18 December 2014

Silver & Gold

Happy Thursday!  Hope you getting some down time during this hectic season!  Wishing you and yours all the best... whatever holiday you are celebrating.  :)  Our holidays will be low key and quiet but I am ok with that.

On to the Seize the Birthday for this week!  It is 'anything goes' as usual, with 'silver & gold' being the topping/option.  I had a really tough time with this... not totally thrilled with how this turned out but hope you like it!


Hope you can squeeze some crafty time in during the next couple of weeks and play along!  Check the blog for all the details and to check out the rest of the Design Team creations!



Thanks for stopping by.  All the best.
Glenda

Card details:
Let's Party
Stamps:  Paper Smooches
Paper:  A Muse Studio silver and gold, white card stock
Ink: VersaMagic
Accessories: SU! metallic cord, Paper Smooches skyline die, gold embossing powder

10 December 2014

Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

The fabulous & amazing & sweet Amy Tsuruta (I know, I've met her) is hosting a Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.  I haven't been crafting a lot so any excuse to make another card and play along with a fun blog hop is fabulous! (Oh and I do love my coffee!)



The card I made is not really holiday related... but I'm not making any holiday cards (gasp, I know, shocking - grad school is my excuse). However, I did need to make a little card to go along with a little "just because" gift I sent to my good friend Emily last week.


So Amy has some sponsors for the hop so be sure to check out all the details on her blog.  Everyone that links up with newly created holiday coffee/or other favorite hot holiday drink project is eligible for free stuff from the sponsors.  Check out the fabulous list sponsors and their freebie stuff! :)

17 Turtles:  $15 Store Gift Card
A Muse Studio/Chris Franco:  Cup of Good Cheer stamp set
Add a Little Dazzle:  $25 Store Gift Card
Butterfly Reflections Ink:  Prima Coffee Break
Color Cast Designs:  Coffee Lovers kit
Create a Smile:  Monster Party stamp set
Hero Arts:  A Little & Today's Special stamps/Cup 'O Joe Shadow ink
Kraftin' Kimmie:  $25 Store Gift Card
Kreative Kymona:  Fancy Mug Giveaway
Latina Crafter:  Cafe Wood Veneers + $25 Store Gift Card
Neat & Tangled:  Warm Wishes stamp set
Newton's Nook:  $15 Store Gift Card
Paper Smooches:  $25  Store Gift Card
Pickled Potpourri:  $7 Store Gift Card
Poppystamps:  Tea Cup Stack Die
Reverse Confetti:  $15 Store Gift Card
Stamp Academy:  2 classes
Stampin' Up/Veronica Zalis:  $20 Store Gift Card
STAMPlorations:  $10 Store Gift Card
Stamp Simply Ribbon Store:  Coffee Cup Prize Pack
SugarPea Designs:  $20 Store Gift Card
Sweet 'n Sassy:  Pick Me Up Clear stamp & die set
The Alley Way Stamps:  Tea Par-tea stamp set
Two Paper Divas:  Your Warm My Heart stamp set
Verve Stamps:  $25
Whole Wild World:  Coffee before Talkee mug
●●Sponsorship prizes are eligible via random draw from linked hop participants only●●

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a fabulous week! HUGE THANKS and BIG HUGS to the absolutely outstanding Amy for putting this on.  She really is a whole lotta' awesome.

Glenda

Card details:
Let's Chat - 4.25"x4.25"
Stamps: Paper Smooches Cyber Cafe & Perpetual Bliss, A Muse oval
Paper: kraft card stock
Ink: VersaMark, SU! Chocolate Chip & Cherry Cobbler
Accessories:  JudiKins Diamond Glaze, EK Success corner rounder punch

04 December 2014

Happy day

Happy Thursday and happy December!  WHAAA? How did it get to be December?  Oh wait, my whole year has been insanely busy... that's how.  :D

It's time for another Seize the Birthday challenge.  It is "anything" goes as always and this week it is completely open!  No options/toppings.  So have at it! Can't wait to see what you come up with. This is what I came up with. I love paper piecing... so much easier than colouring.  ;)


I know you are likely busy making holiday cards (I am opting out of that again this year) but hope you have a chance to play along with us this week.  All the details and the fabulous design team creations can be found on the blog


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

Card details:
Happy Birthday - 4.25"x5.5"
Stamps: Paper Smooches
Paper: Simple Stories Urban Traveller 6x6 (green), A Muse Studio yellow gingham, blue scrap of unknown origin
Ink: Memento Black Tuxedo
Accessories: Baker's twine, My Mind's Eye enamel dots, Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher

03 December 2014

Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Magazine Special Thanks! Blog Hop


Wow... not really sure what to say here today.  Paper Crafts Magazine has been such force in the paper crafting world and I am sad that it will soon be no longer.  However, I believe we should celebrate the fabulous entity and the amazing people that are Paper Crafts Magazine!

