Sunday, July 31, 2011

Mr. & Mrs.

My sister made this beautiful wedding card.
She puts so much detail into her work and her creations are just stunning. 
Thank you Shari for sharing your card with me.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

a very simple card!

This is a clean and simple card to make.
I stamped the single image in blackberry ink on sugar cardstock.
 The sentiment was stamped in versafine and a sheer bow was added to finish it off.

amuse studio supplies:
sugar cardstock
blackberry ink
versafine ink
sugar organdy ribbon
friend to friend and autumn beauty stamp sets

You can find all the supplies used on my webstore

Friday, July 29, 2011

catch the rays!

 I was inspired by Lori Barnett @stamp scents to create these two simple cards.
The grunged sunrays is a favorite stamp of mine from amuse|studio.
....and I love, love, love the little crab....isn't he just darling?!

amuse|studio supplies:
sugar and wheat cardstock
buttercup, wheat, bermuda, cranberry ink
grunged sunrays, life's a breeze, and swanky backgrounds stamp sets


Thursday, July 28, 2011

love amuse studio!

I love amuse|studio inks!
The trio of inks was a customer order from a workshop....french roast, fern, and currant.
.....and what a great way to deliver an amuse|studio bag!
You can find all this and more at my webstore

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Thank You!

I made very simple thank you cards using the mad for plaids stamp set and the thank you mix stamp set. It is hard to tell, but I stamped lines with sugar ink going the opposite direction of the darker lines.

amuse|studio supplies:
sugar, latte, sky, and versafine ink
latte and sky cardstock

You can find all these great products on my webstore

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

baby shower decor!

As "ewe" entered the walkway you were greeted by some friendly faces.

The baby washline consisted of some original baby clothes worn by the father-to-be and the
grandpa-to-be when they were little boys.

Martha had the room decorated with beautiful flowers and plenty of fleece and wool. Everyone was in awe over the darling cakes that she made and decorated.....they were delicious too!
Lauren, the mother-to-be,  is decorating the baby's room in sheep and the color green.

Monday, July 25, 2011

you make me smile.....

My sister sent me this thank you card. She can take a simple design and turn it into something wonderful. This is another favorite amuse studio stamp set.
To find this stamp set and more go to my webstore

amuse studio supplies:

blueberry vintage cardstock
smile inside stamp set
nestabilities standard circle


Sunday, July 24, 2011

expecting baby brown.....

Our nephew and his wife, Lauren, are expecting baby brown to arrive in September. Today is the baby shower and this is the gift I am giving. Inside the black box are the thank you notes I made for her that I posted the other day. I found the darling sheep at Hallmark and because they are doing the baby's room in sheep and moss is perfect! The white photo box contains a fleece baby blanket, onesies, and sleepers. The onesies and sleepers have little sheep on them and are absolutely adorable. I trimmed the photo box in gingham and they can use it to hold special mementos. I made several tags to adhere to the packages I am looking forward to meeting baby brown in September!

amuse|studio supplies:
sugar, lichen cardstock
sage polka dot and gingham cardstock
sleepy sighs stamp set
the baby peeking out is from VIPPIE

Saturday, July 23, 2011

sweet treat!

What a delicious treat to receive for your birthday! I made a darling tag to put on this cello bag of yummy chocolate chip cookies for someone special!
amuse|studio stamp sets:
contemporary greetings and clever girls
satin and organdy bubblegum ribbon
shell, bubblegum, and onyx cardstock

Friday, July 22, 2011

It's a surprise!

Someone is turning 50! 

amuse|studio supplies:
bubblegum, sugar and onyx cardstock
watermelon and versafine ink
birthday builder and mad for plaid stamp sets
bubblegum, sugar and onyx polka dot ribbon
hot pink gems

Also.....the new amuse|studio holiday catalog release......products will be available Aug. 22nd.
If you would like to see a me and I can send you a pdf file to view. There are a lot of great new products that I know you will all love!!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

that's the ticket!

