Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Happy Birthday Geri!!!!

Hopefully by today, Geri's birthday card arrived in the mail and this won't spoil the surprise. You know her, she's of the Manitoba Stamper fame. She's got a CAS style that I envy, and her cards are just delightful! We got to meet in person a couple of years ago at the Lake House in Minnesota, and lemme tell ya, she's an amazing person (beside being an amazing crafter)!! She's sweet, funny, kind, thoughtful, and I loved being able to spend time with her. She'll probably kill me, but I'm going to try to upload a short video from our time together at the Lake House... cross your fingers...

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We'd been to the Mall of America. Shopped a bit, and while the lovely Ardyth was in the changing room, the rest of us gathered here. That's Kim in the darling orange jacket, the birthday girl in the blue shirt, the presently-traveling-to-England Miss Darnell, and the ever sweet Anita. Yours truly is obviously shooting the video... Isn't she just fun??!!! Gotta love this girl!!! I crack up every time I see this! Gee I hope this worked! Surprise Geri!!! Hahahahaha

Her birthday card looks like this:


Mostly CAS. Can't find the 6x6 tablet where this patterned paper came from; but it does add a bit of fun to this card. The stamps are NBUS (and golly!, I've been online stress shopping as of late) by Altenew. Great alphabet! A chunk o' twine, and done. I hope she liked it!

Well Geri, you didn't get a "party" on my blog this year. Things have been slightly busier around here lately, but I wanted to let you know that I'm thinking of you. I hope you get to spend your birthday doing fun things, and having your favorite dinner, which you didn't have to make. It's been a joy to know you, and you hold a very special place in my heart. So have a wonderful birthday, and may God bless you richly in this coming year. xoxo

It also happened to be Becca Cruger's birthday last week. DH has kept me hopping, so I haven't been able to get posts done appropriately, so Becca, I'm offering my most sincere apologies for that. I did make a card, and I'm fairly certain it arrived safely a day or two ago. She turned the big "Three-Oh" which is a wonderful age! I loved my thirties and I know she will too! Happy Birthday, Becca!! From FB, it looks like you celebrated in style, and I hope it continues throughout the year!! Happy Birthday! Do stop by her blog and leave her some HB wishes; it's at The Damsel of Distressed (isn't that just a fun blog name?!!)

She'd put up a mood board on her blog, and we could see what we could see and make what we could make. For some reason, my brain saw people loving life, and the soft colors amidst the vivid ones. There's no predicting where my mind goes....


Sending birthday love. LF, MFT, RC dies. PTI sentiment. And several kinds of patterned paper. The card Becca hopefully received, has some yellow blings added to it too. I'd forgotten to put them on before I took the photo (I'm such a knob!). I hope she like this. 

And lastly, there's been another family birthday. Well...truth be told, there are always birthdays happening in my family, lol! This one went to grandson Michael. It has a nice masculine look. I used the sketch from CTS and kept it very CAS.


That's an AE stamp behind the shield, which set if off perfectly in my eyes. Scraps of black and gray, a SSS sentiment, a WPlus9 banner die, and that's it. I used a cut file from Silhouette to make the shield. EZPZ.

And that's it. Happy birthday once again to Geri, and to Becca. Wouldn't it be fun if we ALL could celebrate birthdays together??!! Gotta win that lottery so we can, lol!! Happy dances everyone.



21 comments:

TK said...

Fun Birthday cards! Love the sweet video of Geri (and gang), too!

Hannelie said...

Thanks so much for sharing the video Bev! So fun to see everyone having fun. More evidence that you all, in fact, are REAL! LOL!
LOVE your card for Geri, nothing better than a personalized card to make one feel special!
Hugs and best wishes to you

Patti said...

OMGosh! Bev that video is priceless!! what a fun time you all had when you were together! It keeps a smile on our faces in the "lonely" times : ) Your cards are all just wonderful , as usual! perfect CAS in every way!! : )

Keep dancing friend!

(((Hugs)))
Patti

Becca Cruger said...

Awww Miss Bev, I got your beautiful card in the mail yesterday afternoon and it was one of those cards you just have to touch for awhile. I especially love the tiny yellow gems? stickles? Everything is so dainty and perfect. And hey - if you saw people loving life in my mood board then I especially ADORE that sentiment! And I'm sure Geri just loved her sweet little pullback card! So cute and perfect that it's customized to her. Thank you, my very sweet friend!

lostinpaper said...

All so wonderful Bev! How cool to spell out geri's name with the alpha, thanks yet again for the inspiration, this is a must try for me (ps Love the video too)!

Rose said...

Three fabulous cards Bev! Loved the funny video.

I Card Everyone said...

I'd so love to be a guest of honor at your 'someday' party, Bev! LOve Geri's video - oh the memories you have made with these fun girls! Happy birthday, to Geri, Becca, and even Michael! I'm sure they'll love your cards as much as we do! xx
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Geri said...

Oh...you little rascal!!! I totally forgot all about my wee Ginger Rodgers moment! This is by far THE BEST surprise ever!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you for this fabulously fun finale to my day and for all your kind, sweet words! You truly are an AMAZING lady and I'm so happy that we were meant to be pals!!!

