Thursday, June 9, 2016

Michael's Birthday

As long as DH is settled in watching MLB Central, I have a couple of minutes (I hope) to write a quick blog post. Have I told you about my neighbor, Michael? He's only one of the best neighbors ever in the whole wide world. And it's his birthday today. We talk over the fence between our yards, and mostly, our conversations revolve around gardening and recipes. He's funny and really nice, and I tease him that he's like having a girlfriend living next door. We laugh like a couple of idiots; he's always a bright spot in my day. So I made him a card. Popping this one into a brand spankin' new challenge created by the very talented Kate Lorenzini over at The Heart Desires. Do check it out, and wait till you gaze upon the DT....wowzers. And while I'm at it, SSS Wednesday Challenge is for the guys/FD.



Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

If you read the bottom of The Heart Desires inspiration photo, you'll see what elements can be included in cards for this challenge, and you can use one, two, or all three. I chose the blue color, and geometric shapes.


CAS. And EZPZ. Scraps of blue and white, along with gold vellum. Versafine black ink with a PTI sentiment. That's it. And I've got to run. Thinking of you all. Happy dances everyone.

26 comments:

lostinpaper said...

He will love it Bev, it's a great graphic masculine design!

Shelly said...

One COOL card, Bev! I'm sure your neighbor will love it! :)

Marybeth said...

Anyone that can make you laugh sounds like a good neighbor! Love that simple masculine card! Loving all the cards I missed !

~amy~ said...

Okay, sounds like you have the best neighbor :) I bet he loves this card, it's wonderful!
Thanks for joining us at The Heart Desires!

Joyce said...

Love this graphic design for a masculine card. And, your neighbor sounds like a hoot. Happy birthday to him.

Toni said...

Perfectly masculine--I love the simplicity! Thanks for sharing at THD!

Toni

Jen Mitchell said...

Well this card sure made me sit up and take notice! It's a simple design but the placement of the circle and triangle just draw the eye right in to the sentiment. Fabulous!

And the way you describe talking to your neighbor over the fence made me think of that TV show with Tim the Tool Man (can't think of the actual name of the show) and how he used to get sage advice from his neighbor over the fence. We only ever saw the guy from the eyeballs up! I hope you've met your Michael in real life! He sounds like a wonderful neighbor.

Susanne Vargas said...

Graphic, cool, eye catching, and awesome is this card!
Hope your weekend is wonderful!

wienerhoneymooners said...

FAB FAB ! We have a NEW family of neighbors, and they are just fabulous!! Thanks for joining us at THD!!!

Tracey McNeely said...

Your friend sounds like such a great neighbour! This is a fabulous masculine card for him. Hope you have a great weekend Bev!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Michael will love this, Bevie, and so do I! Is it just me or does it have a slight nautical feel? It skewl! I wish I had a neighbor that awesome and I'm glad you have him to be a bright spot in your day!! Huge hugs and love, Darnell

Petra Swart said...

Super CAS and wonderfully graphic and masculine, Bev!!! The soft blue with the gold and white are so lovely!!! Your neighbour really sounds like a nice guy and for sure he appreciated your special card!!!!!
Hugz

Brenda said...

I am so loving this card Bev! The colors are so pretty and wow for the gold vellum. I love that this card works so well as a masculine card, but yet would also work for anyone. It's nice to have a neighbor like that!!! Guys can be just as good of a "girlfriend" as a girl can be. lol Sometimes better! I hope things are going well in your neck of the woods Bev. Hugs, Brenda

Anita in France said...

Pure, graphic simplicity, Bev ... impeccably worked ... stylish, sophisticated and very cool! Michael will love it ... he sounds like a wonderful neighbour! Miss you muchly, mon amie! Hugs & bisous, Anita :)

Geri said...

I'm sayin' WOWZERS to your card!!! Ya think that this clean, simple, graphic card made my heart race? You know the answer!!!

I love how you'sat' the sentiment right along the split of the two panels. The black ink totally pops! Awesome card pal :)

Geri said...

Ooops...forgot to say that Michael is going to love this card...especially cuz it was made by your hands from your heart!

Teresa Kline said...

fun CAS design! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

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TK said...

Wonderful card, Michael is sure to love it! Glad you have such a kind, sweet neighbor to brighten your days...

Karen Letchworth said...

This is FABULOUS! I know you've joined us before, but.... I would love to have you share this with us at these two challenge blogs. They're both always Anything Goes, and you can win some awesome prizes at both challenges. I really hope that you will stop by and link up with us.
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Kara Lynne said...

A perfect CAS masculine card! I'm sure he'll love it. I know life is busy for you, but I hope you're enjoying your summer.

Leigh Penner said...

This is so CAS and perfect!

Bobby said...

A good neighbor deserves a great card and he's getting one, Bev.

Katie Ann Brooks said...

Perfectly CAS and masculine! Thanks for playing at THD!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

Perfectly CAS and masculine! Thanks for playing at THD!

Tonya Jastad said...

This is a stunning card! I love the simplicity and can't stop just looking at it! Well done! Thanks for joining us this month at The Heart Desires!

Kim S said...

I'm guessing that Michael feels even luckier that he has YOU as a neighbor!