Monday, January 14, 2013

Welcome to Muse!

We're all at some time or another a Muse for each other. Whether that be inspiring others with our creative work or through our words or actions. As long as our efforts come from the heart it's a worthwhile pursuit.

This is a club not just a typical challenge that only depends on a player's passive participation. You'll be an active member of a group of passionate card makers that are focused on creativity, personal expression and excellence. You're encouraged to stretch yourself creatively and support other members along the their path as well. Our designers are only providing you with a catalyst to spark your Mojo into action. As a member you'll be expected to participate in the following 3 simple rules:
  
  • Use the Muse card as inspiration, explain your interpretation and link back to Muse.
  • Provide supportive comments to at least 3 of your fellow member’s submissions. 
  • Vote for 3 of your fellow member's submissions that you find inspiring.

Other considerations: This challenge is open to anyone. The only thing you need to do to become a member is make a card and submit it to one of our challenges.You're free to participate as much or as little as you want. We'll be pulling some of our future designers and guest designers from our club members. So the only way to show your interest in becoming a designer is to play along. It's not mandatory to become a designer or guest designer if you were to be invited in the future. One of our design team members will offer a card for you to interpret each Monday at 9:00 a.m. EST. You can combine with other challenges. We're also encouraging players to use what they have in their stash to make their Muse cards. No need to purchase anything new or use a specific supply. We ask that everyone honor the 3 simple rules. If you don't follow the rules you may be disqualified from a Featured Member win or have your submission removed from the InLinkz. Last but not least, please consider turning off your word verification. Thank you.

If you don't have a blog feel free to use a Flickr Gallery or other online gallery for your Muse cards. Just copy the URL location of your card in your gallery and add it to the Inlinkz.

It would be great if you would consider placing a Muse member badge in the sidebar of your blog but this is not mandatory.

For Blogger users copy and paste the code below into your HTML/JAVASCRIPT gadget and for WordPress users copy and paste the code into a text widget.
<a href="http://musecardclub.blogspot.com/" target="_self"><img src="http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh633/rockwelldesigns/muse_member_zps0c6a1653.png" alt="Muse" width="200" height="200" /></a>

. . . and without further ado here are our Muse Designers








Please feel free to visit their blogs and get to know them a little better!

We'll be having surprise Guest Designers as well, in fact one of our guests will be debuting our first challenge on Monday, January 21 at 9:00 a.m. EST.

We hope you'll join our heartfelt invitation to join our 
friendly little club!!!

46 comments:

  1. Interesting - not sure I fully understand it, but can't wait to play along and figure it out!

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    1. The players/members will be presented with a card from one of the Muse designers each Monday. The players/members make their own card based on their interpretation of the Muse inspiration card. Then the Player/Member posts their card on their blog with an explanation of their interpretation and link back to Muse. The players/members will comment and vote on their fellow members. It will become more clear as we begin to play. :)

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    2. What makes it fun is that you can draw your inspiration from anything on the Muse card. For example: color, layout, technique, image, style or any combination of these elements. Hope that helps. :)

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  2. This is awesome! I love the idea of creating for fun and relaxation! By the way, I love the first rule! I have been abiding by it for quite some time now :)

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  3. What a great idea. I look forward to joining in and to using up some of my mountains of stash :)
    Kate xx

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    1. Thanks Kate, That's kind of the idea, to USE up the mountains of stash some of us have accumulated! :)

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  4. Sounds really fun!! Off to visit my Mom, but I will be happy to read up on this later!!

    Lis

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  5. This sounds like a lot of fun! Thanks for putting this together. I am looking forward to the challenges.

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  6. This sounds like a lot of FUN!!! I look forward to the first challenege!! :)

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  7. Whoop whoop! What a fantastic idea, Jackie! And you have gathered a brilliant trio to work with you!

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  8. Thank you so much for the invitation to join...it sounds like fun! You certainly have some really talented Muse Designers, so I'm looking forward to the 21st!

