Sunday, May 1, 2011

Welcome to my First A Muse Blog Hop!

 You should have come here from Kari Bell http://karikards.blogspot.com/ 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 http://nanstamps-amusestudio.blogspot.com/ Nancy is my upline and my friend, I know you'll love her stuff!

22 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, Carla, you have truly outdone yourself! I love your soft vintage style with amuse | studio. You've really inspired me as I know you will others. Beautiful ~ every one.

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  2. great projects! i just love the badge.

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  3. Love how you made that badge. Very creative!!

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  4. You are seriously rockin' those stamps!

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  5. wonderful cards and awesome badge!

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  6. Great job on all of them!! I see you are #1209, I am 1211!! lol

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  7. I love every single card and Troy will look awesome in his badge LOL

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  8. I absolutely love all of these! Gorgeous!!!!

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  9. Wow! Very creative! You have some awesome cards and projects!

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  10. I love the banner die + vintage paper! Clever girl! -Amber

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  11. Great variety of cards and badge--I like your used of the dies.

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  12. Great cards! Love that cake!

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  13. Awesome badge! Great vintage paper.. all are super

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  14. love the DAD award and all of the cards. I especially like the harlequin stamp on the birthday card. Great job1

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  15. Oh my goodness! You did such a great job on all the projects! Love how you distressed up the fathers day card. The girly card and the birthday card are both fantastic!

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  16. so many great cards! I love how you get so much dimension on one card. My favorite is the last one with the harlequin background and the birthday cake. Thanks for sharing!

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  17. Great cards! I love the buttons on the pink card and the harlequin BG looks perfect with the cake!

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  18. Hi there...visited with you at Jeffco show, made the kite and I am looking forward to checking out the catalog. Became a follower and will visit often!
    Marcie
    http://marciespaper.blogspot.com/

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  19. beautiful work.. and love the start to your blog.

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  20. Okay, when is my day to wear this and does it grant me any special authority?

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