I made this cute little card for a consultant challenge. The challenge was to use Twill on your card or project. Since I am so behind in my Christmas cards, I thought I would take advantage of the challenge to get my mojo going again. I used a grass cardstock base. I affixed the vanilla twill to the card base. I cut the poinsettias out of cherry felt. I stacked the petals, and used 3 yellow twinkle stickers for the center. I attached that to the card on top of the twill. I then stamped and cut the label using the Vintage Labels 2 stamps set and die and then stamped the Noel from the Nordic Noel set. I used Versafine Onyx ink. I attached the label using 3D foam. Cute and simple, I love it! Thanks for stopping by. If you would like to order any of these products, drop me an email or call me! You can also order online through my a muse|studio website.
HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYONE!! Trick or Treat!!!! Treat yourself before it is too late!!!! Celebrate as Breast Health awareness month is in it's the final hours, and as stated in this blog post.....get your Fight Like a Girl Stamp set before they disappear!!!! Go to my a muse|studio webstore and get your set before midnight October 31st and order it today, now!!!! Click here....it will only take a few minutes.....but if you are internet ordering shy, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, and I can order it for you! But do it today, for this set, there is no tomorrow!
Have you ordered your Fight Like a Girl stamp set yet??? Time is running out, so hop over to my website and get your's today!! You are going to love this set.....and not only do you get some fabulous fun stamps, important information from the American Cancer Society about BReast Health Awareness, you also get info on how to enter for a huge a muse|studio prize drawing the first of the year, and....a 20% off coupon for your next a muse|studio order !!! So check out the stamp set and help us reach our 10,000 goal!!! Click the stamp set and it will take you to my web site!!
This weeks challenge over on the A Muse|Studio Consultant Challenge Blog is to make a one layer card using one color and then black or white. Clean and simple.....I had so much fun making this card...I used the Toil and Trouble stamp set, Bellini Cardstock, and versafine Onyx ink. I added a little sparkle with diamond glitter...couldn't resist!! Now it's your turn, hop on over to the challenge blog and submit your entry! Can't wait to see what you "cook" up!!!!
If you would like to purchase any of these products or have a workshop or card class contact me and I would be happy to help you get what you need! You can always order from my web store. And if you haven't ordered your free Fight Like a Girl stamp set, now is the time to do it!! For only $3.00 shipping you will get important breast cancer information, a chance to enter in a fabulous A Muse|Studio prize drawing in the new year, and.....a 20% off coupon on your next online order!!!! So, get your Fight Like a Girls stamp set now, offer expires October 31st, and once the 10,000 are gone, that's it!!
Toil and Trouble
Versafine Onyx ink
Quickie Glue Pen
And, the Fight Like a Girl stamp set, click the set to go to my go to my webstore and order yours today!!!
BIG PROMOTION AT A MUSE|STUDIO THIS MONTH IN HONOR OF BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH!
In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, A Muse|Studio is giving away 10,000 Fight Like a Girl stamp sets.
There is a $3.00 shipping fee, but that is all!!
Isn't this set fun?? I love the pushpin stamp, you can use it on your calendar to remind yourself to do your monthly self exam.
Check out THIS POST on the new A Muse|Studio Company blog
for a free calendar download link!
The stamp set will ship separately from other items ordered in a customer or workshop order. Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery, limit one free stamp set per customer.
When you receive your stamp set, be sure to check inside for 2 surprises!!! A postcard to be entered into a prize drawing at the beginning of 2013, and a coupon for 20% off your next online A Muse|Studio order!
And it keeps getting better!!!
Host a workshop during the month of October...in addition to our regular Hostess Benefits, hostesses can qualify for our special Pink Pack!
The Pink Packwhich is over a $50 value includes:
3 ink pads
a pink cardstock assortment
package of shell pearls
The Hostess benefit will automatically ship if your workshop has over $150 in sales and 3 unique customer orders.
I have been touched by family and friends diagnosed with breast cancer.
They have all been such strong fighters, while many have won the fight, there are still too many losing the battle.
This set is a great way to encourage and support these amazing women
in your life who give it there all and stay strong,
and never to forget those that went before us.
There is so much going on at A Muse|Studio right now! Be sure to claim your free stamp set (and special surprises) now!
