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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Challenges I’d like to enter my little Easter box into:

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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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Amusing Challenge winners!

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This is a fun little Easter treat bag we made at last month’s Hostess Club.  It features several dies and an embossing plate (Harlequin) from A Muse Studio.  The bow die is from the Valentine Supplement and tiny rabbit is from the Bunny Die Set in the Spring Accessories Guide.  I also used the 5 mm Bunny Bums – it’s so cute!  My cardstock and the Brown Paper bags (5 3/4″ tall) are also from A Muse Studio.

I want to thank everyone who jumped in and played along with last week’s color challenge!  Now for the Amusing Challenge winners!

Amusing Challenge Weekly Winner

7.  Nicki Olsen

Top three Amusing Challenge winners

1.  Gail S

5.  Melissa SunshineHoneyBee

Please feel free to grab your blog badges and make sure you come back and join in on the Easter Amusing Challenge!

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Amusing Challenge – Easter

Thanks for coming back to check out this week’s Amusing Challenges. This week it is all about Easter … so that is pretty wide open!  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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Today I’m featuring two different cards using the same cute Easter stamp set from A Muse Studio called, Color Me Happy.  This set makes me SO HAPPY!

This card just shouts “Easter” to me with the bright colors of Papaya and Bubblegum cardstock and just a hint of Lime in the ribbon.  I used the largest of the Scalloped Border dies and one of the What’s Up dies from A Muse Studio.  What do you do when you stamp a sentiment crooked?  Use a speech bubble to cover it up!  I colored my little chick with Copic markers and then added a few white highlights with my gel pen.  All supplies are from A Muse Studio.

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This next card is not my “usual” style (ok, seriously, who am I kidding?  Do I even have a usual style?!).   I picked up the idea of doodling from a fellow A Muse Studio consultant, Sharon Paxton.  She is crazy talented and has a knack for mixing patterned papers as well…so I was channeling her style today with this fun card.

I used Color Me Happy from A Muse Studio – that’s both the rabbit and sentiment, which is white embossed.  The cardstock is also from A Muse Studio and the funny shaped oval is using the Vintage Labels die set and the Everything’s Rosy new 6×6 patterned paper pack.  You can barely see in the photo but I colored the rabbit with copic markers before hand cutting it out.  I also used the middle sized Scalloped die set from A Muse Studio across the top.  The flower is also from A Muse Studio (they have a nice selection of flower types and sizes) but the ribbon and brad are from Michaels.

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Have you signed up for my Easter Parade of tutorials?  It’s in the upper left corner and the fun began on April 9th but I can catch you up!

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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a•muse|studio & purple onion designs

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I’ve had this birthday themed word stamp from Purple Onion Designs for a long time and thought it would pair up perfectly with my ringmaster from Under the Big Top by A Muse Studio.  Do you recognize him?!  He’s the main man on our a•muse•a•palooza event…which I hope you’ve had a chance to check out by now!  There are some great die specials (the fry box is already sold out!) and you have a chance to win a $100 shopping spree – actually three chances if you order soon!  And the grand prize?  Free stamps for a YEAR!!

Back to my card…it’s for my Father-in-law who’s turning 80 but is young at heart!  I also used the ticket die from A Muse Studio to cut my tickets in Saffron and Bermuda which paired nicely with my Sky cardbase.  Other stamp sets I used from A Muse Studio are That’s the Ticket and Itty Bitty Birthday.  I used copics on my ringmaster and I think this makes a fun masculine birthday card.

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