Monday Muse 31

Well, I had some supplies out on the table after creating a card for Marybeth’s birthday blog hop, so I went ahead and made one more card before begrudgingly putting everything away.  This was inspired by the Monday Muse #31 challenge by Marion Vagg.

I love the beautiful, colorful, and bold simplicity of Marion’s creations, so I gravitate towards pretty much wanting to CASE them down to the last detail!  For today’s card, though, I was taken with the lovely colors, the simple layout, and the row of flowers.


Though I haven’t been creating much this past month, I certainly haven’t stopped myself from purchasing new supplies!  From amongst my shipment of new stamp sets, I wanted to try this Stamp A Garden set from Hero Arts.  I stamped the row and colored them with Copic markers.  Then I made the mistake of adding some touches of glitter pen to the flowers.  All that did was make them look dingy and poorly colored, I think.

I had a good time creating the card, though.


I’m happy I had the opportunity to create a couple of cards this week.  Definitely a bright spot!  We ended up in the hospital ER Thursday night where Hubby was apparently passing a kidney stone or two, or however many.  Our boy was very frightened by the whole ordeal, and I tend to freak out about things like that as well, so it was a challenge to stay calm to comfort him while getting DH to the hospital.

Hospital trips are never fun!  But I am grateful that it wasn’t something more life threatening.  We have some big plans for the next week, and I think we’re all relieved that they won’t have to be cancelled.  All that aside, though, I just really love my guy and I’m glad he’s okay!  I would be a complete MESS without him in my life!!!  I could use a little extra sleep, though, to recover from the insane adrenaline rush…

We’ll be busy again in the next few weeks, so I suppose this is a bit of a hit-and-run post.  But thank you for stopping by today.  I miss you all and my blogging fun!  😉

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Stamp A Garden (Hero Arts); Rose Collage (Sweet & Sassy Stamps)
Paper/Cardstock:  White Cardstock (Xpedx); Basic Gray Cardstock (SU); Autumn Rose Cardstock and Hawaiian Shores Designer Paper (PTI)
Inks:  Tuxedo Black (Memento); Copic Markers
Embellishments:  Rhinestones (Recollections); Glitter Pen


Muse #7

Ahhhhh.  Here I am in crafty land – all is right with the universe now!  😉

I’ve wanted to join in with the Muse Card Club challenge, and I have finally found time to create something for one of the challenges, #7 in particular.  You can see muse Laurie Willison’s gorgeous card here.

And this is the result of my inspiration from her card:


Actually, I love everything about every one of Laurie’s cards.  She is a permanent muse of mine. 😉  And my first reaction is to always just copy everything she does, piece for piece, because to me, her work is always perfection.  But I also wanted to make my own original card, too, so I went with my first response to the card, which was the colors.

When I first saw the photo, I thought the little polka-dot ribbon tag was navy blue in color.  Now that I’ve returned to view it again on the computer, it looks pretty darn black.

So, if you were wondering,… that is why I included some navy blue on my card – because my printer psyched me out again! LOL.


Anyway.  I really like these colors together, even if I did mislead myself a bit with the navy blue.  And I was happy to use some of my new and neglected supplies on it.  I am seriously using all kinds of neglected supplies around here! Wahoo!

Thanks so much for stopping by today. 😉

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Feel the Sun (Verve); Quilled Elegance (Papertrey Ink)
Paper/Cardstock:  White Cardstock (Xpedx); Classic Kraft, Enchanted Evening Cardstocks (PTI)
Inks:  Tuxedo Black (Memento); White (Martha Stewart Crafts); Copic Markers
Embellishments:  Rhinestones (Recollections); Melon Berry Ribbon (PTI)
Tools:  Circles & Diamonds Stitched Pattern Die; Rectangle Stitched Mats Die (Lil’ Inker)