Sunday, November 27, 2011


It's almost December, do you have your holiday cards made and ready to go? This weeks challenge will help you get ready before the mad holiday rush.....make a winter holiday card...Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa, First Day of Winter, your entry here using Mr Linky. Your prize this week will be an assortment of a muse|studio papers.

I designed our Christmas cards for this challenge. I am so in love with the Snowglobe die, that I knew I wanted to use it for my cards. My husband wanted something traditionally Christmas, and liked the Holy Night stamp set, so I designed the card around the nativity stamp.

Supplies to make this card:
Holy Night Stamp set
Ink: Winter Sky, Buttercup
Cardstock: Winter Sky, Navy, Latte Woodgrain
Vellum paper
Embossing powder: White, Diamond
Glitter: Diamond
Die: Snow Glove
Impression Plate: Tiny Dots/Medium Dots
3D foam 
Tombow adhesive dots tape runner
sanding block
Big Shot die cutter
Navy twine
Washi Tape
Acrylic Blocks
Spring-Cut Fine-Tip Scissors
Milwaukee Heat Tool

Using Navy card stock, cut the card base, 10" X 3 3/4", fold in half for an A4 card base. 

For show globe: I cut the top of the snow globe in Winter Sky, and ran it through the Big Shot with the impression plate using the tiny dots side. Next I lightly ran the sanding block over the top of the tiny dots to reveal the white core below.  Then I cut the top of the snow globe out of vellum and set that aside. I cut the base of the snow globe out of the latte woodgrain, wrapped Navy twine around and secured it in the back with a small bit of washi tape and set it aside. 
Using the Nativity Stamp from the Holy Night, I stamped it on Navy card stock in Winter Sky ink and embossed it with white embossing powder and cut it out leaving a small edge of navy around the image. Using adhesive adhere the nativity to the winter sky snow globe. Adhere the vellum snow globe over the winter sky with the nativity sandwiched in between. Using quickie Glue Pen apply glue to the stable and area below the nativity, following the sample above. 

Using Buttercup ink, stamp the star in the upper left corner of the navy card base, then emboss with the diamond embossing powder.

Using winter sky ink, stamp the Merry Christmas stamp at the bottom of the card, and emboss with white embossing powder.

Using the 3d foam tape attach the snow globe and snow globe base to the card, and it the card is complete.

Now it's your turn, create a winter holiday card and enter to win my prize of an assortment of a muse|studio card stock. Head on over to our Challenge blog and be inspired! 

If you are in Massachusetts, I live up on the North Shore and would love to share my passion for a muse|studio and stamping with you.....please feel free to email me at I would love to be your A|S consultant!

If you see something you would like, you can order it online through my webstore at or drop me an email and I would be happy to help you out.

Monday, October 31, 2011


This weeks challenge on the a muse|studio challenge blog was posted by Carla, and her challenge is the technique of dry embossing.

a muse|studio has a lot of really fun embossing plates, and I decided to really stretch myself this time and see how complex I could get with the embossing plates.

I started out using the snow globe die, and cut the snow globe glass out of Winter Sky card stock and the base from French Roast Woodgrain card stock with my Big Shot.

I set the Woodgrain base aside for later, and worked on the top of the snow globe. I used the tiny dot side of the custom impression plate tiny dots/medium dots and ran the snow globe top through the Big Shot using the thicker of the embossing pads. I then took my sanding block and lightly sanded over the top of the snow globe dots, to reveal the white core...I love that all our card stock has a white core and when you emboss and sand it it makes your project look wonderful! But I didn't stop there, even though it looked very cool......for my next step, I took the snowflake/candy cane impression plate and positioned the snowflakes at the top of my snow globe and ran that through my Big Shot using the thinner of the embossing I lost a little of the embossing on the tiny dots, but they still stood out a bit

Using my finger or you could use a sponge dauber, I rubbed some Winter Sky ink over the embossed snowflakes.....then took my Quickie Glue Pen and applied glue to random dots and random parts of the snowflakes and applied Diamond Glitter for the snowy effect.

