Sunday, April 1, 2012

Celebrate Your Life! April 2012 Birthday #63! Bridal Gown Give A Way!

The Angels are singing because this
is an exciting month
with lots to Celebrate!
Easter at My Daugher's.
She is a really great

Someone is going to win this gorgeous Bridal Gown!  Will it be you?
Happy Birthday Felma!  The Good the Bad and the Ugly will be the topic of my posts during my birthday month. I will post about all three.  The good is that I am enjoying life and celebrating life to my fullest.   At 63, I feel better than I imagined I would and I even look better than I thought I could.  Being a cancer survivor has perks.  The other day I went to Nordstrom to get fitted for my free (please check with your insurance) breast cancer bras and looked so good to my husband that he took pictures.  My "girls" are sitting up quite nicely.  My words for the evening, "Don't keep your hands to yourself."  Who knew that I would come out of the closet last year and start Celebrating Life and make it a lifetime goal to live the best life I can with all the ailments I have?  It has been fun.  I am so thankful to all of you who played a song to get me started and keep me going.  God, I thank you most of all. 

 What About The Give-A-Way?
How about having a chance to win it?  It is so very easy to win the gorgeous Bridal Gown in the picture above.  It is one of my best and signed by me.  All you have to do is be a follower of my blog, leave a positive inspirational comment, for example, "Happy Birthday," and your comment will be placed into a hat.  On Monday, April 30, 2012, my 2 year old grandson will draw the winning comment.  I will post the comment of the winner during the first week of May 2012.  Comments must be received by 12:00 Noon Pacific Standard Time on Sunday April 29, 2012. 

Time to go Celebrate! 

Before I go I must say thanks to all of you for reading and following my blog.  Enjoy this month and every month to the fullest.  Thank you for the e-mails and much appreciated comments.  I love you.  Love and hugs to all.  


carmen said...

no sabes como te entiendo!!!! puedo participar? voy a subirlo más tarde a mi blog, que tambien sortea por mi cumpleaños, si quieres unirte está acabando el plazo...

Drora's minimundo said...

It's a Gorgeous Bridal gown indeed! Stunning work! Please include me in your draw.
I too, have a giveaway, just a small one, to celebrate spring. You are invited to check it in my blog and see if you want to participate in the draw.
You deserve to enjoy each moment and it's good you do so. The children are adorable.

Thanks and a hug, Drora

Bárbara said...

be-lli-si-mo!!!! Me gustaria participar de tu sorteo, saludos !! :)

Ana said...

Feliz cumpleaños Felma!!! Que la pases feliz!!! Y felicidades también por tu salud!! por favor cuenta conmigo para tu sorteo, gracias un abrazo desde México, Ana (mucuy)

Rosamargarita said...

Querdia Felma, como lo comentas eres una sobreviviente, te deseo el mejor de los años.Un abrazo
Lo publico en mi blog

Plushpussycat said...

What a gorgeous wedding dress! It would be perfect in my 1920s lovers (honeymoon) cottage! Happy birthday and congratulations on celebrating life! I'll post your giveaway on my blog now! :-) Jennifer

Chris P's Minis and More said...

Oh Felma how awesome to be celebrating your birthday, enjoying good health, family you look fabulous!!! The blessings of God continue on your life's jouney!! Love the new look on your blog!! I love the dress!!!!! count me in!! Happy Birthday !!!!!

Ascension said...

Feliz cumpleaños!!!!!!
Me encantaria participar en tu sorteo, es un precioso vestido.
Subo el aviso a mi blog.
besitos ascension

Ruth said...

I love your blog and I love your work! Here's hoping my comment gets chosen!!

Ruth Stoddard in TX.

Tarnished Rose said...

I just discovered your blog and I love it and now am a follower. Your dresses are a dream and the bridal gown is gorgeous.

I hope you have a very Happy Birthday!


liliam said...

hola feliz cumple y te felicito veo q tenes una familia hermosa me encanto ese bombero esta re lindo y de golf me encanta bueno me encantaria anotarme para el sorteo te dejo mi correo es gracias

My Journey To Celebrating Life said...

Yes, puedo participar Carmen. Thank you very much for your comment.

Yolanda Holder said...

Happy Birthday Felma!

"When someone says "YOU'VE CHANGED" it simply means you've stopped living your life their way."

malu2 said...

Hola Felma!!
Celebro que estes tan bien!! tienes una familia, maravillosa y tus trabajos son espectaculares!! que mas se puede pedír!!
Me gustaría participar en tu sorteo,el traje de novia es precioso,ahora te anuncío en mi blog.
Besos desde España Dde las Malu´s.

Marisa said...

Happy Birthday! and Many Many more! I usually donate a lot of my food items to our "walk for the cure" but my partner for the walk has moved away to be closer to her grands (you know how that is)

so I'll figure out something, have a great day

Marisa :)

Helene Dalmar said...

Feliz cumpleaños!!!!!!
Me encantaria participar en tu sorteo, es un precioso vestido.
Subo el aviso a mi blog.

