Thursday, February 26, 2015

Exciting News and a New Challenge!

Before I get to the next challenge for STB 
I have a very exciting announcement!  

I am so pleased to be Welcoming the talented Anni to our Seize the Birthday Team!
I know, I could hardly believe it myself when she said YES!
She has been an active participant/ winner here at STB so I thought
why not ask her to join us, so I did! 
  It's been so hard to keep this secret under wraps for the past month.
 She will be joining us for our first challenge in March!

Now let's learn a little bit more about her, shall we?



Hello, I am Anni and I’m from Germany. For 15 years now I´ve lived in the beautiful city of Berlin and I am married. I work as a math-teacher at a vocational college; to perform handicraft work is a perfect compensation for that. I have been stamping since 2008, I love clean and simple cards, and yet eventually my cards often turn out to be somewhat more complex. I love the soothing of paper piecing and resist techniques. 

Now please won't you stop on by Anni's blog and help us
 welcome her to the Seize the Birthday Design Team!

Now onto our Challenge for the next two weeks!

Our "Toppings" option this time is...


Just remember to keep it a Birthday Theme!

If your not a toppings kinda person, can just

stick with our usual "Anything Goes"Birthday!

The choice is yours!

The Design Team

The design team has created such awesome samples haven't they?

Have fun and let the celebration begin!!!

Challenge Rules (to keep things fair):
1. You must use the challenge and make a BIRTHDAY PROJECT.
2. You may link up to 3 birthday projects.
3. Please add a direct link to your blog or to an online gallery.
4. Feel free to combine other challenges or for a stamp release, it doesn't matter, as long as you add this challenge link and graphic to your post.
4. Any offensive posts or cards that do not follow the guidelines will be removed out of courtesy to fellow bloggers and myself.
5. As always, please have fun and make the challenge your own! All product is welcome!

This linky will close at 9am (PST) on Tuesday, March 10th.


  1. Welcome, Anni, and thank you all for the wonderful birthday inspiration! Hugs, Darnell

  2. Message to all Design Team Members.
    There is a huge Event happening World Wide for the 2015 World Wide Open Design Team Challenge, this event is only open to DT's throughout the globe.
    You may enter 3 cards using any Digital/Rubber Stamp. Huge number of categories to win.
    Here is the Link:

  3. I am so happy excited to join the team!

  4. Thanks for the fun challenge and the amazing DT work for added inspiration! Congrats to Anni for the new gig, too! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

    1. Thanks glad you joined us and for your kind words! Your card is Super!!!

  5. Wow!!
    Awesome creations... such fabulous inspiration from eveyone!!!
    Great challenge theme too!

    1. appreciate your kind words! Thanks for playing along!!

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