Friday, May 22, 2009

Summer Release A-Muse-Bouche Day 5

Day 5, the final appetizer before the meal is available to all!

New goodies used: Snorkel Boy, Sand Dollar, brown gingham paper.

Look for the full new release on A Muse's website Midnight tonight!! Woohoo!!

Have a wonderful day!

Summer Release A-Muse-Bouche Day 4

Day number 4 of the Summer release appetizers!

Kinda silly, I know, but hey, it works! :D

New goodies used: Pirate Girl, Surfboard, Enjoy the Ride, Orange Gingham paper.

Happy Memorial Day!

Summer Release A-Muse-Bouche Day 3

Day 3 of Summer release appetizers!

New goodies used: Hippo, Hippo Birdie and Grass Gingham

Hugs and blessings,

Summer Release A-Muse-Bouche Day 2

I'm gonna keep my posts short the next couple days but here's day 2 of A Muse's Summer release appetizers!!

New goodies used: Sun, Sailboat, Sun-Sational Day and Blueberry Gingham paper!

Happy Saturday!

Summer Release A-Muse-Bouche Day 1

Yay!!! A Muse's Summer Release is on its way in just a few more days!! I'm so excited! These Summer images won't disappoint! (Like any of A Muse's releases ever do!!)

I'll keep this short and simple. I have 2 cards to share today, here goes:

2 new stamps used on this first card, Open Palm Tree and Life's a Breeze. Also, our new blue gingham paper!! So cute. I cut around the top of the 3 trees and layered the paper on the inside of the card as a backdrop. I used grass decorative scissors for the grass and tiny little black buttons for the coconuts. I also pulled out my trusty Tinplate background stamp for the water. I love that stamp!

This next card is pretty basic, but thought I'd do it anyway! New stamps used: Palm Silhouette and A Warm Hello. I colored the middle of the Primas with a Copic Marker and used my new Doodlebug Sugar Coating chunky glitter to sparkle up the island.

Enjoy the sneak peaks! I should have a few more to share before the release!


Tuesday, May 19, 2009



I have a quick post today. I got to have a stamping play date with a couple friends recently and wanted to show them how to make one of these framed window cards and decided to try one with A Muse's cute new Panda stamp:

It's very light and tough to see but I also used the Bamboo stamp on the bg. Such a beautiful stamp. I love that adorable panda too. A Muse rocks and makes it so easy to make quick and cute cards!

Hope you're all enjoying your week so far!

Blessings to you!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Quick Gifts

Thought I'd share a couple of gifty items I made last week.

Super quick teacher card sets inspired by Geeta:

And some quick gift card packaging, decorated very simply, using the purse die and the pillow box die on the Accucut Machine in the A Muse shop:

Sorry for the poor lighting on these photos. :D

Hugs and blessings,

Friday, May 8, 2009

Time to Hit the Books day 2

Are you ready for this??? :D More cards for Jennie's monthly challenge on the A Muse Lounge?

If you haven't read the Twilight series, most likely you'll be scratching your head wondering what in the world I'm thinking!!! And I'm not going to elaborate on them so I don't spoil too much of the books for those that are reading them or are planning on reading them!

I don't know why my brain thinks this way or why I felt the need to create these scenes, but hopefully you'll forgive me!! :D I did get a little carried away and the cards got cluttered, that's what happens in my head when I think too much! I completely smudged the Breaking Dawn card too, but I wasn't about to re-do them!

Here goes:

Eclipse - Space Heater


Breaking Dawn - "Why am I covered in feathers?"

So, not exactly true to scenes in the books, but the ideas are there! :D Had to add my artistic interpretations! :D

Thanks again for the fun challenge Jennie! This was just what I needed to get the wheels turning and just create for fun!

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend and Happy Mother's Day to all the mother's out there!


Thursday, May 7, 2009

Time to Hit the Books


I have a fun post today!! (For me anyway!)

Jennie the challenge Guru on the A Muse Lounge has come up with a fabulous new challenge this month to stretch our creativity! The challenge is called, "Time to Hit the Books," to make a card inspired in any way by a book.

Since I've been so addicted to the Twilight series lately (yes, I admit it) they were my first thought for inspiration! Lots of ideas floated around in my head, but the love scenes were what ultimately got me!! (beware!)

So, I decided to make a card for each book in the series (minus Midnight Sun). I'll post the first 2 today and the other 2 hopefully tomorrow! Here goes:

Twilight - "S"moo-chas Grass-ias - the Meadow Scene!!

Heehee!! I couldn't resist! I knew I wanted to use the kissing couple even though they're a stretch for Bella and Edward, (the clothes are all wrong), but it's the idea, right? I did add some Stickles to Edward's face to make him sparkle!! The sentiment came later as I was looking through my sentiment stash. I saw the "grass" in it and instantly thought of the meadow and them kissing and decided ""smoo-chas" would work!! I got to use my new, cute, little EK Success scallop border punch too!! (All stamps and papers used here are by A Muse Artstamps)

New Moon - Book Cover - Thinking of You

So, this is the only card of this series that I didn't do a "romance"scene on. I have thought for awhile about the covers of the books and how they'd make cool cards, maybe someday I'll attempt to make some more inspired by the other covers, but this one in particular, I love,with the upside down Tulip:

Since I didn't have a Tulip stamp or punch that would pass as a Tulip. I just used an EK Success 5 petal flower punch and punched it twice, folding it down over itself an layered it. Not exactly a Tulip but still a flower that could pass to represent the cover. Not sure if I needed to add some ribbon across the top of the card or not, but decided not to over do it.

Stay tuned for the next 2, they're silly and maybe a little naughty, but still PG, maybe 13? I don't know you let me know tomorrow, K?? :D

Hope you have a wonderful day!!!

Blessings to you!