring Fifth Avenue Floral

The winner has a choice...She can have the Kit "ready to stamp" OR I will finish the cards and She will get 12 completed cards and envelopes!

I will draw the winner on Friday!  Good luck!

183 comments:

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Well happy birthday...you're absolutely right, calories are free on birthdays! On my birthday, I got breakfast in bed and I got to go shopping for more craft supplies!

for2nately said...

Happy Birthday Jill! I guess I subconciously knew it was your birthday because I had a donut just a bit a ago and I NEVER have donuts! You are right everything is fat and calorie free on your birthday! Usually we celebrate my birthday with my family-really low key but it ALWAYS includes White Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Cheesecake from the Cheesecake Factory! Hope you have a terrific day!
Hugs,
Elizabeth

Amy G. said...

Happy Birthday! I really enjoy going out with either my family or friends for a nice birthday supper.

2stampis2b said...

Happy Birthday Jill! You deserve the best today!

Anonymous said...

Jill ~ a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY 2 U!! It's good to hear that you treat yourself on your birthday; absolutely NO calories count! AND...blog candy to top it off...all the beautiful work that you share with us is a gift within itself! As far as how I celebrate; the whole family goes out to dinner wherever I want. Enjoy that donut & coffee and again, Happy B-Day to yOu Jill! Gayle

SHERRI said...

HAPPY BIRHTDAY JILL. My birthday is 100% my day - I usually spend it lounging around and disregardining chores, followed up by an excellent dinner (of which I don't have to cook or cleanup after!).

MMora said...

Happy Birthday Jill!!
I usually celebrate mine with a nice dinner with family which would also include a couple of MARGARITA's :)

Susan Sandmeyer said...

A very Happy Birthday Hello to you!! Enjoy that donut. My favorite part is the cake I love birthday cake.

Anonymous said...

Good morning and HAPPY BIRTHDAY JILL!!! Enjoy each bite of that calorie free doughnut, you deserve it! (especially after a week with sick kiddos!) Heck, you should even have two!!!! Go ahead, why not! Ü
On my birthday my husband, and friends start with an awesome dinner out somewhere, then usually hit the dance floor. Well,....at least the girls do, usually the guys just sit at the table and visit. Ha!
Anyway, enjoy your day, I hope your family spoils you rotten!
Liz K

Amy said...

Happy Birthday! Thanks for sharing such an amazing card kit with use :-)

On my birthday, I get to pick a dessert and my husband makes it for me. He's not a chef or anything, just a guy who really likes to make me happy. The chocolate lava cake birthday was the best!!!

Crystal Wessley said...

Happy Birthday Jill! Have a great day and just relax! Gotta love donuts!

GrandmaDebbie said...

Happy Birthday Jill

You are a fortunate one to be celebrating the same day as my best friend. I called and sang to her already..wasn't pretty.

Hope you a great day and do something fun for YOU!!!

GrandmaDebbie

Tricia said...

How fun! I love birthdays, cuz I usually don't have to cook. :) Have a great one!

Margaret said...

Hello and a big Happy Birthday! I love celebrating my birthday because it is July 1st. We have a small little birthday party that day but then it seems we party right on through the Fourth of July culminating in a grand fireworks display that I am pretty sure is all in my honor - LOL!Thanks for a chance to win some wonderful blog candy!

Ruth said...

Happy Birthday, Jill! Nothing too exciting for my birthday - usually a cake, made by me, but beautifully decorated by my almost five year olds! Then a nice grown up dinner out somewhere. Hope you have a great day!

Gina said...

First of all a GREAT BIG
"HAPPY BIRTHDAY" to you Jill! I hope you're enjoying that donut! I'm envious! I've jumped on the Weight Watchers wagon and have vowed to be good so I can be bikini ready!!!
To celebrate my birthday I do something different every year. Last year I wanted to share my birthday with my hubby, my kids, and my mom, so we went to Dave & Busters and had a blast having dinner and playing video games! Who says 41 year old kids can't have fun on their b-days right!!!

Enjoy your special day! You certainly deserve it!!!

P.S. I love the way you enable us with the free shipping!!! Wooohooo!

Marostica said...

Happy Birthday! Hope your donut was fabulous! On my birthday we always go out for breakfast, and then attempt a little shopping at the mall, when the hub is feeling generous of course.

kelsey said...

Happy Birthday Jill!!! Spending time with my family is always a big BONUS on my birthday! Enjoy your day and donut!!!

Cori S said...

Well Happy Birthday! I hope you have a wonderful day doing what makes you happy! :)

On my birthday I love to sleep in, enjoy some lunch w/ mom & sister, & go out to dinner w/ my husband & family. Simple kind of girl :)

Colleen K. said...

Happy Birthday Jill! Have a great day celebrating! Best wishes to you today and always.

For my b-day which is some time next month, I would like to spend time celebrating over a nice meal for dinner with family and friends at a Hawaiian restarant and ending it with a Hawaiian style coconute cheese cake. I don't count my calories on my b-day either. _)

Anonymous said...

