Thursday, February 26, 2009

A birthday giveaway and the Studio Calico reveal

So today was my birthday. ack.
Payton was up for a majority of the night last night so I left for my one day at the office a little sleepy. I backed out of the carport, and turned my wheel to the left instead of the right, getting too close to these support beams, and took out a side mirror on my Dingo.
I broke a mirror.
Yes I did.
That's 7 years bad luck.
Do you know what will happen on the first day after my 7 years is up?




I'll turn 40.

Let's just say I didn't start my birthday out on a very positive note, lol.

It turns out yesterday was my last opportunity to be young and fun and I didn't even know it! lol

Steve and Payton made me feel better with flowers at the office, and when I came home the kids had made me a cake and had fun decorating the house with streamers. Their enthusiasm was infectious.

We went out to eat at my favorite Mexican restaurant, I had a strawberry margarita, we came home and ate cake, and all was good.

Morgan has been insistent all week that I wear my wedding dress today, but I was able to get out of it. I did put it on for her the other day for the first time, and it still fits, which is a blessing. Good. Grief.
Payton is excited about my birthday because after she and daddy have their birthdays next month, we'll all be 33, 33, and 3. You know, the same age. I thought that was pretty cute.

In honor of my birthday, and in an effort to make the glass feel half full instead of half empty, because this week was REALLY rough for me, I wanted to share my joy, try to find my joy, and give away something that has occupied a place close to my heart while tearing into the latest kit from Studio Calico.

That would be this:
Why yes. That's a new Apron Lace punch from Fiskars. I used it A LOT this month. I really love it. There's going to be a few other punches in addition to this one available Friday night after the March kit from Studio Calico goes on sale too.

Speaking of which, check it out:


Isn't it fun! I loved it and wish I had been able to focus more creative energy on playing with it. I'm going to have to get more Girl Friday from Cosmo Cricket, I'll tell you that right now.

Be sure to check out the board Friday night and chat with us, check out the SC blog and the March reveal night giveaway, and leave a comment on this post here if you would like a little Apron Lace lovin'. Random.org will help me choose a name on Saturday.

You do not have to be an SC subscriber to enter any giveaways. Ever!

Have a great day!

Davinie

79 comments:

  1. Happy B-Day Davine! What a great giveaway-- the apron lace is da bomb-- seriously. -- 33, 33, 3 -- very cute :o)

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  2. Awesome!- Funny that it is your birthday today since it too is my birthday (the 26th of Feb.) I turned 23 today... To add to your 3's bunch. Not as nifty as your 33333 crew, but close enough :) Love the lace punch!
    Happy birthday to you, fellow birthday girl! :)

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  3. That so sounds like something that would happen on my bday!

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  4. Anonymous10:37 PM

    I would love to have one!!!! Great giveaway, I understand how you might feel, It was my birthday on Friday 20th!!!!
    Emeline
    http://thelittlebluegirl.over-blog.com

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  5. Oh, happy birthday!!! :) By the way, we painted a few days ago and I got the whole paint all over myself...so you're not the only one unlucky ;)

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  6. I'll be 32 on Sunday! Ack! Funny how I used to be so into my birthday, and now I'd rather ignore them. If you don't celebrate them, you don't get older. Right?

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  7. Happy Birthday Davinie!!! I'm glad to hear that your birthday turned out lovely after all! (Sorry about the mirror though! It happens to all of us!) You are so wonderful to do a giveaway on your birthday! :) I have to admit I have never owned or even used a Fiskar's punch but after seeing the sneaks and how you girls have rocked em then I am inspired to give them a try!! :D Can't wait for the reveal at SC! This is so going to be my fav kit so far! Again Happy Birthday! :D

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  8. Happy birthday, Davinie!!! Oh, I am so loving the SC reveal, and coveting that punch!!! Pick me!

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  9. happy b-day girlie!! ;o)

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  10. ailin1:04 AM

    happy birthday, yesterday:)
    I love the punches from fiskars:=)

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  11. Happy Birthday!I discovered your blog in december but i never commented because my english is so...blah!!
    But today is yr.B-Day so,have a gorgeous birthday!!
    And thanks for the giveaway,i'll keep my fingers crossed,that lace punch is lovely!!
    bye bye from Italy!!

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  12. Happy Birthday to you, Davine!
    What a nice thing to give a present to us on your b-day. :)
    Thanks. And have a nice weekend.

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  13. Happy Birthday Davinie!!! So sorry about the mirror. Sounds like youi did have a great Birthday!!!! I love Mexican Food!!!! LOVEEEEe the apron lace punch!!!! Can't wait to get my kit! I just completed last months!!!!

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  14. Happy Birthday Davinie! I hope you had a lovely day, and your family's enthusiasm and your delicious mexican meal made up for the mishap first thing. I'm looking forward to the reveal too...I'm getting up at 5.am especially. Thankyou for the chance to enter your giveaway for the apron lace punch.

