Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Last Day

Today is the LAST day to order from the Holiday Catalog. Don't miss out on any favorites you might have on your wish list. Contact me or go to my webstore: www.amusestudio.com/lauraroell to order TODAY!

Monday, December 30, 2013

come home for Christmas

I bought this darling figurine for my Christmas exchange gift. I had my sister paint the name of the family farm on the roof of the barn. Oh so cute and a treasure for any member of the Roell family.

Sunday, December 29, 2013


Colleen made this beautiful card. It came as a kit that she bought at the stamp convention in Cincinnati. All she had to do was stamp her words on the circles and assemble. Very nice Colleen!

Saturday, December 28, 2013

yummy treat

My mother-in-law made this yummy appetizer wreath for our Christmas celebration. 
It was so festive and very delicious!

Friday, December 27, 2013

red and white

This is such a pretty card from my friend Bettie. I love the red and white color combination. Great job Bettie. Thank you so much for thinking of me this Christmas season!

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Baby it's cold outside...

My sister did it again. She made me this darling snowman decoration using all amuse products. She cut the snowman out of wood and painted it white. She used all amuse paper, stamp sets and a few dies to decorate him. I love how she used Haunted Mansion on his hat to add more detail. She is amazing and I just can't get over how she comes up with these unique designs. She also added battery operated lights in the front to make it sparkle when turned on.

A closer look at the front...she used "silent night" stamp set on the front of the snow man. So very pretty!

Love how she used "it's a wonderful life" stamp set.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas!

Casey did a beautiful job on her card. The extra embellishments add so much to the beauty of this card. Thank you Casey for a wonderful card. May each and everyone of you have a Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

simple and elegant

My friend Susan sent me this beauty! I love how it is so simple yet so elegant. Thank you Susan!

Monday, December 23, 2013


This lovely card is from my friend Sylvia. Thank you Sylvia!

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Merry Christmas

Melissa made this awesome card this year for Christmas. She is so talented and has a great eye for colors and beautiful combinations. Love it...thank you Melissa!

Saturday, December 21, 2013

let it snow...

I received a cute card from Shari yesterday. I love the little snow fellow. Shari is very creative with all her cards. She adds the extra touch to make it even better.
Thanks Shari for a great card!

Friday, December 20, 2013

Hark the Herald Angels sing...

I received this homemade Christmas card from Monica this week. It is very beautiful and detailed. Thank you Monica for a beautiful card!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

sweet treat

I know we are just less than a week away from Christmas, but I thought it would be fun to share this cute Valentine treat. It is never too early to start on your next holiday project. I found these cute little mailboxes at Target. I decorated it up and added candy inside. A perfect treat for that special someone. You could also give this to your child's teacher and she could put it on her desk and the students could leave her little messages inside.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

welcome little one...

I made this  cute little card for both the new parents and grandparents of a little baby boy. My nephew and his wife welcomed a new baby boy to their family. I used let's get merry stamp set and the little baby peeking out of the package is from morning star. I love that little stamp!
Congrats to David and Ali on the birth of baby Benjamin!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

O' Christmas Tree

Regina made this beautiful Christmas card! I love the simplicity of it and yet the added jewels really adds to the beauty of this card. Great job Regina!

Monday, December 16, 2013

Christmas craft day!

Our annual stamp club Christmas craft day was a huge hit! I gave each of my stamp club members a calendar for next year and a little treat bag full of goodies! 

We missed you Jeanne and Shari. We will see you both at stamp club in January!

As always, we have a big spread of food! This year we had homemade pizza, taco soup, cheese ball, cheese dip, vege tray, cookie bites and CHEESE....

(shhh....don't tell Luke), but that is his Christmas present Casey is holding. We always have to have cheese at our stamp club and we did it right this time!

We were all hard at work, making Christmas cards, decorating our calendars and having a real good time!

Some of our calendar pages...sorry Regina that I cut your head off.
Thanks everyone for a wonderful year of stamping...I look forward to 2014!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

It's a wonderful WINE of the year!

My boss and I went to the Stone Brook Winery for our Christmas dinner celebration last night. It was an old farmhouse turned into a beautiful winery. We had a taste testing of wine...I recommend the Blackberry, Strawberry, Raspberry, Pomegranate, and Peach wine... and then a delicious grilled dinner of ribs and chicken. This year we both had the same theme for our gifts to one another....wine.

My gift to her included a decorative box full of goodies to celebrate the season. It had a wine tote, a bottle of wine, napkins, coasters, party pics, and a wine coaster.

Her gift to me was a basket full of wine from Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana. It also included napkins, wine jelly, a wine spout, her own homemade wine slushy mix, and of course dinner at Stone Brook Winery. Thank you Monica for a wonderful evening of good food, good wine and GREAT friendship!

Saturday, December 14, 2013

a very merry Christmas!

My dear friend Karen gave me this card yesterday. I love how she used the traditional Christmas colors of red and green. You can see the shimmer glittery red cardstock and the added jewels. I should have taken a picture of the inside...she added two red jewels to the sentiment. Thank you Karen for a wonderful card!

