16 August 2018

simply said

Ok, can someone tell me how it got to be the middle of August already!?!?! (By the way, did you know that there is a item of punctuation that is called an interrobang?  It's a combination of a question mark and an exclamation mark.  Here's a podcast that talks about it... 99% Invisible) I digress... I am very shocked that it is already the middle of August.  The past couple of months seem to have flown by.

Over at Seize the Birthday, we are having a 'no topping' week. As is my norm, I went CAS.  I love kraft card bases but seem to forget to use them!  Also, I love square cards too... just for something a bit different.  Hope you like it.



Hope you can play along with us this week!  All the details on how to play along are on the blog. Give some crafty love to our spectacular summer Surprise Party Guest, Trina Pham, and the rest of the team.



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

Card details:
happy birthday - 4.25"x4.25"
Stamp: Papertrey Ink
Ink: Versafine Black
Paper: kraft and white card stock, SU! Tangerine Tango, Lemon Lime Twist, Elegant Eggplant, Soft Sky
Accessories: Simon Says Stamp die

02 August 2018

wonderful water

Happy August!  Where did July go??  Feels like it just flew by. Hope all is with your crafty selves. It's challenge time over at Seize the Birthday and we are playing with water (watercolour, rain, streams, ocean, rivers, etc).  I went with smooshy watercolour!  Hope you like it.


Hope you can play along with us this week!  All the details on how to play along are on the blog. Give some crafty love to our spectacular summer Surprise Party Guest, Trina Pham, and the rest of the team.



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

Card details:
happy birthday - 4.25"x5.5"
Stamp: Papertrey Ink
Ink: Distress Ink, Ranger Archival black
Paper: watercolour paper
Accessories: star die, paste, glitter

19 July 2018

super duper stripes

Happy Thursday crafters!  Hope all is well with you.  It's my birthday month so I've been celebrating a lot... in addition to celebrating my new job.  ;)
Over at Seize the Birthday, we are playing with stripes for our option/topping this week.  I went quite clean and simple for this card... I think it works.  :)


Hope you can play along with us this week!  All the details on how to play along are on the blog. Give some love to our summer Surprise Party Guest, Trina Pham, and the rest of the team.

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

Card details:
happy birthday to you- 4.25"x5.5
Paper: white and black card stock, SU! card base
Accessories: Lawn Fawn die, gems

05 July 2018

stunning sequins

Happy July friends.  Hope everyone is doing well... especially those on summer vacation!  I'm doing the opposite right now - celebrating a new job!  It's in a new field for me, away from marine science, but I will still be doing research in a really great work environment.  Really excited to have my long unemployment stint finally come to a close.

Over at Seize the Birthday, we are playing with sequins for our option/topping this week.  Sequins scare me a bit, to tell you the truth.  I managed to throw a few on here and think it looks ok.  Hope you do too.


Hope you can play along with us this week!  All the details on how to play along are on the blog.  Give some love to our new Surprise Party Guest, Trina Pham, and the rest of the team.



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

Card details:
Happy Birthday - 4.25"x5.5
Stamps: Hero Arts
Paper: grey & black card stock, watercolour paper, vellum
Ink: VersaMark, Distress Ink Abandoned Coral
Accessories: white embossing powder, sequins

21 June 2018

happy solstice

Happy first day of summer to those in the northern hemisphere!  It think it has finally arrived here... hope it has where you are too.

Over at Seize the Birthday, we have an 'anything goes' challenge this week.  I went pretty CAS with this card.  Absolutely love this die... just used some Distress Ink, water and a paint brush to colour it.


Hope you can play along with us this week!  All the details on how to play along are on the blog.  Give some love to our Surprise Party Guest, Sonja K, and the rest of the team.


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

Card details:
Happy Birthday - 3.5"x5"
Stamps: Papertrey Ink
Paper: white card stock, watercolour paper
Ink: Versafine Black, Distress Ink
Accessories: EK Success corner rounder punch, A Muse gem, Memory Box Prim Poppy

07 June 2018

Beach bums

We are getting summery over at Seize the Birthday this week with a beach theme!  Can't say that it feels like summer here today but we did have some great weather a couple of weeks ago so hoping it returns soon.  Summer is definitely my favourite season.

