Friday, February 25, 2011

Mini Tilda with hanging heart, a Quilt & Birthday gifts


I love you to the Moon and back !!!  This is a wonderful sentiment that I’ve seen in the past & always planned on getting . Thanks to Wendy who taught a Dreamweavers class I  went to last month for telling me where to buy it.  The wonderful swirly heart stencil was the one we used in her class. I must admit I went to the class thinking it was a waste of my time & money but came away LOVING it !!! The stencils, paste & glitter technique was so fun it was like being in Kindergarten …

I want to edit this post a little as I just got home & had the most amazing surprise waiting for me ... My daughter Theresa called the rest of the family & had everyone go in with her & order flowers for me ...
Not one bouquet from EVERYONE which would have been plenty, but she wanted me to have 64 flowers cuz that's how old I am today ..
Ok the secret's out, I'm NOT really 39 !!!
Each bouquet has a cute litte card with special words from each family member. Thank you my wonderful family for doing this to make my day special & thank you Theresa for thinking this one up ... I love you all ..
Then I opened the mail & I had gifts & cards from some of my wonderful online friends. Cami from Hawaii sent me a white pen ALL the way from Hawaii cuz I couldn't find one here. And a sweet lady named Britt-Marie that I just "met" from the UK sent me some gorgeous butterfly dies that I LOVE & haven't been able to get here.  Anne also from the UK sent me some wonderful stamped images & a beautiful BD card ... Patty Chapman from Idaho sent me a cute, cute card & a SU embossing folder that I've been wanting .. How did you know I wanted that?
It's easy to thank my wonderful family cuz they KNOW how much I love & appreciate them but how does one thank people you've never even met for doing these amazing acts of kindness for a complete stranger. When I told Patty Chapman that she said the most wonderful thing & I'd like to share it with you all. She said "Janie, we AREN'T strangers. We're just friends who haven't met YET.
That is the most perfect phrase & I say it to all of you who have made my day more special because of your thoughtfulness !!!
I almost forgot, that beautiful hardback Birds & Blooms book was sent to me by one of my old customers from when I was a waitress. For 10 years Bill has bought me a subscription to the monthly magazine & EVERY year on my birthday he sends me a Hardback book ... I've tried to tell him he MUST stop doing this as it's expensive but he knows I love this magazine & he just enjoys doing it.


I tried to get a good picture of this but we had only a few minutes of sunshine today after getting 6 inches of snow so I took a picture on the dash of the motorhome where there was more light.


I DO love this sentiment from Verve & you will probably see it often on my cards …  The mini Tilda is from Diana at Magnolia-licious & colored with Copics …  The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts & if I was home I would have spritzed them with Glimmer mist but thought after taking a month off I should get this posted before you all thought I’d run away … Papers are from JoAnn’s & cardstock is SU … The sentiment is stamped on Nesties heart dies & popped up with foam tape …


Also wanted to share this beautiful quilt & matching pillow cases my daughter Bridgette made me for my birthday today. I believe it’s called Trip Around The World & I absolutely LOVE it !!! Isn’t it gorgeous… She has sewn more quilts this last year than most people will make in a lifetime & each one is “SEW” amazing !!! She can totally finish a quilt from start to end before I could even pick out the fabric for one. I will treasure this always ….


Can’t wait to get this wonderful quilt home & put on my bed. It’s done in  MY colors & will look so great in the bedroom …. Thank you Bridgette for putting so much love into making this amazing keepsake for me …


  1. Hoi Janie,

    Wat een mooie kaart. Vooral de mooie rand is dat een nestabilitie? De combinatie van de kaart alles zo mooi op elkaar afgestemd.

    Yvonne Hardy

  2. Love this card and lots of the card you making.
    Loveit. And back in Sweden snow and cold , but
    someone says it i s going to be spring this weekend.....???
    Have you got my mail yet, hope that on take a long time..
    Hugs Britt-Marie from Sweden

  3. What a beautifull card. I really like the sentiment. The sentiment is from a book called "Hazeltje" and at the end of the book the mum says I love you to the moon and back.
    The quilt is also gorgeous. Your daughter must love you very much to make such a beautifull quilt.
    Have a nice day.

  4. Good morning Janie,
    I wish you a very very happy birthday! Your daughter gave you a wonderful present! Isn't she talented?!!
    And I like your card too! Lovely hearts and flower, and the glittery accents are so nice.

