Friday, October 18, 2019

Seize the Birthday #176

My October is filled with lots of birthdays for family and friends.  In this house we start with my husband and then move to mine the following week.  (For eight days every year he is "officially" ten years my senior.  LOL!)  After that it's my mother-in-law's turn.  She just turned 95 and is still happily living on her own and driving a cute little red Kia.  :-)  On top of that I have a beaucoup number of friends with October birthdays.  I think I have mailed/am mailing out twelve birthday cards this month alone.

All that to say THIS is why I love playing along with the gang at the Seize the Birthday challenge blog.  My birthday stash has taken a huge hit and I need to replenish it.  What better way than to participate in this challenge?

The current theme is For the Kids. 

As you know, I made several boy themed shark cards over the summer so today I decided to do a pretty whale themed card for a little girl.  

I used the Extraordinary narwhal set from Avery Elle which unfortunately appears to be retired.  You can purchase it here if you're interested.  I colored the images with Copics and then added an extraordinary (obnoxious???) amount of Cupcake Rhinestones from HoneyBee Stamps.  (Little girls like LOTS of bling, right?  LOL!)   

So one card down....lots to go. You will probably see me incorporating birthday cards into many of the upcoming challenges.  I appreciate your time and hope to see you on the crafty side. 



  1. Love your narwhals colored in pink! This is such a darling birthday card for any age! So happy you picked our challenge at Seize the Birthday! Good luck replenishing your Birthday stash!

  2. From my experience, little girls definitely love LOTS of bling, and next to princesses and unicorns, narwhals are likely a favourite, too! Love the colours you chose and the way you highlighted magical with a banner treatment. Thanks for linking up with us at Seize the Birthday!

  3. Bling is like birthdays - the more the better! Especially for little girls! This is so darling, Julie!

  4. The soft rose whales are cute and sweet, and embellished with lots of gems perfect for a little girl! Thank you so much for joining us at Seize the Birthday!