Thursday, April 28, 2011

African Violets

For this card I used the new A Muse Studio meadow mix which come in a package of 100 paper flowers of a bunch of designs. These are a great embellishment that can be colors using many different mediums (ink, Copic Markers, watercolor markers, etc). For the card below I used a dauber with as bubblegum ink. The flowers remind me of African Violets which I love.

images: beautiful botanicals 2, polka dot patterns, essential sentiments
ink: bubblegum, fern, Memento Tuxedo Black
paper: vanilla cardstock
embellishment: pretty pearls, lime stitched grosgrain

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

So Much Fun!

Here are the results of more time spent playing with my A Muse goodies! I am having a ball coming up with ideas. I wish my photographing of these cards really showed how good they are (no conceit meant).


images: a very merry un-birthday, celebrate in style
ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
paper: blueberry plaid, buttercup polka dot
embellishment: buttercup stitched grosgrain



images: a very merry un-birthday, clever girls, graphic sunflower, life is a song
ink: ocean, orange, bubblegum
paper: bubblegum, Bazzill Black
embellishment: ocean stitched grosgrain



images: a very merry un-birthday, celebrate in style
ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
paper: blueberry plaid, buttercup polka dot
embellishment: buttercup stitched grosgrain



images: the perfect blend
ink: french roast, Memento Tuxedo Black
paper: cobalt, blueberry polka dot
embellishment: french roast stitched grosgrain

My First A Muse Studio Creations

I had so much fun last night! My A Muse Studio Consultant Kit was delivered yesterday and I spent the night looking through all the goodies that I received! The ink colors are just gorgeous and really need to be seen to believe. The stamp kits are fabulous! The rubber is deeply etched and they cling to the acrylic blocks like a dream. Not having to trim stamps and adhere the contact image is such a bonus! The ribbons are yummy and all the embellishments are fantastic.

I had a hard time deciding which images to use first! I finally settled down and made four cards. By midnight I had to call it a night and I can tell you the morning came VERY quickly!

I cannot wait to play again tonight!

Here is what I made!

images: rock star
ink: ocean, orange, Memento Tuxedo Black
paper: orange notecard, ocean shimmer couture damask
embellishment: ocean stitched grosgrain



Images: just because, beautiful botanicals, elegant elements
ink: bubblegum, grass, orange, Memento Tuxedo Black
paper: sage polka dot, bubblegum shimmer couture solid



Images: just because, beautiful botanicals, essential sentiments
ink: bubblegum, grass, orange, Memento Tuxedo Black
paper: sage polka dot, bubblegum shimmer couture solid
embellishments: twinkle stickers


Images: graphic sunflower, essential sentiments
ink: bubblegum, orange, Memento Tuxedo Black
paper: sage polka dot, bubblegum shimmer couture solid
embellishments: twinkle stickers

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Announcing.... I am now an A Muse Studio Consultant

Many of you know about my love affair making handmade cards and with A Muse Artstamps.

A Muse Artstamps is now known as A Muse Studio and is a direct sales company. I have taken my love for A Muse stamps to another level! I am now an A Muse Studio Consultant!

In the coming days and weeks I will be creating sample cards using A Muse Studio stamps, papers, inks and embellishments. I hope you will enjoy them as much as I do.

I will be hosting classes at my home, offering in-home classes and parties and creating a stamp club. I will also be updating my blog to show the latest A Muse Studio creations and goings-on. I hope you will check it out.

Stay tuned for more details to come!

-- Pamela

My consultant site: https://www.amusestudio.com/attemptedcreativity
My email: attemptedcreativity@gmail.com

P.S. - For anyone who may be wondering - no I did not give up my day job!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Punched Embossing


Another Just One card - this was the card I made for April's TJ's swap. I used the Creative Memories Paisley Punch and the Punched Embossing technique from the Technique Junkies Emboss or Die CD. It was a lot of fun and really makes a card stand out! I love bright colors and it is a great technique to use up those scraps of paper we all have stashed away! Use them up ladies using this technique! What you need to do: Using your favorite punch, punch out several using different colors. Adhere to your background base and run through your dry embosser using your favorite embossing folder. I used the Cuttlebug D'vine Swirl folder.
Sentiment: Stampin Up
Ink: Stampin Up Markers
Paper: Stampin Up & Bazzill