Black and White for STB

 - by OttawaMom

Happy Thursday everyone! It’s time for a new challenge, at Seize the Birthday and this time our “Toppings” option is Black and White! But remember, if “Toppings” isn’t your thing, it’s always “Anything Goes” Birthday!

My card:


Once I got over the idea of not adding any colour to my card (and I really wanted to add some “pop” of colour!) this card came together pretty quickly.  

I wanted to create something a bit more masculine, since I am in dire need of some. Although I didn’t add very many, I think it could also be quite feminine, by adding a few embellishments.

As always, our challenge is open for two weeks, until September 9th 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 - NancyGlendaColleenSusieSharynJodeneJoAnnMarzenaJanet 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: Basic Black, Whisper White, Back to Black DSP

Ink: Versamark

Stamp Sets: You’re Amazing

Tools & Embellishments: Big Shot, Deco Label Framelits, Decorative Dots Embossing Folder, Heat Tool, Basic Black Emboss Powder, Whisper White Cotton Ribbon

Flowers, Just Because

 - by OttawaMom

Happy Sunday everyone!  My family and I are off to the Capital Fair for the day. The kids are so excited for the rides, games and maybe a show or two. It’s going to be a great way to end the weekend.

And because it is Sunday, it is time for a new colour challenge at Sunday Stamps! This time we are using Marina Mist, Pink Pirouette, Old Olive and White.


I kept my card very simple this week and used a new challenge I found, for the inspiration of my layout. Monday Lunchtime Sketches, is a challenge created by Mary Jo at TechnoStamper. You really should go check out some of the awesome sketches she has come up with!

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)MarieStephKathya, Angel and a big welcome to our newest DT member, Alyson.

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

The deadline to submit your creation is Friday, September 5th, at 6pm (EST), so there’s plenty of time to play along!

Hope to see you in the gallery!

Here’s what I used:

Card Stock/DSP: Old Olive, Whisper White

Ink: Pink Pirouette, Old Olive, Marina Mist

Stamp Set: Flower Shop, Petite Petals, A Dozen Thoughts

Tools & Embellishments: Pansy Punch, Petite Petals Punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Rhinestone Basic Jewels

Gold and Silver Noel

 - by OttawaMom

A very quick post today, as I have a card I wanted to share before the deadline passes.

It has been awhile since I played along with Merry Monday, and I couldn’t resist this week’s challenge of using black, gold and silver.

My card:


The inspiration for the layout of the card, comes from sketch #303 at Clean and Simple Stamping

Thanks for taking a look! Hope you all have a happy Saturday!

Here’s what I used:

Card Stock: Basic Black, Whisper White, Gold Foil Paper

Ink: Basic Black, Metallic Gold Encore Ink, Metallic Silver Encore Ink

Stamp Sets: Festive Flurry, Gorgeous Grunge, Greetings of the Season

Tools & Embellishments: Big Shot, Festive Flurry Framelits, Frosted Finishes (R)