Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Today is a SPECIAL day ... for me!

I was not planning on posting anything for today, but I couldn't resist. 
Yeah, it's my birthday. 
I made this card a while ago. It's made of scrap pieces.
Happy birthday
I think the card is kind of like me--
easy-going (depends on who you talk to, I guess)
 uncomplicated (Dr. John thinks I am simple-minded, my kids think I am gullible)
cheery (hello, cheery is my middle name!!!)
FUN! ( I like to make people laugh, I WAS the class clown...)
....

I want to thank each one of you for checking out my blog.
I know, I post so much. LOL
 I want to thank you for being HERE for me. 
I feel so blessed and I have SO much to be thankful for. 

 OK. Enough about me.
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I am giving a $25 gift card to Ellen Huston to a commenter on this post. The random winner will be announced along with the World Card Making-Day Giveaway (details here) on the 12th. The deadline for this giveaway is before the 12th (obviously).

In your comment, please tell me what you like about my blog...or anything you like to share.
Thank you!

89 comments:

Tracey McNeely said...

Happy Birthday my friend. You are all of those things for sure. Miss you lots, need to remedy that soon! I hope that you had a fabulous day and the John and the kids spoiled you!

Rahmat said...

Happy Birthday Virginia! Your card looks awesome! I don't know much about you, but I surely know that you are a great inspiration, and I like that you comment on your challenge entries most of the time....Have a great day with your loved ones, and a wonderful ahead!

Jasleen said...

Happy birthday, Virginia. You are right, the card has so much of YOU in it. Hope you had a wonderful day. Wishing you many, many beautiful years.

Jasleen said...

I agree with Rahmat, you are the one who comments on the challenge entries the most, and for someone who's new and novice to this world, it really makes a lot of difference. :)

Hannelie said...

Happy Birthday Virginia! May you have a really great day and blessed year!
LOVE your card!

PStanley said...

Happy Birthday Virginia! Wishing you the best of everything :) what i like about your blog is... you. Even though I've never met you, your blog shows us so much of your heart and soul through your sense of humour, your conversational style of writing and just you being you. I don't think there are many bloggers like you!

Barb said...

Woo, hoo! Happy Birthday, Virginia!! I hope you are spoiled rotten by Dr. John and your kids today! Have a wonderful, special and fun day! Love you to pieces! ♥♥♥

Jen said...

Happy Birthday, Virginia! Hope you have a great day and prosperous year. I really enjoy the one stamp-many cards posts, as well as the travel posts with photos (and I think John's Lego tripod is awfully cool!!) You really seem to have fun with your blog, and even though you do design team stuff and challenges, it's all very lighthearted. I enjoy it!

Robyn Oliver said...

Well first off....very best Birthday Wishes for you Virginia, do hope you are able to relax and enjoy every moment. What I like about your blog is that you have been able to bring together so many crafty people to share their creations....it must be simply that you are that type of person...friendly, encouraging, creative and a family person - to have their assistance and support too is wonderful. You find time for other people, commenting on hundreds of blogs and participating on other teams. Your work does show you're colourful and happy....I wish you all the best hugs Robyn

Becca Cruger said...

A very happy birthday to you, Virginia! I hope it as full of cheer and happy warmth as you are! Thank you for constantly encouraging us out here in bloggyland!

Neha said...

Have a fabulous day & coming year, Virginia! I love the name of your blog- 'Yes, Virginia' - so positive. The witty tone of your posts are very refreshing. Your friendly and encouraging nature is the most amazing quality. Thanks for everything.

Cat Craig said...

Wising you a day of simple pleasures and fun treasures. Happy happy birthday. I enjoy visiting your travel posts and your card posts. Always up beat, and fun. Your posts showing stamp versatility are fantastic and inspirational.

Dawn Turley said...

a BIG happy birthday Virginia.... I LOVE visiting your blog as I always come away feeling happy and inspired. Always full of fun. Thank you for being YOU Virginia!

Lyndal said...

Wishing you a FABULOUS day and an AMAZING year ahead :) :) :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

Happy Birthday, Virginia!! You are all of those things and more!! Please don't put me in the generous give-away, I just wanted to add my best wishes on your special day!! Hugs! Darnell

Lynn said...

Oh I love this card Virginia! What I love about your blog: fabulous combination of various types of creativity (card making and cooking) and it is a blend of family and creating. Hope you've had an amazing day! xx

joy said...

Happy Birthday, Virginia! I wish you all kinds of wonderful things! You have always been so encouraging to all of your followers! Your cards are fun, clever and innovative. I love when you try new things and show so many examples using them. Your blog is just a treat to visit. Thank you for being YOU!

