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

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

May Creative Workshop

Hello again!

I'm back to share the cards we made at my May Creative Workshop. So much fun - hope you enjoy!

All supplies are A Muse Studio - available for purchase on my webstore.

Stamp Sets: Essential Sentiments (Thanks so Much, Thinking of You, Happy Father's Day), Hearts a Plenty (Polka Dot Heart), Polka Dot Patterns, Life is a Song (Birdcage), Avian Notes (Bird, Music Notes), Birthday Greetings (Happy Birthday to You), A Very Merry Un-Birthday (Cake), Ovalicious, Swingin' Day
Ink: Cranberry, Ocean, Papaya, Bubblegum, Shell, Lichen, Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Sugar, Shell, Sky, Swiss Red, Wheat, Onyx
Ribbon: Ocean Stitched Grosgrain, Bubblegum Satin, Swiss Red Organdy Polka Dot, Onyx Organdy
Nestabilities Labels 1, COPIC Markers, Forget-Me-Nots Paper Flowers, Onyx Pearl Stickers, Sugar Pearl Stickers, Clear Twinkle Stickers, Diamond Glitter, Glue Dots, 3-D Foam Adhesive

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

Just wanted to pop in today to wish all of you mothers a wonderful day!

Here's a card we made last weekend at my monthly A Muse Studio Creative Workshop. If you missed it, I'm hosting another one on May 21 - hope you'll be able to make it!

All supplies are by A Muse Studio - available for purchase at my webstore!

Stamp Sets: Beautiful Botanicals 2 (leaves), Clever Girls (flower), Essential Sentiments
Ink: Lichen, Grass, Blackberry
Paper: Amethyst, Blackberry, Sugar
Butterfly Trio Dies, Sugar Pearl Stickers, Glue Dots, 3-D Foam Adhesive

Monday, April 18, 2011

March Make & Takes

I held an A Muse Studio Open House event last month, and these 3 make & takes were loved by all who attended. Happy to share them here too and hope you enjoy them as well!

All supplies are by A Muse Studio - available for purchase at my webstore!

Stamp Sets: Friends Fur-Ever, Avian Notes, Vintage A Muse
Ink: Lichen, Grass, Watermelon, Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Sky, Latte, Watermelon, Sugar, Fern, Gingham Sky
Ribbon: Organdy Onyx, Grosgrain Lime, Grosgrain Sky
Woodgrain Impression Plate, Cloud Dies, 3-D Foam Adhesive

Also, a BIG thank you to everyone who has purchased some of my old A Muse stamps. I have sent many off to new homes, but still have LOTS left to choose from. The links can be found here - they are all updated, so what you see is what I still have available. Email me if you see anything you need!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

A Muse Stamps - For Sale

Hi Everyone!

I've been making room for all of my new A Muse Studio goodies, so I've got a LOT of my old A Muse stamps ready to pass on to new homes. I tried to organize them a bit to make it easier, since there are so many to look through.

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.

I will try to keep these links as up-to-date as possible, so what you see is most likely what I have left!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Birthday Wishes

Check out this sweet little card I made today! The moment I saw the Avian Notes stamp set, I had to have it. Just look at those trees! Love them. Especially in a bright color like Bubblegum with sparkle from Twinkle Stickers.

Do you love the little butterfly? She's the smallest in the Butterfly Trio custom die set. I used Sugar Shimmer Couture Solid paper for this one, so she shimmers in the light. :)

Thanks for stopping by!

stamp sets: avian notes, contemporary greetings
paper: bubblegum, sugar, sugar shimmer couture solid
ink: bubblegum, lime
etc: lime 1/4" stitched grosgrain ribbon, twinkle stickers (clear, mini dot, lime dot), big shot, butterfly trio custom dies

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Upcoming Event!

Check out my events blog for details!

Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Introducing ... A Muse Studio!

Hello Friends! Thanks for joining me at my new blog home. Let's kick it off with a bang, shall we?

Big changes are happening with A Muse. They've changed their business model from selling in retail stores to selling through consultants in a home party/catalog based business!

Anyone who knows me knows that I love home parties and catalog based businesses of every kind. I've been having home parties with various companies for 10+ years! I enjoy getting my friends and family together for a night of fun, and who doesn't love getting those hostess benefits? :)

I've enjoyed teaching in retail stores since 2005, but my love of the home party business combined with my love of A Muse made this decision a no brainer ...

I'm your new A Muse Studio Creative Consultant!

This means I can bring you ...
* beautiful coordinating papers, inks, ribbons, dies and more
* a gorgeous glossy catalog and inspiration guide (only $9.99 or FREE if you host a party!)
* online shopping at my personal webstore - (coming April 1)
* the opportunity to join my team and start your own business!

I'm happy to be your new "one stop shop" for all things A Muse Studio! I can help you get your hands on the fabulous new products by placing an order or - better yet - getting it for FREE by hosting your own home party!

If you want it ALL ... why not join me as an A Muse Studio consultant? Take advantage of the limited time only Starter Kit price of just $99 (reg. $175)... or $149 (reg. $225) if you want the Deluxe Starter Kit! Just go here to sign up ... but make sure you let me know if you want to join MY team, so I can let the fine ladies at A Muse Studio HQ know.

Stay tuned to my blog and Facebook page for details on my upcoming A Muse Studio Open House Event. If you're interested in seeing the new products first hand, you'll want to mark your calendar!

Interested in a catalog? Ordering? Hosting a home party? Joining my team?
Contact me anytime at

Thank you for sharing in my excitement as I start this new venture! I look forward to sharing ALL of the wonderful new A Muse Studio products with you.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


Thanks for visiting my new blog home. I've got big changes happening, and can't wait to share them with you!