First off... you should have arrived here from Brenda Weaver's blog... secondly, here is the card I created.  My mojo is a little rusty these days as I haven't been crafting due to grad school so hope you like it! (In retrospect - I should have done a martini card - would have been far more appropriate!  LOL).


I going to try to keep this short and sweet but I do want to talk about some of the highlights of my relationship with Paper Crafts Magazine:

  • The relationship really started when I won World Card Making Day in the fall of 2010.  Can't tell you how giddy I was. Here's the card.
  • Getting chosen Moxie Fabber of the Week in the spring of 2011 was pretty fabulous too. 
  • Going to CHA in January of 2013 was so amazing as I got to meet the fabulous Paper Crafts ladies, the Go-To Girls as well so many other amazing crafters
  • Just about fell off the couch when I got the email I was going to be a cover girl in July 2013.  Pretty freakin' cool.

I have to say, the best thing about this magazine, for me, is the relationships and amazing friendships it has facilitated and the opportunities it created for me.  I am humbled and honoured and I thank all of you soooo much for everything you done.  Your genuine passion and enthusiasm for the craft always shone through!

Here's a picture of Susan R. Opel, Cath Evaldson and me at CHA 2013. Was pretty thrilled to meet these two!


Bethany has created a fabulous video... check it out!  Also, a big thanks to Taheerah for organizing the hop!  Thanks for all of your hard work!

Now that you are done reading my ramblings... head off to see what Kelly Griglione created!

Thanks for stopping by.  Big hugs to all the fabulous ladies at Paper Crafts Magazine - we love you and you'll be missed! xoxo

Glenda

Card details:
Thank you 
Stamps:  Unity (flower), Hero Arts (sentiment)
Paper: My Minds Eye (blue and orange), Basic Grey (beige)
Ink: VersaMagic Sea Breeze, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: A Muse Studio pearl, SU! ribbon, Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher

20 November 2014

Lovely leaves

Happy Thursday!  Hope you are staying warm wherever you are in the world... seems winter has arrived early in some places here in North America.  It is cool here on the West Coast but no snow. :) I have a short reprieve from school work right now so am enjoying some down time (which equals a busy social schedule - catching up with friends that I have barely seen since the summer!)

It is time for another Seize the Birthday challenge.  First of all, I would like to bid a fond farewell to Susie Wittwer - November 6th was her last challenge as a member of our team.  Always loved her beautiful creations.  Secondly, I would like to welcome Hannelie Bester to the team - her creations are beautiful.  Can't wait to see what she comes up with!

The option/topping this week is "leaves".  I went with an autumn theme - pretty clean and simple.


Remember, you don't have to use the option... any birthday card is fine!  Be sure to check out the blog for all the details and for all the fabulous design team creations.



Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great week!  Hope you have a chance to play along.
Glenda

Card details:
Happy Birthday - 4.25"x5.5"
Stamps:  Hero Arts (sentiment), Paper Smooches (leaves)
Paper: white card stock
Ink: SU! Cherry Cobbler, Tangerine Tango & Chocolate Chip, VersaMagic Sand & Mango Madness
Accessories:  ScorBuddy, A Muse Studio Pearls, EK Success corner rounder punch

06 November 2014

I'm Back!

Hi!  Apologies! I have been missing for a while.  After being away for work, I was home for 2 weeks before starting my 3 week residency for my Masters.  Life has been a little hectic!  Will be starting my thesis soon so it is about to get more chaotic!  No rest for the wicked.

Welcome to another Seize the Birthday challenge!  As always, it is 'anything goes' and this week's topping/option is 'Monochromatic Orange'.  I have not been at my craft table forever so was surprised I had any inspiration at all.  The thing that surprised me most is that the cleaning fairies didn't come and clean off my craft table while I was MIA.  Hee hee....


Hope you can play along!  Be sure to check the blog for all the details and to check out the fabulous creations by the rest of the team.


Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful week.
Glenda

Card details:
Happy everything  - 4.25"x5.5"
Stamps:  Paper Smooches
Paper: Simple Stories Urban Traveller 6x6, white card stock
Ink: VersaMagic
Accessories:  Hemptique Orange twine, May Arts natural twine, A Muse white embossing powder, A Muse orange gems, EK Success corner rounder punch, button

25 September 2014

It's a banner day!

