UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed as of Noon CST Central Time. I will be drawing winners and posting the winners by 4 p.m. CST. And comments left after Noon CST time will not be included in the giveaway.
Today is my 54th birthday and if you’ve followed me over these many years you know one of my most guiding life principle is:
When it is your birthday, tell EVERYONE you know!
MY BIRTHDAY GIVEAWAY: Getting older is a good thing. And today, to celebrate the anniversary of my planetary arrival I’m going to give away four $25 gift certificates to the Simon Says Stamp store so you can treat yourself to a little something in honor of my birthday. Sound good?
I have a video and card project to share but I also thought this was fun…
When I turned 45, I took this photo:
And this one:
We were in the middle of remodeling our house. I was coming off my first year as an adult-onset runner. I was wearing new jeans and a new vest and was generally feeling great about how I was caring for myself.
Oh, and I was dyeing the SHIT out of my hair, just because I felt like it.
This was nine years ago and now, if you flip that number, you get where I am today: 54. And you know me and a comparison shot… I can’t resist.
Yes, I’m wearing the same clothes which means two things: 1) I have worked really hard to regain my health over the past year-and-a-half, and 2) I really don’t shop much, friends.
Also, that chair on our porch… good Lord! I think it has to go.
IT’S ALL GOOD!
First up, here’s a video wherein I may wax a bit philosophic about why you should celebrate your birthday out loud:
And now for the giveaway. There are only two rules:
- Leave a comment on this post and say whatever you like. Something like, “Hey, Cath… ” or “Happy Birthday, Dude” would be completely acceptable.
- If you are not already subscribed to my YouTube channel, please do so.
I will choose four random winners from comments left here on my blog (and who are always YouTube subscribers!) on Friday, March 13th at Noon Central Time.
Thank you for another year of supporting me and my small business. I am truly grateful for you!
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Denise Raley says
WOOHOO!!! You look GREAT!! Spring is finally here and I can enjoy all the flowers & pretty colors!!!!!
Happy Birthday Z-Girl! ???. I’m so grateful the cosmos decided to send you to us! You are such an amazing inspiration to so many ☀️ I’ve always loved your style-from the Clean and Simple days, right up to today ❤️ You just rock….?
Debbie, aka Indy says
Happy Birthday! You look amazing! Hope you enjoyed your day!
Michelle M says
Happy birthday Cathy! Have a fabulous day!!
Marcia Fortunato says
Oh my, you’re just a baby!? Happy birthday, Cathy!
Anne Telecky says
Happy Birthday, Beautiful!???
Hope you have an awesome birthday. Leonie
Dena J says
Happy Birthday! Love your designs and videos – thank you. Celebrate you???
Nancy Fleming says
I think you look better today than 9 years ago! Happiest of birthdays!
Happy Birthday Cathy. You are just so beautiful. I am so fortunate to say that I have followed you for years. Thank you for all that you have taught us. About crafting and life. ???
Vikki H says
Happy 54~ and many more!! I enjoy your blogs and Instagram Stories. You are amazing to take charge of your health like you have done this past year. Kudos and keep it up! I’m 69 and enjoying the sweet life of grand parenting and crafting.
Happy happy birthday to you! You’re an inspiration for how to truly live our lives. Each day is a celebration. ?
Have a wonderful day
Diane Zavolas says
Happy birthday! 54 looks good on you. Enjoy watching your videos.
Marie Z Johansen says
First, Happy, Happy YOU day! I think you look far more beautiful now, than at 45….the years have been good to you! 45-65 have been such good years for me..the best! I too began adult onset running at 41 and regularly did half marathons. It was the best time! Severe back issues have side lined me for now, but I play with paint and cards instead! I began following you because I so enjoy your esthetic!
My mom passed when she was 46. I promised myself then, all those years ago, that being “in joy” would be my goal. So far, so good!
Enjoy the moments…they all go by too fast….and fill this “new 365” with love, laughter, health and all of the things that bring you joy! Thanks too gor sharing ypur talent and for this opportunity to have more playnthings!
Proud to be a 1966er like YOU! HBD!
Cathy Loveless says
Have a wonderful birthday!
From another Cathy
Stephanie Zilmer says
Happy Birthday to you! I agree everyone’s birthday is SPECIAL 🙂
Susan Thibaud says
Happy Birthday! The 50’s are wonderful years. Enjoy every moment. You look much younger. I hope you have a wonderful birthday. Thank you for sharing your beautiful talent, Susan.
Narelle Morgan says
Cathy, this is your special day and I hope you see this day as more than just a reminder that you are getting older, but as an amazing opportunity for you to gather with family and great friends, have fun and relive all the amazing memories of the previous years! Happy birthday to you, dear! Narelle
Carolyn Keierleber says
Happy Birthday to you! Love the fun videos.
Narelle Morgan says
Cathy, this is your special day and I hope you see this day as more than just a reminder that you are getting older, but as an amazing opportunity for you to gather with family and great friends, have fun and relive all the amazing memories of the previous years! Happy birthday to you, dear!
You make 54 look beautiful
Happy Birthday, Cathy!
Enjoy your day. Thanks for the inspiration you bring.
Dena J says
Happy Birthday! Love your designs and videos – thank you. Celebrate you???
Penny Stiles says
Happiest of birthdays to you, CZ!!!
Monica Garcia says
You look just as beautiful at 54 as you did at 45! I love timeline photos, what a great idea! Happy birthday!
Melanie Perz says
Enjoying your videos and especially your creativeness!! I am a “new” follower and not sure how it was that I was missing your videos all this time!! I am here now though!!
Happy Birthday to you and many, many more!!!
May all your Birthday dreams come true!!!!
Dayle Shimamura says
Happy Birthday! I’m sooooo impressed you fit into your 45 outfit… That’s awesome! And I love your great photo comparison. Super cute! Enjoy your day! Oh, and of course I am already subscribed to your YouTube channel! Love your videos!
Jennifer C. says
Wishing you a happiest birthday season, Cathy!
Victoria Coyne says
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU. I have the dreaded 58 this month as well, gray hair and all. BRAVO to you for sporting that outfit from a decade ago, that’s fab. hope you have a wonderful day and thank you for sharing some sunshine.
Happy birthday!! Here’s to many more
Anna Edwards says
?? happy birthday to you. Happy birthday to you. Happy birthday dear Cathy. Happy birthday to you ??. I hope you have a fab day oxo
Lieve St says
Happy Birthday Cathy !
Sometimes people complain that they get older. Well… there is one alternative… not getting older…
So you sure are right ! Celebrate it !
Mine is in 18 days; and I treat myself with a craft-workshop. 😉
Your card is a beauty; thanks for the clear video (I subscribed to your YouTube chanel).
Happy Birthday-greetings from Belgium !
Happy birthday! Love those photos!
Leslie Scholes says
Happy Birthday Cathy! Another trip around the sun is a good thing! Love your CAS style & humorous sentiments!
Happy birthday lovely lady! Thank you so much for all the amazing inspiration and I hope 54 is your best year yet! All the best!
Monica Santa Cruz says
“You do you,” said my daughter the other day. My birthday gift to you is sharing this year’s mantra (which was the theme at this year’s Women’s History Month event at work last week.) You are fantastic at doing YOU. Here’s why: You grew out your hair and embraced the silvery stands that we all are facing in our 50’s, you take the time to paint your pretty nails, and at times you put your “guts on a platter” and express yourself when mean/unhappy people do silly things like thumbs down your work. You do you, Cathy! We, your devoted followers, appreciate your hard work and LUV your fantastic creativity. Have the happiest of birthdays! :: smooch! ::
Happy birthday! You look marvelous and are such an inspiration!! Thank you for all the good stuff you share with us!
I’ve told all my friends it’s your birthday . They don’t know you … but like you say …. you’ve gotta get it out there !
Oh … and if they did know you , I’m sure they’d wish you Happy Birthday too !
Noreen Hennessy says
Happy birthday funny lady
Happy birthday Cathy! I love your videos and never miss one. Have a great deal…you are the best.
Happy Birthday Cathy. Have a wonderful day!
Here’s to another year around the sun!
I so appreciate your sense of humor.
Miesje Flach says
I think you looked great then and now. I loved my 50s! And I gotta tell you 60s ain’t so bad either! I love your card designs and what you create for SSS is right up my alley! Waiting for the newest to arrive to my mailbox. Have a wonderful birthday!
Here’s to another year around the sun! Appreciate your sense of humor.
Nancy Kempf says
Happy Birthday Cathy……your a fabulous gifted funny woman darling….enjoy your beautiful day.I wish you good health,much laughter amongst your friends all over and family.
God Bless You……XOXO
Jackie Paule says
Happy birthday beautiful! We share the same birthday ?! Eat some cake today Cathy!
Happy Birthday! Enjoy your day!
You are rockin’ the 50s! Happiest birthday! Cheers to another trip around the sun!!!
Ruth Ann Smith says
Happy Birthday Cathy!!!! You look great for 54!!! Love your style of stamping and your products on SSS. You go girl, you are on a “roll”. Birthday fun for you today! I must try this when my birthday rolls around. Mine is easily overlooked, it is Dec.19th and all eyes are on the long list of “to dos” for Christmas. I so enjoy your You Tube channel and your blog. Special wishes today for a special celebration of your birth. Here is to many, many more celebrations.
Happy birthday, Cathy!! Enjoy the day and celebrate all the damn time because how dare daylight savings take an hour of your birthday!! ? Cheers, you da best.
Shirleen Wescott says
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Hope you have the BEST birthday ever!!!
Kelly Barron says
Happiest of birthdays from a fellow March baby! I hope your day is filled with love and laughter, and of course cake. Love your gorgeous card.
Kristi Gilbert says
Happy birthday Cathy! I hope you get to see both your kids today to make your day extra special. Enjoy the day!
Happy Birthday Cathy!!
You are an inspiration and I love watching and listening to all that you are doing and have going on.
My family knows you as “the bee lady” and can recognize you by sight and voice ?❤️…
I hope you have an amazing birthday and a fantabulous 54th year!!!!
Kim L. says
Happy Birthday!!! Thanks for inspiring us “fifty something” gals to keep growing, learning and having fun in the process!
54 looks good on you!!! Hope you have the greatest of birthdays!
Amanda Wilcox says
Stacey Burns says
Hi Cathy, Happy Birthday!!! I’m a new subscriber and I’m loving all I see you do. Checking out your YouTube channel now.
Paige Hafner says
Happy, happy birthday Cathy! We share this birth date but I’m 59 today! Have a great day and “new year”!
Susan Carlson says
Happy hPpy happy birthday!?????????♀️??& many more!!!?♀️
Debbie P says
Happy birthday. Have a fantastic day.love your card.
Linda Gorun says
“?They say it’s your birthday ..?” and I’m sayin’ Happy Birthday right back! Thanks for sharing another beautiful card on your special day! Love those new birthday sentiments. Your card has a really pretty background, and I think the crocus looks lovely offset slightly. Please enjoy your special day to the max!
