Sunday, February 5, 2023

Reminder #254 Candles

 Hello Crafters,

There is still plenty of time to join us for our topping of... 


If you're not a topping kinda person well, you can just

stick with our usual "Anything Goes" Birthday!

The choice is yours!


Just remember to make it a Birthday theme! 

You can just scroll down to find the challenge link!
You have until 9AM (PST) on Feb. 7th to join us!

Happy Crafting!

       NANC'              


  

Thursday, January 26, 2023

Seize the Birthday #254 Candles

Hi friends, Colleen here!
I think it is time we celebrate birthdays with some candles on our birthday cards!!  I hope you will join us and play along with one or many candles on your card!
This challenge goes until February 7th!

If you're not a toppings kinda person, well...you can just
stick with our usual "Anything Goes" Birthday!
The choice is yours!


Just remember to keep it a Birthday Theme!

Surprise Party Guest:

The Design Team:




Linda




Challenge Rules:
1. It must be a Birthday project, however, our topping is optional.
2. Please add a direct link to your blog or online gallery. 
4. Please include one of our graphics and link back to our blog or IG account.
5. You may combine this challenge with up to 4 other challenges. 
6. When using digital images they must have been colored by hand.
7. Most importantly, HAVE FUN! 

This linky will close at 9am (PST) on Tuesday, February 7th.  

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Winners for #253- Winged Things

Wow! The gallery was full of amazing birthday cards for this challenge, and so much amazing inspiration! It made choosing the winners really difficult,
but here they are:

Congratulations!

Such a fun bird image with the addition of musical notes!

and
So many details inside and out on this card, love the stencilling 
and the cool t-shirt!

You both managed to "Take the Cake" this week!
We hope you will enjoy your Winner's Badge!


*Melanie, please contact Nancy at Leppeknancy@gmail.com 
and she will give you all the details about guesting with us. 


Now, this week's Runner Ups who will be receiving 
"Birthday Honours" are...

Congratulations!




We hope you ALL will enjoy your "Honours" badge.


Now, stick around because in one hour
we will be posting our new Topping
for the next two weeks!
So please stay tuned!

Cathy x

 

Sunday, January 22, 2023

Reminder # 253 Winged Things

   Hello Crafters,

There is still plenty of time to join us for our topping of... 


If you're not a topping kinda person well, you can just

stick with our usual "Anything Goes" Birthday!

The choice is yours!


Just remember to make it a Birthday theme! 

You can just scroll down to find the challenge link!
You have until 9AM (PST) on Jan. 24th to join us!

Happy Crafting!

       NANC'              


 

Thursday, January 12, 2023

Seize the Birthday #253 Winged Things

Hello Crafters, 
Happy New Year once again! We are happy to be back with you and hope you are ready to start replenishing those birthday cards that you along with us are going to be needing this year.  If you missed our announcement a week or so ago, you might want to scroll down and get updated on the changes we have made this year here at Seize the Birthday!  I think you are going to like them.  

Before I get to our first Topping of the year, I need to welcome our Next Surprise Party Guest.  Please welcome the talented, Stephanie Lanzalotto!  She will be with us for the month of January and February. 

Welcome, Stephanie!

Here is a little bit about her.

Hi! I am Stephanie Lanzalotto (Stephanie L in the galleries) of My~Ink~Well. I am thrilled and honored to be January and February's Surprise Party Guest at Seize The Birthday. I have always had a "craft du jour" as long as I can remember - macrame, embroidery, needlepoint, knitting, quilting, scrapbooking, etc., but when I took my first card-making class in 2006, I was hooked, and I've been at it ever since. My blogging journey began in 2008. I've been on a number of Design Teams over the years, and in doing so, I've made wonderful friends all over the world. I am currently a long-time DT Member/Admin at Time Out, and playing my favorite challenges for now. I am married to a guy who supports my craft addiction, and a mom to 23-year-old twin boys who are amazing humans, and also great supporters. I have worked most of my professional life in the Book Industry. I love lots of things like art, music, libraries, anything beach-related, and taking time out to craft to name a few.

We also have another guest joining us today, which is a reflection of the changes taking effect this year at STB. ( Info in our last Post)  Elizabeth Stewart was our overall Winner using the topping of "Case a Designer" from our last challenge of 2022, so she is guesting with us for this challenge!

