Friday, December 9, 2011

Turning 5-0!

Dear friends, Dec. 9th is finally here! I just turned 50
Well, I still feel the same....the same old me. So nothing is going to change. One thing is for sure, I will not change a thing about myself (hopefully that is a good thing).  One thing I can promise you is that I will stay true to myself and others. Simple promise to keep.
Here is an amazing video that was created by my SRM mentor/owner and friend Susan McShirley. This video comprises things I LOVE and what I am passionate about. It's been a BLESSING this year to be part of the SRM DT. HERE is the info for the new design team call if interested.

Without further ado, I now announce the three party guests (aka the random winners) from my virtual birthday party giveaway.
Below is a list with the winning links that were selected by InLinkz.

1 . Jessi
2 . Donna M.
3 . Barb
 Congratulations! Please send me an e-mail for your postal address and I will get the prizes out to you. For the one year subscription of the Paper Crafts, I also need your address, so I can get the order going.  Thank you again from the bottom of my heart. It gives me a great pleasure to visit you and your blogs/sites. It is priceless.

As for the engagement ring that had gone missing? It turned out that Dr. John took it to the jewelry store to have the ring re-sized. Not only he had it re-sized, he bought me a NEW diamond ring! It has  THREE diamonds and each diamond is bigger than my original engagement ring!!! So there you have it! What can I say? Deep down Dr. John is a SWEETIE in his heart! He said the small diamond may get destroyed by Cuttlebug ( smart man, I'd say) AND he made sure that they are Canadian diamonds (so they are blood-free). Stephanie and David had this photo (that she took at Lake Louise) specially made into a canvas photo for our special year (25th anniversary, 50th birthday...all in one).  Here is the link to their present.

 My family and I are going to see the Muppet movie together and have a dinner out tonight. Very low key, but it's what I want. My dear girlfriend treated me to a gourmet breakfast this morning! Meanwhile I am doing a lot of blog hops! And over Facebook, there is a Paper Crafts party going on! I was one of the lucky 101 card designers to get a happy e-mail this early afternoon (SQUEAL)! My card will be published in the special edition of Volume 10 from PC! THIS is the kind of birthday that a girl like me can ever wish for! I thank you for all the warm wishes on my special day. HUGS to you all!

Here are some of my memorable photos...
They say 50 is the new 30s....I sure hope so ;)

47 comments:

BabyBokChoy said...

Happy happy happy birthday to you!!! :)

Karin (PeppermintPatty) said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Virginia!

Lin said...

What a day you're having, my friend......"and many moooooooore!!"

Suzanne C said...

Happy Birthday! I wish for you the best year ever! Enjoy turning 30! (I am going with that for sure!!!) Hugs and everything you would want for the coming year!

Michelle said...

Happy Birthday, Virginia! I thought you must be getting a card selected when I saw on Facebook the mention of sending an email to the birthday girl. ;-) Congratulations! I would say that with the joy that you approach your life, your 50s certainly will be the new 30s.

Barb said...

Wow, you're having such a perfect birthday - and you deserve it too! How lucky that I am one of the winners! Thank you, Virginia! Hope the rest of your day is just as fun! Happy Birthday! :)

Kathy Martin said...

Happy 50th birthday dear Virginia! You're looking fabulous at 50! Enjoy your birthday celebration! :)

Christina said...

It sounds like you had an incredible birthday! Congrats on your PC happy mail, and thanks for sharing so much of your life here on your blog. You are such an inspiration! Happy birthday to you!

Lynn said...

Such a wonderful post! And it sounds like your day was perfect! so happy for you! And...I think we need a picture of your new bling :)!!

Debbie Carriere said...

Happy, happy birthday, Virginia!! You look spectacular! Here's to 50 more :). Have a great weekend!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

So excited for your special day to finally arrive. Happiest of birthdays to you, Virginia, and many more to come!

donna mikasa said...

I thought that I commented earlier? Maybe on FB. Sorry, having a senior moment...A very Happy Birthday although I think I'm a day behind! Hope your day was as spectacular as you are!

I can't believe that I won! InLinkz sent me an email but I thought it was a little fishy...So happy I won! Thank you! It was a great party and a great celebration! Have a wonderful year, Virginia!
xx
Donna

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Welcome to the 50 club! Happy Happy Birthday and wishing you all the best.

MarcyK924 said...

OH I love a happy story! You deserve ALL good things in life! I am SO happy to be a small part of your big celebration! You are such an inspiration - but what's most important is that you are an amazing wife and mother. I LOVE how you are going to see the Muppet Movie with your family - how FAB!!! BIG HUGS!! Marcy xoxo

Annette said...

sounds like you had an awesome day..

Congrats on being published that is so awesome...and so cool to get diamonds...a girl always loves diamonds...Tell Dr. John good job..he has done good...

have a great weekend..

Ujjwal said...

Wish you a very happy birthday! I wish I could have participated in your virtual birthday party but nevertheless, please know that I love your work and I love knowing about your family and reading your posts. Your are so sweet and a true inspiration :)

Wishing you many more healthy years ahead!

alexandra s.m. said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAREST VIRGINIA!!!
Love Love your post! Thank You for brightening my day even when it's YOURS ;-)
I want to see that ring!!! Dr John is such a sweet heart! I'm so happy for you!!

lOts of Hugs~

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

WOo hoo!!! Happy Birthday!!!! Love all of the pictures, congrats on the publishing, and yay diamonds are a girls best friend! Wishing you a happy new year of life!
Lisa

shirley said...

Happy Birthday Virginia!

Dr. John is very romantic! Also love the photos.