Bastel-Troll said...

Dear Virginia,
happy birthday from switzerland !!! I follow your blog for a while now - I love your creativity and funny ideas!
So enjoy the day with your family and have fun!!!

shirley-bee said...

Happy birthday, Virginia! I love your description of yourself :). I'm amazed at your ability to run Virginia's View almost single-handedly, and very successfully, and still inspire us with bright and cheery cards on your main blog. Hats off!

Olga Direktorenko said...

Happy Birthday Virginia! Thank you for sharing your inspiration!

scrapsam13 said...

Happy Birthday Virginia 😆

Shona Chambers said...

Hope you've had a wonderful birthday and been spoilt rotten. I'm a huge fan of your designs and of course you know how much I love your challenge. Looking forward to many more challenges in 2015. Enjoy your day and eat lots of cake!!

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Happy Birthday! Have a wonderful celebration.
I love your blog .... your creativity, diversity, sharing the real you (your life, cooking, travels, music - really makes me feel like you are a friend), your family support and their comments (lovely to see - but what happened to Ryan ... no longer around?)

Petti said...

Have a wonderful time happy birthday! I enjoy reading your blog the way you write, and the travel pictures too. And of course, I love your cards! They are great inspirations!

Michelle said...

Happy birthday, Virginia! What I love about your blog (other than your cards) is your sharing of your life, your family, your FOOD! Your joy in life shines through.

Nicole Parmentier said...

Happy Birthday, Virginia!!! I think you forgot some properties... like creative, loved, original and one of a kind! I think you and the card both are!! Have a great day!

donna mikasa said...

A very Happy Birthday, dear Virginia! May you have a fun filled day and I hope that Dr John spoils you! What do I love about your blog? Everything! Most of all, I treasure our friendship. And to think that it all started back in the good ol' Hero Arts days!! Love you, Virginia!

Isha Gupta said...

Happy Birthday sweet friend. This card says everything about you. Hope you have a wonderful day and a great year ahead. So glad to have you in my life :)

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Happiest of birthdays to you, Virginia! I enjoy your blog because you always bring a smile - not just with your cards but with your enthusiasm and love of life! Have a great day - you deserve the best, my friend!!

Pam said...

Happy, happy birthday, Virginia! I just love your blog. Always so cheerful and full of inspiration! Keep it all coming.

Eileen Lucas said...

Happy Birthday Virginia!! U lady are a lot of fun. I love the variety not only of the cards with various techniques you post but also
those dazzling pics you add along with recipes...yum.

sandie said...

A very Happy Birthday!! I have followed your blog for a while now and I love your ability to create a wide variety of card and often full of colour. I like that you encourage us and I love your photos of your travel. Plus you are just fun to know and it me that feels blessed to know you xx

Lisa said...

Happy birthday wishes to you Virginia!!

Kristie Goulet said...

Happy Happy Birthday to you, Virginia!!! I am so thankful to have found your blog and that you are a member and contributor to StampNation. I love visiting your blog to see your gorgeous creations and how you use one stamp many, many ways. Thank you for your continued inspiration! Have a blessed day! xx

Асель Бапанова said...

Happy birthday, Virginia!!! I really enjoy reading your posts because of your personality. And I love your cards - they are so juicy and colorful just like I usually try to make mine. Have a great day!

Ruby N said...

Happy Birthday!! That card really is adorable. I love all the color you have used in your cards lately... I get color happy :) and I'm new as a follower so I hope to get to know you better through your posts. LOVE the pecan pie recipe you posted. It's my fave kind of pie!!! <3

~amy~ said...

Such a fun card...love the design!
You crack me up...the different comments about your personality between you, dr. john and the kids.
I love your blog for oh-so-many reasons...you are such a talented and giving person and it totally shines through in your blog posts♡

Happy Dance said...

Happy, happy birthday, Virginia! Some time ago, I found your blog and I'm very glad I did. Your creations are always fun and inspiring; from the design to the colors, from the message to the techniques - I always learn something. What I like most about your blog is that is carries the flavor of you: kind, creative, sweet, family centered, and fun. Even though we've not met in person, 'you' show through in your blog. Best wishes for today and always. Bev

Susanne Vargas said...

Have a very happy birthday, Virginia! Love your card - it's fun, just like you! I like everything about your blog - your fabulous cards, yummy food pictures, Dr. John's humor, family news, travel pictures,... Hope you will keep blogging for a long time!

cm said...

