Sunday, August 26, 2012

Diva Entertain's $25 Michaels Gift Card Giveaway

Happy Sunday, everyone!!  I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend.  I'm hoping to get some house chores done today.  Not so fun, but needs to be done. 

What is fun is Diva Entertain's Giveaway!!!  What crafter can't use a $25 Michael's Gift Card?!?!?!?!?!  

You can enter HERE.


Saturday, August 25, 2012

Building Friendships Blog Hop WINNER

Huge "THANKS" to everyone who did the hippity hop.  I truly appreciate the comments everyone left.  

And the winner for my project is........

Robyn Ferguson

Yay, Robyn.  Please email me your address and I'll get your goody shipped next week.  My email:  bjlee717 "at" comcast "dot" net.

Thanks again and Blessings,

Friday, August 24, 2012

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Building Friendships Blog Hop!!....Prize!!

Welcome to the Building Friendships Blog Hop!

You should have arrived here from Ginny's blog or you can go back and start at Heidi's blog.  I was so excited when Heidi invited me to be among those hosting this fun blog hop.  The ladies decided to get together and create some fun projects and then share them with all of you!  Each of our projects are up as prizes for those participating in this hop.  So come and hop along!!  

Here is what you need to do:

1.  You need to leave a little love in the form of a comment on each of our blogs by 12 midnight EST, Wednesday, August 22nd.

2.  You need to become a follower of each of our blogs.

3.  You will need to collect all the letters and words along the way and put them into a little sentence and email the sentence to Heidi at

All correct entries will be gathered to win the prizes all of us are giving away on our blogs.

Prizes will be posted on each of our blogs on Saturday, August 25th.

The theme for our projects is Back To School.  I don't have any kids of my own, but several of my friends do.  I have wonderful memories of my childhood and being in school.  Sometimes, I wish I could go back....LOL!!!  I just remember life being simpler. ;)

For my project (and your prize), I made this fun little pencil container.

It all started with a plain water bottle:

Wrapping the cardstock around the bottle was pretty easy.  I used the following A Muse Studio cardstock for the pencil:

     Buttercup                              Grapefruit                        Silver Shimmer Couture     Wheat

 The pencil top was also pretty easy to make, but it was difficult to secure because of the odd shape of the top.  So, whoever wins my project....there's a "not-so-pretty" anchor inside the pencil top. ;)

The pencil top is a half circle.  After trying different sizes (I used lids to pots to draw the circle...LOL!!....Spellbinders wasn't big enough), I ended up using a 7 inch circle....again, cut in half.  The lead was colored with Copic Special Black marker.
Along with the pencil water bottle, I made some nugget treat wrappers using the A Muse Studio School Days set.  


I'm filling the pencil with goodies for school, including the nugget treats.  I'm not revealing what other goodies will be in the pencil.. it'll be a SURPRISE!!

Letters you need to collect from me:  nds

Hope you enjoyed my project.  Your next stop is Heather's Blog.

If you get lost along the way, here's a complete list of the hop:



Friday, August 10, 2012

August Spotlight Special

August 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.

Hope everyone is enjoying their summer.  Many of you include some travel plans during the summer - don't you just love vacations?!?!?!  Whether you travel abroad or stick close to home, you can create this adorable journal.

The new Chevron Cardstock makes a terrific background along with Washi Tape and Chevron Ribbon.   Isn't the little bling on the bicycle from the Enjoy the Ride set clever?


Vacationland.....the name says it all!!


The adorable stamps in Let's Be Adventurers on a picture frame adds more "cuteness" to the photo.

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

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

Spotlight pricing is good through 11:59pm Eastern time, August 31, 2012.
Contact me to place an order or if you want more details about these projects.


Picture of the Week

Picture of the Week

Cuddle Time!!

Friday, August 3, 2012


Available in the Holiday Hoopla catalog.......S-P-L-A-S-H!!!

The colors are gorgeous.

Look at this sample on the a|s Facebook page:

Picture of the Week

Picture of the Week

Yes, I know I'm cute.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Holiday Hoopla Starter Kit Special

When you join between August 1st and September 30th, 2012, not only will you get a fabulous deal on all the basics you'll need to start your own A Muse Studio business, you'll also receive four Holiday Catalogs and an additional stamp set of your choice, for free!

The fine print:
Starter Kit Special begins at midnight Eastern time on August 1st and ends at 11:59pm Eastern time on September 30th.
Free stamp set can be chosen from any active A Muse Studio catalog.

You will receive an email from our orders department with instructions on how to redeem your free set.