Friday, October 7, 2011

You say it's your birthday....

I'm usually pretty quiet about my birthday - I never sign up when they pass the list around at work asking "which month is your birthday". I really don't need the reminder. I do try to take the day off if I can just to relax a little and have a personal celebration. But it just so happens my birthday is on the same weekend as my wedding anniversary AND Canadian Thanksgiving! So lots to celebrate.

The reason why I mention it this year is because I think I got a lovely early birthday postcards from Lenna's Swap arrived just before the "big" day!
And they are all just great. This one is from my pal Beth who happens to live in the same state (Michigan) though she is a bit of a hike from our lovely Maple Hill...She is one of my Mail Art Peeps so I am already very familiar with her work. She does such a lovely job layering her collages - read all about how she made her postcards here.

Next one up is from Donnalee - a wonderful FLORIDA card - just lovely both front and back! I have always liked those vintage postcards letting everyone know where you've been on vacation. Well done!

Last, but not least, I am very smitten by my card from Jo (believe you me I was jonesing with Lenna to get one of these). Jo and I have had the pleasure of getting to know each other over the past year and often recieve each others art. I really like Jo's techniques (I am always learning something new) and this postcard was no exception. Read all about it on her blog.

Thanks everyone for contributing to a really great B-Day (and no I am not telling you how old I am LOL). Hubby, Miss Gwendoline, the Tank and I are going away for the weekend to enjoy the fall colours - I'll tell you all about it next week. Cheers, Jewels


  1. Such pretty cards, Julie! And I hope you have had a happy birthday, some ice cream and cake, and a great weekend coming up! Enjoy, my friend.

  2. happy birthday, jewels - lovely post xoxo

  3. Happy Birthday to you, Jewels!

    Thank you for your kind words (feeling is mutual, btw!), you have a lovely selection of postcards. The swap was fun, wasn't it?

    Have a great weekend,


  4. Happy B Day and Anniversary thing is for sure, time does not stand still. I can't believe we've just had our 25th!

  5. Happy B-day, Jewels. I've made this comment a number of times and nothing happens:( Hopefully you had a nice weekend up north. Thanks for the kind words about our postcards.x0x0 bb

  6. Well, worked:)) Happy B-day again.

  7. Well here is the big test on my leaving you a comment, by the way Happy Birthday hope you had a great weekend.