Saturday, October 8, 2011

My Birthday Wishes Blog Hop

Welcome to the Birthday Wishes Blog hop.  Hi every one I want to thank you for joining us today for MY Birthday hop.  Today I turned, 40 something and I have  a lot of wishes right now.  My first and foremost wish is that you all had a great time hopping through and seeing the amazing talent these gals have.   Please make sure you leave some bloggy love at all the stops today.  If you post on all the hops and follow hers and my blog you will be entered to win some blog candy from me!!!  If you've just popped in to visit my blog or are reading this via email and you'd like to join our Birthday Wishes blog hop, then please start here at the beginning with Rhonda. My blog will be the last stop, so make sure you are commenting on everyone’s post before you come back here.

Now, as I said I do have a lot of wishes, but my main wish is to find a job.  It's been a bit crazy here being unemployed and not being able to contribute to the household as much.  I'm not going to whine anymore about this because I do know there is something "Fabulous" waiting for me, but ...  Nope, done ...  Which brings me to my project.  Now, not having a lot of money right now I've been forced to use up what I have.  Scraps, ribbons, odds and know, the stuff you have lying around and never use because you don't have to...well, right now I do have to and this got me to thinking.  I wanted to give each of the ladies something for joining me on this special day and it had to be inexpensive since there are 13 of them celebrating with me...A few years ago I was doing a lot of craft fairs and I would spend all winter making stuff to get ready to sell in the spring.  I would search all the dollar stores for inexpensive items to add to my "crafting" and started to accumulate a lot of stuff.  The one thing I went way overboard on were these office clips.  

and having worked at the casino, I accumulated
a lot of these types of coasters (unused of course)
and scrapbooking and card making 
I have A LOT of these
So put that all together and you get this
and here are the fronts:
Now I layed them out randomly and I had each of 
the ladies in the hop enter their name randomly in 
a document on facebook and their number will coincide
with each Post It note holder and that is how I chose
which one to send them...because there was just no
way for me to figure out who got what...I hope 
they like the choices they made...hehehehe
Now I also wrote them each a personal note
thanking them for attending my Birthday Hop and I
hope you left them all a bit of bloggy love.  They
did a fantastic job!!!
I adhered my pattern paper to the front of the coaster,
plain paper to the backside.  Then I added a piece of
paper to the office clip and clipped the post it note
to the coaster and added a ribbon...DONE!!!
Just think how quickly you can deplete some
of your scraps and odds and ends.
Now I will be giving away a set of 4 of each coasters (unused), office clips and post it notes for you to embellish your own post it note holders.  Now the only way you can win, is if you left bloggy love and became followers of ALL of the ladies.  I will be picking a winner and checking with them to make sure you left a comment on their blog...

NOw Since I was the last stop, if you came here first remember to start with Rhonda and then the rest of the lineup is here:


Kari -
Amy -
Lisa - 
Lynne -
Kathy -
Audrey –
Tami - 
Kathy - 
Susan - 
Kacee - 
Christy - 
Erika -
Brenda -  


  1. hello brenda ..
    happy birthday
    i m going to complete this hop
    would love if you visit me too

  2. hello brenda ..
    i have completed the blog hop . what a spectacular view it was .. loved every part of it ..
    Happy birthday again .. i have followed every blog n commented .. but kathy n kristee .. had no post up .. so i cudnt commet .. will try to come again to there blog
    would love if you visit me too

  3. HAPPY BIRTHDAY BRENDA!!!! Great hop with very creative gals!! Love that you used what you had, they are such a cute idea and I am sure the girls will love them!! Hope that you find a job soon ( i know there is the perfcet job out there for you) Have a very special day!!
    Kristan (follower)
    sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

  4. Happy Birthday my dear friend! I hope you have a blessed day! Love ya! Sorry my card is going to be late, hope you understand!

  5. happy birthday hope you have a wonderful time on your birthday. wishing all your wishes come true. hugs. Your friend Rhonda

  6. Wow! What a great idea! This will be cute for me to make later on for the teachers. TFS and Happy Birthday!!!

  7. Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you...!! Your veeerrry creative idea is wonderful! Why can't my brain work like this? I love that you are sharing the supplies for 'candy' - awesome! I checked in with all the ladies that were up this morning and will check back to catch a couple others later:-) I am a follower...
    jejaeb (at) cfl (dot) rr (dot) com

  8. Just completed your bithday bloghop! It was fun and very inspiring! Have a terrific birthay!

  9. Happy birthday, my wonderful friend!!! I hope all your wishes come job, and in the order of need!!!

    Brenda, I love your project!! I have a lot of clips from when I left my job too! Gotta put some of those office supplies to work!!! LOL!

    I'm so happy to have hopped with you and your friends today. It's been such fun seeing all the beautiful and wonderful things everyone has done for you -- such beautiful friends!

    Hugs, sweetie!

