14 September 2017

Time to Celebrate!

Happy Thursday crafty friends.  Hope you are having a great week. We are playing with balloons over at Seize the Birthday!  I'm not 100% happy with this but I don't have a lot of balloons in my crafty stash (shocking I know!).  There is some glitter (Wink of Stella) on the balloons and strings but it is hard to see.


Hope you can play along with us this week.  Remember the topping is always an option... birthday theme is the most important thing (and the other details are on the blog).  Be sure to stop by and give some crafty love to the DT and our new guest, Becca.




Thanks for stopping by and have a terrific day!
Glenda

Card details:
it's time to Celebrate - 4"x5"
Stamp: Hero Arts (sentiment), Memory Box (balloon)
Paper: watercolour paper & black card stock
Ink: VersaMark, Versafine Black, Distress Twisted Citrus & Broken China
Accessories: Zing white embossing powder, Copic fine line marker, Wink of Stella
SaveSave

31 August 2017

ocean waves

Hey crafty friends... am I the only one who can't believe it's the end of August? This year seems to have flown by. Can't say I'm happy about the end of summer (love the heat - but hopefully it stays nice in September).  Also, I realize I've been out of work for almost a year :( - I was lucky enough to get a part time contract this summer that's kept me busy.  Just trying to stay positive that something else is coming around the corner. :)

This week's Seize the Birthday is all about ocean colours.  I used a die that reminds me of waves just to continue on with the ocean theme.  This technique of mosaicing with this die is not my original idea - I saw it on Pinterest somewhere (as is the case with a lot of my ideas!)


Hope you can play along with us!  All the details are on the blog.  It's Lindsey's last week with us (she's been awesome!) ... be sure to give her and the rest of the DT some crafty love.


Thanks so much for your comments.  Always appreciate it.  Have a terrific day and a wonderful weekend.
Glenda

Card details:
happy birthday to you - 5.75"x4.25"
Stamps: Lawn Fawn
Ink: Versafine Black
Paper: Black card stock with a variety of blue/green/purple scraps
Accessories: SU! die and EK Success corner rounder punch

17 August 2017

happy Birthday

Happy Thursday crafters! Hope you're having a great week.  We're going 'topping free' over at Seize the Birthday this week.  This card is a little out of the norm for me - no bright colours. Pastels are not my strong suit so I was definitely challenging myself with this one.  I started with some paper I needed to use up and went from there.  Hope you like it.

Hope you can play along with us this week! Be sure to stop by the blog to give some love to Lindsey and the DT... all the details on how to play along are there as well.



Always appreciate when you stop by to comment.  Have a terrific day and a wonderful weekend.
Glenda

Card details:
happy Birthday - 4" x 5 ⅛"
Stamps: Hero Arts
Paper: Kraft and cream card stock, scrap of blue patterned paper
Ink:VersaMagic
Accessories: May Arts Twine, SU! die, EK Success corner rounder punch, A Muse pearls
SaveSaveSaveSave

03 August 2017

Tie one on!

Happy Thursday crafters! Hope life is treating you well. We are having some wonderfully warm weather here... however, there is also smoke from all the forest fires in our province.  Here's hope some rain arrives soon for those areas.

We are "tying one on" at Seize the Birthday this week. No, we aren't sitting around getting tipsy - although I have been known to have a glass of wine or a cocktail while I craft!  I played around with some twine to make my card look like a little present.


If you feel so inclined, you can add some ribbon or twine and tie some bows or ribbon on to your project. Be sure to stop by the blog to give some love to Lindsey and the DT... all the details on how to play along are there as well.


Must tell you the most exciting part of my week!  Head STB crafter Nancy was here for a visit and we got to meet up!  She is just as amazing as I expected and she has an awesome family as well.  So great to meet up with fellow team mates.



Thanks for stopping by. Have a terrific day and a wonderful weekend.
Glenda

Card details:
It's your day - 4.25"x5.5"
Stamps: A Muse (retired)
Paper: SU! patterned paper (retired), cream and blue card stock
Ink: SU! Old Olive
Accessories: May Arts twine, MFT tag die, A Muse pearls

SaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSave

20 July 2017

Splatter!!!

Hope you're having an awesome week crafty friends! Life has been busy and fun here... with little time to craft.  Need to get back to my table!

This week at Seize the Birthday our topping/theme is SPLATTER!!! So much fun and the possibilities are endless.  I used a stencil and paint for mine.  Love how it turned out with the bright colours on the black.


Our team and Lindsey did an amazing job with the splatters!  Be sure to head over to the blog to check them out and get all the details on how to play along.



