|Other supplies: patterned paper (“Baby Jane” mini pad – Cosmo Cricket; “Acorn Hollow” mini pad – Little Yellow Bicycle), star die (“Whatnots Die Celebrate Set” – Your Next Stamp), assorted Copic markers, ink (Espresso Truffle, Rich Cocoa, Toffee Crunch – Tsukineko Memento), edge distresser (Heidi Swapp), silver pigment ink, clear embossing powder, silver gel pen, twine (Trendy Twine), kraft cardstock.|
If you haven’t had a chance to play along with Seize the Birthday, you should! You get to increase your stash of birthday cards for guys and gals, and you’ll have fun, too!
Hi, everybody! I’m pleased as punch to let you know that I’m guest designing this week at Seize the Birthday!
You’ve probably noticed my cards for their challenges, since I’ve been playing along with them for several weeks and was so thrilled when Lesley asked me to guest for this week’s sketch…of course, I said YES!
If you’ve never played along with “Seize the Birthday” before, here’s the scoop:
- Seize the Birthday is a weekly challenge blog that helps you get birthday cards done for both him AND her! Every month, there are two sketches for you to try, but with a twist!
- Each sketch is used twice…on the first week, the challenge is to use the sketch to make a feminine birthday card. During the second week, the same sketch is used, but for a masculine birthday card!
- You can make a birthday card, invitation, tag, gift bag, or whatever else you might need for that special someone’s upcoming birthday!
So, this week, we’re making a masculine card, and here’s what I made:
|Supplies: patterned paper (“Endless/Fair Weather” mini pad – Authentique), image stamp (“Tobie and his Puppy” – Some Odd Girl), sentiment stamp (“Sentiment Sampler” – Paper Smooches), Copic markers, ink (Brilliance Graphite Black, Memento Espresso Truffle).|
|Supplies: patterned paper (Basic Grey Konnichiwa), image stamp (“Anya Styles” – The Greeting Farm), sentiment stamps (“Magical Wishes Sentiments” – C.C. Designs, “Moka Taylor” – Taylored Expressions), card stock (Stampin’ UP!), Copic markers, Memento Espresso Truffle ink, VersaMark watermark ink, white embossing powder, white marker, sewing machine.|
|supplies: image stamp (“Birthday Josh” – Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps), sentiment stamp (“Word Salad” set – Paper Smooches), patterned papers (“Note to Self” – Echo Park), Spellbinders Labels One, sewing machine, Copic markers, Ranger Glossy Accents, gold metallic gel pen.|
So, what else is going on? Here are a few things you might like to know:
There’s a new crop of stamps being previewed this week at The Greeting Farm! Be sure to stop by the TGF blog to find out how YOU can win some of the newest and freshest stamps on the Farm!
Howdy, everybody! I’m blogging from the road today as we’re starting our road trip for (what I hope is our final) cross-country move. Before I get to my card post, I just wanted to update you on things happening in my personal life.
After close to 9 years of being an Army Wife and moving from Louisiana (where I’m from) to northern New York to Georgia to Washington and now to northern Virginia, I’m SO ready to settle in and finally have a crafty space all to myself! Scott recently departed the Army after 16 years of service, and we’re relocating so he can start his civilian job.
The hardest part of every move has been that I’ve had to say goodbye to friends I’ve made. It’s especially hard this time, because I got to know so many super-cool and creative ladies while I’ve been here. It’s not so much a goodbye this time as it is a “see you later”…but that doesn’t make it any easier!
Anyway, *sniff* on to my post for today…the masculine half of the sketch over at “Seize the Birthday“!
Here’s my card! I used one of my favorite guy images, “Turntable Josh” by Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps:
|Other supplies: patterned paper (orange houndstooth – My Mind’s Eye “Fly a Kite” mini pad; polka dot and solid papers – Authentique “Endless/Fair Weather” mini pad.) sentiment stamps (Paper Smooches – “Sentiment Sampler” and “Word Salad“), Copic markers, twine (“Twisted Teal” – Trendy Twine), watermark ink, white embossing powder, Brilliance Graphite Black ink, Spellbinders circle die.|
Hey, it’s Monday! Today I’d like to share some cards with you to hopefully brighten your day!
The first is a card that I’m sharing as one of my regularly scheduled posts for Whimsy & Stars Studio! I’ll have another Spring-themed card to share two weeks from today!
I hope you enjoyed checking out the projects that my fellow Whimsy & Stars Studio DT members shared during our monthly blog hop on the 5th!
If you didn’t get a chance to hop with us, no worries! We feature the new digis at Whimsy & Stars Studio on the 5th of every month. I hope you’ll be able to join us for the next hop! And, don’t forget to stop by the Whimsy & Stars Studio store to check out all the super cute Spring-themed digis that Mabelle has for sale!
My second card for today is for the current Seize the Birthday challenge. Here’s my card: