Tuesday, September 18, 2012

you're not the (em)boss of me!!!

this week's challenge at shopping our stash will be a breeze for EVERYONE... except me. and frankly, it was only a bit of a stumper in my case because sometimes i am such a ninny! :) the (very simple and straightforward) brief is to create a card or project which incorporates embossing-- either the dry or heat kind. easy peasy, yes?! as it turns out i did both: i've scored a double outline around my smaller blue panel; and heat embossed my sentiment. why it took me ages of thinking and trying and messing things up for no good reason i just COULD NOT TELL YOU... but at least i got there in the end!

(patterned paper: american crafts, scenic route, sei; cardstock: core'dinations; bird and flower stickers: martha stewart crafts; seam binding: pixie dust paperie; rubber stamp: hero arts; embossing ink and powder: psx; scoring tool: scor-it; adhesives: staples brand glue tape runner, 3m foam tape, gluedots; other: sewing machine)

i used this week's awesome retrosketch, it's #29, in fact:


i grabbed these utterly luscious colors from the current photo (#178) at cupcake inspirations which is kind of making me crave a cupcake... or an umbrella drink... or both, lol! (ok, yes, admittedly it's a bit early for either of those here on the east coast, but one cannot ignore THE MUSE, can one??!)


speaking of things it's silly to resist... go and have a peek at all of the lovely DT cards at SOS, i promise it is ALWAYS worth the trip!!! ♥

12 comments:

  1. Lauren, you are such an over-achiever! Your card is fabulous - color and design!

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  2. Such a sweet card! love how you put together all three challenges! Yeah!

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  3. gorgeous! I love what you've done with the sketch and the colors are absolutely delish!

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  4. beautiful...thanks for sharing at cupcake inspirations

    Tina
    sweetie dt

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  5. Lauren- I would never guess by looking at your card that this challenge was truly a challenge for you! The whole thing is lovely...those birds are so sweet. Great job!
    Blessings,
    Michelle

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  6. Love this sketch and the little birds are perfect for it! So cute and pretty.
    Lynn

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  7. Hehe I cannot believe you had any trouble with this...it's adorable! Such sweet birdies!

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  8. Well you would never know you had any troubles at all with this one. It is so pretty. You know I am loving those birds.

    Hugs~

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  9. You couldn't have pulled off a better project. The colours and sketch design are awesome and those little birdies are too cool!

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  10. This is such a sweet happy card, loving the inspiration you chose for colors and then how you interpreted the sketch!

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  11. So cute!! Those birds are adorable. I love the colors. Its so cute.

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  12. This is so beautiful card. What a pretty design. I have worked for the Print VIP cards and this design inspire me so much. I would like to try once to design like this if you don't mind. I appreciate this.

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