Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Milestone Birthday and Giveaway!!

I used to think 50 was SO OLD when I was a kid! LOL! Funny I don't feel OLD today...heehee! So today is my birthday and unfortunately, hubby has a business trip overseas for two weeks = BOO! That means you all have to deal with me :0)

Back in April, my BFFs from college days and I went to AZ for a girls' weekend...I haven't been on a long distance girls' weekend...so I was excited....equally exciting we all celebrated our milestone together....love that....love them xo

Using Teresa Collins' Everyday Moments Collection, I created a page to commemorate this special weekend (click on pictures for closer look) and special friends...Kathy, Debbie and Rita (we missed you, Theresa!!) - thanks for putting up with me for all these years and more years to come!!

Noteworthy by Margie Higuchi
Supplies - Cardstock: American Crafts; Patterned Papers and Stickers: Teresa Collins (Everyday Moments Collection); Glitter and Ink: Ranger (Stickles/Distress Ink); Pins: Maya Road; Pearls: KaiserCrafts, PRIMA and Want2Scraps; Ribbon: Offray; Dies: Spellbinders Paper Arts (S4-351 Spiral Blossom One, S4-357 Spiral Blossom ThreeS5-086 Bitty Blossoms, S5-058 Ironworks Accents, S5-078 Persian Accents and S5-051 Fanciful Flight); Adhesive: ScraPerfect (The Best Glue Ever)

I wanted to try something new for my pages...a cluster of flowers. Since I am a mom of boys - it's rare to have them on my pages. My excuse...this page is about ME!





One of my favorite pictures from this wonderful trip - thank you, Rita, for opening your place to us! It was SO relaxing :0)

Giveaway!!


To celebrate my 50th, I am giving this bunch of stuff that I fit into this cute Spellbinders bag - all of my favorites and between now and next Saturday, June 23rd (11:59PM U.S. CST) - INTERNATIONAL ENTRIES WELCOME - I might add some more in ;) What do I have in there now...hmmm...Spellbinders, TaDa Creative Studios, ScraPerfect...nope I'm not going to tell you everything!! LOL!



To enter:
  • Leave a comment on anything... what will you do today, do you like my cluster of flowers, my page...anything!
  • Become a follower on my blog and if you are already, let me know!
Remember DEADLINE: Saturday, JUNE 23rd (11:59PM U.S. CST) and INTERNATIONAL ENTRIES ARE WELCOME!!!!

Thanks for playing along!
AND as always, thank you for stopping by during your busy day :0)
MargieH

31 comments:

Penny said...

Well HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! I love your layout, and I'm so happy you got to use some flowers, which look fantastic by the way! Love Penny

Lisa said...

Ah your give away is amazingly sweet! Have a wonderful birthday and do something fun for yourself you deserve it. Love the flowers especially the yellow one! Thanks for sharing.

Lisa said...

Ah your give away is amazingly sweet! Have a wonderful birthday and do something fun for yourself you deserve it. Love the flowers especially the yellow one! Thanks for sharing.

stefani said...

Happy birthday! :-)

I like your layout. The flowers look neat and I like how you decorated the butterfly.

Margareta Carlsson said...

Happy birthday! I hope you'll have a great day!

Michelle McClure said...

What a gorgeous layout! I'm glad you put the flower cluster in, it is perfect.

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

Happy birthday, sweet Margie! You definitely are not 50 in spirit. I know that. :) Then again, I can't believe you are 50 at all. I used to think it was old when I was younger too but I only have one more year to go and I'll be right there with you. :) You did a gorgeous job with this page and you really rocked the flowers!

soapHOUSEmama said...

Happy Birthday!!!! Your page is super lovely and I am so impressed with all your beautiful accents !

Connie Mercer said...

Margie~HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! eek I know I'm late to the party**ducking head**** The LO is gorgeous!!Loving blue these days~ TY for commenting yesterday on my JBS post, meant the world to me. online friends are GREAT!!!!

Tammy said...

