Tuesday, October 9, 2012



Thought I would share this fun card that we made in my last workshop.  The white paper is embossed with a spider web.  The spider is from the A Muse Studio Candy box die set.  While it is so hard to see, the spider is in the Onxy Shimmer Cardstock.

Wanted to share this with you tonight.  I will try to get a better picture for you in the daylight soon.

A Muse Studio Supplies Used:

  • A|S Too Cute too Spook (used on the inside)
  • A|S Cardstock:
    • Orange Chevron
    • Slate
    • Black Shimmer Cardstock
  • Onyx & White twine
  • Orange Twinkle stickers

Monday, September 3, 2012

The Gallon / Quart / Pint Challenge


So, you my loyal reader(s) should know by now that I am trying to reclaim my mojo.  It really has been hiding lately.  Well, I do know that the best way to get Mr. Mojo back – is to act like you don’t need him.  You know, just craft anyway.  The best way to do that, for me, is to do challenges – so I don’t have to think too hard about it.

I combined a Moxie Fab challenge – that explains the Gallon / Quart / Pint color theory with a layout from The Cat’s Pajama Tuesday Sketchbook.  (#144)  The gallon of color is the orange – which combined with the neutral white, takes uf over half the card.  The Quart is the blue, and the Pint is the dash of yellow.

I went old school with some of my favorite A Muse Artstamps wooden stamps.  They are retired – but I still have much love for them!


Hope you have time to try to find your creativity & mojo!!

Monday, August 27, 2012

Dwell in Possibility…

Hey crafty peeps!  I wanted to share with you another fun set that I made with the Dwell in Possibility set.  Remember, you could earn this set for FREE if you have a qualifying A Muse Studio workshop before the end of September.


The clear embellishments are Em-Bella-shments from Stamping Bella.   They are a very light shade of green.  I have the green and two shades of pink in my stash – time to start using these pretties & not just hoard them.

A Muse Studio Supplies Used:

  • A|S Dwell in the Possibilies Stamp Set
  • A|S Cardstock:
    • Buttercup Petite Polka Dot
    • Lemon Whip
    • Lichon (I think – it was an A Muse green scrap – and I cannot seem to find my sample paper ring)
    • Navy
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Copics:
    • 0 Colorless Blender
    • R85 Rose Red
    • R20 Blush
    • B93 Light Crockery Blue
    • BG10 Cool Shadow

Sunday, August 26, 2012

I love you s’more


I love this Aspen background set by A Muse.  It is new in the Holiday Catalog, and as soon as I saw it on the sneak peaks -  I KNEW that I wanted to pair it up with the tent from A|S Hello from Camp set. 

I am sure that many of you have some very fun camping sets from other manufacturers, that you could certainly use in place of this tent.  For years, I have adored camping sets – but I am not a camper.  My oldest did not really enjoy camping either – he was the boy that had something go wrong on every camping trip he ever went on.  But my youngest, well he has recently had his first camping trip and he was hooked!  Thus, I could justify getting a camping stamp set. 

(yep.  as if I needed a reason)

Also, this is one of the first times that I made Eucalyptus cardstock the focal point of one of my cards.  I had a few pieces in one of the assorted parks of the Winter Color family.  Wow, I am LOVING it.  I will have to add a full pack of it to my ever growing wish list. 

I am thinking about making this card at one of my next Workshops.  What do you think?



 I actually stamped on the inside of this card as well


Supplies used:

  • Stamp sets:
    • A|S Aspen background (will cover a full 5.5”x4.25” card – landscape)
    • A|S Hello from Camp
    • A|S Lots of Dots for the moon
  • A|S Cardstock:
    • Eucalyptus
    • Fern
    • Onyx
  • Ink
    • Memento Tuxedo Black
    • A|S Papaya for the moon
  • Tombo Squash Marker
  • Foam Adhesive squares

Friday, August 24, 2012

Getting my Mojo back…(or faking it until I do)


I know that I am incredibly lucky to have a FABULOUS crafty space (filled with a wide variety of amazing products) & a SUPER supportive hubby that gives me the time to create.  So, what do I do the most often in this space – watch tv or spend time online looking at other crafty creations that so many of you have been kind enough to share online.

