Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Friend - Muse Challenge #7

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Hey, when I signed onto Blogger just now, I see that this is blog post #300 for me.  Wow...time flies when you having fun.  And I am having fun!

I'm sharing a card I made for a new challenge blog.  Muse Challenge #7 - this week's Monday Muse is Laurie Willison.  I've followed Laurie's blog for quite some time and I love her clean and simple style, that always has a "wow" factor.
Here's Laurie's card:
I used Laurie's layout, but changed up the colors.  I also went with a very casual, almost messy, look.  I really don't know how to describe it.  Any ideas?  My card seemed to take on a life of it's own, but I'm really liking it.  Let me know what you think.  Ok?
My card:

I knew that I wanted to use a coffee theme with this card.  I've had the "sketched coffee cup" stamp for a couple of years, but this was the first time it was inked up.  The coffee rings and splatters are from a set I've used a lot. It's by The Precious Remembrance Shop.  That fun little arrow clip is something new from Stampin' Up!.
Anyway, I added a little border punched strip and a stamped diecut...plus an extra pop of card stock for the "you" in the sentiment.
Thanks so much for taking a look :)

Card stock: confetti cream, lucky limeade, so saffron (SU)
Ink: soft suede, crumb cake (SU), onyx black versafine (Tsukineko)
Stamps: positive thoughts (The Precious Remembrance Shop), sketched coffee cup (Stampabilities), defining words (WPlus9), framed out #12 (PTI)
Other: hung up cute clips, pinking hearts border punch (SU)


  1. Susie, love your take on Laurie's card, such a cool idea to add coffee rings and splatters! It could be a kinda grunge look?

  2. Love, Love, Love it! I can see the inspiration you took from Laurie's card - amazing how completely different it is too! I send a card each week to my best friend - this would be the perfect card!

  3. Susie, this is a great card. I love your take on Laurie's card. I am your newest follower. :)

  4. What a wonderful take on Laurie's card. Love the subtle colour palette and the pop of green in the sentiment is genius!

  5. I LOVE every single detail on this card, from the circles that look like drink rings, to the arrow paper clip, to the little pop of green at the end of the sentiment, O and the watermark looking stamp behind the sentiment! This card is brilliant! :)


  6. I love this look, the sketched coffee cup is fab :)

  7. look at you getting all edgy with your card! I LOVE THIS!!! all the embellished details and the colors are superb!

  8. Such a great take on the muse card :)
    Kate xx

  9. 300 blog posts--wow! Some day I'll get there. Your take on Laurie's card is fabulous!

  10. fabulous card, i'm delighted I found your blog :)

  11. Super card. I really like how you've used the layout, but everything is original to your card.

  12. Fabulous! Love the sketchy cup stamped with the sentiments and the coffee ring stamp as an accent.

  13. Love this card.....so creative! Great layout!

  14. This is fabulous, such a unique take on Laurie's card

  15. Wow, love this ... coffee rings, cute arrow clip, die cut emphasis on the 'you' ... just wonderful! Anita (in France) :)

  16. Susie...I just voted for this beauty!!! But I was surprised to see it in the Muse gallery since I hadn't seen it come through on my blog. I looked at my list and you weren't there!!! Grrrr.... When I saw your comment earlier in the week I thought, hmmm...I guess she hasn't had time for creating, herself, lately...Obviously that wasn't the case! (Thanks for that comment, by the way!) SO...ONCE AGAIN...I have hit the 'follow' button. We'll see what happens this time!;) LOVE this card and the one on the previous post!!! Beautiful!!!

  17. Susie, I ADORE that Friend card. It is simply Fabulous!


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