Tuesday, April 18, 2017

everything's coming up ROSES!

therefore ♥ROSES♥ are what we want to see at shopping our stash this week! being a floral sort of girl, this was fairly easy for me and i had quite a few choices. so naturally i decided to go as deep into my stash as possible and grab some ancient rose-festooned cardstock diecuts. the age of these sort of suggests i should be slighly embarrassed... but no... what can i say? i still like these guys:

rose diecuts, label shape and a few of the paper strips: "madeline" collection by k and co; background paper: pink paislee; other patterned paper scraps: glitz design, prima, doodlebug, making memories, recollections, american crafts; pearl flourish and tiny flowers: prima; adhesives: elmers brand gluetape, 3m foam tape, sewing machine 

i'm also kind of  excited to have used loads of scraps for the background, as well. having found a photo in my inspiration folder of a scrapbook layout that used lots and lots (and lots!) of little strips of paper, all down the edge of the page, with a photo in the center as focal point, it made me wonder if that idea would work for a card? yep. it does! at least, i think so, anyway. :) i was also inspired by the awesome spring color palette on the simon says stamp wednesday challenge blog this week, though when i see the two photos together, i realize that my aqua is a lot softer than theirs is. ah well, i was still *INSPIRED* by the palette, which is lovely, see?


need more stash-centric ideas for rose-related projects? check out the gang at SOS, they are longing to inspire you right this minute, darlings! ♥


  1. What a lovely mix of papers, Lauren (from one paperholic to another) - your card sings spring! Thanks for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  2. Stunning card! Love all of those beautiful papers! Great design!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


  3. Lovely love. I, too, have that K & Co. Packet... just a fraction of the pieces remain! (I think you and I have a lot in common, stash-wise!) Congrats lb using that stash of scraps... sooo satisfying!

  4. Ooooooo - how beautiful. I love the mix of papers :-) xxx

  5. It always amazes me how you can mix DP so effortlessly. This is stunning!

  6. Ohhhhhhhh loves it!! I am with Chris, your ability to mix DP is out of this world...when I do it, it always seems to look like poop on a cracker, which is NOT very appealing!

  7. Gorgeous papers selections, and your layers are simply wonderful.


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