Saturday, March 7, 2015

Muse #107

Vicki Dutcher is our Muse this week, and she has really tested my paper matching abilities this time... I am awful at choosing papers - even when they are a collection!!

Thankfully, I've fallen in love with the collection of papers that were included in my SSS March Card Kit... ooo, la la! and Tah Da!


Thanks, Ms. Vicki for the true challenge this week!

While here, I wanted to share the card I made for my friend Dolores... do you recall the last card I made for my sweet friend?  You can revisit it here - I miss her so much... and totally dropped the ball with her birthday card this year!!!  Maybe I would be a good candidate for one of those planners??
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"... only a little late!"

23 comments:

Barb said...

Hi Michele! I struggle with using patterned papers too but you did a beautiful job creating that first card! Gorgeous design! And your second card is adorable - wonderful coloring on those sweet critters!

Bobby said...

I'd say you chose your paper very well, Michele, and I love that you used the scallops on them. Those little creatures are so cute on the other one. They must be a new order. ;)

Happy Dance said...

Muse card gets an A+ from me. You did matchy-matchy perty darn well in my book. Nice take! And did you draw and paint those little critters????!!!! They are sooo cute. Your friend will not mind extending her bd celebration as soon as she sees this card, I'm sure. Waaay cute! Have a good weekend. Sending nice weather your way! Bev

Jen W. said...

These both rock, Michele! I'm terrible at putting patterned papers together as well - takes me ages! You've rocked those ones though. And your little amigos are so cute and gorgeously coloured!!

cm said...

I second Bev's comment: A+ (and a couple more +s) from me because you've paired papers like nobody's business. Gorgeous! As for those little critters: are those your own design? If so, once again, I'm bruising my chin with jaw-droppping awe! They are absolutely adorable, and the sentiment rocks! Your friend will absolutely love this, as do I! Yet another day-brightened, having visited your fabulous blog! Happy, happy!
Hugs~c

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesome cards!!

Lisa said...

Your MUSE card is GORGEOUS Michelle, LOVE it!! And those little critters are super cute!

Sharron said...

I think the combo of patterns looks great--love the scallops! And the second card is so adorable. Love those little critters and the fun sentiments!

Hazel Hodgkins said...

Oh, I am the queen of the late birthday card, Michele! I would be tickled pink to receive that pair of beautifully coloured racoons, no matter how late! I love your take on vicki's muse too! I am rubbish at picking papers, and despite your protests, I think your selection is perfect. You have instilled in me a love of yellow and grey!! I will need to try that combo out for myself. Soon. I hope!!! Xx

Joyce said...

You did a great job of matching those papers, and I love how you've got a scalloped thing going on. And, those amigos are just adorable. I keep seeing them all over--I think of those little signs they have--they remind me of teleprompters, and make me smile every time.

Kristie Goulet said...

Great use of the patterned papers and take on Vicki's card at Muse! Super cute birthday card for Dolores! More great coloring!

Michele Henderson said...

Michele, I love your pretty color patterns and this fun springtime in Paris feel! Great card!

Brenda said...

I struggle with pattern papers too Michele, wish I was good at them but I'm just not! lol I love your muse challenge card, so beautiful so elegant and so wonderful!! Your friend's birthday card is simply adorable! Love those critters with their signs, too cute!! Hugs, Brenda

donna mikasa said...

Wonderful use of patterned papers there. I especially love how "Paris" shows up so perfectly! And your second card...can you do a no line coloring tutorial??? Super cute sentiments, too!

Vicki Dutcher said...

You rocked mixing the patterns - I love the Paris one at the top - well done! Thanks so much for joining in at Muse!

Taunya Butler said...

Well, Bonjour - your card is Tres bien!!! Love it very much - the scalloped edges was such a genius idea!! And your belated birthday card - well, those critters are Adorable and you friends heart will melt when she sees them!!! Have a wonderful day!!

lostinpaper said...

Can't see any 'matchy' matchy' problems from here, you chose the perfect papers and after looking at your second card it looks like I will have to go ME shopping again... Thanks for the inspiration!

Tracey McNeely said...

I love your take on Muse and you picked great papers and adore the bonjour! Oh a little Mama Elephant too? Sweet!

Cat Craig said...

Great take on the muse, and your critters are so cute.

~amy~ said...

Your Muse card is very ooo, la, la! I wanted to pick up that kit but I never get nearly the use out of them like I should...you rocked the challenge.

oh my goodness, your second card...ADORABLE!

Suchi said...

You nailed this card with those patterned papers Michele! A lovely card! ;)
Cheers!
Suchi xx

Colleen Dietrich said...

Just beautiful! Love the mix of papers. You done good! ;)

Anita in France said...

Me and patterned papers ... 0/10, Michele ... you and patterned papers ... awesome ... et magnifique, mon amie! Le petit bonjour au millieu est tellement mignon! Sweet, sweet critters for Dolores ... she'll adore them ... and treasure them, belated or not! Hugs, Anita :)