Saturday, February 13, 2016

Muse #152

 

Anita is our Muse this week, and I'm so happy to pull out that gorgeous embossing folder again, I just couldn't resist playing along!  Here is Anita's beauty for  Muse #152:

I was inspired by:

  • her colors
  • the blooms
  • die cut word
  • and that e.f.

Here is my interpretation, where I've reversed the colors making the panel aqua, the bloom white with pink center [thank you, Kristie!] - it dots the i quite nicely, I think:

Lifestyle Crafts e.f.; W&W cutaway word; SSS bloom; Zig pink
 
My world has seen a whirlwind of surprises this week ... we've welcomed our 7th grandchild into the world - with a bang!  Born at 30 weeks, weighing in at 3 lbs. 6 oz., at last measure, Gretchen Michele is an adorable little peanut, and so far is doing so well.  Your happy thoughts, and prayers would be so appreciated, thank you! xx
 
=]  Michele





25 comments:

Happy Dance said...

So happy that you have a new granddaughter. I will pray that she thrives and grows stronger every day. Love the name Gretchen, too! And Michele, after her favorite grammy!! Very cool. Speaking of cool... Love this card! What a great ef. Must add that to my list! Sweet blossom too. Fun card. Bev

Neets B said...

So glad you played along this week, Michele, and I love your reversed colours and that mahoosive Hi! Your new grand-daughter is such a sweetie, thanks for the photo on FB xx

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

LOVE this - I thing you just gave me an idea....

Karren said...

Beautiful card, Michele! And congrats on the birth of your new grand-daughter.

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful card!! Very elegant!! Congratulations on the birth of you new grand daughter!!
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

Susanne Vargas said...

Congratulations on your brand new grand daughter! Hope and pray that she will continue to do well and bring you much joy!
Oh, and your take on the Muse is wonderful! Brilliant to use the "i" as a flower vase!

Dana & Glen said...

Congratulations Michele! Praying that little sweetie grows bigger and stronger every day.

Lovely card! Fabulous dot to the "I" and love the wispy greenery.

Petra Swart said...

A new granddaughter, Michele - big congrats, my friend!!!! How wonderful is that - praying that she will be doing wonderful and will grow bigger and stronger every day!!!
Your card is so lovely!!! Love that great idea to do the dot on the i with the lovely flower!!!! And how you've added the green is just so creative!!! And I love that great EF!!!! What a lovely card!!!
Have a wonderful VD!!
Hugz

Marybeth said...

I'm so happy Gretchen is doing well ,what a blessing! Still keeping her in my prayers.
Your card is gorgeous and now I am off to look for that beautiful embossing plate,Love that!

Susi Kelly said...

Definitely sending all my best wishes and prayers to the wee little one for a healthy, happy life beginning (and blessings to Mom & Dad and family too!).
Love how you turned the "i" into a "vase" for your lovely flowers, Michele - your cards are always brilliantly thought out.

~amy~ said...

You're always so very clever...this is beautiful.

Barb Ghig said...

Fabulous take on Anita's card, Michele! I love how you switched the color palette, and the 'Mega' sentiment works perfectly with your bloom! I also love how your embossed background adds so much dimension to this card...Beautiful work, as always!

Congrats on your newest grandbaby! I will definitely keep her in my thoughts and prayers for a healthy, happy life! I can't wait to see some photos :)

Cat Craig said...

Congratulations on your newest grandchild, what a lucky girl to have you as a gran! Your card take is so fabulous Michele, I love those whispy green stems around your bloom. How delightful that flower is as the I dot.

Bobby said...

Your favorite little flower does indeed make a great 'dot' and using colored cs to emboss is fabulous. Congrats again on your new little namesake. Happy thoughts and prayers always.

lostinpaper said...

Oh so gorgeous Michele, love that embossing folder and the colour you have used in the background!

Lisa said...

That is a terrific embossing folder!! Love the green shadow you added to the word die cut. CUTE card Michele! So happy baby Gretchen is still doing well. Many prayers for this little blessing!

TK said...

What a gorgeous take on the MUSE card -- I especially love that you upped the quota of light teal!
Congrats on the new additions, what a sweet addition a child is -- prayers for health and strength to the res of the family.

Hannelie said...

Gorgeous take on the muse... also popping in to say I am hoping all is well with the little one. Hugs to you and all of your family!

Brenda said...

What a fabulous take on Anita's amazing card Michele! I love your sweet little flower behind the large sentiment. They work so well together and that little pop of green, perfect. In love with the embossing as well, sure looks great! Hugs, Brenda

Nora N. said...

Congratulations on your grand daughter!! So exciting!! LOVE your take on Anita's card. I actually have that background and might have to use it!!

Aileen Ryan said...

Missed this post, I am so far behind in Feedly I have over 1,700 things to look at. Think I might just delete all and start again. Congratulations on the birth of your wee little grandchild. I hope everything is going smoothly and I am thinking positive thoughts our way. TAke care

foleysfriend said...

Love that you reversed the colours; now why didn't I think of that? Love the dot for the "i". Beautiful card.

Anita in France said...

Still keeping your sweet Gretchen Michele in my prayers, Michele ... lovely to know she is doing well! Yummy card ... gorgeous texture ... yep, that pink centred bloom makes the perfect dot for the i ... delicious! Hugs, Anita :)

Sharron said...

We have been out of town again so I am finally getting to visit & catch up on what you've been doing. Congrats on your precious new granddaughter. Love her name! Praying all goes smoothly and she is home soon. This card is gorgeous! Love every single element!!

cm said...

My friend, I'm catching up *today*, just shy of a month late - and putting myself in the corner for a while after I do! I adore your big HI card, but more important, I'm ecstatic to hear of the arrival of your newest peanut, Gretchen Michele! I've seen your photos (I see every post and send "love" thought bubbles until I comment) of her and goodness...a bundle of precious! She's a darling and talk about a fabulous name...
Hugs~c