Thursday, January 4, 2018

I'm Seizing the Birthday!!!


See what that badge up above says at the top? Yes, I am joining the Seize the Birthday design team! If you're not familiar, Seize the Birthday is a challenge focused specifically on birthdays — because it's always a good idea to have an extra birthday card or two at the ready. The challenge "toppings" are always optional, so if it's birthday-related, it fits. 
The challenge starting today is completely ANYTHING GOES — make a birthday card and come play along! 



For my card today, I've gone just a little bit snarky... the Seize the Birthday team should know right away who they've added to the team, I figure. ;) 


I love how versatile Tim Holtz's crazy dogs, cats and birds can be, and thought this guy's expression went perfectly with that sentiment! The patterned paper seemed to have the appropriate celebratory vibe for a birthday. The pup is watercoloured and of course had some glossy accents added to his eyes and nose, as well as a little sparkle to his collar. 
I hope you'll play along and join us! 

Supplies: white & yellow cardstock, Lily Bee Design Pinwheel patterned paper, Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz Mini Crazy Cats & Dogs stamp & die, Hero Arts Irreverent Birthday Messages stamp, Versafine onyx black & MFT black licorice inks, Ranger clear embossing powder, distress markers, MFT wonky stitched rectangles die, Glossy Accents, Wink of Stella clear glitter marker, foam tape

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14 comments:

JoAnn said...

Such a cute card Lindsey. Love the "snarky" comment. Glad to have you on our design team.
Have a great New Year.

Colleen said...

Lindsey, welcome to the team and I cracked up when I read your sentiment...perfect fit for that crazy dog! Can hardly wait to see your cards each challenge!!

Ryoma Sakamoto.Japan said...

Happy New Year!!
May this New Year be special in every way ... bringing you the gift of love and excitement.
I will introduce Japanese New Year's customs.
In Japan, there is a New Year holiday where family and relatives get together.
On New Year, Japanese children receive gifts of money known as "Otoshidama".
Otoshidama is given to children by adult relatives such as uncles, aunts and grandparents.
The amount of Otoshidama grows as the child older, for example, 1000 yen for children under 10, and 3000 yen for children over 10.
Otoshidama is one of the exciting traditions of New Year, which children look forward to very much.
Ryoma.

Chris Dring said...

Woo hoo! I'd do a cartwheel in honor of you making the STB team but I don't know how. LOL! Love your card, and of course the snark!

Barbara Godden said...

congrats, love playing with this challenge blog (if time permits) Super cute card, love the look on the pup's face and great sentiment to go with it too.

Barbara said...

Welcome to the team Lindsey! Glad to see you here. Love the snarky, but adorable dog on your card. Can't wait to see more of your art.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fun card! Welcome to the team!!

Anonymous said...

Welcome to the team, Lindsey! Its absolutely great to have you with us... and your snarky cards too! ;) This is looks just too adorable! That pup truly does have that look right, doesn't it! :)
hugs, Ashwini

TaeEun said...

What a fun and cute card! The patterned paper is a perfect match! Welcome on board, Lindsey!!!

Nancy said...

Finally I have time to stop by and give you a proper welcome! We are thrilled to have you with us at STB. I think your humor is going to be very well received, so bring it on! Your card is super cute too! Happy New Year to you!

Glenda J said...

Snark is always welcome at STB! Love this fun card - well done. Great colouring and fabulous patterned paper. So glad to have you at the team.

Patti said...

Too cute! that dog just makes me giggle!!

Patti

stampwithsandy said...

Welcome, welcome to the STB team, Lindsey! I love a card with critters, and this little guy makes me smile!

Nora N. said...

This is so cute!! I LOVE that little pup and that sentiment is a HOOT!!