Happy Thursday crafters!  Hope you are having a great week!  My life is so crazy (wait... don't I say that every time).  I got home from work travel on Saturday and I start my 'in class' sessions for grad school on October 6th... and there is a lot to do in between!

Enough babbling... time to get on with another Seize the Birthday challenge!  As always, it is 'anything goes'... and this week's option/topping is "banners or pennants".  Before I left on my trip, I was able to whip up a banner card.  Pretty quick and simple...


Hope you get a chance to play along!  All the details are on the blog.  Be sure to give some love to the rest of the team!


Thanks so much for stopping by!  Hope you have a great day and fabulous weekend.  Took a ton of pictures on my trip but wanted to share a couple with you.  The scenery was absolutely spectacular.  Felt so lucky... the first three photos are from Baffin Bay off the coast of Greenland and the last one is from the Blue Lagoon in Iceland.
Glenda





Card details:
Happy Birthday - 4.25"x5.5"
Stamps: Paper Smooches (sentiment), Technique Tuesday (banner)
Paper: Kraft note card, white card stock
Ink:  VersaMagic Pink Grapefruit, Mango Madness and Tea Leaves
Accessories: Tim Holtz tiny attacher, May Arts twine, A Muse Studio pearls, Scorbuddy

11 September 2014

Sweeeeeet!!!!

Happy Thursday crafty friends!  Hope all is well in your world.  I am travelling for work right now but managed to get crafty before I left.  Good thing as I will be coming back to a bunch of school work!  My Masters program starts up again while I am away.  Never a dull moment.... no complaints though.  Had a pretty fabulous summer.

As always, the Seize the Birthday challenge is "anything goes" and the topping/option this week is "sweet treats".  I made a tag this week... just to be a bit different.  ;)


I will have minimal email access while I am away so won't be commenting.  I know you will come up with some fabulous creations!  Be sure to check the blog for all the 'playing along' details and give some love to the design team.


Thanks so much for stopping by.  Always appreciate your comments.
Glenda

Details: 
Make a wish
Stamps:  Paper Smooches
Paper: kraft, white and red card stock
Ink: Memento Tuxedo black
Accessories:  washi tape, MS glitter, Copic markers, May Arts ribbon, Jillibean Soup ribbon, Stampin' Up! scallop tag punch, EK Success corner rounder punch

28 August 2014

Black & White Birthday

Happy Thursday everyone!  Apologies for missing the last Seize the Birthday challenge.  Even though I'm not doing a lot of school work right now, summer has been so busy.... and now fall & school are quickly approaching....

The challenge, as always is "anything goes" and the option/topping is black and white.  OH.SO.HARD. not to add just a hit of colour.  So I made up for it by photographing it on red (of course). ;)


Hope you can play along!  All the details are on the Seize the Birthday blog.  Be sure to give some love to the rest of the team as their creations are fabulous!!!



Thanks soooo much for stopping by.  Hope you have had an amazing summer (for those in the Northern Hemisphere) and welcome to spring (for those in the Southern Hemisphere).

Always appreciate your comments.
Glenda

Card details:
Happiest of Birthdays - 4.25"x4.25"
Stamps: Paper Made Bakery
Paper: Carta Bella Well Travelled
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Freckled Fawn enamel dots, washi tape, mini clip, EK Success border punch

31 July 2014

Time to Celebrate!

Happy Thursday!  This is going to be a quick post… it's actually 10:40 pm on Wednesday and I'm putting this together at the last minute!  Oops… kind of slipped my mind.  Too much sunshine (which really isn't possible for me).  ;)

Time for Seize the Birthday!  The only guideline is that is must be birthday themed.  :)  The 'option' this week is monochromatic yellow.  Obviously I didn't go that route.  Hee he...


Hope you get a chance to play along this week!  All the details can be found on the blog.  Remember to leave some love for the rest of team… their creations are fabulous!


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

Card details:
It's time to celebrate - 4.25"x5.5"
Stamps: Hero Arts
Paper: Basic Grey Hipster and white card stock
Ink: Versa Pine Cone
Accessories: May Arts twine, A Muse Studio pearl, paper piercer

17 July 2014

Seize the twine!

Happy Thursday!  Hope you are having a great week.  We are loving the hot temperatures on the West Coast over the past little while.  It's rare for us to be hovering around 30 Celsius (and I love the heat) so I have been outside whenever life allows!

