Masculine Birthday at STB

 - by OttawaMom

Happy Thursday Stampers! Before I get to our new challenge for Seize the Birthday, we have some exciting news to share!  Starting in March, we have a new member joining the Design Team – Anni!! We are so excited to welcome her to our team and can’t wait to see what she comes up with for our first challenge in March!

And now for this week’s, we are looking for a Masculine Birthday card. But remember, if “Toppings” are not your thing, it is always anything goes at Seize the Birthday!

My card:

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As always, our challenge is open for two weeks, until March 10th, so there’s lots of time to link up your creations – you can check out our challenge rules here.

I don’t know about you, but coming up with something ‘manly’ can sometimes be a challenge!  So you’ve got to check out what my fellow Design Team members have come up with!  Truly inspirational! NancyGlendaColleen, HannelieSharynJodeneJoAnnMarzena, 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: Early Espresso, Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla, Adventure Bound DSP

Ink: Early Espresso

Stamp Sets: Big Day

Tools & Embellishments: Big Shot, Circles Collection Framelits, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Candy Dots

Many, Many Balloons for Stampin’ Celebration!

 - by OttawaMom

Happy Monday everyone! Today, the kids and I are enjoying an extra long weekend, as we observe Family Day today. Unfortunately it is only a provincial holiday and hubby is at work, but we are going to try to make the most of it anyway!

We have a lovely inspiration photo for you, for our next Stampin’ Celebration challenge, and I can’t wait to see what you all come up with!

SCIpix-002-2My card:

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I was definitely inspired by all those fabulous balloons and had so much fun creating the big bouquet for my card. I really wanted to highlight the balloons but still have a bit of an interesting background, so I chose a pattern from the Irresistibly Yours DSP pack and left it uncoloured. The stars are subtle and added the bit of interest I was looking for.

Our challenge is open until Friday, February 27th, 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: Pink Pirouette, Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White, Irresistibly Yours DSP

Ink: Pink Pirouette, Wisteria Wonder, Crisp Cantaloupe, Soft Sky, Pistachio Pudding

Stamp Set: Age Awareness

Tools & Embellishments: Whisper White Baker’s Twine, Stampin’ Dimensionals

STB Birthday Hearts!

 - by OttawaMom

Happy Thursday Stampers! It’s time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday and we are looking for Hearts and/or Arrows on your birthday creations, this time.  But remember, if “Toppings” are not your thing, it is always anything goes at Seize the Birthday!

My card:DSCN0249

I knew I wanted to use the hearts “Topping” but I wanted to stay away from something that looked too much like a Valentine – this is after all, a birthday challenge! This piece from the Lullaby DSP series, fit the bill perfectly and now I have a cute, girly birthday card, to add to my dwindling supply of kids cards.

As always, our challenge is open for two weeks, until February 24th, 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, HannelieSharynJodeneJoAnnMarzena, 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: Crisp Cantaloupe, Whisper White, In-Colour Paper Stack, Lullaby DSP

Ink: Baked Brown Sugar, Crisp Cantaloupe, Coastal Cabana

Stamp Sets: Sweet Stuff

Tools & Embellishments: Stampin’ Dimensionals, In-Colour Sequins