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Sunday, May 12, 2013

The Corrosive Challenge #174 - My Sentiments Exactly

Happy Mother's Day to all you maternal type people out there!  I will be celebrating later at a family cookout, but for now I have a new Corrosive Challenge, a new sponsor, and a new card to share with you!  This fortnight our sponsor is none other than the sensational queen of sentiments: Cheri of Graphicat Designs!  She specializes in sass and snark, but there are plenty of options to choose from in her online store!  She has generously offered a $10 gift voucher for our winner this fortnight!  She has also provided each DT member with a sentiment to use for our new challenge: My Sentiments Exactly!  Simply use a sentiment on the outside of your project to qualify.  Since I am on the DT for her sketch challenge I simply chose a sentiment from my collection.  This one is actually one of four freebies currently offered HERE on the Graphicat Sketches blog!  I paired it with my All That Scraps image which was supposed to be used for the previous Corrosive Challenge.  She was all colored up, but I was so busy that she never made it to a card.  I figured better late than never since she is a beauty.  This is Butterfly Willow from The Tickled Pink Lil Lads and Lolitas line at All That Scraps.

Willow is colored with Copics.  I distressed the edges of my layers with a pair of scissors and add a few stamped elements (from Stampin' Up) to my image panel.  Add flowers, bling, hat pins, and a punched butterfly from my stash to finish.  The papers are My Minds Eye The Sweetest Thing - Tangerine.  I used the current sketch from Sketch N Stash (#113) for my layout.  I like these as they are very basic and leave all the additional embellishments up to you!

I hope you'll head over to the Corrosive Challenge blog to see what the rest of the team has created to inspire you!

Markers used: Copics (E11, E21, E00, R20, R24, R27, R29, E23, E27, E79, BG10, BG70, BG72, YG93, YG95, Y38, YR15, YR18).

And since I'm here I might as well take care of today's Blog Every Day in May theme as well.  Today's theme: What do you miss? (a person, a thing, a place, a time of your life...)

Thinking about this one I couldn't settle on one thing that I miss...  I miss my two black cats, Loki and Poe who both have passed on - one from old age, one from illness.  I miss the care-free days of my youth.  I miss the 80s and all that went with it - cheesy movies, hair bands, big hair, and the totally awesome fashion.  I miss living in California where I would wake up to the sound of sea lions barking.  And I miss having someone special in my life.  I'm okay with being a single mom 99% of the time.  But every once in a while I get the crazy idea in my head that I should start dating again...  Maybe one of these days I'll actually be brave enough to do it!  What about you?  What do YOU miss?

Thanks for visiting and I hope you enjoy your day!

- A Gem of a Challenge: #79-Things with Wings 
- My Sheri Crafts: #110-Flower Power 
- My Time To Craft: #221-Show Us The Inside 
- Brown Sugar Challenge Blog: #41-Angels & Fairies 
- Creative Corner Challenges: #18-Things with Wings
- Jelly Park Challenges: Girly Girl 
- Left of Center Creative Challenges: #5-Use a Digi 
- Card Makin' Mamas: CMM69-Punches 



Kathy said...

LOVE this! Orange is my favorite. I love the roses and orange print and butterfly. Gorgeous coloring, too. Such a pretty card, love it!

Aunty Sue said...

Regan this is outstanding

Linda Palmer said...

Beautiful card! I love the colors and that great sketch. Beautiful coloring and embellishments. Happy Mother's Day!

Pat said...

Lovely card with a super inside. Thanks for playing along with MTTC this week.

Pat xx

Unknown said...

Oh my what a super card. Great colour scheme.

Lovely image,flowers and bling.

Thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar.

Good luck.

Tracey DTxxx

P.G. Lamb said...

This is beautiful! Thanks for joining us at My Sheri Crafts.

Jovan said...

I love this card...great papers and details!

Kelly Lloyd said...

Stunning card, thanks for sharing with us at a gem of a challenge
Hugs Kelly

Steph said...

Beautiful card! Love all the bling and what a fun layouts. Thanks for joining us at Left of Center Challenges.

Unknown said...

Gorgeous card! Awesome coloring and use of the layout! {hugs}

Marge said...

Your card is sooo FUN and I LOVE all the sweet little detailing you've included: those 3-d flowers (of course!), hat pins, gem swirls and your raindrop sentiment!
Thanks so much for sharing with us @ My Sheri Crafts challenge!

Janet - aka stacky said...

Your card is beautiful such a lovely image and coloured so beautifully. Thank you for joining in the fun with us at Sketch N Stash x

Jenn Borjeson said...

Regan, this is just gorgeous!!! Thanks for joining us at Jellypark. :)

Jayne A said...

Fabulous card. Thanks for joining us at Sketch N stash.

Raquel said...

Beautiful job with the image. Love the flowers and brightness of the card

Thanks for sharing with My Sheri Crafts!