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Thursday, May 12, 2022


Hi Friends, welcome to another Seize the Birthday Challenge!

Shirley picked our topping this time and she is looking for faux or real stitching on our cards!

I went with the faux stitching! 

 I pulled out an older PTI set called Quilted summer and inked up the pieces and put them together like a lap quilt.  I printed the sentiment on my computer and added the Gina K birthday sentiment and vellum shadow.  I love the color combination.


PTI: Quilted Summer

Gina K:  birthday die

I hope you will join us in the challenge and please check out the design team and our new party guest:

 Lorraine from Lorraine's Loft!

I look forward to seeing you in the gallery!

Heart Hugs, friends!

Thursday, April 28, 2022


Hi Sweet friends! We are here with another SEIZE THE BIRTHDAY CHALLENGE and this one is brought to us by our wonderful leader, Nancy!  She wants us to use a butterfly or a hummingbird on our birthday cards!

I made a couple of "hummer" cards for you today!

Both cards use an older set from PTI:  Humming Along!

The sentiment is from Colorado Craft Company: Birthday Wishes

The beauty of this set is the flowers and the two sizes of the hummingbirds are all included in this set!  And they all have several layers of stamping to add to the dimension of the images!

The petunia are the flowers in the first card with the smaller of the hummers, the second card uses the wonderful Fuchsia flower and the larger of the two hummers.  

On this second card, I also used a background plate from Pinkfresh Studios: Lush Vines and the sentiment is from The Greetery:  Sentiment Suite: Birthday

I hope you will play along with us and show us your butterflies or hummers!

If you are not a toppings person, then you are always welcome to make any kind of BIRTHDAY card!

the design team have some awesome cards for your inspiration along with our Special Party Guest Deepti!  You can find her blog HERE


Heart Hugs, friends!

Thursday, April 14, 2022

SEIZE THE BIRTHDAY ~ Signs of Spring

Hi friends, Welcome to another Seize the Birthday Challenge!

Lindsey is our hostess looking for signs of spring on our birthday cards!

Here in the PNW Tulips is definitely the sign that spring is in the air...along with rain and winds!

It seems as soon as the tulips pop out with all their vibrant colors, the spring rains also come and beat them down!  I have two cards for you today!

This card was made for my friend's Mom's 90th birthday!  

And since I was pulling out tulip stamps, I ran across this one and I believe it is designed by Betsy as well as the one above.

Our Special Party guest is Deepti and you can find her spring inspiration card HERE.

Please check out the rest of the design team to see a sign of spring in their part of the country.

First Card:

The Greetery:  Flower Market

The Greetery:  Picture-esque

The Greetery:  Sentiment Suite: Birthday

Second Card:

I used an older PTI set called Tulip Time 

The bow from The Greetery:  Fit to be Tied

The Greetery:  Crimped Frame

The Greetery:  Sentiment Suite:  Birthday

I hope to see you in the gallery!! 

Heart Hugs, friends!

Friday, April 1, 2022


Hi friends!  Welcome to our Seize the Birthday Challenge where Jules is looking for stripes on our birthday cards!

If you are not a toppings person, you are welcome to make any kind of card as long as it is a BIRTHDAY card!

Our Special Party Guest for the month is Deepti you can find her HERE.  she has made a fabulous card for your inspiration as well as all the design team members, I hope you will go check them all out!

My flower and leaves are from Altenew:  Watercolor Extravaganza

The stripe is a die cut a friend gifted me, sorry I don't know who made it!

I will look for you in the gallery! 

Come play along with us!~

Heart Hugs, friends!

Thursday, March 17, 2022


Hi Friends!  Welcome to Seize the Birthday Challenge
JoAnn is our hostess looking for Green & White in honor of St. Patrick's Day!
Our Special Party Guest is Deepti you can find her HERE and be sure to check out all the other design team members for their green and white cards!
And I love this challenge because I have a SIL whose birthday is on the 17th! So this is perfect timing!
I used a brayer to get my color on the argyle embossing folder.
The shamrocks are a Memory Box Die
The sentiment is from The Greetery: Opposites Attract

Heart Hugs, friends!

Saturday, March 12, 2022

Cards for Ukraine

I have been making cards with the Ukraine flag colors and also with the sunflower since it is their country's flower.  I am just sick at heart with the devastation and loss of lives that is going on over there.
Most of the cards I have posted on social media, I just thought I would post them here too so I would always have this record of the cards I made in support of the Ukranians.  My thoughts and prayers are constantly for them.

I will continue to make cards to support Ukraine until there is peace.

Heart Hugs, friends!