Monday, March 7, 2016

Muse Card Club - Challenge #156


Muse

Finding your own style is encouraged here at Muse ...
... we love the way you put your own style into the cards you make based on our design team's card each week!  I hope you find something about one of my cards - yes, there are more than one - that inspires a bit of crafting time this week!
 
I'm back as your Muse for Challenge #156, and ready to use it as a means to an end - a much needed supply of thank you cards!
 
First up: a Laura Bassen-esque card that I was inspired by my sweet friend Donna Mikasa to try - my first attempt, thus I admit to doing a little camouflaging of my own with the ARTplorations Old Roses stencil!
 
 
Next:  one for the young, or young-at-heart:
 
 
Let us not forget those wonderful guys in our lives:
 
 
Last, but not least - a design for anyone you're thankful for, with an extra pinch of love added!
 
 
Just in case you haven't seen the connection ... I've raised my thanks in some way ... that is all I'm challenging you to do this week:
 
Make a thank you card!
YOUR style, ANY way, CAS  - or layers galore!
 
Hope you have fun with it, and I'll be so excited to see you in the gallery!
 
=]  Michele
 
Supplies:
 
Thanks die: MFT also the striped background stamp
YOU die: SSS Love You and sentiment from a SSS kit of the month
Sentiments and Sophisticated Script lettering: love you, mean it:  Concord & 9th 
Inks: Wplus9 from the Autumn Splendor Collection




35 comments:

Becca Cruger said...

Geeeee whillikers, girly! What a treasure trove of inspiration I've stumbled into! I just wanted to come compliment you on your striking Muse design (love the bright punch of color against that pristine white) but little did I know I was going to get an eyeful of gorgeousness. Love this lineup - especially that plaid number. It's so darling!

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

What a fabulous collection of cards.
My fav is the last one. Love that raised die technique.
Or, maybe the pretty plaid one.. so cute. :-)
xxx

LauraJane:) said...

Ditto what Becca said!
Plus, I've been waiting Days, and many moons to find out about that gorgeous green bloomed camo card from IG! Thought it was a STAMPlorations stencil..I've just never seen it look so lush! Thanks for making this dreary Monday morning a brighter start to the week with all your delightful eyecandy:) Big Hugs!

TK said...

Awesome, Michele! Love the fleet of cards you made encouraging the challenge!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

What an awesome parade of thank you cards - you are so right - you can't have too many of those! I am especially smitten with your first card - you got me to play in the Muse challenge - can't wait to get out of work....

Jenni's Jems said...

Wowsers Michele these are just beautiful! Loved the first,second and your male ones are simply perfect can't wait to play ....:) x

Lynn said...

Wow! what an awesome set of thank yous. Went down to my thank you notes to grab a couple last night and need to get moving on updating my stash! Love these beauties!

maria f. said...

SO much good stuff here today! My fave? That masculine beaut with the three enamel dots. SO cool. And thanks for your sweet comment on my blog too!

Marybeth said...

Ok, these are all awesome, Michele! Love the guy card and your perfect word stamping!

Neets B said...

Gorgeous cards, teamie. Your Muse card is fabulous (why not link it up at Less is More this week, our citrus colour challenge, it's just shouting lemons and limes at me!)
I adore your plaid card too, wow you really know how to create spectacular designs don't you.
LOVE! xx

Barb Ghig said...

Fabulous collection of cards, Michele! You have truly inspired me to play along, once again! Gorgeous camouflage, charming plaid background, and really amazing masculine designs...WOW! I can't wait to get started...Thank YOU!!!

Sherrie M. said...

WOW Michele! What a wonderful bunch of cards. LOVE your first one especially. So crisp, clean, and precisely blended.

Jacquie Southas said...

Awesome cards, Michele! I love the half stenciled sentiment on the first one!

lostinpaper said...

ALL of these are so fabulous! Those hidden roses are genius, oh and the sweet plaid, and who doesn't adore some stripey goodness!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, these are all wonderful, Michele! I definitely want to play along this week...

Tracey McNeely said...

What a gorgeous collectiono of thank you cards Michele, I thin kit is you the stepped up to the plate--perfection!

Nora N. said...

What a plethora of wonderful cards!! I LOVE the stenciled roses on the first one. I also LOVE the masculine version with the muted colors. Fantastic design. I have a question for you. I noticed on one of the cards that you sent me you had a personalized stamp on the back that said your name. Where did you get that? I need to order one for my cards. I have been hand writing my initials but it would be easier to stamp something!!

Lisa said...

Holy smokes you were on a thank you roll!! These are awesome, love the variety. Speaking of thank you's, LOVE the sweet card I received today!!

Dana & Glen said...

Wow, amazing cards Michele! I especially love the first - gorgeous camouflage technique.

Petra Swart said...

What a feast for the eye, Michele!!!! Love them all, ...from the first with the beautiful roses and wonderful diagonal line ...to the fun second one with the lovely plaid and sweet sentiment, ... to the third and forth with the beautiful horizontal strips in the lovely colours ...THANKS for the inspiration ...think I might join in the challenge!!!!
Have a great day!!!
Hugz

~amy~ said...

You've been super busy...lovin' all of these awesome cards!

Kristie Goulet said...

These are all perfect thank you cards, Michele! Love each and every one! xoxo ♥

Susi Kelly said...

Wow, Michele, what a wonderful collection of cards. All so very different yet each one as lovely as the next! No favorites - can't pick just one! :-)

Joan B said...

outstanding. love them all but the plaid one is super outstanding! LOL

Valentyna Komisarenko said...

They are all wonderful, Michele! I would probably case the brown striped one, love those dots, huge amazing dots!!!

Bobby said...

I came expecting to see 1 card, but nooo you have made 4 rather fabulous renditions. At least I can make 'any' thank you card so I'll take your challenge and raise you one more. ;)

Cat Craig said...

What a great bunch of card Michele, I will definitely have to make time to play with one of my favorite Muse ladies. I love that you gave us lots of examples...and your raised thanks is perfect in every way.

Kim Heggins said...

Michele...you are so amazing and so stinkin' talented my dear friend...love all your wonderful cards.

Sharron said...

Wow, every one of these is so awesome! I fell in love with the subtle roses in those eye-catching colors. And then you added some yellow enamels (my favorite color! to make it even better. But surprise, there were even more! LOVE the plaid, the wonderful masculine design and cool stripes! I need to come over and play to help me get out of my creative funk!

TaeEun said...

What a fabulous set of thank you cards, Michele! The one on the Muse blog is so refreshing CAS and the other trio looks gorgeous too!

Anita in France said...

Wow, Michele ... all your raised thank you cards merit a raised glass of something bubbly ... what an awesome collection! Gorgeous roses, fun plaid and cool stripes ... so delicious! Looking to squeeze in some play time! Hugs, Anita :)

Brenda said...

Wow! All your cards are amazing Michele!! I love how you popped up your "thanks" on the cards and I love how they all are so totally different from one another. Your just so talented! Hugs, Brenda

maria f. said...

W&W dies... Hmmm. Your wish is my command, my Muse ;)

Greta said...

Clearly I didn't read the instructions to make a thank you card, but I was inspired by your first card which I love!

Katie Skiff said...

Super fun creations. Thanks for visiting my blog too.