Wednesday, August 31, 2011

new shoes

My friend, Sylvia, made this darling shoe. It can be a cute little pump or decorated for any holiday. She wrapped a granola bar with paper, tied a ribbon around it and slipped inside the shoe. She punched 5 scallops and adhered them together with a brad and then scrunched them to give a flower effect. Isn't it just darling?! Thank you Sylvia for sharing this wonderful idea.

I used Halloween paper to decorate my shoe.

Here are our shoes next to each other.....not bad for my first try!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

simple halloween tags

These tags were so easy to make using mostly punches. Very little stamping was done.

Monday, August 29, 2011

warm wishes

A simple card using the cuttlebug, punches and the holiday tags set from amuse|studio.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

trying to get organized!

I love my new desk organizer! Notice how my copics store nicely as well as my acrylic blocks.

These are my new storage cubes that I bought at Michaels last week. It was buy one get one for a penny....a deal that could not be passed up. As you can see my organization is much better. The cube with the drawers hold all my cuttlebug plates and folders!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

last lazy days of summer.......

Wouldn't we all like to be on that sailboat floating on the water, just soaking up those beautiful golden rays.....ahhh..... and so summer is slowly coming to an end.

You can find these stamp sets and more on my webstore

Friday, August 26, 2011

Card Swap

I participated in a card swap with some amazingly creative amuse|studio consultants. My card is the one standing in the center with the wheat. Each one of use used a new stamp set from the holiday catalog.
Supplies for my card:
 Bounty of the Season stamp set
French roast and latte ink
Toffee, vanilla, french roast, french roast woodgrain cardstock

Great job to all and thanks so much for sharing all your wonderful talent!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Free stamp set during Amuse A Palooza!!

During Amuse A Palooza, amuse|studio is offering this cute stamp set free to anyone who hosts a workshop that totals $150 or more! This set is a perfect companion to the oven joy set in the amuse|studio catalog. 

Shop my webstore to find oven joy and many other amuse|studio products. For orders over $150 contact me so you can be sure to take advantage of all the Amuse A Palooza hostess benefits!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

beautiful treat boxes

I made these treat boxes for my daughter to give to all her roomies when she moved back to college. They were so easy to make and turned out perfectly!

I used the marvelous marigolds and friend to friend sets.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

birthday wishes.....

Last week I celebrated my birthday and received so many birthday wishes.  Here are the handmade cards from all my friends wishing me a happy birthday.....thank you ladies!

Monday, August 22, 2011


AMUSE*A*PALOOZA starts today!
Join me in the fun your workshop now so you can receive all the wonderful benefits of hosting a exclusive stamp set for hostesses only and higher rewards.
All items in the new holiday catalog are available for purchase starting today!
Shop here for all your amusestudio goodies!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

heading off to college for another year!

Emily is all smiles as she heads back to XU!

One of her new treasures to take with her is this bulletin board we bought at Container Store.
We stamped her name and the floral design on it with stazon inks then added gem brads for the center of the flowers for a finishing touch. 

Saturday, August 20, 2011


Pink is my favorite when our local greenhouse told me about these bubble-gum-pink petunias in the spring, I went crazy! Look at how beautiful they are now!  Thank you Adopt-A-Plant!

Friday, August 19, 2011

turtle love.....

Judith stamped, colored, and autographed this cute turtle for me when I was at the convention. I went nuts over this little guy and everyone around me did the same. He is just darling....thank you Judith!

I bought the stamp and created my card to look like hers.
You have to admit....he is cute!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Judith stamps make me smile!

I picked up this free idea booklet while at the Stampaway Convention. It gives me some great ideas to use with my new Judith stamps. Here is my version of the giraffe with the flowerpot on its head....

I stamped the flower pot and then cut them out and pop dotted it to give the card some dimension. This would be a cute card to give to someone you love!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Stampaway USA Rocks!

Had a chance to browse the stamp convention for a couple of hours and found some treasures!
I love Judith stamps!
I could not resist the little turtle and giraffe. Judith even made me a signed sample of the little turtle.
The "THANKS" limited edition stamp is in celebration of 20 years!  

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

anniversary wishes!

My sister celebrated her 26th wedding anniversary last week.....congratulations! I made this lovely card with the mad for plaids and marvelous marigolds stamp sets from amuse|studio. You can find both these sets at my webstore They are a must to have in your stamp room!

Monday, August 15, 2011

August Spotlight!

For one month, you can save 10% on the stamp sets used to create these fabulous projects!
Rock Star
The Mighty Jungle
Past Due
Personal Stationery
School Days
And, for a limited time, order the special Collegiate cardstock assortment pack - an easy way to get the look showcased in this month's spotlight.
Collegiate Assortment Pack contains four sheets each:
Winter Sky

Shop at my webstore for all these fabulous products!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

the birthday boy!

It's Joe's birthday.....he's the good looking one in the middle of the girls...sorry Luke.
Happy Birthday Joe! We all love you!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Tena turns 50!

We went to a 50th birthday party last weekend and this was my gift to the birthday girl! She was in awe over it because she is a scrapbooker!

Friday, August 12, 2011

in the bag!

Gifty Girl has got it going on......with her amuse studio goodies "in the bag"!
I just love how this card turned is a perfect way to thank all my amuse|studio customers.
You can find all amuse|studio goodies at my webstore

Don't forget... all holiday items are available for purchase on Aug. 22nd and Amuse A Palooza starts Aug. 22nd and runs through Sept. your workshop now to receive a free stamp set and greater hostess rewards during Amuse A Palooza! ($150 minimum to receive free exclusive set)

Thursday, August 11, 2011


I loved making this calendar page. The "holiday tags" is another favorite of mine from the new holiday catalog. You can do so much with all the fun designs....tags, cards, treats, and calendar pages!! Come join in the fun and get one of these fabulous calendars and make it to fit your personality!
Amuse A Palooza starts Aug. 22nd and everything in the new holiday catalog will be available for purchase!