Jill Happy Birthday!
So it's your birthday today . Well it's my daughter Jill's birthday also today and she is 46 you didn't say how old you are. Love all the cards you make. Have a great day.
Mary L Schreiber

lkelly0614 said...

cake cake and more cake

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday, Jill! My birthday is on Valentine's Day so it is extra special for me! My husband and granddaughter always get me balloons and make a card for my birthday! She's only 5 but loves crafts and I can't wait until she gets a little older so she can play with my SU things!
Susan McMillen
oppyrich@yahoo.com

Cassi said...

Happy Birthday Jill -- I hope you enjoy that donut!

It's not a birthday unless there is white cake with buttercream icing!

Howard Family said...

Hi Jill! Happy birthday to you! To celebrate my birthday, I usually do what most other commentors on your blog apparently do....stay close to family, forget about calories, and try to find some time to craft/stamp! One little tradition is that, although I'm almost 30 years old, my dad still calls me and wakes me up and sings me happy birthday. :o)

Anonymous said...

Hello Jill,
Hope you're having a wonderful day.. On my birthday I try to do whatever I want. I hope this one is the best ever. Love the 5th ave floral cards...
Robin East

denise said...

For my birthday I celebrate twice. Once w/my family (we go out to eat) and then I celebrate w/my friends. We usually go out to eat then go scrapbooking or just have a scrapbooking dinner at a friends house.

Lisa P. said...

Happy Birthday Jill!!!
For my birthday, if it is on a weeknight, I always ask to order out so I don't have to do any cooking!!!

L said...

Hope you have a special day! The best thing that I received on my birthday last month was an email from my mom and dad (waiting for me when I got to work at 6:45 am) telling me about when they brought me home from the hospital and the joy that I've brought them over the years. They thanked ME for making them happy, proud parents!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday! I like to take the day off work and go to Blowing Rock. I love looking around the shops downtown and shopping at the outlets. It's usually nice weather and we come home on the BlueRidge Parkway and take in the scenery!

Larissa

snakeriverwalton said...

At our house the birthday person gets to pick dinner and doesn't have do do any dishes. What could be better than that?

Anonymous said...

For my birthday is is a huge potluck dinner, lots of family and some fireworks! Mine is in July!
Thanks for the chance to win these beautiful cards!
IleneLB

Cam C. said...

Happy Birthday!!! No calories necessary on your birthday. Enjoy, right!!!! Of course. For my birthday, we would go out for dinner for celebration. I really enjoy visiting your blog to see your wonderful artwork. I am inspired and appreciate your artwork. Take a break and enjoy your birthday. Thanks again for a chance to win your blog candy. --Cam

Maureen Merritt said...

Happy Birthday Jill! I hope it's a good one!! I usually don't do too much to celebrate my own birthday because my son's b-day is the week before. But, I always place a big Stampin' Up! order to celebrate :)

Anonymous said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JILL!!!!!

YOu can eat whatever you would like today since there is no calorie counting today :) I hope your husband is making you a great dinner and dessert.

Charna

mary marsh said...

happy birthday to you-happy birthday to you-happy birthday dear jill, happy birthday to you (insert melody & your voice here)lol-
seriously happy birthday I hope your day is wonderful.
On my last birthday my husband took me to a beautiful spot about 30 miles from our home where you can ride bikes picnic-whitewater raft etc. It was a beautfiul fall day so we rode bikes and then had dinner at the restaurant on the grounds. It was a wonderful day for m.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!!! On my birthday I usually like shop for just about anything, though it is usually scrapbooking supplies, and our family goes out to dinner wherever I want! Becky E.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to you! Not only do calories not count, neither does age! I always splurge on my birthday by visiting my favorite scrapbook store and take a stamping class there! Then I top it off with sharring my favorite dessert with my husband and kids! Thanks for the greatest website too!

Dale said...

Happy Birthday Jill

I must celebrate my birthday more often than I realized becasue I eat a donut more than once a year.
Since my husband and kids do not bake me a cake (hopefully this will change when our daughter/son takes the initiative to make one) I usually get an ice cream cake, dinner out and an extra hug.
I even manage to receive one hand made card that my daughter makes for me.

beth b said...

Happy Birthday Jill! I hope that it is a very happy one for you! If it is your Birthday in my family you get to pick where you want to have dinner and also get to pick a special dessert. And of course there are always lots of presents!! I love presents!

Kadie Labadie said...

Hi Jill: My birthday is the 4th of July and my DH takes me to Branson Missouri every year to get 4-full days of shows and country entertainment. What a pure delight! Happy Birthday Jill and thanks for the Blog Candy opportuntity. Kadie

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Jill. No calories on your birthday what a good idea. My fav birthday was eating fish and chips on the wharf in Derby Western Australia while the sun was setting. Simple meal/chilled white wine with a great setting and my lovely husband what more can a girl ask for. Tamara

Lorie said...

Happy Birthday Jill -
I usually celebrate by going out to eat but a donut and coffe for lunch sounds good too.

Mary MacKeller said...

Happy Birthday, Jill!

Since I have young children my husband and I try to go out for my birthday so we can have a quiet dinner for a change. A fat free, calorie free donut ;-) for your birthday sounds like a great way to celebrate to me!!

Sandy A. said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you've had a wonderful day doing some stamping and eating lots of calorie-free goodies. :-) We celebrate birthdays by going out to eat where the birthday person chooses and then dessert at Coldstone Creamery. During the day I get to do whatever I want, which would usually be stamping or reading a good book. By the way, thanks for all the beautiful ideas you post on your blog - yours is one of my top 5 faves!

