Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Halloween No. 2

October seems to be here!  Last night it was down to 40 degrees!  LOVE IT!  I love cold weather, and while we've had *some* rain, so far there hasn't been nearly as much as there usually is here in the PNW.  So lots of sunny crips fall days.  Perfect!

Today, I've got another cute Halloween card for you!  Once again, I used a Copic marker to make the eyes on the bats orange rather than just the white of the paper they were stamped on.  That little circle with the inverted scallops is actually the negative die cut from one of A Muse Studio's stitched windows!  The large stitched rectangle is also a bit tricky.  It's the stitched rectangle from the Tag Bundle die set, but it was a little too big from the sentiment, so I shortened it up by running it through again and trimming off the parts I didn't need.  The only catch is you have to make sure the stitch marks are all lined up!

Stamps: A Muse Spooky Trick or Treat
Ink: A Muse onyx
Paper: A Muse orange, sugar, and onyx petite dot cardstock
Misc.: A Muse onyx baker's twine, foam mounting tape, A Muse clear embossing powder, A Muse tag bundle, stitched windows, and spooky trick or treat die set, Copic markers, and A Muse Halloween washi tape assortment

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Halloween No. 1

Fall is here!!  It's October!  I've got my Halloween decorations up and my kid has even planned to be the same thing as last year! (Astronaut!)  That makes me so on top of it.  Nevermind all the blog entries from this summer I still haven't shared yet.  So moving along, look at this cute Halloween card!  It's a small 4bar size card that goes nicely with the little die cut scalloped frame.  I added orange Copic marker to make it's eyes orange instead of white, and I think that really ties it together.

Stamps: A Muse Hello Pumpkin and Spooky Trick or Treat
Ink: A Muse onyx and grass and VersaFine onyx black
Paper: A Muse onyx petite dot, orange chevron, sugar, grass petite gingham, and blackberry
Misc.: A Muse Spooky Trick or Treat, Come if You Dare, and Gift Card Envelope die sets, A Muse clear embossing powder, Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher, foam mounting tape, and Copic markers

Friday, September 29, 2017

October Release Day!!

Hip hip hooray for release day!  It is the first day you can order the new October Collection stamps and their matching dies along with the new "peace" word die!  For full details, check out the A Muse Studio Blog.

Today, I have this cute little wintry snow scene card to share.  My inner zoologist always laughs at anything with penguins and polar bears in the same scene, since South Pole and North Pole.  But, they are so cute, I think I can let it slide.  I white embossed the snowflakes to make them stand out more on the pale winter sky cardstock.  It's supposed to be a La NiƱa year again, so hopefully in the PNW that will mean some snow again!  I am SO ready for it!  (even if my husband is bemoaning the end of summer!)

Stamps: A Muse season's tweetings
Ink: VersaMark, VersaFine onyx black, and A Muse black dye (retired)
Paper: A Muse sugar, cobalt, winter sky, and cherry petite gingham cardstock
Misc.: A Muse season's tweetings, tag bundle, landscape, and word windows die sets, A Muse white embossing powder, foam mounting tape, Copic markers

Thursday, September 28, 2017

a•muse | studio October Sneak Peak Day 3

Today's sneak peak isn't a card!  I have this fun luminary to share with you instead!

I used a popcorn box die cut shape and cut windows out of it on each side.  I stamped the domed sky image from the new "Pining for You" set and embossed it with clear embossing powder (since it's so hard to ink to dry properly on vellum, plus then it's shiny and looks neat!).  I added A Muse's new "peace" word die to the bottom and a little bit of gingham pinking border to the top and voila!

Head on over to the A Muse Studio blog for some more sneak peaks AND another giveaway today! 

Stamps: A Muse Pining for You
Ink: A Muse cobalt
Paper: A Muse cherry, cherry petite gingham, and winter sky cardstock and A Muse radiant white vellum
Misc.: A Muse peace word, popcorn box, and medium pinking border dies, A Muse clear embossing powder, Silhouette Cameo3 and PixScan mat

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

a•muse | studio October Sneak Peak Day 2

Welcome to Day 2!  Today's card is one of my very favorites I made with the October collection.  it's very simple, but is just so strikingly cheerful with blue houses and red/white cording.  The glittered silver stars add just the right pop of sparkly and the rooflines with the white flocking adds a little softness.  All the stamps are part of the new "Pining for You" set which I absolutely love!  It's SO cute!

Stamps: A Muse Pining for You
Ink: A Muse grass dye and cobalt pigment and Delicata Silvery Shimmer
Paper: A Muse kraft cardstock
Misc.: A Muse clear embossing powder, A Muse cherry baker's cording, A Muse silver glitter, A Muse white flocking, Sakura Quickie glue pen

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

a•muse | studio October Sneak Peak Day 1

Welcome to Day 1 of A Muse Studio's October collection sneak peaks!  There's some adorable Christmas stuff this time!  Today, I've got this cute little tag to share with you!  This little birds are just so cheerful and the whole thing makes me ready for snow.  Since the only thing I like more than fall, is snow winter!

Check out A Muse Studio's blog for more sneak peaks and a giveaway today!

Stamps: A Muse Season's Tweetings and Snow Day background
Ink: A Muse sugar and black dye (retired) and VersaFine onyx black
Paper: A Muse kraft, sugar, grass petite gingham, and grass cardstock

Monday, September 18, 2017

Summer No. 4

Happy Monday!  Today I have this lovely subtly colored floral thank you card.  I colored the floral images with extremely pale Copic markers.  I wanted to give it a light soft look that would allow the layers with the sentiment to really pop!

