Thursday, October 8, 2015

Seize the Birthday ~ SPLATTER!

Welcome to another great challenge here at Seize the Birthday!
The team and I are pleased to announce that we are starting a new feature at STB.  Every month we will have one Surprise Party Guest joining the team for that month.  The Design team and I felt it was time to recognize those of you who play along with us week after week.  After all, where would we be without our participants?  How do you get selected as a Surprise Party Guest?
Well, just keep doing what you're doing and continue to play along, and hopefully you will be recognized too!
Please join us in welcoming our inaugural 
Surprise Party Guest
Anita in France
Welcome Anita!  
We are thrilled you are here and 
now onto our challenge!
Our "Toppings" option this time is...

" Splatter"

I used the die from PTI Garden Gild and sponged on some colors and sentiment, then I splattered on some inks for my "splatter" for the topping!
One can never have too many birthday cards, I hope you will be joining us again!

The TOPPING IS SPLATTER, BUT AS ALWAYS, "ANYTHING GOES"Just make sure it is a birthday card!  We look forward to having you join us in this challenge!

Monday, October 5, 2015

Merry Monday # 174 Coffee Theme!!

I am honored to be a guest designer for Merry Monday 
this time because I was the winner for this post. 
Thank you very much for selecting my card!

Okay, I have to be honest here, I am NOT a coffee drinker...GASP!!
so No coffee stamps for me, and boy are there a LOT of coffee mugs and stamps out there in blogland!  I had to really put on my thinking cap, even browsed through a lot of digi stamps and really didn't come up with one I could work with.
Then a friend reminded me about the cup in PTI's Tremendous Treats:  Christmas!!
LIGHT BULB moment!
I had just received my September PTI release package and I had the new "IN THE BAG"...
so I immediately started going though my Christmas papers and this is what I came up with:
My daughter helped me out with the prop by loaning me a "Starbucks" gift card!!  *wink*
Because the coffee cup had a snowflake on it I decided to look for a snowflake paper for the background...I am using a paper pad from My Mind's Eye called "Merry Little Christmas".
The sentiments on the 'gift bag' are from the In The Bag set as well as the "hand" holding the gift bag...(notice she has a sparkly bracelet on her wrist!!)
I colored the cup with copics as well as the "Just for You" sentiment and I also selectively cut out that sentiment.

Thanks for taking a look and I thank all the designers from Merry Monday for honoring me with being the guest designer!  Every week I am so inspired by your Christmas cards!!