Thursday, July 11, 2013

Seize the Birthday and Color Throwdown {Bunches of Birthday Wishes}

For the next month, we are having an Anything Goes Birthday celebration at Seize the Birthday!!!! This will only be for this month and then we will be back to our bi-weekly schedule and we will also be introducing our new design team! To apply for the design team, please CLICK HERE and do not forget about our new sister challenge blog called "Seize the Sketch" which starts on August 6th!! 

From July 11th until August 6th, we are hosting a...

"Anything Goes Birthday" Linky Party!!! 

You are free to use any sketch and any colours,
as long as you share a birthday themed project!!

I wanted to play along with the current Color Throwdown Challenge. It is their 250th challenge and their 5th year running! 

When I first started blogging and making cards in 2009, this design team gave me a lot of encouragement!!! I played their challenge all the time and I still play along when I can! I met one of my bestie blog friends through this challenge too...LeAnne Pugliese! 

I decided to ink up some new goodies I ordered from Lil' Inker! LOVE the new balloon dies and I bought the matching stamp set too! I just recently discovered their fun designs.


  1. Lesley your card is lovely! I love how you matted the star balloon with Kraft! The embossed dots in the background and black mat really draw the eye! Such a beautiful birthday card! :)

  2. Love the punched out stars on the balloon! Great birthday card!

  3. Oh how cute is this? awesome balloon bouquet!!

  4. Love your birthday card. I like how each ballong is different, especially the punched stars on the red balloon.

  5. What's not to love about this card. It's happy and cheery.

  6. WOW Lesley I just LOVE this card. Those balloons are fabulous and what a great idea to punch those creative!!! FANTASTIC card!

  7. Lovely card ! Love the balloons they are very cute !


  8. Aw, thanks so much for the shout-out, Lesley! It's hard to believe it's been five years! And your cards have just gotten better & better & better! This one is just adorable!!


  9. Fabulous clean and simple design! Love the mix of patterns on the balloons. Thanks for joining us for the CTD's anniversary celebration!

  10. What a super cute design...the balloons are adorable and I love the texture!!! Thanks for helping us celebrate the Color Throwdown's 5th anniversary!!!!

  11. Happy, happy card filled with fun....


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Lesley :)