20 November 2014

Lovely leaves

Happy Thursday!  Hope you are staying warm wherever you are in the world... seems winter has arrived early in some places here in North America.  It is cool here on the West Coast but no snow. :) I have a short reprieve from school work right now so am enjoying some down time (which equals a busy social schedule - catching up with friends that I have barely seen since the summer!)

It is time for another Seize the Birthday challenge.  First of all, I would like to bid a fond farewell to Susie Wittwer - November 6th was her last challenge as a member of our team.  Always loved her beautiful creations.  Secondly, I would like to welcome Hannelie Bester to the team - her creations are beautiful.  Can't wait to see what she comes up with!

The option/topping this week is "leaves".  I went with an autumn theme - pretty clean and simple.


Remember, you don't have to use the option... any birthday card is fine!  Be sure to check out the blog for all the details and for all the fabulous design team creations.



Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great week!  Hope you have a chance to play along.
Glenda

Card details:
Happy Birthday - 4.25"x5.5"
Stamps:  Hero Arts (sentiment), Paper Smooches (leaves)
Paper: white card stock
Ink: SU! Cherry Cobbler, Tangerine Tango & Chocolate Chip, VersaMagic Sand & Mango Madness
Accessories:  ScorBuddy, A Muse Studio Pearls, EK Success corner rounder punch

06 November 2014

I'm Back!

Hi!  Apologies! I have been missing for a while.  After being away for work, I was home for 2 weeks before starting my 3 week residency for my Masters.  Life has been a little hectic!  Will be starting my thesis soon so it is about to get more chaotic!  No rest for the wicked.

Welcome to another Seize the Birthday challenge!  As always, it is 'anything goes' and this week's topping/option is 'Monochromatic Orange'.  I have not been at my craft table forever so was surprised I had any inspiration at all.  The thing that surprised me most is that the cleaning fairies didn't come and clean off my craft table while I was MIA.  Hee hee....


Hope you can play along!  Be sure to check the blog for all the details and to check out the fabulous creations by the rest of the team.


Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful week.
Glenda

Card details:
Happy everything  - 4.25"x5.5"
Stamps:  Paper Smooches
Paper: Simple Stories Urban Traveller 6x6, white card stock
Ink: VersaMagic
Accessories:  Hemptique Orange twine, May Arts natural twine, A Muse white embossing powder, A Muse orange gems, EK Success corner rounder punch, button

25 September 2014

It's a banner day!

Happy Thursday crafters!  Hope you are having a great week!  My life is so crazy (wait... don't I say that every time).  I got home from work travel on Saturday and I start my 'in class' sessions for grad school on October 6th... and there is a lot to do in between!

Enough babbling... time to get on with another Seize the Birthday challenge!  As always, it is 'anything goes'... and this week's option/topping is "banners or pennants".  Before I left on my trip, I was able to whip up a banner card.  Pretty quick and simple...


Hope you get a chance to play along!  All the details are on the blog.  Be sure to give some love to the rest of the team!


Thanks so much for stopping by!  Hope you have a great day and fabulous weekend.  Took a ton of pictures on my trip but wanted to share a couple with you.  The scenery was absolutely spectacular.  Felt so lucky... the first three photos are from Baffin Bay off the coast of Greenland and the last one is from the Blue Lagoon in Iceland.
Glenda





Card details:
Happy Birthday - 4.25"x5.5"
Stamps: Paper Smooches (sentiment), Technique Tuesday (banner)
Paper: Kraft note card, white card stock
Ink:  VersaMagic Pink Grapefruit, Mango Madness and Tea Leaves
Accessories: Tim Holtz tiny attacher, May Arts twine, A Muse Studio pearls, Scorbuddy

11 September 2014

Sweeeeeet!!!!

Happy Thursday crafty friends!  Hope all is well in your world.  I am travelling for work right now but managed to get crafty before I left.  Good thing as I will be coming back to a bunch of school work!  My Masters program starts up again while I am away.  Never a dull moment.... no complaints though.  Had a pretty fabulous summer.

