Tuesday, September 18, 2012

you're not the (em)boss of me!!!

this week's challenge at shopping our stash will be a breeze for EVERYONE... except me. and frankly, it was only a bit of a stumper in my case because sometimes i am such a ninny! :) the (very simple and straightforward) brief is to create a card or project which incorporates embossing-- either the dry or heat kind. easy peasy, yes?! as it turns out i did both: i've scored a double outline around my smaller blue panel; and heat embossed my sentiment. why it took me ages of thinking and trying and messing things up for no good reason i just COULD NOT TELL YOU... but at least i got there in the end!

(patterned paper: american crafts, scenic route, sei; cardstock: core'dinations; bird and flower stickers: martha stewart crafts; seam binding: pixie dust paperie; rubber stamp: hero arts; embossing ink and powder: psx; scoring tool: scor-it; adhesives: staples brand glue tape runner, 3m foam tape, gluedots; other: sewing machine)

i used this week's awesome retrosketch, it's #29, in fact:

i grabbed these utterly luscious colors from the current photo (#178) at cupcake inspirations which is kind of making me crave a cupcake... or an umbrella drink... or both, lol! (ok, yes, admittedly it's a bit early for either of those here on the east coast, but one cannot ignore THE MUSE, can one??!)

speaking of things it's silly to resist... go and have a peek at all of the lovely DT cards at SOS, i promise it is ALWAYS worth the trip!!! ♥


  1. Lauren, you are such an over-achiever! Your card is fabulous - color and design!

  2. Such a sweet card! love how you put together all three challenges! Yeah!

  3. gorgeous! I love what you've done with the sketch and the colors are absolutely delish!

  4. beautiful...thanks for sharing at cupcake inspirations

    sweetie dt

  5. Lauren- I would never guess by looking at your card that this challenge was truly a challenge for you! The whole thing is lovely...those birds are so sweet. Great job!

  6. Love this sketch and the little birds are perfect for it! So cute and pretty.

  7. Hehe I cannot believe you had any trouble with this...it's adorable! Such sweet birdies!

  8. Well you would never know you had any troubles at all with this one. It is so pretty. You know I am loving those birds.


  9. You couldn't have pulled off a better project. The colours and sketch design are awesome and those little birdies are too cool!

  10. This is such a sweet happy card, loving the inspiration you chose for colors and then how you interpreted the sketch!

  11. So cute!! Those birds are adorable. I love the colors. Its so cute.


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