Tuesday, April 14, 2015

A Muse Studio Retirement List



Wow, I can't believe it's that time of the year when we say "so long" to some awesome product.  New awesome products will be introduced in June.
 
Last year's progressive sale for the retiring products was so successful that they will have the same progressive sale to celebrate the 2015 retirement list.
 
There will be three discount periods:
 
April 15 to 30..................... save 25%


May 1 to 15..................... save 35%

May 16 to 31.................... save 50%

Last year, many sets sold out quickly. 
 
Please visit my webstore HERE.
 
Remember.....if your order is $150 or more, please email me your order at bjlee717"at"comcast"dot"net to receive your hostess benefits.
 
I will make my best attempt to check my email so as to not delay inputting your order.  But, with a busy work schedule I can't make promises.  If you want to make sure you buy the retiring items before they sell out, please place your order directly in my WEBSTORE.
 
Now....onto the list!!!! :)

You can view them by clicking the following:
 


Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.  Thank you!!!


Blessing,
 
 

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Sparkle & Shine Challenge ONE: Sponsored by Pretty Pink Posh

I'm here today with my first submission to a challenge that is not an A Muse Studio challenge.  What encouraged me to enter was the idea of using sequins.  I'm really loving using sequins on my projects...so pretty!!  Secondly, this is the very first challenge on the Sparkle & Shine Challenge Blog.  And finally, it's a challenge sponsored by Pretty Pink Posh.  The winner wins a $25 gift certificate to use at the PPP Store.
 
 
 
 
The inspiration for this challenge is in the following S&S Challenge Badge:
 
 
 
 
Here's my submission:
 
 
 
Not only is this my first non-a|s challenge submission and the first S&S challenge....but, it's also my first shaker card.
 
The stamps I used are Denami Froggy, a|s Essential Sentiments and a|s Calendar Fun.
 
I used a|s Papaya ink on the sentiment and a|s Grass for the clovers and Froggy.  I colored Froggy with Copic G20 Wax White.
 
The base of the card is a|s Papaya cardstock.

I used one of the Spellbinders Circle Nesties to cut out the circle for the shaker.

 
 
 
I wish I had some Pretty Pink Posh sequins to use, but the only sequins I have on hand is from A Muse Studio - lime sequins for this challenge.  Hopefully (crossing my fingers), I can win some PPP sequins with this challenge. :)
 
Hope you'll celebrate and join in on the fun at the Sparkle & Shine Challenge Blog.  The details of the challenge can be found HERE.
 
 
 
Blessings,
 
 
 


Friday, February 27, 2015

A Muse Studio February Consultant Challenge - Shine Bright

This month's challenge is called "Shine Bright".  We were challenged to create something using product that make it shine....Glitter, Crystal Clear Glaze, Twinkles & Pearls, clear cardstock, heat embossing, etc.  I chose to use sequins.
 
 
I did a single die cut of the largest star in the Star Trio die set.  I used the negative piece to create the top layer of the card.  Then, I cut a piece of cardstock just a bit larger than the star die cut.  I layered it with Bermuda Sequins.  Then, it was just a matter of putting it all together using foam tape on the top layer.  That's it....very simple. 
 
 
I really like the CAS (clean and simple) style of this card.  Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!
 
 
 
Blessings,
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Friday, February 13, 2015

Valentine Treat and Organizing Embellishments

Happy Friday the 13th!!! :)
 
 
For Valentine's Day treats, I made these adorable mice treat toppers. 
 
 
I used a couple hearts from the Spellbinders Classic Heart Nestabilities to make the body and ears.  The cardstock is A Muse Studio Blush and Stampin' Up Real Red.  I just folded the large heart in half to make the body.
 
Nestabilities Die Set - Classic Heart
 

The eyes and nose are from just a regular hole punch.  I colored the eyes with a Copic marker.  The whiskers were made using the handle part of a Memory Box bucket die.  And the face (where the whiskers would come out of) was stamped using A Muse Artstamps Heart Trio and Cherry Ink.  The sentiment is from Stampin' Up Teeny Tiny Wishes.




 
 
I slipped in the top part of the packaging of the Gilliam Candy Stick into the body and adhered it with glue dots.  You could use Dum Dum lollipops as treats, too.
 
 
 
 
 
I wanted to share how some of my embellishments are stored.  I bought this storage carousel at a garage sale a couple years ago.  It came with all of the containers.  They are exactly the same size as Stampin' Up embellishment containers.  The unit sits on a base that allows it to spin.
 
Unfortunately, when I bought the carousel it didn't come in the original box so I don't know who the maker is and if it's even available for purchase.  I would love to find another one for all of the embellishments that I'm hoarding....LOL!!!  I also have a couple of the Stampin' Up Stack & Store Caddy for my SU brads and buttons.
 
Available HERE
 
 
Have a great weekend and Happy Valentine's Day!!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Friday, January 30, 2015

January Consultant Challenge: KISS (Keep It Simple Stamping)

This is a last minute submission to this month's A Muse Studio Consultant Challenge.  I don't know where the month went!!!! 
 
 
 
I had a great time with this challenge.  It was a way to show off the great colors A Muse Studio carries.  I'm partial to the soft colors.  :)
 
 
 
I made a set of birthday cards using Blush, Sage, Sky and Papaya cardstock and ink.
 
 
 
 
Here are close up pictures of the cards.
 
Papaya

Sage
 
Shell

Sky
 
 
The stamp sets I used were Floral Duet and Contemporary Greetings.
 
    
 
 
I also made this colorful thank you note.
 
 
The base is Ocean cardstock.  I stamped the hearts using Bubblegum, Grass and Ocean ink.  The heart is from the Calendar Fun set and the sentiment is from Contemporary Greetings set.
 
 
 
 
 
 That's it for now.  Hope you have a terrific Superbowl weekend!!!  GO SEAHAWKS!!!! 
 
 
 
 
 
Blessings,