Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Be sure to check out amuse|studio on Facebook.  They are posting cute ideas all the time and they are currently have a contest that you can enter & you just might win!!  This week’s amuse|studio challenge is all about color - Halloween Color! Be sure to check out the Holiday Catalog full of inspiring ideas for fun and different colors for Halloween. But for this challenge we are going to stick with the classic Orange and Onyx! Make a card using Orange and Onyx and get your Halloweenie groove on!  One random prize winner will receive three A Muse Studio pigment inkpads in winner's choice of colors!
Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Naughty or Nice??

I saw this card idea in the amuse|studio gallery for Consultants.  It was quick & easy & I love the end results! 

All supplies by a•muse|studio:
Cardstock - Vanilla, Cherry Woodgrain, Wasabi, Fern, Twas' the Night Before Christmas
Stamps - Naughty or Nice

Ink: Onyx Versafine, Pebble

Other: Cherry Baker's Twine, Diamond Glitter, Quickie Glue Pen
Sunday, August 28, 2011


Don’t you just love all the sparkle and shine that the holidays bring?! Did you see the gorgeous new glitter in the amuse|studio Holiday Catalog? We’ve added a shiny silver and a mysteriously sparkling onyx to our collection of diamond, bubblegum and cranberry glitter.
I decided to make a quick card to enter in the A-MUSE-A-PALOOZA Glitter Challenge – so I poured the glitter on & made a card that sparkles!
All supplies by a•muse|studio:
Cardstock - Sugar, Winter Sky
Stamps - Snow Crystals, Holiday Tags
Ink: Winter Sky
Other: Silver Elastic Cording, Diamond Glitter, Super-stick double sided tape

Oh yeah...

Look what arrived in the mail on Friday!  When you reach Senior Associate as a Consultant with amuse|studio you are offered two stamp sets at 50% off!  I chose Vintage Christmas Postmarks & Snow Crystals.  I can't wait to make some beautiful Holiday cards with these sets~! 


I received this set for FREE, yes I said FREE by making a phone call!  And all I had to do was call in & talk with one of the wonderful gals at amuse|studio.  They are helping amuse|studio Consultants get used to making phone calls & to practice booking workshops.  They offered us a free training session & a free stamp set!  I love the Holiday Tags stamp set & amuse|studio!!  Please contact me if you are interested in this great opportunity to become a Consultant with amuse|studio.  They are so supportive & are helping us to succeed in our business!! 
Saturday, August 27, 2011

Fringed Felt Flower

Another great video idea from Julie Ebersole.  It only takes a few supplies to make a fringed flower from our wonderful new felt--you can use it to embellish a card or scrapbook layout, or turn it into a gift by attaching a pin-back! 

Look at all our yummy colors of felt that we offer in the assortment package!
Friday, August 26, 2011
I had a friend here earlier this week & we wanted to try this pumpkin made out of paper strips.  It was pretty fun to make and after two tries, we were pretty happy with this one!  We used pumpkin paper from amuse|studio & then decorated the top with two felt leaves that I had in my stash, a pumpkin button & twine & made the tag with Give Thanks words.  The idea is on Page 19 of the amuse|studio 2011 Catalog & Inspiration Guide. 
Thursday, August 25, 2011

Free during A*Muse*A*Palooza...

This Family Favorites Stamp Set is an Exclusive set that amuse|studio is offering during A*Muse*A* Palooza.   During A*Muse*A* Palooza, amuse|studio is offering this stamp set free to anyone who hosts a workshop that totals $150 or more! Email me for all the details!   
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
I had so much fun decorating these little tubes for Halloween. 
Did I mention that I love Halloween?    

All supplies by a•muse|studio unless noted:
Cardstock - Wasabi, Sleepy Hallow, Onyx
Stamps - Spooky Boo Day, Haunted, Too Cute to Spook
Ink: Onyx Versafine
Other: Onyx & White Baker's Twine, Martha Stewart Fence Border Punch, Plastic Tubes
Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Halloween Tags

amuse|studio has so many cute Halloween images!  Here are some tags that I made with just a few of them~! 
Too Cute to Spook Available Now! 
Monday, August 22, 2011


I'm so excited to tell you about A-MUSE-A-PALOOZA 2011!

A-MUSE-A-PALOOZA is a paper-crafting celebration to promote the release of the 2011 Holiday Catalog. With additional Hostess Rewards, there's never been a better time to book parties and have fun creating!

This year, A-MUSE-A-PALOOZA will be a six-week event from August 22 through September 30.   There will be an exclusive stamp set and higher rewards for qualifying Hostesses.  Please contact me to find out more about how you can earn the free stamp set & higher rewards for your workshops!
Friday, August 19, 2011

Happy Birthday Laura!

I was excited to use the paper pad & twine by Lime Twist called Life of the Party!
The patterned paper from Lime Twist was perfect for Laura's birthday card & little decorated box.  Happy Birthday sis-in-law!! 
Monday, August 15, 2011

Aug/Sept Spotlight Starts Today!

August/September theme: School is Cool! 
Featured Stamp Sets at 10% off
The Mighty Jungle
Past Due
School Days
Personal Stationery
Rock Star

Featured Color Palette -
Collegiate:  Buttercup  Winter Sky  Cranberry  Fern  Eucalyptus
The Collegiate Assorted Cardstock Pack is item number PAST811!
Sunday, August 14, 2011

OPEN...if you dare

I made this little pizza box for Halloween Treats!  Go here to watch the video on how to make the box.   
 I created the box out of black cardstock & the belly band is white cardstock decorated with amuse|studio Halloween stamps. 
If You Dare stamp set is available at amuse|studio!
Saturday, August 13, 2011

Reverse Masking

Julie Ebersole did this video for our latest Consultant Challenge.  I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with in their card making!! 
Friday, August 12, 2011
I was anxious to die cut some of my new felt so I decided to use the Scallop Circle Nestabilities.  The felt cut like butter - super simple one time thru & it was a perfect cut!  I used the Shell color of felt along with the Blush Cardstock for a nice contrast. 
All supplies by a•muse|studio:
Cardstock - Sugar, Shell, Bubblegum Gingham
Stamps - Calendar Fun, Essential Sentiments
Ink: Onyx Versafine
Other: Bubblegum Sheer Organdy Ribbon, Summer Washi Tape
Classic Scallop Circles Nestabilities, Shell Felt, Spica Glitter Pen
Thursday, August 11, 2011

Yummy Felt Colors!

amuse|studio is excited to introduce our line of felt, available in ten colors & an assortment pack.  Each 9"x12" piece is a high-quality wool rayon blend.  
Bubblegum, Shell, Cherry, Buttercup, Sky, Slate,  Vanilla, French Roast, Fern & Sage
Available for purchase on August 22nd!!
Wednesday, August 10, 2011


New Holiday Stamps!!

New Impression Plate - Web on one side & Swirls on the other side!
New - Holiday Tag Die Set
New - Too Cute To Spook!
Available on August 22nd. 
Sunday, August 7, 2011
Sorry no posts, the internet has not been working at my house.  Hopefully it will be resolved soon!
Friday, August 5, 2011

A-MUSE-A-PALOOZA Challenge 2: Halloween Color!

I've been making Halloween cards lately.  This is one of my favorite themes & I just love all the cute images for Halloween! 

All supplies by a•muse|studio:
Cardstock - Pumpkin, Kraft
Stamps - Haunted, If You Dare, Polka Dot Patterns
Ink: Onyx Versafine
Other: Onyx Sheer Organdy Ribbon, Onyx Glitter
Thursday, August 4, 2011

Happy New House

I made this card to welcome a new family to town! 

All supplies by a•muse|studio unless noted:
Cardstock - Sugar, Onyx, Sage
Stamps - Welcome!  Page 63, Happy New House Words by Stampotique
Ink: Onyx Versafine with clear embossing powder
Other: Copics, Fern Sheer Organdy Ribbon, Black Twinkle Sticker

Find this Welcome set on my web store
Wednesday, August 3, 2011

A bundle of fun...

Look what I've been up to...playing with my new holiday goodies from amuse|studio!  Look at these great balls of twine perfect for the Holidays & Halloween!
There are so many amazing new products in the Holiday Catalogs that will be available for purchase starting on August 22nd! 
Isn't this Santa suit stamp the cutest??  And I used our new white flocking on the cuffs of the Santa suit. 
New - Naughty or Nice
Monday, August 1, 2011

August amuse|studio Consultant Blog Hop

Happy Summer Everyone!  I'm the last stop on the Blog Hop!  You should have arrived here from Lianna Llama's Blog.  This month the amuse|studio Consultant Blog Hop is all about summer time!  Here are a few things I love about summer - sweet summer time! 

Just to name a few --- Grilling, Summer Thunderstorms,(not tornados!), fireworks, watermelon, Farmer's Markets, Vacations, Baseball, Smell of fresh cut grass, Flip Flops - and a big ole scoop of ice cream, which leads me to the card I made for this month's Blog Hop.  I have to apologize to those of you that have already seen this card.  I made it a few weeks ago but I couldn't think of a better way to convey what summer time is all about!  

All supplies by a•muse|studio:
Cardstock - Sugar, Gingham patterned paper in Orange, Buttercup & Bubblegum
Stamps - The Scoop Page 9
Ink: Onyx Versafine with clear embossing powder
Other: Quickie Glue Pen & Diamond Glitter
Sheer Organdy Ribbon in Orange, Papaya & Bubblegum

Please visit my webstore to find all these amuse|studio products! 

Thank you for Blog Hopping with us!!  The End! 

Trick or Treat

I'm anxiously awaiting my amuse|studio order of products from the new Holiday Catalog.  If you haven't seen the new catalog yet, please email me & I can send you the PDF version.  In the meantime, I had some fun with this amazing Halloween set called If You Dare.  

Vintage Labels Die Set

a•muse|studio Supplies:
Cardstock - Kraft, Pumpkin, Onyx
Stamps - If You Dare, Polka Dot Patterns
Die:  Vintage Labels
Ink: Onyx Versafine
Other: Orange Satin Ribbon, Black Twinkle Stickers
Martha Stewart Fence Border Punch