Saturday, April 12, 2014

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

The consultant challenge at A Muse this month is birthday cards -- but I had a whole lotta thank you cards to get out, and the perfect word die, so that's what I've done! Hopefully I'll get some time to make some fabulous cards for the challenge later in the month, as well!
I like that it looks like the washi tape is holding the card together. These first two cards are for guys so I made them simple and masculine.

Another bit of washi tape to add interest

The lichen paper and matching ribbon allow the tag to stand out nicely, I think. (All supplies: A Muse Studio)

A bit of sequins bling -- all supplies A Muse Studio. When I make this card again I'll add either a bow or some of the small flower dies, but this needs to be flat to mail.

This was a great way to use up some scraps and make a colorful thank you card! All A Muse products, again!

Now to get these in the mail . . .

Happy stamping!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

April is A-MUSE-A-PALOOZA, so let's celebrate!

A-MUSE-A-PALOOZA is a month-long paper-crafting celebration - a time to celebrate this wonderful hobby we all love so much! We've got amazing PRIZES and a fun SALE! Here's the scoop:
Step right up!
During the month of April, you will earn tickets by placing an order, hosting a workshop, or joining my team. Tickets will be awarded as follows:
1 ticket for every $10
5 tickets for hosting a qualified workshop ($150 minimum order)
10 tickets for joining A Muse Studio
Each week A Muse HQ will draw a winning ticket. The winner will receive a $100 Shopping Spree from A Muse Studio. There will be a total of five $100 Shopping Sprees awarded. Drawings will be held April 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th, & May 6th. On May 6th, we'll also be drawing for our Grand Prize Winner who will win a YEAR of FREE A Muse Studio stamps.
There's more details about the giveaways below so be sure to read them.
It's a Party!
Throwing a fabulous party is easy with A Muse Studio's collection of DIY party dies... and you can save 25% during the month of April on the following dies:
Item #
Sale Price

berry box die set

cupcake wrappers

cupcake toppers

fry box

popcorn box

pyramid box

candy box

Sale begins April 1st and ends April 30, 2014. Sale pricing is limited to stock on hand. We will not backorder items when stock is depleted.
How will YOU celebrate A-MUSE-A-PALOOZA?

Prize Giveaway Details ("the fine print")During the month of April 2014, one ticket will be awarded for every $10 spent prior to taxes and shipping, five tickets will be awarded for hosting a qualified workshop ($150 minimum in sales), and ten tickets will be awarded to new Creative Consultants when they join A Muse Studio.

Shopping Spree Winners will receive a $100 coupon to be used to purchase A Muse Studio products with a Creative Consultant or online at Winners must email to claim their prize within thirty (30) days of the announcement of the winning number. Once the winner has been verified, a coupon will be issued. Coupons must be used within 30 days upon receipt of the coupon. Coupon may not be redeemed for cash. Taxes and shipping fees are the responsibility of the winner.

Grand Prize Winner will receive three free stamps sets monthly (winner's choice) from our current catalog(s) for a total of 36 free stamp sets. Stamps will begin shipping in May 2014 and will end in April 2015. Winner must email to claim their prize within 30 days of the announcement of the winning number. Once the winner has been verified, further instructions will be sent on how to claim the free stamp sets. Prize has no cash equivalence. Stamp sets will be shipped for free.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Fun New Accessories!!

While February came and went, March is here and brings with it the fabulous new Spring Accessory Catalog and Inspiration Guide.

Included are some great thin word dies, some new bunny dies (and flocking to make them soft and fuzzy, and "bunny bums" to finish them off!), and even some little flower dies, as well as an interesting new way to use crepe paper (in a good way!), and a 6X6 patterned paper collection that includes vibrant and fun patterns: florals, hip geometrics, ombre, and more. Each design is lovely on it's own, but all coordinate beautifully with AMuse Studio's Signature colors. 

I love the new word dies. LOVE them! I used them to make some cards this weekend (all supplies, including that CUTE washi tape, A Muse Studio):

I have some events coming up that will have me back in the craft room by week's end so maybe I'll get to use some of the other new items, as well, but I have a feeling the word dies will be included as well . . .

Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

$29 Starter Kit Special

Something worth sharing -- if you like A Muse Studio products enough to join (for the discount or a business) NOW is a really affordable time to do it!

