Thursday, December 1, 2011

Top 10 Must-Haves Sale and Retiring List

I have a fantastic announcement!!!

Starting today through December 15th, you can get the Top Ten Holiday Must-Haves at a 20% discount!!!  

These prices will expire at 11:59pm EST on December 15th, so don't miss out!!  Just go to my WEBSTORE to place your order.  Remember....if you are ordering more than $150, contact me to place it as a workshop order so that you get hostess benefits.  

Email me with any questions.  

************************************************** will soon be time to say SO LONG! AUF WIEDERSEHEN! FAREWELL! ADIEU! to some of the stamp sets in the current catalog.  

If there is a set on the retiring list that you just HAVE to have...please contact me ASAP!!!!  Or you can place an order on my WEBSTORE.  Again, remember to contact me if you want hostess benefits for placing an order that is more than $150.  These sets are only available while supplies last, so don't delay!!

2011 Retiring List

List Alphabetically:

Autumn Beauty
Buried Treasure
Candy Cane Wishes
Celebrate The Season
Classic Alpha (clear)
Cup of Good Wishes
Cute & Cuddly
Damask Greetings
Doctor’s Orders
Fancy Alpha (clear)
Farm Fun
Fine Wine
Foiled Again
Good Fortune
Grunged Block Alpha (clear)
Happily Ever After
Happy Christmas
Happy Everything
Harvest Blessings
Hearts a Plenty
Holly Berry Vine
Hospitality House
If You Dare
Jolly Gingerbread
Kindred Spirits
Let’s Chat
Monogram Frames
Ooh La La
Past Due
Peace on Earth
Personal Stationery (clear)
Sunshine & Shade
Sushi & Wasabi
The Mighty Jungle
Together Forever
Turkey Time
Winter Wishes

List by Page Number:

8 Cup of Good Wishes
8 Hospitality House
8 Sunshine & Shade
9 Cute & Cuddly
9 Peace on Earth
9 Together Forever
13 Hearts a Plenty
16 If You Dare
18 Harvest Blessings
18 Turkey Time
19 Autumn Beauty
20 Happy Christmas
21 Celebrate The Season
22 Candy Cane Wishes
22 Winter Wishes
23 Jolly Gingerbread
33 Kindred Spirits
34 Holly Berry Vine
36 The Mighty Jungle
37 Buried Treasure
37 Yee-Haw
38 Farm Fun
45 Past Due
48 Happy Everything
50 Happily Ever After
56 Good Fortune
56 Sushi & Wasabi
57 Ooh La La
58 Foiled Again
61 Fine Wine
63 Let’s Chat
63 Welcome
72 Monogram Frames
73 Damask Greetings
78 Birthday Builder
78 Fancy Alpha
79 Grunge Alpha
80 Classic Alpha
80 Personal Stationery


8 Doctor’s Orders

Birthday Builder (clear)

Sunday, November 20, 2011

More Organization - Ribbon

Well, I've been sick ALL weekend!!! UGH!!!  I've mostly been laying in bed...drifting in and out of sleep as I watch (actually, more like listen while I doze) every season of Friends.  I've gone through a box and half of kleenex.  Good thing I stocked up on them at Costco.   The worst part is that I haven't been able to get "good" sleep because of all the coughing!!  I hope I feel better by Thanksgiving!!  

When you're sick, it's so hard to muster up energy to get things done. Of the few hours that I spent out of bed during the weekend, I used to organize my a|s ribbon.  I had bought a super large SnapWare at Joann's.  It's perfect for storing my collection of ribbon.  My last order consisted of A LOT of ribbon. :)

Here's a picture of 2 of the 3 tiers of the SnapWare.  The 3rd tier will be for embellishments and such....twinkles and pearls.  I only had enough energy to do the ribbon. 

I love storage boxes as much as I love stamping goodies!!  :D


Wednesday, November 16, 2011

November Spotlight Special

Welcome to the A Muse Studio Spotlight!
Where each month, selected stamp sets will share the spotlight with a gorgeous color palette to create projects that showcase the versatility of paper crafting.

For one month, you can save 10% on the stamp sets used to create these fabulous projects!

