Friday, October 17, 2008

seeing stars

i've said it before and i'll no doubt say it again, but in the meantime lemme say it now:


this one took two nights to make! granted, they were weeknights...but still...i started off with the entire concept (stars-n-swooshes) pre-chosen supplies (geometric patterns from several older basic grey lines) AND kazan's fabulous sketch 11 from 2sketches4you!!!

so this shoulda been a "gimme" right?! yeah, that's what i thought too...turns out...not so much. ah well, the good news is: i got there in the end AND in time for my card to be submitted as part of the official 2S4U gallery!

(patterned paper: basic grey, sei, ki, making memories; chipboard stars & flourish (used as template): basic grey; chipboard letters: heidi swapp; other: foam tape, colorbox inks, zigwriter pen)

the bad news is: i need about four more "guy cards" in the next month or so!



  1. wow this is the most fabulous, gorgeous and divine guy card eva! Can I use those words on a guy card? *lol*. Seriously you really did do an awesome job on it even if it did take two w/nights - oh and I have to agree with you - girl cards are way way easier to make than guy cards!

  2. fabulous guy's card Lauren - love the bright colours and all those gorgeous shapes

  3. This is so cool and colorful. Love the BG papers.

  4. Fabulous `guy` card Lauren...actually I was just sat wondering what flippin `guy` card I could make my son for his B`day tommorrow!!!
    He`s 27???and yes what a funny age well I aggree any card for any man is
    Well I`v just found my Inspiration....You are sooo good...It`s fab!!!better get my skates on if I`m gonna get him one made!!!!
    Now where was I???..rofl..
    always last minute again me!!!
    Have a wonderful `Evening`:)X

  5. I love this card it is so colourful and bright! amazing!


    YES, guy cards are WAY harder than girl cards. Yours Completely rocks. I love the colours and the fun elements.

    Have a fun weekend :)

  7. Oh it's fantastic and so inspiring!

    Confession: I cheat and buy my guy cards (eeek!!)!

    btw, if Novemember doesn't go well maybe you & Jeff and Mr. Blog & I can be neighbors up north!

  8. AWESOME....a fantastic guy card {yep, waaaayyyy harder than girl cards)....and still very *laurenish* nice work! I've got to make some *guy* cards soon too and you've given me a great idea for my star punches!

  9. Oooh love those bright colours and doodling, good job!

  10. Wow...Wow...Wow....This card is AMAZING!!!

  11. How did I miss this card when I checked your blog yesterday? I love it! The LO and colors are wonderful. Very happy card. I am in awe of how you combine dps from so many different companies into a perfect card.

  12. you know, I was just thinking that the other day that guy's cards are harder to make and so I had to smile when I saw your blog post! Its totally true - but your card just knocked that out of the ballpark - because it is just beyond AWESOME!!!

    I seriously love your card - and would love to CASE it someday - but I don't think I could ever do it justice - your card is just seriously beautiful - total work of art! thank you for inspiring me and anytime I have to make a guy's card and feel like its just too hard... I am going to come to your site and remember this card!!!

    thank you - hope you are having a wonderful sunday!

    best wishes from iowa,
    sankari :)

  13. You're one of the fab5, well done.

  14. You are right, Lauren. Guy cards are much more harder than girl cards. BUT.....actually I don't understand why you're saying this, because your guy card is AWESOME. Love the colors and design. You did a wonderful job! And congrats being one of the Fab5 over at 2S4Y!!

  15. scuze me??? This is the most fab card I have seen in a long time..I think you should do more gu cards..I find those the hardest too

  16. Super card! I love the depth and patterns. Great job!

  17. I also find guy cards the hardest. This card looks fantastic and well worth the 2 nights it took for you to do it.

  18. OMGosh!! This card is awesome, I love all the colors and the different patterns....Amazing!!
    Congrats on the Fab 5.....sooooo deserved!!!

  19. What a beautiful card! I love it!

    Great job!

  20. Fantastic card! The colors are amazing and the whole thing is just wow!

  21. wow.. a great card!! nice colors.. and boy cards are really difficult.. xx Tamara


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