Thursday, July 7, 2022

Seize the Birthday #242- Metallic

Welcome to another challenge here at Seize the Birthday!  
 Cathy is our hostess this month, but before I get to her fun topping,  I would like to take a moment and welcome our next Surprise Party Guest for the next two months.  She is well known in blog land and we are thrilled to have her designing alongside us! 

Welcome, Karren Johnson

Here is a bit about her:

Hi, I'm Karren Johnson from Christchurch, New Zealand.  I have been stamping regularly for almost 20 years now and was introduced to the hobby by my mum, who invited me to make Christmas cards with her one year.  At first, I was a bit unimpressed by the whole thing but when I was on maternity leave with my youngest, I got bored and started making cards on a more regular basis.  This led to an obsession with card-making which continues to this day!  To fund this hobby, I have a full-time job as an Operations Manager for an electrical contracting company.  Home life consists of hubby Pete, daughter Sarah, and doggie Dexter.  Sadly, our eldest son, Matthew, passed away unexpectedly 3 years ago at the age of 21 and we are still learning to live with that loss.  Being on design teams encouraged me to keep stamping through the darkest days and I am so grateful for that outlet.  Huge thanks to Nancy and the Seize the Birthday team for inviting me to be a Surprise Party Guest for July and August.

   Our "Topping" option this time selected by Cathy is...

*There are lots of ways to add a metallic feel to cards. Foiling, Foiled or metallic coloured cardstock, metallic mica sprays, gilding flakes, metallic embossing powders, metallic sheets, or embellishments!

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

Just remember to keep it a Birthday Theme!

Wait till you see all the ways the DT and guest used this fun topping! 

Surprise Party Guest

The Design Team

(On Break)

(On Break)

Have fun and let the celebration begin!

Challenge Rules (to keep things fair):
1. You must make a BIRTHDAY PROJECT, however our topping is always optional.
2. You may link up to 3 projects for each challenge.
3. Please add a direct link to your blog or to an online gallery.
4. Please include one of our graphics and a link back to our blog.
5. You may combine this challenge with up to 4 other challenges
6. When using digital images they must have been coloured by hand.
7. As always, please have fun! All products are welcome!

This linky will close at 9am (PST) on Tuesday, July 19th. 


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  1. Thanks so much for the warm welcome! I'm looking forward to being a Surprise Party Guest for the next two months. The DT have outdone themselves - all such gorgeous cards!

  2. Great to see Karren as the PG for July and August! Thank you all for the great birthday design inspiration! Hugs, Darnell


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