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, 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


  1. Great new ideas for the year ahead and wonderful guest designers! Congratulations to Stephanie and Elizabeth! Thank you all for the much-needed and much-appreciated birthday card design ideas! Hugs, Darnell

  2. Gorgeous DT Work!
    Greetings Maia

  3. Beautiful cards from your Guest and the Design Team! Happy to be playing along this month!

  4. Welcome to Stephanie and Elizabeth and thanks to all of you for your wonderful cards that keep us inspired to create!


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