Monday, June 30, 2014

It's a fiesta!

It's time to have a fiesta! Our catalog will be available tomorrow, July 1st! I had my amuse studio open house on Sunday to kick off all the new products amuse has to offer. Everyone had a great time and we all can't wait for the new catalog...just one more day!

I started off decorating with one of the new picado the festive colors!

Sample boards and door prizes are always a must at every open house!
Winners of the door prizes are Carolyn R. and Casey L.

These project ideas came from fellow consultant Chelsea Comer.
I loved the cards so much I wanted to share them with my stamping friends.
I changed them up just a bit.

Of course we always need munchies. 

I went with walking tacos and chips and salsa for our delicious eats. 
Perfect for the fiesta theme!

Just a couple more festive decorations for my launch.
I love the towel with the recipe and I just could not pass up the bull pinata' 
My college daughter asked is she could have it after my party because she wants to use it for a party with her friends...Margarita Monday and Tequila Tuesday...

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Just a few more days...

Just a few more days of our retiring sale...get some great sets at GREAT prices!
You can find them all on my webstore
New catalog release is July 1st!

Saturday, June 28, 2014

happy camper

I will be a happy camper if the new catalogs are shipped today...I am anxiously awaiting them to arrive.
This card is very similar to one made in the new catalog by amuse studio. I however added the big campfire...or using some new patterned paper. I can't wait for my catalog...hurry please!

Friday, June 27, 2014

squeeze the day...

This card was made by fellow consultant, Chelsea Comer. I just love the squeeze the day stamp set and when I saw this card using the new patterned paper, I knew I had to make one for myself. 
Thanks Chelsea for the wonderful inspiration!

Thursday, June 26, 2014


This is the perfect card for anyone's birthday who loves ice cream. This little lady is available in the new catalog that will be released on July 1st. Can't wait to share it with you.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

shine bright

Here is a simple card made using some of the new stamps in the shine bright stamp set. It will be available on July 1st. I can't wait to share the new catalog with you. They are being shipped this week and I will have them available next week.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Beautiful landscape

My bid and buy purchase at St. John's festival...5 scoops of mulch...delivered.
Landscaping looking good!

Monday, June 23, 2014

Festival fun!

Family tradition of making the coleslaw for the festival. Every once in a while we get an extra helper. Winner winner chicken dinner was oh so good...but the best part was the coleslaw!
 Thanks Julia for coming and pitching in a hand. 

Collin is trying his luck at Black Jack Plinko!

Trying their luck at the Money Wheel...onto Big Six.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Lazy days...

Amuse studio created this card for the lazy days of summer. Ahh, wouldn't it be great to float on one of these's going to be 90 degrees on this summer day.
The new product you see below will be available July 1st.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

consultant swap

Here are all the swaps from the consultant swap I participated in...great job ladies!

I will have them displayed at my Fiesta open house so you will get a better look.

Friday, June 20, 2014

winner winner...

Winner winner chicken dinner....come on down to our festival this weekend. There will be lots of food, games, raffles, and just a good time. Hope to see you there!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Bloomin' cactus

I love this fun and festive...and pretty!
I used the new stamp sets from our catalog...available July 1st!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

words to live by...

My sister made these plaques for a fundraiser. 
They are great words to live by.

Glad to have Joe beside me every day!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

you've got...

I participated in a swap with fellow consultants using some new product. I used the new bathing beauties stamp set that will be available for purchase July 1st. I paper pieced her swimsuit and glittered up her swim cap with diamond glitter. Lots of dots made the illusion of bubbles down one side of the card.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day to all the Dads out there!
I made this card for my Father-in-law using beautiful of our new sets coming in July.
I still enjoy using the alphabet dies to enhance a card. 

Saturday, June 14, 2014

you've got style baby!

Look at this beauty of a card the gals over at amuse studio created using some new product you will find in the new catalog on July 1st. It is exciting...can't wait to share all the new goodies with all of you!

Friday, June 13, 2014

Got Milk?

I gave my sister this cute crate of milk bottles for her birthday...she is a collector of anything milk bottle or cow related. I knew she would put it to good use and make a cute arrangement out of it.
Look how darling the M & M's are in these milk bottles. It looks like chocolate and white milk in the bottles...very clever Shari, very clever!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday to my dear friend, Colleen! 
Next year is the big one so go out and celebrate and enjoy being young! 
This is one of the new stamp sets you will find in our catalog release on July 1st!
You are going to love it!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

good friend

I made this card using some new product from amuse studio.
 It will all be available starting July 1st!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

thank you

My sister-in-law, Melissa had this card design on her blog one day and I loved the card so much I had to make one myself. It was so easy and it is so pretty. She used Pretty Peonies from amuse studio. 
I changed my card to a thank you but you really can use any phrase or sentiment for this card.
Thank you Melissa for a great idea!

Monday, June 9, 2014

sneak peek...

Working on my swap for National you all are wondering what it is...
You will have to check back at a later date...just know there are some great products coming in the new catalog! Catalog release is July 1st!

Sunday, June 8, 2014

table decor

My sister made these table decorations and favors for a FFA banquet.
She painted the mason jars and then added the floral arrangement along with a bit of twine.
The amuse candy box die....that is being retired, was used to create a favor for each guest.
They are just darling. 

Here is the entire grouping of table decorations...just beautiful!

Saturday, June 7, 2014

On your special day...

My sister made this beautiful wedding card for my daughter's wedding a month ago. 
Her detail is amazing!

Friday, June 6, 2014

the big 5-0!

My sister turned the big 5-0 yesterday! 
Happy birthday to the best sister I could have!
I love the new sprinkled with love set that will be in the new catalog coming July 1st!
It worked out perfectly for her birthday card to use the donut to make this special card.
I added a bit of diamond glitter to the sprinkles to make them sparkle.
Hope you had a wonderful birthday you sis!

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Mr. and Mrs.

My sister made this wood Mr. and Mrs. for my daughter's wedding. It was a surprise for her and everyone was asked to sign it so she and her husband could hang it in their home. What a great idea!

Mr. and Mrs.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014


This beauty of a card was given to my daughter and her new husband on their wedding day. It was the perfect card for the two of them...thank you Cheryl!