Friday, January 16, 2015


When inspiration gotta RUN WITH IT...especially when it comes to using what you have.

I am determined to use these "passed down to me" Melody Ross buttons as soon as possible, because each one has so much fun, all I do is coordinate colors.

This particular button seemed to go with a small scrap of patterned paper that was sitting on my desk so I ran with it...

Our Daily Bread Designs has a color challenge going on...


and once I spotted blush pink and cream...all I needed to add was the purplish door image.

I'm also submitting this to

Word Art Wednesday Challenge #166:Anything Goes.

I saw this quirky commercial that used a lil monster to represent a great idea...and it took many tries for someone to take it on.

Somehow I got from this commercial that you have to walk through a door of sorts to really get the ball rolling with a new idea.

There you go...aren't you glad I have a blog to share the teeny steps leading to how I'm inspired to create my card???

ha ha ha ha...I'm making up for MONTHS of not blogging so bear with me friends...

stamp: Our Daily Bread Designs Ask, Seek, Knock
ink: Ranger Distressed Ink Dusty Concord
other: Melody Ross Button,Braiding Cord (Walmart Kid's craft section)


  1. This is so pretty. I like it very much. The twine, ties it all together. A really great card with that scrap of DP and the button.. Thank you for sharing this lovely art with us at Word Art Wednesday.
    Blessings, Carole

  2. Hi Marlena!! I was so excited to see your name on the ODBD challenge!! It has been a while...I hope all is well. What a fun button and creative design!! Great use of the colors! Thanks for joining us at ODBD!!

  3. Hey there, stranger!!! What a blessing to see your smiling face again at ODBD!!! Your designs are always so fresh and interesting!! Love your card and hope to see more from you!!!! HUGS!!!

  4. Oh Marlena, what an incredibly original and inspiring CAS design, just stunning! I'm so glad you joined us at ODBD. I hope you can join us again this week. Hugs, Gracie.

  5. You're awesome...I LOVE where you drew your inspiration, and yes, that button certainly sparked your 'brilliant idea'...Although in my opinion, you have brilliant ideas just waiting for expression opportunities! Again, your innovative creativity has me dazzled...


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