Thursday, February 28, 2008

Birthday Blog Candy Time!

I'll leave this post at the top until the winner is chosen. Please scroll down for new posts.

Well, I just noticed that my counter just passed 20 000 hits! I'm amazed. When I started this blog during the summer, I really didn't expect that anyone outside of my family would ever even look at it, and now I'm so privileged to have made so many wonderful blog friends all over the world. How cool is technology! And in addition to the 20 000 hits, it's also my birthday on Thursday.

So to celebrate my birthday and all the hits, I am going to offer some super-amazing blog candy.
ETA: The blog candy will be this In Full Bloom Simply Scrappin' Kit (it's opened, but nothing has been used - I just wanted to take a peek!), two sheets of Accents & Elements stickers, a clear envelope brag book that I made, a dragonfly stamp, a "Be Happy" incentive stamp, a black stampin' spot and some chipboard tags. I hope you'll like it!


For a chance to win this blog candy, all you have to do is leave me a comment on this post and tell me what your favourite birthday memory is. I will leave this open until 11:59 p.m. (mountain time) on Thursday, February 28 (my birthday!) and choose a winner on February 29 using Random.org.

Thanks for playing and thanks for visiting!

34 comments:

Wife2TJ said...

Wow! Congratulations!!! Thanks for celebrating with us! -Samantha

Carolyn Mustopa said...

Congratulations! My favorite birthday memory is the "surprise" 50th birthday party my sister threw for me. It was a blast!

Carolyn Mustopa

Jan Scholl said...

the day I turned 18, I packed my bag and my pillow and got my own place. I was still in high school but I was legally free. Got a job and had my own place. I no longer celebrate birthdays as none will top that one.

mudmaven said...

We share a birthday - probably many years apart as I am a grandma! My favorite birthday memory was the year I turned 24. My first birthday in Colorado and coming from the northeast the weather was always bad in Feburary. We were living up in the mountains in a cabin with a wood cooking stove. It was 70 degrees outside and I made lasagna and baked bread in the wood stove and served it up to a bunch of my friends on a door laid over two sawhorses in front of a fire. I never considered moving away from Colorado after that! Have a happy birthday and congrats on your successful blog! ~chris

Jackie said...

Happy birthday and congratulations on the hits, too! I dont' really have a birthday memory - none of them have been all that memorable, I suppose. Maybe this year!

Char- said...

Congrats and Happy Birthday. My favorite birthday memory is my 30th while in the USAF. The guys (I mean real guys) baked me a cake. They had never baked one and it was all uneven and slidding off. They were so proud, and I was so touched.

Alexandra said...

whooHoo Shannon - way to go girl - that is awesome, 20K hits!!!!! No surprise though, your blog rocks!!! And, a birthday too -wow!!! My favorite birthday memory is when I turned 30 because my daughter had just been born and I was ecstatic about having my new little girl! In fact, I went out and bought all new stuff for HER on MY birhday and had a blast doing it - LOL! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Lee said...

CONGRATS!!!! I just had to post that even though I'm not playing for this blog candy.....I'm just getting yours sent out after all!!! LOLOL 20,000 posts is truly a fantastic occasion!!!!

Elizabeth V. said...

Happy Birthday and congratulations! My favorite birthday memories are any birthday where my Mom baked my birthday cake. I miss her lots!

Crafty Engineering said...

Favorite birthday memory (at least recent) was the surprise birthday party my husband threw for me for my 30th! He scared me to death and I nearly fell down!
Congrats on the 20,000 hits and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

scfranson said...

Happy Birthday! My favorite memory is my Grandmother buying me a great outfit when I was a teen.
claudia
scfranson@charter.net

Denise... said...

This birthday! I just turned 44 this month...and I got to start celebrating early...in January I got a Cuttlebug, 8 embossing folders, an alphabet, and a set of mini embossing folders!!! Spoiled rotten. On my actual birthday, I got breakfast in bed and many cards! It was awesome!

CAKVD said...

Sounds like fun!!! MY favorite was when I turned 21 and was finally able to drink alcohol. It was on Thanksgiving Day, and I headed downtown to a bar. But none of them were open....except for a biker bar!! I walked in, decided I didn't need to drink that bad, and went home!! Thanks!
Cheryl KVD

Shannon said...

Happy Early Birthday!

My favorite birthday was my 30th as Ian proposed to me in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

You just missed being a leap-year baby (or maybe there wasn't a leap year the year you were born). My Ian is a leap year baby - he will be 7 on Friday!

Sunnymommie said...

congrats on your hits!

my fave memory birthday is that my fiance homemade cake and surprise me ...

Diane said...