Canada Post seems to be right on track with NOT getting our mail delivered in a timely manner. I will pretend that I didn't see this AWESOME card that you posted until the for real life version arrives in my mailbox. It does looks pretty darn cool though!

My plans for tomorrow will be to stalk the mail delivery person and give you a call later in the day! If you're busy, then we'll reschedule our chat for later! Sound like a plan?

Petra Swart said...

Oh, my, have I enjoyed that little video, Bev!!!!! Had me LOL and I watched it a few times, to not miss out on any of the fun you guys had!!!! Geri seems to be even more of a fun loving person I had imagined!!!! You girls must have so much fun at your Lake House get togethers - I'm sure you're counting the days till Oct when you meet again!!!!! And what a great card you have made for Geri, Bev!!!! I looooooove that patterned paper you used and the fun little bow!!!! And how special you made it with her name on it!!!! So lovely, my friend!!!
Love both the other cards, too, and the CTS one I think will be included in the winners' circle - that is one STUNNING card and a wonderful take on the sketch!!!
Keep well and take care!!!! Hope both hubby and you are doing well!!!
Hugz

Nora N. said...

What great cards Bev!! I love the little video. I think I need to shop with all of you!! You have way more fun then I do when I am by myself!!

sandie said...

gosh you have been busy and having fun with blogging friends-great cards, all full of fun and joy. Meeting Darnell and Sunday. Kylie has been staying with me for a week and is back next week. How blessed are we to meet our chums IRL-Thank you for leaving some love on my blog, I am so behind visiting everyone xx

Leigh Penner said...

What a great video -- looks like you all had a wonderful time! And fabulous cards (as always, Bev!) -- I especially love the first one -- it's very cool!

Tracey McNeely said...

Fun birthday cards!! I think the card you made for Geri is perfect for her clean & graphic loving heart. Fantastic paper. Love the video and posting it was worth the backlash you probably won't get from her--lol! Becca's card is also lovely and sweet and your grand finale masculine grandson card--LOVE! Hope you are keeping well! xoxo

Joyce said...

Wonderful collection of birthday cards. They are all so fun and appropriate to the recipient and occasion.

Martha said...

OH, Bev, what a fun video & lovely cards. Love the pretty papers & designs. You are always so thoughtful.

Thanks, for letting me know about the SSS announcement.
Have a lovely day! ♥

Darnell J Knauss said...

Well done all around, Bevie, with all the birthdays and all the cards!!! That video brought back oodles of happy, happy memories and I can't wait until we can do it again! That was a lovely surprise for Geri and all of us! I must get to bed now so I'll sign off. Thanks for leaving me your wonderful encouraging messages! I truly hope that things are going as smoothly as they can in the circumstances! Lots of love and hugs, Darnell

Brenda said...

Wow, that's a lotta' birthdays and cards! lol But I have been busy making birthday cards myself. Gosh happy birthday to Geri, I got such a kick out of the video!!! Loved it!!! Happy birthday to Becca as well. My 30's were my favorite age and if I could go back and do them again, I would! lol Love the masculine feel of your grandson's card to Bev. Nicely done!!!

Susanne Vargas said...

I see that you have been on a roll, cranking out fabulous cards! Thanks for sharing that hilarious video! It's plain to see that you were having tons of fun!!

Marybeth said...

Darn I lost my comment . Love the birthday cards and the one for Geri is stunning! I guess I’m outa date on my flash so I will need to install that, to see the video. Happy Birthday to both Geri and Becca , you are so sweet to always think of so many blog friends with such a large family. My family alone keeps me busy with birthdays. Take card friend!

Anita in France said...

Finally, I'm here, Bev ... what a fun post to start my day off brightly ... and such a fantastic reminder of those laughter filled Lake House moments ... thank you ... I watched it three times! Gorgeous cards ... cool and crisp for the lovely Geri, sweet and pretty for Becca, and stylish and masculine for Michael! Thinking of you all, my dear friend ... and of course, holding you close in prayer (cause I can do that amid the busy-ness)! Big hugs & bisous, bisous, Anita :)

cm said...

My sweet friend - a return visit reveals that yet again, blogger has un-adhered my comments (and if this continues, I'll be coming unglued!), however, as frustrating as that is (lest you think I've not been leaving you some love!), the bonus: a repeat performance of your amazing cards and the fabulous video! Our Geri certainly has the dance moves in her! Love it...and 'how many days' 'til October and Lake House Take Two? Going to awesome! Speaking of awesome: your trio here are certainly that! The one for Geri will tickle her pink with the straight edges and clean design! Crisp and sharp! Your second is Becca perfect: bright and colourful! And, of course, Michael's is marvelous masculine in every way! Heading off to your next post before our internet goes off-line again! Frustrating...perhaps it has something to do with the nearly daily (and sometimes thrice daily!) thunderstorms regaling us! Under a watch yet again...See you in a bit...
Hugs and misses (LOTS!)~c