Tuesday, 16 September 2014

i {heart} papers GD Post #8 - Happy (Birthday) Dances, Bev!


Today is a very, very special day. It's a day that we'll all be Happy Dancing because today is Bev's birthday! Darnell is hosting the party and I'm hosting the link - it will be open for two weeks so that you can come to the party too!

When I was looking for inspiration for this card, I went no further than the Happy Dancer herself. In fact, my card was influenced by no fewer than FOUR of her cards!

Happy Dance
this one for colour, dots and curve (May 2012 - can't figure out how to link it)

Happy Dance
add in some yellow (and more dots)

double-stamp the sentiment for dimension

Happy Dance
and celebrate like CRAZY with more dots!

As for supplies - I used the following from i {heart} papers:
MFT Stamps - Celebrate Big
Winnie&Walter - Big Bang Confetti
Avery Elle Ink - Lemongrass, Mimosa, Raspberry
Memento Ink - Paris Dusk
White Cardstock

Last year I was lucky enough to meet Bev in person. And as sweet as you think she is, she's even better in real life! Selfless, kind, talented - AMAZING!



Bev, I hope your birthday is as wonderful as you are and that many wonderful things are coming your way this year!




28 comments:

Darnell J Knauss said...

Excellent card for Bevie and awesome CASE of FOUR of her cards, Ardy!! (I almost CASEd that last one with the bow, lol!) I love that photo of the two of you! Thank you so much for agreeing to host the gallery since I have NBUS going on at my place. You're another sweet gal yourself!! Hugs, Darnell

Patti said...

Both your card and Bev's are wonderful!! What a sweet and clever idea to CASE her and what a wonderful hostess you are! : )

Patti

Anita in France said...

Blissful, Ardyth ... delicious colourful dots beautifully swirled round that wonderful bold sentiment! Fabulous CCASE (combined CASE!) of Bev's lovely cards! Thanks for hosting! Anita :)

Kim Heggins said...

Fabulous groups of cards, each one just as pretty as the next. Thank you so much for helping host Bev's party.

Hannelie said...

Great use of Bev's creations as inspiration Ardyth! LOVE the dots!
Thanks for being a great hostess!

lostinpaper said...

WoW Ardyth, you really know how to throw a party! Loving the dots... and dots and dots lol.

Jen W. said...

Awesome! Love the fun colours and swoop of dots!

Judy1223 said...

Great interpretation of Bev's cards, Ardyth! She is wonderful in so many ways...you are lucky you were able to meet! Thanks for hosting the Linky Party for Bev!

Radhika said...

Awesome card.. :)

Geri said...

You are the master caser of all times! Four cards worth of inspiration in one AMAZING card which is so "Bev:! Bright, happy, vibrant colors - just like the b-day girl :)

Lynn said...

I love this card for Bev. It is perfect...and feels like a happy trail for a happy dancer. Thanks for hosting the fabulous blog hop to celebrate Bev.

Joyce said...

Fantastic card--it is so enlightening to see your thought process--and amazing that you were able to CASE so many cards into one creation and have it still be so CAS and signature Ardyth.

Susanne Vargas said...

Thanks so much for hosting the linky party! Your card is fun and colorful - Bev will love it! How awesome that you CASEd not just one of her cards but four!

Tracey McNeely said...

Ardyth a beautiful card for Bev, actually perfect for her. I love all the inspiration for the dots. Thanks for hosting the linky!

Craftychris said...

Your card for Bev is awesome! The ones in the Linky are all fabulous too! I added mine - A bit late, sorry! xxx

keren said...

Gorgeous card- that's a super CASe- 4 cards at once! You've kicked off the celebrations perfectly!! x

icardeveryone01 said...

Hope you don't mind if I made lunch instead, Ardyth!!

shirley-bee said...

Love how you combined inspiration from four cards!

Kelly Griglione said...

Wow, Ardyth, what a tribute to Bev using four of her wonderful cards like that! I have to say, the result is clear AND so well designed (of course!)Great job!!

Brenda said...

This is a fabulous card Ardyth! I love that it is so festive and fun, the colors are amazing and the sentiments are perfect for such a wonderful birthday person. I love, love the picture of you both and how nice that you got to met Bev. I'm sure she is going to love this festive card which you CASEd from her amazing cards and that I love! Hugs, Brenda

cm said...

Your amalgamation of highlights from four of Bev's cards into one STUNNING creation is nothing short of spectacular, marvelous and brilliant! Happy dancing galore to be done when she sees this! Thank you immensely for hostessing this event for our sweet Bev (and you and Tracey are welcome to travel across Canada to visit me anytime!)
~c

Happy Dance said...

Oh sweet friend!! Almost fell off my chair when I saw the linky party on your blog! How very sweet of you to do this! I swear this is the best birthday ever, in large part thanks to you (and Darnell)!! I love your wonderful CASE of my cards; yours is perfectly polka dotty and I'm happy dancing with joy even now. I'm blessed to call you, and all these wonderful ladies in blogland "friend." Thank you dear Ardyth; you're the best. Big ol' giant hugs. Bev
P.S. we look good together, don't we??!!

Deepti said...

Awesome tribute to Bev !! Love ur take and ur picture together :) thank you for hosting the party !

Helen F. said...

Such a HAPPY B-Day card for Bev, Ardyth. Love how you CASE's her cards into this fun celebration :-)

Dee Miranda said...

Happy Birthday Bev!! (:
-Dee

Martha said...

What a FUN celebration for a very special lady! Happy Birthday to Sweet Bev!

Ardyth, you're card is so lovely and perfect for Bev!

Thanks!

sandie said...

Thanks for holding this party Ardyth and such a lovely idea to show the cards that Bev made that influenced your happy, colourful card x

Karen Mead said...

Gorgeous card Ardyth and what a lovely card party that you and Darnell have hosted for lovely Bev - you guys are the best! Hugs xx