Saturday, November 7, 2015

Happy Birthday Lynn!!

It's Lynn's birthday today!!!! Woohoooooo!!!!!!!!! You know Lynn; she of The Mango Boys and Me blog fame! Yep, THAT Lynn! I don't need to tell you that she is one of the sweetest, nicest people out in blogland, and that she makes the most delicious CAS cards - you already know that! But did you know that she's a 'superwoman?' For sure she is! Works full time, mother to four boys, supportive wife, loving daughter, involved with her church and community....and I swear she doesn't sleep! She does all this with a smile on her face. Incredible. Since it's her special day today, I do hope you'll stop over at her blog and leave a little birthday wish.

Now normally, this is the part where I'd throw a little birthday party. Unfortunately, I had a bad run of migraines and ended up taking my 'break-the-cycle' meds, which knocked me out of commission for two days. The fog has finally left my brain, but there just isn't enough time to do justice to a party. But we'll have cake.... Sweet little cakes....

Mini Pumpkin Cake Recipe|Southern Living *Also could consider using tootsie rolls for stems, brown or green.:


Don't they look just perfect for a Fall birthday?! I can almost taste it...

And for once in my life, I mailed birthday cards out on time, and Lynn should have received this one yesterday, at least I hope so....


Happy Birthday Lynn. You are a treasure in this blogworld, as well as to all who know you. I am blessed to call you friend, and hope your birthday and the coming year is full of all things wonderful. Wishing you every happiness that your special day brings!

Now if Lynn doesn't mind, I'm going to add to her 'birthday' post since I'm so far behind. I'm going to send her card over to Jennifer's Share Handmade Kindness Challenge


SHK blog badge


And I have two more cards to post here. The first one is for The Challenge where dear friend Geri is the Featured Designer, and the ever darling Darnell is Guest Designer. It's also going to visit the Sunday Stamps Challenge. Here is the sketch and the color palette:


And here is my card. 




And my last card is headed over to Kelly Latevola's CASEing Genius Challenge. I've chosen to CASE a card by Kara Vrabel, of kandrdesigns. It's CAS and full of color and fun.


This is Kara's card:


And this is my take on it:


In addition, we're to nominate another person whom we love to become a Genius. I'm nominating Geri Greening of Manitoba Stamper. Not only is she a dear, dear friend, but she's also an incredible cardmaker. Head over to her blog and take a peek!
Because I've kept you long enough, I'm not listing my supplies here, but you can always email me if you have any questions. Happy Dances everyone.





27 comments:

~amy~ said...

I hope that you're feeling better!
Well, those pumpkin cakes look incredible and all of your lovely cards <-- amazing, just like you.

Angel Johns said...

Your happy card would bring a smile to anyones face!! Thanks for joining us at Sunday Stamps!

Susanne Vargas said...

Super cards for Lynn and The Challenge! And your take on Kara's card made me smile! How brilliant to use shades instead of the butterfly! Love them all!
Glad to hear you're feeling better and that the fog has lifted!

Jen Mitchell said...

What festive birthday cards (I love the felt heart) and sequins always seem to help out the festive cause! And your take on Kara's card is so fun (and cool)!!

Virginia Lu said...

What a gorgeous card to celebrate Lynn's birthday! Love your 2nd card for the CASing! You always do that special something to cheer blog friends. Love that about you, Bev!

Aileen (mum) said...

Glad your feeling better. A migraine suffer myself I know the feeling well. You certainly made a couple of brilliant cards but your second one is just WOW. Love the layout and stamping, its brilliant. Not to say the other two aren't as well, boy that came out wrong. But you know what I mean, its just all those little stamped images they just look sooo good.

Claire Broadwater said...

Sure hope you are feeling better! Migraines are the worst! Your HAPPY card is so fun! It is just perfect! Thank you for joining us at The Challenge and Sunday Stamps! XX

Teresa Kline said...

hello Bev! I am luvin your creations, all are so adorable...your Sunday Stamps card is soooo fun...
luv the burst of confetti! I am thrilled you played along with us at Sunday Stamps!

sparkle & shine *~*

Lynn said...

