Monday, September 03, 2007

Birthday Blog Bash!!!!

In honor of my birthday on Thursday I am giving away some sweet blog candy!!!! So, we're not going to make this a blog candy giveaway, it's going to be a Birthday Blog Bash!!! Get out your party hats and help me blow out the candles cause this is going to be fun!!! Now of course the best part is the goodies, right?!? Here they are!



Prize #1

Starstruck: approx. 2 1/2" tall

Gifted Kitty: large kitty is approx. 2" tall

Birdie Bitties: birdie is approx. 1" tall


Prize #2

Gifted Kitty:


Birdie Bitties:
Prize #3
Birdie Bitties:
Okay, first off I want to say that I am jealous of whoever wins these prizes! I don't even have the Gifted Kitty or the Starstruck sets for myself!!! Picking 2 of the 3 sets to give away was pretty easy but picking that 3rd set took me a while. Birdie Bitties was first on my list because I have it and absolutely LOVE it! Second on my list was the amazingly adorable Starstruck snowman!!! I knew I wanted a kitty set for my third but there are so many cute kitty sets!! So, I ended up going with the birthday set that way you could use the balloon from birdie bitties along with it.
All of these awesome sets are from smARTworks rubber stamps. If you aren't one of the lucky ones to win and you have to have these awesome stamps, you can find them here:
ABC-Starstuck pg.98
ABC-Gifted Kitties pg.97
ABC-Birdie Bitties pg.86
So, what do you have to do? Tell me your favorite birthday present you ever got or a birthday present you dream of getting!! It's that simple!!! The contest will be open until Thurday morning when I pick 3 lucky winners!!! Good luck everyone!

79 comments:

Heather Grow said...

Happy (early) birthday Heidi. Last year I got a laptop for a combined Christmas/birthday gift. OMG what did I do without this thing? I do all my blogging on it.

Adam and Courtney said...

Happy early birthday!!! My favorite birthday/Christmas gift was my camera, lenses, software, studio equipment. I was a published photographer with crapy equipment so my husband and in-laws went in together and got me the best equipment!! I'm so spoiled!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Happy Birthday to you! Birthdays are always special to me even if I do have to get older to have one.

My favorite birthday gift was from my HD where he booked us a trip to Vegas and he had secretly arranged to have a good friend of mine (who I don't see since I moved away) and her husband join us there. You should have heard me scream when I saw my friend Mary walking toward me in the casino!

Well Said Cards said...

Happy early Birthday! My favorite gift was a pair of earrings from my husband when we first started dating. He had gone on a trip with his mother and picked out some earrings for me - it was the first gift he had ever purchased for me!

Krisstee said...

I am lovin' these stamps you are giving to some lucky person.
My favorite Birthday or Christmas Gift? Oh my.....It has to be the airline tickets that my daughter and son in law gave us, so that we could spend xmas with her family while they were stationed in Kansas a few years ago. Christmas with a Grandchild is soooooooo special!!

Tracy said...

An early happy birthday to you!! I would have to say my favourite birthday gift was tickets to a chantel kreviazuk concert last year!
Hope you get spoiled on your birthday!

Allison said...

Happy b-day Heidi-ho! (Did you know that I was almost a Heidi...yep, my mom loved the books and movie but then went with Allison...)

My fav gift was a series of items my DH gave me the first year we were married. It wasn't really the gifts but the fact that he spent all this time looking for things he thought I would like!

Cheers to you, babe!

Heather said...

Hey Heidi -- Happy Birthday!! My favorite gift I received last year -- My hubby sent me one a scrapbook weekend -- complete with hotel stay-- with my friends! Yahoo!

Peggy Maier said...

My favorite gift recently has been my Mac iBook (laptop computer) my husband gave me for Christmas a couple of yrs ago. We have wireless internet, so I can sit in the recliner, on the couch, in bed, etc & surf the net!

Katia said...

Happy Birthday!!!!

My best gift is a new computer!!
Fantastic

Ciaooooooo

ejones said...

I'm not sure what my favorite gift would be, but I can tell you two of my not favorite! One year I mentioned I would like to learn how to make jelly, so my husband bought me canning jars for my birthday. The next year I got an ironing board. Finally, my daughter got old enough to tell her dad that you're supposed to get good stuff for your birthday.

Kathi B said...

Happy Birthday! Thanks for celebrating with us.

My favorite birthday present was my engagement to my husband. He proposed to me for my birthday gift about 8 years ago. We've been happily married for 7 1/2 years now.

doverdi said...

Happy early birthday! I hope that you have an awesome day.

