Thursday, June 7, 2018

Seize the Birthday - Beachy Birthday

Yes, it is that time again for another great challenge at Seize the Birthday. 
Our "Toppings" option this time is...
Beachy Birthday

                               If you're not a toppings kinda person, can just
                                       stick with our usual "Anything Goes"Birthday!

The choice is yours!
Here is my example for your inspiration.
 My thoughts went right to the beautiful beaches of Naples Florida.  We are able to spend our winters there.  The sunsets are an experience for sure.  So I made my card a scene of that famous Naples pier and the beach.  I used two of the Stamp sets from Gina K designs, By the Sea 2 and Framescape Tropical Skies.  A little water coloring for the ocean.  Notice my huge sun. How can you not, I think I overdid that.   

Naples Pier

Have fun and let the celebration begin!!!
We have a new Surprise Party Guest for May and June. 
Her name is Sonjak and here is where you can find her gorgeous creations.
Challenge Rules (to keep things fair):
1. You must make a BIRTHDAY PROJECT, however, our topping is always optional.
2. You may link up to 3 projects for each challenge.
3. Please add a direct link to your blog or to an online gallery.
4. Please include one of our graphics and a link back to our blog.
5. You may combine this challenge with up to 4 other challenges. 
6. As always, please have fun! All products are welcome!

Thanks for stopping by and for your comments, they really make my day better.  


  1. Beautiful beach scene and your take on the photo is perfect!

  2. Oh. My. Word. I adore this, Barb! You have totally capture your beloved Naples Pier! I just made Father's Day cards using the By The Sea 2 set and they do not look anything like this! I love your beautiful sun and the shadows cast on the water--perfect! This. Is. Gorgeous. LOVE!!!

  3. Well, the only thing I can say about this card is move over Theresa Momber, and ditto Donna.

  4. Oh wow! This is really rocked that scene. And I LOVE that huge, big sun. It looks like that sometimes when it is setting. This is simply FABULOUS!!!

  5. WOW, a stunning scene that looks just like your photo...the sun reflecting on the water is awesome!!

  6. Barbara, you did NOT overdo anything, that sun is brilliant and I love the whole scene, it is a piece of art and should be framed! WOW was actually the first thought in my mind, I see others have said the same thing, totally stunning! Have a beautiful weekend!
    Heart Hugs, Colleen

  7. Its a perfect take on that photo! Wow!! and I don't think the sun's too big - its just the right size.. :D

  8. Wow your watercoloring for the ocean looks amazing, Barbara! Love how you colored the reflections on the wave! Nothing is overdone! Awesome!!!

  9. Beautiful scene you created Barbara. I thought of a Florida beach when I saw your card. Great job, my friend.

  10. Perfect inspired card! I want to walk down that pier! :)

  11. This is really lovely Barbara and looks like it could be sold in one of those fabulous gift shops downtown!!! Maybe you should mass produce them! Love your reflections in the water and the shadowing of the palms! You need to do more of have the eye!

  12. Oh wow, Barbara! Your scene looks so much like the photo, it's amazing! I've never been good at creating scenes likes this, yours is so impressive. ps: someday we should all plan a FL crafty retreat!

  13. This is amazing! Your watercoloured ocean is perfect.