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March 20, 2016

Surprise! Happy Birthday, Kim!!

Good Morning on this fine Sunday and Happy First Day of Spring!!

Today also happens to be the 60th birthday of my dear friend Kim Heggins of Cupcakes, Cards, and Kim!

Another mutual friend, the thoughtful Kylie of Kylie is Addicted to Stamps, has arranged a surprise party for Kim today! There will be treats throughout Blogland and a linky tool on Kylie's blog for you to join in and link a birthday card for Kim!! The InLinkz button can be found here.

From her blog name, it's easy to tell that Kim loves cupcakes and she loves cards. What a lot of us also know is that Kim loves Disneyland! So I made her this card:
This is an image by Emerson Quillin and it's the last in a series of cards I recently made and posted here. I saved this fun one for today because she is wearing Mickey Mouse ears and what better image for Miss Kim!

Kim loves Disneyland so much that her daughter Ashleigh surprised her with a week-long trip there to celebrate her 60th! Here, check out this photo showing all the cupcakes Mickey and Goofy made in her honor!
Disneyland Resort Guests Treated to Cupcakes for 60th Anniversary Celebration:
And here's a wonderful picture of our Miss Kim!
Welcome
She looks more like 30 than 60, 
but she's so sweet,
we won't hate her for her genes!

Happy Birthday, my friend, and many, many more! Here's a special cupcake just for you! (And I'll bet you've made some just like this!)
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Kylie is keeping the linky tool open for two whole weeks so you can join the party!!
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While I was making Kim's card, I went ahead and made a few other renderitions:

With Miss Kitty.

And Mr. Froggie!

And Ms. Kitty again in their finest black and white.
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The above was a scheduled post. I'm just popping in to remind you that I'll be hosting a fun FLOP HOP featuring BIG FAT CARD BOO BOOS on April Fool's Day! I'll have a linky tool and a BIG FAT Prize and I hope you can join in the fun! For more detailed information, please go HERE. If you have any questions, lemmeno. (darnell dot knauss at gee mail dot com.)
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65 comments:

Kathyk said...

FAB cards, LOVING those MOUSE ears! Happy Birthday to Miss Kym too

Happy Sunday

Kathyk

Stamps and Paper said...

I am sure Kym loved her card Darnell it certainly made me smile...


Anne

Aileen Ryan said...

Wonderful cards Darnell, love those ears on the hat and the mices to pieces. Nice cakes too, I would never have said 60 totally stunned, looks way too young. Have agreat day

Petra Swart said...

Oh, all of these cards are so much fun, Darnell!!!! Had to LOL!!!! Very cute!!!! And surely Kim doesn't look like she can be 60!!!!
Hugz

ionabunny said...

Love your variations of this fun card. Will be back to join the hop. Hugz

Marilyn said...

Love your cards!! I just love that sentiment!

Bananastamper said...

Fantastic card for your friend's surprise Bday hop! I especially love the, what appear to be, Converse Allstars she is wearing on her feet! When I was about 15, I had a pair of blue suede Converse Allstar Hightops - they were fantastic - and I wish I still had them because I would still wear them!!! lol
The Mickey Ears are also a wonderful touch, lol!
Take care,
Shanna :)

scrAPpamondo said...

Ha haha!!! :D Too much fun cards!! :D Love them all!
Happy Birthday to Miss Kym!

Marilyn said...

Fun cards and I love those mousie ears. Clever and loads of fun.

I Card Everyone said...

What a darling, totally loveable character here! Kim will get a giggle out of it, too, Darnell ... perfect!!!
=]

Dotty Jo x said...

Great cards! Makes me want to break-out all of my Emerson Quillan stamps again, Jo x

Pat said...

I love your fun lady with the Mickey Mouse ears Darnell and your three different connotations! Happy Birthday to Kim and I'm sure being a Disney fan this will certainly float her boat! x

Birgit said...

Oh Darnell, your cards are hilarious! I love them all!!!

jimlynn said...

They're all sensational! LOVE the mouse ears too. Cute, cute, cute.
Lynn

artful-notions said...

Good Sunday Morning, Miss Darnell! Adorable cards, love the images, and the saying is spot on! Especially for those of us who turned the age corner! Kim will love your post! Everybody loves your posts!!! Thank you for always giving us a smile!

