Thursday, April 21, 2016

Anything Goes!

Welcome to another great challenge here at Seize the Birthday!  Boy oh Boy did you all knock our socks off with our Floral Topping last time.  We sure had some amazing cards in the gallery to drool over! I know this week will be equally as drool worthy as it's time for our very popular Anything Goes Challenge.  Just a friendly reminder that you can find our Rules and Guidelines for our challenges at the bottom of every challenge.

Have Fun and let our Birthday Celebration Begin!

"Anything Goes Challenge!"


Surprise Party Guest

The Design Team

Barbara


Sharyn  



Have fun and let the celebration begin!!!


Challenge Rules (to keep things fair):
1. You must make a BIRTHDAY PROJECT, however our topping is always optional.
2. You may link up to 3 projects for each challenge.
3. Please add a direct link to your blog or to an online gallery.
4. You may combine this challenge with up to 5 other challenges and we would really love for you to add one of our graphics to your post.
5. As always, please have fun and make the challenge your own! All products are welcome!

This linky will close at 9am (PST) on Tuesday, May 3rd.


Winners!

Thanks everyone for all of your Fabulous creations over the past couple weeks! The Floral topping was a BIG hit as we imagined it would be.  We had some really sensational cards both with and without our topping and picking our winners was exceptionally tough. 

But let's get to it..... 

Congratulations!
Eileen
and

You both managed to "Take the Cake" this week!!

We hope you will enjoy your Winner's Badge!

Now, this week's Runner Ups who
 will be receiving "Birthday Honours" are...

Congratulations!

and
 

and

We hope you ALL will enjoy your "Honours" badge.

Now, stick around because in one hour,
we will be posting our new challenge 
for the next two weeks!
So please stay tuned!!
Nanc'

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Reminder!



There's still time to join in our latest challenge here at STB!!

You have until Tuesday, April 19th @ 9AM (PST).


Please scroll down or click HERE!

Hope to see you in our Gallery!
Nancy

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Floral and a New Guest!

Welcome to another great challenge here at Seize the Birthday! Some of the Design Team and I were saying the other day what a terrific following we have, an how lucky we are to have such great inspiration to look at and comment on.  Keep doing what you are doing everyone, because we sure are enjoying it!  Before I get to our challenge, it's time to welcome our next Surprise party guest for the months of April and May that I know you are going to love!

Please Join Us in Welcoming Patti from
Hi everyone, I am mom to 4, grandma to 6 and wife to the best person I’ve ever known.   We recently moved to the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota and totally love it!!  Since 2010 I have been designer and co-founder of a wonderful little cottage business that makes scarves called neckStyles™.  I love beautiful fabric almost as much as I love beautiful paper.  My DH and I also enjoy travel, photography, cooking and eating! heehee I’ve been creating cards for about 19 years and have enjoyed teaching others in my home as well as in the classroom.  I am continually inspired by the talented team at Seize The Birthday Challenge Blog, as well as the amazing cards displayed in the gallery.  I appreciate the friendships and inspiration of this great Blogland Community and I am so thankful for this exciting opportunity!

 Welcome Patti! We are so glad you are here!

Now onto our challenge for the next couple of weeks!
Wait till you see what the ladies have done!!

Our "Toppings" option this time is...
" Floral"

Just remember to keep it a Birthday Theme!


If you're not a toppings kinda person, well.....you can just

stick with our usual "Anything Goes"Birthday!


The choice is yours!

Surprise Party Guest

The Design Team

Barbara




Sharyn  



Have fun and let the celebration begin!!!



Challenge Rules (to keep things fair):
1. You must use the challenge and make a BIRTHDAY PROJECT.
2. You may link up to 3 birthday projects.
3. Please add a direct link to your blog or to an online gallery.
4. Feel free to combine other challenges or for a stamp release, it doesn't matter, as long as you add this challenge link and graphic to your post.
4. Any offensive posts or cards that do not follow the guidelines will be removed out of courtesy to fellow bloggers and myself.
5. As always, please have fun and make the challenge your own! All product is welcome!

This linky will close at 9am (PST) on Tuesday, April 19th.


