Friday, June 29, 2007


The current AP challenge is using ribbon. Is there anyone who doesn't love ribbon? I have a crazy big stash of ribbon that I don't know if I'll ever get to use. But that's OK. I just like to look at it! I like to use it in many ways, from simply wrapping and tying it around a card to making it a part of the image itself. I've used ribbon to make a scarf and even a beach towel. How many ways do you use ribbon? I'm always looking for new ideas.
This card uses ribbon as a simple decorative embellishment. After I adhered the oval I punched a hole through the front flap and threaded the ribbon through. I'm not great with bows (unless I use a Bow Easy) so I usually just tie a knot.
Have a great weekend!

All images and paper by A Muse Artstamps.

Monday, June 25, 2007

Pink Flamingos!

I just got a new toy to play with-Fun Flock. I'm sure many of you already know about flock, but I finally took the plunge and I love it! If you haven't played with Flock (you can get it here), go get some right now! It's so much fun (hence the name-Fun Flock). I know flamingos aren't exactly pink, but when I saw the pink flock I immediately thought of my flamingo friend. He's so cute, and now he's pink and fuzzy. Fun stuff!

This little guy is also a sneak peek of one of the cards for my upcoming "Summertime-A Muse Style" class.

I have to go now....I'm going to look for other images to flock!

Stamps and notecard by A Muse Artstamps. Decorative paper by Doodlebug. Fun Flock by Stampendous.

Friday, June 22, 2007

Summer Memories

I've been busy designing cards for some upcoming classes and this is one of them. Please excuse the poor picture quality. I promise I'll have better pictures soon. This one brings back vivid memories of summer for me.
When I was young the Good Humor man would drive down our block every day during the summer. Whatever we were doing as soon as we heard the good humor music we would all race home to get money. Invariably I would get a Creamsicle. A Creamsicle is vanilla icecream surrounded by a coating of orange sherbet - all on a stick. Yummy!
I have to say I didn't really plan on it, but when I was finished with the card the colors just reminded me of a Creamsicle. Is anyone else getting hungry for ice cream?
I'll be back soon!

Tuesday, June 12, 2007


The A-MUSE-A-PALOOZA challenge this week is GLITTER! I love, love, love glitter. I love glitter glue, Prisma Glitter, glittery paper, crystals and anything that shines. Did I say I love glitter? I don't have a card to show today, but you can bet that I'll be going home tonight to make a card that glitters!

I also want to let my Rubber Chicken friends know that I have decided not to schedule a class in June, but I'll be seeing you again in July! Look for some sneak peeks soon!

Friday, June 8, 2007

Sneak Peek

It's been a while since I last posted. I was hoping to have some cards scanned so there would be a better image, but "life" got in the way. This card is a little sneak peek for a class I'll be teaching at Rubber Chicken. There's been a little mix-up with the dates so we're still working it out. I'm hoping for June 24!
Have you checked out the AP blog? There are all kinds of fun things going on there. You can even order an AP t-shirt. They're so cute and I have one in pink (what else?).
Plans are really humming along for A-MUSE-A-PALOOZA at Angela's Happy Stamper. Check out the website for the schedule of events (July 9-15). I'm really getting excited about the classes I'll be teaching. First we'll be making a spoooky house on Wednesday (6/11) and then on Friday and Saturday we have a 10 Card Class using A Muse's new release of stamps.
All images and papers by A Muse Artstamps.
I have fallen in love with the new "daisy doodle" stamp! Here I used it to create my own decorative paper. I randomly stamped the daisy doodle on a piece of a black tiny dot notecard. I trimmed it with a wavy decorative scissor and attached it to a lime peel solid notecard.

Sneak Peak

Friday, June 1, 2007

Happy Friday

Sometimes simple is best....

Have a great weekend!

All images by A Muse Artstamps.