Sunday, January 13, 2013

The Older We Get ...

There's a new challenge on the block: Seize The Birthday, and their first challenge is a sketch:

I'M IN! Who doesn't need birthday cards? We are supposed to use the sketch to make a feminine birthday card. Pffth, easy; I see this as another excuse to use some of the remaining (gah) pink in my stash.

Here's my card, then I'll explain:

My Color Vibe papers are still out on my desk, so I used two patterns from the pack, with the pink one more prominent. To "girl" it up a bit I added a white MFT Sentimental Flourish, and finished it off with some My Mind's Eye Enamel Dots that exactly match the striped paper. It was meant to be.

I originally wanted to add a fancy bow or bling or ... something, but ... you know, I might need to start selling off some of my ribbon collection since I don't use it much any more. The purge continues. :)

In other news, it's 4:30 pm here and I'm still in my jammies. I've packed up cards for OWH, packed up stamps and punches that have sold from my For Sale page, and consumed bacon.  I consider this a banner day.

Thanks for stopping by!

Products used:
Sentiment from Inky Antics
Nestabilities long rectangles
Simple Stories Snap Color Vibe paper (SSS)
My Mind's Eye Enamel Dots - Honey (SSS)
MFT Sentimental Flourish die (SSS | EH)
Neenah Solar White card stock 25 sheets (SSS | EH) ream (SSS | EH)
Glossy Accents (SSS | EH) mini (SSS | EH
Memento black ink (SSS | EH)
Corner Chomper 1/4" & 1/2" (SSS | EH)
Teflon bone folder (SSS | EH)
Fiskars paper trimmer (SSS | EH)


  1. You are keeping me very busy admiring all your cards today but I am not complaining because it is a pleasure to see your creations. Of course, I love the pink!

  2. I love the bold, yet feminine, papers and the frills to accent that fun sentiment! So glad to see you at Seize the Birthday!

  3. Pink? Again? I love the pink and gray together and I vote for accessorize.

  4. ohhh this is so pretty! I love it!

  5. Love the sketch, love the card. Pink & grey is one of my fav color combos. Your Sunday was perfect :)

  6. fab sentiment... i must remember that one

    Thanks for playing along at this weeks Seize the Birthday!!
    Jen xx

  7. Really, any day with bacon must be considered a success. The rest sounds good too ;)


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