Monday, 11 January 2010

Happy Stampin'Up! Birthday

.. to me.
Helloooooooooooooo how you're doing? Have you had a great and warm weekend? The weather is getting warmer, snow and ice are starting to thaw and the roads are much better. And today is my Stampin'Up! Birthday I AM 2 YEARS OLD !!!!
Gosh it is hard to believe really so much had happened since I first joined.
For a trip down memory lane here s my first post as an Independent Stampin'Up! Demonstrator. When I sent for my Starter Kit I never imagined that two years down the road my life would have changed so much, I am walking a wonderful road enriched by all the wonderful people I have met through Stampin'UP! my customers, my Passionettes the many wonderful demonstrators, it truly is the best thing I have ever done and I am grateful for it all . I love my life as a Stampin'Up Demonstrator !
And because is my birthday I have PRESENTS and CAKE and some PRIZES UP FOR GRABS !!!
Firstly the presents
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I took the colour combo from my new look blog. I do love colour and I am very much into Teal, Turquoise and Pinks right now.
And the colours on this card are Taken With Teal, Pink Passion and Chocolate Chip, I love that Chocolate Chip it goes with everything. The presents pile from Happy Moments were coloured with the same colour inks and popped on 3 d pads.Here s a close up I did three layers of dimensional and slighlty curved my decoupaged image looks quite nice IRL

I don't think I need to tell you how much I love this Medallion background Stamp, I think it has to be my all time favourite stamp ever made and I mean EVER. It is just fabulous.
Fancy some CAKE next?

Here you go!! Happy Moments SAB stamp set which is available to earn FREE until the end of February 2010, Bella Toile background Basic Gray, Real Red and Certainly Celery is the colour combo, and I made a HUGE cake by stamping the image twice then cutting down the layers, I only added colour to the tiny flowers using markers . Buttons are pretty ones form the Latte Collection and *GASP* No ribbon on this card !!! I think by the time I added the Happy Birthday banner it looked finished to me.
Now of course I want to say thank you so very much to each and every one of that visits me and give you the chance to WIN a little prize.
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You will receive A Little Bit of Happiness, a gorgeous stamp set this was one of last year's Level 1 hostess sets and no longer available, A Regal Rose ink pad, a pack of glue dots I love glue dots and I always use them to secure ribbon, buttons etc. to my cards, and some beautiful crochet flowers along with some yummy filigree brads.
What do you need to do to be in with a chance? well just leave me a comment and tell me which card you prefer from the two. You don't have to link to my blog or follow me unless you wish to, but I know bloggers like to share those candy opportunity with their friends, so do tell your friends .
Thank you so much for your support over this last 2 years GOOD LUCK . Hugs xx
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  1. Happy birthday MOnica... I wish you more and more hapiness for the following of your SU'story !!!
    Big hug

  2. Happy SU Birthday Monica.

    I prefer the first card which are my colours too. Which reminds me I must go and order a lovely pink bag from Kipling that I saw on QVC last night.

  3. Congratulations on your second birthday! I love the present card such a good colour combo. Haven't played with this set yet but now i am inspired. tfs

  4. I like your cake card but I have to say my favourite is definitely the presents card as I think the colours are absolutely fab.
    Thanks for the chance of winning some goodies, and happy stampin up birthday. Sara Bailey

  5. Happy Birthday to you...happy birthday to you.....
    I love the your first card, with the presents on it, which girl doesn't like pink and CHOCOLATE!!!


  6. Happy 2nd Stampin' Up Birthday!
    (And thanks for the chance to win some lovely stash)
    My fav is the second card, using the grey background - these are more my colours, (turquoise is def not a fav colour) - but both are great.

  7. Hi Monica, well done on 2 years with Stampin Up you have achieved so much in a short time! I love the cake card, for me it's the Bella Toile background stamp that clinches it I love, love, love that stamp! x
    Belinda x

  8. Happy 2nd Birthday Monica may you have many many more. Both cards are fab as usual but I simply love the first card, the colour combi is yummy.

    Big Birthday Hugs.

  9. Happy SU Birthday Monica!!! Can't believe it's only 2 years....
    My favourite card has to be the present one, my fave colour combo ever!!!
    Thanks for the chance to win some lovely candy!
    Bye for now...

  10. Happy 2nd birthday Monica, gosh to choose a card is hard, but I think the first one just pips it, I can see the medalion stamp going into my next order.

    Big Birthday Hugs

    Ally x

  11. Happy second SU Birthday Monic
    (love the new hair cut too)
    wishing you many many more SU Birthdays to come.
    I think my fav has to be the first with presis love how the pink just pops out.
    Thanks for the chance to win some goodies and good luck all
    hugs Mel

  12. I love the turquoise card, so simple and elegant and what a colour combo, so striking

  13. Firstly congrats on your 2nd Su Birthday, very well done indeedy!!

    I love love love them both though my fave is the taken with teal one, as the medallion stamp is mine all time fave too, its so elegant!! The colour scheme of the card is to die for!!!

  14. Congrats on your 2nd year as a SU! Demo! (I had mine on Jan. 2, also two years, but not as successful as you are...)

    Be happy about it and celebrate!

    Love your new blog design. White background (!) and fresh colors.

    Bianca from Germany

  15. Hi
    I like the cake card the best but I do look at your blog often for ideas Keep up the good work.
    Ann D

  16. Oh "Happy SU Birthday" Stampin'Up! Mummy! Hope you've had a lovely day preparing for your class. I have to admit Monica I do rather like the turquoise one because I am in love with the medallion stamp but I like your other one

    Yummy prizes, haven't got this set!

    Big hugs
    Vicki x

    PS. Thanks so much for our chat today x

  17. Congratulations hun x You're a super demo with a huge future ahead of you. I look forward to seeing your creations each time you post. All the very best.

