Sunday, July 25, 2010

Classes, classes, classes!!

I've got samples for my Christmas in July class on July 31 posted at Stampin-In-The-Rain. You can also see a sample by clicking on my 'Class Schedule' page.

I'll be dropping off samples for my 'In Motion' class taking place in August within the next few days. We'll be making interactive cards that feature movement in some form or another. You won't want to miss this one! Sample card posted on my 'Class Schedule' page (and below!).

Friday, July 16, 2010


I missed the Holiday Critters day so I'm posting this card instead. ** This card uses retired images**, which I didn't realize when I made it. I still thought it was cute and wanted to post it anyway since it uses a new sentiment. If you look closely, you can see the faint grey image of the fireplace stamp. Of course the mouse is a perfect addition to get the sentiment across. I love that mouse. I can't believe he's retired! Bring him back!! LOL

I'll be at Stampin-In-The-Rain tomorrow for a Teacher Garage Sale. Getting rid of some stuff...never enough room, even after purging a bit. I'm bringing in my Christmas In July card samples so you'll be able to see what we'll be making at the end of the month with new AMAP images.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Birch Trees

I love these new Birch Trees! You can create such a serene winter scene by using a pale color palette. On this card I stamped the birch trees using VersaMagic Wheat Chalk ink. I stamped Rudy in brown ink on a piece of scrap paper, then trimmed him out and popped him on with dimensionals. One thing you can't see on this card is the fine gold shimmer from my Gold Glow Smooch Spritz. I think I may go back and add a red micro twinkle dot to Rudy's nose, though. And don't you love this new sentiment? The font looks sort of vintage to me.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Bare branch, Spooktacular

I thought I'd take a little different twist with the fabulous new Cling Jack-O'Lanterns set from the A*Muse*A*Palooza release. I stamped the jack o'lantern faces with Colorbox white pigment ink and embossed with glow-in-the-dark embossing powder. Can't wait til it gets dark so I can see the faces glow!

And since I was out of town yesterday for the first day of amuse-bouches, I'm making up for lost time with this next card...

It doesn't show up well in this photo but the slate paper is actually mounted onto a natural white (vanilla) 4-bar notecard. I used both the new Bare Branch as well as winter tree to create a tree scene with a small crow flying away into the night. I used a 2nd generation inking method (you know, stamp off first, then stamp onto your cardstock) with winter tree so the bare branch pops out. I did the same with the circle as the moon, then added a bit of color with last year's fun sentiment stamped onto some orange crush.

I hope you've been enjoying the little tidbits so far. I look forward to checking out the A Muse news blog every day and seeing what my fellow Creative Team members are sharing. Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, July 10, 2010


I won't have any amuse-bouche to share until Sunday night but please be sure to check the blogs of the rest of the A Muse Creative Team for peeks at the new stamps!