It was looking pretty good at this point! I thought with the snowy effect, I needed to put a snowman in my scene and the snowman from the Holiday Tags set was the perfect size! I stamped him with Momento Ink, Tuxedo Black on the snow globe and on a small piece of Sugar card stock. On the snowman stamped on the Sugar card stock, I colored in his scarf, carrot nose and hat using Tombow markers and cut him out, minus the twig arms. I then attached him over the stamped snow man on the snow globe with a sure of 3D foam. A little more Diamond glitter using the Quickie Glue Pen on the hat and scarf, and he was styling!!!

Using a Eucalyptus card base I attached the snow globe and the base with 3D foam and stamped the saying "Winter Joy" also from the Holiday Tags set in the lower right corner of the card with Momento Tuxedo Black ink. And my creation was complete!

Hope you enjoyed my little dry embossing card......if you would like to order any of these a muse|studio products, or would like to hostess a party, please contact me and I would be happy to help you. All of these products can be found in my online store here or you can email me here.

Monday, October 17, 2011


This weeks challenge is to use buttons on your card. Join in by going over to our challenge blog to learn how you can win some fun a muse|studio goodies!

A Muse|Studio has a rainbow of buttons to pick from...though for this challenge I used French Roast.....have I mentioned before how much I love French Roast????

I decided to try for something that was clean and simple, and think I struck just the right chord with this one!

French Roast card base, with vanilla layer and latte tag. I stamped the thank you in French Roast ink, I cut a tag with the scallop tag die out of latte card stock and then stamped the leaf. It was inked with a sponge dauber using papaya and orange ink. The veins and stem were then stamped in french roast......I threaded French Roast twine through the hole in the tag, and through the holes of the french roast button. I attached the button to the tag with a glue dot.

To assemble the card I attached the vanilla to the card base with adhesive, then popped the tag up with 3D foam squares. And there you have it! Quick and simple!

Card "Ingredients"

Card Stock:
French Roast

French Roast

Stamp Sets:
Fresh Foliage
Hand Scripted

French Roast Twine
French Roast Button

Classic Tags Die Set
Sizzix Big Shot
Acrylic blocks

3D foam adhesive
Tombow dot tape runner

All products can be found in my A Muse|Studio web store  You can place an order online through my store, or email me for assistance or large orders over $150 to qualify for hostess rewards. Want to have a workshop? I can set that up too! 

Tuesday, October 4, 2011


So hap-hap-happy for Fall to finally be here! The leaves are starting to turn color, the air is getting a bit cooler, and I get to play with all my leaf and fall stamps. I thought I would do something a little different for this weeks challenge over on the a muse|studio consultant challenge blog.....I made a candy bar wrapper.  Buttercup cardstock, french roast pearl stickers and variegated leaves all signal that fall is here!

I measured my candy bar to determine the size of my paper, and used my scoring board to score the fold lines. I drew up this little template to show you how to measure and score your card stock to fit the candy bar of your choice. I cut and scored my paper, then I stamped it using the maple leaf stamp from the Autumn Leaves stamp set. To get the graduated color look, I used my sponge daubers with 3 colors of ink, starting with the lightest color first in the center of the leaf, working outwards to the darkest color. The inks I used on the leaf were Papaya, Orange and Cherry. Next, using French Roast ink I stamped the saying, "Wishing you a Happy Fall" from the Fresh Foliage stamp set, adding 3 french roast pearl stickers underneath.

Wrap the label around the candy bar and secure with Tombow adhesive dots roller....and you are done!

