Friday, April 30, 2010

Bare Branch

Had a great time at the Everything's Rosy party over at A Muse last night. Finally met Sparkle Smith in person...bonus! I love Sparkle's work and love to visit her blog.

Continuing the Everything's Rosy / A Muse birthday celebration, today's amuse-bouche is this fun Bare Branch stamp. I love the size of this stamp and the fact that the leaves trio is mounted on one end of the block. Perfect for multi-layered cards or a single layer like this one. Lime pearls add the perfect touch to the centers of the Daisy Duo flowers.

Hope you are enjoying your daily tasty tidbits from the A Muse Creative Team.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010


A Muse is celebrating their 9th birthday with the release of this very fun, new clear set called Happy Everything. I love this ginormous 'HAPPY' and especially love the font. The bonus is that there are all sorts of extra words to go with 'HAPPY'. By re-inking the 'e' in 'be' I was able to create the word 'bee' and put together this fun little card. By not inking the 'A' in 'HAPPY', I was able to position the letters so there was adequate space for my party hat sticker from EK Success (finally used something in my stash!) as the 'A' on the birthday card. See, so versatile! Definitely a must have.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The Dragon of Life

Celebrating A Muse's 9th birthday today with some stamps from a fun, new clear set called Vintage. Sadly, every one in a while A Muse has to retire some images to make room for new ones. For this year's birthday celebration, they created a new clear set bringing back a few old favorites (like snappy!!) with new sentiments. I love this one.

I've got 3 of my projects posted on the A Muse News blog today. Hope you get a chance to go check them out. I love my wine bottle tag hanger thingy. What DO you call those? And be sure to check my side bar to see what my peeps are sharing. Lots of fun things to see!!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Happy Birthday, A Muse!!!

This week is birthday week at A Muse. We are celebrating their 9th birthday!!! Wohoo!! Keep your eyes peeled as we celebrate over the next 9 days.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Just can't S T O P

I wasn't able to stop with the Woodland Critters! I only have a few more left to show you. This fun card was inspired by JulieHRR's card over here.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Ever wish the days were longer?

Okay, so maybe I don't really want the days to be longer but somehow I need more hours in the day to get all the things done that I need to. Seems like every time I think I can take a break I look at the calendar and see MORE stuff!! Ahhh!!! Doesn't help that my husband's back's been out the last few days. Normally he'd be splitting up the running around with me but instead, I feel like a chicken running with its head cut off.

Hopefully you aren't in the same boat as me but if you are, I hope your day is sprinkled with sparkles and sunshine. I know mine will be. Maybe not with actual sunshine (I think we are due to have more rain).....

Friday, April 2, 2010

Woodland Critters - I'm not done yet!

Since I was a little late to the party, I'm not done showing you all my Woodland Critters creations yet! Every time A Muse releases more 8.5 x 11" papers, I find a new favorite color. This time it's the Chiffon Yellow. I've decided it's so soft and sweet and perfect for spring cards! It also works so well with most of the other colors, too. I love having this 8.5 x 11" paper on hand cuz I can cut it to any size I need. No more chopping up notecards for me. Okay, well sometimes I still do that cuz I'm too lazy to pull out the paper but let's just keep that a secret.

I picked up some new EK Success punches yesterday. I am in L*O*V*E with the new daisy chain punch. You must have one for yourself! Emily used it here.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Woodland Critters - Simply Scent-sational!

While the Woodland Critters feature doesn't include any new stamps, it does include some fantastic new papers! Featured on this card is the new watermelon 8.5 x 11" paper. This stuff is just yummy!! The seedlings stamp was actually new for me and I had a lot of fun playing with it. Lots of options with this one! Pairs wonderfully with the cute little skunk, doesn't it?

All the new papers will be online today. Here's a tip: get them all! hee hee! No, really, I'm serious.