Thursday, January 31, 2013

simple birthday card

I made this card for my brother-in-law. It is very hard to make masculine cards but the kraft and french roast card stock make it a bit easier. I love the family sentiments stamp set. It can be used for so many family members and when you have a big family like is awesome! 
Hurry though, it is on the retired list so once it is gone, it's GONE!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Happy Birthday

I made this card for my sis-in-law's birthday. I love the birds in the stamp set all for love. The background is made by using the rose in this set. This is a great set to have for all occasions.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Valentine Tags

These are the tags we made at Casey's workshop. Two of them are identical to the ones you will see in the Valentine catalog and the other was slightly adjusted. You could tie these onto a Valentine package.
What fun they were to make!

Monday, January 28, 2013

valentine treats

We made one of these cute treats at Casey's workshop the other day. Aren't these the perfect little treat for all your Valentine friends?! I just love them and so easy...the best way to use up some of your scrap materials!  sending my love stamp set is the perfect set for these treats. You can use junior mints or junior caramels...oh so yummy!

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Casey's workshop

Setting up for Casey's workshop.

Projects are ready to go!

The ladies are hard at work...detail cutting to create our beautiful tags.(that are not pictured)

Casey and Regina taking a break from all the action.

These three were the ones to keep an eye on  :)

All packaged up and ready to go. 
What a fun night we all had. 
We missed having Shari there, but she had to work and
 also had a bad cold and didn't want to spread her germs. 
This is a great group of ladies and we share so much laughter together while enjoying our love of stamping. We also had a delicious spread of food that Casey prepared for all to enjoy!

Saturday, January 26, 2013


I saw this recipe for friendship saying and thought I would turn it into a card for a friend of mine who has gone through some tough times lately. She is an inspiration to us all and I am thankful to have her as a friend.
I used a cup of good cheer stamp set for a sentiment along with a die cut heart.

Friday, January 25, 2013


I made one like this the other day using cherry chevron and thought I would see what it looked like using grapefruit chevron....just as cute if not more!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

sending my love

A CAS card made with amuse studio's "sending my love" stamp set.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

fundraiser items

I put together many items for a fundraiser gift package. These items will be added to a gift basket for  LaSalle's auction.  The commitee for the fundraiser just needed the items  and they will create the basket. I hope to see what they did in Feb. and will try to post a picture of the finished product. I always enjoy making a basket for different fundraisers. It is fun to share amuse studio!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Just a reminder...

Just a reminder the January spotlight is in full swing. 
Only a few weeks left to get some great stamps sets at 10% off.

                                       Also too, the sale of the retired items is still going strong. 
                          These are some great stamp sets at a great price. Order yours TODAY!

Monday, January 21, 2013

love is in the air...

I made a card similar to this for my sis-in-law's birthday. I wondered how the yellow sun would look on the shell cardstock...and the outcome proved successful!
The Valentine sets from amuse are AMAZING!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

cute tags

You will find these darling tags on page 1 in the Valentine catalog by amuse studio. This is one of my favorite valentine stamp sets. You can do so much with this set for any occasion.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

with love

I know you might be getting tired of these CAS cards, but I just love them.

Here is one I made with my new punch from Martha Stewart. I love how you can simply punch the sides of a card and it turns the card into elegance. The script background adds just a hint of color.

Friday, January 18, 2013


 This is another CAS card made with amuse studio washi tape.
The word LOVE is from "at first sight" in the Valentine catalog. 

Thursday, January 17, 2013

many thanks

I seem to like making CAS cards lately. I think they turn out so cute and there is not much work to them. I love the colors of this card. The envelope die and heart die made it easy. The words are from the soon to be retired stamp set "wild rose"

Wednesday, January 16, 2013


I love how easy it was to make this Valentine card. I added some cherry chevron to the bottom of a 4 bar card and stamped the xoxo across the edge and added a heart using pop dots. 
So easy and so cute! 

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

thank you

This was a simple thank you card to make. I love the birds in the stamp set "all for love" 
I used bermuda cardstock in both solid and polka dot. The bird was stamped in eucalyptus ink. 
I love the simplicity of this card.

Monday, January 14, 2013

organization find

I found this great punch and glitter holder at T.J. Maxx last week. It works great for all my punches from Martha Stewart at a bargain price of $4.99!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

she said yes...

Big day for Alison....Collin proposed and she said yes!

Love is in the air...what a beautiful couple!

Red roses, champagne, and a beautiful ring!
Congratulations to the happy couple!

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Retired list

Some of the items on the retired list have sold out. If you are interested in ordering anything off the retired list, don't wait too long or your wish list item will be gone!

Sold out product from the 2012 retiring list:
SNSH021 - Cushioned in Comfort
TAD0016 - Snowflake Trio Die Set

See the entire list HERE and order today!

Friday, January 11, 2013

2013 calendar

My dear friend Cheryl made this awesome 2013 calendar for me. 

She did such a wonderful much detail in each month!

Thank you Cheryl for such a wonderful gift!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

turning 40

My sister-in-law turns 40 today.
I loved using the grunged sunrays and love is in the air stamp sets to make her card. The big celebrations stamp set is perfect for all those "big" birthdays!
Happy 40th Carrie!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

birthday wishes

I made this card for my mother-in-law's birthday today! She loves roses and the wild rose set was perfect for this card. The family sentiment set can be used for so many occasions. Both of these sets are on the retired list and will only be available until Feb. 28th or while supplies last.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

winter thank you

Here is a simple winter thank you using the wild rose and peace on earth stamp sets from amuse studio. The wild rose is on the retired list so if you are interested in that set you better hurry before it is gone. I love using the kraft cardstock and french roast ink together.

Monday, January 7, 2013

thank you

My friend Karen sent me this simple thank you. I like how she stamped in black and just added a bit of color with the butterflies. Great card Karen!

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Retired items

There are plenty of great savings still available on the retired list. Browse Here.
Savings are good thru Feb. 28th or until supplies last.
Don't miss out on some great savings!

Saturday, January 5, 2013

not just for sipping...

Compliments from amuse studio....a great way to use their fabulous and colorful straws!
There are so many uses and this is just one of them. These would make some gorgeous table decorations for your next party!