Friday, August 31, 2012

Karen's workshop

Places are set...

...candy bowl is full!

My sister-in-law, Melissa made up three bowls of these for a workshop she will be having next week. I thought I would do the same for my workshop....oh so darn cute and so easy to make!
Use a 3/4' punch to punch out your favorite stamped images.

Making our projects using the new NEVERMORE set from amuse. We got our hands on some new cherry ink splash and found it AMAZING!

Our three projects using the nevermore set from the holiday catalog and the dwell in the possiblity set that you can only get by hosting a qualifying workshop (with 3 unique customers)
Book your workshop today so you can take advantage of the great hostess benefits from amuse.
Thank you ladies for a great workshop and a whole lot of fun!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

60 years of love!

My mother-in-law and father-in-law are celebrating 60 years of love and marriage today! What a wonderful blessing and inspiration for all. Congratulations!

I love the floral duet and found it perfect for making their 60th anniversary card !

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

thank you

I made a few thank yous using the dwell in the possiblity stamp set. The little poppy is so darn cute!

I really like the cherry and bermuda color combo...especially with the new chevron papers!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

a good find...

I found this ribbon carrousel at Michaels the other day. I thought I would use it for amuse ribbon only. I think it will be perfect to display the different ribbons at workshops. Mine however is not as neat as the picture on the box....but that means I have been creating!
As you can see it will hold quite a few ribbon reels.

Monday, August 27, 2012

you make me smile...

My dear friend Jeanne gave me this card for my birthday. When I opened it I could not help but is one of those cheerful birthday cards. Love, love, love it!  Thank you Jeanne!

Sunday, August 26, 2012

birthday blessings

These are all the wonderful  handmade birthday cards I received from my family and friends.
I enjoyed each and every one of them! Thank you all!

Saturday, August 25, 2012

just for you...

I used the dwell in the possibility set for this gift card. I love the poppies in this can do so much with them. I actually made this into a gift card using the new die from amuse studio on pg. 15 in the holiday catalog.

The only way to get this set is to host a workshop of $150 with 3 unique customers.
Contact me to book your workshop!

Friday, August 24, 2012

baby shower favors

Shari's daughter Katie is having a baby! The shower was a few weeks ago and my sister and her daughter Kelly put together these wonderful table favors and decorations. I love the little buggies in pink and blue.

Boy or girl....can't wait to find out what she will have!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Emily's creation

Emily saw this on pintrest and decided to try her hand at it. I think she did a fabulous job and would love to have one for myself. She took 4 canvas art boards and hot glued the floral design to them. She used patterend scrapbook paper to cut out the petals of the flower. This beautiful piece of artwork hangs in her house at school. Great job Emily!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

amuse studio

This is a great thank you that amuse consultants can send to their customers after they have ordered.
I love the cherry and bermuda combination and it is even better with the new chevrons!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

sweetest birthday ever

This was my card for card club. My sister-in-law designed this card using the venetian cardstock from amuse studio. I thought it would be a great design using the new chevron cardstock in the Holiday Catalog...and it turned out awesome! I am anxious to make more using the different colors.
Thanks for the inspiration Melissa.

amuse studio supplies:
cherry chevron, ink and cardstock
hey cupcake and calendar fun stamp sets
onyx sheer ribbon

Monday, August 20, 2012

most favorite...

Jeanne's card is clean and simple. I love her color makes the card stand out!
The layered sentiment is tied to the card with twine but not adhered to the it a fun look.
A great card! Thank you Jeanne!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

another card using nevermore

This card was also made using the "nevermore" stamp set from amuse studio's new holiday catalog. I stamped the words on seattle cardstock. The other images are stamped on sugar and then sprayed with the new cherry spray ink. Love the new spray inks. They come in a variety of colors!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

thinking of you...

Carolyn's orignal card was a bit different than this but I changed it up a bit. The flower was made from honeycomb and we flattened it out after we cut it out to make our flower. We adhered it to something new to us called "glubber" .The pearl sets off the center of the flower....just beautiful!
Thank you Carolyn for a super card and for introducing us to honeycomb!