Happy, Happy Birthday, Virginia! Your blog has been one of my 'treasured finds' of 2014; for the very characteristics you've used to describe your card today: you're fun and family-oriented, which I admire greatly; you're uncomplicated (NOT simpleminded whatsoever) which equates to being genuine and honest; you're cheery, as your posts convey consistently. In short: your blog is a reflection of your personality. It's a wonderful place to visit because YOU express who you are there. Perhaps a real life meeting some day, but until then, I'll enjoy spending time with you on your inviting, warm, inspiring site. May your day be filled with all things marvelous; time with family and friends, good food and lovely gifts, the most precious being LOVE!
~c

Susi Kelly said...

From one December "baby" to another, Virginia - HAPPY BIRTHDAY! May your day be as fabulous as you are, and the year ahead only bring happiness & good health!
There's so much I enjoy about your blog. YOU, foremost (you're funny, and very down-to-earth!). Your wonderful creations (including the edible kind LOL). I love how you include various aspects of your life on your blog (Dr. John, the family, trips, food, etc.) - it makes me feel like I know you! Looking forward to following your blog for years to come :-)

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Happy birthday! Love your sweet personality and seeing your beautiful cards! Hugs

pcm said...

LOVE this card! Happy Happy Birthday! I love everything about your blog :)

Betty Keefe said...

hope your day is extra special!!!

Tess Hackett said...

Happy Birthday Virginia, hope you have a blessed birthday. I like your blog because you are one of a kind. You do what you like, and it's great. You love bold colors. You share your travels. And I can tell you love your husband and kids with all your heart. You are just you and that is fabulous.

diana said...

Happy birthday!
I love visiting your blog for ideas & inspiration - you always jump right into every project you post. ;-)

Tammy Nyenhuis said...

Happy Happy birthday to you! As always, your card is adorable that is what I love most about your blog. You do so many different techniques and they all just make wonderful cards. I love to read about your family too.

Sheila H said...

I wish you the happiest of birthdays, Virginia!

Jacquie Southas said...

Happy birthday, Virginia! Your blog has a wonderful balance of paper crafting techniques & inspiration along with a peek into your family life and travel :)

Laura Norris said...

Happy Birthday Virginia! Hope you have the best birthday yet! I love your blog because it is easy-going, uncomplicated, cheery and FUN! (Hey - just like you !!)

Bellule said...

Je te souhaite un très Bon Anniversaire Virginia !

Your card is so pretty !

Bises.

Maeghan M. said...

Happy Happy Birthday! My favorite thing about your blog is that it's always so inspiring! TFS!!!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Happy birthday to one of the most inspiring and kind person I have found through blogging! I hope it is beautiful and full of laughter!!! Oh and love, hint hint dr.John! Hehehehe!

Miriam Prantner said...

Happy birthday!!!! I hope you have a great day, you deserve it!!!

Charlene said...

Happy Birthday Virginia! I hope your special day is wonderful!!

Melissa F said...

Happy birthday Virginia! I love your blog, especially when you show various card/ techniques with the same stamp or die set! It really helps me think out of the box!

RedGem said...

Definitely agree with the rest of the comments... have a wonderful day on your Birthday. I love all of your creations, you always have such beautiful ones.

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Happy birthday! I hope your day is as wonderful as you are and I wish you many blessings in the year ahead!
What I like most about your blog (besides your awesome travel posts) is YOU! Even though we haven't met in person yet, I can feel you are as you described yourself and much more, your kindness and support is very much appreciated. Big hugs!

conil said...

Simple minded...I don't think so. Cheery, definitely. Don't know about gullible. But do know your sweet, supportive of your fellow crafters and you run a fun, informative blog. Thanks for being there and hope your birthday is the happiest EVER!

alexandra s.m. said...

★★★★★★★★JOYEUX ANNIVERSAIRE mon AMIE★★★★★★★★★
What I love about your blog is that it reflects your personality, creative, funny, unique, beautiful and always, always inspiring and interesting!

Jamie said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY pretty lady:) I hope you have a fabulous day!

kironieke said...

Happy birthday! I love your series about using the same stamp to create totally different cards. This was how I first met your blog and I love all the cards you make. They are a great inspiration to me. Thanks!

Cindy C. said...

祝你生日快樂!! I wish you a fabulous and fun filled day on your birthday and may the coming year as cheerful and amazing as you!!

Harriet said...

Happy day to you, Virginia, love your card, love your comments and I don't think you are simple. I've read your Blog daily since I don't remember when. Why do I love your blog..............because you are a real person, you've shared your families adventures with me, recipes, excellent cards, inspired me more than I can tell you, and made each day a treat for me. I thank you very, very much for sharing your life with all of us who read your blog.

