A site for my handmade cards, accompanied by my photos and written meanderings which are occasionally witty, often tongue-in-cheek, and rarely profound. Beginning in June 2013, you'll also see lots of NBUS, which is an acronym I coined for Never-Before-Used-Schtuff. Feel free to join in, use the acronym, and use up your NBUS too! Thanks for coming by! Have a beverage and enjoy!

September 16, 2014

A Surprise Birthday Party for Happy Dance 'n Bev!!

[If you're looking for my NBUS Challenge, click here.]

We are gathered here today for a surprise birthday party for one of Blogland's Sweethearts, Ms. Bev of Happy Dance. You will see that her blog name features in the party scene below, but first let me tell you that this party for sweet Bev is going to be running for a couple of weeks and there is a gallery of all of Bev's friend's gorgeous birthday cards over at Ardyth's Awesome Maskerade blog. I hope you get a chance to make Bev a card and link up over at Ardyth's!!

One of the many delightful things you will notice about Bev's blog and her style is that she is a really huge supporter of other card artists and very, very often CASEs (copy and share everything) the work of other card artists in her posts and through her cards. So, of course, Hammy and I could do no less for Bev than to CASE one of her brilliant cards! Or, as I like to say "DJKASE" one of her cards.

Here is my card:
 And here is Bev's card:
Now are those not two of the best quotes?!! I would have loved to have  Mae and Kate join our party today!

For my card, the drinkie-poo is one of Leigh Hannan's Impression Obsession stamps (E2282), the sediment is unknown to me, and the little star explosions are from a tiny unmarked stamp. I used markers to color my cupcaketini and then I gave it a liberal washing of Wink of Stella.

I am entering my card in these challenges:
  • Less Is More, where we are to make a one-layer card featuring beverages. A lot of you know that this party for Bev has been in the works for several days, so you'll appreciate how my jaw dropped when I saw this challenge at LIM considering I made Bev's card days ago! Ya gotta love Miss Serena Dipity!
  • Addicted to Stamps and More, where we are to use markers to color our cards.
GRAB OUR BADGE!
There are some sensational sponsors and prizes, so make sure you click on the links for all the details on that and the rules!


Freebie print: available in many colors and there's a blank template so that you can write whatever you want! Amazing!
AND NOW ON TO THE PARTY

I hope you can stay for the fun, but if you have to jump out, please come back later and don't forget to link a card for Bev at Maskerade!

Let's start the party by wandering over to the bar for some fun beverlyges! Please help yourselves!!

Live it up on your birthday with a Birthday Cake Martini!  3 ounces fluffed marshmallow vodka  1 ounce cream of coconut (be sure to stir well before using!)  2 ounces Amaretto  3 ounces Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur Honey Sprinkles (I used nonpareils)
Birthday Caketini
Pineapple Upside-down Cake Martini Ingredients: 2 ounces wedding cake vodka (trust me – this stuff is good!) 1 ounce pineapple juice 1 drop grenadine syrup pineapple & cherry for garnish
Pineapple Caketini

The Pinnacle Birthday Cake Martini recipe also calls for 1/2 teaspoon of white cake mix, which might make the martini taste more “cakey” :)

Cake Batter Martini

This Birthday Martini is as good as Birthday Cake in a glass!
Chocolate cupcaketini
BIRTHDAY CAKE MARTINI 2 oz. (60ml) Vanilla Vodka 1 oz. (30ml) Cranberry Juice Top with Champagne Glass rimmed with Sprinkles Tipsy Bartender
Pink Cupcaketini
The Sprinkletini is a blue cocktail perfect for a birthday party. Made from Hpnotiq liqueur, Iced Cake vodka and champagne, and served in a chilled cocktail glass rimmed with sprinkles
Sprinkles Martini


We had better lay something equally delicious on that tummy so you don't start singing prematurely! Today's party is all about EZPZ, so cupcakes are the celebratory dessert. No need for you tensils or plates or an extra hand!

