Friday, October 30, 2009

*oh baby*

Here's a baby card I made for a friend who's expecting in February. I ran across some of the sweetest little baby outfits while shopping at Kohls the other day, and you can't give someone a gift without a card, right? I've been anxious to try making my own paper blossoms, and they are perfectly sweet for a baby girl card. I wanted mine to look a bit on the shabby side, so I sanded the edges, crumpled them up, and then I gave the whole card several spritzes of wheatfield glimmer mist. I love that stuff! It adds such an aged look with just a bit of sparkle.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

Friday, October 16, 2009

*amuse-bouche* thanks

This chrysanthemum image is one of my favorites of the new release probably because it's so fun to watercolor. I've always loved the shabby look, so I gave my card a mix of shabby yet elegant. I wasn't sure I could pull off using gingham with the ever-so-elegant new petite damask shimmer couture papers, but the combination makes my heart quite happy, especially after I spritzed the gingham with a bit of pearl shimmer mist.

A Muse is giving away a complete set of the new wood mounted stamps, so be sure to hop on over to A Muse News for a chance to win!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

*mahalo* amuse-bouche

It's amuse-bouche time again, and I'm a little late jumping in on the sneak peeks. I've had a sick kiddo, so I haven't had much time to stamp. The new A Muse release is beautifully elegant. The new shimmer couture papers are down right breathtaking, and I'm thrilled that we have pearls in gorgeous colors to match!

My card features the new robin's egg shimmer couture damask and lime shimmer couture papers along with the new *leaves trio* stamp, seafoam polka dot ribbon, and sky blue pearls.

The rest of the team has been hard at work creating lots of lovelies to showcase all the new A Muse goodies. Why not grab a cup of coffee and check them out? And be sure to stop by the A Muse blog for a chance to win an assortment of the new shimmer couture papers!

Friday, October 2, 2009

*a few owl cards*

Yesterday, my honey and I celebrated our 21st anniversary. I thought I'd share the card I made for him. That little snippet you see on the tag is a piece of A Muse's new *paprika* notecards. It reminds me of pumpkin pie. (I think about food too much.)

While I had my stamping stuff out, I thought I might as well whip out a few thank you cards. I made the moon using a circle punch and added a few A Muse twinkle stars. The ribbon I recycled from a shirt I bought a while back. It was stitched inside to make it easier to put on a hanger, but I hate those things 'cuz they always end up showing. The ribbon reminds me of pumpkin pie too. ;)