    Have a very pleasent birthday!
    greetings Judith

  5. Hi Janie,
    your creations are really fantastic. Great compliment.

  6. Hi Janie. Beautiful card. Love the colours and the sentiment is so sweet, it is something that my daughters and I used to say to each other when they were very young. Your daughter has made you such an amazing present. The colours and patterns are gorgeous. Have an enjoyable birthday. Donna

  7. Hi Janie, what a beautiful card, love the colors. And what a nice quilt your daughter made, i wish i was that patient to make such a beautiful one. Congrats on your birthday and have a happy weekend.
    Hugs, Yvon

  8. Janie This is FABULOUS!! I have to have that sentiment please please please tell me where you got it? The colour, the design, the layout and how you have Tilda hanging at the end of the flourish!! Way to go Girl..... Did I mention the papers? I love them too and that lattice heart. oh why have you been away so long!! Hope your birthday is very happy you certainly have a very talented daughter to make that gorgeous quilt. And 6 inches of snow last night oh my...where do you live!!
    Love 'n' Hugs Laurie x

  9. She is absolutely gorgeous, love the sentiment, thats the saying I say to my grandsons before they go to bed at night, the quilt is absolutely gorgeous, I made one for my mom years ago and she enjoyed it also, have you checked out the quilt cards that are floating around, wouldn't that be neat to do one matching your color scheme, love it, thanks for sharing and by the way, belated Happy Birthday!!!

  10. Beautiful card and gorgeous quilt, you are a lucky Birthday-lady, congratulations!!


  11. HI jane .. wow what a gorgeous card .. i love the swirly gold flourished heart stamp and the sentiment of course.
    That quilt is gorgeous .. made with so much love
    Lisa ;)

  12. This is stunning Janie!! I just love your gorgeous design with the glitter, the punch/die detail, and your perfect coloring. So elegant!

    Your quilt is beautiful!!

  13. The card is beautiful as I knew it would be - I know I need to learn this art of stenciling! As for the quilt Bridgette did an outstanding job and what a wonderful birthday gift. This is something you will cherish always...hugs,Ruth Ann

  14. Happy Birthday to you....
    Happy Birthday to you....
    Happy Birthday dear Jaaaaaaaaanieeeeeeee
    Happy Birthday to youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu..
    Don't worry...I won't quit my day job! LOL! Can you hear all the dogs in the neighborhood howling?? heehee Happy Birthday my dear friend! I hope it's the best birthday EVER! What a gorgeous quilt Bridgette made for you! What a talented crafter!!! Gorgeous work, Bridgette! I can see you take after Mom! :)

    Janie your card is gorgeous and I can't believe you found a stamp that says this. As soon as I'm done telling you how beautiful your card is, I'm off to buy it. I tell that to my grandkids all the time, and even did those recorded story books from Hallmark for Valentine's Day with the story. Your card is sooooo gorgeous, hon!! Love the fancy glittered swirls and your flowers, paper, and embellies are all perfect! Love that background paper too! You make such beautiful cards!!! Again, huge Birthday wishes to you. Hope they spoil you rotten!!!
    love and hugs,

  15. Hi Janie,
    Your card is totally gorgeous. I love the hearts and the flowers are beautiful. Tilda is just so sweet.
    Fiona x

  16. wow this is beautiful, the card and the quilt.
    janie your daughter did stunning work also you on your card.

    greetings karin

  17. Happy Birthday to the BEST mom EVER.!!! I love you............. to the MOON AND BACK. :)

  18. Well Happy Birthday Janie! It is my birthday today too! The card you made is gorgeous and the quilt your daughter made for you is so BEAUTIFUL!!
    Have a wonderful day!

  19. Happy Birthday to you!!!
    You got a beautiful present from your daughter!! Gorgeous work!!
    Your card is beautiful too, lovely details!
    hugs, Marlies

  20. Your card is beyond beautiful!!!! WOW!

    Quilt is gorgeous, too.

  21. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JANIE!!! You surely outdid yourself with this card! All the lovely details and love and time you put into this card shows. That sentiment is so precious. Your daughter's quilt for you is gorgeous! Talent runs in the family! She does beautiful work, and anyone could see and feel the closeness you share with your daughters! This is truly something to treasure. Have a wonderful Birthday celebration and enjoy your cruise trip!
    Hugs, Cami

  22. you are one lucky lady! Awesome quilt and beautiful card! Does Bridgette get the card?! : ) Happy, Happy Birthday Jane!
    Pam Going Postal

  23. Janie,
    What a nice birthday for a sweet person. It is wonderful that your family showed their love so much. Your daughters quilt is beautiful. I can see why you would cherish it. Keep watching your mail there should be something there for for your card.....I have never seen one as beautiful, I really would love to learn that method. I also have to buy the sentiment stamp as that is something I say to my grandkids. Have a wonderful birthday, what a blessing to know you have touched so many lives. Now, get to shopping and enjoy the day! hugs!

  24. Janie: Your card is beautiful. They just get better every time you post one. You go to so much work on your projects. Bridgette's quilt is just beyond words, she is so talented I swear she could do anything. I can't wait to see it on your bed!
    Patti Park

  25. HAPPY BIRTHDAY I know that I am late...but I
    just wanted to thank you for such a sweet
    comment you left on my blog.
    Your card is beautiful...I haven't been making
    cards very long and I have so much to learn.
    I joined as a follower so I can keep up with
    you.I too have met some very special friends
    thru my blog
    Texas Hugs

  26. Oh My Janie youve been throughly spoilt lots of gorgeous things, and I adore your card and the sentiment I think I might have to treat myself to that one to. With love and hugs Shirleyxx

  27. Oh this is a gorgeous card. i love all of it (the heart, the glitter stamp). The quilt home is beautiful compliments to your daughter.
    Sorry for ma bad english i hope you understand.