Holiday Tags
Candy Cane Wishes
Polka Dot Patterns
Winter Wishes
Jolly Gingerbread

And, for a limited time, order the special Gingerbread cardstock assortment pack - an easy way to get the look showcased in this month's spotlight.
Gingerbread Assortment Pack contains four sheets each:

Spotlight pricing is good through 11:59PM Eastern time, January 1, 2012

Contact your me to learn more about these projects and the supplies we used to make them!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

November Hostess Special

The Holly Berry Holiday Tag Kit is a special, limited edition bonus gift for qualifying Hostesses during November!!

The Holly Berry Holiday Tag Kit includes:
100 Cherry Polka Dot Tags (2.5" X 5.5")
Holly Berry Vine Stamp Set
8 yards Cherry Grosgrain Stitch Ribbon
Cranberry Ink Pad
Wasabi Ink Pad

Retail value of the kit is $35!

How can you earn the Limited Edition Holly Berry Holiday Tag Kit?   Simply host and close a qualifying workshop during the month of November.  Email me for details at bjlee717 "at" comcast "dot" net.

This special expires on November 30th, 2011.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Another Christmas Gift Card Holder

Last year, we made these adorable gift card holders at the A Muse Holiday Open House.  I thought I would reuse the idea using a current a|s stamp set.  This gift card is made with an A2 sized envelope.

I didn't do a very good job of taking the picture of the open gift card holder.  What you can't see is that under the flap is the opening for the gift card.  I used a 1/2" circle punch to punch out a half circle for ease of getting the gift card out. 

First, I scored the A2 envelope down the center.  I cut the flap of the envelope in half to the fold line.  If the sides of your envelope flap is at a slant, then you want to cut the half cut at a slant also.  I should have taken a picture so that you can see what I'm describing.  I'll try to get pictures uploaded this weekend. 

I used the Cherry Damask Shimmer Cardstock to cover the inside and outside of the envelope along with the Cherry Organdy Sheer Polka Dot 1/4" Ribbon.  HELPFUL TIP:  make sure you place the ribbon in place before adhering the cardstock on the outside of the envelope.  I used a library clip to hold the ribbon in place, but you can also use clothespins.

As you can see in the picture that shows the holder "open", the flap is adhered down on one side and up on the other side (where the gift card goes in).  I used the Martha Stewart Doily Border punch for a little somethin'-somethin' for the inside.

I stamped the image and sentiment using the Holiday Tags.  I used a large clear block and lined up the image and the sentiment so that I only had to stamp once.  Also used is the Vintage Backgrounds stamp set.

 Then, I cut the stamped images using the a|s labels die:

Before I adhered the cut out label on the front of the gift card holder, I used the Cranberry Pearls for the holly berries.

If you need any specific instructions or dimensions, shoot me an email.  I'll try to do a better job in the future about writing specific instructions.   I have a greater appreciation for all the bloggers who take the time to put up tutorials.  :)


Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Ink and Copic Storage

I go crazy for anything that has to do with storage.  So, when a fellow a|s consultant, Sherry Czarnecki, posted a picture of how she stored her Copics, I couldn't help but use her idea.

I went to JoAnn's last weekend and used their coupon to get the Art Bin.  This is how I ended up using it:

I kept my ink pads separated by the seasons: spring, summer, fall and winter.  I labeled the lids of the ink pads so that I could see the name of the color from the side identifies which ink pad the lid goes to.  (NOTE: the ink pads come with the name on the bottom of the pads).  

I used the other side to store all of my Copics that are available through the a|s catalog (Although a|s only sells the Originals, mine are a mixture of Originals, Sketches, and Ciaos).  I have about 150 more Copics besides these ones, which I'm storing in cubbies.

What I love about the Art Bin is that it's sturdy and has a handle.  Now, I can take all of my ink pads and Copics from room to room or to any workshop/hostess party.  

I thought about storing the clear blocks with the ink pads, but the largest blocks won't quite fit the way I want it to.  For now, the blocks are in a snapware container.

Monday, October 31, 2011


While I had planned on using this blog for just a|s postings, I couldn't help but create and post this Halloween Treat.  Most of the items used are Martha Stewart products.

The treats are Hershey's Nuggets wrapped with Martha Stewart's Halloween designer paper.

