Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The Big Birthday Giveaway Game



Here's to wishing my brilliant, pretty and wonderful sister a very happy birthday!
{.She's the one in blue.}

(And that handsome man with hardly any hair? Well, he's the lucky grandfather that turned 49 the day his twin granddaughters were born and happily shared all the Cookie Monster and Barbie Doll cakes...Happy Birthday Grandpa!)

Today also marks my second year of The Bald Dragonfly.
What a wonderful year it's been. Thank you!

To thank you, and in honor of my birthday and blog's birthday/anniversary, I'm hosting

The Big Birthday Giveaway Game

What's The Big Birthday Giveaway Game, you ask? 

Each day a new prize will be revealed and added
along with a new question to be answered.
One lovely reader will win the entire prize package
at the end of my birthday week
(selected at random from all comments on all Birthday Posts).

So, that means that you will have up to five chances to win
an AMAZING GIVEAWAY
The final, complete giveaway package will be revealed on the last day... 
You won't be disappointed, I promise!

Here's the the first product of the giveaway:
 A brand spankin' new Vintage Notepad Background Stamp

And here's today's (10.18.11) question:
~I'm two years old in the above photo. What year do you think it was?

Please do come back tomorrow to find out the next product from the giveaway
and to answer another (easy) question for your second entry!


P.S. This is open to all my readers, wherever you are located! I so much appreciate your visits!

72 comments:

Chari M. said...

Happy Birthday...to you and your blog! :) I wish I had known I would have sent you something...and who know, I still might! hehe. I'm going to guess the year was 1981??? Super cute picture by the way, someone really knows how to make a birthday cake!

Dana said...

1982?
I LOVE the expression on your grandfather's face.

Virginia L. said...

What a GAME!! I am stumped about the year...but I'd say 1979? Happy happy birthday, Karen (and your twin sis)! you are SO loved! And I am so blessed to know you through our love of card-making and blogging!!

Jocelyn Olson said...

Awwww! So cute!! You look so happy. Love that cake, too, and it was so sweet of your grandfather to have a Cookie Monster cake (my daughter and my GIL share a bday 93 years apart, so I understand). Guess your age? Jeez, I hope I'm not guessing older! Judging by the clothes, I'm going to say 1983. Have a happy birthday!!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Happy Birthday, I know the answer to your question, but I'll just say that you're 29, again... and that would make it 1984 (wink, wink). Hope you enjoy the party today :)

Christina said...

Happy birthday! What a fun idea for a party and contest, and such a sweet picture of you, your sister, and your grandfather. I'm going to guess 1980. Thanks so much for offering up presents to US on your special day!

Margaret C said...

Happy Birthday ! ( to you both !)

What a lovely photo ! And although I don't want to offend you, I'm guessing 1982, making you 30 ??

Have a lovely day, and thanks for all your inspiraion over the past 2 years !!

Chunyuan said...

Happy birthday, Karen. And happy birthday to your sister and grandpa. What fun to share your birthdate with family members! Oh Happy blogversary too. This game is too hard for me since I did not grow up in the states. There isn't any clue for me from the photo. So I am just wrote down a few numbers (hint: from previous comments) and draw one randomly - it is 1980!! You are an amazing inspiration. Thanks.

Michele Gross said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! To you and your blog :) Super prize :) hmmm...its hard to guess but I'm going to say 1977?

Lin said...

Happy Birthday, Karen - October is a wonderful month for a birthday. I'm absolutely awful at guess people's age, but I'll guess 1985.

Mary Dawn said...

judging by the macrame plant hanger and the pointy-ness of Grandpa's collar, my guess is 1975...happy happy birthday, dear Karen <3

The MadStamper said...

New to your blog! Happy! Happy! Birthday!!!! =) I am going to guess 1980. Have a fabulous day!!!

Jenny said...

Happy Birthday Karen to you, your sister and your blog :)
Love the old photo....I'd have to say it was taken in 1980.
What a fun game :)
Going on your birthday blog hop later too :)
Jenny x

Denise said...

Happy Birthday to you and your sister and grandpa too...
I'm going to guess 1976ish. Gee I hate to admit how old I was that year!
Thanks for the fun on your blog, and for the chance to win a prize to celebrate your birthday and 2 year blogaversary!
DeniseB

Laurel said...

Happy Birthday friend! I learned all kinds of things today. I had no idea you were a twin and you shared your birthday with your grandfather! Your generosity never ceases to amaze me. Only YOU would be giving something away for YOUR birthday! I am going to take a guess and go with 1975. That's a great year to be born, lol!!!! :)

jen said...

Happy Birthday to you, Erin, your Grandpa & the Bald Dragonfly!! So fun- and I love that he shared those Barbie/Cookie monster cakes!!! :D
I think 29 is a great age- so that would make this photo from 1984, right?! :D
Hope your day is all you've hoped for...!