Happy Birthday! Lovely page - I think you did a great job on the flower cluster. You need to do more pages about you so you can do more girly stuff! Though, I admit to adding flowers to my nephew pages when I have nothing else that works. Sometimes, you just need flowers! :)

Erin Blegen said...

Your layout is gorgeous!! What an AMAZING photo!! And Happy Birthday to you!!- what a great giveaway! I'm a new follower, I found you this morning via the Two Peas forum. I also have a few giveaways going on to celebrate my brand new blog, if you'd like to win something yourself!
http://erinblegen.blogspot.com
Take care!
xErin

sue @ cakeballs, cookies and more said...

Firstly Happy birthday day!!!! And secondly how nice of you to give us treats when it's your day:)

Marisa Job said...

Great layout Margie! Love the cluster of flowers!! Happy 50th Birthday!!!

Jennifer Grace said...

Happy Birthday! How annoying that your hubby is away, I hope you have a great day anyway!

Your cluster of flowers and butterflies is beautiful, I love how you made the butterflies.

Don't put me into the giveaway though please - I don't have a die-cutter so spellbinders would be no good for me! x

Jingle said...

First of all, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! YAY!!!!
Secondly, your layout is absolutely stunning! Just gorgeous! WOW!!! And finally, what an amazing giveaway!!!

I follow your blog! :-)

hilde janbroers said...

Happy 50th birthday!!! You totally look much younger!! Shame on me...I thought I already was a follower....now I am. ;-)
I love your layout! Those flowers are amazing! I used my Spellbinders ( after your tip ) yesterday...I love it!! I think I will add the others to my collection as well. ;-)

That butterfly is amazing as well. Really stunning!
Thank you for doing a giveaway...you are so generous! Enjoy your day today!

Norma G. said...

HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! I hope you have a wonderful day :D Your layout is beautiful and the photo is amazing!

Loni Redden said...

Happy Birthday!! :oD

Kimberly Kett said...

You look FANTASTIC for 50!! And what a beautiful layout, I always enjoy all the great details you put into your pages!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

April Derrick said...

Happy Birthday - I hope you have an amazing week!! Your layout is super sweet and I love your little butterfly technique - thanks for sharing!

Denise said...

Happy Milestone Birthday! I just love the layout! The flowers are beautiful and I love the choice of borders! Very lovely!

Becky said...

Happy Birthday Margie!!!! I think age is a state of mind :) Your page is wonderful and for someone who doesn't normally use flowers, your cluster looks amazing!

laura said...

Happy Birthday--same thing happened to me, my husband was out of town all week. Love your paper flowers...I have been trying my hand at a few too.

Patricia said...

Wishing you a Happy Birthday! I'm loving your layout! I really like the use of all the different types of pattern paper!

Tracy said...

Happy Birthday to you :)
Sorry your hubby is away for this great time.
I know what you mean, I thought 40 was old, then I realized I will be 45 this year. So 50 is just 5 short years away for me :)
Love your layout, such a sweet memory to have with your friends :)
Love your cluster of flowers and the butterflies.

Romy said...

Happy birthday! I hope you have had a wonderful day.

Your layout is simply gorgeous. I love your large photo.

giatocj said...

Hey, Miss Margie...how's your day going today after your chocolate cake and champagne yesterday? Now that's what I call birthday fare...YUMMMMM!

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Happy 50th! May you have a wonderful celebration!
A lovely layout. Love the border pattern and all those different flowers. Delightful.
Found you from the Moxie World random search this week. :)

Linda (from PPS) said...

LOVE the flowers. And, as you know, I never get to use flowers either. BTW, you girls are looking hot.....in more ways than one! LOL. Nice layout. You've got to be pleased with how it turned out.

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

Happy Birthday! I love the flowers and the pretty glittery butterfly. Thanks for the inspiration Margie! =)

Susie Bentz said...

Happy 50th my new friend! I hope to actually meet you one day soon. April was definitely a good month to go to Arizona - what an awesome picture! Wonderful layout - loving all those flowers!