Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Happy Anniversary!

Happy Anniversary to my dear friend Karen and her husband Joe! I
 hope you have a wonderful day of celebrating your life together!
My sister sent them this card and the white on white is such a beautiful look. 
You can't see the glitter too much but it added a special touch to her card.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Happy birthday

A clean and simple card using one of my favorite stamp sets...charming gardeners. Sentiment is from everyday greetings.

Sunday, September 28, 2014


Amuse studio will be having a special on these 5 stamp sets in honor of world card making day.
Let me know if you are interested in any by the end of today...or you can order directly off my webstore.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Big 5-0

Another great snap card! 
You can make some of the cutest and quickest cards using the snap card pieces.
 You can visit my webstore to get started today.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Happy 21st!

My sister's daughter turned 21 yesterday and she made her this awesome card using amuse studio snap cards and pieces  It is so simple to assemble a card using this product. 

I love how she designed the inside of the card using more snap card pieces....oh what a great way to showcase amuse studio snap cards and pieces....great job Shari!
(Seleise, this has your name written all over it since you love to do up the inside of your cards!)

Thursday, September 25, 2014

the big moo-ve!

I made this card for Alison and Collin for their big moo-ve into a new apartment. I used amuse studio 6 x 6 paper pack, wasabi  and papaya cardstock. I thought it turned out very cute.
Happy new home Alison and Collin!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

happy birthday

Here is a quick and easy card to make using amuse studio snap pieces. 
The sentiment is from bathing beauties.

Monday, September 22, 2014


It's 9-22 and it's my sweet girl's 25th birthday today! 
The picture to the left is of Alison when she is 2 and the picture on the right (with Luke) is of Alison when she is 5...and below is a picture taken yesterday as we celebrate Alison turning 25! 

Happy birthday to you Alison...we know how much you love your birthday so we were so glad that we could share it with you since Collin was out of town. Look at all those candles!

Birthday dinner with the family...sorry Luke and Collin could not be there to help celebrate...we sure did miss you both!

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Trick or Treat

Amuse studio is full of fun Halloween treats. 
Here is a simple treat using a gusset bag tied at each end after filling with treats.
Add a little sentiment and you have a great treat to hand out to your trick or treaters.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Open if you Dare!

amuse studio created this darling Halloween treat.
You can find the instructions here.

Friday, September 19, 2014

trick or treat

Another amuse studio treat bag.
Your guests will be impressed to find these at your Halloween party.
They will be excited to take one home.
You can find the instructions here.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Coming soon...

World Card Making Day PROMO

Celebrate the 9th World Card Making Day with a fabulous promotion from A Muse Studio! World Card Making Day is Saturday, October 4th. This is a great opportunity to get together with your friends and share the joy of papercrafting, the wonderful products from A Muse Studio and a promotion that can't be beat! All weekend long, you will be able to purchase 5 fabulous stamp sets for only $5 each.
SVSB031 Harvest Moon
SVSC034 Mister Bones
SHMG025 Cup of Good Cheer
SVSA033 Merry Little Christmas
SVSG039 On the Menu

Sale begins at midnight Eastern time, October 3rd, and ends at 11:59pm Eastern time, October 5th, 2014. While supplies last. Shop early for best selection!
Please note:  We anticipate this being a popular sale. The sets will not be backordered at the sale price, so once they're gone, there are no more available at the sale price.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

fall critters

Here is another sweet treat my sister made for me. She used the new fall in the forest stamp set. She made a branch out of french roast cardstock...filled it with candy and then attached the critters on top.. as if they were standing on the branch. I love this set so much and Shari made it even cuter with her creation. You are an amazingly talented, awesome sister! Thank you so much Shari...I love it!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014


My sister is AMAZING!

 She made several of these beautiful and very creative Halloween decorations for me and a few of her friends. 

She cut out of wood the number 31 and painted it black. She then took all amuse paper, stamps, glitter, twine, and gems from the new Holiday catalog to create this masterpiece!

I love how she extended the lovely witch's dress... added the extra sparkle with some detail glitter.

The picture just doesn't do it justice!  Here are a few close up photos to help you appreciate just how creative and beautiful this is.

The detail is amazing!

So much to see...
...it's like you want to step into her Halloween mansion and see what she is serving up!

Here is a picture of all 4 that she made....each one is a bit different but yet the same.
Thank you Shari for such a wonderful Halloween surprise! I just LOVE it!

Monday, September 15, 2014


Treats for the Tricksters!

I made these cute Boo treat bags for my upcoming craft show in early October.
So easy and cute. 

Cardstock: heather, wasabi, and orange
Stamp set: on broadway alphabet
Ink: versafine black
Misc. ribbon, clear cello pretzel bags, and mint patty 

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Jack-o-lantern treat bags

I found these orange treat totes a while back and never figured out what to do with them. I finally decided to make them into little jack-o-lantern bags. I used the stamps from an old Papertrey set and they were perfect! Now to fill with candy and they will be ready to go!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Oh the suspense!!!

My sister is at it again...but oh the suspense is killing me...I can't wait to see what she has designed for us again using new product from the Holiday Catalog. She is so talented and creative that these little snippets are just enough to drive us crazy until we see the final product.
Check back next week so you can see what she has designed....oh, I just can't wait!!!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Holiday Magic!

