Friday, January 28, 2011

Birthday Blog-a-palooza!

Welcome to my first ever, stupendous, ginormous,


(insert sound of crickets here)

OK, well maybe it's not THAT ginormous but it IS my Birthday and that is as good an excuse as any for a party! 
(A sweet PINK image!)

     What's a party without cake? When I was a child, our local bakery made the most wonderful cakes but my Mom never had to ask me what kind of Birthday Cake I wanted because it was always the same, marble cake with chocolate and white cake swirled together, white buttercream icing with a marshmallow cream snowman on top! I always thought I was so lucky to have a birthday in the Winter, because I could have that marshmallow cream snowman on top! 
(one of my Birthday gifts this year was a Brownie Scout doll 
which my sister is holding). 
And how about gifts? Well, it's my party so I get to make the rules! Everyone who leaves a comment on this post will receive a high resolution download of this little picture I painted a few years ago.

  ( the poem around the outside says: May no gift be too small to give 
nor too simple to receive which is wrapped in thoughtfulness and tied in love *L.O. Baird*)
Make sure you tell me in your comment that you would like a copy and make sure you include your email address if it is not visible in your profile.
AND...... there will be one grand prize winner! I will choose one name randomly, using the random generator thingie, from everyone who leaves a comment on this post and the winner will receive a print of this picture, to which I have added some enhanced coloring by hand and signed.

AND they will receive this cute little felt party goodie bag filled with some cute little treats! I will pick the winner next Tuesday night at 10:00PM. 

So let the party begin! Have a wonderful weekend, filled with Bubbles of JOY! xxoo Nan   
I'll be linking this plan to PINK Saturday 
at How Sweet The Sound. 
(now a little disclaimer: I have to protect my artwork so if you download, I have a few little terms of use! Please don't use it on your blog or website as others don't always play nice. You may use it to make cards and other craft items for personal use or for sale but you must give credit to me as the artist. You may not resale the artwork by itself ie: as a print or download, that's it, have fun with it and I'd love to see if you make something with it!)


  1. Happy, Happy Birthday, Nan! Hope you celebrate your special day with lots of "Bubbles of Joy"! Today is also my husband's birthday!

    I love your snowman art piece and would love the download. Thanks so much for sharing!

  2. Nan..Happy Birthday sweet friend!!!
    I am so enjoying listening to your selection of music..I have been stalling on writing just to
    IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY...YOUR GOING TO HAVE A GOOD TIME.....yeah I am singing and
    I would love to have a picture designed by you..put me in please!!!!!

    I hope you have a great and fun your favorite foods...get hugs from your loved ones...and of course get what you want for your birthday!! GET THIS PARTY STARTED..PINK has me bouncing and trying to

    Hugs Cindy from Rick-Rick and Gingham

  3. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! What a fun way to start it off! I hope you have the most fun day!
    Hugs- Tete

  4. HaPpY HaPpY DaY to YOU!! Of course I would love one of your pics. It's so cute!

  5. OK-that cinches it...we're both Aquarians(sorry, I'm not going with that new zodiac stuff!)in addition to the other similarities....we are twins separated at birth!! An opportuinty to have some of your art-WOOHOO! Your winnings from my giveaway will be mailed as soon as I dig out here! Have a Wonderful, Fun-Filled Birthday deserve a party!

  6. Happy birthday toooo youuuuu !!! Wow, it seems it'is gonna be a super party ! I'd like to have a copy of the pic, I think it is so cute and lovely... and I take the opportunity to invite you to my virtual party to be held on Valentyine's Day. If you'd like to join the other friends that already have, visit and grab my sidebar button. If you are interested in, you only have to write a post on that subject and link it to my blog on that day... and leave loooots of comments to everybody joining the celebration !
    Have a great day ;O)

  7. Happy Birthday to You! Happy birthday to you! Happy Birthday, dear Nan, happy birthday to you! Best wishes for your very best birthday ever! Twyla