Wrapper Ingredients:
All ingredients A Muse|Studio

Buttercup Cardstock

French Roast

Stamp Sets:
Autumn Leaves
Fresh Foliage

French Roast Pearl Stickers

clear acrylic blocks
Tombo Adhesive dots tape runner
sponge daubers

If you are in Massachusetts, I am on the North Shore, and would love to share my passion for a muse|studio and stamping with you.....please feel free to email me at I would love to be your a|s consultant! If you see something you would like, you can order it online through my webstore at

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, September 12, 2011


It's my turn to be the challenge hostess this week, and for me lately it's all about ribbon! I love all the different kinds of ribbon that a muse|studio has to offer, grosgrain stitch, organdy, polka dot organdy, and gorgeous satin ribbon......I am so in love with the satin ribbon! For my challenge I want you to use ribbon on your project, it can be as little or as much as you like, any kind of ribbon. You don't need to use a muse|studio products to enter or to win...but if you have them, why not show them off? 

For my project, I used the Bounty Of the Season stamp set. I stamped the wheat stamp on wheat card stock with french roast ink and cut it out. I tied some french roast twine around the stems of the wheat. To make the rosette I used Nestabilities classic scalloped circles, a smaller one cut in french roast and one a bit larger in squash. I took orange satin ribbon and stitched it in small pleats and glued it to the back of the scalloped circles. To the back of the rosette I attached assorted ribbons, orange and french roast stitched grosgrain, french roast organdy polka dot, and vanilla satin. I used 3D foam tape to adhere the wheat to the front of the rosette. I used a toffee card base and adhered a strip of french roast gingham to the top third of the card, with a strip of french roast on top of the gingham. I stamped the saying at the bottom of the card in french roast ink, and then attached the rosette to the middle of the fence roast strip. The rosette could easily be turned into a pin for special award!
The prize this week is an assortment of a muse|studio ribbons. Post your entry using Mr Linky over on the challenge blog. Make sure you follow the rules posted on the Challenge Blog to be eligible to win. 

If you are in Massachusetts, I am on the North Shore, and would love to share my passion for a muse|studio and stamping with you.....please feel free to email me at I would love to be your a|s consultant! If you see something you would like, you can order it online through my webstore at

Sunday, September 11, 2011


If you are visiting my blog as part of the Inky Fingers’ a•muse | studio Blog Hop, you should have come from Anna's blog; if not, then you should start from the beginning with Liz’s blog  until you come to my blog.......

Autumn is my favorite time of year....the crisp cool air, the splendor of the leaves turning color......I took my inspiration from the turning colors of the leaves. I love the cute little stamp set called Fresh Foliage and have had so much fun playing with it! I decided to employ the Keep It Simple method with this card....I used the maple leaf stamp and outline from the set, and using my sponge daubers I inked the stamp using Buttercup, Orange and Cherry ink. I stamped it on Sugar card stock. I then took the outline stamp that matches the maple leaf and over stamped the leaf with French Roast ink.  To create the card I used buttercup card stock, and cut it about a 1/4 inch smaller than my French Roast 4 bar card base.  Using a scallop circle Nestabilities die, I cut an opening in the buttercup card stock for my leaf to peek through. I adhered the sugar card stock with the maple leaf behind the opening in the buttercup card stock and then adhered it to the french roast card base. I tied a bow around the card using orange satin ribbon......I used a quickie glue pen and outlined the inside edge of the scalloped circle and the "veins" of the leaves then sprinkled with diamond glitter. I then affixed 3 french roast pearl stickers on the buttercup card stock below the scalloped circle......quick and simple.....

Card "Ingredients"


Fresh Foliage
French Roast
French Roast
Classic Scallop Circle
Acrylic block
Sponge Daubers
Tombow Adhesive
Quickie Glue Pen
Diamond Glitter
French Roast Pearl Stickers
All products can be found in my A Muse|Studio web store  You can place an order online through my store, or email me for assistance or large orders over $150 to qualify for hostess rewards. Want to have a workshop? I can set that up too! 

Next stop,  Pamela's blog Enjoy the rest of your journey!  Thanks for stopping by!  Have fun!!!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011


I made this adorable card 

after watching this video by HRR Julie Ebersole...she is genius I say!! 

