Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Didn’t Set Out to Make a Christmas Card






 Muse this week is the talented 

 Hello sweet friends! I loved this card by Michele and wanted to give it a try. 
I had no idea I was going to end up with a Christmas Card!

 I know you are thinking my card looks nothing like Michele’s. Well, it started out in black with a butterfly,  
then it looked too much like Michele’s minus the patterned paper.  I changed it about a dozen times. 

I remember I had this beautiful paper from Jeanne in one of our 12 Kits.  

We’ve had a steady flow of rain all day today, what a blessing! 
Happy I don’t have to drive anywhere today because Californians do not know how to drive in the rain!  
I think by 8am we had over 80 rain related traffic accidents :(

Die cutting with layers.

Spring Flowers Die Set Lil Inker Designs
Woodland Wreaths Wplus9 Design
Stitched Mainstreet Tags Poppystamps 

20 comments:

  1. Well this means you have one less Christmas card to worry about. I love your take on Michelles card. I am thinking of doing this one as well but I keep coming back to mmmm have that stamp now to find a paper just like it. I often struggle to get past the card I see to creating my own. Love the die you have used for the flower, very pretty.

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  2. Such a gorgeous unintended Christmas card!
    To end up with such a beautiful result.
    Hopefully it will continue to rain for a few more days!
    Bye,

    Marjolein

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  3. Great take on Michele's card. This is one gorgeous Christmas card, and you're ahead of the game in my book! Glad to hear you're getting a bit of rain; can you imagine Californians driving in snow, lol??!!! That flower is lovely in such a rich red, and I'm loving the little sentiment panel. Very elegant and beautiful. Bev

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  4. It must be raining beauty there, too, Marybeth!!! Oh I am so happy to see a Christmas card in the gallery! I love your stick-to-it-iv-ness!
    that bloom looks like velvet ... is it? Thanks so much for playing cards with me at Muse!!!
    =] Michele

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  5. BEAUTIFUL card Marybeth!! Love the DP and you lush poinsettia!! YAY for the rain. We need it too, but I know your state is in a bad way. Stay home and stay safe ;)

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  6. This is so perfect as a Christmas card. Love your flower and the background paper. Can you believe all this rain. It's fantastic, even though I had do drive home from the airport in it. Perhaps it rained today because I posted a card with an umbrella?

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  7. Wow... You have been busy!!!
    Looks like I joined as a GoogleFriend but forgot to add email notifications... no wonder I'm so far behind on your lovely creations.
    You made me laugh with your 'I swapped it about 12 times' bit... I know that feeling all too well!
    A beautiful creation :)

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  8. This is simply stunning, Marybeth! I love the deep burgundy color of the flower on that pretty bg paper. This is just lovely!! So glad you're getting some much needed rain.

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  9. from the photo, this beautiful flower looks to have a velvet texture and very pretty on this card!

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  10. This is so pretty & elegant - the flower works so well with the papers! Love it!

    Jen xx

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  11. Beautiful, Christmassy take on this week's Muse, Marybeth! So glad you joined us!

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  12. Such a beautiful Christmas card. The flower is gorgeous. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

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  13. Beautiful card. I love that it is a different style of Christmas card.

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  14. This is gorgeous and the perfect Christmas card ....now why didn't I think of that! and Mary Beth here in Scotland we are always driving in the rain!:) x

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  15. This is beautiful, Marybeth ... gorgeous DP and such a lovely rich, dimensional poinsettia with just a touch of gold! Yay for rain ... yuck for accidents ... so ... a great reason to just keep crafting!! Hugs, Anita :)

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  16. this is a beautiful card Marybeth!!

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  17. oh but I love it! Gorgeous take on it!

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  18. Marybeth, this is absolutely beautiful. I love that you turned your card into a Christmas card, you are so creative. I love your sweet velvet flower too, just perfect for your card.

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  19. Love your Christmas take on Michele's card.

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  20. Oh my...absolutely stunning (you'll hear that from me often; blame placed entirely on you *grin*). A wonderful take on Michele's card...I think poinsettia dies need to join my collection, too!
    Hugs~c

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