Monday, April 30, 2012

May Inkpad Sale!!!

May Inkpad Sale!

Great news! For the month of May, customers will save an additional 20% on
A Muse Studio inkpads! Now is the time to get those colors you have been wanting. Contact me or go to my webstore to order yours today! Sale starts May 1st and goes through May 31st!
Inkpad sale applies only to individual A Muse Studio inkpads.  Does not include refills, assortments, or non-A Muse Studio branded inks.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

spellbinder and die storage

I have about half a dozen of these folders for all my dies and spellbinders. It is the perfect storage solution that is inexpensive. You can use a 40% off coupon at Hobby Lobby and save even more.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

keepsake box

I bought this wooden box with photo openings at Hobby Lobby and personalized it for a special occasion. My niece, Rebecca is celebrating her First Holy Communion today. She will be able to keep all her treasures in this beautiful box. I stamped the religious saying on vanilla cardstock using Titan ink from amuse studio. The R was a dollar stamp I found at Michaels a while ago and the cross is a sticker. She can put photos in the empty spots or just keep it the way it is. 

Friday, April 27, 2012

Happy 40th!

My sister-in-law is turning 40 today! I made this card with the hey cupcake stamp set from amuse studio. I added number stickers on the cupcake liner so she would be sure to know how old she is! Happy Birthday Rose!

amuse supplies:

sugar, grape, pistachio, and grapefruit cardstock
grapefruit and versafine onyx ink
hey cupcake stamp set
quickie glue pen and glitter

Thursday, April 26, 2012

First Communion

My niece will be making her First Holy Communion this weekend. I made her this card using some amuse studio products. The cross is a sticker and you can't tell by the photo but it has a bit of sparkle to it. I love how it turned out.

amuse studio supplies:

venetian background stamp
latte, sugar, and french roast cardstock
vanilla crush ribbon
other: first communion stamp and cross sticker

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

you are...

I love the card in the catalog on pg. 111 so much that after making them at Katie's workshop, I came home and put together another one using a different sentiment.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Katie's workshop

Katie had an amazing workshop on Sunday. We made the three projects you see here...along with stamping friends, food, and laughs...we all had a great time. The coaster was simple to make...just use tiles from Home Depot and some stazon ink in your choice of color. The center card is featured in our catalog on page 111. However, I did change it up just a bit. The adorable card on the right was designed by Melissa, my sister-in-law. I fell in love with the one she made in pink and thought we needed to make one at Katie's workshop since Katie is expecting.

Look how darling everyone's baby cards turned out using the little peanuts stamp set.
The stamp set is on sale now thru the end of April at a 10% savings!

Casey really getting into it...

Thank you ladies for a wonderful afternoon!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Happy 50th!

Melissa turned 50 this month and when she was in town all the sisters and sister-in-laws went to celebrate at El times!

The waiters even sang the spanish version of happy birthday to her!
Melissa, you are rockin' that sombrero!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

amuse studio

My sister Shari surprised me with this awesome sign for me to put in my stamp studio. I love how she designed the shape to match one of amuse studio's label dies. I also love the charming gardners which she happened to paint in my favorite color! She is amazingly talented and I just love sharing it with all of you. Thanks are terrific!
(Oh yeah and she also made one for my wonderful sister-in-law too!)

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Senior Prom

Last night was LaSalle's Prom...Luke all spiffed up and ready to roll.

Luke and Abby on their way to Senior Prom...what a good looking couple!

It started to rain as soon as they were leaving....a little blurry but a cute picture!

Friday, April 20, 2012

batter up...

Baseball season is in full swing...a slow start to the season but we are on a roll....keep it up Lancers!
Luke is in the game and batting .400
This particular game against Northwest was something else....we won 31-15 in just 7 innings. 

Thursday, April 19, 2012

birthday wishes

This is a card my sister made for our dad for his birthday. I like the navy and white. Shari is so good at making rosettes. Love it!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

country charm

Shari made this country decor for a raffle. It has a rustic feel to it and she will personalize the winner's name on the barn too.  This would look so good in my home....