Sara said...


Congratulations on celebrating another birthday! I've never had breast cancer but am very involved in the American Cancer Society's Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk in Rochester, Minnesota. I'm sure your BELIEF, and positive attitude helps more women and touches more lives than you know. Your work is beautiful. Thank you for the opportunity to win one of your spectacular creations!

My best,


TINK - SONIA said...

Hi Felma,I wish you the best birthday of your life!! love your creations and I'd love to participate in your amazing giveaway,I put the link on my blog too,miniregards from Spain.

Mati said...

Me encanta ese espíritu tan positivo, yo también cumplo años en abril y tengo la frase de "busca siempre las cosas buenas de la vida y disfrútalas, las malas ya vienen solas". Muchas felicidades.

Sussu said...

Just an incredibly beautiful miniature outfits you have in this blog. You are really talented. I can only be astonished. I would have privileged if I'd win that beautiful dress.

Happy Birthday to You and greetings from Finland! :)

(sorry my bad English)

My blogs:,

Unknown said...

Hello Felma, happy Birthday. Please you`ll have a great big party.

Your creation is so wonderful. Please count me in your giveaway.
I put a link to my sidebar.
Hugs from Craftland

NarinaNäpertää said...

Just found your lovely blog - and now I'm new follower of it.
So - I hope you have a very Happy Birthday! And congratulations on celebrating life too (^^)

Oh my... How beautiful wedding dress!!
I would LOVE so much to take part in your fabulous giveaway - so I hope you count me in it =0}

I'll put a link to my blog's sidebar.

MiniHugs, Irina

Fabiola said...

Happy birthday Felma!
Your creations are wonderful. I like your blog.
Please, count me in your giveaway. I put the link on my blog.
Bye Faby

Carmen said...

Hola Felma, muchas felicidades!!!!
Aquí tienes una seguidora mas.Me encantaría participar en tu sorteo, es un traje de novia precioso.
Ahora mismo lo anuncio en mi blog
Besos desde España

Unknown said...

Hyvää syntymäpäivää (in Finnish), Happy Birthday, Felma! :) The dress is so lovely! I would love to participate in this giwe-away :) I'm so happy that I found your blog. Your work looks so amazing! You got yourself a new follower :)

aristacrina said...

Wow, the dress is so beautiful. Happy Birthday! I hope you'll count me in the amazing giveaway. Thank you!

Patrizia said...

Auguri Felma, partecipo con piacere al tuo giveaway e' molto molto bello!

sorty0 said...

Hola Felma!!
Tienes una familia, maravillosa y tus trabajos son espectaculares!!.
Me gustaría participar en tu sorteo.
Besos desde España.Araceli

Anonymous said...

precioso vestido me encantaria participar en tu sorteo.No tengo blog,correo
Feliz Cumpleaños

CA Verstraete said...

Beautiful dresses! And congratulations for your survival! My sister is celebrating 3 years now. In Miniature Style II

Tarta Ruga said...

Bellissimo giveaway e bellissimo blog, sarò felice di seguirti!

petra said...

o wow what a beautyfull amazing super dress!! my deepest compliments!

greetings Petra

ChariMini said...

como celebro que te encuentres bien,te necesitamos con nosotras ,y ahora mas que nunca nos das fuerza y ademas los artistas no pueden venirse abajo y tu eres una gran artista .
soy una apasionada de los vestidos acabo de terminar mi tienda y seria un honor contar con este regalazo por favor apuntame que me voy ha poner a rezar para tener suerte ,mil besos y felicidades por esa ilusion por la vida

Norma said...

Felma feliz cumpleaños!!! Usted hace maravillas con las manos, doble felicitación.
Quiero participar en el sorteo, mucha suerte a todas y gracias.

Nancy said...

Hello Felma,
I just discovered your blog and also your story.
It's wunderful that you've survived and feeling so good, even better at this age with al the experiences that you have bin through.
Happy birthday and big compliments for making this amazing dress! I would love to participate and will place a link on my blog.
Greetings Nancy

Katrina said...

Hello, you have fantastic blog and your work oooh... I am here first time. Please count me in. I put your blog to my favorite list and your give away too. Hugs Kati

Eva - tatalamaru said...

Me he enamorado de tus vestidos, que bonitos son. Por favor apúntame al sorteo, me encantaría participar. Felicidades!!!!

Doortje said...

Gefeliciteerd en nog vele jaren toegewenst.
Vind net je blog,geweldig je bruidsjurken.
Wil graag meedoen met je give away, en zet de link op mijn blog.
groetjes doortje

Audra said...

Oh my gosh! What beautiful work! Glad I found your site through another blogger (Drora).

Please count me in on your giveaway.

Glad to know that you and your 'girls' found some support. A very lifting experience. :o)

Anonymous said...

Hola Felma, FELIZ CUMPLEAÑOS!!!! no conocia tu blog y me ha encantado, menudos trabajos que haces, son expectaculares, que maravillas de vestidos!!!
Celebra la vida al 100%, sigue asi con esa alegria, lo mereces, es estupendo, me encantara participar en tu sorteo y poder tener una de tus maravillas, ahora lo pongo en mi blog, un gran besazo.