Betty Button said...

Great Cards, Happy Birthday.
I check out your blog often, you have great ideas. Thanks for sharing

Linda said...

Happy Birthday! My hubby and two sons get me a cake and sing totally off key - I love it!! And I don't count calories on my special day either :)

Diana said...

It's your birthday so you can do anything that makes "YOU" happy today. Enjoy It! For my birthday I make sure it includes cheesecake. My favorite!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Jill! Thank you for your amazing blog! It's a birthday gift for me everyday to see your inspirational crafts! I love to celebrate my birthday with a nice dinner out and buying SU! supplies. My husband bought me my Big Shot for my 30th birthday last month and all I wanted for my birthday was a day to play with it!! Thanks! ~Maria Mullally
maria_mullally@yahoo.com

Connie said...

Happy Birthday, Jill! Hope you have a wonderful day filled with your favorite treats (and stamping!) On my birthday, my mom makes a from scratch carrot cake with cream cheese frosting. Oh my GOSH! It is SO yummy!

Connie
www.inkspiredtreasures.com

Judy B said...

Happy Birthday Jill! On my birthday I look forward to not making dinner. Everything else is a bonus!

~Judy

~Q~ said...

Happy Birthday to you, Jill!!! Hope you had a wonderful day. My birthday is usually spent with my husband and eating my favorite meal which tends to vary from year to year. Again, happy birthday and best wishes for a terrific year!

Judy said...

Jill

Hope you have a wonderful birthday. Your cards in this post are absolutely stunning. Thanks for sharing them with us.

Judy H

Perrie Sanders said...

Well...being as how my b.day is directly after Christmas...it usually gets bypassed...so this year I made CERTAIN that it didn't, so I planned an old fashioned cocktail party...gowns and all....FABULOUS time had by all!!! BTW....HAPPY B.DAY to you!!!

Perrie

Patti K said...

I hope you enjoyed your birthday today! On my birthday, our scrappin group rents a private party at the local scrapbook store and we spend the day with good food, good drinks and fantastic friends and scrap for hours..Nothing better than that!

Anonymous said...

What I like to do on my birthday is have my hubby get us a couple of lobsters. He cooks & cleans up the kitchen. stamping sue

Jennifer L. said...

Happy Birthday! We usually go out to dinner and I get a big dessert.

jackiestamps4fun said...

I hope you had a wonderful birthday! I'm going to have some chocolate cake soon, just to celebrate with you! Hee! Thanks for the chance to win this awesome kit!

jeannine said...

Happy Birthday Jill! I had a donut today to celebrate my anniversary - another calorie free day! Hope you thoroughly enjoyed your day!

Claudia L. said...

Happy Birthday Jill, I think you're right you should celebrate as you wish. Tomorrow I'll be my, Ha Ha! I'm planning to take donuts for all my 35 students and also all 38 Kindergartens, and at night have a delicious dinner with the love of my life, my daughter!
Ps: I love your blog I MUST check it every morning before leaving the house.

Cheryl S. said...

Jill, Happy Birthday. Since my
birthday falls on July 1st I usually make it into a birthday
week. There are always fireworks,
food and fun that week!!!

Ellie said...

Happy Birthday Jill! I usually go out to dinner. Nothing special!

Rhonda said...

Hi Jill! Happy birthday!
My birthday is next week...March birthday's are the best! My husband will take me to dinner and he will bake a chocolate cake for me.

strent said...

No calories and no guilt!!! Happy Birthday!!! Thanks for sharing with all of us on your day!!

Daphni A. said...

Happy Birthday to a fellow Pisces! I am 9 days away and will be have a tea with my mom at a local tea shop and then driving down to Pleasanton, CA to attend the Scrapbook Expo the next day! To top my birthday off - I get to go to Mexico with some girlfriends. My husband is so fantastic and supportive - I am sooooo lucky!

I so enjoy your site - I get inspired everytime I visit. :-)

Marilyn said...

Happy Happy Birthday!! Hope you had a wonderful day celebrating - thanks for offering up such awesome blog candy too - love everyone of those cards!! To celebrate my birthday, the thing I love most is just being with my family and eating lots of birthday cake - since calories don't count on your birthday right!!

Stamping with Margarita Rogers said...

Happy Birthday Jill! Love your blog! I love celebrating my birthday with my husband and two boys. I get handmade cards, breakfast in bed and lots of attention. We finish off the day with a dinner and a movie. Enjoy your day! Margarita

Angie said...

Happy Birthday, Jill! I don't really have any traditions on what I do on MY birthday except-I do what ever I want:) The last few years I probably asked for at least a few hours stamping time, of course;)

Denise Kay Foor said...

Great candy. LOL Would love to win these cards.

Denise in PA

denise_in_pa@embarqmail.com

Tabitha said...

Happy calorie free birthday!

I like to celebrate my birthday by spending time with my husband away from the kids!

Linda Crowder said...