My favorite & most memorable birthday gift wasn't a present that I could unwrap it was finding out that I was expecting my DS. I got the confirmation on my birthday. He's now 21 & still the best present I ever got.

Denise... said...

My favorite gift was a real, true, unbelievable surprise party. I'm not sure how he pulled it off, hard to believe that was 13 years ago. What fun to walk into Red Robin and have lots of friends yell "surprise!!!" Happy Birthda to you!!!

Amy said...

Happy Birthday, Heidi! What a cool party you're throwing for us all. I hope you've bought yourself some fun birthday stamps, too!

Let's see, one year when I was in college, I mentioned something about how useful a swiss army knife would be so I'd have something on hand to open boxes and do other mundane things. My mom said my dad spent hours and hours shopping to find one "dainty" enough :-). My dad hates shopping so I was touched that he'd go to all the trouble (and to imagine -- correctly -- that I wouldn't want something chunky and ugly). Not the most extravagant, but still super special...

jodene said...

Happy birthday to you! The best gift I ever recieved is a Disney snowglobe from my DH. Thanks for the chance.

Peggy S said...

Happy Birthday! The 6th is my good friend's bday too!

My favorite bday present was a laptop! I love pratical gifts and this was definitely a good one! I actually received a fancy purse but asked to trade for a laptop instead :)

Wife2TJ said...

First off...HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

I hope you have a wonderful birthday week! :-)

I can't remember my fav. b-day gift off hand but one I would love is a gift certificate to my fav. stamp store which I would go with my mom who I never see and have a girls day filled with Starbucks, girl talk, and stamp shopping!!! (Hey I can dream!)

Thanks for letting us all play!!! I hope you have a wonderful b-day!

-Samantha

Ida Faye said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
Guess what! My birthday is Thursday also. My favorite gift was my laptop computer.
Hope you have a great day!

Pat S. said...

Happy Birthday Week!

Thank you for offering such cute prizes...they are really adorable :)

My favorite birthday gift was actually a surprise birthday party, given by my friends...I honestly did not have a clue! What a ball that was :)

HeyHeyPaula said...

Happy Birthday!
My favorite & best gift was spending my birthday in Disney World with my family - my hubby, son, daughter-in-law and twin granddaughters who were 4 at the time. It was a wonderful day!
Thanks for offering such yummy blog candy.

tyreiko said...

Oh!! Angi-b stamps! I love her! Pick me, pick me! =)
My favorite bday gift (recent bdays) was the ribbon holder my husband made me. It was thoughtful and sweet that he made it himself. =)

Ijsbeer said...

Happy early Birthday! Hope you have a truely awesome birthday!

These stamps are so cute! :)

One of my best birthday gifts was a teddybear I was given when I turned nine. We lived in Denmark at the time and where travelling with the boat to visit my grandparents in Norway for Christmas. My birthday is two days before christmas and as it turned out we had to travel on my birthday. It was the only birthday gift I got that day (and the rest I didn't get before sometime in January as my parents forgot them all in Denmark!). When the captain on the boat found out it was my birthday he went to boat's store and picked out a "huge" teddy bear, which he then gave to me as a gift:D I named him "Captein Bamse", simply Captain Teddybear. He is one of my two favorite teddies to this day. He is great! And my other teddy -polar bear is my favorite christmas gift. Hehe. Mostly people don't buy me birthday gifts though. Only my parents buy me some small stuff and the rest + my parents give me a combined christmas/birthday gift for christmas. I don't even get to celebrate anymore as everyone is occupied with christmas. Guess noone feels its important anymore as I turn 26 in December. But its ok:) I do get bigger gifts for christmas so this year I am hoping for a camera!

sandie994 said...

Hope you have a great day!! I have had alot of great presents. My DH always gets me most anything I mention that I might like. Last year I got a new bigger tv for my bedroom and a bunch of stamping stuff. He is the best ever.

Momsnack said...

Last year my cousin Sally made a lovely dinner for the birthday people: myself & my two brothers, and three cousins (and the spouses) - we all have birthdays within 10 days of each other and are within 10 years of age of each other - that was special since we hadn't celebrated together since we were kids!
NancyS (momsnack)

Angel Wilde said...

Happy Birthday, Heidi! I've had many wonderful birthdays. A present that sticks out is the year hubby let me order a $500 party for my b-day! WOW!

Linda said...

Thanks for the chance to win such adorable stamps. My most favorite birthday present received is my digital camera from my husband. I had wanted one for so long but just couldn't afford one.

Sharon in NE said...

