Thursday, March 26, 2015

Happy Birthday to You

Happy Thursday morning friends.  It is time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday.  This week it is "anything goes" as long as it is birthday.  

I used the color challenge at Just Us Girls - black & white with your choice of a third color (I chose pink) and the sketch from Viva la Verve, March Week 2.
I used MFT Smooth White and Black Licorice CS, and SU Blushing Bride CS (it matches the DSP better in person).  The pink banner is cut with MFT Pierce Fishtail Flags die.  The flowers are from Verve Grateful Elegance and the matching larger Plain Jane flower (not available).  I inked the petal tips with Blushing Bride ink.  The sentiment is from Verve Birthday to You, cut with MFT Pierced Circle die and Spellbinders Small Scallop Oval die.  The ribbon is from SU.  The DSP is from a really old pack by Making Memories called Sabrina, love the pink & black together (can't believe I haven't used it before now).  I have had the pack of paper doilies by The Little Yellow Bicycle for awhile also.  

This is my first time using both of these so I am linking to Darnell's NBUS Challenge #4 (never before used schtuff)

And also Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything goes.
Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

Now hop over to Seize the Birthday and check out all the fabulous creations by my teammates.  I hope you will play along with us.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day.
Happy Stamping,


  1. Way to combine the challenges JoAnn! Super job and a beautiful card! HUGS my friend and thanks for joining us at JUGS too!

  2. This is such a pretty card! Love the pink and black!

  3. Absolutely gorgeous! Love everything about, black and white is a great color combo! Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

  4. This is really beautiful!!! :)

  5. This is fabulous, Joanne! Way to flash the Verve and love the clean lines.

  6. Very pretty card! And a great job with all those challenges!

  7. JoAnn, this is beautiful! I love this color combo and great design. Those flowers are so pretty with the black outline and sponged tips. Thanks for playing with us at JUGS!

  8. The soft pink is so pretty with the black and the doily makes this extra feminine and pretty! Hope you have a great weekend, JoAnn!

  9. ​I saw ​your card linked at the NBUS challenge and just had to come see it in more detail. Awesome card! I am now your newest follower and would be honored if you visited my blog and became a follower too.

  10. I love your take on the sketch and color challenges, JoAnn! There is just something serene about b/w and pink. The details on your card are so special!! Thank you so much for playing in my NBUS Challenge #4!! Hugs, Darnell

  11. Gorgeous card Jo Ann! It's so pretty and feminine, I love the flowers.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx


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