Wednesday, July 7, 2010

boldly pushing back the frontiers of "last minute"

yes, i have been known to cut it close when it comes to deadlines, but this is pretty impressive even for me: this week's sketchy thursday challenge ends in 30 minutes. so let's get right to it then!

here's the sketch:

what's the first thing you notice? yep--it's a two-pager. when diana posted one of these babies in may she jokingly asked how i would make a *CARD* based on a two-page sketch, and i immediately said, "tri-fold!" unfortunately, i didn't get a chance to make a card for that sketch, but this time i was determined!!!

so here's the left-hand "page":

and here's the right-hand "page":

i didn't have a sketch for the very inside, but having gone this far (& inspired by linda...whose tri-folds are AWESOME!) i went the rest of the way:

and there you have it without a moment to spare, but hopefully worth the wait! :)


(materials: patterned paper: fancy pants, making memories, sei basic grey, daisy d's, creative imaginations; cardstock diecuts: k&co, fancy pants; label dies: nestabilities; stickers: creative imaginations; florals & gem decorations: prima; bling frame: heidi swapp; bling word: mambi; chipboard flowers and leaves: basic grey; stick pins: making memories; rub-ons: american crafts, basic grey, making memories; epoxies: recollections, ki, love elsie; brads: studio g; ticket strips: rhonna farrer, house of 3; ink: colorbox; adhesives: uhu gluestick, tombow monorunner, 3m foam tape & doublestick tape)


  1. holey moley girl...fantabulous!

  2. Yep, you were last... but certainly not least! Holy cow girl, amazing!!! You rocked this!

  3. wowzers!! so fabulous!!! I'm in awe *again*!!

  4. Holy crap girlie this is amazing! You got your own little shout out too on ST because its AWESOME!! I love this card. Okay this is my new fav birthday card you've made EVER. Who ever gets this is going to be stunned into silence by its coolness. Seriously.

  5. GORGEOUSNES!!!! This is positively choc full of YUM!!

    (-: Heidi

  6. fabulous tri-fold card!! so so pretty! love it!!

  7. Beautiful!! I love that idea and you rocked it!

  8. This is absolutely loverly through and through. What an fantastic card! (yes, loverly is a real word, in my world it is! lol)

  9. Funtastic card. LOVE it. All the bling and pink is fabby.

  10. wow this is amazing!

    i enjoyed looking at your blog today, hope you have a good week

    Sarah x

  11. This is a DARLING card Lauren. So sweet and beautiful...You've done a great job with the tri-fold and I'm so happy to be able to inspire my fav. girl in USA. Big Hug!!!


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