Well, now that the summer is ending, it is time to get my Mojo back.  I am going to  challenge myself to create, create, create.  I know that the more I make – the better I feel about…well everything :o)

Is there a better sentiment to help me jump back into my crafty journey?

I just recently found the CAS-UAL Fridays challenges & knew that this is created for me :)


The challenge was Pendants & Banners.  Oh, I tried to overthink it & add a few more banners.  Didn’t work for me.  I tried a TON more banners -  no workie.  Then, I took a deep breath and embraced the name of the challenge CAS (Clean & Simple) and KNEW that if this made me happy – then it was just right. 

So, don’t be afraid to embrace your style – today it might be fancy & highly embellished – and tomorrow it might be CAS.  The lesson to be learned is just to get out there & create. 


Supplies Used:

  • A|S Holiday Hoopla Hostess Reward Set – Dwell in Possibility*
  • A|S Latte Cardstock
  • A|S Bermuda Cardstock
  • A|S Ocean Ink
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Copics:
    • b00 frost blue
    • b02 robin’s egg blue


*ok, I should tell you that this set can be earned by hosting your own qualifying A Muse Studio workshop.  If you are within 2 hours from me – I would be happy to come to you.  Live to far?  Well, we can do an online workshop – or I would be delighted to help you see if there is an A Muse Consultant near you.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Currently in Recovery from my Olympic Fever!


I am missing the Olympics.  No, not all the swimming, but the sense of togetherness that it brought.  Each day at work, we would discuss our highlights of the tv viewing the night before.  (Did you see Gabby?)  We were all watching the same thing.  It was like when I was a kid, and everyone watched Charlie Brown’s Christmas on the same night – because that ONE night was the only chance you had to see it until next year.    But, I digress…

So, I did make this card a few weeks ago – at the height of my Olympic Fever.  We have since made it in my last workshop & I hope my guests liked making it like I did.  Since then, I have put it somewhere very “special” in my studio.  Yep.  I have no flipping clue where – but I did remember today that I had a picture of it to share with you.


Supplies Used:

    • A|S British Invasion
    • A|S Cherry Chevron Cardstock
    • A|S Blueberry Petite Polka Dot Cardstock
    • A|S Cobalt Cardstock
    • A|S Sugar Cardstock
    • A|S Cherry Ink
    • A|S Navy Ink
    • A|S Winter Sky Ink
    • A|S Forget-Me-Not Paper Flowers
    • A|S Cherry Grosgrain stitched ribbon
    • White Brad (Colored w/Cherry Ink & Clear Embossed)

Tuesday, August 14, 2012


Sorry to my readers (reader?) that I have been gone so very long.  Real life has gotten in the way.  Since the last time I posted – I have gotten a new job.  My oldest is leaving for college in 3 days.  And, A Muse Studio has released their Holiday Catalog!!!!!!!

Whooo Hooo!

A Muse Holiday Catalog 2012

  Click on this picture to be directed to my A Muse Studio webstore.

You can email me & I would be happy to email you a PDF of this catalog.


I can send you one for just $4.  Email me at stamping.dana@gmail.com and we can work out the details.



I was very well behaved when we were able to preorder out of the catalog.  I did not get any stamps – but had to have the yummy chevron paper & the new Splash!  That is the new spray ink – I chose Wasabi.   Check out the fun grass that I made for my last workshop with the Splash!

I sprayed the paper first, then I stamped the mower on top of the ink.  The ink dried SUPER quick & I was very impressed how NOTHING smeared :)

Splash Mower

The set was Hey Man! 
Paper Used:  A Muse Studio Craft & Vanilla paper

Memento Ink &  Copic Markers