Saturday, April 16, 2011

28 Candles Blog Hop! April 16-18

Milford Sound in New Zealand
Happy 28th Birthday Kimi!!! I hope your day was as wonderful as you!"  Birthdays are so much fun! The theme of this BLOG HOP is all about birthdays! If you have just hopped here and would like to start celebrating at the beginning click Kimi & Pamela's blog! If you have just left from Alina's blog you are in the right spot! 

Oh, by the way I am the pinch to grow an inch!!! This card was just perfect because you need to pinch the sides to open the card. Don't you just love it!!!

Click the pictures to view closer :)
side card
Milford Sound in New Zealand
Kimi & Pamela -    START HERE


Wait did you think I forgot about giving you a chance to win BLOG CANDY??
Yep, you get a choice of Hobby Lobby, Michales, or JoAnn gift card for $15.00
How do you celebrate your birthday??

Past winners.. my Mother had problems all last week and this week after her heart surgery. Plus, without me knowing she ending up living with me & her two dogs. I have not forgotten.
 I ask that you bare with me. Thank you!


  1. Always so delightful to stop by your blog to see what you are creating!

    I celebrate my birthday by taking a road trip with my husband. We don't go very far, but will take backroads and find a small town with a diner and stop in to chat with the locals and meet new people. We've had so many lovely experiences doing this and have made some fabulous friends along the way.

  2. Fantastic! How did you do that?
    I just stayed home this year.
    Hummer Hugs,
    hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

  3. How GREAT is this card!! I love the papers and the twine adds a great touch!! My birthday.. just another day for me. :) I've never really been the type to WANT to celebrate the fact I'm getting older which in turn my kids are which in turn brings about ALOT of "issues" I'm not ready for. :) we have 5 kids.. 2 girls that are teenagers.. ughh..

    Thanks for sharing your AWESOME card with us. Hope your mom is doing better. Hugs!!!


  4. I celebrate by going scrapbooking shopping to as many shops as I can find in that one day and there is no limit!! LOL!! I love this card! Great job, okay so how did you make it!??? TFS!
    pattig161 at yahoo dot com

  5. Haidee, I heart your "pinch to grow an inch" project - too clever! I'm thinking of you and your mom and hope all turns out well for her. Thank you so much for being a big part of Kim's b-day bash. You are truly a treasure!
    Birthday celebrations here are often quiet with little fanfare (I'm older than dirt) but I do like to visit my favorite craft store and book store to stock up on new tools and new reads!
    Mama LoveBug aka pam
    pam_lash at yahoo dot com

  6. To celebrate my birthday we usually do something fun (i have a summer birthday so there are plenty of choices) and then go out to eat at a restaurant. Nothing huge but I like it all the same.


  7. What a great card love the colors and twine.
    debbie_craine at hot mail dot com

  8. Great card! We usually don't do anything special to celebrate my Birthday. Maybe have a cake that's about all :)

    Take care of your mother.

    phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

  9. What a fun card! I love it. I like to eat lots of cake to celebrate my birthday! ;o)
    So happy to be in this hop with you!


  10. Oh Haidee! I love this! Super cute that you made it a "pinch" card! I hope your mom is doing well! Give her big hugs from all of us Lovebugs! Thanks again so much for being my pinch! You rock my dear! :)

  11. This is a great project. Great idea!!!


  12. BEAUTIFUL card!!! Love all the colors! How I celebrate my birthday is that my family all gets together for dinner and cake! Nothing like being surrounded by the people you love and who love you!! Thanks for sharing and thanks for the chance to win!!

  13. Great card - so glad to be hopping along with you. f course I am a follower!

    Jenny Kozar

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  15. Love it - i like the paper and the way you used the twine - Super Duper cute
    Imaf (I am a follower)

  16. Great card.
    I always spend my b-day with my family.
    I am a new follower.

  17. I am a follower!! Hope your mom is doing ok, I celebrate by going to somewhere great to eat!! joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

  18. Great card! Love the colours and the use of twine! Hope your mother feels better. I tend to celebrate my birthday with a big dinner at home with cake! :)
    smile4jenn at hotmail dot com

  19. Haidee your card is Fabulous!!! I love how colorful it is & the twine is awesome! I like to celebrate my birthday with trip to Vegas! That's usually the only getaway hubby and I get. TFS girly, and you know I'm already a follower.

    Hugs and prayers to your mom ♥

    ~Stacey~ aka Ribbon Diva
    CreatingACraftyLife at gmail dot com

  20. Already a follower and love this card! Hope your mom is doing well. I have three toddlers whose birthday is days before mine so I am usually too birthdayed (is that a word?)out to celebrate mine! Thanks for sharing.

  21. Beautiful card! I just got some of that twine - don't you just love it :) I hope your mom is doing better!
    TFS - Kim
    tandkparker at comcast dot net

  22. Super nice card. Hope your mom is better. We just usually have cake and the birthday person gets to choose where to eat. Take pictures and thats about it. As long as the family is together we are happy.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    I am a follower.
    annadowdy at gmail dot com

  23. Oh,I just love your card and love how you have to pinch the sides to open it. So Creative. I would love to see how this card is made. I love the Baker's Twine. I usually stay home on my Birthday or we may go out to eat. Love when my little Grandchidren make me little cards. My Grandchildren are the best presents that I ever got. I am a new follower. Excited about your giveaway. Would love to win. The nearest Hobby Lobby,Michael's or JoAnns is about 50 miles away. So this would give me a really good reason to go. Thanks for the chance. :0)
    cindymarshall63@hotmail dot com

  24. Darling card, love the colors and the use of the twine. I am a follower. On my birthday I hook up with my casino buddy and we spend the day and evening playing bingo (free for me) and having a nice lunch. We do the same thing on her birthday. Hugs, CyndiU cureta2 at yahoo dot com

  25. Very cool card. Love the neat way to open it up.
    I usually spend my b day at home with my hubbymThanks for the chance to win.
    mpetrovich23 at yahoo dot com
    or at my blog and my two kids... I like it that way.

