Happy Birthday, Bev! NBUS #5, WPlus9 Get Sketchy #3, Seize The Birthday 10/9, SSS Wednesday 9/9, SSS Monday 14/9

Hello!  I’m sure you already know Bev (one of my fellow BABES) … she’s generous, sweet, caring, fun, enthusiastic and uber talented … and she lives at Happy Dance.  Yep, that Bev … she has a birthday today, and the card I’m sharing here is to celebrate her special day!  Wishing you the happiest, happiest birthday, ma chère amie … may you be blessed with a wonderful, happy dancing day full of love and laughter … and a year to come filled with joy!  Your card has caught it’s flight and may even be on your side of the pond already (but probably not in your mail box yet!) … oh, and there’s a party … keep reading …

Happy Birthday Bev, NBUS 5, WP9 Sketch 3, STB 10-9, SSSW 9-9I stamped the happy banner from WPlus9 (Happy Mail) repeatedly across a white card panel and heat embossed it.  Blue and yellow are colours that Bev loves, so the individual flags were watercoloured with Distress Inks in Salty Ocean and Mustard Seed … I wanted the transition between them to be ombré-ish, so where the colours mingled there are various shades of yellow/green and blue/green.  I masked the panel along the bottom and used the same two Distress Inks to sponge more ombré colour to mimic the banners.  The rest of the sentiment (also Wplus9) was white heat embossed onto a strip of black card, which was cut into a banner and popped up on the panel with foam tape.  I mounted the panel onto the card base using fun foam, scattered some clear gems across the sponged colour and heavily Wink of Stella’d the flags.  You might just be able to make out the shimmer if you look carefully above … or it might be easier to see it here …

Happy Birthday Bev, NBUS 5, WP9 Sketch 3, STB 10-9, SSSW 9-9 DetailInspiration for Bev‘s card came from …

Darnell’s NBUS #5 – Anything Goes … my NBUS is the WPlus9 Happy Mail set

WPlus9 Get Sketchy #3 – See below for Joni’s fabulous sketch

Seize The Birthday – Anything Goes

SSS Wednesday – Use a Stamp

SSS Monday – Love This Technique … heat embossing … it never loses it’s magic!

… the badges/links are all at the end of this post.

If you’ve met Bev already, you’ll know that she throws the most amazing virtual parties … but she couldn’t do her own now could she?  So rather in the role of apprentice party thrower, I thought it might be fun to return the compliment.  Bev … this is for you, my friend … just follow the driveway …

buntings... entrance to the party or on the back deck if weather permits. Love this!:

… come right in, there”s room for everyone …

Pour un mariage tout en couleurs ! Cela augure de nombreuses idées de faire-part, animations etc... Que d'inspirations ! #wedding #mariage #b4wedding

… and plenty of champagne …

Too much of anything is bad But Too Much CHAMPAGNE Is Just Right. -Mark Twain: … a selection of aperos …

Petites brochettes de saumon fumé, pomme et chèvre. Des amuses bouches rapides à présenter en apéritif ou pour décorer une salade. Pour 18 piques : 2 belles tranches de saumon fumé, 1 pomme , 150 g de fromage de chèvre mi-frais, 1 c.à soupe d'huile d'olive,...:           #4. Un carré de melon entouré d'un simple bout de jambon ! - 8 idées simples et originales pour faire sensation à l'apéro !:          sucettes au chèvre pour l'apéro J'ai réalisé cette recette récemment et mes invités ont adoré!

Blog de petitetgrandgourmand :Petit et Grand Gourmand , WRAP POULET:                   Gourmande jusqu'au bout, en voici pour tous les goûts ! A real gourmet, here’s something for every taste !:                    Petits champignons farçis pour l'apéritif ... trop facile ! - La popotte de Manue:

Bestrijk parmaham met roomkaas. Strooi daarover heen geroosterde pijnboompitten en rucolasla. Oprollen, doormidden snijden en je hebt een lekker borrelhapje.:                  Disposer les tomates piquées d'un cure-dent.Mettre le sucre (150g) et 2 cuillères à soupe d'eau (ou éventuellement de vinaigre balsamique!) dans une casserole. Faire chauffer jusqu'à ce que le sucre fonde et prenne une jolie couleur brune, dès que le caramel est prêt, le retirer du feu.Tremper chaque tomate dans le caramel jusqu'a mi-hauteur puis dans les graines de sésame.:

… a little something sweet …

Strawberry Brownie Kebabs | 31 Foods On A Stick That Are Borderline Genius       Original Pinner Said: These were a big hit at our party. So yummy and super easy to make.ME: maybe try it out when those huge green grapes are in the market:       Party Fruit Kabobs! What a perfect appetizer or bridal party finger food!!:

… maybe a little ice cream-y …

My mom made this for pinterest party! She added the fruit dip bowl to the fruit cone recipe she found!:

… ok, p’raps a lot ice cream-y …

Sucré - Cubes After Eight à la glace vanille et fraises. Ingrédients pour 6 pers. : 30 chocolats After Eight-1/2 l de glace à la vanille-6 belles fraises. Recette : laver et sécher les fraises. Disposer 1 After Eight dans chaque assiette à dessert. Poser une boule de glace vanille sur les After Eight. Coller rapidement le reste des After Eight sur les quatre côtés de la glace de façon à obtenir des petites caissettes. Disposer une fraise sur chaque cube.:         Le 14 avril 2015 sera givré ou ne sera pas ! http://www.elle.fr/Elle-a-Table/Les-dossiers-de-la-redaction/News-de-la-redaction/La-journee-de-la-glace-gratuite-c-est-demain-2941136:         Get creative with your ice cream sundaes! I miss my days of creating concoctions just like this at an ice cream restaurant.:

… and of course some birthday cake …

Slice of paradise...:

… which should give you a hint about your birthday gift …

Believe it or not, this is not a resort... but it's a $29,000,000 Mega mansion on a private tropical island.:

… yep, it’s THE island … complete with circular craft room at the top there … thought it’d do rather nicely … now, when to go ….!!  Blessings always, Bev … blogland is a better place because you’re in it!

It’s lovely of each of you to come along and celebrate with Bev … and make her party such fun … now, why not pop over and see her at Happy Dance … and wish her a happy day too!

Thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy!  Anita 🙂


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41 thoughts on “Happy Birthday, Bev! NBUS #5, WPlus9 Get Sketchy #3, Seize The Birthday 10/9, SSS Wednesday 9/9, SSS Monday 14/9

  1. djkardkreations

    Holy crumb cake and champagne, Batman, you got her THE Island???!!!! By the time I got there I was bedazzled BEYOND by your sensational card and then I’m afraid I made a total pig of myself with all the delicious food (stress eating you know, cuz of being a nurse lately!) and drinks (stress drin – well, you know), but I gotta tell you I perked right up and sobered myself silly when I got to the last photo! Bevie is going to FFAAAAAAAAAAAAAALIPPP!! Well done, Anita!! Thank you so much for hosting this amazing party for our dear friend! Mwah!! Hugs, Darnell

  2. Claire

    How on earth did you manage to blend those colours so perfectly together Anita? Mine never blend like that. And on textured card stock too! Another gorgeous creation – the bold, black sentiment is perfect with the distressed ink background

  3. Bev

    Best. Party. Ever!!!!! Merci beaucoup ma chere amie. I wish I could say in French just how wonderful you are, and how much I want to give you a great big hug right this second!!! The card is pure delight in all its blues and yellows, and a smidge of green to match my eyes. I love it!!! I can see the little sparkles, which match Your eyes!! I’ll treasure it always sweet friend. And the party….You’ve surpassed your apprenticeship, and are now a master!! LOVE the pennants; what a delightful way to welcome guests! And the venue….room enough for us all. Yummy food; everything I like too…how did you know???!! Free-flowing champagne for us all, and then you pop in the most lovely birthday cake. My first thought, even before I scrolled any further, was, “Gosh, that looks like THE Island!!!” And then…Now that’s an Island!! I’d better go out and buy a lottery ticket today so we can all go ASAP!!! Beautiful card. Beautiful party. Extra-extra beautiful friend. Thank you for throwing this amazing party. I love it!!!! And you!!! xoxoxo & many more bisous.

  4. studio4490

    What an amazing tribute to an amazing person! Anita, your card is so wonderful and the party is just so bright, happy and fun. 🙂

  5. susannev2014

    Fantastic party, Anita! I can tell that you learned from the best and learned well! All this delicious food made my mouth water! And your card is so gorgeous with the glittery banners and the blended colors!

  6. Diane

    Your card is fabulous, Anita, love all those banners!! And if you ever decide to go into the real party planning business you give me a call, I’ll be your first customer 🙂

  7. born57

    What a wonderful party and card for dear sweet Bev! Love that banner birthday card and the cake at the end is gorgeous it goes so well with the gifted island you gave Bev. Happy Birthday Bev!

  8. Michele Ferguson

    OH so that’s how these darling banners are supposed to work!!! Great minds, while on the same path, do not always think alike, Anita … your card is fabulous, as it should be for our darling Bev. Just had a wonderful phone-chat with the birthday girl – she is up and thrilled about your party, which we shared together, gasping, oohing, aahhhing, and now famished! You do know just what she’d like, Anita! Thanks for inviting us – we could all have a blast on the Craft Island!

  9. Barbara Roe

    You are a great party planner Anita and it is my kind of party with lots of appetizers and desserts. How creative is your card – wonderful. You thought of everything for Bev’s blog party including the lovely island complete with a craft room.

