Thursday, August 19, 2010

Happy Birthday Carter! And a giveaway!

Hello all!  I hope that you are doing well!  I hope you enjoyed the Lawn Fawn Blog Hop for Cards for Kids yesterday.  I have been!  There is still time to hop and have a chance to win prizes, see my post under this!

And also have you played with us at Wee Memories Scrappy Saturday Challenge yet this week?  There's something for everyone with the brads, bling or buttons challenge!  There is still time to play with the challenge ending tomorrow (friday) at 11:59 pst. 

By the way this is a super long post but there is a giveaway at the end!  Don't miss it!


I had planned to blog again yesterday with a card and a giveaway celebrating my blogaversary but I took my kids to Tinkertown (kids amusement park) With 13 of there friends and there mommies (5) We ended up spending the whole day there (from just shy of opening until when they closed!)  It got so slow around dinner time and it was hard to leave since the lines were gone the weather wasn't hot and well the kids were behaving so well still!  This resulted in a very tired me and I basically drove home walked into the door and onto the couch and Chad took over daddy duties of feeding and putting the kids to bed.  I could barely walk!  I took a hot bath and went to bed early!  Lots of fun and I am glad we stayed so long but wow was I tired!

So a card, this one has been in my head for a while.  May be my first ever single layer card, I wanted to use all the stamps from this Kiss From the Sun set by Hero Arts, love this set!

And today is my sweet baby boy's 2nd Birthday!  Happy Birthday Carter!  I can't beleive it's been two years since God blessed me with a boy!  You are such a joy, so full of energy (just like me when I was little!) and your so happy!  This past week you must have decided to talk since your saying all sorts of words that we didn't know you knew!  Your so smart and your love of balls shall make for you being very involved in sports everyone thinks!  I am sad that your molars have decided to come in right now that you've had a fever and don't seem to be yourself, although we are enjoying your cuddles that you need right now!  I thought it would be nice to share some photo's of Carter these past two years:

Right after you were born, looking all suprised at how fast that was!  (Arrived at the hospital at 1:20, born at 1:45, 15 minutes of pushing!)

Love this photo!

This is one of my favorite photos.  Ariel loved you from the minute she met you.

So cute at almost 3 months!

Love the bowtie!

One of my favorite photos of you as a baby.  You wore this hat a lot (I always thought when I had a baby boy I would put hats like this on him!)

Strawberry picking!

Love your smile!

Happy 1st Birthday!  I made your hat!

Getting into something!  Which is what you do often!

Someone likes to help mommy cook!

Summer brought bleached out hair, and a tanned skull since you hated your hats!

Well I may have gone a bit crazy.  There are even more cute photos to share but I will stop.  Looking through his photos also leave me with another thought.  I get pretty good photos of my kids, I should scrapbook!

If your still here reading this yay you made it to my giveaway time!  (Rather than a big blog candy I am doing 5 smaller giveaways to 5 different people) Here is today's giveaway:

A cuttlebug folder, See Spots!  This is a new one, I got so many comments on the folder when I made a card with it a bit ago so I thought it would be fun to buy another and give it away!  

The deets on winning this:

You have to be a follower to my blog.

I would very much appreciate it if you would mention my giveaways this week on your blog, facebook, twitter your choice.  You do not have to do a separate post about it or even share photos maybe just mention it with a link.  And you don't have to do one for each giveaway either, you could wait until I post all the giveaways if you would like.  

You can live anywhere in the world I am willing to send it wherever.  Having small giveaways makes it cheaper and easier to send far off.

Leave a comment on this post for this prize.  I will only draw on this post for this prize.  I will try to figure out random.org to draw the prize.

You have until Monday August 30, 2010 to enter.  :>  Good luck!
 
Hope you have a super day!  See you tomorrow with another giveaway!

45 comments:

Connie F. said...

I would love to be a winner of your giveaways. I love you blog and you have an amazing family that I know you are proud of. Thanks for the chance to win.

Alice Wertz said...

Happy Birthday, Carter!!! you are such a handsome boy!! Hope you have a wonderful day and hope you feel better soon! =)

you have such a cute family, Anita! thanks for sharing all those precious photos! =) LOVE you fabulous one layer card, too!! wow! such a fun design and i love the colors you used the color the birds! too cute! love it!

Barb said...

Love this post, Anita! Carter is such a BOY!! And he is just the cutest! Wonderful photos! Happy Birthday, sweet Carter! Love your card! Great colors on the kraft! I will add a little link to your giveaways whenever I blog in the next five days. Thanks for the chance to win! So fun! :)

Sarah said...

Love your card! The birds/branches look great in the yellows and blues against the kraft! What a doll your son is! Too cute! Happy Birthday to him!

Rosemary said...

awww! your little guy is soo cute! they do grow up so fast! happy birthday, carter!! and your card is just adorable, anita!

Hannah said...

Happy Birthday sweet Carter! That picture of him in the strawberry field is straight out of a photoshoot. Amazing. :)

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesome card and what a cutie pie you have!!!

Sue D said...

Love the little birdy card and the wonderful pics of your son! Thanks for a chance to win this folder.

Simone said...

Awww gorgeous photos Anita! Carter is such a cutie! The card is gorgeous too :)

Kelley Eubanks said...

