Tuesday, March 8, 2011

~ Birthday Blog Hop ~ happy birthday Reenee!

CSS-BirthdayBlogHop   ~ 'Tis the day!! :) Everybody, and I know especially Nicki... has been looking forward to this special day to celebrate Reenee's birthday! I take this moment to say a big, warm thank-you to both Nicki and Reenee (the most awesome mother-and-daughter team) for letting me share a part of their Clear-and-Simple adventures. it has been SO MUCH fun to be part of the team, and their emails, design-team instructions, and group network are so warm and fun. The best of the very best!

So -- Reenee, here are your birthday flowers first of all...

some of my very favorite kind: carnations...  and I hope you will love them too..

seeing that I needed some pretty flowers to fill my pots, I skipped out to pick those growing by the mailbox at the roadside..
~ not really, but I wish I could ~


I made a card for you too -- with special stamps from our favorite company ...


Lots of etsy goodness here... joyafibers wood-buttons (so cute and fun) -- buttonsandsuch lace trim (tea-dyed in my kitchenette) -- layoutsfromtheheart posies -- the BEST button twine from endlessinkabilities -- and beautiful papers from jenniferscozycottage.

Have a happy, blessed day, Reenee. I hope you will be surrounded with your family and all their love, the very best gift in the world.

If you have come to my blog from Tracy Schultz's blog you are in the right place.  If you are visiting with me first then you will want to start this special birthday blog hop from the beginning at Clear and Simple Stamps. --------> Now on to your next stop at Ryann Salamon's blog!

here is the complete list, if you get lost... make sure you visit everyone! or Reenee might bonk you on the head for missing out on all the fun.

Clear and Simple Stamps {blog}

 Kim Howard

Cristina Kowalczyk

Heather Pulvirenti

Jen Tapler

Susan Raihala

Sarah Martina

Dana Grothaus

Beth Matson

Tracy Schultz

Viola Mahr

Ryann Salamon

Simone Pursiful

Sue Berker

Eva Dobilas

Ayana Posadas

Maria Levine

Stephany Zerbe

Ashley Newell

Regina Mangum

Lori Tecler

Clear and Simple Stamps {FB}

A surprise package of CSS goodies... picked from a few of Reenee's favorite products and sent out to the winners! Each package is valued at $50.  In order to qualify for the prize, leave a birthday wish for Reenee on our Facebook and/or Clear and Simple Stamps blogpost (This way those who are not big on FB can still have a chance to win)..  We will pick two winners - one winner from FB and one winner from the CSS Blog.
And for fun - we are giving everyone a 15% off coupon (good for today only) when shopping at CSS. You will just need to enter birthday15 in order to receive the discount (this coupon will not be valid with other offers and is good for one day only)...

Ok? ready to carry on in the birthday fun? hop on to the other ladies, leave your love for them and Reenee, and have a happy day full of birthday cheer. I know this is going to be a good one for me :)

~ Vi


  1. Patty O'MalleyMarch 9, 2011 at 4:26 AM

    The card is beautiful as always, Viola! Love those wooden buttons. And I am sure Renee will love the card.

  2. Simply stunning card. How sweet are you for the flowers. Just lovely!

  3. Beautiful card! I just love your style.

  4. Just gorgeous! I love that doily peeking out from behind.

  5. Beautiful - loved your colors you used.

  6. I love the layering

  7. I love the card! The colors, the layering...just love EVERYTHING about this!

  8. the flowers are beautiful but your card is stunning!

  9. Just beautiful--both the flowers and the card!

  10. an old fashioned card. and now I simply must take myself to bed. I will look at the others tomorrow.

  11. Gorgeous card as ever Vio! I'm sure Reenee will adore it too ;)

  12. I love every piece and bit of this card. The flower is stunning! Another handmade beauty :)

  13. Oh, what gorgeous flowers and such a stunning card! I love how you added the buttons with the string. Excellent layout and design!

  14. Beautiful card, Miss Viola! My daughter Anna (9) and I enjoyed "meeting" your sisters, as well in your most recent post! ;) Very cute!


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