Happy happpy birthday. You are supposed to get the goodies, not us. But thanks for the chance for candy. It's always fun. I would love the stamp kit if I won. Not that I don't like your cards, but being able to have the kit to make more would be a plus since I don't have very many stamps yet. I love the cards! For my birthday, I didn't used to celebrate but since I got a second chance at life, now I do! This year I took myself to my favorite Mexican food restaurant and imbibed in chicken enchiladas! WOOWEE!

Jill Ann said...

Happy Birthday! Well, the last two years we've had a girls night sleepover at a fancy hotel. This year, though, we'll have to plan something different since I'll have a one-month old!

stacie said...

Happy Birthday, Jill! Of course B-day calories are free!...(how could they not be??) And any stamping/scrapping supplies you buy can't be counted against you either! (At least that's what I tell my hubby!)
I love the cards you made, and of course would love to win. I haunt your blog regularly because I totally enjoy your style.
Have a super-fabulous day!

Jolie N said...

Happy Birthday! I love to go to dinner out on my Birthday! Roy's(Hawaiian Fusion) is my favorite place to go! Have a fantastic day...and thanks for the chance to win...I just bought this set! :)
Hugs!
Jolie

Gramtrannydoc's Scrappin Site said...

Happy Birthday Jill!!! For my birthday, which was a BIGGY this year a dear friend of mine made me a gorgeous as well as delicious cake and then my husband, son and I went out for supper. Pretty lucky girl to have 2 guys take me out, huh? lol. The kit sounds great! Hope you had a WONDERFUL DAY!!!!!

Ann Corley said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Jill! My birthday is this month too...the 31st. I will celebrate by going to Disneyland after work, then Friday I am going to see the Beatles (Fab Four) at the Pantages! And of course, I already treated myself to the occasions mini pre-sale things I had to have! Thanks for always sharing - I love your work!
Ann

Rachel said...

Happy Birthday! I would have an ice cream cake! Peanut butter and chocolate! Then I would definitely exercise hard the next day!:)

Sheryl K said...

Happy Birthday! I let my little daughter celebrate for me. She gets to blow out the candles on her cake, then she eats all of the frosting.

Paula said...

For my birthday each year we travel to Lake Havasu, AZ. We celebrate a week away from kids, phone, pets etc. But don't laugh...I set up stamping dates with Demonstrators in Arizona. We have a true blast stamping away the days while the guys do guy things. Then hubby and I meet back up for Dinner everynight and those romantic times away from it all.

JoAnn said...

of course i hope you had a very happy day JUST FOR YOU. but i also wanted to comment how much i enjoy your card creations. they are simple, cute, what i would call left brained and clever!! definitely MY kind of cards. if i lived a wee bit closer to collegeville, i would be attending aaaaaaaaaall your workshops!!! again, HBHBHBHBHBHB.
blessing, jo ann.

Tom said...

Happy Birthday to you! I hope you have a good one! On my birthdays I like to do nothing! Just stamo and play all day! Have a great day,Elizabeth

Carol P said...

Happy Birthday, Jill! Wish you all the best. My husband usually takes me out to dinner for my birthday. Thanks for the chance to win those beautiful cards.

Anonymous said...

Hi Jill!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!
meals go hand in hand with birthdays. I get to go to bob evans for breakfast (hubby dislikes their high prices--so it's a real treat) and i get to pick my choice for dinner. usually hibachi or mongolian BBQ.
i'm not a cake lover so he gets me a strawberry pie for dessert! such a sweetie he can be!!
warm hugs!
becky
SCS belledancr
belledancr@juno.com

Terry Molineux said...

Well Happy Birthday Jill. and very many more!!!! I simply love your blog and the work you do. Thanks so much for sharing with us!!!

BTW pick me, pick me!!! LOL

Susan Lanthrip said...

Happy Birthday! On my birthday, my husband usually cooks my favorite meal and we eat with our 2 little ones.

Kathleen said...

Jill,
Happy Birthday! I enjoy your blog. You are so creative. Your cards are fabulous!
My birthday is 9/11 and is usually "low key" with a nice luncheon out with my wonderful husband.
Kathleen

Beth said...

Happy Birthday from one March baby to another! I love subscribing to your blog - so inspirational.

Linda Wince said...

Happy Birthday to you. Make every minute special today- you deserve it! Thanks for the great blog. It is a wonderful inspiration!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Jill!!! Hope that you had a wonderful day. My birthday is in the summer...we camp with friends andhave a great grilled dinner then make crazy smore type deserts over the bonfire.
Here's to another inspiring, fufilling year for you.
cindyb

Pinky Roth said...

Well, Jill, I always go out to eat w/one of my friends for lunch and then go out w/my family that night! No cooking for me on my birthday for sure. I would love to win your blog candy.

Pinky

Anonymous said...

Super Happy Birthday Jill. Yep, it's a no calories kind of day. Hope you have a great and fun day. That is how I try to spend my birthdays. And I thank God for each one he gives me!! Thanks for the chance at your FAB cards, Beautiful!!!

Kathy Brown
kabstampup@yahoo.com

Candi said...

Happy Birthday! I love your blog and read every post! I love to go out for my birthday but am happy with carry in Pizza too! I also have this set on my must have list!

Dawn said...

Happy Birthday! Anything goes on your birthday - treat yourself and have fun! I usually try to.

mindy gray said...