Always appreciate it when you stop by.  Have a terrific day and a wonderful weekend.
Glenda

Card details:
Happy Birthday - 4.25"x5.5"
Stamps: Unity Stamp Co.
Paper: White & black card stock
Accessories: Tim Holtz stencil, Artist's Loft paint (white, grey, green blue), SU! paper clip, paper piercer
SaveSaveSaveSave

06 July 2017

Red, white and....

Happy July crafty friends!  Hope life is treating you well.  I think summer has finally arrived here... we just skipped spring and went directly from winter to summer.  I've been busy and not crafting as much as I'd like to... will have to remedy that soon!

This week at Seize the Birthday, the theme/topping is "red, white and you"... you can add whatever colour you like to the red and white combination.  As you likely know, I love, love, love red and decided to add yellow to my card. 

Hope you get a chance to play along with us this week.  Be sure to stop at the blog for all the details on how to play along.  Give some love to our new Surprise Party Guest Lindsey and the rest of the design team.


Thanks for stopping by. Hope you have a terrific day and wonderful weekend.
Glenda

Card details:
Happy Birthday - 4.25"x5.5"
Stamps: Hero Arts (sentiment), Unity Stamp Co. (image)
Ink: Stampin' Up! Real Red, VersaMagic Mango Madness
Paper: yellow and white card stock, Jillibean Soup patterned paper
Accessories: May Arts ribbon, Stampin' Up! clip, Paper Smooches stitched die

22 June 2017

For the love of paper

Happy Thursday crafters and happy belated summer/winter solstice.  I'm hoping summer has finally arrived... seems to be taking it's time.  It's definitely my favourite season - love the warmth and spending time outside.

It's a 'free' week over at Seize the Birthday which means no topping/option! I've created a long and narrow card with some of my favourite paper.  I've hoarded this paper for so long... the colour combination is so vibrant and I love the bit of sparkle. I sent this to a close paper crafting friend for her birthday.... I know she appreciated it.



Hope you get a chance to play along with us this week.  Be sure to stop at the blog for all the rules on how to play along.  Give some love to our Surprise Party Guest Cathy and the rest of the design team.


Thanks so much for stopping by.  Have a terrific day and wonderful weekend.
Glenda

Card details:
birthday wishes - 6.25"x3.5"
Stamps: Lawn Fawn Scripty Sayings
Ink: Distress Ink Seedless Preserves
Paper: green & white card stock, Making Memories patterned paper (retired)
Accessories: MS glitter (on sentiment)

08 June 2017

simply single

Happy Thursday crafty friends.  Hope all is well in your world! 

At Seize the Birthday this week, we are having some fun with single layer cards!  I had some fun with colouring with coloured pencils on kraft paper.  Hope you like it! Colouring is not my specialty but I think it turned out ok.


Hope you get a chance to play along with us this week.  Be sure to stop at the blog for all the rules on how to play along.  Give some love to our Surprise Party Guest Cathy and the rest of the design team.




Thanks so much for stopping by.  Have a terrific day and wonderful weekend.
Glenda

Card details:
birthday wishes - 4.25"x5.25"
Stamps: Paper Smooches Twiggy Florets, Mama Elephant Blogging Buddies (sentiment)
Ink:VersaMark
Paper: kraft card stock
Accessories: A Muse white embossing powder, Koh-i-noor pencils
SaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSave

25 May 2017

Sweeeeeet!!!

Happy Thursday friends!  Hope all is well in your world.  Thanks for stopping by.  We're sweetening things up over at Seize the Birthday this week.  Our topping/option this week is to add something sweet to your project.  I pulled out an adorable but neglected Taylored Expressions stamp set this week and had lots of fun paper piecing with it! For the cone, I used VersaMark ink on kraft paper and then put clear embossing powder on it. 


Hope you get a chance to play along with us this week.  Be sure to stop at the blog for all the rules on how to play along.  Give some love to our Surprise Party Guest Cathy and the rest of the design team.



Have a terrific day and a wonderful weekend.  Always appreciate you stopping by.
Glenda

Card details:
Yummy birthday - 4.25"x5.5"
Stamps: Taylored Expressions Build a Treat
Paper: green and white card stock, patterned paper scraps
Ink: Versafine Black, VersaMark
Accessories: Clear embossing powder, Copic pen

15 May 2017

have a great day

Happy Monday lovely people!  Hope all is well in your world.  Just a quick little post from me to play along with the current A Blog Named Hero challenge (watercolouring) and Inspired by All the Little Things (see the image below).  I used this technique from Ardyth (so cool & fun).  I didn't mean for the colours to turn out quite so 'autumn' but I guess that's what happens when pink and yellow mix ;).





