Friday, July 29, 2016

Birthday Wishes

Thanks Doreen for the inspiration!   I love the simplicity of this card.  Doreen inspired me to use the cake dome from OMG Cake in a different way.  The plants under glass are such a fun way to use the cake dome!  I went a little crazy with the first design and used three different die cuts.  The potted plants are from the Amuse Studio House Plants stamp set and the leaf sprig is from Bouquet of Love.  

Amuse Studio Products:    SHOP AMUSE STUDIO

Stamps:  House Plants, OMG Cake (dome), Sweet Summertime (sentiment), Bouquet of Love (tall leaf sprig)
Card stock:  Sugar
Ink:  Onyx Versafine
Other:  Clear Embossing Powder, Copic Markers, House Plants Die Set, Bouquet of Love Die Set

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Berry Box Treat & Card

At the Amuse Studio National Conference we always do a swap with other Consultants.  This adorable combo was created by Patricia Thorpe.  She used the Berry Patch and the Sweet Summertime stamp sets along with our cute Berry Box die to create this amazing ensemble!  
And I couldn't let you miss the cookies that she baked & decorated to make a perfect treat for the Berry Box.  Thank you Patricia for the amazing treat!  It couldn't be any cuter!
I needed a little thank you for someone that helped me out with a project so this was the perfect treat! I don't have mad cookie making talents like Patricia so I used the strawberry candies in the Berry Box.  

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Happy Hour

The Amuse Studio Consultant Challenge for July is anything you love about summer!  Nothing better than a refreshing beverage to beat the summer heat!  I created this fun card using Happy Hour and Hooray stamp sets.  

Amuse Studio Products:    SHOP AMUSE STUDIO

Stamps:  Happy Hour SSSA016, Hooray SVSC099
Card stock:  Papaya Petite Pinstripe Card base, Melon Petite Hexagon
Ink:  Onyx Versafine, Lime, Margarita, Fern, Melon
Other:  Lime Sequins

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Thanks a Latte

This was a card we made at National Conference using the new Watercolor paper we now sell at Amuse Studio.  It is heavyweight 140 lb, acid free paper with a professional grade cold press surface.  
Watercolor paper PSTRA24 | $12.99  (20 sheets)

We used our wonderful Splash inks to get this look.  A combination of Cocoa and Toffee splash was used to create the brushstroke background.  We put a few drops of each color of Splash on an acrylic block and then mixed them together with a paint brush dipped in a bit of water.  After we made our brush stroke background we "flicked" the background with the Toffee Splash to add a few random specks.  The cute Latte Mug is from the stamp set Word Art.  Such a simple card but it makes you feel like an artist!  

SNSC089 | $17.99
Matching Dies Set of 5 | TAD0112  $19.99
Monday, July 25, 2016

Sweet Birthday Wishes

This is a technique that I was reminded of while at the Amuse Studio National Conference.  We prepped the card stock with the static magic pouch and then stamped the Berry Patch with VersaMark ink and embossed with white embossing powder.  We colored the berries and stems with Copic Markers, except for the white we used the White Gel Signo pen for the flowers.  If you don't like the Copic marker bleeding thru your card stock, I recommend that you make a layer to attach to the front of the card.  A sweet birthday card ready to go!  

Berry Patch and Sweet Summertime are both new stamp sets from the 
Amuse Studio July Collection.  

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Berry Glad...

A fun combination using Sweet Summertime and Girlfriends stamp sets.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Pretty Floral

As you have seen from all my blog posts, I really love this Bouquet of Love stamp set.  It is part of the Amuse Studio July Monthly Collection.  It is so fun to color and you can use this for so many occasions.  Keeping It Simple!  This is a simple design where I colored with Copic Markers.  I die cut three flower heads and then used 3D foam tape to attach them and add a bit of dimension. 
Friday, July 22, 2016


Two stamp sets together make this super cute card!  Hey Cupcake and Sweet Summertime!  

Thursday, July 21, 2016

You Rock!

A cute little treat for us at Amuse Studio National Conference.  Our Candy Package Two Die was used for a quick and simple treat holder.  

TAD0136 | $14.99
Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Create the Life you Want - No Sales Minimums!

CREATE THE LIFE YOU WANT - Your Business, Your Way, No Sales Minimums!  

