a•muse|studio Let’s Be Adventurers

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Finally had a moment to play with the latest challenge over at One-Layer Simplicity Challenge – the theme is travel.  With a paint brush, I painted on swatches of color from my bottles of Splash.  I love this stuff and A Muse Studio carries it (there are now over 15 colors and the price in the Spring Accessories Guide is lower than the base catalog so there is no reason not to try it)!!  Once the card was nice and dry, I stamped my four images and sentiment from the A Muse Studio stamp set, Let’s Be Adventurers.  My card is an unusual size:  3 1/2 x 5 inches.

This is my favorite black ink for a crisp, clear image – Versafine Onyx Black.  Note to self:  Let ink really dry before you start manhandling the card – good thing I recently picked up a Prismacolor Magic Rub eraser for kids’ homework, this did the trick in removing smudged ink.  Phew!

Other challenges for my card:

Addicted to CAS – Far Away
Less is More – Makes me smile: because I love the way my painted squares turned out…lots of possibilities!  And who doesn’t like/want to travel?!


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This is one busy card!  I hope you’ll bear with me as I go through all the details and find out why I took a picture with this adhesive eraser from A Muse Studio.

I started with a base of Papaya petite striped cardstock and stamped the leaf from Beautiful Botanicals in Grass ink and the one of the Chevrons in Mermaid.  Then I splattered some Papaya Splash across the front of the card and layered on my flowers and butterflies.  These are both die cut from Vellum cardstock and I used Flower #2 and Butterfly Trio dies.  I love this paper and you can get if from A Muse Studio.  For my flowers I wanted to add some pizzazz so first I tried to crumple them up but that did not work well.  The vellum cardstock is too strong and so next I spritzed the flowers with Mermaid Splash and topped it with a spritz of Stardust Finishing Spray.  Both of these looked beautiful on the Vellum cardstock but I wasn’t done!  I stamped Haunted Mansion on each flower in Versamark and then White embossed them.  I do feel like they need to have a “center” on each one so I may go and add that yet.  The last thing I did was die cut the word Hello with one of the new word dies from the A Muse Studio Spring Accessories guide.  I used a tape runner to adhere it – normally I use a Sakura Quickie Glue Pen.  There was a lot of little sticky stuff stuck all around the word and that’s when my Adhesive Remover went to work…it worked beautifully and did not rip the delicate word which surprised me.  All supplies are from A Muse Studio and can be found here.

I hope you’ll join in on the Chevron Amusing Challenge this week!

And now for this week’s Amusing Challenge winners!  I enjoyed all of the Easter cards – what a treat to see your creations.

Amusing Challenge Weekly Winner

4.  Melissa Sunshine Honeybee

Top three Amusing Challenge winners

1.  Gail

3.  Zora

5.  Paper Munch

Thank you to everyone who participated!

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Amusing Challenge – Chevrons

First, I want to wish you a blessed and happy Easter if you happen to be celebrating today.

I also want to thank you for stopping by to check out this week’s Amusing Challenges.  Our challenge this week is Chevrons.  Throughout the month I’ll have different sorts of challenges…”use it”, themes, sketch, etc. I will have a Weekly Winner and at the end of the month, those 4-5 winners will go into a prize drawing for one lucky Grand Prize winner.  April’s winner will receive this A Muse Studio stamp set, Cup of Wishes.  It’s got a great quote and I think it goes perfectly with the tea recipes using doTERRA oils that I shared with my newsletter readers this month. {You can sign up in the upper left corner for them if you don’t get them already!}

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Juliet always comes up with fun uses for Snail & Co. from A Muse Studio.  This is a great spring card!

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Cyndi came up with two Easter cards that feature Chevron cardstock from A Muse Studio.  I think you will love both of them – I did!

Peep basket card:  assorted cardstock,  sentiment from For Peep’s Sake, grass die and I believe the bunny die from the main catalog (it’s a set of three “peeps”) – all listed supplies are from A Muse Studio.

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Bunny snow globe card:  Cyndi used the new bunny die set from the Spring Accessories Guide, snow globe die, lemon whip glitter on the die cut egg, bermuda sequins and our new bunny bums!  The sentiment is from the stamp set For Peep’s Sake.  All listed supplies, including the bermuda, lime and grapefruit chevron cardstock, are from A Muse Studio.



I had some fun using up scraps of chevron cardstock that I had laying around – note the direction of the yellow chevron is different than the orange and wasbi!  I also used some bits of Grapefruit Petite Polka dot for paper-piecing my Color Me Happy rabbit.  The tiny “hello” was an after thought to help balance out things and it is from the set, Just My Type.  The 5/8 inch satin ribbon is bubblegum and I cut a strip of Lime cardstock with the grass die – again, all supplies are from A Muse Studio.


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PS. I hope you will still enter the current Amusing Challenge, we’re celebrating “Easter” so it’s the perfect chance to share your latest creations.

It’s super easy to play along with Amusing Challenges, and just as a reminder: 2 entry limit and no digis please!

■Link your creation to your paper crafts blog, gallery (SCS, twopeas or Flickr, to name a few) before midnight of the following Sunday.

■Use any product but please follow the challenge criteria.

■Double your chances to win by using A Muse Studio products (just leave me a reminder in the comments please)

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Last day of Easter Parade!

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Here is a quick view of just one of the projects that went out in my Easter Parade of tutorials over the past week.  It included a cutting/scoring diagram that just makes things easier when you see something online and want to make it yourself!  Today is the last day but it’s not too late to still sign up – you’ll just get a blast of emails that will make your head swirl with ideas and possibilities…tee hee…

all supplies are from A Muse Studio and include:  Springtime Day, Easter Basket Die set, Grass die set, White Flocking, Mermaid Baker’s Twine and assorted cardstock.

I’m sorry to report the egg did NOT make it ’til Easter!

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PS.  Don’t forget that you earn a ticket from A Muse Studio for every $10 you spend during a•muse•a•palooza.  There have been two lucky winners so far but two $100 Shopping Sprees are still to be won!  And, a chance to win a year’s worth of stamps!  What are you waiting for?

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a•muse|studio Sunny Side of Life

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Happy Birthday Mom!!  Emboss resist is one of my favorite techniques and I love the way this card turned out.  It was heavily inspired by one from Jennifer McGuire over on Hero Arts but this is my twist on it using all A Muse Studio products.

I first stamped the sentiment in Versafine from the set, You’re Too Kind.  Next, I clear embossed the flower silhouette.  This stamp set is called, Sunny Side of Life.  After that I wet my watercolor paper and then brushed on layers of Papaya, Lime and Bermuda Splash.  After it dried (and pressed flat under a stack of books overnight – important detail!), I tore the edges to distress it.  I also buffed it out a bit to let the flowers show through better.  Final details are Sugar crepe paper butterflies using the smallest size from the A Muse Studio Butterfly trio set and I tied off a bit of Vanilla twine that was leftover from another project.  The tiny bit of Bermuda cardstock helps ground it.

Hope my Mom likes this card – and I hope you enjoyed it too!

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