Noun 1. amusement - a feeling of delight at being entertained; a feeling of extreme pleasure or satisfaction

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Silent Night

Some decisions are easier to make - I had no trouble saying "Yes!" when my husband asked me to marry him. Other decisions are more difficult and require much contemplation. I became an A Muse Studio consultant shortly after they switched to their home-based model of sales. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time with A Muse and I still love their products, but I have made the difficult decision to resign as a consultant. Therefore this will be my last post on this blog (you can still find me at my Cre8tive Play blog!!!) and my A Muse webstore will be closing at the end of this month. Sooooooo if you want to purchase anything from my store... hurry! ;)

I want to thank each of you who have encouraged me, inspired me, and supported me during my tenure with A Muse Studios. I truly do appreciate you!!!

I love Christmas! So I decided to make my last card for this blog a wintery Christmas type of card.



My card features stamps from the Holiday Mini catalog and I must say I love both the stamp set I used (Silent Night) and the background stamp (Starry Night). I think they go together so well, don't you?







This is the inside of my card:





Thank you for stopping by my blog and for being such a joy to me!



All Products on This Card are available from A Muse Studio
Background Image: Starry Night
Image & Sentiment: Silent Night
Ink: French Roast and Gold
Cardstock: Various Shades
Embellishment: Sky Organdy Ribbon

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Be Thankful

I know it's a long time until Thanksgiving, but I believe every day should include THANKFULNESS!

I'm thankful for so many things, aren't you?


GIVE THANKS








This is the inside of my card:




Thank you for stopping by my blog today!



Image & Sentiments: A Muse Studio Give Thanks (page 23 of the 2012-13 Catalog)
Ink: A Muse Studio French Roast (page 112 of the 2012-13 Catalog)
Cardstock: A Muse Studio Fall Palette (page 112 of the 2012-13 Catalog)
Designer Paper: A Muse Studio Gingham (retired)
Embellishments: A Muse Studio French Roast Ribbon (retired) and Paper Studio Brads

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Squeeze the Day

I have a couple of cards to show you today. I used a two of my new stamp sets - out of the new (well, it's been out about 2-3 months now) A Muse Studios catalog. These are such fun stamp sets - and both of them have coordinating dies to make using them super easy.


Here's the first card:



Squeeze the Day - page 68  in the catalog


You might want to know how I got the speckled paper on the background. - I'm glad you asked. ;)



Here's what I used:




It's a piece of aquarium filter - or something like that. I've had it for years, so I can't remember what it's called. I got it at a pet store. I simply pat it onto the stamp pad (whatever color I want to add to my paper) and then tap it onto the paper. For this card I used four different colors - Apricot, Buttercup, Grass, and Papaya.










Here's the inside of my card:





Here is the second card I have to show you:



First in My Book - page 62 in the catalog


Again, I used multiple inks - this time three (Cocoa, Toffee, and Wheat) and repeatedly stamped the horse to give motion and multiple images to my card. Of course I cleaned the stamp between each color.





There's another horse stamped inside the card along with a sentiment:




Thanks for stopping by my blog today!


Images/Sentiment: A Muse Squeeze the Day (page 68)
Die: Fishtail Pennant Die (page 131) and Squeeze the Day (page 132)
Ink: A Muse Apricot (page 110), Buttercup (page 110), Grass (page 111), and Papaya (page 111), and Versafine Onyx Black (page 114
Cardstock: A Muse Buttercup (page 110) and Vanilla (page 114) and Recollections Black
Designer Paper: A Muse Gingham (retired)
Embellishments: A Muse Twinkle Stickers (page 119)





Image/Sentiment: A Muse First in My Book (page 62)
Ink: A Muse Cocoa (page 113), Toffee (page 112), and Wheat (page 110)
Cardstock: A Muse Vanilla (page 114) and A Muse Scraps (I'm not sure what colors they are)
Embellishment: A Muse Baker's Twine (page 123)

Friday, May 3, 2013

Happy Father's Day!

It will be Father's Day before we know it, so I decided to make a Father's Day card for this month's card/kit (Virtual Card Club).




I used one of my favorite stamps sets from the new A Muse Catalog - it's simply called Father's Day. I thought it coordinated  nicely with the embossing folder (made by Cuttlebug) that one of my Virtual Card Club members gave to me. Gotta love those musthaches!





I did some simple layering inside the card and added the sentiment...





Happy Father's Day!



