Friday, October 26, 2012

Picture of the Week

Halloween is just around the corner.  I thought these were too cute for the upcoming holiday.

Dude, look like a Halloween decoration.

Batty Kitty

Beware: Black Cat

Pumpkin Treat

I love Halloween

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

A Muse Studio Consultant Calendar Page Swap

Recently, I hosted a swap among A Muse Studio consultants.  This swap came about when I started my Christmas calendar gifts, which I posted about HERE.

I thought it would be a fabulous idea to see what others would come up with for their pages using the calendar template I created.  So, why not a swap?

I was quite impressed with the creativity of all the consultants.  Ladies, thank you for participating in the swap and making it so successful!!   

For the swap, I chose the month of May.  Here is my calendar page:

Supplies:  A Muse Studio Floral Duet stamp set, Sugar cardstock, Bermuda cardstock, Blush Ink Pad, Grapefruit Ink Pad, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad, Sugar Polka Dot Organdy Ribbon; sponge daubers
Non-A Muse Studio supply:  Stickles

I used the triple layer stamping technique.  

Here are the measurements for the layers:

I started by lining up the a|s Sugar cardstock in place.  To keep the pages from moving, I dabbed a little adhesive tape on the back.  TIP:  after you run the bit of tape on the back, dab it with your fingers to remove some of the stickiness so that you can eventually separate the pages.

I stamped the images.  To make sure I inked the images in the right spots, I placed the calendar mat in place and stamped around it.

I used a sponge dauber to color the center of the flowers using Grapefruit.  I started in the center of the flower and pulled the color outward.

Then, I sponged the rest of the flower using Blush.

After carefully separating the layers, I adhered them to the proper mat layer (Bermuda cardstock).  Tip:  Before separating the stamped image layers, sponge a little color on the backside in one corner of each layer so that you keep the images aligned.

Before adhering the front layer, I used glue dots to place the ribbon.    Adhere the calendar in place.

Admittedly, I was being a little lazy.  I knew I wanted to add some sparkle to the flower, but instead of using the a|s Diamond Glitter and getting glitter all over the cats, I used Stickles.

Now, without further are the wonderful pages from the other A Muse Studio consultants.

January - Jane using Chill of Winter and Let It Snow

February - Sylvia using All My Hearts

March - Pamela using Beautiful Botanicals 2 and Graphic Sunflower

April - Nancy using Bunny Business 

June - Rita using Enjoy the Ride

July - Christina using Let Freedom Ring

August - Pamela using Sea Shells

September - Tobey using Autumn Leaves

October - Laura using Toil and Trouble

November - JoAnne using Autumn Days

December - Karen using Santa Claus is Comin' to Town

Splendid job, ladies!!!  Huge thanks to you all.  I'm excited to use these pages for 2013!!


Monday, October 22, 2012

HUGE and FABULOUS Give-Away at A Muse!!!

By now, you're all aware of the huge campaign by A Muse Studio to fight breast cancer.  Need a little inspiration?  Here are some gorgeous cards from A Muse Studio's Blog, made by talented Heather Cullen:

How would you like to win $2000 (yes....TWO - THOUSAND DOLLARS) worth of A Muse Studio products?!?!?!?  Wouldn't this be the most amazing (belated) Christmas present???? (drawing isn't until after the 1st of the year).

What do you win, you ask?  Here's what you could win:
  • a complete set of A Muse Studio inks
  • exclusive A Muse Studio dies
  • a set of A Muse Studio Splash! spray inks
  • a collection of A Muse Studio ribbons
  • embellishments galore
  • gorgeous cardstock
  • $500 in stamp sets of YOUR CHOICE!
  • and much, much more!
Go to A Muse Studio's blog HERE to enter.

Drawing will be held January 9, 2013.

The fine print: Grand prize will be drawn on January 9, 2013.  Contest is open to US residents only.  A Muse Studio reserves the right to make product substitutions. Grand prize has no cash value. No purchase required. Contest is only valid in states where not prohibited by law. Must be 18 years or older to participate. 


Saturday, October 20, 2012

$75 Amazon Gift Card Give-Away at Diva Entertains

Christmas is just around the corner!!  Wow!!!  I'm far from being ready for the holidays, so a $75 Amazon Gift Card would be quite helpful!!  Well, you can win one at Diva Entertains HERE

Good Luck!!!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Hope - Breast Cancer Awareness

At the beginning of this month (can you believe we're already half way through October?!?!?!??!!), I posted about A Muse Studio's campaign to raise awareness about Breast Cancer.

Please revisit my post HERE.

A Muse Studio is giving away 10,000 free stamp sets to spread the word!!! - us accomplish the goal of giving away ALL 10,000 sets!!!

Here's a CAS card I made:

Stamp Set:  Fight Like A Girl
Cardstock:  Sugar, Grapefruit
Ink:  Blush, Grapefruit
Other:  twinkle stickers

REMEMBER:  spread the word!!!  Make sure you do your monthly self-exams and your annual mammogram!!  Early detection is KEY!!

Please share this post with your friends. 

Thank you and Blessings, 

Friday, October 12, 2012

Monday, October 8, 2012

October 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.

Add some Halloween flair to apothecary candy jars.

Great balancing act! This cupcake display is include: Bat die, Rosette die, onyx straws and a variety of cardstock from the Wicked Woods collection.

Spooky Delicious!!

Use stamps to create patterned paper.  These wraps are perfect for giving out treats.

Straws can be used for more than drinking tools!! :)  These cupcake toppers were made using the Onyx Paper Straws and hand cut witch boots.  See below for the template.

These adorable owls would make fabulous treats for all the "trick-or-treaters" or as Halloween party favors.  See below for the template on making these cuties.

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

PASTA12  $7.65

Templates for Witch Boots and Owl:

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

Friday, October 5, 2012

Silhouette Cameo Give-Away at Diva Entertains

I love following Diva Entertains Blog.  I find a lot of inspiration from the blog, great recipes....and yes, awesome Give-Aways!! 

Be sure to stop by and enter to win (here).

Have a great weekend!!