Cat Craig said...

What fun cards Darnell, such a wonderful set of images in all your cards.

Cara said...

Isn't it great when you have the PERFECT stamp for someone. Fab cards, love all the variations. Cara x

conil said...

I'm, seriously, in love with this image. So funny and a bit snarky. Kim is sure to love it.

cm said...

A most FABULOUS card and post for our darling Kim! I love that she loves Disneyland; young at heart in every way! Your various renditions are mighty imaginative, too, especially where Miss Kitty is involved. Such a cute fluff ball! The Mickey Mouse cupcake? Oh my...yummo!
Looking forward to the flop hop....my card is ready...sighhhh!
Hope you're doing okay; love and hugs coming at you!
~c

Redanne said...

Such a fun card for Kim and I just love the two mice sitting next to her. Your other renditions are brilliant too but that Mickey cupcake has stolen my heart.... how wonderful is that! Wishing you a great week my friend... Hugs, Annie xxx

Linda said...

Such an awesome card for Kim, she is going to love it. I agree she looks more like 30 than 60. I was shocked when I heard that.

Sue said...

Hi Darnell, Loving the cards.

Hope you have had a lovely weekend. Sue

Greta said...

Darling cards, Darnell! So perfect for Kim--I know she loves it!

Brenda said...

These are such cute and fun cards Auntie! I love the Disney pic with all the cupcakes too. I think that Kim is going to so love the card and the trip! Hugs, Brenda

Lisa said...

These are all so fabulous!! I love the image!! Each design is so fun!! Happy first day of spring!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Pia S said...

The card you made for Kim is perfect for her! I've seen some Disney inspired items popping up on her blog from time to time, so yes, indeed perfect. Very much like the black and white version too with the fat (sorry, overweight) cat.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What a fun bunch of cards. Thank goodness for staying young! (even when you're old).

Carol L said...

Happy Birthday to Kim, and what a fun card to help her celebrate! I just LOVE those tiny mice with the big bulging eyes, but all the critters look cute on each card too!

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Who will be very happy to see this all-ears, mouse, cookies, yum ... Great surprise.
Huugs,
BozenA

Nora N. said...

Love, Love, Love your adorable cards. I like that you made different ones with fun little critters. My favorite is Kim's card with the mice!! I cannot believe that Kim is 60!! She does NOT look like it at all!! How fun that her daughter took her to Disney!! I will be posting on my blog about your hop too. I almost had a card for your hop BUT I fixed it and covered it up. It was for an upcoming DT spot and just do not have time to make another one. I am sure you know how that goes!! Thank you for stopping by my blog!!

Jeanne J. said...

OMG! Perfect card for Kim - I can imagine her squealing with delight! LOVE LOVE LOVE The Mickey Mouse ears and fun sentiment - even a border of fireworks! This is amazing Darnell!

Kathleen said...

Fabulous card Darnell, great fun image and love the background.
Wow she looks fabulous, not a line or wrinkle, I look like a road map.
Thanks for your comment on my NBUS, didn't expect one, knowing how you were situated, you are too kind.
Have a good week.

Kath x

oldpunca said...

What a sweet idea to organize a birthday party for Kim! I like it. And I like a card that you created just for Kim. Also other cards with the same main motif are superb.
Have a nice week.
Hugs,
Sonja

Verna Angerhofer said...

Awesome card designs. I like the reference to the Mickey Mouse Mouseketeerss too.

Susanne Vargas said...

Your series of cards is so fun and the sentiment so true!

Tracy said...

All of your cards are so great!!!
I do like the enamel dots for the mouse ears :)

Happy Dance said...

Our darling Miss Kim is going to absolutely adore these cards, pookie-pie. They are fabulous! What a great image, and I love all the little critters helping her to celebrate Kim too. And those cupcakes look delicious! Who knew Kim knows Goofy and Mickey well enough to party with them?!! She's going to love this! Have a great week sweetie. Miss you. Bev

Lisa said...

Oh you clever clever gal!! Love this fun image and those teeny little mice. Kim is going to be tickled pink!! Terrific cards Darnell!

Brenda said...

I love all your renditions, my favorite is the the singing frog! So fun. What a lucky girl, Kim is.

Maxine D said...

