Wednesday, July 31, 2013

holiday catalog...

Contact me here if you would like a pdf of the new 2013 holiday catalog. 
It is absolutely FABULOUS!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

coming soon...

Holiday Hoopla is just around the corner. With so many new products and stamp sets now is the time to book your holiday workshop and receive extra hostess rewards. Contact me to book your workshop and be one of the first to see all the new products from amuse studio!

Monday, July 29, 2013

just a few more days...

Just a few more days to get satin ribbon at a savings of 25% off regular price.
You might just want some of these great colors for the upcoming holidays.... wasabi, orange, lime, cherry, french roast...just to name a few.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

rustic decor

My sister made these darling table decorations for an FFA banquet. 
Aren't they adorable?!

Saturday, July 27, 2013


Washi tape makes a quick card when you need one....not that I need one for Halloween just yet. 
This CAS card was made using the Happy Haunting set from the new Holiday catalog due to come out August 15th!

Friday, July 26, 2013

Halloween treats

I love making these little nugget treats for every occasion. The new tiny treats stamp set from the upcoming holiday catalog is perfect for them. Contact me if you would like to have a workshop during Holiday Hoopla coming August 15th. 

Thursday, July 25, 2013


This card was made with the retired wild rose set for my sister-in-law's 30th wedding anniversary. The numbers are from the birthday builder set.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

on dasher...

Another new stamp from amuse studio. 
There are Christmas words to go with this set...along with a matching deer die.
Love this too!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

neon orange...

Neon orange is one of the new dye inks this summer. I think it is perfect for Halloween. As you can see we have a new spiral background stamp that is AWESOME!!

Monday, July 22, 2013

tiny treats...

Oh so cute is the tiny treat stamp set. They also have matching dies to go with this stamp set. 
Your Halloween treats will be the hit of the season!

Sunday, July 21, 2013


Happy Haunting is such a cute set. You are going to fall in love with these little ghosts. They have matching dies to go with the stamp set.!

Saturday, July 20, 2013

mr. bones

Mr. Bones is a great new set coming in August....he is so fun to stamp with. I stamped him on sugar cardstock and then stamped him again and cut out his rib cage and lower half and pop dotted them to give more dimension to his boney frame. I love this guy! Notice the new neon orange ink? You are going to love it!

Friday, July 19, 2013

Christmas in July...

A few days ago I received my pre-order goodies from amuse studio's holiday catalog. Here is just one of the beautiful new stamps. Since we have had 90+ temps all week, I thought I would share a little Christmas cheer. I hope it helps to cool you off. The holiday catalog will be here on August 15th. I will be featuring some of their new products in the next few days for you to get a sneak peek of what's to come!
This is mermaid and cherry pretty!!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

recycling beauty

Again, another recycling project my sister designed. 

After quenching her thirst with some
Arizona tea, 
she turned the aluminum can into some beautiful jewelry. 

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

a little recycling...

My sister is so creative...she took some old flower pots and turned them into a beautiful outdoor wreath to grow plants in. Great idea!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Bettie's make and take workshop

Bettie, my downline, had a make and take amuse studio workshop yesterday at her house. She did a fantastic job creating boards for everyone to see a variety of amuse studio products. 

She also featured a Spotlight board and all the specials going on in the month of July.

A sampling of just a few of her projects.

You did a great job Bettie and I had a wonderful time with you and all your friends. They all seemed to love your projects and enjoy amuse studio. 

Monday, July 15, 2013

explosion of pink

In early May I planted some bubble gum pink wave petunias. I have had very good luck with these particular flowers....just look at the explosion of pink two months later!

You can no longer see the little stone bunny or the rock wall with the stone beautiful!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

another warm hello...

A close up of the other card I made using the sea shells set with life's a breeze. 

Saturday, July 13, 2013

a warm hello

Here is a simple yet beautiful card. 
I love how the torn edge looks like the frothy foam of a beach wave. 
A little diamond glitter added to the star fish and you have a great card!
Sea shells is a featured spotlight set for the month of July.

Friday, July 12, 2013

in my thoughts...

Came across this the other day and I was not sure if I ever shared it. My sister is a very talented she created a card and made matching roses out of aluminum cans...yes you heard right....aluminum cans. She used the retired "wild rose" set to make this beautiful sympathy card. I love how she added a bit of sparkle to the leaves and rose petals. Beautiful card Shari!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Ribbon Sale

Don't forget about amuse studio's satin ribbon sale. It is a great savings on all your favorite colors. You have until the end of July to stock up. Contact me if you need to place an order.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

thank you

 Love the new spotlight for July.

Working on some thank you notes. This card idea is from the creators at amuse the simplicity of this card, yet love how dimensional it is....feels like you are right there!

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

and on the...

My sister made these plaques for a fundraiser for a friend. 
They brought in quite a bit on the auction....great job Shari!

Monday, July 8, 2013

modern zinnia

I am working on a fundraiser basket for a friend and thought I would do a modern zinnia theme. I made a set of notecards using apple, orange, and buttercup ink for the flowers. The base cardstock is apple. 

Sunday, July 7, 2013

deal of the day...

I was browsing through Michaels last week and found the deal of the day! 
Our store is closing to re-open in the mall and they had 50% off their markdown prices so this beauty was a whopping $15! These are regularly $70 but they had some marked down. I have been wanting one of these for a long time! It pays to be patient and in the right spot at the right time!

Came out of the box in one assembly required!!

Looks good, don't you think?!

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Friday, July 5, 2013


My sister sent me this card for the 4th of July. She used the pennant die to form the card base out of navy petite polka dot. She used some stickles to make the fireworks shine. Love this card...thank you Shari!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy 4th!

I saw this in a magazine and had to try it! This was one of the treats at my camp wanna stamp the other day. I thought I would post it today since it is patriotic for the 4th of July. They were so easy to make using blueberries, raspberries, and mini marshmallows! It will be the hit of your party!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

July spotlight!

The July spotlight is here and it is a fun one! Look at all the wonderful sets at a 10% savings!
Get those beach cards made easy with these fabulous stamp sets. 

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Happy 25th!

Love the retired set "wild rose". It is perfect for all occasion cards and this occasion is a 25th wedding anniversary! Congratulations to Henry and Monica as they celebrate 25 years!

Monday, July 1, 2013

welcome campers...

I hosted camp wanna stamp yesterday and it was a HUGE hit! I started out welcoming my campers with a banner made with amuse studio banner die. I had some sticker letters to put on each pennant.

You gotta have props! I used my son's Fischer Price tent that he used as a little was perfect for the occasion. Thanks Luke for letting me borrow your tent.

Campers need to stay is hot out there in the camp world. 
Thanks to Chelsea Comer for this idea!
 Mine are a bit more simplified but isn't that what camping is all about?!

FOOD....gotta have camp food when camping.
We had walking tacos and s'mores on a stick...little smokies and fruit skewers.

Campers getting down to business....that included eating their walking tacos sitting down!

This group were the rowdy campers...had to keep an eye on them....they look so innocent right now.

Our camp projects.

Our campers proudly wear their camp badges they earned during camp wanna stamp. We enjoyed a day of good food, stamping and GREAT friends....that's what it is all about!
Thank you ladies for a fun-filled afternoon!!