27 March 2014

Cheers!

Happy Thursday!  Hope you are having a great week.  I have a couple of weeks off of school but am busy catching up on life!  It's been productive but still have a long list.  Maybe I can get a few things done before class starts up again on Monday.

It's time for another Seize the Birthday challenge!  It is 'anything goes' as usual and the topping/option this week is button/rhinestones. I just managed a few gems/rhinestones.  Some of my favourites on this card - some red, a martini and some washi tape. :)


Hope you get a chance to play along!  All the details are on the blog.  Be sure to stop by, check out the design teams' fabulous creations and give them some love!


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

Card details:
Cheers - 4.25"x5.5"
Stamps:  Paper Smooches Birthday Sampler & A Muse Studio a tini note
Paper: white card stock
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black & SU! Real Red
Accessories:  A Muse gems, washi tape, EK Success corner rounder punch,  MS crystal fine glitter

13 March 2014

Seize the… stitching

Happy Thursday!  I really should be working on my research paper right now but my bi-weekly blogging calls!  A welcome distraction from typing, reading and scratching my noggin, thinking "what the ???".

Time for another Seize the Birthday challenge!  As usual, "anything goes" and the topping this week is "faux stitching".  I have this great tag die with the faux stitching built right in so thought it would be perfect for this challenge.  Way easier than trying to draw in faux stitching (although I do like doing that - think it looks cool, when I manage to do it right! hee hee).


Would love it if you could play along!  You have two weeks to play and all the details are on the blog.  While you are there, be sure to check out the amazing creations by the rest of the team and give them some love!



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

Card details:
Happy Birthday - 4.25"x5.5"
Stamps: PTI Communique Sentiments
Paper: kraft and white card stock
Ink:  Memento Tea Leaves
Accessories:  Lawn Fawn turquoise twine, May Arts yellow & white chevron ribbon, Jillibean Soup green baker's twine, washi tape, button, EK Success corner rounder punch, PTI tag die

27 February 2014

Today is the day...

Happy last Thursday in February!  WHAAAATTTT?? Crazy… this year is flying by already.  Hope things are going well for you.  I'm impatiently waiting for some snow to melt.  I moved to the coast to avoid it and we got a bit on the weekend.  I'm just happy I don't have to drive it in much (I'm ok - just don't trust other people!  hee, hee)… however walking to work with snowy sidewalks is not much fun either. Oh well, can't complain too much… we generally have glorious weather here (I'll take rainy warm winters over snowy cold winters any day).

Ok… enough babbling… time to get on with the Seize the Birthday challenge for this week.  As usually it is "anything goes" and this week is "topping free" (so no bonus option).  Stayed pretty CAS with this one but put a few fun elements on.  Absolutely love this striped paper.



We would love it if you could play along with us!  You have two weeks to play along... all the rest of details are on the blog.  Be sure to head on over there to see the rest of the fabulous creations by the amazing design team!  


Thanks so much for stopping by.  I always appreciate the comments.  Have a terrific day and a fabulous weekend.
Glenda

Card details:
It's your day - 4"x5.5"
Stamp: Unity It's a Party
Paper: Jillibean Soup Kraft note card, Basic Grey Hipster, white and espresso card stock
Ink:  VersaMagic Tea Leaves
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher, SU! button, May Arts twine, Paper Smooches die

13 February 2014

Celebrate the love!

Happy Thursday!  Time for another Seize the Birthday challenge!  As always, the challenge is 'anything goes Birthday'.  This week, the topping/option is hearts/love. This is perfect for me as my hubby's birthday is coming up!  We don't 'do' Valentine's Day at our house (totally ok with me) so Iavoided the reds & pinks so common this time of year! (hard for me to avoid red but it can be done!).


All the details are on the blog!  Be sure to check out the rest of the fabulous creations by the rest of the design team.



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

Card details:
Let's celebrate
Stamps:  Freshly Squeezed Stamps Everyday Expressions
Paper:  Jillibean Soup Notecard, Studio Calico Front Row card kit, black card stock
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Studio Calico wood veneers, paper piercer, A Muse Studio twinkle sticker

30 January 2014

Seize the… Chevrons!

Happy Thursday crafty friends!  Hope you are doing well… hard to believe January is finished!  I am back to work, back to school, back to busy.  However, got a crafty weekend away with some friends at Wyldflower B&B a few weeks ago so got a bunch of cards and some scrapbooking done (actually completed some scrapbooking projects - shocking!  That rarely happens!).  By the way, if you live on the west coast of BC - be sure it check it out!  Amazing place!


It's time for another Seize the Birthday Challenge!  As usual, it is 'anything goes' but there often there is a topping or "option".  This week it is chevrons.


All the details are on the blog!  Be sure to check out the rest of the fabulous creations by the rest of the design team.