  28. Oh Janie, this is a real stunner, I absolutely love it! Everything works so well together and it's a real classy piece of artwork.

    But I'm so sorry I didn't know it was your birthday. I'm glad to hear that you had a lovely day and of course you should be well and truly're a SWEETHEART!
    Happy Belated Birthday Janie.

    Love and Hugs
    Elaine xx

  29. Hi Janie,
    Happy Birthday to US!! It was my birthday yesterday too! It sounds like you had a wonderful day & what fabulous thoughtful & talented daughters you have too. I hope I do my own Mum proud the same as they obviously do you. Your card is stunning. I love how effortlessly elegant you make everything. The sentiment is brilliant too. I play that game with my own boys every day!! They always like to think they've won, but I love them more!
    Big Birthday Hugs,
    Andie xx

  30. Happy belated birthday. It sounds like you had a wonderful day. What awesome gifts. Your card is just gorgeous. Love everything about it. Thanks for sharing.

  31. Happy Belated Birthday, Janie! Wow, sounds like you had a blast and received so many wonderful gifts & well wishes. Your card is so beautiful - love the design, the little Tilda and your flowers & hearts. And that quilt is so gorgeous! I love the colors - it is so beautiful! You have one talented daughter (like her mama, lol)!

  32. How wonderful cards, so fabulous with these details. now I'll look around in your blog, saw so many beautiful cards!

    Many thanks for the goa comments in my blog, was so happy!!

    Hugs Anneli

  33. I,m a little late but Happy Birthday. What a wonderful idea - all those flowers - how much fun is that. And the quilt your daughter made you is beautiful. Speaking of beautiful - your card is so pretty and I love the stenciling work.

  34. Janie what a beautiful card and your daughters quilt is fab-u-lous and the quilting is stunning.
    Next time you speak to Patty tell her I agree with whats she says we are just all friends that haven't meet. Enjoy your cruise,

    Hugs Anne

  35. Hi Janie, Looks like you had a fab Birthday! Great card, love the mini Tilda and the sentiment is just lovely. That quilt is just beautiful. Hugs, Teresa x

  36. Wow! Gorgeous card! I love the colours you have used and the sentiment is really nice! Great design. Your daughter is very talented - what an amazing and beautiful quilt!

    Hugs Sue xx

  37. Hi Janey
    Love your card hunni, it's beautiful.
    What can I say about your lovely family and the neat idea for 64 flowers!!! No wonder your chuffed, it's a lovely thing to do.
    Absolutely stunning quilt too, that a very talented daughter you have:)
    Anne x

  38. Wonderful card, so nicely with all the decorations.

    Hugs Anneli

  39. Your card is totally fab love all that glitter.
    Hugs Christine xx

  40. Beautiful card!
    Where did you get the mavellous "swirlthing" over Tildas head?

  41. Hi Janie, Fabulous card and lovely colour combo. Beautiful frame and gorgeous little Tilda.
    Your flowers look beautiful from your family and that quilt is just awesome.

  42. Your card is very beautiful Janie!! All the wonderful elements with the sweet Tilda and the gorgeous flower I love. What a wonderful labor or love your daughter has given you!! A real treasure to bring joy everytime you use it!

  43. Fantastic card!!! The sentiment is really amazing and the glittered details too!!
    Such a fabulous quilt you received!!!!!
    Hugs, Giò

  44. Happy Birthday Janie!! You asked what the fence's a Martha Stewart punch! Actually is a Halloween, has a set of bat wings on one picket.....but I cut those off once it's punched! Hope this helps! Teresa

  45. Hi janie, Happpy Birthday. You have such a lovely daughter, what an absolutely gorgeous quilt she made.
    Your card is so lovely, looks rather fiddly. Well done to you!! TFS, Dee xxx

  46. Happy Birthday and i'm happy I found this great blog!!!! I love the card you made absolutely beautiful!!!!

  47. hi janie
    your card is stunning, love the colors and the wonderful frame and background you used.
    thanks so much for your lovely comment about my scrapbooking work
    xoxo BA

  48. Hi Janie! How ever did I miss this post! I've been waiting for you to come back from your trip when I could have been enjoying this gorgeous card of yours sooner! A belated Happy Birthday to you! What a wonderful birthday you had with your family and friends. You are such a lovely lady, no wonder they went all out to make it a special birthday for you. Your daughter's quilt is beautiful and your card is just stunning and so very elegant, love it!!!

  49. Your card is beautiful, just like your quilt from your daughter!!


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