Tuesday, March 26, 2013

tutti frutti summer loooooooooooooooooove!*

this week, at shopping our stash the challenge is "fruity fun" for which we are using fruit themed stamps, images, paper, embellies, etc! apples, pears, bananas oh my! i had my card more than halfway completed when i hit a creative quandary: i LOVED the pears, the sentiment, the big purple heart, and some of the collagey cluster but somehow the whole thing just didn't "gel" until i stole (AHEM!) payed tribute to (that's better!) m'colleague deena's awesome card from last week's easter-related challenge by placing my focal point in a polaroid frame! (thanks, d!!!) deena's card utilizes a verrrrrry cool stamp set which i don't happen to have, so i just winged it and trimmed some white cardstock to the right shape! ;) and here it is now!

(pears are cut from TOTALLY ANCIENT sei "fruit stand" paper which, for the record, i still totally adore! other patterned paper: glitz design, mme, scenic route, basic grey, pink paislee (dyed w/purple chalkboard glimmer mist), amy tangerine; border stickers: crate paper + fancy pants: other stickers: echo park, amy tangerine; journal cards/tags: american crafts, basic grey, jenni bowlin; ink: colorbox; adhesives: staples brand gluetape runner, 3m foam tape) 
i hope you'll go and check out ALL the cards at SOS and then link up your own fruity masterpiece!!! ♥

*this is a very silly video, which does also happen to have a teeny tiny bit of (brief yet hilarious) nudity in it, so best not to click over if kids, bosses, or ppl who don't like silly things are nearby! just sayin'...


  1. All my crazy summer nights definitely had flying bananas and melonas too.

    Wonderful card! The colours are fab.

  2. Love it! Perfect plus! Love all the different patterned paper you used with this too.

  3. I love your 'winged' Polaroid! It totally finishes the card :)
    And omg, I'm listening to that song right now, and I think I'd like guys in tighty-whites to accompany my tutti-frutti summer love too ;)

  4. Still loving that card! Glad you "stole" my non-original idea and used it cuz I love it. Hope your packing is going great!

  5. Great colors Lauren, love it :-)


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