Wednesday, December 3, 2014

My 2014 Christmas Gift Tags

Ah it is nearing Christmas and my 2014 Christmas Tags Workshop is over for the year.  I always enjoy this workshop.  It is fun to design gift tags for those special gifts that you want to make even more special with cute wrapping paper and an equally nice gift tag.

I hope you enjoy these pictures!

-- Pamela













Sunday, November 30, 2014

Christmas Cards

Let it snow!  Let it snow! Let is SNOW! 

The Cozy Back set is one of my favorite sets in the 2014 A Muse Studio Holiday Catalog.  Paired with a snowflake from the Snowflakes set it makes a fabulous card.


This cute card is but one of the cards that attendees of my Ho! Ho! Ho! It's More Christmas Cards workshop on December 3rd at 6:30 p.m.  If you could like to come, please contact me.

-- Pamela

Monday, November 3, 2014

2015 Calendar Workshop Take Two!

Back by populate demand! 

I will be holding another 2015 Calendar Workshop on 11/22 at 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. at my home. 


If you would like to attend the workshop, contact me.  RSVP must be received by 11/16/14.

You can check out all the details for this workshop here on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/events/607463129358098

or here on Meetup.com:
http://www.meetup.com/Middlesex-County-Rubber-Stamping-Papercrafting-Group/events/217205312/

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Road Trip

This month's One-Layer Simplicity Challenge is themed ROAD TRIP!

While I did not take it literally the challenge can be about any journey and the transportation you would use.  I have always loved the A Muse Studio Greetings Earthing set and I figured it would be a great set to use for this challenge.  This card is fun and whimsical and can be used for so many occasions.  On my bucket list I would like to go on a cross-country road trip with my hubby and see so many of the fabulous places our country has to offer.  Where would you like to go on a road trip?

All products by A Muse Studio.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Just Add More Water

Here is another variation on Just Add Water:


Card details:
All products A Muse Studio.
Stamps: Pretty Peonies, Just Because
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Emb: Grapefruit Splash!
Paper: Sugar Cardstock

Just Add Water

Happy Daylight Savings Day!  It is so nice to have it be light out at almost 7:00 p.m. here.  I am feeling more energized and feel that the winter blues are starting to fade away.  Today was a lazy Sunday for me which I thoroughly enjoyed.  I saw my kids back off to college after their Spring Break and spent time in my crafty space cleaning and organizing it.  I went to a scrapbooking retreat last weekend and unpacking from a weekend away is always a chore.  I have to say that it is looking pretty good in my space!  It makes me very happy.

In addition to cleaning or organizing my room, I got to spend some time getting ready for my Easter Workshop next weekend and even had time to play along with a challenge from One-Layer Simplicity.  The challenge this week is Just Add Water.  The challenge is to create a one layer card with minimal embellishments that has either water sprayed on or applied to the image.  My first thought was to replicate a card I had made before using A Muse Studio Spray Splash!  I love Splash! and it is so much fun and easy to work with.


Card details:
All products A Muse Studio.
Stamps: Pretty Peonies, Hand Scripted
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Emb: Grapefruit Splash!
Paper: Sugar Cardstock

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Is it Spring yet?

Well it is March 1st and Spring seems to be no where in sight here in New England.  The daffodils are under a thick blanket of snow and more is coming!  This has been a very long winter.  Are you as ready for Spring as I am?

This month's workshop - Easter Bunny is Coming to Town is a bid in trying to push away the snow blues and give us a look at what will eventually come - SPRING and Easter!  And with the new Accessories Guide you can make some super cute cards, projects and treats.  Here are two of the cards that will be featured at my workshop on March 15th.  If you are in my area, come on over and get a glimpse of what will eventually be.


The new dies are fabulous!   The Happy die can be used with anything!  The new Easter Basket Die Set (page 6 in the catalog) I am in love with!   Using different cardstock colors gives you a whole realm of ideas.  French Roast to make it look like chocolate and if you scallop one ear you can make it look like someone took a bite!  Add a bow tie or a new Bunny Bum to his tail and you have Mr. Peter Cottontail.  So cute!

Have you seen the Accessories Guide yet?  What is on your wishlist?  What is your favorite new items?  Post comments to let me know.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Final Peek at Birthday Card Bash cards

My Birthday Card Bash workshop is tomorrow and my kitting and prepping is all done!  Phew!  I hate it when I am running around like a chicken with my head cut off before a workshop.  In invariably happens but this time I am ready and psyched! 

The last two cards are below.  The first one is so Mardi Gras looking and I love it.  Designed by A Muse Studio, this card can be used for any occasion, just change the sentiment and off you go.  The mask is made from one of the dies in the Geek is the New Chic set and totally looks like a Mardi Gras mask.


