Friday, October 31, 2014

happy halloween, to all the boys and ghouls!

and kittehs!

and PUG-kins!!! :)

ok, halloween's over, time for christmas!

(the above is a dramatic re-enactment of what happens to me, chronologically... or perhaps chrono-ILL-logically... every year between october 31st and december 25th. in real life there are no cute kittehs or costumed pugs, but the speed of transition is EXACTLY right!)


ok, seriously, it is friday, which means it is a ♥JINGLE BELLES♥ day, which means i really do have a christmas card! you may recall that our current prompt is called, "not a CREATURE was stirring" and that we want to see cards with some sort of holiday-related, non-human lifeform (ie: reindeer, moose, robins, penguins, elves, snowpersons, fairies, monstas, etc) but i'm pretty sure i'll surprise you with this week's entry:

patterned paper: basic grey, making memories + part of the packaging from some basic grey holiday stickers; cardinal stickers: little b; sentiment flag: basic grey; glossy white cardstock: ranger; ink: colorbox; adhesive: elmer's gluetape runner

i know! sweet, sensible little cardinals!!! didn't see THAT coming, now did ya?! yeah, me neither! but when i was at paper anthology* last week, i found these uber-cuuuuuuute, totally detailed little felt dudes, and i just couldn't resist. they are tiny, though... like only an inch or so long... and i thought i was either going to have to make a mini polaroid or break out my slide frames, when i saw the current retro sketch (#138):

which made me realize they could also look nice on a tag; as it turned out, they perched on top of the sentiment banner i ultimately selected, but this illustrates pretty well what i love about sketches, they don't JUST give you a great idea of where to place everything on your card, sometimes they even help you choose the right ingredients!

speaking of ingredients, i happen to know that someone** at ♥JINGLE BELLES♥ has made an utterly awesome xmas yeti card (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) that you really reallllllly have to see right now! ciao, yeti-loving darlings! ♥

*paper anthology is celebrating their THIRD ANNIVERSARY this weekend with make-and-takes, prizes, cupcakes and lots of other fabulous fun, so if you are within driving distance of kenvil, new jersey, you should totally come and play!!!

**and obviously, we know it's not me, so that leaves miss stephanie; did you ever envisage the week in which i would have sweet happy normal little cardinals and she'd have an xmas yeti??!?! because i can tell you right now that prospect NEVER occurred to me, lol! (i like it though!) ♥


  1. I L-O-V-E this. It's so vintagey (that's a word, right?) and cool! Thanks for the reminder. I need to make a creature card!

  2. Happy Halloween! Great card! Love the "lighterish" green color.

  3. pug-kins...I love them!

    What a super pretty card! I adore all of the green!

  4. Fabulous fun pics my friend...and that! LOVE it to bits!

  5. Great animal pics and a very classy card below. Great work, jx


  7. Lauren, I love your fun combination of these patterned papers as well as those lovely cardinal focal points. They are lovely perched on your banner!

  8. You're right, I didn't see this coming! lol! I still love it though :) Those CARDINALS!


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