9.09.2010

The Lawn Fawn/Hero Arts swap: Day 4!

We have another fun project from Lisa today! She used Bannerific and Harold's ABCs to make the perfect birthday surprise for her hubby, J! Let's check it out! :)

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She hid her pennant banner in the cupboard so he would be surprised when he opened it up in the morning! How sweet is that?!
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She spelled out "Happy Birthday Jason" with Harold's ABCs and cut out each individual pennant from felt! How cute is the washi tape holding the pennants up?! :)
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This is my favorite! Hehehe! It makes me giggle! So funny!
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And here is a fun close up. I love the way she stitched through the pennants following the line that is already in the stamp. I can't wait to try this myself! I bet it would look good with paper piecing too! :)

I hope you had fun seeing Lisa's surprise birthday banner! Make sure to head on over to the Hero Arts blog to see what's going on over there, too! They are showcasing felty projects from their Flickr group! :)

Now, I can't stop the giveaway flow, so let's do another one! How does Harold's ABCs sound?
Just leave us a comment by Friday at 11:59PM EDT telling us what your best birthday surprise was, and we will pick a random winner!

Stamps: Lawn Fawn (bannerific, harold's abcs)
Etc: Felt!
Thank you so much for visiting!
Have an amazing day,

103 comments:

  1. This is the cutest idea ever! I love it! My best birthday surprise was when my husband (then fiance) surprised me with Tiffany earrings, even though money was really tight.

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  2. Cute cute cute! My best surprise ever was my 30th bday. All my friends were gathered for a surprise dinner in the city. Hubs kept all that a secret!!!!

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  3. The best birthday surprise I have ever had was 2 years ago when my now husband asked me to marry him-I was so surprised! I love Harold's ABCs! I would love this set :)

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  4. What a fun and cute idea! He is a lucky guy! My favorite birthday suprise was going to see Stomp with my entire family! It was a very nice and relaxing 30th birthday! :)

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  5. My best birthday surprise was when my family got me an ice cream maker!!! I guess it was more for them than for me, because they enjoyed that I churned out from the maker, LOL!

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  6. adorable. One of my best birthday surprises was the first b-day I shared with my now DH. He wrapped all of my presents in Tigger paper knowing I was a huge Tigger fan.. too cute!

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  7. Cute creation! ONE of my FAVORITE birthday surprises was a few years ago my boyfriend surprised me with a trip to go on a cruise! My bday is in Feb & the cruise was in August. It was the BEST birthday gift ever and we had a wonderful relaxing time together.

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  8. What a super cute project!
    My best birthday surprise was when my family and friends threw me my very first surprise party! I was completely shocked and had no idea it was being planned. :)

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  9. My best B-day surprise was when my husband had my little guys make me something. I really, really appreciated that.

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  10. NO WAY! This is soooooooooo cool!
    How fun!! Oh my, I love all my birthdays but I would say my fav was when my hubby offered to take me craft shopping...poor thing had to stand there for hours watching me go through all the crafting isles in different stores!

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  11. This is so adorable, Lisa!! I love the banner as well as the way you
    found a place in the cupboard to make it a special surprise. My best
    birthday surprise was when my husband
    took the day off from work to spend it with me.

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  12. this is the cutest! i need that banner set!

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  13. On my 30th birthday, my family gave me a book, "On the Night You Were Born," Inside the book were notes written by family and friends around the country. They wrote about what they loved about me! It was wonderful!

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  14. lisa's project is fabulous!! best bday surprise...hmm.. i get one every year from my friends. so much that it's not really a surprise anymore, but they try anyhow!

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  15. precious, I love the idea of making tiny banners for my kids' birthdays... thanks for even MORE chances to win!

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  16. What a sweet sweet idea:) Love that little banner:) SO CUTE! The best birthday surprise was when my husband paid my entire college loan off. That was my gift--LOVED it! Super sweet:)

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  17. OMG what a great idea! Very cute and good way to use scraps. : )

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  18. I love it...and what a great surprise!

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  19. That is such a cute idea!! I really love it. I already own Harolds ABC's and love them!! I just wanted to let you know that the project is fabulous!!

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  20. my best birthday surprise by far was last year when my husband surprised me by having my best friend, kristina & her sweet family come to ohio from tennessee! i had no idea & it was absolutely amazing! :) thanks so much for the chance to win!

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  21. Super banner. It made me augh.
    Best birthday surprise? Waking up to a big pile of snow and playing outside all day (this is some time ago).
    Eveline.

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  22. I LOVE THIS! This just sold Bannerific to me! Off to make my purchase.

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  23. Such a cute Idea! I havent ever had a bday surprise, but we threw a great surprise party for my dad last year for turing 60!

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  24. Such a cute banner - my best birthday surprise was finding out that I conceived my daughter.