 The A Muse|Studio Holiday Catalog introduced a whole rainbow of felt. I love this felt so much and there are so many great projects you can make with it.......and it is perfect for these beautiful flowers in Julie's video. I wanted to make sunflowers, so I used buttercup and french roast felt. I used a short strip of the french roast felt and cut an equal amount off the buttercup felt so it was still 12 inches long. The sticky tape held the 2 colors tight together. I started rolling from the french roast end so it would be the center of the flower. I loved the big one so much I wasn't content with one, and decided I needed another one, but just a little I cut the felt strip 1 1/2 inches wide and then proceeded with the directions as before. When I snipped the felt, I made the snips closer together. To make the card I used a french roast card base, 4 bar size, and stamped the cross stitch border stamp from the Mad For Plaids set in buttercup ink in two places on the card. I then inked the leaf from the Graphic Sunflower set in buttercup and made the leaves for the sunflower. I stamped the word Hello from the Graphic Sunflower set at the bottom of one of the flower stems in buttercup ink. I then affixed the flowers to the card using Glue Dots. Hope you will try making one of these flowers for your next'll get hooked on them I'm sure!!!!

Supplies used:
Felt: buttercup and french roast
Superstick tape
Ink: buttercup
Cardstock: French Roast
Stamp Sets: Graphic Sunflower, Mad For Plaids
Glue Dots
Acrylic stamp mounts
Above supplies all available from a muse|studio and can be purchased through my online store or by dropping me an email.
Misc: needle and thread from my sewing stash....

Tuesday, September 6, 2011


This weeks challenge over on the A Muse|Studio Challenge blog is up! The challenge this week is to use dimension on your card....since I love using pop dots and foam to pop things up on my cards I chose them to add dimension to my card....I created this one for the challenge, using the new pebble card stock rom the holiday catalog. I love this color, it is so versatile, and I think it adds an elegant touch to the navy.

Here are the directions and the list of all the materials I used, all my materials are A Muse|Studio, and can be found in my online web store where you can order direct, or if you prefer, drop me an email and I can assist and order it for you.

I used the pebble card stock for the card base, and using the Nestabilities Labels One, I cut one large label out of Navy, and one smaller label out of pebble. I stamped the frame with navy ink on the smaller pebble label using the stamp positioned, and then stamped the thank you stamp inside the stamped frame with the stamp positioned. I put twinkle stickers 3 on one side, 2 on the other on the sides of the stamped frame. I used the Sakura Quickie glue pen on the top and bottom tear drops, and sprinkled with diamond glitter. Then I adhered the larger label to the card base using 3D mount foam, and then using the 3 D foam mount attached the stamped pebble label on top of the navy label. I tied a bow around the top of the card using satin navy ribbon. Easy and quick card that looks very elegant. Thanks for stopping by and visiting. Now hop on over to the challenge blog and post one of your own! You could win an awesome prize!!! 


Graceful Greetings



Satin Ribbon: Navy
Nestabilities Labels One
Sizzix Big Shot die cutter
Diamond Glitter
Sakura Quickie Glue Pen
Clear twinkle stickers
Stamp Positioner
3D Foam Tape
Acrylic blocks

Monday, August 29, 2011


Every Monday a new challenge is posted on The A Muse Studio Challenge Blog

This week was an inspiration challenge, here is the inspiration picture:

And here is my inspired card:

I hope you will stop by the Challenge Blog and play along with don't need to use a muse|studio products to enter.....or win!

All products are A Muse|studio and are available through my webstore or you can email me and I can help you with the order.

Card Recipe

Bermuda, Sugar and Pumpkin
French Roast
Stamp Sets:
Sea Shells and Sweet Love
Pearl Sticker Vanilla
Copic Marker R00
French Roast and White Bakers Twine
3D foam adhesive

Don't forget there is still time to get a great deal on the Spotlight Stamps. See this post for more information!

Saturday, August 27, 2011


I am participating in a weekly blog challenge with some of my fellow a muse|studio creative consultants. Each week one of us will post a challenge on our special challenge blog (here) with a fun a muse|studio prize. Anyone can play along, and you don't need to use a muse|studio products, though if you have some and want to show them off, all the better!

