Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Welcome to the New Happy Dance!!!

I'm so glad you could make it! There are refreshments on the dining room table, and I've brought out the good china in honor of your visit! Welcome to the new Happy Dance! I hope you're "ooohing and aaahing" over all this gorgeousness that's happening here; I know I am! The incredibly sweet and amazingly talented Loll Thompson created this beautiful, new look, and I am thrilled beyond all measure of space and time! Thank you so much, Loll! I couldn't be more delighted!!

Loll created some beautiful headers and combined them with fun fonts. I fell madly in love with a pretty pink flower one, the first of many she made. I kept going back to it, and it made me happy. Then she popped this one in the mix, and my first thought was, "orange??, no way." After she set it as an example at the top of a test page, my tune changed.... It just felt right, you know what I mean?! Both the poppies and the font just dance across the top of my blog, don't they??!! The more I looked at it, the more I loved it. This feels like me.

So, welcome! Have some more coffee and blueberry coffee cake, and stay a while! 


I do have a card for today. The first one in my new 'home!' It's for Darnell's NBUS#10, where the theme is 'bubble wrap.' Or bubbles, or wrap, or just use your NBUS. Go check it out. Play along. It'll be fun, I promise!! And because I liked and used the theme over at City Crafters, I'm going to play along there as well.





Since I didn't have any bubble wrap handy (it's wrapped around all those fragile Christmas ornaments and decorations), I used an embossing folder to mimic the look.


I think the "bubbly" part turned out pretty well. Scraps of black and white cardstock, and a Cuttlebug ef. All the stamps are from PTI, and while the spray and die aren't NBUS, the sentiment is. A little Copic coloring on the leaves, and some Stickles on the berries finish this. EZPZ. I may make more of these in different colors; they'd make good additions to the assortment I give the kids/grandkids for Christmas. 

Delighted you stopped by! And I hope you'll do so again soon. Have a wonderful day, and...

30 comments:

Loll said...

Hi Bev. I'm so happy that you love your new look. It really does reflect happiness and dancing! :)

The card is amazing. LOVE the bubble-look dry embossed background. And the die-cut of leaves is gorgeous. You're right, you could make this in different colours and they would all be beautiful. Fabulous design! xx

Nora N. said...

This is wonderful!! I LOVE your new blog!! Okay, I do have a question for you though. How did you get that cool font for your signature? I want to do this myself but am SO AFRAID of messing with CSS and ruining everything.

I LOVE your card. So very pretty. The colors are marvelous. Thanks for sharing!!

Lynn said...

I love, love, love the new look. You know I love the orange. It is fabulous! Gorgeous!! And of course, I love your card too!

Rose said...

Wow, Bev! I love your new blog look! Those orange poppies are absolutely gorgeous & everything looks fantastic! Love your card too! The bubbly embossed background is a great take on the bubble wrap theme.

Bonnie said...

Wow, Bev! I LOVE your new blog look! That header is just perfect as the flowers do look like they're dancing across the page! I love how you've done your bubbles! Such a pretty card!

Judy1223 said...

Happy Dances, for sure! This new blog look si so classy and pretty, a perfect fit for you, Bev! (Well done, Loll!) I'm in love...with the poppies and the font and the clean design! Sigh. Gorgeous.

Your fin card is awesome, too! I have that EF and it does remind me of bubble wrap! Very fun, Bev. So glad I stopped by, I needed that little break!

Hannelie said...

Oh my Bev, I LOVE the new look! Loll did an amazing job!
Fresh and fabulous!
Love your card too! I thought of bubble wrap when I made the card with the lady bug on it too... but I think I have used the embossing folder once before, so it's not so NBUS!
Happy blogging on the new blog!

sandie said...

Love the new look, so fresh and airy, full of white space with a soft and gentle splash of colour. And a wonderful first card x

Aileen Ryan said...

First let me say I love your card, its soft and pretty and perfect. Now what an amazing look. I keep seeing Loll designed blogs popping up and every single one is individual and so that person. I love what she has done here, it looks brilliant. Totally enjoy it and thanks for the cake, I ate more than I should have but ohhh well, you did tempt me..

Petra Swart said...

Oh, the new look is just wonderful, Bev!!!!! The poppies have such a happy look and seems to be dancing in the wind!!!!! I really love the great font Loll has used!!!!!
And to go with the beautiful new look of your blog you've got a super beautiful card!!!!! I love that EF and the black frame - it has your lovely little leaves with the sentiment banner really shine!!! The soft colouring and the shiny berries are fabulous!!!!! Stunning, my friend!!!!
Have a great day!!!
Hugz

Lisa Lara said...

i just love the soft beauty of this card Bev. Love your new blog look!

lostinpaper said...

Your new blog design is gorgeous! I'll take my tea white with no sugar thanks, and not too much cake thanks, I'm still recovering from Christmas lol. ps Love the fun card too!

Barb said...

