Monday, October 18, 2010

october 18



Happy Birthday to Debi! Happy Birthday to me!

Last year, Debi and I discovered that we share the same birthday (today!) and we did a birthday swap -- which was so much giddy-fun we decided to do another.



I suggested we keep our swap to what could fit into a 6'x6' shipping box.



Each gift from Debi is like walking into a Stampington publication dream world. Everything she creates is incomprehensibly inventive and inspiring. In a word: dazzling.



{All photos are click-to-enlarge}







Thank you so much, Debi, for making me feel as giddy as a little girl on my birthday. I hope-hope-hope that you are happy with your presents from me.



That's me in the saddle shoes with the punch-mustache (punchstache?). Oh wait, that's almost everyone pictured! I'm in the striped dress.

xo
elyse

57 comments:

birdie blue said...

happiest of birthdays to you, sweet elyse. the pic of you in the striped dress is so darlin'.

i hope it's lovely.
xo
~molly

kibbygirl said...

You are right... everything is insainly beautiful! That cake box is the sweetest thing. :) Everything is gorgous though... you are one lucky birthday girl!

The Shanty Girl said...

Happy Birthday!!! Your gifts look beautiful and the picture of you is very sweet!! Enjoy your new goodies, I am still enjoying my Tinkered Treasures! I am particularly drooling over the vintage lace she put on spools with jewelry uptop, love it!

Free Pretty Things For You said...

oh my!! look at all the beautiful things you got!!! aw we are both Oct babies!! Oct babies are the best!! ;)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY LOVE!! God bless you and keep you today and always!!
xoxo
Keren

A Vintage Chic said...

What a wonderful swap! Love Debi's work--it IS always amazingly inspiring! (As is yours, my friend!)

Love that sweet birthday photo of you--I think we all looked like that once upon a time!

Happiest of Birthdays to you!

Julie

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

Happy Birthday! What lovely gifts you received from your b-day twin! Great childhood photo of you. That doll in the picture looks vaguely familiar from my childhood (is that Drowsy?). Enjoy your special day!

-Danielle

Liberty Biberty said...

Happy, happy birthday to you Elyse!
What gorgeous, special gifts!
Mercedes

It's me said...

Congratulations !!! darling...what a great idea ...a swap...i see beautiful things here by you today...enjoy have fun !!! love Ria...

Cindy said...

Happy Birthday Elyse! May your your day bring you every thing you want!

Hugs Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Happy Birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear you.....and many more till youre 104!!!

justwendy said...

Happy Birthday to the bouth off you.
What a beautiful things, nice swap.

grettings wendy

Hilary @ Sweet as June said...

sweet birthday dreams ;)

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Happy, Happy Birthday my dear! Wishing you many more darling! Your treasures from Debi are precious!!!

Love,
Maryjane

P.S. Love the picture of you! Cute as a button!

Mary Ellen said...

How fun to have a blogging friend with the same birthday date!! Such a great idea to do a swap and my Debi is a great one to do a swap with!! She is so fantastically creative kind of like another gal I know with the same birthday! Hmmm maybe that's why I don't have those darling genes you two have!

Happy and Blessed Birthday Greetings Dear Elyse!

bee blessed
mary

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

happy birthday dear friend!!!

all of that came in a 6x6 box? wow! so much cuteness!

enjoy your day! i say recreate your puncystache!

xxoo
becky

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
What fun to exchange gifts and you rec'd some very sweet ones!
Love your punch, mustach :)
Deb :)

Atelier de Charo said...

Happy Birthday to you!!!

Suzann said...

Happy Birthday Elyse!!

I so love your blog and your creations!!
Enjoy your day!
Suzann

Betty Jo said...

Happy Birthday Dear Elyse! What a gorgeous BD exchange. How adorable you were at that age.

Shellie said...

what a wonderful swap! hope you had a happy happy day!! xo

Rose Brier Studio said...

Happy Birthday Elyse! Hope your day was perfect. Your birthday swap gifts are lovely and you deserve them!
xo, ~Marilee

Home and Heart said...

What a gorgeous swap!! Lucky you both found each other. I saw the stuff you sent her too, so pretty. Remember, your not getting older, your getting better!!

debi said...

Happy Birthday my sweet friend!

I'm so glad that you like your birthday gifts! I always have fun creating for you!

Enjoy your day!

Scrap for Joy said...

Punchstashe...I am falling off my chair with that one..what a cute picture! I hope your day today was a much fun as the one in that picture from years ago. You are so very dear to the hearts of many and a treasured friend!
Your gifts from Debi are astounding..I will hop over and see what you sent but without looking I know that everything you sent was made with a loving heart!
Happy "whatever" Birthday Elyse!
xoxo...xoxo(extras!)
Joyce

Jessica at Kids Napping? I'm Scrapping! said...

Happy, happy birthday, Elyse!! What treasures!

Kim said...

Happy Birthday Elyse. Hope you've had a wonderful day celebrating.

P.S. Today is my Mom's birthday too :)

Kim

cupcake studio said...

Happy day!!!

NanaDiana said...

Oh Elyse- Happy, Happy Birthday sweet girl. I can't imagine what fun you two creative, and talented, girls had opening each other's gifts. The stuff you are showing is just beautiful...simply beautiful and I'm sure the receiver on the other end has something equally wonderful. I mean..how could she not when it's coming from someone that made the most beautiful clothespins I have ever seen.