Winners!

Hello Friends,  You all really out did yourselves this week both with and without our topping of water!  We had so many amazing cards in the gallery to drool over.  So let's get right to our winners...shall we?

Congratulations!

and

91. Caroline 

You both managed to "Take the Cake" this week!!
We hope you will enjoy your Winner's Badge!
Now, this week's Runner Ups who
 will be receiving "Birthday Honours" are...

Congratulations!

and

and
64. Laurie

We hope you ALL will enjoy your "Honours" badge.
Now, stick around because in one hour,
we will be posting our new challenge  for the next two weeks
 that we know you are going to love!!
So please stay tuned!!
Nanc'

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Reminder!



There's still time to join in our latest challenge here at STB!!

You have until Tuesday, April 5th @ 9AM (PST).


Just Click HERE or scroll down!

Hope to see you in our Gallery!
Nancy

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Water and Some Wonderful News!

Welcome to another great challenge here at Seize the Birthday!
I am going to get right to it as this post is full of lots of News today!  Before we get to the topping this week, I would like to welcome TWO new Design Team members to the Seize the Birthday Team! Yeah!!!
First, I would like to welcome my birthday sister Barbara Campbell to the team. Barbara and I became friends a few years ago thanks to this wonderful hobby of ours and we have had the pleasure to meet one another in person too! She is a fabulous card maker and so sweet to boot and will be a great addition to our team. 
Here is a little bit about Barbara!
Hello, I am so excited to be asked to join this creative team of ladies at Seize the Birthday.   I live in Wisconsin, but I am an official "Snow Bird" as we enjoy winters in Florida.  I am married to a man who understands my need to create. Yes, that means that I bring as much of the crafty things to Florida that I can get in the car. Since retiring, I have had time to pursue the paper craft that I love. I enjoyed my 28 years as an Emergency Department nurse, and now we love to travel. I have been to some amazing places.  We have 5 children and 7 grand kids and enjoy having them in our lives.  
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Here is her blog!
Next, I would like to welcome Vicki Dutcher to the team and I have to say Vicki is the one person I have to thank for starting me on this crafting journey, as she is the one that believed in me enough to allow me to join my first design team. (Just Us Girls) I will also say that her card making style is so versatile, there is nothing she can't do or hasn't tried. If you haven't come across Vicki in blog land
 I would be very surprised!
Here is a little bit about Vicki!
Hi all, I have been stamping for a lot of years at this point.  It all started with a SU party and has grown from there.  I have been a designer for many companies and currently am designing for 3.  I love stamping - it is the best hobby out there!  I also work at Starbucks part time.  I love my job, I love my hobby - can't get any better then that except.... being on this fun Team with Nancy and the rest of the girls. Thanks so much for having me!  I'm looking forward to this new gig.
 Here is her blog!
 http://allidoisstamp.blogspot.com (which is so true). 
Welcome ladies!
 I am so excited to have you both joining the team!
Before I go I would also like to thank Jacquie Southas for being such a terrific Surprise Party Guest these past two months! We have enjoyed having you Jacquie and look forward to seeing more of your fabulous work among the gallery in the future!
Now, onto today's challenge!
Our "Toppings" option this time is...
" Water"
Just remember to keep it a Birthday Theme!
If you're not a toppings kinda person, well.....you can just
stick with our usual "Anything Goes"Birthday!

The choice is yours!

Surprise Party Guest
Jacquie Southas

The Design Team



Sharyn  


The design team has created such awesome samples haven't they?

Challenge Rules (to keep things fair):
1. You must use the challenge and make a BIRTHDAY PROJECT.
2. You may link up to 3 birthday projects.
3. Please add a direct link to your blog or to an online gallery.
4. Feel free to combine other challenges or for a stamp release, it doesn't matter, as long as you add this challenge link and graphic to your post.
4. Any offensive posts or cards that do not follow the guidelines will be removed out of courtesy to fellow bloggers and myself.
5. As always, please have fun and make the challenge your own! All product is welcome!

This linky will close at 9am (PST) on Tuesday, April 5th.