Seize the Birthday

Cards made for Seize the Birthday


Fishy birthday

Fishy birthday

So many times I think I have one paper and then when I search for it I either have something different (palm trees not cactus) or I have already used it all. The background paper to this card was going to be something else in my head, the thing is I already used all of that paper, and I like this better. It just not on the color pallet that I was working with. Well, at least the main design is all in the right colors.

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Unbelievable birthday at sea

Unbelievable birthday at sea

“Here be dragons” that is why you always have to be careful when you leave your front door. You never know what you are going to run into. I kind of like the idea that on your birthday it would allow you to see the magical creatures of the world. Especially if you realized that they were around you every other day as well just going about there lives and coexisting and not being a threat. I am sure that it would go bad, but I like to think it could be a special kind of treat.

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Flowers for your birthday

Flowers for your birthday

In our house we are known to say ‘more to do than can ever be done’. It tends to sum up that feeling of knowing that all of the needs to-dos, and wants to-dos, feel just overwhelming sometimes. When I start to feel this way I actually pull on something that I learned working in kitchens, just focus on the ticket in front of you, it doesn’t matter if you only have one person to serve or an entire houseful all you can do when you are cooking is deal with that one thing in front of you to the best of your ability and all of a sudden you find you have cleared everything.

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Summer birthday

Summer birthday

Sometimes going back to a design you notice things that you didn’t really notice the first time around. I think the first time I colored this design I thought the center was a flower, and this time I realized it was probably supposed to be the sun. The thing is the beauty of art is one person’s flower can be another person’s sun. It really is all in the eye of the beholder, and I think in the eye of the beholder at the time of viewing even.

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Coral birthday flowers

Coral birthday flowers

Overthinking could have really killed this card. I think it helped that I was a bit too tired and had a bit of a headache when I was making it. I really love the clean and simple style and yet it can go wrong so easily. Last night when I made this card I was a bit off and I think it actually helped me keep everything very simple.

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