Happy Birthday, Tinkergirl-You looked sweet even as a little girl. xxoo Diana

koralee said...

Sending you oodles of Fun for the day my friend....Happy happy birthday..hope you get spoiled!

love and hugs.

Lataina said...

Happy Birthday!!! That pic is so awesome. =)

Suz said...

happy birthday to both of you! i love your gifts, elyse, and your darling childhood picture!
hugs,
Suz

Diane said...

Happy Birthday to you!! And many more.... what a great idea you gals came up with I love all the sweet treats in your swap. Hope your day is grand!

Bringing Pretty Back said...

Happy Happy Birthday!!!!! I misses it by a few days! Mine is Sunday!
I hope you two both had pretty birthdays!
Kristin

Alison said...

How fabulous! What a great birthday present -- Happy Birthday!
Alison

Little Pink Studio said...

What beautiful gifts!
Happy Happy Birthday sweet Elyse! I hope your day was wonderful!
xoxo, Cerri

Jill said...

Such a wonderful birthday~ and so much fun with a "birthday buddy"! Happy Birthday, sweet Elyse!
Hugs,
Jill

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

what a great birthday gift swap! happy birthday to both of you! have a great day!
xo
fitty

Theresa said...

Oh how sweet! Happy Birthday to you both! I LOVE the sweet gifts and what a great way to celebrate! You are the cutest little girl in that picture!

Enjoy your day with all of your goodies! HUGS!

XUE said...

Happy, Happy Birthday !!!

Katy Noelle said...

Oh, Happy Birthday!!!! (a day late - sorry! =()

I have missed you!!! I came and it was an immediate GOL! What a great idea to have a birthday swap and what a treasure box you received - FUN!

I so enjoyed your post about your morning with coffee, muffins, magazines and furniture moving. Happiness!

And, thanks for the tip about the cards - adorable!

I'm almost back to blogging. My parents have left, birthdays are all celebrated (all four major ones of them =O), I just have to catch up and I AM STILL PUTTING MY GARDEN IN! Ack! It was 23 degrees last night. =(

Well, enjoy this lovely fall day!

Love, Katy xo

Shabbyfufu said...

Happy, happy, happy birthday Elyse....all the best in your life, always!

P.S.....I too am old enough to remember saddle shoes!
xo, Janet

Cottage Flair said...

Happy Birthday Elyse!! What a lucky girl you are ... I LOVE all of your goodies!!
Enjoy your day!!
Jennifer

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Happy birthday, Elyse! Keep on celebrating! Everything in the pictures are so pretty. I can't stop looking! I love the idea of the birthday swap. Have a wonderful week! Twyla

Ana said...

♫Happy Birthday to You♫
♫Happy Birthday to You♫
♫Happy Birthday Dear Elyse♫
♫Happy Birthday to You♫

Sorry I'm a little late. Hope you had a fantabulous birthday and that the celebration continues all year round. Sending you all my best.

Birthday Hugs and Kisses,
♥Ana

Claudia said...

Oh that Debi! She is so amazingly talented. I saw your treasures on her blog, as well. You two are the cutest! I love that you have this birthday swap going!

Saddle shoes bring back memories!

xo
Claudia

Brenda Kula said...

Happy, happy birthday to the both of you!
Brenda

Kellie Collis said...

These are lovely gifts! Have a happy birthday! Kellie xx

Jen Kershner said...

That is the coolest swap ever! What a lovely way to celebrate your day. I hope it was wonderful!

winnibriggs said...

Belated Happy Birthday! What a brilliant idea. Your gifts are super.

stefanie said...

Happy Birthday....looks like some wishes are coming true!!!
love your sweet gifts!

Tracey said...

Well happy belated birthday Elyse!!! How fun to do a swap with your friend!

Hope you had a lovely day...love all of the photos of your goodies!

Hugs ~

:) T

Sonia said...

So pretty!! She is very talented and sweetest friend anyone could have.
Happy Birthday to both of you!!
Hugs!!
Sonia

fairiemoon said...

Happy Birthday!

Lovely gifts!

Erin :)

Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

HI Elsye!

Happy Birthday sweetie!

I hope it was a good one! Mine is coming up at the end of October, But I'm not looking forward to the number lol ;)

Thanks for stopping in and making my day! I really love these mini's so much! I was actually thinking of you a lot lately, I have always adored your little treasures and if I had to invent a mini cake box, I'd imagine that it would have all your sweet embellishments and papers as wrapping! So lol, the next question is, can I commission you to do little boxes for my cakes? I know life is so busy and it might be something you can'd do right now, but think about it and let me know, send me an email if you think it's something you'd be interested in :)

I'd but up all your little matchbox treasures if I knew I could squeeze a cake in there lol ;) But I don't think they'd fit. Hmmm, maybe I could use some for cookies though?? Don't mind me, I'm thinking out loud :) I'm heading over to your Etsy right now, I have always loved those little boxes!

Have a good weekend my Friend! Big Hugs, Cyn xo

~Niki~ said...

happy belated bday!
i just found your blog and wanted to say HI :)

KarenHarveyCox said...

Happy Birthday Elyse.

Your gifts are lovely, what a wonderful idea for a swap.

You were the cutest little girl. I love saddle shoes!

Karen

aimee said...

happy happy birthday to yoooooooooouuuuuuuu ! what great gifts :)
blessings,
aimee