Friday, August 31, 2012

You Rock!

You rock!  Isn't it a great sentiment?  It can be used to convey so many things and it is ageless.

This design is by A Muse Studio and I had so much fun reproducing it for a sample that will be used at my September Stamp Club Workshop.  I also made up a more masculine version which I am happy to say came out awesome!    So if you are in my area and want to come for the workshop on September 15th, please let me know.  The more, the merrier!

If you would like to purchase any of the supplies I used to make this card (or any other), feel free to contact me or use my webstore.

Card details:
All product A Muse Studio except as noted.
Images: Rock Star
Ink: Lido, Grapefruit, Fern, Currant, Cocoa, Versafine Onyx Black
Cardstock: Sugar

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Back to School Time!

Well my kids have started their junior year in college!  Where does the time go?  It seems like only yesterday that I put them on the school bus for the first time as little kindergartners and how they have grown since then!  Now that they are both gone I have a little more free time to spend on papercrafting and gasp, maybe even some scrapbooking!  

I cannot wait to use my new gorgeous, fun, amazing, awesome and cute A Muse Studio products. Stay tuned for posts and pictures to appear in the upcoming weeks of Holiday Hoopla!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Clean and Simple - Only Have Eyes for YOU

I am on a roll and having a blast with this week's CAS-ual Fridays CFC65 Challenge! This week's Clean and Simple challenge theme is a Square Card.  I had already entered one card for the challenge but since receiving my latest box of new 2012 Holiday goodies from A Muse Studio I cannot seem to stop myself.

When I saw the Monster Bash set I knew I would use it for more than just Halloween!  I see it being used for birthdays and more.  Like the card I made this morning, I think the saying is perfect for Valentine's Day.  I hope you agree that these little monster guy can be scary and WICKED CUTE!  Don't you love it when you have stamps that can be used for more than they were initially intended?  I sure do.
Card details:
All products from A Muse Studio.  See my webstore for product details and ordering.

Saturday, August 11, 2012


 I was so psyched to get my mail today!  The package of goodies from A Muse Studio arrived full of new products from the 2012 A Muse Studio Holiday Catalog and I could not wait to play with my new stamps!

I decided to play along with Freshly Made Sketches this week and decided to use the Nevermore set.  It is a favorite of mine.  I grew up reading Edgar Allan Poe and I think that is why I love this set so much!

All products are from A Muse Studio and be found here at my online store.

Card details:
Images: Nevermore, Essentials Sentiments
Cardstock: Onyx Polka Dot, Sleepy Hollow Text, Onyx, Onyx Damask, Orange
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Embellishment:  Onyx Buttons, Onyx Twine

Friday, August 10, 2012

Clean and Simple - Square Card

Wow!  I cannot believe that I did the CAS-ual Fridays CFC65 Challenge on the day it started!!!

This week's Clean and Simple challenge theme is a Square Card.  I love this shape for cards.  It can really make it come together quickly and that is exactly what happened today.  I absolutely LOVE flowers and the A Muse Studio Marvelous Marigolds set is one of my all time faves!

My favorite color combination for a while now is Burano, Bellini and Lido.  These three colors from the A Muse Studio Venetian Palette are beautiful.  When I inked up the image I used daubers to apply the ink colors to the marigold, Lido first, then Bellini and last was Burano.  I stamped the sentiment using Versafine Onyx Black.   So cute, fun and QUICK!  Gotta love that!


Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Clean and Simple - In the Sky

The timing of this week's CAS-ual Fridays CFC64 Challenge - In the Sky was perfect!

The challenge is to create a card showing something that you would see in the sky.   Why is the timing perfect you ask?  Well, I am having an A Muse Studio Holiday Hoopla Workshop on Saturday and I am showcasing new products from the 2012 A Muse Studio Holiday Catalog.  Bats are found in the sky and it is perfect for this week's theme "In the Sky"!

This card came together quickly, probably in less than 10 minutes!  I used the Screenprint Background on top of the Sleepy Hollow Text Cardstock and the sentiment is done using the On Broadway Alphabet set.  The background ink color is Seattle  and the sentiment is done using Versafine Onyx Black.  The dies are the new as well, the Bat Trio Dies.  All products and cardstock is A Muse Studio, except where noted.

I hope you enjoyed this CAS-ual Friday challenge!  If you happen to be in my area, stop by my workshop on Saturday!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

A Muse Studio Spotlight - The Boardwalk

Welcome to the A Muse Studio Spotlight! 

Each month, selected stamp sets will share the spotlight with a gorgeous color palette to create projects that showcase the versatility of paper crafting. With the Summer drawing to a close in just a few short weeks away, A Muse Studio thought it would be fun to create a some projects to help celebrate those summertime events, get-togethers and memorie!
For one month, you can save 10% on the stamp sets used to create these fabulous projects!
Wish You Were Here
Let's Be Adventurers
Enjoy The Ride
Extraordinary Background

And, for a limited time, order the special Boardwalk cardstock assortment pack - an easy way to get the look showcased in this month's spotlight.

Boardwalk Assortment Pack contains four sheets each:

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

A Muse Studio's very own Chief Creative Officer Heather Cullen and her hubby Dave!
Decorate your own picture frames!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

August A Muse Studio Blog Hop

A Muse Studio Consultant Blog Hop 
Holiday Hoopla

Welcome to the last stop along the blog hop where this month a group of my fellow consultants and I are displaying creations made in celebration of HOLIDAY HOOPLA!

The 2012 A Muse Studio Holiday Catalog was officially released yesterday, August 1st!  I am so excited about it.  There are so many fabulous new things that it is hard to decide what is my favorite. 

Now if you are joining us in the hop you should have come from Kathy Hatzke'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 stop along the hop and be sure to leave comments.  We all love feedback.

Here is my creation.   I used the new Autumn Days set which I had so much fun using.  I love Fall and being from New England the colors of the leaves here cannot be beat.   The Autumn Days set has 5 fabulous leaf images and 6 fabulous sentiments!

Card Details:
images: Autumn Days

ink: Versafine Onyx Black, a|s Orange, Cherry, Lime, Grass, Lido

cardstock: Sugar, Lido

I hope that you love the catalog as much as I do.  If you have not seen it yet, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?  You do not want to miss it!

Blog Participants, in case you missed anyone:

Thanks for hopping along with us.  I hope you enjoyed it! 

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Do YOU want it? 2012 A Muse Studio Holiday Catalog!

The 2012 A Muse Studio Holiday Catalog - I've got it!  Do you want it?

If you would like the PDF version of the 2012 A Muse Studio Holiday Catalog, you can now download it from here.  You are going to LOVE what is in it!!!


The hardcopy version of the catalog is now in my hands and if you would like one as well, the cost is $3.95 (including shipping).  To get on the list for one, send me an email!

Dwell in the Possibilities

Don't you LOVE this A Muse Studio stamp set?  Dwell in the Possibilities is ONLY available to Workshop Hostesses during Holiday Hoopla.  Contact me today to schedule your A Muse Studio Workshop!