JoanaTeves Costa says
Happy birthday! I hope you have an amazing day! I have loved following you over the years and especially more recently learning cardmaking techniques from you.
Love your blog! Happy Birthday!
Nicole F says
Happy Birthday! May you have the best day ever ?
Laura Kerrins says
Happy Birthday Cathy! Enjoy your day! ????
Rhonda C says
Happy Birthday, Cathy! Thanks for sharing your special day with everyone! I love your attitude about birthdays and wish you the happiest day. The card was so simple yet so pretty!
Nicole F says
Hope you have the best birthday ever!
Michele Graveline says
Wow! You look amazing! Happy Birthday! I hope you had a very awesome day! I hope you got to be silly and do fun and crazy things.
Debby Vifquain says
Have the best birthday ever!
Patt H. says
Happy Birthday, Cathy! You look amazing!! Thanks for all the great inspiration this year. I have learned a lot from your awesome videos. Enjoy your special day!!
Karen Grosz says
Happy birthday to you and to your husband.
Lynn Corr says
I love your projects! Happy Birthday.
Cheryl Svendsen says
Happy Birthday Cath! Keep celebrating this entire month for your birthday! Loved your card video.
Happy Birthday, Cathy! I am also turning 54 this year! I hope your day is a great one!
Evelyn Burton says
Happy Birthday Cathy!! Loved the pastel card and the little droplets. Thanks for the creative ideas on this card and may you have a wonderful day today!!
Jan Simon Clark says
Happy birthday. Been following your blog for years. Love it.
Happy Birthday Cathy! I totally agree that getting older is a gift many do not get. It’s so fun watching you do it with grace and humor! Have a great day!!!
Nancy Arnold says
Happy Birthday Cathy. Thanks for sharing your talents.
Laura Y says
Boy, do you have much to celebrate! I appreciate how you keep all things REAL – crafting, aging, and LIFE. My day is not complete without my dose of “Cathy Wisdom.” Wishing you a wonderful day!
Happy Birthday! Keep on keepin’ on!! I think you found your chair on the curb in your neighborhood, didn’t you? If you’re wanting to replace it, take another walk. ? So enjoy your creative mind, projects, and sense of humor. Celebrate and have a wonderful birthday!
Cheryl Stauffer says
Happy Birthday, Cathy and I hope you celebrate each day of this coming year to the fullest!! Thank you for sharing your creativity and giving us inspiration on our crafting journey.
Megan Swain says
Many Happy Returns of the Day! May we all be as fabulous as you at any age!!!
You always inspire Cathy!!! Looking fit and fine at 54! I turned 60 this year and I may be having the most fun ever!!
Amy Palmer says
Happy birthday Cathy! As someone approaching her 59th birthday, I can tell you it just keeps getting better!
Happy birthday, Carhy! I just realized I have been following you for over a decade. Ever since you shared that first free digital template on Ali’s site. That was before Designer Digitals (?!). Thanks for the giveaway and I hope 54 is t hr e best year, yet.
happy birthday Cathy! 54 looks great on you!
Happy birthday ?!! You look great !!!
Have a wonderful day ! Thanks for sharing your gifts !
Happy birthday to you ?
Celebrate!! We are blessed to have birthdays!
Lubna Farid says
Happy happy birthday!!! Love this card!
Happy Birthday Cathy! Have a fabulous day!
Love your card designs, humor & bits of wisdom you share!
Gwen Mangano says
Happy Birthday!! Enjoy your special day & many many more!!
Happy birthday Cathy!! You look amazing and are such an inspiration with your health and cards! Hope your year is the best yet!
Happy birthday. You look great. I am actually healthier than I was 10 years ago and it looks like you are, too.
Happy birthday Cathy! Have a great day. Thanks for the giveaway.
Melinda Mueller says
Kathy G. says
Happiest Birthday Wishes to you, Cathy! No matter what the number, you’re doing great things with your trips around the sun. I love to see your posts and videos, and hear your humorous comments. March is my birthday month, too, and that of lots of great gals I know. Enjoy, you can celebrate all week, one of my friends says. The card today is lovely, you always have useful tips and lovely results!
Kim W says
Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday! Thank you for sharing your craftiness and life in your blog!
I’ve followed you for such a long time, you just feel like a friend I’ve never met! I was always more of a card maker than a scrapbooked so imagine my delight, not to mention the dent in my wallet, when you started designing for SSS. Wishing you the happiest of birthdays my friend ?
Maria Elisa Cordova says
Hey Kathy I hope you enjoy your day and might God give you everything your heart desire… I don’t know you in person but I can tell you are an amazing human. God bless you !!! Feliz cumpleaños ?
Happy birthday, Cathy. I enjoy your account and love your style. Enjoy your day!
Gunnell Wendy says
Hi Cathy, Happy Birthday! Party on girl and btw, longer hair looks great in this pic.
Maureen Hampshire says
Happy birthday, Cath! I hope you’re celebrating with family and friends creating new memories!
Melissa LaFavers says
Happy, happy birthday to you! Thank you for being so authentically you and inspiring all of us in so many ways!
Jackie Love says
You look fabulous at 45 and 54. Happy birthday!! and thanks for the opportunity of some Simon Says love!!! Have a wonderful birthday!!
Hope you have a wonderful birthday!??
Amy Shannon says
Happy Birthday! Love following you on IG. I have you to thank for my new Olive & June obsession. Love your style and insight on life. Isn’t being over 50 (I’m 58) great! My give a darn is busted and I pretty much do what I want. Like make cards and collect craft supplies! Have a great year!
Happy birthday Cathy and many more.
Happy Birthday! Enjoy today !!!
Joni A says
Wishing you a very HaPpY 54th BiRtHdAy!!! I love it that you shout it for all to hear! I remember you posting about all the updates you all were doing on your house and how I loved every photo because I loved your style!!! Still love your style!!! You look fab!!
Sandra MacInnis says
Wishing you a very Happy Birthday.You look awesome.
Enjoy your day. Happy Birthday, Cathy.
Thank you for offering this generous giveaway. Hope you have a very happy birthday surrounded by those you love.
Vicki Olaon says
Haha I noticed the same clothes. I hate to shop so I still have clothes from years ago that I wear also. I hope you have a wonderful day!
Well, of course, Happy Birthday. I hope it was a day full of sunshine!
Rose Diaz says
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Hope you have a fabulous day! Love all of your work! ?
Thank you for sharing your talent.
Susan Ringler says
Happy Birthday to you, Cathy! Long time follower here. At least since 2006 CKU in MN. Here’s hoping for a wonderful spin around the planet for you!
Love the bright colors you always use! Happy birthday!
Kim Miller says
Happy birthday from a non-axe murderer! ?
Diane J says
Hope you have a wonderful day! You have an awesome collection for Easter this time at SSS. Also dude take time for yourself today as it is going to be a nice day in the Midwest! Happy Birthday and many more.
Christy Finn says
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I just turned 53 a week ago and decided to start telling everyone!
Virginia Palmer says
Happy Birthday, Cathy, and happy International Women’s Day!
Susan Landreth says
Happy, happy birthday! I love your remark about “tell everyone it’s your birthday”!! I hope your day is fantastic!!
Sheila H says
Happy Birthday!! I hope you have a wonderful & blessed day. I love that you embrace your age and your gray hair. I, too, don’t color my hair, and I have lots of gray. It’s me and I am fine with it. I enjoy your comments about middle age even though I am past that. Keep rocking, Cathy!
Happy birthday Cathy. Mine will be Friday 3/13. I’ll be 52 and I still dye my hair. Haha
Christine Miller says
Happy birthday, Cathy! You are so wise and inspiring! Wishing you a blessed year!
Hope your day is as incredible as you ♥️
Flo Swinford says
Happy Birthday, Celebrate every day God blesses you with. Thank you for all the great emails
Susan B. says
Happy, Happy Birthday!
Jina Winston says
Happy Birthday, I hope you have a fantastic year. I’m also turning 54 on the 27th of this month.
Christine Miller says
Happy birthday, Cathy! You are an inspiration!
Happy Birthday Cathy! I hope enjoy your day and that this will be another great year for you. Today, March 8th is also my birthday. “67” I use to think being in your 60’s sounded old but since 60 is the new 40 it’s not so bad.
Happy birthday! Hope your day is as joyful as this card you created.
Brenda McBride says
Have an awesome birthday, Cathy!! Thank you for sharing.
Elizabeth Kuntz says
Happy Birthday, Cathy. You look fantastic! I also turned 54 in January and wish I looked half as good as you. Have a great day!
Nicole Robinson says
Happy Birthday! You look great!! This is going to be my year to regain my health.
Katarina Turk says
Happy birthday! Love to Look št you IG storys. You are lovely. Enjoy your dat!
Stephanie Severin says
I first met you at Donna Downey’s first Inspired event and you have bought me creative joy all these years … I am so grateful for those experiences … and that you share your creative joy with all of us. Very happy birthday … enjoy!
Cathy Oppy says
Happy Happy Birthday to you!?? I enjoy all of your content: daily IG chats, great cards, nail & fashion advice, YT videos – you’re an influencer!! ?
Andrea Pearson says
Happy birthday on International Women’s Day! Love your work; I’ve been a fan for many years. I lived in Minneapolis for many years so I always felt we were neighbors. All good wishes to you!
Happy Birthday Cathy ??? You are an inspiration in many ways and congrats to you on your achievements. Give yourself that well-deserved hug and pat on the back. Keep inspiring, creating and being you, because we love it ❤️
Sue Baker says
Happy Birthday! I’ve been a follower of yours since Cole was a wee little lad and have celebrated my 60th a few times.
My cousin lives in Roseville – Would that freak you out if an admirer knocked on your door?
When it’s your birthday, tell everyone you know <—— I love that! 🙂
*already a YouTube subscriber
Happy birthday, my guru. I’m a longggg time blog follower and have loved following your journey (and your family’s) over the years. Thank you for your authenticity to real life and to real fun! We all love you!!
Allllll the ?????????????????????????????????????? to you!!
Melissa Leftrick says
Happy Birthday to you!! Beautiful and crafty! Hope you enjoy your magical day! ?
Michele Hogarth says
Have a stupendous, fabulous, birthday filled with awesomeness! Thanks for sharing your talents, humor and wisdom with the world.
Happy birthday, Cathy! Thank you for the chance to win!!!
Susan B. says
Happy Birthday, Cathy! I hope you enjoy your day as much as we enjoy your videos! I appreciate that you take the time to do them for us!
Lieschen Harshbarger says
Cathy, happy birthday ?! Here’s to many more! And another year that we can enjoy everything you design plus your IG videos to show us what new color of Olive and June manicure you’re using ?. Wish you the best day and year!
BILLIE SUE WOOLLEY says
Happy Birthday, Cathy. I first met you in 2003, so you weren’t even 40! You look fantastic.
