Happy Birthday to Tate!

Sunday, February 22nd was Tate's birthday.  He is eight years old now and graduated out of a booster seat for the car.  He is so excited.  To celebrate his birthday I am giving out blog candy this week.  The lucky winner will receive a brand new "D" sized stamp set from CTMH ($22.95 value) called Treasure Life.  In addition, I will throw in some extra goodies that will be a surprise.

Over the next two weeks, I am going to be very busy with PTA "stuff" and preparing for a scrapbook garage sale I am going to be at this weekend.  I am going to be creating, but not much.  In addition, I have to work on taxes....Bummer!  

To be eligible for the blog candy drawing just leave an answer to the following question in the comment section.  Why do you visit my site...to see cards, digital scrapbooking, etc.?  I will draw a winner from by random number generator on Friday, February 27th.




Here is my big boy!  I can't believe he is eight already!  He had a Batman cake.  You know, it is ALL about the superheros at this age.  Notice his Spiderman t-shirt.



Here is Tanner enjoying the BLACK, yes black frosting!  He loved it!  We had to take his shirt off, because he was getting it everywhere.  


Edited to add:  Hey, I forgot to tell you that my tutorial on how to make the pop top can gift containers is on Paper Craft Planet.  When you click on this link, it will take you to the main page.  Scroll down to see volume 7 of the newsletter.  Click on the pdf file and it will take you to the newsletter and my tutorial.  Yay!

Have a great week and thanks for stopping by!

Happy Stamping!

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34 comments:

Barb W said...

Cute boys! Fun times! Look at those teeth on Tanner all gray from the frosting...ick! LOL! I know they had a great time. Sounds like you're going to have your hands full for the next few weeks...that will give me time to put together those codes for you...I didn't forget.

p/s Please exclude me from your blog candy draw. I was just poppin' in to say 'hi'.

mitch1066 said...

Happy birthday Tate!!
I have a son that turned 17 today:)
I'm new to papercrafting so i come to see it all,the inspiration,the creativity,i love the digital aspect too.Thanks for sharing !

SamieVt said...

I love to visit your site. In the northern corner of Vermont it is hard to find inspiration in the craft world. I think Vermont has a total of five CTMH consultants and they are all from the southern end of the state. Your cards inspire me and give me confidence when it comes to getting crafty myself. I believe friendships can be made and I enjoy sharing lifes milestones! Congrats and wishes to your big boy!

J's Place said...

I visit for the cards and your videos. They really help inspire me and teach me new things.

Hugs
Jaunice Minor

Kim said...

I love to look at artwork for inspiration. Digital scrapbooking is something I keep trying to get to, but just can't seem to find the time.

Shannon said...

I visit your site to see your tutorials and CTMH projects.I love them and Thank You for taking the time to share them.

Gailanne said...

Your cards are inspiring---that's why I follow your lovely blog. The picture of your sweet son reminds me of my own son's passion for superheroes. He's in his mid-twenties now and works for a computer gaming company---still involved with superheroes!!

Linda said...

Happy Birthday to Tate!! Love the black teeth.
I visit your site to view your cards---you have so many great ideas.
Linda Peterson

Tanya Tucker said...

I love your work & it inspires me! What more can I say? I'm new to this blog stuff but I am having a ton of fun. I've been doing cards lately (well Sunday then the last time was in Sept. I think. LOL) I have all these GRAND plans in my head but can't seem to execute. I love having a place I can go to be able to help put the thoughts together. Thank you!!!

Tupperly,
Tanya Tucker

Jeanne said...

Hey, Kim! You don't have to include me in the drawing, I just had to pop in and say Happy Birthday to Tate! He looks way more like a little man than a little boy. How DOES that happen, anyway? And little Tanner's teeth with that frosting...oh my!

I come by because I love ya and ALL that you share! Hugs!

Denise said...

A Happy Birthday to Tate! I stop by your site for the different Ideas. So there are some that are just up my alley and some are not! Each to their own taste as well as I am sure there are things I do that are not your taste! Love the CTMH products and things so it is nice to see things I also like to use in different ideas.

Denise Wells
mamascollections@aol.com

Woogy said...

I love visiting your site. You have great tutorials and ideas!

Pamela said...

I subscribe to you blog through a reader. I come to get inspiration, to see what products are out there, and to learn. I am pretty new to cards/scrapbooking and like to see finsihed products.

Thanks for a chance to win and have a wonderful day.

pscole3467 at gmail dot com

Jingle said...

