Sunday, March 7, 2010

want to ATC what i made?

you may remember a little while ago, the darling stef sent me this awesome set of clear stamps:

which, at the time, i said i thought would be *perfect* for ATC's...which i was longing to make. well, i was right...they ARE perfect for making ATC's! see?!

(stamps: crafty secrets; bling: michaels, k&co, heidi swapp; sprayed inks: glimmer mist, smoosh spritz & grumbacher watercolor paint; ink pads: colorbox, ranger, staz-on; rub-ons: basic grey; tiny metal frame: k&co (i outright stole this idea--framing a teeny embellishment--from gina); flowers: prima; brad: making memories; transparency: staples; adhesives: uhu gluestick, tombow mono runner, mini gluedots; everything else is vintage goodies from my stash: sheet music, text paper, bits of paper & fabric lace, random images, postage stamps, tickets, and my new favorite thing: bits of vintage sewing pattern (which came wrapped around my gauche alchemy goodies!) glued slightly wonkily over some collage bits and under others--i ♥LOVE♥ that the tissue paper is sheer enough to see through and yet it gives INSTANT texture and patina to whatever is underneath it!)

so of course i had to send these babies out to the lovely lady in question, along with a very big

♥♥♥ THANK YOU ♥♥♥

for the inspiration!!!


  1. Oh you clever clogs! I love the 'give' that exists in tissue paper, so much potential in just one sheet.

  2. Super Atc's! I was looking at Stef's blog last night- saw this pink card and instantly said-That's a Lauren card! Your card and ATC's are super duper!

  3. sista...I took a peek at them over on Stef's blog....omgoodness...they are certainly do such fabbie work in any and every's funny...when I first saw them on Stef's blog I thought to myself: "self, that looks lauren'ish.".....seriously...

  4. Your ATC's and card to Steph looks fantastic. Love every little detail in these small beauties.

  5. So cool!! Steph is going to love those. I sent out my atc's to you on Sat morning. (no rush for you!) I just don't sleep anymore. lol.

    Congrats on Fab 5 again!
    !! Not a surprise in the least. You should be on their DT team. :)

    Two weeks in a row. I bet not many do that!!!

    I changed my blog some more to try to fix it. I went on my dad's laptop and it did what yours said it did. So I'm hoping I fixed it. Will you look and report? No one else said anything, but you obviously aren't the only one.


    Thank you for the ton' o notes today. I love them. I miss when you don't note. :)


  6. Oh, just beautiful! I love the aqua with the cream!

    (-: Heidi

  7. Beautiful work, Lauren. You switch styles with such ease and your vintage-collage schtuff is amazing. Thanks for sharing.


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