Thursday, February 17, 2011

limelight: stringing us along :)

i don't know about you, but i can never get enough of mandy's gorgeous limelight sketches. they're the kind you really need to print and save...'cause you KNOW you're going to want to use them again in future! case in point:

this week's sketch. it's simple, yet awesome. you could take this thing ANYWHERE! oh and did i mention this week's product focus is to incorporate string or twine into the design? of course we can use it any way we'd like, but one cannot help noticing that the sketch has kind of "telegraphed" to us the perfect place to put a bit of string or twine, should we need some inspiration! thanks, mandy! :)

here's my card:

(kraft cardstock: hobby lobby; patterned paper: dcwv, sei; tab: sei; chipboard alphas: heidi swapp; charm: pebbles inc; "string"'s actually dmc embroidery floss...i wanted it to match ok??! :) inks: colorbox; adhesives: tomobow monorunner, 3m foam tape, sewing machine)

i know what you're thinking. you're thinking, "hey lauren! that's a lot more 'clean & simple' than you usually go!" what can i tell you? that amy girl must be a really good influence!!! ♥ on an added--and completely unrelated--side note i realized when i was photo-ing this card that pretty much every product i used is AT LEAST 3 or 4 years old. apparently, i was having some sort of little "retro" moment? but i like it, and i needed a "guy card" so i'm going with it! :)

and now you'd like to know how *YOU* can get in on the action, am i right??! well here ya go:

**Use the sketch provided and try to incorporate some TWINE or STRING!
**Key word for SCS upload is LLPC067.
**Post a comment with a link to your card on Mandy's Blog by Sunday, February 20th, at midnight.
**PRIZE** this week Limelight Designer Lynn Miller got to choose one of her favorite products... it's the Webster's Pages 6x6" Vellum and Die Cut Kit (the kind i used to make my pixie dust birthday book!) and it'll be awarded randomly to one lucky cardmaker!♥


  1. fabulous card, lauren! looove what you did with the sketch! also realyl love the tearing of the DP and the stitching and the charm and the alphas...hehe, love everything! thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day! *hugs* steph :)

  2. This is one brilliant "man" card ... and I like your CAS ..

  3. i just love this card! esp the use of floss and the chipboard letters for the sentiment! tfs, lauren!

  4. Awesome card! I do love that sketch. lol. That pp is OLD. I mean I have some of that somewhere up in here too that I got from J's like an eon ago... Okay like I think that might just be circa 2004 seriously and it looks amazing!! You took products that most people might trade out to use their "newer" stuff and made them new again. Cool!! I love seeing guy cards too.

  5. Love your CAS card!! Amy is such a good influence lol

    way to go using all older items!! have to ask ........... did you sew on the letters by machine or hand girl?!

  6. WOOT WOOT....Clean and Simple...Lauren?!!!!! I **LOVE it**

  7. I think you've used old products to the finest! And it is darling, and CAS too! Great stitching.

  8. LOVE it! Great interpretation of the sketch! It's cas, but has a kick! Fantastic card!

  9. I'm so inspired after looking at your blog this morning...I love the idea of splitting the patterned paper in half like you did!

  10. C&S and 'fantastisk' , really love it Lauren.
    You are such a great inspiration, Hun.


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