Thursday, April 11, 2024

SYB #281 Any Color plus Green



Time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday!
Nancy, our leader is the hostess for this challenge. 
She is asking us to pick a color, any color and add green.
Of course, neutral colors are allowed. 


If you are not into toppings, just make it a Birthday card! 
But if you use our topping, you may have a chance to be a quest designer. 


Here is my card for this challenge. As I needed a masculine birthday card, I went with this theme. 



I knew that I would choose blue to go along with the green for this challenge. I had already made a panel from Gina K Thick Brush stencil and used the poly-glaze foiling sheet too. That was my background panel. 
The die in the front is Spellbinder small die of the month, Gift Border
I die cut that from black shiny packaging. 
The bows are foil paper in green and gold.'
using master layouts from Gina K, I framed the card and popped out the gifts. 
Happy Day is from the same Spellbinder die. 

The team has more inspiration for you Here. 

Our Surprise Party Guest for the next two months is  Jolanda Johnston
 Melanie Hungerford is also with us as she was the winner from the last challenge. 

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Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Double D - Cute Little Animals

Diane is our host for this challenge. She has shown us these cute images of animals on this 
inspiration board. 

I decided to use the cute stamp from Colorado Crafts as there are a bunch of cute animals there and I have not used my stamps yet.
 
The Prize


Here is my inspiration for you! 



Supplies:

Colorado Crafts Happy Easter stamp and die
Paper Trey Ink Stencil Open Your Heart (love this stencil)
Vellum in an oval sponged with green ink. 
GKD pearls

Be sure to check out the blog for more inspiration from the team. 

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Thursday, March 28, 2024

Seize the Birthday # 280 - Spring Floral

Linda has chosen the theme of Spring Florals
More chance to do fun flower cards. 

If you are not a toppings kind of person just make sure it is a birthday theme. 

If you use our topping, you have a chance to be a guest designer.
 I love to see what you can do with this topping. 
Of course, you can just make a birthday card too. 


Here is my flower card.





The inside. 

Supplies are : 
Paper Trey Ink Ornate Die, Honey Bee Spring Joy, stamp and die, 
Gina K Master Layouts 2 dies, banner, and fancy phrases sentiment. 
A bit of twine and a few crystals.

 


 Debrah Wheeler is our Surprise Party Guest for March.
You can find her blog here. 

The team has lots of inspiration for you, Check it out.




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Saturday, March 23, 2024

Altenew Inspiration Challenge for March 2024

Emily Midget is the team member that is the hostess for this
 month's inspirational challenge. 

   This is a picture from her phone for inspiration. 
  I was inspired by the lovely Spring colors. 



Here is my entry. 



Supples are: Altenew Craft a Flower Cosmos
Sizzix embossing folder Bricked sponged with Distress Oxide ink in Vintage Photo
Sentiment is from Altenew Seasonal Blooms
I used colored card stock and colored up some of the layers. 

I am entering this card in the Challenge for March at Altenew



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Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Double D Challenge - GREEN/CLOVER/SHAMROCKS/LUCK


GREEN/ CLOVER/ SHAMROCKS/ LUCK





The Prize
Scrapbook Customs - Cardstock Stickers - Ireland Watercolor




My card


Supplies for this card:
I printed out this digital image form Power Poppy called Wish You Luck. I have used it many times and I am never disappointed. After coloring with my Copic markers and Colored Pencils
The sentiment is also from this stamp. 
Pink Fresh Rounded Braded Rectangle die is used over the base card. 
On the Die, I used a stencil from The Greetery called Tartan Builder and Gina K ink Grass Green and lemon yellow from Stampin Up. 
Gold thread and sequins from my stash. 


A close-up view of the fussy cut shamrock bouquet. 

Please visit the Double D Blog for more inspiration from the Team 



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Thursday, March 14, 2024

Seize the Birthday Challenge - #279 Coordinating Tag and Card Combo




Jules is the hostess for the 279th Challenge and she has chosen a super topping. 


If you are not into the toppings, just make sure that it is a birthday theme. 

If you use our topping, you have a chance to be a guest designer.
 I love to see what you can do with this topping. 
Of course, you can just make a birthday card too. 



My Card




This card happened to be a happy surprise! I had some previous fun images that I was trying out new techniques. There they were on laying on my desk and that is how card and tag started.

