Monday, 16 September 2013

Happy Birthday, Bev!


Happy Birthday to my good blogging (soon to be real-life) friend, Bev from Gotta Do the Happy Dance!

Hannelie contacted a bunch of us in advance to co-ordinate a birthday blog surprise for Bev, but you are all invited to join in the birthday fun!

Bev is a very talented cardmaker, but more than that, she is a sweet person who is always positive and who always has a kind word of support for so many of us in this blogging community.

For this card, I used a nestability to cut 5 stars and then I glued them together, just slightly offset, so that you can see them all.  And I'm so excited that in less than a month, I will be able to deliver this to Bev IN PERSON when I go to Wisconsin for my annual trip to visit my sister. I just can't wait to have some time to chatter away with Bev and for us to really get to know each other. I know from my visit last month with Virginia and Tracey that blogging friends (just like the cards we make) are even better in real life!

22 comments:

Hannelie said...

It would be a dream come true to meet my blog buddies who live far far away!
Thanks for joining the fun Ardyth with this very special card. I ♥ it!

Lynn said...

Oh how awesome that you will get to meet Bev! I love how you slightly tilted the stars to create fabulous dimension.

Gerrina said...

What a great idea and beautiful card! Upfront I wish you a good time with your sister and visiting another blog freind! Have a fun and creative day, Gerrina

Jen W. said...

Swoon! I LOVE this!!!! Serious awesomeness. :) And whoop whoop for meeting bloggie buddies!

mypapercraftworld said...

Sigh ... starry perfection, Ardyth, just stunning ... she'll love it! And how marvellous and exciting you're meeting up with one another ... what a thrill! Anita :)

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

What an awesome card!! Love the crisp CAS style!

Geri said...

Perfect colors for Bev's card...bright, happy, and as Anita said, starry perfection!

Wow! Awesome job lining up the stars!

Tracey McNeely said...

Perfect, perfect, perfect--need to CASE you!

Tracey McNeely said...

...and we need to get together again soon! I miss you already. LOL

irishgreensue said...

Ardyth - this is really AWESOME!! especially when you need a quick card - CASing you for sure!!!

Thanks for the great inspiration!!

PS, wished I lived close by - nothing beats meeting your SCS friends!!

Virginia L. said...

What an awesome design!! Love how you stacked the stars! Bev would love this for sure! And thanks for including me on the (better IRL) blog friend list! Miss you and the Farmer's Market (so sad) here!! xoxo

Jackie said...

That's terrific that you'll be able to meet Bev in person. Your card is FANTASTIC Ardyth!!! Perfectly fanned out stars . . . love them! I'm sure she will just adore it!

Jean said...

Oh, I just love this one ~ an idea I will definitely be CASEing!

Happy Dance said...

Oh sweet Ardyth...this is such a beautiful card; I absolutely love it. Thanks for your wonderful birthday wishes, and I'm counting the days until I can see your smile in person!!!!! I have to tell you that this is one of the best birthdays I've ever had, much in part to all you "party girls" who have sent so many birthday wishes. It means so much to have a friend like you. Thank you for helping make this an awesome day. Bev

Maureen Merritt said...

Oh Ardyth, this is fabulous! I'm sure Bev will LOVE it!
Happy birthday Bev!

Gillian R said...

Love the effect of this Ardyth

Deepti said...

How brilliant and genius is that :), I love seeing ur CAS inspiration, you are always inspiring :)

Bobby said...

That colorful star is such a neat idea. I'm so jealous that you get to meet your blogging friends IRL. I hope you reserve plenty of time for all the chatter and have a terrific time.

Anonymous said...

SUCH a brilliant card, and right in the nick of time for me because my mojo has been AWOL for months and I have way too many birthdays to gift in October. I can do this star right tonight! Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I'm so jealous, wanna meet you and Bev in Wisconsin, or anywhere else, for that matter. I do hope you both have perfect weather and a fabulous time.
Hugs,
Bahb

Sian Ridley said...

Gorgeous...that is all :)

maria f. said...

Totally innovative and striking design. And I'm envious of your soon-to-be get together.

Marybeth said...

How wonderful that you will get to meet sweet Bev,in person. Beautiful card! I have many reliable in WI both if my parents are from there.