Happy Birthday to Tate! I love that set! I am actually a CTMH consultant, as well, although, I probably won't be after next month. I visit to see what you do specifically with CTMH products because I have so many and for some reason have a hard time using them (other than the stamps). I LOVE scrapbook supplies and I have tons, but I find your work to help encourage me to use my CTMH stuff more!

gloria in Utah :) said...

I too love the tutorials, but it's the cards that I get my inspiration. Keep up the good work!!

gloria in Utah :)

Terese said...

Happy B-day to Tate! Hard to beleive our boys are 8! I visit your site because I continue to be amazed by your creativity. Can you beleive how far you have come since those first days when we would scapbook together.

Vicki Wizniuk said...

CARDS, absolutely I come and visit to see your cards! :D

Cynthia said...

I love all your ideas and they keep me inspired when I am very un-inspired. I love making card, fun items to give to friends and family.
Thanks for sharing.

Melinda said...

Happy Birthday Tate! And it's not just that age that like comic book heroes, my 22 year old son had a Spiderman cake for his birthday last year. :) I come here to look at your cards & so enjoy your videos. I was searching for videos on how to chalk last year & found your site. You are so talented & helpful. Thanks for sharing your talent & knowledge.

LMcBurney said...

I think I just submitted a comment that is not related to this post by mistake...LOL...sometimes the computer doesn't really listen to me. Especialy those automatic single signons...sorry!
What I was trying to enter was that I have been following your blog because I was looking for great ideas for CTMH stamps. You do a fabulous job with them! I am intrigued with digi scrapbookking but I don't even know where to start. Maybe one day I will get the opportunity to get some training in it.
Great B-day pictures, BTW

Juel said...

I like coming to visit your site for your beautiful card ideas and videos. Just love your ideas!

Vicki said...

Happy Birthday Tate! My daughter will be 8 soon and can't wait to be out of the booster seat also. I use to come to see your cards but since you've started the digital scrapbooking I enjoy both. Thanks for the opportunity to win some blog candy.

Frency said...

Here in Switzerland stamping is not (yet) a common hobby, and so I like to see "what's new" in overseas blogs. I simply love your style and your creations! :)

Karen Wilson said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TATE!! Wow, looks like Tanner enjoyed that icing! LOL! Great pics! I just want to say I come to your blog daily to see ALL that you do! I find your work inspiring!

PS: Please exclude me from your blog candy as well as I have that stamp set and best of luck to all those who are entered!!

Anonymous said...

Oh my, I can't believe that Tate is 8! I visit your site because I am amazed at all of the new things that you try - and create to share with us! Thanks for sharing your talent with us - and for hooking me on the hobby!

Debbie

misslexi23@aol.com said...

I like coming to your site to get inspiration for my scrap booking from your cards. I really like what you do with your cards. Always original, and always unique. Thanks!

Barb Y said...

So much on your blog that I love, Your creativity is wonderful and I get lots of ideas to 'borrow'! Keep up the great work!!

Tinikins said...

Why do I visit your site ... hmmmmmm let me see ....... maybe because I LOVE WHAT YOU DO and especially like that you use a multitude of products (but love that so much of it is so "close to my heart" .... Happy Birthday to Tate who shares a birthday with my granddaughter, Katie, who was 10 last Sunday! Keep up the good work .. I don't know where you find the time ...but thanks!
Kathy

StampnInkLady said...

I visit to see your blogs and videos! They are so inspirational. Don't understand digi scrapbooking, but enjoy seeing the pages you create. Happy Birthday to Tate! Hugs Lori

Deneen said...

I visit your blog for the great card idea's and I love when you do video's also. Happy Birthday to your sweet little one!

Donna said...

Happy Birthday Tate, looks as though you had a wonderful time.
I saw a tutorial on Utube of yours, I really liked the way you demonstrated the card so I found your site and have been visiting for a while now and of course scrap lifting a "few" ideas LOL. Thank you for sharing your ideas and creativity with others.

MaryJane said...

What great pictures of the "Birthday Boy".

I come to your site to get inspired,. Pardon the pun. I am a CTMH consultant with no imagination. I love to see what you have done with our stamp sets & paper. The March SOTM is beautifu. Thank you for all the help you give. Thanks again from another Midwest Gal!

Vicki said...

Cute cake and I love the black frosting :)

Ok, so why do I come? For the card ideas! Love em and esp when I need something new and fresh!

Claudia's Irish Eyes said...

Hope you had a Happy Birthday Tate!
I visit your blog because you always have such great inspiration for all of us, thanks !
Claudia
scfranson@charter.net