Thursday, July 30, 2015

Guess What???!!!!

No, I'm not pregnant. No, I'm not the newest DT member anywhere. No, I didn't win the lottery (darn!). Give up? Well...okay, I'll tell you. The day after our oldest son and his fabulous family left to go back to Arizona, I had the wonderful and exciting chance to meet and spend a few hours with none other than Carol of Just Me: C!!!!!! She let me know that she and her dear, sweet Andy would be passing my way on their way back home with a trailer full of bike equipment, and would I like to get together?! Oh heck yes! She called the night before, and let me tell you, I had a hard time getting to sleep that night, and I think I was wide awake peering at all the yellows and blues in my bedroom as soon as the sun rose. Excited is too tame a word, let me tell you! I stopped off at the legendary O&H Bakery to pick up a couple of our famous Danish Kringles because you can't visit Racine without having a taste of this delectable Danish delight. (Don't be fooled by imitators; this is the ultra best...) Then it was off to Starbucks to wait. I was early. Couldn't help it; couldn't wait a second longer to get there. Not too long after I arrived, up drove Carol and Andy. We greeted each other like old friends! You know exactly what I mean, don't you?! Immediate comfort and perfect rapport. She's a bit of a thing, and as sweet and nice as you'd imagine. I wish you all could have been there to meet her too. We fell into conversation and discussed everything from our passion for cardmaking to travel, work and husbands, little children, and everything we could in the time we had. She's entirely captivating, and I know you'd love her too! I'm blessed for even having the few, short hours we shared. At the very last, Andy took a few photos. I'll share one with you here:


You know how you have that little place in your heart where you store up those special memories? Well this is going in there too. And that way I can pull out a sunny summer morning spent with a sweet someone whenever I want to! 

*happy sigh*

And now onto a couple of cards.... One for CASology, and one for Uniko, as well as Less Is More.



Uniko's theme is 'black and white, with the optional twist; a splash of color,' and LIM's is to use snippets. That card used all scraps, except for the base! Yippee!! First up is the CASology card:


Lots and lots of white space. Michaels white, and a scrap of blue for papers. LF paper airplane die and MB cloud dies. The sentiment is on the inside and reads, "Flying by to say hi." I really like the simple look of this card. 

Here's card number two:


Other than the Michaels white base, all papers are scraps - woohoo!! The circles were cut with my favvie WPlus9 dies, and I used an NBUS (been in my stash waaaay tooooo long) MFT eyeglasses die. The sentiment is from Verve, and stamped with Versafine ink. And that's about it for now. I've got to make a get-well card for my 93 year old boyfriend from church; he's having surgery next week, nothing too major, but I want him to know I'm thinking of him, plus another million birthday cards, anniversary cards, and a sympathy card...it's a good thing I'm retired, lol! Anyway, happy dances everyone! It's good to be back, and I'll get caught up commenting soon, I promise! : )

29 comments:

Kim S said...

SO happy for the two of you!! I used to give my kids an incredible amount of grief that their online friends weren't real friends. But I've definitely had to eat my words with the advent of this cardmaking blogging community. Friendships ARE formed - and it is so true that you have instant rapport when you meet in real life!

Hannelie said...

I always find it fascinating that just as IRL, you connect with someone online... or not ... lol!
So happy for the 2 of you to have met !
Your cards for today made me happy... made me smile!
LOVE the clouds and your paper plane... and the stripes... oh yes just awesome!
Thanks for playing at Casology Bev!

Virginia Lu said...

How awesome that you two got to meet! Carol and you are just the sweetest in blogland! I am truly happy for you. Th cards today are so perfectly CAS and delightful--just like you, Bev!

Kathyk said...

AWESOME makes, loving your LIM card.

I have to be honest, I have made some lovely on-line friends and am equally blessed to have met a number IRL and love them just as much

Kathyk

Joyce said...