Oh la la....yes this card arrived in my mailbox today! It is gorgeous...love the polka dots and the orange...and the gradient stamping...well every last bit! And the pumpkin cakes - perfection. That icing looks divine. Thank you so much for the kind words Bev. I adore you!

I Card Everyone said...

LOve your cards today, Bev ... but none more than the sweet, funny, adorable one I received today!!! Thank you SO much!!! And another happy birthday to Lynn!!! Wait... I want the cake ... can I have the cake?
=]

Darnell J Knauss said...

I'm sorry to hear you have had a string of migraines after being sick for several days and I can't believe you create such outstanding cards when not feeling well! You are amazing, Bevie, and so are these delicious cakes, er, cards! I love them all to bits, especially that awesome CASE you did of Kara's card!! Brilliant, really! Miss you, my friend! I hope you have a string of wellness now!! Hugs, Darnell

Darnell J Knauss said...

Ooops, late here ... sorry I forgot to say thank you for joining in the fun at The Challenge with your festive HAPPY card!! xxoo

Kristie Goulet said...

Sorry to hear you haven't been feeling well, Bev. Praying you are feeling better today. What a sweet card and little yummy cake for Lynn. Your other cards are awesome too!!! xoxo

cm said...

Hope your migraines have left the premises! You've shared an array of 'awesome' here, my friend! Those cakes: oh my! Cute and yummy! Lynn will adore the card you sent, as do I. The polka-dots and colour combination are incredibly pretty! Gorgeous card for The Challenge and your case of Kara's card is, yep, COOL! And innovative...and fabulous! Geri would be a fabulous Genius for Kelly's blog! Hope both she and Anita are offered some well-deserved time in the limelight!
Hugs~c

Petra Swart said...

Oh, my , so sorry to hear that you've been suffering from migraines again, Bev!!!!! Hope you are much better by now!!! And boy, do those cute little cakes look yummy!!!! And your cards are all so lovel!!!! Love the polka dots and the felt heart on Lynn's card and the colours of the second one is just great - the kraft with all the white and the blue really works wonderfully!!!! And the last one ...cool and oh so cute!!!!
Have a wonderful Sunday!!!

stampwithamyk said...

Awesome cards! Love them all, the butterfly card is fabulous! Thanks for joining us for the Sunday Stamps color challenge this week, great card! Hope to see you again soon!

Kim Heggins said...

Miss Bev, so many wonderful cards. You are always so sweet to remember everyone's birthday. I love all your cards, so beautiful. Thanks for joining us at The Challenge.

Bobby said...

You're such a sweetheart, Bev. A cake, and three cards, all with the residuals of a migraine. Me thinks you are the superwoman dearie.

Nance E Salkeld said...

Wonderful cards. Love the tan/blue party fun background of the "happy" card. Definitely makes you smile! Thanks for playing The Challenge! Hope you play again soon!

Laura Norris said...

Love the little pumpkin cakes! They look too good to eat really! Your cards are just as pretty. Love the one with the shades! A perfect CASE. Thanks too, for always being a good blogger friend by commenting on my blog, even when I've been missing from blog land for a while. I appreciate that you always stop in and say hello! 😃

maria f. said...

No,not just cool. UBER cool. That design with those sunglasses totally rocks, my friend!

Nancy said...

So much talent on one post! Love the sunglass card! You did a great job with your CASE!

Anita in France said...

What an awesome trio, Bev ... cool card for Lynn with the stripes and sweet texture-y heart, a party on a card with that fun explosion of 'confetti', and oh my goodness, your CASE of Kelly's butterfly ... brilliant, fun, and yes, sooo cool! Do hope you're back on form by now, mon amie! Miss you heaps ... hugs & bisous, bisous, Anita :)

Martha said...

Bev, what lovely cards you've created.
OH, that last one is just too COOL...and so fun!

Kelly Latevola said...

Could this be any cooler?! I absolutely love your take on Kara's card! So fun!!

Monika Reeck said...

wow so many lovely cards Bev..
especially the one using our color combo...great stamps and lovely use that sketch Bev that happy Dies is to die for..
thanks for joining with us at Sunday Stamps
hugs

Monika

Kylie said...

All of your cards bring a massive smile to my face! They are so happy and pretty!