Tuesday, January 1, 2008

new year, new cards!

ok, technically speaking, i made these cards at the tail end of the old year...but they are making their official debut as the first cards in the first CAARDVARKS challenge of 2008...and what a challenge it is! yes, indeedy, we have a brand new, exclusive, made-just-for-us CardMap by becky fleck!!! (can i get a "woohoooooo!"?) it's a goodie, too--just look!

i bet you are already thinking of ways you could make that baby work, aren't you?? uh huh, thought so. yep, it's pretty flexible, as you will see when you check out all the SMOKIN' HOT design team cards in the gallery!!! but first, allow me to present a couple of versions i made:

patterned paper: sei, creative inaginations, making memories, bazzill; ribbon: making memories, sei, michaels + misc scraps; flowers: heidi swapp, junkitz; stickers: ki memories; brads: making memories, autumn leaves, oriental trading co; sequins: queen&co, doodlebug
rub-on letters: making memories; other: zig writer, jewelcraft gems)

(patterned paper: basic grey, hambly, my mind's eye, frances meyer, vintage ledger paper; alphas: heidi swapp, making memories; brad: making memories; other: sharpie, zig & AC markers, colorbox inks, staples)

speaking of newness, this is also the first challenge with our brand new *amazing* DT members: sj dowsett, jolene johnston, lisa kavanaugh, and stef severin. you can read a bit about them on the announcement post...or why not click on their names and check out some of the cooler blogs around?!


  1. I LOVE! both the sketch and your cards! I am definately going to do this one!

  2. thank you for your comment on my blog. It is fun making cards to a pattern - never done that before
    Janet McKinney

  3. Big smooches!! Thanks for the shout out. I ADORE that card with the ribbon snippets. Totally lifting that one! (Oh yeah, the other one's not exactly chopped liver either! ;^) )

  4. Wow they are so really stunning. Wonderful art-work. Love it.

  5. Love these two cards. The first is so fab like a scrap page!

    Happy New Year & wishing you great creativity in 2008!

  6. oh i love your cards :-)
    i may have to give that sketch a try
    happy new year missy!

  7. Lauren your gorgeous Caardvarks DT cards really inspired me to have a go! Yipee I have now done my first Caardvarks challenge, and look forward to many more!

  8. Loving that happy birthday card .... it made me HAPPY just looking at it ....


  9. They're both stunning! Especially that top one - Gorgeous.

  10. ooh I love these,love the way youv`e layered your flowers:)


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