Friday, September 21, 2012

dashing through the...

...snow? really?? on september 21st?!

ok, yeah, it seems unlikely, until i mention that contextually, we're talking about the latest prompt at ♥JINGLE BELLES♥ for which we are asking you to incorporate some of the wintery white stuff, whether that takes the form of snow flakes, snow balls, snow storms, snowmen (and/or snow-women!), snow-covered houses, or... well... anything you can think of which is snow-related!

i found this sweet little re-sized bit of sheet music in my holiday stash, leftover from a prompt the lovely marie bingaman came up with last year called "suzy snowflake", so i went with flakes! :)

(patterned paper, tags, chipboard pieces and pearl circles: basic grey; vintage style tag: christmas labels by the digital paper shop; pearl flourishes: want2scrap; felt and glitter snowflakes: recollections; blue journaling spots: k and co; other: vintage doilies, snowflake cut from an old xmas card, sheet music from t'internet, resized; inks: colorbox; adhesives: staples brand glue tape runner, 3m foam tape and doublestick tape)

i was completely inspired by the current sketch on the basic grey blog. yes, once again, it's a layout sketch. what can i say, i use all sketches interchangeably, and in fact i often prefer the layout ones because they tend to suit my "maximalist" style the best, lol! i know there are places in which only one type of project is solicited, and while of course i respect the rules and preferences of all the wonderful challenge-setters out there, i am occasionally stymied by that "segregation"; surely it's a compliment and a sign of an AWESOME and totally flexible sketch if people are inspired to do something CRAZY with it, no? (but again, i do my best to follow rules and completely understand that i might get disqualified!) 

i'm also linking this up in the vintage challenge at crimbo crackers, and for christmas is just around the corner challenge at just keep on creating. because christmas *IS* just around the corner, and by golly, i'm gonna be READY! (at least in terms of cards, lol!)

i'm embarrassed that i occasionally forget to do it (i did last week, sorry patrice!) but i generally submit my holiday cards with 52-card-pick-up on the old back porch. if you don't currently read that blog, you should! miss patrice is sooooooooo rockin' the clean and simple card aesthetic every single week! ♥

speaking of places i hope you'll visit, why not head over to ♥JINGLE BELLES♥ and see stephanie's gorgeous snowy masterpiece? it's worth the trip, i promise!!!


  1. This is beautiful!!! I love everything here from that lovely sheet music to the gorgeous ticket ... great card ... great prompt!

  2. G-or-juss! I think it's way cool how you can take layout sketches and turn them into cards. There's just not enough 12x12 cards out there. (tee hee)

  3. lovin' your suzy snowflake card:)

  4. Wow! Lauren this is just absolutely gorgeous! I love the vintage look this has and the fabulous color/mix combo....all put together so perfectly! Wow! Your card making skills absolutely rock....all your other creations do to!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. I love all this white against the blue, Lauren!

  6. Looks amazing. Just look at all those wonderful layers.

    Hope you have a happy weekend.


  7. This is beautiful Lauren, I love the vintage feel :)
    PS. Your blog name is fab too!

  8. This is absolutely PHENOMENAL!!! LOVE EVERY detail!!!

  9. This is gorgeous ... absolutely fabulous design ... love it.

  10. So pretty. What's that white stuff? hehe Hope you are doing well. Miss you! Love the card. Hope to get my butt in gear and do this challenge. I'm low on cards!

  11. I have noticed that some blogs post separate sketches for layouts and cards, but I totally agree that for YOUR style the layouts tend to be more suitable. You did a GREAT job, as usual, Loadin' 'em up here.

  12. OOhhh! I am liking this - its like wheres wally with everything to look at! Thank you for joining in at Crimbo Crackers – hope you can join me again for the next challenge! Crimbo Crackers


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