Saturday, August 31, 2013

easy peasy...

I love these cards so much! What a cute set to make for someone using the squeeze the day stamp set. 
I know, you are tired of seeing these...but look how darling they are...easy peasy lemon squeezy!

Friday, August 30, 2013

anniversary wishes

I made this anniversary card for my mother and father-in-law's anniversary. They are a wonderful example of true love...happy anniversary to the both of them!

Thursday, August 29, 2013

more birthday wishes...

We have quite a few birthdays in the family this I love this card and thought it would make a cute birthday card. Squeeze the day has got to be in your amuse is a fabulous stamp set!!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

75 wishes

Here is another card I made with the charming gardeners set. Joe's Aunt turned 75 yesterday and I wanted to send her some birthday wishes. Happy birthday Sr. Bernice!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

birthday wishes

I made this card for my sister-in-law's birthday today. The charming gardeners set is one of my favorite stamp sets. I popped the flowers to make the card dimensional.
Happy Birthday Mary!

Monday, August 26, 2013

thanks so much!

I was working on my thank you cards for my open the bare tree from you've been booed!
It is perfect for fall stamped in cocoa, papaya, and sage ink.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

recipe swap round 2

A few months ago I participated in a second recipe swap with fellow amuse studio consultants. I loved the first round of recipes and I loved this one as well. My recipe is a little taste of Cincinnati. I used the love is in the air set for my turned out perfect! Click here to view the entire recipe won't want to miss this!

Saturday, August 24, 2013

80th birthday

I am going to an 80th birthday celebration today. I made this card using the anchors aweigh and big celebrations set as the birthday boy is a man of the sea...happy 80th birthday Jack!

Friday, August 23, 2013

birthday wishes

Today is my friend, Karen's birthday! I made this card for her using the charming gardners stamp set. The idea came from a fellow consultant, Kamila.
Happy birthday Karen!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

storage made easy...

I saw this on facebook posted by the Girlfriend is this awesome or what!
What a great way to store all your crafting supplies. 

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Holilday Catalog Swap

I participated in a card swap with fellow consultants. We all used something from the new Holiday Catalog to make our swaps. I must say they are all AMAZING! What a great group of talented people. I love these swaps because the inspiration is fabulous. Thanks ladies!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

more birthday wishes...

Here are a few more handmade birthday cards I received for my birthday yesterday. I love getting mail on my many wonderful wishes. I enjoyed a day of sunshine, good food, friends, and family...couldn't have asked for more. Thanks everyone for making my birthday special!

Monday, August 19, 2013

Birthday wishes

Today is my birthday and these are a few of the handmade cards I have received early. Each and every one is so pretty. Thank you all for your birthday wishes.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Holiday Hoopla Open House

I moved my son back to XU and came home to an afternoon/evening of some Holiday Hoopla. I had everything pretty much ready before I left the house at 9 a.m. so that when I came home in the afternoon I only had to do a couple of things to be ready for all my stamping friends!

Spotlight board was ready to showcase.

Holiday Catalog items ready to all the new product!
My awesome upline, Melissa, sent me some samples for my open house!

Door prize give -a -ways! Once again, my amazing upline who happens to be my sister-in-law sent me this lemon basket for my birthday and it was perfect for my open house as one of the spotlight items is Squeeze the Day stamp set! I plan to use this for my daughter's bridal shower as it is a lemon theme.

Food and drink is always served at my open houses. The mason jars and fancy lids were another birthday surprise from my wonderful sis-in-law. I also got the idea for the lemon slice picks from amuse studio conference earlier this year.

Cheers to amuse studio!

We do stamp when we get together...

Our make and takes at Holiday Hoopla. the Halloween card was almost identical to the one Chelsea Comer created and the lemon card was a sample done by amuse studio...both a huge hit!

Some of the girls with their amuse studio catalog!
Thank you ladies for a fun-filled afternoon/evening of stamping, laughter, and friendship!

Saturday, August 17, 2013

move in day

It's move in day for Luke! This pile is only the tip of the iceberg...he has added more to the pile and it has grown even bigger. I will be sad to see him go but he is so excited to be starting another year at XU!

And when I get home...'s HOLIDAY HOOPLA TIME!!!
Come join the fun at my open house today from 4-8 pm!

Friday, August 16, 2013

words of love...

These beautiful words of love from Jane Austin were at each person's place setting at the wedding I attended over the weekend. The bride is a fan of Jane Austin and each quote was more beautiful than the other.

Thursday, August 15, 2013


Holiday Hoopla is finally HERE! Book your workshop with me and you can earn even more hostess rewards! You are going to love all the new holiday items in the amuse catalog....oh happy day!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

just one more day...

Holiday Hoopla is almost here!!! Be the first to get your hands on some exciting new product from the holiday catalog. On August 15th you can place your order online or through me. Don't forget my open house is on Sat. August 17th from 4-8 p.m. You will see some new products, do make and takes, enter to win some door prizes, and much more. Hope to see you on the 17th!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

let's eat...

Look how darling these would be for your next party...they would be the perfect place setting. Everything you need all wrapped up in one cute bundle.
Let amuse studio help plan your next party!

Monday, August 12, 2013

wedded bliss...

My boss' daughter was married on Sat. August. 10th in a beautiful outdoor ceremony. 
The happy couple...Scott and Alex ....congratulations!

 These are the invitations we made...a very simple yet elegant design. 

There were response cards, accomodations cards, favors, table numbers and programs to be made. 
We used currant ink and currant shimmer from amuse studio. 

Abi and Katie...two gorgeous maids of honor.

The mother of the boss, made individual cakes for each table. She also made homemade vanilla ice cream....served in individual dishes for each guest.

She did a lovely job on the bride and groom's cake too!
Real flowers decorated the top of each cake.

Mother of the bride, Grandmother of the bride and Aunt of the bride.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

shower invites

The pieces are cut for my daughter's shower invites...time to start putting it all together...

Just a bit more to do...

Stamped the inside with squeeze the day.

The finished product...cute how it all turned out. 
Love how the color pops off the black and white photo.
Ready for mailing.