  8. Nan,
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY kiddo! It is my brother's birthday today too! And mine is next Friday! No wonder we are so alike!!!!! LOL I hope it is fun and full of surprises! Don't you love surprises???? Love the photo of when you were young, I have to go dig one out too! Thank you for the wonderful download too! Always love to have a piece of your art! :):) Now go have fun....Love, Sandy

  9. Happy Birthday Nan. You do know that you are the one supposed to be getting presents today not us? I'll take it anyway. :-)
    Cheryl B-angeland

  10. I stopped by to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I hope your day is EXTRA special! I didn't expect birthday surprises for everyone! THANK YOU! And enjoy your special day! I would love some of your art! ♥
    lavenderdreamstoo at gmail dot com

  11. Happy Birthday! Have a wonderful day!


  12. Always love reading your blog and it looks so cute all decorated for Valentine's.....would so love to have a copy of your art!! Happy Birthday!!

  13. Hsppy Birthday Nan, I hope you have had a wonderful party. It is so much fun and your cake sounds yummy. It is great to see someone who likes something besides a plain colored cake for their birthday. I would like one of your photos. Have a great day. A Missouri Friend.

  14. Yeay!!! My birthday was yesterday and had a blast! Isn't it awesome to pull out photos of previous birthdays? I hope you have a day full of fun and love...and cake! :)

    Linen + Verbena

  15. HPPY BIRTHDAY, NAN!!! Mine is coming up on the 7th of February, but I will be 71. I am definitely to the point where I need to stop counting the years. This is my first trip to your blog, and I am so happy to be here. It is so cute and appealing. I love the idea of your birthday giveaway. The old photo of your birthday party is so very dear. Thanks for sharing it with all of us. And now to your giveaway....certainly, I would love to take part in it and I would REALLY love to receiver a picture of your artwork You are giving Mary Engelbreit some competition here. I just love the picture, the overall design, and the little saying. My email is address is included in my profile. I cannot wait to download it and add it to the other pictures on my desk at work. Happy Pink Saturday to you and yours.

  16. Happy Birthday!!

    I just found your blog today and I am a new follower!
    Suzann xoxo

  17. Happy Birthday and have a great party. I love that you have the same 50s image (the last one) as that is one of my favourites.

    Happy Pink Saturday and hugs from the UK!

  18. Happy Pink Saturday Nan and Happy Birthday yesterday, I hope you had a day filled with love and fun filled surprises! Hugs and Blessings Marilou

  19. Happy Pink Saturday NanE...
    Happy Birthday too. I love that picture of you at the chrome legged kitchen table. We had one as well and seeing yours brought back some of the happiest memories. Those were such great days.

    A beautiful celebration just for you Birthday girl. Blow the horns,let the balloons sail into the sky and write words Happy Birthday NanE onto each one. Many hugs for you cutie pie.

    Please email me a copy of the darling print. What a treasure to have. I will cherish it always. I LOVE snowmen. Who can not smile when they see a snowman?

    Thank you for the wonderful opportunity to win such a glorious giveaway. Again Happy Birthday sweetie. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

  20. Happy Birthday to you, Happy BIRTHday TO YOU!, my precious friend. May your day be filled with joys & blessings.

    What a lovely birthday giving gift ...

    So love the pictures & memories ... that cake is so cute & LOOK at YOU! Adorable!

    I'd love to have a copy of your painting, thank you for sharing, Nan ... this is so sweet of you. Thank you very much for your generous share. I will so enjoy this.

    Have a beautiful day ~
    TTFN ~
    Hugs & love, Marydon

  21. Hope Your Birthday was Wonderful! Love your childhood stories and the cake you liked sounds YUMMY! I would love a copy of your picture you painted.

  22. Hi NanE just came over from Jills to congratulate you on your win of her ATC!! Bonus birthday gift for you! I LOVE the black and white photo of your birthday party!! I love seeing family memories that have been made! I would feel very blessed to be in on your birthday giveaway! Hope you had lot's of fun! and cake!! Marble I hope! Take care, XO Fran.

  23. What a fabulous post! I just love all the illustrations and the photos! Thanks for sharing...and for your visit!
    Happy Day!

  24. Really good looking kids birthday party invitation is there..By seeing this birthday invitation no one can say excuse to not come...


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