Sunday, June 24, 2012

A Muse Studio Challenge - Summer Fun!

Sheela is our hostess this time around and we are celebrating the start of summer.  Summer and vacation and road trips!  And if you live in Florida, also summer storms, one of which is splashing over us right now.  Tropical Storm Debby is hovering around the west coast of the sunshine state, but we are feeling the effects.  It's wet and soggy and miserable - all the more reason for a bright and cheery card.

Come on over to the A Muse Studio Challenge Blog and share some summer sunshine with us.

All supplies A Muse Studio:
"love conquers all"
"grunged sunrays"
cloud die, bermuda polka dot & buttercup cardstock, slate grosgrain ribbon.

Friday, June 22, 2012

One Design, Three Cards

Meet 100.5, 100.6 & 100.7!  These cards were inspired by   CASED from a card by Joy Taylor that I found on the CASE study challenge blog.  If you click over, you will find that particular challenge is at least 2 weeks old!  My particular challenge is finding the time to complete challenges on time.
"Better late than never"  would be my clan motto, if i had a clan motto.    I do find that if your mojo has gone missing, CASEing a card helps to jump start it though.
So here we are on card number 7 and it's June 22nd - by my reckoning, I am falling further behind, not catching up at all.  Oh, well, it's Friday at least!

Thursday, June 14, 2012


100.4 -  My love for A Muse Studio's polka dot paper is well documented here.  This card was born out of scrappy necessity ........ all the leftovers from all the polka dot love came together in this plethora of polka dots.  If that doesn't put a party in your day, nothing will!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Dreaming of you..

Well, it's the 11th day of June and so by my reckoning, I should be at least 11 cards in to my 100 cards in 100 days challenge.  And I'm not - I'm 7 cards in which isn't bad considering.  I travel a lot for my day job, so crafting time isn't always easy to find but I am determined that by the end of this challenge I will have 100 new cards in my stash.
The above card was made with the Hero Arts set I won when I joined in the Operation Write Home  Memorial Day bloghop - and it came from Miss Sandy Allnock, the president herself.  It was also on my wish list after I saw this beautiful card on the Hero Arts blog when making my rounds that day - no prizes for guessing where my inspiration for this card came from.  It's from a  set called Right At Home, one of 3 designed especially for OWH.
Happy Monday - hope the sun is shining where ever you are because we are all pretty soggy here in NE FL!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

A Muse Studio Challenge - Father's Day

 Our challenge this time around  is hosted by Carissa and it's very easy - create a Fathers Day card!    All of these cards were very simple to do - I think the paper piecing on the polka dot one above took the most time.  We all know how much I love that polka dot paper, right?

My love for the polka dot paper is closely followed by my love for my cloud dies .....

..... and my love for all things A Muse!

I joined A Muse because they were offering such a great deal on their starter kit.   We all know how that goes right?  Nothing to loose and everything inky to gain.   Fast forward almost a year and here I still am, in love with the ink, the cardstock and the stamps.  This company just fits my style.  If you think it might fit yours, now would be a wonderful time to find out because they are offering another great deal on the starter kit, details of which you can find in a post below or by clicking on the side bar.
Or just click on over to the A Muse Studio Challenge to see what my fellow consultants have created for Father's Day and join in the challenge!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

And we're off.....

 100.1  Ready, set, go with the 100 cards in 100 days and I'm taking my inspiration wherever I can get it - this one was from Pinterest.  Once it was done, I decided I should probably have moved the main image further up - I played with the placement before I committed to the inked image but it always looks different in real life...  I think this card and this layout would also work well for a sympathy card, so I may try that later today.  Sympathy cards are always hard to do and harder still if you leave them until you need them.  Sadness isn't always the best emotion to help the creative spirit.

100.2  Just a simple Happy Birthday card.    Yellow and gray is one of my new favorite color combinations - this is 'seattle' by A Muse Studio.   I probably would never have looked at it twice if I hadn't got a couple of sheets in one of the monthly spotlight packs and I liked it so much with the polka dots that I added a whole pack to my last order.  Expect to see it lots!

We are off out boating today - as soon as we have done painting the back room.  Nothing like a relaxing Sunday, right?  Enjoy yours!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Summer Sale!

Who doesn't love a getting a deal at the sales?  And this is a VERY good deal .  I joined A Muse Studio when they ran a kit special last year and I can honestly say I have never regretted it.  I joined because it was such a great deal (just look at everything you get!) but I stayed   I love everything about this company - they just really fit my style .    

Kick Start your summer TODAY!  
Our Starter Kit Special includes everything you need to start your own business!
*  four exclusive 2012 studio sampler stamp sets
*  set of four clear blocks
*  ten a|s pigment ink pads {cherry, currant, fern, french roast, grass, ocean, orange, papaya, bubblegum and sky}
*  memento tuxedo black ink pad
*  one copic marker {cool shadow}
*  double scrubber
*  squeaky clean stamp cleaner
*  adhesive runner
*  glue pen
*  diamond glitter
*  cardstock assortment - enough to create 16 each of five ready-to-roll cards 
*  swatch ring
*  twinkle stickers - clear
*  pearl stickers - vanilla
*  paper flowers - meadow mix
*  three spools grosgrain stitch ribbon {french roast, papaya, slate}*  4 - 2012 catalogs plus essential business supplies

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