The cat's out of the bag, A Muse Studio is live!! Go check it out!
The cat's out of the bag, A Muse Studio is live!! Go check it out!
Hi there! (Is anyone still here?? Lol!) I've had a much needed crafty break for the last couple of months but I'm back in action now and happy to say I've been stamping up a storm so I have lots to share with you.
Also, have you heard about A Muse Artstamps relaunching as A Muse Studio??? It's sooo exciting! Be sure to "Friend" them on Facebook to keep up-to-date on all the latest info. The official launch date is March 1st so you're just going to have to be patient until then to hear all about it. :)
Be back later with a card!
Lol! Well, that's pretty much how I've been feeling these days! I actually have several cards that I could share but I just can't bring myself (or find the time, really) to photograph/upload/edit them and then get it posted. So, I'm taking a blogging break for awhile and releasing myself from feeling guilty about it! :) I'll definitely be back in the near future but I'm completely swamped right now so I'm going to be off doing other things. See you later, crafty ladies! Hugs!!
Happy Sunday! Did you all remember to set your clocks back? :)
My card today uses goodies from a SU! kit that I got awhile ago and just got around to using. I love buying scrapbooking kits because there are so many supplies in it that all coordinate and this makes card making soooo easy!
(All supplies SU! except stamps (CTMH) and black ink (A Muse)
Who's ready for a challenge? Tonight I'm hosting a color challenge over at the A Muse lounge and it's based off one of my very favorite moves - Dirty Dancing! I looooove this movie and still watch it all the time, I think I might even have it memorized, lol!
Your challenge tonight is to use the colors from this poster - light pink, dark pink, black and kraft is optional - and create a project using at least one A Muse Stamp.
Here's my card -
I used a small circle punch to create the scallops on the edge and the flower is messy colored using Copic markers. I also trimmed the edge of the front panel so the inside of the card would show and attached a strip of black paper on the inside. Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to check out the lounge for all the details and more challenges!
Wow, I'm super late posting this month's picture too! Lol! Zeke is the sweetest, happiest boy! Currently he is rolling all over, jabbering/cooing all the time and my favorite thing is, he sucks on his two fingers on his right hand when he's falling asleep. It's sooo cute! Love this little boy with all of my heart!
(And look at his feet! AAHHH! He just kills me with his cuteness!)
Happy Friday! How are you all doing today? We're all a bit sick around here so it's a very lazy day!
I've got some baby blocks to share with you that I made a couple of weeks ago. Paper is A Muse, letters and buttons are American Crafts. I used plain wooden (unfinished) blocks from Craft Warehouse, I painted them white and used Mod Podge to glue the paper down. The buttons are threaded with hemp and attached with glue dots.
I appreciate you stopping by! Have a good day!
Hhhmm, I guess I'm on a baby card kick lately. I think my little Mr. Zeke has been inspiring me. :)
My card today is one that I taught in a class awhile ago but I changed up the color scheme a bit (so my students have already seen this one.) I started by cutting a piece of Grass gingham paper in half to form the card base, and then I folded it "inside out" so the pattern was on the inside. Next I trimmed it down a few inches (almost half-way) so the pattern showed through. For the bumper part of the crib, I stamped it first on the white cardstock then again on a scrap piece of gingham, trimmed it out and adhered it over the first stamped image. I then punched it out and adhered it to the scallop circle. I added a panel of purple kitchen and then some glitter and a sentiment finished it off.
Thanks so much for checking it today! Happy Monday!
Hey there! How are you all doing? All is good here! Sweet baby Zeke is 5 months old today and keeping me busy as always! I sure LOVE being a mama!
Speaking of sweet babies, I've got a few cards to share with you! The first one uses one of my fave baby stamps Elephant and Baby and is colored with Copic markers. I used the yellow kitchen notecards and then colored some white sheer polka-dot ribbon with a gray Copic marker to match the card. The sentiment is from the Baby Wishes clear set.
The next card is a super simple little monkey card that I made using the Jungle clear set by TPC stamps. I stamped the vine and sentiment, then stamped the monkey on a scrap piece, cut it out and mounted it to the card with pop-dots. Super easy!
