Saturday, April 3, 2010

A BIRTHDAY fit for a QUEEN...

Happy Birthday to me...Happy Birthday...nope, as Theresa Two would say "not telling" my age! Suffice it to say its one of those "big-O" ones and really, I have no clue how I got this old! Surely there is a grave mistake in the royal ledgers!!! Off with their head whoever it was! Lol.
The Queen Theme: The Rest of the Royal Story. My stamping and scrapping experience was cultivated and greatly enhanced under the tutelage of THE StampQueen, Carolyn, in Winston-Salem, NC. Back in the day she traveled here to teach classes (before all the stores closed!) and, when I can, I travel there still. When Theresa and I started our group(s) here, she (Theresa) dubbed me the OKI Stamp Queen--hence my blog name and the queen theme! And let me tell you, Theresa knows how have a celebration fit for a queen! When she handed me my birthday card, she told me that she had not made it. I told her to take it back-I didn't want it! I was shocked!!! Typical Theresa style, she laughed and said, "No, no-you have to see it-once you do, you will understand. Well, this is the card front that says: Of Royal Blood Mysteriously Misplaced a Birth...
I laughed until, as the saying we saw yesterday said, I (just about) had tears running down my legs! Then in the gift bag was....
Boy---do I have plans for this! I think it will become the Royal log of 2010-2011--a scrapbook of the year---so it may end up being an altered Queen's Journal. Take a minute and look at Ali Edwards blog---she talks a lot about journaling the day-to-day things...this would be an awesome book for that project! Theresa also gave me with this ADORABLE accordion book she made-yes, made! That's a peeled paint technique she used on the cover and I cannot wait to try it!! As if that wasn't enough, we went and shopped at a local craft fair they held in honor of my special day (opps-well, maybe not...!) and spent an hour in one booth laughing hysterically at the key chains, magnets, etc. she had-the "kiss my tiara" iron-on just jumped into my hands and came home with me! Theresa also gave me a key chain that said I would always be her friend-I know too much! Then she treated me to a leisurely lunch. (For the record, I did not wear my tiara--although I have (mistakenly!) answered the door with it on before but that's a whole 'nother story!)It was one of the best birthday celebrations I have had in some time! I am so blessed to have a friend like her here. The hours we've spent shopping, talking, stamping and scrapping...well, I just can't count (we've tried, tho!) Today...I am just going to do whatever I want and continue the celebration! After all, I AM the QUEEN!
Have a great day and, until next time, happy stamping and scrapping! Blessings, Sharon
*From the desk of the queen stamp by Catslife Press

1 comment:

artfulwhimsies said...

Continue to enjoy your wonderful day!!!!!