Cupcake Extra Vaganza!
Cupcake Bar, you could do these and then just get a really pretty smash cake for Kaleigh so she has something to blow her candle out on and for pictures. We could make the cupcakes ourselves too so we have a variety of whatever you want, we could even make pink and purple cupcakes!
Fake Cupcake With A Cherry On Top Sundae w/ Pink Striped Paper Straw I HEART Sundae Cupcakes Collection. $10.95, via Etsy. 
How fun and I have this pan! By charlotboo on CakeCentral.com Gorgeous cupcakes
Fairy cakes Flat Top Cupcakes (poured fondent) Oh, you ARE a beautiful little cupcake, aren't you! Ruffly blue icing with a simple 5 petal dark pink flower and silver balls. And yes, I see that lovely glitter!

Crafty Signage

What do you get a girl who is an extraordinary card artist? Why some fun signage for her craft room!

I'm not a craft hoarder! I just need a bigger craft room! Free Printable available in 3 colors!Crafty Girl Typographic Print. Craft Room Decor. Craft Room Sign. Funny Craft Studio Wall Art. Colorful Gift For Crafter. DIY Quote Poster. Daily update on my blog:
Free Craft Room printable (in different colour combinations) :-)#Repin By:Pinterest++ for iPad#Happy place sign....I know one place this could go...and another in my dream beach home and dream main home.


HAPPY DANCING

Happy places brings us to happy dancing and we couldn't have a party for Bev without a slideshow of critters and people (mostly critters) who aren't afraid to show you how to HAPPY DANCE along with Bev!!
The 25 Happiest Animals In The World  -- it's silly things like this that make me laugh and make my day.My Debt Free Happy Dance Moment! -[(Original Pinner's Comment): This COMPLETELY describes my Granddaughter!]
Keep dancing!I love the freeness of babies especially when they do such natural things like dancing! They bring such unexpected and unearthly joy to our hearts.they could not b more of a gift from above♡"Everyday I'm shufflin..."
New Year's Happy Dance - Snoopy & Woodstock
Smile! Get your pet supplies from MakeYourDeal.com ! #petsupplies #homeshopping #bestdealsDancing baby elephant! | Found on @GuessQuest
Doesn't matter if it is a boy or girl, wee itty bitty or almost grown- every kid smiles for bubbles. I always have them on hand
The blue-footed booby lives on the western coasts of Central and South America.This is the beautiful Zenyatta, the 17.2 hand powerhouse that some call the greatest female racehorse of all time.  Born on April Fool's day in 2004, she would be quite a fantastic role model for any young woman.  She is brave, she is confident, and she dances when she's happy.
When he looks at you 50 years from now, and you still get the same butterflies you did the moment your eyes met.
Hallelujah it's Friday...FISH night!European Robin (original taken by Alberto Maria Melis; source here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/albertomelis/6938428099/in/set-72157629081973568#)
Idk why I love this so much. Just something about that little girl's innocence. In the end everything is going to be OK
Leap froggy/HEY EVERYBODY IVE MADE A MARK ON MY PAGE.I HAVE 500 PEOPLE FOLLOWERS.EXCITED AS HECK,SEE MY DANCEYou put your right leg in and you shake it all about ........it reminds me my childhood, there was a yard with many roosters, hens and chicks.
art - sculptures - philip moerman - www.moermansculptures.be
It's Friday! Time for a Snoopy Happy Dance!

Here is the Guest of Honor! 
My Photo
I hope you have a wonderful birthday, my friend, and many, many more!! Mwah!

