Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Happy Birthday Tracey!!!

SURPRISE!!!!!!! Someone special out in blogland is having a birthday today....Yep, it's the lovely and enchanting Tracey McNeely! Most of you know her, and have visited her blog, or have 'seen' her through her DT duties on various Challenges. Be sure to pop over to her blog and wish her a happy day. And just in case you've been living in a parallel dimension, her blog addy is:  In My Creative Opinion.  I think we're all ready to party too, aren't we. Just a little fun. Miss T really deserves one!

Thought some Fall table settings would be nice!


Thanksgiving centerpiece ideas:

rustic centerpiece tablescape:

And some non-traditional birthday cakes too. Yum!

Chocolate Pumpkin Cake from Midwest Living Magazine~there's also a video on how to make this cake online.  Thanksgiving anyone?:

Chocolate Pumpkin Cake:

Chocolate Salted Caramel Cupcakes:

And a few little gifts.... This first one is a sweet little bird feeder, and you can just make out a bee house to the left!

bird feeder-love the simplicity:

She has a new house in the woods, and wouldn't this planter and bench be just the ticket for summer gatherings?! And a nice place to sit with a book.

Twin Peaks Residence — Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture:

And a small water garden just because it's so pretty!


For those cool Fall and Winter evenings, when she wants to curl up and read, or watch a little television, this duo would be welcome I'm sure!

5 1/2 hour throw - I made this as a wedding gift, but liked it so much I ended up keeping it for myself. Love it, so easy to make and still warm and comfy.:

Some pretty vases just for fun


And a sweater I thought she'd like

Gray ~ Tassel ~ Long Sleeve ~ Top:

Girl's gotta have a bit of CAS bling to wear with the sweater too! This just might fit the bill!

The Classic - Rose Gold / Grey Leather | The Horse:

"A card?," you ask... Oh for sure! Something fun. And something I hope she likes too! A bit of whimsey for our birthday girl

(I won't list the details here, but if you want to know about any of them, shoot me an email at: kastmanbuenkeratgmaildotcom. You know what that means...)

Dear Tracey,
It's your special day today. I hope you celebrate in exactly the way that makes you happiest. So glad I've gotten to know you through this blogworld, and someday, it would be lovely to meet you in person! Besides being 'cardmaker extraordinaire,' you are 'woman extraordinaire!' I am, and many others are as well, blessed to call you friend. Happy Birthday sweet Tracey!!!

Now go! Go over to Tracey's blog and leave her some birthday wishes! Woohoo!!!!!

(And if she doesn't mind, I'll pop this little card into SSS Wednesday (Anything Goes) Challenge, and Seize the Birthday too.)


Hannelie said...

As always... you are the best event planner... ever! Tracey will definitely enjoy this!
Thank you so much for linking at Seize the birthday with this FABulous take on the pocket topping!
Hugs to you Bev!

Ardyth said...

A cat in the box! lol! She'll love this fun card and the party you've thrown her!

~amy~ said...

You always throw a perfect party....your cat in a box....ADORABLE.

lostinpaper said...

You always throw the best parties!! Love you fun striped cat card too!

Susanne Vargas said...

You have outdone yourself with this fabulous fall party! I am sure it will make Tracey happy! Very cute card, too!

TK said...

Cute card, wonderful party! You are quite the friend extraordinaire!

Becca Cruger said...

You've thrown such a lovely party again, Bev! So warm and inviting! And that precious cat looks happy as a clam to have confetti rain down on her. Love the rainbow sweater. hehe

Judy1223 said...
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Judy1223 said...

Hi, Bev! Boy, you sure do know how to throw an awesome bloggy birthday party! (My last comment, which I deleted, auto-corrected the word "bloggy" to "Bloody" and I certainly didn't mean that!) I especially love the sweater and watch you "gave" her! Your card is absolutely FUN and adorable, too!

Kara Lynne said...

Thanks for throwing such a fantastic party! I love your decorations and gifts, but my favorite was that first yummy cake. Best thing was, I didn't gain an ounce from it! I smiled big time when I saw your card! That cat's got style!

Kim Heggins said...

Wow...what a fabulous party, but then you always tend to throw the most amazing parties. I am sure Tracey will love all you wonderful touches and please let me bake the cake and cupcakes. Your card is so darn cute too, love that cat!

Anita in France said...

Your parties are always the best, Bev ... with just the loveliest decorations, yummy cakes and gorgeous (and so thoughtful) gifts! The icing on the proverbial cake is your cat in the box card ... fun, cute, whimsical ... and such a fantastic sense of energy and movement with all that fabulous swirling confetti! Love it, mon amie! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Seize the Birthday during my Surprise Party Guest spot! Hugs & bisous, bisous, Anita :)

Kristie Goulet said...

Another perfect party, Bev! I love these so much, so thoughtful. Your cat in the box card is so fun and I know Tracey will love it. xoxo

OH Babs said...

Bev you did Tracey well by designing this classy party. The kitty cat card is the cutest.

Petra Swart said...

Your parties are the best, Bev!!!! Love those beautiful table settings, those yummy looking cakes and the wonderful gifts!!! Oh, I would love to get the pattern for the fabulous blanket and WOW, isn't that sweater just awesome!!!! And your very sweet card is the best of all - what a darling little kittie, my friend (love his sweater, too!!!) so cheerful and happy with all the lovely colours!!! I'll be off to meet Tracey!!!!
Have a wonderful day!!!

Geri said...

Another perfectly planned gala Ms. Party Planner Extraordinaire! I had so much fun! You did a fabulous job decorating, the treats were incredibly yummy, and your eye for awesome b-day gifts cannot be beat! I NEED that watch and sweater!

Your card....soooooo dang cute! Of course I love the kitty and the sweet striped sweater. The confetti bursting from the box is THE BEST!!!

Virginia L. said...

What a sweet and generous post. Yup, Tracey is a gem! So fun that you make this post as a tribute to her birthday! You are a sweetie!

Marybeth said...

Simply gorgeous birthday party for our sweet Tracey! You captured her simple style so well! You are the best Bev! I guess you do this because you don’t have many family members to celebrate with.......haha... thats what makes you so amazing ! Happy Birthday Tracey!

Marybeth said...

Forgot to say how much I love the birthday card so cute with the box!

shirley-bee said...

Another wonderful party, Bev - you could do this for a living! I'm with Geri - I need the sweater and watch! Love your cat-in-a-box with the stripy sweater and confetti burst. Thanks so much for playing along at Seize The Birthday :)

cm said...

What a spectacular fall-and-living-in-the-woods themed party you've designed for our sweet Tracey! Decadent desserts, stunning table arrangements, gorgeous home decor and that sweater and watch? Oh my, those can join my wardrobe any day! You are such a treasure in letting Tracey - and so many others - know how incredibly special they are! Your kitty-in-the-box card is whimsical wonderful! She'll love it, as do I!

maria f. said...

That cat. Those stripes. Genius!

Kylie said...

Ms Bev, you throw the best parties and you make the sweetest of cards! This is just darling!