Friday, September 30, 2011

Red bird

I love the colors of this card.

amuse studio supplies:
life is a song stamp set
bermuda, cherry, sugar, onyx cardstock
sky organdy ribbon

Thursday, September 29, 2011


For the final amuse a palooza challenge, I created a Christmas package greeting box using the mini pizza box template that I found online. To make a ribbon, I adhered a piece of cherry cardstock to the box, then punched out two flowers for the bow. The other piece of cherry cardstock with the flower bow, slides off easily so you can open the box to see your greeting and any little treats you might want to put inside. I added a tag using the essential sentiments stamp set.
These would look darling at each place setting for your Christmas dinner.

Fill with treats or little notecards and you have the perfect gift!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Beauty and the Beast on Broadway!

Beauty and the Beast is my favorite Disney movie!
Emily won tickets on the radio for the broadway production of Beauty and the Beast and she was so excited! We went to see it last night and it was fabulous! My favorite scene had to be the "be our guest" scene.....amazing! Thanks Emily for allowing me to "be your guest!"

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

maple tags

I am loving these maple tags from amuse studio. They come in two sizes....1 1/2 " and 2".
I used the vintage christmas postmarks stamp set with evergreen, cranberry, navy, and the black versafine ink. To punch the hole in the maple tag, I used my crop-a-dile.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Workshop hostess gift

This is what I like to give my hostesses at a workshop. I love giving inks, daubers, and buttons that go with the theme of the workshop. I recycled the amuse sticker off a ball of twine and put it on the clear box......add a handmade tag with some twine and you have the perfect hostess gift.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Card Swap

I will be participating in a card swap with about 14 other amuse consultants. This is the stamp set I chose to use for the card swap. You will have to check back to see what I will have created!
Shop here for all amuse studio products!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

I love the snow crystals stamp set from amuse studio. You just can't help making a winter card when you have this in your is just so beautiful!

amuse studio supplies:
ocean cardstock, ocean ink, and ocean grograin

Friday, September 23, 2011


This is my card for the Amuse A Palooza Challenge.
I am thankful for so many things, but especially for my family and friends. 
I used Wasabi cardstock, fern and lichen ink and friend to friend stamp set.

As the leaves start to change and fall begins, we reach for the lovely tones of autumn and are inspired by how much there is to be thankful for.  So this week’s challenge is to create a thank you or Thanksgiving card!

Here is how you can play along in the challenge:

Challenge Details
Theme: Create a thank you or Thanksgiving paper craft project
Keyword: AP11THANKS
Challenge Starts: Monday, September 19, 2011
Challenge Ends: Sunday, September 25, 2011 at 11:59pm Eastern time
Prize:  One random prize winner will receive an A Muse Studio “Thank you mix” stamp set!

Prize Eligibility
Only persons residing in the United States who are at least 18 years of age may enter.

Participation Instructions
Create a design as described in the challenge details.

Your project must feature at least one (1) A Muse Studio stamp image.

Take a picture of it and post it on your blog or public gallery such as or  If you upload to a public gallery, be sure to include the challenge keyword in the photo description or keyword box.

When you are finished, copy the url/link of your upload and add it in the comments of this challenge post by the specified deadline.  (Sorry, entries posted after the deadline will not be included in the drawing.)

Projects must be new creations not previously posted or submitted to any A Muse Studio contest.  You may submit more than one entry for our design challenges as long as they each meet the requirements.  The more you create, the more chances you have to win!

A winning name will be randomly selected from all those that play!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Happy "golden" birthday Alison!

Happy Birthday Alison! We wish we could be there to celebrate with you on your "golden" birthday!
22 years old on 9/22!
We love you and may you always keep that beautiful smile!


                                     Oh, and don't forget to have cake....and lots of ice cream!
I wonder what your cake looks like after it traveled to Indy in a mail truck....let me know, but this is what it looked like before it was cute!


This is for you Alison, Happy Birthday!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Colleen's workshop

This is our stamp club group....minus Jeanne. She could not make it but we really missed having her there. From left going around the table clockwise is Colleen our hostess, Casey, Regina, Shari, and Katie.
We had a ton of fun using our amuse studio products!

Casey is the life of the party.....we have an "amuse"ingly good time when she is there. She is a good sport and takes our teasing well......feel the love Casey and have some cheese! (inside joke)

Everyone does an amazing job with their stamping. We all have such a wonderful time when we get together...sharing ideas and our love of stamping. Thanks ladies for a great day!  

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Not that I want to be thinking of winter....but this card makes you feel like having a good cup of hot chocolate....mmmm....brimming full of mini marshmallows!

amuse supplies:
cherry cardstock, cherry ink, and cherry grograin
holiday tags and snow crystals stamp sets

Monday, September 19, 2011

workshop make and takes

Here are the projects we did at Colleen's workshop yesterday. We had a great time stamping with amuse studio products. We made a Halloween tag and card and also a Christmas tag and card. The tag is just like the one you will see in the holiday catalog. The only difference is we put a strip of doublesided tape for the ribbon on the package and then sprinkled it with amuse glitter. We also put 3 red jewels for the berries.
Thank you Colleen for being the perfect hostess!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Workshop Today!

Today Colleen is hosting an Amuse A Palooza workshop at her house for our monthly stamp club. She will be receiving a free stamp set from Amuse Studio for hosting her workshop. Wouldn't you like to receive free product from amuse|studio for hosting a workshop? 

This is the free stamp set Colleen will receive for hosting her workshop of a $150 during
Amuse A Palooza!
 Email me if you are interested in hosting a workshop or if you want to place an amuse|studio order. 

Saturday, September 17, 2011

It's a Boy!

On 9-9-11 our nephew and his wife had their first child....a baby boy!
Welcome Colin Thomas Brown!

Friday, September 16, 2011


This is my card for the amuse a palooza challenge. I went with the pebble cardstock on onyx cardstock and stamped the grunged sunrays in pebble ink for the background. I used the Too Cute to Spook set and the fence die. To finish it off I tied onyx bakers twine around the card.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

September Spotlight

September Spotlight stamp sets are available at a 10% discount. Shop here at my webstore for these and other great products from amuse|studio. Happy Stamping!

A few great ideas to use with your spotlight sets!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Fun Card Class

Yesterday I went to Stamp Your Art Out in Kenwood and took a free card class. It was a lot of fun.
There were 16 of us and we made 4 cards. My favorite card is the green card with the chair. It is a set of 9 clear stamps from Hero Arts. If you are ever in the area you should stop in and check them out....a great stamp store. Thanks Connie!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

door prizes

Everyone likes to win a door prize so I had four door prizes to give away at my open house. The lucky winner of the stamp case with the "Thank you mix" set will be able to make a few extra cards like the one enclosed. You can't see it but there was also a memento black ink pad inside.
Congrats to all the winners!

Monday, September 12, 2011

New Halloween decor

 My talented sister brought this Halloween decor to use for decoration at my open cute!
It was a big hit and as you can see she used some of the amuse holiday products and paper to decorate the painted paper mache hat. I may never want to put it away. Thank you Shari for the witch hat!

Sunday, September 11, 2011



Let us remember......

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Amuse A Palooza Open House!

My open house was a huge success! Thank you to all my friends new and old who came out to see what amuse studio is all about. We had good conversation, food, laughs and just a really good time.
We did a simple make and take mitten die tag that was stamped with a snowflake.
Thanks again ladies and see you all very soon!