Friday, December 13, 2013

peace and joy

My friend Doreen sent me this card and I love the simplicity and the beauty of this card. 
Thank you Doreen for thinking of me during this holiday season.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

holiday tag

My boss needed a holiday tag so I whipped this one up rather quickly. I used the haunted mansion background and the happy holidays stamp sets. A little sheer organdy ribbon and a very elegant tag was made. Love that haunted mansion background!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Check it out!


Amuse studio is partnering with Ali Edwards during the month of December. You will receive 20% off your amuse order with a coupon code just for following Ali's blog here!
What a great way to say Thank You!

Shop from our Regular catalog or our Holiday catalog.
You can go to my webstore and start your shopping, just be sure to enter the code given on Ali's blog.
Don't miss out on some favorite amuse products you have been wanting...the Holiday catalog expires at the end of December and the Regular catalog expiration is TBD.
COUPON CODE:  Use ZIHY13SR when you order 
 and save 20% on your order during December! 
The coupon code can only be used as part of an individual customer order, not a workshop.
Sale ends 11:59 on December 31st 2013.
If you have any questions feel free to ask me. Have fun shopping!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

more cuteness...

I posted these cute little gift bags in white yesterday. Today they are just as cute in red. 
I bought the bags at Michaels along with the stockings. They are so cute....just couldn't resist!

Monday, December 9, 2013

small gift bags

I found these white treat bags at Michaels and added a simple sentiment and a stocking to dress up the bag A piece of sheer organdy ribbon and you have the perfect gift bag.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

all set up

My friend, Sylvia was set up at a craft show at North Dearborn Elementary yesterday. Here is a little peek at some of the cute and delicious items she was selling. She took a few of my treats to fill in her table. She has a friend Nancy who makes wonderful candies...as you can see from the photo. Thanks Sylvia! I enjoyed an afternoon of sitting and catching up with you!

Saturday, December 7, 2013

winter card

                                               My sister made this winter card for her son for his birthday. 
                                    She used a  tree and deer  trio die along with the dots embossing folder.
                                                 Brown and white paper and of course a little glitter!  Easy!
A perfect card for a winter day!

Friday, December 6, 2013

amuse studio

Make your Christmas Merry and Bright with amuse studio! 
You can place your order here anytime and get started with your holiday crafting!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Sharing thanks....

I wanted to share one of the cards I made for Thanksgiving this year. It was very simple to make. I used kraft cardstock and added a piece of french roast woodgrain. I then stamped the oak leaves on a piece of vanilla cardstock, added a piece of ribbon and a sentiment.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

consultant swap

I participated in another recipe swap with fellow amuse consultants. Here is the recipe I chose for the swap. It is one of my favorites to make for Christmas morning. I used the sweet wishes stamp set to create my page. Below you will find the link to see all the other recipes that were created.

I also participated in another calendar swap with other amuse consultants and here is my month. I used a variety of amuse products to create my page. Stamp sets are on broadway alphabet, big celebrations, and tiny treats. Here is the link to see all the wonderful pages my fellow consultants created.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

December spotlight

The December spotlight is available for order. There are some wonderful stamp sets for this month at a savings of 10% off. The paper pack is beautiful and will go well with these 5 stamp sets. You can place your order here!

Monday, December 2, 2013

It's Cyber Monday!

Amuse studio is joining in on Cyber Monday! 
We’ve got a HUGE sale on Cyber Monday and Bonus Tuesday! Save 55% to 94% on TEN fabulous stamp sets! Sale prices starting as low as $1.  Make your list now and be ready for the big sale!!

Item # Item Description Sale Price
SAAHERO hero mail clear set $1.00
SNSD006 sunshine & shade $2.00
SNSH019 cup of good wishes $3.00
SNSF015 let’s chat $4.00
SHMM006 my aim is true $5.00
SVSE004 go green $6.00
SNSK070 perfectly polished $7.00
SJEP014 past due $8.00
SNSQ060 brief notes $9.00
SHMP009 victorian charm

Sale pricing is limited to stock on hand, we will not backorder items when stock is depleted. Sale begins at midnight on December 2, 2013 and ends at 11:59pm EST on December 3, 2013. The stamp sets that are part of our Take Ten Sale will come packaged in a clear cello bag not a DVD case.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

cute treat box

A friend of my daughter made this cute box filled with treats for some special people in her life. It is filled with handmade goodies.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

wild rose

The retired set wild rose makes some very beautiful cards. If you are lucky to have this set in your collection, then here is a beautiful card design that can be used for every occasion. 

Friday, November 29, 2013

Let it snow...

Is this not the cutest snowman you ever saw?! My sister painted these up for several craft shows this year. They are just darling and I can't wait to get my hands on mine! Thanks Shari!

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to each and everyone of you. May your blessings be abundant!
Enjoy today with all your family and friends!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Thanksgiving Cards

My sister was busy making Thanksgiving Day cards.
Each one is a bit different but they are all just beautiful!
Thanks Shari for sharing these with me. I love my card!