Happy Birthday Cathy. Thank you for the reminder to celebrate US. Beautiful card. Loving those masking stencils. Such a simple must have. Enjoy your birthday month. I turn 50 this year, so I’m having a birthday year.
Denise Morgans says
Happy birthday Cathy. You look even better at 54 than 45 and I love that you still have the same clothes. I’m not much of a clothes shopper either and if I’m comfortable in something I wear it to death lol ?. Hope you’re enjoying your special day ❤️
Melissa Leftrick says
Happy Birthday to you! Beautiful and crafty! Enjoy your magical day! ?
Ann Benda says
Happy Birthday Cathy!!! Enjoy this beautiful Minnesota day.
I agree with you…when it’s your birthday say it loud and proud. Happiest of birthdays to you.
Happy Birthday!! I hope you have the best day ever. You look amazing. Following you makes my life happier…so thank you.
Elizabeth Burke says
I hope you have a wonderful birthday… I love my birthday… it’s a day all about ME, and you get cake and presents…
I hope all your wishes come true!!!
I always look forward to your IG stories and YouTube videos. Whether you are discussing card making techniques, your family, your lifestyle changes or nail polishing tips, it is always presented in true down to earth Cathy form. Happy 54th birthday!
Happy Birthday! Thank you for your gift of creativity and healthy living.
Happy, happy birthday! Always appreciate you keeping it real and now, crafty! Have a wonderful day! Thanks for a chance to win.
Kristi H. says
Happy birthday, Cathy! May your day be filled with love. I appreciate your work and wit.
Thank you for sharing your birthday with such a great giveaway. Hope you have a great day!
Cathy, I totally get you! You go girl! Happy Birthday? I love your new look. Right now I’m making better health choices for myself as well. Enjoy your day with you’re loved ones ? Over here in the Netherlands it’s a rainy Sunday, but I went to the gym for the 2nd time and feeling super active and creative. Happy 54th??♀️????
Wishing you the happiest of birthdays. #swearingismylovelanguage ? Thanks for the chance to win!
Jeanne W. says
You look great but here is what I also see…. HAPPINESS.
You look like you are truly loving life.
I enjoy what you bring to the creative world.
Thank you for sharing. I hope your next trip around the Sun is absolutely the best!
Claudia Ciolla says
Hello Cathy. Wishing you a “Buon compleanno” from Italy. I do hope you have a great day!
Beth Goldstein says
Happy Happy Birthday! You should be so proud of yourself that you are able to do a photo comparison and wear the same exact clothes from NINE years ago! Wow, I am jealous and impressed. Love all your cards and your products. I am so glad Simon Says Stamp took you in as a designer! Love your style. Hope you have the best day!
Rose Johnson says
Looking good – health is everything!! Happy birthday and keep your designs coming!!
Happy Birthday-can’t wait to see what creative goodness this year brings you. Thank you for sharing your good vibes with us!
Linda Matthews says
Happy Birthday!!! I hope to look good as you when I turn 54 later this year.
Happy birthday! Cheers to another year!
Happy Birthday Cathy! I love the card. Good idea abt celebrating “your day”!
Happy birthday! I think you should celebrate your birthday all month long! That’s what I do. And I totally agree birthdays are special and we should celebrate.
Thank you for sharing the card. Love the beauty of it as well as the simplicity. I get bogged down with layers sometimes so this is a great way for me to get more cards made. Always appreciate your tips. (I usually catch you on Instagram).
Suzanne Blankinship says
Happy birthday! Love your work and that you share your real life with us!❤️??
Eva N says
Happy Birthday! Your healthy habits are really paying off. May you continue to have success in your personal life and business .
Happy birthday to my paper crafty guru who keeps it real and makes us laugh! Wishing you the best!
happy birthday! I hope you have an amazing day. You look amazing. I wouldn’t fit in my clothes from nine years ago. Just saying xD
Love your channel.
Melissa sugden says
Happy Birthday to you (singing like beyonce)
Happy Birthday to you (beyonce hair flipping)
Happy Birthday Dear Cathy (a lot of beyonce emoting and soul sista singin)
Happy Birthday to you!!!!!
Love everything you do, love your you tube channel, definitely love your insta, love your manicures. You look great. I hope you have a great journey around the sun this year.
Happy Birthday. Have a wonderful day. You deserve it….not only on your birthday but every day.
Sabine Honig says
Happy birthday! The only thing that’s different in the pictures is your hairstyle. I wear clothes until they need to be replaced- especially if they’re comfie and fit well. I love your designs, especially the fonts you use! Thanks for the giveaway.
Happy birthday ?! I hope your year is filled with awesomeness! We are the same age for six months!?
Happy birthday Cathy! You look great 🙂 Thanks for giving us the opportunity to win a voucher. Hope you have a lovely day!
Daniela Hutchinson says
Yeah, it’s your birthday! Let’s make it a celebration! Hope you will have an amazing day. Happy Birthday Cathy!
Teri Wilson says
Happy BD! The years have been good to you! Be well. Be creative!
Barbara Buckland says
Happy Birthday lady! The chair-I hope it stays nothing like comfort and sunshine on a porch especially after a long winter. Enjoy your day.
Brandy J says
Happy birthday! Thanks for sharing with us!
LC Lamothe says
Birthdays are always wonderful reasons to celebrate. Thanks for letting us celebrate yours with you. 54 looks fabulous on you! Have a wonderful day!!!
Helene P says
Happy happy birthday! I love your style — keep on being real!
Ann Barnes says
Hey, it’s still your birthday morning and after seeing all these comments I feel like I’m late to the party! Hope you have a fantastic day celebrating life! And btw you look more fab at 54 then you did at 45- you go! Seriously hbd to you CZ!
You look fabulous! I love that you didn’t chicken out and let your hair grow longer. It’s a beautiful look on you. And yay!!! for being able to fit into nine year old jeans. Happy Birthday!!!
Happy birthday. I have a question for you, what’s your favourite thing to do on your birthday???
Mine is to make an extra special breakfast to kick start my day and then put up the Xmas decorations lol my bday is 29th nov lol
Mary K says
Happy birthday, Cathy! I so enjoy your videos and your witticisms! All the best in the year ahead.
Happy Birthday!! I love that you are wearing the same outfit!!! ?
Thank YOU for another year of laughs and inspiration and beauty blogging! Happy, Happy Birthday!
Kristen Lee says
Happy Birthday, Cathy! Today is also my sweet mom’s 80th birthday and we’re surprising her with family from all over the country coming in to help celebrate. I hope your day is just as special as hers will be! Thank you for all of the tutorials and entertainment you provide us on a daily basis! You’re one awesome and amazing 54 year old!
Lila W says
Happy Birthday to you! Love this card!!! I was born in 54!!!
April Z says
Happy birthday to a fellow Minnesotan! You are looking great at 54!! Have a wonderful day.. ?
I’m a newbie card maker, and just signed up for your newsletter yesterday, when I learned from a Jennifer McGuire post that there’s a real person behind the CZ designs I’ve been eyeing and buying. Synchronicity, huh?
Special wishes for a happy and healthy birthday, and many, many more.
Andrea B says
Happy, happy birthday, Cathy! Great video and, as usual, a gorgeous card! I love your crafting style, your outlook on life, and especially your humor! I hope this coming year is the best one yet!
Gloria Smith says
Cathy! It has been a pleasure watching you all these wonderful years! Happy birthday girl! Cheers to many more! Listening to REM in honor of you today!
Heather Clements says
Happiest of birthdays Cathy! Celebrate you today!
Amantha Eisenbraun says
Happy birthday, Cathy! Your story is similar to mine. Keep on the healthy train and I will too!
Patty A Eifert says
Happy Birthday Cathy! I am already a subscriber! I love watching your videos and always love hearing your funny comments!! Just like the comment in your post that you were dying the SHIT out of your hair lol!! My birthday is December 14th, and it usually gets forgotten because of Christmas, so I definitely need to shout it out! You keep on doing what you’re doing! You look great!
Sandra Haines says
May this be an outstanding year for you, happy birthday Cathy! Love the videos and much we can learn from them.
Barbara Herring says
Happy Birthday, Cathy! I am trying to remember when I turned 54. . . . ?
Jeanne Beam says
Happy Birthday Cathy! Hope you have a wonderful and blessed day!
Andrea B says
Happy, happy birthday, Cathy! Great video and, as always, gorgeous card! I love your crafting style, your outlook on life, and especially your humor. I hope this coming year is the best one yet!
Teresa Medeiros says
Happy birthday Cathy! I’m not that far behind you. I must say I like this phase of our lives. Love your cards, scrapbooking, FIT class and your products. Big fan over here. As for your birthday before and after pic, I think it’s pretty epic. And yes, the chair must go lol. Have an amazing day! ☺️
Elizabeth Petersen says
Be proud – be sooo proud! You deserve it! You are rockin 54!
Lisa Reber says
Happy Happy Birthday Kathy! Enjoy your day, I hope all your Birthday wishes come true!
Shirley Kedzierski says
Happy Birthday Cathy! Hope you have a lovely day filled with all the things you enjoy most!???
Happy happy birthday Cathy! I think it’s really cool that one of the scrapbookind/cardmaking divas lives in the same metro area as me. I, too, (and my BFF) believe in telling the world about our birthday and celebrating for the whole month. Jave a great one!
Jill Boyd says
Happy birthday CZ! Thanks for the inspiration !
Laura M says
Love the photo shoot (and the chair looks comfy). Happy birthday, and I love your products, your designs, and your work. May you have a wonderfully creative year!
Hey Cath!! Have always loved your philosophy and your work!! Happy 54th. Thank you so very much for inspiring me with everyone of your posts!
Hey Cath!! Have always loved your philosophy and your work!! Happy 54th. Thank you so very much for inspiring me with everyone of your posts!
Happy birthday!!!! You are looking great and like your card. The chair looks like a comfy place to relax, I think it’s a keeper.
Lisa Miceli says
HAPPY birthday!!!! And friday was my birthday and I didnt tell anyone….but I am taking your advice for next year:) enjoy your day!
Happy Birthday Cathy ??? I hope
today brings you endless joy & tons of
precious memories ? Your card is beautiful!! Thank you for always inspiring me & for spreading kindness
on your birthday ?
Happy birthday, amazing woman!!
Nancy Dempsey says
Hope your bday is full of fun and relaxation!
Bonnie King says
Happy birthday to you! Awesome job showing your 50s who’s boss. And just gonna put this out there – every year when Feb. 8 rolls around, it’s Bonnie King’s Birthday (55 last month)!
Happy, Happy Birthday!
Stephanie Misner-Hirtle says
Happy Birthday, Cathy! I hope you have the best day and treat yourself 🙂 Always enjoy seeing your card creations.
Theresa Frawley says
Birthday blessings, Cathy! Thanks for all the creative inspirations over the past many years! Hope you have an amazing 54th year!
Happy birthday! Have been following you for several years. Love how you have changed and shared your experience,
Hey Cathy! Hope you have and amazing day! Remember, today is all about you! Your card is beautiful! And I Love your videos!
