Wednesday, February 29, 2012

feel better soon

Casey was on a roll.....another beautiful card.
Just imagine if you received this in the mail... would make you feel so much better....don't you think?
Casey started with fern cardstock and added a layer of heather to the bottom of the card. She daubered heather ink on the edges of the sugar cardstock for an extra special look. No coloring was needed for the flower that was stamped in memento tuxedo black. Add your sentiment and your card is ready to go.
Oh, and by the way, Happy Leap Day!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

thanks so much!

This is my favorite card that Casey made for her basket. The friend to friend set is one of the first amuse stamp sets I purchased. It is definitely a set everyone should have. You get 6 beautiful sentiments in the stamp set along with several floral images.

A simple design, yet very beautiful!
The leaf stem was stamped in fern pigment ink and then stamped again to make the lighter look. Add a sentiment and you have a gorgeous card!

Monday, February 27, 2012

friend to friend

Casey is putting together a basket for a fundraiser and she chose to do an amuse studio basket with all kinds of goodies. She came over to make up some sample cards for the basket. She did a wonderful job and I love her color choices....heather and fern, two of my favorites!

Casey, hard at work.... but enjoying herself!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

hey man!

This was one of my door prizes I gave away at my open house. I love the hey man stamp set....a great set to have for all those manly cards that are so hard to make. Carolyn, you are one lucky gal to have won this....not to mention all the french roast grograin wrapped around it!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

A Whole Lot of Fun!

Set up for my amuse studio open house to kick off the NEW 2012 catalog!

So many new products and so much to see!

Plenty of samples to view and of course several door prizes to give away!
Winners are:
hey man stamp set.......Carolyn
paper pack ........Jeanne
Congratulations ladies!

We are ready for our make and takes! I was given some large pieces of cardstock from a friend so I used some of it for placemats. I stamped the amuse|studio logo on each one in different ink colors for a special touch!

We had a few new faces to amuse|studio....welcome Beth, Judy, and Deanna!
It looks like they are pros at this!

Thank you to all who came to my open house. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. I love to share my passion for rubberstamping and amuse|studio!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Laura's Open House!

Here are just a few of the new stamp sets you will see at my Open House.
I will be sharing many of the new products you will find in the new 2012 catalog.
 Come on over and find out what amuse studio is all about!

Laura's Open House
Feb. 24th
3-8 p.m.

I will be offering some great specials and you will have the chance to see some amazing new products. I will have make and takes, door prizes, food and drink. Spend a fun afternoon/evening with your girlfriends!
Hope to see you there!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

let us be....

I love the simplicity of this card. I started with bermuda cardstock from amuse studio and embossed a piece of sugar cardstock using a leaf embossing folder from sissix. I punched a scalloped circle and added a flower sticker from Martha Stewart. The sentiment is from amuse studio's charming gardeners stamp set. A little sheer ribbon for finishing touches and beautiful!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

floral duet

The floral duet stamp set from amuse studio has become a favorite of mine. If you don't have it yet, you should be putting it on your wish list and get it ordered. The best part is... it is one of the stamp sets in this month's spotlight at 10% off!

I stamped the open flower in both sizes on the sleepy hollow cardstock and then embossed them. I cut them out and used dimenisonal dots to pop the flowers. I used the new sage polka dot cardstock and added it to the new grapefruit cardstock. A little onyx satin ribbon and a sentiment and you have a beautifiul card!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012


I love the new Charming Gardeners stamp set from amuse studio. You can do so much with the simple flower design. The new titan solid and patterned cardstock is paired with the new grapefruit cardstock for a beautiful look.

Monday, February 20, 2012


This is my version of the butterfly card that my sister-in-law, Melissa created. I loved hers as soon as I saw it and had to make one for myself. Thank you Melissa for a wonderful card idea!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

clean and simple....and quick!

I made these simple yet quick cards for valentines this year. The patterned paper is something I had in my stash and I had some heart trio die cuts already cut out. Clean and simple...and quick!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

with sympathy

When someone loses a pet, it is like losing a member of your family.
This is the perfect set for making a card to let them know your are thinking of them.

Friday, February 17, 2012

recipe cards

I found these recipe cards at Hobby Lobby. I stamped the floral duet in bubblegum and onyx ink on the recipe cards. I covered mini wood clothespins with the new polka dot paper from amuse in bubblegum and onyx.....just love how they turned out!

On sale this month for the Feb. spotlight....get yours at 10% off here.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

simple yet elegant

Floral Duet is a must have stamp set from amuse studio.

Sugar and onyx damask cardstock
bubblegum satin ribbon
versafine black ink
floral duet stamp set 

10% off this set during the month of  February.
 Go to my webstore to order yours today!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

cute valentines

Casey came over Monday and we had a lot of fun making these valentines for a friend of hers at work.....the recipients had to love these! We used the friends fur ever and quick and cute valentines stamp sets from amuse studio. They were perfect for this occasion. 

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

sweet treat!

I love chocolate and marshmallows so what  better treat than a chocolate covered heart marshmallow for Valentine's Day. My sister gave me this treat decorated with the tweet heart stamp it!
Happy Valentine's Day everyone!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Just Stunning!

This is the gorgeous valentine that my sister gave me. She used the onyx damask notecards that amuse was giving to anyone who ordered during amuse a palooza last fall. I was speechless when I opened this is just so stunning! She actually heart punched the front of the card and then used it on the inside. The flowers and green vine is another touch of elegance. I hate putting these cards away after each season....I might have to start framing them and hang them in my house so I can enjoy them every day!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

be mine!

I love it when my sister comes over.....I get to see her next creation. This one is a treat box made from an amuse notecard. She folded, scored and glued the notecard together to make it into a treat box filled with candy. She added a paper doily to cover the top and dressed it up with some hearts made from the heart trio die set.....simply beautiful!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

beautiful valentine!

Doreen sent me this beautiful valentine! I love everything about this card. Thank you Doreen!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Keep calm....

I love the new venetian inks and cardstock from amuse studio. I used the new keep calm and stamp on stamp from amuse. It makes the perfect thank you note to put in with a customer's order when delivering their amuse products.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

valentine treats!

I decorated the same little candy jars for Valentine treats as I did for my Christmas treats. I love these little jars. You can find them at Hobby Lobby in the glass aisle. I used the heartbreaker, valentine paper from amuse to decorate the lids. The hearts are made using the amuse heart trio die. Inside you will find some hershey kisses that are decorated with various papers. I used a 3/4 inch circle punch...the tiny circles fit perfectly on the bottom of a hershey kiss. These would make the perfect Valentine treat for those you love!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

springtime near?

Casey made this pretty card with the snail and co. stamp set. With all the springlike temperatures we have had lately, this is the perfect card. Great job Casey!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

another pretty valentine!

Another Regina creation.
I like the color combination for these soft and subtle, but oh so pretty!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Will you be my Valentine?

Regina has been cranking out the valentines! She is doing an amazing job with her new hobby. They are all beautiful but this is my favorite! I love the simplicity of this card....and the polka dot heart!

I love how she used the candy cane striped cardstock for a Valentine card...what a great idea!

I do love the tweet heart stamp set from amuse studio!