Kelly said...

AHHH you're a twin? CUTE! hmmmm I'll guess 1976 for really no reason at all except that I think you look younger than me in your profile pick. Gotta one-up Laurel too, ha ha

Jingle said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!! I'm going with 1978. And I love that cake. And I didn't know you were a twin. And that is cool. And happy birthday from me, the spaz. Just say'n.

Emily Keaton said...

Happy Birthday, Karen!! Let's see, Sesame Street premiered in 1969, so this has to be after that. I'm guessing 1973 is the year of the photo!! HAVE A FABULOUS DAY filled with your FAVORITE THINGS!!!

Charlene said...

Happy Birthday, Karen..you have had a momentus year! I'll guess 1975 by that macrame hanger in the background and good old cookie monster who was really popular then.

Lynnette said...

Happy birthday sweet girl! I hope it's a grand day. I'd love to send you a little something... I am HORRIBLE at guessing ages, please don't make me :)

Cheryl said...

Happy Birthday Karen! I hope you have a fabulous day

Robin said...

Happy Birthday!!!! I will go with 1978?! Such a cute snap!!
Robin

Jessica Wekenman said...

Happy Birthday, Karen! I'm going to guess the picture was taken in 1980. I look forward to playing along in your birthday week games! :)

Laura.K said...

Happy, Happy Birthday, Karen.
I have now idea how old you can be in the papers, but you are under 30 in your heart, maybe even under 20.
It is so nice to have the same birthday date as your grandpa. And you have also a twin sister. this is really sweet.

just for the fun, maybe that picture is from 1979.

Rookie said...

Happy Birthday! Ooh - guessing a woman's age = looking for trouble ;)

I'm taking a wild shot and saying the pic was taken in 1978?

Love this Birthday blog hop and your giveaway celebrations. Only in Internetland :)

Jay Gee said...

Wow, so much to celebrate! Happy birthday to you, your sister, your granddad and your blog :)

This is such a fun way to celebrate Karen... I am going to guess 1975. Have a wonderful day.

Lindsay said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Karen! Love your giveaway idea! So so fun! I am going to guess 1978. I hope you and your sister and grandfather had an awesome day!

Jo said...

OK Karen, you're a meanie for making us guess your age!! But a sweetie for having a giveaway! I guess 1977, going on the plant hanger, think we had one like that so I guessed you were the same age as me!

Anonymous said...

Happy Happy Birthday Karen!! Love you! Aunt Jean....not going to guess!!

Aimes said...

Happy Birthday super duper creative gal!!!! I hope both you and your sister have an amazing day!
As for today's question I'm really not good at judging things like this so I'm going to guess (and please don't be offended by it!) at 1983! Whatever the year, that's one sweet pic!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Julie Ranae said...

Wishing you a beautiful birthday, Karen! It's so great to have become a friend through this crazy blogging stuff!

yyam said...

Happy birthday to you Karen! And your sister and grandpa! Have a wonderful day! :)

Such a cute photo...I'm guessing 1980..:)

GinaMOMof2 said...

Happy Birthday Karen. I think you were born in 1978.

Gina :-)

sherryann (aka Sherry Eckblad) said...

Happy Birthday Karen hope you had a great day. Thanks for a chance to win this wonderful journaling stamp.

Tania A said...

Happy birthday to you and your twin, Karen! Hope you had a blast of a day, being pampered and surrounded by the ones you love :)

My guess is you're roundabout my age, was the year 1981?

Dana said...

Happy birthday!!! Ny guess is 1980! :)

Brandi said...

Happy Birthday Karen!!!! I would say we are around the same age, so I would guess 1979 was when this photo was taken! I hope you have some big plans for the week! Best wishes!!!

Nona said...

A very happy birthday to you, Karen! Hope all your wishes come true. Hmm, my guess would be 1977?

Alice Wertz said...

Happy Birthday, Karen! Happy Birthday to your sister and grandfather, too. love that photo. so precious! humm.... i am guessing that you are about my age, so.... 1978? it's going to be a fun week. love that you came up with a fun game for this. =)

Donelda said...

what a great photo and I think it is so cute that your grandfather "enjoyed all the cookie monster and barbie doll" cakes!! So sweet. Now, for the year, that is just cruel!! After following your blog for quite some time ... I would guess you were similar in age to me ... but I can't acutally guess the year .. what if I am wrong ... I wouldn't want to offend you!! Heheheh, maybe 1987 - a great year!!

Stephanie said...

Karen....I just wanted to wish you (and your twin sister) a wonderful, wonderful birthday! You deserve a great celebration!

Jen W. said...

