Friday, January 31, 2014

and one more...

Once again, Linda has shared with us a cute valentine treat. These gummy hearts were put on a lollipop stick and wrapped in a clear treat bag. She added a cute tag and you have the perfect little valentine treat for all your sweet friends. 

Thursday, January 30, 2014

be my valentine...

Here is another great treat Linda from amuse studio made. I love the little hearts from the silver linings stamp set that decorate the top of this candy treat. A red heart from our heart trio die makes it just perfect!

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

love you

Linda, over at amuse studio has been busy making little valentine treats! Here is one simple tag that makes a very cute treat. Thank you Linda for your inspiration!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

it's a boy

Karen came over on Sunday to make this darling little baby card for her new grand-nephew.
I love the little baby face by morning star. (actually 3 on one block, but only ink one baby face when  making this type of card.) By masking the crib the little baby peeks out of the top to say hello!
Great job Karen!

Monday, January 27, 2014

from owl of us...

It is hard to come up with a guy card at times. I love this card and I hope Jerome did too. I used seasonal branch stamp set and the owl's well stamp set. These little owls and the sentiment were perfect for this card.

I even stamped an owl over the inside sentiment. What a fun card this was to make!
Happy birthday Jerome!

Sunday, January 26, 2014

You could be a winner...

Amuse Studio is giving away this Tweet Heart stamp set & 5 yds of Bubblegum Organdy ribbon!!

You could be the winner of this great Valentine treat from Amuse studio. All you have to do is go over to their blog and leave a comment on what your favorite stamping holiday is. The winner will be announced on Monday, January 27th! What are you waiting for...get over there and tell Linda what you love about your favorite stamping holiday!

Saturday, January 25, 2014

showered wishes

Here is a fun card using the silver linings stamp set and matching cloud die.
I love how it turned out. A birthday showered with wishes. Enjoy!

Friday, January 24, 2014

friends fur-ever

Head on over to amuse studio's blog and you can see how easy it is to make these cute Valentines.
Casey, I know you have this you have inspiration to make something really cute.
This set is on our sweet sale thru Feb. 14th. You can order now at my webstore so you too can get started on your Valentine cards and treats.

Thank you amuse studio for your inspirational ideas!

and one more...

Thursday, January 23, 2014

dayton flyer sweeties...

I had to share a cute photo of the soon to be Mr. and Mrs. Brown. Collin's sister had these Dayton Flyer shirts made for Collin and Alison. They will wear them proudly after they are married. Can you guess the wedding date?

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

love you forever...

Look at the cute treats you can make with ghirardelli chocolates. 
Your sweeties will love you forever if you make them some of these.

This is a great set to have...the little owls are so stinkin' cute!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014


We have a very crafty family and my sister-in-law Martha made this cute decorative gift. She bought wooden blocks and printed pictures of the happy couple to decorate sides of the blocks. It was a big hit.
I "LOVE" this idea! 

Monday, January 20, 2014

showered with love

We went to a shower for Alison and Collin yesterday. I made these thank you notes as part of their shower gift. It was a fun day with lots of  family, friends, good food and fun. 
I used the showered with love stamp set and the silver linings stamp set. I masked off the umbrella so it would look like it was raining hearts.

I also stamped the word thank you inside the lower corner.

Sunday, January 19, 2014


I made this cute card using the big heart die from amuse studio. The tree is from the stamp set tweet heart. I got the idea of stamping the tree in brown and the leaves in green from Linda...our CEO of amuse studio. She added the hearts in between the leaves and I added the heart on the tree trunk. 
Thanks Linda for the this card and love amuse studio!

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Love tag

I made a cute tag for this shower package. I used some Marvy punches for the actual tag and then stamped the heart, arrow and love. 

Friday, January 17, 2014


I made a cute tag for a new home owner. I used the label 8 spellbinders and then layered them to make a thicker tag. The stamp is all in one...not sure who makes it. 

Add the tag to a bottle of wine tied with some pretty ribbon and you have a great house warming gift!

Thursday, January 16, 2014

sweet treat

Another sweet treat for your special Valentine. 
You can find directions to make these darling treats here!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014


Cute Valentine treat using amuse studio big heart die set. 
You can find the directions here to get started.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

happy birthday

I am loving the new taller alphabet die. It is a must for all you stampers out there! I made this birthday card for my niece Olivia. She will celebrate her birthday next week. I also used the birthday builder and the itty bitty birthday sets. 

