Saturday, October 31, 2015


Happy Halloween everyone! 
This card was from Susan...very it! 
Thank you Susan for thinking of me!

Friday, October 30, 2015

12 days...

Was out the other day with my sister and she bought the only two sets stamping buddies had...I went online and found a set for myself...can't wait to get started creating some holiday tag sets!

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Holiday tags

Started making holiday tags for my upcoming craft shows. This darling snowman comes from the flaky friends set by amuse studio. The sentiment is an old woodblock stamp from my stash...I added the red heart and it's the perfect tag.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Calendar Download Project for Charity

Click here to purchase yours today.

October 15 - 2016 Calendar Download project for Charity

I am thrilled to announce the immediate availability of our 2016 Calendar Download project for Charity. The proceeds from this year's Calendars will benefit Water 1st. Water 1st is a unique organization that is making a real impact on the lives of girls and women in some of the poorest countries in the world by providing clean water and toilets.
Our printable calendars are a fun crafting project and make wonderful gifts to give and receive! There are five Calendar sizes available in black & white and color versions for a total of ten Calendars. These calendars are printable (PDF) files that you can print at home as many times as you'd like. They are fun to personalize with stamps, dies and photographs and make a great Workshop project.
Our 2016 Printable Calendars are available to you for a small donation of $10, $15, or $20 donation. You may donate any of the three amounts to receive all ten Calendars.
Please note this is a download product only. Nothing will be shipped. Please allow up to 48 hours for the Calendars to be emailed as this is only possible during our regular business hours. Calendars are for personal use only.

Water 1st
Water 1st's unique approach has led to the permanent installation of 1,426 water & sanitation projects in ten years which has transformed the lives of over 134,00 people in the world's poorest communities.
The lack of clean drinking water - something we take for granted every day - impacts children and oppresses women. According to Water 1st, over 5 million people, mostly children under the age of 5, die from water related illnesses each year. Every day, 200 million women and girls carry every drop of water their families use. 100 million children, mostly girls, receive no education because they are carrying water.
Most water projects typically fail within five years, yet ALL of the Water 1st installations are still operational today. This is because of their unique approach. I encourage you to read more about this wonderful organization.
Thank you for supporting such a worthy cause!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015


Found these cute little boxes at Hobby Lobby a while ago and wondered what to do with them. I used a few retired amuse studio stamps to create a fun little "make you feel good" box. 
Inside is a cute little bottle of nail polish and a mini nail file.
Perfect for your friends, family, or co-workers!

Monday, October 26, 2015

Trick or treat

This would be a cute treat for your Halloween tricksters! 
This little owl from the do you believe in magic set is adorable!
The October collection is only available this last week of October...get yours before it's too late!

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Candle town...

So my sister took the Halloween in our Town and the Christmas in Our Town stamp sets, along with the landscape dies to create this amazing candle...wait til you see it lit!
So much detail cutting went into this design...all hand matching dies were used...she likes the closer cut...and she's good at it! She even cut out the windows...the banner in the window...the tree in the window....

Okay, I hope you are ready for this beautiful lit you go!

This is so much prettier in person,..thank you to my sister for being creative and inspiring.
You make my job FUN!

Saturday, October 24, 2015


My sister,..Shari...does it again! 
She is so talented and creative that she out does herself every time!
This awesome decor is made with so much amuse goodness that you just can't take it all in at once!
Her detail, her eye for design is just mind boggling.

Oh, and this is the back!!!

A little closer view so you can appreciate the detail!

Be sure to stop back tomorrow because you won't want to miss her other creation!

Friday, October 23, 2015

Oh so good!

When you visit the Ghirardelli Square in San Francisco, can't help but go buy some! Then you make some cute Halloween Treats!

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Happy retirement

Karen did a great job on this card she made for a friend's retirement. Some new and "retired" amuse studio stamp sets used in the making of this card! Love it!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015


It's my baby girls birthday today! Happy birthday Emily...I hope you and Julia enjoy celebrating in California. We will miss having cake and ice cream with you. Have a wonderful day.
We love and miss you!

My beautiful baby girl!

Have fun visiting Mary in Seattle!
 What a great birthday weekend you will have!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Happy birthday

Shari made this cute birthday card using scrap book fun!

Monday, October 19, 2015

Fun weekend!

Fun weekend with Alison and Collin at the Minges-Weber pumpkin fest! 

Egg toss results came up scrambled...but they had fun!

Be sure to come next will be great!

Saturday, October 17, 2015

It's that time of year!

Come one come's going to be a great weekend for this years Pumpkin Festival.
The Webers are hosting and we love it! Thanks so much for carrying on this awesome tradition.
See you all there!

Friday, October 16, 2015

happy birthday

You can always use birthday cards no matter what time of year. It is hard to see the beauty of this card but we used pearl x to dust the card...such a great technique!
Sylvia, you are so very talented!

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Right around the corner...

Here are two cute and fun treats for your Holiday party. 
Start planning now and your guests will be pleasantly surprised. 
Thanks for the inspiration Sylvia!

Wednesday, October 14, 2015


Here is another great card from Sylvia's card class. I love the new pinked edge dies...I have to add those to my list. The tree is from Halloween in our town and we used chalk to color up the background. Such a simple yet beautiful card.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

I'm back!

I am back from hot and sunny California after visiting my daughter. Oh how beautiful it is on that side of the country. I am glad to be home and enjoying some beautiful fall weather!
This card was designed by Sylvia at her card class the other day. I love the brightness and fall colors...and that bear is just too cute holding that acorn. Happy Fall everyone! Enjoy this beauty of a day!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Out of town...

Hello all...I will be taking a break from blogging til next week. I am going to visit my daughter in California who is doing her Occupational Therapy rotation. I am not sure if I will see the beach but it's going to be a fun time! I'll have lots to share when I get back.
Have a great week!

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

workshop fun

We had a fun workshop on Sunday with the stamp club girls. 
Set up with the Fight like a Girl printables for each gal.

These are the 3 cards we made. A big thank you to Kelly Halverson's let it snow card. She made this for our consultant swap so I had to include it in our workshop...thanks Kelly!

Ladies concentrating...we missed you Shari...we will see you next time.
Thanks for a fun afternoon with good eats, lots of laughs, and a fun time stamping.

Monday, October 5, 2015

a favorite

One of my favorite retired stamp sets is the Charming Gardeners.
It can be used for so many different types of cards from sympathy to's just the perfect go to stamp set. It is a shame amuse retired it's beauty! Thanks Shari for some very beautiful cards.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Turning 3

Ava turned 3 this week and this cute card makes you want to shout "happy birthday!"
The stamp set is retired but the woo hoo girl is a keeper if you have it.
Great card Shari....happy birthday Ava...enjoy your party!

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Fight Like a Girl

Here is the LINK for your free printables to use with your free Fight Like a Girl stamp set. Use it as many times and spread awareness to all your girlfriends.

Here is the free full color page calendar download for 2016

Here is the free full black and white calendar download for 2016

Visit my webstore to order your free stamp set ($3 shipping and handling fee)

Thursday, October 1, 2015

October Collection

The October Collection is FINALLY here
Get your Halloween party crafting on!
There are so many exciting products that you won't want to miss out on.
Visit my webstore today!