Wednesday, September 3, 2008

BIRTHDAY BLOG CANDY!!!!


HI Everyone,

I love love love birthday celebrations - and for some reason - this year, I am really excited about my birthday! Which happens to be today - September 3rd :) YAY!

Why am I excited? I don't know - but I am really looking forward to it -  So I thought I would give away something special ------one of my most FAVORITE craft item ---> to some lucky person, which is.............. (drum roll please!!!)..........

an EVERYDAY DISPLAY BOARD from Creative Memories! (in white)
Here is a picture -   (note: the decoration on the board is just an idea - it doesn't come with the board)
This board measures 18 inches by 18 inches and is pretty solid.... it has a magnetic frame so you can always change things around and display your scrapbook pages, your pics, things to do list.... the possibilities are endless.... 

 if you click HERE - you can read more awesome features of this great product! (You can also click here and here to see some projects that I have made with it)

So all you have to do for the chance to get one of these awesome boards is leave a comment about one of your favorite birthday traditions -  here at the end of this post. (my most favorite tradition is our breakfast birthday party in pajamas with my family - a little pancake here, a few cupcakes there, throw in some waffles, a fruit salad and hugs from my kids and DH --- the day couldn't get better!)

You can comment from today through Sunday (Sept 7th) at midnight - then on the morning of Monday, (September 8th) - I will print out your comments - put your names in a hat and let my son pick out the lucky person!!! So be sure to check back here on Mon!  

Please only leave one comment per person! and also because of the heaviness of this item - only US/Canadian residents - sorry guys - i will do a lighter one for everyone soon! :)


Hope all of you are doing well!!! 
Best wishes!!!
Sankari :)

55 comments:

happystamper said...

Oh my gosh, that is so cool! I have never seen these. I'm working on a scrapbook page for my mom of her mom and dad (both deceased) this would be great to put it in and give to her as a gift! Thanks for the opportunity to win one! Judi

nonapearl said...

Happy Happy Birthday!

My favorite birthday tradition is getting a Jamoca Almond Fudge birthday pie from B&R's. Now that I'm not living at home anymore, I actually get Jamoca Almond Fudge. I used to beg and beg for this flavor as a kid, but my dad didn't like coffee flavored ice cream, so we always ended up with cookies and cream. It's nice that as an adult I can pick the cake I want on my birthday.

=) Hope your day is awesome Sankari! Many blessings...

Nona

Ruth said...

wow, loved your cupcake tree card. You do some lovely work :o) Since havibg kids my favourite birthday tradition is getting to spend time alone in my stamp/scrapbook room. It's the best gift a mom could get IMO. Thanks for the chance to win some awesome blog candy.

zukesgirl said...

WOW - how generous of you!! and Happy birthday! I happen to be trying to redo my picture wall right now. I hoep you have the BEST birthday day!

Tracy

Steph said...

One of our birthday traditions is you get to choose what you want for dessert: cupcakes,cookies, cake, or brownies. You also get to choose what we have for supper that night. Anything you want.

MichelleH said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

One of our favorite birthday traditions is actually a night before tradition. The night before a birthday, we take a photo of the birthday child in bed holding up fingers showing how old s/he is NOW. It is the very last photo at that age. It's silly and sends the child off to sleep giggling and dreaming of the birthday fun to be had the next day. When they were babies we used a stacking ring for the zero before their first birthdays. My oldest is now 10, so after that we'll have to make signs. lol

Nandi said...

Ooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh tthhhhhhhhiiiiiiiiiiiiissssssssssssssssss is your birthday song, it isnt very long, hey!

Happy happy birthday from all of us to you,
we wish it was our birthday so we can party too!

(We party even if it isnt our birthday).

Happy Birthday Hot Tuna!

Regan said...

hello!! that board is awesome!!! I can think of a million things top do with that!! Happy 29th (again) hehe

Kacey Elliott said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you have a fabulous day! Congrats on the Taylored Expressions Featured Stamper gig too! You are on a roll! As for a tradition, the only thing I am certain of is that I will get an ice cream cake; other than that everything is different, every year (which is a good thing for me!)

