Saturday, 4 July 2009

What a birthday! (and some fab news!!)

Firstly I apologise in advance for the length of this post so please bear with me!!!
Well I had the most fab birthday yesterday, it was the best one since I have been a child! So thank you to everyone who made it special for me!!!!
On Tuesday my hubby received 2 envelopes through the post that said "Please do not bend". Immediately I was suspicious but then that turned into horror when I saw the words MOONPIG.COM in the envelopes!!!!! Oh no I thought, he just doesnt get this hand made card making lark that I love so much, Flippin Moonpig is an insult to crafters I said!!!!
Well I opened this on Friday from my 2 boys and I have to say it is a lovely card, his saving grace was that he had thought to get cupcakes on the card!!! And inside it was printed and said To the best Mum in the World!!!! Who ever thought a Moonpig card would make me cry!!!

I have never had so many cards and so much post in my life, I had 24 hand made cards yesterday and have received another 2 today which are not on the photo

I also received so lovely pressies too but havent had time to take a photo of all of them yet but I will I promise! The lovely SJ sent me all these cute little parcels, very well presented SJ!!!!

And here is what was inside!! I havent got the Miss Anya stamps and I have been after some of those silicone cupcakes for ages so how fab!!! The boys love the choccies in the little birdhouse!

My mate Natalie got me some Elzybells stamps and this gorgeous pot cupcake which is fab!!

Then at 3pm I had a knock on the door and it was a delivery of flowers from M&S!!! I was in shock!! I never get flowers for my birthday!! Who where they from?? Well you could have knocked me down with a feather as they were from one of my Stampers 10 groups!! They had all clubbed together and sent these to me!!! How fab are they, I was gobsmacked and very touched! Thanks girls, it meant so much to me!

As if all that wasnt enough I have some very very fabulous news to share with you.
Last week I earned the Stampin Up incentive trip to Monaco next year! Its an all expenses paid trip for 4 days staying in a fab hotel with other demonstrators who have achieved it! So far only 3 in Europe have qualified so I am very lucky
I would like to say though that it is thanks to my very lovely and loyal customers and my wonderful team of Julie's Jems that I am even on this trip! You have all been stars and I am truly grateful to anyone who purchased anything from me whether it was an ink pad or an ink caddy!!!!!
My team if girls - what can I say - you are the best and I cannot thank you enough!
Right I will be back tomorrow with my SWU design team card


  1. wowsers,
    What lovely cards, flowers, gifts,
    and Congrats on winning the crafty days away,

  2. You deserve it all, Hugs SArah B X

  3. WOW! you were soooo spoilt! lucky you, glad you had such a lovely day too.

  4. Happy Birthday to you! Hope you had a fabulous day. All the best people are born in the first 3 days of July ;o)

    Huge congrats on your amazing winnings! ~x~

  5. Sounds like a great day! I love the moon pig card. What lovley pressies and flowers too. Congrats on the Monaco trip, you deserve it. x

  6. Glad you had such a lovely birthday. You did so well with all your cards and goodies. xx

  7. Hi Julie :o)

    It looks and sounds like you had a fab day! Your cards and pressies look gorgeous. And ...... well done on making Monaco! That's absolutely the bee's knee's!!! WTG you! Teri xx

  8. Congratulations, definitely a major achievement to qualify for the incentive trip.
    Hope you really enjoy it.

    Thanks for your Halloween box info.