Off to make cookies then watch a movie with my hubby! Chat at ya soon! :)
Hi everyone! The A Muse calendars are back and available for purchase/download right here. If you're not familiar with the calendars, it's something that Linda came up with a couple of years ago as a way for A Muse to give back to the community. Each year Linda designs these calendars with all of the proceeds going to a different charity and this year, the charity is Charley's Fund. To read more about Charley, click here. (Tissue alert!) Won't you please join the A Muse team in supporting this wonderful cause by purchasing a calendar (or two?) These make PERFECT Christmas presents! I'll be making some over the coming weeks and will post pics as soon as they're done! Thanks so much!
Hey there!! Happy Saturday! I love lazy Saturday mornings (well, it's not too lazy around here since Isaiah has a soccer game in a little bit) but it's still nice to veg for a bit. :)
I've got a happy little card to share with you today for the Moxy Fab Offset Scallop Gallop Challenge., I love this color combo for winter cards. Hope you like it! Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps, paper, black ink, ribbon - A Muse Artstamps
Caption Punch - EK Success
Markers - Copic
Blue ink - ColorBox
Can you believe I'm posting two days in a row?? Crazy! I got this Robot kit awhile ago (I'm telling ya, I love kits!) and this is the first time I've gotten to play with it. You know I love making boy cards and this one was really fun/easy to make. This falls under the "it's for a little boy that will not notice details" category so I kept it very simple. The sentiment is from A Muse and the punch is called Captions and it's from EK Success.
Chat at ya soon! Thanks for stopping by!
What's up, blogland? I've got a card to share - woot, woot! One of my fave places for inspiration is Tracy's blog Eat, Sleep, Stamp. She posts a sketch every week and I got to play this time! Yay! Here's the sketch -
And my card using My Mind's Eye goodies. I got this new kit (scroll down, it's the boy version) and I. Love. It. I have a "thing" for kits that include die cut shapes and matching papers, it makes card making soooo easy! The party hat (from A Muse, I'm pretty sure it's retired) is stamped on the pattern paper, cut out and attached to the cute elephants head. The sentiment is also from A Muse from the Mainly Men clear set.
******IMAGE REMOVED FOR PUBLICATION - YAY!!!*******
Thanks for checking in! Have a fabulous week!
Hey guys! I've got a couple of non-stamping projects from around my house to share with you today I made a trip to a second hand store and picked up some goodies and then had my way with them, lol! It's amazing what a can of spray paint can do! :) The first is a mirror that I got for $2. It's definitely cute, but very bland and doesn't fit my house at all. (Thank you to my boys for being my "holding the mirror" helpers, lol! And the chair is from Crate and Barrel.)
The mirror screws into the back to I just unscrewed it and spray painted it RED!
The next thing is a clock that my friend gave me ages ago that has been sitting in my garage. She got it from her husband's grandma. Love the clock, hate the color. (The blue part is painters tape over the clock face.)
Some more spray paint...drumroll please....ORANGE!
And here's a shot of the wall all put together. The silver clock was already there and is from Z Gallery. Like I said, it's amazing what a couple of cans of spray paint can do! Hhmmm, what else can I paint? :)
Hiya! Happy Monday! Today's card features a new technique that I just learned and I'm calling it Swirly Smooch. I'm debating about whether or not to do a tutorial on it but more than likely, I won't get around to doing it so I'm just going to explain it. :) What you do is take a small bowl of water, dip the tip of your Smooch ink into it several times close together (in this case I used pink and orange.) The ink will sort of rest on top of the water almost like oil does. Next you swirl it around a little bit using the top of the lid so it makes a sort of marbly, swirly pattern on top of the water. Then you take a piece of paper smaller than the size of your bowl and lay it flat on top of the water and quickly pull it out. The ink that is floating on top clings to the paper and dyes it in a swirly pattern. Set it aside until it dries and you have custom made pattern paper! Soooo easy and fun! I did it with my boys and they loved it as well. And since there are so many Smooch colors, the color-comb possibilities are endless!
For my card, after my Swirly Smooch paper had dried, I punched it out using a Marvy flower punch. For the stem of the flowers, I used a green Smooch ink and colored just the bottom part of the Bursting Blooms stamp. The rest of the card is super simple with just some ribbon, brads (for the flower centers) and a sentiment. Thanks for stopping by today! Hope you like the card!
