Monday, March 28, 2011

A Muse Monday

Well, it is Monday. How's it going for ya? I should be happy with the beautiful sunshine but for some reason I'm stuck on grumpy which I absolutely hate!

As you can tell from my post title I have dubbed Monday's to be A Muse Monday here on my blog. I will be a good way for all of us to know what is coming each week! (I'm just as lost as you guys are sometimes!)

Something fun did happen today though. I received some blog candy in the mail that I had won a little while back from my blogging buddy, Sari. I so adore her vintage style and LOVE everything she makes so when I get a chance to win something from her I try! On the right is the pretty card that I got with the Greeting Farm stamps she sent me! I think she was thinking of me when she made the card as I love myself some pink!

I think the flower is so pretty and I was working on a card that I just could not get to come together when I realized that the flower from Sari's card would look lovely on my card so...I hope you don't mind Sari...I put it on my card and it does look lovely. What do you guys think?

The colors are from today's Christian Paper Crafts color challenge Monday and the layout is this week's Clean & Simple Layout. Also, this week is an open week on the Flutter By Wednesday challenge blog so I'll be linking this up there too. The butterflies are from the A Muse Studio set called Just Because.

This is actually a sympathy card. My friend's mom passed away on Friday after struggling with Alzheimer's for several years. Loss is always hard but it must be especially hard to watch your loved one slip away from you the way that Alzheimer's steals them away from their family.

Anyway, there you go1 I hope you all have a wonderful rest of your day and I'll see you soon!

18 comments that make my day!:

Donna said...

Stunning card, Lorie. Love that butterfly embossing!

Danni said...

The card from Sari is gorgeous! Wowzers!!
And your card, wowie!! LOVE it!! Oh so pretty and I love the embossing...haven't seen that embossing folder??? Thank you for playing along with my flutter by challenge and pssttt...be sure to check my blog out tomorrow!

Dani said...

Beautiful! Sari's flower is the perfect touch for your card. Way to reuse it!

Jan said...

It's beautiful. . .and the flower from Sari's card is the perfect compliment! Nice work. Thanks for posting to the CPC blog! Janaria CPC DT

Oney said...

It's lovely. Your friend will be comforted by the card and the fact that you took time to make it for her. What a neat friend you are.

Lori Barnett said...

beautiful card GRUMP! lol

Kristine said...

OOO, look at YOU... doing the vintage thing?!! WOWZERS LOrie, you do vintage WELL! These are super duper gorgeous! And I'm sur eyour recipients will love them. Sorry to hear about your friend's mom passing away. I can't imagine losing my mom. Your card will lift her spirits. Hugs!

Nancy said...

Lorie, this is a beautiful sympathy card, and the flower is gorgeous! Thanks for fluttering with us this week at Flutter By Wednesday!

Diane said...

The card is gorgeous! Sorry to hear about your mom's friend.

Where does that folder come from...
I neeeeeed that folder,me and butterflies!!!! It's beautiful!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Lorie, this is stunning! Awesome design and I love the embossing and wonderful butterflies and border. Your flower gorgeous. Can you tell me who makes the fab embossing folder?

sari said...

Hi Sweetie!! Of course i don't mind!!! *lol* Just glad it comes to use!! Love that card of your too! Hope you feel better soon! Here, we have rain/snow...cloudy and i have a nasty migrain that comes and goes...=) have fab day hun!!

resmith said...

Beautiful card, Lorie! You are right the flower does looks gorgeous on your card!
Sorry to hear about your friends loss.

Missy said...

Both of the cards are absolutely gorgeous. Great job!!! I had to go looking through the online catalog for A Muse and there are several things I love. I guess I better start saving up for some of those as well.
I know the heartache that Alzheimer's can cause to all affected. My FIL lost his battle just over 3 years ago. Unfortunately when I met him, we did now it yet but he was at the beginnings stages. I do get to hear many fond memories of him though.

Creative Mish said...

Beautiful! I love that you attached the flower to your card and that embossed image is beautiful. Love the little butterflies too

Kathy Winter said...

Very pretty Lorie and the flower looks awesome on your card. Sorry to hear about your friend's mom.

Take care,
~Kathy

Basement Stamper said...

beautiful and the butterfly is very pretty. The flower is perfect on the card. I must have missed it, did you sign up to do Amuse?

Jonia said...

Lorie, what a beautiful card! I love the flower, the embossing folder. Absolutely beautiful! Thanks for playing at CPC!

Natalie said...

Lorie, your card is so pretty!! So glad you were able to join us and play at Christian Paper Crafts!! God bless!