Get your Holiday Groove on with our new Holiday Catalog. There is so much goodness in the 2014 Catalog and the Holiday Catalog you won't know what to use first. 
Now during the month of Sept. thru Oct 31st there is even more reason to host  a workshop...you will get even more rewards...contact me and you can get started on your Holiday Magic!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Candy Treats

These candy treats were so fun to make. 
I used Boris from the retired "you're a scream" stamp set. 
He is perfect for these treats. 
I added Sixlet candy and tied the tag with amuse studio's new Halloween cording. 
A perfect treat for your little goblins!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Halloween treats

Made these darling Halloween Treats using the Ghostly Greetings set in the Amuse Studio Holiday Catalog. The clear boxes are from the $1 bin at Target and the candy is Sixlets from Meijer. You can get the candy in just about any color. The new cording is perfect for the finishing touch.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Girls night out!


About a month ago, Emily and I went to Cheers to Art for a fun night.
We did this for my other daughter's bachelorette party and it was a great time that we both wanted to go back. A little wine, food, and fun...what more good anyone ask for?!

Our instructor gives us step by step instructions so you really can't mess up. 

Emily is good at this!

The moon is looking pretty awesome!

Our finished piece of artwork!

I love how each and everyone is different. 
Everyone has a little artistry in them...go out and enjoy it!
Thanks Emily for a fun night out!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Unique Blog Hop

I was invited to participate in the Unique Blog Hop 
by Seleise and if you click on her name, you will be directed to her wonderful post. 
I am happy to share a little bit about my style of stamping.


1. What am I working on?
 I am in the process of working on craft projects for upcoming craft shows.
Pictured is just one of the many treats I make for my craft shows.
I love covering the little Hershey nuggets and creating a fun little treat.
I buy address labels and stamp just about any image on them. Wrap them around the nugget and you have some of the cutest little candy treats. These are a huge hit at all my craft shows.

These cute little jack-o-lanterns are made with mint patty candy. 
I love making cute treats for all my craft shows. 

For any of you in the area, I will be at :
Mt. Carmel craft show in October
St. John the Baptist Turkey dinner and craft show in November
LaSalle craft show in November.
They are all located in the Cincinnati, Ohio area. 

2. How does my work differ from others?
My style of stamping is simple.
I like to look at a card and know that I can make it.
I usually do not do a lot of layering or coloring. The sentiment is usually on the outside of the card and the inside is left blank so the person can write their own message. Sometimes I do put the sentiment in the bottom corner on the inside of a card so there is still room to write.

I typically make birthday, anniversary, friendship, sympathy, and thinking of you cards. Sometimes I get requests from friends asking me to make specific cards...like the one above...these were for the first day of school this year.
I belong to a large creative family and I must say it sometimes looks like a Hallmark store around my house...for example...my anniversary, my birthday, and my husband's birthday are all in the month of August...and it is amazing all the love we receive in cards, handmade or bought... as you can see below. I enjoy seeing the different styles of stamping that my family and friends have...from very detailed and layered to the very simple.

3. How does my creative process work?
This is really a funny question for me because I never really thought of myself as creative or crafty. Well, that was until my sister-in-law, Melissa, got me started in stamping....oh so many years ago. I saw what she was doing and my first thought was, "I can color, so I can do this too"...and it has gone way beyond that now!
Again, I belong to a large family of creative and crafty people. Inspiration is everywhere! I get most from my sister-in-law, Melissa and my sister, Shari.  They inspire and give me the confidence to do what I do. I enjoy being an amuse studio consultant. I love getting inspired from fellow amuse studio consultants, especially at our National Conference every year. I love to share stamping with others...whether is it through workshops, stamp clubs, or just getting together to have fun and stamp!
My kids think it is funny how excited I get when I create a card but they, along with my husband, are always digging into my stash when in need of a card.
Below is a picture of where my creativity happens. I just reorganized the entire area...my son is in his third year of college and one day soon, I plan to move this all upstairs into his room...I hope it all fits!

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog and read about my love of stamping. 
I want to thank Seleise, my fellow amuse studio consultant, for inviting me to join in this blog hop. I met Seleise 3 years ago at National Conference. I immediately liked her because she was so upbeat and fun. She is very talented and I enjoy seeing her creativity. She always has a smile on her face and I have the privilege to call her my friend. I must say too, she has a heart of gold....or should I say purple....you'll know what I mean when you visit her blog Thanks again Seleise, it's been fun!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Fall treats

Here is a simple fall treat to make using one of the new sets in the holiday catalog. You can fill your kraft polka dot treat bag with any candy you like and add the topper with a mini clothespin.
The stamped owl and sentiment is from fall in the forest stamp set.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Happy 50!

Here is another detailed card made by my sister. 
She is so talented and her work truly shows it.
Thank you Shari, for all your ideas and inspiration.

Friday, September 5, 2014

burlap bouquet

My sister made a beautiful bouquet of burlap flowers using retired amuse flower dies. 
Aren't they just beautiful!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

More love...

This beauty is a sheer work of art! My sister never ceases to amaze me with her work. I love all the colors and detail in this card...just beautiful!