Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Milestone Birthdays, Anniversaries, and/or Celebrations

I am the hostess this week at Stampotique Designers Challenge Blog and my challenge is Milestone birthdays, anniversaries, or other celebrations.

This is what I've got to say about my challenge:
"Whether it's a 21st, 25, 50, 60th birthday or 10th, 25, 50th anniversary, it's time to celebrate. Let's see a project that celebrates those sometimes scary milestones of life!"
If you'd like the chance to win your choice of $30 worth of Stampotique stamps, you should play along with this challenge. Visit Stampotique Designers Challenge blog and be sure to read the rules so that you'll have the chance to win that great prize!!!  Remember to check to see the deadline for all of this month's Stampotique Designers Challenges!

Here's my project for the challenge with three of the birds from Birdy Up, two of the birds from Birdy Bonnets, one bird from Stack of Birds, one of the hats from Happy Head Appliances, Owl with Wings, Skull Balloons, and Happy, Happy

Two of the birds from Birdy Up, two of the birds from Birdy Bonnets, one bird from Stack of Birds, one of the hats from Happy Head Appliances, and Owl with Wings were stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink (Tsukineko/Imagine Crafts), colored with Copic markers, fussy-cut, and edged with a Black Pitt Artist pen (Faber Castell). Diamond Glaze (Judikins) was added to all of the birds' eyes and the birds were banished to a drawer in a closet overnight so I would not be tempted to touch them to see if the Glossy Accents had set. 

The closed-eye happy looking bird from Birdy Up became the birthday bird-of-honor courtesy of the hat from the Happy Head Appliances and placed away from the maelstrom of my craft table. Skull Balloons was stamped with London Fog Memento ink because I wanted a more subtle look. The balloons were colored with Copic markers and fussy-cut. Happy, Happy was stamped over two of the balloons using Tuxedo Black Memento ink and my Stamp-a-ma-jig stamp positioner (EK Success). Happy, Happy joined Skull Balloons out of harms' way. 

The Blossom Grand font set (QuicKutz) was used to die-cut black glitter paper for the 60. WHOOO was die-cut from the same glitter paper with the Blossom font set (QuicKutz). A Hint of Lime die (Die-Versions) was used to die-cut is. Pale green vellum was die-cut with the Big Word Pop Curve die (Memory Box). A scrap of white cardstock was die-cut with the Cocktail Party die (Taylored Expressions), which was then colored with Copic markers.  

The patterned paper is from the Baby Boy collection (Basic Grey) and was edged with both Peeled Paint and Black Soot Distress inks (Ranger). Danger-striped Washi tape was added to the base of the card front and the Big Word Pop Curve die-cut was added to the upper left corner, then outlined with Black Spica Glitter pen (Copic).

The glittery 60 number dies were positioned on the patterned paper and Owl with Wings was perched on the 6. All the birds from Birdy Up (pinky-orange and blue/green)Birdy Bonnets (red-winged blackbird crown and fedora), and Stack of Birds (red-winged blackbird on the right) were adhered atop the striped Washi tape. The birthday-bird was placed over the 0 atop a second layer of Washi tape. The Skull Balloons were placed over the red-winged blackbird on the right.

Black Glaze pen (Sakura) was used to draw legs onto the black birds and strings attaching the
Skull Balloons to the blackbird on the right. Whooo is was adhered to the vellum Big Word Pop Curve die-cut. The colored Cocktail Party die was adhered over the Washi tape to the base of the image panel, which was then adhered to a 5x7 white card.

By the way, if you're wondering what prompted this theme, I recently celebrated two milestones. In August, my husband and I celebrated our 35 Wedding Anniversary and I just turned 60, which mildly freaked me out. However, I figure that whereas I might be a bit of an old bird, I'm still on this astral plain, moderately healthy (too fat, too caffeinated, too winy), enjoying family and friends, and my hobbies. All in all it beats the heck out of the alternative, don'tchaknow?

Thanks for visiting today!

I shall enter this card into the following challenges:
Left of Center Challenges: Dies or Punches
My Time To Craft Challenges: Owls
Aurora Wings Challenges: Anything Goes with Wings
Papertake Weekly Challenges: Animals
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenges: Die Crazy 


  1. Great challenge Kathi ! lovely card too ! Congrats on your 60th birthday and your 35th anniversary !
    Corrie x

  2. At first, big congratulations to your two milestones at the same time!!!
    A fantastic project Kathi, with so many lovely details on it... Love also all the stamps you used, they are great all together to have a party for celebrating the event!!! :)
    Hugs, Coco

  3. Love this Kathi, looks like a fun party. As another old bird I totally agree with your outlook. Enjoy your celebrations xx

  4. This is so fabulous Kat, love the little glasses of wine etc.. too cute

  5. Okay, this is a total HOOT, Kat! Definitely the way to celebrate milestones (or anything, for that matter. LOL) Congrats on yours. Love, love, LOVE this card! Thank you so much for joining our Anything but Wings Challenge at Aurora Wings. xxD

  6. What a fun card! Great combination of all the images and I love how the owl is perched on the 60. Thanks for joining us at LOC challenges.

  7. This party guests on your card are just too funny :-D
    A great composition, with a great deal of humor (especially the guy on the right, who brings skull - balloons to the 60th birthday party..... ironic? :-D )

    Thank you so much for joining our "Anything with Wings" challenge at Aurora Wings :-)

    xxx Karola xxx

  8. Such a fun card! Thank you for sharing it with us at My Time To Craft!

  9. Adorable card! So fun!! Love all of the cute images on there!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!