I'll leave you with this perfect quote for our Bev!
charles schultz quotes | Displaying (19) Gallery Images For Thinking About You Friend Quotes...
~~~

I hope all of you enjoy your day! No, seriously, enjoy.  LITS!* 

As always, thank you for coming by to visit the Playhouse and special thanks to you if you take the time to leave a comment and/or join as a follower! Please let me know you came by, so I can be sure and return the flavor!
 
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Mwah!
OK. So I danced like no one was watching. My court date is pending. #funny #giggles
Please note that all the photos (other than my card and Bev's card and Bev herself) came from Pinterest.

113 comments:

Kathyk said...

FAB post today and loving those Happy Dance pix!!

Your card is splendid ... looks like you and I have the same Penny Black stamp set too ... Allegra?

Have a fab day

Kathyk

Toni said...

Lol. Great CASE and great series of images. I don't know why but I especially loved the alligator kicking up his ... claws.

Kim Heggins said...

Wow...this was some party Darnell! Good thing I don't have to drive with all those yummy looking martini's!!! And all the fun treats too, what a fun time. And your card is adorable. I too have that stamp floating around my craft room, may need to find it now. Love what you did with it! Thanks again for the invite too.

Patti said...

Thank you for the invitation to be a part of all the fun! : )

Your party is outstanding!! I love the dancing the best! : ) ... ok, I lied I love the Aqua colored cupcakes with delicate pink flowers but then I love the dancing next! heehee

Your card is great! I am LOVING! that darling image and the floating cupcakes!! : )

(((Hugs)))
Patti

Geri said...

AWESOME, AWESOME, AWESOME post Darnell! Bev is going to be pickled tink for sure! Love all your dancing pics and LOVE your card...especially the two cupcakes inside the martini glass!

Great party...a lovely lunch was served and a good time was had by all (my Baba's fav saying!).

Anita in France said...

Oh, Darnell, such a brilliant CASE of Bev's card ... fab colours and such amazing bead detailing on the glass ... and yes, what brilliant quotes! Thanks for the invitation to Bev's glorious party ... it's perfectly timed for breakfast here! Been rather distracted on the way down to comment ... had a tini drinky-poo, a little nibble of cupcake petit déjeuner, stopped off for a giggly read and then engaged in some serious happy dancing with a few of those awesome party guests. That blue footed booby is such a flirt! Hugs, Anita :)

Sindhu said...

What a post Darnell! Love your CASEd card! Thanks do much for the fun post! :)

Hannelie said...

Ahhh! You've got me dancing a dance for Bev on her birthday!
Fab party and a fabulous card !
Thanks for getting the party going Darnell!

Sarah said...

Great party!! Love the card and you are quite right they are absolutely two of the best quotes!! xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Great post Darnell..love your card and your happy dancing pictures

Anne

lostinpaper said...

My gosh you know how to throw a party GF! I had so much fun I had to go back and check our your card again lol. It's awesome Darnell!

Kylie said...

For some reason I have a craving for a cupcake now ;) LOVE your CASE of Bev's card. Gorgeously stamped and coloured. Wonderful birthday party you cooked up for your friend. Thanks for also linking up at ATSM xx

Petra Swart said...

Oh, what a happy way to start my day, Darnell!! Loved all the lovely drinks, the beautiful yummy cupcakes, the fun crafty quotes and all the happy dancing!! This is really some party for Bev and to top it all - your lovely card for her!!! Great colouring and I love that sentiment!!!

Have a happy day, Darnell!!!

Vicky Hayes said...

What a fabulous post! No-one does a party quite like you Darnell, you lovely lady! I love your drinkie cards and what wisdomosity from those great actresses too! Vicky x

Sue said...

Fabby post. All those lovely cakes......if only I could have one, or two, or three, or........:)

Hope you have a lovely day.

SARN said...

Oh Darnell . . . what an extraordinarily HAPPY post. LOVE everything about it . . .your wonderful cards and all the photo's.

In fact . . . I think I'll DO a little Happy Dance this instant.