Time for another Seize the Birthday challenge!  The topping/option this week is string or twine. I was able to sneak a wee bit on to my card.  I had to whip this masculine card up "in a hurry".  Ha ha… I never have masculine cards around and needed one … and quickly… and of course it took FOREVER!  Murphy's law….


Be sure to check out the blog for all the details and give some love to the rest of the Design Team!  Hope you get a chance to play along this week.


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

Card details:
Happy Birthday - 4.25"x5.5"
Stamps: Paper Smooches Birthday Sampler
Paper: white card stock, Basic Grey Carte Postale
Ink: Hero Arts
Accessories: washi tape, Studio Calico anchor wood veneer, Lawn Fawn twine, Tim Holtz tiny fastener


03 July 2014

Let's Party

Happy Thursday and happy summer (or winter)!  We are enjoying some amazing weather here…. loving the warmth, the sunshine and the long days… and some relaxation here and there.

Welcome to another Seize the Birthday challenge!  As always, the theme is "anything goes" and the topping/option this week is "stars and stripes".  I opted out of the topping (which is totally ok if you play along!).


Hope you can play along this week.  All of the details are on the blog.  Be sure to swing by there and check out all of the fabulous designs by the rest of the team.


Happy belated Canada Day to my fellow Canadians and happy Independence Day to my American friends…. and happy "almost weekend" to everyone else!

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Glenda

Card details:
Let's Party - 4.25"x5.5"
Stamps: Paper Smooches Hullaballoo and My Peeps, Unity Stamps Let's Party
Paper: white card stock, patterned paper scraps (a.k.a of unknown origin)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Paper Smooches Word Bubble die, Washi tape, Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher, Diamond Glaze, Martha Stewart Glitter, Copic markers

19 June 2014

wish big

Happy Thursday!  Hope all is well in your world.  I am *mostly* done school for the summer (a few things to do this summer but essentially finished the first year of my Masters - woot!) but am now just crazy busy catching up on life.  Hope the weather is great where you are… it has been terrific here and will happily take any more heat Mother Nature will throw my way.

It is Seize the Birthday time again… "anything goes" as usual and no toppings/options this week.  I am crafting so rarely these days and I needed some inspiration, so I went to our sister challenge Seize the Sketch and used Sketch #17.


Hope you can play along with us this week.  Be sure to check out the blog for all the details and the fabulous creations by the rest of the team.


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
Paper: white card stock, Jenny Bowlin (blue paper), Pink Paisley (orange paper)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo black
Accessories: May Arts ribbon, Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher, EK Success corner rounder punches, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder, Cuttlebug, heart flair (gift from a friend)

22 May 2014

Sketchy birthday

Happy Thursday!  Hope you are enjoying spring (or fall) and getting some time outside.  I just had an extra long weekend (it was Victoria Day on Monday and took Friday off) and it was a perfection combination of productivity and relaxation!

Welcome to another Seize the Birthday challenge!  As always, it is 'anything goes' and the topping this week is 'tags'.  I did my card last minute (which is not unusual) and the tag was just not speaking to me so I went super CAS.


Be sure to check out the blog for all the details and check out the amazing designs from the rest of the team!  Leave them some crafty love!


I am also playing along with Lesley's Sketch Challenge:


Thanks so much for stopping by.  Always appreciate the comments and visits!  Have a terrific day and a wonderful weekend.
Glenda

Card details:
Happy Birthday - 4"x5.5"
Stamps: Papertrey Ink Communique Sentiments, Unity Stamps flowers
Paper: white and kraft card stock 
Ink: Memories White, Memento Tuxedo Black and VersaMark
Accessories: washi tape, A Muse Studio pearls

08 May 2014

Seize the Flowers!

Happy Thursday and hope you are having a great week!  Never a dull moment around here - can't keep up things but what else is new?

Welcome to another Seize the Birthday challenge! As usual… the theme is "anything goes"… this week's option/topping is flowers.

{Have to give a special little shout out to Jessi
for sending me these beautiful die cut flowers.  Thanks!}


Hope you can play along this week.  All the details are on the blog.  Be sure to check out the beautiful creations by the rest of the team - be sure to leave them some love!

Also, this week, my mom is celebrating a 'big' birthday and it's Mother's day on Sunday so sending out a bunch of love to her.  All the best to all the moms out there too!  Have a great day and thanks for all that you do.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.
Glenda

Card details:
Best Wishes - 4"x5.5"
Stamp: Hero Arts Say It All
Paper: white and grey card stock
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Stampin' Up!  Ribbon, A Muse Studio pearls, die cut flowers