Monday, August 31, 2015

Happy Birthday Hannelie!!!

This was supposed to happen yesterday. Instead, I got a migraine. So my most sincere apologies for not getting this up in time for your birthday dear friend. But we'll extend your celebration by a day and party extra long!

Hannelie. Isn't she just the sweetest person?! Not only are her cards ever and always amazing, but she shares digi sentiments with us all so often...how cool is that??!!! I can remember back to when I first started blogging and there were those bloggers that I held in total awe; Hannelie was (and still is) one of them. I mustered up my courage one day and left a comment on her blog because of an incredible card. Shortly after that, I got a comment from her! Let me tell you, I was over the moon! Someone as important and as good a cardmaker as Hannelie took notice of a newbie. That's the kind of person she is...generous in spirit, sweetest disposition, and a darling friend. Thanks to bloggers like Hannelie, I felt encouraged to continue in my own efforts. Thanks to bloggers like Hannelie, I in turn encourage others. She has that effect on us, you know? Thanks sweet Hannelie, you're the best.

Just a little party for today, starting off with a few decorations and some pretty yellow table settings. We'll multiply them as needed, and by my calculations, we'll need about a million!
These glittery balloons add the perfect touch of sparkle. All I did was funnel some gold glitter into them before blowing them up.

Polka Dot Wedding Inspiration: Fun and Fabulous! See more at: www.theperfectpalette.com - Styling Ideas for Weddings + Parties

Daisy Chain Table Scape (1) From: Stone Gable (2) Follow On Pinterest > Stone Gable

black and yellow diy table decor | Do-It-Yourself Wedding Reception Centerpieces | St. Simons Island ...

And a cake like this at every table. You know our birthday girl likes polka dots!! And bright colors!

Stripes and Polka Dots Gift Boxes Cake

For presents, I thought I'd shop for an outfit, complete with jewelry and a handbag. But this one didn't come with shoes....

#Modest doesn’t mean frumpy. #DressingWithDignity

So I found some matchy-matchy ones! Aren't these just the cutest??!!



Smart and Snazzy Heel in Seabreeze - High, Woven, Blue, Solid, Polka Dots, Party, Daytime Party, Variation, Better


The last present is a little lear jet. So you can go see your girls, or head off to SA anytime your heart desires. And if you should want to make a few (hundred) trips to see us all in the US and all around the world, well, we won't complain!



I would have a jet so I could visit my mom quicker than 5 hrs and the Girts and I would be in FL all the time :)


Actually, I have one more present. But you can't see it. Not because I don't want you to, but because it's unseeable. It's a special gift that I know she'll want. No More Migraines. EVER. That's what I'd like to give her most. Or "ungive" her! And do I have a card? You know I do. And it'll be winging it's way to her even as we speak. Late? A bit, but I'm calling it an extension of the celebration! You can have a peek before you get it in the mail, Hannelie:


So birthday blessings enough to last the whole year through dear friend. May all your dreams and wishes come true!!

(I'll be popping this into Tag You're It #29, Less Is More, and Simon Says Wednesday Challenge today too.) 

Started with some Michaels white for the base, and the embossed panel. I sponged some pink ME ink very lightly on the embossed polka dots and added an SC tag in black. The stars and HB are from MFT in gold, and I glittered up one star with HS chunky glitter. A smidgen of gold twine and some HS mist surrounded by a star 'frame' and done.



35 comments:

Hannelie said...

Oh dear Bev... never in a million years you will know what this post mean to me. Each and every word and gift selected with love and sincerity. People like YOU change not only Blogland... but the WORLD.

I am saving this in my ♥ 4 ever!
Love you to the moon and back!

Marybeth said...

I am so sorry you keep getting migraines Bev......not good! You still throw the best party in town. I can tell by sweet Hannelie's comment she is thrilled. Happy Birthday to you Hannelie! Bev did you know my furpture daughter in law is from SA. I pray you stay well sweet friend.

Laura Norris said...

What lovely parties you throw!! This one was great! And yes those shoes are so cute and perfect with the outfit! Your card is perfect too! Happy Birthday to Hannelie!

Barb said...

That would be a lovely party. Who wouldn't like those shoes! Only they'd probably hurt.....

Another lovely card Bev and that super big HB sentiment. I love that. Barbxx

Sazzle Dazzle said...

WOW! I think you have Hannelie to a T with all those wonderful gifts and such beautiful words! She's certainly a blog star in my book and your card for her is AWESOME too! Great spritzing, texture and striking elements. Simply perfect and thanks for playing along at Less is More.
Sarah x

Craft-E-Place said...

Beautiful card, so full of texture and interest.
Elaine

Becca Cruger said...

Your birthday posts are just the sweetest thing ever, Bev. Talk about feeling special with a comment... that's how I feel every time you leave your sunshine on my blog. Your card is just like you - all bright and sparkly and amazing!

Shelly said...

Fabulous party!! ;) Your card is super fun and awesome!

~amy~ said...

Love this party! Awesome card Bev!

Judy1223 said...

Bev, wow! You just set the bar way too high with this happy birthday to you post for Hannelie! What a perfect tribute! PERFECT!! Your card for her is just darling. I hope you are feeling better from your migraine...I woke up with what I thought was a migraine the other day (I've only had one before) and it was horrible...I wonder if it has something to do with this time of year? Hmmm...in any case, I do hope you are rid of it!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Beautiful, thanks so much for joining us at Tag You're It Challenge, love the gold.

