Thursday, January 3, 2019

Seize the Birthday - Confetti

Welcome back to another year of Seize the Birthday challenges.  I sure hope that your holiday was great and that you enjoyed time with friends and family. Our kids came all the way from Cairo Egypt on January 1 and are here now visiting for a week.  Good thing I can write this post ahead of time, as I will be enjoying them as we speak.
Welcome to another great challenge here at Seize the Birthday!

    Our "Toppings" option this time is...

Just remember to keep it a Birthday Theme!

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

The choice is yours!
When I saw this theme, I knew that I was going to do.  You see, I need a special birthday card for our oldest daughter, who will be 50 this year.  Confetti just seemed to be what would make a great special card. 

I knew that I needed to be a shaker card too.  For the confetti look on the background, I used a pencil eraser and many bright inks.  A gold Happy Birthday and some gold leaves under the number 50 finished it out.  
We have a Surprise Party Guest and her name is  Julie Beech!
                                       You can find her blog here.    Welcome, Julie!
Some other announcements for this new year.  
We have a new member of the team and she is Catherine Raffey. We are overjoyed that you are joining our team. 
Be sure to see what the other team members have done for you too Here

Thanks for stopping by, and I sure appreciate your comments. 


  1. Ohhh to be 50 again. Love the confetti and shaker element. Just a happy, fun card. Enjoy your time with daughter and family.

  2. Beautiful shaker birthday card. Yes, age 50 was a long ways away for me too! Have a great visit.

  3. Love your special card for your daughter. I like how you made the confetti with the pencil eraser, great job. Everyone did a great job with their confetti cards.

  4. Fantastic shaker card Barbara, I'm sure your daughter will love it. Brilliant idea to use an eraser on a pencil for the confetti background too. Thank you for your warm welcome and yes it's a pity Australia is so far from everywhere! When I win the lottery I'll have lots of trips to plan lol! Cathy x

  5. Well this card just screams "CONFETTI!!!!" I LOVE the background you made with the pencil eraser~~~~GENIUS! And the shaker just makes the whole card POP. She is gonna love this!!

  6. What a perfect confetti background! Love the random bright colours. And then you went the next step and added a shaker element, too! Happy New Year and enjoy the family time.

  7. Oh I love this!!! Shakers are such a celebration in themselves, then combined with a 50th birthday WOW! And how creative to make your confetti dots with a pencil eraser. Just one more reason why I hang around with you, you're wicked smaht! Happy New Year, baby! xo~

  8. Such a great card for a Fiftieth celebration! Love the added shaker element too! I so hope you are enjoying your family time deserve it! HUGS!

  9. What a great way to make the confetti! Super shaker card too.
    Thanks for having me GD for the next few challenges. :)

  10. What a fun shaker card, and I love the colorful confetti! Love the gold touches too!

  11. So festive and fabulous! Love the colours.

  12. Great way to do confetti, Barbara! I bet your daughter loved her card.