  10. P.S. I love all the projects! Everyone did such a great job, and I enjoyed every visit!


  11. Brenda, I can't wait to get mine!!! Thank you!!!

  12. What a fantastic hop you had and I most definitely can't wait to get my Lucky 13! Thank you sew much for adding me to your hop!!!!!!!
    Hugs, Love and Birthday Hugs!!!!!

  13. Happy Happy Birthday! Hope you have an awesome day. I really enjoyed the hop!!

  14. Happy Birthday Brenda and thank you for letting me be in your hop, but there's something wrong with you giving out the presents. Isn't it supposed to be the other way around? Thank you for your thoughtfulness! Looks like I got a blue one- yay, since that's my favorite color. This is probably not the best place to ask but I have a quick question about the putty from yesterday. Are the molds reusable or one time use? Again Happy Birthday & I think congratulations too- ???new job???

  15. Awesome Idea with using all that you already had around your craft room! And Good luck on getting a job And A very Happy Birthday and hope that all your wishes do come true!! TFS!! I am a new follower here and will return soon!!

    I will be having a Blog Hop November 19 for my birthday and would love to invite you to come and see all the talented creations of all my sweet Participants!
    ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com

  16. Happy birthday Brenda! I hope you have been having a fabulous day! My now 14 yo daughter shares this day with you so I am just now getting on to hop :) My wish for you is that you find a perfect job soon and I will be praying for you too.

    LOVE these post it note holders - what a creative idea! I think it is good to have to use what you have - makes us think harder :)

    I already follow most of the ladies on your hop and I am now following all of them except Kathy at scrappingfelkatz - I can't find her post. Will keep trying though :)

    rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

  17. Happy birthday to you Birthday Girl Brenda!!! I love this idea and it is so cute and easy on the pocket book...Thanks for sharing this great idea.
    Hope you have a wonderful Birthday!!!
    Eva :0)
    I have a giveaway on my blog

  18. Hi Brenda and happy birthday, What a great idea for the coasters. i have to try this, great craft fair item!!

  19. Sorry, I wasn't able to hop through today but I DID want to wish you a VERY Happy Birthday...hope ALL your wishes really do come true!!

  20. great project with the coasters!happy b-day!!!!! joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

  21. Happy Birthday! Love your project! I have alot of binder clips & coasters as well & now I know what 2 do w/ them! Thanx 4 an awesome hop & the inspiration! Been a follower of your blog & fb page 4 a while! ~prhmangel at gmail dot com

  22. Great idea Brenda!! Happy, Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a wonderful day:)
    Sherrie K

  23. Happy Birthday. Love the post it note holders.

  24. Happy Birthday Brenda! Hope all your wishes come true!!! Im unemployed right along with you- I so understand where you are coming from. Thank you so much for letting me be in your birthday hop!!! I hope I can hop again with you!

  25. Happy Birthday Brenda! Hope u had a wonderful day. I have enjoyed the hop, such amazing gals & wonderful cards. tfs & chance to win

  26. I hope you had a very happy birthday, Brenda, filled with much love and happiness!! I am so honored to have been a part of your birthday blog hop! And you are so awesome - you did not have to do anything for us - you know we love you and are happy to be a part of your celebration! The coaster projects are just amazing - you are so creative and talented :) I just got home from my two week vacation and will put your card in the mail - I'm sorry it will be late but I didn't want to send it before the hop! Thank you again for including me my sweet friend and I will continue to pray that you find a job soon :)


  27. A Big Happy Happy Birthday to you Brenda. This has been a super fun blog hop to follow. Love your idea of using the coasters that you have collected along with the clips and paper. What a tremendous idea. Hope you had a wonderful day and did all the things you wanted.
    Cindy Lou
    endurapuppy at yahoo dot com

  28. Happy Birthday to you Brenda! Even if it's a day late. I got home and started hopping. Everyone did such a great job, I have so many new ideas and projects I want to try now. Thanks for including me in your hop celebration. Hugs, Christy

  29. Happy Birthday to you,
    Happy Birthday to you,
    Happy Birthday dear Brenda,
    Happy Birthday to you!

    Love your note pads, Im sure everyone will like the one they get. Thank you the blog hop, was great seeing some new blogs, and alot of talent.

    kimba at richhook dot com

  30. Eeeeeek!! I LOVE your project!! :) WOW -- that's what I'm getting for being a part of your AWESOME Birthday hop??? WOWZERS!! I woulda done it for FREEEEEEEEEEE, ya know!!! :) You know I just love, love, LOVE my Bloggie-Land-Bestie!! I hope your day was absolutely superb!! I had a cupcake with YOU in mind :) (I knew you'd like that!! LOL)... This was an AMAZING hop -- SO FUN and SO GREAT... Thanks for hosting such an incredible group of gals and for being such a wonderful, awesome, and amazing friend!! I LOVE YOU!!! :)

    Amy :) at

  31. Wishing you the HAPPIEST Birthday ever. Your wish and mine are the same. May we both have our wishes come true. I love this idea and thank you for including me in your day.

    Happy Scrappin'

    Sue B
    suenj99 at yahoo dot com


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