Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Guess What? Chicken Butt!


Ok, it’s the whole chicken – butt included!  Wanted to share a fun card that I created for a swap with some of my fellow A Muse Studio consultants…


  I love the chicken.  I had him in the original wooden block, and I have him in the Farm Fun set from A Muse Studios.

I made an extra to send to a very special person in my family…

Hope you love it as much I loved making it  :)

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Christmas Coaster Class–McHenry, IL

Just wanted to share with you a Christmas Coaster that we made at my sister’s house last weekend, as a part of her workshop!  I created them with her in mind, as I think that the Nordic Noel screamed her name to me.   This A Muse Studio set is available at my Online Shop.

I love them so much, that I am having a workshop on November 6th!2011-09-26_13-38-37_513 (500x440)

With Christmas time right around the corner, let's get our teacher's gifts out of the way early this year!  Join us as we make 4 Christmas Coasters from 4"x4" Travertine Tiles!  You can give your favorite teacher a set of 4 - or split them up & let two teachers have two apiece!!  Heck, keep them for your self for a little holiday fun around the house :)

In this class, we will create 4 coasters.   The coasters do need a day or two of drying time, and then to be coated in a water resistant gloss.  You can take them home that day to finish, or you can leave me postage of $6.50  and I will gloss coat them & mail them back to you within the week!  (I will bubble wrap them & send them in a small priority box)

It is $12 to make a set of 4 coasters.  Additional sets are $10 each.  Please RSVP by November 1st, so that I may have your supplies ready!  You can RSVP to stamping.dana@gmail.com

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Happy World Card Making Day!!

In celebration of World Card Making Day, I wanted to share a card that I recently have shared in workshops.  This Autumn card uses the Harvest Blessings set, and my most favorite new accessory, the 1.5” maple tags.  Aren’t they fabulous??  I love this set, not only is there a Harvest Blessing Sentiment, but there is also a Thank You that you can chose from.
All stamps and supplies are available in my online A Muse store.


Some of my favorite A Muse Consultants are also celebrating World Card Making Day!  Check them out:
Amber Smith    http://theneatery.wordpress.com
Jennifer Corson   www.scripptyscraps.blogspot.com
Karen Crisp   www.papernstamps.blogspot.com
Jeanette Cloyd   www.smoreamusement.blogspot.com
Sherri Thacker   www.sherri-iloveflipflops.blogspot.com
Seleise Barrett   www.amethystcat.blogspot.com
Pamela Frederickson   www.attemptedcreativity.blogspot.com
Carissa Fulkerson   www.carissascottage.blogspot.com
Melissa Roell   www.totogal62.blogspot.com
Angela Schellenburg   www.gypsypaperie.blogspot.com
Lisa Chapman   www.piesafepapergoods.blogspot.com
Heather Scott   www.oz-somestamps.com
Suzanne Dahlberg   www.thecardyard.blogspot.com
Dana Vincent (You are here) www.danasamazed.blogspot.com
Julie Dylingowski   www.simplyimpressed.blogspot.com

Monday, September 19, 2011

3rd Post in 3 days–a Christmas Card Miracle!


Can you believe it?  It is yet another post – that is 3 posts in 3 days!  Whoo Hooo – Miracles do happen!

I have been a stamping maniac lately.  I know that I should not admit this out loud, but I think I have “temporarily” found my mojo. 

I have a Christmas card class coming up, and I wanted to share this sample I made for the class.  I am absolutely 111% in LUV with this card!!

Built on a base of Kraft Cardstock, I have layers of Cherry and Vanilla cardstock.  I used Fern Cardstock and the FABULOUS Christmas tree die from A Muse Studios (Amazingly, only $8.95 at my A Muse Studio Shop!!).  Topped the tree off with Vanilla & Cranberry Pearl stickers.   Cherry Ribbon & Red & White Bakers Twine, also from A Muse Studio.

I have the A Muse Studio Bow Maker on order & in transit, so I had to tie this bow the old fashioned way – 17 times to get it to look right.  But, my absolute favorite part of this card is the maple tag.  A Muse studio has two sizes, 1.5” & 2” – both are available in my store.  You can stamp on them, paint them, use a Cropodile to out a hole in them, hug them, and love them.  Ok, hug them & love them?  Maybe that is just me…

I have more Maple Tags on order, and I am already thinking those might mot be enough…but watch my blog for more Maple Tag Projects.  Or, at $3.95 for 12 of the 1.5” tags ($5.95 for the 2” tags) – seriously, order some & show me what you can do with them!  I am warning you now, get more than one set – you won’t be sorry!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Ooh La La!

I am excited to share an ATC (Artists Trading Card) that I am making for one of my swaps with some of my fellow A Muse Studio Consultants.  It is one of my very most-est favorite sets.  Not only does it have a Vespa like scooter stamp – it has the Westie dogs!!   Ok, my Westie is not gingham in real life – but in a perfect world – there would be gingham dogs. 

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Supplies used are the Ooh La La! set, Lichen Cardstock, Bermuda Polka Dot Cardstock, Grass & Buttercup Gingham Cardstock, Lichen Flower Ribbon & a clear twinkle sticker.  All supplies are available at my A Muse Studio Shop.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Christmas Tag Stamp Camp


Christmas Tag Stamp Camp - October 16 & 21st – McHenry, IL

My Christmas Tag Class is coming! We will be making 18 Christmas tags, 2 each of 9 different designs, using the Holiday Tags set from the 2011 Holiday Catalog & Inspiration Guide.  You will even get a chance to order any products used, at a 10% discount!


This class is being offered on Sunday, October 16th from 1pm – 4 pm, as well as Friday, October 21st from 6:30pm – 9:30 pm. The cost is $12.00. RSVP by Saturday, October 8th – so that I may have your supplies ready.