Happy Birthday, Cathy! I only recently discovered your YouTube channel but I’ve already binge-watched about half (conservative estimate) of your videos! I love your humor, you have a very calm presence, and I really appreciate the visual of what supplies you’ll be using in the beginning. So helpful! Thank you & Happy 54!
Beth P says
Happy Birthday Dude! Thanks for always keepin’ it real!
Jeanne Boardman says
Happy Birthday Cathy! Hope your day is wonderful and your year even better!
I tried your ink blending with a stencil overtop yesterday, of course, mine doesn’t look as good as yours but I’m going with it!
Dayle S. says
Happy birthday Cathy! Love your post today and many congrats for wearing your same clothes! That is something we all aspire to do. Have a fabulous day and thanks for all you do for all of us!
Happy birthday Cathy! That’s some awesome work on your health if you can still wear clothes that are nine years old. The best part of 50’s (hopefully)? Is knowing who you are and caring way less about what other people think about it.
Have a great birthday Cath!
Kathy Meredith says
Happiest birthday Cathy! I love the card and can’t wait to try the technique.
Laurene R says
WOO HOO! Happy birthday Cathy, have a fabulous day! Love your posts, videos & your sense of humour…a Canadian here hence the spelling of humour LOL!
Ana Korban says
You’re amazing, lady!! Happy birthday and enjoy your day…and every day!
Love your bubbly creative personality Happy Birthday! I have a birthday this week too.
Thanks for the inspiration to celebrate out loud.
Rita M says
Hope your day is fan-freakin’-tastic, and this next trip arou d the sun fills your heart and soul with crafty goodness!
Avra N Williams says
Have an wonderful birthday and year ahead! Also – you look amazing! I am in pretty good health (59), and have never really had a weight problem, but there’s no way I could fit into jeans that I wore 9 years ago! Way to go!
Heidi Hale says
Hi Cathy. Happy Happy Birthday.
Happy Birthday! I’m new to your channel/website and love your designs!
Joyce L says
Happy birthday! I have followed your blog and instagram for a long time, and love how you appreciate and enjoy life!
Happy Birthday enjoy your day. I shave birthday mottos for when someone asks me how old I am this year it is “ 56 and doing tricks” it gives people something to think about lol.
Happy birthday Cathy!? Have fun celebrating today! I have the same birthday philosophy. And I love celebrating others because I want them to know that I’m glad they were born!
For the record, my birthday is August 21st ?
Loved the simplicity of the card. Happy birthday!
Love the comparison photos. Looking great! Have a fantastic day. Happy birthday!!
Cynthia Stasiewski says
Happy Birthday CZ! You are looking good!
I am a celebrator of birthdays also. I am the major caregiver for my Mom, who is 97 years young. My birthday is in July and her birthday is in August so we do love to celebrate our birthdays too. May not be running but we do love to get up and get the circulation moving!
We both love to send out cards and letters, and I just received your SSS Clean Line Faith and He is Risen.
Happy Spring! Happy Easter!
Happy Birthday. I hope you have a wonderful day. I do love the card you made and I think I need to go buy that die.
Charlene (Gigi) says
Happy Birthday! Keep orbiting and posting. I like your style, both on paper and in life.
Denise Mlady says
Happy Birthday Cathy!! I too am wearing some of the same clothes from 9 years ago, lol!! I love watching your videos and following you on IG. You always make me smile. Hope you have a fabulous day.
Happy birthday Cathy! You are an inspiration to crafters and gracefully aging ladies alike. ??
Jan Barlow says
Happy Birthday. The comparison photo is GREAT, lol! Thanks for sharing the love with us. 🙂
Happy Birthday! I am new to your channel/website. I love your designs.
Happy birthday Cathy! You’re rocking that outfit!
Heidi Hale says
Happy Birthdau Cathy. Enjoy your day.
Kelly B. says
Happy Birthday, crafty lady! That chair is screaming for a makeover—I hear fabric paint and stencils can do wonders!
Sami Tomsick says
Happy Birthday!! I agree with your birthday philosophy, my next completed trip around the sun is March 12!! it’s my Birthday week! hope your day is magical! I love all your creations, I wish I could be motivated to start a scrapbook.
Kristen D. says
Happy happy birthday!!! And I agree with you…always make your birthday known! Not just the day…the whole month!!!?
Happy Birthday! Keep creating and keep celebrating!
Happy Ba Ba Ba Birrrrrththdaaaay!
Hope it’s a great one!
Jana Millen says
Happy birthday my friend! And yes the day you were born was a very good day
Truth….you look fabulous lady and your hair is gorgeous. Happiest of birthdays!
Happiest of birthdays Cathy!! Love the card!
Happy birthday! In honor of your birthday, my journey to CZ..
1) Years ago I followed someone who scrapbooked and she posted a project of yours
2) I, despite my inherently unscrapbookable life, clicked through and saw the blog. I love blogs from women in my age group! I started reading the blog.
3) I followed you on Instagram and Youtube
4) Your videos became very soothing background videos for when I had to work on logic-heavy spreadsheets for work (left brain/right brain engagement?)
5) Your videos distracted me from doing work, because I was entertained by your talent and voiceovers and would rather watch than wrangle IF statements
6) I bought a few supplies and started making cards
7) I bought many more supplies.
Thank you for the joy you have brought to me and all of us, and I wish you many more years of happiness!
Lisa Simental says
Wishing you a Fabulous month of Birthday Celebrations. Happy Birthday to you! You go Girl!
Lisa Wright says
Happy Birthday fellow Pisces!
Jacque Clements says
Happy Birthday and thank you for showing us many ways of living well as we move through the middle years!
Happy birthday! What a gorgeous card you’ve created to inspire us.
Happy Birthday! You truly are an inspiration for us 50ish girls. God bless!
Cindi Wells says
Happy Birthday! Love your cards and videos. You are an amazing designer and the colors that you use just make me happy. Thank you.
Happy Birthday, Cathy! Wishing you many more! You are such an inspiration. 🙂
Happy birthday! Hope it was fabulous! I just had mine too 😮 my friends and i went axe throwing, hope your birthday was just as adventurous and fun!
Melanie H says
Have an amazing birthday. You look amazing!! Here’s to many more.
Happy YOU-day to a wonderfully talented, creative lady! I just watched your video and, as usual, now I “need” some more products so I can create a card like this. I’ve loved your simple style for eons, yet you continue to amaze me with innovations. When on earth do you have the time to study and perfect all these new techniques?!
Enjoy your day, Cathy.
p.s. I am wearing the same nail polish today after your recommendation to purchase the brand. I love it.
A very happy birthday to you today! I love your designs and cards, they are simple, but lovely!
Nancy Finn says
hApPy BiRthdAY! Thank you for some direction. I just bought one of your classes and I am picking up what you’re putting down. Looking forward to 2020 with you.
Nancy (finnissues) Finn
You are doing great! You look great! Happy happy birthday!!!!! Do what makes you feel strong. I still remember when I celebrate my 56th by swimming 56 laps- accomplishment feels good. Won’t flip it since town pool is gone but I’ll find something. Love your work so looking forward to the future with new projects and adventures. Have a great year!
Happy Birthday, dude!
Deanna Berman says
If I were sending you a card I would be using one of my favorite stamps….”HAVE A HAPPPY FAN-FREAKIN-TASTIC BIRTHDAY!” Hope your special day, as well as the year ahead are filled with all kinds of wonderful!
Jennifer Torres says
Happy birthday. Thank you for modeling a “real” life with all the joys and struggles.
Susan Middleton says
Wishing you the happiest of birthdays!
Happiest Birthday!!! I love the fact that you’re created the same photo again, it’s so fun to see the differences that you might not otherwise think about. All the best!❤️
I love this card! I have all the supplies to make it. ?
Have a wonderful birthday!
Happy Birthday! Have a delightful day. Love the comparison shots. So many interesting stories and details in the time shifts. Keep it real. ?
Happy Birthday Cathy! I have enjoyed following your card making adventures!
Debbi S says
Cue the birthday music! Have a happy day.
Love the card and really love getting a birthday present
and not actually turning a year older! lol
Happy Happy #54 Cathy! You look great. I hope you have a great birthday and enjoy your day. Today’s card is very nice! Love it!
And thanks for the opportunity to win a gift card!
Jackie Parkins says
Happy Birthday! ?????
DeAnna W Bennett says
Happy Birthday. And thank you for all of the items you list out in your post. Most of the things that I have found really meet my style come from places you have posted. Thank you for that!
Bernadette Kelly says
Happy birthday! Love the symmetry of your pictures and the beautiful colors and simplicity of the card. I look forward to all your posts and videos. Thanks for sharing your art!
Suz Gray says
Enjoy your day
Happy Birthday! You rock!
Happy birthday Cathy!! Here’s to living life out loud!!
Happy Birthday! You look fabulous! Love the adorable card. Thanks for the opportunity to win.
Audrey D Rodriguez says
I do love me some CAS cards. Happy Birthday, CZ!
Cari Cummings says
Happy Birthday! You helped me find my style and get away from the busy-ness I thought I need on my layouts. So glad you’re doing cards now as another inspiration For me!!
Cori P. says
Happy birthday Cathy!!
Debbie Thomas says
Happiest Happy Birthday to you! I so enjoy your videos and your positivity. Your talent rocks!
Cari Cummings says
Happy Birthday!! I’ve followed you for a long tine starting with your clean and simple book for layouts and now with your cards. Keep rock in’ those trips around the sun!!
Tiffany Mitchell says
Happy birthday! 54 looks good on you! Here’s another trip around the sun!
Happy Birthday Cathy!! I love to follow your cardmaking. Keep up the Awesome products.
I would love to win a gift certificate to Simon Says.
You are lookin might fabulous young lady. I’m lovin the repeat photos. Happy birthday ???.
Tammy L Davis says
Happy Birthday, Sweet Cathy!!! I absolutely love your designs, videos, tutorials – everything! I am positive the world is a better, more crafty place since you were born! Have a wonderful day!
Kathy Markwardt says
Hi Cathy, Happy, Happy Birthday today!! I like your attitude about birthdays! Cheers to you! Now also your ink blending on this card is so soft and pretty and the flower die cut is perfect. Thanks for sharing. you talent with us and enjoy your day!
Kathy Markwardt says
Hi Cathy, Happy, Happy Birthday!! I love your attitude on birthdays! Enjoy your Day!
Great card and I love the soft blending with the die cut open flower. Thanks for sharing your talent with us!
I hope you had a wonderful birthday! I agree, when it’s your birthday shout it out loud!!
Cathy!! Happy Birthday! This card is gorgeous! Thank you for sharing.
Enjoy your day!
First off, HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you!! Look at the beautiful weather you got for your special day too!
I enjoy you videos and cards!!!
Have an extra special day Cathy!! ?