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

Card details:
Happy Birthday - 4.25"x5.5"
Stamps: Unity Stamps Party All Day
Paper:  white card stock, PTI Soft Stone, Simple Stories Daily Grind
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  A Muse pearls, Stampin' Up button, Lawn Fawn twine, May Arts ribbon, EK Success corner round punch, My Favorite Things tab die

02 January 2014

29 again?

Happy 2014 crafty friends!  Hope the new year is treating you well so far.  I am nearing the end of three weeks off  :( but it has been enjoyable.  Hubby and I went to more tropical climes over Christmas and just relaxed… it was amazing. Of course, my 'to do' list for the holidays is no where near being done.  No surprise there.




It's time for another Seize the Birthday Challenge!  The 'toppings' (extra) option this week is 'Numbers'.  A male friend of ours turned 30 on December 31st so the card I made for him works perfectly for this challenge!


A special birthday shout out this week to fellow DT member Sheri!  Happy Birthday Sheri

Hope you can play along with Seize the Birthday this week!  All the details are on the blog.  There are also some special announcements over there too!

Thanks for stopping by.  Enjoy the rest of your week and all the best to you, your family & friends for 2014.

Glenda

Card details:
Stamps: Paper Smooches Birthday Sampler
Paper: Studio Calico Here and There, white and kraft card stock, scrap of turquoise
Ink: Hero Arts Splash
Accessories:  ScorBuddy, A Muse Studio Chocolate Pearls

19 December 2013

Let's Celebrate!

Happy Thursday!  Apologies for how long it has been since my last post.  Life has been a bit hectic but I am happy to report that I am officially finished my first semester of grad school!  It was challenging but definitely worth it and I learned a lot!  Currently enjoying three weeks off work and school… life is good!

It is time for another Seize the Birthday Challenge!  My mojo is quite lacking these days (I haven't even made any Christmas cards) so this is super CAS and is my go-to colour combo!


Giving a big shout out and birthday wishes to fellow DT member JoAnn Burnham!  It is her birthday on Saturday!  Be sure to hop over to her blog and give her some birthday love!

Hope you can play along with Seize the Birthday this week!  Check the blog for all the details. Can't wait to see what you come up with!

All the best to you, your friends and family, during this holiday season, whatever you are celebrating.

Thanks for stopping by.
Glenda

Card details:
Let's Celebrate - 4.25"x5.5"
Stamps: Paper Smooches Birthday Sampler
Paper: Jillibean Soup red note card, Studio Calico paper from Front Row card kit
Ink:  SU! Real Red, Hero Arts Soft Granite
Accessories:  Hemptique twine, EK Success corner rounder punch, button, Tim Holtz tiny fastener

21 November 2013

Seize the pink birthday

Happy Thursday and welcome to another Seize the Birthday challenge!


Today, we are celebrating!  Our DT member Jenny gave birth to twin girls recently and we have designed a special challenge this week.  The challenge is to use pink and use two of something.  Pink is always a challenge for me so I stuck pretty CAS.


I have 2 ribbons and 2 staples… ;)  Believe it or not, that background paper looked pink when I was making the card but turned out pretty red in the photo.  Oh, tricks of the light.  

A big congrats to Jenny and her husband!  Hope you can celebrate with us and play along this week.  All the details are on the blog.
Thanks so much for stopping by.
Glenda

Card details:
Slice of Happy - 4.25"x5.5"
Stamps: Freshly Squeezed Stamps Words to Live By
Paper:  White card stock, Fancy Pants Trendsetter
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: A Muse Sugar ribbon, May Arts coral faux canvas ribbon, EK Success Round binding edge punch, A Muse sugar pearls, Tim Holtz tiny fastener

09 November 2013

So totally fabulous


By now, you have likely heard that the fabulous Cath Evaldson is leaving Moxie Fab World.   Big pouty sad face :( . So myself and a couple hundred (!!!) other crafty bloggers have got together to pay tribute to her.  If you are following the very long list of participants, you will have hopped here from Kathi Rerek's blog.

I always got a lot of inspiration from Cath on Moxie Fab World, be it from the Tuesday Trigger, Trend Watch or Oh My Moxie Fab.  She was always a reliable source for trendy and classic inspiration.  In April 2011, I was lucky enough to be Moxie Fabber of the Week (you can read all about my reaction here).  I felt like that was huge recognition for me and really appreciate Cath for that acknowledgment.  I was lucky enough to meet Cath when I was at CHA earlier this year… so great to finally meet the fabulous person behind the fabulous inspiration.

Susan R. Opel, myself and Cath Evaldson

I'm in the middle of a crazy amount of homework right now but managed to whip up this 5 minute quickie to honour Cath.


Not sure what else I can say to Cath other than thank you so much for everything... and all the best to you in the future.  You will be missed. xoxoxo

Next on the hop is Heather Campbell!  A big thanks to all of the organizers & admins of the blog hop too - Keren Baker, Taheerah Atchia and Virginia Lu.  :)

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a Moxie fab weekend.
Glenda

24 October 2013

It's that time again...

