Thursday, May 31, 2012

two by two...

This is the baby shower gift we gave Samantha.
I took a box and covered it with woodgrain cardstock from amuse to make it look like the ark, then I stuffed all the baby gifts inside and tied it up.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

little peanuts everywhere....

I made a set of notecards for Samantha's baby shower gift. Of course they came in a set of two each since it was a Noah's Ark theme. Look closely at the is the same animals as the little peanuts stamp set.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

staying cool...

My sister sent me this shot of a frog in her lily pond....I guess they have to stay cool in this heat too.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Congratulations Graduate!

You did it, Luke! Congratulations on your make us proud!

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Amuse Studio weekend special...


Memorial Day Weekend Customer Gift with Purchase!

A Muse Studio is celebrating Memorial Day with a Red, White,  Blue GIFT!

Customers who spend $50 or more will get one spool each of Cherry, Vanilla, & Bermuda satin ribbon for FREE!
Place your order this weekend and you will automatically get the satin ribbon giveaway with your order. {that’s a value of $20.85!} This offer is valid on orders $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) placed between Saturday, May 26th and Monday, May 28th at 11:59 pm Eastern time. Ribbon will be automatically included with all qualifying orders. No coupon code required and you will not need to note it on the order. Limit one per customer.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

baby shower

I made this card for Samantha's baby shower.  The idea came from a sample card made by amuse studio. I used the little peanuts stamp set along with the scallop die for the umbrella and I free hand cut the water.
The rain drops are an old, amuse artstamp, wood block stamp. I think it turned out darling...and it goes with Samantha's theme...Noah's Ark.

Friday, May 25, 2012

a little bit of color...

A little bit of color from sunny Florida... my Dad's garden. Love all the vibrant color!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

looking pretty...

Getting ready for a graduation party is a big job....and one of the biggest jobs is mulching. I love how nice my landscaping looks when it is freshly weeded and mulched.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

silky crush

I love amuse studio's silky crush ribbon.
It comes in three beautiful colors...sage, vanilla and french roast.
Visit my webstore for all your amuse products.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Ordination card

We went to the first mass of newly ordained Fr. Matt Robben. He is a family friend and he was ordained on May 19, 2012. His first official mass was yesterday, and what a beautiful celebration it was. My sister, whose husband is related to Fr. Matt, made this beautiful card for him. I can't even begin to describe how she went about this card, but as you can see all the detail is just amazing...right down to the inside of the card.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

boquet of sweetness...

These candy boquets make the greatest gifts for birthdays, graduations, and just about any other special occasion. Who doesn't love chocolate! I love the flower that ties the package together.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

birthday wishes...

This card was made by my sister for a sweet baby girl's birthday. I believe she is a twin so I bet she made two of them. I love the background paper that looks like the sprinkles on the cupcake icing. 

Friday, May 18, 2012


I made this card for my friend's birthday.
I used the "hey cupcake" stamp set, which is one of my favorites! 

amuse studio supplies:

onyx petite polka dot cardstock
hey cupcake stamp set
sugar, grapefruit and onyx cardstock
grapefruit and versafine ink
latte pearls
copic marker

Thursday, May 17, 2012

May Ink special still going strong...

Don't forget amuse is offering 20% off their pigment ink in all the assorted colors during the month of May! Contact me to place your order today!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

happy birthday

This was a quick and easy card to make with "the scoop" stamp set. I just colored in the ice cream to make it look like the strawberry, vanilla, and chocolate flavors. 

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

a whole set of easy thank yous....

This is a set of cards I made using the flower die set 2 and the butterfly trio die set from amuse studio. Don't you just love all the lovely colors amuse has in the petite polka dot cardstock?!