Welcome, Elizabeth! We are happy to have you as well!

Okay, that is all the extra info I have for you today, so let's get to our first 
Topping of the year which was selected by Cathy! 

 Our "Topping" option this time is...



If you're not a toppings kinda person, well...you can just
stick with our usual "Anything Goes" Birthday!
The choice is yours!


Just remember to keep it a Birthday Theme!

Surprise Party Guests



The Design Team









Challenge Rules:
1. It must be a Birthday project, however, our topping is optional.
2. Please add a direct link to your blog or online gallery. 
4. Please include one of our graphics and link back to our blog or IG account.
5. You may combine this challenge with up to 4 other challenges. 
6. When using digital images they must have been colored by hand.
7. Most importantly, HAVE FUN! 

This linky will close at 9am (PST) on Tuesday, January 24th.  

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Thursday, January 5, 2023

Happy New Year and a Few Changes!

Hello Crafters,

Nancy here, I wanted to pop in today to wish you all a Happy New Year! I hope you are doing well and are eager like us to start working on replenishing that Birthday Card stash that you will be needing this year!  We have a few changes happening here at Seize the Birthday and I thought I would take this opportunity to tell you about them. 

I already mentioned one change in our last post but think it would be wise to recap everything in one post! So here we go!

The first change for 2023 is... We will be having Two Surprise Guests for each challenge.  We will have our usual Surprise Party Guest that is with us for two months and selected by Nancy and or the DT, and is usually picked from people who play in our challenge often, as a thank you.  But, in addition to that, we are inviting JUST the Overall winner from our previous challenge that used the Topping to be our Surprise Party Guest. We are super excited about this addition and hope you will be too! 

To clarify, We will still have our normal five winners. Two Overall Winners; one with the topping and one without, and our 3 Birthday Honours using any combination of with or without the toppings.

Second, I also want to say that DT Member- Jules Peddicord is NOT leaving Seize the Birthday as I previously stated, she was coerced to stay right here with us, along with joining our sister challenge Color Hues...I am very happy about that! YAY!

Our Final Change for 2023 is...Our challenges will always go live at Noon on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month, in hopes that it will make it easier for all of you to remember when they start and when they end. They will continue to run for 12 days and end on a Tuesday. 

I hope you are excited about these changes here at STB and will check back with us on January 12th for our first Topping of 2023!

Take care and Happy Creating,

 Nancy




Thursday, December 8, 2022

Winners #252-Case a DT Member

Hello, 

What an eventful year this has been for many cardmakers, and it has gone very fast for me! I hope that you had fun with the toppings and of course making the birthday cards that we send out to family and friends. We are taking the month of December off as usual, but there are 2 new changes coming to Seize the Birthday in 2023. 

Read Below! 


 The first change for 2023 is... We will be having Two Surprise Guests for each challenge.  We will have our usual Surprise Party Guest that is with us for two months and selected by Nancy and or the DT and is usually picked from people who play in our challenge often, as a thank you.  But, in addition to that, we are inviting JUST the Overall winner from our previous challenge that used the Topping to be our Surprise Party Guest. We are super excited about this addition! 

To clarify, We will still have our normal five winners. Two Overall Winners; one with the topping and one without, and our 3 Birthday Honours using any combination of with or without the toppings.

I also want to say that DT Member- Jules Peddicord will be leaving STB, but she really isn't going far, she will be sliding over to Color Hues in the New Year, and we are really excited about that. So please look for her fabulous cards over there! 

Now let's go see who our winners are along with seeing whom our first guest will be in 2023!


 and

You both managed to "Take the Cake" this week!
We hope you will enjoy your Winner's Badge!

Elizabeth-Please contact Nancy at Leppeknancy@gmail.com 
and she will give you all the details about guesting with us. 


Now, this week's Runner Ups who will be receiving 
"Birthday Honours" are...

Congratulations!


 

Trina P 


Valerie 


We hope you ALL will enjoy your "Honours" badge.


On behalf of the Seize the Birthday Design Team, I would like to
wish you a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! We will
see you back here on January 12th for our next Topping 
and to recap the changes and share with you 
another small change for STB!

Take care,

 Barbara!