Thanks so much for stopping by and hope you have a great week.
Glenda

Card details:
Have a Great Day - 4.25"x5.5"
Stamps: Hero Arts
Paper: SU! (card base), watercolour paper
Ink: Versafine Black, Archival Ink Black, Distress Inks - Festive Berries, Mustard Seed and Twisted Citrus
Accessories: Hero Arts gems
SaveSaveSaveSave

11 May 2017

wish big

Happy Thursday crafters!  Hope you're having a great week.  I've been playing around with some new crafty goodies ('eek').  I did my challenge card ahead of time, but you can see some of the new stuff I've been working on over on my crafty Instagram account.

For the Seize the Birthday challenge this week, our topping/option is 'creatures'.  I chose a small but very cool creature... a dragonfly. There is some Wink of Stella glitter on the dragonfly and its 'trail' but it's hard to see in the picture.


As always, you don't have to do the topping but the theme does have to be birthday.  We have some other guidelines for playing, so be sure to check them out over at the blog. Also give some love to our new surprise party guest, Cathy Roffey, and the rest of the design team (including Patti who is back after some time off!).



Thanks so much for stopping by.  Have a terrific day and a wonderful weekend.
Glenda

Card details:
wish big - 4.25"x5.5"
Stamps: Paper Smooches Group Hugs (sentiment), Hero Arts Made with Love (dragonfly)
Paper: Canson watercolour paper
Ink: Versafine Black, Distress Ink - Mermaid Lagoon, Twisted Citrus, Mustard Seed
Accessories: Copic fine pen, EK Success corner rounder punch

27 April 2017

belated wishes

It's a 'free for all' over at Seize the Birthday this week (no options/toppings). It's always handy to have 'belated' cards around and this is what I have created for today.  The idea to split up this die like this is not my original idea - I saw it on Pinterest somewhere.  LOL... so many pretty things on Pinterest... I've wasted had many productive hours on there since I've been off.


Hope you can play along with us this week.  All the details are over at the blog. Be sure to check out the fabulous creations from the rest of the design team.  Also give some love to our Surprise Party Guest, Anita Bowden.  It's her last week with us and she's done a fabulous job!


Have a terrific day and a wonderful weekend.  Thanks for stopping by!  Always appreciate your comments.
Glenda

Card details:
belated birthday wishes - 4.25"x5.5"
Stamps: Paper Smooches
Paper: white card stock, scrap of patterned paper
Ink: SU! Lucky Limeade
Accessories: SU! die, wood veneer flower, enamel dots

22 April 2017

Happy Earth Day!

This scientist wasn't able to get to the local March for Science for Earth Day but I did make a card in celebration. My goal was to only use scraps (even for the card base) and I succeeded! Thought the colours, image and sentiment were appropriate too.


I'm submitting this for the current Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Splash it On!.

Thanks for stopping by and hope you're having a great weekend.
Glenda

Card details:
you brighten my day - 4.25"x4.25"
Stamps: Hero Arts Hello Stamp & Cut, Paper Smooches Twiggy Florets
Ink:Versafine Black, Ranger Archival Ink, Distress Ink - Twisted Citron, Mustard Seed, Salty Ocean
Paper: SU! Basic Black, Canson watercolour paper
Accessories: SU! candy dots, Zing white embossing powder

20 April 2017

Throwing it down x2

I love the current colours for the Color Throwdown but had a heck of a time building a card with them.  I ended up doing two... and truthfully I am happier with the second one.  However, I'll share both with you... any preference?



I do need to work on my blending... and I need more round sponges.  I haven't been doing this technique as much as I should.... *note to self*.


Hope you're having a great week and thanks for stopping by.
Glenda

Card details:
Hugs - 4"x5.5"
Paper: white card stock, Jillibean Soup card base, A Muse shimmer paper
Accessories: Stampin' Up scribble die, Lawn Fawn Hugs die, Cuttlebug dots embossing folder, We R Memory Keepers enamel heart

You Make Me Smile - 4.25"x5.5"
Stamps: Hero Arts Made With Love
Paper: white card stock
Ink: Versafine Black, Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmelade, Aged Mahogany, Seedless Preserves
Accessories: Hero Arts Stencil, Lucy's Cards sequins

18 April 2017

wish big

Hi again crafty friends!  I had some time yesterday to play in my craft room with a friend who is new to card making.  It's so much fun to spread the paper crafting addiction love. ;)

Playing along with Inspired by All the Little Things #52 (see photo below).  I love the coat so decided to incorporate the stripes into my card.


Thanks so much for stopping by and hope you have a great week.
Glenda

Card details:
wish big - 4.25"x5.5"
Stamps: Paper Smooches Group Hugs
Paper: Carta Bella patterned paper, blue, grey & yellow card stock
Ink: Versafine Black
Accessories: My Favorite Things cloud & airplane die, Paper Smooches city die, Copic fine marker, A Muse ribbon