Hope you will join me each week, would love to see what you are creating!! And if you see a stamp or product you just have to have, you can contact me or order online through my website here .

Challenge blog:
To order A Muse|Studio products:

Hope to see you join in on the fun!!

Monday, August 15, 2011


The Spotlight sets this month are adorable, with a school theme! You will love the cute sets and super savings, check out this link for more info!
aren't these samples adorable? If you would like to order any of these sets you can order from my a muse|studio website or email me at I am also available if you would like to have a stamp party! 

Friday, July 22, 2011


You are going to so love the new holiday much new holiday are going to want it all, I know I do!!!!

The catalog is due out August 22nd but as a consultant we are allowed to give a few sneaky peeks of what is to is the first of what I hope will be many!!!!

I love the santa suit stamp, so much you can do with it, and so fun to use with white flocking or the new LaPouf dimensional paint! 

If you would like your own sneaky peek at the catalog drop me a line so you can start planning your wish list and have an order ready to go on August 22nd when the catalog is live for ordering!! 

Want to book a workshop or class? Contact me and I would love to show you the fun you can have with all that a muse|studio has to offer. To order from the current catalog my website is

Friday, June 24, 2011


A Muse|Studio is going on the road!!!! There will be an On The Road event on August 15th in Nashua, NH for all us New Englanders, and I know it will be a lot of will be an afternoon class, where
everyone will get to create a number of cards/projects with A Muse Studio products! You can check the dates and sign up here.

Hope you will be able to join us. I can't wait to see all my a muse|studio friends and have fun stamping the afternoon away!

If you can't make it, you can always check out the new A Muse|Studio catalog and order online here. Any questions or if you want to schedule a workshop or class, you can email me at

Saturday, June 11, 2011


Julie issued another technique challenge to all the A Muse|Studio consultants. You can see the technique video HERE

Here is the card I made using the kissing technique, it was so fun to do that once I got started I wanted to get more stamps to kiss with!

I started out with a Grass card base, I cut the * 1/2 X11 sheet in half, so I had a 5 1/2 X8 1/5 piece, that I folded in half. Then I cut a piece of Sugar yardstick slightly smaller than the card case. Next I stamped the Harlequin background stamp in French Roast ink, and kissed it on the Woodgrain background stamp.....when I stamped the harlequin stamp onto the sugar card stock, I was not I took the woodgrain stamp and stamped it on another piece of sugar card stock and liked it much better, and voila, my background was created! I attached it to the Grass card base. I then cut a one inch strip of Buttercup card stock and adhered it to the background layer in the middle of the card. Next I stamped the leaves from the Beautiful Botanicals 2 set in Grass ink, then kissed them with one of the flowers from the same set. I then cut around the leaves and adhered them to the card with foam squares. Next I stamped the butterfly from the Just Because set with Buttercup ink on Sugar card stock and kissed it to the smallest dots in the Polka Dot Patterns set and cut it out.(A little confession here, I lightly inked the dots with Cranberry ink first, to give the butterfly a little color.) I bent the wings where they joined the body slightly forward, then I cut a thin piece of foam from a square, and put it on the back of the body of the butterfly and adhered it to the leaves. I stamped the greeting from the Contemporary Greetings set in Grass ink on Sugar card stock, cut the sentiment out and inked the edges of the sentiment with Grass ink and adhered it to a slightly larger piece of Buttercup card stock with a foam square. I then adhered it to the lower left side of the card.

Thanks for looking, and happy creating!!

