Monday, June 30, 2008


Here's another card I designed for the A Muse E-mail newsletter. We're returning to our "roots" so to speak, by using some old stamp favorites. This week is the Sundae stamp. Isn't it perfect for summer?

All stamps and paper by A Muse Artstamps.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Have you been following the A Muse-A-PALOOZA website? There have been so many games and challenges it will make your head spin! It's so much fun seeing all the creations and playing along. I'm bummed right now because I haven't had a chance to play since the color challenge. I've been busy creating cards and "stuff" for my five (!!?!!) classes during A Muse-A-PALOOZA week. The new images are so cute! I wish I could show you some of the cards I've come up with, but I've been sworn to secrecy. :) I guess I'll just have to wait until AP Week (July 7-13). Check out the classes I'll be teaching at Angela's Happy Stamper. If you take 3 or more classes you'll get a special Gift! Woohoo!

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

Oldie but Goodie

Have you been looking at the oldie but goodie section of the A Muse Weekly Newsletter? Each week, in addition to a wonderful new Card of the Week (or COW according to Julie), the designers and instructors are showing ideas for some of the older stamps in the A Muse line. This past week the Hula Girl was featured and this is the card I designed. I forgot how much I like this summer favorite! And I love using the pink and orange color combo. You don't get many opportunities to put these two colors together, but I thought it would be perfect for this design. Did you see how I added the little "jiggle" marks to make her hips swing?

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

Happy Trails

I love the new "happy trails" sentiment! I remember watching the Roy Rogers Show (yes, I'm that old) and Roy and Dale would sing Happy Trails to You at the end of each episode. I can still sing it, but you probably don't want me to. The "hiker" stamp is great too, and I had to use the "ant."

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

Color Challenge

If you haven't already, you have to go to the A Muse-a-palooza blog! They will be having some fun challenges in the weeks to come. This week's challenge is a Color Challenge so I decided to try my hand at it. The colors to use are Chocolate kitchen, passion (purple) and cabana (blue). Check out the blog for further details. There are prizes! Woohoo.