Saturday, November 29, 2008

Winter Cards


I haven't gotten around to making any Christmas cards yet, but I have managed to make some Winter cards to get me going. I made this first card last week while stamping with Victoria:

(All stamps, papers and Twinkle Stickers used on this card are by A Muse Artstamps, snowflake punch by Marvy, Inks are Memento and Copics)

I got the layout from OZ-Somestamps blog, I just reversed it. Her blog is fabulous and always has super cute, simple sketches to be inspired from. I subscribe to her blog and get email updates. Unfortunately I don't always have time to play or post comments, but when I saw this layout I knew I needed to try it. It also qualifies for Glenda's weekly challenge on her blog to use 3 of something on a card (snowflakes, in case you weren't sure! :D I know I'm a snot!!)

This next card I made awhile back for a card class I did at my church. I was inspired by a card from A-muse-a-palooza last year done with a mod dot notecard and this penguin with the sparkly Creative Candy clear epoxy sticker.

(All stamps and paper used on this card are by A Muse Artstamps as well as epoxy sticker and ribbon. Palette Hybrid Ink, SU Soft Sky ink, Copic Markers, Iridescent glitter and dimensional tape also used.)

Hopefully I can get my rear in gear and start working on my Christmas cards for this year! Aaack! I don't know why I don't feel motivated to make them yet.


Friday, November 28, 2008

A Good Thanksgiving

Hey there!

Are you all stuffed yet??? What a great Thanksgiving it's been so far. We're stretching it out and celebrating all weekend, as it should be! I can't believe how much I've eaten this past week with my birthday and Thanksgiving, my hips are thanking me for sure!! :D

I just wanted to do a quick post of a Thanksgiving card I made last week.

(All stamps and papers used on this card are by A Muse Artstamps)

And last but not least:

May your stuffing be tasty
May your turkey be plump
May your potatoes & gravy
Have nary a lump.
May your yams be delicious
& your pies take the prize
May your Thanksgiving dinner
stay off of your thighs!

Make it a good one!!

Hugs and blessings to you,

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Alpine Hut

Hey! Happy Hump Day! The day before Thanksgiving, already!!

Since my good friend Victoria has gone back to work we don't get to have play dates too often anymore, but thankfully, she got this week off of work and we got to hang out and stamp together yesterday!! She made some super cute cards and I worked on a couple as well. One of the cards I made is this one:

One of the stamp of the week challenges this week on A Muse Addicts is the Alpine Hut which I love but hadn't inked up yet!! When I look at that stamp, it makes me think of Leavenworth, this cute little Belgian town in the Mountains, so I decided to make a little town with it. Victoria had this fun "Snow in a bottle" that she let me use for the mountain tops. It was strange stuff, kinda like drywall putty with sand in it, pretty gritty. I added some Martha Stewart crystal fine glitter over the top of it. (All stamps and papers used on this card are from A Muse Artstamps)

I hope to post a Turkey day card tomorrow but in case I'm not able to carve time out to post, Happy Thanksgiving to all of you! I'm definitely thankful for my online community of friends, you're all a blessing to me!


Friday, November 21, 2008

Kreativ Blogger Award

Hey there! Happy Monday!!

The ever so sweet Giovana nominated me for the Kreativ Blogger Award over a week ago and I've been so busy being un-Kreativ that I forgot to play!! :D LOL! Whoever created this award did a great job, it's so purty!

Here are the rules:
~The winner may put the logo on their blog
~Put a link to the person who sent you the award
~Nominate 5 blogs
~Put links to their blogs
~Leave a message for your nominees

And the nominees are (I've always wanted to say that!):

And one more cuz she just started a blog and it's already fabulous:

All of these gals have wonderful inspiring A Muse ideas to share and are just all around good peeps!!! :D If I could I'd nominate ALL my blog friends cuz you're all creative and inspire me so much!

I finally got around to playing with my A Muse Cupcake clear set!! :D

This cupcake reminds me of the ones Cindy made at the A Muse Cupcake social!! I heard those cupcakes were delicious, but I was too busy runnin around doin stuff I didn't take time to stop and try one!! I did get her recipe for the frosting on the A Muse Addicts site and tried making some last night. The frosting didn't turn out half bad especially considering I don't have the right kind of mixer for it, but I completely overcooked the cupcakes and they were dry as can be!!! (I'm so not a great baker!) I accidentally turned off the timer to time something else and forgot I was using it for the cupcakes already!!! Eeek!! I seem to be having more blonde moments lately?? Maybe that comes with age?? Is it too early for that?? :D

Have a wonderful day!!!


Robin's Birthday

Happy Friday everyone!!

Today is a special day, it's my niece's 12th birthday!! :D Unfortunately she lives a few hours away so I don't get to see her on her big day.

I thought I'd share part of her gift and card I made:

This gift was so fun to do!! My A Muse Addict friend Ingrid was so sweet and sent a tin like this to my daughter for her birthday and she LOVES it and uses it everyday. I thought, what little girl wouldn't want one of these?? It's like a build your own earring kit! It has a base pair of ear wires and a bunch of random earrings to attach to them. I just went through my bead stash and made a bunch of different earrings I thought she might like. I decorated the tin super simple with silver embossing powder which I had seen done a year or so ago, I think on Sarah and the Stampstars blog, and added a simple band around it with her initial. Her favorite color is lime green, so that's where I started for the band and card.

Have a wonderful weekend!!!

I hope all you local gals will be able to stop by the A Muse shop tomorrow for the Grand Re-opening celebration!!


Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Judie's wedding

Hello! Long time no post, eh?? :D

It's been a CRAZY couple of weeks! A Muse instructor training, sick kids, My son's birthday and my computer crashed about a week ago! I just got it back last night so I haven't been doing my normal internet browsing lately.

My long time friend from junior high got married last month in Hawaii and had her Wedding reception locally last weekend for all of us who weren't fortunate enough to attend her special day in paradise. I worked on wedding favors and Thank You cards for her. She had them at each place setting, the Thank You's were folded in the white linen napkins. It looked beautiful.

Here's a pic of what we made:

And here's the card I made for her:

I was so excited when I saw Jennie's awesome gift card holder that I knew I had to make one. She's been with her Hubby for several years now and has 2 kids with him, so I figured a gift card would be better for them to decide what they need rather than me getting them something to clutter up their house that they won't use.

Thanks for stopping by today. Hopefully I'll be able to post a bit more in the next few weeks before Christmas.

Hope all is well!

Hugs and blessings to you!