Friday, July 31, 2009

Back to school

Here we are again, day 1 of the Back to School amuse-bouche. It is always so hard to pick out your backpack each year for school. What color should I get? What style is best for me? There are so many choices! My card today is showing my ideas of some fun backpacks for the kids to show off to their friends. If you are making a card for your child you could color the new backpack stamp to match theirs or maybe you want to use their school colors for the older kids. There are so many options with this stamp it is a "must have" for your childs back to school card. Did you notice the new paper colors, blueberry and papaya? Make sure to check out other A Muse instructors blogs for some other amuse-bouche.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Something different

Couldn't help posting this photo of my gorgeous blue hydrangea. I have been wanting a hydrangea bush for so long and finally, I have some beautiful blooms. Love looking out my window every day. Taking a little break from making cards but never fear, I will get back at it soon. Hope everyone in the PNW is staying cool. I am thinking of you all while I enjoy our unseasonably cool weather here.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Flower soft

I have been playing with my Flower Soft lately. This stuff is really fun to play with. You just put some glue on your card and sprinkle on some Flower Soft. It is that simple. I have been trying it with a lot of different A Muse stamps and have been pleased every time. Make a trip to your LSS and pick up a pot and have Flower Soft play day!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Pink and green

A-MUSE-A-PALOOZA is over for another year but I wanted to share one more card from my class. Really love the classic Season's Greetings stamp and thought it would work with unconventional pink and green colors which, to me, are a bit retro. Add some pink twinkle stickers and you have a sparkly, simple card. I had a great time with all the gals that came to class and hope everyone enjoys their new holiday stamps, even though it is only July.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Snowball fight!

I could hardly wait till today to share this card with you! We are making this card at my A-MUSE-A-PALOOZA class tonight and I think it is my favorite. I just had to stamp the snow fort upside down and make it a snowball fight fort. Those fluffy snowballs, I used liquid applique on them, are ready for the squirrel to throw at anyone who dares to pass by. He is pretending to give you a gift and then "bam" a face full of snow!!! Used my blue vintage reverse paper for the snowy backdrop and the new cranberry paper for the card. Lovin' that new cranberry paper!!! Who wants to get in on the fun and have a snowball fight with me? Don't forget to check out the other instructors blogs for some more AMAP fun!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Elegant Holiday

Wow, is it day three of the amuse-bouche already? I am getting super excited because my class is tomorrow!!!! We are going to have so much fun stamping and talking. Will have my biggest group yet and can't wait to show them all my designs. The wreath and berries is one of my favorite new stamps. I decided to stamp it in versamark and emboss it in gold then color the leaves a couple different colors of green. Since I embossed the wreath I couldn't stamp the berries so I used liquid pearls. I used my nestabilities labels two set and rotated the white piece to get make it look more like a frame. Gonna go look around at the other instructors blogs and see what they came up with today. You should too!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


Isn't that little penguin cute sitting there with his fishing stick? Day 2 of the amuse-bouche and I am here with my ice fishing stamp from A Muse. I just love that cute little penguin sitting on his hunk of ice waiting for an unsuspecting fish to come along. I used the blueberry kitchen card for this one because I thought it looked like it was snowing. Also wanted to use my new Fiskars wave edge punch for a nice little pond for Mr. Penguin to fish in. Make sure you check out all the A Muse instructor blogs for more sneaky fun!

Monday, July 13, 2009

A-MUSE-A-PALOOZA amuse-bouche

Hooray! Today is day one of the amuse-bouche for the new holiday release from A Muse. I am so happy to share my card using the cardinal silhoutte stamp and the brand new cranberry paper. Love this new red so much. I inked up my stamp using memento rich cocoa on the branch and then the cardinal I inked with my versa mark. It is a little hard to see on this photo but I sprinkled my new Ranger red embossing tinsel on the cardinal and hit it with my heat gun and you get a sparkly red bird!!! I knew I would be using this on some of my holiday cards because who doesn't like sparkle for the holidays? Speaking of sparkle, I used two pieces of the white doodlebug sugar paper for a little more zip. Be sure to check out the other instructors blogs for more A Muse goodness!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009


The word of the week on the A Muse blog this week is "spot". A couple weeks ago I was talking with my friend, Jane, and she told me about this very interesting new technique that uses Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabbers. You get the paint running on the top of the dabber and then spray it with water and slam it on to your paper so it sprays the paint a bit. Had to practice this before I got the hang of it but once I did I found it was really fun. Thanks Jane for a great idea!!! A-MUSE-A-PALOOZA starts this Friday so make plans to stop in at your closest participating store and take a peek at the new holiday release from A Muse. While you are there, take advantage of all the special events each store has planned. I will be at the Stamp Shoppe in Schofield, WI with my gift tags on Saturday, July 11th from 1-3. See you there!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009


My nephews birthday is coming up real soon and I wanted to make him a special card so I got out my robot boy and tried to make him look like he was floating around in space. Hope Will has a great 9th birthday and a summer filled with fun!

Wish I could show you the reason my posts have been few and far between these days. Working on A-MUSE-A-PALOOZA!!! The holiday stamps will be released soon and I am super excited to show you some of my cards. Seems like I have been in the holiday spirit lately and been cranking out the samples for my upcoming classes. Check out the left side of my blog for a current list and sign up if you can. I promise it will be a stampin' good time!!!