Tuesday, April 15, 2008

CC162 Watering Can and Birthday Blog Bonbons!!

German Phrase of the Day: Um 10 Uhr habe ich einen Termin. = I have an appointment at 10am. Actually, I don't...but this is one of the last phrases from last year's calendar. I'm running out of ideas, so if you all have things you'd like to know how to say in German please leave a comment and I'll get it translated (and checked!) for my phrase of the day.

Sorry I'm so late with my post...it's been a little crazy here. It's my birthday, and I had a friend fly in from the US this afternoon. It's been a great day and lots of fun. I made myself a chocolate Devil's Food cake with nice sweet buttercream frosting that turned out perfect, and a very sweet friend even brought me some yummy Rhubarb Crumble (thank you Mirta!!)

In honor of my day, I have some blog bonbons for you all. Christie recently sent me a few duplicate stamp sets, so I have an extra Ride 'em Cowgirl and an extra Serenity Now! set. All you have to do is leave a comment on this post and I will draw 2 lucky winners when I get back from my weekend trip to the Champagne region of France with my girlfriend Sunday night (it will probably end up being Monday morning before I draw the name...so you have a little extra time.) Easy peasy!! :-) Oh...and while you're at it, pick up some more MFT stamps for 10% off and help a wonderful family in need - you can read more about it on Kim's blog!!

On to my card. I started coloring this image last night, but then got tired and didn't finish the card. So this morning after taking Julia to school I saw today's color challenge and thought it would be perfect for this card. I just had to finish coloring the flower on the image with the Guava and Blush and then put the card together. I stamped on whisper white, which really is not a great paper to watercolor on. The color from the crayons moves TOO much on this paper...so I'm not totally happy with it. But, I just love this image from the new Paper Pretties set Simply Special and HAD to use it.

I used Groovy Guava, Blush BLossom and Basic Gray papers, and my Swiss Dot CB folder (LOVE that one!) along with some double-stitched Guava ribbon. I stamped and mounted the image for the inside...and I like how it looks!

Hope you all have a great day, and don't forget to register to win one of 2 stamp sets - my birthday present to you!!

Supplies: (all supplies from SU! unless noted)
Stamps: Simply Special from Paper Pretties

CS: Whisper White, Basic Gray, Blush Blossom, Groovy Guava

Ink: brilliance graphite black
Acc: SU! watercolor crayons, aquapainter, Swiss Dot CB folder, double-stitched groovy guava ribbon

TFL!

27 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday to you. Wish I were there to have some of that luscious chocolate cake with you!! the rhubarb crunch doesn't sound bad either. thanks for giving us the gifts altho you give us a gift with every post! HB!!!!
    Cheryl Sims

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  2. Happy Birthday!! Hope your weekend in France is awesome!! Please find another calendar too...I look forward to your projects every single day AND I also look forward to sharing your "phrase of the day" w/ my 15yr old DD taking her first year of German class! lol We BOTH love your blog...and travel vicariously through you as well ;)
    Happy Birthday again!!!
    ~Lana B~

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  3. Happy Birthday to you! Have a great weekend.

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  4. Hey Jana,

    Happy birthday!! Have a great time in Champange with Amy - drink a little for me :) Love the card. I don't have the CB folder with the dots, but now will have to get it. Of course, I can wait until you get back and share yours. ;)

    Greetings from not so warm CA, cold and windy today.

    Kallien

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  5. Happy birthday to you! I'm jealous of all your European travels before you return to the US. I hope you have a wonderful weekend in France! Thanks for sharing :)

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  6. Happy Birthday, Jana. Your life always sounds so amazing to me...France. How awesome!

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  7. It is your BIRTHDAY? How ever did I NOT know this? Have a wonderful birthday and treat yourself (although, at this point, its 6:30 pm my time, so you probably already HAVE and you're in bed!)

    Oh, I'm a terrible friend. Off to find a birthday card and treats for you!

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  8. Oh my gosh! Happy Birthday to you! Enjoy that yummy cake you baked. :)

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  9. Oh Jana you are so bad!! Why didn't you remind us sooner!! I feel so bad . . . but I hope you had a great day!!! Happy Birthday my friend!! Ok, now you 'll be getting some after birthday mail! :)

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  10. Happy Birthday, Jana! Hope you had a great one!!

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  11. Happy Birthday to you. Your cake sounds wonderful. It sounds like you had a super day.

    Sheri

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  12. Happy, happy birthday! Thanks for sharing your wonderful perspective with us. You're such an inspiration.

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  13. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Sounds like its turned out to be a very wonderful day! I love your blog!! Big Hugs,
    Tiffany

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  14. Happy Birthday Jana! I hope you have a fantastic trip. As far as the German lesson, I haven't checked back to see if you covered this around Valentine's Day, but I would like to learn to say I Love You or You Are Special, something like that.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  15. Happy Birthday!!! Hope you and Amy have a wonderful time in Champagne!!! Love how your card turned out, too . . . might have to get the Swiss dots folder myself, not sure if I can wait to use it til you get back! ;)

    Hugs,
    Michelle

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  16. Happy birthday!
    I hope you have a great time!!

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  17. Happy b-day!!!! I wish I was going to France with you. I got to go several years ago and am definitely itching to go back.

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  18. Hey sweetie...I will have to send you a belated bday card (once my stamp stuff is unpacked). Hope you have a wonderful day!!!

    *hugs*

    Steph

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  19. Happy Birthday. Love reading your blog. Rosemary

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  20. Just wanted to say Happy Birthday to you!!! I wish I had known earlier!! Dont' enter me in your drawing, I already have those sets, have fun with your friend!!

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  21. What a great birthday gift from you! Hope you have a great day!

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  22. Happy Birthday to you! How to be able to spend the weekend in France sipping Champagne. I love hearing about your travels and weekend getaways.

    Charmaine G

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  23. Wow...I am so jealous that you can jet away for a weekend in France. I gotta get to Europe! Have so much fun and enjoy your birthday!

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  24. Ghazal(ghazal_31005@yahoo.com)4/18/2008 01:55:00 PM

    Happy birthday, hope you have a great weekend in France.

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  25. Happy birthday and hope you enjoyed the trip and time spent with your girlfriend. Sounds like a wonderful weekend

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  26. Good Morning! I looked at your blog last week but didn't leave a post then. We of course always love your cards. Can't wait to see you in 12 days! Love to all!
    Nancy & Flo

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