This card was so much fun to make.
I really like the die that goes along with the that's the ticket stamp set and the positioning plate makes is a snap to line up.

amuse|studio supplies:
lemon whip, onyx, sugar, watermelon and sage cardstock
buttercup, fern, watermelon and versafine ink
sugar organdy ribbon and pearl stickers
that's the ticket and graphic sunflower stamp sets

ticket strip die with positioning plate


Wednesday, July 20, 2011

wedding shower favors

I made these bridal shower favors for a friend. The colors of the wedding were silver and royal blue. I love making these nugget packs for any occasion.....and who can resist chocolate?!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Workshop Projects

This is one of the projects we did at our workshop on Sunday. You can hang it on a peg in your stamp room. Everyone did theirs with different patterned paper from amuse|studio and coordinated the colors with their room. It is not amuse|studio, but the stamp is a wood block from A Muse. Each "shop" name was printed out on the computer. We used glue dots to give it a bit of dimension.

In my post yesterday I mentioned that everyone chose a different stamp set to make their inchie card....this is one of them. I love the shades of colors that were chosen to make this card.

amuse|studio supplies:
marvelous marigolds stamp set
mad for plaids stamp set
essential sentiments stamp set
heather, currant, and blackberry ink
latte and onyx cardstock
micro clear twinkle stickers

Monday, July 18, 2011

Let the fun begin!

Preparation for our amuse|studio workshop. 

What a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon....with friends and a whole lot of stamping!
We started off  our workshop with a look at the amuse|studio products. I had planned on everyone making the inchie card pictured above, but with all the wonderful spotlight stamp sets and some favorites from the catalog, everyone decided to make a different one that suited themselves.....fabulous!
We had a wonderful time learning from each other and being creative.....thank you ladies!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

baby thanks you!

These thank you cards are part of the gift for the baby shower next weekend. My favorite part of making these thank you cards are the little baby peeking out of the crib. The animal train is a nice touch to the envelope flap.

amuse|studio supplies:
sugar, buttercup, french roast cardstock
french roast and buttercup ink
sugar organdy ribbon
sleepy sighs and polka dot patterns stamp sets
others: VIPPIE and Amuse stamps

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Boy or Girl?

I just love this card I made for Lauren....the mom to be.  It is obvious when her due date is and what month she is due.....will it be a boy or girl??

Friday, July 15, 2011

July Spotlight!

For one month, you can save 10% on the stamp sets used to create these fabulous projects!

Birthday Builder
Graphic Sunflower
Swanky Background
That's the Ticket
Tini Time

And, for a limited time, order the special Sorbet cardstock assortment pack - an easy way to get the look showcased in this month's spotlight.
Sorbet Assortment Pack contains four sheets each:

What beautiful projects that can be made with the featured items......don't you just want to dig right in?
To see more and order online go to my webstore:

Thursday, July 14, 2011

marvelous marigolds

I received my marvelous marigolds stamp set in the mail yesterday and just had to try it out!
The card is even prettier in person.

amuse|studio supplies:
lemon whip and sugar cardstock
lemon whip and versafine ink
sugar organdy ribbon
marvelous marigolds and friend to friend stamp sets

Wednesday, July 13, 2011


Look at these beautiful rosettes!
It took me a while to get the hang of it, but finally after my 6th try......
I feel like I actually passed "rosette" school! 

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Come join me in Indy!

You loved A Muse're going to LOVE A Muse Studio even more!

And now, A Muse Studio is coming to a town near you.

That's right we are going On the Road!

On the Road with A Muse Studio events are your opportunity to use our new products, learn great tips and techniques in a fabulous class and have FUN getting crafty with some of the creative women behind
A Muse Studio!

We're excited to share all the new products and opportunities A Muse Studio has to offer.

Space is limited, ask me how to reserve your spot today!


Monday, July 11, 2011

storage made easy.....

I found this tower at Big Lots over the weekend. It works perfectly to store the amuse|studio stamp sets. I put my clear stamp jewel cases on the back of this storage tower. It has a swivel base so I can turn it easily to find what I need. It was a great deal at $29.99 and some assembly is required.
They come in hot pink or black.