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 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 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.