Monday, April 11, 2011


Card #130
Today is Bonnie's 17th Birthday! Yeah!!
Many of you know that Bonnie is our Special Needs child. She is always happy, smiles a lot, and loves to shake hands with everyone - even people in line behind us at the grocery store. LOL  She doesn't walk exactly like you may expect, her speech is a language all her own (with words thrown in every now and then that you can recognize), and she's just absolutely PRECIOUS.  And to think when I was pregnant, the doctor sat me down and said, "There's something wrong with the baby. We don't know what. We won't know the extent of the problem until the baby is born. I have information here I can give you to speak to someone if you are interested in getting an abortion."  WHAT?!  Oh my gosh. Who in this world is NORMAL anyway?  

Bonnie is such a tremendous blessing to us. We are so proud of her and so thankful that she is a part of our family.

Some of my friends mailed her birthday cards. We have been saving them up for her to open tonight when we go out to eat for her birthday. She is so excited she has all this mail!

The crown she is wearing was cut from the Cricut cartridge ONCE UPON A PRINCESS @ 4" 3 times and overlapped to fit her head perfectly. I added some huge *rhinestones all around it. She loves her Princess Crown.

Her crown, birthday card, and envelope were all made with this same cartridge and all papers (except solid papers which are from Recollections) are from Hobby Lobby's "Fairytale Princess" cardstock glitter pack.

Her 6" x 6" square birthday card was made using the Martha Stewart Scoring Board. Start with 12" x 6" cardstock and score @ 6" for square card.

Birthday cake from page 74 cut @ 5" including Shadow feature.
Yes, I'm going Cuttlebug crazy!
Cuttlebug embossing folders used:
Cake - Window Panes 
Frosting - Flowers
Candles - Pajama Stripes

Happy Birthday phrase on page 74 also cut @ 2 1/2" including Shadow feature.
PK-531 Simple Sallies Assortment Faces from Peachy Keen stamps used on Happy Birthday phrase.

Martha Stewart Scoring Board measurements for envelope.
Start with 10" x 10" cardstock
Score A lines (diagonal sides) @ 3 3/4"
Score B lines (diagonal top and bottom) @ 3 3/4"

I've added this card to her stack for her to open tonight.  Yes, I'm sure we'll be taking lots of pictures.  For all of you who mailed Bonnie a card, THANK YOU SO SO SO MUCH! It means a lot to me that I have friends like you who are so sweet.

If it's your birthday today too, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
If it's not your birthday today, then HAPPY UN-BIRTHDAY Alice In Wonderland style.

And Mama, I know I told you yesterday on your birthday, but Happy 70th Birthday again.



  1. Happy Birthday Bonnie!!!!

    Oh gosh Janis! She is just so precious!! I look at her photo and get the biggest smile on my face! I can't imagine the joy ya'll have
    from having such a special young lady. Ya'll are so truly Blessed!!!
    Love ya my dear sweet friend!! :)

  2. Haaaaappy Birthday Bonnie! I'm sorry my card will be a little late (hopefully she won't mind getting some more mail!!) :( But she looks gorgeous, and like a great person. You're lucky to have her Janis :OD

  3. Bonnie is precious! Love the photo!The crown and card are so cute!

  4. Happy birthday darling Bonnie! Janis, you are so blessed to have her in your life. I am sure she brings you joy and a smile every day.

    Love and hugs,
    Heather xoxoxo

    P.S. A card from Canada is on its way but it may take a while to get there!

  5. Happy birthday, sweet, sweet Bonnie! God knew exactly what HE was doing when HE sent that beautiful little angel to you, Janis! I'll be putting a card for Bonnie in the mail tomorrow.
    Love you!

  6. Happy Birthday Bonnie!!! I love your princess crown. Your mom did a terrific job!
    Janis, I agree with what Mary said ... God KNEW what He was doing when He sent you Bonnie.
    Many blessings on all of you!!!
    Birthday Hugs,

  7. Happy Birthday Bonnie!!! I hope you had a wonderful day!

    hugs, Cheryl

  8. Bonnie, you are a very beautiful girl! I hope you have a wonderful birthday!

  9. Happy 17th Birthday Bonnie! Hope it was fun!

    ~Sharon C.

  10. Happy Happy Birthday Bonnie, You are a precious girl! You have a wonderful Mom Mom to make all of this for you..She did a great job!