January 26, 2015

Muse Card Challenge #101

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Happy Monday, I hope you had a wonderful weekend.

Spent lots of time organizing this weekend, the weather outside was frigid so organizing in my craft room seemed the right thing to do.  I have most of my supplies organized but pre-Jennifer McGuire I had most of my clear stamps on 8 1/2" x 11" acetate in binders on the shelf. So anything new in the last 2 years is new system but those older stamps needed to be converted over. So I as trimming them down and dropping them into the pockets. Man I have a lot of stamps!  The task isn't done, but I did a lot.

I have a card for Muse Card Challenge #101




Marion's gorgeous card was, for me, a tricky one to tackle but I came up with something that was inspired by her card but definitely more in my comfort zone.  Sadly I have a need to replenish my Sympathy cards. I have had to send out far too many in the last couple of months--elderly, a child who was far far too young and some fur babies too.  I used an older Papertrey ink set called Flower Garden for my card. I just got this set last summer, but it was on my wish list forever. I love how you can build the flowers however you chose.

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Welcome Nancy who is a new follower to my blog, you should check out her blog she has some fabulous projects and a great sense of humor too!

26 comments :

Greta said...

Love your card, Tracey--beautiful use of Marion's inspiration!

Hannelie said...

So beautiful Tracey! I always love to see how everyone put their own spin on the muse card! And yes, I can see YOU in this!

Janet Zeppa said...

So pretty Tracey!

Lynn said...

Absolutely stunning...love the gorgeous movement the flowers create.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is beautiful! I love the colors!! Sadly ... I will be making a couple of these today too :(

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Gorgeous colours and I hear you on the constant reorganization! I had a recent upheaval in my craft room - I'll show you next time you're here! Thanks for joining us at Muse this week!

~amy~ said...

Perfect!

Annette Allen said...

totally gorgeous..

Kristie Goulet said...

Oooh, love this Tracey! Such a great take on the MUSE!

I Card Everyone said...

Very pretty, Tracey. It's so sad to lose someone... hugs.
Michele

Lin said...

Really lovely, Tracey! Blue and green are always a pleasing color combination, and they work beautifully for a sympathy card.

Barb Ghig said...

This stamp set is perfect for a sympathy card and your design is such a lovely take on Marion's Muse card! Beautiful work as always, Tracey!

KayM said...

Oh how pretty Tracey! I love your beautiful floral border!

Shelly said...

Simply, beautiful!

Shannon McComb said...

Flawless card. Very pretty!!

Darnell J Knauss said...

That set works so well for a sympathy card in this way, Tracey! Thank you for the inspiration; it's always a challenge to come up with sympathy card designs that are just right. I like how you introduced the delightful Nancy!

Now you've inspired me to go make a path through the Playhouse! You guys would not believe the state of neglect it is in from me devoting all my time to the NBUS challenge. Oops! Hugs, Darnell

Deepti said...

Simple and pretty :)

Jen Mitchell said...

This is so beautiful Tracey. I love how you took inspiration from Marion's card and made it completely your own!

Anita in France said...

So lovely, Tracey ... beautiful flowers and such a wonderful sense of movement! Yay for organising ... I'm (very slowly!) doing some too! Anita :)

Lisa said...

Such pretty flow to this Tracey just lovely! I love the way you interpreted Marion's card!

Miriam Prantner said...

Sympathy cards are so hard to make, but you really did a great job on this one. I love the placement of the elements, great lines.

Marybeth said...

Yay for getting lots done! Yes, I think we all have way too many stamps....but thats part of the fun! At least we don’t lose them like the guys lose golf balls.
Love you take on the sketch... so pretty!

Kim Heggins said...

Just so pretty Tracey and so happy to hear you have been so busy getting organized too. I will leave my key under my matt tomorrow and would love for you to come by and get all of my supplies organized too.

Kelly Griglione said...

I like reading about other people's organization ... it's so much less painful than actually organizing myself! Hope you get to make a lot more progress!

Love your sympathy card with the blues and greens on it. Great flow to your flowers and vines!

Jeanne J said...

I've never seen this flower before! I love it! The gold embossing and beautiful stamping is stunning!

cm said...

Your organization-bee sounds like fun: a chance to re-visit some old stamps, put things in order, and all the while, feel inspiration swirling about. Your card conveys 'sympathy' most beautifully: delicate flowers, lovely colours, a pretty sentiment. Simple, heart-warming, touching!
Hugs~c