Friday, February 17, 2012

Pretty Papillon


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I made this last week, too!  It is part of the new Papillion set.  I originally was going to make it much more complicated, but the simplicity made me happy.  I know that this is a set that will be getting a lot of love in this house!

Supplies Used:

  • Papillion A Muse Studios
  • Ocean Cardstock A Muse Studios
  • Grass Gingham Cardstock A Muse Studios
  • Ocean Ink – A Muse Studios

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Lean on Me


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I LOVE this set!  It is the Let’s Be Adventurers set that is from the new A Muse Studio catalog.   It has several landmarks and makes me think of my sister – as one of her biggest joys was traveling!  I just lost her in December, so I will have to admit that it has barely sunk in.

My eldest son & I are trying to come up with an affordable / awesome trip to celebrate his graduating high school this year.   He is awesome & deserves a great trip!  I am currently unemployed – but we will make a decision once I find a job.  I do think that the passports will be involved!

Where would you go?  Why?  Seriously, let me know in the comments below!

Supplies Used:

  • Let’s Be Adventurers – A|S
  • Bermuda Chevron Ribbon – A|S  (and it’s fabulous!!)
  • Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
  • Ocean A|S Shimmer cardstock
  • Bubblegum A|S Cardstock
  • Copic RV25

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Pretty little Pachyderm


I am so very sorry little bloggy that I have been ignoring you.  You see, I have this sinus infection – and it has made me a bit to “foggy feeling” to post.  I have not gotten so sick that I needed to curl up in bed with some chick flicks and hot tea – but, well, it has left me feeling a bit unmotivated.  And a little spacier than normal.  (yikes!)

But, I have made a few cards to share with you, when I went to craft with a friend of mine last week. 

I mostly case’d this card from the A Muse Studio 2012 catalog.  Sure, I changed a few things and added the fabulous silky crush ribbon…But, let’s just say that I was “Heavily Inspired” by the catalog.   (ha, heavily – elephant!)

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Below is the picture from the catalog that I fell in love with.  It is from the set, Under the Big Top.  It is adorable!!  (and no scary clowns!!)


Did you get your copy of the new A Muse Studio catalog?  You can download it here, or email me at to purchase a catalog for $5 +$5 shipping.

Supplies Used:

  • A Muse Studio – Under the Big Top Stamps
  • A Muse Studio – Vanilla Silky Crush Ribbon
  • A Muse Studio – Orange Polka Dot Paper & Orange Ginham
  • Memento Tuxedo Black ink
  • Copics – W2 & Y17

Friday, February 3, 2012

Eat Cake Graphics & A Muse Studio–Make Me Happy Together!

Yep.  A second blog post in one day!  You should feel special!

The Hammock card that I posted earlier, was really made yesterday…if that makes a difference.  So, in trying to keep up with my goal of 2 challenge cards, I did another challenge over a SplitCoast Stampers.  This was Color Challenge, #360 – White, Island Indigo & Pool Party.  Well, of course, I had to do the switcheroo & use my A Muse Studio Colors, white, ocean & bermuda.

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So, the dog & the chair are by Eat Cake Graphics.  Adorable, aren’t they?  I used daubers to apply both the Bermuda ink (top color) and the Ocean ink to the Harlequin A|S background stamp.  I fussy cut the chair from A Muse’s now discontinued Bermuda Polka Dot Cardstock.  (Quick – you can still get it at my online store thru February 29th 11:59 est). 

I had a happy discovery with the dog.  I decided to outline the stamped lines of the dog with my W2 Warm Gray Copic – to help define him.  I blended it with the colorless blender & it really seems to have brightened him up!  I am not sure if you can see much of the Grey, but check out the tail – you can see it!  Don’t’ you love a “Happy Accident?” 

Supplies Used:

  • Eat Cake Graphic Stamps – Comfy Chair & Rowley Balances
  • A Muse Studio – Harlequin background
  • A Muse Studio – Ocean Organdy Polka-Dot Ribbon
  • A Muse Studio – Ocean & Bermuda Inks
  • Memento Tuxedo Black ink
  • A Muse Studio Sugar, Ocean & Bermuda Cardstock

An Oldie, but Goodie…

So, I stepped away from the blog last week – life was getting in the way.  I was busy working on taxes, and starting the FAFSA, so that the oldest boy child can go to college in the fall.  Scary!

I jumped back into card making with another challenge from Splitcoast Stampers.  This Clean & Simple (# 155) challenge was inspired by a picture on a jigsaw puzzle.  It is a very pretty picture of a house by a lake.  Colors were greens, with pops of reds & yellows.

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So, I wanted to bring you both a scene of serenity and play with the red and yellow against the green.  The tree & hammock stamp is a discontinued stamp by the original A Muse Artstamps.  Fabulous, huh?  Yep.  It was one that I cannot part with yet.  The Grunged Sunray is a current stamp by A Muse, that I used 3 of the new Venetian colors with my daubers.  Loving them!  Made grass with Washi tape.


Supplies Used:

  • Wasabi A|S Cardstock for base
  • Winter Sky A|S Cardstock
  • Nestabilities Labels #8
  • A|S Fern Twine (Discontinued – but available until 2/29 at my online store)
  • Hammock Stamp (Discontinue A Muse Artstamps)
  • Sentiment – from A|S Life’s A Breeze
  • A|S inks: Burano, Lido & Bellini
  • Stazon Jet Black
  • Copics: E57 Light Walnut, G94 Grayish Olive & Colorless Blender (for stripes in tree)
  • A|S Washi Tape (green from the Fall Palette)