Dana Grothaus said...

Happy birthday and congratulations for being Taylor's Featured Stamper. You deserve it! Your card was great!

What a generous blog candy!!

Brooke S said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MY SANKARI DEAR!!! I hope you birthday breakfast was super Yummalicious... Maybe the girls will sing to you at school today.... Wonder what kinda surprises Keith has in store for you (he,he) I am soooooooo glad you love you box of surprises.. I had fun making and gathering them for you all. I will have to get a surprise for Keith next time... We have such great Carma I am so glad you called me last night I was so wanting to chat with you and YAAAAA my phone rang.... I am so blessed to have you as a friend I hope you manage to sneek in some b-day fun an such a crazy week.. Have a great day and Week-end....

Major big B-day Hugs
Brooke

P.s. I almost forgot the b-day tradition... We have a small b-day party just us and the kids. We decorate the house and have our favorite dinner and dessert.. and Presents of course... As for Daddy you know.... His tradition starts the day after his b-day... It the big countdown to the next b-day...

Anonymous said...

Hope you had a wonderful birthday and you know what they say... birthdays are good for you the more you have the longer you live..lol. One of our bday traditions is that you get to celebrate the whole week of your bday. For my 50th bday I was able to stretch it out for the whole month!!! See there are great advantages to getting older ;) Thank you for giving us the chance to win this beautiful board.

Debbie/Phx AZ

Anthonette said...

My husband and I share a June 12th birthday. We usually go out for a nice dinner. One of my favorite places is The Cheesecake Factory. I love the Avocado Eggrolls appetizer and the Miso Salmon or Herb Crusted Filet of Salmon. The menu is so huge. We bring home our slices of cheesecake and have just a bite. Yummy!

PaperCutting Kind of Day said...

Well, happy birthday to you! How fun! My newest tradition for myself is to take the day for myself! I go off and do all the yummy things that I just love to do.

Angela said...

Happy Birthday, Sankari! That is so generous of you!

I LOVE birthdays. In my family birthdays are way bigger than Christmas! The Birthday person is treated like royalty the whole day. We don't wrap the gifts - we play a guessing game! And we don't buy a cake...the cake is baked and designed by the rest of the family, so every year the cake is a work of art! lol

In my mother's family, the birthday person takes everyone else out for dinner!

Tamara said...

Happy Birthday! My favorite birthday tradition is going out and buying my own presents (because I usually want clothes, shoes, or stamping stuff), and then giving them to my husband to give back to me on my birthday:). I love your blog--I'm a friend of Brooke's (we live near each other) and I also do the KW challenges. Thanks for sharing all of your wonderful ideas!

Donna said...

what a great frame! Mine is having my favorite cake - Pineapple Upside down! my mom used to make me one every year for my b'day. DH has made me a few.

nelliemaeii said...

Wow!! Your artwork on the boards is so great!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!!

My favorite tradition is....well....I don't know...I've never really had any cool traditions on my birthday...But I do have a friend that sets her cell phone alarm for midnight on everyone's birthday so she can wake up and send them a text...She is always the first one with the birthday wish, it is very sweet!

Darlene L said...

Our family has a wonderful Happy Birthday Cake Plate that we use every year for everyone's cake. This cake plate is now almost 50 years old.

Happy Birthday wishes to you!

Darlene L

Bev said...

Happy Birthday Sankari! Oh my! You are giving away blog candy on YOUR birthday?!? That's amazing lady!
The birthday tradition in my family is we sing to the birthday person. All day long I'll get phone calls with a family member at the other end of the line singing. :)

MacKenzie said...

Happy birthday blog buddy!! I hope you get spoiled rotten because you totally deserve it!

Lorri said...

