Saturday, July 19, 2008

A DAY TO REMEMBER ....

My Stampin' Up! sideline and dear friend, Lorri Heiling (Confessions of a Stamping Addict) gave me a HUGE surprise on Thursday. She had secretively arranged with my daughter Allie, a time and place for Lorri to "kidnap" me for the day to celebrate my upcoming birthday (7/21). I knew Allie was up to something because she just couldn't get specific about why I had to go to this particular store with her. That is where Lorri came out of hiding to surprise me! Lorri kept each destination a secret until walking into each establishment, and "forced me" to wear a happy birthday princess crown all day (lots of stares and birthday wishes from strangers)! We started out with a treat from Starbucks, then pedicures at a nearby salon, then a delicious lunch at Mimi's Cafe, and finally ceramics at As You Wish. I quickly discovered that I am a stamping artist, NOT a ceramics artist! Lorri, on the other hand, is a natural at all things crafty!

In addition to all the fun activities and great conversation, Lorri made this incredible stationary box for me with the Stampin' Up! Home Again Simply Scrappin' Kit! Click HERE to see more photos of this kit and one she made with the new Stampin' Up! Bella Rose DP!
I don't think I've EVER been that spoiled for my birthday !!!! A fun, relaxing, memorable day from my generous, thoughtful friend. Thank you, Lorri !!!!

16 comments:

Brooke S said...

Wow! That's cool!

Nancy ~ Inkcicles said...

Sounds like such a fun day! What a blessed b-day!

:-)

Linda said...

Wow Nancy, what a delightful day...you lucky girl. Sounds totally awesome. That stationery set looks fabbo too.

fran said...

Happy Birthday, sweet girl! Sounds like you had a great day! The box is darling!

Dawn Easton said...

Happy Birthday Nancy!! Girl you are good at keeping a secret aren't you?~! LOL!

What a fabulous day that must have been...you totally deserved it too!!!

What a fantastic gift!!

Justine said...

WHAT A GREAT FRIEND. The little boxed kit is fantabulous. I want one!!

Mauna said...

Aren't you a lucky girl!! Sounds like so much fun...Happy late birthday!

Alexandra said...

How fabulous Nancy!! Sounds like a lot of fun, what a great friend!! I made one of these boxes for my friend for HER birthday!!!! Glad to hear your day was so wonderful! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Cindy said...

Oh wow. Aren't you lucky. That's so nice.

silke said...

WOW - girl - you have a wonderful friend - may I borrow her - LOL!!!
I love this stationary box Lorri has created - it's fantastic!!!

Angie Tieman said...

How fun! What a great surprise and gift! And since it's now the 21st, Happy Birthday!

Jackie Pedro said...

What a great daughter and friend you have!! Sounds like you had a great day...and can I say I LOVE the stationary box Lorri made you!! It's awesome!

Emily said...

Happy belated birthday Nancy!! I'm way behind in my google reader, lol. I hope you had fun! That stationary gift is awesome! She did a great job!

Julie (Joypup on SCS) said...

Oooooh, sounds like so much fun! LOVE that cool box, too -- I am a sucker for having it all together like that ;^)*

Lynn said...

What an wonderful friend you have! That sounds like such a FUN day!!! I had to smile picturing you in your crown! hehehe Glad you had such a perfect day. Happy belated birthday!!!

Jeannine said...

Belated Happy Birthday Nancy! I hope your day was as wonderful as it looked! What a beautiful gift - I wish someone knew how to make it and could share a tutorial with us. Enjoy it and have a great year!