Sunday, November 2, 2014

MUSE #91

I can't believe it's been almost two weeks since my last post. Well, actually I can.  With all of life's ups and downs, I've been busy.  I might have found a little time but being creative wasn't in the "cards" so to speak.  lol  I did make a poodle skirt for my step-great granddaughter for her to wear for Halloween.  She looked so cute but even cuter was the fact that her boyfriend and another friend dressed up as the T Birds from "Grease".

Speaking of "Grease", I went last night to our local theater production of one of my favorite musicals. They always do such a fantastic job and the songs have been running through my head ever since.

But you didn't come here to hear all that.  You came to see my cards, I hope.  The ones I made for Muse, where my MI friend, and prolific card maker, Michele of I Card Everyone is guest designer.  I just couldn't disappoint and not enter. Michele challenged us to take a sheet of patterned paper and make three cards on a theme.  Here are her wonderfully neutral cards.  I love the way she photographed them, too.

I have an abundance of patterned paper but not much Christmas except for a stack from The Paper Studio that I bought before I knew better.  Didn't we all?

The background blue is from that stack, as is the snowflake paper on the second card.

Paper: The Paper Studio, DCWV
Dies: Avery Elle, Elizabeth Designs
Stencil: SSS
Sentiment: Penny Black
Ink: Versamark embossed with White and Sparkle

Paper: The Paper Studio, PTI Vintage Cream
Snowflake Dies: SSS
Sentiment: My Craft Spot
Ink: SSS Surf Blue, Versamark

Paper: The Paper Studio, PTI Vintage Cream, white and colored vellum
Die: PTI Rustic Wreath, Elizabeth Designs
Ink: Versamark embossed with Ranger Liquid Platinum

Thanks for the challenge, Michele.  It was fun to make three cards from one designer paper and now I have more Christmas cards to add to my stash.

Thanks for stopping by.  I appreciate the visits and the comments you leave.


  1. Oh Bobby, these are gorgeous ... you've captured the dreamy, magical feeling of Christmas so beautifully! Anita :)

  2. These are all so pretty! I love the background paper you used!

  3. Bobby!!!! Oh I'm so happy you were crafting again... we go together like shama lama lama, diggity dig de dow. these are gorgeous! I adore the paper in the center... and WHEN WE GET TOGETHER FOR REAL I must borrow that SSS snowflake set! Is the vellum really blue? or did you color in yourself? So pretty! Thank you THIIIISSS much...
    =] Michele

    1. The vellum is actually blue, Michele, much darker than if I'd colored it.

  4. Oh the poodle skirt is absolutely adorable! Too cute and I love grease! Your cards are fabulous! Love them all!

  5. Great to see your cards, Bobby - I missed you! Love the soft colours and pretty details - the vellum wreath looks beautiful. I now have Grease tunes running through my head too :)

  6. Beautiful cards, Bobby! Love the one with my favorite wreath :)

  7. These are beautiful, Bobby! I love that layered wreath! And the poodle skirts and the TBirds are awesome! One of our teachers came as a pink lady - her kindergarten students didn't get it, but the girls loved the pink! Thanks for joining us at Muse this week!

  8. Saw these yesterday, but because of a migraine, I didn't have the brains to comment. It was love at first sight for me when I saw this trio, however. These are simply gorgeous. And AWESOME poodle skirt... How cool for your granddaughter, and how cool that she had some Tbirds to escort her! Bev

  9. These are really pretty. I especially love the snowflakes!

  10. What a gorgeous trio of cards, Bobby. Very fun selection of papers, and your GGD looks great in her costume.

  11. Beautiful sets of cards here today. Fun pictures you shared as well. Love that last card with the wreath!