Birthdays and Unbirthdays

There are three hundred and sixty-four days
when you might get un-birthday presents,
and only one for birthday presents, you know.
    ~ Lewis Carroll

Doodle Garden Party Girl


Is today your birthday? Or is it your un-birthday? Either way, it's Party Time.

Doodle Garden Party Time

I'm celebrating one of my 364 un-birthdays. Hey, any excuse, right?

But, for anyone actually celebrating a birthday today . . . how about a big red bow as a place card for your birthday dinner?

Lollipop Addition

This place card is also a lollipop holder – but I'm such a party critter, I already ate the lollipop.

That crazy bow is made with the new Jumbo Beautiful Bow Die-namic.  It's attached to the lollipop treat holder with a white bulldog clip so it can be removed, and put, well, just anywhere – like maybe as a pin on the birthday person's lapel.

Be careful, you could be just sitting around watching the basketball playoffs when someone sticks a birthday bow on you. (I do think birthday bows make a wonderful fashion statement and should be worn 365 days a year.)


It's day five of the My Favorite Things Teasers, and today we're revealing the latest Doodle Gardens sets, Party Time and Fluttering By. 

Can you tell how crazy I am for this Blueprints product. Each new set of Blueprints Die-namics includes a PDF of sample layouts. You can see the Blueprints #1 sample layouts here. Honestly, making this card with the Blueprints system was so easy – it almost felt like cheating.

MFT Blueprint 1


I used one of the Blueprint layouts for my card today, but I just switched out the circle in the Blueprints set for the circle in the Lollipop Treat Die-namic set. I stamped a sentiment from the new Lollipop Additions – Birthday, and adhered the circle to the card from with a Red Hot button and some red twine.



MFT Doodle Garden Party Time

Here are the Copic markers I used and the rest of the ingredients.

Doodle Gardens Party Time Markers


Other ingredients: pebbles seen & noted paper pad, American Crafts Twine, Making Memories Cheeky Board Clips, Memento Tuxedo Black Dye Ink.

My Favorite Things Teaser Time

I have good news and bad news . . . The bad news is you can't purchase these new stamps and Die-namics just yet. But, the good news, is that they'll be available March 11 and we get to Party Hardy all the way up to the release.

Here are all the details.

  • Attend the New Release Party on March 11 from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM EST HERE in the MFT forum, where you can WIN PRIZES!
  • The MFT release, including all new stamp sets and Die-namics, is on March 11 at 10:00 PM EST.  You’ll find all the newest products HERE at release time.
  • The guest designer contest is going on now!  Check out the forum for details on how YOU can win over $200 in stamp sets and Die-namics.
  • If you’d like to see all the teasers for today, please click on over to the My Favorite Things Blog NOW.  Leave comments as you go for the chance to win $10 gift certificates given away daily.


Happy Birthday and UnBirthday Everyone! Party On!

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Sweet Comments

  1. this birthday set is just as precious as can be! love the fun colors, too. :)
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  3. Darling set with the cutie image and pretty dps to go with her. That bow is so fun on the treat holder :)

  4. Really pretty color combination…the teal and the red pop! My favorite is the little package wrapped in red and hearts. It’s darling!

  5. Christine Dearinger says:

    Love that big bow!!!Love your projects Linda.

  6. OMGosh how cute! Love the colors and the dp you used.
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  7. Loving your creations for today!! All of the added details really make them shine!! Thanks for sharing and have a fabulous weekend!! 😉

  8. Clarissa says:

    The bows are so adorable!

  9. I’m thinking I love your color choices and use of that wonderful bow. I enjoy visiting your site.

  10. Love that bow, adorable, fab color combo.

  11. that giant bow just makes me happy! those are some of my favorite papers and you showed them off so well! CUTE stuff, Linda!
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  12. Loving your projects!!!! The colours are just gorgeous together!!
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  13. Awesome projects! Love the color combo.

  14. FANTASTIC work GF! I love your teasers!
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  15. Rosemary D says:

    absolutely fabulous!! i love that big bow on the little treat wrapper and the card is super cute!

  16. Karen Harris says:

    I love everything about your projects, from the use of the blueprint die to the color choices. The big bow on the treat holder looks awesome!

  17. Linda,

    TOO TOO CUTE! Love the white, red and teal!! PERFECTION!!
    And your little place holder is AWESOME!!
    You are the QUEEN!!~~
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  18. Beautiful projects! I love your card and the bow is so cute!
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  19. Awww! Too Cute! Great big bow and little lollipop holder and that clip is the perfect embellishment!!
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  20. Angela R. says:

    LOVE the dp you used! This is yet another sweet DG girl that I NEED!

  21. JoAnn B. says:

    Very pretty. Love yoru color choices and the design of your card.

  22. So sweet, love the color combo!

  23. what a lovely card, it is beautiful, i love the red bow, awesome
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  24. Denise Bryant says:

    Darling card and lollipop holder! Love the big bow! Great paper choices and coloring!

  25. So cute. I love your little set, especially the red heart bow.

  26. Stunning! Gorgeous colors. Beautiful Bow!!!! Pretty snazzy Bear wear!!! :)
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  27. OMG…. Love this as a SET. You Rocked It! Where did you get that mini clip. Such a nice touch!!
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  28. Seriously blown away by this bow/card. Happy un-birthday!
    God’s blessings on your day,
    Sarah :)