Some fun cards I made tonight playing with all my new a muse|studio Splash inks! They are so fun, and even the first attempts that I thought would be rejects ended up being turned into cards!!!
Cherry and Orange Splash ink made this background! The tree is the mask I used for the next two cards. The moon is a circle punch of squash! Nothing went to waste with this project!!
I had fun dying the onyx bakers twine for this card, I put on my non-latex gloves, gathered up the twine in my hand, and sprayed it with the wasabi splash....mooshed it around till it was all covered with the ink, and then spread it out to dry......super fun! Don't attempt to do this without wearing gloves, the ink dries quickly and leaves your hands a lovely shade of green!!
I used a mask for the tree in this one, cut that cute little owl out after I stamped it, and mounted him in the tree with 3D foam. The bat is a die from the candy box die set, he was the perfect size for this card!
I used Splash inks for all the backgrounds,for the two cards with the stamped tree, I made a mask with the tree, stamped the tree on the background of the card, then masked it and sprayed it with the Splash inks. They came out so cute!!! The Spooky Boo Day stamp is an October sale stamp, stay tuned for more information on the October Stamp sets on sale...complete info due out later this week!!!
Don't forget to order your free Fight Like a Girl stamp set today!!! Pay only $3.00 shipping!!!
A Muse|Studio wants to Stamp Out Breast Cancer!!! For the month of October, A Muse|Studio is giving away 10,000 Fight Like a Girl stamp sets. You can get the Fight Like A Girl Stamp Set for only a $3.00 shipping charge!
Included in the stamp set is a pamphlet from the American Cancer Society on breast health and the importance of early detection. There will be a coupon for 20% off your next a muse|studio order, and a postcard that tells you how you can be entered into a fabulous a muse|studio giveaway!!! Order your free stamp set here from my web store. Go to the a muse|studio blog and download a free 15 month calendar with lots of room to record all your birthdays, appointments and events. Use the pushpin stamp that is included in the set to stamp your calendar to remind yourself about personal exams, mammograms and doctor's appointments.
Order your stamp set early, once the sets are gone, they're gone!!
Feel free to re-post this to all your friends. If you have an order that totals over $150 please email me or call me and I can submit your order so you will qualify for hostess rewards!
the challenge for the next couple weeks over on the a muse|studio challenge blog is to make a card with the following three embellishments: at least one button, one ribbon and one flower.
I decided to use one of the new sets that is a Hostess only stamp set called Dwell in Possibility. You can get this set free by hostessing a qualifying workshop between August 1 and September 30. Leave me a comment or drop me an email if you want to find out how you can earn this set for yourself!
Cardstock: Lido Solid and Venetian
Stamps: Dwell in Possibilities
Ribbon: Satin French Roast
Flower: white paper posie sprayed with French Roast Splash with white brad center that was colored with Lido ink
Button: Not Your Grandmas Buttons French Roast. Strip of Lido CS through the button holes
Ink: French Roast
solid cardstock mounted with 3D foam adhesive and flower and button mounted with Glue Dots
Want to host a Workshop or place an order? Email me or leave a comment, I would love to be your A Muse|Studio Creative Consultant!!
Thought I would share a quick little card I made for my mother for mother's day....the colors matched the wrapping paper I wrapped her presents in.......I originally didn't think I wanted to put a ribbon on it, but it looked a little plain for a festive mother's day, so I added it.....
All products A Muse|Studio except black Momento Ink...Floral Duets stamp set, Essential Sentiments stamp set, vanilla cardstock, blueberry ink and fern silky crush ribbon (I love this stuff....if you haven't got any of this ribbon yet, you must....email me and I can hook you up with some, or any of these products.....) I used a stamp positioner to line everything up the way I wanted, and a ruler to make the stem of the flower with a topic multiliner.
Thanks for looking, hope you all had a wonderful Mother's Day!!!
It's May Spotlight time!!!! May is not only bringing fabulous Spotlight Specials, but an Ink Pad sale as well. Save 20% on all ink pads! It's a perfect time for hosting a workshop! I would love to schedule one with you for you and your girls for some crafty time! Meanwhile you can drool over all the pretty things on special this month, then pick up your phone and book a workshop, order through my website or email me with your order!!! I look forward to being your creative consultant and sharing the a muse|studio crafty goodness!
