Thursday, April 7, 2016

I love my birthday...



Almost as much as I LOVE being the Surprise Party Guest! at Seize the Birthday : )  I am the Surprise Party Guest for April and May!! My birthday is not until June but this opportunity really feels like a gift! : ) This is my first time ever being a guest on a Design Team and I could not be more excited about it! : )   It has been on my "Bucket List" to share my creativity with a Design Team in this wonderful community we love and I really appreciate Nancy for giving me the opportunity!



Seize The Birthday challenges run for two weeks so there is plenty of  time to play along.  The Toppings for the next two weeks is:


Floral




There is a lot of "bumping up" on this card : ) I cut my white panel and then arranged  my flowers on top.  I 'bumped" the whole thing up - including some foam tape under the flowers on the right to give my top layer some added interest : ).  Then just to add dimension I glued some flowers flat on the card base : )

I really hope you will join the party by linking up your Birthday card HERE. If floral cards are not your thing - that's ok - you can play along with "Anything Goes" as long as it is a Birthday theme!!

Stop by to see what the talented Design Team has put together to inspire you at Seize the Birthday!

Thank you for stopping by and for your wonderful comments! I appreciate every single one. : )

Patti

Supplies:
Patterned paper is some old DP from my stash
Flowers - Quilted: Spring Stamp Set and die from PTI
April - Birthday Classics: April from PTI
Birthdays Are The Best! from PTI


34 comments:

Linda said...

Patti, this is gorgeous. Love the colors. No worries about your previous comment. It was fine.

Linda said...

Oh and congrats on your Guest spot on Seize the Birthday. Yeah....

Mac Mable said...

Congratulations on the well deserved opportunity as Guest Designer. Such a pretty card, fabulous colours and layout and not being biased but April is my birthday month so I agree with your sentiment! Congratulations again x

A splash of color said...

Oh Patti I'm so happy for you. Your card is just wonderful and I'm excited for you that your a surprise party guest.

JoAnn said...

Hi Patti, glad to have you as our Surprise Guest on Seize the Birthday. Love your beautiful card with the lovely spray of flowers.

sandie said...

You so deserve to be on Design Team, I love your cards and huge congrats, so excited for you. This card shows how you are such an asset to this teM, gorgeous layering and great mix of colours x

Joyce said...

So, this is your big surprise! Congratulations. So very happy for you. You are an amazing crafter, and STB is so lucky to have you this month. I'm looking forward to lots of birthday inspiration from you. Your card today is stunning. Just killer flowers and love the colors. I am seriously wondering if I have this set. Need to go check, because I really need it and love your design.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Gorgeous card -your color choice is fabulous!

Lynne in NI said...

Yeah, congrats Patti ... I spotted your fab card over at the challenge :)
Beautiful card, gorgeous colours and your flowers are soooo pretty!

Nancy said...

Your card is so lovely and we couldn't be happier to have you as our guest these next two months! You sure have started off strong and we can't wait to see what else you do! HUGS!

Nancy said...

Oh yeah...one more thing....you need to give me photography hints your photo is awesome too!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Congratulations, Patti! I am so happy for you! I predict this will be the first in a long line of DT appointments for you!! Your card shows just why I say that!! Hugs, Darnell

Susangail Powell said...

WOW! First time on a design team?! I'm surprised because your cards are gorgeous! You're very talented! Congratulations!!!

My Crafty Place - Sharyn Polesel said...

Patti this is gorgeous! Love your pretty flowers and the fun striped background. So happy to have you with us at Seize the Birthday!

Lisa said...

YAY Patti and a BIG CONGRATS on being the guest designer!! I'm so happy for you and it's WELL deserved!! This is such a pretty card. Love the cascading flowers paired with the colorful stripes!

Birgit said...

Patti, this is so stunning! I love the flowers against the striped background and your colors are perfect!! The design for your card is fabulous as well! Congratulations on your guest design team position. They're blessed to have you! Thanks also for your kindness left on my blog. You're a dear friend and sister in Christ. (hugs)

*Vicki* said...

Really amazing creation Patti!! Congrats on your guest spot!! HUGS

Verna Angerhofer said...

Congratulations to you for the guest spot on the team. And, I just love your card. I know the thrill you must feel. I was on a design team for several years but that was before I had a blog. I am sure things have changed greatly since then. Enjoy this adventure and keep those beautiful cards coming.

Mary Dew Lee said...

What a beautiful card - great use of both white but also lots of color. Love the stripes next to the flowers.

Helen F. said...

Fabulous surprise, Patti! Congratulations on your STB guest spot :-)
So looking forward to all of the birthday inspiration from you, GF. Your card today is beautiful~those bumped up flowers,colors and design have me wishing I had this stamp set!

Happy Dance said...

Oh Patti, this is gorgeous. I love these colors and those blossoms are just fantastic! The stripes really add just that little extra something. I just love this! And congrats on being the GD for this month and next; very, very cool!! Bev

Marcia HIll said...

Oh my Patti...this card is simply gorgeous and I can see exactly why they invited you to be their guest at STB this month! Well deserved and beautiful, beautiful card!! :0)

Jen Mitchell said...

Congratulations on your guest spot at Seize the Birthday! So well deserved! And what a beauty you've created! The cluster of flowers is so beautiful (love that striped paper behind it too) and I love the all the white space around the sentiment.

Lyn said...

This really is a beautiful card and what a wonderful way to take out the guesting spot big congrats

Colleen said...

Patti, congratulations on your guest spot on STB!! I was thrilled when I heard the word from Nancy and told her you would be fantastic! Your inspiration is amazing, I love the flowers and the design layout, so striking!!!! Thanks for joining us and being apart of this great team!!

Kim Heggins said...

This is one amazing and fabulous card....like a beautiful garden on your card.

Kathy Mc said...

Patti, that is awesome news about guest designing for STB. You are so deserving, and that has just been reconfirmed many times over with this gorgeous card. You did an amazing job with colors and the layout. How did you know my birthday is in April???

LauraJane:) said...

Congrats on the guestie Pattie :D Your card is SUPER!

Jodene said...

This card is just stunning Patti! And you're right, April birthdays ARE the best (and I'm not just saying that because mine is in April). lol
It's lovely to have you joining us as a guest over at Seize The Birthday :)

Marybeth said...

Congratulations of your feature post ! The card you made is no less than stunning,Patti! Always gorgeous work! God bless!

Sheri Gilson said...

Gorgeous! Love the colors and beautiful layout!

Kathy Mc said...

I am the lucky recipient of this beautiful card. It made my birthday even more special this year and one of my best. Thanks a million, Patti, and God's blessings to you!

Glenda J said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! Love the colours. Happy to have you joining us at Seize the Birthday.

Taunya Butler said...

SO VERY EXCITED for you!!! You are amazing and I am so glad to see you back here on your blog - so fabulous and enjoy being a Guest Designer for Seize the Birthday!!!