Saturday, May 7, 2016

Musings and Muse

Hubs and I just returned from his work conference in Orlando.  Hubs was away all day and had some evening meetings as well, so I had time to myself. I took no crafty stuff with me. I did spend time by the pool,  got some reading done and napped.  I napped every day, sometimes more than once. Naps are so much better when you are older than those enforced naps in kindergarten on a hard classroom floor. No wonder I didn't like napping as a child. I even stayed away from my electronic gadgets for the most part. It was a vacation.

I had made cards ahead to post while I was gone, a few weeks ago. Then I was consumed with the packing and getting the house in order. I do not like to come home to a mess left by frantic packing. Tomorrow is soon enough to start on the laundry, so today I get to play.

First up, Muse. Michele has created a lovely flower card in purples and lavender.  I went with her floral theme, the layers of shapes, and her color theme.

Simon Says Stamp Viola Sprouts
Peerless Watercolors
WPlus9 Sunshine Layers
Avery Elle Wonky Stitches

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Michele's  Muse Inspiration Card


Betty said...

your little purple violets are lovely Cat - and glad you had such a restful vacation - the only thing i wouldn't do is take a nap - for some reason i never nap - and i don't like massages either - guess i'm weird

I Card Everyone said...

As a child, I would have called your flower 'johnny jump ups' as they jumped up, or popped up, all over my parents yard ... probably a nuisance for them - I loved making the tiniest little bouquets with them... LOve that you've found time to play - and that you napped lots during your vacation - no electronics is a blessing at times! I couldn't love your card more... xx
=] Michele

Greta said...

Your watercolored violets are stunning, Cat!

Anita in France said...

Sounds as though you had a lovely switched-off vacation, Cat ... so relaxing and restful! You came back with a bang with these gorgeous violets ... they're lovely set on the stitched frame with that sweet scalloped panel! Hugs, Anita :)

Martha said...

Cat, WOW, what a beautiful & striking card.
Gorgeous flowers.

Ardyth said...

These flowers are so beautiful! I love the watercoloured look and the simple layout! So glad you joined us at Muse this week, Cat!

Barb Ghig said...

Welcome back, Cat! I've missed you! Such a beautiful take on Michele's Muse card! I love the variation in the purple tones that you achieved with your Peerless adds so much character to the blooms, and your polka dot papers are so sweet! Stunning card, my friend!