  26. Love dimensional cards! Twine looks cool! My husband usually takes me out to dinner for my Bday. Thanks for sharing. joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

  27. I love how your card opens. I am already a follower. I don' celebrate my birthday anymore. It falls on the week of Christmas and so i don't get to celebrate, and that is ok. I hit the 50 mark and i do not want anymore.hehehe

  28. Fantastic card.
    I celebrated my birthday at Olive Garden this yr. MMM.


  29. LOVE your card, how creative! I haven't seen one like that before. CUTE.
    I just celebrated my bday on the 14th, with all my boys. My hubby and 2 boys. NOTHING better.
    I hope your mother is doing well, prayers for her.
    stampinlara at yahoo dot com
    I'm already a follower

  30. Very nice card!:)


  31. I have never seen twine used like that - I love that!!! and it didn't seem to get in the way of sticking it to the card.
    I normally spend my birthdays working - but I work backstage at live it's fun!!!


  32. very cute love it TFS!!!


  33. WOW Haidee! I love your card. I like how you have to pinch it to open it and the twine on it!

    Thanks for sharing!

  34. Love it! I haven't seen very many of these kinds of cards!
    I usually spend my birthday working because it's a couple of weeks after the January 1st holidays!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

  35. What a cool fold! Love the card! TFS! Birthday are just another day when you get my age, but I love to go to Bingo on my birthday and hope I will hit the big one! LOL!

  36. Love this card! Would love to learn how to do this! I'm a new follower. I went out for dinner with my husband and son for my birthday. My present was a Cricut Expression, so I'm pretty new to the paper crafting world.

  37. Love the card. I always get to have dinner with my hubby for my Birthday and if I'm lucky get a little craft bling. Rather he knows it or not LOL


    quiltofhope at aol dot com

  38. Haidee, your card is so original, at least for me. I have never see a card like this before and am inspired to make one. I am a new follower. I hope your mom is doing better. I have gone through this with my father and it is not an easy task. thanks, Tami
    tambo1010 at comcast dot net

  39. .. a ** fun-tastic ** card.. you gonna share the details on making one ???
    a g/f goes out to lunch w/ me on mine. and i go w/ her on hers.. thanks for the opportunity.. mitz_zee@yahoodotcom

  40. love the pinch card! it is great!
    very cute! TFS. I don't know why I didn't know you have a blog, but I'm a following ya now!

  41. So glad you got to be the pinch! That card was absolutely fitting! Great job, Haidee :) I am now a follower, Thanks for sharing :) I don't really do anything special for my birthday, but if I did it would be to meet all of these incredible people from this hop and have a crafting day :) I hope your mom is feeling better!
    melissa kleinhen at yahoo dot com

  42. This card is so cool! Do you have a tutorial or know where I can view one? Love the papers, stamping and twine. I am peeker 9999... so awesome! tfs My bday is Feb 13, my Dad is the 14th and there are 6 more in my family in February. Every year we all get together for one big birthday dinner either at my mom's or a restaurant.

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  44. Love your pinch card! I would also love to know if you have a tutorial or know of one to make this wonderful card? TFS! Also thanks for the chance to win!
    When I was young we always got to pick our favorite dinner & birthday cake, mine was always white cake with strawberry frosting...yum! Great memories!

    New follower! Please feel free to stop by when you have time and hopefully become a new follower too! :)

    Sorry about your Mom, I hope she is feeling better, God Bless you and your Mom!

  45. Very cool card! TFS!
    sweetheartcopper at msn dot com

  46. How awesome is this card. I love all twine you used! I pretty much always have a halloween party for my bday I'm a halloween baby! :) Hope you are having a fabulous day!!!

  47. I LOVE that card! Can you give details on how you made that? I celebrate birthdays away from home. Since I met my now hubby he has taken me on a long weekend (Columbus Day weekend)to a location of my choice. Last year was S. Carolina. This year who knows where...its a BIG one this year..gulp!

  48. Very cool! Glad I hopped along!!!


  49. Great way to finish the hop! Way to go "pinch to grow an inch"!

    laura dot dietsch at rocketmail dot com

  50. Wow Haidee - what a fabulous card! Would love to know how you did this! I celebrate my birthday with my hubby and kids usually by going out to dinner or to a movie, and then with my hubby's family with a family dinner made by my MIL and SIL with everyone there, and also with my mom and sisters and SILs - we go out to brunch or lunch together each time one of us "girls" has a birthday! It is really the funnest part of my birthday :) thanks for sharing this fabulous project and for the chance to win a GC - love those :)

    rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

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  52. i just love to wake up early on my birthday and have presents and cake in the bed with my boyfriend! :)

  53. I LOVE this card!! It is so creative!! :)

    My birthday is in December, and I love Christmas... So I like to celebrate my birthday by taking a trip into the city (Pittsburgh) to see the Santas from Around The World and train display at PPG Place and also to see the Creche in front of the Steel Building... No presents are needed as this is a gift enough for me!! :)

    I'm happy to be a new follower!! :)

    Amy :) at
    scrapbookingwithamy (at) gmail (dot) com

  54. I'm already a follower...Love your blog.
    I celebrate my birthday by a mini vacation just the 4 of us. I Love going to Port Clinton and going to Put and Bay Island and having some Lobster bisque they have the best around on the boardwalk..Love it!

    Love your card.


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