Well well well,already 20,000 hits,
congrats Shannon!!!! I've been here since the beginning and keep coming back,that's a really good thing,Your blog is amazing girl!!!
My favorite b'day memory...I don't really have a specific one,just being alive year after year is good enough for me!!!
Have a good one Shannon!!!!

Anonymous said...

One of my favorite birthdays was when my SIL made a cake and covered it with plastic body parts (my birthday is close to Halloween).

Swedie

Judie said...

Happy birthday, Shannon, and many, many more! My favorite birthday memory was my 70th birthday party last May, with all my friends and family, Hawaiian music, and a hula by my SIL!

Anita said...

My 50th birthday surprise party at Azteca's Mexican Restaurant - yummy! The strawberry margaritas were wonderful! Hope your birthday is a good one!

http://www.wowprincess.com/anita/

Mary Dawn said...

the year that I turned 9, all of my aunts and uncles and cousins came to my birthday party...at the time i felt so special because i thought they had come all the way to see me...in retrospect i realize that there was likely some other reason, but at the time it felt really good to be the center of attention and have such a huge birthday party...i got a barbie

Jennifer said...

Congrats on the hits! Wowwee!

My favorite birthday was when I was probably 8 years old and all my friends from school came and we used our basement as a skating rink....sooo much fun. Oh and we played Hungry, Hungry, Hippo. :)

Anonymous said...

I love checking your blog everyday! My favorite birthday was my 28th (I think!) when my husband surprised me with ice skating (He asked every year "what do you want to do for your birhday?" which I always replied "go ice skating) and we never did!!)and then slipped a ring box inside my shoes when he brought them back to me after returning the ice skates.
:)
Amanda
stitchnaway@carolina.rr.com

Amy G. said...

Congrats on the hits Shannon! You are way too generous with your blog candy! It's sad to say, but I don't have a 'fav' bday memory. Just spending the day with my family & friends is the best part. Hope you have a wonderful birthday!

Sharon said...

Yippee! Have a wonderful birthday!
My favorite memory is when I was about 8 or 9 I came home from school and there in the dining room was the table set real fancy and all my friends came over for a surprise party. Noone had mentioned it at school all day. What a fun day for a little kid!!
Have a great one!!

Sharon

Mandiannie said...

Birthdays are good for you..the more you have the longer you'll live :)

Hope your day was a happy one. My favorite memory is of the time when my Boyfriend brought me a bouquet of flowers. He had my sister put them in my room while we went for a walk and I came back and found a candlelit room and a beautiful gift and flowers

Bluemoon said...

Best Wishes for a very Happy Birthday to you! and Happy 20K too! Lots to smile about

Here's a good b-day memory, I was a kid, up at our cottage on the lake, no tv etc. On my birthday my dad said he had a special present for me, and took me over to the neighbours cottage. there they were all eyes on the very tiny black and white... my dad told me he arranged this was especially on my birthday... we all saw the men landing on the moon for the first time on my birthday! As a kid, I did not know any better LOL. :) Happy Day.
bluemoonbynite (at) yahoo (dot) com

Deborah said...

Congrats and Happy Birthday soon to be to you! One of my fondest memories was a fabulous surprise (yes,I was surprised too) 40th birthday party! Thanks for the great chance to be a part of your celebation! Deb

daisy said...

How fun! One of my most fun birthdays was my fortieth. I orchestrated the celebration and spent it with my family and favorite people.

I'd love the scrappin' treats!

Thanks

Maria said...

Hi Shannon! Congratulations on your 20,000 hits! Your blog is wonderful with many lovely creations!

My favorite Birthday Memory was my 5th birthday! LOL! My parents threw a huge birthday bash and invited practically everyone in the neighborhood. I felt really special!

Thank you for offering the awesome blog candy!

Maria

Lorri said...

Happy birthday! One of my best memories is having a cake the day before I turned 8! Made me feel like my birthday was two days long!

Lorri

Linda SS said...

Wishing you oodles of Birthday Wishes! I loved my birthdays when I was 10 and under. That is because I loved all of my relatives and grandparents so much and loved having each & every one of them at my parties. Since age 10, I've lost all my grandparents, my dad, & many aunts, uncles, & cousins. Presents can't make up for their presence:)

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

Congrats on 20K hits and happy birthday. My favorite birthday was my last year surprise birthday which was my boyfriend idea.
Thanks for the chance to win all of those goodies.

Tracy.H said...

A big Happy Bday to you!!

Okay, my favorite memory definitely has to be my 29th bday. Hubby and I were in Disneyworld and we ate breakfast with Pooh, Tigger and Eeyore!! :0)

MANDEE said...

I hope U have a great birthday! My fav birthday was my 30th, It was really hard on me and my family and friends made it great!

~Mandee