Tuesday, November 12, 2013

leftovers, anyone?

ok, no, i don't actually have a slice of meatloaf for the entire blogiverse!* this week at shopping our stash the brief is to use something already on your desk or worktable to create a brand new project. i have to confess that fairly often at the end of the night i will paste my smaller leftovers randomly into my journal, just to avoid having to clean up! this time i challenged myself to use as many as possible... and get out as few new things as possible... to make a brand new card. here it is now:

(patterned paper: pink paislee, basic grey, rhonna farrer + vintage sheet music scraps + flowers cut from an old gardening guide; digi brushes from anna aspnes' "french kiss" set printed on inkjet transparency; rub-ons: 7 gypsies, fancy pants, basic grey; washi tape: october afternoon; ink: colorbox; adhesives: staples brand gluetape runner, scotch gluestick)
are you having a little deja vu? because yeah, it's definitely the kissin' cousin (or cousine?) of last week's SOS card, isn't it? see, i still had an extra eiffel tower, and a few other transparency bits and that pretty sprig of cut-out flowers sitting on my table. there was also a panel of light red/dark pink paper, and a roll of silvery washi tape that i didn't use in my jingle belles card. i have no idea why i had sheet music scraps, but i did, and it seemed a shame not to use them. in fact, the only things i went looking for were the large piece of ledger-patterned cardstock-weight paper from which i made my card base, and my handy file of assorted rub-ons! i like that this card has enough in common with last week's that you can see the evolutionary process; but it's different enough to still be fun. very unusually for me, this card is ENTIRELY flat! no gems, no lumpy flowers, not even anything mounted on foam tape... i'm pretty sure this can be mailed for 46 cents! SCORE!!! :)

and now i'm absolutely positive that you'll want to swing by shopping our stash to see what the rest of the team has done, and so do i! see you there!

*i'm pretty sure that would require a bigger loaf pan than we currently own! :) :) :)


  1. Or, $1.10 to Canada. ;-) It's just beautiful!

  2. Swoon once again!!!!!!! WOW!!! So beautiful.

  3. Lauren, this is just gorgeous! I love the collage style that you employed here! I pretty much has the same dilemma, most of what was on my table was from last week's project! You did a great job here!

  4. What a delightfully sweet card! The colors are so fantastic and the design is eye catching. Thanks for visiting and leaving the sweet luv.

  5. Gorgeous! I was thinking this card looked very familiar….and I was right! lol :) This one is just as fabulous as last week!

  6. Love the parisian theme! so very pretty!

  7. OMG a card that can be mailed with a single stamp? CRAZY! I love it :)

  8. Those flowers on this card look so watercolory. Very pretty. Its so strking. Amazing work.

  9. Flat, scraptastic, and a real beauty of a card!!!


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