Wednesday, May 30, 2012

June 9th Workshop - Red, White and Blue!

It's all about Red, White and Blue at my upcoming workshop on June 9th at 1:00 p.m.  Independence Day Celebrations won't be complete without some themed cards and decor.

Come for some time to play, chat and laugh while making these great cards and fabulous treat container.  Sign up either on my Facebook Event Page or email me.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

It's one of those days...

Ever have one of those days?  I have plus a few more!  I am now in a walking boot due to tendonitis in my foot and having a flare up of my rotator cuff in my right shoulder.  These two issues really put a crimp in my schedule.  No working in my garden this weekend and I will be enlisting my sons in doing some die cutting for me as well.  It should be interesting...

I hope you have a nice Memorial Day Weekend! 

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Color My World - A Muse Studio Challenge Blog

 I love butterflies!  This week's A Muse Studio Consultant Blog Challenge is themed 'Color My World'.  The challenge is to use coloring of some sort. Copic Markers, Colored Pencils, Watercoloring, Paints, Inks, etc.

I chose to use Copic Markers.  I first stamped the butterflies from the Papillon set using Memento Tuxedo Black.  I colored the blue butterfly using B21 and B24.  For the pink butterfly I used RV11 and RV17.  The shadowing effect was done first coloring the complete butterfly using the lightest color, then selectively highlighting areas with the darker color.  Blending the colors was doing by going back over the whole butterfly in the lightest color using circular strokes to blend the colors.

I stamped the base image and sentiment using Versafine Onyx Black with the Sunny Side of Life set.   To give depth to the card I popped the butterflies up.   Voila!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

May Flowers Blog Hop

Welcome to the second stop along the blog hop where this month a group of my fellow consultants and I are displaying creations made with products from the wonderful A Muse Studio Catalog.  The theme this month is May Flowers!  

If you are joining us in the hop you should have come from Samantha Kania's blog.  If you missed her blog, please be sure to hop back to her and then come back to me.  Trust me, you do not want to miss any steps along the way!  
I hope you enjoyed this step along the hop and be sure to leave comments.  I love feedback.

Here is my creation:
Card Details:
images: Marvelous Marigolds
ink: Grapefruit, Burano, Bellini, Memento Tuxedo Black
cardstock: Sugar, Grapefruit, Burano Venetian
embellishments: Burano Satin ribbon

Next on the hop is
Karen Crisp's blog.  

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

A Muse Studio Spotlight - Garden Party

It's time for a GARDEN PARTY!  With the stamp sets and Garden Party paper pack you are well on your way to a festive occasion!

As you can see this month's Spotlight features everything you need to throw a fabulous party!  With butterflies, flowers and the Venetian background you can create so many papercrafting, cardmaking and scrapbooking projects.  The Garden Party paper pack contains 4 sheets of Burano, Watermelon, Bellini, Papaya and Navy cardstock.  Don't you just love those colors together?  I do!   These colors just scream fun!  

If you are interested in purchasing any of the featured sets which are currently 10% off, or the Garden Party Paper pack, contact me today.  This Spotlight is available until May 31st at 11:59 p.m. ET.

AND TO MAKE THIS MONTH'S SPOTLIGHT EVEN SWEETER:  All A Muse Studio inks are 20% off for the month of May.  The special pricing pertains to A Muse Studio branded single ink pads (no collections).  This is a perfect time to get all those beautiful A Muse Studio inks you have on your wishlist!

Take a look at some of the projects you can make for your next party!