Silver and Gold Birthday!

 - by OttawaMom

Happy Thursday Stampers! It’s hard to believe that Christmas is only a week away!! The kids are definitely excited about their two week break and all the fun activities planned over the holidays. It’s going to be so much fun!

Our challenge at Seize the Birthday is always “Anything Goes” but this time our Toppings option is Silver and Gold!

My card:


I don’t know about you, but when I think of silver and gold, I picture a wedding or anniversary card. Using these colours for a birthday card, was a bit of a struggle for me. I still think my card looks more like an anniversary/wedding card, but I really like how it turned out. It is much prettier and shinier in real life!

I created the background by embossing the images in white, and then embossed the sentiment panel with silver and gold. A pretty organza ribbon bow, finishes the whole thing off.

As always, our challenge is open for two weeks, until December 30th, 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 also created some fabulous samples, to inspire you with, so be sure to stop by Seize the Birthday and check them out – NancyGlendaColleen, HannelieSharynJodeneJoAnnMarzenaJanet and Shirley. We can’t wait to see what you create!!!

Sure hope you will join the party!

Here’s what I used:

Card Stock/DSP: Brushed Gold, Brushed Silver, Whisper White

Ink: Versamark

Stamp Sets: Endless Birthday Wishes, Hello Darling

Tools & Embellishments: Whisper White Organza Ribbon, Heat Tool, Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder, White Stampin’ Emboss Powder


Final DT Post at Sunday Stamps!

 - by OttawaMom

Happy Sunday Stampers! It’s a bittersweet post for me today, as this mark’s my last challenge, as a Design Team member at Sunday Stamps! I’ve had a great time creating with all these talented ladies and wish the current Design Team much success in the future.  I certainly will be playing along in the New Year!

We have a colour challenge for you today, and we are using Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay and Soft Suede.

Our challenge:


My card:


As this is my last challenge with Sunday Stamps, I wanted to go out with something fun and festive.  And nothing says festive like a big old cake, some sparkle and fun candy dots!

My inspiration for the layout, comes from this week’s sketch challenge at Atlantic Hearts.

Sketch 85 Page 7a 12-08-2014

Please do check out what my fellow DT members have created. I know you are going to be inspired by what they have come up with! Holly (creator), Marie, Steph, Kathya, Angel, Alyson, Leena and our Guest Designer this month, Karen!

And just to keep things fair, please remember that we do have a few rules. You can check them out here.

This challenge will last for three weeks, until Friday, January 2nd, 2015, at 6pm (EST), so there’s plenty of time to play along during the holidays!

Hope to see you in the gallery!

Here’s what I used:

Card Stock/DSP: Bermuda Bay, Brights DSP Stack, Naturals White, Daffodil Delight

Ink: Soft Suede, Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay

Stamp Set: Life’s Adventure, Remembering Your Birthday

Tools & Embellishments: Big Shot, Top Note Bigz Die, Modern Label Punch, Bermuda Bay Baker’s Twine, Gold Stampin’ Glitter. Brights Candy Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Merry & Bright!

 - by OttawaMom

It’s time for a new challenge at Stampin’ Celebration and this time we are working with a fabulous sketch designed by our very own Wendi!


My card:


When I saw our sketch for this week, I knew exactly what piece of DSP I wanted to use – Under the Tree.  Problem was, I only thought I had bought a pack of this DSP!! Then I remembered the Many Merry Stars Simply Created Kit (which was still sitting unopened on my crafting desk – hangs head in shame!!) and it had the exact pattern I was looking for – problem solved!

I am so happy with the way this came out and thankful that I have another Christmas card finished, to add to my stash. I really do feel like I am playing catch up with my Christmas prep this year. I was recently involved in planning a big centennial bash at the kids’ school – it was a big deal, since it’s not everyday that a school turns 100! It was a lot of work but a lot of fun too, since I got to go down memory lane during the planning, as it was also the school I went to as a kid! But needless to say, Christmas has snuck up on me (hence the reason for the unopened craft kit!) and I am quickly trying to make up time!

And as luck would have it, my colour scheme works perfectly for this week’s colour challenge at Pals Paper Arts.


Please do remember that our challenge is open for two weeks, until Friday December 19th, 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: Baked Brown Sugar, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Champagne Glimmer Paper, Many Merry Stars Simply Created Kit

Ink: Cherry Cobbler

Stamp Set: Christmas Bliss

Tools & Embellishments: Big Shot, Lucky Stars Embossing Folder, Project Life Corner Punch, Gold Baker’s Twine, Glue Dots