Thanks for a great start to the day!

Hugs from Happy Dancing Sarn xxxx

Sue - said...

Great party for Bev! Love all the happy dancers!

Redanne said...

You really know how to cheer a girl up Darnell, this is just the happiest post EVER! I love your card for Bev and those cupcakes.... I want one now...

The happy dance pics are fabulous, if I could, I would do one myself to celebrate too - I will just to have to imagine doing one! Hugs, Annie xx

Lynn said...

Oh the sentiment on Bev's card is just perfect. Love, love, love it! With the little drink stirrer that is awesome. What a wonderful party for Bev!

Pink Blossom Creations said...

Hi Darnell.. Love this post. Cards are fab and post is very bright and cheery. Caroline x

Judy1223 said...

Darnell, what a wonderful way to kick start a birthday party for Bev! Your card is divine and the pics from Pinterest all made me smile. What a fun post!

Sarah Gray said...

Yay, fab party! I am throwing some shapes here to celebrate the awesome Bev's birthday :) LOVE your card - great CASE and fab sentiment! I will definitely be linking up to celebrate with Bev :)

dottielottie said...

Wow! what a great blog post today Darnell. I am now singing the "Happy" song and doing the happy dance (and I havn't even had a sip of the Birthday Caketini yet) Love your DJKASE card and Bev's too and yes those are two of the best quotes. Better go grab myself a cupcake before they all disappear. Thank you Darnell for putting on this Extra Vaganza in honor of Bev's birthday, Happy Birthday to you Bev! I had a blast.
Hugs Lottie x

Marybeth said...

Darnell,you found some fabulous photos! ( and I thought maybe I had too many) :) So many perfect photos ...the elephant dancing the crafty signage and then the last one that says "happy dance" !
Your card is darling ! Love the swizzle stick with cupcakes on it....and how fun..... a challenge to go with it! I am sure you made Bev's heart dance here today! Thanks, sweet friend!

Hettie said...

I would so love to see you at a party!! Boy that would be some hangover next day. Now where do I go for a decorate your own cupcake party?
Great card too buddy.
Love your pinterest images.
Hugs
xx

Jeanne said...

What a fabulous card and post! Sure made me grin and do a little seat dancing! :) Hope your friend has an awesome birthday. How could she not, with all the love you're sharing, I'm thinking! :)

cm said...

Alrighty, I'm packing my suitcase immediately and heading right on over to join in the fun! Seriously AWESOME party in every way, Darnell - love those happy dance images, and the you tensil free treats...oh, and the sentiment signs...heck, love it ALL!! Said it before and will say it again: you're super-duper amazing! Bev will be ecstatic with this surprise party! She'll be happy dancing up a storm! Hugs~c

*Vicki* said...

Oh my word this post is just packed full of FUN!!! I will have to go back and check out your cards again!! LOL!! But I love the theme and your coloring on both of your designs is brilliant!! Thanks for sharing! HUGS :)

Patti said...

Hi Darnell,

I added a note to your comment on my blog and wanted to be sure you got this handy tip! DUCT TAPE! works like a charm : )

And here you gals thought we were backwards in Wisconsin! : )

(((Hugs)))
Patti

jimlynn said...

Perfection plus!!! That's got to be one of the cutest stamps ever too. LOVE it! Fun card and just delightful!
Love the dancing pictures too. That croc sorta looks like me doing a happy dance!
Lynn

Ann Tuck said...

Love your bright and celebratory card Darnell! The clusters of stars? froth and bubble, are just perfect, and of course the colour combo of aqua and red - my favourite just now. Hugs, Ann

Joyce said...

Wow, Darnell--you sure know how to throw a party. Such a wonderful tribute to Bev. You picked a fantastic card of Bev's to CASE, and I really love your take on it. I realized that I have that IO stamp set--one of my earliest stamp purchases, and now I need to go find it and show it some ink. I had forgotten all about it.

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Love the clean card and the fun quote! Thanks so much for hosting the party!!

icardeveryone01 said...

D!! I love this and Bev! You are so right about her comment-love... is today her actual birthday?
=] Michele

Tracey McNeely said...

Darnell you know how to throw a party girl! I would like to come to the Playhouse and try each on of those martini's with you! Your DJKASE of Bev's card is so fun, I love how the cupcakes are inside the glass. A cupcake martini--why not! Bv I am sure is so thrilled. Happy day and thanks for organizing!

Carole Z said...

Super duper post Darnell, love those happy dances! Fab cards, both yours and Bev's - fabulous! Hugs Carole Z X

Colleen said...

Darnell, you must have been a party planner in your past life! ha ha...you can throw a great party and this is no exception...got a hoot out of all the dancers! You are amazing!

Marisa said...

Casing is always a wonderful honor for the person you are casing :) Great job on yours. Adore the photo of the elderly couple dancing - love that has lasted a lifetime, best kind around :) Have a fabulous day!

Craftychris said...

ooh your post is just so Happy! Love, love, love it! Your card for Bev is cool too! I have just added mine, a bit late, sorry! xxx

Cris G said...

What a celebration! Love the happy dancing, and all the beautiful and yummy images, but what I like the most is that saying of the crafty girl whose fingers fall off... just hilarious.
Your cards are super happy too, and the quotes so fun.

Loll Thompson said...

Sweet!! Cupcakes in a martini ... sounds like THE MOST delicious martini every!! :) Happy Birthday to Bev ... love all the fun pics to make her day even more special. Lolly xx

Kristie Goulet said...

GREAT post for sweet Bev, Darnell! You sure do know how to throw a party. Love the Happy Dance photos. hee hee
Great card too. She is sure to love it.

Shelly said...

Seriously, this post is happiness overload!!! lol Love your card! And just look at all those yummy photos!!! And not to mention the fun ones, too! Awesome post, Darnell! <3

Jacquie Southas said...

You know how to throw a great party, Darnell! Love the card with the candle stir stick in the tasy looking drink :)

Sue Rose said...

LOVE your card...love your post. You are one very awesome person! You even included my favorite peanuts gang for the party!

oldpunca said...

You made my day perfect with this post, Darnell :-). Your card and the sentiment are great. Mae West knew how to enjoy the life. :-)
A nice gesture to make party for your friend on the blog. Cupcakes are so sweet (I took one of them :-))). Happy birthday to Bev and all the best to you, Sonja

Gay Peplow said...

What a fab party Darnell, Happy Birthday to Bev and many happy returns :D I love your card, the perfect cupcaketini :D Another great word LOL Happy days to you lovely lady!! Hugs Gay xx

Bobby said...

Thanks for the invite, Darnell. I wouldn't want to miss it. Your CASE of Bev's card is fabulous and the dessert spread enviable. Love the signs. Lot's of laughing and happy dancing at this party.

Sue said...

Simply stunning card, Darnell! Love that super fun image and the sentiment, just wonderful. Thank you for joining us at ATSM. Have a great rest of the week. xx

Sharon Underwood said...

What a wonderful party! I love all you added to make it truly special. Happy Dance! WooHoo!

Darcy Schroeder said...

What a fab blog you have. I had to stop here after Lynne gave you such kudos!!! And she is right!! Just fantastic!!
Hugs
Darcy

Jean Straw said...

What a wonderful happy post Darnell, I love all the cute cupcakes and the lovely happy dance photos.Phew what a party.
Your card is great fun too, love those tiny cupcakes and the quote.
Thanks too for your lovely comments on my blog today.
Jean x

alexandra s.m. said...

You're too funny Darnell!
Thank You for this wonderful post!
Love your card too of course ;o)

conil said...

Well this is a perfect birthday bash post for Bev the Birthday Girl. BTW, your card for her is delicious.

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Darnell
You are a hoot!
Fabulous card and thanks for the food and drinks pics that are now making me salivate, with nothing similar to hand and too late to go out and get some lol!
Best wishes.
Ang x

Vicki Dutcher said...

No one wonders why we love you! You are such an amazing supportive friend to help host such a fun party! Lucky Bev!!

ps - Love your super fun in a glass ;) card!

Kathleen said...

Fabulous, fabulous post, and a fantastic card.