Happy Birthday! I too have a September birthday as well as 8 other family members (nieces, nephewes, sister, etc.) - We have one big celebration and EVERYONE gets their own cake!

Pat S. said...

Hi Sankari!
Happy Birthday to you!

This is my first time here...I just saw your blog mentioned over at Taylor's.

Thank you for offering a chance to win that awesome display board...it would be perfect for a project that I am doing for my mom's 80th.

My favorite birthday tradition is lunch with my friends...nothing big, nothing elaborate, just lunch with friends :)

Christine said...

I hope you had a wonderful birthday! I just turned "29" as well in July.. I just recently found your page and am already hooked! I plan to visit often. Thank you for the chance to win such a beautiful item.. they don't sell cute stuff like that over here.. have a great day and keep up the good work!
christine

Kisa Peters said...

Happy late birthday! I hope it was good!

Catherine said...

Happy Birthday, Sankari! and wow a present for us for your birthday, how cool is that =)

No birthday tradition in our family but i have my own bday tradition...which is no matter what i have to have my own chocolate cake with chocolate icing..YUM! Oh, i can't wait, mine is coming up =)

Happy Birhthday again!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Sankari! What a great idea... I've never seen one. Having a metal frame offers endless possibilities! Thanks for the chance to win one.

Swedie

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Sankari! What a great idea... I've never seen one. Having a metal frame offers endless possibilities! Thanks for the chance to win one.

Swedie

Sherri said...

Happy birthday!!

I love all your projects with this board!!

My favourite bday tradition is that my hubby makes me breakfast on my bday - usually it's cinnamon buns - mmmm!

Maureen said...

Happy belated birthday and great card for the KW challenge!! I LOVE my birthday!! It's on St. Patrick's Day!! So of course I wear green and go out for green beer. And I insist on cake with green icing like my mom made for me each year.

Cheers!
Maureen from Canada
moeplut@shaw.ca

kim3timemom said...

Happy Birthday!! Our birthday traditions are the birthday person gets to choose where we eat dinner. You share your birthday with my 10y son. He was so excited about his brithday this year. Thanks for the chance to win.

kim3timemom@yahoo dot com

Sandie said...

BIRTHDAYS!! What fun to celebrate one's life with those closest to us! My fav is when my family decides to surprise me with a SURPRISE!!! birthday party! Oh, such fun to see what extremes they will come up with!

Anonymous said...

Birthdays are such fun! The older I get the more I want to make it special just knowing I survived another year! I NEED a birthday cake for some reason...otherwise I don't feel like I was special to anyone on that day..been known to make my own as I am special to me!
Happy Birthday.
Debi Nicol at yahoo dot com

Alyssa said...

Happy Birthday! My favorite birthday tradition is to celebrate my birth-MONTH! My poor husband has to treat me even more like a princess than he already does for the entire month of September!! :) Hope your day was wonderful and you get to continue the good feelings throughout the next year! Thanks for the chance...

Alison said...

For the kids' birthdays, we let them stay up as late as they want (not on a school night, of course) and they can have leftover birthday cake for breakfast the next morning. Thanks for the awesome giveaway op!

Stampin Cats said...

Happy Birthday!! What a cool prize. My favorite birthday tradition is going out to eat and the birthday person gets to pick the place to eat and mom buys. We do that for everyones birthday. So we get to go out to eat at least once a month.

Felicia said...

Once again Happy Belated Birthday Sankari! Our birthday tradition is the birthday person picks their favorite meal they want me to either cook or we go out to eat. I'm shocked most of my family chooses for me to cook. I also make them their favorite flavored cake, and we open presents. Oh yes and we must always have a pinata, well for the kids at least. ;)

Claudia said...

I hope you had a wonderful birthday ! You have a great blog, so full of inspiration. My favorite tradition is the cake I always have for my birthday, chocolate cake with fluffy white frosing, the kind like 7 minute frosing. Yummy.
Claudia
scfranson@charter.net

Ashley said...

