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April 21, 2009

Boot Loot and a BIRTHDAY!!!


So, today is my oldest daughter's sixth birthday!!!  I can't believe how the time has flown by, and now I have a child that is six years old!!!!!  I just love her so, so , so much!!   We are so blessed to have her as part of our family.  She is sweet and cares so much about the feelings of others.  She tries so hard to please everyone and she is just so smart.  She is such a beautiful little girl who makes my heart melt when she runs around the house making up songs and dancing like a princess or writing sweet things about others in her "book" and draws such adorable pictures of them too.  I love her!!! 

In honor of her birthday I thought I would post my boot loot (aka BLOG CANDY, PRIZES, FREE STUFF, MY EXCUSE TO PURGE SOME STAMPING SUPPLIES/ITEMS) drawing today.  The contest will end Friday night April 24th at 11:59:59 Eastern Standard Time.  I will announce the winner with my post for that week's Card Patterns Sketch.  It will be posted at 9:00 am. 


Here's how the contest will go.  I took a picture of the beginning 3 items in the Boot Loot and that's what you see above (sorry, it's not the greatest picture).  They are:
1.  Thickers stickers
2.  Yummy SU! Sale-a-Bration '09 new, unmounted stamp set
3.  Patterns II paper pack from SU! - new and unopened 

For every 10 people that enter the Boot Loot drawing, I will add another prize and will start adding them below here with a picture (if possible).  I will tell you that I will be cutting any paper packs I add as prizes into 6x6 pieces for shipping purposes.

Added prizes so far - 1 for every 10 people that leave a comment:

Epoxy Buttons (for hitting 10 comments), 16 4x4 Alterable Coasters (for hitting 20 comments) and not pictured - a package of SU! Rub-Ons (for hitting 30 comments):









The RULES:  Only one entry per person, please - just leave a comment here telling my DD (Emma) happy birthday, and you're "entered" to win.  Obviously, you are encouraged to share the link to my (new) blog with your friends via e-mail and your own blog so that the entries will go up and the prize will get bigger.  You must enter before 11:59:59 pm EST on Friday, April 24th in order to have your name go in the drawing (random.org will be used) to be the winner of the prize.  I will announce the winner at 9:00 am on Saturday, April 25th.   My purpose for this Boot Loot is two-fold.  I hope that people will see that my blog is moved, and will now come visit me here at my new blog instead, and I also thought it would be a super fun way to celebrate my DD's birthday, with YOU!!!! 

Good luck!!! 

PS - At the end of each day I will check the # of posts to select items and photograph them and I will update this post with pictures of the added prizes the next day.


  1. Happy 6th Birthday Girlie!!!!! I hope you have a fantabulous day!

  2. Emma,
    Happy, Happy Birthday! Megan keeps telling me she misses you and wants to play with you ;^) Hope you have a really fun day!

    Jennifer... and Megan :^D

  3. Emma,

    Hope U have a wonderful 6th Bithday sweet girl! Hope u have a good year.

    Here is 2 many more happy birthdays! :-)

  4. Happy Birthday, Emma, from southwest Oklahoma. Hope you have a wonderful day!

  5. Wow - Emma is six! Hard to believe how much our kids are growing. I hope she has a very Happy Birthday. Have a great day Marie!

  6. Happy 6th Birthday Emma! I hope that this year will be full of wonderful adventues and discoveries :)

  7. Happy Happy Birthday, Emma!! My oldest is 4 and I am so not ready for her to be 6 yet! You all grow too fast! Have a wonderful day!!

  8. Happy Birthday Emma. How exciting to be 6 years old. Have a great day!!!

  9. Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you!Happy birthday, Emma!

  10. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! What a wonderful day to have a birthday because it's yours!!! Enjoy your day! Cathy

  11. Happy Birthday, Emma!!! Wishing you many, many more.

  12. have a wonderful 6th birthday, sweet emma!
    hugs and kisses from singapore :)

  13. Hi Emma!

    Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear Emma ~ happy birthday to youuuuuuuuu!