What a nice picture of the two of you. I know just what you mean about finally getting to meet a crafting friend in person. So happy you guys got to do that. Your cards today are wonderful. Love the eyeglasses for your boyfriend--super cute. And, your CASology card is CAS perfection. Love your textured cloud background and that adorable little airplane. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology this week.

sandie said...

wonderful cards and wow how awesome to meet Carol. It is so special to meet crafty friends. Nonni and I met online, started TO, she came over last year and this and now hubby and I are going to spend Xmas with her this year. Feels like we have been friends for years x

Melissa said...

Bev, how exciting to meet up with a crafty friend! I always wonder if someday I'll get such an opportunity! That's just wonderful!!!

Your little airplane card is so sweet! Love that it's flying through the clouds! :)

Your classy, striped spectacles card is great too!!!

Thanks so much for joining us over at CASology this week! :)

Anita in France said...

You look as though you and Carol have been friends forever, Bev ... what a gorgeous photo of you lovely girls ... and how amazing to have had even just a few hours with one another! Soooo happy for you both that you got to spend such precious time together! Glorious cards BTW ... wonderfully CAS, crisp and fresh ... and so stylish ... love! Hugs and bisous, bisous, Anita :)

Brenda said...

OMGosh, you lucky gal you Bev! I love that you got to meat Carole and her hubby! I think Carol can make anyone feel like they have know her forever, she is such a sweetheart! I love the picture of you two, Carol is a tiny thing isn't she! lol I'm so happy that you were able to meet her, looks like it was a fun visit for a few short hours. Love, love your cards! The paper plane card is wonderful, will have to tuck this one day to CAS. I love the stripes of the second card and the glasses, so cute! Hugs, Brenda

Ardyth said...

How fun to meet Carol! Lovely picture! Love your wings card - perfectly CAS, but full of interest and movement! 93 year old boyfriend, huh? What does John think? lol!

Marybeth said...

I just came from Carols blog, I have to be on my computer to comment on yours...for some reason. You two both look beautiful and you are so blessed to both meet up. How wonderful!
Love both of your cards sweet Bev and I am happy you are not pregnant you might not be up for that at our age. Hugs! I am sure your boyfriend will love this.

lostinpaper said...

How fun to catch up with Carol, I'll bet you had a blast! I love talking to someone else that 'speaks our language' lol. Great cards Bev, LOVE that you got to use up some of those scraps, cause you know what that means... you can go out and buy more stuff without the guilt (wink).

Susanne Vargas said...

How wonderful for the two of you to get to meet each other! You are both so sweet and kind! Love that photo! It's so fun getting to know sweet blogging friends, isn't it? I know from experience... ;)
Your cards are both fabulous and made me smile!

Geri said...

Oh, you lucky girls! Yours smiles could lighht up the world! I'm so thrilled for both of you! And also a bit jealous cuz she got to have coffee with you and I didn't :)

Two AMAZING cards! Right off the hop I'm calling Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner on both of them! Fabulously CAS, perfectly balanced and soooooo awesome! Love the faux embossed clouds and how perfectly you line up the dashed lines of the airplane between the clouds & the sky.

Second card...ka-bam, ka-pow bold and graphic! The eyeglasses totally work with the stripes & circles!

Remember what I said...winner, winner...

Darnell J Knauss said...

I am ever so jelly that you got to meet Carol IRL, Bevie! You two look like life-long besties!! What a super-duper treat for the both of you as I know she was just as captivated by you as you were by her! AND we got two delightful cards in the same post!! I'm over the moon aswoon with them!! Welcome back!! Miss you!! Hugs and Mwah! Darnell

I Card Everyone said...

OMG!!! I love the pic of the two of you best buddies!!! So happy that you had this time with another of our best bloggin' friends, Bev ... see? We all love you ... really! It isn't that Kringle at all, now I mean that!!! I truly adore your cards, Bev .. hey aren't those the bifocals I sent ya?
Hugs to you both...xxoo
=] M

Becca Cruger said...