During the months of January and February, new consultants can join A Muse Studio for only $29! Our starter kit is not only a great value, it's a great OPPORTUNITY!

It's a great opportunity for new consultants to create a fun, flexible and rewarding business, or simply enjoy the discounts, for less than the cost of a pair of new shoes!

Our $29 Starter Kit includes:
  • Four consultant-only sampler stamp sets
  • cardstock swatch ring 
  • (4) 2013 Catalog and Inspiration Guides
  • (20) 2014 Valentine's Day Inspiration Guides 
  • Consultant's Guide to Success 
  • 50 Business Launch Party postcard invitations 
  • Customer & Hostess order forms 
  • unlimited earning potential!

New consultants will also receive a coupon to save 50% off* their first order to customize their starter kit with any additional supplies they may need to get started!

* 50% off retail pricing. No CV/SV is earned on this order.

For more information check my page -- or send an e-mail with any specific questions, which I am always happy to answer. I've been at this a couple of years, and if I don't have the answer I certainly know how to get it for you! The Consultant Agreement is available through my site as well, for your reading pleasure.

Happy stamping!

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Sweet Sale

For a limited time, save 25% on some of Amuse Studio's favorite Valentine's Day products -- stamp sets, inks, embellishments, ribbon AND some fun assorted cardstock packs. Now through Valentine's Day, only! 
Click to get PDF flyer
Below are the details on the four special cardstock assortments offered as part of the SWEET Sale. Never tried our Shimmer Couture cardstock? This is a great opportunity to try it and see why we LOVE it!
PASTLPA  Lovely Patterns includes 30 sheets of cardstock, 5 each of Grapefruit & Cherry in Petite Polka Dot, Petite Stripe, and Chevron.  Sale price $11.21

PASTLHE  Lots of Hearts includes 20 sheets of cardstock, 5 each of Bubblegum & Cherry Sweetheart and Heartbreaker.  Sale price $7.46

PASTSHL  Shimmer Love includes 20 sheets of Shimmer Couture cardstock, 5 each of Bubblegum & Cherry Solid and Damask.  Sale price $10.46

PASTLSD  Love Solid includes 20 sheets, 5 each of Blush, Grapefruit, Apple, & Cherry Solid.  Sale price $6.38

Sale pricing is limited to stock on hand, we will not backorder items when stock is depleted. 
Sale begins at midnight on January 6th and ends at 11:59 pm EST on February 14th.

As always, you can order directly through my AMuse Studio site, or let me know if you have any questions or want me to help you earn free product by holding an Amuse Studio workshop (in-person or online).

Happy stamping!

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

The Dean's Christmas Gift

I have started a tradition (perhaps inadvertently) of giving the Dean of the pharmacy school hand stamped cards for Christmas and her birthday (to fill the hand stamped card holder I gave her). This year I stamped 25 for her, mostly with a butterfly theme, but I always try to include some masculine and "generic" cards, as well. Here are a few:

I included dividers for the box this year, so now I just have to keep the box full -- I'd better start creating for her again, her birthday is in May! :-)

Happy stamping, and happy New Year!

Monday, December 30, 2013

Christmas Card Class

Each December I attend a Christmas card class that a friend holds -- although we send photo greeting cards so that family and friends across the country can see how my son is growing, so I now have a lovely huge stack of handmade cards ready to go for those people who I like enough to send Christmas greetings, but don't know enough to send a family photo. Here are the cards we made this year (All products CTMH)
I really like the shaped sparkles!

Washi tape Noel

Simple -- cutout on the Cricut!

Cricut cuts with the shaped sparkles & glitter

I love this technique -- so much easier than it looks

Cricut cut mixed with a stamp -- simple but cute!

A good one for the kids

The red heart really ties this all together!

This is my favorite -- Cricut cuts, shaped sparkles and glitter ribbon, what's not to love?!
Maybe I should have actually sent some of these out -- with everything going on it looks like we'll be sending a New Year's photo card and update letter, rather than a Christmas greeting. Maybe I'll plan better next year -- although I think I probably say that EVERY year!?!

I hope you had a lovely Christmas and holiday season! Don't forget, tomorrow is the last day to order from the AMuse Studio Holiday catalog AND the December Spotlight! See it, and so much more, on my site:

Happy Stamping!