Sunday, August 19, 2012

Cute As a Button

Good morning all!  Time for another fun Corrosive Challenge, and don't worry, no actual sewing required.  Our wonderful sponsor for the month is Saturated Canary these images are SO stinkin' adorable, one could say they are "cute as a button", so we want to see some buttons on your project.  I needed a birthday card for a younger girl, so decided to use this freebie that Krista had offered on her blog  She is such an amazing artist, and has some awesome stuff on her blog, be sure to check it out.  I love her stamps, and her funky style. 
I colored the digi with Copics, and added a few touches of white Gelly Roll pen and glitter pen.  You can't really tell in the picture, but the image and the paper she is mounted on are popped up with foam squares, gotta add that dimension in there.
Sketch was #56 from My Time Made Easy :
Papers:  My Mind's Eye - Lime Twist Collection, Happy Go Lucky "Cute" Buttons (perfect, right!), Bazzill Basics - Two Scoops "Mint Chip", the notbook looking paper was part of a mini kit that was on sale at Michaels for 99 cents!  And cardstock from stash.
Embellies:  Recollections Floral Embellishment (the daisy), and roses.  Genevieve Gail Felt Sticker, Boho Collection "Flower".  Buttons from stash.  Recollections Rhinestone stickers pearl swirl.

Be sure to stop by The Corrosive Challenge Blog to see what the design team has come up with.  Hope you are inspired to play along, I know Krista's Saturated Canary images are hugely popular, so you should enter for your chance to snag a few more!  Looking forward to some super cute projects.

Thanks for taking a peek.

Jazzy T

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Fairy Birthday

This was a very special card for me to make.  It was made for my Mother for her birthday.  She is the sweetest, kindest, most thoughtful woman I know, and she is an amazing mother, and Grandmother to my son, we are so so lucky to have her.  She lives in Florida, and I'm in Massachusetts, and sometimes, well to be totally honest it really stinks!  We miss each other a lot though we try to stay in touch via e-mail and on the phone.  We try to visit each other at least a couple times a year, and I was so happy and excited to have her come visit during her birthday week this year!  We had a busy, and fun visit full of good food, shopping (our favorite!), and visits with her other family that are still here in MA as well.  It's always a little bittersweet though because we miss each other all the more when we leave :-( 
As for the card, my Mom had gotten me these pretty lantern stickers as a gift, and I had not been able to use them yet, so I wanted to be able to incorporate one somehow.  I found this lovely fairy Twilight Lily Fae at Crafts and Me.  They have some beautiful products.  I saw she was holding a lantern, so I knew she was perfect.  She is colored with Copics, with yellow stickles added to her wings.  I sponged around the image with yellow and orange ink.  Since I didn't have to mail this one, I knew I could just overload it with flowers, so I went a little crazy, but I love the result.  I'm pretty sure my mom liked it too, and I am so grateful to be able to have been able to present it to her in person.
Sketch is an older one from The Sweet Stop # 138

Papers:  Basic Grey - Plumeria, "Budding Lavendar" and "Graceful Vine".
Embellishments:  W.O.C. and Recollections flowers, Brads from stash, Recollections stick pin, Martha Stewart "Tropical Lantern" stickers, Ribbon from Michaels, Recollections pearls (in her hair).

Party Time Tuesdays - #81 Garden Delights

Tammy's Scrappin Corner - Add some flowers
Stampalot Challenge - Take Flight

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Give your mums a hug!

Jazzy T

Sunday, August 5, 2012

They Say It's Your Birthday!

Holy moly, can you believe is is AUGUST already?!  Summer is almost over, sniffle sniffle.  It's so cliche, but where does the time GO?  Seriously.  Well, at least there are some things to look forward to as the summer winds down, one of them being a fabulous new sponsor at The Corrosive Challenge Blog!  This month we are so very lucky to be sponsored by Saturated Canary.  Owner Krista Smith's images are super adorable, and she is always adding new ones to her shop.  We are also celebrating our fearless leader Regan's birthday this month.  So in honor of Miss Regan, and all the other Leo's out there, the challenge this fortnight is to make a birthday card.  Easy, right?  This may ruin the surprise a little, but I decided to make this one for Regan.  Since I have dubbed her "Queen of Embellishments", I threw all caution to the wind and just went crazy (for me) with embellies.  I started out with Usherette from the Saturated Canary shop.  (I just realized as I am writing this that the whole reason I picked this image was because I had popcorn paper, and forgot to use it!  LOL).  She is colored with Copics.  The filmstrip behind her was found just with a Google search, and I added glossy accents to the black part to give it more dimension.  Both the filmstrip and Usherette are popped up with 3D Dots.  It's hard to see but I used some red netting at the bottom of the filmstrip, and made a flower using the scraps (over on the left there).  This was a ton of fun to make, and I hope it is worthy of the Queen ;-)

Papers:  Recollections (background and polka dots), DCWV Lady Couture Stack (red stripes), and Rockstar Stack (the stars).
Embellies:  Recollections + WOC Roses, Recollections brads, Ribbon and rhinestone swirls.  Queen + Co pearls.  Simplicity Christmas trim.  Tim Holtz idea-ology Adage Ticket.

Sketch was an older one from Tickled Pink Challenges:
My mother's birthday is the same day as Regan's, and my Aunt's was August 1st so I have been a busy crafter!  I'm sure you all know someone who is celebrating their birth soon, be sure to join in the fun for a chance to win some Saturated Canary digis to play with.  Be sure to check out the rest of the team's fantabulous creations over at The Corrosive Challenge.

Happy Birthday!

Jazzy T