Card Info:
Stamps: Sunset Beach, First in My Book
Ink: evergreen, wasabi, grape, Versafine Onyx Black
Embellishments: Polka Dot Ribbon, Gold Signo Pen



The last card is made using the Bandana technique.  This technique involves accenting an image with white gel pen, in this case the Signo White Gel Pen.  This technique really makes images pop!  I love it.  Designed by A Muse Studio, this card can also be used for any occasion, just change the sentiment and isn't that great!  Gotta love card designs that you can use for so many occasions! 
Card Info:
Stamps: Modern Zinnia, A Very Merry Un-Birthday
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Embellishments: Toffee Twine, Onyx Pearl Stickers, White Signo Gel Pen

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

In One Word-Revisited

I was looking through my old blog posts and came across this one.  I thought it would be fun to answer the questions again, almost 6 years later.

1. Where is your cell phone? DESK (it is never far from me which can be a bad thing)
2. Where is your significant other? WORKING
3. Your hair? BROWN (with a little more gray than 6 years ago)
4. Your mother? MISSED (this will never change)
5. Your father? WIDOWED (over 10 years ago)
6. Your favorite thing? READING
7. Your dream last night? BIZARRE (no details will be given)
8. Your dream/goal? HEALTHIER (plans are in the works to make this happen)
9. The room you're in? OFFICE (aka my craft room)
10. Your hobby? CRAFTING (my hobby has taken on a life of it's own)
11. Your fear? FAILURE (control freak here)
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? RETIRED (if this would have happened 6 years ago....)
13. Where were you last night? HOME (sick on a long weekend - bummer)
14. What you're not? TYPEB (yes I am a TYPE A)
15. One of your wish list items? RETIRED  (see #12)
16. Where you grew up? MASSACHUSETTS
17. The last thing you did? WORKED
18. What are you wearing? CLOTHES (working from home in my birthday suit is NOT an option)
19. Morning Person or Night Owl? OWL
20. Your TV? WIDESCREEN (this is because of my DH)
21. Your pet? BOXER (she is 10 years old now)
22. Your computer? LENOVO (love them!)
24. Your mood? HAPPY (for the most part despite being sick)
25. Missing someone? YES (always - see #4)
26. Your car? MINIVAN (10 years old and going strong.  Gotta love Toyotas!)
27. Something you're not wearing? MAKEUP 
28. Favorite store? CONTAINERSTORE (I love to organize things!)
29. Your summer? HOT (it was a hot one and hope the warmer weather gets here soon!)
30. Love someone? YES! (my guy is still the love of my life)
31. Your favorite color? PURPLEBLACKREDPINK (my color choice varies with my mood)
32. When is the last time you laughed? TODAY (too many funny videos on Facebook to not laugh)
33. Last time you cried? DAYSAGO (a lot going on and emotions are high but it's all good)

Most of my answers are the same as when I took this quiz and I hope that is good thing.  Though I have to say that I am not using the same computer as I was 6 years ago!  That would be bad!!!

So, what's your one word?  Try it out!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Birthday Card Bash

What better way to chase away the winter blues than with some bright colors!  We are in for another snowstorm today, 6 - 10" on top of the 6" that we got last Saturday.  Welcome to life in New England!  Ha ha ha.  When will Spring be here????

Anyway, this Sunday I am hosting a Birthday Card Bash where attendees will make 5 birthday cards.  Not a bad way to augment your collection or start one!  Here is a peek at a few of the cards:

This card was designed by fellow A Muse Studio Consultant Diane Martin.  I love this one!  What a great card for boys and guys!  You of course could change it up and use more feminine colors.   Guy cards are usually the hardest to make so when I find one that I love, I go for it!

Card Info:
Stamps: Rock Star, Come Fly with Me, Chevrons, That's the Ticket
Ink: pumpkin, navy, wasabi, slate, seattle, french roast, cobalt
Embellishments: Cherry Spray Splash and Winter Sky Spray Splash, Vanilla Twine


This card is a CASE of a set that I received from Karen Mahoney as part of a Thank You gift for hosting a Silpada party in my house.  The design is so simple and can be used for any occasion!  I have used this design for birthday cards, thank you's, sympathy, just because and anniversaries.  Oh so easy!

Card Info:
Stamps: Modern Zinnia, Contemporary Greetings
Ink: Mermaid, Versafine Onyx Black


I love this one!  It is such a happy card and can be used for many occasions.  The colors are so much fun and bright.  This card is an example of cutting apart stamps to get more use from them.  I cut the splats which were together as 3 into three separate images and was then able to ink them up in different colors and use them all over the card.  I know some may be hesitant to cut apart images but it really gives you much more use!

Card Info:
Stamps: Tini Time, Sweet Celebrations
Ink: Grapefruit, Lime, Ocean, Saffron, Versafine Onyx Black