Thursday, May 21, 2015

Seize the Birthday - No Topping

My husband let me go crazy over at the My Favorite Things release a couple of weeks ago for my birthday.  I was able to get some really cute things.  About the time my package arrived, my Mom had taken ill and had to spend some time in the hospital and then a nursing facility for rehab.  My days have been spent running back and forth doing errands, so no time to play in my craft room.  She is doing a little better now, although she is still in the nursing facility for a few more weeks.  I was finally able to find some time to myself to play with my new goodies and here is what I made.

The Seize the Birthday challenge this time has No Topping.  As usual it is "Anything Goes" as long as it is for a birthday.

Here's my card

I am crazy about this set!  I am always looking for something different and when I saw this, I had to have it.  My grandson, Lincoln, will be celebrating his birthday in June, so this is for him.  The doors on the barn door will open, if you want to leave a message behind them.  For this card, I chose to keep the doors closed.  The animals and the sentiments are so cute.

I have another, sweet grandson, who lives about 1000 miles away from us.  I have been thinking about him a lot, so I made this card to send his way.

Please visit the Seize the Birthday blog to see the wonderful cards the rest of the team have made this time.  I hope you will be inspired and come play along.

The Recipe:
MFT The Whole Herd stamps
MFT Barn & Rolling Hills dies
GKD Pure Luxury White, Red Hot, Grass Green, Sweet Corn & Black Onyx CS
GKD Winter Whimsy patterned paper (inside)


  1. These are so ADORABLE! Love how you crafted them! Glad your Mom is getting the care she needs and you're getting some craft therapy in, it's good for the soul! (((hugs)))

  2. What a super cute card. How fun that you were able to get lots of goodies. Glad your mom is doing a bit betrer.

  3. Thanks for the update on your mom. I'm so happpy she is doing better and hope she continues to do so. These cards are the cutest. I love the barnyard animals and especially the cow. The grands should love that barn.

  4. Love the pair of these and your grandsons will too! So glad you finally had a little spare time to unwind! Hugs to you my friend and I hope your mom continues to improve!

  5. I can so empathize with you about your mom, and your life not being your own right now. I am experiencing the exact same thing!!! This card just makes me smile, and I, too, was charmed by that stamp set when I saw it over at MFT. Your coloring is awesome. And your grandson will LOVE it!

  6. Sharyn, these are so supper cute. Your grandsons will love them. Sending good thoughts to you and your mom, hope she continues to improve.

  7. OMGoodness! This is just adorable! I can't wait to play with my set. You have really motivated me and I should have time today. This is just so cute Sharyn. Your grandson is going to just love this.


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