Tuesday, May 5, 2009

TIOT17, MTTSC21 - Gift for Mother

Happy Cinco de Mayo! Can you believe my son told me yesterday in the car on the way home from preschool {he's 4} -- "Mommy tomorrow is a special day and it's Cinco de Mayo, which is May. If you take the "o" off then it's not Spanish anymore, it's English and you just say "May". I need a video camera running on him 24/7!

Onward...a busy blog post for you today - covering two challenges! The sketch for Twinkling Tuesday {MTTSC21} and the Try It Out Tuesday from Susana's Custom Art and Card Design. Sorry my photo got a little dark, too much to fit in and not quite enough light to shine on everything!

The sketch is for the card part of this giftie, of course, and the theme for this week's TIOT {TIOT17} is a card and gift set for Mother's Day! Great challenges! You can see my card and bath-themed gift set above, featuring Babs from Rubber Romance, available at SCACD. Here is a closeup of the gift box. These adorable tubes contain bath beads and bath confetti, and the other container has bath salts. I happened to buy these somewhere ages pre-filled, but if you can't find them, Susana has you covered and you can fill them yourself with anything you want (instead of trying to match them to the patterned paper like I did)!! I like that idea way better, plus you don't have to cover the labels either. The tubes come in two sizes - 4" and 6" lengths. I got the fabulous tutorial for this box from Holly McMillian, found here.

I have to mention this - has anyone tried using the Scor-Tape in place of the super-sticky red line tape we all know and love? I used it on this project and I want to say this clearly - I AM NEVER GOING BACK TO RED LINE TAPE!!! The Scor-Tape is amazingly cheap, just as sticky as the other stuff and BEST of ALL, you can tear it! No more annoyingness with the scissors every time you need another little piece of the red stuff. Whatever size you need, just tear it right off, it's not even HARD to tear. It comes in a humongous roll and you can make boxes and bags and all kinds of things to your heart's content. I had never used it before and today I thought I would try it on this project and *swoon*! So get yourself some and experience the difference!

Ok, and here is the sketch, and a full view of the card, with Babs is enjoying her soak and {most likely} her time alone!! I stamped her in Memento Tuxedo Black, and colored with Copic markers. Always need to go back and do some highlighting with the with the white gel pen of course. I then went over the bubbles with my Quickie Glue Pen and covered them with some white/iridescent Doodlebug Sugarcoating Glitter so they are sparkly and FUN. Since I used a larger main image, instead of a second paper layer under the main panel, I used layered ribbon that coordinated with this delicious Basic Grey Wisteria paper {hugs to Heather for that!}.

Be sure to visit the SCACD store blog, Follow Your Heart, today is the last day to enter to win the $25 gift certificate blog candy. That is a great prize!! You can also see everyone's TIOT projects there this morning, or visit their individual blogs {links on my left sidebar}. The TT girls need some love too, their links are over there as well. Thanks for stopping by - hope you have a great day!

18 people made my day!:

Debi said...

What a wonderful gift!! I love the colors and images. Wonderfully created and embellished!!

eggette said...

Love it all! Don't you wish you could just take the time and laze around in the tub?!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

OMG!!! This is just too sweet girl!! Love the set and the colors are awesome!! :)

the whimsical butterfly said...

WOW Jen! This is FABULOUS! So awesome that you could combine the challenges too... LOOOOOVE when that happens! You did an awesome job coloring the tub, etc. and LOVE your little bath salts. This is just too cute!

Brandi said...

What a terrific gift!

Smiles,

Brandi

Susan said...

What a great Mother's Day gift! There's nothing like a great relaxing soak! Love the tubes and the colors you used with Babs. The tub looks so inviting! Love it and what a great sketch! It's a keeper!

Hugs to you,

Susan

Janna said...

Jen I feel relaxed already just looking at this gift set! It is so beautiful!! I love teh way you made the holder and then put the bath stuff in the tubes! too cute! And your card is stunning! THe coloring is beautiful and the way you used your papers and colors is just incredbile! A gorgeous gift and card that anyone would love!!!

Smiles,
janna

Christi said...

Wow!! What a wonderful card and gift set!

Danni said...

Wowzers!! This is amazing!! You truly knocked this one out of the ballpark! What an awesome gift set!
Wow!! You're sending it to me, right? LOL!!

Aud said...

WOW! I love everything! How clever of you to put the image and the bath stuff together! A great idea that I'll keep in mind for later occasions! (We had Mother's Day in February here in Norway).

Thanks for some great inspiration - again! =0)

Hugs,
Aud

Jacquie said...

WOW!!! What GREAT creations!! Anyone would LOVE to get that gift!! That card is PERFECT!! I love that image and your coloring is AMAZING!!! HOpe you are well!!



Take care,
Jacquie/Javablustamper

Sandra MacLean said...

Ok, all this talent you ooze is making me feel inadequate. Stop it! This card and project is so awesome and anyone would be so thrilled to receive this! I need to go lie down now....(((big hugs)))

Cassie said...

oh jen - this is wonderful!!! such a cute set! good to know about the scor-tape!

Anki said...

Love it Jen! This is the perfect giftset. Kram - Anki

Linsey said...

Will you call me MOM?!!! I LOVE this fabulous giftset and card, Jenn! What fresh, pretty colors and I adore bubblebathing bella! Great sketch, gotta get over and play too! :) You are just so super inspiring, sweet girl! And tell your son tfs about cinco de mayo, I totally forgot, even though it's wed. now, lol! hope you're doing super and have a great day! xoxo

Kim R said...

This is soooo cute. You did an amazing job coloring!! I love the bubbles. Perfect!!

Kari said...

What a fantastic gift idea!! Love all of it! Great story about your little boy too! Kids say some of the cutest things!

Suzanne J Dean said...

Just fabulous Jennifer--I love it (can you send it to me, lol)! Aren't those tubes the best--so fun to use & perfect stamp to use for this project! Wonderful job on the challenge!

hugz,
Suzanne