(Paper, stamps, ribbon - A Muse Artstamps)
I had a small amount of time to stamp today so I decided to whip up this little number to play along with Tracy's sketch. My mojo is definitely on leave at the moment so this is the best I could get. :) I made my own flower embellishment using some scrap fabric I had on hand and used some SU! paper that I've been hoarding. It feels soooo good to get my craft on! ETA: Sentiment is from this set by My Cute Stamps. (Love their stuff!)
Here's the sketch -
And my very literal take on it -
Be sure to check out Tracy's blog. She has LOTS of super cute cards on there as well as her weekly sketch challenge.
Thanks for stopping by! Chat at ya later! :)
Why hello there! Long time no see! Things have been super busy around here (as always) and I just haven't much time for crafting/blogging. I did make up some samples and finally got them photographed so I actually have a card to share today! But before I get to that, are you all having a good summer? It's been really great around here and I'm really not looking forward to school starting again, I like having my boys home! Having three little boys really is wonderful. :) Oh! I got something fun in the mail today, my personalized license plates! Wanna see?
So, do you get it? Hee-hee! I've always wanted personalized plates and I love mine! So fun!
Okay, enough chit-chat! I'm sure you're here to see a card so I'll get onto that! :) I started by stamping the Chrysanthemum Open and then colored it with Copic markers and attached it to a slightly larger piece of Grass cardstock. The background is the Solid Zinnia stamped with VersaMark ink on Kraft paper. I ran a piece of Blackberry cardstock through my Cuttlebug using a Swiss Dots embossing folder and adhered a strip of scalloped white cardstock. Then I attached it to the card and then attached the stamped panel using foam tape. I stamped my sentiment, punched a butterfly from vellum and then added bling with twinkle stickers and glitter. Hope you like it! Thanks for stopping by today!
Hiya! A*MUSE*A*PALOOZA has started and I've got an amuse-bouche (a sneak-peek from A Muse) to share with you today! There are so many cute stamps being released this week but this Spider Tag is one of my favorites! I love it! I embossed it using white EP and I think it looks really cool on the colored papers. The sentiment is new too. Fun, huh? :)
Hope you like this little peek! Be sure to check out the A Muse and other creative team member's blogs for even more eye candy.
Hey everyone! Just wanted to let you know that Scattered Pictures (503.252.1888) is a hosting an A*MUSE*A*PALOOZA Preview Night this Friday starting at 6:oopm. I'll be there and we'll have two make-n-takes, cupcakes and you'll get to be one of the first people to see newest stamps from A Muse! You don't want to miss this event! The cost is only $5.00 and it's going to be lots of fun!! Call ahead to sign-up and reserve your spot.
See you there!
I've actually got a card to share today, it's a miracle! Lol! I made this awhile ago but didn't get a chance to share it with you until now. The stamps are from the Everything's Rosy release from A Muse, I love those stamps! Paper and ribbon are also from A Muse. Thanks for stopping by today! I'm off to fold Mt. Washmore! ;)
Hi Everyone! I'm so excited to be participating in today's TCP Tuesday because it's a special birthday blog hop! (More on that in a second.) Amy is the Hostess with the Mostess today and her challenge is to get WOODY. Be sure to start at her blog since she's the beginning of the hop and she has all the of the TCP Tuesday details! For my card, I used the super cute A Beary Good Year clear set, cardstock from SU! and Woodgrain paper from A Muse. The "banner" on the card is actually a party hat that is included in the clear set, I just masked off the little pom-pom on the top of the stamp, flipped it upside down and stamped it in a curve. Easy-peasy!
So, I mentioned this was a special birthday hop and it's for none other than the uber talented, super generous and extremely creative Alma!! If you don't know Alma (how could that be?!) she's the owner/creator of The Cat's Pajamas stamps. She's also the first person that took a chance on me and asked me to join her design team. I am forever grateful to her for being so kind and generous to me! Love you, Alma! Happy birthday!
Okay, you probably arrived here from Jen or you might have just popped in, but next on the hop is Carole and I can pretty much guarantee she's got something amazing to share, so be sure to head there next! :) And make sure you visit Alma on her blog and give her some birthday love!