Sunday, August 16, 2015

Cheers...MUSE #128, Simply Create Too #92~Anything Goes

Hello!

We've been home a couple days now and I'm still trying to re-acclimatize to my own surroundings. After stints of time spent in vacation rentals, hotel rooms, planes, a 15-passenger van, more hotel rooms and my mom's (best place by far!), I'm ready for some 'stay put' days.  I'm back to work on the 24th...Yikes! Where did the summer go? Oh, I know: allllll over the place - and still more of that to happen in the next short while.

Re-acquainting myself with my crafting zone has been...oh, a tad challenging. I 'may' have invited several a couple new things into my collection and it's becoming a tight squeeze in finding them a 'home' in my teensy crafting space (let's just say 'yikes' again, shall we...I need to go on a spending diet...soon...maybe...). Mr. Recycle Bin is no longer lonely or starving (grrr...), but I do have a couple cards that are ready to roll. Let's do that, because I'm 'this close' to links closing!

Our darling Michele (I promise to catch up with comments on the zillion posts I've missed - but you do know I love them all, right? Right!) inspired us with this sweet delight over at Muse #128,


Clean, simple, fabulous....so, I just pretty much copied her. I mean, why stray too far from a great thing?


I followed her recipe  nearly to a 't': embossing folder (check); bold sentiment (check); smaller sentiment, in black (check) and, I even ventured into the land of vellum (why it confounds me, who knows...another 'something' to get a handle on), with a butterfly. Missed the silver...dang!

Michele - your card is fabulous and so inspiring - as we can see by the gallery. Mine's just a simple little number, but I quite love it! Thanks for igniting the sparks!

I'm also sharing over at Simply Create Too #92~Anything Goes.

Thanks so much for dropping by; your visit and comments add sparkle to my day!
Hugs,




19 comments:

~amy~ said...

LOVE this....simply perfect.

Susanne Vargas said...

So fresh, all this glorious white and the light green! And the vellum butterfly adds more lightness to this beautiful card!

Joyce said...

This is so very pretty. Love the embossing folder you chose and your vellum butterfly is so very delicate.

Carole said...

I love this card...really clean and crisp.So the whirlwind is home! How you manage to squeeze so much into your days amazes me...and card making to boot! Hugs xx

Ardyth said...

Beautifully crisp and clean - so glad you joined us at Muse this week, Carol!

Jeanne said...

Welcome home! I'm sure your bed felt like heaven after all that traveling. Your card is beautiful. I really like that vellum butterfly. It's so delicate and lovely. The embossing folder you chose looks amazing, too. I do like it popped up. I'm glad that others sometimes follow the inspiration closely like I do. Whew. Have a great day!

I Card Everyone said...

Your card, with its darling vellum butterfly - you know how I LOve vellum - is just the sparkle it needs - poo on the silver poo. poo! Love every inch of those wonderful embossed stitches!
=] Michele

Anita in France said...

Crisp and fresh and just delicious, Carol ... lovely to see one of your trademark butterflies flutter in to land on that yummy embossing! Hugs, Anita :)

Geri said...

Your card is just as fabulous as Michele's card. I love the embossed background - adds some nice, subtle detail. Fabulous velum butterfly and awesome diecut "Cheers".

Marisa said...

Adore that vellum butterfly. Great case :)

Kylie said...

Another beautiful card. The vellum butterfly was a perfect addition. Just lovely!

Greta said...

Wonderful take for the Muse challenge, Carol!

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

What a fabulous take on the Muse. Just fabulous and of course all the better with your signature butterfly!!!! Love it.

Bobby said...

A perfect take on Michele's card, Carol, with just enough change to make it your own - like with a butterfly perhaps. ;)

Rose said...

Lovely take on the inspiration. The vellum butterfly is so soft & pretty.

Barb Ghig said...

I am so sorry for getting so far behind in my visits! What a fabulous take on Michele's card...Love the color combo and all the texture you created with your embossed background! Awesome card, Carol!

Taunya Butler said...

Whoa, girl - this is a really great thing!!! Your card is marvelous and having Michele for inspiration helped some I am sure!! I love the embosssing folder you picked for your background and that vellum butterfly is BEAUTIFUL - a lot like YOU!! It flitted into my heart to stay just like you have!!! Have a wonderful, beautiful day!!

Angie A said...

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shirley-bee said...

Every one of us probably needs to be on a spending diet! Love your pretty CASE of Michele's card.