Thursday, July 14, 2016

Be Bold! and Seize the Birthday!

Hello bloggy friends : ) I have been missing from Blogland haven't I!?!  At least I know I have been missing all of you!

All sorts of FUN stuff has kept me away.  We have had family visiting from out of town.  I have made THIRTY FOUR baby shower invitations! I have a new bike so I've been riding almost every day! and ... well ..... just the wonderful distractions that summer brings..... not to mention that surprise I have told you can't wait to tell you about! giggles.



But all that goes aside for now because today I get to share my Seize the Birthday challenge blog Birthday card! where the Toppings for the next two weeks is:

Bold and Bright!



I love these cactus or is it cacti? They were fun to color and check out the freehand water coloring they are sitting on! I don't like to toot my own horn but a puddle of water like this doesn't come out of MY water pen every day! heeheehee



I really will be back to regular blogging soon! I just know I will.  I have been trying to get around to do some visiting while I've been MIA but if I have missed you please bear with me! I will get to you soon : )  I thought I would be back in full swing this week but my wonderful husband is "grabbing me" and whisking me off to Colorado for an impromptu road trip. As a matter of a fact THIS is actually a scheduled post.  I won't be home when this goes live.  : )  Life is good.

I hope your summer is going well too!  Please be sure to visit the Seize The Birthday blog to see what Bold and Bright Birthday greetings the rest of the Design Team have created for you!.  Then make a Bold and Bright card yourself and post it to the gallery.  If you don't happen to be a Toppings kind of person, as always, Anything Goes at STB! so please come join  the fun we LOVE seeing your work!!

BIG (((Hugs)))
Patti

Supplies:
Stuck on you stamp set by CMH
Wonderful ZIG markers
Up Up and Away Sentiments by PTI



23 comments:

cm said...

I'm crushing all over your little trio of cacti, sporting their bold, vibrant colours! More Zig magic! And yes, the freehand background is marvelous! Whisking off to Colorado: sounds nothing short of fantastic! Hope you're having a ton of fun!
Hugs~c

A splash of color said...

Patti Love your card and the image is too cute. The colors bold and bright for sure. Have a great time with your hubby.

Joyce said...

Love this bright and colorful card. Those cactus plants look fantastic. Glad to hear you are having a fun and busy summer.

Mac Mable said...

Just you go and enjoy the Summer...blogland will be here and waiting on your return and hope you are having fun? Talking about fun this is such a fun and colourful card and the composition is perfect.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Super fun images and your coloring is outstanding!

Nora N. said...

Wow!! The coloring on this is beautiful!! I LOVE the white space on this CAS card!!

Linda said...

This is so cute with your cacti. And such wonderful coloring.

Lisa said...

I've missed you too Patti!! Sounds like you're having a wonderful summer. Enjoy your time away with hubby. We'll be here when you get back. Your card is a CAS beauty!! What cute cacti!! Hope you share those baby invitations with us!!

Kim Heggins said...

Fabulous card...love your beautiful and bold cacti!

Asha said...

Super card, Patti. Have a lovely weekend, friend.
hugs, Asha

Jeanne said...

Oh so now your in MY neck of the woods! :) So close and yet so far once again. Ha, ha! I hope you and your hubby have a fantastic time! How sweet that he whisked you away. Congrats on your new bike. I'm sure you are seeing all kinds of wonderful sights while riding it. Your card is fabulous. I think you do amazing work with your puddle of water as you put it. :) Sounds like you are having a wonderful summer. As it should be. Keep on enjoying it. We'll be here when you get back. :)

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful card and gorgeous coloring. And, I am glad you have just been busy and enjoying life and not ill or staying away because of the fires in the Black Hills. Have a great trip!

KT Fit Kitty said...

This is gorgeous, Patti! I love your colouring! Nice to see you posting again - sounds like you're having lots of fun! Can't wait to find out about your news - it sounds exciting!

Nancy said...

Oh you are such a tease...can't wait to hear what else you have been up to. You have been already super busy it sounds like! Love your card as always Patti! So glad hubby whisked you away and hope you are enjoying yourself! I guess I will just have to be patient!

Taunya Butler said...

Patti - I love your card and I hope you have so much fun on your trip!! I think that you have grown so much and I am so excited about the awesome and cool things you are doing these days!! I have always loved your card making skills but they seem more polished and super professional as of late - so happy for you!!

Lynne in NI said...

Beautiful card Patti, love those bright colours!
Sounds like you've been busy, enjoy your trip with hubby :)

My Crafty Place - Sharyn Polesel said...

This is stunning. I love your bold and bright colors. I am always in awe of CAS cards, as they are difficult for me. This is really beautiful!

Jodene said...

A beautiful clean and simple design with a wonderful bold pop of colour. Just perfect for the challenge this week, I love your card :)

Leigh Penner said...

I love this!

MHK Designs said...

OH my goodness, I totally LOVE this card! The colors are amazing and the CAS feel is beautiful! Sending HUGS! :) Mynn xx

*Vicki* said...

Bold, bright and brilliant my friend!! Really love the coloring on your cactus along with your CAS brilliance here!! HUGS

Theresa Krout said...

Sharp looking cards! heehee Love the coloring. Super duper cards Patti. Love them.

Glenda J said...

This is fabulous! Great colouring and perfect use of white space.