Sunday, January 24, 2010

Christi’s Nifty Fifty Birthday Hop….





I have met some amazing people since I started blogging, one of whom is the EXTREMELY talented Christi Milliken (you can see her amazing cards on her blog, Blessings on Paper). Well Christi is turning 50 today and her Mom contacted a bunch of bloggers who she knew and asked us if we would be interested in sending Christi a birthday card and a little something containing 50 goodies wrapped in black. Well of course I jumped at the chance to surprise such a wonderful person. Then we decided to do a blog hop linking all the people who were participating as an extra surprise. Until Christi sits down at her computer today she will have no idea about this!!!


This is the card and little tin I sent her. The tin is filled with 50 buttons (makes for a noisy package LOL!).

SOOO if you have come here from Mary’s Blog then you are on the right track and now you can hop on to Susan’s blog..if you want to start at the beginning here is the complete list.

1. June Houck
2. Jeanne Tomshack
3. Barb Walker
4. Stacy L
5. Christi Thorsen
6. Cammie (Carolyn King)
7. Marie Isom
8. Mary Ellen Harrison
9. Sarah Masteller
10. Susan Roberts
11. Jeanette Fincher
12. Elise Durenberger

I think this is SUCH a fun surprise for a beautiful person…Hope you enjoy it Christi..Happy birthday!!!!



Laurel said...

Wow, such great projects! What a lucky person she is to have amazing talent like you making things for her!

Sweet Momiji said...

What an AWESOME idea!! I love that you're sending 50 buttons! That is so great! :)
Beautiful card! LOVE the sentiment! lol


June Houck said...

Fabulous card and button tin! What a terrific gift idea. Love this :)

Kim said...

THis is an incredible honor for Christi! What amazing bloggin buddies she has.
Your card and tin are incredible! Love that design and those black flowers! Girlie, you always pour up the inspiraiton! You're a great friend!!!!
Kim xxx

Pelusa said...

What a nice idea! Lucky Christy! She has such a marvelous friends!

Christi said...

Wow!! This is amazing!!!!

Barb said...

Oh Sarah! I love your card! And your gift idea of buttons is a very GOOD one! Everything looks so nice all put together...this was fun!

Jeanne said...

Love your card, Sarah! And that you sent her 50 buttons. That sentiment is fabulous and so is the entire design.

Guess what I sent her? I'm not telling, but I hope she likes it, even though I thought I had to sent 50 of something black. It's black alright! LOL

Sheila Bennett said...

What a fun idea - having a blog hop for a special person's birthday! Bet she really enjoyed reading through her blog feed today. :)

And your card is so cute - those black flowers are adorable.

Susan (rainy) said...

What a gorgeous card and wonderful tin 'o buttons for Christi. She will love them both!

Haley D. said...

How fun! Your card is the perfect way to celebrate the big 5-0! I'm sure she'll love her noisy button tin too.

HappyCrafter said...

Great projects! I love the colour scheme and everything is so crisp and professional looking!

Elise said...

Hi, Sarah! You are such fun! What a wonderful card and SO beautifully packaged gifty! I love it! Your work is fabulous! I love the composition of your card and that delightfully embellished gift box! I'm sure the postman was perplexed! hee hee


Marie with a :-) said...

SARAH!!!! You know that you were one I was referring to when I said "I know how talented certain ladies are..." Your work is always beautiful and this is no exception. I love what you've done. Hugs!

Heather said...

Very pretty! I love it. That is a great gift. I like the glitter on the 50. I live in Clive, Ia. We sure are having some cold and dreary weather right now. I need some sunshine!

Sparkle said...

Such a lovely set!

stampmonkey said...

Okay, even through the tears, I had to laugh when I saw your card --the dead flowers AND that sentiment (thank goodness we don't grow a new finger with each year, although maybe an extra arm would be nice) are perfect for someone as OLD as I am now!! ;) The tin is beautifully decorated too (and now I know what's been making all that noise in your package! lol) --I'm looking forward to seeing these beautiful projects in person...just as soon as I finish 'partying,' that is. ;)

Sarah, thank you sooo much for being a part of what turned out to be a wonderful day for me...even if I had to officially (and publicly --ugh) become OLD to have it happen to me. ;) Definitely one I'll never forget. A day full of family, friends (real-life and virtual), laughter, and happy tears is about the best kind there is!

Thanks again, Sarah. ;)

Linda L said...

OMGoodness Sarah this is amazing! What a wonderful surprise. Your friend Christi will be so surprise. Your card and gift are wonderful. I love the card all done in black. Stunning!
I made a card for your Card Patterns Sketch challenge and Unscripted today. I loved your sketch, but that card was outstanding.

BananaStamper said...

This is fantastic! Your friend is one lucky girl! Hope your weekend was great!
You must have sent that snow/ice our way - it is looking like a snow day tomorrow - which will also mean my three day work trip would be cancelled - hmmm, my boys will be delighted if Mommy can stay home and play and read with them all day long! Time will tell, and well the road report in the morning....
Shanna :)

Marcy said...

Oh Sarah, what an awesome idea. It's a wonderful gift. Your friend will love it, I'm sure...I know I would!!

Meredith said...

How cute!! What a great surprise!

And it's been a while since I've seen that paper...may have to pull mine back out.

Kathi Carlson said...

Your card is gorgeous, Sarah! Lucky Christi!

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Carolyn Christie said...

Great BD gift! Neat idea!

mE said...


I LUUUUUUUUUUURVE that card! Oh my goodness! I LoVE IT! Those flowers are DIVINE and I love your "starry" backdrop (both the card and photo backdrop). What a great idea to do the 50 buttons in a tin, too. You guys are so awesome!

Hope you're surviving today's blizzard! My sis and dad said it was coming down like a wild banshee today.

~Inky Smiles!

Monica Larson said...

im christi's oldest daughter and i just wanted to thank you for taking the time to be a part of my mom's birthday. it was so special to her and i know it made her day. i really appreciate you doing that for her and the card you made is wonderful. i love the quote on the inside! thanks again!

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