Monday, November 14, 2011

Autumn Greetings

My mom asked me to make some invitations for our Thanksgiving dinner. I had fun with the new Fresh Foliage stamp set and thought I would share!

All A Muse Studio products are available for purchase in my webstore.

Stamps: Fresh Foliage, Bridal Beauty (you're invited)
Paper: Pumpkin, Fern, Woodgrain (from my retired stash)
Ribbon: Papaya Stitched Grosgrain, Orange Stitched Grosgrain
Ink: Fern, Papaya, Orange, French Roast
Other: Stickles (had to have a bit of sparkle!)

(PS - I am trying out the Blogger app for iPhone, so I apologize if this post turns out looking funny or something!)

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Testing ... testing ... is this thing on?

For those who don't know, we welcomed a sweet baby girl to our family this summer. Audrey Elizabeth was born on August 10, and we've been adjusting to life with a newborn over the last couple of months. Now that life has settled down a bit, I'm happy to be getting back to crafting. That means my monthly creative workshops are back! Just in time for some holiday crafting you won't want to miss. Check out my events page for details on three upcoming workshops!

I will be back soon with photos of the projects we'll be making at these workshops. Just wanted to pop in and blow the dust off this old thing and share our new baby excitement. We are over the moon in love with this little girl. :)

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

A Muse Artstamps - For Sale

Just a reminder about the stamps I have for sale! All albums have been updated, so what you see is what I have left.

All wood mounted stamps are $2 each, and all clear sets and punches have a price listed with the photo. Please keep in mind that almost all of these items have been used in classes, and are not in perfect condition. Most have my initials written on the side of the wood block, and most are stained. Of course, they all still work just fine. :)

Please email me at with your requests - first come, first served. Paypal payments preferred, but let me know if you need to pay another way.

Clear Sets

Monday, August 1, 2011


Hello, friends!

We're anxiously awaiting the arrival of our new baby girl, so I will probably be MIA for a bit. She is due any day now and we couldn't be more excited!

I wanted to catch you up on some exciting things happening right now. I don't want you to miss out on ANY of this goodness!

Have you checked out the July Spotlight feature yet? If not, what are you waiting for? :) There are 5 featured stamp sets and 5 featured colors in the Sorbet collection. You can get your hands on these chosen products at 10% off. Shopping is so easy from my webstore! Hurry ... sale prices are only good through August 15!

A-MUSE-A-PALOOZA - August 22-September 30
It's back! You are going to LOVE the new holiday supplement coming out for A-MUSE-A-PALOOZA 2011. The catalog isn't available for viewing online just yet, but I can email you a copy! Also, when you host a workshop during A-MUSE-A-PALOOZA, you will earn a limited edition hostess-only stamp set AND receive more hostess rewards than usual! Let me know if you're interested in getting some friends together for some stamping fun and I'll help you get your hands on some of the fabulous new holiday products. :) Trust me, you are going to want them in the worst way possible!

A Muse Studio On the Road - September 16
I'm so excited to share this rare opportunity with you! My friends Linda Carnell and Heather Meeson will be coming to my neck of the woods to offer a very special workshop. You do NOT want to miss out on this! You can click on the link for all the details. You must pre-register though, which is easy through my webstore. I promise it will be the best $37 you've spent in a long while. See you there! (I will most likely have the new baby in tow, or my hubby will be making an appearance with her!) :)

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Celebrating with a Creative Chick

I have something very exciting to share with you today! My sweet friend Jenn Shurkus asked her creative friends to help her out with a blog feature this month. She's sharing a personal creation every day, along with a creation by one of her friends. The theme is ocean/summer/nautical ... which shouldn't surprise you if you know Jenn at all. ;) I've so enjoyed seeing all of the creations so far, and am so excited to share mine today!

I'm sure you've all seen the specimen punch art creations floating around the internet for the past few years. They still tickle my fancy though! I had this Martha Stewart shadow box thing sitting around, and decided to use that for my project. This was so much fun to create. I hope you like it!

A Muse Studio: Cardstock (Sage, Latte, Sky), Diamond Glitter, Latte Perfect Pearls, Sky Satin Ribbon
Etc: Martha Stewart Shadow Box, Martha Stewart Sand Dollar Double Punch, Glue Dots, 3D Adhesive, Xyron

And ... a BONUS creation, courtesy of Lily! Lily is my daughter - she's 11 years old and crafty like her mama. Although, her creations sometimes put me to shame. I mean ... check out her project! Sure, I can punch some shapes out of cardstock and tie some ribbon. But this girl can paint!


So, here's the exciting part. Lily and I are donating our items to Jenn's silent auction with proceeds going towards medical expenses for her good friend's mom.

Get all the details and BID ... here!

Bid often and bid high, people. The highest bidder will get 31 creations by Jenn Shurkus alone, PLUS a bunch of creations from her crafty friends - like these two I've shared today. :)

Thursday, July 7, 2011

A Muse Stamps - For Sale - Updated!

Just a note to let you know that I've updated all of my A Muse stamps for sale. I've sold a bunch, but there are still a lot of great stamps looking for new homes!

Please see my original post with updated links. Happy shopping!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Birthday Wishes

Just a quick share today. Yesterday, I whipped up this beauty of a card for my cousin's birthday. So quick, so easy, but look at how gorgeous! It was totally inspired by the second card on this post by a fellow A Muse Studio consultant. (By the way, how CUTE is the first card in that post? I totally have to do that, seeing as how I'm the google-eye queen!)
Thanks for the inspiration, Sunghee!

Let me be honest with you. At first, I didn't get Washi Tape. *gasp* ... the horror, right?!
But now? Now I'm addicted! I want to put it on everything. :)

All supplies are A Muse Studio - available for purchase through my webstore. Easy peasy!

Stamps: Mesh Background, Contemporary Greetings, Beautiful Botanicals
Inks: Lemon Whip, Grass, Bubblegum, Bermuda
Etc: Bubblegum Buttons, Vanilla Twine, Washi Tape (Spring & Summer), Mini Glue Dots, Diamond Glitter, Sakura Quickie Glue Pen, Clear Twinkle Stickers, Sugar Cardstock