Annelle Grosskreutz says
Happy Birthday, dear Cathy Z, though a youngster you are still. Love following as you remember who you are after all those child-rearing years. Lots more to discover. I have become a stamper/card maker along with your videos, and you have introduced me to so many products I may not have discovered otherwise. Thanks for allowing me to celebrate you today!
Michele S. says
Happy birthday Cathy! Looking great at 54. Here’s to many more birthdays and years of sharing your wonderful talents with the world! Cheers! ??
Angela Roland says
The happiest of birthdays to you Cathy! I’m a subscriber already. Love your videos!
Jan Francis says
You ROCK! Happy Birthday!!!! Love ya!
Happy Happy Birthday Cathy!!!
I am 49 this . .approaching that 50 number… not sure how I will handle that…only thing is I do not feel it!! Well lets face it sometimes I feel 80!! Hope you have a fabulous birthday!!!
Linda S says
Happy Birthday Cathy. I agree Birthdays are real special day and should be celebrated. Parent, siblings , Your Children, and Grandchildren.
Happy Birthday to a fellow Piscean! My b’day is the 5th – a LOT older than you though – I was a teenager when you were born! I guess I should embrace the whole birthday-thing more than I do. It’s fun to see your birthday photos through the years – what a good idea, & not just for kids!
Love your CAS card – it’s very striking! Thank you for your ALWAYS enjoyable videos – I am a subscriber to your youtube channel, too! And thanks for the chance to win a gift certificate. Hope you have a GREAT birthday!!
Happy birthday Cathy!
I love your videos & I love your sense of laughter..humor & just happiness
I also love sss
Happiest birthday to you!!!??
Kelly R says
Happy Birthday Cathy! Glad you made it one more year around the sun to share with us in all your triumphs and defeats❤️
Carol Didier says
Happy Birthday! I love a woman who knows how (and why) to celebrate!
Angie Moncrief says
I love your videos and designs. Simple and clean but beautiful. I also really love your insta stories. But most of all cursing is my love language too ?. HAPPY BIRTHDAY ?
Patty H says
Happy Birthday, enjoy your day. I just bought this die and can’t wait until it arrives so I can try to make this card. Just beautiful!
Tammie Koehnen says
Happy happy birthday Cathy! Love your classes and line of stamps/dies with SSS. Have a wonderful day and enjoy this great Minnesota warm up weather day.
Bethany Pas-Flythe says
Happy Happy Birthday! Have an incredible day!
Happy Birthday Cathy! You’re one amazing lady and love your videos! Yesterday was my birthday and were the same age! It was a good year ? have a great day!
Glenda Thorne says
Ignore the age and live ! Happy Birthday sweet Cathy, you make me laugh, think about things and enjoy every moment. Lookin’ great for 54!
Joanne McC says
Happy Birthday! I’m 57 and just starting to get my healthy back. Thanx for all the encouragement.
Deb Jones says
Happy 54th Birthday Cathy!! Have a great day. Love the card. I learn so much from you.
Happiest of birthdays! Hope this is you best year ever!
Happy Birthday – congratulations on getting your health back!! I am working on it myself so know how hard that is to do.
C Morrison says
Congratulations for taking another lap around the sun! Older & wiser & crushing it at everything!
Jean Marmo says
Wishing you a most wonderful birthday! Congrats on your healthy life style and for inspiring each of us!
Kelly Chase says
Happy Birthday Cathy! ?
Carla Hundley says
So Happy Birthday and
love your pictures!
Carla from Utah
Andrea D. says
I think you look healthier and happier than you did 9 years ago. I think you may be aging backwards. Please tell me the secret 🙂
Lauryne Cunningham says
HaPpY BiRtHdAy, Cathy! Have a terrific day and thank you so much for your awesome video! I love your card! I’ll be 52 on March 26th and feelin’ great!
Kim Chaffin says
Happy 54!!!! Thanks for sharing so many years of your talent and inspiration and relatable bits of your life story. Here’s to many more!
Happy Birthday Cathy from one March birthday gal to another! My birthday is March 10th. I like your thought of letting everyone know it’s your special day. Today is also my oldest grandson’s birthday. He’s officially a teenager now. Enjoy your special day!
Sue Alger says
Happy Birthday to a fellow March Birthday celebrating. I’ll be 73 and still feeling good and love watching your crafting videos.
Cheryl S Sager says
happy birthday! Coming up on 63 myself so thanks for the reminder that it is still okay to celebrate myself. (P.S. love this card – and truth be told, all of your cards. your simple approach fits my limited crafting ability – t.y.)
Happy Birthday to You! ?
Angie Moncrief says
I love your videos and designs. Clean and simple – beautiful. I also love your insta stories. I love that you use bad words. ? It’s my love language too. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
Heidi Tressler says
Happy birthday Cathy! I’m so glad that someone else loves to celebrate the shit out of their birthday!
Nancy Lyn says
Happy birthday Cathy! I love your style and your products. Wishing you a blessed year!
Happy birthday Cathy. Hope this is your best year with many more to follow!
Happy birthday! Enjoy your day! Cheers
Mendy Crumpton says
Happy Happy Birthday Cathy! Love what you make! This year I hit the big 60. ??
Cindy K. says
Happy birthday, Cathy! 54 looks good on you!
nicole dekkers says
Great to be 54
Happy Birthday to you
Greetings from the netherlands
Cathy H says
Happy Birthday to a fellow Cathy! Hope you have an awesome day!
Joyce D says
Happy Birthday dear Cathy!!!! Love your videos! You take care!
Sheila Bacon says
Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday, dear Cathy! Happy Birthday to. you! May this special day be filled with joy, celebration, and, of course, cake!
Cassandra Martinelli says
I love your philosophy (and your artistry). I celebrate every birthday and also think birthdays are great! Milestone birthdays to me are like running across that ribbon and crossing another finish line! Happy Birthday, beautiful!
Love that you made yourself a bday card❣️ Happy Birthday!
Hyvää syntymäpäivää, Cathy (that is happy birthday in Finnish)!
Cindy Borcherding says
LOL. Good to know I’m not the only one who rarely shops for clothes. Happy birthday!!
Erin Antos says
Happy Birthday, Cathy! ??
Mary m says
Happy Birthday and many more!!!!
Cindy B says
Good to know I’m not the only one who rarely shops for clothes. Happy birthday!!
Angela Lucero says
Wishing you a very Happy Birthday!! I love all the creativity you share with us!!
Lisa Stanley says
Happy Birthday! love the card, been a fan of yours since Clean and Simple Scrapbooking. Have a fantastic 54th!
Fran Smith says
Happy, Happy, Happy Birthday! God bless.
Happy Happy Birthday???Thank you for being such an inspiration!!
Amy Donohue says
Happy happy birthday Cathy! May today and the year ahead be filled with good health, much happiness, and lots of laughter and joy. You make us all laugh so much that I hope you are laughing as well.
And, as to fitting into your old clothes I can only say one thing: beeaattcchh!!!! ???????
Love your transformation, talent and straight forwardness. I hope you have the greatest day ever. Happy Birthday and enjoy those balloons! ?❤️?
Alefiyah Hasan says
Hey Cath, Many many happy returns of the day!! I just love your work and truly inspired by it..!! Also Happy Women’s Day❤️
Karen Roberts says
I love this card. When I can I would love that die. I ordered the Faberge
egg Can’t wait to get it. Have a wonderful year and Celebrate life everyday.
Julie C says
So awesome! Happy Birthday!
Stephanie D. says
You look terrific! Happy Birthday!
Nancy Roth says
Happy Birthday girl! Keep up looking great. Love your cards, videos and SSS products.
Amy Donohue says
PS… BEAUTIFUL card!!! I’m trying that ruler cutting. Just suck at using my trimmer and making The top cut and the bottom cut equal. You Da Best!!
Jane Yelm says
Happy Birthday! I always enjoy your Instagram stories.
Tammy G says
Happy birthday, Cathy! I love your stuff!
Pat Norris says
I love your card style, but more importantly, your irreverant attitude – this is me…take me as I am, darn it! I hated to see how the negativity affected you this week. My favorite mantra, courtesy of Michelle Obama –
“When they go low, we go high!”
Oh, and on your recommendation, I purchased the Olive and June cuticle serum and love it! Put your big girl pants on and go party!
Betty Reed says
Happy Birthday Cathy. I look forward to your videos so much.
Becky Reeder says
You are Fabulous at 54! Have an awesome day!
Fifty-Four looks good on you! Happy Birthday.
Michelle Bradtke says
Happy 54th birthday, Cathy, and hope you have a terrific year. And thank you for all the help with SYY and my first photo book. Couldn’t have done it without you!
Happy Happy Birthday to you. Have a great day.
Happy birthday! And good for you! Able to wear the same clothes for 9 yrs. THAT is a cause for celebration! Working on my own self-care, killing it some days, totally off the mark others. I appreciate all the effort you are putting in.
Happy birthday! Your posts are inspiring and encouraging. Thank you!
Happy Birthday, Cathy! Hope you are having a wonderful day. Love the pictures and the card! 🙂
Happy Birthday! Thanks for celebrating your birthday with us! Your cards are very inspirational.
Debra Ruffing says
Happy birthday! You look great and btw you deserve a new chair! I buy Lux Craft rockers and I also have a swing and bench. You can have them out all year! Order yourself one! They come in great colors!
Happy Birthday. I have watched so many of your videos and have learned so much. I am ordering this flower die. Have all the others and they just keep getting better. So keep those videos coming…you make me a better crafter. Wishing you a great day.
Kate Payne says
Happy Birthday! Great idea to document YOU.
Chrissy E says
Happy birthday Cathy! I hope your day makes you smile from ear to ear, like a visit to your blog does for me! Enjoy your day!
(P.S. – your birthday is just five days after mine! We aren’t the same age but I hope I’m as beautiful as you when I get to where your “number” is! ?)
Carolyn Wright says
Happy birthday Cathy! Thanks for inspiring us so much. I turn 45 this year & im not sure I would have thought I would have for many reasons but I’ve changed so much in the last 10 years. Thanks for being You!
Ha! I always tell everyone it’s my birthday. It’s amazing to be alive and amazing to keep going year to year to year to year……. Happiest birthday to you.
Lynn M says
I hope you have an awesome Birthday, Cathy!! I can’t wait for your new digitals!
Yvette Olea says
Happy Birthday! I hope you have an amazing birthday.
Happy Birthday! You are awesome ?
Happy birthday. Love that you have the same clothes on!
Jaime Burns says
I hope you are having the happiest of birthdays!!! Thank you for another inspiring video. 🙂
Chris H says
Happy birthday and thank you for embracing the natural process of aging. Love your easy, springlike card. Have a great trip around the sun.
Nikki White says
Happy Birthday! Hope you have a wonderful day!
Pami Ballington says
Happy Birthday! May your day and the year ahead be filled with blessings!
Cyndi Morris says
Happy Birthday, Cathy. (So sorry you lost an hour of celebration today!) Your card is gorgeous — I love that SSS Crocus Flower die!
