Saturday, May 29, 2010

live simply, embellish generously! :)

i'm sure we're all wishing 2sketches4you a very happy 2nd anniversary this week, and i do think kazan's celebratory sketch is particularly fab!

my card features a few AWESOME tyggereye art goodies, sent by the lovely gina as a special surprise: a fabulous fabric heart embellishment with a handmade button for one thing, and some lovely hand-dyed lace for another:

(digi elements: paris holiday kit, o'scraps; patterned paper: prima, my mind's eye, sei; gems: recollections (recolored w/copics); rub-on: fancy pants; stick pin: scrapbook creations; ink: colorbox; xl rickrack: american crafts; adhesives: tombow monorunner, 3m foam tape & gluedots)

so i didn't need to add too much more to pull the card together, and all in all i really like how it came out!

want to see what else gina sent?

more yummmmmmmmy lace...a flamingo button embellie...felt cupcakes...some awesome owl ribbon...and of course a totally gorgeous card. but wait, you haven't seen my VERY FAVORITE thing yet--it's this guy:

uh-huh. it's my very own personal watchover ninja voodoo doll!!! the package says his purpose is, "to control your frustrations with idiots and help you show patience." i've already hung him from my rearview mirror!!! :)

speaking of gina, you might remember that in our last ATC swap she made me the most awesome set of three handpainted wizard of oz cards. i got them framed, of course, but it took me a little time to choose the perfect place to hang them. i put 'em right over my computer:

here's a closeup of the piece:

believe it or not, i had it done at michael's using one of their custom framing coupons, and i could not be happier. they had a great selection of frames and mats, and sue, the woman who waited on me, could not have been more helpful! we chose a plain black leather frame and a sparkly red mat and i LOVE IT!!! thanks, g!!! :)

ps: the new HEART the ART prompt is up...and it's a goodie!!! ♥♥♥


  1. woot woot...LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your card for the:

    Live Simply, Embellish Generously!

    what a wonderful stash of goodies from Gina!!! ISPY owls and ninjas:)

    Love the framing of the Trio by Gina...soooo fabbie....

    Have a super holiday weekend sista!!!!!

  2. Goodness what a bumper selection of wonderfulness here yet again! That Gina is a pearl isn't she... and a talented pearl at that! Love your card, great colours and so creative. Nice idea to frame those ATCs - worth treasuring! Jo x

  3. Love your card Lauren and all those jummy goodies from Gina. Never seen one of those Ninja's before, everybody could need one once in a while :-). And Gina's ATC look georgeous with the beautiful framing. Have a wonderfull weekend.

  4. lucky you, girl!! those goodies from Gina look sooooooo yummy!! you made a fab card with the fabric embellishment! i love it!!

  5. what a fun card :) I love Tyggereye Art - she always has such fabby goodies
    Thanks for joining us at 2S4Y this week
    :) Kazan

  6. Wonderous card. You rocked Gina's goodies. She sure did shower you with some great stuff. :-) Her ATC's look great framed, hanging up in your creative zone.

  7. That frame is awesome!! I want to go get some of my stuff framed now. lol.

    I'm so glad you liked the stuff. I figured you'd get a laugh from the cover of the envelope. haha ;)

    I have nothing made for tomorrow's release of the bird kit. Bah! I need to get crackin'. Dang printer slowing me down.

  8. Gorgeous gorgeousness!! I love all the layers and textures!

    What a great gift from Gina! That ninja is too stinkin' CUTE!

    (-: Heidi

  9. What fun goodies and what a super fun card!! LOVE it!


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