Thursday, November 25, 2021

Seize the Birthday - Hobbies and Pastimes #228

This is our last challenge for this year of 2021. 
I think that the theme is a super one and Lindsey is the hostess. 

          I hope that you try this theme, but if not, just remember 
to make it a Birthday Theme. 
Here is my card. 

This is me!  Really, as I am the happiest in my craft room making cards. I have had this stamp for quite some time and unfortunately had not used it much. It is perfect for this challenge theme. 
The background is a stamp from Taylored expressions called A Life She Lived.  I used the jar of brushes to make my background. I sponged inks of Festives berries, Peeled Paint, and Salty Ocean over it, after heat embossing with white. The stamp is MFT Crafty Friends. 
I left the inside blank, but this will make a great Birthday card for one of my crafty friends. 
I have met so many kind and amazing crafty people in this business. How could I not be happy? 

Please check out the blog for more ideas Here 

Happy Thanksgiving! 
Wishing you all a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy 2022! 

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Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Double D Challenge - Trees

Thanksgiving will be here soon, and this year we will be able to share it with family and friends. Gathering around the table is a good memory I have of past years. I think of cool weather and bonfires and walks in the woods where there are fall-colored leaves. Darlene must have been thinking along those lines when she chose this theme for this challenge.  It's a great mood board and I took it just a bit farther and added snow to my scene. 

Here is the card that I did.

Supplies for this card are: Memory Box dies, Deer in the Woods, Tall Birch, and 
Resting Birds.
I used GKD ink in Ocean Mist to ink the background and her Prismatic Glitter.  The bird is die cut from red foil card stock. It looks black in my photo and you can't really see the glitter. 

The is the prize for a random winner. 

Now head over to Double D to see what the team is up to. 

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Thursday, November 11, 2021

Seize the Birthday - Beverages #227

Welcome to another great challenge here at Seize the Birthday!

    Our "Toppings" option this time is...

Jules is our hostess and she says we need to do Beverages! Ok, If you twist my arm! 

Just remember to keep it a Birthday Theme!
If you are not a topping kind of person. 

Here is my card

Supplies for this card: Paper Trey Ink Uncorked stamp and die. (A favorite of mine)
My Favorite Things for the sentiment, Uncorked. ( hey they match)
Pinkfresh for the radiating background.

Carol McFarland will be our Surprise Party guest

Make sure that you stop by the blog too. 

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Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Double D Challenge - A Walk in the Woods

Diane had me stumped for this first Challenge of November at Double D.  She has titled it A Walk in the Woods. The inspiration board has good ideas, but I was coming up short......until! I decided that I could create my own scene in the woods.  

Here is the card that I created. 

Supplies:  PTI In the woods die, (I am off to a good start) Then I cut and colored MFT stamp called Harvest Mice. So cute, The rolling hills with a fence in the background is Die-Namics, with the same name. I cut a second frame and put the mice inside and popped them up.  There is lots of texture and definition. I really like how this card turned out and I will use it for a fall or Thanksgiving card.  

Look who adorable this die-cut is for the prize on this challenge. It could be yours! 

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Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Something New and Something Old

Today I have made a card from some very old dies and stamps and one new die. I do love leaves as evidenced by all of the stamps and dies that I have. Unfortunately, I left them here in Florida. I must change that and bring some north when I go.  The trick is to remember that come May. Since I am here now, I am using them to the fullest. 

     New die from Altenew called Diamond Frame Cover Die
     Paper Trey Ink Dies that I have had for a long time. 
     Leaf Silhouette Die and Enclosed Leaf die and stamp. No longer available.
     I used Gina K Designs ink called Tangerine Twist and gold papers and embossing 
     I wish you could see the gold better 

I am entering this card in the following challenges. 
The Paper Players     PP565 Tic Tac Toe ( last column on the right)
Color Hues Challenge   Brown and Orange
Just Us Girls Challenge Wild Card Leaves
The Four Seasons Challenge    Anything goes Fall


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