Friday, May 27, 2011

A Muse Studio June Blog Hop

Hello! You should have come from Sherri Thacker's blog if you don't want to miss any of the a|s goodness happening today! Our challenge this time was to create our own patterned paper. I sort of did that on this page, but if you'll scroll down my very small blog, you will see other examples of a|s stamps as back ground.
So I made three of these pages, this is page two. I want to tell you a little about A Muse Studio ink. It's listed as pigment ink, but it stamps much more like chalk ink. Just a few gentle taps and your stamp is inked up perfectly, even silhouette stamps! I also just love the way it lays on top of the paper. This Fern Green stamped leaves image looks gorgeous right on top of the Buttercup yellow cardstock. That branch is from Beautiful Botanicals 2. I also used the Butterfly and the Scallop dies on this page, plus a few scattered Twinkle Stickers for sparkle. The sweet little flower is a Forget-Me-Not. You can get 100 of these for $4.95, or try the Meadow Mix, which has a mix of all of our flowers for $6.95. The Bubblegum Buttons come in an amazing assortment of 200 for $5.95. I'm pretty pleased with the price, and I love the buttons!!

Now, please hop on over to Pamela Fredrickson"s blog  Attempted Creativity

Here are all the blogs in case you get lost:

Samantha Kania (HOP LEADER!!)
 Dana Vincent (your next stop :) 
Sherri Thacker
 Carla Mayfield (ME!!)
 Tamra Grandi 
 Patty Mowery
 Laurie Chilton
 Sarah Callahan
 Anna Keyes 
 Kari Bell       
 Angela Shellenberg
 Kelly Spivey 
 Lori Barnett  
 Kristie Hartfeil
 Lianna Llama
Lindsay Spencer

Thanks for stopping by!! 

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Scrapbooks A Muse Studio Style

When was the last time you made an 8.50" x 11" scrapbook page? It's the size I made when I first began scrapping, and I moved over to 12x12 after a while. A|S doesn't sell 12x12 paper, so I thought I'd try my old size out again. It worked. The world did not cease spinning on its axis, and it turned out just fine! I think maybe I can step away from the 12x12 for a while. Care to join me? Stay tuned, I made three coordinating pages, this is the first.

I used Bubblegum Pink, Buttercup, Lichen and Fern on this page. I love those Bubblegum buttons, I've been putting them on everything! The stripes on the bottom are from the Swanky Backgrounds set.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Happy Father's Day

This one is for the more business-minded father. I used Brief Notes and Essential Sentiments. The necktie was simple and easy to paper piece, and I was pleased with the results. I added some buttons and stitching to keep the haberdashery theme going. I guess I probably won't give this to Troy. He buys all his clothes at Cabella's  and Duluth Trading.

I don't know if I mentioned it in my last post, but I now have two girls on my A Muse Studio team. I am really looking forward to working with them to help them achieve their goals, whether they will be hobbyists or business women only time will tell. I know we'll have fun a long the way!!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Have a SWINGIN' day!

Now if this isn't a classic A Muse stamp, I don't know what is! I love this golfer! I used Essential Sentiments, Ovalicious and Swingin' Day here, plus a touch of Lime Stitched Grosgrain. I colored the golfer with my copic markers. I have six, you know! They came in my Deluxe Starter kit, along with a Colorless Blender.

Speaking of the A Muse Studio Deluxe Starter Kit, have you seen what you can get for $149? It's regularly $225 and contains more than $475 worth of super stamping stuff! I'm beginning to build my a|s team, and let me tell you that it's not that hard to do. This kit is irresistible! This is a limited time offer. I originally signed up just for the great stuff, but really wanted to turn it into a business after I saw and tried it all!

  • our FOUR 2011 Studio Sampler sets
  • the Harlequin Background stamp set
  • the Essential Sentiments stamp set
  • set of six clear blocks
  • sixteen A Muse Studio pigment ink pads
  • one Memento tuxedo black ink pad
  • six Copic Original markers
  • one Copic colorless blender
  • a Double Scrubber
  • a bottle of Squeaky Clean
  • one adhesive runner

  • one glue pen
  • one bottle of diamond glitter
  • a solid paper starter kit, with 20 sheets in ten colors
  • a gingham paper assortment
  • a polka dot paper assortment
  • a swatch ring
  • clear twinkle stickers
  • pearl twinkle stickers
  • an assorted pack of paper
  • flowers
  • six spools of ribbon
  • eight catalogs
  • business supplies and forms

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Amuse Kit Cards

A Muse Studio has a super cool thing for its consultants called Ready To Roll Workshops. RTRW are pre-designed projects using products from the start up kit. The projects are cute, easy to demonstrate, and don't call for too many supplies. I think it's a wonderful idea, and a perfect example of how the many minds working together on A Muse Studio are making things fun and easy for the consultants.

I attended a stamp expo this weekend, and one of the things we did at my booth were Make & Takes. I used projects from the RTRW, because I tend to get a little carried away on my cards. I didn't want the M&T's to take an hour to make and use every A|S supply I own!

The card on the bottom was a big hit, I actually had to cut more to meet the demand. It's a classically appealing CAS card, and just seems to scream A MUSE to me.

If you have been thinking about taking your stamping life to the next level, maybe A Muse Studio is right for you. I'd be so happy to answer any questions you may have about the opportunity, just leave your email addy in my comments with your question, and I'll get right back to you.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Welcome to my First A Muse Blog Hop!

 You should have come here from Kari Bell If you didn't please go back, you don't want to miss it!
 This blog hop is all about celebrations, and I am celebrating several things here! First, Father's Day!! I was playing around with my A Muse Studio Grass die and I made a few rosettes. Then I decided to make a badge for Troy to wear on his special day. My husband is pretty indulgent, and he'll wear this if I give it to him! I can't wait to make more badges in totally girlie colors, which are my favorites.

Supplies: Brief Notes; Ticket Die, Grass Die, Onyx and Cherry Cardstock, Cherry Satin Ribbon, Memento Black Ink
 For this one, I started off with a piece of Lichen Polka Dot Paper, and stamped the leaves from AUtumn Blessings in Versamark and embossed with clear powder. Then I went over it with a sponge loaded with French Roast ink. I used the sweet banner die cut from a vintage dictionary to add interest to the edge, and stitched it all together on my sewing machine. The zig zag stitching on the top is a stamp from the Mad For Plaids set, and the sentiment if from Essential Sentiments. I added a bit of French Roach stitched grosgrain as a finishing touch.
This card is all about friendship. I used two of my favorite colors, Bubblegum and Shell pink, with a dash of rich French roast ink and ribbon. The soft Shell buttons with Sugar Pearl Sticker accents, and the Shell Satin ribbon are the finishing touches. 

Here I used A Very Merry Un-Birthday and Harlequin. This is my very first copic coloring, don't look too closely! I also used a Quickie Glue pin to add some Diamond Glitter, which comes in a gigantic jar! Jar full o' happiness, that's what it is.

Now it's off to the fabulous Nancy Baier Nancy is my upline and my friend, I know you'll love her stuff!