Friday, August 17, 2012

hey cupcake

Regina's card is so cheerful. I love the orange, yellow and purple color combo. We glittered up the icing for a bit of shimmer and the grape words just jump off the kraft cardstock.
This is a fabulous card!
The hey cupcake stamp set from amuse is one of my favorites.
Great job Regina!

Thursday, August 16, 2012


Oh, how I love the new stamp set "nevermore" from amuse studio's new holiday catalog!
This card was so easy to make. I used sugar cardstock, stamped all the images with onyx versafine.
I inked the edges of the sugar with seattle ink and adhered it to a woodgrain card. A tiny red jewel is the perfect embellishment for the crow....adds a touch of creepiness...don't you think?!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

frog days of summer...

Gena's card was so darn cute! We stamped and colored our cute little frog and lily pad. We added flies, cat tails, and ribbon to finish the outside...but when you open the card you get a great surprise inside......

a leaping frog heading towards his honeycomb toadstool.....awesome card!

Now Bettie's card was fun to make too. The jean pocket stamp was easy to cut out, but the frogs a bit more challenging along with the stitching. These frogs would be awesome with some googly eyes!
Great card Bettie...thanks so much!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

card club

We had card club last night at Gena's house and boy did we have fun! We got to try out several new things as we made our cards. We were introduced to honey comb and found it fantastic. We seemed to have a frog theme going as well as our birthday theme with amuse studio's "hey cupcake" set.
In the next few days you will get a close up look at these fabulous cards! Thank you ladies for another great evening of card making!

The best part of last night was the fact that today is my husband's birthday and I picked a card from card club to give him! Happy birthday Joe!

Monday, August 13, 2012

the windy city

Went to Chicago over the weekend and had a great time at the game. The Reds beat the Cubs 10-8!
Emily was a fantastic tour guide for our venture downtown, to Navy Pier, and to Girodano's.

Almost a family photo...missing Alison.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

fluttering by....

Carolyn brought enough supplies for each of us to make 2 cards! I love the sunny side of  life stamp set from amuse studio. You can do so much with it as you can see from the picture. The colorful paper was bought at Hobby Lobby and it give each card a different look. Simple to stamp and then two punched out butterflies that are popped give this card dimension. Awesome job!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

happy birthday

Gena made this simple yet beautiful tri-fold card.
 I love the scallop trim along the outside folds of the card. 
Gena will be hosting card club next week...can't wait!
Great job Gena!

Friday, August 10, 2012

popcorn birthday

How fun is this card?!
Bettie had us busy at card club last month. Luckily she had all those popcorn pieces already die cut for us. We did have to draw the lines on our popcorn box but the card went together pretty easily. The sentiment is that's the ticket from amuse along with the ticket die. You could easily put a name or a small sentiment on the red oval on the box to personalize this card even more. Thanks Bettie for a great card! Can't wait to see what you come up with next month!!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

you are special

I love Jeanne's card from Card Club!
One of my favorite stamps from amuse is floral duet.
A simple trick to add color to the center of the flower is to use an inked dauber... one daub and you have the perfect amount of color.
Thank you Jeanne for this amazing card!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

happy birthday

This was Colleen's card at our Card Club gathering. She had a variety of colors we could choose from to make our card. I chose the lime green and pink combo. We ran our birthday embossing folder through the cuttlebug and then sanded off just a bit of color so the white would show through. We stamped the cake from the "a very merry un-birthday" stamp set from amuse, colored it and then cut it out. We popped it to give even more dimension to the card. Easy as pie....or should I say cake!
Great card Colleen!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

August Spotlight

August spotlight's focus is on memories of summer vacation!

 Featured Stamp Sets

vacationland $18.89
wish you were here $15.29
let's be adventurers $19.79
enjoy the ride $18.89
extraordinary background $14.39

Featured Color Palette:

The Boardwalk Cardstock Assortment Pack is item number PAST812 and is $7.65.

A great way to share and personalize your family memories of vacation 2012!