Monday, November 6, 2017

Thanksgiving No. 1

Happy Monday everyone!  I hope you all survived the DST transition!  I have to say, while no one enjoys it being dark at 4:30pm, this morning when I went for my walk it was nice that it wasn't still dark out!

Today, I've got this little circle Thanksgiving card to share.  I made it by first making a circle shaped card with a large stitched circle die, and then with a slightly smaller circle die, I cut a window in the card front.  This left just a little white circle for the card front that's just the right width for this cute little acorn stamp.  I used a sponge dauber to ink up the inside of the card and a stamp positioner to get the "Give Thanks" sentient stamped so that it was perfectly aligned in the circle shaped window.  All in all, I think it turned out well!

Ink: A Muse papaya and french roast


Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Halloween No. 4

Happy Halloween!!  My little kiddo was bonkers excited this morning.  He's a super hero (a last minute change from being an astronaut, again.)  I've got this one last Halloween project to share with you today.  It's a cute little Jack o' Lantern treat bag!

Stamps: A Muse hello pumpkin
Ink: A Muse orange
Paper: A Muse grape, orange, and papaya cardstock
Misc.: A Muse toffee twine, A Muse small wooden clothespin, A Muse halloween washi tape assortment, A Muse onyx glitter, Sakura Quickie glue pen, A Muse clear embossing powder, A Muse gift tag trio and hello pumpkin die sets

Monday, October 30, 2017

Halloween No. 3

Only one more day until Halloween!  Or so my six year old kept informing me at breakfast this morning.    He is most definitely ready for it!   So here's another Halloween card for you.  It's pretty straight forward, but I found that using the washi tape at the bottom of the card didn't stand out when I put it directly on the onyx petite dot cardstock.  So, I put the washi tape on a scrap of white cardstock first, and then put the whole thing onto the card base.

Paper: A Muse onyx petite dot, melon reverse dot, blackberry, orange, and papaya, and sage cardstock

Friday, October 27, 2017

November Release Day!!

Today's the day!  The full November Collection from A Muse Studio is ready and available!  It's a fun one!  Check out the A Muse Studio blog for full details and for the winners of the giveaways.

The card I've got to share today it more of my beloved woodsy Christmas!  I added glitter to the pine cones for some texture as well as sparkle.  I love how it turned out.

Ink: A Muse evergreen and french roast and VersaMark
Paper: A Muse sage, kraft, and vanilla cardstock

Thursday, October 26, 2017

a•muse | studio November Sneak Peak Day 3

Day 3 of sneak peaks!  Here we are!  Last but not least, today features a little holiday tag kit!  It will include:

  • Mini Messages stamp set
  • Coordinating die set
  • Washi tape
  • 10 yards of baker's twine
An awesome deal!

I made this cute little tag with the kit.  I love a good silver/green woodsy theme at Christmas time.  

Check out the A Muse Studio blog for more sneak peaks of this kit and a final giveaway!

Stamps: A Muse mini messages
Ink: VersaMark
Paper: A Muse kraft, sage, and evergreen cardstock
Misc.: A Muse mini messages and pinking circles die sets, A Muse silver sheer organdy ribbon, foam mounting tape, A Muse silver embossing powder, hole punch, A Muse mini starts twinkle stickers

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

a•muse | studio November Sneak Peak Day 2

Hello hello! Or perhaps velkommen!  (Welcome in Norwegian)  Christmas is a time where growing up in a family with strong Scandinavian hertigate, specifically Danish and Norwegian, really shows for me.  Most of our Christmas decorations are heavily Nordic/Scandinavian themed.  Lots of straw, wood, and so on.  I tend to make a lot of Christmas cards with the same theme.

Today, you get a little peak of A Muse Studio's new set called "Holiday Trimmings".  It's got some great pine and holly images, some great sentiments, but also these cute little Nordic-esque snowflake!  I lined them up, using a stamp positioner, to make a festive border.  A big component of Scandinavian decor is simplicity.  Not always my strong suit, but I think I got it just right on this card.

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

Stamps: A Muse Holiday Trimmings
Ink: A Muse cherry
Paper: A Muse sugar cardstock
Misc.: A Muse sugar pearl stickers, A Muse lime and fern sheer organdy ribbon, stamp positioner

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

a•muse | studio November Sneak Peak Day 1

Here we are again!  Previews for A Muse Studio's November collection!  There's some really cute stuff this time.  Today, I can show you a sneak peak of a new set called  "Mug Life"  It's filled with hot chocolate/coffee related images and sentiments!  I made this cute packaging for a hot chocolate single packet with it.  I wanted the whipped cream to have some texture to it, so I filled the image in with  VersaMarker and white embossed it. MMMMMMMM!  Whipped cream!

Don't forget to check out A Muse Studio's blog and my fellow Design Team members for more sneak peaks! (and a giveaway!)

Stamps: A Muse Mug Life
Ink: A Muse french roast, evergreen, toffee, and cherry
Paper: A Muse kraft, sugar, and cherry stripes cardstock and VersaMarker
Misc.: A Muse Mug Life and stitched circles dies, foam mounting tape, A Muse clear and white embossing powder, A Muse glassine envelopes

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