16 September 2019

happy anniversary to mail it monday!


Wishing Mail It Monday a very happy 2nd anniversary! If you aren't familiar with Mail it Monday, it's goal is to "grow a community of card-mailers, not just card-makers." Although I do have a large stash of cards, going back several years, I also mail a lot.  My hubby jokes that I keep the post office in business! One thing I do to help me to remember to mail birthday cards is put a calendar reminder for a week before peoples' birthdays.  It is somewhat successful... haha.

The card I made for today is inspired by this card of Kimberly's. I made it for a crafty friend who loves rainbows. (Confession - I have been hoarding this paper for a looooong time). She sent me a very sweet 'miss you' card recently... we live on different sides of the continent so don't see each other often. I miss her a lot too... hope she likes this card. Since the theme today is mailing cards, I made a matching envelope. I always want to do this but rarely get the chance since I am usually grabbing a card to mail at the last minute. ;)


To complete the Mail It Monday theme, I'll be popping this in the mail today. :)

Congrats to Kimberly! Check out the festivities all this week and maybe try to mail a card to friend this week... just because.
Thanks for stopping by.
Glenda

Card details:
You Add Color to my Life - 4.25"x4.25"
Stamps: Paper Smooches I Heart Art
Paper: Making Memories patterned paper (retired), white card stock, confetti paper (envelope)
Ink: Versafine Black, SU! Lucky Limeade
Accessories: sequins, We R Memory Keepers envelope punch board

12 September 2019

it's just a number

Hey crafty friends... welcome to another Seize the Birthday challenge. We are playing around with numbers this week.  I always find numbers a bit of a challenge... not sure why. I almost find this a little too cute for me, haha. However, I am proud of myself for creating this little scene (not one of my strong suits). I ran some brown card through an embossing folder to create the tree texture, cut out the branches and then cut out a bunch of leaves for the top.


Welcome to Annie, our new Surprise Party Guest! Be sure to head over to the blog to give her and the rest of the design team some love for their numeric wonders.



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

Card details:
29 again?
Stamps: Paper Smooches
Ink: Versafine Black
Paper: white card stock, SU! Chocolate Chip & Soft Sky, scraps of orange and green patterned paper 
Accessories: Paper Smooches speech bubble die, SU! leaf die, Copic markers, Cuttlebug Distressed Stripes embossing folder

29 August 2019

sassy square

Can someone explain to me how it got to be the end of August?!?!? I blinked and the past two months have disappeared... summer is my favourite season and I'm hopeful that September will be warm & sunny.

It was my turn to pick the topping at Seize the Birthday this week! I love square cards but don't make nearly enough of them. I also love martinis and usually make one or two on the weekends. ;) I was actually inspired by this scrap of patterned paper first ... the idea for the martini glass came after I picked the paper.

Be sure to jump on over to the blog to give Su, our Surprise Party Guest, and the rest of the design team some love for their sassy squares.


Wishing you a terrific Thursday and have a wonderful upcoming weekend (happy long weekend to my Canadian & American friends). Thanks for stopping by.
Glenda

Card details:
Happy Birthday - 3.75"x3.75"
Stamps: Concord & 9th Perfectly Penned
Ink: Versafine Black, SU! Lucky Limeade
Paper: white card stock, SU! glossy black paper, Jillibean Soup patterned paper (retired), vellum
Accessories: Hero Arts martini die, SU! gems, EK Success corner rounder punch

15 August 2019

beautiful butterflies

Happy Thursday crafty friends! Over at Seize the Birthday we are fluttering around with butterflies. I love it when I have an idea and it works out exactly as I expected. That's what happened with this card - I knew what I wanted for a layout and it just worked.  Alas, things don't always work out quite so well - like when my mojo failed me last week.


Be sure to flutter on over to the blog to give Su, our Surprise Party Guest, and the rest of the design team some love for their butterfly beauties.



Wishing you a terrific Thursday and have a wonderful upcoming weekend. Thanks for stopping by.
Glenda

Card details:
Happy Birthday - 5.25"x4.75"
Stamps: Hero Arts
Ink: SU! Gorgeous Grape
Paper: white card stocks, Basic Grey patterned paper, vellum
Accessories: Concord & 9th butterfly die, A Muse pearls, Martha Stewart Circle cutter

01 August 2019

fabulous flowers

Hey crafty friends... my only question this week is how the heck did it get to be August?  Feels like July just started!  Had a great July - it's my birthday month and I was able to do a lot of celebrating with friends. 

Over at Seize the Birthday, we are doing flowers this week.  I must admit, I was having a hard time with this card.  Flowers aren't usually a problem for me... but apparently when I have to do one, they are a problem. So I stuck with clean and simple for this card.  Let's hope my mojo returns for our next challenge. (There is some Wink of Stella on the flower but it's hard to see)



Be sure to head over to the blog to give Su, our Surprise Party Guest, and the rest of the design team some love for their fantastic floral creations.