I really giggled at the Court Case one.

Kath x

Susanne Vargas said...

With a pineapple caketini in one hand and one of those scrumptious cupcakes in the other I want to thank you for throwing such a fun and fabulous party! I am thoroughly enjoying myself!
And your card is fantastic! Love how it matches the drinks you are offering and how you CASed one of Bev's card!

shirley-bee said...

Well, Bev's the queen of Party Planners, but you come a close second! Love all those happy dancers :)

Deepti said...

Oh my this is soooooooo sweet of you! Love the party you have thrown for her and those perfect collection of images, topped with ur perfect card is mind blowing! Bev will be so touched by this post :)

Cornelia W said...

Fabulous party - your pic make me wanna dance, too!

Shona Chambers said...

Wow, what a wonderful friend you are and I bet Bev enjoyed her party!!! Love the martini card, fabulous idea to put the cupcake/candle in there instead of the toothpick/olive combo. Maybe you should be a party planner!! And I LOVE the dancing photos, especially the alligator, he's got the moves!!!

Donna Ellis said...

What an awesome party! Love your card - both the image and the sentiment are PERFECT! wonderful colors, too, Darnell! hugs, de

Gerrina said...

Super party are you throwing here! Love the dance pics! And love your card! Great quote and a glas that looks like I can just take it from the card! Super stamping! Enjoy the week, Gerrina

Barb Ghig said...

Oh my goodness, Darnell...you throw the best parties EVAH!!! Your card is absolutely beautiful, and a great CASE of Bev's creation...wow! As for the photos and the crafty-girl signs...Thank you for making me smile!!! You really are the BEST!!!

Happy Dance said...

OH. MY. GOSH!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What did you go and do dear, dear Miss D??!! When I popped online, and saw this incredibly amazing party, I laughed and cried all at the same time. (I'm so sorry I'm late getting to this comment...been playing nursey and mover-woman most of the day...)So the first thing I saw was your DJKASE of my little card. It's brilliant. No. It's way more than brilliant. And I love it. 'Scuse me, need a tissue here. That touched my heart, and it also made me chuckle! That looks like the perfect caketini!! And speaking of caketini's...Who knew they came in such tempting flavors?! I'll have one of each,please!!! Or two...then I'll be like cake batter! Just pour me into bed, lol! Mmmmmm...cupcakes....gorgeous and so delicious looking. I'll take a dozen of each of those! But I'd share. Maybe.. Yeah, I'd share! The signs are perfect. Loved them all, and might have to make some to hang in the old craft room. Those happy dancin' folks and critters had me smiling all day. It's mostly how I feel everyday, and you've captured those feelings perfectly! You're so special to me, and sweet friend, I can't thank you enough for this marvelous party. You're the best. Best party I've ever had. You rock! Thanks so so much. Big Giant Hugs. xoxoxoxo Bev

Brenda said...

Wow what a party Auntie Darnell!!! I love all the yummy looking drinks, the cupcakes look sinfully good, the signs were just to fun and wouldn't mind having a few in my own room. lol And the happy dances, oh my they are just fabulous. Sorry yours got you in trouble though. lol But I know Bev will probably come and visit you if you get incarcerated. lol Just kidding, but I know Bev probably is loving all this celebration. No I don't know her, but I plan to rectify that. I love, love your DJKASE card, the cupcakes in your drink is too cute as is the candle and yes, I love both of those sentiments!! Actually love both of those ladies and gosh would have love to met them. They both were such neat ladies. Hugs, Brenda

Jen W. said...

I am now officially desperate for a cupcake. Or a cupcaketini. Or pretty much anything cupcake related. You're killing me with all the yummy photos! You are showing more of your awesomeness here with the birthday celebration you organized for Bev and all the kind words you have about her. You really are a special gal, Ms Darnell!
And your card rocks - gorgeous coloring and I love the perfectly placed sparkle stamps!

JD/ Jill said...

