August 8, 2013

Muse #29 and Lunch with Ardyth





A card for this week's Muse Challenge.
This week our Muse is Laurie Willison with this sweet card.





Working with her design this is the card I came up with.




I had the pleasure of having lunch on Wednesday with Ardyth! We both live in Toronto, we both work together at CASology and after discussing getting together for over a year we finally did.  If you are wondering she is absolutely as you imaged--delightful.  Time flew by too quickly and we had no shortage of things to talk about.  The waitress was sweet enough to take a picture for us.




Cardstock:  Simply Chartreuse, Pure Poppy, Sweet Blush (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: Lime Twist (My Mind's Eye)
Stamps: Sentiment Sampler (Paper Smooches)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
dies: balloons (Lil' Inkers)

34 comments :

Joyce said...

You are so lucky to have had lunch with Ardyth--and she was so lucky to have lunch with you. I am so jealous--I want to meet both of you. Some day.....Your card is just wonderful, and a perfect take on the Muse. I love your balloons, and those stitched rectangles are just perfect.

Lisa said...

Your card makes me smile Tracey, it's so happy!! Cute picture of the two of you!! Sounds like a wonderful time ;)

Maureen Merritt said...

Aw, I love that you and Ardyth got to meet for lunch! It's great meeting with online crafty friends :)

Mary Pat Siehl said...

how fun to meet card making friends!! love that!

your card is super cute

Deepti said...

Wow this is sooooo adorable, love ur take :) and I am
Sure u guys had loads of fun n creative talks :)

Alanna said...

What a darling card. So fun and bright - I just love it.

How fun that you could meet your blogging friend. So nice.

Janet Zeppa said...

Very sweet card! Love the balloons!

Renee said...

A fabulous take on Laurie's card...
and what a Muse she is!
So glad you had a wonderful time...
you're both gorgeous!! :)

Meg said...

I Love your take on Laurie's card - the balloons are fun.

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

I loved meeting up with you yesterday - can't wait for next time!! And I love your card - the details on the balloons and the bold colours and how everything works so well together to make this so fun! Thanks for playing along with this week's Muse!

Marisa said...

Darling card and just love the balloon with the stars. How fun to meet up with someone -- I did just that with Sue from Australia half a year ago and it was such a delight :)

Virginia L. said...

Love your interpretation, Tracey! the mix of pattern and images are fabulous! I hope the next time you meet with Ardyth, I could be part of the plan!! How about coming over to Waterloo for some dinner and shopping? I am off to the Waterloo market after commenting here :)

Kim Heggins said...

Tracey...fabulous card! I am in Joyce's camp and would love to meet both of you someday. So jealous!!!! Beautiful photo of both you too. How fun to get to meet for lunch.

Jeanne J said...

First Wonderful card - the mix of papers just makes this HAPPY!! And lunch? Sounds amazing - so jealous here - some day Tracey!!

Happy Dance said...

First, cool card! Bright and happy, full of color and fun. Great take on the Muse! Next...what could be better than spending time with friends?! So happy that the two of you got to meet and have a nice time together. Lucky girls! Bev : )

Lynn Mercurio said...

Such a lovely card, Tracey. Those die cut balloons are so cute...going off to look for those. =)

Looks like you are Ardyth had a great time together, and I always find it a special treat to get to meet up with crafty friends that we may only know on-line.

Sharron said...

LOVE your bright, happy card! And what a fun lunch you all must have had! It would be wonderful to get to meet some stamping friends!!!

Jen said...

Well, meeting up with our online friends is just about the best thing! You both look so sweet!

Leigh Penner said...

Super sweet card, Tracey! And how fun you got to get together with an online friend! Wouldn't it be great if we could meet url? :)

~amy~ said...

Oh your card is so much fun! love all the colors!

Bloggie meet ups...awesome!!!

Annette Allen said...

aww those balloons are so FUN.. love your card..

Marybeth said...

I have a lot of catching up to do as I have been out of town.
Oh you both look so beautiful and very young in this photo. Love your card too!

Barb said...

I love this! You are so awesome at these muse inspired challenges...me, not so much lol

Great pic of you and Ardyth. That's a lot of talent in one pic!

Kelly Griglione said...

Love how you tied in the polka-dots in the background with the ones in your balloon, Tracey!

AND, you totally beat me to lunch with Ardyth : ) That's so awesome you both were able to meet up! Wonderful pic of you two : )

Darnell J Knauss said...

Great take on the MUSE card, Tracey, as always! I love that you and Ardyth got the opportunity to met each other IRL! Fantastic photo of the two of you!!

Karen M said...

Gorgeous card Tracey and your lunch with Ardyth sounded wonderful too! Hugs xx

Kara said...

what a nice time you must have had together!! so cool!

Judy1223 said...

Adorable card, Tracey! And also so wonderful that you got meet Ardyth! I'm glad you had fun...I am SO not surprised!

Tammy Fite said...

Just love this card--the colors are so awesome!!!

Jackie said...

That's just so awesome that you both got to meet each other!!!

Your card is really CUTE! :)

Jen W. said...

Love the bold colours of your card! The dotty paper is perfect for a celebration and I love the balloons!

So cool that you and Ardyth had lucy. Next time Luis and I are in Toronto we'll have to get together!

stempelomi said...

lovely take on the musecard!

Jinny Newlin said...

Oh, how fun to get together with a creative friend! Such a great pic of the two of you, and I just love your card to bits, especially that two-tone, starry balloon! LOVE!

Deni(se) said...

Great paper choices on this. I don't have a ton a cute stamps, so love seeing examples where the paper takes more center stage.