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  25. That's sooo cute! Love the idea.
    my biggest brithday surprise was on my 18th birthday when I came home late at night after celebrating with my frinds there was a laaaarge banner in my room saying happy birthday.

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  26. Awww - fiesta ware makes me happy.

    =)

    My favorite birthday surprise was when my mom got me 21 stuffed monkeys for my 21st birthday! I love monkeys!

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  27. Best birthday suprise was when I found out I was pregnant with my first child!

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  28. My best birthday surprise was when my church stamping group held a surprise 50th birthday party for me complete with stamping goodies.

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  29. This is the best week ever with all the giveaways!! That was a funny suprise but very cute.

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  30. My best birthday surprise was finding out I was having a baby boy!

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  31. That is so incredibly cute! I'll definetely do somethng like this for my husband's birthday, he deserves it and I'm sure it'll make him smile :)

    One of the cutest projects I've ever seen (and also, one of the cutest cupboards... LOVE all the colors!)!

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  32. Yesterday was my birthday, and I certainly got a wonderful surprise. I was at work, ready to teach one of my music classes, when I realized only half of the kids were there. When I asked where everyone was, I was shocked to see the ones that were missing walking into the room singing "Happy Birthday"- each carrying a different letter they drew on paper to spell out the sentiment. I loved it!

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  33. Love the banner and the Fiestaware. It is my daughter's favorite. Best surprise was the surprise party for my 30th birthday (a long time ago!)

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  34. My best birthday surprise was walking into a room decorated just for me with my family inside it. I truly thought they had forgotten with everything else we had going on. I felt so loved! Thanks for the opp!

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  35. What a great idea and good timing too, my husband's birthday is comming up soon.

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  36. Best birthday surprise was the trip to Florida I gave myself a few years ago! hehehe.... thanks for the chance to win - the banner in the cupboard is super cute!

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  37. My best birthday surprise was when I went to a cardmaking class and came home to find that my husband had cooked me a delicious gourmet dinner!!! So sweet! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  38. What a clever idea! Love it - and would love to get my hands on anything Lawn Fawn!

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  39. This is such a great idea! I often leave my husband cards whenever he's got something special or stressful going on at work!

    My two best birthday surprises were when my parents bought me a Kindle a few years ago, and the original copy of Peter Pan by JM Barrie from my husband a few years ago! It was amazing! =)

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  40. I just surprised my husband with a trip to Spain for his 40th birthday! He's a huge MotoGP fan and I'm taking him to the season ending race in Valencia the first weekend in November. I think that is the best surprise I've ever come up with! I'd love to win Harold's ABCs since it is on my short list!!

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  41. Cute idea! One of my favorite birthdays was when my husband and kids went through all our pics and made me an album with pics of me with them throughout the whole album : )

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  42. Sweet! He must have been tickled with the surprise! Very fun idea.
    DeniseB

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  43. Forgot to say, best birthday surprise was a beautiful birthstone ring my Mom got for me ages ago.... I still have it!
    DeniseB

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  44. So, so cute! I also love how the banner matches those gorgeous dishes.

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  45. Such a great idea!My best birthday surprise was two years ago when I walked into my surprise 50th party! I thought I was going to see my great nephew for the first time! Well, I did that too!

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  46. What a great idea. I'd love this stamp set. My best birthday surprise was a party in New Zealand when we were visiting my very dear friend there - & she gave me a cute toy sheep to bring home to the UK.

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  47. Very cute!!

    For my 30th my husband planned a surprise trip. I knew we were going away, but knew NO other details. He took me to a resort in Mexico, arranged for a special snorkeling trip and everything. It was amazing.
    He and my bff also planned a surprise party at her house just for family.

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  48. cute cute cuteness!!! Ya'll are so creative, both of you!

    My best birthday surprise when my now fiance took me to a mall to get "birthday ice-cream" and then we walked through the stores just for fun. I mentioned to him an expensive bag I liked, and while I was in line at Starbucks he went and bought it! It was his plan all along to wait until I start gushing about something so he could get it for me when I least expected it.

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  49. At my sweet sixteen party, my parents surprised me with a hot pink bear that showed up at the party and walked around. When he walked in the room, we were so shocked and then laughed. Funny!

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  50. OMGosh those banners are so super cute! Best bday surprise I ever gave was a present to DH back when TIVO first came out, I got him a DVR recorder with TIVO service. He was completely shocked because he had not even mentioned it to me I just knew he would love it.

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  51. My husband was deployed to Iraq and he emailed my favorite bakery and ordered special cookies decorated with Happy Birthday Tammy on it. It was really sweet! He also had arranged to have flowers delivered. Thanks for sharing this cute project!

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  52. What a seriously cute idea! I will have to try this myself, too!