Birthday blessings! Hope your birthday is the ?!
Donna C says
Happy Birthday to you! I like your cards and videos. I look forward to watching them in the early morning when I enjoy the quiet. Love the crocus dies and will buy them if I am the winner.
?Happy happy birthday Cathy!!!!!! Have a FABULOUS day!!!!!!?
Celia Morse says
Beautiful card! And I love the flashback/forward photos!
Angie Moncrief says
I love your videos and designs. Clean and simple – beautiful. I also love your insta stories. I love that you use bad words. ? it’s my love language too. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
Celia Morse says
Beautiful card! I love the flashback/ forward pictures! Happy Birthday!
Michelle Sabata says
Happy birthday Cathy! Boy, you got a lot of comments and all those good wishes should pile on the good mojo for you. And, another beautiful card, you’re truly my inspiration.
Happy birthday to the person I want to be when I grow up!!! Enjoy your day!!!
ana manzana says
Happy Birthday, Cathy!
You look gorgeous on both pics, but I prefer the second one just because of your grey hair! And I agree: that chair has to go! 😉
Enjoy your 54.
Brooke Guadangno says
Happy Birthday Cathy! I really enjoy watching you and listening to you. I can’t wait to try the Olive and June nail polish lol
Happy Birthday Cathy! Love your videos and all of your cards! Keep doing what you do and hope you get spoiled!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY. Have a Spectacular Day
Happy birthday! I turned 54 about 4 months ago, and too have rejoined the running craze. I don’t always enjoy it, but for me it’s the only way to enjoy what I eat and keep my weight at a reasonable point. I have not yet given up on the hair coloring! I hope you have a great year and as always enjoy the inspiration.
Mary Webster says
Happy Birthday and thanks for being here! You make the world a better place and inspire others with your sharing. Here’s to another 54 years.
Bridget A Cheetham says
Happy Birthday Cathy!
Happy birthday, CZ!
Rachel Ivey says
Happy Birthday!!! Mine is on the 16th!
Rachel Ivey says
Happy Birthday!!! Mine is on the 16th! Very nice of you to do the giveaway!
Trisha Hamilton says
Happy Birthday! Your influence over the years has been amazing! Thanks for being YOU!
Happy solar return Cathy, my Astro-sister…Pisces and PNW! I love your real IG stories and your CAS cards are inspiring. Following you (subscriber) on social media is fun. Enjoy your day…celebrate…Onward!
joy meadows says
Happy Birthday, Cathy! 54 is a good age to be. 81 isn’t too bad either!! So glad I am still alive and kicking. Love your creativity and your humor is really the bomb.
Julie H. says
Entry # 1000 plus!
Treat yo self birthday girl.
It is also my birthday month as well, as I just asked my husband – How old are we? (his birthday month also – he is 6 days older;) we are a smidge older than you.
Here, Here to March birthday babies!!
Lynn Beaumont says
Oh Happy Happy Birthday to you! Big fan of yours Cathy – thanks for sharing your art and your life with us! May this next year bring you joy and blessings!
Many wonderful await for you this year. God bless you and all you inspire us each day. Thanks for keeping it real, hugs!
Kathleen Difato says
You are rocking 54! Keep it up gal.
Gale Downs says
Hope you have a AWESOME Birthday!!! I LOVED being 54 — a great age to be!!
Cathy Doerr says
Happy Birthday Cathy!!
Lowell Elaine says
Happy Birthday from one who turned 74 in November. I hope your next 20 years are fabulous and I hope to still be here being inspired by you!
Nancy E says
Wishing you the happiest of birthdays, Cathy!!!
Amy Wazwaz says
Happy Birthday! You share a birthday with my husband. He is 52 today.
I don’t shop much either. Well for clothes, shoes, purses, watches, jewelry, none of that stuff. But crafting goodies I always have to buy the newest stuff. Even when traveling my misti bag filled with crafting supplies takes up more space in my bag than the clothes I bring.
Happy Birthday, Cathy…I have followed you since Simple Scrapbooking days…You are a gem…!!!???
Theresa Erwin says
???Happy Birthday Cathy!!!??
I’ve followed you since Simple Scrapbooks and have learned so much from you over the years. Thank you & have the Best Birthday!!!
Cathy Tileston says
Happy Birthday, Cathy! I love the comparison photos! And how great that you still have and can wear the same clothes. Good for you ?
Terri B. says
Happy birthday, Cathy! I hope that all your wishes come true! Live your best life!
Angi Iffland says
Happy Birthday to you! You look great & way to go on keeping up with your hard work of self care!!
Have a fabulous birthday ? Thanks for making the crafting world more fun 🙂
Judith Perry says
Happy Birthday! You are looking great!
Happy Birthday! Wishing you a fabulous day day! My birthday is tomorrow. Yippee!
Ruth Tacoma says
Happy birthday!! I hope it’s a great one!
Kathleen Irvin says
Great card! Happy birthday, dude!
Happy Birthday ?
Happy Birthday Cathy! You make me laugh everyday, love your instagram and blog. Hope you have a great day and a wonderful year ahead.
Happy Birthday, Youngster! Hope it’s a great day.
Traci Severson says
Happy day of birth, Cathy! I’m like you and love to shout it from the rooftops that it’s my birthday!! And I celebrate all month long because all those free birthday offers, am I right??!! Heck yeah! And it’s also my birthday month so maybe it’s a March baby thing!! Ha! Hope your year is amazing! Thank you for all the inspiration you share!!
Kim L says
Happy Birthday! Wishing you a wonderful day!
?This is your Birthday song ,it isn’t very long! Hey!???
Amy Taylor says
Happy Birthday! I love your Instagram!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Cathy!! Hope you have a wonderful 54th rotation around the sun day!!
Alicia McMahon says
Congratulations on Leveling Up! I enjoy your art work and get inspired by you. Thank you.
Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday, dear Cathy, happy birthday to you! 🙂 Love this pretty card — the color scheme and those delicate dies are just lovely.
colleen moore says
Happy Birthday from Vancouver island BC Canada EH???
Happiest of birthdays Cathy!!!
Thanks for sharing your talent.
Lauren Hershey says
Wishing you the absolute BEST of years and all good things coming your way.
Happy birthday! Love the comparison shots! Enjoy your day!
Kelly B says
Lovin’ your style! Happy, happy birthday!
Kelly B says
Happy, happy birthday! Lovin’ your style, Cath!
Theresa P says
Happy 54 young to an incredibly talented woman. Love the clean and simple lines of your work. I also love the spring colors you used for this card.
Elisa M Gray says
Happy birthday to another March girl!! I just turned 60 on Wednesday. I wore a tutu and tacky plastic tiara to the high school I teach at. And I handed out circus cookies all day. Birthdays are wonderful. Science tells us that the more birthdays you have, the longer you live!!
Wishing you the happiest of birthdays Cathy! 54 looks great on you!
Happy 54th Cathy! ?
Lori M says
“They say it’s your birthday!”
Did you say it in your head like the song?
Cynthia Baldwin says
Happy Birthday, Cathy! Here’s to 54 – and many more!
HB CZ! Aren’t the years flying by? Enjoy your 50’s!! Such a great time in our lives. (LOVE your blog and designs! Keep doing what you’re doing. There are a lot of us who can’t wait to see what you’re up to!
Happy Birthday!! Gotta love the March birthday people 🙂 Mine is Tuesday (3/10) !! Hope you’re have a great day and you get to celebrate and eat cake!! I know I’m looking forward to it.
Happy Happy Birthday Cathy. I LOVE watching your videos and seeing your new designs. Also enjoy your realistic words and way you look at life. You are AMAZING and AWESOME!!!?????? Have a fantastic birthday.
Nancy Stott says
Happy Birthday to You, Cathy! Love the stamps and dies you design and the cards you make (not to mention that Chiffon paper). You are a talented lady! Enjoy your day!
Karen R. says
Happy Happy Birthday! Grateful you continue to share your inspiration with us 🙂
Sheri Kempke says
Happy Birthday Cathy! I hope you’re enjoying this warmish March day, my sis-in-law who just returned to MN from a visit here in AZ reported 60 degrees upon arrival. My son-in-law, who also was born on this day and resides in Des Moines is happy as he didn’t have to shovel snow today . I am a subscriber, love your video’s and love your cards. You’re looking mighty fine girl, remember, motion is lotion for your joints and if you stop moving, you’ll rust! So keep on moving and hope your day is awesome!
Carrie Giletto says
Hope you have a beautiful birthday day. I turn 51 on the 19th!
Anne Sturgeon says
Looking good at 54…. I have passed you on this calendar of life, but who’s counting!! Hope your day is fabulous. This cards is so soft and lovely blending. I do think this aging thing is truly a privilege and an amazing journey. Grow old and see the best is yet to be…..
Bernice Janssen says
It is a real accomplishment to look as great at 54 as you did at 45! You rock, girl!!
Gayle Chrvala says
Happy Birthday Cathy! Your age is my birthdate…lol…I’m a March baby, too! Have a great one!
Diana K says
Happy Birthday from one Pisces to another? You look darling. Congratulations on taking control of your health. I am turning 60 on Wednesday and I have never covered up my age. I look forward to each one and give thanks that I made it that far. I have two boys in college and look forward to celebrating with them and their girlfriends on Friday because they don’t have the same spring break, of course ?
Thank you for sharing your talent with us. I love your creations and always look forward to what you create next.
I hope you had a wonderful day and your new year is the best one ever. I truly believe that we are like fine wine and only get better with age. ??? ~~~IG @blondie_loves_cards
Happiest of Birthdays Cathy!! You look great!! I really enjoy your videos and style of cards!
Rose Partridge says
Happy birthday! Hope you had a good one!
Sue Hudson says
Happy happy Birthday Cathy! We’re the same age, except I turned 54 back in January. I totally agree, scream it from the rooftop and celebrate your life. Love love the SSS flower dies. My wallet is shaking over the crocus you used. Have a fabulous day!
Marisela Delgado says
Feliz Cumpleanos, Cathy! Girl, you’re still rockin’ those jeans! You look FABULOUS, my friend. Many, many happy birthdays to come.
Happy birthday, Cathy! Thanks for all the inspiration, scrapbook and otherwise ?
Carol Doggett says
Happiest of birthdays!!! Hope it’s a magical year for you!
Brenda D says
Happy Birthday Girl!
Lindar C says
Happy Birthday Cathy! Getting older sure beats the alternative and it’s good to be silly. When you stop being silly is when you turn “old”. I’m 63, and we are a bunch of weirdos in this house, we laugh a lot.
Becky B says
Love your cards and videos. Thanks for all your creative stamps & dies. Happy birthday! Looking forward to seeing you celebrate many more.
Gayle Firth says
Happiest of birthdays to you Cathy!! ?
Amy W says
Happy 54th Birthday to you, what would have been 119th birthday to my great-grandma, and International Womens’ Day! Have another growing, thriving trip around the sun!
