Saturday, October 22, 2011


Welcome to the Blessed to Be 60 Blog birthday and first Blogaversary celebration. If you just happened by please stay and join in on the fun! We'd love to have you. There is so much great talent and some blog candy along the way. So why Blessed to be 60 when many dread that age? At age 55 I didn't expect to see age 60 due to a diagnosis of Stage 3 Renal Cell (Kidney) Carcinoma. So every birthday after 55 has been a true blessing- a bonus birthday! Sure I'd much rather be 40 but hey, to age means I'm alive to see my children grown and my grandchildren growing. How can you possibly complain about that?
Today's project is a birthday project but be sure to come by tomorrow when all this talent will educate you and share their stories of cancer. It is our hope that the education you receive tomorrow may help save your life, or the life of someone you know.
I just love the magic of Disney so for my project I created a birthday card using Happily Ever After Cricut cartridge. This card was created for my Grand daughter Kiley. I just love the Step card for children's cards!! You can build an entire wonderland one one single piece of paper.
Side View
Cricut Cartridges:
Once Upon a Princess(Tag and Castle)
Disney Happily Ever After(Fairy God Mother)
Fishing line and beads for the wand
MS Punch for the side trim
Various Cuttlebug embossing Folders
Sentiment-Emmas My Creative Time "Wow-So Many Candles"
I tried to use a   to make the Fairy move by using Action Wobbles however it failed as she is way to heavy.
My actually birthday was October 9th however my husband treated me to a trip to Montreal for my birthday. If you ever have the opportunity to visit I strongly encourage you to do so! It is the closest to Europe I will ever get! While you're there visit the Notre Dame Basilica. It is beautiful beyond words!
 Celene Dion was married there. I've posted some pictures at the end of the post.
 So what is a celebration without Blog Candy??? You will find plenty of it here! Today's Blog Candy is from sweet Emma from My Creative Time. She was very generous in donating her stamps set Wow! So Many Candles.There
are a few steps you must take to be eligible to win.
*You must visit and follow all of my dedicated participants in my hop both days.
*You must leave a comment with your contact information on my blog.
*For an additional chance come back at the end of the hop and tell me you are following all of the participants.
*You must have a Canadian or USA address due to high shipping costs.
The winner will be chosen Monday,October 24th by Random.Org.and announced here. But wait.....there is more! For a $3.00 donation to the Kidney Cancer Association you have a chance to win my GIANT Gypsy Giveaway. Click HERE for more details. Good Luck & if you already have one what a great holiday gift that would make!
Now off to Kari's blog to see the beautiful project she has prepared for you! Below is the line up in case you lose your way!
  1. Kathie:
  2. Kari:
  3. Debbie:
  4. Carla :
  5. Kathy:
  6. Heather:
  7. Vicki:
  8. Tisha: 
  9. Jessie:
  10. Amy: to

    A special thank-you to all the wonderful, talented ladies who were so kind enough to celebrate my special day with me and make this party possible! You are the BEST!!
    Notre Dame Basilica


    1. What an amazing story you have!! love that each year you really truely have something to celebrate!! Very pretty card!! I have been to Montreal but never to Notre Dame Basilica, it's beautiful!! I am already a follower of your blog!! Hopping I will go.
      sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

    2. My friend and yours, Amy, sent me your way and I am so glad she did. What an amazing story of survival -- congrats on reaching 60! I love your sweet birthday card -- so glittery and girlie!

      ~ Jen @ Musings of a Crafty Mom
      jlhudson2 at cox dot net

      P.S. We're hopping today at -- I hope you'll join us!

    3. Kathie,
      Happy Birthday! Your card is so cute! I have never tried a step card, but I am thinking maybe I should try. I love Sleeping Beauty, and I bet your granddaughter will love it.

    4. I just finished the hop. Everyones projects were fantastic. I follow everyone, either by email or regular. It was such an honor to hop with everyone.

    5. Kathlee, I am so happy to have been directed to your blog. Happy Birthday! It is wonderful that you are sharing your story and raising awareness! Cancer is a word I learned at a very young age, and agreeable to all that you have said, I think it is wonderful that you have that outlook! Your sidestep card is Bippity Boppity Bootiful! I love it! Thanks for sharing the extraordinary pics of the Basilica, too! I am happy to be a new follower of your blog and am eager to get Hopping!
      jessicascraftshaque blogspot com

    6. Yay, I just donated!!!

    7. What a beautiful card! Love it! Happy late birthday! :) And MANY more!! New follower!
      ♥ Laura ♥

    8. Happy Birthday and Blogiversary! Your card is beautiful, I love all the details! Thanks for inviting me to celebrate with you!


    9. This is a wonderful card! I have yet to try to make one of these! You are so talented!
      Happy Birthday!!


    10. happy 60th with truly.. MANY MORE!!! I love your cad for your granddaughter :) new follower. IF you get e-mail would love to be a "follower" as well - I have 11 more years to go before I hit the big 60... Doris
      parkernana5 @ cox. net

    11. I'm SO happy to be CELEBRATING your LIFE, my Wild & Wonderful friend!! :) It really has been such a joy to chat with you and get to know you better -- And I really do look forward to planning a week-long scrapbooking event with you!! :) I just adore your sweet personality and generous spirit -- And I consider myself extremely blessed to be just an itty-bitty part of your "BONUS" life :) Simply put -- You ROCK, girlfriend!! :)

      Thanks for including me in this very special weekend...
      BIG hugs,
      Amy :) at

    12. wow what a supper cute card. love the colors she will love this card. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win. congrats on your blog and you beating cancer. you are a very strong women.
      iam a follower

    13. happy birthday to you... (insert song here) :)

    14. HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY HAVE A GREAT DAY. wow I will be back for the reast of the hop.
      I have followed all.

    15. Happy Birthday!! Love the card!


    16. Kathie, this has been a wonderful Day 1 of the hop and now I am super excited to see what is in store tomorrow!! I follow everyone now and bookmarked one new blog(blogger is picky about who it lets me follow sometimes...LOL)
      God Bless You!
      jessicascraftshaque blogspot com

    17. What a magical card! Thanks for reminding us why every birthday and each and every day for that matter and we need to make them count! Can't wait to see tomorrows project! Thanks for letting me in on the hop!

    18. Happy Birthday Kathie and many more to come and hope to be a part of it next year!! Love the card it's amazing!!! I've already donated:). Thank you and enjoy the rest of your birthday!!!
      Big hug

    19. Happy birthday and blog a versery. Great layout. Thanks for putting this great hop on. love to hop.

    20. Happy Birthday to you!!! Thank you for sharing your story. So glad you we get to share this birthday with you!!!

    21. Just got done hopping and Im following EVERY ONE!!! TY for sending me to new blogs! Love to see new people!

    22. Hello and Happyyyyy Birthday!!! I am totally new to scrapping, hopping and following.. Looking forward to working and following all of you talented women.. :) lindaplusthree at yahoo dot com

    23. HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY MY SWEET FRIEND!;) Thank you for sharing your story w/all of us! I hope you have the BEST SCRAPPIEST BIRTHDAY EVERY my friend!;)
      Big Gypsy Hugs,

    24. I just read the next few paragraphs. It is my opinion you add a considerable amount of energy to build this particular post. I really thank you for get the job done.


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