Tuesday, January 29, 2013

make your own challenge!

this week at shopping our stash we have one of my favorite types of challenge, in which miss carla has given us a few different options, and we get to decide which way to go. gotta love that, right?! so without futher ado i present:

challenge #87:

being somewhat over-achievery... and also a full-on wise guy, lol... i did a bit of all of the above! :)

(patterned paper + typewriter sticker: american crafts; hello + arrow stickers: echo park; hearts: creative imaginations; tapes: love my tapes, recollections, freckled fawn, making memories; red cardstock + gluetape runner: staples; ink: colorbox; other: sewing machine) 
this is the kind of card i revel in, stash-wise: i've got some of my oldest stuff (the heart stickers and bright red 8.5x11 staples-brand cardstock!) mixed with some of my newest stuff (the 5th and frolic arrow paper plus amy tangerine dimensional sticker) and i've thrown in some of my beloved but not-used-enough washi tapes for good measure. also i'm quite excited that for the first time in a few years, i've managed a valentine specifically for lovely husband jeff which he did not see being made, so that when i pop it in the mail to our PO box (where he is in charge of mail retrieval) in the middle of next month, he will be completely surprised, wahey!

i used this week's rather fab retro sketch, though i rotated it 90 degrees, counter-clockwise:

and now you will surely want to be heading over to SOS, post haste, because the DT have really excelled themselves this week! ciao for now, darlings! ♥


  1. Absolutely wonderful Valentine...I love your typewriter, background paper, and washi usage!!!

  2. This is wonderful! super love the red/blue combo!

  3. This is soooooooooooooo cute! Love the sweet mix!

  4. I adore this ... fantastic combination of elements and colors.

  5. Over-achievery, wise-guy, show-off ;) lol! This is absolutely fabulous, and the fact that it's a surprise? WOOT! I love all the words on it - Hello my Love, and the YES! I love you! up in the corner makes me smile :)

  6. Love, love, love this trendy card!

  7. Your card turned out wonderful.. You hubby is going to love it.


  8. so cool Lauren.. as always! Love the colors, papers and all the little elements!

  9. What a fabulous card this is ... Husband Jeff will be thrilled!

  10. This card is great! Those hearts are the perfect shade of red. You did an amazing job combining new and old! I think it's awesome you can mail the card to your hubby and he will see it at work :) so cool!

  11. Why does it not surprise me that you have included ALL of the choices? Of course, they do all go together QUITE well...especially on YOUR card! Love it!

  12. Of COURSE you overachieved. :) I love that you rotated the sketch. I am in love with this color combination and may take it to the grave with me, until I see something shiny. And it cracks me up that you mail LHJs valentine! HA!


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