Friday, November 20, 2009

it's not officially the holiday cardmaking season until i've made the first monsta card

ok, *NOW* it's officially the holiday cardmaking season!


the eagle-eyed sketch fanciers amongst you will have spotted that my card is based on laura's awesome sketch #39 from 2sketches 4you:

speaking of 2S4Y, imagine my surprise when i stopped by the other day to grab the sketch and discovered my photo underneath this cool badge:

quite a fabulous honor, for which i thank kazan and laura! it's also a lovely coincidence, since, as a matter of fact, this blogger 's 2S4Y!


(materials: monsta cut from paperchase giftwrap; patterned paper: dcwv, vintage ledger paper, paper source glitter giftwrap; glitter cardstock: dcwv; santa hat sticker: recollections; metal snowflake: making memories; fibers: basic grey; snowflake sticker: k&co; fuzzy heart brad: doodlebug; ink: colorbox; adhesives: tombow mono runner, 3m foam tape, sewing machine...and yes, at some point i will stop sewing on EVERY SINGLE CARD...perhaps early in 2010...2011 at the *very* latest...)


  1. SWEET! Let the MONSTA fun begin :)
    And OF COURSE 2sketches Loves you!! Who doesn't? MWAH!

  2. Oooh - that is ADORABLE!! Love the sentiment! :D

  3. That is the cutest little Monsta card yet!! I love it!!

  4. What a cute card. I am SO stealing this one. My family will love it too.

  5. Monstas!!! Yeah!! Very cute card. Love what you do with sketches. I wish some of that would rub off on me. :)

  6. Oh Lauren you are the best! This card is adorable! I LOVE it! Thanks for playing at 2S4Y!

  7. Oh, I am so happy! You made my day in so many ways:
    1) A perfect Lauren-y monsta card
    2) A witty sentiment "Dear Santa, I can explain..." brilliant!!!
    3) Cool sewing that mimics your awesome doodling
    4) Making 2S4Y side bar!!! How cool are you? Have you stopped smiling yet? I can't stop :)

    p.s. Wednesday night/Thursday were officially my worst days with this cold. The congestion in my head caused me excruciating pain. I slept only one hour that night. Ugh. I still can't sleep much, but I feel a bazillion times better. My parents have the girls this weekend so I can get better. I sure hope you are feeling better too.

  8. well thank GOODNESS! I was waiting for the official beginning of the holiday cardmaking season with Lauren - i was beginning to get nervous you weren't doing it this year (this is heresy to even think but like i said ...i was NERVOUS). i looove da monsta and knowing they believe in Santa is a relief. I'm sure Santa hears lots of splaining lucy but i'd love to hear this one LOL. wonderful card and don't stop stitching!

  9. Gorgeous card all done in the best Laureny way!!!!
    Hope your having a grea weekend Miss Lauren:)xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  10. oh heck yeah...bring on the monstaaaahhhhs

  11. Oh my goodness ... love that tiny little santa hat and the fabulous ledger sentiment ... bring on the Monstah holiday fun.

  12. Oh, yay yay yay! The holiday monstas are here!! Love this little guy, he is sooo cute!

    woohoo for your 2s4y shout out! Cleary they have excellent taste!

    (-: Heidi

  13. Yippee- the Christmas monsters are out! Does this mean I have to start my cards too?????


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