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  15. hope you had a lovely day!

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  16. Happy birthday to you!

    Thanks for the chance at a giveaway! Love the border punch :)

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  17. First of all ... how can you be blue when you still fit in your wedding dress? I could wear mine as a hat.
    Second ... I hope you took a picture of your broken mirror. If nothing else, you could get a layout out of it.
    Third ... booze & cake always make everything allllll rigggght.
    And finally ... I am a total border punch addict. I must have that apron lace punch. Pick me!

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  18. Happy birthday!!!

    What agreat giveaway!
    Thanks a lot!!

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  19. That is so adorable and glad the rest of your day was better. Its rough when your up all night w/ a kiddo (mine woke up w/ a super bad cough so I feel you). And that apron punch is so cute, would love to add it to my stash and can't wait to see your reveal tonight.

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  20. Happy Happy Birthday. I truly can't remember being in my 30s as I'm almost twice your age but some things never quite change. I have a snively husband coughing in the night! Fortunately, I can sleep thru his misery. :)

    I do love the one Fiskar punch I have. They are cool little gadgets.

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  21. Happy Birthday!!

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  22. Oh! Happy Birthday! You should have titled it, " Davinie and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day!" That could be your page title when you scrap it! LOL! Hope the rest of your year gets better! I LOVE that apron lace punch! Been on the lookout for it since I first laid eyes on it! Thanks for the chance to win, birthday girl!

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  23. I'm a SC subscriber and I'm looking forward to seeing your layouts with this "giveaway"

    Claire

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  24. I am so sorry about your mirror and your bad week. But, 40 is going to be a great time for you. I'm sure 33 will be lovely too. I look forward to seeing your lovely creations with that awesome punch!

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  25. Anonymous7:09 AM

    joyeux anniversaire Davinie... I hope for you 7 happy years !!!! and more ...

    isabel
    isabelmustik@free.fr

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  26. Happy birthday!!! I Hope you got spoiled rotten:)
    That punch looks totally fab!!!
    Trace G

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  27. Happy Birthday!! I'm close to your age and have the same fears as you. Just take one day at a time and try not to think 7 years ahead to 40!! Yikes! Put it out of your mind! I'm excited for the March kit, but unfortunately, will be out of town so might not get the add-ons!!

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  28. Happy Birthday, Davinie!!
    Don't feel bad, I'm going to be 38 this summer, YUCK!

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  29. I'm sorry you had such a rough week. I hope things turn around for you soon. I would love to win apron lace punch! Wish me luck!

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  30. I am sure car mirrors don't count for bad lusk!! Happy Birthday and great giveaway!! x

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  31. Happy happy birthday!!!
    Love the punch and the kit!!
    Can't wait for the reveal..
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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  32. so sorry that your birthday started out rough...but it sounds like a good day overall!

    so excited about the reveal tonight!

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  33. Dav, sorry to hear about your rough day. What a great give away you have there! Thank you!!

    Hope you will have a great weekend then :)

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  34. happy birthday fellow fish ;)Mine was on the 23rd, but you are a spring chicken in comparison! I'm loving your sneaks and can't wait to see the rest tonight!!!

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  35. Have a happy birthday! We women are like fine wine, we get better with age. :)

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  36. Happy Birthday! I love border punches! They are so much fun! I would love to add this one to my small collection! Thanks!

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  37. Happy Birthday! Love that punch, I issed out last month, hopefully this month I'll be able to snag a punch or two!

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  38. oh happy birthday anyway girly! you can take solace in the thought that even if it's 7 years of bad luck, it's 4 more years than i have before the big 4-0. :P

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  39. Happy late Bday! I am so sorry it didn't start out too great for you but glad it got better. That would be something I would think of also, the ages all being 3's. LOL! I love that Fiskar punch! Can't wait for reveal!

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  40. Hope you have a GREAT birthday & a GREAT year!

    Loving that Fiskars border punch! :-)

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  41. Can I have it please! Can you just ignore all the other entries and give it to me. You will be my favorite. Well okay your layouts are already my favorite but I will write a whole post on how you my favorite :) Happy 33 I am on the down hill slide of my 33. Overall it has been a pretty good year.

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  42. Sorry to hear your birthday started out not so good, but glad that it ended really good. Thanks for a wonderful giveaway!

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  43. Happy Birthday! Sorry that it didn't start out too well, but at least it ended well.

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  44. Happy Birthday!! So sorry for all your mishaps and I pray today will be a better day for you(and the next 7 years too! LOL!)

    How generous of you. I adore that punch. I can't believe you got your hands on one already!! I'm off to check out the Studio Calico kits. Must be awesome!

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  45. I am so sorry your bday started off not so great, but it sounds like it shaped up to be wonderful! Margarita's and cake...what else do you need!