Happy Birthday to you!! I hope your birthday is as special as you are! My birthday is a special day as it's also Valentine's Day! This year I flew to CA. to visit my husband who was stuck out there for his job. We had a great time!

Anonymous said...

happy birthday to you and may all your birthday goodies be free of all calories :)

your blog is great ijust love the manhattan series.. i have not got it yet but iam saving up

Jennifer Batchelor said...

Happy Birthday! As I get older, a nice dinner out without kids is a treat!
Enjoy your day and your donut. :)

Melissa Hedine-Tootle said...

hAPPY bIRTHDAY JILL!! I hope you have a great day. I hope you can have some Jill Time on your b-day!!

Melissa

LolaBudg said...

Happy Birthday! Love your blog. I usually go to Red Lobster for lunch with a friend and then have a day of R&R.

mrsbunnylady@insightbb.com said...

Happy Birthday..I've been following your blog for quite awhile and wanted a chance to say thanks for some great inspiration.

I hope you do what I do on my birthday(which was just last month). I STAMP of course. I have my stamping pals come over for a grown up girls sleep over..except we stamp all night rather than sleep.

Trish B in KY

Jean from jlfstudio said...

Happy Birthday Jill,

Lot's of birthdays this week (on a worldwide basis that's probably true of most weeks - LOL!).

Probably the weirdest couple of things is buying myself a present supposedly from my late husband. Somehow a little extra money always shows up unexpectedly so I pick out some earrings or something Steve would have bought me in years past. A nice dinner is also usually involved (not to mention a fattening breakfast of forbidden foods) even it it's take out - LOL! I also always give my kitties a special dinner (one year I molded them a birthday cake from liver!) and we listen to music and cuddle and fall asleep in one big heap after taking a moonlight stroll around my one acre little bit of heaven in the country. Can you tell I'm a crazy lady with cats who wears purple and lives alone (except for the cats) LOL!

Other years I go on a religious retreat and consider the new year (my birthday is in January so a great time for new beginnings) and donate the extra bit of money to a worthwhile charity.

More info than you needed but see what happens when you ask.

Thanks for inviting us to the celebration and giving us the gifts. Your creativity is a daily gift to us all.

Hugs, blessings and lots of birthday wishes - Jean

Anonymous said...

Hoping you have a happy happy day! I love my birthday...just walk around feeling special all day long...IYKWIM! My husband always takes me out to dinner, and gives me a really nice gift (which I have usually selected prior to my special day)! And then dragging out my birthday for several weeks via lunches with friends, etc is always nice!

Georgann said...

Happy Birthday Jill!
I gave up having birthdays for lent one year. It worked so well, I've giving them up for good! But my friends remember, and make treats for us to enjoy at lunch. We had crab dip this year...mmmmmm.

Anonymous said...

Happy b'day!! Love, love, LOVE your blog! On my b'day I go out to dinner and don't do anything I don't want to!

andrea pollard said...

Happy B'day! love, Love, LOVE your blog! On my b'day I go out to dinner and don't do anything I don't want to!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Jill! On my birthday and Mother's Day I am "Queen" for the day. No cooking or chores aloud! At our house when it is your birthday you get to pick out your special Birthday breakfast & dinner. Calories don't count right :) Thank you for sharing your creations, I look forward to checking in every day! Becky from Maine

Jen Wolfe said...

Happy Birthday, Jill! My birthday is in the summer, so I usually like to be at the beach with my family. A cake from Colonial Bakery in Lavallette, NJ, is a must!

Krista said...

Happy Birthday, a day late! Great time of year to have a birthday. Mine is in December, 6 days before Christmas. I can't really say we do much to celebrate mine, my oldest daughter's birthday is three days before mine, so we usually just celebrate hers and mine gets lost in the shuffle. My co-workers make up for it with a big breakfast celebration, and lots of small presents. I have a co-worker who shares my birthday and we do a gift exchange, the gift cannot have anything to do with Christmas.

Karen said...

Jill, I hope your birthday was happy ALL day! So glad to hear the germs have moved on, too! My birthday is in July. We celebrate all of our adult family member's birthdays with a lunch at our home on the Sunday closest to the birthday and either a cake from a favorite bakery here or a cookie cake...birthday person's choice. I always choose the bakery cake...white cake with chocolate fudge icing and I don't have to "do" the lunch on my own birthday. My husband does it.

Ginger Swaringen said...

Happy Birthday, Jill ! Mine is the fourth of July so there is always something exciting going on. My brother told folks I was born on top of a firecracker and so we celebrate with fireworks every year.

Nancy Park said...

Happy Birthday to You! hope that d-nut is a good gooy one.

Anonymous said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! My birthday celebration revolves around taking me out to dinner - no cooking, no clean-up for me on my Birthday!

Maureen F.

Andrea said...

Happy Birthday to you.
Happy Birthday tooo youuu!
Happy Biiiirrrthday dear Jillll!!!!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TOOOOO YOUUUUUUU!!!!!!
I hope you had a wonderful day! My mom's birthday just went by and she bought gifts for US TOO! I am liking other people's birthdays more and more - thanks for the chance to win such a beaUUUtiful set!
On my birthday it's more what I DON'T do - NO DISHES OR COOKING ALLOWED!