Card recipe with order numbers:


Sugar PAPS001
Grass PAPS503
Buttercup PAPS401


Harlequin background stamp SASJ006
Woodgrain back ground stamp SJEJ012
Beautiful Botanicals 2 SISM005
Just Because set SISH002
Polka Dot Patterns set SJRM009
Contemporary Greetings set SASH004


French Roast IAPF803
Buttercup IAPF401
Grass IAPF503
Cranberry IAPF206


Foam Squares ASFA001
Tombow Adhesive Dots Runner ATTR001
Paper Trimmer TPRTRM1
Spring-Cut Fine-Tip Scissors TDETSC1

If you would like to purchase any of the "ingredients" to make this card, you can order online through my a muse|studio web shop, or contact me via email and I can assist you with placing your order.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


May is birthday month around here, both John's niece and nephew were born a day apart, with me right after! I made this one for John's Nephew, whose birthday  is today....yes, it will be a little late getting to him...but it feels so good to have my creative mojo back!

I made another recessed window technique card.....I used Sugar Cardstock, and cut the window with my craft knife. I stamped the Birthday Wishes from the Contemporary Greetings set in Ocean pigment ink. I cut a piece of Ocean yardstick and adhered it to the left side of the card, I used the Quickie glue pen to go around the outside of the window and down where the ocean yardstick and sugar yardstick met, sprinkled on the diamond glitter and shook off the excess. Then I took a slate stitched ribbon and adhered it where the ocean and sugar card stock meet, leaving a little space so you could see the glitter. I lined up the window on a slate card base and stamped the guitar from the Rock star set in ocean pigment ink. I then adhered the card front to the slate card base with 3d foam adhesive. I stamped the "You Rock" also from the Rock Star set in ocean pigment ink on the inside of the card.

All products are available through my a muse|studio website you can browse the catalog and order online and have it shipped directly to your home. Or if you would like you can drop me an email and I can help you process your order. I am also available if you would like to have a party or stamp class, let me know and I would be happy to arrange an event with you!

Monday, May 16, 2011


Sorry it has been so long since I have posted, between a busy inn and being taken down by a nasty respiratory infection, I feel like I finally have gotten a bit of my creative groove back.

John's niece's birthday is today, so I made this this card for her...I love the way it came out, John said it reminded him of chocolate and pink icing.....I wanted to try out Julie's Recessed Window Card, as she issued a challenge to all the A Muse|Studio Consultants to make a card with a recessed window. I love how this came out, and I know that Emma is going to love it!!! I used French Roast and Sugar Card Stock, French Roast Gingham, Shell and French Roast Ink, Nestabilities Labels Four was used for the window. Stamps: Birthday cake from A Very Merry Unbirthday set, Birthday Wishes from the Contemporary Greetings set and the  Polka Dot Border from the Polka Dot Patterns set. Meadow Mix Flowers were colored with Shell ink using Sponge Dauper. Twinkle Sugar Pearl Stickers were colored with French Roast ink. I colored the cake in with Copic Markers E29 Burnt Umber, and R00 Pinkish White. The candle was colored in R00 and the flame with R29 Lipstick Red and Y08 Acid Yellow. I used the Quickie Glue Pen to coat the top of the cake with glue and sprinkled Diamond Glitter on it for that extra birthday sparkle. The Polka Dots and Birthday wishes were stamped in Shell ink, the cake was stamped in French Roast ink.

Another Birthday card, this one was for one of our chambermaids. Her birthday was last week, but since I was not feeling well then, we had a little belated birthday party for her on Friday. I loved the color combo of this one! I used Sunflower stamp from the Graphic Sunflower set stamping it in bubblegum, papaya, shell and lemonwhip on Sugar Cardstock. The Happy Birthday is from the Celebrate in Style set, stamped in Momento Tuxedo Black on Bubblegum, which is over a strip of Papaya Cardstock.

And Mother's Day, I made this one for my mother, it was a really quick one, she was practically watching me as I made it! LOL! Well, actually she was watching but couldn't figure it out.....The card base is Shell Cardstock, I stamped the leaves from the Beautiful Botanicals 2 set in shell. I then cut Grass Cardstock using Nestabilities Labels One, and stamped the leaves in grass ink in label. I cut a piece of Sugar Cardstock and Stamped the Happy Mother's Day sentiment from the Everyday Sentiments set in Grass ink. I edged the rectangle with the grass ink for a little definition. I tied a Sheer Organdy ribbon in Lime across the top of the card. I mounted the layers with 3D Foam adhesive.

