Friday, September 25, 2009

Courtney's Bday

My baby turned 6 yesterday!! So exciting! Her dream for the big day was to wake up to her bedroom filled with balloons! Although it wasn't completely filled, I tried to make it work:

Then we celebrated with a spaghetti dinner (her favorite) at the Old Spaghetti Factory:

I think she enjoyed it!

Here's the card I made for her, inspired by her favorite colors and her bday balloons:

(The Stickles was still wet when I took the pic, sorry!!)

And another card I made recently that's similar:

All stamps, papers and ribbons used on these cards are by A Muse Artstamps.

Thanks for visiting today! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Cupcake Inspiration Challenge #25

My friend Rachel hosts a Cupcake Inspiration Challenge each week on her blog, tons of cute ideas to pull from! I've been wanting to play along but never made time for it. This week I decided to go for it.

Here's the inspiration pic:

And here is my card:

Pretty simple and straight forward, but I enjoyed having an idea to start with and seeing where it takes me. All stamps, papers, pearl stickers and ribbon used for this card are by A Muse Artstamps. Glitter by Doodlebug Designs, Inc. (mixed 3 different chunky glitters together), also used Moonlight Smooch on the cupcake frosting.

Hope you've all had a wonderful weekend! Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, September 19, 2009

Fall PJ Party Challenge #4

This is it, the last challenge of the night, hosted by yours truly! :D

My challenge for you is to create a Thank You card. Super easy and always useful! With Thanksgiving around the corner I thought it would be appropriate.

Here's my sample:

All stamps, and papers used on this card are by A Muse Artstamps.

I know it's tough to see in the picture, but I created a border by scoring at 1/4" around all the edges of the white square. Just gives it a little something extra. 2 thumbs up for Scor-Pal! :D

Hope you all had fun tonight. You still have until tomorrow night (Sunday the 20th) at 8pm Pacific time to submit your challenge cards in the appropriate threads on the A Muse Lounge. Winners will be drawn at random for each challenge and will be awarded a prize directly from A Muse!! :D

If you weren't able to join this time, keep your eyes peeled for the next one, we'd love to have you! The more the merrier.


Fall PJ Party Challenge #3

Challenge #3 is here!! Hosted by the rockstar herself, Geeta!! The challenge is to create a card based on your favorite tv show/series starting up this fall. Lots of cool shows to choose from, but one of my favorites that I've been watching and excited about is So You Think You Can Dance. Here's what I made:

All stamps, papers and ribbon used on this card are by A Muse Artstamps.

One more challenge to go! It's amazing how quickly the time flies by during these online party nights!!

I'll be back soon!

Fall PJ Party Challenge #2

Time for the second challenge of the night. Hosted by Jen Daloisio, the challenge is to make a card using Fall colors! How easy is that?

When I think of Fall I think of browns, greens and oranges. I typically think of leaves too, but I went a different route with this challenge, mostly cuz I needed to make a thank you card for my kids' bus driver. She's super sweet and caring and so enthusiastic to see the kids each day. Makes me feel good to have my kids in her care to and from school. I still remember my first bus driver from Kindergarten to this day, cuz she was cheerful, made a point to smile and seemed happy to see me each day. Hopefully my kids will feel the same about their driver.

All stamps, papers, ribbon and twinkle stickers used on this card are by A Muse Artstamps.

Hope you're joining the party and feeling inspired to stamp!

Stay tuned for more!

Fall PJ Party Challenge #1

It's party time over at the A Muse Lounge!! Our first challenge, hosted by Jennie, is to make a card inspired by our favorite Halloween candy. As much as I love Candy Corn and those types of treats of the season, my absolute fave of all time, and what I looked forward to in my loot each year, was Almond Joy! Unfortunately it was my mom's favorite too, so she'd inspect my candy and say they looked suspicious and she needed to test them for me to make sure they weren't tampered with! :D Great trick! :D

I decided to take the colors from the Almond Joy wrapper and the idea of coconut and translated it to this:

All papers, stamps and ribbon used on this card are by A Muse Artstamps.

I hope you'll join the fun tonight. There will be a total of 4 challenges and lots of chit chat on Yahoo Messenger!!


Tuesday, September 15, 2009

No Coloring Zone


Each month Jennie posts a new challenge on the A Muse Lounge and sadly I rarely make time to play! I did make one for this month's challenge, to make a card without using coloring tools like markers, pens, or pencils, etc.

Here's what I made:

Super quick card to make, something I rarely do! Victoria gave me a box of inchies a long time ago and I saw them sitting there in my drawer all sad and lonely, decided to give them a go! :D I may have cheated a little by using red Stickles in the apple, but I kicked myself after doing it! I didn't color the main images though, just rubbed red chalk ink along the edges of the inchies. Super simple!

Hope you're enjoying your week so far!


Saturday, September 12, 2009

Team Jacob?

Hey there! Still playing around with my new A Muse Twilight stamps over here. Although I'm definitely team Edward, I couldn't resist making a Bella and Jacob card:

I'm so in love with the new Blackberry notecards from A Muse and the Woodgrain cardstock for that matter!!! The blackberry is such a gorgeous color that makes my heart flutter when I look at it!! The sentiment was printed on the computer. I so need to get my hands on some more Karen Foster Snap Stamps when my budget permits, feels weird using the computer for my card!! :D I did get to try out my new EK Success Moon and stars punch, didn't end up using the stars, but it makes a pretty perfect little moon!

Thanks for stopping by, hope you have a fabulous weekend!!


Friday, September 11, 2009

Sparkles and Sunshine

Happy Friday!

I've been trying to work in a little crafty time here and there this past week. Taking longer to make a card than I'd like it to, but it's coming back to me!!

Had to play some more with my new Twilight Stamps from A Muse!! Kind of a weird color combo for me, wasn't how I planned it to turn out, but you never know 'til you try, right?? :D Tough to see, but there are Stardust Stickles on Eddie and Yellow Stickles on the sun.

I have a couple more to share in the next week too, so stay tuned.

Blessings to you today!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

New Twilight stamps

Hello!! Long time no chat! Sorry for such a long break, I've been enjoying the busyness of Summer and haven't had much stampin' time.

I'm so excited about A Muse's new Twilight stamps in the Halloween release! I'm trying to get back into my groove, but it may take some time. I played around a bit today, not quite sure how I feel about it but I'll keep trying!

On the inside I stamped "Happy Birthday." I suppose you could say anything on the inside and it'd work with the movie quote!

Hope you've all had a great Summer! My kids start school on the 9th, I'm sure looking forward to the Fall routine starting back up.