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  46. Happy Birthday! I'd love a chance to win a punch; they are great, but not in my {non-existent} scrapbook budget right now. :)

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  47. HAPPY BIRTHDAY yesterday!

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  48. Happy Be-lated Birthday !!!!!

    luckydolls123[at]verizon[dot]net

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  49. Oops. Not a good thing with the mirror. Getting older isn't as fun as it used to be. lol

    Happy Birthday!!!

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  50. Happy B-day :o)

    Love your giveaway ;)

    Hugs from Norway

    -Skaubytrollet-
    http://skaubytrollet.com

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  51. Happy Birthday!!!

    How sweet of you to give to others on your birthday. Oh, to be 33 again. I turned 50 last October.(scary huh?). About that mirror thing. I think it's a good thing. Now you have an excuse not to watch yourself age. You can always be as young as you feel. Enjoy your day, girl.

    Thanks for the chance to win the punch.

    Dana

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  52. I almost bought that punch yesterday but couldn't justify...yet

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  53. Happy Birthday girl! Your story cracks me up! *no* pun intended! Doh!

    Um yah! I've been drooling over that new punch since I saw it! Be a peach and pick my name so I don't have to come out of pocket for it! Wink!

    Hugs!

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  54. I would love a little Apron Lace lovin'! :) Happy Birthday, and I'm sorry it didn't start out great, but at least you got to come home and spend the remainder of your day with your family!! :D

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  55. Jennifer.T3:35 PM

    Happy 33rd Davinie! I have almost another year before I get to the double 3's I can't say I'm excited :o(
    I feel very guilty for leaving a comment cause I just won the January challenge but I LOVE that punch!

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  56. Happy Belated Birthday Davinie!
    Sounds like you had a rough day yesterday! Sure hope today has gone better! I'll be a 33er this year too!

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  57. Happy Birthday. I'm looking forward to the full reveal. Would love the new Fiskers punch. It's on my "list" but I haven't seen it anywhere locally.

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  58. DianeK4:11 PM

    Happy Birthday! Now 40's not bad at all! I'm over 50 by just a little bit and truly that's not bad either! Sounds like you had a rough night before though! Hope after your sleepy day at work - you had a great celebration!

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  59. Anonymous4:14 PM

    Hey, sorry to hear you had a rough week...it was definitely a looong week for me! Hope you have an awesome weekend to make up for some of the ick! ;)
    *elizabeth saumell*

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  60. Love it !! I have become obsessed with border punches lately. Michaels has EK SUccess's new punches in their stores now & I bought 3 of their border punches this week. I'll keep my fingers crossed for this one to add to my rapidly growing collection.

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  61. Well, I hope your birthday ended on a positive note!

    Love that punch! Thanks so much for the chance to win!!

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  62. The apron punch is fabulous. I want it..so please pick me.
    Thanks so much....

    Missy

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  63. HAPPY BDAY! woohoo for you :) and awesome punch too ... too sweet!

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  64. Happy Birthday!!Celebrate!!!!

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  65. Anonymous6:49 PM

    wow! i can't believe you are giving away a punch! that is mighty generous! can't wait for the reveal so we can see the entirty of your delicious sneaks!
    and Happy Birthday!!!

    AlissaG

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  66. Happy belated birthday! Can't wait to see the full reveal of your layouts tonight.

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  67. Happy belated birthday! Hope it was a good one! I would gladly take that punch off your hands, however. lol

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  68. Happy Birthday... wishing you 7 years of better luck!

    I would love some Fiskars love!!!!

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  69. Hey, Davinie!! Happy, happy birthday girl! Do not feel bad about that broken mirror. You are going to be just fine. And you are still young and beautiful. I would love to be 33 again.

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  70. Grandma Shelley6:36 AM

    Happy Birthday! Thanks so much for doing the giveaway!

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  71. happy happy belated birthday!!!
    if the start of your 7 years bad luck was any indication as to how the rest of it will go....i think you'll be fine ;)

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  72. Happy belated birthday Davine!
    Don't worry about that mirror at least you still fit into your wedding dress :)

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  73. must.have.apron.lace. happy bday too!

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  74. Happy Belated b-day! Love that punch...would love to take one home :)

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  75. Belated birthday wishes and best wishes for good luck in the next 7 years! What a beautiful punch. I can't wait to see what you do with it!

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  76. please don't enter me in the apron lace give-away... i already mine and love it to death. but i just wanted to wish you a happy belated birthday. i hope the mirror wasn't too upset about being broken and will allow the bad luck to just, i dunno, go somewhere else? ha! hope you had a lovely day, sweets! :o)

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  77. Happy Birthday a little late and those Studio Calico kits are always amazing!!! I always love to see what you do with them too.

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  78. Happy Birthday, Dav!!!! yeah, I know I'm almost a month late LOL but better late, right?! I hope your 7 years go by fast ;)

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