Happy Birthday Heidi! My best birthday present is a beautiful home my husband built. It is made to perfection and every detail is well thought out. We've lived in it 2 years now and my first birthday my husband said "happy birthday, here's your present". He also said that for Valentine's day, Mother's day, Anniversary, etc. The second year, "Happy Birthday, here's your present"...I said "how long are you going to keep 'giving' me the house as my birthday present?" He said, for as many years as you're living in it. So to answer your question, THAT is my best (and probably only) birthday present...a beautiful home.

Its okay. I go buy my own presents. ;)

Reality Show Reject said...

Hope you have a wonderful birthday! For my 30th bday, my hubby bought me a new, bigger engagement ring. I had lost mine a few years back and it just killed me. I still hate the fact that I lost my original ring, but it was so sweet of him to surprise me like that on my 30th. Thanks for the chance to win the yummy candy!

Mandy said...

Happy Birthday, my moms birthday is on Thursday too! My fav birthday presents (because I was lucky enough to get 3) were: a patio furniture set, a gazebo and I got to order enough SU to get the bennies too! I felt like the most spoiled girl in the world!

Julie (Joypup on SCS) said...

I think I will choose to list a present I would LIKE to get -- you see, most people don't buy me presents. Our family is so lax about this, that I rarely get anything! I dream about getting something big, like a Big Kix die-cut machine, or diamond earrings.

Winning the blog candy would be close, though! Thanks for the chance.

dasimonds said...

I want to wish you a very "HAPPY BIRTHDAY"..I have my hat..you get the candles ready.
I am dreaming to get the cuttleBug...even if it has to be.. To Me..From Me .......lol
I enjoy visiting your blog..Thanks for sharing your talent.
Thanks for a chance to WIN your Birthday Blog Bash.
I am a snowman collector...so I'm doing some extra wishing !

Silvergirl said...

Happy Birthday! I have to agree... those sets are TOO cute!

One of my all-time best birthday gifts ever was finding out my son (not yet born) was going to be fine - via ultrasound. I think I cried the whole way home! Now, he's a precocious 6 year old! I love being a mom.

Thanks for the great blog posts!
Lisa

Patti said...

I received one of my best birthday gifts this year from my husband. He took me to see High School Musical live on stage at a local music theatre. I am a total HSM dork so I was in my glory dancing in my seat! :)

CAKVD said...

Oh, I love the kitties!!! My favorite birthday present was from my husband when I was pregnant. My birthday was 6 weeks away from my due date and he got me a glider chair. I use it several times a day to rock my daughter (she's 2.5 years old now!) It was so thoughtful of him!!
Cheryl KVD

CAKVD said...

Oh, I love the kitties!!! My favorite birthday present was from my husband when I was pregnant. My birthday was 6 weeks away from my due date and he got me a glider chair. I use it several times a day to rock my daughter (she's 2.5 years old now!) It was so thoughtful of him!!
Cheryl KVD

Cindy Vernon said...

What adorable candy! My favorite birthday present was my ipod. I absolutely love it! I put books on tape on it and listen to it everyday during my commute!

Cathy said...

Happy Birthday to YOU! Hope it's the best one yet. What a great Brithday Blog Bash you are sharing with your readers. My favorite thing I received are when my girls were small and they tried to make things for me. Thanks for a chance.
cmeyers@hughes.net

Betty said...

My favorite present was my Nikon camera given by my husband!

Márcia Mattos said...

Happy birthday!!
This is a lovely candy!!
Thanks very much.
My favorite presents are flowers!!!
Hugs
Marcia

Jannette said...

My favorite gift was just this year, my husband took me home to Neb. (I haven't been home in 6 yrs.) We live in WA state. Anyway 2 days before my vacation he tells me that he's driving me home but I can't tell anyone. So everyone was very surprised to see us and I couldn't have ask for a better gift/trip.
Jannette D.

rebecca said...

I got the magnificent gift of a hot air balloon ride for one of my milestone birthdays. Despite there not being much wind the day we went, it was so much fun. We landed in a vineyard!! Thanks for letting me play. Have a happy day.

Amie said...

Thanks how fun!

I've had lots of good ones and surprises. This year, I got a little mini guitar which I looooove. =)

joslyn said...

hmmm. i have a lot of favorites but my new camera last year from my husband is high on the list.

happy b day!

Ghazal(ghazal_31005@yahoo.com) said...

Happy Birthday!
My best birthday present was my computer that i got a couple of years ago.
Thanks for the blog candy, can you pick me please!? LOL!

Jan Scholl said...

I dont ever celebrate my birthday. But if I did, I would want Johnny Depp.

Birgitta said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HEIDI!

My best birthday present I get every year from my boys.
They are making me breakfast and coming to wake me up with a song!

