I wasn't at all sure that I was up to the Muse challenge this week (or ever). I've never actually participated in an "inspiration" challenge because I'm more of a literal kind of girl. Give me a sketch and I'm on it. A color challenge and you need do nothing but point me to the ink pads. But an inspiration picture makes me hyperventilate because I can't decide between color, layout, theme or some overwhelming combination of all three. But I was determined to overcome this irrational fear and participate in my first ever challenge that was inspired by someone else's card.
To point out the obvious, my card is the one on top and it was inspired by this incredible beauty by Laurie Willison. And in order to make my card, I decided to focus on the colors of Laurie's card and made mine with some Lucky Limeade, Tangerine Tango and So Saffron. The layout of my card follows (almost exactly) the Mojo sketch. And what's fun about this is that it is not just a card, but it is a gift card holder!
Inside this little card is a pocket for a gift card! I actually made this for my sister who needed a couple of gift card holders and I thought it would be fun to take a sketch that is normally used for a card and adapting it for a gift card holder. I'm really pleased with how this came out!
I happen to live in Massachusetts and there is a pretty big snow storm heading my way for Friday and Saturday. Thursday morning the weather forecasts were calling for about a foot of snow and as the day went on the snow totals were steadily climbing. When I talked to my sister in the evening she said that some people may see three feet of snow. She wasn't sure which people, but I'm hoping that I'm not one of them!
We're expecting blizzard conditions and the experts are warning that there's a good chance that we'll lose power but I'm praying that doesn't happen. In any event, if you are in the path of the storm I hope that you stay safe and that you weather the storm with no serious complications!