Blog Anniversary…

This week will mark a blog anniversary for me and I thought it would be fun to post some of the amazing cards I received this week for my birthday….

I realize those two things aren’t related but I wanted to post an extra blog this week to feature these awesome cards I had received.

Because I am a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator and make greeting cards and all sorts of paper art every day, it is an extra treat to received a handmade card in the mail!

Barbara Philpott friend and long time customer used my favorite color…green!

Dawn Benjamin neighbor, friend and customer created a dreamy card with this awesome background.

Carol Mitchell new neighbor, almost a sister and customer combined navy and Cajun Craze for a crisp clean look.


Wendie Waldman is a precious stamping friend from Silver City…we met at convention years ago.  Can’t wait to see her again in November!

Donna Jean Griffith is my new best friend from SU! Corporate.  She’s guiding me patiently by the hand through my first convention presentation.  Love that pop of Lemon Lime Twist!

Mary Pat Carden is a sweet friend and customer.  She makes the most amazing cards and almost anything else you can imagine.


Aren’t these colors gorgeous?  My favorite color combination from Jan who I have known and loved…well, forever!


Patty Hickman always surprises me with her creations.  Met her and Barbara at a SU! Regional four years ago and they have become dear friends I cherish.

And this bright and cheery card was made by Sue Parker who started me on this journey of blogging by creating this blog for me.  We were destined to become besties!

What a bright spot of cheery love these created in my kitchen to enjoy every day.  Now they are proudly displayed in my studio for all to enjoy.

Have an incredible Saturday!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

it would be a week for me.

Stay inky…be HaPpY!



  1. The cards are fabulous. Would love to know how to achieve that gorgeous background on Dawn’s dragonfly card.

    • Even looking at it I was unable to break it down. It’s a gorgeous collage of color and stamped objects. I’ll tell her you liked it though!…B!

  2. Happy, happy birthday! I am sorry I did not know or I would also have sent a card. Happy Blog Anniversary too. Major week to celebrate! All the best to you.

  3. Happy Birthday to a very talented lady. My favorite birthday bible verse is Ps. 139 “I am fearfully, wonderfully made.”

  4. Thanks so much, Billie, for sharing these beautiful cards from your wonderful friends. They are all very creative and very inspiring. Congrats on your blogaversary. Today’s “b-ism” is a hoot!!

  5. Gorgeous cards!!
    Happy belated Birthday….and Happy Blog anniversary!
    yes me too I love to receive handmade cards…I always make them for everybody and send many out..
    It is always the best part of my Birthday receiving the cards!!

    • I agree Holly…receiving handmade cards is the best part of a birthday. And I’m glad to be able to give that to others almost on a daily basis! Thanks for stopping by today…B!

  6. When reading your reply, I realized I didn’t wish you a happy birthday and anniversary. So, here goes…
    I hope all your birthday wishes and dreams come true and I wish you many more blogging years in the future. I appreciate you!!!

  7. Happy Belated Birthday! Hope you had a wonderful day! Happy “Blog” Anniversary too! Enjoyed seeing your beautiful cards! I, too, would love to figure out how Dawn did the background on the dragonfly card! Receiving a card that someone has made is so special.I have always loved to send cards and to receive them. To me, a card is one of the nicest gifts someone can give to me! I enjoy them so much!!! Hope you have a great week!

    • Thanks so much Deanette for your sweet wishes. You are the second reader to ask about Dawn’s collage background. I’ll send her a message and try to answer that for you. Glad you stopped by today!…B!