Saturday, March 31, 2012

A friend wanted to make a golf-themed birthday card for one of our colleagues -- I came up with this, and she made one fairly similar:

I also made a couple of cards to "test out" more of the stamps from my starter kit -- I'm pretty sure that the star birthday card will be seen in a wide variety of colors before the year is through, but this one has such a nice "Texasy" feel:
My new favorite!

Single layered, but the great A*Muse ink colors make this a fun card.

Today was busy -- my church is moving locations so we packed up on one side and unpacked across town, but I hope to start on my second "Crafty Forward" contribution tomorrow (after cleaning up where one of the IKEA shelves fell over while we were out today -- what a mess!)

Happy Stamping,

Thursday, March 29, 2012

You Rock!

Yesterday a colleague helped me teach a class, so as a quick thank you I created this card before work this morning:
Kevin, you really DO rock!

I love that I was able to create such a CUTE and QUICK card with just items from my A*Muse|Studio srarter kit! This is a fitting card, too, because although he now has a big title (Asst. Dean) he is still the fun and rockin' guy that he was a faculty.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Weekend Retreat

I had the good fortune to attend a weekend craft retreat with my "retreat friends" Stephanie, Jill and Lillie. In addition to scrapping pages for my son's Boy Scouts and Middle School books, I finished a FB Crafty Forward* for a friend -- a set of ATCs, each with a different technique/style:
I also made a couple of things with my new A*Muse|Studios kit (in addition to 2 of the ATCs above -- the gumball machine and the road of life):
 I love the matching "accessories" on the elephant!
(This is for a consultant that was recently diagnosed with breast cancer -- just to brighten her day)
I added some Stickles to jazz this up -- it is smaller and will become a card when I figure out just the right background pieces to coordinate with this great red polka dot paper!

*Crafty forward 2012: I promise to make something handmade for the first five people who comment. They must in turn post this and make something for the first five who comment on their status. **The rules are it has to be handmade by you and they must receive it before 2012 ends.**

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Sympathy Card

We lost a dear friend yesterday and I made a simple but heartfelt card for one of her daughters.
Rest in peace, Helen, we have been blessed to know you and your family!


Wednesday, March 14, 2012

It's Official!

Whoo hoo! My A Muse|Studios kit came in today's mail. Just look at all the fun stuff:

I'll start creating with it tomorrow (after I am packed for my weekend retreat) -- and post the results soon!
Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

A Muse Studios

Although I know I don't have time to add one more thing -- I just did! I signed up with A*Muse Studios! You can see the catalog here, but I don't even have the kit yet -- maybe I'll get it in time to take with me to the retreat this weekend! Look for projects in the coming weeks as I introduce you (and myself) to this line of stamps and supplies . . .
Happy Stamping!
A Muse Studio Consultant #1505
A Muse Studio Logo

Just Plane Thanks

I spent the first day of Spring Break on a field trip to the New Braunfels Municipal Airport, helping the Scouts earn their Aviation merit badge. Of course I had to stamp a thank you note for the director of the airport, who gave the tour!

The airplane is from the Going Places cart (Cricut)

Happy Stamping!