Image/Sentiment: A Muse Father's Day (page 72 of the 2013 Amuse Catalog & Inspiration Guide)
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black (page 114 of the Amuse Catalog & Inspiration Guide)
Cardstock: Archiver's Gray, Recollections Black and Red, and Staples White
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug Mr. Maverick
Embellishment: Chevron Ribbon (retired from Amuse)

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

No One Like You

I love how the Amuse ink stamps. It gives a full coverage and leaves a nice texture to the paper, too. So for this card I wanted to let the "ink" be the focal point.




I just used multiple layers of cardstock and added a few Twinkle Stickers to the centers of the flowers.








Here's the inside of my card:





Thanks for stopping by my blog today!



Images/Sentiment: Amuse Marvelous Marigolds (page 43 of the 2013 Amuse Catalog and Inspiration Guide)
Ink: Amuse Bubblegum (page 111 of the 2013 Amuse Catalog and Inspiration Guide), Fern (page 113 of the 2013 Amuse Catalog and Inspiration Guide), and Shell (page 110 of the 2013 Amuse Catalog and Inspiration Guide)
Cardstock: Amuse Fern (page 113 of the 2013 Amuse Catalog and Inspiration Guide), and Sugar (page 114 of the 2013 Amuse Catalog and Inspiration Guide) and Recollections Black
Embellishments: Amuse Twinkle Stickers (page 119 of the 2013 Amuse Catalog and Inspiration Guide)

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Friends Together

I am so excited to show you a warm/summery card today - because I am tired of winter. LOL!




Isn't it a gorgeous color? Makes me happy!








Here's the inside of my card:





Thanks for stopping by my blog today!



Image/Sentiments: A Muse Sunshine & Shade
Ink: A Muse Buttercup (page 110 of the 2013 Amuse Catalog and Inspiration Guide) and Versafine Onyx Black (page 114 of the 2013 Amuse Catalog and Inspiration Guide)
Cardstock: Amuse Sugar (page 114 of the 2013 Amuse Catalog and Inspiration Guide) and Recollections Black
Designer Paper: Papaya Petite Polka Dot (page 116 of the 2013 Amuse Catalog and Inspiration Guide) and larger Papaya Polka Dot (sadly, retired from Amuse)
Embellishments: 1/4" Onyx Organdy Ribbon (page 122 of the 2013 Amuse Catalog and Inpspiration Guide) and Crystal Clear Glaze (page 136 of the 2013 Amuse Catalog and Inspiration Guide)

Friday, February 8, 2013

Two Cards

I have two totally different cards to show you today. These are the cards I prepared for the December and January Virtual Card Club card kits.



This card CELEBRATES! It is full of bright, cheerful colors and lots of fun elements.

The two pieces of cake are hand cut. The upper one is glued directly onto the card and the bottom one is popped up off of the card with pop dots.





Here is the inside of the card:




This card is BRIGHT! The second card I have to show you is very subtle and features neutral colors.



Look closely and you'll see three very dainty pearls just below the "you" in the sentiment.

The cording is not baker's twine. Instead it is the Baker's Cording that is featured in the Valentine mini catalog. The Baker's Cording is heavier than baker's twine.




I used Seattle ink to stamp the distressed look onto the card (it's the Screenprint Background stamp). Then I used Versafine Onyx Black to stamp the image and sentiments.




Here is the inside of the card:




Image & Sentiment: A Very Merry Unbirthday (p. 67 of the 2012 A Muse catalog)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (p. 139 of the 2012 A Muse Catalog) and Copic Markers
Paper: A Muse Bermuda and Cherry Petite Polka Dot. Paper Studio Birthday Words, Recollections Black Cardstock, and Staples White Cardstock
Dies: Nestabilities Classic Ovals (p. 149 of the 2012 A Muse catalog)
Embellishments: A Muse Cherry Organdy Polka Dot Ribbon (p. 140 of the 2012 A Muse Catalog) and A Muse Chevron Ribbon





A Muse Stamps: Screenprint Background (from the Holiday mini catalog), Essential Sentiments "Thinking of You" (p. 114 of the 2012 A Muse catalog), Hand Scripted "You Make My Heart Happy" (p. 105 of the 2012 A Muse catalog), and Love Is In the Air (p. 10 of the Valentine mini catalog)
Ink: A Muse Seattle (p. 127 of the 2012 A Muse catalog), and Versafine Onyx Black (p. 139 of the 2012 A Muse catalog)
Paper: Pebble and Seattle Cardstock (p. 127 of the 2012 A Muse Catalog), Seattle Petite Polka Dot, and Recollections Black
Embellishments: Seattle Baker's Cording (p. 4 of the A Muse Valentine mini catalog) and Pearls (p. 139  of the 2012 A Muse catalog)