Thursday, July 22, 2010


Good Morning,

Last weekend, I finally caught up with my brother to celebrate his birthday.  He's fun to treat, because he is generally a big kid; a 46-year-old kid, but still a kid, and what kind of birthday do you give a 46-year-old, science-fiction writer kid?  Well, a Spiderman birthday of course!

I went to this awesome blog for help Blinkin', Thinkin', & Inkin'.  You would not believe all the wonderful things this blogger, Ellen Kemper, has created with SU punches.  I searched her blog for Spiderman punch art, and wouldn't you know it, she had a wonderful example.  I followed her instructions and easily made a Spidey to be proud of.  I also used instructions from Splitcoast to create a backpack to house a gift card and then attached my Spidey to the front.  What do you think?

and here's the back
My brother was so surprised when he walked in and saw not only the decorations, but also the fun stuff we had created.  We had Silly String cans set out and goody bags full of fun things, like parachute men, stickers, bubbles and temporary Spiderman tattoos.  Of course, we had his favorite cake with a Spiderman candle on top.  It was amazing seeing kids and adults alike getting into the spirit, having parachute races off the upper deck and running around having Silly String wars.  My son had a great time helping me put this together and even created a drawing to give his uncle. 

We also served my famous teriyaki burgers, one of my brother's fav's.  I'll share that recipe with you soon.  As a side note to the party, the next day I arrived at work wearing a sundress, and as I sat at my desk typing away, a co-worker walked past my door and did a double-take; he looked at me more closely, and asked, "is that a Spiderman tattoo on your arm?".  Oh my gosh, I had completely forgotten!
Smiley from

Til Next Time,


  1. It sounded like you all had a wonderful time. Your brother is very lucky to have you for a sister!! Have a great rest of the week.

  2. Just got the cookie recipe after reading through the Spidey post... Had to come back and say that I wish I had a Sister like you. Thanks for the chuckle!

  3. Hello!

    What a wonderful gift for your brother! The party sounds like it was so much fun! I love your Spidey Man - perfection! Ellen has a great talent for making the puch characters. I think she will love seeing yours!

    Wishing you a great weekend!


    Barbara Diane

  4. Hello!

    I have left an award for you on my blog if you would be so kind as to visit me! :<)

    Wishing you a happy weekend!

    Barbara Diane