Sunday, July 3, 2011

these are (quite) a few...

...of my favorite things! because when it comes to paper and embellies i have LOTS, and thus also a proportionally large number of favorites. why am i telling you this? well, because this week the shabby tearoom asked to see them! so i went i little bit nuts: i've got loads of pink-n-kraft; some gems & glitter; a little bit of paint ('cause i like to get messy!); a ♥CUPCAKE♥ (who doesn't love those?!); and a feather because ever since kirsty put some into june's pixie dust kit, SUMMER OF LOVE, i've had a mini-obsession.

also this week, shopping our stash challenge #6 requested a card made entirely from scraps OR utilizing recycled/upcycled elements. i've done the latter--and i've actually got THREE different bits of packaging on this card: the butterfly is punched from the cover of a girls' paperie sticker book, the doily is cut from the acrylic sheet to which my prima flowers were affixed, and the "chocolate" cupcake paper is actually the backing sheet from some k&co chipboard words. the weird thing is, i wasn't really TRYING to work any of those in for the challenge... i just really thought they were fab! :)

finally, simon says stamp and show would like to see projects with a word featured prominently, and it just so happened i had fussy cut the "happy" from some teresa collins paper to finish off m'card.

speaking of m'card... i think it's finally time to SHOW IT!!! (yay!)

(vintage: sheet music; patterned paper: girls' paperie, glitz design, teresa collins, tim holtz; flowers & feather: michaels; birthday sticker: girls' paperie; recycled items: see above; pearls: kaiser; brads: doodlebug; butterfly punch: ek success; inks: colorbox; adhesives: uhu gluestick, tombow monorunner, 3m foam tape; other: maya road cupcake chipboard used as a template + sewing machine)


  1. Lauren
    This is absolutely fabulous. Love every bit of it. Couldn't comment on just one feature.

  2. So gorgeous!! I love every sweet inch :-) Thanks so much for sharing your adorable card this week at The Shabby Tea Room :-)

  3. mmmmmmm.....oh ALL THE SHABBY goodness in one place....on your GORGEOUS CARD!!!

    THANKS BUNCHES for playin' along with the Teamies and Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!!!

  4. Absolutely gorgeous card!! I love that music paper! Thank you so much for joining us this week at The Shabby Tea Room!

    Shabby Tea Room Designer

  5. Love all this package repurposing... your card is gorgeous!

  6. Wowza! As usual, I love everything about this! Please pardon me while I admire the results of your fussy gene.
    ... ... ... ...

    Okay, I'm back. Now about those bits of up-cycled packaging - three bits on ONE CARD! Imagine what you could do if you TRIED! :D

    And three challenges with one card - BONUS! Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash this week, missy!

  7. ::smop:: way to rock the challenges...gotta love a sweet card like that!!!!!

  8. That's a whole lot challenge you packed in there. And I have to say... I think it's gorgeous! Even though it's *PINK* - I love the way it came together. It's poifect! :D

  9. I love everything about this one ... stunning.

  10. lovely, pink, music paper, text, butterfly, pearls, scallops, flowers, fun die cut shape, and completely Lauren-y…love it :)

  11. This is SO pretty! I love it. I love the name of your blog too. Perfect!

  12. I love is my favorite color.. or one of the top three for sure! You rock! Thanks for joining us at SOS!

  13. Wow - this is just gorgeous and you've been so clever with your use of scraps!! Thanks for playing along with us at Shopping Our Stash - hope to see you again soon. Hugs, Marie xx

  14. Wonderful! Love all those elements and how you used different materials for your creation!
    Thanks for joining us at SHopping Our Stash!
    Hugs, Alica ;)


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