A great new look Bev and a very pretty card. The embossing folder looks perfect. Barbxx

I Card Everyone said...

LOVE your new look!!!! a girl can never go wrong with orange, Bev ... says this hippie from the 60's!!! Gorgeous new home, and lovely first card, too - now you know I LOve big dots, and I cannot lie!
=]

Geri said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! I am sooooooooooooooo totally loving your home renovations! The orange ABSOLUTELY works....fun, fun, fun! But it's the header font that screams "HAPPY". Fabulous job Loll!

Great 'bubble' idea! You are so dang clever pal! Love the nice simple design, the bits of bling and LOVE the bold black border!

Bobby said...

I love your new look Bev. It's so sweet and simple and happy looking - perfect for happy dancing. I love your card too. I thought of using that folder but you'll have to check out what I did do when I post my card later. ;)

Stella said...

Spot on our theme and your card is beautiful. Lovely layered design; your dotted background is fab! Thanks so much for joining us at CCCB!

Brenda said...

Oh Bev, I am so in love with your new look!!!! You are right, it is just so you my friend! And yes, the poppies and your blog name just dance across the page and I love it! Loving that font, so cool and perfect for you! Love, love, love! I also love your beautiful card. What a good idea to use the embossing folder to mimic the bubble wrap. I haven't even started anything yet, so I'd better get on the stick! I do love your stamped image, so pretty. This is a good one to mass produce I think! Happy Dances to you too Bev!!! Hugs, Brenda

Ros Crawford said...

What a beautiful header! And your card is equally beautiful! Perfect for our challenge!! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

Kelly Griglione said...

Bev! So exciting!! It's kind of like remodeling your house, right?! Without all the dust and stress. A brand new look. LOVE it! Orange is just perfect for you, and your happy messages. It definitely looks "right." Wonderful new design for your blog!

I do have that embossing folder, and it always has reminded me of bubble wrap too! A good substitute. Super cute card on your new blog debut : )

Sue - said...

Love the new look! Great cas card too.

Marina said...

Such a pretty and delicate design!Thanks for joining in at City Crafter.

Susanne Vargas said...

The new look of your blog is just wonderful! I absolutely love the watercolor look of these pretty flowers (I love orange) and the fun font! Loll is amazing and so kind and helpful!
And your card...! That is a very clever take on the "bubble wrap"! The embossed background looks great with the stamped and die cut sentiment! I could very well see them in different colors, making great gift sets!
Hope you have a fantastic weekend, my friend!
Hugs,
Susanne

shirley-bee said...

Happy Dances indeed, Bev! Your new-look blog is delightful, and the header certainly does dance across the page. Loll is so creative :)
Love your 'bubblewrap' background, and the white-on-white is perfect for those dainty flowers.

Anita in France said...

I'm late to the party, Bev ... though celebrating this stunning new look with you just the same! It's sooooooooooo YOU! Those watercolour poppies do appear to be delicately drifting in a gentle breeze ... yet they're a flower that will withstand so much ... and still keep their heads up ... see, you! The scripty font is perfect with them ... flowing, whimsical and downright fun! Now, if the good china is out, then it means it's time for tea ... put the kettle on, I'll just pop over! What a gorgeous card ... every little detail is perfect with every other little detail ... the bubble wrap embossing, the crisp frame, and those wonderfully embellished little blooms ... I love it! Delighted to have stopped by for all this loveliness, mon amie ... oh to be there IRL! Big hugs and bisous, Anita :)

Kylie said...

OOH Ms Bev, your new blog design looks gorgeous! Love it! Definitely not too orangey. It's as bright and as happy as you are! Congratulations! :)

I think your card is sooo pretty. I love the 'bubbly' look. The centre design is perfect! big hugs xx

Jen W. said...

Bev, your blog looks fabulous! Love those flowers and the font is so perfect for you - totally captures your beautiful happy spirit! :)
How clever to use the EF as your bubble wrap - it looks awesome and adds so much fun texture. And I do love those PTI stamps and the touch of Stickles.
Hope you're having a lovely day!

Tracey McNeely said...

Bev I really LOVE your new look, the graphics and fonts are so you! Clen, simple and fresh. Love that card for Darnell's NBUS too!

Darnell said...

First, let me apologize, Bevie. I knew it would take me a while to get to you in the NBUS gallery, but I thought I had stopped in last week when I first saw your brilliant new look. In my head I made an initial comment to let you know how much I LOVE the design that you and Loll came up with! Those flowers are definitely dancing, as is the font in your header and signature. Perfect!

Second, I think your card is beautifully designed! It's EZPZ, but it packs a huge wallop with that great e/f and the popped up aqua leaves and beads! So pretty!

Thank you so much for playing in my NBUS Challenge #10!! Love and hugs, Darnell

Kim S said...

It IS a happy dance across the top of your page!! Fresh and lovely!

And the "bubble wrap" on your card works beautifully behind that graphic image!