Thursday, July 11, 2024

Seize the Birthday #287 Fruits

There is another challenge at Seize the Birthday and you will have so much fun with this one if you choose to use the topping. Thanks Colleen for the fun challenge. 

 If not, just make it a birthday theme. 
                                              
Here is my card!


Supplies 
The Greetery Winter Berry
Nordic Frame
Vellum 
PTI Sentiment


I hope you will come by Seize the Birthday and join us! The Design Team and our guest designers, Julia and Fran did an amazing job with the Topping.



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Wednesday, July 3, 2024

A Cut Above - "START OFF WITH A BANG!"




There is a new challenge started by one of my team members. We are encouraged to use die cuts on our projects. Also the first challenge is to start off with a bang and used the RED, WHITE, and Blue colors usually associated with the 4th of July. 
But we are encouraged to go wherever your mojo takes you. 
That is what I did with this card. 
I wanted to use the Spellbinders, Winter Bird House die and do it in red, white and blue (navy)
But when I got it done, it is really more or a winter card than 4th of July. 
I am going to show you when I mean. 


This card does have shine and sparkle as I used glossy accents on the berries and acorns. 
Other supplies are:
Embossing folder from Anna Griffin called Cherry Blossoms
Spellbinder die Winter Bird House
My Favorite Things A Tweet Hello
Navy cardstock for the base and roof
Just another way to sue these colors as I don't send out 4th of July cards. 


Stop over to the new blog and enter, there a prize! 


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Double D Challenge - Nautical

We are doing Nautical for this challenge, and you will just love the prize or this one! 
Here is the inspiration board for your entry to this challenge. Diane has done fantastic job inspiring you with many ideas for Nautical. From seashells to gulls, anchors and boats. 


This is the prize for a random winner! Told you it was amazing! Right? 


My card was inspired by the boat, and some new and old stamps and dies.



Supplies for this card:
Altenew Cribbean Dreams
Ginak K Designs By the Sea 2

Be sure to visit the blog for more inspiration from the team. 



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Thursday, June 27, 2024

Seize the Birthday Challenge #286 Add a Star

Cathy is the host for this next challenge, and I had fun with it!
 I hope that you will woo! 



Cathy wants us to add a Star


If you like, you can just make it a birthday theme. But remember, If you use the topping, you may have a chance to join us as a guest designer. 

My card



Supplies for this card:
Colorado Craft Twinkle Twinkle Little Star stamp and die. 
Cloud and ray stencil from A colorful life
Glitter glaze Embossing powder. 

Be sure to check out the blog for more ideas Here
 and for our Surprise Party Guest 



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Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Double D Challenge - Stars

Darlene has given us this amazing board for inspiration. 


The Prize


My card



Supplies for this card are:
White and Gold Card Stock
Chipped Sapphire Distressed Ink
Stars (various dies from my collection)
MFT Sketched blooms I thought they looked like starts. They are heated embossed with gold
 and then I sponged the ink over the top. 

Be sure to visit the blog for more inspiration from the team. 


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Monday, June 17, 2024

June PinkFresh Challenge for June






I recently purchased some stamps, dies and stencils from Pinkfresh and that I why I made another card for this challenge.
Here is my card





I am entering this card in the Pinkfresh June Monthly Challenge

supplies are 
  Pinkfresh bradided circle
 Pinkfresh cheers stamp, stencil and die



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Thursday, June 13, 2024

Seize the Birthday Challenge #285 Double Stenciling




Hello crafters! It is time again for another card challenge at Seize the Birthday and this time I am the host.  I have chosen a technique that I had fun with, and I hope that you will too. You may have seen it on a video, that is where I saw it first. 

Let me explain it to you. When I say Double Stenciling, I would like you to use a stencil and before you pick it up, place another one over the top and fill in it. I don't mean that you should use just two stencils on your project. Check out my card. 



If you are not a toppings crafter, just make sure it is a birthday theme.


The flowers are a stencil with a matching die cut. After placing the stencil and coloring it, I place another stencil over the top and used that one too. Then it was die cut out. 


If you are still having trouble with this double stenciling that I chose, check out the video here. 

Supplies for this card:
GKD Fancy Floral Stencil Bundle
Simon Says Stamps Falling snow
Inks, Lavendar fields, 
Deep iris, Eucalyptus, Forest Fern

Be sure to check out the blog for more ideas Here
 and for our Surprise Party Guest 


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Friday, June 7, 2024

June 2024 Pinkfresh Challenge




I am entering this card in the Pinkfresh June Monthly Challenge






Supplies are all Pinkfresh
rounded Braded Rectangle die
Arched Florals stencil and die
Stamp set for the sentiment. 

Colored with Gina K inks, Light Carnation, Light Spruce and Lemon drop
Altenew, Iceberg

Pink Heart Droplets for Kat Scrappiness


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Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Double D Challenge - Pick Three


Diane is our host for this challenge and since it is June, she is referring to the 
Something Old, New, Borrowed or Blue

Here is the inspiration board for you! Just have fun with it. 


The Prize



My card



I picked these three Something old, (  frame) Something New ( the stamp set) and Something Borrowed ( the Bee)

Here is a better look at the frame. 

Supplies for this card:
Stampin Up Beautiful Thistle stamp and die 
PTI Die called Pretty Frame. 



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Thursday, May 23, 2024

Seize the Birthday #284 - Use Metallics




Ashwini is our host for this next challenge. 


If you are not a toppings crafter, make sure that it is a birthday theme. 

But if you use the toppings, you may be able to be a design team quest. 


My card.


Supplies:
Honey Bee Buzz Words 
GKD Skeleton Leaves 
Altenew 3D embossing folder Wicker texture. 


Visit the blog to see more inspiration and our
 
Surprise Party Guest



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Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Double D Challenge - Polka Dots


Darlene has a fun challenge and mood board for us on this challenge. 


POLKA DOTS


The Prize


My card





All of the die cuts for this card came from my desk top and were previously cut out. All I did was take my Posca white pen and go over the dots on the vellum. It was amazing how quickly it came together. That does not happen often. 

Supplies for this card:
Paper Trey Ink Into the Blooms Peonies die
Polka dot vellum
GKD embellishments
Hugs sentiment in my scrap box


Don't forget to check out the challenge blog for more inspiration. 



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Thursday, May 9, 2024

STB #283 - Beach Theme!


Vicki is our challenge hostess, and this is her challenge! 


If you are not into toppings, make sure it is a birthday card!
But if you do the topping, you have a chance to be a guest designer with us.



Here is my card 


Supplies are,
Altenew Caribbean Life stencil
Palm tree and hammock Creative Expressions. 
You really need to see this card in real life! 

The team has more inspiration for you Here. 

Along with our Surprise Party Guest Jolanda, we have Stef Perry joining us today, as she was the overall winner from our last challenge using our Topping. Welcome, ladies!

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Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Double D Challenge - Pretty Florals

Diane has given us some inspiration for this next challenge. 
Pretty Florals For Mom


The Prize



My Card







Supplies:

Simon Says Stamp Look for the Rainbows
Embossing folder Gemini
Gina K Designs Embellishments
Sentiment Memory Box Die Birthday Mail

Be sure to see the inspiration from the team 


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