Friday, October 28, 2011

JB44: not a CREATURE was stirring

i have a confession to make: this week's JINGLE BELLES prompt is one for which i've been waiting all year long! yep, in honor of halloween, we've got a CREATURE FEATURE for you! what we mean is that your card should have a living "creature" of some sort on it: an animal, a bird, a rodent, or whatever takes your fancy.

but to me, of course, there is only ONE WAY to go with this:

MONSTA CARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(a little backstory for those who've only met me through jingle belles: a couple of years ago i bought a roll of paperchase giftwrap in the (now sadly discontinued) "mini mutant" pattern, and for reasons that now elude me, decided the little aliens would be PERFECT for christmas cards! since then i've set a number of different monstas in all kinds of holiday situations: essplainin' to santa... proclaiming pride in their distinctive hue... trying to blend in with the holiday decor... and so forth; i nearly always do the sentiment/joke in dymo labels, i often work in some classic "love elsie" paper. i love ALL of the monstas equally, of course, but if you really pushed me to pick an all-time favorite, the little green guy featured below miiiiiiiight be my favorite!)

here, now, with great excitement and pride i present to you the first xmas MONSTA CARD of 2011:

(monsta cut from paperchase "mini mutant" giftwrap; patterned paper: love elsie, sei, prima, dcwv, old ledger paper; black glossy cardstock: ranger; border sticker: fancy pants; gems: recollections; label: dymo; inks: colorbox; adhesives: uhu gluestick, tombow monorunner, 3m foam tape)

and now i cannot wait to see what *YOU* will do this week! remember, you don't HAVE TO make your creature a monsta-- (though of course you can if you like!!!) --more traditional xmas fare such as reindeer, polar bears, elves, snowpersons, penguins and the like shall be deemed perfectly acceptable as well! :) head on over to JINGLE BELLES for all the details and to link up your fabulous CREATURE creation!!! ♥

17 comments:

  1. Woot wootie Woot Woot!!! Gotta love those monstas of yours!!

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  2. Oh my goodness this is so cute!

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  3. You're quite mad you know ... which means you are also a genius! who else could come up with something so amazing ....

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  4. Hahahaha! Love it! It would make a great Christmas card for a boy.

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  5. YES!!! I love this! I totally laughed so hard that I nearly fell out of my chair. Keep those monstas coming. I hope you have a part of your etsy shop dedicated to monsta cards!!!

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  6. Ohhh sooooooo FABULOUS! You definitely have me SMILING and LAUGHING with this one! GENIUS strikes again!!!

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  7. Ah love it -- so original!!!!

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  8. HAHAHAHA Love it. It's great.

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  9. AWESOME card! Love everything about it!

    Hugs, Dawn

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  10. LOL, this card just make me giggle and giggle. non stop!!! I bet those tress are delicious, yum yum.... LOL!!!

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  11. WELL, well, Miss Lauren, this card is just too durn cute and FUNNY! I mean, I think only YOU would come up with something like this! I love it! :)

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  12. A green alien eating Christmas trees?? Oh, my boy would just *die*! :)
    Of course I will have to try & recreate it for him. It won't have your panache and excellent style, of course. But what does? :D

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  13. oh my goodness - now he is a cute chappie! Can i take him home? Is he house trained or will he take bites out of the furniture too? Such a great card

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  14. Heeheehee, Lauren! He is SO cute and funny! And of course he wanted to snack on the Christmas trees! What's a monster to do? truly brilliant :) Hope you are having a great week! :)

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