Anonymous said...

I celebrate my birthday on my wedding anniversary. We planned it that way so HE won't forget either one! We usually go on a weekend away kind of thing!

Linda E said...

Happy birthday! This year, I'll celebrate my birthday with my favorite mint chocolate chip & fudge ice cream cake from Baskin Robbins. And, instead of gifts from my DH, I'm going to CKC!

Liz said...

Happy Birthday Jill!!! What a way to start your birthday, YUMMMMMMY Donuts!!! That's right no calories counting on birthdays. ;o) Have a wonderful day!

Hugs,
Liz

Katie Skiff said...

Happy Birthday!! WOo Hoo!! This weekend is my son's 9th! WOW!

We also celebrate the same with all our birthdays - a big ole family dinner with the whole family. It's always fun to get together with everyone and since we are all busy it's about the only time.

Anonymous said...

Hi Jill,
Happy Birthday to you! I enjoy celebrating my birthday with going out for dinner or having dinner made for me. I don't cook on my birthday! I also love ice cream so I enjoy going for a scoop of ice cream on my birthday too! Have a wonderful day!
Hugs, Laura

Mark, Linda, Alex, Carsten and Savannah said...

Happy Birthday! Enjoy your day! The past 2 years my mom and sister have come to visit me and we go out for lunch. This year it was to Applebees and it was soooo good. It's nice to have them visit together since they live an hour or so away and we spend as much time together as we'd like :o)

Darlene L said...

Happy Birthday--March is a great month for bdays--I just had mine on the 2nd. Thanks for the great prize too! I love spending my special day with family--and my favorite homemade cake--Texas Sheet Cake.

Memmott Family said...

happy birthday! I love birthdays, and since my anniversary is close by, my husband and I go on a little trip, and go shopping and fun stuff like that
liz

Jan Marana said...

Jill:
Happy, happy B-day. Let's see, how to celebrate... Well, I do what I like to do on my day.. .and then we go out to a dinner and drinks at a place of my choosing. Always fun. Plus I try to order some fu fu drink... Cosmo or whatever... It's your B-day, so go for it.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Jill! In our family, the birthday person gets to choose what's for dinner and if the rest of us get to go shopping!!

Enjoy your day! Debra

Arian said...

Happy Birthday! Calories most certainly do not count on your birthday! We usually celebrate birthdays at our house with birthday cake for breakfast. My hubby makes my favorite cake for me - Almond Joy Cake. It's a dense chocolate cake with toasted coconut and butter cream icing.

retiredat40 said...

Happy Birthday! Jill. Hope it's the best one yet full of sunshine and affection. Birthdays at this end are celebrated with a nice dinner out - no cooking, no cleaning!

Thank you for continually inspire "the artist" in me.

Julie xx

Amanda said...

Happy Birthday!
My b-day is 6 days before Christmas so it's normally spent doing some last minute shopping of some sort! I enjoy spening it with family and maybe a little shopping for myself! :)

Jaime said...

Happy Birthday Jill! For the past few years I've gone to my favorite restaraunt (Shogun) with my brothers and sisters and a few friends. Dinner is always followed by cheesecake and the staff singing happy birthday in Japanese which I think they have confused with "if your happy and you know it" Hope you have a great day. Oh and ps.. I once heard that if you're eating it over the sink nothing has any calories, lol.
Thanks
Jaime

Sherri Alspach said...

Yaaaaaa-- Hoooooooooo-- Happy Birthday!!!!! I enjoy celebrating my birthdays with my family and friends-- We just do whatever-- Go shopping, out to eat-- have fun. The best part is..... It usually lasts the whole month!!! Hope your is GREAT!!
Sherri Alspach

sanjo said...

Happy Birthday! Hope it's a special day for you. I've had so many birthdays that it's just another day to me! Actually, we get our family together whenever anyone has a birthday, but it doesn't always happen on the actual day sometimes due to everyone's schedules. But that family time is always fun and special.

michele quirk said...

Happy Birthday to you! Love the cards and enjoy seeing your cards posted. Have a great day!

Michele

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday! We usually let them chose what they want for dinner. Sometimes I get the chance to scrap or whatever I want on my b-day. This past year my neighbor kidnapped me and we went out for lunch too!

Densie Wells
mamascollections@aol.com

Joanne said...

Happy Birthday!
My family usually all gets together for cake.

Alicia said...

Happy Birthday! I hope your day is wonderful, and filled with love!
We have 6 children, and our family seems to be growing bigger every year with marriages and grandchildren! We have big noisy family dinners with lots of presents and yummy food. The funnest birthday celebration yet was my daughter's recent birthday, when she requested a family talent show. We had so much fun.

Anonymous said...

What a great gift! Happy Birthday! We celebrated our family birthdays last weekend since 7 (husband, me, d-i-law, m-in-law, son, niece, dtr) of the 9 of us are between Feb 4 and Mar 24!!! Enjoy!

Gwen P. said...

Happy Birthday Jill...Hope it is a great one!!! For my birthday, I look forward to eating out, my cake and talking to friendsand family who are away.

Peg Smith said...

Happy Birthday Jill!
This is your special day.
I ALWAYS buy myself a present and go to Chinese lunch. Feels good!

Debi said...

