Friday, September 18, 2015

Time Warp with this week's Muse: Michele Ferguson

Yes, Time Warp..
Sit back for story-time with LauraJane:)

When I saw the card for the Muse challenge #133 by the Lovely Michele,... I was taken back to the days when I would cut class and look through Wallpaper books. The latest and trendiest books were always in the home where I grew up.

  You see, my mother hung paper professionally for over 26 years.  Mom's canvases were walls, ceilings, light switch and air return covers. She worked for the best designers in town and even hung paper in the Illinois Governors Mansion three times. Mom was that good..a perfectionist, something I'm not.

My favorite books always contained the floral prints, Flowers of all artistic styles and colors! This is where my love for paper began...
So back to Michele's card, here it is, SWOON!
 Can you imagine that paper on the walls?  Well I can!  Butterfly and everything:)  This lead me to search the far reaches of my little house and dig out some of  the paper Mom and my DH hung on the kitchen walls of our previous home...Fortress of Solitude is what we called it.

With this beloved paper I made today's card for my Mom who will be turning 70 this year:))
 I enjoyed fussy cutting the butterfly which reminded me of many hours spent with mom cutting out borders for here clients. I colored this butterfly with markers to make the hues more vivid.
 The MOTHER is a Waltzing Mouse die I have been saving for this very card. I just hadn't the idea of how to use it until this week's MUSE.  Thank you Michele for a very happy ending!

I will be linking up to Darnell's NBUS Challenge #5

Hope you have time to create something you LOVE for someone you Adore!



Julie B said...

What a lovely way to wish your Mum Happy Birthday. Such a pretty card and great that you used some of your old wallpaper roll ends. :)

Joan B said...

what a gorgeous card. great story!!

Karen said...

Thanks for the fab story and for sharing this super gorgeous card! The paper is wow and perfect! Gorgeous card, lovely die too Karen x

Kara Lynne said...

Gorgeous, Laura Jane! Thank you so much for sharing your story! My mom is turning 70 at the end of this month. Where did the time go?

Jeanne said...

What a heartwarming story and an absolutely gorgeous card! Wow! Thanks for sharing!

Lisa Elton said...

Oh, I love this story about your mom LauraJane, thanks for sharing it with us! BEAUTIFUL card, and she is going to be thrilled to see you used the special paper

Ardyth said...

Oh, what a lovely story and a wonderful way to include something so meaningful into your mom's card! I'm so glad you were inspired by the Muse in this way!

Heather said...

A beautiful card Laura Jane, a lovely design with such pretty colours. Your beautifully coloured flowers along with the stunning butterfly are just perfect!!

Heather xx
Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Gorgeous card, your butterfly looks so real with the lovely colors you gave her, the wall paper is stunning, I would love to have a room decorated with it.
Thank you for sharing your sweet story.

RitaR said...

Such a lovely story ... AND a lovely card creation! Thank you so much for sharing both with your readers!

Clare said...

What a COOL story, Laura Jane!! That's so cool that your mom did that - I can see where you draw your talent from!! Such a gorgeous card!

Gayatri said...

WOW! the floral background is GORGEOUS! Great colouring. Love it. Thanks for playing along Simon Says Stamp Die Crazy Challenge :)

Darnell said...

Laura Jane, I thoroughly enjoyed your story time and reliving those memories with you! One of my besties was a professional paper hanger for years, so I also spent hours looking through wallpaper books and I even hung paper myself in my home after she moved away. I can TOTALLY see Michele's card as wallpaper. And, then, to see that you actually turned that around and used wallpaper ~ THIS wallpaper ~ on your card for your Mom is so meaningful! The word die and the butterfly just finish it off magnificently!!

Thank you so much for playing in my NBUS Challenge #5 ~ which was so long ago now! I’m sorry that nursing the Mister back to good health has delayed my visit to thank you. Thank you, too, for your good wishes and prayers! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Darnell