Stamps: A Muse Summer Blooms and Today and Always
Ink: VersaFine onyx black and A Muse black dye ink (retired)
Paper: A Muse sugar, hibiscus, and bubblegum petite gingham cardstock


Monday, September 11, 2017

Summer No. 3

After another brief break for the start of the school year and a fun weekend away with my ladies, I'm back!  Today I've got this fun fishtail banner shaped card for you.  I used a lot of tone on tone floral elements for a soft look and embellished the with the same color of glitter.  So, really it's tone on tone on tone.

Stamps: A Muse summer blooms, dear friend, and be brave


Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Summer No. 2

Hello again!  Today I've got another thank you card to share.  I really enjoyed how this one came out. First I stamped the flourish frame on the front of the card.  Then, using my Silhouette Cameo 3 and a PixScan mat, I had it cut out a window interior to the flourish frame.  I added the sentiment banner across is, which I colored with some Copic markers to give it a little more dimension and visual interest.  Lastly, I sponged the interior of the card where the flourish window was and stamped the inside sentiment to line up just right with the banner sentiment on the front so that when the card is closed, it's hidden!  Love it!

Stamps: A Muse banner sentiments and graceful greetings
Ink: A Muse melon and mermaid and VersaFine onyx black
Paper: A Muse bubblegum petite gingham and sugar cardstock
Misc.: sponge daubers, A Muse be brave die set, Silhouette Cameo 3 and PixScan mat, A Muse toffee twine, Copic markers, and foam mounting tape

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Summer No. 1

Being so far behind on my blogging means I have lots of great cards ready to show you!  Summer seems to be reasserting itself here in the PNW and we're going to have a pretty warm week this week and next.  So, today's card uses some pretty florals and a great sentiment banner!

Stamps: A Muse Studio Banner Sentiments and Summer Blooms
Ink: A Muse bubblegum, melon, and grass and VersaFine onyx black
Paper: A Muse mermaid petite pinstripe, sugar, mermaid, cotton candy, and melon cardstock
Misc.: A Muse Summer Blooms and Be Brave die sets, foam mounting tape, A Muse bubblegum grosgrain stitch ribbon, A Muse bermuda and sugar pearl stickers

Friday, August 25, 2017

September Release Day!!

Hooray for release day!  The full September release from A Muse Studio is now available for purchase!  Check it out here.  And, as always there's a bundled collection available as well if you'd like it all at a discount!

Today's card is another Thanksgiving one.  I'm a sucker for any type of fall leaves.  This one has yellow, green, and orange leaves on the brown background and then just yellow ones on the yellow tag for a tone on tone look.

Ink: A Muse sage, papaya, orange, and french roast
Paper: A Muse sage, french roast, and papaya

Thursday, August 24, 2017

a•muse | studio September Sneak Peak Day 3

Hey! It's day 3!   Today, I get to show you a card using the new "Eat Drink and Be Thankful" set!  It fits in perfectly with my love of fall!  I see this card and pretty much think immediately of pumpkin pie!

Don't forget to check out the A Muse Studio blog for more sneak peaks of the September collection and another giveaway!

Stamps: A Muse Eat Drink and Be Thankful
Ink: A Muse french roast
Paper: A Muse orange petite dot, sugar, and french roast cardstock and Strathmore bristol
Misc.: A Muse pinking and stitched circle dies, A Muse pumpkin pie sequins,  A Muse grass silky crush ribbon, A Muse french roast twine, A Muse clear embossing powder, foam mounting tape, Nicholson's Peerless watercolors

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

a•muse | studio September Sneak Peak Day 2

Hello!  Welcome to Day 2 of Sneak peaks!  Today, I'm showing you another great way to use the new "Hello Pumpkin" set, this time with a Halloween theme rather than a Fall/Thanksgiving one.  Turned out pretty cute!

Check out the A Muse Studio Blog today for another giveaway and more sneak peaks!

Stamps: A Muse Hello Pumpkin
Ink: A Muse orange, papaya, and sage and VersaMark
Paper: A Muse grape, sage, orange, and papaya cardstock and Strathmore Bristol Board
Misc.: A Muse clear  and silver embossing powder, A Muse orange glitter, A Muse silver elastic cording, A Muse Halloween washi tape assortment, super stick red double sided tape, foam mounting tape, Nicholson's Peerless watercolors

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

a•muse | studio September Sneak Peak Day 1

Hello everyone and welcome to the first day of September sneak peaks for A Muse Studio!  I'be been a bit absent of late due to a massive amount of summer travel.  One thing after another after another after another.  One day we even had a 1 hour turn around to get home and repack and go off for another trip.  It's not generally how we roll, but sometimes important things in life happen close together.  Things have *almost* calmed back down now (not quite as I'm currently posting from yet another trip and struggling to make Blogger format things the way I want with only an iPad to post with). But soon.  I can sense it.

But, here I am and VERY excited to share what A Muse has in store for September.  Fall and winter are my very favorite seasons.  They have my favorite weather, beautiful leaves, the yummiest food,  snow, the best holidays, and of course my birthday!  Really it's September through December that I love most!  And I feel the same way about craftying this time of year!  Today, I get to show you a peak of a great new stamp set called "Hello Pumpkin".  You can use it for generic fall themes, Halloween, or Thanksgiving!  Here's the first card I made with it.

 And don't forget to check out the A Muse Studio blog every day of sneak peaks for a giveaway each day and to see what my fellow design team members have cooked up too!

Stamps: A Muse Hello Pumpkin
Paper: A Muse sugar, sage, and orange chevron cardstock
Misc.: A Muse orange and lime glitter, A Muse fern organdy sheer dot ribbon, foam mounting tape, A Muse tag bundle die set, and glue pad