What a gorgeous picture and your cake rocks!! I had a Grover cake at that age. :) I'm going to guess the pic was taken in 1976.
Hope you had a super wonderful day today! :)

jengd said...

First, Happy Birthday to you, your sister AND your grandfather and of course, Happy Blogiversary. As for the photo, based on the hair you and your sister are sporting, I'm going to guess 1978. My apologies if I overage you- if it helps, I still have a few years on you at that guess. :)

Lynn said...

What a great picture! I'm going to guess that you are five years younger than me...so I'm saying you were born in 1975 and it's 1977 in the picture!! Thanks for letting us guess!

Trinh said...

Happy birthday, dear Karen! Hope you (& your sis) have the most wonderful birthday. I am going to guess 1975 for the pic.

joy said...

Happy Birthday, Karen! I am going to say that your birthdate was in the year 1986.

Sounds like a fun week - I hope I can keep up.

Sharli said...

Dear Karen,

Happy, happy birthday dear friend! I wish I could have gotten a card in the mail - well, next year! This year is just too much!

Hugs!
Sharli

~amy~ said...

h*a*p*p*y**b*i*r*t*h*d*a*y**
CUTE pic!!!! I'm going to say it's 1982!!

Lynnda Hosni said...

Happy Birthday Karen...
I'm gonna go with 1980..:) hugs..xoxo

Lisa Petrella said...

Happy Birthday, Karen!!!!! WOOOHOOO!!! Hope you had a totally AMAZING day!!! Cute photo of you, your twin, and your grandpa!!! How awesome that you all share the same birthday!! I'm going to guess 1978!!! Thanks for the chance to win!!!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Happy happy birthday, Karen! I LOVE that you were a twin!! I had no idea!! LOOOOOOOVE that you are having a birthday party with friends in the blogging world. I love the pic of you and your grandpa--what a great gift to have his grand-daughters born on his birthday! So special:)

I hope you enjoy your special day!!! Celebrate YOU!!! Psalm 118:24

Dana said...

Happy, happy birthday, Karen!!
This question is too easy, since I know you're my age (my bday is this Saturday)! lol! It's 1980!

Neha Jain said...

hapy bday...i think its 1980

Amber said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Karen! My guess is going to be 1980!

Sharon in Arizona said...

Happy Birthday, Karen!!! Love this picture - how fun that you are a twin!!! I'm guessing that this is around 1980. Have a wonderful day!!! Hugs, Sharon :o)

Jess said...

Happy Birthday Karen! Trust you to give people stuff on your birthday and not the other way around ;)

I'm going to go for 1978?? :)

lynn said...

i hope you and your "other half" had a wonderful day, karen:) the plant hanger behind you in the pic is definitely the 70's...i'm guessing you are close to my son's age-i'll say 1978. thanks for the fun:)

Audrey Pettit said...

hhhhmmmmmm........macrame plant hanger in the background, so I'm thinking the 70's. I'm going to go with 1977. ;)

Marlena M. said...

Happy Birthday Karen! I will guess 1980. ;)

CraftyDee said...

Happy birthday Karen! Such a cool picture, I love the Cookie Monster cake and the macrame plant lol! My guess is 1977 :)

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Oops, I'm posting a day late, so I already know the answer to this question, revealed in today's post. Just wanted to pop in to wish you a happy bday (again!) :)

~Tammy~ said...

I am so sorry I am late wishing you Happy Birthday wishes! I missed lots of computer time yesterday and today! I hope it was fantastic! I hope you and your sister get a chance to spend your birthday together again! I know you miss each other.

Eek, I hate guessing....I am guessing 1979 by the photo, but I bet I am way off!

Courtney K said...

Happy Belated Birthday Karen. I hope you had the best day ever!!

Annette said...

I'm going to guess 1981..

donna mikasa said...

I'm a couple of days late, but wanted to wish you a Happy Birthday, Karen!

lisa arana said...

I'm a little late on my blog reading. ha. Happy Birthday and Blogiversary! Little tidbit, I started my blog in my birthday month too! :)

You two look to be about my age, so I'm going to say 1979.

artfuldelight said...

Oh my goodness I feel so bad, can't believe it's been a whole week since I've been here. Happy happy Birthday! I'm gonna guess 1981. :-)

Heather said...

Happy Birthday , I'm going to guess 1980, just because that makes you the same age as me!

Ryann Salamon said...

Happy Birthday Karen. Looks like we are the same age - my birthday was last month :)

Julie E said...

Hmmmm, you really want us to guess your age??? 1976
Cute pic btw!

Andrea M said...

Karen I'm so sad I missed all the birthday fun!! Hope you had a fabulous birthday (your sister as well :))!!! I've seen such gorgeous cards made for the blog hop - you must have been so thrilled :) Happy Birthday!!!!