Monday, May 5, 2008

feelin' *HOT*HOT*HOT* !!!

getting in just under the wire to wish you a happy cinco de mayo, senors y senoritas!

the new caardvarks challenge is

so why not submit your steamiest card creation for a chance at a smmmokin' prize??! there's already plenty of inspiring design team goodness in the gallery ...why not samba on over and check it out?

in the meantime, here is my card:

(pic & description of carmen miranda from a 1936 "etude" music magazine; patterned paper: hambly, autumn leaves, vintage sheet music; cardstock: bazzill; flowers: prima, doodlebug, heidi swapp; epoxy stickers: michael's dollar spot; other: color box inks, zig writer)

ok, ok, technically the late great carmen miranda, was brazilian, rather than mexican; though apparently she was actually born in portugal. did you know that in 1945 she was the highest paid woman in the united states? yepper, according to IRS records she earned over $200,000! (geez, i love wikipedia, don't you? how did we survive all those years without their useful nuggets of info on every conceivable subject?!)


  1. Ok, now I'm singing "Ole ole, ole ole!" Carmen Miranda is fantastic. Love your card!

  2. love the card - those flowers would make Carmen smile (and frankly wouldn't they have been a lot less heavy? i think so)
    love Carmen a whole bunch too - us short girls gotta stick together - she had some shoes! :-)

  3. definitely HOT!!! the colors are great, so bright and happy and ...yes, hot!!! and of course the graphic of Miss Carmen you think she suffered headaches from walking about with the huge piles of produce on her head...i must consult wikipedia, did they say?

  4. This card is hot! I love when you mix lots of flowers. Totally Lauren and totally cool...I mean hot!
    My favorite is that orange patterned dp :) Happy, happy, happy!

  5. What a beautiful card, I think her parents were Brazilian thats why we consider her Brazilian too. :)

  6. Fun fun fun ... I love the things you have in your stash ... and moreso, what you do with them.

  7. cha, cha, cha!!!

    carmen could wear fruit like no other woman!!!

    great colors with the b&w! is that hambly in the background?


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