Happy August and have a wonderful upcoming weekend. Thanks for stopping by.
Glenda

Card details:
You Are Magic - 3.75x4.75"
Stamps: Catherine Pooler Wild Garden, Cathy Zielske Simple and Saucy
Ink: Versafine Black, VersaMagic Grapefruit
Paper: white and black card stock
Accessories: May Arts twine, My Favorite Things stitched rectangle die, black gem, Wink of Stella

18 July 2019

rainbow love

Hi lovely crafty friends! Hope all is well in your world. I'm having an enjoyable and busy (but good busy) summer ... still enjoying chill time though ... exercising, seeing friends, going to the farmers market.

I love the theme for Seize the Birthday this week... rainbows. I stayed fairly CAS with this but I love how it turned out. Hope you like it too.


Be sure to head over to the blog to give Su, our Surprise Party Guest, and the rest of the design team some love for their colourful creations.


Hope you can play along with our colourful challenge this week.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend.

Glenda

Card details:
happy birthday - 4.25"x5.5"
Stamps: A Muse (retired)
Paper: Black, red, orange, yellow, blue, green and purple card stock

04 July 2019

let's have drinks

Happy July friends! It is definitely my favourite month... full-on summer and birthday celebrations. Our Seize the Birthday theme this week is goes hand-in-hand with those... our topping is sunshine! Not sure why I always have a hard time with this... maybe because I don't have a lot of sun stamps. I decided to go easy on myself and use sunny paper with some cool beverages.


I want to welcome our new Surprise Party Guest, Su Mohr! Be sure to head over to the blog to give Su and the rest of the design team some love for their sunny creations.


Thanks so much for stopping by and have a terrific day.
Glenda

Card details:
Let's Have Drinks - 4 7/8" x 4 7/8"
Stamps: Cathy Zielske (sentiments), Paper Smooches (drinks)
Paper: white & black card stock, SU! patterned paper
Ink:Versamark Black
Accessories: Copic markers

20 June 2019

birthday hugs

Hey crafty friends.... happy June!  I'm just back from a few weeks in Europe ... we had a fabulous time but I do like being back in my own bed and shower.

We are covering the card at Seize the Birthday. I'm so used to doing CAS cards that have lots of white space so this is tough!  I cheated a bit and just used one large background stamp (*gasp*) and then kept everything else pretty simple.  Hope you like it and hope my teammates are ok with me bending the rules a bit. ;)


Hope you can join us this week.  Head over to the blog to give some love to our Surprise Party Guest Linda and the rest of the team.  All the rules & regs are over there too.


Have a terrific Thursday and a wonderful weekend.  Thanks for stopping by... always appreciate the comments.
Glenda

Card details:
birthday hugs - 4 3/8" x 5 1/2"
Stamps: SU! Buffalo Check, PTI birthday
Paper: white & SU! Old Olive card stock
Ink: Versafine Black, SU! Old Olive
Accessories: Simon Says Stamp hugs die, SU! stitched rectangle die, May Arts twine, A Muse black jewel

06 June 2019

cheers

Hey crafty friends!  Hope all is well in your world! After two stressful Seize the Birthday themes in a row, I'm happy that it is anything goes this week. I kept it quick and easy.  Used one of my favourite colours, dark purple, with one of my favourite themes, drinks!  Haha!


Hope you get a chance to play along with us! We are lucky to have Linda Snodgrass joining us as our Surprise Party Guest. Be sure to check out the rest of the fabulous designs by Linda and the rest of the team. The rules and regs are on the blog too.


Thanks so much for stopping by.  Have a great weekend.
Glenda

Card details:
cheers - 4.25"x5.25"
Stamps: none - gasp!
Paper: SU! Blackberry & Basic Black, A Muse black shimmer, white card stock, silver paper
Accessories: Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder,  SU! jewels, Simon Says Stamp wine die, Paper Smooches cheers die.

23 May 2019

pretty presents

Hey crafty friends!  Hope you are having a fabulous week so far. Remember last time when I said that balloons stressed me out? I think the Seize the Birthday theme this week, presents, might have stressed me out even more.  I lost count of how many times I tried to make this card... and I'm still not totally happy with.  Sometimes you just have walk away and say, good enough.  Right? There is some glitter (Wink of Stella) on the ribbon and bow but it's difficult to see


Hope you get a chance to play along with us! Last week I totally forgot to mention our new Surprise Party Guest Linda!  Sorry Linda!  So glad to have you joining us. Be sure to check out the rest of the fabulous designs by Linda and the rest of the team.


Thanks so much for stopping by.  Have a great weekend.
Glenda

Card details:
celebrate - 4.25"x5.25"
Stamps: Paper Smooches
Paper: SU! Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Basic Black and Real Red
Ink: Versamark Black, SU! Real Red
Accessories: washi tape, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder, Tim Holtz tiny attacher, SU! enamel heart, Wink of Stella

09 May 2019

bodacious balloons

We are being very celebratory this week at Seize the Birthday... it's all about balloons! I have to admit that I have a hard time with balloons.  Luckily, when I was working on my cards, I had access to my friend's stash of balloon goodies.  I could decide which one of these to post so am sharing both of them... which one do you prefer?