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  54. I saw this on her blog 1st thing this morning! Had me cracking up!! Such a very cute idea - bet her hubby laughed all day :D. So creative!!

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  55. oh my goodness! that banner in the cupboard idea is the best!!!! i can imagine doing it for kids too! what a fantastic idea made with fantastic stamps!

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  56. OMG, that's so cute! Last year for hubby's birthday, I arranged for his parent to come down from Chicago and surprised him. :)

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  57. Last year, my parents gave me a Cricut for my bday. I was blown away!

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  58. Last year, my parents gave me a Cricut for my bday. I was blown away!

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  59. oh wow! love this sweet set and your fiesta inspired banner!! Wonderful superise. My best birthday suprise was a little party my hubby and mom had for me!! good memories :)

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  60. My best birthday surprise was when my husband went and bought the rest of the CD's and DVD from my favourite band as a surprise for my birthday.

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  61. my parents surprised me for my 30th birthday with a huge party---- five months BEFORE my actual birthday! I was totally surprised!!

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  62. Hi Kelly Marie and Lisa,
    Oooh, I love that little banner and Lisa's sweet surprise for her "old" man!!

    I get really great surprises from my guy every year...he's quite creative in finding out what I want and NOT letting on that he knows, so I never expect that he "got" it, and then he does! The best gift was a trip to Ireland!

    Thanks for sharing all the felty fun!

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  63. Lisa has a great sense of humor. I like her style. Cutest mini banner ever!

    My best birthday surprise was a surprise birthday party thrown for my hubby and myself (we share the same date). Thanks for a chance to win!

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  64. Too cute!!!
    My best birthday surprise was when my husband & I were still dating- he planned an ENTIRE birthday day for me- and it was AWESOME!!!!

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  65. this was such a fantastic idea..i can't wait to try it my self..
    I love the abc's and am grateful for the chance to win
    Jo

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  66. This is a seriously cute alpha set, and it is harder to find a great small font like this.

    My best birthday surprise was dinner with my friends at a restaurant when I turned 16- my parents had organised it all and I didn't have any clue what was going on!

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  67. This is fantastic! I'm officially boring, I've never really had any birthday surprises!

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  68. Very cute idea!! I love it! It made me giggle too!
    My 30th birthday was one of the best b-day's ever. I knew about the party. But my boyfriend surprised me with the most beautiful pair of pink sapphire earring's ever!! My friends and family were there too and it was a really fun night.
    Thanks for the chance to win. I would love to own this set!

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  69. Oh this is a super cute and fun project! My best birthday surprise was a surprise trip to Paris!

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  70. what a super cute idea...loved it...her husband must have loved it tooo !

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  71. sooooooo cute!!!!! I already own the Harold's set {love it} so please don't include me in the draw but just wanted to let you know that every birthday is filled with crafty surprises from my kidlets...love, love, love that...they always make me something each year and I love the tradition!

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  72. Lisa's project is so super cute! really makes me want that banner set!!

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  73. You both are so creative! I love these projects! Thank you for being such an inspiration.

    The best bday suprise was when my husband got me a sewing machine for my bday! I've been telling him how I've wanted to learn how to sew and eventually wanted a sewing machine...and low and behold... there it was in my craft room on my bday! I was so happy that he put so much effort in the surprise and got something that he knew I would use. I can't wait to incorporate sewing on my cards... oh, and to sew fabrics too :) Ha!

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  74. My birthday is Sept 13th---this would be a great surprise to win some goodies!!!!!!!M


    My most memorable birthday was my 10th----my mom threw me a huge party and everyone in the family came---we have a rather large family! and I got a 10-speed bike! I thought was it!

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  75. I'm in love! Lisa's creation is above and beyond cuteness!

    ...best birthday surprise...was on my 16th birthday when my dad bought me my first sewing machine and my boyfriend at the time got me a guitar!

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  76. So gorgeous and so cute... what a neat little banner. best surprise... a trip to Paris, France with my DH.... what a surprise and such an amazing city.

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  77. These ideas are just way too cute!
    Birthday surprise? Ummmph, I think it had to be when I turned 45 and my friends were going to surprise at work - BUT they had the wrong day!!! Doesn't matter, the cake was delicious....

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  78. How darling is that little surprise in the cabinet. I love that little banner stamp!!!

    My husband also had a surprise for me on my 30th. He gathered up all my gal pals and co-workers and we had a big bash filled with decorations, tons of homemade foods and some seriously distasteful, dirty gifts! It was so memorable! :)

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  79. My best birthday surprise was when my dad, who is so shy, left me a Hello Kitty stuffed doll outside my door!

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  80. Probably this year! I shared my birthday with mother's day and got two days of pampering and presents. One being a 300 dollar spa voucher :)

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  81. My best birthday surprise was being taken to Paris, and proposed to!

