Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
Check out tomorrow's post on the A Muse blog. If you've been following along, the A Muse Creative team has been making little advent boxes. My is coming up tomorrow. Woohoo!
Friday, December 12, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Well, I'm finally back and I promise I'll post more often.
Here's a card we made in one of my Christmas Wishes classes. I thought this shopper would work perfectly with the "visa" sentiment. It's a little difficult to see, but the packages for the middle shopper are popped. I also used coordinating glitter glue for each shopper.
See you soon (I hope)!
Monday, October 20, 2008
I'm working on some cards for my upcoming classes, so as I finish them I thought I would post a few. This card is for my Elegant Christmas class at Angela's Happy Stamper (Nov. 23). This shot doesn't show it very well, but it's very ***sparkly**** IRL. I stamped the tree (on this card I made it branches) with grey Versafine, outlined it with a Quicky Glue Pen, and used ultra fine glitter.
I hope to be better at posting cards. Come back soon!
Friday, October 3, 2008
Saturday, September 27, 2008
A Muse has two (!) new clear sets called Trees 1 and Trees 2 and they are so cool! These trees are just two of the many different designs. I gave them an autumnal look, but they work for any season. This card is one of the designs from my Give Thanks class.
Here's a fun trick. If you want your embellishments to match your card colors, you can color them with Copics. This works particulary well on ribbon or the flowers on this card.
Monday, September 22, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Monday, September 8, 2008
This card is part of my "FAll" ing for A Muse class that I'm teaching at Create It Crafts this Sunday. Check out some of the others on their website. It's not quite fall yet, but I love these colors. There just so warm and cozy looking.
BTW... We had a blast yesterday at Angela's. I'd like to say a big thank you to all the the ladies in my Halloween and Sweet classes. I hope you had as much fun as I did and I'm looking forward to seeing you soon. Maybe in my classes on Saturday, October 4?
All stamps and paper by A Muse Artstamps.
Friday, August 29, 2008
Thursday, August 28, 2008
All images, paper and ribbon by A Muse Artstamps.
Monday, August 18, 2008
All stamps and papers by A Muse Artstamps.
Friday, August 15, 2008
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Friday, August 1, 2008
Here's a card that I hope will cool you off. A while ago Linda made a card with the upside down scallop and several different papers for water. Here's my take on that same idea. You can't see it in this picture, but each "wave" is really a pocket. I only adhered the papers on the bottom and side edges. The mermaid is attached to a strip of cardstock so you can move her around. I wish I was that mermaid!
BTW...This card is featured in my H2O class at Create It Crafts on Sunday, August 17.
All stamps and paper by A Muse Artstamps.
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Thanks to Kathy for sending me this picture!
Friday, July 11, 2008
Thursday, July 10, 2008
We've been having a great time at the A Muse-A-Palooza classes at Angela's! There's still some room in the Saturday classes (and maybe even tonight's class). I hope you can join us for Whimsical Winter in the morning or Naughty or Nice in the afternoon. Even if you can't make it for class, check out the great make and takes today and Saturday.
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
All stamps, paper and ribbon by A Muse Artstamps.
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Monday, July 7, 2008
Monday, June 30, 2008
Monday, June 23, 2008
I'll also be teaching a "mini" AP at Create It Crafts on Sunday, July 27. I'll be teaching 2 classes there. Keep an eye out for these classes on their website. We just confirmed this yesterday so I haven't even given Debbie and Kim a chance to get it all arranged.
Hopefully I be able to post some cards soon!
Friday, June 20, 2008
Don't forget to check out Create It Crafts in Pasadena, MD. Their grand opening is tomorrow! I'll be teaching two classes there on Sunday.
I hope I see you there!
Thursday, June 5, 2008
This is one of the cards we'll be making in my class this Saturday at Angela's Happy Stamper. I hope you can come!
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Saturday, May 31, 2008
Friday, May 30, 2008
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Thursday, May 22, 2008
First, A Muse-A-Palooza is back! A Muse will be releasing their newest Christmas/Holiday stamps in July. Participating stores will see them first starting July 7 through July 13. In the meantime you can register for prizes and really fun games at www.amuseapalooza.com. This website will keep you up to date on all the happenings!
If you're a Virginia/Maryland (or beyond) stamper you can get in on the action at Angela's Happy Stamper. I'll be teaching there and we have a bunch of exciting classes and make and takes. It's all top secret for now, but you don't want to miss it!
Second, I'll be teaching a fun class at Angela's Happy Stamper on Saturday June 7 from 10:30-12:30. We'll be using a bunch of the newest stamps and make some fun "outdoorsy" cards. See you there!
Third, very soon we'll be seeing a new stamp store in the area! Woohoo!!!! Create IT Crafts will be opening in June. Create IT Crafts is located in Pasadena, MD and from what I hear Kim T has been buying up a storm! I'll be teaching A Muse classes monthly beginning Sunday, June 22nd. I'll let you know the exact opening date and other details as soon as it's set. For now here's the address and phone:
Create IT Crafts
111-A Mountain Road
Pasadena, MD 21122
See you soon!
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
A Muse is celebrating it's
Congratulations to Linda and the A Muse crew.
In honor of A Muse's seventh anniversary here are seven reasons why I love A Muse:
1. The images are so darn cute!
2. Twinkle stickers!
3. A Muse has the best sentiments (my new favorite is
Life is good).
4. Beautiful ribbon that matches the notecard colors.
5. Cool and unusual notecard colors and designs.
6. The stamps are so versatile and they can be combined
in many different ways.
7. A Muse always has exciting new things to spark our
Here are seven "tiny" stamps that I just love:
Tiny heart, Tiny holly, Tiny gift, Tiny pumpkin, Tiny bird, Tiny daisy and Tiny apple. I just love all the "Tinys."
And BTW, did you notice there are seven "guests" at the party on my card?
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
I want to give a special thanks to all my loyal A Muse students. Some of these wonderful ladies are in this picture, but there are others that couldn't be with us. You know who you are. I won't forget you, I love you all, and I look forward to stamping with you in the future!
Thursday, April 3, 2008
Monday, March 31, 2008
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Monday, March 24, 2008
1. My faith
2. My family
3. My friends
4. My work
5. My creative outlets
It's interesting how none of these things (except maybe creative outlets) have anything to do with my bank account or possessions. These are the things I want to focus on!
This card shows one of my simple pleasures! I love fresh flowers and I love to have them in my home (when I can afford it). This card is a very simple design also. No layering and just a little color. Simple....