Wednesday, January 28, 2009


Hi Everyone!!

How's it goin? Things are pretty good here. Most of us have colds at my place, my middle child has it the worst, but we're relaxing and taking it easy.

I've been in a bit of a stamping slump lately, just not feeling motivated to do much, but I did manage to make a birthday card for a good friend of mine. We get together with her and her husband almost every Tuesday night for dinner, drinks on occasion, some games, and to watch American Idol!

She loves a good glass of wine so I thought this would be appropriate for her.

She's not very girly, she was raised with 3 brothers, so I didn't want to go over the top girly for her, but I did want to do something fun with it, so I thought of wine glass charms!! I pulled out my jewelry making supplies and made a simple little charm to embellish the card with.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Hugs and blessing,

Monday, January 19, 2009

Saltbox Color Challenge

Hey! Happy Monday!

Today there's a Saltbox Studio color challenge to use Swiss Red and Cabana Blue notecards with any Saltbox Studio images. I'll have to admit that I didn't own any Saltbox Studio stamps before this weekend, but I picked up a few and am completely LOVING them!! So cute. I had several stamp sets in my hand and had to put a couple back so I didn't spend way too much!!

Here's what I made for the challenge:

I used the Celebration Companion set with the cute little mouse and A Basket Celebration set for the basket full of cupcakes (I'm pretty sure they were meant to be muffins, but I couldn't resist!) After all the talk on the A Muse Lounge about Koh-i-Noor pencils I gave in and picked some of those up too. I played around with them on this card using Gamsol to blend them. I also used Rosie's Roadshow Cloud stencil for the sky and sponged around the edges of the card to create the grass and blue edges around the rest.

Here's a link to the A Muse creative team gals that made samples for this challenge as well:

Jennifer A.
Mary rose

I hope you have a fabulous week!


Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Hi, Friend

Hey! How's it goin? I hope you're all having a great week so far. I've been slacking in the card making department the past few days, so I thought I'd share a card I made for some of my A Muse friends for their birthday last month.

All stamps, papers, Twinkle Sticker and ribbon on this card are by A Muse Artstamps. Ink by Memento and Copics, Flower by Prima, corner punch by EK Succes.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Hugs and blessings!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Happy Birthday Honey!

Tomorrow, January 8th, is my hubby's birthday! He's got the day off, so I thought I'd post a day early so I won't be on the computer too much on his special day.

He's a huge Mac/Apple Computers fan, so I decided to make him an apple card with the new "To the Core" stamp from A Muse:

After making it, I realized I shoulda just done a white apple on a black card, woulda been more appropriate, but this will do! I let my DD do the black and white one. Victoria let me use her SLICE for the apple die. So fun!! Thanks Victoria!! Now I need a SLICE!!!

Also, I have BIG news!!! I'll be teaching my first official A Muse class at the A Muse retail shop on Saturday January 17th from 5-7pm. Classes have been added to the A Muse website under "A Muse Favorites - Events". Here's a link:

You should be able to register for the classes online if you'd like!

If you haven't checked it out yet, come on over to the *NEW* A Muse Lounge, a fun place for A Muse fans too hang out, chat, play and get inspired!!

Have a great day!!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Sneak Peak

Tomorrow is the big day!!! The new A Muse Sweet Shop goodies will be released!!

Here's a card I made with the new Love Shack stamp:

Such a fun stamp with lots of sentiment possibilities to go with it!!


Sunday, January 4, 2009

I have.....

I'm so excited to share the news!!! Have you checked out the A Muse News blog today??? Julie (Her Rubber Royalness) asked me to be the JANUARY GUEST DESIGNER for A Muse!!!! Aaaackk!! Can you believe it?? My jaw completely dropped when I got the email, then I got super nervous but that didn't last long cuz I needed to get busy stampin!!

So weird to see my face so huge on the A Muse blog!! LOL!!

If you haven't yet, head on over there and leave a comment for a chance to win some new release goodies (the Love Shack stamp and a pack of 4 Bar Popsicle Pink notecards!) There will be 4 Guest Designer articles posted this month so if you leave a comment on all 4 you'll have 4 chances to win!!


Sneak Peak!

Hey there!

I won't bore you with any long stories today, just wanted to share a sneak peak from the new A Muse release coming this Weds the 7th! You're sure to want EVERY stamp in this release, it's AWESOME!!

I used 2 new stamps on this card, Chocolate Assortment (masked off the other goodies and only used the chocolate bar) and Live on Chocolate sentiment. I also used a new French Roast 4 Bar notecard, Madeira brown cardstock, Popsicle Pink stitched ribbon and an oldie but goodie, Curly Girl.

Hugs and blessings to you!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Jewelry and a Polar Bear

Hey! Happy Saturday!

Are you all enjoying the A Muse Sneak Peaks out there?? This next release is a fave for sure!!! Sorry to disappoint, but I don't have one on todays post, but I do have a couple to share with you this week so stay tuned!!

Before I get ahead of myself on posts this month I wanted to share the necklace and earrings I made for Victoria for her birthday, packaged in a cute little A Muse mini treat bag made with a Vintage Black 4 Bar notecard and some bling. I turned it into a little purse.

This picture isn't the greatest, they're much more sparkly IRL. Not sure how to pick that up on my camera.

I got to spend the day stamping with Victoria yesterday! We had a great time as usual, stamping and chatting. We even got to go out to a cute little pizza place for lunch and had some awesome pizza with tons of roasted garlic on it!!! Yummmm!

We played around with lots of different stamps including the new A Muse release coming up but didn't forget to do our traditional routine, working on the Stamp of the Week challenge for the A Muse Addicts:

I love this Polar Bear, such a classic stamp to me.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!


Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy Birthday Victoria!

It's my good friend Victoria's birthday today so I wanted to be sure to spread the word and give her a shout out! I'm so blessed to have met her this past year and so excited for her to have gotten over the hurtles and struggles she's had with cancer this past year. If you're feeling up to it please visit her blog and wish her a Happy Birthday!!

Here's the birthday card I made for her:

She's a French Fanatic!!! Love's all things having to do with France so this Eiffel Tower stamp by A Muse was my first thought for a fitting birthday card for her. I hope she liked it.

This next picture is kinda silly, but I wanted to share it anyway!! My kids were sitting at the table eating lunch a couple weeks ago and my daughter was talking about squirrels outside and went into this elaborate story about what if there was a Santa Squirrel and he went around to everyones houses and left them each a nut! I thought it was too cute so I decided to make each of my kids one of these 2 cube boxes decorated with the A Muse Squirrel with a walnut inside. I thought it was so clever, but my kids didn't think it was as cute as I did. They're not too fond of walnuts and were disappointed that was all that was inside the box!! LOL! I had to explain my reasoning and that it was just for fun.

And, last but not least,


I'm so excited to have had a card featured on the A Muse blog yesterday! This is the card that got featured, using the Bubbly stamp:

I hope you all had a fun, safe New Year's Eve! May your year be blessed!!