This week the theme for the challenge over at the A Muse|Studio Challenge Blog is "which way does the wind blow?" and I thought, what am I going to do with that? So...I looked through my stamps and yes, my kite jumped out at me....several times.....but then, I saw it, perfect!!! The hot air balloon from the Love Conquers All stamp set. I stamped it on sugar card stock, using bubblegum, lime and grape ink, and cut the 3 hot air balloons out close to the edge. Using the cloud dies, I cut the clouds from sugar card stock. Using the grass die I cut the grass 3 times, once from grass card stock, and twice from the gingham grass card stock.
I stamped the sentiment "Come fly with me" from the Come Fly With Me stamp on the grass colored grass. I then layered one of the gingham grass die cuts behind the grass die cut using Tombow adhesive. Using 3D foam squares I adhered the 2 layers of grass to a Sky 4 bar card base. I then applied Tombow adhesive to the back of the 2nd gingham grass die cut and slid it down behind the grass on the card base and pressed it in place.
Next I started layering the hot air balloons and clouds on the card, using Tombow adhesive, and 3D foam squares, I used 2 layers of foam to create more dimension on one of the hot air balloons.
If you would like to order any of the products I used to make this card, hop on over to my website and you can order online and have it delivered right to your door! Or if you would like you can always zip me an email. If your order will be over $150 let me place the order for you and you can qualify for hostess rewards!
If you are interested in having a workshop or card class, I would be happy to work with you to make it happen!
Been a bit absent from the challenges the last couple weeks but glad to be back up and creating.
For this weeks Blog Challenge the theme is "Bloom Where You Are Planted". So for my card I decided to go super clean and simple. I love the Friend to Friend stamp set, because you have such choice of botanicals and sentiments. I have several Thank You cards to make, so that was the sentiment I chose for my card.
I used Papaya for the card base, and cherry and onyx mats. I stamped the flower using Versafine Onyx ink on sugar card stock. I layered the mats, using 3D foam mount in between the onyx and cherry mats, and tomboy adhesive to adhere the sugar layer to the onyx layer, and then the cherry to the papaya card base. I stamped the sentiment with Versafine Onyx ink....quick and simple and a little elegant!!
I am the Hostess for this weeks challenge...hop on over to the blog and enter!!!!
But since you are here, check out this weeks challenge......
Mardi Gras, Carnivale, Fat Tuesday.......however you call it, Mardi Gras is next week, so for this challenge I want you to use the 3 traditional colors of Mardi Gras, Purple, Yellow (gold) and Green! It can be any theme, but the 3 colors need to be predominant!
I love our new colors, Grape, and Lido from the Venetian Palette, they're perfect for this challenge!
I started with a Grass Cardstock card base. I used the Corner Chomper to round the corners of the card base. For the layers on the card, first I cut the grape, lido and grass card stock using the Nestabilities Labels 8 dies. I took the Venetian Patterned Lido, I cut a strip and then used the A Muse|Studio Medium Scallop Border on both edges. I adhered the Lime Satin Ribbon down the center of the Venetian Patterned Lido strip. On the layers I used my Quickie Glue Pen to apply diamond glitter to the grape and lime layers and lime glitter to the lido layer. On the smallest grass layer I stamped the crown from the Keep Calm stamp set with Versamark Ink and then embossed it with White Embossing Powder. To assemble, I used the Tombow tape runner to adhere the Venetian Patterned strip to the center of the card. I then layered the grape, and lido layers onto the front of the card using 3D Foam Squares, and the Grass layer using the tape runner. I stamped the saying "It's Good To Be Queen" from the Keep Calm set with Versamark Ink and embossed with White Embossing Powder. I then used Clear Twinkle stickers to add a bit more bling on the scallops and crown.
Here you can see how the layers are elevated.......
Now let's see what you come up with. This weeks prize will be a selection of the new Venetian Palette Cardstock and Ribbon.
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 email@example.com I would love to be your A Muse Studio consultant! If you see something you would like, you can order it online through my webstore at http://amusestudio.com/tobey or drop me an email and I would love to help you out. I can also set up a card class for you and your friends or you can host a workshop!