All of these A Muse|Studio products can be found in my online A Muse|Studio store  at  You can order online or email me if you have a large order over $150 and I can help you place an order to qualify for hostess rewards.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


Here are a couple more cards I have made for my uncle. I think they came out especially cheery!!! thanks for checking  them out, and don't forget all the supplies to make these cards can be acquired through my A Muse|Studio website!

You're one of my nicest thoughts

Cardstock: buttercup gingham, buttercup, lemon whip, orange gingham

Inks:  french roast ink, papaya ink, lemon whip ink

Tools: nestabilities labels 2

Stamps: queen anne's lace: Beautiful botanicals set (page 26 in catalog)
you are one of my nice thoughts: Friends fur-ever (page 39 in catalog)

Happy Birthday To You

Cardstock: Orange, orange polka dot, buttercup gingham
Ink: orange
Tools: nestablilities labels 2
Stamp: Happy Birthday to You: Birthday greetings set (page 44 in catalog)

Friday, April 15, 2011


I made this sweet card for my mother said when she went to see him in the nursing home that he wants to write to his friends, but he doesn't have any I thought I would make him some.....this is the first one....I wanted something not too girly but still fun and cheery....

The second photo is a close up of the stamping. The stamps used are Smile from the Hand Scripted set (on page 71 of the a muse|studio catalog) the Sunflower is from the Graphic Sunflower set (page 33) and the Polka Dots from the Polka Dot Patterns set (page75) I started out with card base of Grass. I stamped the largest Polka Dot stamp twice using Grass ink. I cut a 1 inch strip of blueberry and affixed it above stamped polka dots. Using Nestabilities Labels 1 to cut the labels. I cut the largest out of cloud paper, the next smaller layer using blueberry. I stamped the sunflower randomly on the blueberry label using sky ink. I then used a smaller label and stamped Smile on it corner to corner using Momento Tuxedo Black ink. I then layered the labels into the card. I popped the smile layer up on foam tape. Clean and simple...not too fussy...I totally love the way it came out!!! 

Check out my a muse|studio website where you can get all these fabulous stamps and papers!! 

Sunday, April 10, 2011


I thought I would ink up my a muse|studio tree stamp and have a go with a technique I have never tried before. Julie Ebersole did a video showing how to use your Tombow markers, acrylic blocks and a spray bottle of water to create a unique watercolor background, and also to give a lovely second generation stamping of your image....I really had a lot of fun creating the backgrounds, and I think for a first attempt this came out really fun!!

All cardstock, ribbon, stamps and French Roast pigment ink A Muse|Studio. Stamps from the Woodland Friends stamp set. Ribbon French Roast Grosgrain stitch. Papers: Sage polka dot and grass polka dot, fern solid and sage solid. Watercolor background and stamping done on watercolor paper. tomboy markers. See what you like and gotta have it? Check out my A Muse|Studio Store!  You can order right online, safe and secure! Click here Tobey's A Muse|Studio store

Thursday, April 7, 2011


Here are my first 3 creations from my new A Muse|Studio stamp sets! They stamp like a dream, I am so in love!!!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011


Stampy A Muse|Studio goodness arriving at my house today!! Can't wait to play with all my new toys!!!!!

Saturday, April 2, 2011


I went to my friend Liz's A Muse|Studio Launch party and made these 3 sweet make and take cards using the new stamps in the A Muse|Studio catalog. If you see any images you like, hop on over to my A Muse|Studio website and take a look through the catalog....lots of yummy wonderfulness.....and when you see something you like, you can place your order right on my website or drop me an email and I can help you place an order or schedule a workshop or party!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

MY NEW BLOG........ show off my wonderful A Muse|Studio stamp creations!!

Stay posted for more exciting news and information!!!!