Monday, May 6, 2013

holy moly! a post on *MONDAY*??!

given my lamentably lean blogging schedule lately, your shock is understandable. but seeing as how we've been in the new house a full month, and we're (kinda/mostly!) unpacked and settling in, it's time to get back in the swing of things! plus, having missed the last two amazingly lauren-centric challenges over at city crafter (clouds and bon voyage!!!) i was determined not to let the current deadline for "spring has sprung" fly past me. so let's get right to the card, which is for my mother-in-law, and needs to be mailed, sharpish!
(turns out, most of the ingredients for this one were not "product" in the traditional sense, but here goes a vague list: scan of vintage postcard, printed on kodak premium photo paper; a bit of lovely prima packaging that's been trimmed and distress inked up a bit; scrap box strips of patterned paper from... i think... my mind's eye, studio calico and crate; some michaels-based silk flowers on which spray ink essperiments were performed some time ago; re-colored (with alcohol markers) kaiser pearls; prehistoric heidi swapp photo corners; machine stitching; and rounding off the adhesives category some staples brand gluetape runner, 3m foam tape, and gluedots! ta-da!)
and now here is the photo inspiration from CCCB, how fab does that vintage postcard scan pick up the colors, eh? i was pretty excited about that, lol:

i also used this rather awesome graphicat sketch #25 for my layout:

and i'm happy to be hopping in on the corrosive challenge blog's mother's day event, where my lovely SOS teammate miss carla is on the DT!

and now i shall be hopping off into the day, which is a monday... and a bit cloudy, in these parts... but i vote we make it awesome, anyway. who's with me, darlings?! ♥♥♥


  1. Hi Lauren!! I'm so glad you didn't let the deadline pass you by :-) Lovely card with wonderful colors and an adorable bird! Thanks so much for playing along this week at CCCB :-)

  2. How the use of the vintage postcard!

  3. So lovely to have you back with us and wowing us with your amazing creations!! This is another stunner which I'm sure your MIL will adore ... Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB! Hope to see you again soon!

  4. Totally "Springy", love it! Thanks for sharing it with us at CCCB! I can't wait to see some photo of the new house!! : )

  5. Lovely card! Thank you for joining our Corrosive Challenge this fortnight.
    Ruza, CDT


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