  10. chriss58

    The drive in to the party was such a pretty one, and, you are serving some of my favourite appetizers! This is so sweet for Bev, one of the sweetest gals out there with the kindest comments, and I think you found THE perfect crafting spot, ever! This party is the best! Thanks so much for hosting :)))
    Happy birthday Bev!
    Your card for Bev is a joyous celebration with all of the little Anita details…just like the party!
    Hugs xox

  11. TK

    Wow! Not only did you make a beautifully wonderful card, but you succeeded in making me drool (and it’s only 9 am)!!! Great card! Great party!

  12. Sandie

    You are a star doing this for Bev and I agree blog land is all the better for Bev. I adore your card and her virtual party is one I would love to join xx

  13. conil

    That’s some stupendous card. Bev should be over the moon about it, I know I am. Then you throw her this awesome party. The food look scrumptious…and that cake, Oh. Em. Gee. I can feel the pounds accumulating around my middle now. But the gift, oh dear, that gift….be still my heart.

  14. lostinpaper

    I’m coming to this party for sure, WOW, a circular craft room where we could all get crafty together, sounds like so much fun! Your card for Bev is incredible and so perfectly made (as always)!

  15. Bobby

    It’s supper time and I’m hungry after looking at the gorgeous spread you’ve laid our for Bev’s party It’s so nice of you to host this, Anita. Your card with delight Bev I’m sure, just as it delights me.

  16. Jill V

    Wow Anita! I don’t know which I love more – your card or the virtual party?! All those yummy food pics have my tummy grumbling 🙂 Seriously though, amazing card – those ombre banners are fabulous – and I love the shimmer! Bev will adore it for sure! Hugs, Jill

  17. BarbGhig

    This is the BEST POST EVER!!! What a lovely tribute to sweet Bev, and what a gorgeous card! As always you have truly out-done yourself in the name of friendship…how lovely, Anita! And…I really enjoyed all the amazing photos of the island and all that delicious food…now, I’m hungry 🙂

  18. Jill

    Your card is so nicely done! And what a party! You sure know how to throw a party. But this all made me so hungry…smile…

  19. Joyce M.

    What a fabulous party you just threw. Whew….I am stuffed and tired. Your card is absolutely darling, and I love how creative you were with that cute little banner stamp.

  20. Geri G

    Oh my….the party was soooooo much fun! The champagne tickled my nose, the swim around the island houses was so invigorating and the perfect way to work up an appetite for the delicious aperos (I seriously need to make some of these). The cake and ice cream treats were the perfect way to celebrate our dear friend’s b-day!

    You hosted a PICTURE PERFECT party Anita! Thanks for inviting us to celebrate with Bev!

    Oooops…got so excited about the party, I darn near forgot to tell you that you card is awesome! I love the cascading banners and the ombre colors ROCK!

    Fab job pal!

  21. cmayne

    Oh my stars! Your card is absolutely magnificent and the party! WOW! Decadence in so many ways, and I’m diving right in with the rest of the crowd! The island…an extravagance well deserved for our sweet Bev! Love your card, your party and, most important, YOU!

  22. Shona Chambers

    Well, I bet felt very loved for her birthday!! What an amazing party you prepared for her (you must have been cooking all night!!). And your card is sensational with all that gloss and happy colour.

  23. Marisela Delgado

    Hola, Anita! What a great friend you are. My birthday was on Tuesday, Sept. 15th and had I had the money, I wanted to go to the beach, too, like your photo. I’ve had a rough go these past 2 years. I cut my leg (varicose vein) while shaving and it turned life-threatening on me (blood clot). My life fell apart after that. The wound refused to heal for no medical explanation, I strained the muscles in both of my legs, I had a second varicose vein rupture on its own (same leg), pain meds don’t work on me (not even narcotics), I was allergic to every ointment they tried on my leg, I got plantar fasciitis (VERY painful), and then my little boy, my beagle had to be put to sleep. My faith in the Lord and I have taken a beating, but I am doing better. And I finally had a great birthday (out shopping with my mom) after so much sadness and pain. I hope your friend Bev has a great birthday and here’s hoping I have a great new year. Maybe one day I will make out to some awesome beach. =) Hopefully soon.

  24. kimheggins

    Love your sweet birthday card for Bev, it is just as fabulous as she is. And you found the island, I can’t wait to go there on her private jet to spend time with the rest of the BABES and craft in that round room and in between making cards we can go for a swim and sip champagne. Just love it.

  25. lirpastory

    Happy Birthday Bev. I’ve not attended one of your virtual parties, but if Anita (your apprentice) is any indication – they are awesome. I hope you enjoy the wonderful food and most excellent island gift.
    Anita – the card is great! And a wonderful job on the party decorations and food. 🙂

  26. Hannelie Bester

    You are a girl with hidden talents dear Anita! Not only do you make beautiful cards… but you know how to entertain too!
    Just like Bev and all the others… I LOVE the card…Thanks so much for joining our team at Seize the Birthday!


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