Tuesday, August 15, 2017

chillaxin' and relaxin'

did you know that today (aug 15) is national relaxation day? ok, nor did i, until i saw this week's challenge at shopping our stash. but now that we're all aware of this crucial fact, it's no surprise that what we'd like is for you to create a card or project that illustrates something you find relaxing. personally, i like the beach; it's the one place in the world where i can just sit still*. and, as my lovely blogging friend sue crease will attest, i'm always especially happy when i have a good excuse to add a totally gratuitous flamingo to my project, wahey! :)

loads of ancient stash-using bits in this card, woohoo! patterned paper: echo park, my mind's eye, amy tangerine, basic grey; stickers: doodlebug, photoplay, echo park; glossy black cardstock: ranger; adhesives: elmers brand gluetape, 3m foam tape

i was inspired by a great sketch at sketch saturday:

since this card is for my niece lindsay, who is quite a beach bunny, i'm also jumping in on the current simon says stamp wednesday challenge blog theme which is "for a child".

why not celebrate national relaxation day with a leisurely stroll through the amazing projects by my DT sisters at shopping our stash?!

*if you know me IRL, you'll realize what a big deal it is, for an old-school hyperactive type like myself to sit still, lol. ♥


  1. What a fabulous collage, awesome use of the sketch!! and as usual very "Lauren"

  2. Gorgeous card Lauren :-) I love the sunglasses and whole beach theme, the way you layered the elements is fabulous!! LOVE it :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Lols x x x

  3. Hey girl, I LOVE THIS. The beachy elements are awesome and I love those giant Sunglasses, they really make the piece. You have really interpreted my tricky sketch to the max. I wish I could collage like you. Always great to see you in the Sketch Saturday gallery. Clairex

  4. Fab take on the sketch and nothing beats a gratuitous flamingo!!

  5. Yeah now this is definitely shouting "relaxing time". Still to get to the beach myself but soon 😉😉. I want to take a inflatable flamingo with me but hubby says it will take up too much room in the case!!! Wonderful to see one on here. The card is as always wonderful and your niece will adore it, I'm still to use my die but I will soon. Thanks for sharing. X

  6. What a fun, bright card! As always, your paper mix and embellishments are a magical mixture of eye-candy! And now we know which way to the beach! Haha! 😃

  7. Wonderful take on the sketch....Love all the fun elements on your card!!!! Thanks for joining us at Sketch Saturday this week.


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