Register & pay for the class before October 1st & SAVE $2 - early registrants pay only $10.  Spaces are limited for this class.

Email me at stamping.dana@gmail.com for more info or to registe

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

TAC Stamps for Sale!

I am listing all of my TAC stamps for sale.  I love them, but there is just so much that I can fit in my office.  It truly is time to clean out.  I have a full list on Splitcoast Stampers!  Please Email me at stamping.dana@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Perky Penguins $5
Spring Dreams $8
TAC May 17 Camping $3
Giggly Goblins $5
Tiny Spring $4

Dinosaurs (solids) $5
Build-A-Buggie $10
TAC May 15 Fishies $3
Cats $3
Let's Race $4
Mini Medallians $4
Count Your Blessings $10
Basic Birds $4
Partridge $4
Beach Fun $8
Wild West $6
Stamp of the Month - AUG 070 $2 (Purse & Shoes)
Trick or Treaters $10
Little Friends $4
Circus Animals $6
An Udder Birthday $8
Punny $6
Winter $10
All Occasion Circles $5
Christmas Minis $6
Party Time $5Marvelous Day (Circus People) $5
Scripty Bet $12
Butterfly & Dragon $4
You're Invited $3
Just Smile $3
Gerbera Daisy $2
Tiny Trees $4
Trendy Greetings $12
Tiger Face $3
Retro Butterfies $3
TAC April 28 Froggy $3

These prices do not include shipping, and please email me if you have any questions.

Friday, September 2, 2011

September Blog Hop

And I am late Sad smile
This was supposed to be released at midnight, and I do apologize to all off my fellow consultants…I came home from work & went straight to bed.   Yes, it has been one of those weeks. (There were tears, there were fevers – and even a trip to the ER this week…did I also mention tears…)
So, any whoo…
If you are participating in the blog hop, you should have come from Amber Smiths's blog and if not, then you should start from the beginning with Samantha's blog until you come to my blog.
We are showing off our creations from the A Muse Studio 2011 Holiday Catalog & Inspiration Guide.   I used the Vintage Holiday Greetings set from page 23 (only $12.99 – Awesome!) , our Fern Shimmer Damask Paper, Craft & Sage Cardstock.  Added some fun with Vanilla Pearls & Cherry Ribbon.

Sorry about the glare….it sure is shimmery Smile
Here is hoping that everyone’s coming weeks are better than mine were…
Now on to your next stop Tyuana Bailey’s  blog.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

A Muse A Palooza is HERE!!


From August 22nd – September 30th, it is A Muse A Palooza time!!  It is the A Muse Studio’s celebration to kick off the new holiday Catalog!

If you book a Workshop during this time – you could earn this ADORABLE hostess set! Email me at stamping.dana@gmail.com –to learn more about how you can get this set & more FREE STAMPS!!

                          AMAP Hostess Set

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

August’s A Muse Studio Spotlight


OK, do I need to point out how stinkin’ cute the owl is?

Really!  I love him.

These 5 stamp sets are on sale this month!  They all make me happy.  Like the owl.  (Ok, he makes me extra happy)

They are available through my A Muse Studio online store.

Hey, if you are going to be in the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago on August 28th, I would love to have you join us at my next Workshop.  Email me at stamping.dana@gmaill.com for more details.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Autumn Tree



So, I had signed up for an Autumn swap with some other consultants at A Muse Studios.  But, I do have to admit that I pushed it to the back of my mind until this weekend.  (hey – I still have two weeks left, don’t get all “judgy”)

Well, do you want to hear the shocker?  I do not have Autumn A Muse stamps yet.  Yes, I said yet.

So, I did what any Crafty Girl would do…I got creative!  The “tree” that I used is really the coral, from the Sea Shells Set.  (Shown below).   Used Q-Tips with Fern, Cranberry, Squash & Pumpkin ink to create the fall leaves. 

All products are available at my A Muse Studio store. 

How have you been creative this week??


Monday, August 1, 2011

Happy August!!


It’s the August A Muse Studio Consultants Blog Hop!!A Muse Studio 07.30.11 001

If you are participating in the blog hop, you should have come from Tamra Grandi’s blog and if not, then you should start from the beginning with Samantha's blog until you come to my blog.

The challenge this month was to make a summery card.  I wanted to share with you a card that we just made at my Workshop today!  We had a blast!!  I have been wanting to share this for a few days, but I knew that it would be a great card to share for this blog hop.

I used the A Muse Studio Kraft cardstock.  The “water” is the Bermuda Polka Dot Cardstock, and the sailboat (from the Life’s a Breeze Set) is stamped on the backside of the Bermuda Polka Dot Cardstock.  I did not have anymore Vanilla Cardstock, and this way, I ensured that it all matched!

The buttons are also from A Muse Studio.  You know, they guaranty that you get at least 200 buttons in your bags.  My little guy counted, and we had over 400!  Yes, I do love the buttony goodness of these Bermuda Buttons…

Can you believe that summer is almost over?  My kiddos go back to school in 2 weeks! 

Now, please go & enjoy Cathy Pulickal  blog.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

A-MUSE-A-PALOOZA is Coming!!


Hey Crafty Friends!!  I am sooooo excited to tell you that A-MUSE-A-PALOOZA is just around the corner! 

At A-MUSE-A-PALOOZA you will be introduced to a TON of new A Muse Studio products!  You will have FUN making new holiday projects!  And you can earn bigger & better hostess rewards!

Contact me at stamping.dana@gmail.com to book your workshop today!!

Wondering what it takes to host an A-MUSE-A-PALOOZA workshop?  Just invite some friends over!  I will even provide the invitations for you!  Seriously, that is it!  I will bring the Stamping Goodies, some quick snacks, and we will have a FANTABULOUS time!