Monday, June 7, 2010

SSIC Happy Birthday Kathy & An Award

Today it is Kathy's birthday, and we at Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenges are throwing her a virtual birthday party, each of us is going to bring something special - some of  Kathy's favourite things infact!  You will see what I am bringing further down this post....but in the meantime.....

This card just seemed to scream party - look at those gorgeous bears and who can resist the gift they are bringing!!

 So naturally, I am bringing some yummy lollies from New Zealand - I could not resist bringing a few of my childhood favourites back from my trip home, with me, just for my DH and the kids to try - there was another packet BUT I forgot and we 'took no survivors' when we opened them - LOL!  Sorry girls!! So quick, check them out while they are still here....I even threw some handmade streamers into the 'mix' for fun!

I also thought I would treat Kathy to a ride on Wellington's Cable Car - a must see for any visitor to New Zealand's capital City.  From the top you get beautiful views of Wellington Harbour and you are only meters away from the beautiful stroll through the Botanical Gardens - a divine way to spend a day!  This photo was taken by my DD2 who came with me, it looks like a postcard doesn't it!!

If you arrived here from Kristine's Blog, then you're in the right place! If not, please start this short hop at SSCC blogIf you happen to get lost along the way, the blog hop order is:

♫ Happy Birthday to you Kathy - hope your day is FABULOUS! ♫  Don't forget to stop by and wish Kathy a Happy Birthday!  The next stop on the Blog Hop is the very lovely Lisa

While we are in the Party mood - I had reason to celebrate, I got the loveliest surprise to receive a very different (and fun) award from one talented crafter - Crafty Dawn - it is the 'Creative Writer' Award - thank you so much Dawn for thinking of me, I am honoured as I find YOU so inspiring!!  Thank you my friend!

The rules for this Award are quite different and difficult. You have to tell 6 lies and one truth!  LOL!  Imagine that - and on the Stampin' Sisters in Christ Birthday Blog Hop!  LOL! So here are my facts - I am interested to know if you can pick the TRUTH from the LIES!!

 * I am an American citizen
* I am single
* I have to be forced to make cards or projects
* I won a colouring competition when I was 10 yrs old
* I have fourteen children
* I don't drink coffee
* I am a quiet natured person

So, how well do you think you know me -  which one it the TRUTH, there is only one truth here and the rest - BIG FAT LIES!!  LOL!  I also have to award this to 7 other people and let them know
So my seven today are:- Priscilla, Kristine, Grace, Silke,  MelisaCharlotte, and Gunn.  Everyone of these women these women are amazing and have the most inspiring Blogs - make sure you pop over and see them - and their lies! LOL!

I have linked this to the following challenges:
Frosted Designs - Buttons
The Corrosive Challenge - Die Cuts
Charisma Cardz - Flowers
AiFactory - Anything Goes With a Punch - Nestie

Thanks for coming by today and for your fabulous comments, you are always so kind!!  God bless you!!


  1. Oh what an adorable card for Kathy!!! Love the cute bear and oh the lollies and the cable car ride... how fun is that?!!!Bronte did a great job with that photo!!!

    Thanks so much for the sweet award! I'll have to think about that a bit... I'm not supposed to lie you know! LOL! I thank you and will pick it up soon. I know which one is YOUR truth for sure... see you are not a good lier either!!!

  2. Ha!That was tooo easy! Thanks for the award - I will lie the best I can - but I am not very good at it, my upper lip starts to shake when I lie..1 hour and 40 minutes left of this way to long work day.

    Super cute bearcard! And happy birthday to Kathy!

    1 hour and 40 minutes left of this way to long work day. *sigh*


  3. Hi there gorgeous girl. Kathy's birthday card is so very cute.You did a great job as always. Looks like you had a great time in NZ.
    Will talk soon

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  5. What fun treats, and that is a beautiful photo!!

  6. Thank you Linda, the card is lovely and the candy looks so yummy. I'd love to ride the cable card some day...New Zealand looks so beautiful. Thanks again!!

  7. Ooooh that's too easy girl for those of us who know you! :) I'm not sure I can pull this off though as I'm a really bad liar.....my face would give it away in an instant!!! LOL Thanks for the award and the sweet words too!
    Your card is adorable, who wouldn't love those bears and as for the sweets....I see my fav Cadbury's...mmmmmmm mmmm good!
    Happy Birthday to Kathy.

  8. How cute, I love the little bears "bearing" a basket of flowers.

  9. Ahhhhhhhhhh! What a pretty card, loving the cute bears and floral paper! Thanks so much for playing at Charisma. x

  10. Linda your card is adorable. Thank you soooo much for the award. You are so sweet!! and very funny. I'm thinking you must have won a coloring contest at age 10! Your photo turned out wonderful. I hope you will be sharing more with us soon!

  11. so very cute and the stuff to go along with it is sure to be a hit too! Thanks for joining our challenge at AiFactory

  12. You have some lovely virtual gifts for you friend!! She is a lucky gal! Adorable card!! I love the image... so sweet!! Thanks for sharing it with us at Frosted Designs this week!!
    Barb :)

  13. What a cute and beautiful card Linda!! Sweet bears!!I am sure Kathy would love those sweets and the ride in New Zealand. I would love to visit there!

  14. hi Linda - you are not the first "Kiwaussie" to take home a pile of NZ sweets!! And of course I can see your truth - it's sort of obvious!!
    Love the card and those bears are just so sweet.

  15. I think I know which statement is the truth, you are too talented an artist for me to not guess the art contest statement! Those NZ lollies look fabulous and the card as well! I don't know about the cable car ride . . .I get motiion sickness, but maybe if I had a brave child with me (like your daughter) I could manage that.

  16. Super job with the coloring of your card! I love the layout design. Thanks for joining us at AiFactory

  17. Happy, happy card Linda! That photo looks like a postcard indeed! I wish I could step right in and take it all in, TFS!

  18. GREAT work on this Linda!! LOVE the way you used the nesties amd AMAZING work on the image. Thanks so much for playing along at AI FACTORY Challenges this week:)


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