Saturday, October 1, 2011

The Magnificent Muses Blog Hop

Hi all!!  I am SOOOOO late posting this, so I apologize!!  We decided at the last minute to go apple picking early this morning, so I wasn't able to post until just now.  Better late than never, right?

The theme for this A Muse Studio blog hop is Halloween.  Having no A Muse Halloween stamps other than a sentiment (how is THAT possible??!! ), I needed to get a bit creative.   Here's what I came up with.

The "spooky tree" is actually the coral stamp from the Seashells set.  Clever, no? I used Slate ink for the trees and "grounded" them a bit with a few flicks of Copics markers.  I also used one of the solid circle stamps to stamp the moon in Buttercup. 

The Orange gingham paper and bow seem to cutesy those trees up a bit.  And I threw in a bit of Blackberry for good measure also.  :)

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to stop by Michelle's blog to catch the hop from the beginning!!

Enjoy your weekend...the weather is BEAUTIFUL here in Georgia.  Hope your's in nice too!!!

Until next time,

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

PTI Make-It Monday

Wow, it has been a LONG time since I have been able to participate in one of these weekly challenges!  Now that the kids are back in school, I hope to have a bit more time to devote to crafting.

Since I'm a bit pressed for time today, I'll keep the post short and sweet.  :)

Here is my entry into this week's Make-It Monday from Papertrey Ink. 

All stamps and cardstock is by Papertrey Ink.

Thanks for stopping by!!


Thursday, July 7, 2011

A Muse Studio & PTI Color Comparison Chart *UPDATED*

Edited to add:  I have updated this post to reflect more matches that I have found.  You can see the additional colors in the second photo.  You can click on both photos to see them larger.  As I find more or as either company comes out with new colors that are matches, I will continue to update. :)

Hi all!!

After a few requests, I decided to post a color comparison chart using A Muse Studio inks and Papertrey Ink cardstock. 

You can view a larger version by clicking on the image.  While I don't have all of the A Muse ink colors yet, these are the color matches I have found so far.  As I find new matches, I will repost the chart.

If you are interested in trying out these inks (which are nothing short of FABULOUS, by the way), please visit my online store at

For anyone who places an online order through my website of $50 or more, I will send you a catalog for free!! ($9.95 value)  Please note that A Muse Studio will only ship within the U.S. (Sorry, international peeps!!)

Thanks for stopping by!!

Friday, May 20, 2011

WMS Tea Party Challenge

With the 2nd birthday of WMS soon approaching, Claire has issued a challenge for a chance to win a FABULOUS prize!!!  Here is my entry into the contest.

I used Claire's free tea baggie download and decorated it with a text background stamp and the new doilies just released from WMS.  I love how these stamps coordinate with several of the Spellbinders Big Scallop Circle dies!  No need to buy additional dies!

All stamp by WMS.  Pigment ink by A Muse Studio.

Thanks for stopping by!!


Monday, April 4, 2011

Make It Monday: Heat Embossing

This week's Make It Monday challenge from Papertrey Ink is heat embossing.  Here's my take on this challenge:

I decided to make a card for my dad.  His birthday was in March, but we will be celebrating it this weekend when he comes in town for a visit.  (Don't tell him that I hadn't made his card yet!)

I used Masculine Motifs stamp set and heat embossed the green leaf images and the tree scene in the center of the card. 

The center panel is adhered with foam dimensionals to give a little depth and interest.  The inks I used are Evergreen by Colorbox, Versamark, and Tea Dye duo by Papertrey.

I used Pinefeather, Fine Linen and Rustic Cream cardstock as well, all by Papertrey.  The die shape in the center of the card is Mat Stack 1, also from Papertrey. 

Thanks for stopping by and, as always, your comments are very much appreciated!!


Friday, April 1, 2011

Today's the BIG DAY!!!

Today is the big day I've been waiting for!!  I'm so excited that my new A Muse Studio online store is now live!!  For those who haven't heard, A Muse Artstamps has changed their name and their business model.  They are now called A Muse Studio and are a home party papercrafting business.  They sell cling-mount rubber stamps, high quality photo-polymer clear stamps, cardstock, ink (which is AWESOME!), patterened paper, ribbon and lots of other adorable embellishments!! 

I'm excited to be a new consultant for A Muse Studio, so please stop by my online store and take a look around!!  I think you'll find lots of really cute ideas.  If you're interested in buying a catalog, send me an email at and I'd be happy to send one along to you.  Catalogs are $9.95.

As a special for the new launch, I am offering a little treat.  For anyone who places an order of $75 or more (before tax and shipping), I will send you a catalog for FREE!!!  All you have to do is place an order through my online store

If you're interested in hosting a party or getting together with your friends to place a large group order, you will qualify for some amazing hostess benefits such as free product and stamp set discounts!!  If you have any questions, please feel free to email me. 

Thanks for stopping by, and I look forward to hearing what you think about the new A Muse Studio!!


Wednesday, March 9, 2011

I'm a Consultant!!


Today I signed up to be an A Muse Studio Creative Consultant!!  I have been a fan of A Muse for a while, and recently they changed their company to be a home party company rather than a retailer.  I will have an online store that will go live on April 1 and I will also be available to do home parties and demonstrations.  Please stop by my online store and check it out.   HERE is the link.  (Again, it won't go live until April 1st.) Very cute, high quality cling mounted rubber stamps as well as other paper crafting supplies like paper, ink, ribbon, buttons and dies.  Hope to see you soon!!


Thursday, February 10, 2011

Another Make-It Monday card

Hi all,

In my last post I mentioned a new weekly challenge at Papertrey Ink called Make-It Mondays.  I decided to create another card to go along with this week's challenge.

And here it is...

Here's a bit closer look at the details...

This is a "Hello" card for a friend of mine.  The background sentiments are from Everyday Button Bits by Papertrey Ink.  The large center sentiment and bottom scroll are from Big Bold Wishes also by Papertrey.  The cardstock, also Papertrey, is Sweet Blush, Berry Sorbet. Spring Moss, and Ripe Avocado. 

Thanks for stopping by!!


Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Back in the saddle with Papertrey Ink

Wowza...has it been a LOOONNNNGGG time since I've been around Blogland or what?!!!  August?  Really?  Well, one of my crafting goals for 2011 is to do a much better job at posting.  (Not doing so well so far, huh?) I've been creating like crazy, but lately the idea of blogging has just seemed SOOOO tedious.  That and the fact that I recently convinced myself that I need to start quilting.  Who knew? I must do better.  Starting now. 

The contests recently posted for Papertrey Ink's 4th anniversary (LOVE them!) are just the ticket to get me back in the blogging saddle.  You can't win if you don't enter, right? Right.  So here goes....

Papertrey has a new weekly challenge called Make-It Mondays, where they post an idea or technique for us to attempt.  You can find the challenge here.

Here is my card....

I decided to make a Valentine's Day card for my hubby. (Don't tell.)  All of the various sentiments and images are from the Papertrey set called Love Birds.  The birdcage die is also from Papertrey, as well as all of the cardstock.  Here I used Enchanted Evening, Spring Rain and Rustic White.  The border punch is by Martha Stewart. 

Overall, I'm pleased with how this one turned out.  My husband likes blue, which is why I chose this color palette.  And it's just not quite Valentine's Day without a *little* red.  :)

Thanks for looking and check back because I *just might* post another card for this challenge tomorrow.  ;)  I'm really liking the idea behind this week's challenge.

Til next time...