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Sunday, May 27, 2012

The Corrosive Challenge #150 - Not Too Shabby

Happy Sunday!  Is everyone enjoying their weekend so far?  It's a long holiday one in honor of Memorial Day here, and I am looking forward to some fun, a little crafty time, and an extra day with the small man! It's been a busy one already!  I even got to enjoy some "me time".  It started with a trip to the spa for nails and a pedicure Friday evening.  Here are the fabulous results (and my fancy new flip flops!)

**I'm going to apologize in advance but I am afraid I am now smitten with Instagram so you'll be seeing a lot more of these funky square photos!**  I then slept, blissfully alone, in my own bed and took up as much space as I wanted!  This is a big deal, you see, as every night we start out with the wee one in his toddler bed but inevitably, somewhere around 2am, I wake to find him standing next to mine, toy in hand, looking to climb into mommy's bed.  (And for one so little, he's a HUGE bed hog!  lol)  Don't get me wrong, I love to cuddle with him!  There's nothing better, but there's also a lot to be said for an uninterrupted and solitary night of sleep!  A luxury only moms can truly appreciate, I think! lol  Saturday afternoon I took in a movie with my two brothers (and the younger one's fiancee).  Let me just say: The Avengers = Awesome!  I am a HUGE fan of Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man!  And with Joss Whedon writing and directing, it was a winner all around!  I laughed, I gasped, I shouted.  It was well worth the price of the ticket plus popcorn!  

Two cookouts are on the agenda for the remainder of the weekend.  And if the weather cooperates maybe we'll get to enjoy a dip in a pool as well!

But before I head off with my deviled eggs, I have a new Corrosive Challenge to tell you about!  It's the last one for May and our fabulous sponsor, Tickled Pink Stamps!  This fortnight it's "Not Too Shabby" at The Corrosive Challenge!  Yup, that's right - for a chance to win a fabulous prize from TPS and the opportunity to be our guest designer for July, we want to see your shabby chic or vintage creations!  Now I know this style is intimidating to some...  I was a little leery when I first attempted them too, but it wasn't so bad!  I normally would have opted for shabby chic, but this time I decided to give vintage a go.  I have to say that I rather like the results!

My card features Lil French Lolita Lilith from Tickled Pink Stamps.  Those fabulous papers that seem made for her are from My Mind's Eye - Lost & Found - Union Square.  I layered them with Stampin' Up card stock in Black, Kraft, and Cranberry Crisp (retired).  The kraft is distressed and inked with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Vintage Photo.  The flowers are a combination of WOC, I Am Roses, and Michaels' Recollections.  For interest and texture I added the black rhinestone swirl and Tim Holtz metal photo corner.  The crown border punch is Martha Stewart and my FAB ticket was created with a Tim Holtz die and coordinating stamp set plus a sentiment from My Favorite Things.

I hope you'll visit both the Tickled Pink Stamps and The Corrosive Challenge blogs to see what the ladies on the design teams have come up with to inspire you!  It would be wonderful if you wanted to play along too!

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
- Card Makin Mamas: #46-Feeling Punchy
- Dilly Beans: Friendship 
- Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: #55-Any Sentiment 
- Southern Girls Challenges: #45-Dying to Die Cut (or Punch)
- Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Challenges: #40-Vintage/Shabby Chic  

Thanks for the visit and enjoy the rest of your weekend!



Sara said...

Ooh la la!!! Love your card, it looks fab! Your toes look adorable and those flip flops are too cute!!!! I still haven't seen avengers, but my kids have seen it twice and say it was AMAZING! Have a great rest of the weekend!

Jovan said...

Super cute card...I love all the details!

Unknown said...

This is so cute. I really love Loleita
I love paris

I Don't Do Straight said...

Yes, I remember the nighta when I had to hang onto the edge of the bed, so I wouldn't fall out, while my little one was sprawled out in dreamland LOL
Very sassy image Regan..... love the flowers and the bling swirl :)

mags said...

Gorgeous card Regan. Love the image and all the detail.

Mel @ Princess Melus Crafts said...

I really the theme of this card! Gorgeous creation!

Thanks for sharing at Aud Sentiments

- Mel x

Linda Palmer said...

Awesome card Regan! Love your image and love the color tones that you used on this beautiful vintage card. Flowers and bling are just fabulous and great sentiment.

Unknown said...

Awesome job on the card Regan! Love the blinged out flowers, and your coloring is awesome as always!
Glad you had fun with your "me" time, and a night to yourself in bed. Katie still shows up in our room, but we still get those undisturbed nights once in a while.
Hope the rest of your weekend is ends as it starts! ;o)

Bonnie Irvine said...

This card has so many wonderful details. Ilove the colours and patterns you have combined, as well as all the layers and texture. The attitude of your image girl is so fun! beautiful card.

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

Fab card Regan. Love the flowers and swirl of black pearls. Tres Chic.

Thanks for linking up to our challenge this week.

Kasey ~ in Oz
Whimsy Digi DT

She's a Color Queen said...

Marvelous!!!! Thanks for playing with us this week at Dilly Beans!

Julie said...

Regan this card is just fabulous! Love the eiffle tower and the flowers and bling. Thanks for joining in at Aud Sentiments

Jenn Borjeson said...

I remember those days, too, my friend. :) Love your card, thanks for joining us at Dilly Beans.

Doreen said...

fab card. The image is great and the colour combo as well
Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments this week.

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Oh wow - tres chic!! Thanks for joining us for our Feeling Punchy Challenge at Card Makin' Mamas hugs Susan x

Jasmine said...

Oooh la la! Love your toes and flops, and the card is great too. She looks a little angry, maybe she could use a pedi too, lol. Awesome papers and embellies to go with her, especially the ticket. Sounds like you had a great weekend!

Kathy said...

Oh wow, great card (as usual). Your coloring rocks and the papers are fabulous! Wonderful creation.

Love those flip flops and the pedi! Hope you enjoyed every minute of the long weekend. LOL about the bed to yourself, I enjoy it too, when it happens (rarely).

uksharon said...

Fabulous card - made me smile!
Thanks for joining us at CMM's this week.
Best wishes, Sharon