Tuesday, September 16, 2014


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YAY...it is our dear, dear friend Bev's birthday today!

I know that whoever is reading this post loves this sweet, smart, talented, kind, considerate, funny, awesome, sensible, organized lady that we have come to know so well over the past couple of years! Doesn't that smile warm you from the top of your head to the tips of your toes?

Her energy never wanes. Her enthusiasm is endless. Her sincere kindness and caring seems to wrap all of us in one of those "feel good" cyber bear hugs! Her blog home makes a first time visitor feel like an old friend!

Don't you just love when she pops in for a blog visit? She always leaves the sweetest, most encouraging comments! And she means ever word! Her sincere kindness is truly heart warming!

Bev is also the best party planner EVER! I'm sure you have all thoroughly enjoyed the parties that she hosts....hours and hours spent decorating and preparing all those yummy treats!

So folks...it's time to celebrate!  Darnell is hosting a smashing great b-day party complete with cake and drinkee-poohs while Ardyth has set up a permalink for you to share your birthday wishes for Bev.

And now a wee poem for my dear, dear friend.

Today's the day we've been waiting for,
to celebrate and party at Bev's blogland door!

You know that she'll love having all of us there
And will likely have dainties, served up with great flair.

Her energy is endless, her kindness sincere
She'd invite you for coffee, if you lived near!

Her sparkling personality is known far and wide
The ocean is nothing but a minor divide!

Stranger or not, she'll welcome you in
to her blog land home full of talent within!

Her creations are awesome, her blog posts delight
We leave with a smile that doesn't fade till the night.

She sure knows how to throw a great party
With tons of cool pics and "beef cakes" so hearty!

So now dearest friends, here's the LINK to the fun
It's time to celebrate as my poem is done!



  1. As always... the poem as sweet as the card!
    So good to be your neighbour in the gallery Geri!

  2. Gaspingly gorgeous and graphic, Geri (how's that for alliteration!) ... so much glorious white with just the perfect touch of bold, vibrant colour ... I just love it ... as sweet Bev will! Your poem is awesome ... it captures Bev to a T ... soooo fabulous, my friend! Anita :)

  3. I'm so delighted that Bev was considerate enough to have a birthday so you would come back to your blog and entertain us with one of your sensational poems and inspire us with one of your extraordinary CAS cards! Yippee!! Bev will be clapping like a five-year-old when she sees what you've done, Geri!! You're a class act and I appreciate that you came to the party!! Now, walk this way and check this out, it's actually a martini that has some cake bat ... Hugs, Darnell

  4. Who needs a card when someone writes a poem for you. Lucky Bev gets both. Your beautiful card is so CAS, Geri, and the poem is spot on.

  5. Awesome !! I so love to read your adorable poems :) I am sure Bev will be delighted to read about it

  6. Fab fun poem, Geri, and a wonderful CAS card. I'm sure Bev will love both!

  7. Wow! what a beautiful poem!! I am so excited for Bev to read about how loved she is!!

    Your card is very pretty! I just love the tri-colored chevron pieces : )


  8. What a birthday!! It's been the best one ever, and in large part, thanks to friends like you. This card is perfectly "Geri," and it makes me perfectly *sigh* happy. All that lovely white space with bright and happy pops of color. LOVE it!!! And then you wrote me a poem....I'm so honored. Thank you for that. Not since Mike in the second grade, has anyone written a poem for me! Very cool. But there are two more things that I want to say an extra special thank-you for. First, for actually hearing your voice today. You can't imagine (or maybe you can...) ; ) what a delight that was, and I'm still walking on air about that!!! And also for being such a sweet, wonderful friend. You were one of the first people in blogland to encourage me, and that has made all the difference. I'm blessed to know you. You're a treasure. Squeezy hugs to you. Bev

  9. Very cool card and loved the poem Geri! I don't know Bev, but I think I've gotten a good handle on the kind of person she is with all the kinds words everyone is having about her. And I'm off to check out and get to know Bev. Hugs, Brenda

  10. Wow...such a sweet and kind tribute to a very sweet and kind lady. You really know how to make someone feel special. I am sure Bev is just over the moon excited with all you have done to make her special day even more amazing. I love your card, so bright and so sweet.

  11. Oh, I love your card for Bev, Geri!!! Such a CAS beauty!!!

    Have a nice day!!

  12. This post warms my heart! Such a great tribute to lovely Bev. Your card and poem are super special. What a lovely way to honor her on her special day. :)

  13. Wonderful bright design.

    Hugs diane