Saturday, October 27, 2012

October Stamping

A friend from work got married earlier this month, and this is the card I made for the happy couple:
Simple elegance: one of my favorite cuttlebug folders with a sentiment from Essential Sentiments in grape, and vanilla pearls, on Vanilla c/s

As a gift to the couple I offered my husband's photography, and they took us up for the rehearsal and dinner. The couple was married in the chapel on campus -- and it would be difficult to find a more beautiful place.

I also had to get a card out to my dad's wife, and my mom for their birthdays (a couple of days apart):

A cheery card for my dad's wife -- using some bright leftovers from a SU! class I took this Spring. I think I mailed my mom's before photographing it -- oops!

I have a dear friend -- who moved about an hour away (closer than she had been) and I *still* don't get to see nearly enough-- with a birthday next week and this is the card I am sticking in the mail to her today:
Touches of pink, and bits of brown -- I love the way the A|Muse Vintage Labels with the matching stamp allow me to coordinate! The inside sentiment simply says " You're one of my nicest thoughts."
And finally, to be caught up, here is the card I made for next Friday's baby shower at work:
A sweet baby boy card for a nice colleague and his wife, expecting their first in time for Thanksgiving! I love the mix of A|Muse vintage labels dies, gingham paper, stamp set AND a found item -- a tag off some pants I recently bought! The front says "welcome, little one."

I also attended a SU! Christmas Stamp Camp this month for some ideas, and I may post those when I have re-interpreted them into Cricut and A|Muse, which is what I am planning to do. BUT, I'll probably work on the small gifts for my work friends next -- October is nearly over, so Halloween goodies have to be a priority!! I can't let them down after years of special treats in their mailbox, right?!?

Happy Stamping,

Sunday, October 21, 2012

October Spotlight: Spooky & Sweet

The projects for this month's Spotlight specials are so fun!

For the month of October you can save 10% on the stamp sets used to create these fabulous projects!

Featured sets:
Spooky Boo Day
Woodgrain Background
Vintage Labels 2
Creepy Hollow

And the Wicked Woods cardstock pack contains four sheets each:

If you haven't already ordered your FREE Fight Like A Girl set you can now order it from my *new* webstore:

Please note there is a $3 fee that covers shipping and handling for this stamp set, and it is available while supplies last. *** Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery***

I just got my set in (I ordered it AS SOON AS IT WAS AVAILABLE!) and will post something with it this week.  It might not be pink, though -- I have posted more pink this year than I ever thought I would!

You have just over a week to get the October specials -- and can get the free "Fight Like A Girl" set "while supplies last . . . so what are you waiting for???

Happy stamping,

Saturday, October 6, 2012

October Blog Hop: Support & Encouragement

As you may have noticed from the FABULOUS Stamp Out Cancer set, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and A|Muse is all over it!

If you are following the A|Muse Blog Hop you should have come from Pamela's blog. If not start at Karen's blog and follow the creativity until you come back here.

This month's Blog Hop theme is a get well card or one of encouragement or support - to tie in with the 'stamp out cancer' campaign. I had all the supplies out to make a get well card, and then I decided to do something a little more cheeky. One of the first sets I bought when joining A|Muse was "Let's Be Adventurers" and I LOVE what a versatile set it is -- here it is as a card of support for a friend:
Sets: Let's Be Adventurers & Make A Scene ; Cardstock: Sugar, Bermuda Chevron & Bermuda; Ink: Tuxedo Black and Bermuda; Other: 3-D foam and brown colored pencil
In case I haven't mentioned it, I also LOVE the chevron paper from the holiday catalog -- and it comes in such great colors!

Now, go on over to Angela's blog to she what she has in store for you! And, if you think you may have missed any of the creativity, here is the list for this month's blog hop:

Karen Crisp
Linda Suarez
Sarah Callahan
Pamela Fredrickson
Christina Seeger <======= YOU ARE HERE
Angela Kelley
Kristine Vicente -
Barb Limone -
Sharon Roselli

Happy Stamping!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Pink Hostess Pack

If you like pink there has NEVER been a better time to hold a workshop!
In addition to regular Hostess Rewards, for the month of October only, hostesses will receive a special Pink Pack - a $50 retail value!
The Pink Pack includes:
3 ink pads
3 ribbons
cardstock assortment
Shell pearls
Plus you can order the free "Fight Like a Girl" stamp set!
This special hostess benefit will ship automatically to qualified hostesses who have a workshop of $150 or more in sales. (Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery of the free stamp set.)

Just had to share that update! If you are in the San Antonio area and want to earn this great reward -- in addition to our fabulous "everyday" Hostess Rewards I'd be happy to help! Let's get a few of your friends together to have a fun time stamping!

Happy Stamping!

Fight Like A Girl

Stamp out Breast Cancer!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so A|Muse Studio is offering a FREE* set to help raise awareness and promote detection. *There is a $3 shipping charge.


For more information see the A|Muse post at: where there is also a downloadable calendar!

If you would like to order the Fight Like A Girl set let me know -- I will post the link to my webstore just as soon as it is set up, but can order it for you -- or you can use the link on the A|Muse Blog post above. Note that the sets will not ship until November.

Happy Stamping!