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Friday, June 15, 2012



UPDATE:  You can now get the M&M badge. Also, I am told (thanks Sassy) that Mr. Linky is acting like a Diva so make sure you comment, because I will be pulling the names from there as well. 

Happy Birthday to me
Happy Birthday to me
Happy Birthday...Happy Birthday!
(Steve Wonder version- lol)
 I hope that you are having a FAB day, because I am!!  Today I turn the big 40 and I am so excited, because the alternative just isn't acceptable. lol  I have a weekend packed full of FUN.  God has given me the gift of life and some added presents of  blue skies and lots of warm weather.  I thought this would be an excellent time to give-a-way some blog candy, because I would love if you parteeeeeee with me!! 

Here's how it will work...

1.  You must be a follower of my blog!  (Fair enough, right?)
2.  Link up your name using the Linky tool below.
3.   Leave me a comment on this post sharing your wisdom about turning 40 or one thing you would like to do before turning 40 (if not 40 yet).  I love to learn!
4. Tell your friends!  (Don't keep all this yumminess to yourself!)

Here's a nifty little badge that you may choose to display...

Me if I was an M&M (just arms in legs chocolate too) - lol

Easy peasy!  Just complete these four things and your name will be entered in the drawing to win one of the 4 - $10 gift certificates to four of my favorite online shopping places.  It was hard to pick four, but I have a theme going. lol

My FOUR favorite online shopping places (this time around)...
Create with TLC - great place to shop for Wordart!

Whimsy Stamps - wide variety of stamps, digis and dies!

Oozak - where I buy my Copics and so much more!

Scrapper's Delights - fun digis and excellent scrapbooking kits!

As I stated, it was hard to narrowe it down to four; because I am a shopaholic and I truly love all the stores I come across.  I will offer more candy down the road and will rotate my favs!  However, I must say that Create with TLC will always make the list, because Paulette's brilliant mind comes up with the perfect wordart to match whatever I am doing at the time.  I have created my own wordart for some of my creations, but if I have brain fog...Paulette comes through. 

Okay, enough gibber from me.  I hope that you will join me for this FAB 40 parteeee!!  I will announce the lucky 4 winners on July 1st!  This blog candy expires on June 30th so plenty of time to get your yummy on.

Don't forget to follow my blog, link up below and leave me a bit-o-honey of wisdom in the comments about turning 40 or what you would like to do before turning 40!


  1. Oh wow I get to be the first to wish you a Happy Birthday to a wonderful person. Let's see if I can even remember turning 40. I guess I would say that upon my turning 40 I was thankful for the wisdom and maturity that I had acquired. I learn that my parents really did know what they were talking about when it came to raising kids. lol. I hope you have a wonderful day and I am blessed to be able to call you my friend. joann sassy raggedy

  2. Happy Birthday Candy,
    I hope you have a wonderful Day.
    When I turned forty I realized that I was able to really concentrate on me. The kids were raised and Now It was time to focus on myself.
    So I was ready for the next journey.

  3. Happy Birthday Candy! Age is just a number it's in your heart that it counts. So keep a young heart by enjoying life and having fun!

  4. For your 40th Birthday, Candy!

    "The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace." Numbers 6:24-26

    Be blessed and celebrate another year the Lord has given you!
    xx Kathy

    Arise Woman Of God

    Rise up O woman of God
    In what He has given you
    The things God has laid on your heart
    Rise up, go forth, and do

    Unlock what God has placed within
    The potential you have inside
    The world is waiting for your release
    To expand your wings and fly

    Arise in your God-given gifts
    For this is your finest hour
    Arise in the Lord's holy might
    Ignited and empowered

    For God is calling you to come forth
    To impact this world for Him
    Don't hold back or limit yourself
    Let His power arise within

    And take His message to the world
    To those that have lost their way
    For you can surely make a difference
    If you'd hear His voice and obey

    You shall be strengthened in the Lord
    As you begin to arise
    Conquering those doubts that pull you down
    And believe who you are in Christ

    For you shall surely be transformed
    As, in you, God increases more
    And become a woman of true excellence
    Bringing honour to her Lord

    © By M.S.Lowndes

  5. Happy Birthday, my friend (and fellow purple lover) ! Turning 40 is probably no different than any other year. It's all about the journey, not the destination. At 40, the final destination is a long way off yet. Each day God gives us is another chance to shine , enjoy, and reflect His glory. My wish for you is to be truly 'Alive' every minute you live. Hugs. :-D

  6. Hello
    Happy Bday to you
    hope its a blast
    and remember you only feel like ya feel
    a little over a year til i am 40 and i will own my toyota pick up cause as tammy states there will be more time for me
    shared also
    love your purples

  7. Happy Birthday to you!

    I remember 40 quite fondly as it marked moving from the stage of raising my "kids" into the stage of watching them become the adults I raised them to be! It was the start of a delightful time of my life.

  8. Happy Birthday!!! Oh gees, what do I want to do before I turn 40...hmmmm, I am really not sure :>) I have a few more months to decide :>) I would love to get a card published, so I guess I should start submitting!!!

  9. I got married a few months after turning 40 and a whole new life chapter opened up and I've been writing it ever since. It's been wonderful, so the old adage about life begins at 40 was certainly true for me!!

  10. Happy Birthday!
    At 40 I realized I was not too old to go back to school to help make a better life for my kids and I. Never stop learning, loving and laughing!
    Enjoy your 40's!

  11. Candy!!
    Happy Birthday!!Remember it is your birthday!!! All months.


  12. I turned 40 a few months (10years) ago, lol! Always keep moving and exercising because staying healthy is soooo very important!

  13. Happy Happy Birthday.....I sang the regular
    And thank you for such nice made me blush.
    Hope you enjoyed your day~!


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Sue Nelson and I

Sue Nelson and I
2009 Rubber Stamp Convention