Friday, August 9, 2013

A Very Special Post

Hi Everybody.  Well today's post is a very special one.  Why???  Well I am going to post a very special card that I received for my birthday.  Many of you know and probably follow Suzanne J. Dean's blog (ScrapBitz) and know what an awesome artist she is.  Well I am very blessed that she is one of my best and dearest friends.  I met Suzanne on line a few years ago and absolutely fell in love with her Copic coloring.  At that time she was giving a few classes in her home and then thank the good Lord, she decided to develop an On the Road Copic Class and I was very blessed to be able to take one of the first ones in Greensboro, NC about 3 - 4 years ago.  Suzanne and I had been chatting back and forth for a while on FB and via emails.  When I saw she was gonna be in Greensboro, I said, hey you don't need a roomie do you and guess what.....she said yes. So I met her in NC for the very first time in person and that was the beginning of an awesome friendship. We talked way into the night and laughed until we almost peed our pants.   If you have seen her blog, you have seen some of the funny things that we get into with another one of our BFF's (Dana Shaw) when we get together.  We could write a book for sure.  Now why am I telling you all this, well I received a belated birthday card and a gift that I will tell you about in a minute.  Now this birthday card is one of the most beautiful ones she has ever done....ok that is my opinion, but I'm sticking to it.  LOL  When Dana, Suzanne and I were in Naples this past March, Suzanne gave Dana and I a private kick in the butt....get your Copics refresher class.  LOL  We were coloring a lot of digis and Suzanne of course knocked one out before Dana and I had barely colored the skin and hair.  LOL  I was drooling over the one that Suzanne did. Well guess what......she made that one into a card and sent it to me.  I was texting to her the other day and she said she knew when she colored that one it was gonna be for me.  That was so sweet and it means all the world to me. I have this sitting on my kitchen counter so I see it many many times a day.  :-)  Sooooooo here is my beautiful birthday card.  I know that you will love it as much as I do. .....well maybe not 'cause I don't think anyone could love it as much as me.  :-)  Sorry my photograph of the card is not as good as Suzanne's.  Not only is she an beautiful artist, she is an awesome photographer too.  Guess that will have to be my next class Suzanne.  LOL  The diamond glaze on her eyes make it look like there are stickles on the eye but there is not.  Of course she did use bling on the headband, dress and bows around her ankles.  We BFF's are all about bling don'tcha know??  Ummmm we are kinda all about Coach purses too. 


Now for my very, very special gift.  Never in a million years could I have guessed what was in the package she sent me.  All I can say is that I LOVE LOVE LOVE it and she knows me very very well.  :-)  Ok I'll fess up, I was and STILL am a devoted ELVIS fan.  I like to kid and say that I spent my anniversary with him one week-end.  LOL  Well my hubby was with me and I had gotten tickets in Atlanta, Ga. for a friday night, a saturday night and a sunday afternoon concerts.  So see I did spend my week-end with him.  As far as I was concerned, he didn't even have to open his mouth to sing.....just so I could sit and look at him would have been good, but his voice and music was the cherry on top of my cake.  I was lucky that I got to see him in many concerts in Macon, Georgia and in Atlanta at various times.  One of the last concerts I attended, was near the end of his life and I know he didn't look as good as he did in the past, but I still loved him.  After the concert, I made the after the concert trip to the potti (cause we can't get up during the concert LOL)  and while I was in there a group of young girls (probably around the age of 13) came in and they were sooooo excited.  One of the girls looked at the others and said and I quote..."you know, he may be fat......but he's the sexiest fat man I have ever seen".  I had to smile and say YOU GO GIRL!!!!  'Cause that was exactly the way I felt.  LOL  So here is what Suzanne sent me.  One of the limited edition collections of a Precious Moments Elvis - in the Jailhouse Rock suit and stance.  He is standing on a black record.  Don'tcha just love it?  I do, and it has a special place with my collectibles in my bookcase.  I just smile everytime I walk past it. 

Hope you have enjoyed my special post today and see a little into my personal life.  I am so truly blessed in so many ways.  Thank you for stopping by and letting me visit your home for a little while.


  1. Ahh what a sweet post Pat, I loved it and soooo happy you loved your prezzies too. As soon as I saw this cutie inthe PM catalog I told James I as ordering it for your birthday LOL. And I know I'm always late with everything but I do hope you had a fabulous birthday, sorry I wasn't there to whoop it up with ya. Maybe next year. I'm so blessed to have you in my life and so happy that you joined me in Greensboro all those years ago :) To many more memories, laughs, pee issues and more---

    love ya,

  2. From one Elvis fan to another......fantastic post!! Suzanne created such a beautiful card! WOW! Love the little Elvis too. I still go around singing his tunes!

  3. PJ, this is superb. Loved your SD card. Nobody does 'em like that gal can. It's bodaciously gaw-jus! And how thoughtful that was of her, to know your special 'loves' and get just the 'right thing' for you. You can be happy again every time you see it, think of EP & SD. Now, that's a combination fer sure! TFS & nobody sings like Elvis did. Never heard him in concert though. Lucky you. Hugs

  4. Fogot to say: If SD does a 'for dummies' only photo course anywhere close to G'ville, count me in if I can possibly make it!