Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Thanks for the birthday hop!

What a wonderful way to start my day! My good friend Karen organized a birthday hop for me. Thanks for the fabulous cards and heart-felt wishes, ladies!
I'd have something to show you, but my most recent card was selected to be published in PaperCrafts May/June 2011 so I can't!! I think I'll sneak some stamping time at some point and head out now for a Starbucks (the kids gave me a gift card) and a long hike with the dog. My hubby gave me a smoky topaz ring (with some help and encouragement from my daughter):

While the smoky topaz is not the same as my birthstone, I like what this site has to say about it. Apparently smoky topaz is the official gem of Scotland (my maiden name is Ferguson so I'm always drawn to anything Scottish). I guess the smoky topaz is actually a quartz so it has powers! Quartz is said to draw out negativity from the wearer as the gemstone absorbs it. It improves mood. It improves the lower organs- digestive and reproductive...I'm not planning to add to the family, but without a gallbladder, good digestion is welcome. There's more...it supposedly raises awareness, clears the mind and enhances reaction time. Overall, it is supposed to help the wearer 'tune in and come to resolution.' Maybe, just maybe, by peering through the smoke, dreams can come true.


Shouldn't everyone have one!!
Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you have a fabulous day!


~Nancy

15 comments:

Leslie said...

Happy Birthday Nancy! If I had a blog, I'd have been in the blog hop too....but I'm still resisting :) Hope you have a wonderful day. A blog hop and Starbucks is the perfect way to start your birthday - enjoy!

Karen Giron said...

Happy birthday!!! That ring is gorgeous! You have a good man, there :) Have a wonderful, fabulous day!!!

Janet said...

Happy Birthday:) Awesome ring!! :)
hugs

Alex Maldonado said...

Happy Birthday my lovely friend!! Enjoy your day and MANY MANY more, and nothing but love and happiness for you sugar!! HUGS :)

Tracy said...

Happy Birthday to you Nancy!!!!

Hugs,
Tracy

Jami said...

So sorry I missed the hop, but wantes to wish you a very happy birthday!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

Happy Birthday Nancy!! I hope your day is full of love, happiness, and of course, Starbucks!!

Dana White said...

Happy Birthday Nancy! Yum Starbucks card you can never go wrong with that! LOVE your ring he (and your daughter) did a fab job, I think I need some smokey quartz too!!

Karen Motz said...

Happy Happy birthday my friend!!! Sounds like you're having a delightful day and that ring it gorgeous!!! I seem to recall you got a silver ring for another occasion...an anniversary perhaps? Enjoy the Starbucks!! {{{hugs}}}

Michelle Single said...

Happy birthday, Nancy, you Copic enabler you!!! Glad to see you got some great gifts - you deserve them!

Charlene Austin said...

Happy Birthday you wonderful lady!!! I'm so sorry I couldn't be part of the blog hop but I was away doing a little b-day celebrating myself.

And you snuck a card into the PC issue! Woohoo....maybe we'll get lucky and be on the same page!! Congrats and Happy Birthday to the most talented person I know!!

Jackie Pedro said...

Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday to You!
Happy Birthday Nancy....who I wish to meet someday.......
Happy Birthday TO YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!

Hope you had a great day!

Carolina said...

Hope you had an amazing day! Congrats on being published - can't wait to see your card! LOOOVE the ring, gorgeous! Miss you tons and glad I could be part of your birthday blog hop. Hope to put your card plus a little something else in the mail in a couple of days.

Hugs & Smiles!!!

Natalie said...

Happy Birthday, Nancy! Love your Whimsical Wishes line! I'm always drawn to them when there is a new release at T.E. Thank you for sharing your amazing talent with us!

Amy Rohl said...

Happy Birthday, Nancy!!

Thanks for the info on the smoky topaz...very interesting! What a great gift!!