Friday, May 30, 2008
ETA: I happened to have some of the same Hero Arts stamps that Julie used on this card so I had to quickly run into my craft room to create one of my own. I think this is probably the first cased card from the Hero/A Muse Designer Swap!
All images by Hero Arts with exception of the brackets, which are in a Studio G $1 set from Michaels. All papers by A Muse Artstamps, Inc. I also used my new Martha Stewart Lace Doily Edge Punch
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Friday, May 23, 2008
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
- Happy Birthday Little Lady 9-8298C
- Journey (sentiment) 9-8236B
- Life's Simple Pleasures 9-8250B
- Hi friend 9-8233B
- You Make life sweet 9-8259B
- You rock! 9-8408B
- Sending you sunshine 9-8261B
And my 7 favorite images:
- Seattle Girl 2-6064D
- Tiny Bird 2-4075A
- Patch 2-3075B
- Rock star 2-6095D
- Tiny Bee 3-4094A
- Beehive 7-4101B
- Branch 2-4115D
Wow. That was really hard to narrow down! My list is really like 10x that! What are some of your favorites?
Happy 7th Anniversary to you, A Muse! May you have many, many more successful years ahead of you. Thank you so much for the privilege of being a part of your success this past year-ish. I can't imagine my life without you!!! You really do light up my life!
Monday, May 19, 2008
I forgot to share this card with you before Mother's Day. You could easily adapt it with another image or sentiment, though, and still use the same layout.
I used the Blueberry Kitchen notecard, threw in some Popsicle Pink and some Green Kitchen scrap along with a bit of the yellow stitched grosgrain ribbon (you must get some!!!). I'm addicted to the tiny bee image so had to use that with the sentiment on a scalloped oval. I rubbed the edges with a Cat's Eye pad, added a Prima with a Twinkle Dot and Voila! Cute little Mom's Day card, easily adaptable to an all occasion card.
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Click here to read Linda's blog post all about it!!!
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
For this card, I was just playing around with some stuff and pulled these together pretty quickly. I think I am addicted to the tinplate notecards. Seems like I can't stop using them; especially the Blue Raspberry and Kiwi. I stamped the Horseshoes using Stampin Up's Really Rust, then outlined it with a gold Spica atyou glitter pen. The retro background was stamped with VersaMagic Cornucopia. I layered the whole thing on a piece of French Roast (A Muse) notecard and then trimmed it with some pinking decorative scissors. I added some French Roast stitched grossgrain ribbon and it completed the card quite nicely.
A big shout out to Lexi Daly for her recent publication in the latest Paper Crafts magazine. She's got a fabulous card using this same tinplate notecard! You can see Lexi's fabulous creations on her blog and throughout the gallery over at The Saltbox Studio. You go, girl!!!
Monday, May 12, 2008
My Mother's Day was nothing particularly special but I did get to meet up with some old college friends for lunch on Saturday. That was a lot of fun for me. It takes the one who lives in California to come visit for the rest of us who live less than an hour away from each other to get together. How lame is that?!
I've been super busy with more of that to come for the rest of the month. This coming weekend my BFF comes to town for a couple of weeks for her little sister's wedding. I've also got cards to design and lots of things to do. Yikes!
With my spare time limited I went to the Saltbox Studio gallery for some inspiration. I loved the colors Beth used on her beehive and decided to go with it. This was a lot of fun to color, great blending practice, too. Get yer Copics out and do some coloring! Don't have Copics? Get 'em here! Might as well throw some stamps in your basket, too. You can shop from the A Muse blog, Elzybells NA blog, and Saltbox Studio blog all in the same shopping cart!
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
I have made some of my own designs, too. I taught a class last night at Stampin In The Rain and told my students I was going to blog this cute little froggy card today. I made a boy version and a girl version. My oldest son thought the boy version looked kind of girly until I set the girl version down next to it so maybe they are both girly. Whatever.... LOL
What do you think? Are they both girly?
On my next post I'll be sharing a Saltbox Studio card.
Monday, May 5, 2008
Thursday, May 1, 2008
Stampin-In-The-Rain is also having their anniversary/Grand Reopening celebration this weekend. "It's going to be a ton of fun for all with lots of great door prizes, yummy refreshments, an interesting and informative make-and-take demo and of course a big 20% off sale! Our new store hours are Monday - Saturday 10:00 to 6:00 and Sunday 10:00 to 5:00. " The new store is in a larger building within Country Village. The space is fabulous and there is a ton more room for everything! You can view my samples and sign up for my class at the same time!
Today is also New Release day over at A Muse. There are pretty Chiffon 4-bar notecards, 8.5 x 11 Kitchen and Madeira papers, a new Mainly Men clear set, and 13 new wood-mounted stamps! Oh, and orange kitchen notecards, too. These are super yummy!!! You can go here to do your shopping and remember, you can shop from the Elzybells, Saltbox Studio, and A Muse blogs and combine everything into one shopping cart!