Friday, March 30, 2012

Orchid Best Wishes

This card was a request from my mother for a friend of hers going through a rough patch.  I was happy to oblige (but sad for her friend).  I am so used to using images of people that it took awhile to settle on something.  After several tries, we finally decided on Orchids.  My mom lives in Florida and has many orchids, they are so beautiful.  She enjoys taking pictures of them and sending them to me so I can see them in bloom.  I love orchids, but have terrible luck keeping them alive in the Massachusetts climate.  One of the cards my mom had found online featured a technique of cutting out some of the petals and popping them up a bit to give the flowers some dimension, so I gave it a shot, and am happy with the result, here's a closeup:

The image was a freebie from Beccy's Place.  Colored with Copics, and cut using an oval Spellbinder die cut.  I used a little Tim Holtz distress ink to sponge around the image to give it a little more depth.  I hope her friend will like the card, and that she is able to recover from several ailments.  It really stinks when bad things happen to good people.  Onto the details:
Papers:  Basic Grey - Sultry/Stylish, and Sultry/Posh (bought on sale @ Michaels recently)
Embellishments:  Jolee's Boutique Colorful Orchids stickers (a gift from my mom!), brass oriental brads - from Michaels, Darice, Inc self-stick gems, "Earth" colors (from Jo-Ann), Studio G yellow glitter glue on the flowers, ribbon from stash, and a corner punch used to round off the edges.

Very happy it's Friday, some weeks just seem to drag on a bit, and this is definitely one of them!  Hope everyone has a great weekend, and be sure to come back on Sunday for the next Corrosive Challenge with a fantastic new sponsor and new challenge to try.

Jazzy T

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Party! Girls Just Wanna Have Fun!

Happy Saturday y'all!  It's the weekend, it's time to paaarrrty!  This may be another first for me in that I made a card just because.  I saw that the new dilly beans challenge is Party, and I had happened to stumble upon a new artist on Friday during a lonnggg sloww day at work.  Her images are super cute and fun and can be found on Etsy here: MayzyArt, and the image I used is a freebie available at the outlawz challenges.  Isn't she adorable?!  It was so much fun to color her in, and I think I finally am getting the hang of coloring hair.  She is colored with copics, and the rest of the details here:
Paper:  Stampin' up cardstock, and the patterned paper both from The Rockstar Matstack.  The background paper already had the word Party on it, I decided to outline a little with a purple marker, and add some Icicle Stickles to make the word stand out.
Embellishments:  Brads, Making Memories "Badge Brads" - Just Chillin and from stash.  Ribbon for bow from stash.
Sketch:  Was an older one from CDAC, (SC27, Pattie's Creations) I kind of veered off course from it anyhow.  I printed it out awhile ago, and can't seem to find it online.
Hope everyone is having a fantastic weekend.  GO BRUINS!!  I sure hope they can pull off some wins on the West Coast, although I'm not sure I'll make it up for the whole game.  The Hubby and I will be going to the home game April 7th, can't wait for that!  Have a great week, and thanks for stopping by.

Jazzy T

Monday, March 19, 2012

Michelle Perkett Birthday

This birthday card is for my Mother-in-Law.  She is a wonderful lady, and is very good to our little family.  Best of all, she has been my son's caretaker since he was an infant (he's 4 now!), and we couldn't be luckier than to have him be with his extended family when he can't be with us.  She is a wonderful, fun, smart, crafty and doting Grandma to all her grandkids.  We recently enrolled my son in Pre-school for the fall, which is happy, exciting and sad all at once.  Even though I've had to leave him before, dropping him off at real school is different, and I have no doubt I will be bawling my eyes out on his first day.

Anywhoozle.  This image is from a set of the Four Seasons Goddesses available at Michelle Perkett Studios.  Her images are so pretty and whimsical and fun to color.  She is colored with Copics, and I added some copper stickles to her headband.

Sketch:  #189 at Sketch Saturday
Papers:  Cratepaper - Pretty Party, "Stitch" (the red lacy one), PaperHeart Collection, "Friendship", and My Mind's Eye, Miss Caroline, "Howdy doody "like" wild flower" (how do they come up with these names?  Seriously.)
Embellishments:  Cloth brads & pearls from stash, Flower trim by Making Memories, the Sqare stickers are Mark Richards crystal Mosaic stickers.  Flowers by Wild Orchid.