Nora N. said...

You are so adorable Bev!! I love your birthday celebrations!! The card you created is beautiful. I love all the sparkle and shine!!! Such a sweet, sweet celebration.

Susanne Vargas said...

Another fun filled party organized by Happy Dance! You are the sweetest! And your card is a real stunner!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Oh, my goodness, I had SUCH a good time at Hannelie's party, Bevie! You really know how to throw them! And you really know how to make a birthday card, too! This is perfect for Hannelie: sophisticated and elegant and beautiful!! Miss you!! Mwah and hugs, Darnell

I Card Everyone said...

Love your party, for a lovely and wonderful friend. Hannelie is super sweet and talented. About that story, and how she commented and made your day? YOU did that for me, Bev and so many more of us! And I think to myself, it's a wonderful world... of blogging friends like you, and Hannelie! [Does anyone else think of Puff the Magic Dragon when you say her name? Extra reason to love it! Now I know you're singing that song, Bev.. and I hope it makes your headache magically disappear!]
=]

Kristie Goulet said...

Another lovely party for sweet, Hannelie! LOVE the card you made for her and I am sorry about your migraine's, my friend.
I will be praying for you. Hugs!!!

Bobby said...

Aren't you sweet to throw Hannelie a party. I love the card you made for her, so simple and elegant, just like the ones she makes.

Neets B said...

Aw, Bev, what wonderful words and what a fabulous party, so perfect for Hannelie. Your card is perfect for her too...bold and striking with a modern elegance, love it!
Thanks for sharing with us.
Anita x
Less is More

JD/ Jill said...

I do hope and pray for you that your migraine is completely gone. I get those too from time to time...Not fun!
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But this post is fun! Great pics along with a lovely card, which I'm sure she will treasure!

Geri said...

Picture perfect party and picture perfect card!!! You seriously NAILED every photo...they are all soooooo Hannelie-ish! And your tag card...blew me away! Polka dots, bling, sparkle & shine...it could not possibly get any better than this!!!

Thanks for hosting another great party! "A lovely lunch was served and a good time was had by all!" (...channeling my late Baba with that saying!)

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Such a fabulous card! Love the great design and pops of gold!! So pretty!!

Hope those migraines stay away!!

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

hugs...
Melissa

Kim Heggins said...

Miss Bev...I just love it what you throw a party! It's always complete with everything we all need to celebrate! Sweet card for Hannelie!

Karren said...

I came here from Hannelie's blog and wow! This is just the sweetest post and your card for her is just as sweet.

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

I love a virtual party, and so glad you incorporated the gold in your project, many thanks for joining us at Tag You're It Challenge.

Chrissie said...

What a lovely card, the limited colour palette is super and the design is fab!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Anita in France said...

Well, my sweet friend ... even though I'm late to your amazing and wonderful party for the lovely Hannelie, it's been a blast! Not only all those fantastic decorations and party food ... and awesome gifts (especially love the lear jet!!), but the most delightful guests to mingle with! Your words about Hannelie are so perfect ... and so rang a bell ... my experience was just as yours was as a newbie! Gorgeous, stylish and chic card ... love all that shimmer, sparkle and shine! Hope the YKWs have been banished! Miss you heaps! Hugs & bisous, bisous, Anita :)

Petra Swart said...

Oh, Bev, I could not have better words to describe my dear friend, Hannelie!!!! She, and all of you wonderful people here in Blogland, are just the best!!! And again you've arranged the most wonderful party!!! WOW, I love that pretty outfit and the shoes are out of this world!!! And your card is so beautiful!!! Love the embossed bg and the fun stars!!! The gold sentiment against the black tag is just wonderful!!!! Lovely post, my friend!!!!

Martha said...

Bev, you sure know how to throw a party!
Love this FUN post & sweet card.

Hope your migraines are gone.

Anja Curvers said...

Wow Hannelie will be blessed with such a great party. Love how you throw it all together and i am so sad to hear about your migraine and I know what I am talking about, sadly. Your card is awesome. Thank you for joining us over at Tag You're It.

Kara Lynne said...

Looks like I missed out on an amazing party! Wish I could've been there, but at least I did not miss your wonderful card to Hannilie in the link up over at Tag, You're It! I love everything about it from the polka dots and stars to the metallic die cuts and misting!

Jeanne J said...

Hi Bev Sorry to read you weren't feeling well. I hope you are better today! I loved reading your post - you inspire me and make me appreciate the good friends I've made through blogging as well. Your card is amazing! I love the embossed background and pretty glittery accents! Have a blessed day!

Bobby said...

Looks like you're on a roll, Bev. Two shoutouts in a week. Your card is one of the favorites at Tag You're It!

Darnell J Knauss said...

I'm popping back to congratulate you on your Favorite win from TYI, Bevie! It is well-deserved and it's so fun to share the podium with you!! Now we just have to remember we are up in the front and we can't be picking our noses!! Hugs, Darnell

Kylie said...

What a beautiful card and, as always, an amazing tribute! You're very special and I hope you know how much your friendship is valued by all who know you!

cm said...

Oh Bev...a lovely post in every way...your sweet tribute to Hannelie, the fabulous party, the GORGEOUS card! We're talking classy, elegant and, Ms. T's new word, "squizzit' (aka: exquisite). Would you please be my wardrobe shopper? That mint/gold outfit and the mint/polka-dotshoes...wowsers! Please???
Hugs~c