What a great case of Bev's lovely card! And you sure know how to throw a party! And yes, I felt Happy looking at all these great picks...sure added to my own Happy celebration today! Happy Birthday, BEV!

Diane said...

Great card Darnell what a fabulous post. Love all the pictures and fun idea.

Hugs Diane

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Oh my, what a FUN post!!!!!

Lisa said...

You sure know how to throw a party and look at those FUN cards!! I thoroughly enjoyed ALL of your happy dancing photos!!!

Kelly Griglione said...

You sure know how to throw a party, Darnell! I really love the design on your card ... the off-center BEVerage, the sediment, and the 3 groups of 3 stars. All well-balanced, making for one heck of an attractive card! Thanks again so much for rounding up the troops like you do so well : )

Anne said...

Blimey Darnell you certainly know how to blogparty !!! What a fantabulous celebration, I forgot how your cards looked and had to retrace my steps to check them out
Love those tiny pink stars on the IO creation, really give it a bit of party spirit
Raising my mug to you, it's a bit early for it to be a glass here :)
Thank you for joining our challenge this week at LIM
Anne
Less is More Designer

sandie said...

yep, you did it again...made me smile! Adore this fun post and I am sure that Bev loved it. On and thanks for joining ATsm X

Carol L said...

Way to celebrate Bev's birthday! This was a fabulous post, so full of fun and happy dancin :)

Ros Crawford said...

I'm laughing my socks off at that last sign!! What a great post and super photos ... Your card is just perfect!! Happy birthday to your friend Bev!

Ingrid Kristina V said...

Hi Darnell! What a fab post! Your friend is a lucky lady to have such a friend as you! So sweet! I love your card and those happy dance images are so funny!
Thank you for joining my little blog and for leaving a sweet comment! I do hope you will enjoy my future posts as much ;)
Hugs,
Ingrid x

Nonni said...

What a brilliant post, I loved all the photos! Great CASE too, both your and Bev's cards have such great quotes. xxx

Charlene said...

A-maz-ing Card!!!! Will have to go wish her a happy birthday!

Bonnie said...

What a wonderful birthday card for Bev! And what a party you've put on! Love those signs and all the dancing that's going on over there. Even got my toes to tappin'.

laurie said...

Great party and awesome cards! What a fun post today!

Kelly Latevola said...

Thanks for allowing me to attend your party! I enjoyed the drinks, dancing, and cupcakes but mostly the drinks. I'm just that kind of party girl ;) Your CASE of Bev's card is fabulous! Your coloring looks awesome!!

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Fabulous post queen of the playhouse, love the cards and the photos.

Hugs
Maarit from the cupboard

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Wowzers Darnell that's a fun post and a half. Love all your photos and your LIM card of course. Beautiful image and sentiment.
Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
Sarah xx
Less is More

Sue said...

Hello Darnell,
What a fun post and great card, you cracked many smiles to my face as I perused through your Blog. You seem a person that enjoys life...what a breath of fresh air you are. I am thinking a dose or two on occasions of you may go down well on a rainy day.
I have hopped on board to enjoy the creative journey with you.
Smiles:)
Sue

Aileen said...

Oh Darnell I can just picture you in your playhouse doing your own special happy dance after putting together such a fun post. Love your drinky card with your gorgeous large tini! x

Helen F. said...
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Helen F. said...

Can't remember going to a more fun partee, Darnell! Thanks for the invite. Love the great B-Day card you made for Bev, and all of the really funny photos ;-)

MaryH said...

What a perfectly delightful card! Loved Bev's card & ditto your DJKase of it too. That sediment expresses it all too well. I want one of those cupcake tinis, and I liked the dessert buffay too. I'm drooling here. What fun pictures, and somebody did a lot of googling to find all those smiley & happy photos. (of course the happy bird was my fav, but then I liked the little kid - also the seniors - oh well, I liked 'em all). Will try to par-tipsi-pate if I can get some time here. Hope all things be well witcha, and I'm not turible besited with Halloween either, but if I get becited, it's over the kewt stuf, not the grim stuf. But hey, we go with the flow...helped make it to 51 that way! Big Hugs. TFS

