Thursday, August 5, 2010

Happy Un-Birthday to Me!


Look at all the fun goodies that I received in a package this week! Dawn Mercedes decided to celebrate her birthday by sending me Happy Un-Birthday surprises in the mail! LOL, how fun is that?! And surprise me she did! I never suspected she was up something, haha. I was trying to be all quiet and secretive about my own birthday package to her and we laughed over how we had everything planned for each other, mailed on the same day and received packages on the same day, etc.

And you should have seen me trying to get everything squished together to fit into a photo. {grin} I love how Dawn can take a theme and coordinate everything so it all fits together and is matchy-matchy. She used stars for my un-birthday. She found this perfect sparkly iron-on with my initials and stars around it to personalize that blue t-shirt for me. That decorated little tin was filled with, what else, starbursts! She found that gorgeous ornament with a pointy star-shape - it's going to hang year-round in my craft room. {wink} And I just love the accessories she picked. The ribbon is so bright and cheery, the sticker stars are so sparkly and the cuttlebug embossing folders are so cute! Then she laminated a dozen pages for my ever-growing unmounted stamp collection! And missing from this pic is a tube of glow-sticks that my boys claimed as their own. {grin}

And here are my very, very favorite parts of the un-birthday package - Dawn's art! I have always admired her watercoloring and her use of shapes and sparkly accents in her designs. This card features Moody for Rock from Paper Makeup Stamps. I just love the angles she used with the background papers and the different sized and colored stars. And look at that little ribbon tab peeking out and all the bling scattered across the card. And then that moody girl is colored so perfectly! I love how the watercoloring varies in shade and all the splashes of stickles on the drops around her.

Now the best for last - Melody! She's my very favorite Paper Makeup fairy - the one I got to design last year when I won a PMS contest. I just love how Dawn cut her out and popped her up on the card. And look how sparkly those wings are! {sigh} I think Melody looks great in red too. Even better, she's decorating a wall-mount that I can hang in my craft room and enjoy seeing her every day.

Thanks for stopping by and listening to me gush over my fun surprise from my fun friend. I hope it inspires you to do something nice and unexpected to surprise someone in your life too.

Blessings,

5 comments:

Miria said...

Wow, Michelle, what a fab friend you've got! She gave you a really gorgeous un-birthday present! Hugs. Miria

Anita Hovey said...

WOW! Awesome story & package :)

Dawn Mercedes said...

oh! I missed this. Well, okay, I don't have enough time during the summer days to browse blogs. haha. I loved surprising you! You always surprise me! I loved the thank you card too. It's displayed in my art room now too!

Dawn Mercedes said...

oh! I missed this. Well, okay, I don't have enough time during the summer days to browse blogs. haha. I loved surprising you! You always surprise me! I loved the thank you card too. It's displayed in my art room now too!

Dawn Mercedes said...

oh! today I found the best border stamp that, had I found it before, would have been in this box. It's also an ek success brand...but made for american girl...which Michaels sells at it's store...a line for AG. haha. So...if you have an AG section at your Mikes, go check it out! It's soooo cute! (I didn't like the star punch that was in the regular isle!)