Friday, March 8, 2013

stick with me, kid!

does this ever happen to you? you have a complete card-making plan in your head, you know EXACTLY what supplies you're going to use and all you need to do is sit down and assemble the fully-planned out, perfect card. so you do sit down, and the next thing you know a COMPLETELY DIFFERENT card, one that does not even use a single thing you've chosen, starts to emerge. i can never decide if this is awesome or inconvenient. it definitely takes longer, i can tell you that! on the other hand, i nearly always "go with" the new, spontaneous, idea... so clearly on some level i must kind of like the phenomenon. :)

this week, the original card had bright primary colors, lots of distressed edges, a zillion basic grey patterned papers, and the big giant "merry" from SRM's awesome We've Got Your Stick-Merry sheet. so obviously the card i'm going to show you looks like this, lol:

(awesome SRM products: Labels By the DozenWe've Got Your Border stickers (as hangers) and We've Got Your Stickers-Merry sentiment; patterned paper: basic grey, crate, glitz; brads: mme; ribbon: michaels; other: square doily (pieced to fit); adhesives: staples brand gluetape runner, 3m foam tape, sewing machine)
ok, admittedly, there *IS* some basic grey paper in there! so, what happened was, when i sat down to work on the original "merry" card, i kept seeing, out of the corner of my eye, the sheets of SRM Labels By the Dozen sitting on my work table, and they kept screaming, "ORNAMENTS! make us into ORNAMENTS!" so eventually i did, and i think they look pretty fab, actually. i loaded the three pink scalloppy circle shapes with snowflake diecuts, punches, and brads to fancy them up, cut little "necks" out of scrap paper for the tops, and then placed a couple of "We've Got Your Border" stickers on the background paper to act as hangers. some gorgeous square doily as a mat, a little scrap-paper pennant + sticker sentiment, and a teeny bit of machine stitching later... shabby chic xmas card... in pink, obviously!!! 

i've been remiss, so far this year, in joining MANY of my favorite challenges, mostly because of the serious time-crunch involved in buying a home and getting ready to move! but luckily miss patrice has reminded me that one can link up ANY card with her 52-pick-up feature, so i'm planning to get back into that habit on fridays!

no matter what you might have planned for today, it couldn't help but be even better if you started out with a stop over at ♥JINGLE BELLES♥ for a little holiday inspiration. for one thing, miss stephanie is also rockin' the stickers with her fab card, for another the fine folks from SRM have provided a lovely and generous prize packet for one lucky cardmaker who links up a holiday card made with at least one sticker this week. and you KNOW you want a shot at that! ♥♥♥


  1. Gorgeous. Just gorgeous. Love the colours and everything about those ornaments. Having some jealousy too as my craft room is now 56 boxes of stuff piles high in a corner. One more week till moving day for us (but not crafting for a while:(. That is going to be so hard).

  2. Love the pink holiday card, Lauren!

  3. This one is so Lauren! I love it. The pink, the snowflakes. Marvelous!!! One of my favs of yours this year for sure. ;)


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