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Seize the Birthday and a trip to MFT!


Hello Friends,  I trust you had a wonderful Holiday Season and are ready like me to get back to creating again!  Not that I didn’t make any cards over the Holidays, as I did, but now it’t time to gat back to my Challenge blogs and somewhat of a routine again.  We all do better with routines don’t you think?  I think you spend less money that way. Speaking of Spending Money!  Guess who finally made it to My Favorite Things Store yesterday!  Yes me!  I know you’re a bit jealous and you should be!  WOW!  All that wonderful MFT right at your fingertips! It was so much fun and a bit overwhelming.  It would have been easier to say…let me have one of each please! LOL My hubby was a trooper, he was taking pics with his phone of all the cards he liked, and then helped me narrow down my selections.  His choices made sense! The store is about 2 hours and 20 minutes from our home, but Hubby and I were already in Mount Dora for a few days of fun and R and R, and when I mentioned it was only 11 miles down the road, he said we were to close not to stop. I am a lucky gal!


It’s a beautiful store!

STB Anything GoesOkay, enough of me bragging….right? It’s time for our first challenge of 2017 over at Seize the Birthday and it just so happens to be time for NO Topping!  So that leaves it wide open for you to get those creative juices flowing again.  Just remember it has to be a Birthday card.  We are also welcoming a new Surprise Party Guest for the next tow months.  It happens to be Rahmat.  She has been such a constant supporter of STB and it was past time for me to invite her to be our Surprise Guest.  Welcome Rahmat…we are so glad to have you joining us!  Here is my card.


I was a bit rushed yesterday when we got home to get everything done and ready to return to work tomorrow so this photo doesn’t quite do this card justice.  It’s much sparklier and pretty in person.  It just so happens to be made with mostly MFT supplies, but not the ones I got yesterday. The stamp and die set is called Bold Blooms. I have been a Very, Very bad girl this month when it comes to spending! What can I say!  It’s all the discounts they have been offering! LOL The only 2 things that are not MFT is the stitched circle, that is from Stampin Up, and the sentiment I have had forever.

Sorry this post is so long, but I had a lot to say!  It’s been bottled up to long. LOL  Please, come on over to Seize the Birthday and join us!  My teammates and Guest have some awesome cards to kick off the NEW YEAR!  Happy creating! Nanc’

18 thoughts on “Seize the Birthday and a trip to MFT!

  1. Beautiful card. Love your color combo and design.
    So glad you got to go to MFT, lucky you. I have been wanting to go to their new location, but haven’t make it yet.

  2. Lucky you, Nancy. My husband would have turned around and sped in the opposite direction. Sorry we didn’t see you new purchases in this card but the flowers you used make a lovely bouquet on that striped background. I don’t know why I don’t enter this challenge more when I make so many birthday cards. I’m making it my New Year’s resolution to do so.

  3. You are right…jealous! Sounds like a wonderful shopping experience! Your card is beautiful

  4. I love your gorgeous card and I envy you that trip to the MFT store. I am sure you were overwhelmed at times with wondering what to purchase and what to pass up. But I bet it was a fun trip too!

  5. Awesome card design! Fun color combination! I love the pretty cluster of flowers : ) Sounds like a fun trip to MFT! So glad you got to go!
    Have a great day and Happy New YEar!
    Sherrie K

  6. It’s about the same distance for me, but I am never travelling at times/days when they are open. Soon, I hope!

  7. Lucky lucky you Nancy. Can’t wait to see your ‘new’ goodies here real soon. Love this simple and lovely birthday card. Great layout. Have been hoping the card I made for my husband’s Aunt (turning 90 and we are going to celebrate with a huge party tomorrow) was going to be suitable for STB. Will upload in a few days.

  8. Ok, I don’t know where to start..
    First, ‘bit’ is understated… sooo jealous!! Wish I could go to some pretty stores and shop too!! Luck you! Double that since you’ve got such a sweet hubby!
    Second.. fantastic card, Nancy…pinning it!! 🙂
    Third..can’t wait to see how you’ll use all your new goodies!!

  9. Well, I think that needs to be my destination vacation!! YESS!! Very jealous, you lucky girl!! and I love your card for this New Year challenge! Great design and color choices! Happy New Year friend!

  10. Nancy, love your blue and yellow combination. This is so pretty. Oh my, I didn’t know there was an actual MFT store. How fun is that. Hope you had a great holiday. Happy New Year, my friend.

  11. What a great card Nancy, I am a big fan of diagonal stripes, so I adore this card, and loving the combination of blues with yellow.
    I had fun reading through your post today, you know I would be happy if I had any craft store in my country. I travel to Hong Kong, which is an hour by sea, but also another country to get my craft supplies.
    Like your hubby, mine is too good, and I really appreciate the fact of him accompanying me everywhere for my craft shopping, and willingly(I hope he is 😉 ) spending .
    Thank you very much for inviting me to be your Guest at Seize the Birthday, I am super delighted to be part of this.
    Wish you a happy and healthy 2017

  12. Oh you are a lucky girl to live so close to MFT. But I guess that I ma lucky too, as I only live 40 minutes from Gina K. Lol Had to rub it in. We both have sweet husbands, so we are ever there. Your card is so sweet and I love the design. I’m sure that it is very sparkly in real life.

  13. Lovely birthday card with the yellow flower bouquet! Love your die cut background in navy, too! I bought the same flower stamp on thanksgiving when it was on sale… couln’t help :). BTW you could link up this at The Flower Chllenge. They have the color theme: blue and yellow in this month! Have a great weekend, Nancy!

  14. What? An MFT store in Florida?! Oh that is going right on my to-do list! Such a gorgeous card. I love the colors and your spray of flowers! Happy New Year, Nancy!

  15. Awesome that you got to MFT! So cool 🙂
    Terrific card! Love the background and the flowers. Happy New Year my friend.

  16. How fabulous that must’ve been to meander around the MFT store, Nancy … and with a cheerleading DH alongside! Bit of a hike for me, but I can happily live vicariously! Gorgeous card … such pretty, whimsical blooms tumbling down those diagonal stripes! Wishing you a 2017 blessed with happiness! Hugs, Anita 🙂

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