Happy Birthday!!!
We usually go out to dinner (usually to Red Robin because I get a free brithday burger :))
At work we have cake & ice cream. My present is that hubby goes shopping with me (it's a great gift since he hates to shop).
Hope your day is spectaular!!!
Thanks for all the cute ideas!
Debi
www.WicklessParties.com

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday! I hope your day is as beautiful there as it is here in Florida. Yes, fill your day all your fav things and people!
Totally love your blog! You are my kind of stamper ;-)
Hugs,
Charlotte

Barb said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Tomorrow is MY birthday! I'm celebrating by eating whatever I want (chocolate)...going out to dinner and waiting by the phone for people to call to wish me happy birthday! LOL!! Hope you have a great day and hope I win the 5th Avenue set!

Anonymous said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JILL!!!!!
For my birthday we usually order a cake and I get to pick where I'd like to go out to eat.... Usually somewhere special...
Hope you have many more!!!
Melissa in WI

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Reality Show Reject said...

Happy Birthday! Such beautiful cards! For my birthday, I usually go to dinner with husband or friends. Thanks for the chance to win!

mamia said...

I try not to remember my birthday as I am well over a half century now but my family won't let me. We usually go out to eat and I get to choose where which is a big deal since I'm vegetarian and the rest of my family isn't.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!!!! Birthdays are simply great! I allow my family to make a fuss. Typically my husband will plan dinner with the help of the kids and I let them!!! Oh, I get to pick the cake! That's the treat!! Enjoy your day....and your donut!

Lori G in Pa
lori.gliva@verizon.net

Anonymous said...

I love that set! ANd your cards are beautiful!!
Happy Birthday!
My bday: I love to party with friends on a night out in the city... usually nice dinner and dancing.
Hope you have a great bday!
Kathryn

Anonymous said...

Ok, I don't know if "Anonymous" is a good way to leave it... (this is in reference to above blog)...

schnarrka@yahoo.ca

Anonymous said...

I love going out for supper with family.I love having a nice dessert. happy Birthday and thanks for the opportunity to win some wonderful candy
Eileen(emcclean@telsu.net)

Kim said...

Happy Birthday, my birthday is today. And that means I can eat what I want and stamp all night.

It doesn't get much better than that.

missi said...

Happy Birthday. My birthday is the 6th of July so I usually celebrate with fireworks. Stamping is always a great way to celebrate too though:)

Missi

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daria said...

My bday was on the 8th of March and I spent it in bed.....sick :( While I was sleeping my hubby washed the dishes and cleaned the kitchen for me. In my book it was the PERFECT present!!!!!

Alicia said...

Happy Birthday Jill!! Love your blog, you always have such great ideas. At our house the b-day person gets to pick the restaurant we all go to. awilhelm@comcast.net

can2rus said...

Happy Birthday, Jill! My birthday is next week! I love birthdays at our house. Those days are always about fun and family with lots of laughter too! We love to play games and for each birthday it is an adventure to find a new game that we don't already own. Of course we play that, but then we play lots of our old favorites too! What we do is, we each write down 3-4 of our favorite games on paper, and then put them in a bowl. We draw out the slip, play that game just one time, and then pick another game! The birthday person always goes first! Of course the birthday person always gets his/her favorite meal and dessert! I personally love devil's food cake with white icing. My husband likes banana split pie and my daughter loves cookie cakes from the Cookie Factory. Our only child went off to college 14 hours away last year, so we had to change things around! But I still baked a cake for her birthday and then called her up to sing happy birthday to her! I did go see her the next week and threw a little party for her! I won't get to see her on my birthday next week, but I did see her last weekend when her chorale toured and I met up with them. She bought a new game for the two of us to play...just like old times!
Karen

Anonymous said...

Happy B-day dear!!! I love to be pampered. Manicure, pedicure but mostly I love to get stamping stuff! My birthday is March 20th so see we were meant to hook-up.
Don't get a sunburn from all those candles! Hee! Hee!
Your fellow March sister,
Gale M.

Kelly Roth said...

Happy Happy Birthday from St Louis, MO. I hope that you have a great day and remember NOTHING has CALORIES on your birthday!! :)

Jacqueline Frisbie said...

Dear Jill,

A very Happy Birthday wish for you.
There is always one thing I love for my husband & I to do on my birthday and that is to go to McDonalds for their Egg McMuffin breakfast. I love their cold Hazelnut Coffee and not having to cook for the two of us. That is my greatest birthday pleasure. I love your cards and you sharing them with us all.

Elisa said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I don't think I ever celebrated my birthday after I turned 30. Although, my husband and I usually celebrated our birthday together (his bday is on OCT and mine is APRIL)we pick a date and ask my mother to watch the kids for the whole day. We actually check in to a nice hotel and we eat, watch movies and sleep!...LOL then the next day we are back to reality with the kids! Oh yeah and I usually bring with me the STAMPIN UP catalogue and I give him my wish list I'm aloud to spend $100 for my crafts! he doesn't get anything from me because i don't work! LAUGH AGAIN!

Jeanna Bohanon said...

Happy Birthday Jill! We don't really have a specific tradition on our birthdays, although I always used to make my Mom make me her homemade mac n cheese. Other than that, just the usual I guess.

