Friday, April 30, 2010

Another One?

There are so many new images that I love in the new Everything's Rosy release by A Muse. I paired the Bare Branch with leaves and the Daisy Duet for this card. I stamped the Daisy Duet on the side of this card and used the Martha Stewart branch punch for a little something special on the bottom. One thing I love about A Muse is that you can use any of the stamps you already own with the stamps that are new. I used the Tiny Daisy on the branch for a little added color. Check out the A Muse Blog for prizes and all the A Muse gals for more beautiful cards.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Everything's Coming up Rosy!

It is always so exciting to have a new stamp release. Lots of new rubber to play with and this Everything's Rosy is no exception. Flowers are always fun! Love them! I got to play with the new Marigold solid stamp today and I am so glad I did. Just a simple stamp in a scallop circle and a lacy edge punch and you have a fun card to send to anyone that makes you smile. Make sure you check out the other instructor's blogs and the A Muse blog. You will find lots of fun and prizes waiting for you.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Birthday Set

Happy Birthday, A Muse! It is the 9th birthday for A Muse and they are celebrating in style. Today's card is made from the new Birthday clear set. That big Happy will let anyone know just how you feel about their birthday. I really wanted to include the stamp shop in my card so all the people at A Muse know this card is especially for them. I just happened to have the Martha Stewart candles punch and thought that would be the perfect touch. So make a wish and enjoy all the other A Muse instructors cards.

Happy Birthday A Muse

It's hard to believe that A Muse Artstamps is 9 years old this month. They are celebrating by releasing 2 new clear sets. One of them contains some of their vintage images like this bike along with some new sentiments. It has been a lot of fun to look back at all my favorite images and make a card with one of my all time favorites. I used one of the trees from the Trees 1 set to give my biker a cool place to rest. Also put a little glitter on the large cloud for a some sparkle. As always, make sure to check out the A Muse blog and the other instructor's blogs for some more inspiration.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Spring Pajama Party #4

This fun night was brought to a close by Geeta. She posted a challenge to make a card for any Mom. Looks like she and I were on the same wave length when we made our cards. I swear I didn't peek at hers before I made mine! Since I had the Zinnia stamp out from the second challenge I used that along with the open zinnia for my Mother's Day card. Hope my mom isn't looking!!!

The night was a lot of fun as usual. Stay tuned for more virtual stamp nights sponsored by the A Muse Lounge. I am sure there will be more to come.

Spring Pajama Party #3

Challenge number three was posted by the famous Jenn. She wanted us to create a card using our favorite flower as inspiration. I am not sure I can pick one flower as my favorite, I love 'em all, but I chose the daisy for my card. Punched out my flower in yellow kitchen paper. Stamped the Happy Spring and Vine Border in Versamark and embossed with white on brown paper. I figured I had all the embossing stuff out from the first card so what the heck!

Spring Pajama Party #2

The second challenge was posted by Meghan. She wanted us to use something on our card 3 times. I used my Zinnia stamp and punched out 3 inchies. I also used 3 different colors of green. Double the fun! It is a super simple card but when you have to make your card in 30 minutes, there isn't much time to detail!

Spring Pajama Party

Time for the Spring Pajama party over on the A Muse Lounge. The first challenge was posted by Jennie. She found this cute photo of a bunch of cupcakes. I got out the cupcake builder set from A Muse and stamped with Versamark and embossed with white embossing powder for the cupcake. Got out my Nestabilities for the frame on the sentiment and cut it out of blue gingham. A little polka dot white ribbon tops off this pastel card.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Butterfly Spiral

Have to thank my Mom for this card. About a year ago she gave me a advertisement for Fruit of the Loom. It looked like pretty butterflies hanging around on acetate strips. She told me that she thought of me and wondered if I could use it as inspiration for a card. Well, I finally got around to trying it out. Thought the spiral card technique would work the best. So I cut a circle out of acetate and trimmed it into a long spiral. I used the new Cloud paper from A Muse for the inside of the card and thought the butterflies punched from the Doodlebug sugared paper would look so pretty floating around in the sky. The outside of the card HAD to be a flower! Used my brand new gerber daisy stamp, also from A Muse and did my best to shade it with Copic markers. If you click on the photo it enlarges to give you a better view. It was a really fun card to make and I think it may have brought me out of my recent slump.

Have to thank my sister too. She helped me figure out how to put 2 photos on one page! Amazingly easy to do but I have never known how to do it. You learn something new every day.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010


Look what happened the other day while I was playing with some scraps! I had the D monogram circle laying around from the cards I was prepping for my monogram class this month and picked it up along with some scraps from other classes and made this simple card. Couldn't believe my eyes when it came together so easily. Used my Nestabilities Labels Five set and the new Monogram Frames set from A Muse Artstamps along with the Birds and Swirls Cuttlebug embossing folder to make this little gem. Hope you can come to my monogram class and make a set of cards and a cute box to put them in.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Chicka fun

The chickas finally got together for a day of stamping fun. I was gone so long in March that I forgot how much fun we have when we create together. Jane had a new technique she wanted to try out. It is called Geometric Overstamping. It is a fast, easy technique that made that martini stamp from Rubbernecker look delicious! We free hand cut the olive, pimento and the stick. The sentiment is from Rubbernecker and is one that cracks Jane up every time she reads it. Check out her blog here to see the card she made.

Have you been checking out the Woodland madness over at A Muse? There are a ton of fun cards that the other Muse's are posting using lots of cute woodland critters and some new paper colors too. Look here and at my list of A Muse instructors blogs on the left side of the page for some clever ideas.