Thursday, March 31, 2011

The count down begins. . .

At 12:01 AM PST, my a muse|studio website will go live.  You'l be able to click on the link in my sidebar to place an order 24/7.  If your order happens to be over $150, you qualify for hostess benefits and will need to contact me directly.

Interested in a catalog?  Click here for the pdf link or email me for a hard copy.

Be sure to check back tomorrow at 3:00 PM PST because I'll be participating in an a muse|studio blog hop.  Blog Candy will be up for grabs!

Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Birdie Birthday

Here's a little bit of sparkly goodness I created with my a muse|studio starter kit the other day.  I think this little bird is so sweet and had to glitter it up so she'd shine in her cage.

All supplies are from a muse|studio.  My web store will go live this Friday so feel free to click the link on my sidebar Friday if you'd like to place an order.  If you'd like to order before Friday, feel fee to email me.  Cardstocks used are Fern, Ocean, and Sugar.  Ink is French Roast and Ocean.  Glitter is diamond glitter.  Rhinestones are microdot twinkle stickers that I've been hoarding for awhile.  I've decided to stop hoarding after reading this post over at Susan's blog.  Right now, I don't think I can make a card without using my twinkle stickers--they're the perfect amount of bling and so easy to use.

I think the details are pretty self explanatory but I do have to say that I adore this card.  Even though the colors aren't super feminine, this is a girly card because of all the sparkle and bling!  Sometimes, you gotta move away from the "traditional" girl colors but still make a girly card.

Thanks for visiting!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Birthday Butterfly

This card is completely inspired by Julie's card.  We've been having a ton of rain and I couldn't get enough light to do this picture justice but trust me when I say it's gorgeous and I absolutely love it!

All supplies used are from a muse|studio.  The card base is a piece of French Roast cardstock and the patterned paper is a piece of Cherry polka dot carstock.  I stamped the leaves from beautiful botanicals 2 onto some Sugar cardstock with Grass ink.  The butterfly was inked up with sponge daubers in Papaya, Cranberry, and French Roast ink and then stamped near the leave.  The sentiment is from contemporary greetings and is stamped with French Roast ink on the cardfront.  I colored some clear twinkle stickers with a copic marker and then added them to the leaves.  Finally, I tied some French Roast striped grosgrain ribbon around the front and put it all together.

Gosh, it feels good to get stampy again!  Thanks for visiting.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Tuesday Trigger

I absolutely loved the bright and happy colors of the Tuesday Trigger at Moxie Fab World and knew I had to play along this week.  We've had a bunch of rain in the Bay Area and I'm so ready for Spring.  These colors put a smile on my face and helped me face the gray, clouds, and torrential rain since I know it won't last forever.

All supplies are from a muse|studio.  The card base is a piece of sage polka dot card stock and was obviously inspired by the polka dotted cupcake liners. I added papaya and orange cardstock to the bottom of the card base to match the yellow and orange background behind the cupcake liners. The golfer and sentiment are from swingin' day which is going to get a lot of use in this household since many members of my family are golfers.   He's grounded with an oval from ovalicious.  The golfer is stamped on the reverse side of a piece of orange cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored in with copic markers.  I masked him off and then stamped the oval with grass ink which had been stamped off once to lighten the color up a little.  He's about to hit the ball which is a pearl twinkle sticker.  I stamped the sentiment in orange ink of the papaya cardstock and then stamped the golfer in orange ink on the envelope front to help bring it all together.  The focal piece is popped up with foam adhesive after the corners were rounded.  Finally, I rounded two of the corners of the card base.  There you have it, easy peasy lemon squeezey!  I hope this brightens up someone's day when it arrives in the mail.

Thanks for visiting!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Graphic Sunflower

I had a little bit of time to play around with Friday's Free For All Challenge at SCS.  It's been raining a lot in the Bay Area and I'm so ready for Spring and the sun.  Friday's Free For All Challenge was to be inspired by the sun.

All supplies used are from a muse|studio.  I absolutely love yellow and orange together and sunflowers are one of my favorite flowers.  I inked up the sunflower from Graphic Sunflowers  with papaya and then rolled it in orange and stamped onto Sugar cardstock several times before reinking and stamping again.  I outlined the petals of the flower with a quickie glue pen and then sprinkled on some diamond glitter.  Smile is stamped with French Roast ink--what a yummy and rich brown color!  The rhinestones are clear twinkle stickers that were colored brown with a copic marker.  The corners were rounded and then the focal piece was matted on Orange cardstock that also has the corners rounded.  This piece is popped up on the Papaya card base with foam dots.  Finally, I rounded the bottom corners of the card base to finish it off.

I'm having so much fun playing with the items that came in my starter kit and just wish I'd have gotten the deluxe starter kit instead of the basic kit.

Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011


A Muse has launched itself into a new venue called A•Muse|Studio. Their new business adventure and product line is elegant, sophisticated and fun offering a variety of cling rubber stamps and accessories. Just like their former product line - their new stamps, ribbons, paper, buttons (the list goes on!) are simply irresistible!
There are two ways you can join me in the fun
If you are interested in being a consultant:
by joining my team now you'll be at the start of what promises to be a fun and rewarding hobby adventure or side business with the potential to be as big as you want it to be.
It's a great way to set your own hours and earn money doing something you love. The starter kit deal is phenomenal right now - only $99! I'll be able to offer you support, design ideas, and more. To join my team, you will have to sign-up with A•Muse directly through their website. BUT ALSO need to contact me directly at - since we are in the early stages of all of this, I have to make contact on your behalf to mak
e you an official part of my team.
As a customer
You'll be rewarded for ordering through me as your consultant since I'll be able to take care of the details for you and offer you great incentives and gifts for doing so. In addition, as things settle down a bit and I finally unpack and slow down, I'll be active hosting a variety of workshops, parties, etc. that you can participate in with the biggest goal of letting you get away from it all and just have some crafty fun. I can even assist you in hosting your own party! My official A•Muse|Studio website will be open in April, but if you can't wait to get your hands on some new product, I can help you with orders now!
To request a catalogue, place an order, or for general inquiries just shoot me an email at
This is a fabulous team with a top notch product line that I'm proud to be a part of! I hope you'll join me.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

A Muse Studio

So, if you're wondering if I'm still around, stamping and blogging, the answer is yes! I know I've been very sporadic about it and I plan to start blogging more often.

We've moved recently and it has been amazing! I love our new place and our neighborhood!!!!! Moving has helped me see how many things I have that are stamping and papercrafting related and I really feel that having
too much can sort of paralyze you--it gets overwhelming in a way and you just don't know where to get started.

When I saw that A Muse was making the change of selling through retail stores and going the catalog/home party based business, I decided I needed to take the plunge and signed up to be a consultant. A Muse is awesome and did you know that Julie Ebersole is their Director of Education? How could I not do it?

So, if you're interested in placing an order, want a catalog, or want to be a consultant, send me and email and I'll get back to you as soon as possible.

Happy Stamping!

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