Tuesday, August 28, 2018

quit buggin' me!

no, i'm not having a go at you, that's really the name of this week's challenge at shopping our stash. so you've probably already surmised that we'd like to see an insect of some description on your project. yes, butterflies and dragonflies totally count. (phew!) 

butterflies and journal card: studio calico; cloud and sun: simple stories; heart brad: eyelet outlet; ink: ken oliver crafts; patterned papers: american crafts, basic grey, pebbles; adhesives: elmers brand gluetape, 3m foam tape, sewing machine

i've got a truly weird and funky mix of elderly accoutrements here, and i'm proud of it, man! the ledger-patterned butterfly stickers and flowery journal card are from two completely different, years-apart, studio calico collections. the cloud paper (of unknown origin) was exactly that size and shape when i found it, shoved in with some of my 6x6 paper pads. the sun and cloud elements was cut from another small paper pad, and just happened to feature a printed heart the exact size, shape and color of an eyelet outlet heart brad, so clearly i HAD TO add one o'those! i knew where everything should go because my lovely instagram friend claire grantham, of ham'n'mule designs, provided this sketch saturday gem to inspire us this week:

be sure to check out all the insect-based inspirational goodness at SOS for a treat, then get started on your own bug-bedecked masterpiece! ♥


  1. Great card.fabby use of the sketch super use of the Brad. What a fun card

  2. The queen of layering and collage retains her throne! Loving it, as usual!

  3. Well done combining all those different elements from all those different collections to make this pretty card!

  4. Excellent collection of stash here, Lauren! That cloud paper is awesome! My eye tuned in to it immediately-- so I'm guessing it is a scrap of BG! Aside from this adorable assemblage of goodness, I want to comment again on your wonderful posts-- they are almost lyrical! Terrific writing!

  5. Oh my gosh, this card is amazing Lauren! I love the scene that you created with the fence and sun! The sewing on the card is amazing too. I'm so glad that you shared this with us over on the Sketch Saturday blog!

  6. Way to go rocking this challenge with an assortment of goodies!! Thanks for playing along with us @ Sketch Saturday!!

  7. Soooooooo pretty!!!
    I am thinkin' we will see a LOT of butterflies and dragonflies...which suits me fine, they are my faves!!

  8. Lauren, love, love this awesome collection of patterns and textures paired with the beautiful journal card flowers and, as always, your perfect stitching adds so much detail to all your creations.
    Lovely card, my dear.


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