What wonderful cards Darnell - I am sure Kim's will be appreciated! love your cup cake - and yes, I can at least tell of a boo boo even if I haven't photos!
Blessings
Maxine

Cheryl W. said...

What a great array of cards! You've certainly been busy, my dear. I love them all, cuz' they make me laugh.

Sharron said...

Kim will absolutely LOVE this! The mouse ears are so adorable!! Great design, especially with the addition of her little mouse friends!

Linda said...

What fun cards ..... love the image, those ears are fab. You're never too old for Disney ..... and as for that cupcake well all I can say is Yum!! Have a lovely week xx

Marybeth said...

The card you made for Kim is too cute,I love it! I totally agree with you Kim looks more like 30 and I almost fell off my chair when I heard she was 60 thought it was another Kim! Have a good week ! I hope your mister is feeling better and on the mend!

Irish Cherokee said...

That is a bevy of fun you created in those cards. All the critters seem to be enjoying themselves. Love the sentiment. I don't have time to be old myself. Every once in a while I look in the mirror and say "WHO IS THAT?" I must have looked at a wall hanging or forgot to put my glasses on. At any rate, Have a great day and an even better week.

Love, Hugs and Blessings,

Jim

Mimi said...

What a good friend you are.
These bday cards are so cute! (See: all the Disney freaks are going to have to comment!) You really did an awesome job making these all so different!

Olga Fink said...

Fun cards!
xoxo Olga

baileyrosy.com said...

Oh Im crying with laughter lOVE LOVE LOVE the mouse ears Darnell you are one crazy talented lady Kim is going to adore this and I love all of the variations.

Marie

Sharon Underwood said...

I love your cards, Darnell! So cute! You always put a smile on my face with your posts. Thank you for the kind remarks on my blog. I really appreciate it!

Joyce said...

These cards are adorable. Sidesplitting. Love them, and I know that Kim will also.

Sybrina K said...

Darnell, What a fun set of cards! Bet Kim loved her Mickey-inspired greeting. :)

Debbie Nutt said...

Great cards, Darnell! They all made me smile. Just gonna hafta get me some mickey mouse ears! Happy Birthday to Kim.

Carol said...

These are fabulous cards Darnell...love your sense of humour! Sorry for the prolonged absence :( Carol x

Craftychris said...

Ooh your cards here are such fun! I bet Kym loves hers! Kym is looking good and I hope she had an awesome birthday! Take good care of yourself! Hugs Chris xxxxx

Ros Crawford said...

Happy Birthday to your friend!! What an array of fun and fabulous cards!! Thats a terrific cupcake there too!

Kim Heggins said...

Miss Darnell...so many wonderful birthday treats, love them all. But your card is so darn cute. It arrived in the mail yesterday and it is just as cute in person as it is on your blog. Thank you for being one the sweetest friends I have!

Charlene said...

So nice of you girls!! Kim will love her card!! I too am a HUGE Mickey fan and it sounds like she had a heck of a good time!

Pollard Carole said...

Stunning card just perfect and what a birthday treat a whole week Wow love and hugs Carole x

Gerrina said...

What a fun card for Kim!
And the others have the same great stamp and text; I coukdnot pick a favorite; they look all perfect for bringing a smile on the face of the reciever!
Hope you have a good week!

OH Babs said...

Emerson is to card makers as Maxine is to the rest of the world. I love the simplistic drawings. How sweet of you to make a really special one-of-a-kind card for your dear friend Kim. Bless you.

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Darnell
A fun card for the birthday girl.
Certainly made me smile. Now, wonder what that boo boo could be?
I destroy all evidence of mine lol!
Best wishes.
Ang x

Helen F. said...

Oh how fun! Love this B-Day card, Minnie Mouse ears and all!
I have to get a card posted for sweet Kim!

shirley-bee said...

What a brilliant card for Kim, Darnell! Love the Mickey ears, and those cute little mini meece :)

Bobby said...

You find the best stamps, Darnell. This is so cute and perfect for Kim.

Anita in France said...

Tee hee ... how fun, Darnell ... your mouse-ear toting gal is so cool ... and so perfect for our lovely Kim! She has mice as you have hammies!! So far behind ... you'll see me a few times today!! Hugs & bisous, ma chere amie! Anita :)