Friday, April 15, 2011

Marvelous Marigolds

Hello Everyone! I really like this set from A Muse. I see so many possibilities with it. It is called Marvelous marigold and I colored it in with Copic color RV09 (Fuchsia). Then I cut it out and popped it up. I stamped the center of the flower, colored it, cut it out and popped that too. I stamped the leaf on kraft cardstock with Fern ink. Had to add the bling to the center of the flower! I you have any questions about the products, let me know!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Sheltering Tree

This card is made using all A Muse products. I am going to list the items later tonight. I had a lot of fun making this card. I used the colorless blender from copic to remove color from the kites and the tree. I hope that you like it!

Friday, April 8, 2011


Blue & Brown IS my FAVORITE color combo. I LOVE them together. Sometimes even more than cheese and my favorite bottle of red wine. This is another card that I made using my A Muse kit items. I LOVE the way it came out. My rockin' camera skills do not do this card justice.

These are ALL A Muse products...I used the Harlequin Background stamp and inked it up with LATTE ink. Then I sponged FRENCH ROAST ink and SHELL ink on the stamp. I love the background that it made. Then I stamped the Beautiful Botanicals 2 stamp in FERN ink. The flower from the Cleaver girls stamp set was inked up in SKY ink, cut out and 3 were popped up on dots. Finally the Happy Birthday stamp is from the Celebrate in Style set. I used French Roast and Sky card stock.

If you have any questions, just ask!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Communion Invitations

I had to make two different invites for my daughter's communion because I didn't have enough of the cardstock that I used on the first one.

They are both tri-fold cards. The stamps that I used were from Papertrey Ink, Stampin' Up!, and Our Daily Bread designs. I really like the ODB designs communion set. I use the Matthew 26 verse for all of my communion cards. I also used the spellbinders cross dies.

I have really fallen in love with my Grand Calibur. I love that I can have cards of any height and can cut out the center. I also have found that I can use my cuttle bug B plate for embossing with cuttle bug folders (so you can see what you are doing) and the C plate for the spellbinders dies. It is big to see the placement of the die. The plates that come with the grand calibur are NOT see through. So I use the base plate that came with it and the cuttle bug plate for the top. I am sure this will void the warranty, so please use at your own risk if you choose to do this. obviously cannot do this with the bigger Grand Dies.....the cuttlebug plate wouldn't be big enough.

So...Here are my cards, hope you like them!

Peeking Bird with A*Muse

I have made a few cards with my new products and I am having a lot of fun. Unfortunately I cannot photograph anything to save my life. You really cannot see it, but I sponged A Muse Sky ink on the background for color and added shimmer pebbles chalk to give it a shine.
I used only the products that came in the kit. This is the list of supplies:
A Muse Ink:
and I sponged Sky on the white to look like the "Sky"!

The stamps that come in the kit are a sample of a few sets. I LOVE the stamps!!!! They are rubber but cling on clear blocks. but the best part is...They already hae the image on the cling side so you open the box, and you start using them! No Trimming, No attaching...NOthing! Just Ink and use.

The stamps that I used are from the following sets:
Beautiful Botanicals 2
Life is a song
The perfect Blend (I used the bean stamp for the red buds on the tree)
Hand Scripted
and Graphic Sunflower

I used Pebbles Ink. Shimmer chalks to give the leaves, sun and sky some shimmer. Then used the spicca clear marker to glitter the buds (beans)

I also used the stitched grosgrain ribbin in Sky.

Finally, I used a gem for the door knob on the bird house. I got the idea of cutting open the door on the house from another A Muse consultant, Lisa Wakabayashi.
I hope you like my card.