Amy Sheffer said...

Happy birthday, Virginia! Wishing you the very best!

Therese said...

Happy HAPPY Birthday Virginia! I KNOW you're having a GREAT day. Have fun and best wishes to you. Woohoo!!

LauraJane:) said...

Happiest of Birthday Wishes dear Virginia! CHEERY, and FUN that's you! Yep, laid-back and not high maintenance too.
I LOVE the Light Bulb features on your blog as well as all the other "Teaching" moments..taking us on trips around the world...life with Dr. John..Your blog is always a great spot to find JOY!!
For these reasons I'm grateful to you:)
Have a BLESSED day!

Leni said...

Hi Virginia, I always love to see something from you, I love it because its happy and colorful...and it makes my heart happy!

Bobby said...

Happy Birthday, Virginia. I follow your blog because I like what you share, whether cards, techniques, your travels, your family pictures and most of all your challenge. Have a blessed day!

Amante del Papel said...

happy Birthday, virginia, I like reading you, it's so nice! in addition to your creations are beautiful!!!!

ionabunny said...

Happy Birthday Virginia. What a cute card. I like that there is always something fun and interesting happening on your blog. Glad I am following. Have a great day. Hugz

Barb Ghig said...

Happy, Happy Birthday, Virginia! You forgot the word 'sweet' in your description...that is how I would describe you! I'm so sorry that I didn't know today is your birthday...I hope you are having a lot of fun celebrating with Dr. John and the kids, and I hope ALL of your birthday wishes come true!!!

PS: I really love your card! Beautiful watercoloring and fabulous design!

Anita in France said...

Happy Birthday, Virginia ... hope you're having a wonderful day! Whenever I visit there's always be something inspiring to enjoy ... and I'm amazed at how you manage your challenge single handedly! Anita :)

icardeveryone01 said...

I'm late, Virginia, but it's never too late to celebrate the wonderful YOU!! Hippo birdy two ewes!
=] Michele

MarcyK924 said...

Hope you had an extra special day, my friend! I think I hit all the social media for ya! Happy Birthnight! mwahhhhhhhh!

Judy1223 said...

Happy birthday wishes coming to you, Virginia! I hope your special day was everything you ever dreamed of and more! I have alays loved visiting your blog...as much as I love all our amazing cards, I also love seeing pictures from your world travels! THanks for sharing who you are through your blog...it's a pasure to gt to know yothrough blogland!

Vikki Hein said...

Happy Birthday, Virginia. I enjoy the variety of cards you create and also as a "foodie" enjoy what you create in the kitchen with family.

vinita jain said...

Wish you A Very Happy Birthday, Virginia! I am your newest follower through blogovin and just found your blog, I visited and go through your some back posts and inspired me a lot and step by step instructions in an easy way, its really so helpful for a new crafter so much. Its a pleasure to be here:))))

Alice Wertz said...

YOU are the one that should have been spoiled not us! =) Hope you had a fabulous day celebrating!

TracyM #6773 said...

HAPPY Birthday Virginia :)
I really like your STYLE!!! I'm sorry that I don't comment here as often as I should ... I get to enjoy your work with SSS and I'm trying my best to include more blogs, including yours, in my daily travels!!!

Sharla said...

Awww...Happy Birthday yesterday!! I hope you had a fabulous day and got to eat lots of cake!! :D

Barbara said...

Happy birthday! You always have some card or some crazy thing going on! So fun or funny and at times both:))))

Laura B. said...

This is the perfect card for you to post on your birthday! So colorful, so happy, so you! And that's why I love it soooo much! Hope you had a wonderful day!

Renee said...

Awww Happy Belated Birthday! What I like about your blog is, first of all, your gorgeous cards. And I dunno, I like the things you write that Dr. John and your kids say :) Always makes me smile!

Daria Z. said...

Love this fun card, Virginia! And as for your blog - I love your sense of humor and the fact that your family (especially Dr. John) are also involved in it!

Lysa said...

Happy (belated) Birthday Virginia! I love coming to your blog because it is always so bright and cheerful & not to mention full of fabulous inspiration! Hope you had a fantastic day & your family spoiled you! ♥

Thordis said...

Do not know hos I could miss this post. A very happy belated birthday from med. I hope you had a wonderful day. It is always a plesure to visit you here in your blog, and ser the awesomness you create. Hugs!

Helen F. said...

Oh Happy Belated Birthday, Virginia! Hope your day was just as special as you are :-)
PS: This fun B-Day card is awesome

Karen D. said...

Very Happy Belated Birthday!!!