Thursday, 27 January 2011

Happy Birthday to me ;)



Yup, it's all true - I'm 38 years old today, although I don't feel any more grown-up than I did at 21. In fact it only seems like 5 minutes ago that I was 21. And just to make me feel good about myself, Faith is running around telling everyone that will listen that I'm 38 today lol ,Willow, ever the thoughtful one has been asking if she can have all my craft stuff when I die - charming eh?


The kids are actually a bit upset, because dad is offshore and so they haven't been able to go out and get me anything, so I told them I'd be more than happy if they either drew me a picture or made me a card, so that's their plan when they come home from school today. Graham will be home this afternoon, so I thought I'd treat myself to some new rubber from funkykits, I ordered 3 of the newest release Sassy's - Windswept, Skater Girl and Call Me, along with one of the new Leanne Ellis stamps and the Vintage Baby stamp. And they arrived this morning, perfect timing!


Well, there's no rest for the wicked, have loads of tidying up to do before Grahamy gets home, so I'll leave you with some pics of my new hutch......
Well after I tidied up the desk last week, I decided that the shelf above my desk just wasn't cutting the mustard anymore. I had a bit of a brainstorm and decided I wanted a "hutch" for my desk, googling it came up with plenty of results, but most were more than I had planned to spend. As you know I like to "adapt and overcome" so I decided to use the faux leather dvd unit that I'd bought in Asda ages ago to hold all my 6x6 and 8x8 papers. Well of course it was shorter than my desk, so I nipped down to Asda to buy another 2 and the fab news was they were on offer - 2 for £15.
So this is how it looks....

See those baskets on top of the hutch? those were another bargain, in the bathroom accessories part of Asda I found a pack of 3 wee baskets for pennies.

60 comments:

theCook said...

What a tidy desk! I'm impressed!
Happy birthday!

Hazel (Didos) said...

Happy Birthday Debbi xoxo

Paul at Letraset Ltd said...

Happy Birthday Debbi! Thanks for all your help and support and hope you have a great day!

Anne said...

38 - you're a mere sliip of a gal!!!

Happy Birthday Debbi

Anne
x

xxxtglxxx said...

Oooh, I knew it was today! :) ***Happy Birthday Debbie!***

Have a really fab day, spoil yourself and dont spend another minute of your life worrying about your age ;)

Have a brilliant day, feel fabulous, dance with yourself whilst tidying up, and have some fun with your new stamps. Cant wait to see what you make,

hugs

xxalisonxx

Kietha said...

Happy Birthday Debbie, hope you have a great day. Hugs and xxxxx
Kietha

jackid said...

Hi Debbi just popped over to wish you a very happy birthday have a great day
heres a special birthday hug from me
Jacki xx

Suzi said...

Happy Birthday Debbi, quite right to treat yourself on such a special day. lol. Loving your new storage system, think I'll pop down to Asda later. Hope you have a wonderful day.
Hugs
Suzi x

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Debbi,
Many happy returns. I hope you have a fantastic birthday and get loads of goodies.
Hugs,
Fiona x

LorraineM said...

Happy birthday - Enjoy as time runs faster the older you get!
Will be watching to see the photos of how you use your new stamps. x

ribenaruby said...

Happy Birthday Debbi!

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Debbi, wishing you a very happy birthday. Hope you have a lovely day and hope we see pictures of the children's creations. Best wishes, Kym xxx

Kat said...

Hi Debbi, Happy Birthday. Have a lovely day, be good to yourself. And even better with Graham coming home. As for seems like no time since you were 21, me too and I'm a lot older than you lol!

Hope you get some lovely crafty goodies or maybe even pennies to by some more.

Love your storage, everything looks lovely and tidy.

Kat xx

Laura said...

Happy Birthday, have a lovely day. Your desk looks so much tidier than mine!

kath said...

Happy happy birthday debbi....loving the bargain hutches and hey I thought your birthday pressie was your massive spend at Simply Create on Saturday...but it ain't everyday a girl is 38...so go girl....big hugs kath xxx

Doreen said...

Happy Birthday Debbi,have a fabulous day.
I love what you have done with the dvd units,I love getting Ideas off other crafters you learn so much here in blogland.xxx

alethea said...

Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a wonderful day!! xx

Beebeebabs said...

Happy Birthday Debbi yesterday was my Birthday!!!

Paula said...

Have a lovely day Debbi - Many Happy Returns - & thanks for all your super teaching & ideas. Have fun with the SN stamps & don't worry about 38 - you're still very young! I can say that from my perspective of old & aged 50!
Much love
Paula (PEP)
http://pepcraftchallexp.blogspot.com/

Yvonne Russell said...

Happy happy birthday.

Debbi said...

Happy Birthday, Debbi! Enjoy your day. How fun that your new goodies arrived today!!
*smiles*
debbi

Marg said...

Many happy returns! Fab tidy desk too.

scrappinpeg said...

happy birthday. have fun and enjoy your special day!

Shazza said...

Happy Birthday to you, have a great day and love how organised your room is, wish mine was the same.
Enjoy your new goodies when they arrive x

Mumfie said...

Happy Birthday Debbi, hope you have a wonderful day.
Sharon

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Happy happy Day! Celebrate!

Kiehn said...

Happy Birthday!!!!

Lyse said...