I am lucky to have my birthday on 6 december. I always I have a day off from work beacause my country is celebrating The Indepencence day of Finland! And everybody get a day off from work!!

Sunshine from Birgitta

Cheryl said...

Are you ready to laugh? I have osteoarthritis of both of my knees and have a hard time sitting on my toilet. This year my mom and DH got together and bought me a new "comfort height" toilet. So that is quite a nontraditional gift, but one that is very appreciated. I love it.
Cheryl Sims

CherylQuilts said...

Just dropped over from Dini's blog to wish you happy birthday! Love smARTworks stamps and have the catalog...got it after Dina posted a great tea card.

My favorite birthday is always this one...and it was last Sunday. My husband just bought me a photo light box! Yikes! Was I ever surprised and tickled! He's a definite enabler! Now I have to learn how to use it correctly.

Happy birthday!!

Denise T. said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! Enjoy your day. These stamps are awesome. My favorite birthday gift is from my mother. She arranged for my husband to watch the kids all weekend and then wisked me away for a mother daughter weekend in Toronto. We ate, shopped, relaxed and I came back to my family rejuvenated.

Trish D said...

Oooh, definitely some great sets there! Hmmm... my best birthday gift would have to be the surprise party that my hubby threw for me when I turned 30. How wonderful to celebrate the occasion with good friends!

Meli Mitchell said...

The best present I ever got....well, it would have to be my family.
I got married a few weeks before my 21st birthday and we celebrated both occasions on our "honeymoon". Then a few years later, we found out officially that we were pregnant with our second baby a few weeks before my birthday (I had been pregnant for a bit....had no idea! I was too busy chasing around a 2 year old, lol). Every year we gear up to celebrate LOTS of things in December. Our anniversary on the 7th, Christmas on the 25th, my birthday on the 27th. It's just a whole month of parties, fun, and remembering.

My husband always makes helps me make the month special, for myself and for our kids.

Happy Birthday Heidi! I hope your day is special and that all of your wishes come true!

Karen Gladney said...

Hope you have a very Happy Birthday and many more of course.

The best present that I ever got was a surprise birthday supper with my family. It was for my 40th birthday. We all had a great time. It was the last birthday that I spent with my Mom too as she passed away the following year so for that reason it will be forever special also.

Starqueen said...

Hi Heidi,
Happy, happy birthday to you!
My favorite birthday gift was this year's "Zero" birthday gift! A big surprise party (really!) in my backyard with family, friends and lots of love!!

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

First off....Happy Early Birthday Heidi..

Second...thanks so much for all the lovely polka dot ribbon..I did post a picture with the ribbon!

mmm...favorite present was when my daughter who was 9 at the time made me this scrapbook journal with pictures of our family!

Have a wonderful birthday! Chris

Kraftin' Kimmie said...

What awesome candy and Happy stinkin' Birthday Heidi!! Woohoo!! I think the best birthday gift I ever got was on my 30th birthday when my husband surprised me with tickets to go see Bryan Adams in concert....he's my fave.....and Bryan's not bad either!! *giggle*

Joyfulheartart said...

My best birthday present was an adventure that ended in a healthy BABY! My baby, who will be 18 this month and was born 5 weeks early, decided to share my special day. I was in labor the entire 24 hours of my birthday. In the afternoon, I rode in an ambulance from a small community hospital to the big teaching hospital because she would be premature.I had to take medication that made me really, really sick. Long story short, she came just after midnight, thus preserving a special day for each of us. Don't tell her, but she's my "mini me". She's just like me. That was my best birthday present!

nettystamps said...

I guess I would have to say that my best birthday present was for my second birthday, I was just to young to realize it at the time. I got a brother, a little bit (four days) late but we are very close and I am truly thankful he is in my life.... :)

Thank you for the opportunity to win and for "reminding" me how lucky I am....

anette648@yahoo.com

The BlogHore said...

Well here's wishing you a VERY happy birthday! My very favourite birthday gift? Of all time? It may be the one I gave to myself a few years ago. A trip to New York City to visit with 2 of my very best girlfriends. Aside from that, my kids got me an iPod last year and it ROCKS! I love it!

Mandy said...

Happy Birthday! My favorite birthday present was a plane ticket to Europe! I spent 6 weeks backpacking through Europe after I graduated. It was so much fun!

Donna said...

Happy Birthday, Heidi! I hope you have a wonderful day tomorrow.

My best birthday present? My hubby always gets me something nice, but I think last year's was my favorite. He gave me a whole box full of rubber stamps and punches. Yup...he's a keeper!

leenda said...