Loly Rodriguez said...

Cumpleaños feliz ,Cumpleaños feliz te deseamos todos Cumpleaños feliz , esto lo cantamos en mi casa cuando alguno
cumplimos años.
Espero y deseo tenga un feliz cumpleaños , lleno de alegrías,familia ,muchos amigos y con un montón de regalos y que cada año mas le traiga mas ideas para sus creaciones.
Me encantaría poder participar en su sorteo , tiene unos diseños preciosos.
Besos y un gran abrazo desde España .
I hope and wish you have a happy birthday, full of joy, family, many friends and lots of gifts and each year more to bring you more ideas for their creations.

Melli Hobby said...

What beautiful work. I love your blog.
Please count me in in your giveaway list. I, place a link on my sidebar.

Pilar said...

Muchas felicidades Felma,por todo,por tu cumple,por tu animo,y por este blog tan lindo que tienes,M ea punto a tu sorteo,Besitos , Pilar ( la casita del desvan )

luisa said...

Happy birthday Felma! Your dresses are so beautiful.... I love them!!!! Please count me in your beautiful giveaway, this dress is lovely! I put the link on my blog!

Vall said...

Dear Felma, first of all; Happy Birthday and what a wonderful dress! It was easy for me to come up with an inspirational comment; actually it's a quote i cherish and I hope you and others like it as much as I do.

"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order and confusion to clarity."

I keep my fingers crossed and I hope I can give this lovely dress an honourfull place in my dollhouse.
Hugs, Vall

Lida said...

Hallo Felma,
Just found your blog for the first time and I am amazed seeing all the beautiful things you made! Really glorious is the Bridal Gown, but I love also the beauty here above, that reminds me of a painting my father made for me! I am very happy that I found your blog and that I am in time to celebrate life with you!
Greetings from Holland,

mcddiss said...

Hola Felma , te deseo un muy feliz cumpleaños junto a tu familia , me encantaria participar en tu sorteo por que me encanta como coses , lo pongo en mi blog
un saludo


miniaturista said...

Muchas felicidades, Es un vestido preciso, me gustaría participar.
Subo el enlace a mi blog
Un abrazo

CrisColás said...

I´m a new follower. I love the rainbow in my live because when it is cloudy I can painted the sky with all the colours.
Thanks for the opportunity of have your excellent work in our dollhouses. Kisses

Mari@ said...

Hi Felma, Thank you for the opportunity to win your wonderful dress. Please count me in. I put your link on my blog sidebar.
My mother had a cancer in 1998 and She had an operation. After a very sad period, today is still with us. I wish you all the best with all my heart. Happy Birthday

leonor said...

precioso y +++ cruzare los dedos para que llegue a mi, mi hija mayot recien se ha casado y estara preciosoen un box. suerte a todos

Ludmila said...

This dress is gorgeous! I can not express my delight!!
I very much want to participate in the giveaway. Count me, please.

Rosella said...

Hi Felma!Happy birthday to you ;))))
Your works are wonderful. I like your blog.
Please count me in your giveaway.
I put the link on my blog.
kisses from Italy

Ilona said...

Congratulations, Happy Birthday, Felma, to celebrate life for you is good!
I'm already a new follower, but I saw your last post and that remind me that I made a mistake for to participate for your fantastic bridal give away. I saw the link to your blog on an other blog, that's why it went wrong. It was a good idea of your grandma to remember everyone for this give away in a new post :) than I saw my mistake! I'll change the picture on my blog and want to ask you: please, count me in for this stunning bridal dress give away?
Kind regards, Ilona

Todd Byers said...

Hello there Felma! I thought I haf replied to your blog log ago, but as I checked, perhaps not! Anywho, of course, Happy Birthday (a little bit ago!) and I am glad you got a chance to go to the Big Show! (Miniature Big Show?? Hmmm, that sounds kinda funny!) Best to you in all of your endeavours and Happy Mothers Day!

Your interested follower always,

Barefoot Todd

Ilona said...

Hi Felma! Happy birthday to you! I like to participate in this gorgeous give away! You made a beautiful bridal creation! I put th link with the picture on my blog.
This is my next try to sign in, I have tried it before. I hope it works now.
Kind regards, Ilona

mamenchu6 said...

me encantaria participar tienes unas manos marabillosas,me encanta tu blog.

obscure creations said...

Nice job - keep fighting the fight

From Tyla @

maria l. said...

So beautiful!

My Journey To Celebrating Life said...

Thanks to all of you for commenting on this post. I've had lots of fun and motivation reading your comments.
Congratulations to the lucky winner Jrnnifer of!

Anonymous said...

I envy you. The content and design of your blog is much better than mine. Who made a design for you?!…

My Journey To Celebrating Life said...

Thank you for asking. I used a Blogger Template. Why not join my blog? Easy as one, two, three!
Hugs, Felma