Captain America Birthday!

 - by OttawaMom

Happy Thursday everyone!  It’s time for another great challenge at Seize the Birthday!

Having just celebrated Canada Day, I know my friends to the south must be gearing up to celebrate on the 4th of July. So it seems only fitting that our “Toppings” option be “Red, White and Blue”.  But remember, if “Toppings” are not your thing, it is always “Anything Goes” at Seize the Birthday!

My card:


I have to admit that I was a little stumped, trying to come up with a card that didn’t scream “4th of July” while still trying to keep with our birthday theme. And then my brilliant son said I should try a Captain America themed card! Why didn’t I think of that?!  It fit perfectly into our colour challenge and is a perfect card to add my dwindling child birthday card stash.

As always, our challenge is open for two weeks, until July 14th, 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! NancyGlendaColleen, HannelieSharynJodeneJoAnnMarzenaShirley and Anni!

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

Sure hope you will join the party!

Here’s what I used:

Card Stock/DSP: Pacific Point, Real Red, Whisper White, Real Red Glimmer Paper, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper

Ink: Pacific Point

Stamp Sets: Age Awareness

Tools & Embellishments: Big Shot, Lucky Stars Embossing Folder, Circle Collection Framelits, Star Collection Framelits, 1 3/4″ Circle Punch, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Big News and Happy Canada Day!!

 - by OttawaMom

I am so excited to share some big news with all of you today.

I have once again been asked to join the Design Team at Colour Me….! Not only that, they have asked me to become their new Guest Designer Coordinator. To say that I am honoured is an understatement!! It is going to be so much fun working with this new Design Team and I can’t wait to see what you all come up with every week!

This is our Monochromatic week and we are working with Real Red.

Our challenge:

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My card:


Since this challenge begins on Canada Day, I thought it only fitting to celebrate our Great Nation’s Birthday and 50th Anniversary of our flag, with my card.

And of course since today is all about celebrating, the big, bold Maple Leaf had to have some sparkle to it!

My fellow Design Team members have also created some fabulous samples, so be sure to stop by Colour Me….! and check them out. We can’t wait to see what you create!!! Antonia, Bhavana, Hayley, Jinny, Julia, Kim, Ren, Tara, Valentyna, and Crystal (Guest Designer).

The challenge will end on July 6th, at 12:00pm (EST). And as with any challenge, there are a few rules, to keep things fair – you can check them out here.

Hope to see you in the gallery!

Here’s what I used:

Card Stock/DSP: Real Red, Brights DSP Stack (R), Whisper White, Real Red Glimmer Paper

Ink: Real Red

Stamp Sets: Calling All Heroes

Tools & Embellishments: Big Shot, Autumn Accents Bigz Die (R), Stampin’ Dimensionals

Seeing Circles for Stampin’ Celebration!

 - by OttawaMom

It’s Monday, which means it’s time for a new challenge at Stampin’ Celebration!

Here at Stampin’ Celebration, we recently said goodbye to two DT members – Anita Krul and Kimberly Weiner. I wish them all the best in their future crafty endeavours and hope they will stop by, when they can, to play along with us at SC!

That means, today we not only have a fun new sketch challenge, but we are also welcoming a new member to the DT – Tammy Gill. Please be sure to stop by her blog and give her a warm welcome!

Now onto our challenge. We can’t wait to see what you all come up with!

SCIpix-005My card:


Our challenge is open until Friday, July 3rd, 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: Night of Navy, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Birthday Bash DSP

Ink: Night of Navy

Stamp Set: Garden Party

Tools & Embellishments: Big Shot, Circle Collection Framelits, Itty Bitty Accent Punch Pack, Itty Bitty Epoxy Stickers, Candy Dots