Monday, November 14, 2011

Did You Know....(shh....I am turning...)

...that I will be turning 50 in short 24 years days!? Since it's a BIG milestone for me, I would love to celebrate this special day with you--crafty friends and followers right HERE!

I am also taking this chance to share my FIRST published card "you did it"
you did it
 If you know me and my creations, this card really depicts EXACTLY what I love--happy theme, use of coffee sleeves and twines...with a simple design. I am so happy that it is finally in print!
PC 365 Cards (p.70 by Virginia Lu)
Here is what I am asking you to help me count down to my birthday --Dec. 9. What do you have to do? Please think HARD, very hard. .....if....
~my blog and cards inspire you in a creative way
~my cards or posts make you smile, even just a little 
~ my cooking posts make you drool
~my travels, family pictures, family conversations, "Did you Know...", "What Would Dr. John Think?".....etc. make you laugh
~my comment speak to you and encourage you in any way....
....any at all. I want to know! 

Here is the fun part....
You can grab this photo when you post
Please link up your post/card about it with the Inlinkz . You have to be a follower to my blog and ONE entry per person please. Your post can be just a few sentences about me/my blog OR better yet, you can make a virtual birthday card OR anything from me that inspire you. ....anything goes!

In order to thank you for taking part in this,
One random party guest will receive one year of Paper Crafts subscription.
TWO random party guests will receive an assorted prize pack (stamps, stickers, ribbons....GOODIES, value of $25)

It is my small way of saying thank-you. The winners will be announced on Dec. 10. I can't wait to stop by your blog/Flickr site and see what you create! If you have a Flickr account, please also add your card to Hero Arts Flickr Group to share.

64 comments:

Barb said...

Oh, this is gonna be so much fun! I'm happy to be taking part in your virtual birthday celebration, Virginia! Gotta put my thinking cap on and come up with a fun post for you! I ADORE your card - big congrats on the pub! Hugs! :)

Dawn said...

what fun Virginia,... I'll be in... Love your Cotton Candy card... and am so happy for you getting it published. Way to go girl!

Simone said...

This is such a fun idea Virginia!! Your card is gorgeous and congratulations on being published! Such a great milestone birthday to celebrate and i'm definitely in! :)

Linda said...

you're so adorable Virginia! THIS IS A LOVELY IDEA!!! I'll do my best to get my ansswer up ASAP :)

Lynn said...

A big early happy birthday hug coming your way! Looking forward to playing along soon!

Linda R. said...

Well That sounds like a wonderful way to celebrate your Birthday!!

Hugs, Linda

cnelson said...

Welcome to the 50's Club Miss Virginia! It is AWESOME! Fun way to celebrate! And a GREAT BIG YES to ALL of these:

my blog and cards inspire you in a creative way
~my cards or posts make you smile, even just a little
~ my cooking posts make you drool
~my travels, family pictures, family conversations, "Did you Know...", "What Would Dr. John Think?".....etc. make you laugh
~my comment speak to you and encourage you in any way

HUGS!

tortagialla said...

on, congratulations on getting published and happy early birthday! definitely a milestone, but age is just a number! you seem young at heart for sure :P

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Congrats on being published - must be a wonderful feeling! . . . now I've got to come up with something for the BIG 50!

cheiron said...

Yay Virginia! I just ordered this magazine. Can't wait to see your card, the cotton candy is so cute. I would love to celebrate with you.

MarcyK924 said...

YAY V!!!! Congrats on YOUR first card publication! I am doing the happy dance for you, although you know I think ALL your cards should be published - I am one of your biggest fans!! So excited to be included in your celebration! Hugs, Marcy

Jenny said...

I can't believe this is your first publication! It's certainly a very happy sweet card :)
Sounds like a great party...big birthday wishes to you :)
Jenny x

Anne said...

Big congrats on your first publication Virginia- wohoo! Your card is so sweet :)

papertrails leaver said...

Early birthday wishes to you! Love that you are getting the party started yourself by sharing this sweet cotton candy card! Boy that was a mouth full. Anyhow, love your work and enjoy seeing your creations!

Maureen Morton said...

i saw this published and really did the happy dance! Wow, pretty good for an OLD lady - tee hee. This sounds like such fun - what a way to celebrate a milestone!

Angi @ CokiePop said...

What a fun way to celebrate Virginia. We share the same birthday month! How cool is that? :)

diana said...

Wishing you a very happy b-day! Thanks for the ideas, the smiles, the laughs and the encouragement that you share on your blog.
(P.S. I don't have a blog or Flickr account to link up here.)

Kathy (krolski) said...

Your published card is adorable! Love it! And this is such a fun way to celebrate! Love your idea Virginia. Can't wait to join the fun! :)

Lindsey said...

I'm sure this will be the first of many publications, Virginia! What a fun way to celebrate your upcoming, not-significant-at-all birthday!
(And it's been a while since we had a "What Would Dr. John Think?"! :D)

Chunyuan said...

Big congrats on your first publications, Virginia. And sending an early birthday wishes your way!

donna mikasa said...

You certainly did it, Virginia! I'm so looking forward to your big day--I have so much to share! Congrats on being published, too. I just know we'll be seeing your name in many more magazines! Hugs to you! ♥

onecraftymama said...

I love this card, and what a fabulous way to celebrate your birthday, Virginia! You certainly do inspire a lot of people :)

BabyBokChoy said...

Whoa, happy 25th!!!!! :)
And you totally did it!! congrats congrats congrats!

Brenda said...

Oh what a fun and creative idea Virginia! Very YOU! My daughter shares her birthday with you, so I know that it's going to be a very special day! 50 years young!!!

CinnamonSally said...

Congratulations on being published Virginia, I love your card.

I have added a card to your virtual Birthday card gallery, Happy Birthday from accross the seas
Hugs
Sally

Jocelyn Olson said...

Yeah for your birthday! (50? You look great!) Your posts always make me smile...the cards, the posts about the fam. I remember when I first started reading your blog, you posted about how you scrapped a card mid-way (and showed pics). Cards don't usually come together perfectly every time, and your post acknowledged that...it was very real, which I loved. :)

Congrats again on your P.C. publication! The card is super duper cute. Woo hoo!!!

GrammySue's Creations said...

Hi Virginia, this sounds like a lot of fun. Congratulations on your publication this is well deserved. Your ice cream card is too cute; I love it.

Kelly Booth said...

How Fun....I'm not sure I will be able to play then we will be moving and right after we move have to go to CA!! I'll try though....Love you girl!

Clare said...

HAPPY HAPPY (early) BIRTHDAY!!!!! :) And BIG congrats on the publication (isn't it so fun that both of our first cards with PC are in the same issue? :))!!

Vera Rhuhay said...

Congratulations on being published Virginia, Love your card! happy and inspiring! Happy early Birthday to you :)

Linda said...

What a fabulous way to celebrate your birthday this year, Virgina! You inspire me all the time. With your sweet comments and super cards. I love your clean and simple designs and choices in colors. Those are the things I learn from you!

Kary said...

Hi Virginia! A great milestone birthday coming up. Happy, Happy Birthday in advance!! Your posts are always heart-warming and they make me smile. You really have a fun way of expressing your thoughts and your cards are awesome!! For a long while, I felt my cards were not good enough and I'm thankful that you have inspired me although you may not know it. I'd be sure to join your party. Congrats too for being in numerous publications. Your first card is so sweet!! {{hugs}}

walchowDesign said...

A BIG congrats on your first publication and many more to come! Your ice-cream is so sweet!

Such a fun and creative idea to have this virtual b'day party!

Lillian Child said...

Just a note to wish you a very happy birthday. Hope your day is FILLED with family, friends, fun ... and CAKE!!! HUGS!

Annette said...

Virginia have a wonderful Birthday and thanks for letting us share your celebration with you... Please email me I would love to send your Birthday card to you...

Cindy C. said...

What fun way to celebrate! Thanks for including us in your very special milestone birthday celebration. Your cards always make me smile. Congrats on your publication. BTW welcome to the club (the 50+ club of course)! :) Hugs.

Nona said...

A HUGE congrats on your first publication, Virginia! I am absolutely thrilled for you, and a little surprised that it's your first with how amazing your work is. Nonetheless, it is truly well deserved. A very happy early birthday to you! :)

Michele Gross said...

What a tremendously fun birthday party!! I've been 39 five times but I've heard any birthday starting with 'f' should last for at least 2 weeks! Love that you are owning it and so happy to be invited to your party :)

Eve said...

what a fun way to celebrate your 50th birthday, Virginia!! and luv this cute card too!! oh yes, you've been inspiring me BIG time, and having fun reading your family posts ;-) For that, thank YOU!! :-)Any special plan for a special day??

joy said...

Hi, Virginia! My blog posts and Flickr posts are on hold until I return to Ohio from Colorado on December 31st! I just wanted to stop by and say Happy 50th Birthday to you anyway! You have inspired me and so many others with your wonderful sense of humor, your adorable cards and your loving family moments. And, I so appreciate all the nice comments you have made only blog, too! May you have many more years of love, good health and happiness!

