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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Thursday, February 9, 2023

Seize the Birthday #255 Use your Initials

Glenda is our hostess for the second half of January, on STB and she would like us to use our initials with some element on your card.  I was a little confused at first but with her explanation, figured it out.
For example, my initials are LRS, so I used the S with the sunburst frame, and the sentiments, sunshine and smiles.
Come join us for the fun and also build up your birthday card stash.

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

Ink to Paper (PTI) On the Border Sunburst Frame Die
Ink blended with Gina K inks.
Pinkfresh, Celebrate Stencil, Stamp & Die
PTI's Sunflower Harvest for sentiment

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Thursday, February 2, 2023

Time Out Challenge #231 & NBUS #47

It's been quite a while since I have entered a card in these 2 challenges.  I have 2 cards to share with you today.
I used masking tape to make these two clean & simple cards.  I love how they turned out.  I was inspired by Gina K's card below using rainbow colors and design.  I used Gina's stamp sets, Never Lose Hope and Butterfly Trio.  Butterflies are one of my favorite things to stamp.
And the sentiment is Big Birthday by Gina also.

As these are new stamps to me, I also linked up to NBUS.

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Thursday, January 26, 2023

Seize the Birthday # 254 - Colleen - Candles

Welcome to our second challenge this month at STB
The talented Colleen wants us to use candles on our cards.  Do you ever have subjects that for some reason you can't make a decent card from it.  Well, birds are one for me and also candles.  But this is a little bit different from all the other cute cards that people make with candles.  I do like how this turned out.
Come join us in the fun.  The DT's have lots of great inspiration for you.

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

Gina K's Master Layout 1 and her double stitched circles.
Winnie & Walter Ring in the Celebration stamp set with CP inks
Gina K's Layered Confetti Stencil

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Saturday, January 21, 2023

Color Hues #56 Pink & Red

A card for Color Hues.
  In my growing up years we were told that pink and red clashed.  But as styles change, so do color combinations.  Red and pink are really pretty together.

Altenew's Dasies Stencil and 3D EF
Gina K Inks - Pink & Red
PTI-s Graceful Greetings
Gina K's Soft White Pearl Mix

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Thursday, January 12, 2023

Just Us Girls #661 - Color Week

Squeezing in a card for JUGS this week.

Need to start making cards for Christmas next year.  This color palette just made me think of Snowflakes and used this new to me stencil.
The Greetery Frosty Flakes Stencil 
 Gina K Snowflake Trio Die
PTI embellishments
Blended with Gina K inks
PTI's It's a Sign Holiday Sentiments

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Seize the Birthday #253 - Winged Things

 Happy New Year
Welcome back 
Hope you all had a wonderful Holiday with family and friends.  Or should I say survived another Holiday. Lol...
Our challenge at STB this month is hosted by Cathy, and she would like us to include Winged Things on our cards.  I hope you'll join us.  Come see the amazing cards by our DT's for inspiration.
Of course, my favorite winged things are butterflies.  I had a sheet of Alcohol Inks, in my stash, in one of my favorite colors and decided to die cut some butterflies from Rubberneck's Butterflies Are Free Stramp and Die set.
The Oval and card are from Gina K.'s Master Layout #1 
The EF is one I used while playing at Colleen's
Black embellishments from Gina K.

But 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.