Friday, November 30, 2012

joys of the season...

A simple Christmas card using the amuse snowflake die, some kraft and petite polka dot cardstock. I love the simplicity of this card. A single chocolate pearl in the center of the snowflake and brown twill ribbon finish off the card nicely.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

O little town of...

I just wanted to share with all of you these beautiful ornaments
my sister made this year for a craft show.
 I love how the "t" in Bethlehem is the star. She is very talented at what she does. 

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Thanksgiving cards.

These are the cards I received on Thanksgiving.
They are all fabulous and I am so thankful for all my crafty friends and family.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

gift basket

I love putting together gift baskets for various fundraisers and raffles.
This one contains a variety of items made with amuse studio products.

Monday, November 26, 2012

cup of good cheer

Gift tag was made for this raffle basket using the cup of good cheer set. It is a great set for all your holiday crafting or for any winter craft items. I love this set and think every stamper must have it in their collection!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

blog trouble...

I seem to be having trouble with my blog posts....temporarily down until I figure it out....thank you for your patience :)

Saturday, November 24, 2012

snowflake tag

These tags were made with kraft cardstock and one of the snowflake dies.
So simple and yet so elegant.

Friday, November 23, 2012

thank you card

This thank you card is made with the retired kitchen dots cardstock.
I love the give thanks stamp set from amuse.  It is such a simple stamp set but it packs big meaning with all the sentiments....a must have for every stamper!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

craft show

LaSalle craft show was a huge success! I shared amuse studio with many of the crafters and the large crowd who came through to see what I had to offer. Thank you so much and I will see you all next year!

I had so many goodies to choose from for your Secret Santa gifts.

. Owls are very popular this year and these sold out quickly.

Cute little gum treats.

I make the nugget candy packs every year and they are always a big hit. One gal in particular bought 38 of them to give to her bridge club and garden club friends.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

give thanks

My favorite holiday is Thanksgiving.
The give thanks stamp set is perfect for making your Thanksgiving cards for your family and friends.

Monday, November 19, 2012

door prize

I like to give a door prize away at my workshops. This is such a cute little gift. I gave away some of the new twine from the Valentine catalog. I wrapped the little clear pillow box with some of the new grapefruit chevron and then stamped the little heart sun in grapefruit ink. Just turned out darling!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

snowmen treats

These snowmen treats were a big hit at my previous craft shows. I am betting they will be gone in a flash at today's craft show at LaSalle high school. Come on out if you are not doing anything and are in the area. It runs from 10 to 4 and there is a $1.00 admission. So many great items to choose from and you can get your Christmas shopping started! Hope to see you there!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

for the baby

This is another simple baby card I made for a friend who gave the book "Pat the Bunny" as a gift. The bunny is an old wood block stamp from amuse. I used shell and latte woodgrain for this card.

Friday, November 16, 2012

thinking of you...

This card was very simple to make. I love the papillon stamp set from amuse because the images create a beautiful card with simple stamping. I did however, stamp the butterfly on the shell cardstock and then stamped it again, cut it out and pop dotted it to give the card some dimension. The sentiment is from the wild rose stamp set.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

valentine catalogs...

The items in the Valentine catalog will be available for purchase starting Dec. 1st. If you would like to see a PDF copy of it before then please email me and I will send one to you and you can start making your wish list.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

sleep tight...

This is such an old stamp I have, but it is one of my most favorite. It is perfect for baby cards, christening cards or as I used it... a card for a friend who became a great Aunt to a baby girl and she was giving it with the book Goodnight Moon...perfect don't you think? 

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

amuse studio!

Look at this awesome pink tote from amuse studio! I love pink and I love amuse studio! Thank you for my wonderful pink glad I earned it during the month of October. It will be a great way to tote all my amuse studio products to and from workshops.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Fun, fun, fun workshop!

All set up and ready for Jeanne's workshop!

Here is a sneak peek at some of the new Valentine products that will be available on December 1st!

Our projects to be made at Jeanne's workshop...a Noel gift card holder, a sweet Christmas card, and a sweet treat of candy cane sticks.

We love food and we love to eat! Everything was so yummy!

Everyone is hard at work making their gift card. We all had such a wonderful time with our stamping friends. We laughed til we cried and just enjoyed each other's company.
This is an amazing group of talented women that come together and have so much fun.
We missed you Regina, but we will see you the next time!
 I thank each and every one of you for being a part of my life and making it better!

Sunday, November 11, 2012


I made this card to go with a child's book. I like how simple it is.
The letters are from the retired set "grunged alphabet" from amuse studio.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

go bananas

Here is another simple card made from the retired set "the mighty jungle" from amuse studio.
The little monkey so adorable!

Friday, November 9, 2012

new baby girl

I love to make new baby cards. 
The little onesie is a favorite of mine.
 I found it in the dollar bin at Michaels a few years ago and have used it so much.

amuse studio products
bubblegum, sugar and bubblegum petite polka dot cardstock
sheer bubblegum ribbon
words from retired set "cute and cuddly"

Thursday, November 8, 2012

1 2 3

I made this card using the retired set "the mighty jungle" for a friend of mine. She is giving the book "1 2 3 to the Zoo"  to a friend who had a new baby and wanted a card. I just love this little set...perfect for making card for kids of all ages.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

goodies in the mail...

I love it when amuse sends me a package in the mail.....oh so much goodness in one box!
You are all going to love the new Valentine are just a few of them.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

you got mail...

These decorated mailboxes were a big hit over the weekend at the craft shows. This was one of my can eat the candy treats and then use it to put on your desk in hopes that someone might just leave you a little note. I found the mailboxes at Target in their dollar bin.

amuse studio products:
sweetheart, cherry petite polka dot,
cherry, and sugar cardstock
sheer organdy ribbon in cherry and sugar
cherry satin ribbon
handscripted stamp set
heart die

Monday, November 5, 2012

craft show number 2

I had back to back craft shows over the weekend. It was a busy 2 days full of fun. There were 30 vendor/crafters at this sale yesterday. I met a lot of new people along with some old friends.
It was a great show...thanks St. John's of Harrison!

I mixed things up a bit....rearranged my table since I would be seeing a few of the same folks. I love the white enamel trays from amuse...they are perfect for displaying all my craft items.

The mailboxes full of candy were a big hit yesterday!

This was one of my favorite things on my table. I just love the little candy jars full of candy and especially the snowmen with the blue wrapped kisses....just so pretty!
(excuse the unsightly mess in the background)

Sunday, November 4, 2012

craft show number 1

All set up and ready to go...was a great day at Mt. Caramel's craft show.
Emily came to help me out. Will miss her tomorrow at St. John's in Harrison.

Almost everything on my table was made with amuse studio products.

Love how the snowman jars look on my 2 tier holder....
and what about those mustache fun.

The owl treats were a huge hit!

One last over view of if all.....Emily seems to always be in the photo.
I love the 3 tier shelf my sister-in-law told me about. It was great for my display.
Craft show number 2 coming up!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

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