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Tags at STB!

Hello,  This time over at Seize the Birthday the topping if you choose to use it, is TAGS. You can make a Tag to stand alone or you may incorporate a tag on a card and or project, like I have done above.  This card has a Halloween vibe to it and it was not my intention at all, so instead of starting over, I just ran with it. In case you have never seen these Leaves before ( LOL) they are from Stampin Up.  The Tag and Birthday greeting are both from a MFT. The background was made with Oxide inks and some black and white paint splatters.  Not the best photo of the card, but it’s already sent, so had to post it as is.

Please come by to Seize the Birthday and check out what my awesome teammates have done. Speaking of Teammates, I would like to say a heartfelt farewell to one of my DT members-Sandy. Sandy, you will be missed so very much.  I am thrilled to have designed alongside you these couple of years, and very grateful I had the opportunity to meet you in person too!  Please, stay in touch! Take care, Nanc’


CAS @ Seize the Birthday!

We have an easy topping for you this time around at Seize the Birthday! All you have to do is keep it Clean and Simple! If you need some inspiration to get your mojo flowing come on over and check out what my amazing team came up with!  Also remember, our toppings are optional and you can always just make any type of Birthday card!

Here are some card details: EF is from Cuttlebug, the Flower is from Stampendous, the scalloped die and tag die are MFT, and the sentiment and oval die are from SU.

Have a wonderful day! Nanc’


Celebrate Your Day!

I needed to make a birthday card and decided to join in with this fun sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches .  Then I stopped by over at Addicted to Stamps and More where I was happy to see it was time for their Anything Goes Challenge! Since my SU leaves seem to have a permanent place on my desk, I decided to make one more card with them.  Well, maybe this will be the last one, but I think that is very unlikely. LOL  This time I decide to also use the SU leaf stamp that goes with this die for my background as well. I sponged some Oxide inks on some wet water colored paper using a tissue, I love the texture that the watercolor paper and the tissue make together.  Then I used my glossy accents and some glitter to give my leaves some added sparkle, since it is a Birthday card, and who doesn’t like sparkle. I heat embossed my Verve sentiment too. This card was a lot of fun to put together!

Below is a close up of my sparkly leaves.

Thanks for having a look, and I hope you are having a wonderful day! Nanc’






Sip Sip Hooray!

Hello!  Vicki is our hostess this week at Just Us Girls and she has a great photo for us. As soon as I saw those wine glasses on the table I knew I was going to break out one of my new MFT sets ( Margarita Shaker Die and Spirited Sentiments) and make a shaker card.  The only thing that completely backfired is, I decided to finally open up my Gelatos that I have had for ages and see how they worked.  Little did I know, or use my brain, that they smear when you rub your finger over them.  So now my background paper that was once white is now pink. If you know my style you probably know that I don’t do shaker cards very often, but it was fun.  If you look closely my margarita glass has sugar on the top (fine glitter)…I prefer sugar over salt! What about you?

Please come over and check out what the ladies did, and before I go I would like to say thanks to my pal Linda for being such a fabulous guest this month! Nanc’



Hello,  Hope you are having a good day. Today our new challenge starts at Seize the Birthday and our Topping is Foliage.  I saw this great card by Jan Taylor, and I knew I wanted to CASE it.  When this topping came up, I knew it was the perfect time.  I can’t find the original post to link it up for you, so I have a picture of it below. The leaf die is from MFT and the underlayment is a panel inked up with Oxide Inks. The fun dotted label is from Gina K and the sentiment is SU.

I hope you have a wonderful day, and if you are crafting sometime soon, I hope you will link up a card for Seize the Birthday!  Nanc’

Here is Joy’s fabulous card!


Cozy Challenge!

Nearly a month ago I had the pleasure of meeting up with two card makers and blogging friends for a quick getaway to MFT.  While we were at our hotel in Mount Dora, I went down to the lobby to retrieve some coffee for us. When I returned, Michele Ferguson from (I Card Everyone) noticed that each cozy around the coffee cup was different.  She challenged us to make a card with our cozy.  I traded with Bobby from (Bits and Pieces) and boy was mine a challenge.  When I nearly tossed in the towel, and I am late for the deadline I might add, I decided to in list the help of Pinterest. YEAH!!! This is NOT my original design! I did draw everything free hand and ran my basketball through my EF to make the BB have dimples. The sentiment is from Verve!  The other ladies did a much better job then I did.  I have linked them up for you above. Here is a picture of my cozy, before I cut it.

Here is a picture from our time together. I just love meeting fellow crafters that I talk to on-line.  There is never a lull in conversation, that is for sure.  Michele and Bobby are just as sweet and thoughtful as I imagined they would be, and I can’t thank them enough for coming so far (Michigan) to meet up with me. Who knows who I will be meeting next! I have quite a few people on my bucket list! It may be you!!  Nanc’



Anything Goes at STB!

It’s that time again for an Anything Goes at Seize the Birthday, you just need to make sure it’s Birthday related. Today’s card features one of my favorite stamp sets by Stampin Up, that I don’t use nearly often enough. It’s called Painted Harvest.  It’s so quick and easy and sure to make a card come together perfectly every time. The sentiment, die-cut and ink are all from SU too. I used some of their Washi tape as well to make my rectangular strip.

I hope you will consider stocking up on some Birthday cards and joining us sometime over the next couple of weeks at STB, we would love to have you.  Take care, Nanc’


Travel is the Topping…

Hello,  Hope your day is off to a great start…or ended well! LOL Today over at Seize the Birthday our topping is Travel. However, you do not have to use the topping, any other Birthday card or project will do. I just adore this SU set. It’s my go to for a masculine card for sure! The only huge mistake I have is that I accidentally grabbed a deep purple ink color for the sentiment instead of navy. I have no idea how that happened. I hope you can’t tell too much!

Please come on over to STB and check out the team’s cards along with our Surprise Party Guest Marianne.  Hopefully that will inspire you to join us! Nanc’


Die Cuts or Punches at STB

Hello,  If you think this card is very similar to one you have see recently, you are correct.  I just loved the colors I used two weeks ago for a JUGS challenge so much that I decided to make similar one for Seize the Birthday!  The topping this time at Seize the Birthday is Die-cuts or Punches. All the products for this card are from Stampin Up.

We have a brand new Surprise Party Guest for the next three months at Seize the Birthday and her name is Marianne. Welcome Marianne…we are super happy to have you!  Now, won’t you come by STB and check out the amazing cards the team has for your inspiration and while you are there consider joining us!

Take care, Nanc’


A Day to Celebrate

Hello,  We have a real easy word for you this week over at Just Us Girls.  The word is Celebrate!  This card came together rather quickly which is a good thing these days! Most everything you see for this card is from Stampin Up. The only exceptions are the scalloped die cut, Nuvo drops and ginormous gold bee. LOL

I hope you will come on over to Just Us Girls and join us this week…while you are there please help me in welcoming Julie Beech who happens to be our Guest for the Month of September.  We are really happy to have you Julie and we hope you will enjoy your month with us!

Take care,  Nanc’