    You are the same age as my little granddaughter Elise. What a wonderful day to be 6! My best wishes for a wonderful year, dear Emma!

    Fondly, A Grandma in California!

  14. Happiest of birthdays to you, Emma! I'm sure your mom made a fabulous hand-stamped card for you! :-) Enjoy your special day!

  15. Happy Birthday Emma!!!! So fun that your mom wants to share the aprty with everyone far and wide. Sharing is the best way to have a party!!!!

  16. Marie,
    Can't believe she is already 6! Thanks for sharing her birthday with all of us!

  17. Happy birthday sweet little girl! I hope you are blessed with many special surprises on your special day! :)

    Beth Rodriguez

  18. You are tooo kind! Happy birthday to your daughter!!! :)

  19. Happy Birthday Emma! Wow! I can't believe you are going to be 6 years old already! Wish you were here, I'd give you a big hug & kiss! Have a great day! Miss you lots!


  20. Happy Birthday Emma!

    Flowers for Mama - never forget that the birthdate of your first is when YOUR life also changed - Enjoy eachother for each one brings a new definition to the other!

    Many cheers!


  21. Feliz Cumpleanos Emma! I hope you had a great birthday.Your birthday is one I will never forget because my dad shares this special day with you to. Celebrate...

  22. Happy Birthday Sweet Emma!!! Hope you had a great day! And many more years! Great Boot Loot by the way!

  23. Emma, you are already 6?!? Hope you have a great birthday!! Keep smiling and dancing, princess!! Marie, you have a great day too! Someone in Texas thinks of y'all ALOT!!!!

  24. Happy Birthday Emma! Wow, 6 years old!! I wish that you have a great day, and get whatever your heart desires!!

  25. Happy Birthday, Emma! I don't need the prize (I have the SU stuff, but I'd love those thickers ;) I just wanted to say Happy Birthday to your little one! Have a great day!

  26. Hi Emma,

    Many Birthday Blessings from Southern Oregon....and thanks for sending the sunshine on your birthday. Yesterday and today were our sunniest ever so I'm guessing you're sunny spirit just had to share the birthday joy. I wish you all the wishes your heart can make on your special day and throughout this year. After all you only turn 6 once!

    Hugs and blessings - Jean

  27. Emma's turning six today!
    Hooray hooray - it's time to play.
    Blow out the candles, cut the cake
    And let's have fun for heavens sake!

    HBTY, HBTY, HBDE, HBTY! And many more.....

  28. Emma,
    Wishing your day to be as special as you are. Make your wishes, I know they come true, because every year I wish to grow and every year I do.
    Happy, Happy Birthday Emma
    Birthday blessings to you and a big hug to your mother for having someone as wonderful as you.

  29. Happy birthday Emma! I have a six year old boy...I'm with your mom...I don't know how 6 came so fast!! Have a great day!

  30. Marie,

    Happy birthday to your daughter!

    You have some fun items for a lucky winner. They have me anxious to start stamping again. :-D (I had a surgery recently which has drastically reduced my ability to do all things crafty... not good for someone who crafts for her "therapy" on a regular basis! ;-D)

    Kelly in Ohio

  31. Emma! Happy Belated birthday! Hope you had a fun day with lots of laughs and presents. :o)

  32. Emma! Happy Birthday TO YOU, Happy Birthday TO YOU, Happy BIRTHDAY Dear Emma....Happy Birthday TO YOU!!
    And tell your Mommie, that I posted a link to her blog on my blog:) And thanks for commenting on my card:) SO Sweet of you!! xx

  33. Happy 6th Birthday Emma! Your mom had the sweetest things to say about you. You sound like a very lovely and special little girl. I hope you have the most wonderful birthday.

  34. Happy Birthday Emma!! Wishing you a wonderful birthday filled with fun! Enjoy and know how loved you are by your friends and family!

  35. Happy Birthday from New Zealand Emma.xxxx
    Goodness me, fancy you being six, it does not seem all that long ago that my little girl was six, all of a sudden she is 17!
    Hope you had a wonderful birthday.


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