Monday, March 17, 2014

Luck of the Irish

Happy St. Patrick's Day!  Did you get a chance to make any goodies or cards to celebrate this fun holiday?  Well, it is not too late if you haven't done anything yet.  Here is a super cute card and can be used to celebrate any occasion when you want to wish someone luck.


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

Monday, March 3, 2014

Stamp Club Signups - Round 5

Monthly Workshop Club Signup

I cannot believe that this coming round of my Monthly Stamp Club will be my 5th!

My next workshop club will be starting in May and will run through October 2014.  I am now taking signups on a first-come-first-served basis.  If you are interested please read on.  

Details

A monthly club is where each member commits to ordering at least $25.00 worth of A Muse Studio products each month over a six month period. Each member will have the opportunity of being a Hostess once during this period and will receive all the normal A Muse Studio Hostess Benefits without having to host an in-home workshop.  

Here are the finer details:
  • Each club consists of six members (can be more but will extend out the end date)
  • Each member in the club agrees to purchase a minimum of $25.00 in A Muse Studio merchandise for six consecutive months
  • Every member will have the opportunity of being "Hostess of the Month" (monthly hostesses will be chosen via a random draw)
  • When it is your month to be Hostess, you will receive at least $25.00 in FREE product of your choice.  The average Hostess Benefit is $35 in free product and 50% off 1 stamp set. 
  • As a member you will also receive a FREE copy of the 2014 A Muse Studio Catalog and Inspiration Guide (a 9.95 savings) and will also receive a copy of all catalogs that come out during the stamp club session.
  • Monthly workshop held at my home in Westford, MA. Workshops are planned to be held on weekends (mornings & afternoons) and during the week (evening hours). Topics include techniques, tool demonstrations and swaps.
Why would you want to join?
  • Each month you will make 2 cards and a papercrafting project. The themes vary month to month and may include birthday, thank you, thinking of you, get well, baby, wedding, sympathy, and holiday cards. When the club is over, you will have a wonderful selection of cards for every occasion and some really cool papercrafts!
  • Everyone gets their turn to be the “hostess.” This means you collect HOSTESS REWARDS! You’ll get at least $25 in free product on your hostess month. (You could get a lot more!)
  • When it’s your month to be hostess, you can turn your month into a workshop and invite more friends. This will increase your hostess rewards and you could earn even MORE free product! (This is completely optional.)
  • This is a great way to build up your supplies. With a minimal investment each month, you will have lots of great stamp sets and accessories!
  • If you are unable to attend the club workshop, just send your order to me by the date of our club workshop. It’s no problem!
  • Periodic specials offered to club members only!
  • It’s a guaranteed time out with friends, and it’s a lot of FUN! So, what are you waiting for?
Note:  There is a new catalog coming out in June and September.  What a great time to be part of my Stamp Club!   

You do not have to be local to participate in my club. Club Project kits can be mailed as part of your monthly order so you can participate remotely! Additional shipping charge to be added to ship to remote members. Flat rate USPS shipping will be used to keep costs down.


If you are interested in participating in the May - October Monthly Stamp Club, please email me ASAP. 

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Spring Accessories Catalog is here

https://www.securedcontent.net/amuse/pdfs/2014ASSpringAccessoriesCatalog.pdf 
It's here!  The 2014 A Muse Studio Spring Accessories Catalog & Inspiration Guide is available for download now.  


The Spring Accessories Guide is filled with new products that were designed to complement products in the main catalog. There are tons of creative ideas in the Guide that will make great projects and cards sure to inspire you!

New Dies!
Graphic words are hot right now and we've got three everyday phrases you're gonna love. Use them on their own, pair them with a stamped sentiment or image, layer them with washi tape or our new patterned paper: the sky really is the limit for these. They're even great for scrapbooking.
We've also added adorable bunnies, a basket, mini flowers, and egg dies. But don't stop there, pair new dies with ones from the Main Catalog - like the big egg and grass border - to create adorable scenes. And don't forget flocking (these bunnies are just begging for a little fuzzy fun). C

Embellishments!
We've added more to our line-up of Baker's Cording, Glitter, Pocket-Page Albums, and Splash! Specifically new for Spring: "Bunny Bums" for adding a whimsical touch to our bunny stamps and dies (you can also add color with Splash!), decorate the top of a box or card ... and anything else you can dream up for mini pom poms. TIP: If it's not already in your adhesive arsenal, put Mono Aqua on your order. It's perfect for adhering Bunny Bums and the new word dies. It's my go-to adhesive for both of these new items (and I love that it dries fast because that makes it easy to use).

Another fun embellishment that may surprise you - crepe paper! It adds great texture and dimension that's perfect for layering and ruffling (or simply as a fun party decoration). I think its many uses will delight you. You'll see a wide selection of solids and two really cute polka dot patterns.

Last, but certainly not least, Patterned Paper!
We are truly excited for the debut collection of patterned paper. The 12 multi-color designs in the collection are vibrant and fun: florals, hip geometrics, ombre, and more. Each design is lovely on it's own, but all coordinate beautifully with our Signature colors. 6x6 papers are wildly popular with crafters of all kinds, but especially cardmakers and I'm thrilled it's a product category we now offer.

 So now take a look at all that we offer and get those lists ready! 

Ordering begins on March 1st.
To place your order on March 1st - go to amusestudio.com/attemptedcreativity
Contact me with any questions or assistance with ordering.  I am here to help.

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.