Hope you can join in! Be sure head over to the blog and the team some crafty love.


Hope all is well in your world crafty friends.  Thanks so much for stopping by.
Glenda

Card details:
happy birthday (blue & white) - 3.75"x5"
Stamps: A Muse
Ink: Versafine Black
Paper: SU! Soft Sky, white card stock
Accessories: SU! balloon punch, SU! maps embossing folder, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots & Swirl embossing folder, SU! word window punch, EK Success corner rounder punch, twine


Card details:
happy birthday - 4.25"x5.5"
Stamps: A Muse sentiment, SU! Balloon Celebration
Ink: SU! Lucky Limeade & Gorgeous Grape, Hero Arts turquoise ink

Paper: white card stock
Accessories: SU! balloon punch, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder, SU! word window punch

25 April 2019

terrific texture

Greetings crafty friends!  Hope your week is going well so far. I was lucky enough to have a four day weekend last weekend.  Three days is the normal Easter weekend but some places give the Monday off ... and my office was one of those places. We don't celebrate Easter but we did had a somewhat-productive, somewhat-lazy weekend. Hope you had a great weekend... whatever you got up to.

This week we are playing with texture over at Seize the Birthday. I used an embossing folder for the background and then layered the die cut for some extra texture. Blue isn't my favourite colour but I am pretty happy with how this turned out!


Hope you can play along with us this week!  Be sure to check out our special party guest, Tenia Nelson, to see her fabulous creation.  It's been great having her join us.  Also, give some crafty love to the rest of the STB DT and check out the blog for the rules.




Thanks for stopping by and thanks for the comments! Have a great weekend.
Glenda

Card details:
happy birthday to you - 4.25"x5.5"
Stamps: Memory Box Best Life Typewriter Sentiments
Ink: SU! Denim
Paper: SU! Soft Sky, white & scraps of blue
Accessories: SU! embossing folder, My Favourite Things die

11 April 2019

celebrate you

Hey crafty friends... hope all is well in your world! Seize the Birthday this week is a free for all ... which I always appreciate.  Sometimes I find the themes a bit stressful... lol! Playing around with some goodies I have had for a while but haven't used much. Hope you like it.


The fabulous Tenia Nelson is with us as our Surprise Party Guest.  Be sure to give her and the rest of the DT some crafty love over at the blog.  You'll find all the rules & regs there as well.



Thanks for stopping by and thanks for the comments! Have a great weekend.
Glenda

Card details:
celebrate you - 4.25"x5.5"
Stamps: Neat & Tangled
Ink: SU! Cool Caribbean & Crumb Cake
Paper: white & kraft, SU! Soft Sky
Accessories: SU! celebrate die, enamel dots

28 March 2019

spring into spring

Happy spring northern hemisphere friends!  I think it *might* have finally arrived here but I'm not holding my breath... we often say "wait 5 minutes and the weather will change." ;)

Spring is our theme over at Seize the Birthday.... hope you can join us.  This card was inspired by one I saw at my *almost* local store Crafty Capers. There is some Wink of Stella on the heart but it's tough to se.


The super talented Tenia Nelson join us as our Surprise Party Guest for the next couple of months.  Be sure to give her and the rest of the DT some crafty love over at the blog.  You'll find all the rules & regs there as well.



Thanks for stopping by and thanks for the comments! Have a great weekend.
Glenda

Card details:
birthday wishes - 4.25"x5.5"
Stamps: Hero Arts
Ink: Tsukineko Pearlescent Ivy
Paper: Jillibean Soup, SU! Very Vanilla
Accessories: EK Success corner rounder punch, My Favorite Things Heart Tree Die, Wink of Stella

14 March 2019

dots & stripes

Happy Thursday friends! Hope all is well in your world. Not much new to report with me... haven't had much time to craft lately.  Busy with a bunch of other things... mostly fun stuff.

It's dots & stripes week over at Seize the Birthday! I tried to incorporate as much of both as I could... not sure if it's too much or just right! It is my favourite colour combination though. :)


Really excited to have the very talented Tenia Nelson join us as our Surprise Party Guest for the next couple of months.  Be sure to give her and the rest of the DT some crafty love over at the blog.  You'll find all the rules & regs there as well.


Thanks for stopping by and thanks for the comments! Have a great weekend.
Glenda

Card details:
birthday wishes - 4.25"x5.5"
Stamps: Mama Elephant
Ink: SU! Real Red
Paper: SU! Real Red, My Favourite Things Black & White Basics patterned paper, white card stock, striped scrap
Accessories: circle punches, enamel dots, red ric rac