Sunday, August 31, 2014


Love the look of this card! 
I inked the "th" first and then stamped the "nks" spaced a bit apart so the
 heart die cut would fit in between both. So simple and cute!

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Happy birthday!

Here is another quick and cute card using the new insta squares and snap pieces. I love how the colors coordinate well with amuse studio cardstock. It makes it that much easier to create a card.

Friday, August 29, 2014


This card was a "snap" to make using insta squares and snap pieces.
There was no stamping done to this card. So easy and so cute.
You will be surprised at just how much fun it is to create your own cards. 
Check out my webstore to get started!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

back to school...

A friend of mine asked me to make a couple back to school cards for her nieces and nephew.

I used an old wood block school house from amuse artstamps and the loads of fun stamp set from amuse studio. The loads of fun stamp set does not have a school bus so I stamped the fire truck on yellow cardstock and cut the siren off. The ladder on the side of the fire truck looks like windows on a bus. I wrote the word stop on the little stop sign and covered the hose on the side of the fire truck...instant school bus.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Sylvia's card...

Sylvia's card was very creative. 
She is so talented and I love seeing her card creations.
This pretty red polka dot envelope came in a white mailer and when I opened it up...what a great surprise inside...

Look how cute the inside of the red polka dot envelope is...
I love how she used the red and white cording for the balloon string, and she added a little clear glaze for dimension on the many layers...just absolutely wonderful!
Thank you Sylvia for my card and my treat inside!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Colleen's workshop

Getting ready for Stamp Club.

On display were  a few items from the new Holiday Catalog as well as a few sets from the regular catalog...which is also very new. There is so much happening at amuse studio right now...notice the holiday hoopla sign and free stamp set if you host a workshop of $150... it will be yours free! (beginning Sept.1- October 31st)

Our three projects were a huge hit! 
We made them using several new products you will find in the catalog. Our new simple swirls set on the top...then our birthday balloons set, and finally on the bottom our mini bow die. 
Thank you to Melissa Roell for some great inspiration...she made me a birthday card using birthday balloons and I decided to use it as one of the workshop cards. Then the bottom card was my anniversary card she made so again, I changed it up a bit but went with the design. 

Our ladies hard at my surprise two of the gals had never embossed before! 
They were amazed at how awesome the technique is and the end result.

             We all enjoy our stamp club...getting together with friends and sharing something we love. 

I found these really great display frames at Micheals in their clearance. 
They are great for displaying all my card samples and when I need to change them up all I have to do is unclip them. They have hangers on the back so when I have my new stamp room soon, I will be able to hang them on the walls.

One of the products I featured at stamp club was the new snap cards amuse studio is offering. It is a simple, fun, and very affordable way to create beautiful birthday, baby, wedding, travel, etc. cards. They were a huge hit! The colors coordinate with the amuse studio cardstock beautifully. These are great for those who are unsure about stamping or are into scrapbooking.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Monica's card...

Monica's card is made with one of my favorite stamp sets...friend to friend.
She used my favorite to create this beautiful card. 
Thank you Monica for thinking of me on my birthday!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Martha's card...

I loved my birthday card from my sister-in-law, Martha. She is so creative in all she does. I will have to copy this idea. Thank you Martha for thinking of me on my birthday...and the forecast was correct! :)

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Karen's card...

This card was made by my friend Karen. We went to our friend, Bettie's for a card making day and this was one we made there....thank you Karen for a great card...and thank you Bettie for having us over.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Doreen's card...

This beauty is from my friend, Doreen. 
She took great care in making this card for my birthday using the new fine feathers stamp set you will find in the holiday catalog. It will be available Sept. 1
Doreen, at least you used my favorite color to create this card...thanks so much for thinking of me on my birthday...but could come back on your birthday :)

Thursday, August 21, 2014

birthday mail...

My sister-in-law, Melissa. is awesome! 
I love receiving a birthday package from her because I know it's going to be spectacular! 
This year was no different...

happy mail arrives...oooh, can't wait to see what's inside!

love how she packages's so fun to see what's inside...

luggage tags for next years conference...and any other travels in the future. 
wink of stella, antique frog holder, and it!

birthday confetti....not really but it looks like it...
they are dimensional dots to add just enough dimension to your cards or craft projects.

another box of goodies to use at my stamp, love, love....and we don't want to forget the card....