Adorable card and Adorable Carter! Happy Birthday Little Man!

Ujjwal said...

Your kids are so adorable Anita and your son is such a bundle of joy :)

Thanks for a chance to win!!

Mr Lonely said...
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theCook said...

Happy birthday Carter!
And thanks for a chance at winning this beautiful cuttlebug folder. You are already linked in my sidebar with the Hero Arts Clings giveaway.

Isha said...

Lovely Cards!!! Congratulations on your Sons b'day. I am your follower. Thanks for giving a chance to win.

Jess said...

I'd love to win this! :) Thanks for the opportunity!

Heather Maria said...

Belated Happy Birtday Carter, I hope you had a wonderful day! Anita, loved looking at all the photos, Carter is adorable! Wow that was one super fast delivery - he must have been in a hurry to meet you! Your one layer card is so sweet and pretty!

Virginia L. said...

Belated happy 2nd birthday, Carter! I love your photos, Anita..just precious! The progression of Cater's growth is amazing and you looked SO radiant after you gave birth! Congrats on your blog anniversary! Hope for many more!

Christine D said...

Your son is adorable! My daughter is turning 2 on Sept 5th and I am feeling sad already where does the time go? Thanks for the giveaways very sweet of you!

Ayana Posadas said...

Ohhh my! My heart melted while looking at your photos today. Carter is SOOO adorable, and I especially love the one of Ariel holding him! AHHH! Sooo precious!
Fabulous card today too! I love one-layer cards. They can be tricky sometimes, but so worth the result! :)

Tiffany said...

Your card is too cute! Love the one layer look, they are so challenging to make! And a BIG happy b-day to your sweet boy, great to see progression photos! I love that! I'm wishing I had your labor - only 15 minutes???? WOW!

Stamping Cafe said...

Thank you for sharing those precious photos, Carter is such a cutie! Happy Birthday to him, and big hugs to the both of you!

Super duper cute one layer card, love it! Have a beautiful weekend!

Yvette K said...

What a lot of beautiful photos! Happy Birthday to Carter! And congratulations with your blogaversery! Thanks for the chance to win these giveaways. Your one-layer card is very beautiful, love it!

Donna said...

Anita, Just love todays Bird Card, so cute as is Carter, he is adoreable.
Thanks also for the chance on your giveaway, and I have signed on to follow you, unfortunately I don't blog yet, so i can not do that part, sorry. If there is anything else i could do for you, let me know.
Donna

Kathy Wade (krolski) said...

Love your card Anita! Happy Birthday Carter! His photos are adorable! So precious. You are blessed!

Creative Char said...

Happy Birthday Carter!

Summer Braxton said...

What a cutie!! I love celebrating my kid, too!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Cute, love all the birthday boy photos. Thanks for a chance to win.

{VICKI} said...

I am now a follower---
thanks for the chance to win

Donna said...

Just wanted to say I love your cupcake card, so cute!!

Manasa said...

So cute !!!! :) Love his eyes :)

Jamie said...

Hello.. 1st I'd like to thank you for these awesome giveaways.. I am a follower of your blog and also posted a link to this in my latest blog post. And.. your son is sooooooooo CUTE! I love the strawberry pic of him thats super adorable.. you have a beautiful family! :D
-Jamie
babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

charli said...

I'm mentioning your blog over at creating keepsakes.

charli said...

love seeing the pics--how cute is he??

Deirdre said...
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Nat said...

Hi Anita, your little guy is super cute, love seeing these photos!! My fave is the one in the strawberry patch :) Great card too, looks great on the kraft paper! Have a great day :)

dazey said...

What a sweet boy!

Dwita said...

Hi Anita, your son is so cute... Love this folder..

Judy1223 said...

Anita, what a sweetie Carter is! So great to see a series of photos of him as he has grown. Love the card you made for him, too!

Froggietalks said...

too cute pictures of Carter!! Never having boys, I can't imagine how active they are.. although my oldest has ADHD and was nicknamed " the Energizer bunny" because she went, went went til PLOP on the floor or wherever to sleep. Enjoy!

stamper428 said...

Happy birthday carter!! I have a little Ryan now and look forward to enjoying all the moments

Sherri Thompson said...

I loved seeing these pictures of Carter-he is absolutely adorable! Hope his birthday was extra special!

Laurel said...

I have this embossing folder so please don't include me in your giveaway but I just had to comment. Your son is gorgeous and his eyes? Simply breathtaking! They sure do grow fast, don't they. My one and only child will be turning 5 in December. Where does the time go!

Deirdre said...

Anita, have posted about your wonderful giveaways http://colourandink.blogspot.com/2010/08/jane-has-stamps-and-anita-has-giveaways.html

Thanks so much for the chance to win. Love your great photos and wonderful cards. TFS

Yvonne said...

Gorgeous photos and I love the bird card.

I am a follower of your blog and have written a post at http://paperflourish.blogspot.com/2010/08/crafty-girl-designs-celebrations.html

Cuttlebug folders are fab. Thanks for the chance.

Juicy Creations said...

very cute pics.. so adorable.. thanks for a chance to win
juicycreations808@gmail.com

 

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