Here's the card I whipped up, hope you like it!


Hope you can play along with us this week!  All the details on how to play along are on the blog.  Give some love to our Surprise Party Guest, Sonja K, and the rest of the beach bums! 


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

Card details:
Let's Have Drinks - 5.5"x4.25"
Stamps: Cathy Zielske (sentiment) & Sweet Stamp Shop (images)
Paper: red and white card stock
Ink: Versafine Black
Accessories: Copic markers, Glossy Accents, MFT stitched rectangle die

24 May 2018

pretty patterns

I have been doing my best to use up my patterned paper recently so this week's challenge at Seize the Birthday is right up my alley.  I'm really happy with the combination of patterns and the colours.


Hope you can play along with us this week!  All the details on how to play along are on the blog.  Give some love to our new Surprise Party Guest, Sonja K, and the rest of the DT.


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

Card details:
happy birthday - 5.5"x4.25"
Stamps: PTI
Paper: SN@P! Color Vibe patterned paper, white card stock
Ink: Versafine Black
Accessories: washi, Tim Holtz tiny attacher, EK Success corner rounder punches, SU! enamel, Paper Smooches notepad die, SU! silver fine wire

10 May 2018

29 again?

We are playing with numbers over at Seize the Birthday this week.  I made this quick and easy card and gave it to my hubby who had a 'big' birthday earlier this year.  I think he appreciated it more than if I had put his real age on! ;)

Hope you can play along with us this week!  All the details on how to play along are on the blog.  Give some love to our new Surprise Party Guest, Sonja K, and the rest of the DT.


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

Card details:
29 again? - 5.5"x4.25"
Stamps: Paper Smooches
Paper: cream and white card stock, SU! patterned paper
Ink: Hero Arts
Accessories: MFT stitched rectangles

26 April 2018

Happiest of birthdays

Hey crafters!  Hope all is well in your world as April comes to a close.  Hard to believe - wasn't it just January yesterday? We are currently experiencing some summer-like weather here on the Canadian west coast.  I'm hoping the temperatures keep getting warmer as I love the heat.

It's a free week over at Seize the Birthday!  I die-cut some watercolour paper that was smooshed with Distress Inks.  Tried to keep it pretty CAS and I think it turned out well.



Hope you can play along with us this week!  All the details on how to play along are on the blog.  Give some love to our Surprise Party Guest (it's Kim's last week - been great having her!) and the rest of the DT.



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

Card details:
happiest of birthdays - 5.5"x4.25"
Stamps: Papermade Bakery (retired)
Paper: white card stock
Ink: Versafine Black, Distress Ink Seedless Preserves, Mermaid Lagoon and Twisted Citrus
Accessories: Concord & 9th flower die, SU! silver string & gems, EK Success corner rounder punch

12 April 2018

Awesome & vibrant

Kinda' like me right?  Awesome and vibrant?  LOL....

Happy Thursday crafty friends.  Hope you're having a great week.  I love our challenge this week over at Seize the Birthday - vibrant colours.  I went CAS with mine and added little hits of awesome  bright colours.  Really like how it turned out.


Hope you can play along with us this week!  All the details on how to play along are on the blog.  Give some love to our Surprise Party Guest and the rest of the DT.


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

Card details:
hope your day is awesome - 4.25"x4.25"
Stamps: Altenew Half Tone Happy
Paper: white card stock
Ink: Versafine Black
Accessories: Neat & Tangled Awesome dies, vellum, SU! enamels, washi tape

29 March 2018

birthday birds

Hey crafty friends!  Welcome back to another Seize the Birthday challenge.  We are playing with our fine feathered friends (birds) for our challenge this week.  I pulled out some bright and cheerful bird paper for my card.


