Thursday, August 4, 2022

Seize the Birthday - #244 No Stamping

Welcome to another challenge at Seize the Birthday where we challenge you to a topping, but if you are not a toppings kind of crafter, just make sure that it is a Birthday Card. 

Out toppings for this two week challenge is No Stamping! Our hostess is Glenda! 


Here is the card that I did using only die cuts. Easy one for me as I have many dies it seems. 



Supplies for this card
The Greetery Macrame Open Work and Made for you fillers
Simon Says Die, Happy Birthday. 



Love this die!

  
Our Surprise Party Guest is Karren Johnson and you will find her blog here. 
Don't forget to check out the Seize the Birthday blog too 


     Thanks for stopping by and I always appreciate your comments! 
                                                                






Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Double D Challenge - Lighthouse

Hello Crafters, Diane is our hostess for this two week challenge and she has given us a wonderful inspiration board to follow. Of course, any idea that you have with a lighthouse is just fine. 
For my card, I actually when to a very old stamp that I have had for years. I don't believe that I have ever used it. I applied a new technique for the background and got this card. 

                                                  

Gina K showed us how to do this background and you can see it here. It is called the torn stencil technique. I used the old rubber stamp called, You Light up my Life. A stencil, water droplets, and a sentiment from Never Loose Hope. ( an incentive set) Turquoise Sea ink, and a sponge brush. Master layouts 2 die. Just when I thought that I would clean out some of my old stamps, I was able to make this card and I quite like it.  Guess I will keep it for a while.  

Here is a look at the inside. My BFF Donna finishes her cards and she has motivated me to do the same. 



The prize for a random winner of the challenge. 




Be sure to check out the challenge here to see what the other team members have created for you. 
I am also entering this card in the Colorful Options Challenge .
Where the challenge is Tranquill Turquoise. 

Thanks for stopping by and I always appreciate your comments! 
                                                                






Monday, August 1, 2022

Special post in Memory of Lindsey Martin-Penny


Hello Crafters,
We are deeply saddened to share the news that we lost our treasured friend and teammate, Lindsey, last week, following her hard-fought battle with cancer. Lindsey was well-known for her amazing creativity, witty sense of humor, and immense capacity to support and encourage her design team members and challenge participants. The crafting community will miss her shining light.


Today The Seize the Birthday Team is playing along with their Sister Challenge-Color Hues where Lindsey was also a Design Team Member. This challenge was to be hosted by Lindsey, so the Design Team wants to honor and celebrate her beautiful, creative life by sharing "Lindsey Inspired" projects using her Blue and Purple combination, along with things she loved the most, as inspiration. We hope that you will join us as we pay tribute to our dear friend and teammate.



Here are a few of her favorite things:
humor, cats
gardening/flowers
love of reading
friendship
wine
tea
*If you are a regular at Color Hues and/or Seize the Birthday you might also know that Lindsey loved Clean and Simple cards too.

Here is the card that I did and it was a special one to me as I remember Lindsey.  I think that she made a comment about a flowchart that I had done years back and I made this one and sent it to her. I would always get a chuckle out of her snarky sentiments and comments on my blog too. 

On the inside
This flowchart was computer generated and I used a circle of blue cardstock around each section. The panel is on a purple base in keeping with the Color Hues for this Challenge. 

We would love for you to join us and you can find all the details along with inspiration from both of the Design Teams over at the Color Hues blog below.
If you cannot join, swing on over and appreciate all that Lindsey meant to our team and teammates. 
Thanks for stopping by and I always appreciate your comments! 
                                                             






Thursday, July 21, 2022

Seize the Birthday #243 - Purple, Blue, and Green

                                         


You are in the right place! This is the Seize the Birthday Challenge! It does look like my post from yesterday, but this is a different one.  It has the same theme and my thought was that I can make a card that looks very different with the same colors. So here I go. 
Colleen is our host and this was her pick of colors. 

Remember if you are not a toppings crafter, you can just make a birthday card. 

Here is the one I did for this challenge. 

I went searching in my bits box and up popped this background that I did some time ago after listening to a Jennifer McGuire video. I used a die from MFT called Snow Drift and double-sided tape and glitter.  I know it is called snow drift, but in this case, I think it looks like waves and water.  I went with that theme for my card. 

Going waaaaay back to an old Stampin Up stamp set called Fishy Friends, I stamped and hot embossed the fish and the starfish from that set. Then I water-colored them. 
That sentiment is an old Gina K Duo, do you remember those red rubber ones? 

Our Surprise Party Guest is Karren Johnson and you will find her blog here. 
Don't forget to check out the Seize the Birthday blog too 



Thanks for stopping by and I always appreciate your comments! 
                                                                    






Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Double D - Purple- Blue-Green, All or One


 Darlene is challenging you with this fun idea. You can choose to use all of the colors or just one. This inspiration board is filled with gorgeous colors and I did all three. 


The prize for a random winner 

 
                       Supplies:  EF Cuttle bug
                                       GKD Hearts and Flowers and sentiment
                                        Spellbinder A2 curved borders 
                                             

Be sure to visit the blog for even more inspiration. 


Thanks for stopping by and I always appreciate your comments!