Friday, February 22, 2008

XOXO LOVEFEST: week four

those of you who've been following february's month-long LOVEFEST over at caardvarks know that so far, on successive fridays we have tackled

baby love,

this week we conclude with...
(can i get a drumroll, please?)

(to those of you planning to embark upon an actual love relationship, please note: this MIGHT NOT be the *ideal order* in which to experience those four delightful phases of love. naturally, this is entirely between you and your significant other...i'm just sayin'...)

anyway, the caardvarks DT have, as ever, surpassed all previous records for variety and delightfulness in caardmaking. oh yeah, and the folks from queen kat designs (who've sponsored this entire shindig, provided the designers with cool stamp sets, AND made with excellent prizes for each week's challenge!) have pitched in with wonderful examples, too. g'head and check out the gallery!

here is my humble offering:

(patterned paper: love elsie, basic grey, bampop, ki, scenic route, sassafras lass; frame: bampop; photo from an old book; photo corners: heidi swapp; other: colorbox inks, foam tape, flowerchild font, zigwriter)

text reads, "you and i will always be friends (you know too much!)"

when i saw the challenge topic, that line (which i saw at some point on a store-bought greeting card) popped into my head immediately, and i thought of kim, my best friend from high school, who now lives in florida, and with whom, not too long ago, i had a conversation about the fact that once you've known someone for more than 25 years, (especially if you were both teenagers when you met) you just cannot afford to lose them for any reason...because apart from everything else, they're bound to know where the all the bodies are buried!
(so to speak.) (of course, in our case, there are no *actual* bodies!) (why? what've you heard??!) :)

the eagle-eyed (and highly flexible) paprcrafters amongst you may notice a certain very-nearly-almost-not-quite-but-oh-soooooo-close similarity to a rather wonderful sketch challenge running at the moment. yes, indeed, i refer to nicola's 4th sketch which ends tomorrow and thus i decided i needed to both HURRY UP and double up in my efforts in order to get an entry in under the wire. i don't think i have really done this one justice, though, (sorry, n...i owe ya one, ok?!) so certainly you should head over to my paper world and see some really goooood versions of this excellent sketch!


  1. I love the birdie, the sentiment and of course the vintage image. Bodies? You know about the bodies? Who have you been talking to?!?

  2. I really love this ... the colors, doodles, frame, vintage picture ... seriously super-fun and wonderful card for a lifetime friend.

  3. Lauren, your card is BEAUTIFUL! I LOVE that fun saying, and the cute birdie! ( well, really, you know that I love it all! ) I mean, who else has a really "COOL" stash of fabby pictures from "OLD" books?!!!
    and uses them so well!
    Oh and me? I didnt hear "NOTHIN" about no "BODIES", ok! WINK, NUDGE!
    have a great weekend!
    Nicola xx

  4. Hi, what a fabulous card! Love the sentiment - my friend bought me an american folk art plaque with it on! bx

  5. Beautiful card as always...and both these sketches are great sketches...
    Have a great weekend :)x

  6. I LOVE this card! Is is so totally Lauren. How do you combine stuff from so many different companies to create such a wonderful whimsical card? Complete with a cute little bird I sort of think of as your signature now. That quote is great! And you are too funny about "where the bodies are buried...why what have you heard". Thanks for starting off my day with a smile.

  7. Of *course* this counts for the hybrid challenge! You did, after all, print out the journaling. =D


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