Monday, May 14, 2012

butterfly thank you

Here is another simple thank you using the butterfly dies from amuse. I added a few pearls for an extra special touch. Again, I love the amuse petite polka dot cardstock!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day

I was never really a fan of butterflies but my Mom loved them, so everytime I see them I think of her. The Papillon set is a beautiful set of butterflies that you can do so much with. I saw a card done similiar to this one and it inspired me to make this card. I stamped the script background in buttercup on sugar cardstock and inked the edges. Then I stamped the butterfly 3 times in versafine onto the sugar cardstock. I stamped the butterfly 3 more times and colored them in using copic markers in various shades of yellows, oranges, and reds. I cut them out and popped them up to give the card dimension. I added a bit of sparkle pen to make them really pop, added my sentiment and was very pleased with how beautiful this card turned out.
Happy Mother's Day!
(Love and miss you Mom!)

Saturday, May 12, 2012

thank you

This was a very simple card to make using the amuse flower die set 2. I love the petite polka dot cardstock from amuse because it comes in so many pretty colors. I used a paper punch for the center of each flower and the sentiment is from essential sentiments stamp set.

Friday, May 11, 2012

festive garden lights

I absolutely love these garden lights from amuse studio.
They are the perfect outdoor lighting for your next garden party!

Description by A Muse Studio

Creating paper shades for fairy lights from vellum paper is easy and SO lovely!

Die cut a circle for each light. Score lightly in half, turn, and score other half. Then score again in middle of each segment to create 8 roughly-equal segments. Pre-fold lightly on each score line. While folded in half, use crop-a-dile to cut cirlce in center. Cut along one score line to center. Place around light, slightly overlapping vellum and adhere with glue dot.

a|s supplies:
vellum paper
spellbinders classic scallop circles small (largest)
score board
scoring tool
glue dots (to adhere)

string of lights

Thursday, May 10, 2012

handmade lilies



Description by A Muse Studio

Each of these flowers (modeled from lilies) begin as a 4"x4" square. Freehand cut into leaf shape and fold rounded sides in towards one another. Insert half-inch piece of Papaya cardstock and staple together at very bottom (the staple is hidden by the leaves). Leaves are freehand cut as well.

a|s supplies:
wild rose stamp set
burano cardstock
watermelon cardstock
papaya cardstock
bellini cardstock
wasabi cardstock
kraft cardstock (box)
toffee twine
versamagic onyx ink


Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

new tool!

I went to Archiver's with my friend, Sylvia yesterday and picked up this fun little tool. The Quickstix will help you with those tiny jewels or pearls that are hard to get off the sheet.

Monday, May 7, 2012

you're so sweet...

I love the "hey cupcake" stamp set from amuse. It is a must for every stamper. You can make some great cards with this set. I used the grapefruit, grape, and pistachio cardstock from amuse and mixed them up a bit to creat these sweet looking cards.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

what's in the egg...

This was a little gift for my niece at Easter. She was born and raised on a dairy farm and she and her husband continue to help out on the farm. Now that they are expecting, I found a darling onesie to give them. I put it in a clear egg and tied it up with some vanilla crush ribbon from darling.

Is this not the perfect gift....I just love it!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

baby card

I made this cute little baby card for my niece who is expecting her first child in the fall. I love the "sleepy sighs" stamp set from amuse. The little baby head peeking from the crib is not is something I have had for a long time. It is the perfect size for the crib.

Friday, May 4, 2012

a little R & R...

My daughter just finished up her finals and now is ready for a bit of  rest and relaxation.
She is heading to Florida for some sandy beaches and sunshine...
I used the life is a breeze and graphic sunflower stamp sets from amuse.
Umbrella, girl and sentiment are stamps I had in my stash that I thought were perfect for this card.
Have fun Alison and enjoy your break!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

It's a Garden Party!

Look how yummy these cupcakes look and I am not talking about the cupcake...beautifully decorated with amuse studio products to make your party guests stop in their tracks!

Make each guest feel special with their own place card.

Just a few more ideas to make your garden party sparkle!

I just love how they made party lights to look like morning pretty and very festive!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

May spotlight

May is the month for your Garden Party...10% off featured stamps sets to get your party started!
Also available is a garden party paper pack at a great price of just $7.65!
Contact me or go to my webstore to order your products today!