As always, the Seize the Birthday challenge is "anything goes" and the topping/option this week is "sweet treats".  I made a tag this week... just to be a bit different.  ;)


I will have minimal email access while I am away so won't be commenting.  I know you will come up with some fabulous creations!  Be sure to check the blog for all the 'playing along' details and give some love to the design team.


Thanks so much for stopping by.  Always appreciate your comments.
Glenda

Details: 
Make a wish
Stamps:  Paper Smooches
Paper: kraft, white and red card stock
Ink: Memento Tuxedo black
Accessories:  washi tape, MS glitter, Copic markers, May Arts ribbon, Jillibean Soup ribbon, Stampin' Up! scallop tag punch, EK Success corner rounder punch

28 August 2014

Black & White Birthday

Happy Thursday everyone!  Apologies for missing the last Seize the Birthday challenge.  Even though I'm not doing a lot of school work right now, summer has been so busy.... and now fall & school are quickly approaching....

The challenge, as always is "anything goes" and the option/topping is black and white.  OH.SO.HARD. not to add just a hit of colour.  So I made up for it by photographing it on red (of course). ;)


Hope you can play along!  All the details are on the Seize the Birthday blog.  Be sure to give some love to the rest of the team as their creations are fabulous!!!



Thanks soooo much for stopping by.  Hope you have had an amazing summer (for those in the Northern Hemisphere) and welcome to spring (for those in the Southern Hemisphere).

Always appreciate your comments.
Glenda

Card details:
Happiest of Birthdays - 4.25"x4.25"
Stamps: Paper Made Bakery
Paper: Carta Bella Well Travelled
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Freckled Fawn enamel dots, washi tape, mini clip, EK Success border punch

31 July 2014

Time to Celebrate!

Happy Thursday!  This is going to be a quick post… it's actually 10:40 pm on Wednesday and I'm putting this together at the last minute!  Oops… kind of slipped my mind.  Too much sunshine (which really isn't possible for me).  ;)

Time for Seize the Birthday!  The only guideline is that is must be birthday themed.  :)  The 'option' this week is monochromatic yellow.  Obviously I didn't go that route.  Hee he...


Hope you get a chance to play along this week!  All the details can be found on the blog.  Remember to leave some love for the rest of team… their creations are fabulous!


Thanks so much for stopping by.  Have a terrific day and a wonderful weekend.
Glenda

Card details:
It's time to celebrate - 4.25"x5.5"
Stamps: Hero Arts
Paper: Basic Grey Hipster and white card stock
Ink: Versa Pine Cone
Accessories: May Arts twine, A Muse Studio pearl, paper piercer

17 July 2014

Seize the twine!

Happy Thursday!  Hope you are having a great week.  We are loving the hot temperatures on the West Coast over the past little while.  It's rare for us to be hovering around 30 Celsius (and I love the heat) so I have been outside whenever life allows!

Time for another Seize the Birthday challenge!  The topping/option this week is string or twine. I was able to sneak a wee bit on to my card.  I had to whip this masculine card up "in a hurry".  Ha ha… I never have masculine cards around and needed one … and quickly… and of course it took FOREVER!  Murphy's law….


Be sure to check out the blog for all the details and give some love to the rest of the Design Team!  Hope you get a chance to play along this week.


Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day and a fabulous weekend.
Glenda

Card details:
Happy Birthday - 4.25"x5.5"
Stamps: Paper Smooches Birthday Sampler
Paper: white card stock, Basic Grey Carte Postale
Ink: Hero Arts
Accessories: washi tape, Studio Calico anchor wood veneer, Lawn Fawn twine, Tim Holtz tiny fastener


03 July 2014

Let's Party

Happy Thursday and happy summer (or winter)!  We are enjoying some amazing weather here…. loving the warmth, the sunshine and the long days… and some relaxation here and there.

Welcome to another Seize the Birthday challenge!  As always, the theme is "anything goes" and the topping/option this week is "stars and stripes".  I opted out of the topping (which is totally ok if you play along!).


Hope you can play along this week.  All of the details are on the blog.  Be sure to swing by there and check out all of the fabulous designs by the rest of the team.


