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The BIG Three-O (and a Giveaway)!

Credits: Papers by Traci Reed; crown and banner by Michelle Underwood, worn overlay by Danielle, of Something Blue Studios.

Today’s my birthday and I’m no longer a twenty-something :). I have had such a fabulous birthday!!!!!! Not only did I get to enjoy birthday celebrations earlier this month back home in CT, and go on a little getaway to Cape Cod with my sweetheart, but the happy birthday treats have just kept coming all the way up until today :)!

I even got some scrap-related birthday gifts:

DigiShop Talk emailed me a birthday greeting packed with coupons from digi designers, so I did a bit of shopping this morning and picked up goodies from Traci Reed and Michelle Underwood (thanks ladies)! And the other day I bought the worn overlays by Danielle, of Something Blue Studios, which EVERYONE is using lately. I usually don’t like to use something if I’ve already seen it a million times, but these are just too cool to pass up!! I got subscriptions to Creating Keepsakes and Digital Scrapbooking Magazine from my mom – YAY! Chris also got me single copies of Scrapbooks Etc and Simple Scrapbooks, PLUS my favorite scrap-related gift of all: ArtRage! Wow, I loooooove it!!! I have been having so much fun playing with it – here’s a little tribute to my new fun toy LOL:

But the sweetest gifts of all were not scrap-related! I got an adorable hand-made birthday card from Gabe and THIRTY emails from my awesome husband (sent from work) telling me why he is so glad to be my man (click here to see the list). Sigh.

So can you can see why I’m just over-the-moon happy today and feeling so generous :)!?! That’s why I decided last minute to have a fun giveaway right here on my blog – just leave a comment on this post for a chance to win!! I will randomly choose five winners to receive one of these Weeds & Wildflowers quick albums designed by me :). Thanks W&W for donating these!!

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34 responses to “The BIG Three-O (and a Giveaway)!

  1. Elizabeth M. August 26, 2008 at 3:27 pm

    You’re really talented. The quick albums are wonderful. Happy Birthday!

  2. denali August 26, 2008 at 3:48 pm

    Aww, you’re lucky to have such a hubby. But he’s lucky to have YOU, too, so it works!

    Happy Birthday!!!!! :)

  3. Katherine August 26, 2008 at 4:38 pm

    Happy Birthday! I really enjoy your site!

  4. Julie Ann Shahin August 26, 2008 at 4:42 pm

    Dont’ put me in for the drawing…just here to wish you a happy birthday! Love your layout!!!

  5. Sandra August 26, 2008 at 4:43 pm

    Happy Birthday!!
    You’ve got some great presents especially those from your husband ;-)
    I love reading your blog and thanks for all the tips and stuff you give.
    Have a great day!

  6. ConnieC August 26, 2008 at 5:11 pm

    Happy Birthday. Have fun playing with your nre digi goodies.

  7. Melanie August 26, 2008 at 5:13 pm

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! hope you live another 30+ years! :]
    awwwhhh what a cute list from your hubby. adorable.!
    God Bless you & your family heaps.

  8. Bernice August 26, 2008 at 5:22 pm

    Happy Birthday to you, you’re still so young!! I really enjoy your blog and God bless.

  9. Jessie August 26, 2008 at 5:35 pm

    Happy birthday! My 30th was such a special time, and glad yours is as well. Congratulations and have fun with all the goodies received!

  10. Alison August 26, 2008 at 5:58 pm

    Happy Birthday! I’m glad you had such a wonderful, celebratory day :-). Cute page, too!

  11. Vivian August 26, 2008 at 6:00 pm

    Happy birthday! Oh,to be thirty again.I would give something away too. Best to you.

    Viv

  12. Teresa August 26, 2008 at 7:05 pm

    Happy Birthday, Jess!!! :) What a fabulous day and that graphic of you is stunning! So glad to hear your day was extra special- congrats on the big 3-0!

  13. wendy cole August 26, 2008 at 7:09 pm

    Congratulations!! Such an exciting birthday!!!

  14. Nikki Painter August 26, 2008 at 7:24 pm

    Happy Birthday! I love Art Rage too!

  15. Tracy August 26, 2008 at 7:26 pm

    Great layout!! Happy Birthday again….
    Tracy in AR

  16. Heather Coutcher August 26, 2008 at 7:28 pm

    Blessings on your special day! A great moment to say thank you for sharing your faithbooking ideas. Now I need to move that inspiration into action!

  17. Sara Cunningham August 26, 2008 at 8:10 pm

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! That page of you is FABULOUS!!! I hope you continue to enjoy the day. What a great hubby you have!

  18. Stephanie August 26, 2008 at 8:24 pm

    Happy Birthday – the 30’s are awesome!!

  19. Melinda August 26, 2008 at 8:39 pm

    Happy Birthday Jess! It sounds like you have had an awesome birthday and gotten lots of fabulous gifts both tangible and thought-filled!!

  20. Janet August 26, 2008 at 8:53 pm

    Happy, happy birthday. That list is what I aspire to be for my husband! I can’t think of a nicer person to receive all these blessings. I hope the next 30 just keep building up and up.

  21. Margie August 26, 2008 at 11:20 pm

    How sweet Jess!! Happy 30th Birthday! Gosh-I am trying to remember mine LOL!! Sounds like you got some great presents too-what a nice hubby :)

  22. Gra August 26, 2008 at 11:54 pm

    Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I’ll tell you a secret….shhhhhhh…..the very good life
    begin at 30!!!!!!!
    Kisses!!

  23. sheri miller August 27, 2008 at 12:21 am

    30 is just the start of the blessed life you have in front of you! Happy Birthday,dear friend..u are truly blessed with ur awsome husband and son.
    Congratulations,sheri

  24. Anniei August 27, 2008 at 1:08 am

    Glad to hear you had a great birthday. I enjoy your site, it gets my creativity flowing.
    Happy Birthday,
    Annie

  25. wendy cole August 27, 2008 at 4:19 am

    Glad you had such a wonderful birthday!!!

  26. Cheryl August 27, 2008 at 5:32 am

    Happy birthday Jess, and I pray all your birthdays to come will be as wonderful! What an awesome hubby you have, obviously he knows how blessed he is. I love your birthday page!

  27. Anita August 27, 2008 at 6:41 am

    Happy Birthday! I love the BIG 30 page! The crown is genius!!! Thanks for sharing!

  28. Michelle Filo August 27, 2008 at 8:12 am

    I am so happy for you!!! Happy Birthday Jess! You are an amazing soul, just keep being yourself and wonderful and I know the next 100 years will be as good as the first 30 :)
    xoxo

  29. BettyC August 27, 2008 at 9:18 am

    Happy Birthday to you! I love your BDay layout!

  30. LouAnn August 27, 2008 at 9:20 am

    And a VERY happy Birthday to you Jess! May your 30th year be incredibly BLESSED!

  31. Sue August 27, 2008 at 9:52 am

    have a wonderful birthday! I am looking forward to visiting here often!

  32. Kate August 27, 2008 at 4:40 pm

    Happy birthday Jess! I hope you had a wonderful day (and I love that birthday layout by the way!) – no need to add me to the draw, I just wanted to stop by and say happy birthday!

  33. Jennifer August 27, 2008 at 8:01 pm

    I love the birthday page! Happy Day!

  34. sharon dale September 2, 2008 at 8:23 am

    Oops, missed your birthday celebrations but hope you had a wonderful day which it sure sounds like you did! I just love that layout you made of yourself. How cool is that!

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