Thursday, September 22, 2016

Seize the Birthday - Soft and Simple

This time at Seize the Birthday our topping is Soft and Simple.  Of course, it's always "Anything Goes" if you don't want to do the topping as long as it's for a birthday.  Here is how I was inspired.

I sponged  Distress Ink on watercolor paper and added some water drops and paint splatters for the background.  I chose the Jungle Friends set from MFT for the die cuts and the sentiment.

Please visit the Seize the Birthday blog to see the beautiful cards the rest of the team and our Surprise Party Guest, Monika,  have made this time.  I hope you will play along with us.

This will be my last post as a member of the design team.  Life is getting in the way and I need to step back and focus my attentions in other areas.  I still plan on puttering around in my craft room anytime I can.  Many thanks to all of the wonderful ladies on this team.  I will miss all of you!

The Recipe:
MFT Jungle Friends
Distress Ink


  1. Darling card Sharyn. Love the cute animals and splattered background.
    We will miss you at STB.

  2. Oh Sharyn
    this is a cutie pie
    I adore the soft pink there
    the DP on the elephant so cuteee
    I wish I can find this DIE in Germany
    or would you mind to send me one set of this?It is so cute can make a great new baby card too
    I LUV YOUR cute card
    the one who get this is the lucky person
    Now I wanna say goodbye... with my last card as GDT so happy being with all talented lady together on STB Challenge Blog
    Monika from Germanyon

  3. Oh Sharyn I love this darling card!! Those little animals are just huggable!!

    I was sorry to hear that "Life" has gotten in the way of your papercrafting fun : ( but I hope you will be able to find great joy and peace in whatever this chapter of your life brings : )


  4. This is the cutest card with all of the fun animals and soft colors. I will miss your cards here, but will keep in touch. Looking forward to see your cards often, I know it is my escape too. I sincerely hope that life gets better for you. Family is so important.

  5. So sad to see you leaving, but I totally understand. I will be looking for your beautiful creations when you can post. I LOVE this little card, it just makes me smile. That elephant is the BOMB!!!! Great take on the challenge.

  6. Soft, simple and OH!! so cute. I love your background and of course those cute little die cuts. I'll miss seeing your beautiful creations on STB but hope you'll have time to create and post occasionally.

  7. I {heart} giraffes, fun card! That fat elephant is pretty fabulous too! I hope life simplifies itself for you! Thinking aboutcha! xoxo

  8. I am sad to leave this final comment as one of our STB DT members and can't quite imagine the team without you! I sure hope this change will help ease your mind and free up some of your time. As always your card is fabulous! love the sponged background and the non-traditional colors too! Well done and big cyber hugs to you!

  9. This card is adorable and fun. I love the animals. I'm sorry you are stepping down but I know life has a way of taking over your best laid plans. I hope you will have time to post a card whenever you can.

  10. OMG! This card is so stinking adorable! Love those die cut animals, the sponged background and the punny sentiment!

  11. SO ADORABLE! You are so going to be missed!!

  12. We'll miss you Sharyn! Wishing you all the best.
    This card is so adorable - great little animals! The background is terrific and the sentiment is so perfect.


Thank you for your kind comments. I always appreciate hearing from you.