BIG NEWS!  No Quarterly Sales Quotas!  Starting NOW, you can purchase the Starter Kit and sign up with Amuse Studio as a Creative Consultant, enjoying all of the perks of that designation.  
You will receive 20% discount on all product purchases, free training and support, access to the back office where you can connect with other Creative Consultants who share your interest, the idea Gallery & Lounge for Consultants, the ability to make A Muse Studio as much or as little as you want it to be in your life, previews & early ordering of the Monthly Collections (a month in advance of customers), plus the option of attending the annual A|S National Conference and Creative Retreat with none of the pressure to sell! If you decide to buy some products for yourself and sell to a few friends and your total annual sales reaches $900 or more in sales volume before your first anniversary with A|S, your renewal fee is waived, otherwise you just pay $49 to renew your membership and continue to enjoy the benefits of being a Creative Consultant! It's that simple! Who would like to join me on this fun, crafty adventure?!?!
I am actively building a team and would love to include you in the FUN!  Please contact me for more information on becoming a Creative Consultant with Amuse Studio!!  I'm happy to answer any questions and help you decide if this opportunity would be a good fit for you!  Check out the FAQ's section on my blog for more information.
Starter Kit
Our Deluxe Starter Kit includes everything a new Creative Consultant needs to get started holding Workshops the day her kit arrives and it's on sale for $99 from July 18 - August 31st. This kit includes over $150 value in A Muse Studio products! 
$99 Deluxe Kit includes:
A Muse Studio clear block - 2" x 3.5"
A Muse Studio stamp set - birthday icons
A Muse Studio happy word die
A Muse Studio Splash! - apricot, poppy
A Muse Studio pigment ink pads - onyx, orange, buttercup
A Muse Studio ribbon - grosgrain stitch - onyx
A Muse Studio ribbon - organdy sheer lime
A Muse Studio ribbon - organdy polka dot sky
A Muse Studio ribbon - satin orange
A Muse Studio pearl stickers - sky
A Muse Studio twinkle stickers - mini stars, multi
A Muse Studio sequins 6mm - orange
A Muse Studio sequins - melon
A Muse Studio washi tape - 3 roll assortment - tuxedo
A Muse Studio cardstock assortment (40 sheets)
A Muse Studio glitter - diamond
A Muse Studio tweezers
A Muse Studio sanding blocks
A Muse Studio eyelets - onyx
A Muse Studio brads - antique brass
A Muse Studio embossing powder - clear
A Muse Studio Digital Kit - Scenic Route
A Muse Studio Digital Kit - Colorblock Basics
+ FREE STAMP SET to ship with your first order
Business Supplies:
A Muse Studio Consultant's Guide to Success
A Muse Studio Consultant Handbook
A Muse Studio Customer order forms (15)
A Muse Studio Hostess brochure (5)
A Muse Studio Hostess order forms (5)
A Muse Studio Invitation postcards (25)
Two months free webstore
There are so many GREAT reasons to join A Muse Studio... amazing products, extra income, product discounts, friendships and so much more! Create the life you want!
Monday, July 18, 2016

We've gone Digital!

Amuse Studio is going Digital!  We are excited to announce that our annual catalog is completely digital, absolutely FREE and ready for you to download to your computer, Kindle, IPad, cell phone or any other device.  How handy is that going to be!  

Check out the two new 2016-2017 catalogs below.  
The Essentials Catalog and The Stamps & Dies Catalog.

2016 Amuse Studio Essentials Catalog

2 weeks of FUN!

So happy to have spent the last couple of weeks with my sis-in-law, Laura.  I flew to Ohio on July 5th and then took a road trip with her & Sylvia to the Amuse Studio National Conference in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.  We spent the weekend with other Amuse Studio Consultants from around the country.  It was a fun filled few days!  

Then we drove back to Cincinnati, I spent a few days in Ohio and then Laura & I made our next road trip to Des Moines.  Laura was able to spend the rest of the week with me here.  We had fun running around the town while she was here and even took in a class with Taylor from Taylored Expressions.  

Thank you Laura for visiting and for driving me back to Des Moines - you are the BEST!  I'm glad that you made it home safely!

Sylvia & Laura - lunch in Pigeon Forge with these two ladies!

Amuse Studio National Conference & Creative Escape!

A very fun card class with Taylor at Taylored Expressions!  
Here we are in the classroom with Taylor making our birthday cards.  

     Our Hello Happiness birthday cards we made in class.  

Spending some time in the stamp studio!  Laura making her Peerless Watercolor chart!  She didn't know that I took this picture and she was very serious about her work!
Sunday, July 17, 2016

Hello Summer

This was a card we made at the Amuse Studio National Conference.   We prepped the Kraft layer with the static magic pouch and then stamped the Tropical Blooms with Versamark ink and embossed with White Embossing Powder.  We used Creamsicle Dye Ink (coming soon!) and a water brush to lightly add color to the flowers.  The sentiment is stamped on a piece of vellum die cut from the Stitched Circles.  I love the soft look of this card - this is an easy technique with great results!

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Miss You!

A clean and simple card using the new Amuse Studio Bouquet of Love stamp set.  The die cut stem and flower bud were put together to create the single stem flowers.  How creative!  

Friday, July 15, 2016

NatCon 2016

Amuse Studio National Conference 2016   
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
I enjoyed the weekend with all of these lovely Creative Consultants.