Hey there!  Don't fall over from shock but I am actually blogging!  Just got finished my first three week classroom intensive for my MSc (will have to do two more - they are once a year).  I made some new friends, did a lot of reading and writing, learned a lot and made more than one trip to the pub for food and beers.  :)  Now back to work... and more homework.  No rest for the wicked.... at least for the next two years.

So it's time for me to blog again because it time for another challenge at Seize the Birthday!  As always, it is 'anything goes'.  I needed a masculine birthday card for a friend's 40th birthday on the weekend.  Really like how this turned out!


All the details for playing along can be found on the Seize the Birthday blog.  Be sure to hop over there and see what the rest of the design team came up with!  Hope you can play along.  Can't wait to see what you come up with!


Here are a couple of 'on campus' photos to share with you.  Could complain about the work load but not the views!  We've also had amazing weather here this fall and the colours are more striking than usual.  Love where I live.  :)




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

Card details:
happy everything - 4.25"x5.5"
Stamps: Paper Smooches Simply Said
Paper:  Gina K Designs white card stock, SU! Basic Black, Studio Calico striped paper from Front Row card kit
Ink: VersaMagic
Accessories: Tim Hotlz Tiny Attacher, washi tape, A Muse Studio white embossing powder, heat gun

26 September 2013

Happy day

Happy Thursday!  Long time no see!  Since I was here last I have been amongst the icebergs in Greenland (for work) and have become a grad school student!  Wow!  It's been a crazy time so was really glad to be able to take a little break to make a card this week.



It is time for another the Seize the Birthday challenge!  I have to say it was a bit tough after being away from my craft table for so long.  I grabbed what was close by and pulled this together.  Hope you like it (despite no stamping AND using stickers - ACK!).


Really hope you can play along this week.  Be sure to check the blog to see the rest of the fabulous DT creations and to find out all the details.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Hope you have a great day and a fabulous weekend.  Here are a few of photos from my trip.
Glenda

Upernavik (no colour adjustment!)

Ilulissat (just brightened up a bit)

Arctic sunset (no Photoshop on this one either!)


Card details:
Paper:  Stampin' Up Lucky Limeade and A Muse Studio graph paper
Accessories: washi tape, baker's twine, EK Success round binding edge punch & corner rounder punch, My Mind's Eye grey enamel gem

29 August 2013

Seize the Birthday!

Happy Thursday everyone and welcome to another Seize the Birthday Challenge!  I've pulled out my washi tape this time and made a 'belated wishes' card.  I seem to be needing those lately... life it is just crazy!  I'm usually pretty good about sending them on time but this year... not so much!


Hope you can play along this week.  Be sure to head over to Seize the Birthday to see the rest of the fabulous design team creations and to find out how to play along.

Thanks for stopping by and have a terrific day!
Glenda

Card details:
belated birthday wishes - 4.25"x5.5"
Stamps: Paper Smooches Birthday Sampler
Paper: Jillibean Soup kraft note card, Gina K Pure Luxury White
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: washi tape, Lawn Fawn heart die, paper piercer

25 August 2013

Shine On

Happy weekend!  Hope all is well in your world.  Life is a bit crazy here with more upcoming work travel and school work but did manage to get a rare few hours today to sit down and craft.

I've been wanting to play along with Lisa Arana's Wanna Sketch for a while and finally got a chance!  This is for Wanna Sketch No. 8 (see sketch below).  I didn't have a ton of time so pulled out some die cuts and one stamp (love Ali Edwards stamps!).  Definitely a CAS 5-ish minute quickie!  Hope you like it.



Thanks so much to Lisa for the inspiration and thanks to you for stopping by.  Have a great week!
Take care,
Glenda

Card details:
Shine On - 4.25"x5.5"
Stamps:  Technique Tuesday Bring on the Sun by Ali Edwards
Paper: Gina K Designs Pure Luxury White
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Jillibean Soup die cuts, A Muse Studio gem, Copic Marker, ScorBuddy

15 August 2013

Seize the Birthday - Who is Counting?

Happy Thursday!  Time for another Seize the Birthday challenge and we are playing along with our brand new team today!  So exciting!  I know these ladies have some fabulous creations for you.  Be sure to check them out.


Here are the guidelines... hope you can play along this week!
Thanks so much for stopping by,
Glenda

Card details:
Who is counting? - 4.25"x5.5"
Stamps: Papertrey Ink Birthday Bash
Paper: DeNami Design kraft note card, SU! Whisper White, Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Basic Grey Clippings 6x6 (number paper
Ink: SU! Cherry Cobbler
Accents: mini paper clip, May Arts twine, Cuttlebug, EK Success 1.5” & 1.75” circle punches, My Favorite Things InstaFrame die

14 August 2013

Seize the Birthday - The New Team!

Happy Wednesday everyone! Be sure to head on over to Seize the Birthday to check out the new design team!


I am happy to be staying on as part of the Senior Design Team.  I won't necessary be playing along every week due to school and work commitments... but I'll be there as much as I can!

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.
Glenda