...just love it.
It is made with a new set in our amuse studio catalog called birthday balloons!
Thank you so much Melissa for making my birthday special!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Susan's card...

Susan made me this card for my birthday using the bathing beauties set.
 I love it! 
This set is one of my favorites.
She also stamped the back of the envelope using the birthday balloons stamp set.
Thank you Susan for thinking of me on my birthday!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

It"s my birthday!

Yes, today is my birthday and I received this card from my sister yesterday! It has one of my favorite "retired" stamp sets used...wild rose. She used the banner die and the happy die to create a stunning card. I love her use of burlap to add dimension and uniqueness to my card. I love it Shari...thank you!

Monday, August 18, 2014


Linda over at amuse studio is back! She shared this darling card.
Here's a quick and easy card for you that uses our new Namaste stamp set.  This set features 3 yoga girls and size sentiments.  The girls are fun to color and the sentiments are perfect.  The background is called Peppermint Swirl. 

Sunday, August 17, 2014

manly cards

Joe received several handmade birthday cards this year for his birthday. Each one had their own unique look and were all very nice. Cards for a guy are hard to make and these all were great!

Saturday, August 16, 2014


Doreen sent me this really cute thank you card. 
I love her color combination and the simplicity of this card...thank you Doreen!

Friday, August 15, 2014

thinking of you

This was the card Gena designed for us to make at our stamp camp. 
It is the new sunflower stamp set in the Amuse studio catalog.
The sentiment comes from the fall in the forest set that will be available on Sept. 1
The stem is a wood block stamp that Gena had in her stash but you could use the stem from a hundred wishes from amuse studio.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Happy birthday Joe!

Happy birthday to my sweetie today! 
I made Joe's card using Amuse studio's new snap cards. They make it a "snap" to create a quick and beautiful card for that special someone!
I added a little glitter to the candle and cake to add some zing!

These snap cards are an inexpensive way to create some beautiful cards.
The 3 x 4 snap cards are only $3.99 for a set of 48. Each card is double sided for extra creativity. They pair nicely with the insta squares and pieces...priced at $4.99. You can order yours today HERE!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

3 dimensionals

I was stamping with my friends Gena and Carolyn yesterday. We all brought a couple of projects for everyone to do and this was Carolyn's creation. It was a lot of work but fun...except the glitter part...which I let Carolyn do :)   Gena's creation, the butterfly turned out beautiful! Thanks Carolyn for the inspiration and joy of sharing the day with good friends and our love of stamping!
We broke out the heat gun to emboss, then we cut, colored, and glittered our way to our final product. 
Colleen, this has your name all over it!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Santa Fe Sample Board

Another sample board at Conference in Santa Fe. 
Sorry for the far away shot...hopefully when you click on the pick it will show up a bit more clear for you to see the detail of the cards made by fellow consultants.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Christmas stag..

Christmas Stag is new in the Holiday catalog, available Sept. 1
What a clean and simple card to make for your holiday friends. Add a little red jewel for the nose and some red and white cording and you have a great card!

Sunday, August 10, 2014

give thanks

Here is another new stamp set you will find in the Holiday catalog on Sept. 1
It is a great stamp set for celebrating the blessings of all seasons.
You could also have her carrying a cake on that plate to celebrate someone's many possibilities!

Saturday, August 9, 2014

New Home

Cute card from our new Holiday catalog for anyone who just moved into a new home.
Clean and simple card.
Available Sept. 1

Friday, August 8, 2014

Sample displays

There were many sample displays at Conference in Santa Fe.
The colors of these are just so pretty.

Lots of cherry, seattle, bubblegum, onyx, polka dot and more.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Let's party!

I was working on some cute tags before conference in Santa Fe for all the gals on our amuse studio team.
I like to give each one a little something extra other than our swap cards. I added these little tags to a towel I found at our local grocery....check it out....

I found three different styles to choose from. Add a little amuse studio cording and a cute little tag and oh my what a cute gift! All the girls loved them!

A fun set to use for your next party/fiesta!