Thursday, April 29, 2010

*amuse-bouche* - Everything's Rosy

The A Muse celebration continues, and today I'm excited to share with you a peek of the new Everything's Rosy Release! It's an amazing collection of wood-mounted botanical images and sentiments in a bit bigger size. Today I'm showing off *bursting blossoms*. Don't ya just love it? A Muse makes it so easy to create lovely, elegant cards in no time flat! What more could a girl want?

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

*happy anniversary, A Muse!*

Welcome back for a peek at another fun new set being released in honor of A Muse's 9th anniversary. The set is called Happy... and yes, it makes my heart happy! It includes a banner and lots of fun phrases to pair up with the "happy" sentiment you see on the first pane of my accordion-style card. I used a white gel pen and outlined some of the letters and added polka dots to others for an extra fun look! And of course, every party needs balloons and a tiny little party hat, wouldn't you agree?

This summer will mark my 5th year with A Muse. How exciting is that? I've seen A Muse grow to include clear stamps, twinkle stickers, ribbons, pearls, an amazing array of fabulous papers in a yummy assortment of colors and patterns, and so much more! I'm truly honored to be part of the A Muse Design Team, and I wish Linda and A Muse many more years of continued success... from the bottom of my happy little heart!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

*congratulations, A Muse!*

It's one BIG party at A Muse this week! To celebrate their 9th year in business, A Muse is releasing two new clear sets, Happy and Vintage A Muse. Vintage A Muse is a fun collection of retired images with all new sentiments. I used the kite and sentiment from the vintage set for this card.

One of my cards showcasing the Happy set is featured over at the A Muse blog today. See if you can tell which one's mine! ;)

Saturday, April 10, 2010

*all ears*

There's nothing like a good mail day, and yesterday I hit the jackpot. Two packages in one day!!! I got two new Puddle Jumpers stamps AND some yummy new paper pads by October Afternoon. I couldn't resist this cute little girl, Emma, and her darling little bunny friend. And I'm completely smitten with October Afternoon's new Fly a Kite and Thrift Shop papers... especially the polka dot ones! They are so vintage-y and fun!

And while we're talking about things I love... how cute is this A Muse sentiment? It's perfect for this card! For those of you who visit often, you know how much I talk about things that make my heart happy. Well, A Muse sentiments make my heart happy! I reach for them all the time. I'm kind of funny about sentiments. In fact, I'm down right picky. A Muse fonts come in all sorts of fun styles. Some are created with fonts. Others are handwritten. I especially love the handwritten ones like the one I used for this card. It amazes me that anyone can write that perfectly!

It's going to be a beautiful day here in Iowa. I'd love to take a nice long walk, but I've managed to mess up my foot. I hope it's lovely in your neck of the woods and that you're able to get outside to enjoy it!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

*thank you*

This morning, as I was enjoying my early morning coffee and browsing through my favorite blogs, I spotted this card made by my good friend, Michelle. It inspired me to dig through my stash of American Art Stamps and create this fun and whimsical thank you card. It always makes me happy to dig out something I haven't used in a while... and it makes me feel less guilty about all the money I've spent on stamps. ;)

Thursday, April 1, 2010

*day 4- simply scent-sational*

Today I created a smaller version of a card I made that was posted over at the A Muse Blog. It's been a while since I've made one of these fun cards with a toilet paper tube.

The weather is absolutely beautiful here in Iowa, so I'm headed out the door to take a nice long walk. Hope you're having a *scent-sational* day!