Tuesday, May 7, 2019

SOS395: may flowers!

here in new jersey, we seem to still be getting our share of april-style showers,* but in fact the calendar says it's time for "may flowers" so that's what we'd like to see this fortnight at shopping our stash. i dug deeeeeeeeeeeeeep into my oldest papers this time. see?

yup, i found a whole entire sheet of "marzipan" paper, from possibly my all-time favorite classic basic grey line, lollipop shoppe! so of course i had to celebrate by cutting right into that sucker and liberating (and outlining) one of the gorgeous blooms. actually, i liberated a couple of them, but when i started composing the card, it turned out that the best fit --and most dramatic impact-- was to use just one. so i did. the stripey background paper is from authentique's year-or-two-ago "cuddle girl" collection, which always felt a bit like it was inspired by classic bg to me. the ledger and the gorgeous wallpaper-ish background pattern are both from the much too short-lived collage press; the green gingham diecut frame was a scrap of lilybee and the sentiment sticker is from crate paper's "pretty party" collection. so you can see i've used ALL stash, and most of it of an impressive vintage lol. the only new things on this card are the hero arts variegated sequins. because apparently... i'm in a sequin phase.

why not hop over to SOS and see what kind of gorgeous phase my design team sisters are in. then start making plans for linking up your own flowery masterpiece with us this fortnight! ♥

*it rained so much over the weekend, at one point my husband SWORE he could actually hear the grass growing, lol! :)


  1. Very pretty and as always, your paper choices are fabs! I love Basic Grey and I hoard their papers using them very sparingly. I really love your choice of backing paper for your window, a nice surprise for the eye!

  2. great papers, beautiful card.

  3. Living not too far south of you, I totally get hearing the grass growing comment. I was close to getting the canoe oars out. LOL! As always, your knack of combining numerous papers from various companies still awes me. How do you DO that, and make it look so beautiful?!

  4. This is lovely, Lauren! What a great mix of colours, images and papers, Jo x

  5. Gorgeous card (as always) love the design and the papers. Awesome use of sequins (said by a sequin challenged person)

  6. As always Lauren, you amaze me with your ability of combining different patterns of paper on your cards, the rose is gorgeous and I love the sweet detail of the sequences, beautifully done.
    Oh, and yes, yes, the grass, the flowers and the trees are all growing at fabulous rate, woo hoo!! finally!! some color we can all enjoy, even in gray days like this one today.


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