Happy late birthday! My favorite is that my parents take me out so sushi and hubby comes along. It's the one time of year that I can drag him to sushi and he can't complain. :)

Yvonne said...

Cool board!! I LOVE birthdays too. I guess my favorite tradition is getting my favorite cake (marble) from this expensive bakery. My kids are so spoiled and they have to have their cake from there too. So I guess 'cake' is our family birthday tradition. Happy Birthday!!

Margie said...

Happy Belated Birthday!!! I love your card!
Our tradition is to decorate the whole house!... streamers, balloons, decorations, hats, etc. And we leave it up for a whole week! lol... we wonder if the kids will want to keep this up when they are older :)
xo, Margie

Colleen said...

Happy Birthday!
My favorite birthday tradition is for my daughter's birthday...I always make and decorate her cake. And we have sherbet punch for her birthday, too, yummmmy!
Thank you for the chance to win this awesome blog candy! I have had my eye on one of these since I first saw them - I have so many ideas for it! Colleen

Shelly said...

Happy Birthday! Sounds like your having a GREAT one (awesome cupcake card by the ways)

Anonymous said...

I found your blog by visiting Taylor's and was wowed by your work. My favorite birthday tradition is helping to bake my own cake! My daughter and I bake it together. - Mary R.

DebL said...

Our birthday tradition is my grandmother's birthday cake recipe - no birthday would be complete without one - although we do argue about whether the frosting should have be flavored with lemon or left vanilla!

Have a great birthday!

Megan said...

Happy birthday
! This candy looks fun to display some projects!!!

Char in So Cal said...

I hope you had a wonderful birthday! I love birthdays too... so long as they are someone elses!! {wink!}

My FAVE birthday tradion is the home made cake we get just after dinner. The birthday person picks what flavor cake and frosting they want and the rest of the family, in my case the hubby and the kidlets, bakes it for the bithday person. There are always yummy sprinkles on top and a round of "Happy Birthday" sung REALLY loud as the cake is being cut. Homemade cake is always the best!

Thanks for the op to win your YUMMY blog candy!

Char in So Cal
(scrampaddict) (at) (cox) (dot) (net)

Anonymous said...

happy birthday this iz vare cool to give sum wun else the prezent for yor birthday wun of mi favorit thing that i can remembr iz that u got to pic the meal for diner that nite mine waz alwaz mac-n-cheze with french friz milk and wite cake gosh life cud not get ne betr
thanxs for the chans to win
merri b

Eveline said...

I can't be in the drawing of your blog candy but still, belated Happy Birthday.
Eveline.

Curt in Carmel said...

I'm afraid we don't have any real birthday traditions. Just the standard "you get to pic out your cake and where you want to go eat". Kinda boring. . .But I certainly wish you a fabulous birthday! Hope is was very special! And what a nice thing to do to give on your birhtday! Best, Curt

Tina said...

Happy Birthday!
Oh gosh, this is really cool!
My favorite birthday tradition is choosing the menu for the whole day. Really makes for some fun when my 7 year old's comes around.
Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Saraswati said...

:) Happy Birthday! I love the gorgeous work you're doing. Sounds tremendously fulfilling. Yay!! :) Lotsa love always...

Heather said...

Happy Birthday once again Sankari! I'm so glad you came to say hi at the ArtWalk, that was awesome to get to actually see you!

One birthday tradition in my family that always confuses people is that after we blow out the candles we're not allowed to talk till we have a bite of cake or the wish won't come true! Of course the rest of the family tries to tease you into talking, which as young kids resulted in a few re-lighting of the candles and starting over, as I'm sure you can imagine! heh heh.

Beverly Gotthardt said...

Happy Birthday!!! I always celebrate my birthday all week, just to make sure everybody gets a chance to birthday me. I'm new to blogging also, love all your art.
Beverly

Toni K said...

Happy belated birthday! My favorite birthday tradition has to be just cake and ice cream! Pretty simple, but oh so yummy!