Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Friday Mashup Challenge 40

I am spending a lot of my time on challenges these days and I hope I inspire you at a a little in my endeavors!  This week's Friday Mashup challenge is Birthday theme, or pastels...or both!  I love the options the Friday Mashup ladies give us!

I ended up making two cards, both using the Beau Chateau DSP, Paper Doily Die and the Elementary Elegance set from the upcoming SAB catalog.

When I am looking for a sketch as inspiration, I usually turn to Mojo Mondays.  This is a take on a sketch from a few weeks ago;  I rarely enter those challenges though...I am just too intimidated by the talent!

For the first card, I chose the color scheme Soft Suede and Pink Pirouette to pair with the Beau Chateau DSP.  The second card focuses on Marina Mist and Soft Suede.  Not really too pastel-ly....but definitely birthday cards!  I also used vellum as one of the layers, stamping the frame image from Elementary Elegance on vellum in Soft Suede.

So I am about the bite the bullet and invest in a new PC.  My laptop is going on four years old and is really not cooperating as of late.  I used to use Pinterest but cannot even pin stuff anymore!  My printer died as well.  While I am excited about new technology...not so excited about getting everything there and reinstalling stuff!

I am also taking the Clean and Simple Card class (ha!  already behind!) so I will be posting some of those cards soon!

stamps:  Elementary Elegance
cardstock:  Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, Marina Mist, Vellum, Beau Chateau DSP
inks:  Marina Mist, Soft Suede
accessories:  Pearls, Paper Doily Die, Chantilly Crochet Trim, LInen Thread

~ Lauri


  1. Lauri,

    Thanks so very much for sharing your gorgeous cards in our challenge. I can't decide which one I like the best!

    Love the velum stamped backing for the sentiment. So Elegant.

    Kasey ~ in Oz
    Friday Mashup DT

  2. these are gorgeous...luv the papers and ribbon....I am also a challenge really get me going...I hope you play with us again at the MashUP...have a wonderful week!

    enjoy *~*

  3. Gorgeous cards my friend! I love that doily and the vellum? Awesome. I can never figure out when to use it so I tend to hoard it. :( So glad to see you over at The Friday Mashup this week!

  4. Love the doileys, love the vellum...both are fantastic cards! Thanks for playing along with the Friday Mashup again!

  5. Yeah Lauri! What awesome cards! I LOVE that doily die and the velum is such a nice touch! Thanks for playing along at The Friday Mashup!

  6. These are both gorgeous.. I love that DSP! I really like that extra touch you added using a punch on the end of the your ribbon strip.. Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup.


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