Happy belated Canada Day to my fellow Canadians and happy Independence Day to my American friends…. and happy "almost weekend" to everyone else!

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Glenda

Card details:
Let's Party - 4.25"x5.5"
Stamps: Paper Smooches Hullaballoo and My Peeps, Unity Stamps Let's Party
Paper: white card stock, patterned paper scraps (a.k.a of unknown origin)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Paper Smooches Word Bubble die, Washi tape, Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher, Diamond Glaze, Martha Stewart Glitter, Copic markers

19 June 2014

wish big

Happy Thursday!  Hope all is well in your world.  I am *mostly* done school for the summer (a few things to do this summer but essentially finished the first year of my Masters - woot!) but am now just crazy busy catching up on life.  Hope the weather is great where you are… it has been terrific here and will happily take any more heat Mother Nature will throw my way.

It is Seize the Birthday time again… "anything goes" as usual and no toppings/options this week.  I am crafting so rarely these days and I needed some inspiration, so I went to our sister challenge Seize the Sketch and used Sketch #17.


Hope you can play along with us this week.  Be sure to check out the blog for all the details and the fabulous creations by the rest of the team.


Thanks so much for stopping by.  Have a terrific day and a wonderful weekend.
Glenda

Card details:
wish big - 4.25"x5.5"
Stamps: Paper Smooches Group Hugs
Paper: white card stock, Jenny Bowlin (blue paper), Pink Paisley (orange paper)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo black
Accessories: May Arts ribbon, Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher, EK Success corner rounder punches, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder, Cuttlebug, heart flair (gift from a friend)

22 May 2014

Sketchy birthday

Happy Thursday!  Hope you are enjoying spring (or fall) and getting some time outside.  I just had an extra long weekend (it was Victoria Day on Monday and took Friday off) and it was a perfection combination of productivity and relaxation!

Welcome to another Seize the Birthday challenge!  As always, it is 'anything goes' and the topping this week is 'tags'.  I did my card last minute (which is not unusual) and the tag was just not speaking to me so I went super CAS.


Be sure to check out the blog for all the details and check out the amazing designs from the rest of the team!  Leave them some crafty love!


I am also playing along with Lesley's Sketch Challenge:


Thanks so much for stopping by.  Always appreciate the comments and visits!  Have a terrific day and a wonderful weekend.
Glenda

Card details:
Happy Birthday - 4"x5.5"
Stamps: Papertrey Ink Communique Sentiments, Unity Stamps flowers
Paper: white and kraft card stock 
Ink: Memories White, Memento Tuxedo Black and VersaMark
Accessories: washi tape, A Muse Studio pearls

08 May 2014

Seize the Flowers!

Happy Thursday and hope you are having a great week!  Never a dull moment around here - can't keep up things but what else is new?

Welcome to another Seize the Birthday challenge! As usual… the theme is "anything goes"… this week's option/topping is flowers.

{Have to give a special little shout out to Jessi
for sending me these beautiful die cut flowers.  Thanks!}


Hope you can play along this week.  All the details are on the blog.  Be sure to check out the beautiful creations by the rest of the team - be sure to leave them some love!

Also, this week, my mom is celebrating a 'big' birthday and it's Mother's day on Sunday so sending out a bunch of love to her.  All the best to all the moms out there too!  Have a great day and thanks for all that you do.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.
Glenda

Card details:
Best Wishes - 4"x5.5"
Stamp: Hero Arts Say It All
Paper: white and grey card stock
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Stampin' Up!  Ribbon, A Muse Studio pearls, die cut flowers

24 April 2014

Seize the Birthday

Happy Thursday!  Apologies for being scarce lately.  Life just caught up to me. Even with a couple of weeks off school at the end of last month… things are still crazy busy.  Spring has fully arrived here though so all is well.  Always nice to have warmer temperatures and longer days.

Time for another Seize the Birthday Challenge! As always, it is 'anything goes' and there are no toppings/options this week.  I haven't had much mojo lately, nor time to create but managed to whip this up the other night.  Hope you like it!  I'm using the only shade of pink that really works for me and that is coral.  ;)


Hope you have a change to play along!  All the details are on the blog.  Be sure to stop by and see the rest of the fabulous creations by the design team!



Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great day and a fabulous weekend.
Glenda

Card details:
Happy Birthday - 5.5" x 4"
Stamps:  Hero Arts Find Joy
Ink:  Stampin' Up! Chocolate chip
Paper:  Jillibean Soup kraft note card & dark brown card stock, Basic Grey Hipster patterned paper
Accessories: Basic Grey button, My Mind's Eye enamel accents, May Arts twine

27 March 2014

Cheers!

Happy Thursday!  Hope you are having a great week.  I have a couple of weeks off of school but am busy catching up on life!  It's been productive but still have a long list.  Maybe I can get a few things done before class starts up again on Monday.

It's time for another Seize the Birthday challenge!  It is 'anything goes' as usual and the topping/option this week is button/rhinestones. I just managed a few gems/rhinestones.  Some of my favourites on this card - some red, a martini and some washi tape. :)


Hope you get a chance to play along!  All the details are on the blog.  Be sure to stop by, check out the design teams' fabulous creations and give them some love!


Thanks so much for stopping by.  Have a terrific day and a wonderful weekend.
Glenda

Card details:
Cheers - 4.25"x5.5"
Stamps:  Paper Smooches Birthday Sampler & A Muse Studio a tini note
Paper: white card stock
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black & SU! Real Red
Accessories:  A Muse gems, washi tape, EK Success corner rounder punch,  MS crystal fine glitter

13 March 2014

Seize the… stitching

Happy Thursday!  I really should be working on my research paper right now but my bi-weekly blogging calls!  A welcome distraction from typing, reading and scratching my noggin, thinking "what the ???".

Time for another Seize the Birthday challenge!  As usual, "anything goes" and the topping this week is "faux stitching".  I have this great tag die with the faux stitching built right in so thought it would be perfect for this challenge.  Way easier than trying to draw in faux stitching (although I do like doing that - think it looks cool, when I manage to do it right! hee hee).


Would love it if you could play along!  You have two weeks to play and all the details are on the blog.  While you are there, be sure to check out the amazing creations by the rest of the team and give them some love!



Thanks so much for stopping by.  Have a great day and a fabulous weekend.
Glenda

Card details:
Happy Birthday - 4.25"x5.5"
Stamps: PTI Communique Sentiments
Paper: kraft and white card stock
Ink:  Memento Tea Leaves
Accessories:  Lawn Fawn turquoise twine, May Arts yellow & white chevron ribbon, Jillibean Soup green baker's twine, washi tape, button, EK Success corner rounder punch, PTI tag die

27 February 2014

Today is the day...

Happy last Thursday in February!  WHAAAATTTT?? Crazy… this year is flying by already.  Hope things are going well for you.  I'm impatiently waiting for some snow to melt.  I moved to the coast to avoid it and we got a bit on the weekend.  I'm just happy I don't have to drive it in much (I'm ok - just don't trust other people!  hee, hee)… however walking to work with snowy sidewalks is not much fun either. Oh well, can't complain too much… we generally have glorious weather here (I'll take rainy warm winters over snowy cold winters any day).

Ok… enough babbling… time to get on with the Seize the Birthday challenge for this week.  As usually it is "anything goes" and this week is "topping free" (so no bonus option).  Stayed pretty CAS with this one but put a few fun elements on.  Absolutely love this striped paper.



We would love it if you could play along with us!  You have two weeks to play along... all the rest of details are on the blog.  Be sure to head on over there to see the rest of the fabulous creations by the amazing design team!  


Thanks so much for stopping by.  I always appreciate the comments.  Have a terrific day and a fabulous weekend.
Glenda

Card details:
It's your day - 4"x5.5"
Stamp: Unity It's a Party
Paper: Jillibean Soup Kraft note card, Basic Grey Hipster, white and espresso card stock
Ink:  VersaMagic Tea Leaves
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher, SU! button, May Arts twine, Paper Smooches die