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  9. love the idea, looking forward to playing along

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  10. Awesome! This is not a typical challenge blog for sure. Sounds interesting, Jackie! Cannot wait to play along:)
    Congratulations!

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  11. Wow - great DT - I am a subscriber to all of your blogs - love your creativity! Can't wait for this "challenge" to start!

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    1. Thanks so much for your support Harriet!

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  12. Wow!! This sounds like a great idea. I love especially the idea of designers explaining their cards because for me, as a very timid, unsure of myself, totally lacking in craft confidence card maker I need an explanation (measurements would be wonderful!!) Thanks!

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    1. Hi Jocelyn, The players/members will be briefly explaining their interpretation of the Muse inspiration card in their posts on their blogs. Then they will link their card up here at the Muse blog.

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  13. What a great idea...already signed on to follow! I love the idea of supporting each other through the card-making process...so great to learn from each other as we go!

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  14. I so appreciate the sweet and supportive comments everyone is leaving!!! :) Can't wait to see all of you join us!

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  15. I'm excited and think this sounds like a lot of fun. I added the badge to my blog, am a new follower and will sign up now to subscribe by email.

    A great and really fun idea! Can't wait to being!!

    Lisa

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  16. Jackie, I found you and Laurie and Therese and Marion all to be inspiring at my desk. How wonderful that you are all collaborating your talents into this exciting Muse challenge blog! Thank you so much, ladies. I look forward to seeing what you have up your creative and energetic sleeves!!

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  17. I love the idea of a network of fabulous cardmakers supporting one another! i'm a muse member for sure! awesome dt too :)

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  18. Jackie, this sounds like an interesting new take on challenge blogs! Very exciting and a great way to start the new year. Looking forward to seeing what your inspiring team have in store for us too.

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  19. Oh this sounds like so much fun! I've been looking for something like this! I am looking forward to playing along and getting to know everyone!

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  20. This sounds like fun. Putting the badge on my blog now!

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  21. I'll see you there! I love rule #1, I have so many goodies that I love in my stash but sometimes you feel a few steps behind if you're not using the newest collections! I can't wait to play, thanks for putting yourself "out there" with a new challenge!

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  22. This sounds like a lot of fun.

    Terri E.

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  23. This sounds like an interesting concept! Looking forward to checking out your first challenge!

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  24. Magnificent quartet of talent - I would like to wish you all the very best, and can't wait for the first card :)

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  25. Love this idea ... looking forward to the fun starting on the 21st! Anita :)

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  26. Sounds like a great challenge. Can't wait for Monday!

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  27. oooh, fun times! Can't wait to see how this plays out. Love your direction, Jackie!

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  28. Can't wait to get started everyone! So glad you all stopped by!!!

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  29. Sounds like great fun! I am always interested to see how others put their own stamp on life--and it's what drew me to paper crafting so many years ago!

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  30. This sounds different and exciting! Thank you!

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  31. This is such a great idea! Thanks Jackie for providing this avenue for all of us to learn and share with each other. I'm looking forward to the challenges.

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  32. Wow this is such a fantastic idea! Love it! Thanks for thinking of this and giving us this inspiration.

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  33. What a wonderful and fresh idea! Which I like a lot!
    Cannot say that I make a lot of card, but I make them when have time. And OMG! I have so many in my stash!
    And I really wanna join your club!
    Is that the must to make cards every week?

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    1. Hi Izolda, No you don't have to make a card every week. You play along whenever you want to. Great question. :)

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  34. What an excellent concept, Jackie! LOVE LOVE the premise of the challenges and your vision! I can't wait to get inky and use up my stash! Thank you and CONGRATS! Off to join!

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  35. Love the basis of this group & I'm joining! Thanks to Maria (madcat2002--Flickr) for putting it in a thread on the HA group which I just saw. Wonderful to finally have a place where the card makers get to vote!

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  36. Hi Greta, So glad you found us! Thanks, we think the idea of the members/players being able to vote is great too! Hope you'll be able to join us in a challenge soon.

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