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

going green....

My sister gave me this great re-usable bag in lime green venetian. I love it and it matches the amuse studio logo perfectly! She is making me a tag to hang on the bag to take with me when I do will be my amuse studio bag!

Monday, April 16, 2012

most favorite...

I love the special edition birthday stamp set from amuse. If you were one of the lucky ones to receive it for hosting a workshop during the month of March then you know how nice this stamp set really is. I love the saying that I stamped for the background of this card. I stamped the amuse logo in the balloon to make a great birthday card celebrating amuse studio.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

who's turning 50?

Melissa turns 50 today! Happy birthday to the birthday girl! I made this card using amuse products in honor of the big day. chevrons and floral duet...a great combination.
Enjoy your day Melissa. I look forward to seeing you in a few days.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

amuse goodness...

It's like Christmas when a brown box arrives on your doorstep! This order was one of the largest I have had to sort. It was so much fun to see all the amuse inks, paper, stamp sets, free notecards, buttons, dies, and so much more.....I love amuse!

Friday, April 13, 2012

mr. and mrs.

Another great idea for a shower gift is to make some thank you cards for the bride. I made these for Ali so that she will have a head start on her thank you's. The sentiment is from a retired stamp set from amuse studio

amuse supplies:
sugar and onyx damask cardstock
sugar organdy ribbon
vanilla crush ribbon
clear box from PTI

Thursday, April 12, 2012

candy nuggets

This candy nugget tin was part of Ali's shower gift. I used a variety of wedding stamps to decorate labels that I wrapped around Hershey nugget candy. I did a little embellishing for some extra sparkle. The tin is from PTI and the crush ribbon is from amuse studio. I love making these for special occasions.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

date night...

This is the gift I took to Ali's shower over the weekend. I bought the picnic basket at Target along with the beautiful napkins. I decided to put together a "date night" picnic basket for the two of them. I found some acrylic wine glasses at T.J. Maxx that I thought would be great for a picnic...don't have to worry about breaking them. I put a bottle of wine along with a corkscrew some chocolate, loaf of bread, and the movie "date night" in case of inclement weather they can have their picnic inside. The tags were made with burano cardstock from amuse...a perfect the bride and groom!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

peep cake

I saw this on Pinterest and in our area newspaper last week and had to take it to Easter dinner over the weekend. Everyone thought it was cute and of course it being a chocolate cake....delicious!
It was very simple to make. All you need is a cake mix, frosting, peeps, and chocolate chips!

Monday, April 9, 2012


 Ali's bridal shower was over the weekend and one of the gifts she received was this beautiful shadow box frame that Monica made. I think my favorite part of the shadow box is the tuxedo heart.
Great job Monica!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter everyone! I made very simple Easter cards this year using the egg die and grass die from amuse studio. The sentiment is from the "for peeps sake" stamp set. The grass is the opposite piece from the actual grass that is cut from the die. So you can have skinny grass or fat grass.
Enjoy your day!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

full bloom...

My azalea is in full bloom and just gorgeous.....had to share! 

Friday, April 6, 2012

sweet treat...

I love making cute little treats for all the holidays. This is one of my favorites....a cute little candy jar full of yummy candy! I find the glass jars at Hobby Lobby or plastic jars at Staples. I used the "for peeps sake" stamp set from amuse studio to decorate the lid. A little ribbon around the edge and you have a great little party favor or gift. 

Thursday, April 5, 2012

enjoy the ride...

This card was made for my brother-in-law who likes to bike. The "enjoy the ride" stamp set was perfect for the occasion. I used the onyx grograin ribbon for the road and stamped the balloon on the handle bar with a sentiment inside. Happy birthday Tom...enjoy the ride!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Easter chicks...

I just love Regina's darling Easter cards.
The little chick is from the amuse "for peeps sake" stamp set.
Great job Regina!