Sunday, April 29, 2012

Save the Date!

My A*Muse Business Launch Open House will be held from 1-4pm on May 5th at Casa Seeger (my house) -- let me know if you are in the area and need more details. I'll be featuring a card that can be used for Mother's Day (or changed out for another occasion with one of the MANY A*Muse Studio sentiments I have) using the color scheme and one of the great sets from the May Spotlight. 

And, here's a little "inside" information: ALL A*Muse|Studio ink is on sale in May! Twenty percent off -- that's a sweet deal! And just wait until you see the May Spotlight . . . In fact, join me on my first ever blog hop on May 2nd where I will show you what I have done with one of the sets that will also be ON SALE in May! The theme is May flowers, and I can't wait to see what the other consultants on the hop have created. And, of course stop by on May 1st to see the Spotlight flyer -- with all the stamps sets and paper that is discounted for the month of May, and some cute project ideas, as well.

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Hoot Hoot Hooray!

This week my friend unexpectedly* received the Teacher of the Year award, so I made her a quick card:
Inside: Owl that hard work paid off!

(*unexpected only because this is her first year AND she teaches math (bleh) to first year students -- so for her to beat out the rest of the faculty means there was an overwhelming student response in her favor!)

I love how this came out -- and how quick it was. I have 2 owl sets and this Stampin' Up! owl punch, and can't wait to add the set from A*Muse to my (growing) owl collection . . .

It's owl good!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Red, Black & White

I decided to try a sketch challange this week  -- using my new A*Muse Studio stamps, of course. While the result didn't exactly work for the challenge, I am happy with the result:
set: let's be adventurers
I'll try to stick to the sketch better next time (perhaps) so I can enter my creation. Here is the original:

I found the cutest set of placecard holders at World Market  to match the set, and plan on using them all to display some of the cards I've made at my Open House on May 5th (more on that later)! I'll use some of the other travel sets as well, the pacecard holders include several European landmarks, and so anything I make with British Invasion will fit right in as well.

And, since I had my stamps and ink out --and it was a dear colleague's birthday -- the Star card got a make-over:

Happy birthday, Marcos!

I love the way the A*Muse ink embosses, and although you can't see it on the photo, it really added to the texture of the card -- especially since I embossed the red, but not the black stars!

Happy Stamping,

Sunday, April 1, 2012

April Showers -- A*Muse|Studio Spotlight

With the new month comes a new A*Muse Spotlight -- as well as special pricing on the sets and coordinating paper used to make the projects included!

I love to see what others have done with the month's spotlight sets, and there are some really cute ideas here! Here are a couple of others that the talented design team shared:
Animls are from the little peanuts set -- nicely done!

Let me know if you want to know more, and happy stamping!