Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Holiday Hoopla is almost here!

Starting August 1st thru September 30th host a workshop and earn free product!
Host a qualifying workshop of $150 or more with 3 unique customers and you can receive the exclusive "dwell in the possiblility" stamp set from Amuse Studio! (valued at $39.95)

And that is not all...you can earn even more rewards by hosting a workshop!

Holiday Hoopla ends September 30th so book your workshop now so you won't miss out.  
Contact me to get the hoopla started!

Monday, July 30, 2012

wicked cool!

A sneak peek at some new product from the Holiday Catalog that will be released on August 1st!

I used kraft cardstock and stamped the screenprint background in onyx. I sprayed the card with the new cherry splash spray ink....which you all are going to love!
I added the 31 from birthday builder in cherry ink and then stamped Happy Halloween from the new toil and trouble stamp set.
I pop dotted the largest bat from the new bat trio die set to give this card some dimension!
A creepy, cool card!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

clean and simple

Casey created this great guy card for our card club the other night.
She used the hey man and mad for plaids stamp sets from amuse.
Great job Casey!

Here is my version of her card that I sent to my brother-in-law for his birthday.
 I chose to put "relax it's your day" on the outside and the happy birthday sentiment on the inside.
I love the simplicity of this card!

Saturday, July 28, 2012

fabulous 50!

This card is for a friend of mine who turned 50 recently! I used the floral duet, hand scripted, and the big celebrations stamp sets. Turning 50 is big so all these were perfect for this card.

Friday, July 27, 2012

This was an easy card to make using the new chevron paper in wasabi. I had some washi tape in the same color laying around and layered it up twice to cover a portion of the chevron. I added some onyx twine along with a strip of sugar cardstock with the letters spelling "boo" using the on broadway alphabet set.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

card club

Preparing for CARD CLUB!  See those awesome new Holiday Catalogs!!

Getting our stamping groove on!

Our theme for CARD CLUB this month was birthday. Everyone did a fantastic job and we had such a wonderful set of cards to take home at the end of the evening....great job ladies!
Looking forward to next month!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

a great find!

This was a great find at a friend's craft sale over the weekend. 
 I could not pass up this 24 slot paper holder for a mere $15!
I can now organize my amuse studio cardstock by patterns and colors. I love it!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Holiday Sneak Peek!

Another fantastic card from the new holiday catalog! The release is just about a week away! Won't you join me on August 3rd for an open house kicking off amuse studio's new Holiday catalog.
Contact me for all the details.

Monday, July 23, 2012


This is one of my favorites.....new onyx chevron ribbon and one of the new bat trio dies.....this will get your holiday hoopla spirit! This would make a great invitation to a Halloween bash!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Toil and Trouble

Another sneak peek at some new product in the Holiday catalog....toil and trouble....fires burning....cauldrons bubble.....something wicked this way comes......

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Holiday Hoopla is Coming!

Here is a sample card from one of the new sets...toil and trouble...that is featured in the new holiday catalog.
Holiday Hoopla is coming....August 1st!

Friday, July 20, 2012

wild rose

I used the wild rose stamp set to make this anniversary card. I stamped the leaf in fern and the rose in cherry. I then cut out the rose and pop dotted it to give the card a bit of dimension. I love how it pops off the cherry woodgrain card.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

R & R in Gatlinburg

Joe and I got away for a little R & R to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary that's coming up. We spent a few days at the Buckhorn Inn....a wonderful place to relax. We had the tower room to the left. Everyone was so nice and friendly and the grounds were beautiful.

As we entered the tower there was a little sitting room and then you went up a flight of stairs to the bathroom and then another couple flights to our room. It was like a tree house...with windows all around it.

This was the view from our table as we dined for dinner and enjoyed our delicious breakfast in the morning.
I highly recommend you do dinner if you go. The food was amazing!

We had another couple take our picture. They were celebrating their 40th and we our 25th.

The beauty of the mountains from one of our hikes. Love the Smokies!

Clingmans Dome. A foggy/cloudy morning. You could not see much on the dome, but still a great hike.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

young at heart.....

You are never too young to ride a carrousel....Luke and Jacob enjoyed an afternoon at the fair. 

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

roses are red...

Are these amazing or what!? My sister made these beautiful roses out of pop cans. She cut off the ends and then flattened the can out and ran it through her die machine. She spray painted the petals and curled them like she does with her flowers when she makes a card. I think they are just beautiful!
Thank you Shari for your wonderful creations!


Monday, July 16, 2012

graduation card

You can create a simple or very detailed card for your special graduate....this one is quite detailed from the many patterned paper to the rosette, and the added touch of pearls.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

4-H Fair


Joe is prepared for any questions one might have about dairy cows.

Hamilton County Farm Bureau members sharing their knowledge to some youngsters who came out to the 4-H Fair.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

flying high...

Luke was Adam's ride buddy at the fair this week.
They went on plenty of rides and enjoyed an afternoon of fun.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Who's turning 5 ?

A big girl turns 5!
Our niece, Elena turned 5 yesterday but her card won't arrive until today.
 I was late in getting it in the mail.
I used the hey cupcake set to make this card...a favorite!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

graduation card

Graduation parties are still in full swing. This lovely card was made by my sister.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Happy Anniversary

Shari made this beautiful anniversary card for Monica and Henry. I love the white cut out on this card. And of course we know how much Shari loves to do those flowers....gorgeous!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Let the games begin...

Create your own ring toss game with amuse studio!

Using the amuse studio maple tags or felt you can create your own games!

You too can join in the fun of the Olympic games by hosting your very own amuse studio workshop.
Contact me and let the games begin!

Monday, July 9, 2012

graduation rosettes

Kelly's graduation party was last week and her mom made these rosettes to use with her table decorations. She put them in a mason jar of wildflowers to add as a bit of a conversational piece.

Look at all these beautiful rosettes!

It is hard to see the rosettes in each jar but they were beautiful!

Shari seems to think this is the craziest bunch there....are you sure?....because Kelly is not in this picture!