Thursday, July 11, 2013

Anything Goes Birthday Celebration!!!

Welcome to Seize the Birthday! For the next month, we are having a celebration!!!! 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!! Woohoo!

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!!

We have wonderful sponsors for our party!!! We are incredibly grateful for the generous prizes these companies have donated to us! Thank you ladies.


 Here are our sure to visit them and give them some love! 

Sponsor Prizes: (in alphabetical order)
Paper Issues ( $30 Gift Certificate)
Paper Sweeties ($20 Gift Certificate)
SRM Stickers (Sticker Stitches Prize Package)
Sweet Stamp Shop ($15 Gift Certificate)

Our main winner, chosen through the voting system, will have first choice of one of the prizes being offered. 
The rest of the prizes will be chosen by

Challenge Rules (to keep things fair):

1. Create an ANYTHING GOES BIRTHDAY project-cards, layouts, party decor, etc...

2. Please add a direct link to your blog or to an online gallery.

3. Feel free to use other challenges or for a stamp release, it doesn't matter, as long as you add this challenge link and badge to your post.

4. Any offensive posts or projects that do not follow the guidelines will be removed out of courtesy to fellow bloggers and the design team.

5. As always, please have fun!

This linky will close at Noon on Tuesday, August 6th 
and voting will begin at 12:01pm (PST). 
Be sure to come back to vote for your 3 favourite cards!

Weekly Winners

Good morning! Thank you to everyone who joined in our sketch challenge for the last two weeks. In one hour, we will be posting our new is a big celebration! Stay tuned!! In the meantime, let's announce our winners from the last sketch! 

As you know, we have gone to a voting system for choosing our winners! Before I announce our winner, I would like to share our three Runner Ups, who had the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th most votes!!! They received "Birthday Honours"!!! Congratulations!

Congratulations!!! We hope you will enjoy your "Honours" badge.

Now for our winner of this challenge, 
chosen by her peers:

Congratulations Lyndal!!! 
Please email Rose at so she can get your prize to you.

Thank you to everyone who played along. Our newest sketch will launch in one hour at 9am (PST), we hope you will join us and thank you to Scribbles Designs for sponsoring our challenge for the past two weeks.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Exciting News and a "Seize the Birthday " Design Team Call

Good morning! We have some exciting changes afoot here at Seize the Birthday! Here is the lowdown!

1. Seize the Birthday will now become an "Anything Goes" Birthday Challenge! The challenges will be open for two weeks and we will still use the voting system! You are welcome to use our past sketches for inspiration and play along as often as you would like!

2. The next piece of exciting news, is that we are opening a sister challenge called "Seize the Sketch"! This challenge will be a weekly "Sketch" challenge and you will be able to make any type of card you wish! Heck, you could even use the sketch and make a birthday card and then link it up to Seize the Birthday! The possibilities are endless!

With the new "Seize the Sketch" challenge starting on Tuesday, August 6th, we will be looking for some new design team members for Seize the Birthday! So I decided to hold an open Design Team Call starting today, from July 8th until July 15th. 

Seize the Birthday Design Team Call
Please email me the following information to
  1. Name and blog address.
  2. Samples of 3 birthday cards-they do not need to be new, show me your best work.
  3. Why you would like to be on the team?
Design Team requirements:
1. Create a birthday card twice a month to share with our followers on your blog and on ours.
2. Be a FACEBOOK user as we use FB to correspond as a team
3. Comment on the submissions we receive.
4. Be a team player.
5. Commit to a 5 month term from August-December.

Thank you so much, if you have any questions, please let me know!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Seize the Birthday # 20 Week Two

Rose here with some more cards for our current sketch.

First a card from one of our sponsors DT members
isn't that frog fun!!!! 

and my card using the Dump Truck image

our current sketch:

Be sure to link up HERE then come back to vote for your 
top three picks on July 9th.

We are sponsored by 

our winner will receive 3 images of their choice. 

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Seize the Birthday #20: go forth & eat cake!


It's Amy T here with another take on Seize the Birthday #20

Just a reminder that our Super Sponsor is

Looking for a unique image or sentiment?

Welcome to Scribbles Designs, Sandy's world of her funky imagination and quirky characters.

The winner will receive 3 images of their choice

Such a fun sentiment that you can easily team up with a ton of different embellishments!

I hope that you'll play along with us!!!