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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Ho! Ho! Ho! Santa likes Ho Ho Cake!

Have you seen the A Muse Studio 2011 Holiday Catalog and Inspiration Guide? It is a wonderful mini catalog filled with fun products and samples to imitate. Be sure to check the link and see what crafting awaits in those 40 pages.

I love several of the stamp sets found in the mini... and of course had to buy a few of them. One of my favorites is the Naughty or Nice set.

Here is a card I made, using Naughty or Nice:

Isn't this a fun image:

Check out the inside of my card, too:

Here's a close up of the darling Santa hat:

As always, items from any of the A Muse Studio catalogs can be purchased through my webstore... but if you want to make an order of $150 or more, please contact me and I'll help you to get the hostess benefits you earn with that size of order. You can email me at Thanks!!!

Images & Sentiment: Naughty or Nice (p. 13 of the Holiday Mini catalog), Papers: from my scrapfile, Embellishments: tree brad (vendor unknown) and Stickles glitter glue

Friday, September 23, 2011


It is official. Fall has arrived, and with it come cooler temperatures, falling leaves, and family and friends gathering for some good home-cooked dishes.

I really enjoy cooking, therefore it's no surprise that I also like to make recipe layouts.

This recipe is a good one... Sweet and Sour Red Cabbage

It's a colorful side dish that is easy to prepare.

Image: A Muse Perfectly Polished (p. 10 in the mini catalog), Papers: from my scrap file, Embellishments: brads (vendor unknown)

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Remember me???

Oh my! It HAS been a long time since I posted to this blog. EEK!

As you may recall, I was in the process of preparing for a move the last time I posted. Well, we moved. LOL! That was a much BIGGER undertaking than I expected it to be.

We moved into a much smaller house, but we are getting settled and trying to find a place for everything. I'm also trying to get my life in order, so that I can once again become a crafter and an A Muse enthusiast.

Here are three things you might like to know...

1. I'm preparing for a Stamping and Scrapbooking ONLY yard sale, which will be this Saturday. I am purging.... trying to get rid of the things I no longer love so that they can find a new home where they will be used. This will free up much needed space in my new Cubbyhole (my tiny stamping space). Sooooooooo, if you live anywhere near Fairfield, Illinois, stop by my sale this Saturday morning. Okay? There will be lots of goodies to purchase and some Make and Take projects, too.

2. I'm looking forward to having a Christmas Cardmaking Workshop in November. I'll keep you posted on the day/time... and may even show you a sneak peek of some of the things we'll be making.

3. Cardmaking Day is just around the corner. Are you prepared to have some fun???????? I sure hope so!

Check back again soon...... I have a couple of projects to show you in the next few days.