Sorry for the blurry picture of the treat topper.  I used the Martha Stewart Drippy Goo, Bat Border and Ghost/Boo punches.  For the Boo, I just left out the ghost by cutting a strip of black cardstock to fit the "boo" word.  Put it all together, and you have these cute treat bags to hand to coworkers, family, friends and the cute trick or treaters.

Happy Halloween!!

Friday, October 14, 2011

October Spotlight

It's time for another SPECTACULAR Spotlight!!!  

Each month, selected stamp sets will share the spotlight with a gorgeous color palette to create projects that showcase the versatility of paper crafting.

 These glittered pumpkins make a sparkling addition to your dinner table.

 Make an ordinary candle hurricane into a gorgeous centerpiece.

Here are the stamp sets in this month's Spotlight:

Autumn Leaves                         Calendar Fun                              
Reg. price $24.99                     Reg. price $20.99                       
Sale price $22.49                     Sale price $18.89                        

 Fresh Foliage
Reg. price $18.99
Sale price $17.09

Harvest Blessings                   Perfectly Polished
Reg. price $10.99                   $17.99
Sale price $9.89                     Sale price $16.19

 Autumn Harvest Palette:  includes 4 each of the following a muse studio 8.5'' x 11'' cardstock colors: toffee, squash, orange, currant, french roast
Spotlight price: $7.65

Spotlight pricing is good through 11:59PM Eastern time, November 14, 2011.

Please contact me at bjlee717 "at" comcast "dot" net for more details on the October Spotlight specials or the highlighted projects. 

Join me now by visiting my webstore (click on "join our team").   Contact me for incentive information about joining aŸmuse | studio.

Basic Starter kits are still on special for $99 (regular price $175) and Deluxe Kits for $145 (regular price $225). 

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Friday, September 30, 2011

A Muse Studio Holiday Catalog and MORE!!!!

This post will remain at the top of my blog until A-MUSE-A-PALOOZA expires on 9/30/11

It's finally here!!!  The 2011 Holiday Catalog.  What will you see in the new catalog? 

32 stamp sets that represent the upcoming holidays
2 new colors
6 new cardstocks
dies, dies, dies!!!!
and much more, like glitter, felt, baker's twine, tags

But that's not all!!!!!  What could make this better, you ask?  How about an exclusive stamp set?  It's A-MUSE-A-PALOOZA!!!!  This is such a great opportunity to host a workshop and earn this amazingly cute set. 

This set can only be earned during AMAP which runs until September 30th.  Here are the awesome rewards:

Order size

$150.00 - $249.00
$25 in free product
$250.00 - $349.00
$50 in free product & 50% off any 1 stamp set
$350.00 - $449.00
$70  in free product & 50% off any 1 stamp set
$450.00 - $549.00
$90 in free product & 50% off any 2 stamp set
$550.00 - $649.00
$110 in free product & 50% off any 2 stamp set
$650.00 - $749.00
$130 in free product & 50% off any 3 stamp set
$750.00 - $849.00
$150 in free product & 50% off any 3 stamp set
$850.00 - $999.00
$170 in free product & 50% off any 4 stamp set
$1,000.00 and up
$200 in free product & 50% off any 4 stamp set
IMPORTANT: Please keep in mind that you have to order through me in order to receive the rewards stated above.  You may email me at bjlee717 "at" comcast "dot" net.  You will not receive these benefits if you order directly through my webstore. 
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.  All of the holiday items can be viewed in my webstore here:  Brenda Lee's a|s webstore

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Christmas Stocking Gift Card Holder

I can't believe that I'm already working on Christmas projects!!!  Where did the summer go??  Christmas is my favorite holiday and I love working on handmade cards, decorations, presents, treats.....

Here is a Christmas Stocking Gift Card Holder:

I actually cut out the stocking by hand.  I cut out two stockings on Candy Cane Stripe Cardstock and used Cherry Cardstock for the heel and toe.  I used the Uniball White Gel pen to create the stitches on the heal and toe.  For the cuff, I used the Cherry Cardstock with the Fine Twill Vanilla Ribbon and attached it to the stocking using a gold brad.  

Now, I just have to make a few more before the holidays!  It never hurts to get started early.....