Thanks for taking a peek. 

Jazzy T

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Things Are Looking Grimm

 Once upon a time...there was another challenge at The Corrosive Challenge Blog and what a fun one it is!  This week the task at hand is to create a project based on a fairy tale, fable, or children's story.  I chose to use Little Red Riding Hood Honey from our awesome Sponsor this month, Sassy Studio Designs.  I like all the Sassy images, but I have to say the Little Honeys are my favorite.  They are the perfect mix of sweet and sexy.  Here is a closeup of the sentiment, a quote from Hans Christian Andersen.
 Papers used are Felicity by Basic Grey, Pearls - Burgundy by Foundations and the red flowery paper was part of the stash gifted to me by me neighbor.  Flowers are Twisted Flowers by BBP bought at Hanscom Air Force Base Military Exchange store, they actually have a decent little section of paper crafting supplies.  One perk of being a military family is being able to shop at the base stores that often have some great deals both on groceries and on more "unessential" items (like crafting supplies).  Sketch is from from Week # 193 at Sketch Saturday.
I decided to give this as a Birthday card to my Aunt who is a recent Breast Cancer survivor.  I thought the sentiment was fitting, and hope that she will remain cancer free.  It is so inspiring to witness someone fight through and conquer such a sucky thing.  Shout out to all you survivors out there!  
Thanks so much for visiting, and can't wait to see your fairytale creations at The Corrosive Challenge.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Dilly Beans I love glitter challenge

One of my favorite parts of cardmaking is when I stumble upon a new designer that inspires me.  I don't recall how I found Dilly Beans, but I am glad I did.  I am so enamoured with Megan Suarez's quirky, funky, and unique images.  This is my first time using one, and I love the way she came out.  She is available here #185 Angel.  I am entering the Dilly Beans I love glitter challenge, which isn't much of a challenge because I do love me some glitter.  The sparklier the better!  I decided to add glitter to her wings, the flower in her hair, and some for her eyeshadow. 

Sketch:  #138 from the Sweet Stop

Papers:  Theresa Collins, "Spring Fling/Big Dots" bought on sale at Ink About It.
Embellishments:  Pearls, ribbon, flower and button from stash.  Butterfly stickers are Martha Stewart Quilled Butterflies, purchased at Michaels.

I am so enjoying the taste of spring we are getting here this week, and hope it continues.  I have noticed all the early flowers beginning to peek up through the ground, and can't wait to see all the tulips, daffodils and crocus in bloom.  Happy Hump Day!

Jazzy T

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Give Piece a Chance

Welcome to another Corrosive Challenge.  This week was truly a challenge for me, as the requirement was to incorporate paper piecing which I have never done before.  This month's sponsor is Sassy Studio Designs, whom I love, and use often.  This time, I decided to use an image I had purchased from Blue Butterfly Stamps Once Upon a Time collection.  I paper pieced her boots (bonus challenge was to use green!) and her basket, and I must say it came out pretty cool, especially the basket.  My Grandmother's birthday is in March, so I will be gifting this card to her, I also realized I have 3 other birthday cards to make within the 1st 2wks of March YIKES!  I am a bit of a slow poke, but I have been plugging away, so hopefully I'll get them all done.

Papers used are Farm Fresh Eggs and Lemongrove Avenue by Basic Grey, and the red polka dots is from the Paper Heart Collection by  There was a sale at Ink About It recently, I just went in for a few things and....well, you know how that goes...6 Copics, 6 bottles of Stickles, and about 20 sheets of paper later, I finally forced myself to leave!  Ribbon is from a gift again, brads and flowers from Michaels, and the butterfly sticker is Martha Stewart.  Sketch was from week # 194 at Sketch Saturday, this has become my go to place for a sketch lately, I am trying not to use the same ones all the time, although I never seem to get a card done in time to enter the actual challenge.  Baby steps! 

I think I ended up picking this image not only because she's so cute, also because I have springtime on my mind, can you believe it's already March?!  Flowers and strawberries and the warm weather is right around the corner!  Thanks for stopping by, and hope to see your creations at The Corrosive Challenge Blog!