Sunday, August 5, 2012

A Muse Studio Red, White and Blue Challenge


The Olympics are in full swing and I'm glued to the TV for hours, cheering on people I don't know, playing sports I've never watched before.  I get totally caught up in the emotion of it all, whether it's the happy emotion of watching athletes achieve their dream or the sadder emotion of watching those dreams crushed - the tissues are right beside me and generally very much needed.  I'm originally from the UK, but have lived in the US for a long, long time so I have two teams to cheer on , which leads to double the drama.

So in spirit of the games and to honor the achievements of  the athletes from both my countries, the A Muse Studio  challenge this week is to make a card using red, white and blue.


 As soon as I saw these sets in the 2012 catalog, I knew they had to be mine!  The above card is made with the set "stamp on" embossed on to cherry red card.  Very quick and easy!

The card below is from the aptly named "british invasion"  It's full of very British images and sayings and so appropriate for the theme of the challenge



t's such an exciting time for A Muse Studio - August 1st saw the launch of our Holiday Hoopla, the 2012 holiday catalog.  If you haven't seen one, click on the link on right hand side bar to see the download.  But be warned, your craft budget may well be blown by the time you are done - there are so many wonderful new sets!  I have a wish list a mile long!

And there is more!  There is a special stamp set , available only for Holiday Hoopla hostesses, as well as a sign up special.   From now until September 30th, not only can you join the A Muse family for the discounted price of $99, but you can choose an additional stamp set to add to the standard kit contents.  It's a wonderful opportunity - if you've ever wondered, waivered or wobbled on whether or not this might be the right fit for you, now is absolutely the time to find out.  Please feel free to e-mail me if you have any questions at all.

And  please jump on over to the A Muse Challenge - you don't have to use A Muse products to play along but we love it when you do.

8 comments:

Bexx said...

I feel so lucky to have that top card in my craft room! Awesome cards Kay!

Andrea said...

Great cards! Like the ribbon you added to the second card.

Andrea said...

Great cards! Like the ribbon you added to the second card.

Lynn McAuley said...

Two fabulous British designs!! Sure wishing I had gotten that Keep Calm set!

Brandie Schmiesing said...

Great cards! Love the bold colors! :-)

Heather North said...

Beautiful British cards. I can imagine you with your box of tissues. I'm the same way.

Smiles, Laurie said...

I'm with you about being wrapped up in the Olympics! Exciting days...my Girls are even setting their alarms so they can catch the action live first thing in the morning. Wonderful cards!

Chris said...

More fun cards. :)

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