Wednesday, September 16, 2015


 Hip Hip Hooray! 
Guess who is celebrating a birthday today?

It's our sweet, kind, talented, delightful, dear friend Bev from Happy Dance !!!

There's a birthday today
A reason to smile
Happy wishes to send
Across many miles

Although we all live
Quite far apart
We know we all hold
A special place in her heart

For our dear friend Bev
And her Happy Dance site
A plethora of talent
Guaranteed to delight!

Click on over 
For a pleasant hello
And marvel at creations
That will make your heart glow!

So let's raise up our ink pads
And give a great cheer
A rousing happy birthday
I'm sure she will hear!

From miles away,
and also close by
Birthday wishes we'll send
to Bev our dear friend!

Don't you all just love this sweet lady to bits? She entertains us with her witty posts and fabulous blogland birthday parties, delights us with her sense of humor, dazzles us with her mad card making skills and warms our hearts with her kind and caring soul. 

AND...she navigates ca-razy busy freeways with the ease of a race car driver (ask me how I know!)

Wishing you a happy, happy day filled with lots of cake & ice cream and uninterrupted craft room time!

Card details: 
I colored the CB  butterfly with Copics, winked it up with Stella and popped it up with some dimensional squares. I love how the 'swirly' parts of the SU sentiment mimic the swirls of the butterfly's antennae! The photo below shows a bit of the real life glimmer and dimension:

My card is headed to Darnell's NBUS #5 Challenge as it debuts the Clearly Besotted Everything Changes stamps and dies...

Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

Thanks and for stopping by. Happy crafting! 


  1. Oh my lovely poetess friend. Thank you so much for the wonderful poem, and all of the sweet birthday wishes. Now I'm older than you, haha. And while you say that I'm pretty good at freeway driving, my great nephews claim I drive like a maniac, lol!! Wouldn't it be nice if we could compress the freeways and highways so we could see each other often?! I'm guessing tons of folks think the same way. Thanks for your friendship and birthday wishes sweet girl. And the card...oh my goodness! How lovely is this little flutterby?!! Love the pinks too. Definitely a treasure just like you. Thanks my friend for the wonderful start to my day! Missing you tons and tons!!! Bev

  2. Lovely poem (you are so talented!) and wonderful CAS card!

  3. The flow and swirlies on your CASlicious card are so cool, Geri, and the bright hot pink color is just perfect for Bevie's sizzling-with-fun personality! And the poem? Excellent!! I haven't seen one from you in a while, so it's great to see your poetry back in Blogland! I also want to thank you for playing in my NBUS party, too! I'm going out of order, but it seems silly to be here for the birthday and not thank you! I really appreciate your support!! Miss you so much, Monkey! Hugs, Darnell

  4. What an awesome card (yes, I love the matching swirlies), but your poetry is just as great! What a wonderful friend you have, indeed!

  5. Fantastic card and poem......over the top great!!!

  6. Lovely poem and CAS card! LOVE this!!

  7. Amazing poem Geri and lovely card! So perfectly CAS and the pink is an amazing color!

  8. Oh my goodness Geri...first you write the best birthday poem ever and then you follow with such an amazing and beautiful card. I am in love with that sweet butterfly (you need to bring that set to our next lake house meeting, please). I love those pretty in pink colors.

  9. Oh my gorgeous, Geri ... your bold, bright, vibrant, swirly pink butterfly with that delicious fonted (is that a word?) sentiment against all that perfectly crisp white space ... be still my heart ... it's stunning! Equally wonderful is your poem for sweet Bev ... your gift for words is simply awesome (said before, but so worth repeating!!) ... you not only say the loveliest things ... you rhyme them so beautifully! Hugs & bisous, bisous, Anita :)

  10. Fantastic card for Bev, I bet she absolutely adores this butterfly!

  11. Beautiful CAS card!! So elegant! Love that butterfly!

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


  12. Yes indeed, I, too, love our darling Bev to bits and pieces! How about I head your way to pick you up and we'll go spend a week or three with her? We may have to do some plotting and scheming at some point...and oh, that would be a major dream come true for me! As you can well imagine, I have bypassed being smitten by and crushing over your card, to full on LOVE! The inking has me bedazzled! Is this the result of your Ranger collection? If so...wowsers! I need to do some ink shopping soon (keep hoping the dollar will make a drastic improvement...ha ha!). Gorgeous card...totally a kazillion percent gorgeous!

  13. What a stylish and super elegant card for the sweet Bev, Geri!!!! WOW, that butterfly looks amazing!!!! You are so talented at doing CAS cards, my friend - for sure one of the best out there!!!!!