Asha said...

Oh this really made my day, Darnell. I've been up since 5am, its cold, wet and need to get to wok in a bit and this post put a put a spring in my step! How can Bev not be doing a happy dance after this! AWESOME card ... that caketini is a MUST HAVE! Have a fab day, my friend!
hugs, Asha

aussie aNNie said...

FABULOUS.XXXThe Journey is the Start


Maria said...

What a wonderful bday part for Bev...so sweet and fun! Your card is full of fun...love those cupcakes in the martini glass...hehehe! And, fab post with all the happy photos!:-)

maria f. said...

You done Bev proud, DJK. Me especially likey the sign about hot gluing my digits back on and continuing crafting!

Carole said...

Fist that card is ridiculously fun and cheerful. Second...wow you sure do know how to throw a party...tasty drinks...divine cupcakes and fun entertainment.The card"Cheers" is very clever and I'm still giggling over "hoars" tell me true...do you snicker to yourself when you and hammy come up with these funny sayings?
Be well C

Brenda in IN said...

Oh what a fun post this is! I love the quote and the happy dances. I especially love that "Court date is pending". Your card is so happy too. Love those little cupcakes in the bottom of the glass. Bev will get such a kick out of this.

Dee Miranda said...

Beautiful card! I'm sure Bev loved it!
-Dee

Krisha said...

Thanks for sharing your party with all of us. I drank, I ate and I DANCED.........see you in court......hope we have the same date....LOL

Love the CASE card!

1CardCreator said...

Loved your cards and you really made me smile today! ~Diane

Pia S said...

I'd say you both picked words from wise women:)

Becca Cruger said...

What a great way to celebrate somebody's birthday! Very cute cards to both of you and thanks for the smiles!

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Ha ha - fabulous post. Really made me smile (and drool over those cupcakes).
Brilliant card and love the quotes.
Caroline xxx

Chrissie said...

You certainly know how to write a post Darnell, the cards are ace and the pictures of those critters are hilarious!
What fun!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Martha said...

Darnell, what a FUN birthday party celebration for Sweet Bev! She IS definitely one of the kindest online bloggers around! ♥

The Happy Dancing photos sure put a smile on my face. I'm joining the party...and will soon be posting a card for Bev.

I am a new follower, and will also be adding to your NBUS challenge.

Viv said...

Oooh what scrummy cards again Dee, loving all the scrummy food and drink too...and no calories either...what's not to love ! The happy dancing pics made me smile too....thankyou ;) hugs Vee xx

ionabunny said...

Fantastic sayings. Very fun

Colleen Dietrich said...

What a fantastic post! And Happy Birthday, Miss Bev! I don't know you but that's okay...I had fun stopping in at your party all the same! (That Darnell throws fabulous parties.)

Karen Mead said...

I have had a ball at your party Darnell - I have laughed a lot and put on weight just looking at all that glorious food:)What a fabulous party for the lovely Bev - your are such a sweet friend - hugs xx

Monika Reeck said...

I believe BEV love your card and it is really sweet of you...the cup cake inside the glass and the candle also yeah so cool I never have any straw with flame of fire..its a cool and cute and CAS card..Love it Darnell..I am sorry just having time to visiting you again...will move to other post..hugs, Monika

Nora N. said...

That card is fabulous and I love the sentiment. Your coloring rocks!! I also like the little stars. Great design!!

Greta said...

LOVE your take on Bev's card & I know she is thrilled with it! Darling card--love the little stars & everything, Darnell!

Taunya Butler said...

Love these cards - they are perfect for Happy Dance'in Bev!! Way to go on creating super great birthday post for her!! Love that you are so giving and generous in the blog world! You are an inspiration!!

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