Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Still playing

I was playing around (still not cleaning my apartment) and decided to make a Thanksgiving Doorhanger. I love the Tiny Pumpkin. Unfortunately I didn't get it in time for Halloween. My students, however, are probably glad because they would have been stamping this little cutie on EVERY card. Well, I just had to use it so here it is for Thanksgiving!
BTW... Happy Halloween!!!
All stamps and paper by A Muse Artstamps.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Just playing around

I was just playing around with my stamps (I should have been cleaning) and I decided to make this little napkin holder. I always go to my sister's house for Thanksgiving and since I'm a pathetic cook I try to contribute something of the non-food variety. This just might be the thing! Thanksgiving at my sister's house usually involves about 20-25 people so this will be quick and easy.

I just stamped "thanks" and the pinecones on a Mango Tinplate notecard, oval punched it, edged it with Pumpkin Spice Versamagic (my fave!) and colored the pinecones with markers.

The ribbon (to tie around a napkin) is woven through two holes in the bark scallop oval. I then just used Pop Dots to adhere the stamped oval. So easy!

The stamps, paper and ribbon are all by A Muse Artstamps.

Monday, October 29, 2007


I was inspired by Novell's adoreable Elzybells card using the mouse stamp. On the full image he's looking at his reflection on a Christmas bauble. Here I masked that portion of the stamp and also added some branches from the same image. Last I inked one "bauble" from the bauble line stamp and hung it from another branch. I loved the way Novell used circle punches to look like an ornament so I used the same idea here.

I've been inspired by all the designers and instructors on the A Muse and Elzybells teams. Their creativity is incredible! Check out the blogs I read. I've added a bunch!

Thursday, October 18, 2007

I'm in Love!

I love the new Elzybells stamps! They're just too cute for words. Recently I was asked to be on the Design Team for this line of stamps and I've been having a great time playing with them. If you like to color these are the stamps for you. It's also fun to mix and match them with A Muse sentiments and backgrounds. These little cuties are now available for purchase on the Elzybells blog. If you leave a comment you may even win a prize!

Happy shopping!

Monday, October 15, 2007

Just a Little Peek!

Here's a little sneak peek at some new images by Elzybells Art Stamps. A Muse will be distributing these adorable stamps in the US. Look for an announcement here soon! You can also go to the new Elzybells Art Stamp blog and check out all the wonderful creations by the Elzybells design team.

All stamps by Elzybells Art Stamps. Papers and Twinkle Sticker by A Muse Artstamps.

Friday, October 5, 2007

Sneak Peeks!

Woohoo! I'm so excited. A Muse is launching some great new notecards (they're not square) in simply luscious colors and exciting designs. AND there are new clear stamp sets! The official launch is tomorrow (World Card Making Day), but you can get a sneak peak on the A Muse News blog. The A Muse clear stamp Design Team has been very busy designing samples that are just to die for. Check it out!

So Many little time!

World Card Making Day is tomorrow! Check out your local stamp store and see what they are doing for this fun event. I know Angela's Happy Stamper will have an all day MITI designed by our very own Marilynn. Make sure to bring some of your beautiful handmade cards to donate for the troops. If you're not near a participating stamp store (and even if you are) be sure to check out A Muse Artstamps Cards for a Cause. They are a Gold Sponsor of WCMD and you can make cards and send them to A Muse all this month. These cards will be donated to St. Jude's Childrens Hospital. They also have some adorable card kits with special cards just for WCMD. Go to the website above and see how you can purchase them.

I wish I could be at Angela's, but I'll be traveling to York, PA for the Heirloom Convention. I'll be at the A Muse Artstamps booth and we'll have MITI's! Woohoo! Please make sure to stop by if you plan to attend. I'll only be there Saturday, but I know Cindy would love to see you if your plans are for Sunday. If you have ever called A Muse in Seattle chances are you spoke to Cindy. She's the best!

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Think Pink

Did you know that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month? We all know someone (maybe yourself?) who has fought or is fighting breast cancer. It effects everyone. If you haven't had a mammogram-make an appointment now! It's fast and it's easy.

All images and paper by A Muse Artstamps.

Monday, October 1, 2007

Spooky Fun!

I've got some classes coming up (October 14) at Rubber Chicken so I thought I would show you another card. Maybe this will tempt you to join us!
I love combining green and purple, espcially for Halloween. And, of course, I had to use the witch feet!
Best Witches!
All stamps and paper by A Muse Artstamps.