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!!
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