Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Have a Whale of a Day

So, it's June 28th and we're expecting rain and drizzle in the Bay Area.  Can I please just get some summer?  We didn't have Spring since it rained virtually every day. We have had some pleasant weather but can it be consistent? Waaaaaaah!

Enough whining from me.  I'm on break so I should be happy, right?  I'm transitioning between jobs right now--I left my former school/district and will be working in the school/district very close to where I now live.  Exciting times!  Of course, we went by my new school yesterday and the kids saw that the start time is earlier than where they currently go so they informed me that they really need to go to the school where I work. . .While it was convenient in so many ways, it's actually better for them to not have me as their principal.  It's better for me to just be mommy to them.

Are you done listening to my chit chat?  You came for a card, right?  Today's card is made using supplies from the a|s Elegant Summer Spotlight and can be purchased in my a muse|studio store.  I adore these colors and images--perfect for summer!  Here are the deets--I stamped the leafy image, fish, and bubbles from Keep Swimmin' in lichen, sky, and bermuda on sugar cardstock  and then added some clear twinkle stickers over the bubbles.  The sentiment from the same set is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black near the bottom of the focal piece.  The little fish is also stamped on sugar cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black and then colored in with Copics, cut out, and mounted on 3D foam adhesive.  The focal piece is matted on sage cardstock.  The entire piece is popped up on 3D adhesive on a bermuda cardbase that has a strip of lichen cardstock added to it.  There you have it, easy, peasy, lemon squeezey!  This card is perfect for so many occasions and it happened to go to our neighbor's son for his birthday.

Thanks for vising and be sure to come back again soon.

Supplies used:
Stamps:  Keep Swimmin'
Paper:  Sugar, Bermuda, Lichen, Sage
Inks:  Bermuda, Lichen, Sky, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Copics, Clear Twinkle Stickers, 3D foam adhesive


Sunday, June 19, 2011

a muse|studio Elegant Summer Spotlight

Those of you who know me know that I simply adore a muse|studio.  Every month from the 15th-15th, you'll receive a 10% discount on selected stamps and papers. And as you can see, you'll also get a ton of amazing inspiration. 

 The Seaglass Assortment Pack contains four sheets of each of the following colors of cardstock:
  • Bermuda
  • Sky
  • Sage
  • Lichen
  • Latte 
Be sure to check out my a muse|studio website for more ideas and inspiration using the spotlight sets and to place an order.

School has wrapped up and I'm wrapping up some odds and ends before I get my summer break and more glorious time to stamp.  I'll have some goodies to show you later this week using some of the Elegant Summer Spotlight items.

Thanks for visiting!


Wednesday, June 15, 2011

a muse|studio spotlight

Have you all seen this? Every month selected stamp sets will share the spotlight on the a muse|studio website with a gorgeous color palette to create projects that showcase the versatility of paper crafting.

For one month, you can save 10% on the stamp sets used to create these fabulous projects!

Classic Alphabet
Sea Shells
Keep Swimmin’
Life’s a Breeze
Mad for Plaids

And, for a limited time, order the special Seaglass cardstock assortment pack - an easy way to get the look showcased in this month's spotlight.

Seaglass Assortment Pack contains four sheets each:


You can order these products as well as anything else that catches your eye through my webstore.  Be sure to contact me prior to placing an order if it is going to be $150 or higher so that you can take advantage of hostess benefits.  Don't forget to check back because I'll be showcasing the versatility of these stamp sets and gorgeous colors over the next month.


Friday, June 10, 2011

Studio Stampers June Blog Hop

It's time for the Studio Stampers June Blog Hop. Once a month, Krystie Hersch and her downline will be showcasing projects made with a muse|studio products.  Krystie will able be selecting one person who comments on one of the blog posts to win some a|s goodies.  Be sure to visit everyone and give them some love for your chance to win.  

 You should have come here from Ronnie's Blog but if not, feel free to go back to the beginning and start at Krystie's blog so that you don't miss out on any a|s inspiration.

Can I just tell you that I absolutely love the card that I'm sharing with you today?  The picture doesn't do it justice and I really wanted to just keep this one for myself and not send it away.  I stamped the flowers from Marvelous Marigolds in lemon whip and blackberry onto  sugar cardstock.  This is mounted onto a blackberry cardbase.  The sentiment from Contemporary Greetings was stamped onto vellum cardstock with blackberry ink and then embossed with clear embossing powder and then I cut the notch onto the ends with scissors.  I layered this on top of a piece of washi tape from the Fall collection on the front of the card.  I added a blackberry button on top of the sentiment tag to cover up the bit of adhesive used to attach it to the card.  To finish it off, I added some sugar pearl stickers to the centers of the blackberry marigolds and then randomly on the focal piece as well.  Tah Dah!  Simple and stunning!

Thanks for visiting and be sure to come back soon.  There's going to be some exciting a|s news on June 15th and I'll be showcasing some of the products that will be highlighted for the month.

Your next stop on the hop is Kelly Spivey's blog but in case you get lost, here's the list of all the blog hop participants in order.  

Krystie Hersch
Lianna Vigil
Kellie Maggio
Kari Bell
Kristen Watson
Veronica Zalis
you are here----->Kathy Hatzke
Kelly Spivey
Lisa Wakabayashi
Karen Crisp
Kristie Hartfeil
Angela Schellenberg
Heather Wroe
All supplies are from a muse|studio and be purchased through my webstore.  
stamps:  marvelous marigolds, contemporary greetings
paper:  sugar, blackberry, vellum
ink:  blackberry, lemon whip
accessories:  fall washi tape, blackberry buttons, sugar pearl twinkle stickers
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