    Steph x

    PS. my favourite is the cake card

  18. Happy SU birthday! My favourite is the cake card, both background stamps are just fabulous but I really love the elegance and colour combo of this card.

  19. Hi Monica, Congratulations on your 2 years!!!

    I like the presents card the best - I think I have had far too much cake over the last few weeks! ha ha xx love Alison

  20. Happy birthday, Monica. I love them both but think I will have to go for the cake one as the colours are so unusual.
    love, Anne x

  21. Happy 2nd birthday Monica. Keep up the good work.
    I like the second one personally because anything with green in it gets my vote. I love the crisp contrasts and the way the mat just pops from the background.
    Edna x

  22. Happy Stampin Up Birthday Monica. I really like the colours of your 1st card. Thanks for all your inspiration I love your blog.

  23. Many happies Monica. I like the first card because I too love teal and pink together. But I also love what you did with the cake stamp -clever you.
    Lynn x

  24. Congrats Monica. Both cards are lovely but Cake just wins by a nose!!! Probably because I'm not really a pink girl.

  25. Happy SU Birthday Monica.
    My favourite card is the first one , lovely colour combo.
    Thanku for chance to win the fab candy.
    Hugs Alice

  26. happy b irthday to you, happy irthday to you, happy birthday dearest monica, happy birthday to you!

    i cant believe you've only been doing this for two years - you've achieved so much in that little time!

  27. Wow you have achieved so much in two years! Have a very Happy SU Birthday, you deserve it! Love the pressies card best, the colours are devine, might just have to copy them for a project myself!
    Thanks for all the inspiration.

  28. I love the first card best Monica, pink, turquoise and chocolate chip rocks! I also love pink, turquoise and purple as well. SU definitely makes the best colours ever!

  29. Happy 2nd SU Birthday Monica, I love both cards the first for the yummy colours but I think I love the cake one best, could just eat a piece!

    Peg x

  30. Happy 2nd SU Bithday Monica, I loved both cards, the first for the yummy colour but I think I like the cake one best I could just eat a piece!

    Peg x

  31. Hi there Monica and congratulations on your Stampin Up! birthday!

    I prefer the cake card but TBH I like them both - I wish i could make cards like you do!!

  32. Happy birthday SU grandmomma!
    I absolutely adore the colour combination on the presents card - I like this one the best.

  33. hey Monica, Happy SU birthday! Love the cards. Like the presents card the best ... much more u ... bright n bubbly lol. Sitting here trying to decide on my next order!! xx

  34. Happy Birthday Monica. I prefer the second card as I really like the background on it.

  35. Both cards are gorgeous, but I have to say that the pink and turquoise one is my favorite.
    The colours are really gorgeous.

  36. Happy Bday SU!! I miss being a SU demonstrator :( Your doing fantastic and it's nice to watch you grow.

    I like the 1st card the best. The colour combo is fantastic. The background stamp also reminds me of a snowflake. I totally love snow and have enjoyed the snow, but still want more. Great job on both as it was a hard choice!

  37. The present card gets my vote- I love the MEdallion Stamp too.

    Margaret Iddon

  38. Hi Monica I've just found your website and would like to wish you a happy stampin'up birthday. I love your card with the presents, they're my fav colours as well.

  39. Congratulations Monica, I love both cards but my favourite is the first. I'm sure there will be many more SU birthdays. Love your new look.

  40. Happy 2nd birthday Monica, loved reading your very first post as a demo, how enthusiastic were you? It was obvious you were going to be a success, well done! Love the first card with the teal and pink best, the other one is fab too though. Hugs Donna x

  41. Monica , congratulations on the
    last 2 years i love the second card
    more could be its cake

    love and kisses

  42. Wow - that's a hard choice Monica but after some deliberation, I have decided on the first card. I love the bright colours and you're right - the medallion stamp looks fab - I'll have to add that to my shopping list - Lynne

  43. Happy birthday! Love the cake card, but maybe thats because I love cake!

  44. I love the colour combo of the second card, so elegant :)

    Happy SU Birthday :D

  45. Hi Monica and Happy 2nd year Birthday. I too love the first card and again I think its because I love the colour combination. Thanks for the chance to win some SU goodies

    Lynne S

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  47. What a difficult question Monica, I love the colour combo on the first card, as they are my colours, but I think i prefer the second card and those lovely flowers round the cake and chocolate background

  48. Happy Birthday Monica... you're just like the Queen, having two birthdays :)
    I like the first card best - the colours are awesome!

  49. Happy Birthday!! :D
    My favourite card has to be the first one! I just love the striking colour combo and the way you have tied the ribbon with the pearl! It looks so effective! But the second card is lovely too!
    Thanks a lot for the chance of winning!

  50. I forgot to mention which was my fave card the first time I posted so I've deleted and re-posted! I love the elegance of the 2nd card but the colour combo of the first card makes that one my favourite! Congrats on hitting your 2nd anniversary and thanks for so many inspiring cards & projects!

  51. Happy SU Birthday Monica, you really are inspiring to us all.
    Love the cake card best.

  52. Hi Monica,
    It has to be the present catd. Love, love the colours!
    Thank U xxxx

  53. Two fantastic years. I only discovered stamping up last year ( and have to say .. I am hooked!)
    Out of the two beautiful cards.. Have to say, Number 2 hit's it for me. Love the dark dark myself.. so classy!
    Thanky ou for the chance to win ...

  54. Happy SU birthday Monica....I would have to choose the cake as us crafters can never have enough cake !!! LOL....
    Thanks for the chance of blog candy

  55. Congratulations on your 2 year anniversary Monica. I have to say the first card has to be my favourite. I love the bright colours and the 3D effect.


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