Shirley said...

Happy birthday, Virginia! Hope that you have an amazing one! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to see your cards because they always make me sigh with delight! My day on FB isn't complete without seeing them! :)

Nancy said...

Congrats on your first published card and your upcoming birthday! I'm glad there's still time to join in the virtual party fun. Blessings to you, Virginia...you always inspire and encourage me!

alexandra s.m. said...

So happy to be part of your celebration!!
Bon anniversaire mon Amie!!!

ivy said...

congrats virgina! such a cute card!

thanks for your kind words & comments on my blog.

(i have a BIG birthday next year too....but shhhh, don't tell anyone!)

Jo said...

Happy Birthday! (way ahead of time) I love coming here, cause it makes me happy. Your cards are always so bright and cheery. I really like the card that didn't get picked for submission. I don't know what is wrong with those people... :-)

Rachel W K said...

such a fun idea for your birthday!!!! i loved making a card just for YOU :)

Sharon D from Canada said...

You sure know how to celebrate in style, Virginia! HUGE congrats on your pub!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Happy Birthday wishes and thanks so much for the fun challenge, I hope I did you some justice!
Lisa

Deirdre said...

Wonderful idea - huge congrats on the publication. Love what you created. Happy Birthday.... !

Isha said...

Congrats on your publication Virginia. I dont have the magazine but now have seen your page. Lovely card. Love your B'day celebration...YAY!!! a big milestone.

kath said...

thanks for the invitation to your celebratory party virginia...big congrats on your publication and happy happy birthday when the day arrives...big hugs kath xxx

sheila said...

Congratulations on your publication Virginia...what a "high" that must have been to have gotten the "call"! I am so happy for you! You are looking good at 50! This was a great idea that you have had and I had alot of fun participating....thanks for the party invite my friend!

Kathy said...

Hello sweet friend..I hope you are happy with your card. I had some much fun getting crafty with it and wanted it to be special. Happy Happy early B.D and thanks for the gift of your friendship. Hugs, Kathy

judkajudi said...

Happy 50th, Virginia!! Enjoy this next chapter. I have enjoyed following your work and watching you spread your inspiration across blog land!! It's fun to read about your family and their achievements and your travels, including meeting so many Flickr friends. May this year be blessed with love, good health, and joy! Hugs, Judy

Leni said...

Hi Virginia,
This is so much fun! Wish you a great day next friday! You are always so sweet for everyone and for me! Thank you so much!
Greetings from Leni

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

What's not to love about Virginia Lu?? Talented, kind, funny, and such an encouraging, inspiring person. Best wishes for a wonderful big 50, Virginia!! I beat you there and all I can say is, you're not getting older - you're getting better! Just remember that when you feel old!! Have a great day, my friend!

Anette said...

You're so right Linda, what's not to love?? Happy, happy birthday, may ALL your wishes come true!! Hugs, Anette :o)

Julie said...

Thanks for your invite! What a fun way to celebrate. I made it to your virtual guest number 50!! ^_^

Tina said...

Your special day is approaching fast...and I hope you enjoy all the anticipation. I love to be a part of your virtual party!

gberry14 said...

So excited your birthday is so close now! May the joy you give to others come back to you on your special day! Wishing a birthday that makes you feel as beautiful and special that you are!-Leesa Berry

susanne said...

Dear Virginia, I haven't been able to do much crafting or card making lately but I didn't want to miss out on wishing you the most wonderful birthday ever!! Sending you a big hug :)! Susanne

CanadianScraps43 said...

Virginia I finally got here to this party!Lol. Sorry for the delay, but so happy to have made it in time. Well your birthday is tomorrow, so I made it in time than right! Lol. So happy to see all the cards of the ladies of whose lives you have touched. Thanks for being my mentor while making HA Flickr' group my place to hang out. Your help and kindness meant so much. I hope your day tomorrow will be filled with loads of happiness and great memories. Big congrats on your publishing of your cards. So deserve it. I don't know anyone who has put so much time and effort into being published than you. So you deserve this honor sweetie. Big Hugs to you. Happy Birthday!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Happy happy birthday to you, Virginia:) LOVE YOU!! Hope you are enjoying your special day--relaxing and crafting! I hope that Dr. John has given you lots of crafting tools and inks/stamps for your birthday:) LOL!

Have a fabulous day! Psalm 118:24

Nona said...

Yay, made it in the nick of time! Happy happy 50th birthday, sweet Virginia! Wishing you a fun filled birthday with lots of love! Please don't include me in the drawing, just wanted to join in the fun and celebrate your special day! Sending you a big birthday hug! :)