Last weeks challenge was to stamp on anything but paper, so I chose some children's wood dominos that I got at the Dollar Store! The back surface was smooth, and provided a fabulous stamping surface!
I sooo love this new cute little set that will be coming out in the new catalog, February 1st.....called Greetings Earthling. I have had a lot of fun with the "Beam Me Up" stamp!
I stamped the spaceship, stars and "Beam Me Up" saying with StazOn Jet Black. On the stars I used blue star twinkle stickers n the center of each star. For the starship I colored it in with Copic markers. I made a hole in the domino with my Cropodile, went through it easy peasy!! If you don't have you, you totally need one for putting holes in all kinds of things! I then threaded some bermuda stitch ribbon through the hole for a cute outer space tag. This tag would be adorable on a scrapbook page......or as a keychain!
If you like this adorable set, you can order it starting February 1st. That is the day the new catalog goes on line. You are so going to love all the new exciting stamp sets, dies and yummy new colors and papers in this new catalog...stay tuned here for more sneak peeks......
Meanwhile, don't forget the retiring lists. If there is something you have been contemplating, check the retiring lists to make sure that your favorite is not retiring, because once it's gone, it's gone!
There is intelligent life down here though, and it loves to stamp!!!!
Isn't this set just way too cute? I love the possibilities for this cute new set, Greetings Earthlings!! I made this cute little card with the stars, spaceship and Beam Me Up stamps, using lots and lots of glitter on the stars. Don't you love the new cardstock colors? This card uses Pistachio and Grape. The new catalog comes out February 1st, so start making your wish list out so you will be ready to order!!
I stamped the space ship on sugar card stock with Versafine Onyx Black and then colored it in with Tombow markers 173 (lime) and 451 (bermuda) I cut it out with a Marvy punch (blue) scalloped oval. Using the Quickie Glue Pen, I outlined the oval and dipped it in diamond glitter. I cut a large oval shape from the grape card stock and mounted the space ship on the grape with 3D foam tape. I positioned it on my card, adhering with Tombow adhesive. Next I stamped the stars across the top of the card using Encore Metallic Silver ink, then used the Quickie Glue Pen to glitter up the stars. For the finishing touch I stamped the Beam Me Up saying in Versafine Onyx Black ink. Quick and easy, and super cute!!
If you would like to place an order you can email me or place an order directly on my website.
I am sooooo excited about the new releases of the a muse|studio 2012 catalog, and have some sneak peeks of new stamps and papers to share with you!
The first one I have to share is from a new stamp set called Hey Cupcake, showcasing new colors grapefruit, pistachio, and bellini card stock, and a new a new patterned card stock called Venetian, showcasing off the new color Titian. I used titian ribbon and ink and grapefruit ink. Blinged out with some diamond glitter, it is a great birthday card or just a sweet card to send off to one of your favorite people! You will be able to order all these new yummy products on February 1st! Keep an eye out on my blog for more sneaky peeks this week!
Don't forget it's the last few weeks of the 2011 Catalog and Holiday Catalog, so if you see something you have to have, drop me a note and I can order it for you, or you can order it directly from my website here.
And now onto the sneaky peek!! So what do you think??
HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Welcome to a new year of stamping adventures, with lots of exciting and fabulous A Muse|Studio goodness to come!
I will be continuing with the Consultant Blog Challenges, and this weeks challenge is to use Embossing Powder. I love the white embossing powder and have really put it to work with Christmas cards....but now that Christmas is over it's time to write the Thank You notes....so I came up with a a very simple thank you using 2 different stamp sets....I love the clean simplicity of the design, and couldn't resist making more than one in a different color......I loved the tree from the Loving Memories stamp set, and paired it up with the Thank You from the Hand Scripted set. I punched a circle with the darker color and then stamped and embossed the tree with white embossing powder. I then stamped the Thank You on the lighter card base, and again, embossed with the white embossing powder. I tied the satin ribbon around the end with a knot, and attached the circle using a 3D foam square. Clean and simple!
You can find all these products in my online store at: http://amusestudio.com/tobey or you can email me and let me know what you would like. If you are on the North Shore of MA and would like to have a party or card class, I would be happy to set that up for you.