Eve said...

Happy birthday Virginia! I luv the picture of you & your dh :-) Glad you got your engagement ring back with even bigger stones!! And congrats on getting publised in another magazine. You deserve it! :) ok, so , 50 is a new 30 huh?? I'll keep that in mind. Mine won't be too long from now ;-) I'll be looking forward to hit 30! lol lol lol ;-)

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

Happy birthday, friend! I hope that you enjoyed your day! I love these pictures of you, you look beautiful!

Donna Bowman said...

Hope you had a great Bday Virginia!!!

CanadianScraps43 said...

Happy Birthday sweetie. Sounds like your day was wonderful with loads of surprises. The ring sounds wonderful and that hubby of yours doesn't sound to bad either. Lol. A real sweetheart I am sure. Love your pic together and your pictures of you being you are priceless. Take care and wishing you many days filled with happiness and more scrappy success. Hugs.

Cindy C. said...

Happy Birthday Virginia! The photo of you and your dh is so special! Have a great weekend.

Romaine said...

A day late, but Happy Birthday (from one December baby to another *smile*)! woot on publications and the beautiful birthday and anniversary ring! That made me realize my 50th and 25th anniversary are the same year as well, and not too terribly far away...must get dh to start saving! ;0)

TenSGal said...

Happy Birthday! 50 isn't so bad...really...and you're right...it is the new 30! You look better than a lot of the people I see who ARE 30!
wonderful photos!

cnelson said...

Happy Birthday!! Sounds like it is was a WONDERFUL day!! 50 is WAY BETTER than 30!!!

Kary said...

Happy Birthday, Virginia!! Sounds like a wonderful celebration and with the wonderful new ring, and being published. Congrats!! I do believe 50 is new 30!! {hugs}

joy said...

Happy Birthday, Virginia! May you enjoy many more years of good health, happiness and stamping!

Handmade Cards by Archana said...

Hi!!Happy Birthday again!! it was nice to see your wonderful pictures and to read about your b´day celebration..it was really PERFECT.

CinnamonSally said...

Sorry I am late Virginia, Happy Birthday to you hope you had a fabulous day. Love your photos!!

dahlhouse-designs.com said...

Happy Birthday girlie! ♥xx

Clare said...

Happiest of birthdays to you, Virgina!!!!! Sorry this is a little late - busy busy!
Love all the pictures, and CONGRATS on the upcoming publication!!! :)

GrammySue's Creations said...

Hi Virginia,
Happy Birthday and I hope that all of your dreams and wishes come true. Congratulations on your newest publications in the January/February 2012 PaperCrafts magazine. Hugs to you.

ivy said...

happy birthday! glad you were spoiled and surprised with a brand new ring! that husband of yours is a keeper!!
congrats on the pub----what a great way to start your year of being 50 yrs old!!

Barb said...

love the pics of you and your family...no way you're 50 girlfriend! :)

i was just popping by to say thank you for the card and MANY SRM stickers you sent. they are great and will see lots of action in my craft room.

i sent your birthday card off, but forgot to include the little bday gift i had to go with it...i'll send it separately when i get back home.

i hope you have a wonderful day and that your 50th year is your best one yet :) xo

Linda R. said...

Happy Birthday my sweet friend. I sure do wish I could have joined in on the fun. But I have been so busy.. I do hope it was a great day.. I just LOVE that last photo of you. You look so happy!!

Hugs, Linda

Nona said...

A very happy belated birthday, Virginia! Sounds like you had a wonderful birthday. Dr. John is so sweet and I love the canvas photo! It's absolutely a beautiful shot. And I just love the photos of you too. You look so happy, indeed!

Also, a BIG congrats on your upcoming publication! What a wonderful birthday gift. I am absolutely happy and excited for you!

Have a wonderful week! Much hugs to you!

Trinh said...

Belated birthday wishes, Virginia! You look fabulous & more like 30 than 50. Sounds like your day was filled with wonderful surprises and I hope it continues through the year. You deserve only the best!

Simone said...

Aww Dr John is sooo sweet!! You are one very lucky lady Virginia!! I hope you all had a fantastic day and I'm glad you got spoilt - you deserve it!

onecraftymama said...

I'm so happy to see how you're spending your day exactly the way you wanted - that's a wonderful gift :) And Dr. John's gift is nothing to sneeze at either - indeed he's a sweetie :)
I must say I'm in love with the Platform 9 3/4 photo - far too fun! I hope this coming year brings you the happiest days of your life yet, Virginia!

Jocelyn said...

Happy Birthday Virginia. You certainly look as if you are 30!

Janetcraft said...

Happy Belated Birthday...!! you seem to be much yuonger in joy spirit..we should be like you ..no wories ..life just carry on..

Dwita said...

You look fabulous, Virginia. Happy birthday. (the same day with my Dd's b'day. She turned 14) ;D

Lindsey said...

What a wonderful picture to give you for your birthday/anniversary! Sounds like you have the right kind of attitude to face the 50s, Virginia! :)

Alice Wertz said...

i know i am late to this post, but sooooooo happy to hear that it was a perfect day!! thanks so much for sharing you lucky three-diamond girl!! =) big hugs!

Kathy said...

I am the latest but, just catching up...better late than never right??
wow loved the video susan made and it really showcased your beautiful cards & all the wonderful qualities about you too. I can' t wait to see your ring..what a special gift and your kids gift too..so awesome!!!!!!!!!!!! so glad it was as special as you are and the icing on the cake for your bdd...the card mag special issue congrats and sending you much love for 2010. hopefully i will be a better friend. love u