Thursday, June 28, 2012

Starter Kit Special Ends June 30th

Kickstart Your Summer - Get our Starter Kit for $79*! 

Our Creative Consultant Starter Kit Special includes everything you need to start your own business!

Our Starter Kit Special includes everything you need to start your own business!
*  four exclusive 2012 studio sampler stamp sets
*  set of four clear blocks
*  ten a|s pigment ink pads {cherry, currant, fern, french roast, grass, ocean, orange, papaya, bubblegum and sky}
*  memento tuxedo black ink pad
*  one copic marker {cool shadow}
*  double scrubber
*  squeaky clean stamp cleaner
*  adhesive runner
*  glue pen
*  diamond glitter
*  cardstock assortment - enough to create 16 each of five ready-to-roll cards 
*  swatch ring
*  twinkle stickers - clear
*  pearl stickers - vanilla
*  paper flowers - meadow mix
*  three spools grosgrain stitch ribbon {french roast, papaya, slate}*  4 - 2012 catalogs plus essential business supplies

Join My Team TODAY! Enter Consultant #1237 to be part of my Creativity Ink team!

* Sale ends 11:59pm Eastern time on June 30th, 2012. Price valid on June Starter Kit special only, plus $15 shipping

Don't Delay - the special ends JUNE 30th!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Zentangle Floral Duets

I have been doing Zentangle off and on for over a year.  I love it!  When I 'tangle' I totally zone out and get into the lines and patterns that I am drawing.  If you have never heard about it, please check it out.  It is called Yoga for the Brain for a reason.

So last night I went to my local papercrafts store for a Zentangle Spa night.  I took an image that I stamped from the A Muse Studio Floral Duet set.  I thought it would be perfect to tangle.  I am pretty happy with how it came out and cannot wait to tangle more!

Card details:
All images A Muse Studio (Floral Duet, Hand Scripted)

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Clean and Simple - Sweet Spot

I made this card for the CAS-ual Fridays CFC56 Challenge - Sweet Spot.

The challenge is to create a card using polka dots.  I love polka dots but am sad to admit I do not use them enough in my papercrafting.   That has got to change!!!

This card came together quickly, probably in less than 10 minutes!  I used the A Muse Studio Hey Cupcake and Tini Time sets.  The ink is A Muse Studio Grapefruit and Memento Tuxedo Black.  The cupcake is accented with Copic Marker BG10 and A Muse Studio Diamond Glitter.  All cardstock is A Muse Studio.

I hope you enjoyed this CAS-ual Friday challenge!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Copic Certified Designer

For a long time I have wanted to take a Copic Certification class and luckily there was one in my area this week.  The best part of it was that it was taught by Marianne Walker, who I think is a FABULOUS artist.  When I think of Copic Marianne immediately comes to mind.   I am now a Copic Certified Designer!  Yippeeee!

The class was filled with tips, techniques and a wealth of great information about Copic Markers.  I cannot wait to share this information and the tips and techniques with my A Muse Studio customers.  I will be tailoring some workshops to pass along all that I learned and will continue to learn as time goes on.   Stay tuned!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

June A Muse Studio Blog Hop

A Muse Studio Consultant Blog Hop 
Let's hear it for the BOYS! 

Welcome to the next stop along the blog hop where this month a group of my fellow consultants and I are displaying creations made for Big BOYS and Little BOYS!

Masculine cards seem to pose a challenge for us cardmakers.  It is easy coming up with a card design for a woman but for those men in our lives, it takes a little bit more thought.   Guys don't usually want mushy or girlie cards.  They want MANLY MAN kind of cards.

Now if you are joining us in the hop you should have come from Angela Kelley'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.  I love the robots in the Love Machines set.  They can be used for so many occasions.  I like the simplicity of this design since you can use it over and over again with so many different images.  You can even jazz it up more but popping up the center image or even the second one from the right.  I free handed the line to and from the sentiment to give some added interest so the sentiment is not hanging in the air.  Free handing borders is a great way to add dimension when you do not have many layers.

Card Details:
images: Love Machines, Essential Sentiments
ink: Orange, Papaya, Grass, Ocean, Bermuda, Blueberry
cardstock: Sugar
embellishments: Copic Multiline

Blog Participants in case you missed anyone:

Next stop on the hop is Mindy Fisher's blog

Friday, June 1, 2012

A Muse Studio Spotlight - Red White and Blue Celebrations!

It is time to celebrate!  Whether it be birthdays, graduations, summer family get togethers, 4th of July picnics, backyard BBQs or bonfires on the beach, what better way to make it more festive than with A Muse Studio products!

For one month, you can save 10% on the stamp sets used to create these fabulous projects!
Let Freedom Ring
Hello From Camp
Vintage Labels 2
Victorian Charm
Sheet Music Background

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

Firecracker Assortment Pack contains four sheets each:

To make the celebrations even better ALL A Muse Studio Satin Ribbon is 20% off.   The sale is limited to whole spools and in-stock items only.

If you are interested in purchasing any of the featured sets which are currently 10% off, or the Firecracker Paper pack, contact me today.  This Spotlight is available until June 30th at 11:59 p.m. ET.

And what's a summer cookout with a few desserts? We packaged these pretty chocolate-dipped marshmallows in our small cellophane bag and fancied it up with Red and White Baker's twine, buttons, die cut stars, and a bit of sparkly silver glitter!

Another simple touch for a big wow – use the largest star from the A Muse Studio Star Trio Die Set and red Washi tape from the Holiday Collection to make store bought drinks special!

Strawberries and summer go together like peanut butter and jelly! Our Berry Box die makes an adorable decoration or party favor!

Ordinary canning jars are absolutely adorable when you replace the lid with A Muse Studio cardstock!

And what's a summer cookout with a few desserts? We packaged these pretty chocolate-dipped marshmallows in our small cellophane bag and fancied it up with Red and White Baker's twine, buttons, die cut stars, and a bit of sparkly silver glitter!

Snacks were never so festive! Our Popcorn box die is decorated with small Rosettes. Making rosettes in lots of sizes is easy peasy with our die set – simply trim to make smaller sizes like we’ve done here - oh so versatile!

Add a "Founding Father" touch with Victorian Charm, Let Freedom Ring, and Vintage Labels 2 stamp sets!

Our white paper bags and Star Trio Die Set were used to make luminaries – so simple, so pretty!