Monday, December 31, 2007

*thanks snow much*

I'm always excited when I'm able to share something I've created for a design team assignment. This is a simple thank you card I created using the "oh so cute" inuit girl. I took a papaya notecard and sanded it a bit and was absolutely giddy to find that it dramatically "muted" it's color. I tossed in a bit of cabana blue and a scalloped strip I cut from a bark notecard, and the end result was a perfectly warm and cozy color combination!

This is one of many cards featured in the December 21st issue of A Muse News. If you haven't subscribed yet, you can sign up here.
A Muse notecard, papers, images, sentiment, and twinkle stickers. Marvy circle and scalloped punches. Sharpie white poster paint pen. CTMH markers. Versafine onyx black ink. Chestnut roan Colorbox fluic chalk ink.

Saturday, December 29, 2007

*you're my cup of tea*

Here's another card I made using the new A Muse images. I love this tea cup and saucer, and the sentiment is so sweet! Wouldn't it be perfect for tea party invites?


Papers and stamps by A Muse Artstamps. Ribbon by Ribbon Trends. Brilliance graphite black pigment ink. Copic Markers. Marvy scalloped punch.

Friday, December 21, 2007

*you make my heart sing*

It's been a while since I've created anything *shabby*. I love the shabby style. It has such a cozy, warm feel about it. And I LOVE this cardstock! The colors are fabulous, and it's even textured! I ran across it the other night at Michaels. I wasn't even looking for it. It just found me. It comes in the Classic K Margo Mat Pad by K&Company. It was marked down to $2.99. What a bargain!
A Muse image, sentiment, and polka dot paper. Textured cardstock by K&Company. Paper piercing kit, sanding block, circle punch, and creamy carmel ink by SU. Scalloped circle punch by Paper Source. Scalloped scissors purchased at Michaels. Brilliance graphite black pigment ink. Copic markers.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

*a little note*

Here's a card I made using another one of my favorite Elzybells images. I love that little bird and the sweet sentiment that goes so perfectly with it!
A Muse notecard and papers. Elzybells images and sentiment. SU linen thread and word window punch. Fiskars mini scalloped scissors. Offray organdy ribbon. Textured Trios red gingham ribbon. CTMH markers. Brilliance graphite black pigment ink. Warm red ColorBox fluid chalk ink. Cream white ColorBox pigment ink.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

a few of my favorites

You probably already know how much I *love* polka dots, but this project showcases a few of my *other* favorite things...pocket cards, scalloped edges, A Muse's new Madiera 4-bar notes, "this cuter than anything I've ever seen" little bird from A Muse's most recent release, and sentiments written in the cutest handwriting ever!

I made this for my friend and her husband who recently bought their first home. Now I just have to send it!
Notecard, papers, images, and sentiment by A Muse. Copic markers. SU flower punch. Fiskars mini scallop scissors. Mini scalloped rectangle punch by Marvy. SEI brad. White poster paint pen for the polka dots on the brad.

Monday, December 17, 2007

i *heart* Elzybells

Many of you already know that A Muse is the exclusive North American distributor of the sweet line of stamps called Elzybells. If you didn't know...then I'd be happy to enlighten...and enable you! Here's a card I made using *winter girl*. Isn't she cute? You can see the rest of the Elzybells winter collection here.
Images by Elzybells. A Muse notecard and paper. Ribbon Trends gingham ribbon. SU linen thread and circle punch. Brilliance Graphite Black pigment ink. Copic markers.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

I've been *tagged*...

by Geeta. Here's the rules:

• Link to the person that tagged you and post the rules on your blog.• Share 7 random and/or weird facts about yourself on your blog, we all want to know them.• Tag 7 random people at the end of your post and include links to their blogs.• Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

7 random things about me:

1. My father owned a construction company when I was growing up, and since I didn't have any brothers, my sister and I were the "sons he never had". We learned just about everything. We dug footings, poured cement, shingled, painted, wired, and plumbed. My dad's philosophy was that we could do anything a boy could do. While I didn't appreciate it at the time, I am now very grateful that I learned so many things, especially how to work hard.

2. I am absolutely terrified of bats!

3. I had a huge gap between my front teeth before I got braces.

4. I'm a morning person. I *love* waking up at 6:30 when everyone is still in bed, and having and hour or so all to myself.

5. I love Starbuck's Espresso roast coffee, but if I run out of cream, I'd rather skip it all together than drink it black.

6. I am the world's worst golfer.

7. One of my favorite movies is "What's Up Doc?".

Now I've got to *tag* 7 people. Here they are:

1. Jennifer
2. Kimberly
3. Kim
4. Anna
5. Mary Jo
6. Moralia
7. Roree

Friday, December 14, 2007

a special *thank you*...

to Geeta for designing my blog banner! She has been amazingly helpful to me and so generous with her time, and I am grateful beyond words! Thank you sooooo much, my friend!

*hugs & kisses* frame

Here's a fun little frame I made this morning. I love projects that are quick and simple to make! The images and sentiment are from A Muse's latest release. Wouldn't this be sweet in a little girl's room? Or maybe as a gift for someone's who's been under the weather?

Frame from WalMart. All images and papers by A Muse. Stardust clear gel pen. Copic Markers. Small scalloped circle punch by Paper Source. All other scalloped punches by Marvy. SU linen thread and circle punches. Offray ribbon.

They're Up!

If you've been dying to see the entire A Muse release, hop on over to the A Muse News blog. Linda has posted all the fabulous new images and sentiments! You're gonna flip!

You can see it here.

Oh... and there's new twinkle stickers too!!!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

a little *sneak peek* ... Meet Sadie Clementine!

Tomorrow, Linda will be posting all the new images on the A Muse website. This has got to be my favorite release yet! But to tide you over until then, I will give you a little sneakity peek of the little girl bear that is part of the collection. Isn't she sweet?

On November 17th, we adopted a baby kitten. We named her Sadie. This is the adoption announcement I created for this most special occasion.
Notecard, sentiments, "s", and little girl bear by A Muse. Star punch by SU. Scalloped square punch by Marvy. Orange gingham ribbon by Ribbon Trends. CTMH markers. Stickles.

I'm So Glad You've Stopped By!

I'm excited to finally be joining the blogging world. I guess I figured it was high time I "jumped on the bandwagon"! I'm not exactly sure what I'm doing...but I'm pretty sure it'll be a fun ride!

Stay tuned for a *sneak peek* of the latest A Muse release!