Using a reverse embossing technique on this Altenew Zero Waste Flowery Pattern embossing folder. I then die cut oval. I tossed it and it landed on this negative foiled piece from Gina K Thick Brish stencil.  It is adhered to a black card base. 
The tag is also using the reverse stencil technique. 

Here is the technique that I was trying. 
You never know here the inspiration will come from. 

Debrah Wheeler is our Surprise Party Guest for February and March.
You can find her creations here

Check out the Seize the Birthday blog for more inspiration. 


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Wednesday, March 6, 2024

Double D Challenge - First Signs of Spring

First day of Spring is March 19th
Why not make a card with what reminds you of the Spring. 
Planting, tulips, daffodils, cute ducks? 

I was inspired by the tulips. 
This is a great inspiration board for you to choose, or you can just create. 

                                             

Of course, there is a prize for a random winner. What fun you can have creating

The Prize

My card inspiration for you. 



Supplies for this card are:
The Greetery Botanicuts tulip
Papertrey Ink Elegant edges
Gina K Designs Radiant Rose Greetings 
Design paper from My Favorite Things 
Clear crystals from my stash and glossy accents on the heart 
Colored with my Copics!


Please stop over to the Double D blog and take a peek at the inspiration from the design team.


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Sunday, February 25, 2024

Pink Fresh Inspiration Challenge for February

Back to scrapbooking!

I started out in this paper crafting business doing scrapbook pages. Mostly the grand kids when they were little. I stopped doing them and advanced to card making. That has taken up most of my time since. 
But my granddaughter will be graduating from high school this year and has been very involved in the drama department. She has been in many plays and musicals.
My gift to her this spring for graduation will be an album of her drama doings. 

 I am back to scrapbooking and I have to say it is hard. 
Here is the page where she was in the Marvelous Wonderettes. 
I was in Florida and did not see it, but I had a video to watch. This is a picture from a video, which is why it is not perfect. 


I used what I had in my stash and ephemera from Pink Fresh. I needed red flowers, so I just colored the ones that you see here. 



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Thursday, February 22, 2024

STB - Use Red as your Main Color

JoAnn is our host, and she has chosen the toppings for this challenge. 
When I think of red, I think of Christmas and Valentine's.
But Christmas if over and Valentines will be too by the time this post comes up. 
What to do? 
Well I came up with the Winter berries stamp, stencil and die that I have. I think it worked out well. 



If you use our topping, you have a chance to be a guest designer.
 I love to see what you can do with this topping. 
If you are not a toppings kind of crafter, just make sure it is a birthday thee. 

This challenge please check out our Surprise Party Guest
Deborah and Kath

Both of them used the toppings and got to be included as designers



Here is my card




Supplies are: The Greetery Winterberries Bouquet
Paper Trey Ink Ornate die
Gina K Designs ink, Cherry Red, Faded Brick, Stormy Sky and Soft Stone
Some sequins and jewels from my stash. 

The team has more inspiration for you Here. 

Remember that Debrah Wheeler  is our Surprise Party Guest 



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Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Double D Challenge - Patterned Paper

Boy, you can have a lot of fun with this challenge over at Double D! I did and I want to share with all my crafty friends. 

Just a suggestion for patterned paper here. 

Here is the prize for a lucky random winner.


I started out with a trip to You Tube for inspiration. Goodness knows that I have a lot of patterned paper. I selected a pack that I had used up most of the full sheets. Here is a picture of the bits and pieces that I had left out of the Simple Stories. 

I made these three cards with matching envelopes, with the help of this You tube video; 



Here are individual pictures




This was fun and I think that I will go and make more. 
How about you? I would love to see what you come up with  



Please stop over to see the team for more inspiration! You will not be disappointed. 


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Thursday, February 8, 2024

STB - Splatters




Glenda is our host for this challenge and she has chosen Splatters. 

Since I can't do splatters very well, I went right to a stencil for them. You can too, or you can do anything as long as it is a birthday theme. 


Here is the card that I did 






Supplies that I used for this card are: 
Tim Holtz stencil Splatters ( never used before)
The Greetery Warm and Wonderful  stamp and die and crimped edge die. 
My Favorite Things stamp for the sentiment  Raise a Glass


Ok, this was a fun card and I think it could be a masculine birthday card as well. 
Please take a look at the team for more inspiration Here. 

Debrah Wheeler is our Surprise Party Guest for the next few months. 

Thanks for stopping by and I always appreciate your comments!