Happy Birthday, Cathy! Hope it’s as fabulous as you are.
Karriane Goodwill says
Well, first and foremost, happy birthday. I agree that birthdays are to be celebrated. Thanks for sharing you graphic design talent with us. Your cards are always beautiful and this one is no exception.
Christine Fracchia says
Hope you have a simply wonderful birthday! Thanks for the inspiration both in card making and in life!
Debby Green says
Happy Birthday! Love everything you do. You are amazing!
Deborah S says
Happy, happy birthday! I’m a relatively new follower (a year or so), and very much enjoy your straight forward posts and your clean creative style!
Happy, Happy Birthday from one Cathy to another! Thanks for all your inspiration!
Sharon Suske says
Happy happy birthday, Cathy! When I turned 45, I had a brand new (two day old!) grandson! Since then, we’ve discovered that we are the same age! In 2019, he turned 16 and I turned 61. Every year works one way or another until he turns 20. And maybe then too. I loved the card and I hope you have a fabulous day!
Angie Neuman says
Happy Birthday!!! Wishing you a fabulous day (and hope you enjoyed the beautiful spring like weather we had today). My birthday is tomorrow March 9th, which I also share with my niece.
Great card idea, love the new release from SSS.
Anne McColley says
Happy Birthday, Cathy! And what amazing weather you got on your special day! Hope you were able to get out and enjoy this rare MN heatwave among your other celebrations. 🙂
Happy birthday Cathy!!!! Hope you have had a great day!!!!
Karen S says
Happy Birthday Dudette! 54 looks good on you!
Caroll Brammer says
Happy Birthday, Cathy! 54 and FABULOUS!
Deborah Knapp says
Happy Birthday! Great card! I also tell everyone when it is my birthday, I like to think of it as my special day!!
Ann Marie S. says
Happy Birthday! Love that you celebrate and acknowledge another trip around the sun. I have not seen the masking stencil before and really like the rainbow background you made with it.
Already subscribed and have several items that you designed!
Audrey Volt says
Happy Birthday! I love love love your hair, the length and the color!
Happy Birthday Cathy! March is a good month for a birthday 🙂 Love your card
Happy Birthday! Congratulations on your accomplishment!
Tara Nixon says
Happy birthday Cathy! Fab card, I’ve said it before, but i love that you’re making cards & designing for card makers now!
Happy Birthday!!! I love your videos & am learning so much from you! Blessings….
Happy birthday, Cathy! I’m so glad you are here on this earth. Love your scrapbooking style, your cards, stamps, classes, etc. And of course your unique personality!
I hope you are having a birthday that is as awesome as you are!
New to your blog. Just subscribed to your utube.
Love your blending combos.
Connie L. says
Hi Cathy 🙂 Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday dear Cathy! Happy Birthday to you! I’m a follower of you in several ways including your YT channel. Thanks for your generous spirit AND all the inspiration 🙂
Happy 54th birthday. I’m 64 and still enjoying card making and scrapping. Thanks for all your ideas.
Karen Peterson says
Girl, you make54 look fabulous!!!
March Birthdays are the best! Happy Birthday!
Susan McRae says
Wishing you a most wonderful birthday! I like that you’re not shy to declare your age and that you celebrate it! I’ll be turning 54 next month and am not afraid to say it!
Eileen Rutherford says
Congratulation, Happy Birthday, you look fabulous and I love the card.
Hey Cathy have a beautiful day for your birthday xx lots of bubbles allowed (just today) oh and cake! Cheers Lucy ?
Happy Birthday Cathy. Keep the inspiration coming.
Marty Casey says
Happy Birthday, Dude!! You look skinnier than 45!! That’s awesome!! Never a thumbs down from me!! Hope you enjoy your day!!
Dawn M says
Happy blessed birthday Cathy. I’m a 1966 baby too!
Happy Birthday! Thanks for all the creative and skin care inspiration. ?
A million people have the same birthday as you. That makes you . . . wait for it . . . . One in a million!!!!
Many happy returns!
Laura Meyer says
Happy Birthday! Love your cards!
Lizabeth White says
I love your realness. Happy birthday to you.
Amy Cooley says
Thanks for sharing the love on your birthday! I hope you have an awesome day. I enjoy following you on IG. You make me laugh and you are quite the enabler. I’m waiting on my first order from Olive & June.
Debbie McDaniel says
Happy birthday Cathy! Congrats on being able to wear the same jeans 9 years later! Thanks for the giveaways and card sharing with us on your birthday!
Dana M says
Happy Birthday Cathy! Hope it’s an amazing day. Congrats on being able to wear the same clothes as 9 years ago.
Vicky Neichter says
Thanks for sharing your talents with us Cathy. Enjoy your videos. Congrats on getting back to healthy. And a BIG Happy Birthday.
Jacquelyn Harmon says
Happy Birthday Blessings, Cathy.
You are gifted in art, and you inspire me.
Brenda Rohlfing Simpson says
Happy birthday Cathy! Wishing an amazing lady a wonderful day! You are inspirational and I look forward to awesome things in the year ahead! Love the fact that you haven’t shopped in 9 years for new clothes – I thought I was the only one!!! Even more incredible, they fit wonderfully!
Melissa S says
Happy, Happy Birthday, Cathy!!! Love the card and the pictures are amazing. Very cool idea. Thanks for all the awesome inspiration…both crafty and philosophical.
Love the photo recreation.
Happy Birthday, CZ! So grateful for the inspiration you give me when it comes to card making and scrapbooking! Rock on!
Teresa Johnson says
Happy Birthday! You are such an amazing person. I love watching and learning from your videos. I am a much better crafter thanks to you and the simplicity of it all. Thank you
Carol Wehner says
Cathy, girrrl, you make 54 look amazing! Happy Birthday my friend 🙂 I look forward to every post you put out into the universe. Keep ’em coming… just like more birthdays!
Happy birthday! I enjoy seeing the beautiful cards you make!
So glad you were born! You have been an inspiration in my scrapbooking life as well as life in general. 🙂
Tammy Reagan says
Happy Birthday Cathy. Hope your birthday was fabulous.
Happy birthday to you Cathy! I hope your day was full of fun, laughter, love, and lots of cake and ice cream!????
Wishing you the happiest of birthdays lovely lady ???? I’m an Aussie ?? who has followed you for 17 years Cathy! I LOVE so much about you, and seriously wished we lived closer as I’m sure we’d be best girlfriends!! BIG hugs, Tracy ???
I LOVE that you LOVE your birthday!!! I hope it was fabulous and that you did everything your heart desired! ♥️
Melanie Arrowood says
Happiest of Birthdays! Thank you for always keeping it real!
Happy Belated 54th darling. You wear it well.
Happy birthday! Thanks for all the great clean and simple card ideas.
Happy Birthday, Cathy! Hope you had a great one. Love the pictures, you’re aging gracefully and happily. Will wait for next year’s birthday post. Thanks for the inspo and a chance to win.
Happy Birthday, you are rockin’ you 50’s. Love your youtube and insta!!
Happy Birthday!!! You are an inspiration personally, in health, happiness and crafting. I look forward to all you post. You are an amazing woman and make 54 fabulous!!! Hope you have the best year yet!!!!!
Nancy R. says
Love the colors of your birthday card! Fresh and springy. Happy Birthday Cathy and thanks for sharing your talents 🙂
Lucy E. says
Happy birthday, Cathy!
You look beautiful and healthy!
Laura C. says
Happy Birthday! Like a fine wine you’re getting better with age.
Cynthia Johnson says
Happy birthday to a cool chick! Love your art, love your outlook on life. Have a great birthday and many more.
Lori P says
Happy Happy Birthday Cathy!
Linda Maria Montgomery says
Happy birthday, Cathy! Hope your day was filled with hugs & happiness.
Dionne Jack says
Happy 54th Birthday Cathy! You look fantastic! I hope that you enjoyed your special day. Thank you for all of the inspiration over the years from one ’66 gal to another.
Rita H says
Woohoo look at you! Celebrate that birthday girl! Hope you had an awesome day …. and many more!
Deborah Cooper says
Happy Birthday Cathy!
When I see posts like this I always think “Why didn’t I think of that?”. So clever!
Well 55 is looming. So I think I need to find my slate (or skates if I let autocorrect have its way)
First of all Happy B-Day! I have admired and purchased product you have designed on Simon Says Stamps before but just found and signed up for your blog yesterday. And today I get an email with freebies and then find out it’s your birthday.
What a gift you have given me!
May you have many more trips around the sun.
Terrie D. says
Happy birthday Cathy!! I love that you took photos just like you did 9 years ago; such a great idea. 🙂 This is a really beautiful card!
Woo-Hoo! Happy Birthday! Celebrate every day! ?????. It is always inspiring and uplifting to read or watch your posts. You are always so positive, funny and real. Thank you! Love the card! ❤️???
Bonnie Blake says
Happy Birthday. I love watching your YouTube videos. I have learned so much from you. I love your attitude about things. Thanks for sharing your god given gift.
Barbara Reimer says
Hi Cathy – I’m writing this in the evening, so I hope that you had a wonderful and special birthday. I liked the simplicity of this card and yet that it makes a very special statement. I’m going to try the premise tomorrow using dies I already own. And BTW, I like the chair on the porch – it looks like a great place to read a good book!
Kathy Morgan says
Hope you had a fabulous day! I have loved you and your sense of humor for years. You are always so much fun to watch. Love your videos. Thanks for sharing with all of us!
Judy Rutherford says
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Cathy! May it be one of your best yet! Blessings to you today and always! Love watching your videos. You are just so much fun. Thanks for the inspiration always! Hugs! Judy
Kathy Ferguson says
Happy Birthday, Cathy! I’ve watched several of your videos and thoroughly enjoy them. It is actually the 9th because I don’t get on my computer until after midnight every night. It’s my quiet, alone time. You might be like me and just hate shopping for clothes! I’ve worn the same clothes for years. So to celebrate your birthday go out and buy a new outfit for next year’s birthday post! I belong to facebook so they remind me when it’s someone’s birthday. Thanks for sharing your time and talent with us through the years. You are still young. Try being 67! Love, Kathy
Enjoy your special day! Love your sense of humor….
Kristine Boydstun says
Happy Birthday! Thanks for sharing your incredible artistic gift with all of us!
Ericka Strange says
Happy birthday Cathy and I love this post as well as the card! Congratulations on taking care of yourself, I know how hard that is as I’m on my own journey! Thanks for the inspiration and cheers to many more years!
Julie B says
Cathy, you are the absolute best! I love your candid IG Stories and all of your creative endeavors. You rock and are such an inspiration!
