Thursday, March 23, 2023

Seize the Birthday #258 - Nancy -Things in a Garden

Nancy is our host this week on STB she would like us to use things in a garden for our cards.
.  There is a whole lot of inspiration from our DT's, so please join us and build up your birthday card stash.

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

I used The Greetery, Garden Gloves Stencil with Gina K and CP inks.  
Gina K's Master Layout #3 for the Circle and Big Birthday sentiments.

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Monday, March 20, 2023

The Paper Players #632

A card for The Paper Players    I think we are all waiting for Spring and actually today is the first day of Spring.  It was like Spring on Saturday but today not so much.

PinkFresh Farm Fresh Stencil, Stamp & Die in Gina K Inks
Gina K, Master Layout 1 & Birthday Die & Frame
Taylored Expressions Rectangle Stencil

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Friday, March 17, 2023

The Flower Challenge #78 & March Stencil Fun Challenge

Two cards for two challenges

CAS (Clean & Simple)

PinkFresh Farm Fresh Flowers Die and Stencils
Gina K, Poly Glaze background, Flower Garden Stencil & Inks

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Thursday, March 16, 2023

Color Hues, #6

A card this this week's Color Hues, using blue and turquoise.
Blues are not my go to colors, but I wanted to try this and I like how it turned out.  I think this will be a good masculine card.

Gina K & Termoweb Tropical Sunrise Kit with Gina's inks.

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Thursday, March 9, 2023

Seize the Birthday, #257 - Make a Child's Card

Hello, this is Linda and it is my turn to host STB
I would like to see a card for a child or in my case for children.
Please join us and come see all of the inspiration by the team.

Connor, Anna & Justin
October, 2018

Justin, Connor, Avery & Anna
Christmas 2022
Avery is the youngest of Brad's older girls from his 1st marriage.  The two older girls are still in Washington.

Some of you know, but for those who don't, that is the reason my sister and I moved to Oregon from Washington to watch these babies grow and help out the new family.   My son was promoted but the job was in Oregon and the babies were about 15 months.  I just couldn't imagine not seeing them as they grow.  The triplets will be 5 in April and it is so hard to believe.  It seems like they were just babies.  Plus, I had an extra bonus in the fact that my BFF of over 60 years, Colleen, (One Smile Lifts a Spriit) lives only about 20 minutes from me.  So, it was a no brainer for me to move down here.
The kids were assigned a color at birth, Lol.  They each received a blanket, Connor got the green one, Justin the blue and Anna the pink.  So needless to say, to help them keep their toys, clothes separate, we have all followed the color scheme.  The colors are depicted in the balloons.
These babies are such a blessing to us.  

 MFT, Number Fun 5 & Beary Special Birthday colored with Copics.
Gina K's Master Layouts #1
MFT Cloud Stencil

I would like to welcome Hilary Wrightas she will be our next Surprise Party Guest for the next two months.  Welcome, Hilary!  We are so happy to have you!

We also have Deborah Wheeler. with us today. She was the overall winner of our last challenge using our topping.  Welcome, Deborah! We are so happy to have you with us as well! 

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

Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, February 23, 2023

Seize the Birthday #256 with JoAnn

Our new challenge at STB is hosted by JoAnn and she would like to see red, white and one more color on your cards.  Come see what all of our talented DT's have posted for your inspiration.  Join in the fun.

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

I used a background stamp by MFT, Never Ending Love, that Colleen brought over for a craft day.  I made a couple of them for future cards.  Since it was red and white, I thought it will be good to start with.  I found this cute Memory Box Delicate Butterfly in my dies and decided to use it.  Cut another circle in red from the Stitched and Scallop circles by MFT?, and used it to back up the butterfly.  I popped it up and used some Gina K. Black Pearls for my third color.  The sentiment is from Gina K's Big Birthday.
I really love how this came out and it came together so easily.  Love when that happens.

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Thursday, February 16, 2023

Color Hues #58 Guest Designer

I am so honored to be a Guest on Color Hues.
I decided to go out of my comfort zone and create a card without flowers or butterflies.
I used an old stamp set from Hero Arts Hot Air Balloon and colored with Copics
The clouds were a stencil from MFT
Come join in the fun and use the following colors to create a card.

But I ran across this die set from Poppy stamps and ink blended some card stock and then die cut the image.  And just couldn't resist 2 more cards with butterflies on them.

After I finished this one, I looked inside the folder and found a stencil that went with the die and used it to blend the second one.
I added this sentiment from PTI Stacked Sentiments to both cards.

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