Wednesday, January 28, 2009


IT IS TODAY!!!! hahahhaha! Ok, I'm going for a looonnnng walk here, to clear my mind... I'll still leave the post I'd put up this a.m. (to show you WHY I need to go clear my head.) I shall repeat 100 times in my head ... IT IS the 28th it IS the 28th It is the 28th...

I messed up big-time everyone... haha, its ALL MY FAULT! Cicero, you needn't worry that your dear OLD Mither might not recall a happening from 50 years ago, for I'm so scatter-brained at my age (only 1/2 of hers!) that her memory seems BRILLIANT compared to mine these days. I'm talking about... being a certain little "bird" who hopped about letting folks know that its our dear friend Valinda's birthday ... TODAY.

Well, its actually TOMORROW. Ayeah.... (ducking at the shoes being thrown from South Africa and USA...) Well hay, folks, there's two GOOD things about this, perhaps three...

1. We did not forget Valinda's special day
2. We DEFINATELY surprised her
3. We can breath a sigh of satisfaction that its DONE!

You know what's funny? I chatted with my SIL Judy last night and we were TALKING about this and it did not "click" in my mind that the 28th was not TODAY till about 4 a.m. when I woke up with a big "OOPS" going on in my brain.

So... without further ado, I'm going to Join my dear friends to celebrate not only Valinda's birthday, but my daughter's and friend Bonnie's too! Happy Birthday TOMORROW to all of you!

All KimB Stuffs

Happy Birthday Dezrae!

It's your birthday, but we got the gift...
a gentle, sweet, beautiful daughter
who is always a pleasure to be with.
You glow with sensitivity and compassion
generated from the depths
of your warm heart and and kind soul.
A loving mom, a peacemaker,
a woman full of the joy of life,
that's you.
Anyone who spends time with you
is privileged to know
such an extraordinary person.
You are a great joy in our lives.
We love you and cherish you and treasure you
and wish that every one of your birthdays
will be the happiest yet.

By Joanna Fuchs

Dezrae, we wish you lived closer so we could celebrate with you, but you will be thought of. Hope you get royally spoiled (not Royale-ly cause if you read my last post you'll know what I mean) Have a fabulous day!

Kristin CB - flowers
sorry, can't remember the other kit?

Birthday Blessings

Instead of counting candles,
Or tallying the years,
Contemplate your blessings,
As your birthday nears.
Consider special people
Who love you, and who care,
And others who’ve enriched your life
Just by being there.
Think about the memories
Passing years can never mar,
Experiences great and small
That have made you who you are.
Another year is a happy gift,
So cut your cake, and say,
"Instead of counting birthdays,
I count blessings every day!"

By Joanna Fuchs

Bonnie, this is a wonderful opportunity to tell you how dear you are to me. I hope this year is one of being creative and discovering new talents and realizing your hopes and dreams. I'm so glad we DO live close enough that I can actually give you a real Birthday Hug ... tomorrow!

KristinCB - Beauty kit
(may be a mix of your other kits too)

Bright Joy

On your birthday,
I’m thinking about how much light and sparkle
you freely dispense wherever you go,
how your sunny smile lights up any gathering.
Every birthday marks another year
of you radiating positive, happy energy,
contagious happiness
that infects all who come in contact with you.
May your next birthday find you the same--
glowing from within,
beaming bright joy on everyone you meet.
I feel blessed to know you.

By Joanna Fuchs

Valinda... YOU are the first person to visit and leave love at so many of our blogs. You ALWAYS have an encouraging word, you bring sunshine into all our lives. Its been a rare day when I would find myself AHEAD of you in a strip of comments on a blog. I count on you and have come to cherish and value each one! I'm looking forward to getting to know you more this year, to fellowship with you too.

I KNOW your family and Jim will spoil you, girl!


Even though I've been 'retired' from designing for a while now, I set aside a day to create a kit to give away to honour each of you. I hope you enjoy!

Personal Use Only



  1. Wow! Is all that comes to mind. Your designs are just so beautiful! I especially like the last one with the "soft birthday wishes".
    Happy Birthday to Dezrae and your friend Valinda!

  2. You have been one busy Lady, with all those cards and a pretty kit too! And such sweet birthday poetry.. I have now book marked Joanna Fuchs!

  3. awesome SIL you did it again ...beatuiful cards and a birthday gift for all ...Yes Dez Happy Birthday ...I did stop Val's ..and Bonnie you have a great day ...I know with Barb so close she will spoil you.

    hugs & smiles

  4. Oh how pretty my friend! All of the cards are beautiful and the poem. I hope everyone has a Happy Birthday!

    Take care! I just realize how long it has been since I visited. I've gotten behind since not feeling well over the weekend.

    I hope you are having a great week!

  5. i am sure we surprised her!! Thank you for sharing all your AWESOME poems and cards!! LOVE the kit too!! Your designs are missed! :D Hope you have a WoNDERFUL Wednesday! HUGS!

  6. Good Afternoon Barb:)
    I'm sooo confused.LOL Is it my bday today????Hahahahaha Talk about a Senior moment..that would be ME!!55 today!!hehe
    I want to thank you soo much for the wonderful friend you have become to me.I look forward to another year too.Just eternity..we will see each other so may tell me to take my tea and leave.LOL
    Thank you soo much for the BEAUTIFUL card you made for me!Love the poem!!How sweet!Your gift is gorgeous!!!! Thank you soo much!!:)Pastels!!Yay!!
    Happy birthday to your Dezrae!What are the chances we would have the same bday?:) I bet she loves her card too!!It's so pretty..just like her!!
    Happy Birthday to your friend Bonnie!!! Just being your friend is a true gift.:)
    My SIL's name is Bonnie also.:)Just threw that in for free.LOL's not Bonnie Also..or Bonnie Too.It's just Bonnie.LOL

    Love and hugs,

  7. WOW... what a post Mrs. Miles you are amazing with your talent. What a wonderful sweet person you are making cards for everyone. You truly are a blessing. Happy Birthday to all your friends. I will head over and say hello.

    Hugs.. Joy

  8. ooooops.. I am so sorry... I forgot your Daughter... tell her happy birthday. : )

  9. Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 28 Jan [LA 09:00pm] - 29 Jan [NY 12:00am, UK 05:00am, OZ 04:00pm] ).

  10. The cards and poem are just beautiful. You are one busy woman.

  11. Beautiful kit, thank you!

  12. LOL_ it was the BAG I threw at you- hee hee,
    Oh my- you see, now I needed to come and do a catch up read quick as I HAVE to do something with the rather WOBBLY bits that have formed on my butt and arms too! hahahaha- It's to get the mind set right to go ahead and DO IT!
    I say I do- but then I never get there- NO MORE EXCUSES_ hahaha Thanks Barb! I needed to read that!

    And you had your first skate! WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! No that I enjoyed as a teen- obviously in a RING in a shopping centre but fun never the less- lol

    Loved the photo's and the LO's and cards my friend! and your daughters name is spelt so different- it's beautiful. here we would spell it Desiree.

    HUGS to you


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