Susan Williams says
Wishing you a very Happy and wonderful Birthday, hoping to have a terrific day making lots of awesome memories❤️❤️
Ruthann Platzner says
Happy birthday Z girl. I’m a Z girl also. I was growing up. My maiden name starts with a Z. So in middle school they called my friend and me “the Z girls ” ?happy days. Thanks for your channel
Hope your special day was fabulous…and that your family and friends spoiled you too, too much!! Thanks for all the smiles you help put on my face 🙂
Lynn Lohne says
Happy Birthday! I’m late, but was on time on my youtube post. But you’re right, who wouldn’t want to win more crafty stuff? Hope your Birthday was awesome.
Joy Baldwin says
Happy birthday! I hope it is wonderful. I was shocked when you said 54, you just don’t look like it. I love birthdays and I think they should be a big deal and everyone should know!
Heike Carlson says
Sure hope you had a great day! Happy Birthday.
Kyle E. says
Hope your birthday was the best ever!
Katie Baird says
Cathy, You Rock! Hope you ha e a most wonderful birthday! Crafty hugs from KY!
Michele K. Henderson says
Happy Birthday, Cathy! I love your big, bright creations! Have an AH-MAZING trip around the sun and a wonderful birthday!
Michele K. Henderson
Katie Baird says
Cathy, You Rock! Hope you ha e a most wonderful birthday! Crafty hugs from KY!
Happy Birthday Cathy – from one March baby to antoher
hope you have an ah-mazing day. I have followed you for years…love your classic clean style.
Terry Leming says
Happy Birthday and congrats on fitting into the same clothes 9 years later! It’s sweet of you to share your birthday happiness by giving away gift cards to others 🙂
christi in ma says
During your running phase, I discovered Another Mother Runner. I’ve been enjoying their podcasts ever since. (even though I’m not a mother and stopped running in 2015!)
Hope you had a fantastic birthday Cathy! You’ve done a lot of work this past year and deserve to celebrate looking so great in those jeans!
Happy Happy Birthday! Thanks for gracing us with your presence 🙂
Sherry G says
It’s easy to remember your birthday. It’s my mom’s birthday too. She would have been 80 if cancer had not taken her from us almost 9 years ago.
Happy Birthday Cathy! You look amazing!
Pam Weiss says
Happy Belated-Birthday! I too tell everyone its MY day, why not? Hope your day was amazing and 54 looks great on you. Your card is so cute . The more I see ideas, the more I think I need this die.
Lillian T says
Happy Birthday Cathy! Thanks for sharing your pics at 45 and 54! You and the outfit still rock! Thanks for your inspiration and enjoy your year!
Lina F. says
Happy Birthday Cathy! I’ve enjoyed watching you over the years and see your style change and develop. Now if I could only do the same.
KIM KERN says
Hope your birthday is/was the BEST one yet!!!! And major kudos for fitting into the clothes!!
Cynthia Rowell says
Hope your Birthday was everything you wished !
Kate Darnell says
Adult-onset runner!! I love that description. Have a splendid birthday, no matter what your age! And go for a birthday run in your still fitting jeans! Awesome.
Colleen Jacobsma says
Hope you had a GREAT BIRTHDAY!! the card is lovely!!
Happy Cathy Day!! Hope its fabulous. Yes I’m subscribed (love your designs and video style most). Thanks for sharing everything with us, and I too love the “adult-onset runner” title. Nice .
Jennifer Anderson says
Love your hair!! Love the outfit too!
Thanks for all your awesome tutorials. I had the pleasure of attending a class a long time ago at the st paul convention center and I remember thinking, “damn, she’s an awesome speaker and wow, she’s from mn just like me!”
Ever since then I’ve been a fan!
Thanks so much for all you share in this community! I love your honesty, your humor, and your style. And by style, I mean just who you are – your style in creativity, your style in how you share, and yes, your style in nail polish 😉 You’re wearing 54 very well. And your chair comment made me giggle. Happy Birthday!!
I LOVE your super simple, cute card!! I have seen those masking templates but didn’t realize just how cool they really are. I will be getting some of my own, for sure.
Savannagh Kacey says
Did you enjoy your day as Queen of the Universe? I hope all your minions gathered round and waited on you hand and foot. Thanks for sharing the joy with us all.
paula hyman says
You look great and congrats for having a birthday and being able to fit in those same clothes from nine years ago. They are classics and won’t go our of style! You can wer them in another nine years. Hope you enjoyed your birthday celebration. We zealously have to celebrate the good things.
Happy Happy Birthday to you!
You look good!
I am enjoying all the things you love – I have 0 desire to do my nails but enjoy you doing yours!
Barby Schiedermayer says
Happy Birthday, Miss CZ, creator of clean design, zhuzhed to perfection. 😉
Whoo Hoo! Happy bd CZ! Looking great!
Hey, Sassy Lady! I’ve been…hmmm…”following” you (stalking is such a STRONG word) since way back in the 2-Peas/CK/SS days. Your clean style, quick wit and short hair always appealed to me. Despite caving on the pixie cut, I’m still here for it. However, should you start featuring paper dolls and/or The Dimple Street Gang, Imma haffa bounce.
Tiffany Halsell says
Love love this card because of the simplicity and RAINBOWS! I love your sass too! Thanks for sharing!
Carol Jones says
Hey Cath! Happy Birthday dudette! LOL! Always love your videos and I put them at the top of my playlist to watch first. I adore your gorgeous CAS cards, always so pretty and inspiring. But more than that I love your sense of humor and your fun spirit! I agree, we should always celebrate our birthdays because it means we made it another year. Plus our time here is limited and we never know if we might get hit by a bus. (lol) So I say, celebrate at least a week and when you reach retirement age (considered really old by some) you should celebrate for a month! So I hope you’re still celebrating for the rest of the week Cathy, you deserve it because you’re awesome!
Happy Birthday Cathy! May your 54th year on this “Third Rock from the Sun” be AWESOME!!!
Happy birthday! Looking FIT! Love your style…classic, clean, straightforward.
Yaya Feliz Cumpleaños ?
Lori P says
Happiest of birthdays to you!!!
Lori P says
you look fantastic! Happy birthday!!
Melissa Friedrich says
Happy Birthday, be your fabulous self!
Angie Cammack says
Happy birthday Cathy!! You are amazing! Keep it up, girl. 🙂 Love your card!!
Angie Cammack says
Happy birthday Cathy!! Sorry if this is a duplicate. 🙁 Computer crapped out…Anywho, hope you had the best day. I think you’re pretty freakin’ amazing, and I just figured out how to subscribe on YouTube! Happy dance has now ensued!! Sending wishes for another wonderful year!!!
Marie Bingaman says
Happy birthday, Cathy! In a couple more weeks, I will be celebrating my 49th trip around the sun (March 31). HOORAY for us March ladies! You look fabulous, and I hadn’t realized just how long your hair had gotten! You go girl! 🙂
Here’s wishing you a happy and blessed birthday (the remainder of it ).
Hope you have had a fabulous birthday!
Bri Kay says
Leah Cushen says
Happy birthday, Cathy!! I’m not sure what I’m impressed by more…
* your eco friendly fashion sense (still looking great by the way)
* your dedication and commitment to your health and fitness (I recently lost 36 pounds in 7 months so I know what it takes)
* or the fact that you are thinking of others on your birthday!!!
Have an awesome day 🙂
Mary-Lou Kuchma says
Oops late to the party … I did bring wine, light. Happy Birthday Cathy. Oh my goodness in that last photo of you at fabulous 54, there is SUCH a resemblance to Cole.
Mel H says
I’m a little behind, but Happy Birthday Cathy! Make this year an awesome one.
Beth M says
Have a fabulous birthday!
Janis Hartman says
I hope the upcoming year is your best yet, Cathy! Thanks for all that you do. I am appreciative of the creative inspiration, FIT2020 motivation, and your Olive & June recommendation (I am hooked!).
Nanna Lauridsen says
Happy Birthday, Cathy! Loved the card!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Month. I’m sure you are having fun and looking great.
Elizabeth Kernohan says
54 is the new 34! Congratulations on living life well!
Teresa Marsh says
Happy Birthday to you. Love your cards. Have a wonderful day.
Melissa Young says
The older I get, the younger the number becomes!
Happy Birthday crafty queen!
Peggy Makurat says
Hope you had a fabulous birthday. I think the photo series for your birthday was fun! You always inspire this slightly older person here … and a giveaway that ends on my birthday?! Fun!
Jen K says
Happy birthday Cathy! We are lucky to have you on this planet!
Lynn H says
Happy Birthday to you. I know you are proud to fit those clothes after 9 years! As I scrolled your supplies list for this project I realized we share common supply likes. I just got the Waffle Flower A2 dies and some distress ink pads so this will be a great project to try. Thanks for the opportunity to win too!!
Eugenia Dulay says
Happy Cathy Day! You look fabulous!
Tess Christensen says
Happy Birthday Cathy!
Renee Butchart says
Happy Birthday Cathy. I am a new follower although I have checked out your beautiful work for many years. Love the “comparison” pictures! You look amazing in both but I think I like you with long hair best. Keep creating!
Paige A Hafner says
Happiest of birthdays to you Cathy! We share the same birthday!
time flies doesn’t it? happy birthday cathy.. love all that you share…
Lorraine Melin says
Happy Birthday! Hope your day was fabulous! Love your clean style.
Happy Birthday! And I wish you have a wonderful day!
Love that idea! I’m 67, but I’ll take one how, and another in 5 and another in 5 etc… 🙂
Love that idea! I’m 67, but I’ll take a pic Now, and another in 5 and another in 5 etc… 🙂
Happy lotsa birthdays to come too 🙂
Jessica Porter says
Have a happy birthday, I turned 50 last year and I need to recover my health as well. Thank you for your generosity on your birthday.
Happy Birthday! I love your pictures. Getting older is something we should all be celebrating!
54 never looked better! Wait until you get to the 60’s! Life is sweet!
Happiest of birthdays Cathy. I love your blog!
Beth Fralix says
Happy Birthday Cathy!! Wishing you the MOST BLESSED, JOYOUS & HAPPIEST YEAR YET!! I’m a new subscriber & I’m absolutely LOVING your videos & blog!! Thank you for all the tips & tricks! Also you look absolutely brilliant at 45 & 54!! God Bless & the Love of Christ to you, my Sister!!
Hi Cathy, I hope you had a great birthday. I love your clean and simple style, thanks for the humor and great products you add to the crafty world.
Cindyellen Robinson says
You, my dear, are one of my favorite designers/makers and one of these days I will meet you. We are, as they say, of an age (I am older) and YAAASSSS!!!! CELEBRATE OUT LOUD!! Wear purple and red together that doesn’t go and run that stick along those fence posts!!! (Those are quotes from a poem called Warning by Judy. . .I don’t remember because we are of an age).
Never sweat the small stuff – it’s aaaaalll small stuff. Blessings on this next trip around the sun.
Happy Birthday! Thank you for posting such a beautiful card on your birthday! I hope you have a great one!
Marisela Delgado says
Happy, Happy Birthday, my friend. And many happy returns. You rock!
Donna Meyers says
Happy Birthday!!! Do a little dance, sing a little song and be HAPPY ?
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