Joy said...

Hauoli la hanau Jill!

(Happy Birthday Jill!)

For my birthday, I just love spending the day with family. :)

Have a great day!
Aloha,
Joy
www.tamikos.net

Denise T. said...

Happy birthday to you! Hope you enjoyed your day. Usually I take the day off from work and just do whatever strikes me that day. This past birthday in Feb I had my monthly card class scheduled with another demo...so we did birthday cards and I brought the snack a big yummy birthday cake.

Lori H. said...

Happy Birthday to you! How nice of you to give a gift on your birthday. Your cards are beautiful.

Susan H. said...

Happy Birthday to you. My birthday was a couple of months ago and I got to stay and play in my craft room all day long with no interruptions. How sweet. Thanks for sharing your great ideas with everyone. You are very talented. I hope you enjoyed your day.

Priscilla said...

Happy Birthday Jill! Hope you enjoyed your donut and coffee and thanks for the chance at the blog candy. In answer to your question, I always do something different each year:Disneyland, Paintball, dinner, bonfire at the beach, etc. My birthday is on March 30, so I'll get to go to Disneyland this year for free thanks to a promotion their currently having! But I'll also be going to Neon Bowling with a group of friends the Saturday before my birthday. :o)

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!
Thanks for all the great ideas that you share!
After you have as many birthdays as I have had, it is just another day! :-) I do what ever I feel like doing!
Carolee

Tessa Boulter said...

Happy birthday Jill!! On my birthday, my family usually goes out to the Olive Garden. Yummmm! :)

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!It's mine is next wednesday.For Birthday's our family goes out to eat.Birthday girl picks.Then cake at our house.It's always great time to be with family and celebrate.

melinda said...

Happy Birthday!! I always have lunch with my friend who has a birthday close to mine and we exchange stamping goodies!!

Michele said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you had a wonderful day, on my birthday I like to go out with some girlfriends and golf and then we go out to dinner and eat and have some drinks and enjoy each other!

Shannon Roberts said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!!!!!!
Oh I so need to win this! Your inspiration is amazing; TU! TU! TU!

MaryBeth said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JILL!!!!!!! I just celebrate with family and friends, don't have to lift a finger and get lots of fab presents!!!!! Hope you had a terrific day!

Leanna G. said...

Hi Jill! Happy belated birthday! I love your blog and visit every day to see your wonderful creations!

jean said...

Jill
Happy Birthday to you and thanks
for giving us the chance to win
blog candy on your B-Day
Your blog is fabulous

Jean

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Jill anyone make you a birthday card??? I like to celebrate my birthday with my family...for everyone e;ses birthday I cook whatever meal they want...my daughter was born the end of June so every year I sweat making pot roast mashed potatoes and gravy..and at least a dozen steamed clams for my baby doll!!!Mary Grace

HeyHeyPaula said...

Happy Birthday Jill. I like to celebrate my birthday with my family. We usually have dinner together and then some yummy cake and ice cream. A few days later I celebrate with my best friend since our birthdays are 5 days apart. We go out to lunch and have a facial!

queenSCRAPalot said...

Happy Birthday Jill! I love your blog.

I pick what I want to do for my birthday. I usually choose to lay in the pool all day, uninterrupted, with a good book and my iPod. If it rainy, then I do something inside. My husband and family are soooo good to let me do whatever it is that I feel like doing on "my day".

Hope you get to do the same!

Jenn Greeley said...

Happy Belated Birthday! You share your birthday with my husband. I hope you had a wonderful day.

As I get older I find I like to go to the movies and dinner. Sounds kinda boring, but I don't get to go to the movies and dinner very often.

What a great blog candy!

Lorna said...

A most happy birthday to you! Thank for your lovely blog....I am always on here looking at your inspiring goodies.
Anyhoo - on my birthday, if I don't have to cook and just lay around in the bed wearing my pajamas all day and reading a good book - then its a great birthday!

winthrop84 said...

Happy Birthday, Jill. I absolutely love your site. I cannot tell you how many stamp sets I have purchased because of your cards. You do such a lovely job. There is nothing special I really do or like to do on my birthday, but all day long, I just feel special. Hard to describe..maybe I'm just weird. ha

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!! On my birthday I stamp most of the day and then enjoy a nice dinner with my family.
Judy S.

Stephanie said...

Happy Birthday!
At my house the birthday person gets to pick dinner and the rest of the family cooks it and of cource cleans up the dishes. It's pretty special :)

jana said...

Happy ~Happy belated Birthday !
Thanks for sharing your creativity and giving me samples to get more use of my stamp sets....and making me realize I needn't be so ribbon shy!
And, last time I checked the birthday leftovers are also calorie free...

Lisa Lin said...

Jill,
Hope you had a fantabulous birthday!
I love your blog and all your adorable projects.

Thanks so much for sharing!
Lisa

Chris T. said...

Have a great BIRTHDAY! My birthday is always skipped or people forget. It is the smae week as Father's Day, 2 Days before my Father-in-Laws Bday, 2 days after my nieces bday and then my sister was married on my bday. So, too many things go on to remember my bday but I am use to it.

Nicole B said...

Jill, Happy Birthday to you!
Have a wonderful day~
Love, nicole

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