Thursday, August 28, 2014

Black and White

Hi there! We have a topping option for you this time at Seize the Birthday.  The option is to create a black and white birthday card.

Of course you don't have to use the topping option to play along but it MUST be a birthday card.

I don't remember where I saw this technique or who I should give credit to but I thought it worked really well with the topping this week. You stamp on the 3 layers and it just flows from one layer to the next so perfectly!

I have to tell you that I soooooo wanted to add just a bit of colour to the center of the!

Cardstock: SU
Stamps: Penny Black, SU
Ink: Versafine
Ribbon: unk
As you can see it takes very few supplies to create this card.
Hope you have a chance to play along with this challenge! Don't forget to check out the other creations by the DT right here.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Anything Goes

That's right! There is "no topping" for our latest challenge at Seize the Birthday.

Just remember that it MUST be birthday themed.

Cardstock: SU, Bazzill
PP & Stickers: Pink Paislee
Veneer: Studio Calico
Tag: Chic Tags
Ink: Memento
Stamp: myStampBOX
Other: Copics, googly eyes, machine stitching
I hope you play along and please check out the fabulous cards made by the rest of the DT.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014


I was able to get another layout done for the calendar that I make my parents for Christmas and this one actually features a photo of my parents from this past Mother's Day. I am truly blessed to still have them in my life!

Again I have to hold back on a lot of dimension because they don't want a bulky!!

Anyhow I played along with the sketch at Stuck On You Sketches and this is what I came up with. Sketches are always such a great jumping off point don't you think?

PP: Glitz, A.C., Fancy Pants, Cartabella
Ephemera: Crate

Friday, August 8, 2014

PageMaps sketch contest

I used the sketch at PageMaps to create another layout for my parents calendar gift.

I was inspired by all the stars on the sketch and used this star die cut piece as my background to feature a photo of my nephew Brandon.

I loved putting all those different patterned papers behind the cut out stars.

PP: Fancy Pants, Pebbles, MME
Photo Frame & Label Stickers: Fancy Pants
Gems & Stickers: Studio Calico
Mist: Heidi Swapp
machine stitching

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

@ The Mandarin

My parents always take us all out for supper in June to celebrate my birthday and my daughter's birthday and this year my sister and her husband were able to come also so I snapped this photo of them.

I make a calendar for my parents for Christmas and this layout will be in it. I have to be very careful of not adding too much bulk and dimension since they write all their appointments etc. in this calendar.

I played along with a sketch at Scraptastic but It looks like I'm too late to link up. Boo hoo. :(

PP: Webster's, Crate, Pebbles. O.A.
Stickers: Studio Calico, Simple Stories
Mist: Heidi Swapp
Ink: Memento
Doily: Recollection
Enamel Dots: MME
Punch: EK
Machine Stitching