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Sunday, March 4, 2012

The Corrosive Challenge #144 - Give Piece a Chance



Hello, my friends! Today is one of those days where I just want to acknowledge how very blessed I am! I don't ever want to take anything for granted! Every day I spend alive and healthy, and more importantly to me, that my son spends that way is a gift not to be overlooked! Whatever problems I think I have are nothing compared to what some people have to deal with. I am simply horrified by the powerful and devastating acts of Mother Nature that some of the country has seen this weekend! The snow here in the Northeast was a minor inconvenience compared to the tornadoes that ripped through parts of the country! Over 100 were reported! My heart goes out to all those affected! I know kind words cannot make up for the loss of precious life, but I felt compelled to share caring thoughts. March certainly did come in like a lion, but I hope she has some pleasant Spring weather in store for us all and goes out like a lamb, as in the old saying.

For The Corrosive Challenge, March brings a new sponsor as well as new challenges. We are happy to welcome Sassy Studio Designs as this month's sponsor, and they have generously offered a prize of 4 digis for our winner. They also were so kind as to provide images for the design team to work with. As most of you know I'm a member of their design team as well so I have plenty of fabulous images to chose from!
I decided to work with Glowing Gwen from Sassy Studio Designs for this challenge which is "Give Piece a Chance". No, that's not an autocorrect snafu! I meant "piece" because we want to see paper piecing on your creations. There is a bonus challenge this fortnight, too! In honor of St. Patrick's Day, if you use green as a predominant color in your project you will get an extra entry in the prize draw!

I have paper pieced both Gwen's top and leggings. For the leggings I used my favorite "jean" patterned paper. All other patterned paper is from a DCWV stack called The Blossom Song. The rest of Gwen is colored with Copics. I admit that my procrastination was so great this week that it is the wee hours of the morning as I type this. And I will blame her eye make-up gone horribly wrong on being overtired! lol The sketch is from i {heart} 2 stamp's March SFYTT. Flowers, pearls, and some new scrumptious ruffled ribbon in Baja Breeze from Stampin' Up finish up the project. I also added a little deconstructed doodling to my image panel. That fabulous sentiment, cut with my Grommet Tags Spellbinders die, is from a My Favorite Things set called Baby Bump!

Markers used: Copics (E11, E21, E00, R20, E13, E15, E17, E19, YG03, YG93, YG95).

Head on over to The Corrosive Challenge blog to see what the rest of the team has pieced together for this challenge! You will not be disappointed! I even hope you'll be so inspired that you'll join us by playing along!

Hug your loved ones tight and always tell them that you love them! You never know what each day will bring... So enjoy the ones you have to the fullest! Especially today!

Sorry to be all serious on you today. Sometimes you just have those days where you have more than crafting on your mind. Thank you so much for stopping by and reading my lengthy post. Have a wonderful Sunday and check back with me later in the week for some (more lighthearted! lol) sponsorship posts.

I'd also like to enter this card in the following challenges:
- Fairy Tale Challenge: #36-Paper Piecing
- Catch the Bug: Anything Goes
- Just Some Lines: Girly Girl



{hugs}
Regan

24 comments:

Jenn Borjeson said...

I agree with you, Regan - even though I am anxiously awaiting our 70-degree weather so this snow will melt. ;)
Great card and I love paper-piecing so I'll have to play along with this one. Have a great day, my friend.

Kate said...

You are such a sweetheart. Your card looks great like always. Definitely lovin' the jeggings, if only I can fit one on me, LOL.

Hugs,
Kate

Tammy Ortiz said...

These are so awesome.
I love this image.
Hugs

Kim Kelley said...

It is a sweet card...love the sentiment! You have a big heart Miss Regan! HUGS

Jovan said...

LOVE IT!

I Don't Do Straight said...

Beautiful card Regan :)

Sandra said...

Hi Regan! I agree with you, we never know what life brings.

Your card is beautiful tho! Love that sentiment! And paper piecing seams to be a fun thing, I have never tried it! I love both your top´s paper and the paper for the jeans. It looks so nice when you have the same paper in the background! hugs Sandra

mags said...

Such a beautiful card with great paper piecing. Love the sentiment too.
Mags
x

Linda Palmer said...

This is a darling card and I love it, the image, your paper piecing, your bling, the entire card is special.

Linda said...

This is just gorgeous. What a darling image, so perfectly colored! Love the papers and the details are lovely
Hugs, Linda

Jenn Borjeson said...

P.S. Thanks for joining us at Just Some Lines!

Tina said...

beautiful card...thanks for sharing at just some lines

Tina
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Jenny said...

Eine wunderschöne Karte in tollen Farben ist das.
Danke für deine Teilnahme bei Fairy tale Challenge. Liebe Grüße.

Imke said...

Beautiful card, Regan and great paper piecing. I would not know how to "piece" a Digi image ?!?!

Jasminnie said...

It is heartbreaking watching the aftermath of those storms on the news :( It's definitely good to have a reminder to count your blessings.
Your card is so pretty, I love her jeggings, and the senitment is perfect! Her hair came out awesome, and I love that ribbon, it's really cool.

Rebecca/Sydney's Sentiments said...

Beautifully done. I am blessed as well. It missed my family by 15 miles. Hug Kayne! We are all lucky.

Bianca said...

That´s fun and very pritty! Love that sentiment! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

Sabrina Berlin said...

Wonderful - love the papers you used. A gorgeous card!

Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge.

Hugs
Sabrina

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

CUTE card! Wish my printer would print on DP! Great job paper piecing her outfit, and I love the sentiment! ;o)

Ginger said...

Your post reminds me we need to be thankful! Thanks for writing that! I also love this image.... I have to get it for a baby shower coming up! You did an awesome job on the card. I love the paper piercing too!

Lori said...

What a great card. I love the papers you used and the paper piecing...it looks GREAT! Thanks for playing along in the Catch the Bug challenge this week. Good luck and please do join us again.
Lori

Tammy Miller said...

Wow what a great project! Thanks so much for joining our Anything Goes challenge at CTB! I hope you will join us again!

Kathy said...

So agree with you Regan, my heart goes out to all those in the path of the horrible weather. My brother and family were lucky, they are in KY and were close to a lot of damage, but spared!

This is such a pretty card. The jean leggings are fabulous. Love the whole pieced outfit, and the sentiment made me laugh!

Stephanie said...

So cute, thanks for playing along with us at Catch the Bug.