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  82. OMG! How cute are those tiny banners?!?!?!?!

    My best b-day surprise would have been the one I was planning for my hubby but it didn't turn out :(

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  83. Great blogs!

    My best birthday surprise was one that I acutally pulled off rather than being surprised myself. I helped my parents plan my sister's surprise party when she was 10. She cried when she saw everybody there as she thought she wasn't having a party. It was hilarious! Good childhood memories.

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  84. This is the CUTEST IDEA EVER!!!

    ONE of my BEST birthday surprises (there are many. I got an awesome hubby) was my hubby told me to get dressed up and didnt tell me where we were going. I live in NYC and we ended up my the pier taking a yatch around Manhattan. My birthday is July 6th and since it fell around the 4th, there was 4 course meal, dessert, dancing and fireworks!!!!

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  85. Ha! What a gorgeous idea this is! Creative genius and so very sweet. I love the banners more everyday!! My best b'day surprise would probably be when I received my first bike on my 12th b'day. I was so excited!

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  86. Best birthday suprise, flowers while I was away at a corporate training. I was the only woman in a group with 8 men. The look when the flowers got delivered was priceless. I wonder how many sent their special person flowers on the next special occassion?

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  87. What a super fun idea! My husband's B-day is fast approaching.

    My best Birthday surprise was while my husband and I were dating...we lived in different states and only saw each other on the weekends. My Birthday fell in the middle of the week so I was surprised when he showed up that night! He even sent flowers to work during the day so that I would not be suspicious :>) So unexpected and so sweet!

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  88. That is a cute little banner..luv'd the idea:)
    My best b'day surprise was when I invited all his friends and threw a surprise bday party for my hubby. His expression and happiness at the surprise was priceless and makes me surprise him everytime on his b'day..
    hope to get lucky and win the set this time:))

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  89. 2 years ago my 7 year old daughter planned a suprised party for me. Really cute!

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  90. I just received my best birthday surprise. My French 4&5 class surprised me with a birthday song & cupcakes and the most lovely card with beautiful things written inside. Who says teenagers these days don't do nice things??? My students are the best!
    Caroline

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  91. Hi! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this idea! (i may swipe it... :) My best birthday surprise was a surprise party that my best friend and husband set up for me with all of my family waiting for me for dinner! thanks for the great giveaway! :)

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  92. I've never really had a birthday surprise. Is that sad?

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  93. Wow Lisa this is so fun and what a great suprise. I am sure that when these cupboard doors where opened that there were squeals of delight. So cute.

    My best surprise on my birthday was when my husband preposed to me. We went to a movie at the theatres and on the way back he pulled the car over to the side of the street and than told me he wanted me to open my birthday gift. Next thing I knew he was holding a box with a beautiful diamond ring and asking me to marry him! Yep, that was the best surprise ever.

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  94. that is seriously cute.. i have to do that! :)
    best birthday surprise? my husband (boyfriend at the time) bought me a box of discontinued air freshener. it sounds kind of cheesy, but seriously, it was my favorite scent and then they took it off the market! somehow he found a box.. :)

    thank you for the opportunity to win!

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  95. What a sweet idea Lisa! My best birthday surprise was when I turned forty and my coworkers filled my workspace with balloons. It took me awhile to find my desk!

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  96. Love the cute banner! Best birthday surprise was when my husband got a bunch of my friends together for brunch for my 30th bday. some friends traveled by air just to be there! Happy 30th bday to Kelly Marie!

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  97. Oh that banner is SO cute - I bet Jason was surprised when he opened up the cabinet! So creative, love it!

    Hmmm best surprise was my 30th birthday - fancy hotel stay upgraded to a huge suite and special ring hubby picked out and kept a surprise. That was one to remember!

    Thanks for the chance to win. I love Harold's alpha!

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  98. LOvely idea. I must used this too.

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  99. Biggest surprise was a singing telegram at work arranged by my hubby!

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  100. That was so cute, lucky guy~~, Mine was the year my husband surprised me with puppy I thought I had not gotten, he had spoken to the breeder and asked her to tell me they were all spoken for, long story, but was so HAPPY in the end, and this was so unlike my husband!!
    Anyway, great Idea.
    THanks, and again Happy Birthday Kelly Marie!!

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  101. that tiny banner is the cutest!

    my best birthday surprise....hubby & i drove home to SF one year from SoCal so i could hang out with my family on my birthday. he took me out to dinner one night---just the 2 of us (this is waaaay before we had kids). i thought it was the 2 of us UNTIL we got to the restaurant. sitting at a table was 10 of my closest friends! he planned it all by himself! sneaky! love him for doing things like that!

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  102. I do not know how I missed this post. So dang cute. Love this set too.

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