Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Happy Birthday to me!

Happy Birthday to me! Lots of fun things going on today. Here is my first birthday present (which I actually got a few days ago - and chose myself!):

Isn't she adorable?? She is 5 months old and her name is Fiona, which is of Gaelic origin (remember, I loved Ireland?), and means "white, fair and beautiful one." I think she is all those things. She is also a little pill! We haven't had a puppy for over 4 years and I had forgotten what it is like!! She follows me everywhere and had to already learn NOT to put wood mounted stamps in her mouth to chew on!
She is a yellow lab mix and has the sweetest disposition. She is very smart, and learned two commands in two days. My Lucy (see sidebar) is slowly getting used to her, and is realizing she is now the "oldest, wisest, and BOSS!" We went to the Central Nebraska Humane Society to get Fiona. A rescue!!

My next birthday present was to stamp! Surprise! :)
I used the beautiful "Cross of Christ" set again by Our Daily Bread Designs. This verse is Hebrews 12:2a. I really like how versatile and beautiful this set is. You can order it as of today!

My daughter is coming home today after being gone a week to North Carolina with her brother. Another great birthday gift! She knows about Fiona, and has seen pictures, but will love meeting her in person. So I am off to bake a chocolate "Welcome Home" cake for her -- and maybe I will have a piece too! Have a wonderful day!

Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs
Paper: So Saffron, Almost Amethyst, Slab DP
Ink: Wild Wasabi and Basic Gray (combined for the sentiment)
Accessories: satin trimmed organdy ribbon, tulle flower, amethyst gems, EK Success corner punch, Marvy scallop oval punch, Cuttlebug EF, dimensionals

31 comments:

Sharon in NE said...

Happy Birthday Judy! What a wonderful birthday present! Actually all three, Fiona, time to stamp such a beautiful card and your daughter coming home.

Indulge in that cake and pamper yourself silly. You deserve it. (Especially since you got your dog from the Humane Society. Good job!)

Juliana said...

I hope you are having a WONDERFUL day!!!!

Beautiful card! That corner punch and jewel are the perfect accents!!

Cook22 said...

What a beautiful looking dog. I was sorry to read that one of your pets just died - it's so hard seeing them get older and weaker and knowing the end isn't far off. But Fiona looks as if she'll keep you busy. She looks as if she hasn't finished growing, either!!
Happy Birthday from Ireland :-)
I can even spare some sunshine for you, though you probably don't need it.

Monica said...

Happy birthday Judy! What a wonderful (and cute!) present you received. I'm completely jealous. I was sorry to hear about your other sweet dog, but know you'll build just as many loving memories with this one!

Enjoy your day! :)

silke said...

Happy birthday - Judy!!! Hope you are having a fun day???

Love your new puppy - too cute!!

Congrat's on being the GT for ODB!!! Your cards are beautiful!!!

Jackie said...

Happy, Happy, Birthday to You! I really hope you enjoy your day. Your present is very adorable. Well, I did it...I ordered from Our Daily Bread. Thanks for the inspiration. Now, go eat some yummy cake!

Stephanie said...

Judy... she is sooooooooooooo sweet... What a great Birthday Gift... I hope you have a blessed day!

Jennifer said...

Nice card, but beautiful puppy! I love the name you picked also!

Mothermark said...

OMG! She is white like the carpet! How smart is that! You will never be able to see the dog hair, oh wait, you have a black lab.....oops never mind! Hee!

She is just adorable. She really is! I hope she gives you lots of juicy birthday kisses! She will just get your mug up there close and she will, I know it!

Happy Birthday! Hugs to you on your day!

Barb Nelson said...

She's beautiful Judy!! Enjoy your new puppy and some stamping time!!

SeaStar Creations said...

pretty puppy :) i just got one too ... boy they chew a lot, huh?? that is our current puppy challenge. otherwise my little guy is so cuddly :) enjoy!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous Judy. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

Jennifer Murai said...

Happy Birthday. What a great gift, so cute. Your card is beautiful. I love the colors.

Julia Aston said...

Happy Birthday Judy! sounds like you are having a wonderful day for yourself! what a wonderful puppy and perfect name for her - to always remind you of your wonderful trip!

This card is just so beautiful - love the verse, colors and paper!

Dragana Skoro said...

Happy Birthday Judy! I am so jealous about that puppy... Have a wonderful day.

Doris said...

Happy Birthday, Judy! Rescued animals make the best pets--they seem to be so appreciative. We had a black lab for 17 years that we found at a local shelter when she was 9 months, plus many cats over the years that were equally loving and long lasting. Enjoy!

Cris A said...

Happy Birthday. Gorgeous card. Cute puppy too!

peanutbee said...

Cute puppy, but EEEEK!...step away from those stamps, Fiona! LOL!

Happy Birthday, Judy!!!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Happy Birthday Judy!! Hope your day was extra special. Lovin' that adorable lab!! What a sweetheart!!

And that card....Oh my!! What a stunner!! Our Daily Bread is blessed to have you that's for sure!! Awesome!!

nancy said...

Awesome card! And little Fee (the Irish spelling of her forbidden nickname) is looking cute. She must have been exhausted to hold still long enough for a picture...

nancy said...

Darn this thing. It posted itself before I could say: Happy Bee-Day!

Sue at StampnDaly said...

Happy Birthday! Great card!!

Mary Dawn said...

happy birthday!

i love the blue and beige card, it's gorgeous..i love that color combo, so soothing and rich

Libby Hickson said...

Happy Birthday Judy!! Sorry I'm a day late - hope you had a nice day. And Fiona is beautiful!!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday! What wonderful gifts! Your "little" pup is adorable
cindyb

Diane said...

Happy, happy birthday! Bravo~Bravo~Bravo to you for getting a rescue dog...it makes my heart swell!!! She sure looks like a great dog and I bet she is very happy you chose her! Good job!!! www.nelliesnest.blogspot.com

KOstvig said...

She is so sweet looking Judy...I hope she is a great fit to your family...the card is trully beautiful also...

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to You!! Enjoy your special day, Judy! Absolutely beautiful card -- makes me want to sit right down and make it! Wish I had the stamps, corner punch and jewels to do so!! That Scripture verse has been buzzing around in my head this week -- that is unreal seeing it on your card!! What is the name of the set which the verse is in? Please let me know? You do gorgeous work on your cards and i am truly inspired by your creativity!! Keep up the fabulous job, dear Judy! ~Amy S.~
If you could e-mail me the name of the set, I would appreciate it -- just want to add it to my wish list for someday -- unless someone want to send me one! Here is my e-mail: chocolateroseswine@gmail.com -- Many thanks for all of your wonderful help!

Linsey said...

OMGOSH, Fiona is precious! I'm so thrilled to see a new addition to your beautiful family! And a most HAPPY BIRTHDAy to you, my friend! I'm sorry I missed it, but keep your eyes peeled for a little belated package, hehe! Have a super time with your son and I hope your birthday was the best ever! Hugs!

Sue C said...

Another gorgeous card, and Happy Birthday (a little late...)! I'm a July girl, too!

Craft_mom said...

That puppy is adorable!