Hope you can play along with us this week.  All the details about how to play are on the blog.  Check out the fabulous creations from the rest of our team and Kim, our Surprise Party Guest.


Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a terrific day.
Glenda

Card details:
birthday wishes - 4.25"x5.5"
Stamps:  Mama Elephant
Paper: SU! Soft Sky, My Mind's Eye Here is Happy, cream card stock, fuchsia card stock
Ink:VersaMark
Accessories: A Muse white embossing powder, EK Success circle punches, Paper Smooches speech bubble, Copic fine line marker

15 March 2018

big hugs

Hope you're having a great day crafty friends.  Spring seems to be arriving so that puts a big smile on my face.  This week at Seize the Birthday, we are highlighting teal as our topping/option.  This is not a colour I normally use so it was a bit of a challenge.  Stayed pretty simple and I like how it turned out.


All the details for playing along is on the blog.  Our Surprise Party Guest for the next couple of months is Kim Lackenbach.  Be sure to give her, and the rest of the DT, some crafty love.


Always appreciate your comments! Thanks for stopping by.
Glenda

Card details:
big hugs on your birthday - 4.25"x5.5"
Stamps: Avery Elle Simply Said Hugs, A Muse just because
Ink: VersaFine Black, VersaMark, Hero Arts
Paper: white & black card stock, Lawn Fawn
Accessories: A Muse white embossing powder, vellum, black polka dot washi tape

01 March 2018

Splat!

Happy Thursday crafters and welcome to another Seize the Birthday challenge! Hope all is well in your world. It is 100% open at the challenge this week (no topping/option) so hope you can play along with us. I went pretty CAS this week.


All the details for playing along is on the blog.  We have a new Surprise Party Guest with us for the next couple of months - Kimberly Lackenbach.  Be sure to give her, and the rest of the DT, some crafty love.



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

Card details:
happy birthday - 4.25"x4.25"
Stamps: Papertrey Ink Keep It Simple: Birthday III
Paper: white & black cardstock, watercolour paper
Ink: Distress Ink Abandoned Coral, VersaMark
Accessories: Tim Holtz/Sizzix die, Wink of Stella, A Muse white embossing powder

15 February 2018

warm wishes

Hey crafty friends... hope you're having a great week.  I'm happy that we are not doing anything Valentine's related over at Seize the Birthday! ;) (Thanks Nancy!) Just think it's a bit of a Hallmark holiday and think we should celebrate love (for our friends/family/partners) all the time. Ok, rant over.  We are doing coffee/tea as a topping/option this week.  This was a bit of a challenge for me and I'm not 100% happy with it but here it is.  There are enamel accents on the whipped cream (because who wouldn't want whipped cream on their coffee) and black band on the cup.


Hope you can play along with us this week!  Be sure to stop by the blog and give some love to our guest Kristie and the rest of the team.


Thanks for stopping by.  Have a terrific day!
Glenda

Card details:
warm wishes - 4.25"x4.25"
Stamps: Paper Smooches
Paper: white card stock, Simple Stories Daily Grind (red polka dot paper)
Ink: Versafine Black, black pigment ink
Accessories: Ranger Enamel Accents - black & white, vellum, enamel dots, clear embossing powder, Copic marker

01 February 2018

make a wish

Happy February!  What?!? How has a month of 2018 passed already?  Hope you're doing well and settling into the new year.  This week at Seize the Birthday, we are featuring candles. This stressed me out a bit because I don't have a lot of candy stamps and exactly zero candle dies.  So I decided to build some candles. I wrapped the paper around a small pencil and then used some double sided tape seal them up. I clipped some small sections of string, put some double sided tape on the end and then used some tweezers to put them inside the candles.


Hope you can play along with use this week!  Be sure to check the blog for all the details and give some love to Kristie and the rest of the design team.


Thanks for stopping by and have a terrific day.
Glenda

Card details:
make a wish - 4.25"x5.5"
Stamp: Unity
Paper: SU! Soft Sky, Pink Paislee Hello Sunshine
Ink: Versafine Black
Accessories: SU! punch, string