but i like monstas. i might have mentioned that before. maybe even a few times. like, for instance, here and here and even waaaaaaaay back here! :)
(monsta cut from a roll of (sadly discontinued) "mini mutant" giftwrap by paperchase; vintage: ledger paper; patterned paper: echo park, love elsie, basic grey, dcwv, bo bunny; glossy black cardstock: ranger; pearls: kaiser; labels: dymo; santa hat: recollections; ink: colorbox; pen: copic multiliner; adhesives: staples brand gluetape runner, 3m foam tape, sewing machine; other: typewriter)
ok, yeah, there's A LOT of color and pattern goin' on here; and, i mean, it's a lot even for ME, which is already a lot, isn't it?! but what can i say? monstas enjoy a lively environment! actually, if you place a monsta in a dull environment, they will immediately want to liven it up, in quite spectacular ways, so really you're better off not fighting it. they also enjoy a tasty christmas tree from time to time, although apparently, the trouble with evergreens being so... ummmmm... GREEN, is that it makes it harder to tell which ones are ripe. occupational hazard.
i'm quite proudly linkin' this little dude up at 52-card-pickup; (hi, patrice!) and i've used this week's rather fab merry monday sketch, which is #37 and looks a bit like this. actually, it looks EXACTLY like this. go figure:
i hope you'll hop over to ♥JINGLE BELLES♥ to see stephanie's card and link up your own "creature feature" between now and halloween, because i cannot wait to see what you will make! ♥
That little monster almost looks like he feels bad about eating the tree. That, or, like you mentioned, maybe it wasn't ripe & he's got a bellyache? Whichever. I love his little monstah face!!!! And I happen to love all the funky patterns going on - and the label sentiment is just awesome :)ReplyDelete
Oh my!!! This is just fantastic! Love that little monsta and the chomps from the tree! Really made me smile - thanks xxReplyDelete
Wow! This is absolutely adorable!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love the monster and the bites out of the tree...too funny! Yeah!!!ReplyDelete
Have a great weekend my friend!
It's just not Christmas without a Lauren-y monstah card!!! I ALWAYS want to CASE your cards; monstah cards especially. This is one of my favorite Lauren-y sentiments too that goes with the bite marks out of the Christmas tree! *love*ReplyDelete
I can not tell you how much I absolutely LOVE this card!!! What a FUN idea! LOVE the bites out of the tree LOL!!! I might have to case this card!!! (is that ok???)ReplyDelete
thanks again for the inspiration.
I already saw your stunning card on the Jingle Belles blog and I really love this. It's most unusual, with the adorable cookie monster and major fun! Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog, take care, Ira xReplyDelete
Fabulous fun card Lauren, the monster is so cute and great choice of papers. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday this week.ReplyDelete
O.M.G. I looooooooves him too! Monsters at Christmas, I totally gotta climb on that bandwagon. And he ate some of the Christmas tree.....bwah ha ha ha. Totally and completely awesome card!!!!ReplyDelete
If monsters are that cute, they can do as they please...LOL!ReplyDelete
I was having a little monstah withdrawal. Glad you pulled me out if it! Such a fun card. Loving it!ReplyDelete
This really made me smile, I love the cute monster and the bite marks out of the tree are fantasticReplyDelete
What an adorable little Monsta! I am gonna have to see what I can find to play along! SOOO cute!ReplyDelete
Oh my! I just spit out my coffee I was laughing so hard! I LOVE your hilarious creation...the torn paper, the half eaten tree and the fun sentiment. Man oh man, this is so creative! Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday!ReplyDelete
This is GORGEOUS Lauren - so many FAB ideas in one card - LOVE it!!!ReplyDelete
Oh this is super cute and super cool for Christmas - this little guy is fabulous (as is your card!) Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday this week!ReplyDelete
Adorable!! ♥ So funny and cute! :DReplyDelete
lol... One of the funniest Christmas cards!! Ever! Love the title of your post too. I seen your card on the 52 Card Pick Up.ReplyDelete
What a fun Christmas card. I just adore you little monster.ReplyDelete
How fun, Lauren! Hope he doesn't eat the whole tree between now and Christmas! Thanks for sharing him with us at Merry Monday!ReplyDelete
Such a fun Christmas card! Thanks for playing with us at Merry Monday!ReplyDelete
This is the cutest evah tree-eating monsta. Love this card!!!ReplyDelete
Congratulations on your win at Merry Monday Lauren!! I hope you will join us as our next Guest Designer. I have emailed all the information to you.ReplyDelete
Have a great day!
The monsters redo.. reboot..reappearance.. Love them. That monster paper is the best thing next to sliced bread and you have made many many cool things with it. Including this card.ReplyDelete