Friday, February 25, 2011

Muse, where are you???

My muse, my inspiration has been in hibernation this winter.  It's been gray and overcast and downright yucky here this year.  I don't function well without plenty of sunshine, so my creativity has been about nil lately. 

But sometimes things work in very odd ways.  This is what was sitting on my scraproom counter today. 

I've been scrapping my caribbean cruise pictures, so I have tons of blue/aqua embellishments laying around.  And my 11 yo is a Junior Scout.  I have 47 boxes of cookies in my pantry, LOL. 

So I decided to take this color palate and run with it. 

And this is what happened. 

I was playing around with different sandwiches in my Big Shot using Embossing Plates and these were the results.  Not bad, I think.  Misting the cardstock with alcohol seems to really give a much better result and deeper impression. 

Anyway, I hope this spring like color palate means the rebirth of my muse.  I need to make about a jillion masculine birthday cards for my office, so I really need to get a move on. 

Everything PTI, except the scalloped apron punch which is Fiskars.  I can't find my PTI scallops dies!!!  Now I'm on a hunt.....

Later gators!


  1. Very cute! Love all the dry embossing! Great job!! ♥♥♥

  2. How cute but now I'm hungry, lol!! :) Those are my favorite GS cookies, should have them in my hands very soon!! Great use of the inspiration for your card!

  3. Pretty colors, GREAT embossing! (Thanks for the tip!)

  4. Great color combo, and I love that happy little flower!

  5. I think your Muse is out of hibernation! So fresh and springy!! Can you tell me which purple ink you used? Thanks

  6. Suzanne, I used Momento Grape Jelly ink. Thanks for you kind words!

  7. OH HOW I ADORE GS COOKIES but YOUR card is even more delicious. I love that new set and I think I am going to go take it out right now!!!! Beautiful card!!!

  8. I love your card, Deb ! What impression plate did you use ? It's beautiful !


  9. Hey Deb, I didn't know you had a blog!!! Thanks for stopping by mine!! I love this card and all your other ones!!! I am a follower now. Thanks for everything you are a sweet person