Monday, December 16, 2013

Surprise!!! Happy Birthday Carol!!!!

Today is Carol's Birthday, and a group of us decided a little party was in order! Do stop over at her blog, Just Me: c,  and wish her a happy birthday today! Everyone needs a party on their very own special day! Now. First we need a few things to get in the party mood... I'm thinking that since Carol's weather has included Blizzard conditions as of late, we should start the party here:

Hd Tropical Island


or maybe here:

Tropical Sleepaway, Bora Bora, French Polynesia


Or perhaps a little place like this...

Luxury Spa and Overwater Rooms at Six Senses Latitude Laamu /  Maldivies


But wait!!!!...This looks like it will hold all of us party goers!! WooHooooooooooo

Lily Beach Resort & Spa, Maldives | Incredible Pictures  WOW



And while we're celebrating Carol, we'll need something to make a toast or two:

tropical drink, love the flowers. Turks and Caicos

Mmmmm....But wait! There's more!!

sprinkles + tropical drink yum. A vacation for your taste buds Villa Renaissance Turks and Caicos

Cool drinks, hot days, Turks and Caicos!

The Starlet- Champagne Tropical Drink Recipes



And we might need some of this, too:


Tropical Cake

or this...


Tropical cake decoration

However, unless I win the lottery, we'll all just have to dream we were all together celebrating with Carol! I hope, Carol, that you were able to envision yourself in these paradises, and that your birthday is filled with as much warmth as all this tropical sunshine! Happy Birthday!

Now it wouldn't be a party in our world without a card, so....



There are several of us wishing Carol a Happy Birthday. I'm hoping that this list contains everyone, and that all the links are 'clickable'. Be sure to visit the rest of the well wishers, and naturally, go and give Carol your best wishes too!

20 comments:

~amy~ said...

I wanna go on vacation! Love all the tropical pictures that coordinate so wonderfully with your fabulous card! Love all the blooms!

Happy Birthday Carol and thanks for the invite!

Geri said...

BEV....THIS IS FABULOUS! Wow - this is an awesome post with awesome pics and an even more awesome card! Great idea to use hibiscus on your card! Did you color these? They're gorgeous!

Thanks for all your work organizing this fun day! You're so thoughtful and so considerate and so THE BEST!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Lovely, lovely, and love the pics too, and they definitely emit warmth!!!!

Tracey McNeely said...

Great card for Carol Bev!! I would love to go there today it is so cold out!

cm said...

OH MY GOODNESS!! You've organized the MOST AWESOME GIFT EVER! Wow, wow, wow - I'm touched, honoured, delighted, in tears (good tears of joy!!) and all around feeling incredibly special! In the midst of Christmas hectic, you found time to organize a party (LOVE those photos...beach...beach drinks...cake...WANT!!) AND make a beautiful stunning card! "Envisioning the tropical paradise" - oh yes, your goal is fully accomplished. Bev, with allll my heart: THANK YOU! Once again, I'm reminded that "finding you" was one of THE best discoveries of my year - and continuing our friendship one of my top goals for hopefully a long, long time to come! Many, many HUGE hugs!!!
c

cm said...

Me again: if I wasn't clear in my first comment (and yes, grammar errors galore, the result of surprise and excitement), I LOVE X LOVE your card and the party you've organized!!!!!!!!!! More hugs~
c

Cindy Lovell said...

I would Love to be there right now...daydreamer here! ;)
Your card is fabulous,Bev!!

Shannon J said...

Thank you SO much, Bev, for organizing this special treat for our lovely Miss Carol!! Those photos have me wanting to take a vacation of my own RIGHT.NOW!!! Such a fab way to intro this special post!! And the card is just lovely - I can tell from Carol's comments she has the biggest, happiest smile on her face this morning, all thanks to you!! I have to apologise too for completely neglecting to thank you on my own post!! Sheesh!!! Didn't even link to your blog, or to Carol's. Good grief! I guess I will blame it on my rookie status on the blog hop scene (although you would think common sense would prevail regardless!!). Thank you again for doing this, Bev!!

Lynn said...

Please take me with you to the party in paradise! I love these Hawaiin photos and your gorgeous card!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Oh wow! You've found some fantastic photos - I feel warmer already! Love your tropical card - the flowers practically glow, they're so warm and sunny! Thanks for organizing this little party - it's been a blast!

Darnell J Knauss said...

WOWZA, Bevie, you really went all out and it isn't only Carol who is loving all this warmth and daydreaming! Your tropical card for her is dynamite!! So sweet and so pretty!! Thank you for perfectly organizing this!! Hugs, Darnell

mypapercraftworld said...

Just been out for the grass skirt ... when do we leave?? Bev, you've created the most amazing party for Carol ... a dreamy, blissful venue, wonderful drinks and yummy party food ... what a superstar host you are! And then you go and top it all off with this stunning tropical card, all beautifully vibrant and layered and completely delicious! Thanks so much for being such an organiser extra-ordinaire! Anita :)

Leigh Penner said...

Fun post and lovely card!

Trisha Klowak said...

Love your card...what a fun post!! Perfect for the cold weather we've been having lately :)

Dana said...

Awesome card! Thanks so much for organizing this fun hop! I was so nice to do something sweet for a wonderful blog friend!!

Bobby said...

Your card looks like a tropical vacation all on it's own. Just pluck one of those flowers, stick it behind your ear, and enjoy the scenery.

Kylie said...

You are truly a special person, Bev! What a beautiful message and card to celebrate Carol's birthday! hugs!

maria f. said...

Oh, take me with you! And can I pre-order one of those pink drinks? Love the pink hibiscus on the card. Such a fun post!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH MY! This is such a gorgeous card! I LOVE those flowers--- sooooooo beautiful! LOVE the colors too! Carol def. will love this:) THANKS for letting me join in the fun and celebration of Carol <3

Wida said...

seriously, I need a vacation! I loved this post. all the photos had me drooling