Thank You So Much … With All My Heart

As some of you now know, it was my birthday last month … yep, celebrated, toasted, caked!  So, you can imagine my utter surprise (nay shock!) when I came in tonight, checked Feedly and found that my sweet friends Bev (Happy Dance) and Darnell (djkardkreations) have organised a surprise belated birthday party today … a month to the day from said event!  Thank you so much, Bev and Darnell!  Yes, I know … all of you were in on the secret!

It’s not often that words fail me, but tonight I find myself struggling to express just how much I appreciate every single one of you.  You’re unfailingly generous, warm, supportive and encouraging … you brighten my life as you cheer me on and inspire me every day.  What an astonishing and amazing community this is … I’m so blessed, honoured and delighted to be part of it 🙂

I’ve been over to see Bev and Darnell … and have seen the gallery of wonderful cards you’ve all made for me.  I’m so looking forward to spending some happy hours meandering through them all … I’d love to be doing that right now, but I’m due to be with friends for dinner in less than half an hour and I’m still in all my work wear glory!

So, I wanted to let you know how much joy you’ve brought me today … Bev and Darnell for organising such an awesome party … and to every one of you for celebrating with me.  I’ll be round to see you just as soon as I can, to say a proper and individual thank you.  For now, though, suffice to say … my cup truly is overflowing.  Thank you so much … from the bottom of my heart!  Anita 🙂

21 thoughts on “Thank You So Much … With All My Heart

  1. sheryruss

    You deserve it, Anita! You’re one of the first blogs I followed when I decided to start blogging and sharing my cards…and you were one of the card-makers who introduced me to the wonderful world of CAS cards! I’ve got more things to say, but I’ll save it for my blog post later…because I’m joining in on your birthday party! Enjoy your dinner! Hugs!

  2. Ardyth

    Yay! So glad we surprised you! Enjoy your dinner and your birthday will last for another day – isn’t that the best?!

  3. c

    Yayyy…glad you were surprised! And yes, you more than deserved to be the center of our little celebration! You bring untold joy to all of us, through your cards and especially, your thoughtful, heart-warming comments! Happy *one month* Birthday! Enjoy your evening immensely! Hugs~c

  4. baileyrosy

    I was so honoured to be part of your belated birthday bash it has been a joy to visit here and view your beautiful creations and also a joy to read the comments you have left for me. Im so glad Darnell introduced us as you are one of the loveliest and kindest not to mention creative bloggers I have virtually met. Enjoy your party and thank you for being you XX


  5. Loll

    Hi Anita. What a lovely post … we appreciate you and so happy to have the chance to celebrate your belated birthday with you. Enjoy you evening out with friends. Loll xx

  6. serendipitydragonfly

    Fab post Anita……so glad that you were both surprised and pleased, but it’s going on for a while so keep checking back on Darnell’s blog. You provide all of us with such inspiration and we love hearing all your encouraging comments. Have a wonderful evening with your friends and enjoy looking at all your (belated) birthday cards.


    Karen xxx

  7. Joyce M.

    So glad that your were surprised and that you enjoyed your party. It was my privilege to participate and help you celebrate. Enjoy your evening, and enjoy your party!

  8. Cornelia (fun stamping)

    Have a great evening – you deserve this – you are one wonderful card maker and I always enjoy your encouraging comments on my blog! I feel honored, that I was invited to be part of this and I had fun making your card! Glad to know you through blog land! Hugs, Cornelia

  9. Deborah Frings

    So pleased that it came as a surprise! I was really delighted to be asked to join in the fun. I hope this extends your birthday celebrations. So pleased to know you, albeit via the web! Hugs, xx

  10. Geri Greening

    Dear friend…you are just sooooo dang special to all of us!!! I’m thrilled to bits that the shin-dig managed to stay a secret! Great party! XX OO

    Date: Tue, 18 Mar 2014 18:45:33 +0000 To:

  11. Susanne V.

    I am so glad that we managed to surprise you! This was a first for me and I feel so honored to have been invited! I love the cards you make and also your sweet comments (that always make me wish that I could express myself as well as you do)!

  12. kimheggins

    OH…so happy you were surprised! this was so much fun and you deserved this party. Your post today was just so sweet. You are an amazing friend and I am truly blessed to know you. Happy Belated Birthday again!

  13. djkardkreations

    We are so, so thrilled that you were completely knocked off your pins when you innocently checked your Feedly today, Anita!! Tee Hee Hee!! It was a little nerve-wracking getting that button to publish just after midnight last night because I’m an idiot when it comes to military time, but I knew all these wonderful ladies were waiting to shower you with their love and best wishes! Phew! It all worked!! Bev has the best ideas and the best party drinks and treats, too! This was our pleasure! You are more than deserving of this tribute and celebration of your belated birthday!! Huge hugs, Darnell

  14. Petra

    For all of us this was such a fun day, Anita!! I visited Darnell’s blog numerous times to see if you have discovered the surprise jet and to look at all of the stunning cards everyone has made!! You deserve this, Anita. You are such a lovely, cheerful lady and always leave such nice comments on my blog – I so appreciate your visits!! Have fun visiting all your friends’ blogs and enjoy every moment!!
    Greetings from Africa and have a lovely day!!
    PS. Please don’t miss my PS. in yesterday’s post!! (does that make sense??!! LOL!!)

  15. Lindsey L

    I’m so delighted that you were surprised and that you feel loved! Mission accomplished. 🙂 You are such a wonderful, talented lady and I’m so glad to be able to join in to celebrate you. Oh, and I truly made my card with you and you only in mind. I’d love to mail it to you. If you are comfortable with that (and I won’t be offended at all if you are not), will you please email me your address at . Thanks!


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