Tuesday, February 28, 2017

is it SPRING yet??!?!

it's the very last day of february, which means (...at least we HOPE it means...) that spring cannot be too far away from the northern hemisphere. a fact we are pretty darned excited about at shopping our stash, so we thought we'd kick off the official dreaming-of-spring season with a bright and beautiful color palette. to play along with us this week, all ♥YOU♥ need to do is use three or more of these pretty shades in your card or project! easy peasy, right?

ok, so when i saw that there were not one but two gorgeous shades of pink included, i thought for sure i'd be making a really (really!) PINK card. but... oddly enough... that's not what happened. see:

patterned paper: american crafts (amy tangerine and dear lizzie), pink paislee, echo park, crate paper; stickers: echo park, amy tangerine; washi tape strips: basic grey; cardstock diecuts: crate paper; doily and brads from my stash; kromekote cardstock: the paper cut; adhesives: elmers brand gluetape, 3m foam tape

yeah, i know, it's really surprising that somehow i wound up using more yellow and green than pink. all i can say is, go figure! i did use lots of stash though: nearly all my patterned paper is scraps, plus i've got a few different (ancient!) heart brads of unknown origin. there are also some cool basic grey washi strips that i have had for aggggges and only just opened the packet; not to mention the crate paper cardstock diecuts that i promise i have NOT been hoarding... just saving for something special... admittedly for quite an extended period of time, lol.

this card is LOADED with embellies --even by my standards, lol!!! but i found the best layout ever, at stuck?! sketches (feb 15th) and it had sooooooo many fun little elements, i wanted to include as many as possible:

alas, i did not read the rules sufficiently, and it wasn't until i went to link up this morning (tuesday, feb 28th) that i realized that stuck?! only accepts LAYOUTS and not cards or other formats. which is a bit of a pity, i think, but of course it's their right to make any rules they want. regardless, i LOVE the sketch and found it completely inspiring, for which i thank them.

need some help matching the colors in this gorgeous palette? i can tell you offhand that pink paislee's "citrus bliss", heidi swapp's memory planner line and american crafts' dear lizzy "neapolitan" are all GREAT places to start. need more inspiration? check out the glorious SOS dt who are always rockin' it... just for you!


  1. Oh Lauren, I saw this sketch at "Stuck? Sketches" and, even if I really like the design, I knew I couldn't possibly tackle it but, you.....well my dear, you did it and in the most incredible way.
    I love all this little elements, every single one compliment each other beautifully. Then, to top it all, you took the colors of the challenge and went to town.
    You most definitely accomplished your goal with this beautiful card!!!!!

  2. Another fabulous collage of awesomeness. One day I hope to try one. fabulous job.

  3. What a beautiful beautiful card. I lurve all the layers on this one and so Spring like ❤️❤️

  4. Well you certainly did use lots and lots of goodies here Lauren. This card is amazing and simply beautiful. Loooooooove all those elements you added here and the colours are fabulous together. Stunning layout.

  5. Wow, wow, and wow! I LOVE this magnificent collage you created! So pretty!


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