Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Last Chance!

Today is the last chance to order from the 2014 holiday catalog. You can go directly to my webstore to place your order.

You have until 11:59 tonight.
January 1st you will be able to order the new January Collection.
Visit on Jan. 1st to see all the wonderful goodies!

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Love bug

Our amuse studio designer, Kristine Vicente created this cute duo using the new punny valentine stamp set...available January 1st. It is from the January collection. It's is simply adorable!
Thanks for letting us share your creativity Kristine!

Monday, December 29, 2014


Luke received this handmade fleece blanket from Collin this year in the Roell gift exchange. Collin had a little help from one of Santa's elves...I think her name is Emily... Great job and you can tell Luke loves it!

Sunday, December 28, 2014

time is running out...

Time is running out....the holiday catalog expires in just a few days. Don't miss out on something you really wanted. You can email me or go directly to my webstore to order.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Handmade with love!

I received so many handmade Christmas cards this year from family and friends I just had to share!
Each and everyone was beautiful and special...I love them all! Thank you my dear friends and family for all your beautiful cards!

Friday, December 26, 2014

Basket of good reading...

My boss gave me a beautiful basket of good reading. Inside were two hardback classics and 6 kindle books to download! I am so blessed to have a great boss and friend! Thanks Monica for such an awesome gift!

Look at all these great books...can't wait to start reading! Did you notice the great packaging? I love how she did a burlap and kraft color pretty!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

treats for you

Snowflakes are so pretty this time of long as they aren't on the roads!
Here is a cute way to present a pretty package using the snowflake die.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014


A cute way to use our pillow box die and merry die. Leave one end open of the pillow box die and you have a cute treat box for that special someone. 

Monday, December 22, 2014


Cute table centerpiece for your work or family to brighten your morning. 

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Turning 9

Adam is having a birthday today! I made him a card using amusestudio snap pieces... I love how easy it is to make a card with them! 
Check out the new tag die that will be available in January!

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Christmas village

My kitchen remodel has I'm making good use of my island in my living room.
I love my winter village scene, and this year was a lot of fun setting up.
It's a shame it will have to come down when the island has to go back into the kitchen.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Time is running out...

The holiday catalog is only available thru December 31st. If you have anything on your wish list be sure to get it before the catalog expires. You can always contact me or go directly to my webstore and place your order.
Hope you are all enjoying the festive holiday season!

Thursday, December 18, 2014


A few days ago I posted a picture of this beautiful family frame I received as a gift from a dear friend.
Today I want to show you how beautiful it looks with the family photos in it. I decided to use some of my favorite pictures from my daughter and new son-in-law's wedding from the spring. Love, love, love it!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Thank you

I made several thank you cards using this barn stamp I had in my stash. 
It was the perfect stamp to use for these cards.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Card class

Sylvia's card class was awesome! 
We made so many beautiful cards...and they were so easy! A lot of laughter and good friends! 
Thank you Sylvia for another round of inspiration!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Sunday, December 14, 2014


Sylvia has been cranking out the holiday tags! I need to get started on some.
Thank you for the inspiration Sylvia!

Friday, December 12, 2014


My dear friend, Cheryl gave me this beautiful framed "family" to put a few of my favorite pictures in. She did a great job in creating this wonderful keepsake for me. I love the color choices she chose and the beautiful sayings. Family is so important and especially around the holidays. 
Thank you so much Cheryl for this lovely gift. 

You don't get to choose your family...they are God's gift to you....thank you God for my wonderful family!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Sweet treat

I got this idea from Melissa. She had made some darling Halloween treats so I made some Christmas treats. They were a huge hit with everyone!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014


Amuse studio has been very creative in their stamp room. This beauty of a card is very simple to make. Follow the instructions in the link below.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Here are some cute treats made with a new set of candy dies coming in January! It is the perfect size treat for all your co-workers and friends! It holds either one of two Hershey nugget candies.
These dies will only be available during the month of January!

candy package one
5 ¼” x 1 ½”
TAD0135 | $14.99
candy package two
5 ¼” x 1 ½”
TAD0136 | $14.99

Monday, December 8, 2014


Tim Roell #53

Job well done Tim Roell!

Congrats to the LaSalle Lancers and Timmy Roell...STATE CHAMPS!
So glad to have been there to see them make history in their first ever State Title!
Lancers Roll Deep!

Sunday, December 7, 2014


Lawrence Edward Roell
March 7, 1925 - November 29, 2014

One of a Father-in-law will be missed. 
He was a gentle, kind, funny, and spiritual man.
We were all blessed to have him as Dad!

Saturday, December 6, 2014

January sneak peek...

Amuse studio will be starting something new this January...every month they will have a pre-view of products that you will be able to order during the month and once that month is over they won't be available to order I thought you would enjoy a little pre-view of what will be coming in the month of January. Start making your list!

Friday, December 5, 2014

Cute tags

Holiday tags made by amuse studio using the holiday tag kit...don't miss out...order yours today so you can start your tag making fun too!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Advent box

Here is an advent box I made for my craft show a few weeks ago. I made 5 different styles but this was my favorite one and wanted to share. I bought the box at hobby lobby and used amuse studio cardstock to decorate the drawers. I embellished with a few stamps, stickers, and chipboard.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014


This is such a beautiful card. 
I love the  deer walking along the snowbank in front of the gives me peace!

Here are the directions to make this card:

Monday, December 1, 2014

Tag kit

Holiday tag kit available starting today! My website is
Get your tag making started today!

Thursday, November 27, 2014

We give thanks!

So thankful to have all these smiling faces home for thanksgiving! We are blessed!
Happy thanksgiving everyone!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Who's turning 60?!

My long time friend is turning 60 tomorrow! I love the give thanks girl because she is so versatile! She is carrying a big package of love! I am blessed and thankful for your friendship..happy birthday Cheryl! Enjoy your day and have a great year!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Holiday joy!

I decided to have a small group together for a holiday project. The idea came from a fellow consultant, Angela Kelley. I mixed it up a bit but the results were pretty much the same. The gals loved it!

Working on our holiday banner!

Our finished banner! So easy and so pretty! Thanks Angela for the inspiration!

Angela's banner!

Monday, November 24, 2014

craft show

LASALLE craft show was a huge hit yesterday. It is one of my favorite shows to do...not just because it supports the school my son attended but because I get to see so many friendly faces!

Sold out of so many items that my table became very empty by the end of the day!

Saturday, November 22, 2014


Here is a cute tag made with the holiday tag kit available on December 1st...while supplies last! Don't miss out!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Holiday tag kit

Who doesn't like cute holiday tags?! Visit my web store at on December 1st to order yours! This great kit is available while supplies don't delay or you will miss out!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Thinking of you

I needed a card for my friend who lost their dog over the weekend. I found this cute stamp in the dollar bin at Michael's a few months ago and knew it was the perfect stamp when I was going to need it. RIP Mack!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014


These are selling like hot cakes! I can't make them fast enough! They are the perfect favor for your holiday table! I originally made them using petite polka dot in French roast but that cardstock is no longer available so I went for petite polka dot in sage...just as nice! Love these holiday favors!