Saturday, December 5, 2009

WOW! that's a *really* pink card!!!

you may want to don protective eyewear before looking at this one. or you could poke a small hole in a piece of patterned paper and view it that way, like a solar eclipse. it's just that this card is a bit......ummmmm......bright. but you know MONSTAS--they have their own ideas with regard to graphic design, and once they get goin' you pretty much just have to leave 'em to it! (the pink ones are BY FAR the most headstrong, i've found.)

but as usual i've gone about this completely backwards. it'd help if i showed you the sketch i used first, wouldn't it?

don't you just *LOVE* this one? it's from a challenge site called friday sketchers; i had never been there before, but i'll definitely be going back! i saw it on linda's blog, she made this awesome & hilarious card with it! i finished too late to submit mine, but my main objective was to be one xmas card closer to finished, and in this i have succeeded!

(monsta cut from paperchase giftwrap; patterned paper: doodlebug, scrapbook wizard, sei, creative imaginations; glossy white cardstock: ranger; ink: colorbox; pen: zig; snowflake punches: paper source & marvy; other: dymo labels, sewing machine; adhesives: xyron, uhu gluestick, 3m foam tape)

a big shout out to my main man and primary scrappin' buddy LHJ who not only puts up with being called my primary scrappin' buddy a nightly basis, (well... he's kind of *right there* watching telly whilst i work...) in this case he also dymo-ed the text, punched the snowflakes, and performed the herculean & fiddly task of peeling the backs off the pre-xyroned snowflakes! (lesson learned: for tiny intricate shapes, punch first, xyron LATER!!!) if there's a nicer man alive, i certainly haven't met him--thanks, honey! ♥♥♥


  1. OMGoodness...this rocks my Pink Lovin' World!!!!!!

    Yahoo for your primary scrappin' buddy LHJ...woot woot.

    Okay, so I was trying to get the kids to agree for me to buy a fake that evidently wasn't going to should have seen their looks when I said a PINK fake free...yeah, I think I'm going to secretly pick up pink christmas lights to put ON the tree...muwahahaha...

  2. Woohooo to your primary scrappin buddy!! and woohoo to this fun and fabulous card!!

  3. This is so FUNNY - I LOVE it. You are so creative Lauren. A pink Christmas would ROCK.

  4. i looked thru my pinhole viewer and then i cut the hole BIGGER - this pink i wanna see :-) tis wonderful. and arentcha lucky to have lhj who is willing to assist (now if there was a game on would he still help? my lhj would be hard pressed if the giants were on but otherwise he has indeed assisted - he liked stamping LOL)

  5. ♥Thankyou Lauren ♥ Your primary scrapping buddy have done an excellent job there and so have you - as always. I love the colors and togehter with the sentiment it's a fun and perfect card for x-mas.

    Hug, Linda

  6. That is pink! I love it. The monsta's never get old. So cute. I love love the cherry tree paper. Very cute. You really did a nice job w/ that sketch. I've never been to that blog. Very cool!

  7. Yes it is very pink but very hot girl! Love it!

  8. Bright and beautiful! And look at all that fabulous detail! YUM!

    (-: Heidi

  9. PINK goodness is all around here! Your primary scrappin' bud is pinkalicious - keep him! I love the non-traditional pink, it's yum.


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