Saturday, July 13, 2013

Seize the Birthday!


My friend Amy T. introduced me to Seize the Birthday and I have been wanting to play one of their challenges over there for quite a while now.  Somehow though, I always have just missed the challenge deadlines except once.  Not this time though, I've been making way more cards lately, so I get to play over there, wahoo!  It is an anything goes birthday celebration over there (and will be going forward, you can read more here), so I can use any sketch and/or colors.  I combined it with a few other challenges so I made up my own layout.  The other challenges that helped me pick out the elements for my card were The Cats Pajamas Tuesday Challenge (July TCP Tuesday), featuring tags and The Pink Elephant Challenge 207 (TPE207) featuring woodgrain.  I have also wanted to play these challenges and this is my first time with them too! :)

I made this card specifically for a friend who's birthday is coming up in August.  She LOVES hot air balloons, so I had to oblige of course. I used the cutest, cute bunny in a balloon from The Cats Pajamas. I used my Dear Lizzy paper pack to paper piece the balloon, bunny, etc.  Yes, it was a LOT of fussy cutting.  This paper pack is one of my faves.  It totally makes me feel like I am using a J-Crew catalog for my DP though- lol! You can obviously see the tag and woodgrain stars.   I am super pleased with how it turned out and I think she will love it.  Wahoo!  Here it is, what do you think?

So I have to get ready to take my daughter to the International Fountain at the Seattle Center to play and then to the Rat City Roller Girls roller derby match, should be tons of fun!  I hope you enjoy your Saturday too!

PS- I've decided I like asking you all questions and seeing the answers is so fun, so I am going to have a "Question of the day" for all of my posts that you can answer if you like.  Today's question of the day- have you ever been to a roller derby match and do you like it?  If not, what is your favorite sport to watch?


7/14/13 Edited to Add- I fully intended to enter this in the Moxie Fab World birthday challenge as well but forgot- so here goes!!!!!!!!!!!

10 comments:

Lori said...

So sweet! Love the paper pieced hot air balloon!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Well... I have never been to a Roller Derby myself, however I know people that go and go every time a certain group plays...I guess it could be addictive.

Have a great day Katie!

karahoward said...

I've embossed my clouds with swirls, but never dots - must try it out.

As for your question - FOOTBALL!!!

Kavitha Vadhri said...

loved the paper piecing of the balloon, indeed grt papers.

elf1023 said...

Very cute and colorful. Love the balloon, and always love dimension.

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Super cute birthday card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Pink Elephant this week!

Rose said...

this is so cute and fun!! love the bunny :)

so glad you linked up with us on STB :)

PapierGirl said...

Super-duper cute! Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday! :)

Karen said...

very cute...

Noelle said...

I LOVE this card! Balloon Bun is so cute in kraft! I saw that you were named a runner-up for Swanky Stamper this month-so excited to see you there! :) Hope you're doing well! *hugs*