Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Happy Birthday to Me!!

New Year's Baby checking in!



Celebrating with an older card from my Dirty Girl days!! The image I used is by illustrator Maurie Manning – it’s called Penelope’s Party Wagon. I colored the image with Touch Twin Markers. The sentiment is from Skipping Stones Design.

I love that my birthday is on the first day of the year - a clean slate, and the promise of many new adventures and opportunities. After looking back all that happened in 2012, I'm excited to see what's ahead!

I know there will be more stamp releases...

I've been working behind the scenes with a new challenge team...

...and I have some freelance mixed media work coming my way, new products to work with, life to explore... I'll share more about what life is like around me too, and try to remember that designing is not my 'day job'!

I'm 38 today and 38 has always been my very favorite number - that makes me even more excited to live it out. I'm grateful for those of you that will be along for the ride!
Thanks for stopping by!

23 comments:

Zhenya and Nika Aksutin said...

Dear Dina! Happy New Year from Russia! Love, Nika

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Happy Birthday and Happy New Year. I really enjoy your blog and the great inspiration you provide. I look forward to seeing whats in store in the New Year.

VALERIE FINNEY said...

Dina: Happy, happy birthday and New Year! Your blog inspires me everyday and I look forward to it again this year.

Cassie said...

Happy Birthday, Dina! Your card is darling. I hope your day is amazing :D

Janelle said...

Happy birthday!

Dee in N.H. said...

Happy Birthday!!!

Natalie said...

Happy Birthday! And Happy New Year, too! God bless.
Darling image and card!

Wanda Cullen said...

Wishing you a really special birthday, Dina! You're still very much a "spring chicken"! :-). I remember this dirty card...fabulous coloring skills going on!

Kittie said...

Happy Birthday.....a day late. I hope you had a wonderful day and beginning to your 38th year.

Beth Norman said...

Happy 38th birthday. I hope it was a good one. Your card is adorable. Your colouring is amazing.

Virginia P said...

Happy Birthday x 38! Love your cards & blog and wish you a great 2013!

Debbie said...

Wonderful card and Happy Birthday!

lisa808 said...

Happy Birthday & Happy New Year!!!

Sherry said...

Happy
birthday!!!

maryr917 said...

beautiful card Dini-love your gorgeous coloring-and sending big birthday wishes from PA

Sandy said...

I am a day late but Happy Birthday to you oh talented kid you!!! I do love your card!
Sandy

Judycs said...

Happy New Year birthday a day late! I wish you a year rich in blessings. I do appreciate the pleasure and inspiration you give me daily as well as your willingness to answer questions and share you expertise.

Sherri said...

Happy Birthday & Happy New Year! I know this will be a great year for you with all your wonderful & amazing talents! Your card is just adorable, by the way!

flourishes said...

Happy birthday young lady. I loved my 40's and hope that your's will be wonderful as well.
Jan Marie
Flourishes
Rs. I loved the image..so very cute.

Glenda said...

Hope your birthday was fabulous and 2013 will be even more so!! Looking forward to your mixed media - I love working with all that "stuff"! And I wish I was 38 again!

Patricia said...

Oh,to be 38 again! It was a great time in my life and I am sure it will be a great year for you! Looking forward to many more bits of inspiration from your work. Have a great Year!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday and Blest New Year to you in a wagonload of opportunity for talent honed and joy shared in ministry among a world full of bloggers. Keep Looking UP
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Audrey Ann said...

Happy Birthday (just a wee bit late)! What a wonderful year in review! I will look forward with you - to see where this amazing life takes you, and me, and all of us. Thank you Dina for sharing.

Hugs!
Audrey