Happy Birthday Heidi! This candy looks so yummy! My favorite present was a beautiful garnet ring. Hope you get what you wish for on your special day!

Christi said...

Happy Birthday Heidi!! I hope you have a fantastic birthday. :)

My best birthday present was a sapphire ring that my mother gave me for my 21st birthday. I never take it off and when I look at it I think of her.

Michelle Pearson said...

I'd have to say the big shot I got this year was a hoot! I've enjoyed it plenty! Fun blog candy!
Congrats on being a *cookie!*

Tricia said...

Happy Birthday! My favorite (if late) birthday present is my high speed internet connection!!!

Linda SS said...

I love your cards, it's no wonder you were a PC contest finalist! My favorite presents are gift certificates to Michaels so I can go stamp supply shopping.

Anonymous said...

Hi Joey! I want to wish you a birthday as GREAT as YOU are!!


Hmmmmm.....I have seen a lot of people telling their fav present but I am going to tell you what my fav dream would be.... Let me start with saying my family means more to me than anything! I am blessed enough to have 6 siblings who are my best friends! I eat, sleep, and breathe family. Our family has always been super close and had a big blow last year when Dad died. We all felt a little lost without him, and still do. I would love for all of us to take a family vacation together to honor life in general. Our time here is so short and it is so easy to get caught up in every day things. Family is the only thing that we can take to Heaven!! So, that is my birthday dream, to have a super great time with all the ones I love and the ones who love me! How could life get any better than that?!! Love to you Joey on living life good and wonderful Birthdays!

Kim Ross said...

My best birthday gift was from my husband. Swedish Fish are my favorite candies, and I had been talking about getting some guppies. So he purchased a fish tank for me, and filled it all the way up with Swedish Fish. YUMMY! It was such a surprise! :)

Anonymous said...

My favorite present then and now would be a day at the spa gift certificate! How I would love a whole day to pamper myself without getting up to get someone a drink or change a diaper! :) Happy Bday to you! Lisa K

Suzy said...

Happy Birthday toooooooo youuuuuuuuuuuuuu

My most favorite present ever was a little red car I got on my 16th birthday. I was so spoiled but the catch was I never got to drive it LOL!

I have always wanted to try smARTworks rubber stamps so pick meeeeee pick meeeeeee!

chelemom said...

I am a September birthday too! The 10th actually....Happy Birthday to you! My favorite gift was my Cricut machine last year!

Andrea Hays said...

My favorite birthday gift was almost 3 years ago. I married the love of my life on my birthday 3 years ago in November. It was the best gift EVER!

Happy Birthday and thanks for the giveaway!

Elaine said...

Well Birthday Girl, Happy Day to you!!! :)

The favoritest gift that I've ever recieved....hmmm - well, we got married close to my bday, my daughter was born close to my bday, but I think the best gift was one year when my dad walked from his office to the Pike Place Market and brought home a beautiful bouquet of Stargazer lillies. I loved their scent so much and he started getting flowers for me each week...I was probably 13 or 14 (just in high school I think!) He'd also make the best breakfasts for my friends who stay overnight on the weekends...yummmy!!!

Jayne said...

I'm probably too late, but thanks for sharing anyway. Love your blog. My favorite birthday present was a ring from my mom using a diamond from a ring that she had gotten when she was a girl.

Carolyn said...

My favorite birthday present was belated. In 1987, on November 27,which is my birthday, my hubby came into the country on a student visa. He moved to Michigan then to California. I was living in Seattle at the time and had a friend near San Francisco who was a nanny. Once a month I would go down and visit her for the weekend. In March of 88, I met him in a nightclub and married him two weeks later. We have been married 19 years and have two beautiful children. I must say I couldn't have gotten a better present, as belated as it was. Thanks for letting me tell my story and thanks for sharing.

Cheri said...

Happy Birthday. . .my best birthday present was when my two boys (5 and3) went door to door through the neighborhood and asked if they could pick one flower from each person's yard. When they came home, they had a boquet of flowers that was absolutely stunning. They raced over to me, handed me the flowers and said "I Love you Mom". Just melted my heart in a million pieces!

kim3timemom said...

Happy Birthday!!! My favorite birthday present would be my crafting desk my dh bought me. It was a bit pricey, so I told him it could be my birthday, Christmas, anniversary present for the next couple of years. I Love Love Love it...it helps me keep everything organized. Enjoy your day.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday--My favorite gifts are the dollars I used to get from my dad growing up--one for each year I was turning. Fond memories.

Gina Wrona said...

A Birthday present I dream of is to win the publisher's clearing house millions and be free of debt!