Friday, April 1, 2011

jingle belles: batman smells

happy april fool's day!!!!!

can you believe the year is already ONE QUARTER finished??! nor can i, but thanks to JINGLE BELLES i have a growing stack of festive cards for next december, which i have enjoyed taking my time and making every one separately, so that each is unique & (i think) rather fabulous...

but now in honor of today's holiday, it's time to have a little fun: so this week we are setting aside all things beautiful, elegant and glamorous in favor of HUMOROUS greetings: make a christmas card that's zany, silly, or even downright goofy if you like; anything goes as long as it's funny and festive!

would anyone care to guess what i have done?!

(kitteh pic: resized from ideals magazine and printed on kodak premium photo paper; patterned paper: echo park, love elsie; rub-ons & chipboard button: love elsie; tag: my mind's eye; baker's twine: pixie dust paperie; inks: colorbox; adhesives: tombow monorunner, 3m foam tape; other: lace-edged vintage bias trim; sewing machine)

ok, no surprise here, right? two of my all-time favorite things being "vintage" card ingredients and LOLcats, it didn't take me much time to convert a photograph from an old ideals magazine into a fusion of both! :) whereas i usually use my "found" illustrations as is... (i love the color and texture of the vintage paper and printing) ...this time, since the photo was nearly 8x11, i scanned and shrank it to a more card-friendly size. a funny sentiment, loads of "love elsie" goodness, and a bit of stitching later, i was ready to ROCK our special april fool's edition of JINGLE BELLES...and i hope YOU are, too! ♥♥♥


  1. Best challenge ever...definitely the funniest! I love Batman with the Santa hat and sentiment over at JB!!!
    Not to mention Laureny collagey goodness + LOLcats => big smiles!!!

    You have outdone yourself, Miz L :)
    I will be smiling all day!!!

    I am into "!!!" today...

  2. ohhhhhh this makes me smile!! LOVE this sosososoooooo much!!!

  3. Oh Miss L ... you make me laugh out loud ... this is fantastic ... don't know what I will do but I'll give it a go

  4. This card is so awesome! That sentiment sounds like something my cats would say! :)

  5. Smile...I laughed so hard!!! That's, love, love and my mama does too!!!!

  6. haha...I LOVE it! this weeks challenge is going to be so much fun!

  7. hehe, too cute, lauren! love your mix of papers and the image and sentiment are just too adorable. thanks for sharing! *hugs* steph :)

  8. LOVE LOVE LOVE this card! Did you know that the lolcats are how I found your blog? Dear Miss Stef or Miss Gina linked to one of them or something, and I've been hooked ever since! I really do need to get those Ideals magazines out and find some treasures... Hope you're feeling better, missus!

  9. LOL girl you know kittens are always "good" ;)

    i am so behind!!


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