Saturday, March 21, 2015


Our dear friend Kim has a birthday today
And we're getting together to party and play

She crafts, she sews, she bakes and she teaches
And lives really close to some beautiful beaches.

Over at Bev's house you'll find treats & great fun
With cake and yummy goodies, second to none!

Kim's creations feature colors so bright
And never fail to amaze and delight

Her talent in endless, she's sweet as can be
I've been lucky to meet her in real life, you see

A soul so kind, generous and sweet
I'm so very thankful we were able to meet

In real life, we crafted at a house on a lake
And nibbled on yummy, baked walnut cake

We all hit it off from the very first day
And can hardly wait for the next trip to play

Sweet wishes Miss Kim for a day that was fun
My poem's now over and off I will run

To craft my next card, the deadline is near
Ooops, I've missed it - oh dang it, oh dear!!!

Hope you had a swell day pal! 


  1. LOVE! Love the inlaid bold colours and 'orderly' layout! (who me ocd?!)

  2. A perfect birthday card for our Miss Kim! LOVE all the inlaid dies...that must have taken forever, but so worth it!! Great colors; you know the birthday girl loves pink! And your poem. You, Miss Geri, are the poet laureate of the entire card making blogosphere! I had a blast reading it, and it brought back so many good memories! Hmmmm.....I seem to recall someone dancing in a store at the MOA...and just so happened to get captured on video...! What a sweet friend you are, not only for doing this for Kim, but for all of us out here. I can just hear your voice reading this poem too. Bet Kim grins while reading this, and I know for sure she'll love your card. Have a happy weekend. Bev

  3. Terrific card maker and wonderful poet. What other talents are you hiding, Geri?

  4. Geri,,,,you are just so stinkin' amazing and that is the sweetest poem! I have read it over and over and I am grinning from ear to ear each time. Your card is as sweet as can be too. I love each and everyone of those fabulous little pink inlaid flowers (even your sentiment is inland!), they are lined up so perfectly! Thank you so much for making my special day that much more special. I am so blessed to be able to call you a dear sweet friend.

  5. What a beautiful card and a beautiful birthday poem for Kim. Hugs, Brenda

  6. Your card and poem are so sweet, Geri, and capture how we all feel about dear Kim!! The riot of color, the perfect execution of fun inlaid elements, and your rendition of our wonderful Lake House experience all have me smiling all over my face!! Kim will swoon and be so touched!! Miss you!! Hugs, Darnell

  7. What a great card and poem!! I'm thinking I need to send you MY birthday date haha!!

  8. Oh, what a stunning card you have made for your friend, Geri and your poem is just the best!!! I love your cheerful little inlaid flowers on the card and the pearl centres are so lovely!!!! This card is another example of your incredible talent to line up elements perfectly on a card - be it stamping or die-cutting, it's always perfectly done!!! BEAUTIFUL, Geri, LOVE your card!!!
    Have a super Sunday!!!!

  9. A perfect birthday card and poem for sweet Kim, who I know will be wildly delighted with your creativity! I sure am! The vibrant flowers, perfectly aligned, are fabulous! As for your poem: absolutely fantastic! Reminds me of my dad's poetry...fresh, personalized and all-around smile-making! Your memories of the Lake House with the BABEs...priceless! Love you card; love your poem! Happy me!!

  10. Wow, Geri ... the precision of your sweet inlaid blooms and sentiment panel is beyond awesome ... it's soooo perfectly perfect! Oh my, your brilliant poem ... not only a fabulous tribute to our lovely friend Kim, but a wonderful reminder of our time at the Lake House ... I'm there right now in my mind ... enjoying everyone and everything over again ... and smiling all over my face! Hugs & Bisous, Anita :)

  11. Geri your inlaid die cuts are fantastic, the bright pink makes such a splash and I KNOW that Kim I am sure absolutely loves this!