Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Christmas Crafting

As busy as this month was, with the end of the semester (at work and home -- how can 1 kid forget to turn in so many assignments?! But we ended all caught up, whew!) and house hunting (we looked at 15 houses a week ago, and returned to our top 2 yesterday) I still managed to get a few craft projects finished.

In October I went to a SU! Christmas workshop, where we made 4 or 5 projects. My favorite was a really simple giftcard holder, and I re-created 2 of them to adorn gifts for family far away:
Gift card holder #1, for my in-laws

Giftcard holder #2, for my brother
The most difficult part of this project was finding the right double-sided Christmas paper, but as it turned out I some in my stash that was perfect!

I also made a couple of cards:
All supplies: A|Muse Studio

All supplies: A|Muse Studio (except the shapes are the Apothecary dies from SU!)

I am hoping to get a few projects finished over the Christmas Break, but it seems unusually short this year.

I hope Santa brought you just what you were wishing for!

Happy Stamping!

Monday, December 24, 2012

Teacher Gifts 2012

Now that my son is in middle school he isn't as excited to give his teachers my handmade gifts -- and now that he has 8 teachers it would be hard to keep up! But I wanted to do something to show our appreciation, after all theirs is a job that I admire from afar (I teach adults, knowing full well it's better for all involved!) so I took advantage of a high school fundraiser and got the 8th grade team a big fruit basket, and the band teachers a smaller one (since there are only 2 of them -- for over 300 students!!)

And, of course I had to include a hand stamped card with each:

For Team 8K; All supplies: A|Muse Studio

This card, for the band teachers, uses a retired A|Muse set in the snow globe die set.

I was happy to get this to the teachers midweek (the week before school let out) so they had time to enjoy the healthy snacks!

Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

December Spotlight: Old Fashioned Christmas

Santa's Flight -- A|Muse Studio designers
A|muse studio is changing the delivery format of their Spotlight Special projects. Of course the stamps will still be on sale from the first day thru the last day of each month, but the project ideas will come out weekly on the blog, rather than in a single page PDF format. Visit the a|muse studio blog here: to see the projects and keep up-to-date with all of the fun things going on with A|Muse Studio!
December's featured sets, as seen above, are: 
A Christmas Carol
Santa's Flight
Village Christmas Postmarks
Vintage Holiday Greetings
Come Fly With Me

The Old Fashioned Christmas cardstock assortment (PASTC12) includes:
Cherry, Wasabi, Sky, Sugar and Kraft.

I have a few projects left to stamp, for my colleagues and to mail off to friends and family  -- including a couple of small calendars that I am almost ready to send to my mom and mother-in-law so they will be ready for the New Year!

I hope you are able to find time to wrap up your last crafty projects, too!

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Ho Ho Holiday Sale

Now thru December 16th enjoy a little extra holiday cheer with 30% off some great A|Muse sets and accessories!

From Christmas sets to ribbon and some of the best cardstock, this is a great surprise sale!
Here is the fine print:
  • Sale runs through December 16, 2012 at 11:59pm Eastern time.
  • SALE items may not be combined with any other offers or coupons.
  • Customer sale price is 30% off regular retail price.
  • Sale is limited to stock on hand. Any items that sell out as a result of the sale will not be backordered.
Let me know if you have any questions!

Happy Stamping!