Saturday, February 18, 2017

Happy Birthday, Anita!!!!!

I wish you all could spend time with Anita, she of My Papercraft World fame. Anita is one of those beautiful people in the world; the kind of person everyone wants for a friend. It's her birthday today and the perfect time for me to tell her how blessed I am to have her in my life. I'm going to encourage you to stop over at her blog, or drop her an email and wish her the happiest birthday ever. I wanted to share a few thoughts that come to mind when I think of Anita. Her faith shines. I have seen her trust in God and how it is a focus in her life; I love that! She's kind. In both actions and words, Anita showers kindness on those around her. It doesn't matter if you're her friend or a clerk in a store; she's wonderful to everyone. And funny, too! Anita is a stitch even when she's jet-lagged. A make-you-laugh-until-you-cry person! You should see her eyes. They really, truly sparkle! Honest! Oh, I suppose I could go on and on, but I don't want her to spend her birthday blushing, so I'll stop now and just say that if you're lucky enough to know her, you're lucky enough.

Did I make a card for her? Well....yes I did. And if it hasn't reached her by today, it should soon.


Made a little watercolored floral wreath for her. Used my new MB stamp set, and my Ziggies. (If you have any questions regarding supplies, please shoot me an email...)

Soft and sweet, just like our birthday girl! 

Anita, I'm sorry there's no 'party' this year for your birthday, but I'll try to get back on track for next year. Maybe by then, I will have won that lottery, and we can have that craft island for realsies! I often think of our time together at the Lake House and it always brings a smile to my face. Sure hope you're celebrating your birthday with cake, champagne, and friends and family today. I send birthday hugs, blessings, and the most sincere of wishes to you. xoxo

(Playing along at SSS Wednesday Challenge: Fantastic Florals, and SSS Work It Wednesday: New Product. My 'new' is my stamp set.)



18 comments:

Barb said...

Your card is very beautiful Bev. Enjoy your new stamp set. Barbxx

Loll said...

Hi Bev. What a beautiful tribute to Anita. The soft and delicate colours are so sweet and lovely (just like Anita). xx

Rose said...

Gorgeous Bev! I'm sure Anita will love it!

Lynn said...

Lovely soft card for Anita!

Darnell said...

Amen, Bevie! I second every word of your beautiful tribute to the beautiful person Anita is! And I love the gentle and pretty card you have made for her ~ it personifies her! I hope you are doing better, my friend. Let's talk soon! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

Kylie said...

You have the biggest heart, my friend! Such a pretty card. I'm sure Anita will just love it. Big hugs xx

Anita in France said...

Oh my goodness, Bev ... what truly beautiful words and sentiments ... thank you so, so much from the whole of my heart (which you've touched in so many wonderful ways just by being you) ... and yes, I am blushing furiously! Didn't get to my Feedlies yesterday (sorry!) ... though what a joy it was to find it here this bright blue morning ... you've surely have added sunshine to my day, mon amie! You already know how I feel about your card ... it's soft loveliness (inside and out) is like a delicious warm hug sent across the miles ... merci mille fois, my sweet friend! Wishing you a tres bon dimanche ... and hoping you're feeling much more en forme today! Big hugs and bisous, Anita :) xoxo

~amy~ said...

Bev, this is beautiful, love the soft colors!

Susanne Vargas said...

What a beautiful tribute to our dear Anita! It makes me wish even more to actually meet her in person! And your card is so sunny and pretty, how could one not be happy to receive it?

I Card Everyone said...

Just the perfectly lovely card, for our perfectly lovely friend! Bravo, Bev!
=]

Bobby said...

That is such a sweet card for our wonderful Anita, Bev. It seems the mail is running slow to France but there's nothing wrong with a birthday week or even birthday month.

TK said...

Beautiful card! And yet I'm so bummed that I've missed her Birthday!!!

lostinpaper said...

Keep working those Zigs Bev, love it!

Petra Swart said...

Here in Blogland Anita is such a lovely person, I can imagine that she's even more of that IRL, Bev!!!! Wonderful to see her through your eyes, who has met her in person!!!!
And what a great card you have made for her!!! Your card has such a wonderful dreamy feel with the soft grey and yellows and it's so beautifully feminine!!!!! Such a special card for a special lady!!!!
Hugz

Brenda said...

Anita is indeed a special and sweet person Bev! But you know as you have spent time with her in real life. lol Lucky you!!! Anita is everything you said she is and more. And I will say that I am so lucky to have gotten to know Anita a bit. She is so kind to me!! I adore her!!! And I adore your beautiful card you made for her birthday. That wreath is so pretty colored in the sunny yellow, but yet soft and beautiful. Love it! I hope too that Anita had a fabulous birthday as she deserves to have nothing but the best! Hugs, Brenda

Geri said...

Beautiful card and a fabulous post. The words you chose do a fabulous job of sharing Anita's sweet personality with us. Your card is so pretty - soft and warm...just like Anita!

Still in Calgary. Sneaking in a bit of 'puter time' before we head out the door for another fun and busy day :)

Isabelle Siry said...

What a delicate and soft card for Anita ! For sure she would love it ! These flowers are beautifully coloured with your Ziggies ! I do not know her as much as you do but I totally agree with what you say, she is the kind of person I'm lucky to have met through blogland, and I hope we will meet in real life one day ! Thanks for sharing.
Izzy Scrap

Melissa Bove said...

Beautiful card! Such a pretty image! Great design!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

hugs...
Melissa