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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Seize the Birthday

Well, friends, I have come further than I ever dreamed of going with this card blogging business!  Lesley from Always Playing with Paper asked me to design for the Seize the Birthday Challenge!  Let me just tell you that my insides are pretty shakey...can I hold up my end with all these talented ladies?  Will I be a disappointment to Lesley?  Is it just first time jitters?  I have to go outside my comfort zone... and push myself, so I said YES!!  And a million thanks to Lesley for believing in me and giving me this opportunity.

The challenge is always "Anything Goes" any kind of birthday card you want to make is good with us...however, if you want to take it up a notch and add some 'icing' on that cupcake of yours, then what you need to do this time around is use TWO kinds of ribbon on your card.  Here is what I came up with:

I had said to a friend that I don't do masculine cards well...but I LOVE this MFT stamp called Fall foliage that Lisa Johnson designed...and I think leaves can fall (ha ha) into the masculine category.  And did you notice my two little pieces of ribbon?  Yes I added them to the side of the card, using the same colors as the leaves that I die cut!  And I am still working on making the inside of the card almost as special as the outside...

Paper:  PTI Kraft, neenah white
stamps:  PTI Autumn Pattern Pieces, Stylish Sentiments:  Birthday, MFT Fall Foliage
ink:  terra cotta tile, spring moss, kraft, scarlet jewell, dark chocolate, memento black
 I hope you will join in the fun and get some birthday cards made for your stash!!

and play along with us!

So this week your "Toppings" option is
                                          to use MORE than one color ribbon!                                                          


  1. Wow big congrats Colleen and a well deserved spot in the team. This card is beautiful as is the inside. Have much fun in the design team!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Great card for anyone with a fall birthday, gal or guy. Love the colors and leaves.
    Welcome to the Seize the Birthday Design Team, so happy to have you joining us.

  3. I love your fall inspired birthday card, both inside and out! Lesley knew what she was doing when she asked you to join us at Seize the Birthday. Welcome to the team Colleen!

  4. Big congrats on joining the Seize the Birthday Design Team! And, what a wonderful fall birthday card! Love the background with all the leaves. Great touch with the ribbon!

  5. You did an outstanding job with this card Colleen. Welcome to the team once again....believe in yourself cause others believe in you...your going to do just great!!!

  6. You did a great job with the card, love that you went masculine!! I love your work and I think you are such a lovely person!! Thank you for saying yes!!!
    Have a great weekend,

  7. Congrats!! You will do amazing I just know it. Lesley is so great to work with. Looking forward to seeing your creations each week.

  8. First of all, thud, what a STUNNINIG autumn card this is! Secondly, warm congratulations to you on the DT gig at STB! You will be FANTASTIC, truly! They are so fortunate to have you on the team!! Hugs, Darnell

  9. CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Boy I am late to that party! So happy for you! So well deserved too! Love this card!


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