Well that's.... almost... as good as winning the lottery! But gee if you won a million dollars you could see ALL the bloggers. :) I'm super jealous, by the by. I want to meet BOTH of you! And I'm always amazed by what you can do with a whole lotta white space and a couple of embellies. You're such a genius cardmaker! Sorry for the radio silence of late - I just got back from a week-long camping trip with my fam.

Sazzle Dazzle said...

What a gorgeous photo of you and Carol such fun pals and glad you enjoyed your time together. 2 fantastic, fun and striking cards here and can't pick a favourite but thanks so much for playing along at both Uniko and Less is More.
Sarah

Kristie Goulet said...

I so love seeing posts like this when bloggy friends get to meet up. Love the photo! Happy you got to meet Carol! So fun!!

Great cards too!

Petra Swart said...

Your Casology card is brilliant and so cute, Bev!!!! CAS at it's best!!!!! Love it!!!
And I love those fun stripes and the glasses on the second one!!! Yeah for using all those scraps!!!!
Lovely photo of you and Carol!!! Off to meet her in Blogland!!!
Have a happy day!!!

shirley-bee said...

How fabulous that the two of you got to meet, Bev! We all already know so much about each other, it's so easy to carry on that relationship for reals. Shame you didn't win the lottery ;) Love both cards, they're so striking and graphic.

cm said...

Oh my sweet, wonderful, darling, fabulous friend! What a lovely post you've written about our amazing, yet far tooooo short visit! I treasure your words here; I treasure the time we shared; I treasure our conversation; I treasure YOU! And don't we look ever so happy! Yes indeed: two old friends, catching up, and exhilarating in the act of doing so! My life is enriched in having you in it! Truly enriched! And the Kringle: oh my oh my oh my! You should have seen the looks on our faces when we first tasted it...bliss! What a treat - and so grateful that you sent a second one! As for another visit: oh yes, yes, yes and yes! And for an extended period of time! May the plotting and scheming begin! Both your cards are sheer delight! The simplicity of the paper plane in the clouds makes me smile; the glasses and stripes combination is just delightfully striking! And your 95 year old boyfriend? How sweet is that! Hope his surgery goes well; guaranteed your card will lift his spirits (as I'm sure your mere presence does, as well). We're off to bike races every day this weekend; the most 'prestigious' competition in the province, with over 225 riders competing. Best find my stop watch and clip board! Miss you, my friend...I really do miss you!! Hope your Saturday is fabulous!
Hugs and love~c

Neets B said...

What a wonderful pic of you two lovely ladies, and how fabulous to read about your little get together. How wonderful for you both and I hope you get to meet up again before too long. Love you cards, Bev, both so crisp and clean. Thanks so much for sharing at Uniko and Less is More.
Anita x

Kylie said...

Oh YAY!! YAY! YAY!! So thrilled two of my favourite blogging buddies were able to meet - next time, I'm coming too! So happy for you both. :)

Love your super duper cute cards too. The cards look clean and simple and perfect! :)

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, how fabulous! I love Carol & totally wish I could have joined you! I'm sure you had a wonderful time together!
Fantastic cards, too, Bev!

Beverley said...

That is just AWESOME and I am just a tiny bit (HUGELY) jealous! Carol is just the sweetest, kindest person in blog land (like most bloggers I come across). I sure you will treasure those memories :) Thank you for taking the time to share & also for sharing such wonderful creations and joining in on the Uniko Challenge. Hugs Bev x

Gillian R said...

Super cute card, love that paper airplane. Thank you so much for joining us this week at CASology

Kim Heggins said...

Sorry to be so late to the commenting party...but I am here now. Such a fabulous photo of you and Carol! So jealous too, I have to admit. I bet you two could have sat and chatted for days. I know you had a blast. And your cards are amazing, just love that sweet paper airplane! Wish I could hop on one for a trip to your house!

Bobby said...

You lucky dog, you. Meeting up with Carol would be an absolute delight, and I'm sure it was for you, Bev. I can see it in your faces. Your cards are darling, both of them.