Saturday, April 6, 2013

Framed Hello...MUSE #11

We're on the I have but minutes to upload my "travel-made" entry for MUSE before we return to the car to embark on the last leg of our journey home.  Our trip was fantastic, but, as many trips to BEND are, too short!  We left the charming city on Wednesday, and following a 12 hour drive, arrived at my husband's parents' home in Kelowna, where we've been since.

I started my card for MUSE #11 in Bend, then finished it off during a bit of 'sneak away' time while my mother-in-law was busy making a chocolate-chocolate chip-banana loaf.  Spoiling and pampering: love it!   Laurie's inspiration card was perfect, because I'd just received my first sets of The Alley Way stamps from the wonderful Alison, who shipped them to me at our vacation rental.  What better way to try out "Doodle Frames" then with a MUSE debut!
Laurie's gorgeous card:

and my version:

I was aiming for more 'vibrant' colours, which is why I added the butterfly and  pearl (oddly enough, I found it stuck to a piece of scrap paper I'd tossed into my little container...serendipity, perhaps?), but the paper pad I brought along is predominately 'pastel.'  Note to self:  'travel kit' needs more variety!

Off to gather my things, then settle in for a six+ hour drive through the mountains, and the drizzle...

Thanks for stopping by, and please know that your comments are both welcomed and appreciated, deeply!


  1. Great card! Love how you took Laurie's card and made it your very own. Seriously cute butterfly too. Love that it's a bit pastelly. Bev

  2. I love the 'doodly', handrawn feel of this - great take on the Muse!

  3. This is an adorable card--love the pastel paper & the doodle frame & the butterfly & everything! Great job while on vacation, Carol! Where is Bend? We have one in Oregon that is a favorite destination for us. Safe travels!

  4. How wonderful that your sweet butterfly could be adorned by this pearl that "hitchhiked" along in your travel kit .... I think your card is adorable.

  5. You and TAWS = Awesome!!! You are working magic with these sets! The butterfly fluttering in and perching itself on the frame is a such a sweet addition! Hope you enjoyed the chocolate chip banana bread - yum!! Pamering, spoiling, and a little slice of card making time - sounds like the stop in Kelowna was a lovely one! Thinking of you as you travel home xx

  6. This is so cute! Love the doodle frame!