Birthday Confetti for STB!

 - by OttawaMom

Happy Thursday everyone!  The wonderful Spring-like weather continues and I was finally able to get outside to photograph my card! I’m happy about this because I always find it so much easier to take photos outside.

There is no “Topping” for our new challenge at Seize the Birthday, so the sky is the limit!

My card:

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I finally got around to using my new Confetti Embossing Folder – so much fun! I ran a piece of white card stock through the Big Shot and then sponged on the colour. Although it doesn’t photograph well, I then added some sparkle with the new Stella Glitter Brush. Trust me, it is very sparkly in person!

I finished things off with that awesome sentiment and a few sparkly stars.

As always, our challenge is open for two weeks, until May 3rd, so there’s lots of time to link up your creations – you can check out our challenge rules here.

My fellow Design Team members have created some fabulous cards, so please check them out and be inspired!

NancyGlendaColleenSharynJodeneJoAnnMarzenaShirley, Vicki, Barbara and our Guest Designer this month, Patti!

We can’t wait to see what you create!!!

Here’s what I used:

Card Stock/DSP: Basic Black, Whisper White, Lost Lagoon, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, Gold Glimmer Paper

Ink: Lost Lagoon, Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush

Stamp Sets: Botanicals For You

Tools & Embellishments: Big Shot, Confetti Textured Embossing Folder, Oval Framelits Collection, Itty Bitty Accent Star Punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Petite Blooms for Stampin’ Celebration!

 - by OttawaMom

Happy Monday everyone! It actually feels like Spring outside today and the snow is almost gone!! I couldn’t be happier to say goodbye to Winter and can’t wait to start spending more time outside!!

We have a fun, new sketch challenge for you today, at Stampin’ Celebration!

12508770_10205749691997284_8665187864580167157_nMy card:

DSCN1516This was a fun sketch to play with and although I chose to go with a subtle background, it would be a great one for showing off a fabulous piece of patterned paper!

The  inspiration for the colour scheme, comes from the current colour challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

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Our challenge is open until Friday, April 29th, at 9pm EST, so there’s plenty of time to play along.

Please head on over to the Stampin’ Celebration blog and check out what my fellow DT members have created. I know you are going to love all of their creations!

And as with any challenge, there are a few rules to keep in mind:

  • Feel free to use any brand of product you may have in your Stash.
  • We ask that you create a new project for this challenge and add a link to our blog or use the challenge graphic in your post.
  • Please link directly to the post for this challenge, not your entire blog (so we can find your project better)
  • Please limit the combined challenges on your project to no more then 4 including ours.
  • And Have Fun!!!

Hope to see you in the gallery!

Here’s what I used:

Card Stock/DSP: Blackberry Bliss, Whisper White, Pool Party, Smoky Slate, Neutrals DSP Stack

Ink: Blackberry Bliss, Pool Party

Stamp Set: Cottage Greetings, Petite Petals

Tools & Embellishments: Big Shot, Decorative Dots Embossing Folder,  Petite Petals Punch, Itty Bitty Accents Punch, Pool Party Glitter Ribbon, Basic Rhinestone Jewels, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Birthday Blossoms for STB!

 - by OttawaMom

Well, so much for that silver lining!  The joys of living in Canada means snowstorms in April, rather than showers, and yesterday we set a record with a 15 cm dumping of snow!! Guess it will take a bit longer to see flowers blooming in the garden!

So today’s challenge at Seize the Birthday, should help a bit, as we are looking for projects with the “Topping” of Floral.

1175095_10151587494757547_730720239_n-4But remember, it is always “Anything Goes” at Seize the Birthday, just remember to keep things to a birthday theme.

My card:

DSCN1511As always, our challenge is open for two weeks, until April 19th, at 9am, so there’s lots of time to link up your creations – you can check out our challenge rules here.

My fellow Design Team members have created some fabulous cards, so please check them out and be inspired!

NancyGlendaColleenSharynJodeneJoAnnMarzenaShirley, Vicki, Barbara and our Guest Designer this month, Patti!

I would also like to link my card up with the current sketch challenge at Can You Case It?

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We can’t wait to see what you create!!!

Here’s what I used:

Card Stock/DSP: Mossy Meadow, Very Vanilla, Farmers Market DSP

Ink: Mossy Meadow, Blackberry Bliss, Tangerine Tango, Hello Honey

Stamp Sets: Birthday Blossoms

Tools & Embellishments: Pansy Punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals