Wednesday, April 10, 2013

WOYWW - Its my birthday!

Good morning to all of you. Today is my Birthday and it is shaping up to be a great day! First I found the most beautiful card in my playroom last night, left for me by DD3 before she left to go to SA Water polo yesterday morning. Such beautiful, heartfelt words. I was all weepy. At 5 this morning I got a message from DD1 with my beautiful grandie(2) singing Happy Birthday to ouma. DH has given me a Silouette and DD2 delivered 60 of her beautiful cupcakes for me to take to school last night.  Am I blessed or what?
My desk looks like a war zone, I finished two cards last night, but I have no idea how it is possible to use so much on only two cards. If you still don't know why I am posting photo's of my desk, you must be living somewhere under a rock, but please visit Julia and all will be revealed.
Seeing that it is my birthday, I thought I would share my latest school photo (I hate photo's, but this is a special one) My grandie and I go to the same school and she came to fetch me on photo day and insisted that we have a family photo. How special is this photo? We were laughing because the photographer asked her if  I was her sister.
This is one of the cards that caused the devastation on my desk.  Paper is Bazzil and Upikit. The ribbon and flowers from my stash and the image is a Magnolia stamp coloured with my beloved Copic markers.

 This is a really long post, but I could not leave you without photo's from the camp I went to last week. I did not have to do the flying Fox in the end, because there was an electric storm and it was too dangerous (can you hear the relief in my voice? LOL) I just had to share this photo with you all. This just about sums up what we were all thinking when we were confronted with that tower we had to climb.
 And here is just one of over 2000 photo's of the girls actually climbing that dreaded tower. As always they made me so very proud and not a single one of them did not manage to climb the tower with the help of a friend. I just wish I could show you the beaming faces when they came down and realised they did something they never thought they could. It is times like this that I remember why I became a teacher in the first place and why I still love my job 35 years later.
Have a fantastic week and remember to do something you never thought you could at least once this year.


  1. Hope your birthday is everything you want it to be. Love your desk.looks very inviting for a snoop and a play!
    Judy #5

  2. Wishing you a very happy birthday as well as a happy WOYWW! Pam#23

  3. Happy Wednesday, I hope you are having, or going to have, or have already had a great day (dependent on where exactly in the world you are!)
    Enjoy the cupcakes and have a fun birthday.
    Neil #7

  4. Glad you survived camp to celebrate your birthday - Happy Birthday!! Enjoy the cupcakes... thanks for sharing the great photos! Helen, 8

  5. I know just what you mean about people's faces when they achieve something - it lifts the heart :)
    Happy birthday and happy WOYWW
    Tracy #37

  6. Happy, Happy Birthday!!!! Sounds like you were appropriately celebrated! Love all the photos, thank you for sharing them. And your card is stunning. Huge fan of Magnolias and Copics here too!

    Happy Crafting!
    Jeannie #32

  7. Hope you have a really special day. Really love your photo with your granddaughter.
    A x # 43

  8. Happy Birthday and I hope your family continue to spoil you.

    School camp sounds like it was fun and well done to all the kids for being brave.


  9. Now did that post send itself or did I manage to delete it? LOL I hadn't finished, how rude!! (That's so you understand if I end up posting twice!) Happy Happy Birthday Tertia!! Don'y you just love cards with nice words? I sometimes think I should pin them up for my kids to see the rest of the year though - they have very short memories!! Loved the piccies of camp - I'm not surprised you were nervous about the flying fox but I bet you would have been proud of yourself if you'd done it. Have a great Weds Cindy, #63

  10. What a lovely card. Well worth making a mess for. We tend to get out everything we own when making cards!

    Waving hi from the bears @#79 this week. Oh and happy birthday :)

  11. Happy Birthday, your card is beautiful.
    Happy Wednesday #83

  12. Happy Birthday, have a Super day :)
    love your card and photos.
    Happy WOYWW Heather #73

  13. Happy birthday - what a fab photo of you both - one to treasure I am sure! x Jo

  14. Birthday Blessings!! You certainly are blessed.

  15. Happy Birthday! I love your card, and it's so much fun seeing all the interesting things you are doing.

    It's my first WOYWW, amd I'm having a great time visiting every one!

    Kathi #109

  16. Hi tertia and a very happy birthday to you. I love the school photo, what a lovely idea to take one of you both.
    I have actually achieved my something i didnt think i would do moment this year, i joined a choir and sing with 80 or so lovely people. Its good to leave your comfort zone sometimes isnt it

    Gill x #118

  17. Happy, happy birthday my friend. I am so happy for you that your children made it such a special day. You are going to love your Silhouette.


  18. Happy Birthday to you !!!! Got a chuckle out of your War zone for two Cards comment :) Have a Fanastic Day and enjoy all those cupcakes
    hugs Nikki #2

  19. Beautiful card and awesome pictures. What a treasure having your school pic taken with the GD! It sounds like the girls made your day very special. Sorry I have been absent the past couple weeks but life has taken its toll and sometimes you just have to give in to it and go with the flow! Thanks for sharing and have a great week! Vickie #58

  20. Beautiful card!! and a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you!!! Have a great crafty Week!! HaPPy WoYwW!

    ((Lyn)) #24

  21. Happy birthday! I am trying to visit everyone! jenx 129

  22. Happy birthday! Wishing you special surprises all year long. Hugs, SueC#98

  23. Happy Birthday! I love the photo of you and your darling Granddaughter. Hope your day is awesome.
    Your card is very beautiful also. Love it.

  24. A very Happy Birthday to you, and what a charming photo--you and your "sister" both look absolutely delightful!!

    #142 this week with
    a hand carved stamp

  25. Happy Belated Birthday! Sounds like you had a wonderful day! Love the photo of you and "your sister" How sweet that was of her!
    Anna #150

  26. Hi Tertia . I just love the expression on the young girls face . And your school photo is precious.

  27. Happy Birthday for yesterday! Your desk look super organised to me! Love the school photo and the girl who looks worried. Well done on the climbing and inspiring.

    Cazzy x #114

  28. Hi Tertia,
    Joining the throng to say happy birthday for Wednesday. The desk looks great, very organised, and I do love the school photos including the climbing ones. Achieving that climb is something the kids will never forget.

  29. Hope you had a lovely birthday and glad to hear your school trip went well - its such a big responsiblility and is always a relief to get everyone home safely!
    Bernice #124

  30. G'day
    I've resigned myself to the fact that I shall ever be running late to get to others blogs due to my work but here I am. Oh I can have the whole desk covered when I make just one card so I know how that goes LOL. Happy late birthday to you as well. Gorgeous photo of you and yr grand daughter too. Oh saved by a storm LOL
    Annette In Oz #109

  31. Happy belated birthday. Sounds like a great day. My desk looks similar after a couple of cards - so take heart!!
    Love the photo of you and your grand daughter - and the look of sheer terror on the face of that gorgeous girl as she awaited her turn! Well done to everyone in their success.
    Margaret (glitterandglue #143)

  32. Happy belated birthday Tertia!
    So glad you did not have to do the Flying Fox...that sounded scary...
    That poor girl looks pretty worried about her turn...glad to hear she did Ok!

  33. Happy Belated Birthday. Looked like you had an awesome day.

    I would love to know where you got hte clipped in containers (with flowers in) that are on your desk.

  34. Happy belated Birthday and Happy belated WOYWW!!!
    I love your organization! Great photos too!