Friday, November 19, 2010

A Sparkly and Festive FFF...

Hello friends :)

I can't believe how fast this week has gone and that it's already FRIDAY!!!

Today at The Greeting Farm we have a fun Farm Fresh Friday challenge to add some SPARKLE to a fun birthday-themed card.

I have a REALLY fun new "thing" that I found to add some sparkle and shine to just about any project-but I'll get to that in a second-here's my card using Cuddle Anya :)  This card is for a VERY special darling who has a b-day to celebrate...TODAY!   A very happy birthday to my sweet Ava baby...I guess I can't call her a baby since she is FIVE years old today :(  Wahhhhhh where does the time go???  Well, she's the baby of the family so she's always gonna be my baby, right? my babies so, so much and time just keeps on a-flyin'... Sheesh!

While Marie and I had about ten seconds to wander around CHA last winter, we stumbled upon the Tsukineko booth and I fell instantly in love with a new product they were demo-ing.  Most of you know, Tsukineko makes a large variety of products, many of which you probably use, and most notable, the Memento Inks we all know and love as well as StazOn, Versamagic, Versamark, etc.  Anyway, we came across their SHIMMER SPRITZ  (scroll down 1/2 the page) while at CHA and I just had to give it a try.

I gotta tell ya, as much as I WANT to love 'other' companies' shimmery spritzy stuff, I just CANNOT get it to look right, let alone photograph.  I dont really mind that it doesn't always show up on my photo although for a challenge like today's, you kind of NEED it to?  Anyway, I struggle with other shimmer spritzes and have pretty much tried them all, and must say that Tsukineko's is hands down the best I've used.  Look at this GORGEOUS shimmer:

You can actually spritz it over the WHOLE card and it doesn't run w/ Copics, stickles (I added a bit on her sleeve and scarf), anything!  Just make sure your ink is dry.  I also remember a demo at CHA where you can actually mix their frost or shimmer (which are the 2 I have) with re-inkers and get all your favorite colors of spritz.  I'm perfectly happy with the sheer Frost and sheer Shimmer and would definitely recommend this product to anyone-Do you use it?  Have you tried it?  I'd love to hear if you love it too.  Just fyi, they're not paying me or anything for this testimonial, LOL.  I just REALLY am happy I finally found something I LIKE!

Well, thanks for coming by today and have a FANTASTIC Friday!  I will be back with some fun Unity stuff tomorrow as well as another post from wonderland :)  Be sure to stop by the rest of the TGF Farmers and Critter Crew today to see their adorable samples:


Randi Wall
Me :) <-you are here :)
Melyssa Connolly
Mercy Kerin
Tammy Maxvill


Sammi Betbeder
Margie Cortina
Heather Schlatter
Jacquie Nordaune
Jennifer Royal
Kristine Reynolds
Linda Muhr
Shaela Odd
Tangii Crain

Thanks as always, sparkly friends!  ~xoxo



Emma said...

Aww Happy Birthday to your Baby girl! Love the card and all that shimmer looks AMAZING! What girl doesn't like a bit of shimmer...hehe!

Adorable Jess!

Jessie/knightrone said...

How fun and sparkly!!

♥ Kristy Young ♥ said...

Happy birthday to gorgeous Ava!! Hope she is feeling better for today :D
this card Is soo gorgeous and that shimmer stuff sounds Awesome!!!! It looks fabulous too!! My shimmer stuff never can be seen in pics.
Have a greAt weekend gorgeous!
Kristy xx

Peggy said...

Happy Birthday to Little Miss Ava!!! What a sweet birthday card fit for a princess! Thanks for the tip on the shimmer spritz. Yet another addition to my "shopping list"...Lol!

Tammy said...

Happy Birthday Ava! I do hope she as a great weekend.
Love the card Jess. Everyone needs a little sparkle now and then!

♥Rach♥ said...

Happy Birthday to your little sweetie! Love the name Ava, that's actually one of Brooklyn's middle names ;0)

LOVE the card, the colors are just wonderful and the added sparkle is so fun!

Deconstructing Jen said...

Cute cute cute Jess! I LOVE THAT STAMP. You might have inspired me to use her for tomorrow. :D Gorgeous work hun! Love the layout and the colors. :D

WickedPixie said...

Happy Birthday Ava!
Your card is gorgeous/adorable! I love the sparkle. I have some Shimmerz Spritz and one of mine clogged up after one use (I think it's clogged - maybe the sprayer was defective, but it won't pump anything out.) I do agree it was beautiful when it worked! :-)Traci

Cindy Haffner said...

Happy Birthday Ava!! Love your SWEET card!!

Sparkle said...

This is so cute!

Julie Ranae said...

Wishing Ava a very happy birthday! AdOrAbLe card indeed : )

Amy said...

Happy Birthday to Ava! Her card is adorable Jess and that's the best sparkle I've seen!
Have a great weekend!

margie c said...

SO cute! I looove the way this sparkly spritz looks all over the card! It really makes it shine :)
TFS! hugs, margie