Monday, January 13, 2014


It is 50 degrees outside and I thought I would share my January calendar page to remind everyone it is still winter! I used let it snow stamp set for the background. Regina had the great idea of stamping a few snowmen in black to make the page stand out. The snowman was from the stamp set sweet wishes from last years holiday catalog. 

Sunday, January 12, 2014


Here is a 2014 calendar cover made with the big celebrations stamp set and floral duet. I love how the front of my calendar turned out. I took it to Fed Ex and had it bound for just a few dollars.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

valentine card class

Yesterday I took a card class at Archiver's with my friend Sylvia.
It will be my one and only card class there since they are going out of business.
It was a great class and I love all the itty bitty Valentines we made. 
It is hard to pick a favorite since each one is so unique....but if I had to pick...
I really like the "how do I love thee" 

Friday, January 10, 2014


I made this card for my Mother-in-law's birthday. I used the new Even Taller Alphabet die and one of my favorites...floral duet stamp set. Cardstock is apple, sugar, onyx, and onyx petite polka dot. The center of the flower is apple pigment ink. A little sheer organdy ribbon to finish off the card.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

paper cutter

I bought this paper cutter at Hobby Lobby using a 40% off coupon and along with a gift card  it was a steal! I was in need of a new paper cutter and I like the ones with the arm and blade and this suited me perfectly! 

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Amuse 2014

My amuse 2014 planner is ready to go! I printed out the pages and found this awesome little 3 hole punch at Staples. It was perfect for punching the holes to fit this small planner. I suggest if you need one for a small planner or address book to go buy one's awesome, and only $8.99!

Tuesday, January 7, 2014


These darling tiles were a gift for each person attending the Hope for the Holidays fundraiser last weekend.
My friend worked many hours stamping and coloring these cute tiles so everyone would have a remembrance of their evening out. Great job Bettie! I love mine!

Look how beautifully packaged each set of coasters are!

Monday, January 6, 2014


My sister and I donated these two light up snowmen for the Hope for the Holidays fundraiser. I purchased the two unfinished wood snowmen and lights and my sister painted the snowman to create a beautiful decoration for your home. Some lucky bidder will be enjoying the glow and warmth of these two snowmen in their home this winter season.

Shari's artistic talent and detail is shown up close!

A little greenery and a few hand painted birds add the finishing touches.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Fundraiser Event

Last night I worked a fundraiser for a friend of mine who put it all together! Hope for the Holidays is a dinner/auction fundraiser to help raise money for the fight against Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. 
The theme this year was Believe...

There were raffles, silent auctions, delicious food and  a whole lot of fun!

And after a delicious dinner...of course there would be dessert!

This beautiful cake was made by Busken Bakery. It went with the theme of the evening....Believe!
Thank you Bettie for allowing me to be a part of this cause and for a chance to help make a difference. Karen and I had a great time working this fundraiser. It was quite cold outside and snowy but perfect for the theme of the event. 

Saturday, January 4, 2014

starter kit special

If you are interested in becoming an amuse studio consultant, now is the time. Our starter kit is a low price of just $29! You can join my team and enjoy and share amuse studio with all your friends! You can join here!

Friday, January 3, 2014

thank you

I made quite a few of these thank you notes this year. Some in white and others using mermaid cardstock.  The snowflake washi tape I bought at Archiver's.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Sweet Sale

Get ready, your sweet sale is just a few days away! Starting midnight January 6th, you will be able to purchase select items from amuse studio at a 25% savings! This is a great time to stock up on some of your favorite items. Browse the sale here to start making your wish list!
But don't wait too long because once they are gone, they are GONE!
(no backorders on any of these sale items)
Sale runs through 11:59 EST February 14th!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Valentine Inspirational Guide

January 1st - Official launch of the 2014 Valentine's Day Inspiration Guide.
The 2014 Valentine's Day Inspiration Guide is not only an inspirational new tool showcasing our products for Valentine's Day in fresh new ways, but also carries some of our most popular products from the Holiday Catalog forward. These include Splash!, our scrapbooking line, neon inks, dies, and party supplies just to name a few (you'll see the full list in the Inspiration Guide).
The new Inspiration Guide includes new products too! The three NEW items in the Inspiration Guide are: Cherry Baker's Cording, Pink Scrapbook Album, and a brand new alphabet die. (Get the details for each in the Inspiration Guide.)

Click on the link below to view the new holiday inspirational guide.