I wish you a faboulous happy birthday with a lots of supprises, gifts and love.

Hugs,
Lyse

http://bricomanies.blogspot.com/

bricomanie@gmail.com

Sol said...

Happy Birthday to YOU!!!! I wish you a Fantastic Day!!!
What a Great way to celebrate yourself.. buying New stamps!!! So Well Deserved!! :o)... right :o)... Hope your kids make Fantastic Cards and drawings for you! Enjoy!!! It is your day!!!

Shelley said...

Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!!

jenny said...

Happy Birthday Debbi :) I know how you feel...I still feel 21 not 38!!
Love the storage idea, must look out for them at Asda :)

Have a lovely rest of your birthday...I'm hoping for a Chinese tonight to save me cooking!!

Jenny xx

QC Kelsey said...

Happy Birthday!

I love your desk. Since mine doubles as my office desk and crafting desk, I have to keep all my crafty supplies behind me so I don't get distracted throughout the day ... :(

Berni said...

Happy Birthday Debbi! I hope you're having a fab day xxx

Meahni said...

Hey Debbi!! Happy Birthday to you, happy birthday to you.... okay i'll stop singing! Hope you had a fantastic day!
Love
Meahni

Debs M x said...

happy birthday, hope you had a great day x

nnalorac said...

Happy Birthday Debbi!! Same age as me!! It's true what you say, you as old as you feel! A treat from yourself good girl! Hope you've had a lovely day. Carolxx

butlersabroad said...

Happy Birthday Debbi, 38 is young, I was 44 a couple of weeks ago!! Scary where the time is going, I'm turning into my Mother more and more as each day goes by!!

Lovely clean desk, just ready for a crafty session with your new stamps. Hope Graham made it home ok.

Hugs
Brenda

Andrea said...

Happy Birthday Debbi - I bet your girls made you some gorgeous cards or pictures! Hope you've had a wonderful day, and not worked too hard!
Love, Andrea xx

Anne said...

Hope you've had a fab day Debbi. How tidy is your workdesk !!!! ----mmmm losts of empty space for more goodies eh?
Hoipe to see you soon for cakes and jelly !!
Anne xxxxxxxxxxx

Lorraine said...

Happy Birthday huni i hope you have had a great day and wow your new rubber sounds fab and like you said talk about perfect timing enjoy the rest of your evening xxx

Leanne said...

Happy Birthday Debbi! It has been said that 40 is the old age of youth, you haven't reached there yet. So enjoy your youth :)

Samantha said...

Happy Birthday! Hope you had a lovely day :) Wow I love your idea for the dvd units, I might be trying that one soon!

Samantha x

Thistleblue said...

Belated Birthday wishes Debbi! Your desk is looking fab! I had no idea there was such a thing as a craft hutch, just googled it... and now drolling over them all.
Enjoy your new stamps
hugs
Michelle
x

Mona E said...

Happy birthday to you yesterday! I love getting cards too. It doesn`t matter if i don`t get gifts when i get a handmade card. It shows more consideration to get a handmade card. So lucky you, that your kids made you some. That desk must be one of the more tidiest ones i have ever seen. Love the big space you have. My desk is only half of this and accordingly it looks overloaded at all times, hehe. Hope your weekend becomes a great one. Hugs...Mona

Stampersue said...

Happy Birthday Debs _ I hope you had a great day yesterday. I was offline most of yesterday so I'm a little late but hey better late than never.

Stampersue
X

Lullina said...

Happy birthday Debbi! ^^
Lu

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

Macpurp said...

what a tidy workspace!
hope the girls had fin making your cards! Have fab birthday!
lots of love
Teen xx

xGemmax said...

Awww im soooo sorry, i missed your birthday sweetie.....Happy Birthday for yesterday!!

I also wanted to let you know i have a little something on my blog for you :o)
hugs and xxx

Auntie Ang said...

Happy Birthday to you....
Very organized.

Saz said...

Hope you had a fab birthday Debbi xx

Love the storage great idea,your craft room looks really tidy,

hugs sara xx

Jan Garber said...

Oh Sweetie, don't fret over the kids attitudes! Just wait until you're 50 and they tell you don't want any of your "stuff"...nice...I've willed my scrap room to a dear friend! At 38, you're still young!

Brenna said...

that is great organization!
brenna
rbanderson@live.ca

Marianne said...

What a nice place to work and it's so tidy. You should see mine (or rather NOT :-))
Happy birthday (better late than never)

Татьяна said...

Happy Birthday!!
Best wishes from my family!!!

The Paper Princess said...

Love your workspace - your desk is the same color as mine!

Ramona
http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

Anula said...

Happy birthday!

Hev said...

Hiya Debbi
I've recently been added to the Sugar Nellies group on Facebook so have seen you on there loads. As for the hutch idea, great minds think alike, I used a tall DVD storage unit from Ikea and created something very similar. I intend one day to attach it to the wall just above my desk so I will have the space under it as well as the two shelves it creates, you can never have too much storage.
Congratulations on the smoking by the way, I stopped 7 years ago and the money I saved paid for driving lessons and then became my crafting budget, especially as driving enabled be to get to more craft shops, lol.
Luv Hev xxx

Hev said...

PS Forgot to say Happy Birthday. I hope you've had a good one.
Luv Hev xx

majsan said...

Happy (to late) birthday to you!!

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